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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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