Real Madrid Karim Benzema signs new four-year contract

Real Madrid striker and reported Arsenal target Karim Benzema has agreed a new contract with the LaLiga champions.

The 29-year-old has put pen to paper on an extended deal to keep him at the Bernabeu until June 2021.

Benzema, who had two years remaining on his existing terms, becomes the latest player to prolong his stay with Los Blancos after Isco, Marcelo and Dani Carvajal did so in the past week.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Real Madrid C. F. and Karim Benzema have agreed an extension to the player’s contract, binding him to the club until 30 June 2021.”
Benzema has long been the subject of transfer stories linking him to Arsenal, with a story in the Spanish press this week claiming that Madrid were considering selling the France international to the Gunners.

Benzema joined Madrid from Lyon in 2009 and has won 14 major trophies with the club, including two LaLiga titles, three Champions Leagues and two Copa del Rey crowns.


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Neymar reportedly wants his PSG team-mate Edinson Cavani sold after the pair argued during the weekend win over Lyon.

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss at least the next three weeks with a groin injury, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out until January after surgery on his broken left foot.

Former Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho is still waiting for clearance to play for new club Borussia Dortmund.
Sancho, 17, cost Dortmund around £10mwhen he joined from City on transfer deadline day at the end of August.

Manchester City have opened talks with Gabriel Jesus’ entourage over a new contract.

City are attempting to sign 17-year-old goalkeeper Berke Ozer from Turkish club Altinordu.

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, is yet to accept a new contract offer as his advisers hold out for an improved deal.

United are concerned about losing Angel Gomes, with the 17-year-old forward yet to sign his first professional contract.

Manchester United are tracking the progress of Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini in addition to his team-mate Radja Nainggolan.

Chelsea are interested in signing Genoa ace Pietro Pellegri.

Pellegri became the youngest player ever to score a Serie A double – reducing his father, Marco, to tears in the process.

Luke Shaw, 22, is set to make his first competitiveManchester Unitedappearance of the season whenBurton Albionvisit Old Trafford in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez is set to disappoint his suitors by signing a new contract at the club.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is not in negotiations with the club over a new contract, according to Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs have joined the race to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery must reach the Champions League semi-finals this season if he wants to stay in his job.

Real Madrid are looking at Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa as a potential long-term replacement for Keylor Navas following their protracted pursuit of Manchester United’s David de Gea.

Dani Carvajal has credited the exit of Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid as the turning point in his career after he signed a new deal to 2022.

Barcelona failed in a €140m offer for Antoine Griezmann this summer after Atletico Madrid insisted he would only leave for his €200m exit fee.

Barcelona also failed in an effort to prise Saul Niguez from Atleti.
Barca apparently bid €80million for Saul, with the player’s release clause set at €150million.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard keeps calling Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over sorting him out a move to Spain.

Manchester United are amongst a raft of Premier League sides — including Liverpool, Man City and Everton — looking to capitalise on the closing down of Huddersfield Town’s youth academy.

Jack Wilshere is set to run down the final year of his Arsenal contract and look to seal a move to West Ham.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he has renewed his contract with the Spanish champions, although the deal has not yet been announced officially.

AC Milan have targeted a move for Udinese midfielder Seko Fofana.

Liverpool target Stefan De Vrij is not nearer to signing a new contract at Lazio.

Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United are facing the threat of legal action after leading clubs were told they should “hang their heads in shame” at breaking a collective promise to meet minimum standards for disabled fans.

Portuguese newspapers claim that Everton scouts attended Saturday’s league game between Boavista and Benfica to check on Raul Jimenez.

Sunderland and Everton players will wear the logo of the Bradley Lowery Foundation on their shirts for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup third-round clash between the clubs.

Derby County could make a move for midfielder Joe Ledley, 30, who is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace in the summer.

Brendan Rodgers says Dedryck Boyata is the next Celtic player he wants to secure on an extended contract.

Jay Heaps has been fired as the manager of the New England Revolution, the MLS club confirmed on Tuesday.
Heaps was let go with five games remaining in the regular season after spending six seasons in charge of the Revs, compiling a regular season record of 75-81-43.

Tab Ramos has agreed to an extension with U.S. Soccer to remain coach of the United States under-20 team and youth technical director.

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick has been banned from all football-related activities for six years by FIFA’s ethics committee.

Dani Carvajal agree new deal at Real Madrid

Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal has agreed a new deal with the club until the end of the 2021-22 season.

The 25-year-old Spain international has played 165 times for the Bernabeu club since signing from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in 2013.

Carvajal has won the Champions League three times, La Liga once and the Copa del Rey once with the Spanish side.

He becomes the third Real player, after left-back Marceloand midfielder Isco,to agree a new deal this week.

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Mame Biram Diouf has penned a new three-year contract at Stoke to keep him at the club until 2020.

Manchester United have agreed to sign 15-year-old midfielder Charlie McCann from Coventry.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco agrees a new five-year deal with the club until the end of the 2021-2022 season.

Casemiro says the booing of Gareth Bale by sections of the Real Madrid support is completely wrong.

Real Madrid are expected to complete the signing of 17-year-old Rodrigo Rodrigues from Novorizontino.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton has had surgery on a shoulder injury and is expected to be out “for months”, Burnley manager Sean Dyche has announced.

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is wanted by Real Madrid.

Arsene Wenger will move to bring former Chelsea forward Juan Cuadrado back to the Premier League from Juventus if Alexis Sanchez leaves Arsenal.

Paul Pogba is set to be out for between a month and six weeks with the hamstring injury he sustained in Tuesday’s Champions League win over Basel.

Leicester defender Christian Fuchs has suffered a ‘nasty’ eye injury in a freak accident during training, says manager Craig Shakespeare.

The Foxes are preparing to launch an appeal against FIFA’s decision to deny the registration of Adrien Silva.

Real Madrid are set to rekindle their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard next summer.

Real have joined the race to sign Barcelona target Maxime Lopez.

Inter are planning to double the release clause in Mauro Icardi’s contract to £190 million in an effort to fend off interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.

Juventus are plotting a shock January move for Wales star Gareth Bale in a bid to beat Manchester United to his signature.

Pepe insists he feels no sadness over his departure from Real Madrid earlier this year. The Portugal defender joined Besiktas on a free transfer during the summer.

Timo Werner has admitted he could leave RB Leipzig next summer, saying there are 10 clubs he’s consider signing for.

Massimiliano Allegri has told Juventus officials he wants to sign Chelsea’s Pedro this January.

Juventus are interested in signing Joaquin Ardain, who is known as the “little Cavani” in Uruguay. The player is also wanted by Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool and Porto.

Inter Milan and Liverpool have sounded out Fiorentina over the possibility of signing Federico Chiesa.

Napoli are negotiating with Algerian full-back Faouzi Ghoulam over a new deal at the Stadio San Paolo amid fresh talk linking the player with Chelsea.

Carlo Ancelotti will seek a return to the Premier League next summer if Bayern Munich trigger a break clause in his three-year contract as head coach.

Neymar has said his focus is firmly on helping new club Paris Saint-Germain to win trophies rather than landing the Ballon d’Or.

New Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has been promised £40 million in transfer funds for the January window to save the club from relegation

Roy Hodgson is plotting a January move for Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25.

Former PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has spoken about his new-found happiness since his move to Torino.

Adrien Rabiot, superb in Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 win over Celtic in the Champions League, is out of contract in 2019.
His mother, and agent, has set three conditions that the club will have to meet if she and the Arsenal transfer targetare to agree to any contract: the club must have an exciting project; he must be playing in his correct position (left of the central midfield); and they need to sign a new defensive midfielder.

Former Newcastle United playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa could be integrated back into the PSG squad this weekend.

Former Premier League striker Marcus Bent, 39, has signed for ninth-tier Southern Combination League side Wick.

Arsenal and Leicester tried to sign 29-year-old Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes before the Germany international joined Juventus on loan, says his agent.

Tottenham, Everton and Burnleyare all interested in Werder Bremen midfielder Thomas Delaney, 26.

Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is being courted by super agents Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola.

Santos president Modesto Roma Junior has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain will pay the Brazilian club nearly €9 million in solidarity money after Neymar’s €222m summer move from Barcelona.

The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) appeals committee on Thursday downgraded Marcelo’s two-match ban for kicking Levante’s Jefferson Lerma to one match.
The Brazilian will only miss the match on Sunday against Real Sociedad, and will be available to return again next Wednesday for a La Liga match against Betis.

Arsene Wenger denies reports that contract negotiations with playmaker Mesut Ozil have broken down. The 28-year-old’s current deal at the Emirates expires at the end of this season.

Doubts are being raised over Gonzalo Higuain’s ability to perform against the best teams in the Champions League.

On loan at Valencia from Manchester United, 21-year-old midfielder Andreas Pereira has no idea if there is a clause in his contract that would see him switch back to Old Trafford during the January window.

The FA sends a video to Fifa in a bid to prove that Dele Alli’s middle-finger gesture was aimed at England team-mate Kyle Walker.

Fernando Llorente says he joined Tottenham over Chelsea after a last-minute call from Mauricio Pochettino on Deadline Day.

Craig Bellamy has likened Harry Kane to Real Madrid legend Raul after his display in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Fulham claimed their first home win of the season as Stefan Johansen sealed a 2-1 victory over Hull at Craven Cottage.

Everton are reportedly tracking Celtic youngster Anthony Ralston, who caught the eye in his battle with Neymar in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Cologne fans marched through central London this afternoon ahead of tonight’s Europa League tie against Arsenal.

The four pots for the World Cup finals draw will all be allocated based on the FIFA World Ranking, following a decision taken by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions on Thursday.

Real Madrid defender signs new contract extension, gets banned

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until June 2022.

The 29-year-old Brazil international signed for Real from Fluminense in 2007 and has helped Los Blancos win three Champions League titles and four LaLiga titles.

A statement on Real’s official website said:

“Real Madrid CF and Marcelo have agreed to extend the player’s contract, which will see him remain at the club until June 30, 2022.”

The contract news was announced for Marcelo shortly after he was given a two-match domestic ban by the Spanish federation (RFEF) for his sending-off in the 1-1 draw with Levante for kicking Jefferson Lerma in an off-the-ball incident.

The left-back was shown a straight red card and will now miss LaLiga fixtures against Real Sociedad and Real Betis.

Maya Yoshida signs new three-year contract extension at Southampton

Maya Yoshida has signed a new three-year Southampton contract.

The Japan centre-half was inside the final 12 months of his previous deal but has now committed to Saints until the summer of 2020.

“There was no reason to leave the club,” said Yoshida, who arrived at St Mary’s from Dutch club VVV Venlo in 2012.

“I have been here for five years. In that time, I have had difficult moments, good moments – everything.

“I feel like it’s my home and I’m very happy to continue my journey with Southampton. It’s a new chapter for my career.”

Saints vice-chairman Les Reed said:

“We are extremely pleased to have reached a new agreement with Maya, who is a vital part of our squad, not only on the pitch, but off it.

“Maya is a player who has taken great strides in his game during his time with us, and his influence was felt particularly last season, as he formed outstanding partnerships with both Virgil van Dijk and Jack Stephens, helping the team reach the EFL Cup final.

“Maya is an excellent example for any young professional to follow and it was important to ensure that we extended our commitment with him.

“We are excited about the depth we now possess at the centre-back position for the years ahead, with Maya’s new deal strengthening our excellent group even further for the coming seasons.”

Leonardo Ulloa signs new two-year deal at Leicester City

Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa has signed a new contract with the club, it has been confirmed.

The 31-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal to keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2019.

Ulloa looked set to leave Leicester last season after accusing then-manager Claudio Ranieri of reneging on a promise that he could join another club.

However, since Craig Shakespeare’s appointment as manager the Argentinian appears settled again, despite first-team opportunities seeming limited as one of six striker at the club.

“I am so happy because I have lived massive moments with this club and it makes me happy to stay here and fight to help the team and increase the club’s history,” Ulloa told the club’s official website.

“That is so important and I am so happy for this two-year contract. Now I have to fight to play. I will train and give my best. I appreciate it a lot to stay here and I am so happy here now. For that, I want to continue in this in the same way by working hard and working my best for the club.”

Ulloa has made 96 appearances and scored 20 goals in three seasons at Leicester, and Shakespeare is pleased to see him extend his stay.

He said:

“Leo’s goals and performances have been key to some wonderful moments for this football club since he first joined and I’m delighted to have him with us for another two years.

“He’s a popular member of the squad and gives us an excellent option in attack.”

Ulloa made his first appearance of the season against Sheffield United on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup.

Craig Dawson signs new three-year deal at West Brom

West Brom defender Craig Dawson has signed a new three-year deal with the club, it has been confirmed.

The improved contract sees the Baggies defender, 27, commit to the Midlands club until the summer of 2020.

Dawson, who signed from Rochdale in 2010, said on the club’s official website:

“I have always felt very settled here and I am delighted to have reached this agreement.

“It has been quite a journey so far, but I still feel there is a lot more of the journey to come.

“I have watched the club come through a challenging spell and like to feel I have played my part in helping us improve, step by step.

“I try to be consistent and play my part for the team.

“But it never gets any easier at this level and as a footballer I know I have got to keep improving. That is my target every day and every game.”

West Brom have opened the new Premier League season with two victories, and also won 3-1 at Accrington in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. Tony Pulis’ side continue their campaign at home on Sunday against one of his former clubs Stoke.

Winston Reid signs new six-year contract at West Ham

West Ham defender Winston Reid has signed a mammoth new six-year contract.

The 29-year-old New Zealand international has committed his future to the Hammers until 2023.

Reid, who joined West Ham from FC Midtjylland in 2010, told the club’s website:

“I’m very happy. “I’m pleased we’ve got it sorted so I’m obviously looking forward to the seasons ahead. It’s going to be a big amount of time I’ve spent at the club and I’m looking forward to it.

“I’ve been here a long time now. I think with the business we’ve done over this summer and the players we had here before, I think we can go on to have a good season and seasons ahead. It’s all about trying to get better.

“I enjoy being here and my family does as well so I’m very happy I’m able to stay here.”

Reid has so far made 204 appearances for West Ham and scored 10 goals.

Zinedine Zidane signs new three-year deal at Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has agreed a new three-year deal with the European and Spanish champions.

Zidane took over at Madrid after the departure of Rafael Benitez in January 2016, and he has already won the Champions League twice as well as the LaLiga crown last year.

He has also guided Madrid to the Club World Cup and two UEFA Super Cup wins, the last of which came earlier this week with victory over Manchester United.

The Frenchman confirmed on Saturday that he has agreed a new three-year deal with the Spanish and European champions, though he has seen up close the speed with which Madrid dispense with coaches who do not deliver.

“My story with Real Madrid is deeper than contracts and signatures,” Zidane said in a press conference ahead of Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup clash against Barcelona.

“I’m happy to be linked with the club. But the contract doesn’t mean anything. You can sign for 10, 20 years. I know where I am and what to do. In one year, maybe I won’t be here.

Real Madrid and I are not going to argue, never.”

Those successes add to those Zidane achieved as a player with Madrid, having won a league title, the Champions League, two Spanish Super Cups and the European Super Cup between 2001 and 2006.

By continuing to win as a coach, Zidane has further cemented his place in the club’s history.

“I’m very happy for the confidence Real Madrid shows in me,” he added. “I’m happy for working so well with my staff.

And the objectives are always the same: trying to win every single game and every single title. We are enjoying a lot our job.”

Phil Jagielka signs one-year contract extension at Everton

Everton captain Phil Jagielka has penned a one-year contract extension to keep him at Goodison Park until 2019.

The 34-year-old moved to Merseyside from Sheffield United a decade ago and has represented England on 40 occasions.

He had been linked with a transfer away this summer but boss Ronald Koeman is light on defenders due to long-term injuries to Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori.

Jagielka has now committed his future to the Toffees to give Koeman some relief, with the Merseyside club announcing the news on their official website on Wednesday evening.

It is 22 years since Everton last lifted some silverware but after an impressive summer recruitment drive that has seen them land the likes of Wayne Rooney, Michael Keane and Jordan Pickford, Jagielka hopes he can finally win something at Goodison.

“The club is moving forward,” he told

“I do not think the transfer business is finished but it is good that we have got people in nice and early.

“For the chairman to offer me the extra year… hopefully I can play my role, whatever that might be.

First and foremost, I want to get myself in that team and do my bit on the pitch. “Realistically, winning a trophy is an aim this season, next season and into the future. We want to be competing for things.

“We have the European game (second leg of a Europa League qualifier against Ruzomberok) coming up, we want to get through that, then we will look forward to competing in four competitions this season and performing in every one.”

Koeman revealed Jagielka is held in high esteem in his dressing room, adding: “With his commitment to the club and more than 10 years of experience here at Everton, Phil is a natural captain and his continued level of fitness contributes also to him being a really important player for us.

“The fact that he has been an Everton player for a decade now underlines his character and why he is a player admired by many people, and also by the manager

Radja Nainggolan signs new four-year deal at Roma

Reported Chelsea and Manchester United target Radja Nainggolan has signed a new four-year contract with Roma.

The 29-year-old Belgian, who had been linked with a move to the Premier League, has committed to the Serie A club until June 30, 2021.

On Thursday he told “I’ve shown that I always wanted to do this. I’m happy to be here.”

Nainggolan moved to the Stadio Olimpico from Cagliari in January 2014 and has since made 161 appearances for the Giallorossi, scoring 27 goals.

“We are happy that Radja has agreed to spend the most important phase of his career with us,” said Roma president Jim Pallotta.

“Last season he proved he was one of the best midfielders in the world and so it was no surprise he was linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

“But there was never any chance he was going elsewhere, he loves Roma and we’re happy to have him here.”

Kurt Zouma joins Stoke City on a season-long loan after signing new six-year deal at Chelsea

Stoke City have officially announced the signing of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan.

The French international “completed a medical at Clayton Wood earlier this week before travelling back to West London to complete the necessary paperwork”, according to

Kurt Zouma has signed a new six-year contract with Chelsea and will spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Stoke.

Manager Mark Hughes said about the new signing: “Kurt is undoubtedly one of the most talented young defenders in the game, so naturally his arrival will enhance our playing squad for the forthcoming campaign.

“We have prioritised adding further strength in depth to defensive positions this summer, and we have certainly done that by fending off any number of clubs who were all interested in taking Kurt on loan.

“He first caught my attention as a 17-year-old during his time at St. Etienne, and in fact, I actually tried to sign him at that point in his career, but whilst that deal never materialised I am delighted to finally get the opportunity to work with him now.

“On his day he is one of the most impressive defenders in the league, and whilst injury unfortunately hampered his progress at Chelsea last season, we are certain that we can give him the platform to recapture the form he showed prior to his setback.”

Chief Executive Tony Scholes told “Kurt is a player that has many admirers within the game, and we are understandably delighted to have been able to bring him to the Club.”

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster signs new five-year deal 

Fraser Forster has signed a new five-year Southampton contract.

The England goalkeeper has committed his future until 2022, just 12 months after signing a previous five-year deal.

Forster joined Saints in 2014 and was the club’s sole ever-present Premier League player last season.

“I’m delighted,” he told the club website. “I have absolutely loved my time here at Southampton so far and when the opportunity came along to extend it I didn’t think twice about it.

“I think it’s a fantastic club to be at, with a really bright future, and the ambition shown at the club is one where they want to move it forward, so for me, it was a no-brainer.”

Vice-chairman Les Reed said: “We are extremely pleased to have strengthened our commitment with Fraser, who has been an integral part of our team over the past three seasons.”

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte signs new improved two-year deal

​Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed an improved two-year deal with the Premier League champions.

The new deal does not extend Conte’s commitment to the club, as he signed a three-year contract on his arrival in west Londonin the summer of 2016, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2019.

Conte said: “I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea. We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top.

“The Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one year ago and it is important we continue to succeed together.”
The decision to sign a new contract without extending the terms runs counter to previous comments by Conte, who had indicated his willingness to commit to a longer deal.

Speaking in May,he said he wanted to stay with Chelsea “for many years”, adding: “If the club give me the possibility to stay and extend my contract, for sure I’m available to.”

Conte lifted the Premier League title at the first attempt in the 2016-17 season, winning 30 games, which included a club record 13 consecutive victories. He also guided the Blues to the FA Cup final, though they were beaten by Arsenal.

The former Juventus and Italy manager was credited for transforming the Stamford Bridge club’s fortunes after they could only finish 10th the previous season.

A brutal training regime was part of the transformation, as was his decision to switch to a three-man central-defensive set-up – his preferred tactic at both Juve and Italy.
Conte’s team has flown out to China and Singapore for pre-season games against Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “Antonio achieved incredible success last season, adapting to English football very quickly and leading us to the Premier League title.

“This new contract reflects our belief that he can continue to deliver results both domestically and as we return to European competition in the Champions League.”
Even if Antonio Conte’s improved contract is worth £9m a year as reported, it still leaves him trailing the league’s biggest earners, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.
And when you consider that since 1991 only Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri lasted longer than three years in the job at Stamford Bridge, committing for an extended period seems a bit pointless.

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier signs new five-year deal 

​Kieran Trippier has signed a new five-year deal with Tottenham, the club have announced.

The right-back, who played in nine of the club’s last 11 Premier League games, agreed a new deal last month, but he has now penned the contract.

Trippier, 26, will start the season as Mauricio Pochettino’s first-choice right-back after Kyle Walker’s big-money switch to Man City.

“I am delighted with my new deal. It’s a great achievement for myself and I’m delighted to get it signed.

“I always believed that I can play at the top level and I have been working hard even when I’ve not been playing,” Trippier told Spurs TV.

Bury-born Trippier arrived at White Hart Lane in 2015 from Burnley for a fee of £4million.

Manchester United goalkeeper  Sergio Romero signs new four-year contract

​Sergio Romero has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United.

Romero’s deal also contains an option to extend his stay at Old Trafford by a further year.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper joined Manchester United from Sampdoria in 2015 and has made 28 appearances for the club to date.

The Argentina international featured 12 times for United in the Europa League last season including the 2-0  win over Ajax in the final.

“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,” Romero told United’s official website.

“Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world? We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other.

“Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final, and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season’s success in 2017/18.”
United manager Jose Mourinho added: “Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional. He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success.

“Sergio deserves his contract, and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role.”

Bournemouth midefielder Harry Arter pens new four-year deal

Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter has signed a new four-year contract with AFC Bournemouth, which will now run until at least the summer of 2021.

The 27-year-old moved to the south coast in 2010 and has been instrumental in the club’s rise through the divisions to their current exalted Premier League status.

“Once I heard the club wanted to give me a new deal, it was a pretty easy decision,” Arter told the Bournemouth club website.

“The team has been successful over the last few years and you want to be part of somewhere that is continually progressing.

“I just want to improve all the time and it’s nice to be part of a squad who are all trying to do that, too.”

Arter has made 239 appearances for the club, scoring 28 goals

Manager Eddie Howe said: “Harry has been such an important player for us over a long period of time.

“He is a real winner and has been at the heart of most of the good things that have happened on the pitch.

“He has been outstanding in terms of his conduct and attitude to the group and it’s great news that he has committed his future to the club.”

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma signs new deal 

​Gianluigi Donnarumma has agreed a new deal tying him to AC Milan until 2021.

The teenage goalkeeper has committed his future to the club just three weeks after agent Mino Raiola said he would not sign an extension to his previous contract, which had 12 months to run.
The Italy international made his Milan debut as a 16-year-old in October 2015 and has since established himself as first-choice, starting 68 Serie A games.

He won a first Italy cap in September last year, becoming his country’s youngest goalkeeper, and was part of the U21 squad at this summer’s European Championships.

A Milan statement said Donnarumma would sign his contract and meet supporters on Wednesday morning.

Hal Robson-Kanu sign new  three-year deal at West Brom 

​West Bromwich Albion striker Hal Robson-Kanu has signed a three-year contract extension to keep him at the Premier League club until 2020.

The 28-year-old joined from Reading last August and scored three goals in 29 league games last season.

“It was a strong season and I want to build on the good work and contribute to a more successful future,” he said.

Albion, who finished 10th in the Premier League in 2016-17, begin the new season at home to Bournemouth.

Manager Tony Pulis has signed  striker Jay Rodriguez from  Southamptonthis summer and Robson-Kanu believes the new addition provides “vital competition”.

He added: “We want to be as competitive as possible and everyone will be pushing each other over the course of the season.”

Fernando Torres signs one-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid 

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has ended speculation about his future by signing a one-year contract extension, the La Liga club have announced.

The 33-year-old, recently linked with a move away from Spain, will now remain at Atletico until June 2018.

Torres is currently in his second spell with his boyhood club, who are under a transfer ban that restricts them from registering new players until the New Year, following spells away with Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan.

The former Spain striker has scored 28 goals since returning to the Vicente Calderon but has fallen down the pecking order behind Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro under Diego Simeone.

In a brief statement on Atletico’s official website, Torres said: “I am very happy to continue one more year together.”

Lionel Messi agree new mouth watering contract extension at Barcelona

Five-times Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has signed a new deal to keep him at Barcelona until the summer of 2021, and pumping his weekly wage up to an eye-watering £500,000. 

The Argentina superstar was contracted to the La Liga giants until 2018, but his extension by a further three years will keep the 30-year-old at the club for the foreseeable future and ends speculation he could be lured away from the Nou Camp.

In an astonishing career at the club, Messi, who recently turned 30, has won the La Liga title eight times, the Champions League on four occasions and collected a total of 29 trophies during his time at the club.
Yearly salary: £26.4m

Weekly wage: £500,000
Buy-out clause: £264m 

The club say the deal will be signed in the coming weeks as Messi returns for pre-season training.
“‘The club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history, who has played his full professional career at Barca and has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football,” said Barca in a statement.
Messi is Barcelona’s record scorer with 507 goals in 583 matches, and is also the leading scorer in La Liga history with 349 goals.
He netted 54 times in 52 appearances the season just elapsed.
The buy-out clause in Messi’s new deal has reportedly been set at €265million, some fee despite the Argentine’s advancing years.

Messi, who turned 30 last month, has spent his entire senior career with Barcelona and made his debut in 2004.
​“FC Barcelona and Leo Messi have agreed on a contract renewal that will keep the Argentinian at the club until June 30th, 2021.

“The deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training.

“The club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history, who has played his full professional career at Barca and has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football.

“Leo Messi has since gone on to break just about every record and has become the greatest player in the world.

“Now, at 30 years of age, Messi has completed 13 seasons with the first team and, with his new deal, will remain for a further four.

“But Leo Messi will not stop there – the Argentinian is in one of the best moments of his career and still has a lot more left to give, which is music to the ears of all Barca fans who will get to continue marvelling at his greatness for at least another four years.”

Tom Cairney signs new deal at Fulham 

Tom Cairney has committed his future to Fulham by signing a one-year extension to his contract.
It means the midfielder, 26, is under contract at Craven Cottage until 2021 and the club have an option to further extend the deal by another year.

There had been speculation about Cairney’s future for several months.

The Scotland player was signed from Blackburn in 2015 and has been voted Fulham’s player of the year twice in a row, and in March was named the EFL Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.
Rafael Benitez, the Magpies boss, is desperate to strengthen his squad in order to consolidate their status as one of the 20 best teams in English football and saw a £20m bid for the Scottish international recently turned down.

“He [Rafa Benitez] asked for him and they offered £20m, but we didn’t let him go,” Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic said.

“He’s not for Newcastle, there is no business there. He fits in at Fulham.”

Dan Gosling sign new four year contract at Bournemouth 

Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling has signed a new four-year contract at the Premier League club.

The 27-year-old, who joined the Cherries in May 2014 from Newcastle United, will remain at the south-coast outfit until at least the summer of 2021.
Devon-born Gosling began his career at Plymouth before moving onto Everton and Newcastle.
The former England U21 international scored four goals in 37 appearances last season as the Cherries comfortably avoided relegation from the Premier League.

“I’ve really enjoyed my three years here,” Gosling told Bournemouth’s website. “It’s gone so fast but I believe I’ve improved immensely, working with the manager and his coaching staff.
“In that time we have gained promotion and spent two years in the Premier League, so it couldn’t have gone any better.

“My goal now is to be a mainstay in the side and keep adding to my game.”
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he is “delighted” to have tied the midfielder down to a long-term deal, after also signing Nathan Ake, Jermain Defoe and Asmir Begovic this summer.

“I am delighted Dan has signed a new contract as he is a very important part of our squad and what we are trying to achieve here,” he said.

“He has great talent, huge energy and offers real quality to our midfield. Despite only being 27, Dan also has plenty of Premier League experience and that is crucial for a team that is still relatively new to the division.”

Southampton duo of Jack Stephen and Sam Gallagher sign new deals

Southampton defender Jack Stephens has penned a new five-year deal, keeping him at St Mary’s until the summer of 2022.

With ongoing speculation surrounding the future of Virgil van Dijk, the news that Stephens has committed his long-term future to the Saints hands a massive boost to the club’s supporters.
“I am absolutely delighted to extend my stay,” England U21 defender Stephens toldSouthampton’s official website.

“It feels like home to me. I have really enjoyed my time here and am now looking forward to the next five years.

“It’s a massive platform for me now because it just shows how much faith the club have put in me.”
Southampton vice-chairman of football, Les Reed, added: “Our philosophy at Southampton is to turn potential into excellence, and Jack is somebody who very much embodies this.

“His progression, and the level of his performances, was one of the real highlights of last season, and we have been delighted with his development ever since he joined the club.

“We are extremely pleased to have strengthened our commitment with him, and we believe Jack can continue to improve here and play an important role in our first-team plans moving forward.”

Striker Sam Gallagher, 21, who got 11 Championship goals on loan at Blackburn last term, has signed a four-year deal.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to sign this new contract.
“Especially to get it all done and dusted before the start of the season, because I can really get my head down and focus now on the year ahead.
“It shows the belief that the club have in me and I need to prove that now, which is what I am hoping to do in pre-season.”

Saul Niguez signs new nine-yeal deal at Atletico Madrid 

Saul Niguez has committed his future to Atletico Madrid by signing a new new deal until 2026.

Saul, whose current deal had been due to expire in 2021, signed a new five-year deal at the club.
The impressive Spain midfielder was linked with a £60million move to both Barcelona and Manchester United.

Saul starred for Spain at the recent European U21 Championship where they lost at the final to Germany U21, finishing as the tournament’s top scorer with five goals.

He played 53 games for Atletico last season, scoring nine goals, four of which were in the Champions League.

“I am very happy because at Atletico we are a family and there is no better place to be,” Saul said in a statement on the club website.
“I will work my full potential on the field as always to pay back the trust that the club is giving to me. I’d like to thank all my team mates and the coaching staff for their help day by day so that I can be the player I am today.”

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna signs new five-year deal

Angelo Ogbonna has signed a new five-year contract with West Ham.

The Italy defender missed almost the entire second half of last season having undergone knee surgery in January, returning only for the Hammers’ final Premier League game of the campaign in a 2-1 win at Burnley.

However, the 29-year-old has now penned a fresh contract to keep him at the London Stadium until 2022, having originally signed for Slaven Bilic’s side from Juventus in 2015.

“I’m really grateful for this new deal,” Ogbonna told West Ham’s website. “Our position last year was quite high and we are looking forward to improving next season.

“My target is that I can’t wait to get back playing. I think we have a long season ahead and for me my target is to be better than last season. We finished in 11th position but very close to eighth position and we know we can do better than what we did last year.

“I am excited to show my quality on the pitch and the support is always amazing, even when I had my injury. We have got lots of experience in the team at the moment, which is very good.”

Fit-again Obgonna will now bid to secure his place in Slaven Bilic’s side during West Ham’s pre-season tour to Austria, Germany and Iceland this summer.

Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier signs new five year contract extension 

Kieran Trippier has signed a five-year contract extension with Tottenham.

The 26-year-old’s previous deal still had three years left to run but Spurs have improved his terms and extended them until 2022.

Trippier, who signed from Burnley in 2015, enjoyed a superb season in 2015/16, rotated with right-back Kyle Walker and breaking into the England fold with an international debut against France earlier this month.

Trippier has made 41 appearances for Spurs since his £3.5m move from the Clarets, including 13 starts across the Europa and Champions Leagues.