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

Coloccini pleads with Newcastle fans

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has begged the club's fans to put their anger to one side and cheer the Magpies to a crucial Premier League victory against West Brom on Saturday. Coloccini has issued an open letter to the Toon army in the wake of another dismal week on Tyneside which

Newcastle United suffer sixth straight defeat

Newcastle suffered their sixth straight Premier League defeat as Tottenham ran out 3-1 winners at a disgruntled St James’ Park. Nacer Chadli opened the scoring on 30 minutes with a long range strike before Jack Colback equalised just 19 seconds into the second half. That should have provided a springboard for the

Wilfred Bony joins his new team-mates

Wilfried Bony has trained with his new Manchester City team-mates for the very first time after a successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign with Ivory Coast. The 26-year-old was the biggest Premier League transfer during the January Transfer Window, joining Manchester City for a fee around £28m Swansea before leaving for

Moussa Sissoko happy at St. James’ Park

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is happy to stay at the club, despite rumours he is a target for Arsenal and Paris St Germain. The 25-year-old has impressed since arriving at St James' Park in January 2013 and speculation over his future intensified when he described Arsenal as "the club of my

Papiss Cisse accepts FA Charge

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct. Cisse will now serve a three-match suspension which will rule him out of the Magpies' forthcoming fixtures against Burnley, Leicester and Chelsea. The Senegal international had been expected to miss the FA Cup tie against Leicester on Saturday and

Pardew on the brink of Palace move

Crystal Palace and Newcastle are in "advanced talks" over a compensation deal which would see boss Alan Pardew move to south London. Palace are seeking to replace Neil Warnock - sacked on 27 December - and Pardew, a former Palace player, is their first choice to become their new manager. Pardew has

Podolski set to join Inter Milan on loan

Lukas Podolski is set to join Inter Milan on loan following Arsenal's first game of 2015 against Southampton. According to reports, Inter officials met with Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger on Saturday to discuss the availability of the forward and came away confident that a deal can be struck. It is suggested