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The new Football League season gets underway this weekend.

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Wenger: Bale transfer makes mockery of financial fair play

The Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the effectiveness of UEFA's financial fair play rules if Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee. The new rules are supposed to stop clubs getting into massive debt but Wenger says the transfer market seems to be getting worse.

He added that the Premier League would miss Bale if he does go to Spain.

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Charlton sign Bolton striker Sordell on loan

Marvin Sordell played for the England Under-21s at the recent European Championships. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Ahead of the new football season, Charlton have signed Bolton striker Marvin Sordell on loan for the season. He played for England at the recent European Under-21 Championships as well as for Team GB at last year's Olympics.

He'll be joined at The Valley by former Reading striker Simon Church who's agreed a two-year contract. Church has played 22 times for Wales. Charlton start their season on Saturday away to Bournemouth.

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