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ESPN FC News 4 Sep 13:33

Lorenzo Insigne loves Napoli and wants to stay for the rest of his career - agent

From Juventus' historically bad start to the season, to Torino's historically good one, here are five things you didn't know about the second week of Serie A action. Lorenzo Insigne has scored 16 goals in 123 appearances for Napoli. Lorenzo Insigne's agent says his client would stay at Napoli for life if the Serie A club offered him the chance. Insigne, 24, started his career in the Azzurri's youth teams before making his breakthrough under Zdenek Zeman at Foggia in 2010-11, and then the following season with Pescara having followed the Czech coach to the Serie B club. The forward's dream of returning to his hometown club was realised in 2012 and he is now approaching a century of matches for Napoli. If everything goes the...

ESPN FC News 4 Sep 13:20

Manchester United have Europe's third-costliest squad, figures show

New Manchester United forward Anthony Martial claims he is trying to move past the hefty price tag that has surrounded his move from AS Monaco. ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes breaks down all you need to know about Man United's deadline day teenage signing Anthony Martial. Deloitte sports business analyst Alex Thorpe says the record spending by Premier League clubs this transfer window is only set to continue in the future, with the new TV broadcast deal kicking in next season. Manchester United's summer spending has given them the third most expensive squad in Europe, behind only neighbours Manchester City and Real Madrid. United spent £389.1 million compiling Louis van Gaal's squad, with their newest signing, Anthony Martial, arriving for a fee that could rise to €80m. According to the CIES Football Observatory, only Real (£428.5m) and City (£408.1m) paid more in transfer fees to acquire their current group of players. What current squads around...

ESPN FC News 4 Sep 13:20

Manchester United have Europe's third-costliest squad, figures show

Manchester United's summer spending has given them the third most expensive squad in Europe, behind only neighbours Manchester City and Real

ESPN FC News 4 Sep 13:02

Australia unbeaten in 2018 WCQ

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson discuss Australia's continued 2018 World Cup qualifying unbeaten run, following their empathic 5-0 win over Bangladesh.

ESPN FC News 4 Sep 12:58

Mats Hummels: Dortmund future not based on money after Man United links

As Adnan Januzaj arrives at Borussia Dortmund on a loan deal from Manchester United, the Belgian signals his intent for the rest of the season. The ESPN FC panel discuss why Manchester United bought Anthony Martial instead of someone like Mario Gotze or Marco Reus. ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes talk about Adnan Januzaj's loan move to Borussia Dortmund. Germany international Mats Hummels has started the 2015-16 Bundesliga season strongly for Borussia Dortmund. Mats Hummels has said that if he were to leave Borussia Dortmund in the future, the move would never be about money. Hummels, 26, left his options open last season and told kicker in the spring that he was considering leaving Dortmund amid strong links to Manchester United, but the Germany international decided to stay at BVB for the 2015-2016 season at least. The Premier League broke its spending record for the summer transfer window as clubs splashed out some £870 million (€1.18bn)...

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 2 Sep 13:27

Aston Villa defender Joe Bennett joins Bournemouth on loan until January

Newly promoted Bournemouth have signed defender Joe Bennett on loan from Aston Villa until January - while also bringing in Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray on transfer deadline day.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 2 Sep 12:25

Aston Villa miss out on Dimitar Berbatov after former Manchester United striker joins PAOK Salonika

Aston Villa have missed out on bringing Dimitar Berbatov back to the Premier League after the Bulgaria striker signed a one-year deal with Greek side PAOK Salonika.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 2 Sep 02:38

Aston Villa sign Joleon Lescott in £1million deal from West Brom

Joelon Lescott signed a two-year deal at Aston Villa on Tuesday after completing a medical at the club. A fee worth an initial £1million rising to £2m has been agreed with West Bromwich Albion.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 1 Sep 22:57

Aston Villa sign Lescott and Ilori

Aston Villa sign West Brom centre-back Joleon Lescott for up to £2m and Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on a season's loan.

TEAMtalk | Aston Villa 1 Sep 22:26

Aston Villa failed in bid to sign Dimitar Berbatov on transfer deadline day

Aston Villa were thwarted in their bid to sign Dimitar Berbatov on deadline day - with the 34-year-old's wage demands blamed for the failure.

TEAMtalk | Aston Villa 1 Sep 19:56

Aston Villa's Joe Bennett loaned to Bournemouth after new deal

Aston Villa left-back Joe Bennett has joined Bournemouth on loan until January after signing a new deal, while Tomas Andrade has also arrived.

TEAMtalk | Aston Villa 1 Sep 19:26

Villa and Liverpool agree Ilori loan

Liverpool have reached agreement with Aston Villa for the season-long loan of defender Tiago Ilori.

TEAMtalk | Aston Villa 1 Sep 16:53

Joleon Lescott joins Aston Villa from West Brom

Joleon Lescott has joined Aston Villa from West Brom for an undisclosed fee.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 1 Sep 16:18

Bristol City sign defender Nathan Baker from Aston Villa on season-long loan

Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker has joined Bristol City on loan for the remainder of the season. The 24-year-old signed a new four-year contract in January but has found first-team chances limited.

TEAMtalk | Aston Villa 1 Sep 15:44

Villa swoop for teenage keeper Sarkic

Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Matija Sarkic from Belgian outfit Anderlecht.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 1 Sep 14:46

Bristol City add Aston Villa's Baker

Championship side Bristol City sign Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker on a season-long loan deal.

Aston Villa F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 1 Sep 03:05

Brad Guzan insists 'nothing changes' as Tim Howard returns to international fold

With their roles reversed, No. 1 goalkeeper Brad Guzan of the United States insists 'nothing changes' in his relationship with World Cup standout Tim Howard.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 31 Aug 17:54

Villa's Calder moves to Dundee

Dundee sign teenage left-sided midfielder Riccardo Calder on loan from Aston Villa until January.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 29 Aug 19:02

Aston Villa 2-2 Sunderland

Sunderland are still searching for their first win of the Premier League season after earning a point at Aston Villa.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Aston Villa | BBC 27 Aug 13:49

Tonev leaves Villa for Frosinone

Aston Villa's Bulgarian forward Aleksandar Tonev joins Italian Serie A side Frosinone on a permanent deal.

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