Everton have signed midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford for an undisclosed fee.

The Merseysiders announced on their official website that the 27-year-old has agreed a a three-year deal, with the Toffees having the option of a fourth season.

Doucoure said: "I have been waiting a long time to come here and now it has happened so I am very happy.

"I had some interest from other clubs but from the beginning when Everton showed an interest in me I told my agent to focus on Everton. It was the only club I wanted to join."

Doucoure, a France Under-21 international, is Everton's third major signing in four days following the arrivals of Brazilian Allan and Colombia's James Rodriguez.

Watford signed Doucoure from Rennes in 2016 and in four full seasons at Vicarage Road he made 129 Premier League appearances, scoring 17 goals with 12 assists.

Doucoure added: "It is an ambitious project here and it was a big part of my decision, having (director of football) Marcel (Brands) and the coach Carlo Ancelotti wanting me.

"When you come to a club you want the manager and, of course, the board to support you."

Michy Batshuayi scoring for Crystal Palace against Bournemouth in 2019

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is on the verge of sealing a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace.

The 26-year-old Belgian is poised to sign a one-year extension on his current Stamford Bridge contract and then take up a second loan stint with the Eagles.

Batshuayi's current Chelsea contract expires next summer and a further agreement until 2022 will stop him becoming a free agent once his expected loan at Palace comes to an end.

Palace have already signed England Under-21 forward Eberechi Eze from QPR for an initial £16m this summer.

And Batshuayi’s impending arrival at Selhurst Park will add a further boost to boss Roy Hodgson’s attacking options.

Leeds, West Brom and Newcastle had all tracked Batshuayi with a view to a loan switch, but Palace look set to pull off the deal.

Batshuayi spent the second half of the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Palace, but remained on hand at Stamford Bridge last term in Frank Lampard’s first season at the Blues’ helm.

The £53million arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, allied to regular strikers Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, has pushed Batshuayi further down the west London side’s pecking order.

Batshuayi joined Chelsea from Marseille for £33million in 2016, but has never managed to command a regular first-team berth and has spent time on loan at Borussia Dortmund and Valencia as well as at Palace.

Jamal Lewis is back in the Premier League

Northern Ireland international Jamal Lewis has joined Newcastle from Norwich for an undisclosed fee.

The defender has agreed agreed a five-year contract after the two clubs agreed a fee, reported to be around £15million, which could rise to £20m with add-ons.

Lewis, who started out at hometown club Luton before joining Norwich's academy in 2014, was a regular starter for Norwich in the Premier League last season.

He made a total of 34 appearances in all competitions as Daniel Farke's side were relegated after one season in the top flight.

Lucy Bronze with the Women's Champions League tropy after Lyon's victory last week 

England defender Lucy Bronze has rejoined Manchester City on a two-year deal, the club have announced.

The 28-year-old is back with the Women's Super League side after leaving Lyon this summer following the conclusion of her contract.

Bronze departed City to join the French outfit in 2017 and helped them win a glut of silverware, including three Champions League titles.

The right-back previously won the WSL, FA Cup and League Cup with City after signing for them in 2014.

She has made 70 England appearances, scoring eight goals, and was key in the Lionesses’ runs to the semi-finals of the 2015 and 2019 World Cups and Euro 2017.

She was awarded the silver ball at the tournament last year and was also named UEFA’s women’s player of the year for 2019.

Bronze said on mancity.com: "I’m really happy to be back here at City – I always had it in my mind that I would return one day, and it just feels like the perfect time and opportunity right now.

"I really enjoyed my time in France, but there were so many things that I missed and it’s great to be back.

"I feel like I’m returning as a better leader and person who is capable of bringing similar success to the table here in England both domestically with City and internationally too."

Rhian Brewster (L) in action for Liverpool

The race is heating up for the signature of talented youngster Rhian Brewster. The Sun reports Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has asked Liverpool about the availability of the 20-year-old, who impressed while on loan at Swansea last season.

The Daily Telegraph says those also hoping to snap up the striker include Crystal Palace and Sheffield United, but Villa are thought to have the £20m required.

Atletico Madrid have resisted Arsenal's offers for Thomas Partey but that could be about to change.

The Spanish club need extra funds to sign Espanyol’s 23-year-old midfielder Marc Roca and may be forced to lower their asking price for their 27-year-old Ghanaian midfielder, according to the Daily Mirror, which cites Spain’s Marca.

Wolves will bring Porto midfielder Vitor Ferreira to Molineux later this week, according to the Express and Star. They have the 20-year-old, who also goes by Vitinha, for a year and can then decide to make him a permanent fixture for £18m.

Burnley's James Tarkowski (right) battling Brighton's Irish forward Aaron Connolly last season

Sean Dyche was tight-lipped about speculation linking James Tarkowski with West Ham but the Burnley boss said: "We're not in the business of getting rid of our best players on the cheap."

Dyche did not confirm whether a bid had been lodged for Tarkowski although rumours are swirling that the Hammers will need to almost double a reported £27m fee in order to land the highly rated centre-back.

While he accepted every player has a price, Dyche insists the club are not under pressure to sell one of their star assets and he is preparing for Tarkowski to remain with the Clarets into the upcoming season and beyond.

"The club is in a very, very strong position so there’s no overwhelming desire to be selling players," said Dyche.

"Do players have a price at any club? Yes, we’ve seen that across the whole of football. Eventually a day comes if someone’s going to hit a certain number then all clubs – not just Burnley Football Club – have to make a decision.

"If that comes then the chairman will make that decision. I don’t control those moments, the chairman does and the board, so we’ll have to wait and see but it’s fair to say we’re in a very strong position.

"Until that level is met then I’ve got no other thought than James Tarkowski and other players here will still be here operating for us. We’re not in the business of getting rid of our best players on the cheap, that’s for sure."

James Garner during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final between Sevilla and Manchester United

Teenager James Garner is closing in on a loan exit from Manchester United.

The highly-rated 19-year-old made his debut in February 2019 and has made seven appearances in total for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

But Donny van de Beek's arrival has only increased the competition in United’s midfield and Garner is set to leave on a season-long loan to get some much-needed first-team experience.

The teenager has been tracked by a number of Sky Bet Championship clubs and is looking to prove himself at that level in the 2020-21 campaign.

Blackburn and Millwall are believed to be among those interested along with Huddersfield, whose head coach Carlos Corberan met Garner before the 3-3 draw with United’s Under-23s at the end of August.

Joel Pereira has already joined Huddersfield on loan from United, while Tahith Chong, Aliou Traore and Matej Kovar have left the Old Trafford giants to gain experience elsewhere on loan this season.

Newly-capped Wales international Dylan Levitt is understood to be close to a loan exit, while Ethan Laird, Arnau Puigmal and Max Taylor are also attracting interest.

There is also interest in defender Di’Shon Bernard, but fellow centre-back Teden Mengi and Northern Ireland international Ethan Galbraith are set to stay with Neil Wood’s under-23s this season.

Manchester City defender Angelino has returned to RB Leipzig on a season-long loan.

The 23-year-old full-back spent the second half of last season on loan at Leipzig, who finished third in the Bundesliga and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Aleksandar Kolarov

Aleksandar Kolarov has joined Inter Milan from Serie A rivals Roma for an initial fee of €1.5m.

The deal for the former Manchester City defender includes potential bonuses worth up to €500,000.

Serbia international Kolarov scored 19 goals in 132 appearances for Roma after joining from City in the summer of 2017.

The 34-year-old, who won two Premier League titles and the FA Cup during his time at the Etihad Stadium, endured a fractious relationship with some Giallorossi supporters having played for bitter rivals Lazio between 2007 and 2010.

Details of his contract with Antonio Conte's Europa League runners-up have not been announced.

Meanwhile, Roma’s Italy international Nicolo Zaniolo will undergo surgery on a serious knee injury.

The 21-year-old midfielder suffered a complete tear to the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee while playing for his country against Holland.