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Wesley Fofana joins Chelsea from Leicester for $87M

Wesley Fofana became one of the most expensive defenders in football history after securing a move to Chelsea from Premier League rival Leicester for a reported fee of 75 million pounds ($87 million) on Wednesday.

The signing of the 21-year-old French center back took Chelsea's spending in this transfer window to about $270 million, with the vast majority of that on defenders. Left back Marc Cucurella ($65 million) and center back Kalidou Koulibaly ($38 million) have already moved to Stamford Bridge.

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The EPL's lingering issues in final days of transfer window

Premier League clubs have never spent more in a summer transfer window.

They aren't done yet.

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MATCHDAY: Brighton protects unbeaten start; Milan clubs play

A look at what's happening in European soccer on Tuesday:

ENGLAND

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Valencia signs veteran Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani

Valencia has signed veteran Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani on a two-year contract.

The 35-year-old Cavani had been without a club since his contract with Manchester United expired at the end of last season.

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Romero completes permanent move to Tottenham

Argentina defender Cristian Romero has signed a permanent contract to remain with Tottenham until 2027, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Romero joined on a season-long loan from Italian team Atalanta in August last year and has established himself as a key member of Tottenham's defense as well as a popular player among the London club's fan base.

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Bernardo Silva staying at Man City, Guardiola says

Bernardo Silva will be staying at Manchester City, manager Pep Guardiola said Friday, seemingly bringing to an end a summer of uncertainty over the Portugal midfielder's future.

Silva has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, with Guardiola saying this week that the player "likes Barcelona a lot" and previously saying he doesn't want to keep players at City if they are unhappy.

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Barcelona gets tough Champs League group with Bayern, Inter

Even when it still had Lionel Messi, Barcelona took an epic 8-2 beating from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals two years ago.

And Bayern won 3-0 home and away against Barcelona in the group stage last season as the Spanish giant without Messi had its worse European season since before the Argentina great's 17-year run in the team.

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FC Cincinnati, Vazquez agree to contract through 2025

Brandon Vazquez and FC Cincinnati agreed Thursday to a contract extension through the 2025 season, a deal that includes an option for 2026.

The 23-year-old forward has a career-best 15 league goals this season, tied for third in Major League Soccer with Dallas' Jesús Ferreira and one behind Austin's Sebastián Driussi and Nashville's Hany Mukhtar.

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Man United gets Europa League group with Silva's Sociedad

Manchester United will start another season in the Europa League in a group with Real Sociedad, Sheriff and Omonoia after the draw was made Friday.

Man United, which won the Europa League in 2017 and was the beaten finalist two years ago, entered the second-tier competition by placing just sixth in the Premier League last season.

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Barcelona and Man City draw in friendly to help fight ALS

Barcelona and Manchester City drew 3-3 in a friendly to raise money and awareness for the fight against ALS on Wednesday.

More than 91,000 fans were at the Camp Nou for the match, with the proceeds going to help raise funds for research against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, an incurable neurodegenerative disorder.

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