Sunderland sign Ola Toivonen from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes

Sunderland have completed the signing of Ola Toivonen from Ligue 1 club Rennes on a season-long loan deal.

The 29-year-old attacking midfielder has joined the Black Cats on a season-long loan from the French side to reunite with former Dutch boss Dick Advocaat, who was in charge during his time at PSV Eindhoven.


Who have stood out as genuine Premier League contenders?

It may be premature to read anything into the Premier League table after just three fixtures, but there have already been a number of standout performances from teams who look well equipped to battle it out at the summit this season. Having a much closer-fought title race is exactly what the neutrals want to see after Chelsea dominated the 2014/2015 season with unerring ease, setting a new record for number of weeks spent at the top of the table as no other team came close to challenging them.


Chelsea winger Marko Marin joins Trabzonspor

Chelsea winger Marko Marin has joined the six-time Turkish champions Trabzonspor on a season-long loan.

The 26-year-old could make a permanent move to the Super Lig outfit because the loan agreement includes an option to buy him permanently for a bargain price of £1.8m.

— Trabzonspor Kulübü (@Trabzonspor) August 25, 2015


Rumours: Arsenal want PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot

Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly keeping a close eye on the current situation of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot ahead of a possible move for the Frenchman, according to Le 10 Sport.

Rabiot, 20, who represented his nation up to under-21 level, has struggled to make an impact in Parc des Princes, scoring eight goals in 91 appearances in all competitions over the last three seasons.


Man United fans want Schweinsteiger in for Carrick

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has had a torrid start to the 2015/16 season.

Having played every single game this term, Carrick is yet to get a pace to his form as manager Louis van Gaal’s options in the midfield area have grown over the summer, with the arrivals of two top class midfielders – Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger.