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Manchester City sign John Stones in a £47.5million deal from Everton.

The England defender has signed a six-year deal and will wear the No 24 shirt. Manager Pep Guardiola, who has been aware of the defender for over a year and watched Chelsea’s pursuit of Stones with interest, said: ‘We want to help John show his quality with us and improve on what he has already achieved. ‘I like the way he plays the game and I’m looking forward to welcoming him into the squad.’

Pogba back where it all started

The world’s most in-demand midfield talent arrives from Juventus, rejoining the club that he left for next to nothing in 2012. Pogba, 23, will wear the No 6 shirt and has signed a bumper £290,000-per-week, five-year contract to work under Jose Mourinho. There is also the option to extend for a further year. The deal to bring him to Old Trafford will reach £100m once add-ons and agents’ fees are taken into account. Speaking to the club website, Pogba said: ‘I am delighted to rejoin United. It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho. Story Bt Daily Mail

Witnesses against Kayihura opt out, claim they were bribed to testify against the IGP

A group of opposition youths who had come out to testify against the inspector general of police general Kale Kayihura have opted out, a day before they were expected to appear before Makindye magistrates court to testify in a case of police brutality against civilians. Addressing journalists at Makerere University, three members of the group including Andrew Sebitosi, Rogers Ddiba and Joseph Kaddu claim they were bribed to testify against the IGP yet were not among those beaten. The youths say they were approached by a group of lawyers and were each given Shs. 800,000 with a promise of 5M after giving testimony.

Swansea’s Andre Ayew signs for West Ham on a three-year deal for a club record fee of £20.5million

After big money bids for Alexandre Lacazette, Michy Batshuayi and Carlos Bacca were rejected earlier on this summer, Slaven Bilic decided to continue his pursuit for a striker slightly closer to home with Ayew. The Ghana forward joined the Welsh side on a free transfer last season and made a considerable impact in the Premier League, scoring 12 goals in 34 appearances. Swansea have reacted quickly to the sale of their star-man, having agreed a club record £15m fee with Atletico Madrid for the signature of Borja Baston.