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Bournemouth complete Tomlin signing

Premier League new boys Bournemouth have made their second signing of the day after completing a deal for Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Lee Tomlin.

Earlier on in the day the Cherries signed Max Gradel from St Etienne for around £7million.


Mangala backs Man City to shine against West Brom

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala is confident the team will be ready for West Brom after some poor pre-season performances.

The Frenchman has been heavily criticised since moving to the Eithad, but is he hopeful the team will react for the start of the campaign.

Elaiquim Mangala knows how to underwhelm. Credit: PA

The Frenchman told the club's website, "I think what happened against Madrid and Stuttgart rang one or two alarm bells and maybe showed we have to change something and be aware, because we can't play the way we did in those two games against West Brom or we'll get punished.

"That's why they were valuable games for us, but the fact is that it is better to find out in pre-season friendlies than in the Premier League because the results are not as important.

"It also gives us an idea of the areas we need to work on and improve. Everything is focused on our first game against West Brom and by Monday, we'll be ready and focused."


Bournemouth sign former Leeds winger

Max Gradel previously played in Ligue 1. Credit: PA

Bournemouth have signed winger Max Gradel from French side St Etienne, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The Ivorian has experience in England at Leeds and Leicester, as well as a loan spell wit the Cherries.

Gradel has penned a four-year deal with the Premier League newcomers.

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