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Bournemouth sign Colombian Jefferson Lerma from Levante in club-record deal

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Jefferson Lerma has joined Bournemouth from Levante on a five-year deal.

Bournemouth have finally captured Colombia central midfielder Jefferson Lerma from Levante on a five-year deal for a club record fee, the Premier League team announced on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old, whose transfer is subject to international clearance, played in all of Colombia's games at this year's World Cup in Russia, including the last-16 loss to England.

The transfer fee for Lerma was not disclosed, but British media reported that he was moving for £25 million, which beats the previous record...

Marcelo ban reduced to one match after Real Madrid appeal

The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) appeals committee on Thursday downgraded Marcelo's two-match ban for kicking Levante's Jefferson Lerma to one match.

The Brazilian will only miss the match on Sunday against Real Sociedad, and will be available to return again next Wednesday for a La Liga match against Betis.

The news came hours after a news conference with Marcelo and Madrid announcing that he had added another two years to his contract, previously due to expire in 2020. Real Madrid had filed...