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Gianluigi Donnarumma: Teenage goalkeeper extends AC Milan deal until 2021

Gianluigi Donnarumma started 38 Serie A games for AC Milan last season AC Milan’s teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has extended his contract with the club until 2021. The 18-year-old Italy international, whose contract was due to expire next year, looked likely to leave Milan after turning down a new deal …

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Steve Mandanda rejoins Marseille from Crystal Palace

Steve Mandanda has played 24 times for France France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has left Crystal Palace to rejoin former club Marseille on a three-year-deal for an undisclosed fee. The 32-year-old made nine league appearances for Palace last season after signing in July 2016. Mandanda played 443 times for Marseille during …

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Jordan Amavi: Sevilla approach Aston Villa over potential loan deal

Jordan Amavi made just 10 Premier League appearances in Villa’s relegation season in 2015-16 after being injured on France Under-21 duty Sevilla have approached Aston Villa over a loan move for Jordan Amavi, a day after pulling out of an £8m transfer deal on medical grounds. Amavi, 23, was understood …

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Benzema wins breakthrough in French sex tape case

Image copyright AFP Image caption Since the case began neither Karim Benzema (R) nor Mathieu Valbuena (L) have played for France A French court has backed footballer Karim Benzema as he fights to have a blackmail case over a sex tape dropped. The Real Madrid forward was placed under formal …

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Mario Suarez: Watford let midfielder join Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng FC

Suarez spent his second season at Watford on loan at Valencia Spanish midfielder Mario Suarez has left Watford to join Chinese side Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng FC. Suarez, 30, moved to Vicarage Road from Fiorentina on a four-and-a-half-year deal in January 2016. He played 17 times for Watford in all competitions …

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Joe Hart: West Ham interested in Man City and England goalkeeper

Joe Hart joined Manchester City in 2006 West Ham are interested in signing Manchester City’s out-of-favour England goalkeeper Joe Hart. There is no deal done yet but it is understood joining the Hammers is a possibility for Hart, who has no future at City under manager Pep Guardiola. Hart was …

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Vasco da Gama: Brazilian club ordered to play games behind closed doors

Flamengo players left the pitch under escort from riot police Brazilian club Vasco da Gama have been ordered to play home matches behind closed doors after a fan was shot dead during disturbances at their ground. Vasco’s 1-0 defeat on Sunday at home to title-chasing Flamengo in the Rio de …

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Real’s Rodriguez joins Bayern on two-year loan

Bayern Munich have signed Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez on a two-year loan deal. The 25-year-old, who signed a six-year contract at Real after joining from Monaco for £71m in July 2014, made just 22 appearances in La Liga last season. The Colombia captain was also left out as Zinedine …

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James Husband: Norwich City bring in Middlesbrough left-back

James Husband made just one Premier League appearance for Middlesbrough last season Norwich City have signed left-back James Husband from Championship rivals Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. Husband made just eight appearances for Boro in his four years at the club after joining from Doncaster in …

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Gylfi Sigurdsson: Swansea midfielder worth ‘stupid’ money – Pat Nevin

Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored nine goals as Swansea escaped Premier League relegation last season Gylfi Sigurdsson is worth the £50m price that Swansea City want for the Iceland midfielder, according to former Scotland international Pat Nevin. Everton are long-time admirers of the Iceland playmaker and Nevin believes the 27-year-old would …

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