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Crystal Palace sign James Tomkins from West Ham

Crystal Palace have signed defender James Tomkins from West Ham for £10 million.

James Tomkins Credit: PA

The 27-year-old, who has scored 11 goals in 243 appearances for West Ham across nine seasons, played 25 matches in the last campaign as the east London club finished seventh in the league to secure a Europa League spot for the second successive year.

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Palace snap up keeper Mandanda from Marseille

Crystal Palace have completed their second signing of the day by confirming a deal for France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

The international stopper joins from Marseille after his contract at the Stade Velodrome expired.

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Deeney commits himself to Watford

Troy Deeney is staying put. Credit: PA

Watford captain Troy Deeney has pledged his future to the Premier League club by signing a five-year deal after a summer of uncertainty.

The striker has been linked with moves to Spurs and Leicester but has committed himself to Vicarage Road after talks with the club hierarchy.

This club really means business and I want to be part of this.

I’ve listened carefully to everything the club has had to say to me recently.

We’ve talked things through in a sensible way – and it’s helped me fully deal with lots of my own thoughts.

When you’re right in the middle of something, maybe you take it for granted how quickly things are moving forward. I don’t think I’ve done that; but by talking it over it’s clear that Watford isn’t ever going to settle for second-best – and that’s how I want to feel about my career so it works for me.

– Troy Deeney

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