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Ante Palaversa joins Manchester City in £5.5m deal

After Man City's shock 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, our ESPN FC crew discuss the fragile side of Pep Guardiola's team.

Manchester City have completed the signing of Hajduk Split midfielder Ante Palaversa for a fee of around £5.5 million.

The Croatia under-19 captain will return to Hajduk for the rest of the season on loan as part of the deal.

"I have not yet shown all I can and hope to play for Hajduk to justify the great trust I have received from England's champions," Palaversa said.

"There is still a lot of work ahead of me."

Palaversa, 18, flew to Manchester on Wednesday for a medical and to agree terms...

Real Madrid transfer links a surprise to Hajduk Split's Karlo Letica

Hajduk Split goalkeeper Karlo Letica says he has been surprised by speculation about a move to Real Madrid but he is just concentrating on working hard and developing at his current club.

Marca reported on Saturday that Letica, 21, is a summer transfer target for Madrid despite having made just eight senior appearances in the Croatian league.

The Croatia under-21 international then scored a dramatic 95th-minute winner in Hajduk's 3-2 league victory over NK Istra, with teammate Borja Lopez soon also...


Everton complete signing of forward Nikola Vlasic from Hajduk Split

Everton have signed forward Nikola Vlasic from Hajduk Split on a five-year deal.

Vlasic, 19, who has penned a contract until 2022 at Goodison Park, becomes Everton's ninth signing of the summer, with the Toffees paying a fee of £8 million, which could rise to £10m.

The Croatia international came up against Everton in the Europa League earlier this month and he is looking forward to embarking on his new challenge.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to play for this big club," he told...

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Everton target Vlasic given permission to leave Croatia under-21 training

Everton's chances of signing Hajduk Split midfielder Nikola Vlasic received a boost after the teenager was given permission to leave national team duty with Croatia's under-21 side.

Everton are interested in the 19-year-old, whom manager Ronald Koeman got to see first hand in their recent Europa League qualifier, and on Monday Hajduk club president Ivan Kos admitted they could sell their prize asset before Thursday's deadline.

In a tweet the Croatia Football Federation confirmed Vlasic had on Tuesday...

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Sigurdsson scores sensational goal as Everton go into group stage

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Gylfi Sigurdsson marked his first Everton start with a spectacular goal to help put Ronald Koeman's side into the group stages of the Europa League after a 1-1 away draw with Hajduk Split.

Everton were defending a 2-0 lead from the play-off first leg at Goodison Park, which had been marred by crowd trouble from the travelling supporters, with play stopped during the first half and governing body UEFA launching disciplinary action against both clubs.

Josip Radosevic, though, soon halved the deficit...