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Chelsea youngster Ake joins Bournemouth on loan

Nathan Ake impressed on loan at Watford last season Credit: PA

Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake will spend next season on loan at Bournemouth, it has been announced.

Ake made 28 appearances in all competitions on loan at Watford last season, winning the club's Young Player of the Year award.


Lukaku could stay at Everton, reveals agent

Romelu Lukaku has repeatedly fuelled speculation of a move away from Everton this summer Credit: PA

Romelu Lukaku could yet spurn interest from several of Europe's top clubs to stay at Everton, his agent Mino Raiola has revealed.

Chelsea have been heavily linked with a bid to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, but Raiola suggests the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager could help Everton hang onto their star striker.

"If he leaves, it has to be a good deal for all parties involved.

"Everton don't need money anymore. Rom wants to play for a club that can win trophies. Something's changed at Everton - there's a new project.

"Romelu certainly has the qualities to play in Italy but as the Italian landscape currently looks, there is no team that can afford him. He is too expensive for Serie A.

"Only a global club can pay him. The top clubs in England, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris St Germain and, of course, Bayern Munich."

– Raiola to Sportwereld

Everton make first signing of Koeman era

Ronald Koeman has made his first signing as Everton manager Credit: PA

Everton have made their first signing since appointing Ronald Koeman as manager - acquiring 18-year-old goalkeeper Chris Renshaw from Oldham Athletic.

“I’m really excited for the challenge. I know about the record of how many players Everton have brought through the Academy. That interested me a lot because there seems to be a serious pathway to the first team.

"Every time we played friendlies at Everton, I always used to say the training ground and facilities would make this an amazing club to be at.

"This is a step up but I’m looking forward to it. For me, this year is a development stage, so it’s about trying to get that regular football in the Under-21s.”

– Renshaw to

Inler future uncertain at Leicester City

Gokhan Inler. Credit: PA

Leicester have held talks with Gokhan Inler's agent over the midfielder's future.

The 31-year-old's representative, Dino Lamberti, has spoken to the Premier League champions following Inler's disappointing first season in England.

No decision has been made, but Inler hinted last season he would be prepared to leave the King Power Stadium following his lack of action.

He admitted in January he had other options, but stayed to be loyal to boss Claudio Ranieri, yet Schalke have a long-standing interest after they lost out to Leicester for his signature last summer.

Inler failed to play for the Foxes after January and was dropped for Switzerland's Euro 2016 campaign, despite captaining them during qualifying.

The former Udinese man made just five league appearances for the Foxes last season as they won a shock Premier League title by 10 points.


Watford confirm Mazzarri as new head coach

Walter Mazzarri. Credit: PA

Watford have announced the appointment of Walter Mazzarri as their new head coach on a three-year contract.

The 54-year-old replaces Quique Sanchez Flores at Vicarage Road to become the Hornets' eighth manager in the last four years.

Italian Mazzarri arrives with plenty of coaching experience having managed Sampdoria, Napoli and Inter Milan amongst others in his home country.

Watford's chief executive Scott Duxbury told the club's official website: "Walter has been the target of a number of approaches for his services, so we're delighted to secure him as head coach here at Watford.

"We're thoroughly looking forward to working with such a highly-regarded coach, with the progress and development of the club always remaining the highest priority."

Premier League team of the year based on stats

With the exception of Man United's clash with Bournemouth tonight, the most remarkable Premier League campaign to date came to an entertaining end on Sunday.

Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are the only English players in the team. Credit: Oulala

Our friends over at Oulala have since totted up the numbers and worked out the 2015/16 Premier League team of Year based on stats alone.

Petr Cech lines up in goal after his first season in an Arsenal shirt having joined from Chelsea in the summer, with his 21 year-old team-mate Hector Bellerin filling the right-back position.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Southampton's Virgil van Dijk form a partnership in defence, with Leicester's Christian Fuchs included as left-back.

PFA Players' Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez makes the team, along with Foxes team-mate N'Golo Kante, Arsenal assists king Mesut Ozil, and West Ham's French magician, Dimitri Payet.

The only two English inclusions take up the attacking positions, where Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy form a partnership that many would like to see Roy Hodgson lead with at Euro 2016.

For a full break down of the stats visit the Oulala website.

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