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De Gea set to be sold for €40m, De Bruyne has Man City medical - Transfer Window LIVE
Keep up to date with all the summer transfer window action with Goal's live blog - and join the debate @GoalUK on Twitter. Hosted by Ben Szwediuk.

16:33 BST

30/08/2015

 DE BRUYNE: THE BEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD 

It seems Kevin De Bruyne was as fed up with his own transfer saga as the rest of us. 

Giving his first interview with Man City TV, the Belgian enthised about being back and playing football in the best league in the world:
 "I think in the last few weeks there has been a lot of press, also in Germany, but I still kept on playing and training. I stayed professional at Wolfsburg and we were just waiting for everything to fall into place.
 
"Now I can just play football again. All that stuff, it stays in your head and it's not that easy to be at 100 per cent and to play at a good level."
 
"I think the Premier League is probably the best league in the world and after it I think it would probably be Germany. I had a great time in Germany, I had a successful one and a half years at [Wolfsburg], where we won a few titles.
 
"It's a new challenge to be better as a player and hopefully I can do good."

16:23 BST

30/08/2015

 WOLFSBURG CONFIRM DE BRUYNE DEPARTURE 

Wolfsburg have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has left the club, and offered him their best wishes.

Only one full season at the German club, but performances good enough to more than double their money.


16:18 BST

30/08/2015

 DE BRUYNE TO CITY DONE: A GOOD DEAL? 

One of the summer's most arduous transfer sagas is finally at an end with the news that Kevin De Bruyne is now a Manchester City player.

But what now, City fans? Where does he fit into a side in such rampant form? Does he go straight into the first team? And is he worth the rumoured £56m fee? 

Join in the debate on twitter.

 Or check out our report here.

 

16:07 BST

30/08/2015

 CONFIRMED: CITY CONFIRM DE BRUYNE SIGNING 


16:04 BST

30/08/2015

 RED DEVILS TO CATCH PANTHER? 

Manchester United could be set to solve their striking problems with a surprise bid for one of today's opponents Bafetimbi Gomis, according to The Western Mail.

The in-form Frenchman is rumoured to have a buy-out clause of just £7m.

However, sources close to Swansea City claim the figure of £7m merely allows the player to talk to other clubs.

 

15:51 BST

30/08/2015

 WANYAMA AND MANE GOING NOWHERE 

A defiant Ronald Koeman came out fighting after his side's first win of the season at home to Norwich.

Victor Wanyama was left out of the Saints 3-0 victory as, "his head wasn't in the right place".

He and winger Saido Mane have been linked with lucractive moves to Spurs and Manchester United respectively.

However the Dutchman's position is clear: they are not for sale.  

"The same answer for Victor and Sadio - we do not sell. They will stay at Southampton, I am 100% sure," he said.
 
"They need to respect their contracts and show the commitment that Sadio is showing." 

15:42 BST

30/08/2015

 DORTMUND PIP ARSENAL TO WINGER

According to German news paper Bild, Arsenal are set to miss out on another transfer target in the shape of Kiev winger, Andriy Yarmolenko.

The North Londoners were linked with a £14.5m bid earlier this week, but it is now believed Borussia Dortmund may pip them to the post for a bargain fee of £8.7m.

What do you think Arsenal fans? Is this more transfer window incompetence from Wenger and Co? Or was this just one more "triffic little player" of which the club already has too many? 


15:30 BST

30/08/2015

 WENGER ICARDI REJECTION? 

Arsenal's transfer let-downs continue, according to The Star.

 
Having been firmly rebuffed in pursuit of long-time target Karim Benzema, Wenger turned his attentions to Inter's Argentine striker, Mauro Icardi. 

Arsenal's bid was immediately turned down, with the club keen not to lose anymore stars after Mateo Kovacic left for Real Madrid.

If Wenger wishes to continue his pursuit this late in the window, he will have to part with an enormous sum. Something he is seldom known for.


15:22 BST

30/08/2015

 NKOULOU TO REPLACE STONES? 

Chelsea have abandoned their pursuit of John Stones and have turned their attentions to Marseille's Nicolas Nkoulou, according to the Mail.

 
The West London club abandoned their long-term pursuit of the Everton defender after a final £38m offer was rebuffed by Bill Kenwright. 

Jose Mourinho will down turn his attentions to the Cameroonian centre-half as an alternative.

If they do make a move, it is likely to be far less of a battle than their pursuit for Stones as L'Equipe have reported the centre-half has been told he can leave the French club.

 

15:00 BST

30/08/2015

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14:50 BST

30/08/2015

 DONE DEAL - BAYERN SIGN COMAN ON LOAN 

Interesting one, this.

Bayern Munich have signed French teenage Kingsley Coman from Serie A champions Juventus on a two-year loan.

As my colleague astutely points out to me, Coman will have now played for three European giants: PSG, Juventus and Bayern. All before he turns 20. Some achievement, eh?

And why have Juve decided to send him to a rival European powerhouse, I wonder? Maybe they think Pep Guardiola is the best man to aid his footballing development?
The contact runs until 30 June by the way, not 30 May as it says in the tweet. We're all human!

14:40 BST

30/08/2015

 FENERBAHCE TO CANCEL KRASIC CONTRACT 

Once one of the most promising wingers in European football and even rated as one of the best players in the world, Milos Krasic's star has fallen in recent times.

Fenerbahce have taken to Twitter (they've been particularly busy today, haven't they?) to announce that Krasic's contract will be terminated tomorrow.

Always a shame to see talent like that go to waste...

14:30 BST

30/08/2015

 FROM 'MORON' TO MATURE? 

French Ligue 1 giants PSG pulled off something of a coup earlier this week with the signing of Layvin Kurzawa from fellow big spenders Monaco for around 23 million euros.

The 22-year-old attacking full-back is undoubtedly an exciting talent, but his brushes with controversy in the past makes this something of a risky signing for Les Parisiens.

Have a read of this cracking feature by our very own Robin Bairner, who sheds some light on French football's latest controversial star:

14:20 BST

30/08/2015

 DRAXLER GOING NOWHERE 

14:10 BST

30/08/2015

 TRANSFER TRACKER 

So, Lazar Markovic to Fenerbahce becomes the latest deal involving a Premier League club this summer.

But with so many ins and outs happening over the past couple of months, it's easy to lose track of exactly who has moved where.

If only there was some kind of user-friendly gallery that would let us track each and every Premier League transfer...

Oh, there is? And it can be found right here on Goal? Well that's mighty helpful, isn't it?

Son, Balotelli, Pedro and all the Premier League's summer transfers

14:00 BST

30/08/2015

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13:50 BST

30/08/2015

 DONE DEAL - MARKOVIC SIGNS FOR FENERBAHCE 

Earlier we brought you the news that nifty Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic was undergoing a medical at Fenerbahce ahead of a proposed year-long loan move.

Well, the Turkish club have now confirmed that the deal has gone through - and judging by their Twitter account they seem pretty darn chuffed about it: 

13:40 BST

30/08/2015

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13:29 BST

30/08/2015

FULHAM REJECT £10M FOR MCCORMACK

Look, no offence to Sheffield Wednesday but it really is a sign of the times when they can bid £10 million for a player considering they haven't had the luxuries of Premier League money for 15 years.

Well, according to various media outlets in England, that is exactly what's happened but their attempt to sign Ross McCormack has been rejected by Fulham.

It's worth noting that the bid is £1m less than that paid by Fulham to Leeds for the 29-year-old last summer and the striker only recently signed a one-year contract extension. Gotta love the last few days of the transfer window!

13:24 BST

30/08/2015

BESIKTAS CALL OFF VALDES DEAL

So much talk of Manchester United goalkeepers recently, it's hard to keep up.

Earlier this week, Victor Valdes - another who has been made persona non grata by Louis van Gaal - looked to be heading to Besiktas, with Turkish media reporting club representatives had flown to England to finalise a move.

However, now the Daily Express now report that Besiktas have changed their focus to strengthening other areas of their squad and a new goalkeeper is not a top priority any more.