AFC Bournemouth set to sign Jermain Defoe

AFC Bournemouth are set to sign Jermain Defoe on a free transfer from Sunderland following the striker’s contract talks with the club.

The England international has agreed a three-year deal worth £65,000-a-week and will return to the club where he spent a successful six-month loan spell in 2000/01.

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AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Sunderland: The Black Cats come from behind to secure their first league win of the season

AFC Bournemouth will lament wasting plenty of opportunities as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against 10-man Sunderland at The Vitality Stadium.

The Black Cats recovered from a goal down early on, with Jermain Defoe scoring the winning penalty to secure the club’s first Premier League win of the season at the 11th attempt.

The Cherries did everything but score in the final 25 minutes, failing to capitalise on the man advantage as Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford shone, preserving his sides lead with a plethora of decent saves.

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