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  • Szczesny moves from Arsenal to AS Roma

    Szczesny moves from Arsenal to AS Roma

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    Szczesny moves from Arsenal to AS Roma

    Arsenal's Polish international goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has joined Serie A side AS Roma on loan for the season, both clubs said on Wednesday. The 25-year-old helped the Premier League side win the FA Cup last season, one of just 29 appearances in all competitions in 2014-15. The Pole's departure follows Arsenal's signing of Czech international Petr Cech from champions Chelsea, with Szczesny already losing out last season to Colombian David Ospina in the pecking order. …

  • Lyon lose Grenier for four months

    Lyon lose Grenier for four months

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    Lyon lose Grenier for four months

    Ligue 1 runners-up Lyon suffered a major blow when it was confirmed by the club on Wednesday French international midfielder Clement Grenier will be unavailable for four months after rupturing a tendon in his thigh. …

  • Platini targets FIFA, having conquered Europe

    Platini targets FIFA, having conquered Europe

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    Platini targets FIFA, having conquered Europe

    Formerly one of the world's greatest players and currently the most important man in European football, Michel Platini is now targeting the top job in the game after confirming he would stand to become FIFA president. The Frenchman, a grandson of Italian immigrants, turned 60 earlier this year, and having conquered Europe as a player and then become UEFA chief in 2007, he is now prepared to take on the huge task of transforming scandal-hit FIFA's damaged reputation. Platini must now be …

  • Norwich swoop for Hull winger Brady

    Norwich swoop for Hull winger Brady

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    Norwich swoop for Hull winger Brady

    Norwich have signed Republic of Ireland winger Robbie Brady from Hull, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Brady agreed a three-year contract with the newly-promoted Canaries to make a quick return to the English top-flight two months after being relegated with Hull. The 23-year-old is reported to have cost Norwich £7 million ($10.9 million) and becomes manager Alex Neil's third pre-season signing following the arrivals of Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu. …

  • West Brom sign Hull defender Chester

    West Brom sign Hull defender Chester

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    West Brom sign Hull defender Chester

    West Bromwich Albion signed Hull City defender James Chester in a deal worth up to £8 million ($12.5 million), the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Wales international Chester, a product of Manchester United's youth academy, agreed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns after completing a medical earlier in the week. Albion will only pay Championship club Hull the full £8 million if all the contract clauses related to the centre-back's performances and the team's success are …