Transfer spending unsustainable – Spurs chairman Levy

Chairman Daniel Levy has defended Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity this summer and claimed the spending by other Premier League clubs is unsustainable. More than £850m has been spent by top-flight sides in the transfer window, which ends on 31 August. But Tottenham, who sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £45m this month, have…

Rooney rejoins Everton from Man Utd on free transfer

Manchester United record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has rejoined Everton on a free transfer, 13 years after leaving the Merseyside club. Rooney, 31, played 559 times for the Red Devils, scoring 253 goals. He won five Premier League titles and each of the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup once after joining from the Toffees…

Jermain Defoe: Sunderland striker rejoins Bournemouth on free transfer

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has re-signed for former club Bournemouth on a free transfer. The 34-year-old England international, who scored 15 league goals last season, has signed a three-year deal. “It’s great to be back,” said Defoe, who as a teenager spent the 2000-01 season on loan at Bournemouth from West Ham, scoring in 10…

Chinese Super League: Transfer window opens with clubs facing 100% signings tax

Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs face a 100% tax on signings as their mid-season transfer window opens on Monday. The country’s Football Association (CFA) is proposing the measure for loss-making clubs in order to try to curb the league’s extravagant spending. Chinese clubs spent £331m during the country’s winter transfer window, which was more than…

Atletico Madrid transfer ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Atletico Madrid say they will not be able to sign new players this summer as their transfer ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Spanish side were banned in July 2016 from registering players for two transfer windows for breaching Fifa rules over the signing of minors. “This ruling is…

Man Utd target three or four signings in 'crazy' transfer window

Manchester United are likely to limit their summer spending to three or four key signings. United will be in the Champions League and boss Jose Mourinho said executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has had his targets “for more than two months”. Mourinho wants to enhance his forward and defensive options to challenge for the Premier League…