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Burnley sign Chris Wood from Leeds for club-record fee

Chris wood has joined Burnley for a club-record fee. Credit: PA

Burnley have signed striker Chris Wood from Leeds for a club-record fee, the Premier League club have announced.

The striker joins the club on a four-year deal for a fee thought to be in the region £15million, with striker Andre Gray having left for Watford earlier in the transfer window.

“My ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years,” Wood told Burnley's website.

“I’ve had tastes of being in there but I’ve never had the chance to give it a proper bash.

“Coming here I feel I’ve got a proper opportunity to do that. I’ve never started a Premier League game and this what I want to do."

Arsenal defenders join Birmingham on loan

Jenkinson has joined Birmingham. Credit: PA

Birmingham have completed the double loan signing of Arsenal defenders Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall.

The duo move to St Andrews for the 2017/18 season, although there is no option to buy for the Sky Bet Championship club.

Blues boss Harry Redknapp has made no secret of the fact he wants to add numbers to his squad before the transfer deadline.

Former England international Jenkinson, 25, has been surplus to requirements at Arsenal and played just five games for the Gunners last season.

He spent two seasons on loan at West Ham between 2014 and 2016 before a serious knee injury saw him return to the Emirates Stadium, where he found himself well down the pecking order in Arsene Wenger's ranks.

Bramall has yet to feature for Arsenal's first-team in a competitive match but was part of their pre-season tour squad.

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Toby Flood considering playing for Germany

Flood applied for a German passport in the wake of the Brexit vote. Credit: PA

Former England fly-half Toby Flood is considering switching allegiance to play for Germany.

The 32-year-old won the last of his 60 caps in 2013 and effectively made himself unavailable for international selection when he joined French outfit Toulouse in 2014.

A return to Newcastle for the upcoming Aviva Premiership season could see Flood return to the England fray, but with George Ford and Owen Farrell key components of Eddie Jones' side, he is prepared to switch to minnows Germany should a recall not be forthcoming.

"If there was any way of trying to help a fledgling rugby country, it would interest me," Flood told the Times.

Flood's grandfather Albert Lieven left Berlin under duress in 1936, and the Falcons fly-half applied for a German passport in the wake of the Brexit vote.

"I have always been proud of being German," he added. "It would be nice to go back and connect it all together.

"My mum is the last remaining true Lieven and she went back to Germany about 10 years ago to put together the family tree, so if there was a chance to connect into that it would be great."

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