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Aston Villa sign Kodija in £11 million deal

Jonathan Kodjia has joined Aston Villa from Bristol City in an £11million deal which could rise to £15million.

The striker has signed a four-year contract at Villa, who were relegated from the Premier League last term.

The 26-year-old scored 19 goals in the Championship last season for the Robins from 45 appearances.

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West Brom sign forward Nacer Chadli from Spurs

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of Belgium international Nacer Chadli for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old forward, capped 32 times by his country, has signed a four-year contract transferring from Tottenham Hotspur.

Chadli becomes The Baggies second permanent signing of the summer transfer window.

Head Coach Tony Pulis says: “He’s a top, top player and I’m delighted we’ve got him.“I said last week that these signings all had to be about players who would improve our squad – and Nacer does precisely that.”

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Watch: Olympian Joe Clarke carried in his kayak

As bank holiday welcomes go this is probably the best reception you can get arriving home!

Olympian Joe Clarke has been cheered along the main high street and into Stone's Westbridge Park in his kayak.

Thousands of fans have turned out to celebrate with their gold medallist.

Joe Clarke paraded through the crowds in kayak

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Olympic gold medallist and Stone's very own Joe Clarke has been carried through a crowd of fans in his canoe as part of his homecoming parade.

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Thousands have gathered in Stone in Staffordshire to officially welcome home the town's Olympic champion.

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Speaking to ITV News Central last week Joe said it would be the first time he's sat in a kayak since he won his medal in Brazil.

Gold medallist Joe Clarke sets off on homecoming parade

Thousands have lined the streets in Stone in Staffordshire to welcome Olympic medallist Joe Clarke back home.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

The 23-year-old of Stafford and Stone Canoe Club, triumphed in the men’s K1 canoe slalom during the games.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

As a celebration of his achievements the Olympic champion has been making his way through the high street whilst the crowds cheer on.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

He's on his way to Stone's Westbridge Park where the celebrations will continue and he will be lifted a loft in a canoe by members of his club.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Aston Villa defender joins Greek side AEK Athens

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott during a Premier League match. Credit: PA Images

Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott has left the club and joined Greek side AEK Athens on a two-year deal.

In 2015, Lescott joined Villa on a two-year-deal from Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion.

The 34-year-old former England international has made 30 appearances in the Premier League last season.

But hasn't featured in this campaign under new manager Roberto Di Matteo.

AEK's domestic league starts on September 10th, though the club have already been knocked out of the Europa League by French side St Etienne.

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