Palace complete Benteke signing

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of striker Christian Benteke from Liverpool on a four-year deal. Palace have not disclosed the transfer fee they have paid for the 25-year-old Belgium international but it is an initial £27m plus £5m in add-ons, according to Sky sources. The fee easily beats Palace's previous record

Crystal Palace agree Benteke fee

Crystal Palace have agreed a £32m fee with Liverpool for Christian Benteke, according to Sources. Palace have agreed to make Benteke the most expensive signing in their history, and the striker will now have a medical and talk terms in London. Liverpool paid Aston Villa £32.5m for Benteke a year ago and

Everton sign Yannick Bolasie

Everton have signed DR Congo international midfielder Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace on a five-year deal for £25m. Bolasie, 27, spent four seasons with Palace after moving from Bristol City in 2012. He played 143 times for Palace scoring 13 goals, and came on as a substitute in Saturday's 1-0 defeat by

Stats from Saturday’s Barclays Premier League

​Here's a round up of some stats from Saturday's Premier League...  Hull City 2-1 Leicester City Leicester City were the first reigning top-flight champions to lose their opening game of the following league season since Arsenal in 1989/90 - the Gunners lost 1-4 away at Manchester United on August 19, 1989. This was

Chelsea’s Ramires out for weeks

Chelsea midfielder Ramires might not play again this season because of the illness that knocked him out of Sunday's Premier League title celebrations. The Brazil international was taken to hospital before the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace with a kidney-related problem. Jose Mourinho had named Ramires in his starting line-up but he

Premier League: Chelsea are 2014/15 Champions

Chelsea secured their first Premier League title in five years after a nervy 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. The Blues needed one more victory to ensure they could wrestle the league crown away from the Manchester stronghold, and Eden Hazard's header - on the rebound after a spurned

Manuel Pellegrini not worried about his job safety

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not worried about his job security at the club. The champions were beaten 2-1 at Crystal Palace on Monday Night Football, rocked by goals from Glenn Murray and Jason Puncheon either side of half-time despite dominating at Selhurst Park. The result marked City's third

Premier League leaders battle to win

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points after a 2-1 win over Stoke in which they were given a scare by Charlie Adam’s 59-yard strike. Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the lead from the penalty spot in the 39th minute after Philipp Wollscheid’s late challenge

Liverpool through to FA Cup quarter finals

Liverpool came from behind with two second-half goals to reach the FA Cup quarter finals with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Fraizer Campbell gave the hosts the lead as the ball fell kindly to him 12 yards out after 15 minutes, but Liverpool were level shortly after

Avram Grant leads Black Stars into final amid chaotic scenes

Equatorial Guinea’s Africa Cup of Nations dream came to a disappointing end amid more shameful scenes in Malabo on Thursday night. The hosts have lit up this tournament, performing footballing miracles, backed by enthusiastic support. But as they exited at the semi-final stage, those same fans showed an uglier side, throwing

Lee Chung-Yong joins Crystal Palace from Bolton

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of of Lee Chung-Yong from Bolton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee. The reported £1million transfer was temporarily delayed over the player's wage demands but all parties have come to an agreement with the South Korea international signing a contract until June 2018. A statement on the