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Man City's Mangala joins Everton on loan

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Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has completed his loan move to Everton for the rest of the season, subject to Premier League clearance.

The 26-year-old has struggled to live up to his lofty price tag since arriving at the Etihad Stadium from Porto in 2014.

Mangala spent last term on loan at Valencia and made 15 appearances in all competitions for City this season.

Burnley announce the signing of Everton's Lennon

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Burnley have signed Everton winger Aaron Lennon for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old becomes the Clarets' first permanent signing of the January transfer window after ending his stint at Goodison Park.

Lennon told Burnley's website: "Burnley was the club I wanted to come to and I can't wait to get started. I'm looking forward to playing here."

Manager Sean Dyche has signed a new contract to keep him at Burnley, the club have announced.

The 46-year-old, along with his assistant Ian Woan and first-team coach Tony Loughlan, has committed himself to the Clarets until 2022.

Dyche told the club's website: "I am still learning and still improving so I think it's the right place to be. There's lots of work to be done, but I'm definitely 'in' for the work to be done."


Walcott: Rooney talked me into Everton move

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Theo Walcott has revealed he was talked into swapping Arsenal for Everton by former England team-mate Wayne Rooney.

The 28-year-old forward, who won two FA Cups with Arsenal, completed his switch from the Gunners to Goodison Park on a three-and-a-half-year contract on Wednesday evening.

Walcott joined for an undisclosed fee but manager Sam Allardyce's second signing of the January transfer window reportedly cost £20million.

And the England international insists Rooney's advice was a major factor as he targets trophies with the Toffees.

"I had numerous chats with Wayne and that was one massive factor which really tempted me to come to Everton," Walcott told evertontv. "He told me it was a great place to play football and a club that is on the up. Those are the reasons I came here.

"This is a club with great history. The fans are brilliant, they are always passionate... and I used to find it very tough playing here.

"You want to be part of something and Wayne feels Everton are really going to improve."

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