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Thursday 13 December 2018

Hart bids to rebuild career at Burnley

Burnley have announced the signing of goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City. Photo: Daniel Hambury/PA
Burnley have announced the signing of goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City. Photo: Daniel Hambury/PA Sportsdesk

Burnley's signing of Joe Hart was the headline deal as the summer's transfer window moved into its final 48 hours.

The former England number one agreed a two-year deal at Turf Moor after bringing his 12-year association with Manchester City to an end.

The 31-year-old two-time Premier League winner )spent the past two seasons on loan at Torino and West Ham after falling out of favour at the Etihad Stadium.

Burnley's move for Hart was prompted by injuries to fellow England internationals Nick Pope and Tom Heaton and he is likely to face tough competition for a place when all are fit.

Hart was followed to the Lancashire club by Derby striker Matej Vydra, who signed a three-year deal after moving for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old, who has previously played in the top flight with West Brom and Watford, top-scored in the Championship with 21 goals last season.

Bournemouth broke their transfer record to sign Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma from Levante for a fee understood to be £25m.

The 23-year-old, who impressed at the World Cup in the summer, has signed a five-year contract at the Vitality Stadium.

Fulham continued their busy summer of transfer activity by signing Arsenal defender Calum Chambers on a season-long loan.

Chambers, 23, who had a loan spell at Middlesbrough two years ago, is the seventh new arrival at Craven Cottage since they secured promotion.

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