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Newcastle United confirm Mikel Merino signing

Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Spanish under-21 international Mikel Merino on a season-long loan deal from Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder becomes the fifth player to join the Magpies this summer following the arrivals of Jacob Murphy and Javier Manquillo last week.

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Sunderland goalkeeper Mannone leaves club for Reading

Mannone has spent four seasons on Wearside

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has joined Sky Bet Championship side Reading.

The 29-year-old Italian has signed an three-year contract with the Royals.

Mannone joined Sunderland from Arsenal in the summer of 2013 and spent four seasons on Wearside.

During that time, he made a total of 80 appearances, including playing in the Capital One Cup final against Manchester City in 2014.

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