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Erik Lamela signs new Spurs contract until 2022

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Tottenham have announced midfielder Erik Lamela has signed a new contract which will run until 2022.

The 26-year-old Argentina winger joined Spurs from Roma in 2013 and has scored 23 goals in 154 appearances for the Premier League club.

"We are delighted to announce that Erik Lamela has signed a new contract with the club, which will run until 2022," Tottenham said in a statement on the club website.

Lamela was sidelined for more than a year after suffering a hip problem on 2016, returning to action on November 28 last year as a late substitute in the 2-1 defeat at Leicester.

The midfielder went on to make 33 appearances over the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign, and scored twice as Spurs beat the Foxes 5-4 at Wembley on the final day of the season in May.

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Aston Villa set to receive 'significant investment'

Aston Villa are set to receive "significant investment", the Sky Bet Championship club have announced. Credit: PA

Aston Villa are set to receive "significant investment", the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.

Owner Tony Xia has been holding talks to relinquish control of the club to an Egyptian group, in what will be a co-ownership deal.

The Chinese businessman has spent the summer searching for fresh investment to plug a reported £40million deficit after Villa failed to win promotion back to the Premier League last season.

A statement issued by the club said: "Dr Tony Xia and Aston Villa Football Club announce that NSWE, a company that is jointly owned and controlled by businessman Nassef Sawiris' group NNS and businessman Wes Edens, will immediately inject significant investment capital into the club. At the same time, Dr Tony Xia will become co-chairman and remain on the board."

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Brighton complete signing of South African international Percy Tau

Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of South African international Percy Tau. Credit: AP

Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of South African international Percy Tau from South African Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns

The 24-year-old striker has agreed a four-year deal and will be loaned out ahead of the new season.

“Percy is a player we have highlighted for the future, and there is no doubting his talent, having been voted South African player of the season," Chris Hughton told the Brighton website.

“Percy will go out on loan this season, play regularly and get some experience of European football.

“We will be watching his progress and monitoring his development over the season.”

Bottas signs one-year extension with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton will be partnered by Valtteri Bottas next season after Mercedes confirmed the Finn has signed a new one-year extension. Credit: PA

Lewis Hamilton will be partnered by Valtteri Bottas next season after Mercedes confirmed the Finn has signed a new one-year extension.

Less than 24 hours after the Silver Arrows announced Hamilton will extend his stay with the team until 2020, it was revealed that Bottas will also be retained for at least more one year.

The 28-year-old Finnish driver, who was signed as a replacement for Nico Rosberg, has quietly impressed in his second full season at Mercedes, occasionally out-performing team-mate Hamilton.

Mercedes considered a move for Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, out of contract at the end of the season, but remained faithful to Bottas. They also have an option to keep the Finn on for 2020.

Bottas is fifth in the drivers' championship, 59 points behind Hamilton,

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