Stoke latest signing is former Schalke midfielder Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Stoke have signed Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the Premier League club have announced.

The winger, 28, pens a three-year contract at the bet365 Stadium, and joins on a free transfer following his release from Bundesliga outfit Schalke earlier in the summer.

Choupo-Moting’s arrival at the Potters ends a lengthy pursuit, according to chief executive Tony Scholes.

He said on theclub’s official website:

“Eric has been on our radar for several years and we actually tried to bring him to the club four years ago.

“The competition to sign him this summer was particularly intense with clubs across Europe wanting him.

“We are understandably thrilled to have secured his signature and Eric is excited about the prospect of playing in the Premier League.”

Choupo-Moting, who has won 48 caps for Cameroon, becomes the fourth summer signing made by boss Mark Hughes, following Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon through the door.

He will join up with his new team-mates on Tuesday and hope to force his way into Hughes’ side for the opening game of the Premier League season at Everton on Saturday.

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FIFA Confederations Cup- Russia 2017: Vidal and Vargas score as Chile beat Cameroun

GROUP B

Cameroun 0 – 2 Chile

Chile beat Cameroon 2-0 thanks to goals from Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal and Tigres forward Eduardo Vargas.

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to cross for Vidal’s 81st-minute header, with Vargas finishing in injury-time after Sanchez rounded the keeper but failed to beat a defender on the line.

Had Sanchez found the net, he would have become Chile’s all-time leading goalscorer. He currently has 37 goals, level with former Lazio and Juventus striker Marcelo Salas, who retired in 2008.

Just before the break in Moscow, Vargas had a strike correctly ruled out for a very marginal offside following the use of video technology. 

His goal in the 91st minute was also referred to the video assistant referees – presumably to check on another possible offside – but it stood.