MANCHESTER -- Manchester City sold Marcos Lopes to Monaco for £9 million on Friday, minutes after manager Manuel Pellegrini said he thought the winger would go out on loan.
The Portugal under-21 international, 20, enjoyed a successful season on loan in France last year when playing for Lille.
And now Lopes, who scored one goal in five games for City, has returned to Ligue 1 by signing for the Champions League quarterfinalists.
Lopes was deemed surplus to requirements at the Etihad...
Sunderland have completed the signing of Sweden international Ola Toivonen, who moves from Ligue 1 side Rennes on loan for 2015-16.
Toivonen, 29, joined Rennes in January last year for €2.5 million after five successful seasons in the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven, scoring 61 goals in 139 league games and winning the Dutch Cup in 2012.
Black Cats manager Dick Advocaat managed the attacking midfielder, who has won 40 caps for Sweden, when he was in charge of PSV for the 2012-13 season, and has...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has described Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League group stage draw with his hometown club Malmo as "the best that could happen."
Ibrahimovic, 33, started his professional career in 1999 when he made his senior debut with Malmo, the city in which he grew up, after coming through the club's youth ranks.
He has since played in the Netherlands, Spain and Italy before moving to PSG in 2012, but has kept close ties with the city where he grew up.
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Just hours before Thursday's Champions League group stage draw, Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of Layvin Kurzawa from AS Monaco.
The France international left-back signed a contract until 2020 and arrives at Parc des Princes for a reported fee of €23 million, an amount that looks like it will prove to be money well spent by the capital club.
PSG have been patient in their pursuit of Kurzawa this summer. Just when it looked as if les Parisiens might change target and pursue Real...