Everton seal club-record £30m Pickford deal

Everton have signed Jordan Pickford from Sunderland in a club-record deal. England Under-21 international Pickford joins for an initial £25m, with a further £5m payable if team and individual performance targets are met. It represents the third-highest fee globally for a goalkeeper and a follows a season in which Pickford was nominated for the PFA…

Manchester United sign £31m Benfica defender Victor Lindelof

Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m. Lindelof, who has won 12 caps for Sweden, becomes United’s most expensive defender, overtaking the £29.1m paid for Rio Ferdinand in 2002. “I’m thrilled,” said Lindelof, who joins on a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year. “I have…

Premier League round-up: Arsenal miss out on top four spot

Premier League results Arsenal 3-1 Everton Burnley 1-2 West Ham Chelsea 5-1 Sunderland Hull 1-7 Tottenham Leicester 1-1 Bournemouth Liverpool 3-0 Middlesbrough Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace Southampton 0-1 Stoke Swansea 2-1 West Brom Watford 0-5 Manchester City Liverpool beat relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 at Anfield to secure a shot at the Champions League again next…