• Portuguese winger signs three-year contract with Super Lig runners-up
• Nani could soon be joined in Turkey by United’s Robin van Persie

Fenerbahce have confirmed the signing of Nani from Manchester United, with the 28-year-old joining the Turkish club on a three-year contract for a fee of £4.3m (€6m).

The Portuguese leaves Old Trafford after eight years at the club, spending last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, the club where he started his career. During his time in England, he won the Premier League four times, the League Cup in 2009, as well as helping United to the Champions League and the World Club Cup title in 2008.

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USA supporters took over Vancouver in an expectation their team would lift the trophy – and after Carli Lloyd’s heroics, they can leave Canada satisfied

At exactly 2.30pm on the afternoon the Women’s World Cup was won, all transit ceased operation on Granville Street.

The American Outlaws were beginning their their descent upon BC Place Stadium. Cars honked. Electric buses idled, their sparks kicking helplessly off overhead lines. Traffic on the city’s most vital thoroughfare was at the whim of the US’s biggest soccer supporters. And for several minutes on Sunday, it was going nowhere.

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• Frenchman moves to promoted side on a four-year contract
• Capoue will now meet up with his new team-mates for pre-season

Watford have announced the signing of midfielder Étienne Capoue from Tottenham for a club-record fee of around £6.3m (€9m).

The 26-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with the Hertfordshire club, and is set to join up with his new team-mates for pre-season training.

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The Liverpool legend’s MLS debut approaches and he arrives in California to join a revived team, and the Red Bulls should reflect on an impressive recent run

The LA Galaxy’s history as a club – and Major League Soccer’s history as a league, by extension – pivoted on the arrival of David Beckham back in 2007. The signing of European soccer’s most marketable name set the Carson franchise on course to becoming the predominant force it is now. Of course, the capture of Steven Gerrard cannot be heralded with the same weight – and the Galaxy have kept their colour-scheme this time around – but the club has spent much of the 2015 season passively waiting around for their new headline act to pitch up.

It’s not so long since the Galaxy found themselves on a five-game winless streak, a slump capped by the 4-0 road defeat to Orlando City on 17 May. With that loss in central Florida, LA were staggering into the summer months, when Gerrard would join and carry the expectation of reviving an ailing campaign. But with the former Liverpool captain finally now in California and set to make his Galaxy debut next week, the defending MLS Cup champions are in decidedly better shape than anticipated.

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An expectant throng of fans awaited Mark Sampson’s third-place finishers at terminal two and the squad hope the momentum will roll into the Super League

The scattering of flags that lined the walkway into Heathrow terminal two’s arrivals lounge indicated that something was afoot, as did the small but expectant throng of supporters who had set their alarm clocks to meet Air Canada flight 864 at 7.30am. There were a couple of banners, a young girl wearing a Bristol Academy shirt, a few family groups waiting with cameras and autograph books handy.

All of which made for a convivial but low-key reception for Mark Sampson and his England women’s team as they returned from the World Cup, bronze medals in hand, to a landscape that they hope will have changed for good.

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