Marseille defender Brice Dja Djedje says he has joined Watford. The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international has signed a four-year deal and will move for about £3m. “I had other proposals, yes, even a German club, but I preferred to sign for Watford because this is a good club,” he told the French newspaper. “I will find some former players of Ligue 1 and because it allows me to set foot in the Premier League.”
Spain have named Julen Lopetegui as their new manager. Vicente del Bosque stepped down after eight years in charge following their disappointing Euro 2016 campaign, which ended at the last-16 stage. Lopetegui, 49, was sacked as Porto boss in January and has previously coached Spain at youth level.
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they have re-signed forward Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old left Dortmund for Bayern Munich in 2013. He helped Bayern win three Bundesliga titles and also scored the winner for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. He has agreed a four-year deal, subject to a medical.