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FULHAM SECURE ANDREAS PEREIRA TRANSFER

Newly promoted Premier League side Fulham have announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira from Manchester United in a £13m. Fulham will pay an initial fee of £10m for Pereira plus £3m in add-ons. The 26-year-old has signed a four-year deal as a new Fulham player until the end of the 2025/26 season.


Fulham are back in the Premier League after one season in the Championship. The Cottagers secured their place in the Premier League by winning the Championship last season. The West London club would be keen to extend their stay in the Premier League in comparison to their last two stays. On both occasions, they were sentto the Championship after one season. In their bid to achieve an extended stay in the Premier League, Fulham are adding quality players to their squad. Brazilian player Pereira is their second summer signing after Portuguese international midfielder Joao Palhinha. Defensive midfielder Palhinha joined the Cottagers from Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese league. Fulham paid £17m to secure the transfer of Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon.




Maurizio Sarri insists Chelsea’s season has been a success to date

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said that the Blues have enjoyed a successful campaign under his management. The Blues are currently placed fourth in the league table with the chance of progressing to next season’s Champions League, but Sarri insists that the campaign can’t be deemed a failure, should they fail to qualify for the elite competition.

Speaking in a press conference, Sarri said that the season has been fairly successful with the team having impressed in the League Cup final where they only lost to Manchester City on penalties. He acknowledged that the club are still in the running for the top four in the Premier League as well as the Europa League title and he would like to achieve both objectives at the end of the season.