Saido Berahino’s move to Stoke means sorry saga at West Brom is over … almost

Stoke City's Saido Berahino

It was one of those transfer deals that had all three parties feeling satisfied come the end. West Bromwich Albion picked up £12m for a player who could have gone for nothing in the summer, Stoke City signed a talented 23‑year‑old English striker for a fraction of the fee that someone of his age and ability would normally command, and Saido Berahino welcomed the chance to be a professional footballer in active employment again.

David Sullivan hits out at Dimitri Payet after he completes Marseille move

West Ham United's Dimitri Payet in action with Manchester United's Michael Carrick

Dimitri Payet has completed his £25m move to Marseille from West Ham United, signing a four-and-a-half year contract with the Ligue 1 club. Payet pushed hard for the transfer, citing family problems as the reason he wanted to return to his former club – from which he joined West Ham in a £10.7m deal in the summer of 2015 – and he was effectively on strike in east London since 10 January.