African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Leicester reject Al Nassr £12m bid for Musa

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Leicester reject Al Nassr £12m bid for Musa


Leicester City have declined a £12 million offer from Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr for Ahmed Musa, according to SkySports News.

The Foxes reportedly want to regain the outlay spent in bringing the Nigeria international to the King Power Stadium for then club-record £16.6m in July 2016.

Musa has attracted interests from several European clubs this summer following his outstanding performances at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia where he scored two goals in two matches.


Chuba Akpom set for Arsenal exit


Chuba is set to leave Arsenal this summer and join Belgian top-flight club Sint-Truiden permanently in a deal worth £2 million, Mirror reports.

Akpom is one of the five players dropped by Unai Emery for the Gunners' pre-season trip to Singapore.

The 22-year-old is in the final year of his Arsenal contract and has struggled to establish himself in the Gunners’ first-team since his competitive debut against Sunderland back in September 2013.


Boga moves to Sassuolo


Sassuolo have completed the signing of Jeremie Boga in a £3.5 million deal from Chelsea.

The Cote d’Ivoire international managed just one first-team appearance for the Blues since joining the club’s academy from Marseille in 2009.

The 21-year-old previously had loan spells at Rennes, Granada and Birmingham City.

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Leicester City target Rachid Ghezzal


Leicester City are weighing up a £4 million move for Monaco winger Rachid Ghezzal, according to Le10Sport .

The Algeria international moved to the Stade Louis II last summer but has struggled for form having managed just two goals in 35 appearances last season.

However, Leicester City's Claude Puel is set to reunite with the 26-year-old  he coached for three seasons when he was in Lyon Academy.


Keita snubbed Barcelona for Liverpool 


Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has revealed that he rejected interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona to move to the English Premier League.

The Guinea star completed a £48 million switch to Merseyside this summer and he is set to form a formidable midfield set-up with fellow new signing Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

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Ankaragucu hold talks with Emenike


Newly-promoted Turkish Super Lig outfit Ankaragucu have held talks with Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike over a potential transfer, according to Fanatik .

The Yellow-Navy are set to bolster their ranks for the challenge in the Turkish top-flight with the former Fenerbahce goal poacher who endured a difficult spell at Olympiacos and Las Palmas last season.


Boufal switches to La Liga


Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal has joined Celta Vigo on a season-long loan.

The Morocco international joined the Saints from Lille in August 2016, making 59 appearances and scoring four goals.

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Everton & Tottenham plot player swap for Zaha


Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are planning to offer players plus cash for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to Mirror .

The Ivorian forward is reportedly valued at £60 million but the Toffees are ready to offer £30 million-rated Yannick Bolasie plus money to the Eagles.

Tottenham are willing to include Moussa Sissoko in a deal that will see the forward move to north London after rejecting a new contract at the Selhurst Park this summer.


Brighton sign Percy Tau


Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Percy Tau on four-year deal from Mamelodi Sundowns.

The South Africa interntional will be loan out for the upcoming campaign in an effort to have experience of European football.

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Swansea demand £12m for Ayew brothers


Swansea City are looking to gain £12 million from the sale or loan of Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew this summer, Football Ghana claims.

The Swans are ready to release the Ghanaian duo who are part of their top earners as they look to free up wages for life in the Championship.

Liverpool and Celtic have been linked with Jordan while Besiktas and Newcastle United chase Andre.


Sofiane Boufal offered to Nice


Want-away Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal has been offered a chance to return to France by joining Nice on loan, according to Mirror .

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour at the St. Mary's Stadium after clashing with manager Mark Hughes last season.

Boufal is seeking for a new club where he will play next season after being dropped from the Saints' pre-season trip to China.


   Marseille back for Slimani 


Marseille have re-ignited interest in signing out-of-favour Leicester City star Islam Slimani, according to  Le10 Sports .

The French Ligue 1 club have turned to the Algeria international as transfer talks with Mario Balotelli are being delayed.

Rudi Garcia’s side will be looking to step up their pursuit for Slimani who has also attracted interest from Sporting CP.


    Napoli close to €15m Sabaly deal


Napoli have reached an agreement with Bordeaux to sign their €15m-rated Senegalese defender Youssouf Sabaly, Gazzetta  dello Sports reports.

Sabaly was a key member of Aliou Cisse’s squad at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia and he is expected to join his compatriot Kalidou Koulibaly at Stadio San Paolo this summer.

The Partenopei are requesting for a discount as the 25-year-old is currently nursing a minor problem with the medial collateral ligament in his knee.


    Sporting CP want Slimani return


Sporting CP are looking to bring Islam Slimani back to Portugal after enduring a difficult spell at Leicester City, the Sun reports.

Slimani has managed just eight Premier League goals for the Foxes since his arrival on a club record fee in August 2016.

The Algeria international spent the second part of 2017-18 season on loan at Newcastle United, however, Sporting are interested in bringing the forward back to Lisbon following the departure of a significant number of their first-team players.


Kasimpasa target Junior Ajayi


Al Ahly forward Junior Ajayi has emerged as a potential signing for Kasimpasa should Mahmoud Trezeguet leave this summer, according to KingFut .

The Egyptian winger has been heavily linked with several European clubs including Galatasaray, Inter Milan and Parma.

However, a move away from the Turkish top-flight club would see the Apaches turn to the Nigeria international who scored seven goals and provided 10 assists in the Egyptian Premier League last season.


Stoke, Swansea & West Brom chase Amartey


Championship clubs West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Swansea City are weighing up a move for Leicester City utility player Daniel Amartey, according to Birmingham Mail .

The Ghana international has found it difficult to break into Claude Puel's team where he managed 14 appearances across all competitions before suffering a hamstring injury in March that ended his 2017-18 season.


Dortmund to offer Schurrle as part of Zaha deal


Borussia  Dortmund are willing to offer Andre Schurrle plus money to Crystal Palace in an effort to sign Wilfried Zaha this summer, claims Bild .

The Bundesliga side are ready to include the former Chelsea player who is surplus to requirements at the club in the deal as they look to free up wages for the Cote d'Ivoire international.


Crystal Palace close to signing Sassuolo’s  Babacar


Crystal Palace are finalising a £12 million deal for Senegal international Khouma Babacar barely two weeks after he moved to Sassuolo, Mirror reports.

Babacar joined the Serie A club permanently on July 1 after impressing during his loan spell from Fiorentina last campaign.

The forward scored seven goals in 31 matches last season and he is expected to spearhead the Eagles' attack alongside Christain Benteke next season.

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Al Nassr plot £40 million move for Ahmed Musa


Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr are ready to splash a whopping £40 million to sign Nigeria's World Cup star Ahmed Musa from Leicester City, Leicester Mercury claims.

Following his impressive performances at the World Cup, the 25-year-old has attracted interests from several European teams this summer including Galatasaray, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Huddersfield Town.

Musa joined Leicester City from CSKA Moscow for £16 million in January 2016 but has been restricted to regular first-team action in Claude Puel's team.

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