Forward Ola Toivonen had no hesitation in joining Sunderland despite their position at the foot of the Premier League.
Regan Poole's £100,000 move from Newport County to Manchester United means its Supporters Trust target to buy club has dropped by £40,000.
WEST HAM co-chairman David Gold admits manager Slaven Bilic ended his interest in Emmanuel Adebayor because the Tottenham striker was 'very expensive'.
BARCELONA midfielder Ivan Rakitic has opened up on his decision to turn down a move to Chelsea at the age of 16.
JUAN MATA insists David De Gea can handle the "difficult" situation following the collapse of his transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC insists Arsenal did not try to sign him on deadline day.
Duncan Watmore hopes he can earn a starting berth for Sunderland this season after impressing in the early stages of the campaign.
Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez has been nominated for the New African Soccer Best African Player in the Premier League award for August.