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Tuesday Kickoff: Pogba, Stones, Vermaelen and more


After months of speculation, Paul Pogba has officially made his move, while John Stones’ transfer saga has also come to a close.

Manchester United annouced on Monday that Pogba has officially returned to the club on a five-year deal. (REPORT)

John Stones has officially joined Manchester City from Everton for £47.5m in a deal that makes the centerback the world’s second most expensive defender. (REPORT)

Belgium and Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen will be loaned for one season to Seria A side Roma, with an option to buy at the season’s end. The injury-troubled center back has made just 11 La Liga appearances for the Catalan club since making the move from Arsenal in 2015. (REPORT)

Ghanaian international Andre Ayew has completed a move to West Ham from Swansea City. The striker was signed as a free transfer from Olympique de Marseille last Summer and went on to score 12 for the Welsh side. (REPORT)

Longtime Croatian captain Darijo Srna has officially announced his international retirement after leading his country through a somewhat tumultuous Euro tournament in France this Summer. Srna has been a full international since 2002, and since the ’04 Euros the right back has appeared in every major tournament for his country. (REPORT)

FC Bayern Munich mainstay Uli Hoeness has announced his intention to run to retake the Bayern Munich presidency. After having to step down from the position due to a 2014 tax fraud conviction, the former Bayern striker and manager will hope to regain his old position in the election taking place this November. (REPORT)

Crystal Palace have turned down Everton’s £18m bid for Congolese winger Yannick Bolasie. The Toffees’ new manager Ronald Koeman has made the DR Congo international a priority for the club, but Palace are reportedly asking for £30m. (REPORT)

Chelsea have made a £40m (+extras) bid to Napoli for defender Kalidouly Koulibaly, Napoli reported looking at Torino’s Serbian Nikola Maksimović as a replacement. (REPORT)


The U.S. Women’s National Team is not looking past Colombia ahead of Tuesday’s Olympic group stage finale. (REPORT)

Several Americans Abroad were in action over the weekend, headlined by a contingent of Mexican-based and England-based stars. (REPORT)

Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC headlined the weekend’s MLS action, claiming several of the SBI MLS awards. (REPORT)


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