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Summer transfer window opens; flurry of deals on July 1

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July 1 marks the opening of the summer transfer window in England and plenty of Premier League clubs have been confirming deals.

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It has been a busy day so far, with a few teams particularly busy as free agents can now officially sign for another team with their contracts expiring a midnight last night.

Below is a list of the moves so far on Friday and we will update it as the deals continue to be confirmed.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has made his second signing as Man City’s boss, Nolito. The Spanish striker, 29, reunited with Guardiola and joins from Celta Vigo in a deal worth around $17.2 million. He will wear the no. 9 jersey at the Etihad Stadium. MORE DETAILS

Crystal Palace

The Eagles have signed Andros Townsend from Newcastle United for $17.2 million on a five-year deal and French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from Marseille for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. MORE DETAILS

They have also sold striker Dwight Gayle to Newcastle for $13.7 million.


Striker Lys Mousset signs from Le Havre for $8.1 million. The 20-year-old excelled for Bob Bradley’s side in Ligue 2 last season, scoring 14 goals in 34 games.

Emerson Hydnman’s move from Fulham on a free transfer has been confirmed on July 1, as the U.S. international midfielder moves up to the PL.

Bournemouth sold winger Matt Ritchie to Newcastle United for $15.9 million as the Scottish international was instrumental in getting them into the PL and scored four times in 36 appearances last season.

Also, Callum Wilson has sign a new four-year deal with the Cherries after impressing last season before his ACL injury.


The Hornets have been very busy with new manager Walter Mazzarri adding Belgian international defender Christian Kabasele from Genk. The 25-year-old central defender is currently part of Belgium’s squad at EURO 2016.

Watford’s captain Troy Deeney has also signed a new five-year contract at Vicarage Road, following on from Leicester City’s interest in him. He scored 13 goals in 35 games in his debut PL season last year and will remain in Hertfordshire.

Jerome Sinclair joined from Liverpool late on Thursday as the young forward completed his long-awaited move from Anfield.

It is rumored that Watford have also signed Nigerian forward Isaac Success from Granada for a club record $16.6 million and have rejected a $49.8 million bid from Chinese side Shanghai SIPG for Odion Ighalo.

Plus, Gabriele Angella has left Watford and joined Udinese after spending last season on loan at QPR.

Hull City

Tom Huddlestone has signed a contract extension with Hull City after the Tigers were promoted back to the Premier League. Huddlestone, 29, joined Hull from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 and has been a major part in Steve Bruce‘s success in Yorkshire.


Paris Saint-Germain have signed free agent Hatem Ben Arfa after his contract expired with Nice. The former Newcastle playmaker scored 17 times in Ligue 1 for Nice last season, rejuvenating his career as the mercurial talent flourished in the south of France. Now, he will slot into PSG’s superstar lineup.

Barcelona used today to quell any speculation about them selling superstar Neymar, as the Brazilian striker signed a new five-year deal at the Nou Camp. MORE DETAILS

UCL wrap: PSG runs over Real; Atalanta clobbered on debut

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Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League goals, and Angel Di Maria go together pretty well.

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The man who scored a decisive goal for Real in a UCL Final scored two as Paris Saint-Germain throttled the 10-time champions in France without Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, and Neymar.

PSG 3-0 Real Madrid

If it’s possible for Zinedine Zidane to feel heat under his seat, it’s probably happening right about now.

Real Madrid was absolutely cooked by a clinical PSG missing its trident, with Di Maria scoring two goals in the win.

Juan Bernat was exceptional in the win, and set up two goals including Thomas Meunier’s late insurance tally.

Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta

The Serie A visitors made their UEFA Champions League debut, and boy did it fall flat.

Down 1-0 early on a Marin Leovac opener, Atalanta surrendered a hat trick to Mislav Orsic in the loss. The 26-year-old midfielder is fresh off his first cap for Croatia. More seem on the horizon, yeah?

Considering their group includes Man City and Shakhtar Donetsk, La Dea won’t appreciate losing four goals in the differential column against a perceived bottom dweller for the group.


Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham — RECAP, Pochettino reaction
Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Man City — RECAP
Atletico Madrid 2-2 Juventus — RECAP
Club Brugge 0-0 Galatasaray
Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Lokomotiv Moscow
Bayern Munich 3-0 Red Star Belgrade

Atletico Madrid erases 2-goal deficit in Juventus draw

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s going to like Diego Simeone a little bit less today — if possible — as the Argentine manager engineered a come-from-behind draw to get a measure of revenge for last season’s knockout round ouster.

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And Ronaldo won’t be too happy with himself, either, as the Juve star missed a chance to win it in stoppage time, moments after Atletico Madrid had scored the final goal of 2-2 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.

That left Mexican star Hector Herrera the unabashed hero, as he headed home in stoppage time.

Juve scored a beauty to open it, with Juan Cuadrado spinning a left-footed wonder strike that painted the side netting.

Blaise Matuidi had Juve up 2-0, but Atleti pulled one back via a Stefan Savic header off a set piece in the 70th minute.

That’s when Herrera nodded his goal home.

But Ronaldo… how often has he scored this kind of goal in this competition?

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Man City midfield controls Shakhtar in Ukraine

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Manchester City got its UEFA Champions League run off to a convincing start, easing some nerves from the weekend with a 3-0 defeat of Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine on Wednesday.

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Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan set each other up for goals, Gabriel Jesus also scored, and Fernandinho partnered with Nicolas Otamendi at center back to earn the clean sheet.

Three things we learned

1. Midfield runs the match: Center backs aren’t all that vital if the ball never gets to them, and Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri were exceptional (even with the latter taking an early yellow card). Rodri completed every single one of his 82 passes in helping City control the park, departing with less than a quarter-hour to play.

2. De Bruyne dangerous on an off day: Kevin De Bruyne just couldn’t find that final ball, constantly in dangerous areas but unable to execute that moment. Credited with three key passes including th, his shooting was the glaring difference between 3-0 and 5-0.

3. Shakhtar shows creative flair: Taison and Marlos both showed a knack for taking on defenders, each credited with four dribbles on the day. It was Shakhtar’s best chance to break down a disciplined City, and the closest the hosts came to succeeding on the day.

Man of the Match: Rodri

A Kevin De Bruyne free kick provided an early threat, but Rodri’s header was a bit off and unable to open the scoring in Ukraine.

Shakhtar then had a nice spell of possession, but City was up to the task. Rodri led a chance in the other direction and sent a ball back De Bruyne for a header, which was wide like the first.

Mahrez put City ahead on a rebound after Ilkay Gundogan took a Gabriel Jesus feed and pushed the ball off the post.

The Algerian didn’t need a post to return the favor, sending a delightful pass into the path of Gundogan for a smooth finish an 2-0.

De Bruyne finally got his assist when he took care of a bounding ball to Jesus for a chop into the goal.

Pochettino: ‘We didn’t respect the plan’ v. Olympiacos

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A “very disappointed” Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was left seething after his team threw away a 2-0 lead in Greece, drawing Olympiacos in its first UEFA Champions League match of the season.

Even with that lead at halftime in Piraeus, Pochettino warned his players that it wasn’t going well.

[ RECAP: Olympiacos 2-2 Spurs ]

“From the beginning we had a plan,” Pochettino said, via Football.London. “We didn’t respect the plan. I told the players at half-time. We scored two goals but if you only analyze the performance it wasn’t great. We conceded a lot of chances to them and the first goal was so painful. We didn’t translate that type of aggression these type of games demand.”

Olympiacos entered the match with a reputation for fine defense, allowing only one goal in their last 10 outings, so Pochettino would’ve been happy with the finishing.

But Spurs were again sloppy at the back, and blew the same lead it tossed aside in last month’s North London Derby.

Olympiacos away is a step up from Palace at home, but this did not often look like the team that bossed Roy Hodgson‘s Eagles to the tune of 4-0 at the weekend.

“How many times we didn’t anticipate today and how we weren’t proactive like we were against Crystal Palace? At this level you need to match your opponent. That is the first demand.”

Tottenham has three matches before its next UCL encounter, Oct. 1, versus Bayern.