Sports headlines June 15 2017

Sports headlines June 15 2017

Manchester United sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica

Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica. Lindelof has signed a four-year contract, with an option for a further year and will become a United player on 1 July. He had his medical at United’s training complex yesterday and Benfica have confirmed the UEFA Europa league champions will pay £30.7m to sign the defender and £8.8m based on his performance. “Victor is a very talented young player, who has a great future ahead of him at United. Our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad and Victor is the first to join us this summer,” said Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho.

Leicester City to sign defender Harry Maguire from Hull City

Leicester City are expected to sign Hull City defender Harry Maguire in a £17m contract. A £12m fee with add-ons has been agreed and a medical has been completed, whereas West Brom have rejected a £10m bid from Leicester for defender Jonny Evans who moved to the club from Manchester United in 2015 for £6m. Maguire has Premier League experience, having played plenty of games and does not seem to suffer injury regularly which is an advantage for both him and Leicester.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will square off in Las Vegas in August

The fight between Former multi-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will be held in Las Vegas on August 26. The high-profile duo both confirmed the eagerly-awaited face-off will definitely be happening. Despite McGregor having never boxed either as an amateur or professionally, the fight will take place under normal boxing rules. Mayweather retired after winning his 49th consecutive unbeaten match against Andre Berto in September 2015. Nevada boxing officials approved the date yesterday after McGregor kept pushing for the fight.

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