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  • Bilbao sign midfielder Benat Etxebarria June 27, 2013

    Bilbao: Athletic Bilbao say they have reached a deal with Real Betis to secure the return of midfielder Benat Etxebarria to the Basque club. Bilbao say Benat's contract is for five seasons. The 26yearold Benat played for Bilbao's second team until 2008. He had a breakout season for Betis in 201011...
  • Chelsea sign young Brazilian defender Wallace December 5, 2012

    London: Chelsea have agreed terms with Brazil's Fluminense for the transfer of 18yearold defender Wallace, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Wallace, a Brazil under20 international, was part of the under17 team that won the South American championship last year and were fourth at the World Cup at the same...
  • Van Persie puts Arsenal contract talks on hold February 27, 2012

    London: Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has put talks over a new contract on hold until the end of the season so he can concentrate on playing and not personal matters, the Dutch international striker said. Van Persie, the topscorer in the Premier League this season with 23 goals, has been...