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Fernando Torres: Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker retires after final match

Torres scored six goals in 39 games for Sagan Tosu



Spanish World Cup-winning striker Fernando Torres has played his final professional match before retirement.

The former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea forward, 35, finished his career in Japan with Sagan Tosu.

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Renato Sanches: Lille sign Portugal international from Bayern

Renato Sanches struggled to make an impression at Bayern following a high-profile move from Benfica as a teenager



French club Lille have signed Portugal international Renato Sanches on a five-year deal.

The midfielder joined German champions Bayern Munich for £27.5m in 2016 and spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Swansea, making 12 appearances in the Premier League.

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Brazilian striker changes name after China call-up



Brazilian-born striker Elkeson has changed his name as he prepares to help China qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

The 30-year-old, who has played in the Chinese Super League since 2013, became a naturalised citizen earlier in August and was named on Wednesday in China's squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier at The Maldives on Sept. 10.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Liverpool midfielder signs contract to 2023

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool for £35m from Arsenal in August 2017



Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed a contract extension committing him to the club until 2023.

The 25-year-old returned in April after a missing a year with a knee ligament injury suffered in the Champions League semi-final against Roma in 2018.

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Vincent Kompany: Anderlecht boss gives up managerial duties on match days

Vincent Kompany took over as player-manager at Anderlecht in the summer but the team has taken only two points from their first four league games



Anderlecht's Vincent Kompany is to relinquish his managerial duties on match days in order to concentrate on playing.

Kompany was appointed player-manager at the Belgian club this summer after 11 years at Manchester City.

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