Yorke's new deal with Villa

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Dwight Yorke, the Aston Villa striker, has signed a new four-year contract with the Coca-Cola Cup holders. Yorke, who scored 25 goals last season, has agreed a deal with his manager, Brian Little, that will earn him around pounds 2m.

It ended three months of on-off talks between Little and the Trinidad and Tobago international, who had one year left of his existing contract.

Karel Poborsky, the Czech Republic midfield player, said yesterday that Manchester United are the only club he wants to play for. A deal could finally be sealed by the weekend.

Two Wolves players have been badly hurt in training accidents on their pre-season tour of Austria. The Welsh international Adrian Williams, the club's new pounds 750,000 defender from Reading, was on crutches yesterday after damaging his left knee while the former England winger Tony Daley has been ruled out of the game until Christmas after rupturing tendons in his knee.

Charlton have signed the Welsh international midfielder Jeremy Goss on a free transfer from Norwich City.

Paul Parker, the Manchester United and former England defender who is now surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, is training with Portsmouth after being snubbed by Marseilles and Celta Vigo.

The Premier League yesterday dismissed reports that Sky TV is ready to introduce pay-per-view coverage. Doug Ellis, the Aston Villa chairman, had suggested that Sky would show 10 games a week from the beginning of the 1997-98 season and that subscribers could be charged up to pounds 13.99 for some matches.

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