African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Zaha ends transfer speculations with Crystal Palace extension

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Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars in the summer transfer market


Percy Tau joins Belgian second tier club


Brighton and Hove Albion have announced the departure of Percy Tau to Belgian second division outfit Royale Union Saint-Gilloise for the rest of the season.

The South Africa intentional joined the English Premier League club this summer from Mamelodi Sundowns and he is expected to have European football experience in Belgium.

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Leganes confirm Omeruo signing


Leganes have confirmed the signing of Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo on a season-long loan.

The Super Eagles defender who spent last season on loan at Kasimpasa has ‎teamed up with Los Pepineros for his seventh loan spell from the Stamford Bridge.

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Zaha extends Crystal Palace stay


Wilfried Zaha has ended all transfer speculations regarding his future at Crystal Palace by signing a new five-year deal.

The new contract comes over a year after the Ivorian forward signed a five-year deal at Selhurst Park in May 2017. 

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Aina joins Torino from Chelsea


Chelsea defender Ola Aina has completed a season-long loan deal to Serie A club Torino.

The Bulls signed the Nigeria international with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season, less than a week after compatriot Joel Obi departed the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino for Chievo.


FC Sion sign Alex Song


Alex Song has joined FC Sion in a two-year deal on a free transfer.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona star left Russian side Rubin Kazan in January, but trained with the Swiss top-flight side weeks before a deal was announced on Tuesday

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Brahimi on Monaco's radar


Monaco are plotting a bid for Porto's Yacine Brahimi to fill Keita Balde void, according to France Football .

Following Balde's loan move to Inter Milan on Monday, the Red and Whites are ready to cash in on the Algeria international who has scored two goals in two games this season.

Brahimi has a year left on his contract with the Portuguese champions, a factor which could help the French club negotiate below the winger's €60 million release clause.


Elneny to replace Anguissa at Marseille


Marseille are weighing up a move for Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny to replace Andre Zambo-Anguissa who left for Fulham this summer, reports Maxifoot .

The Cameroon international switched to England on the Premier League transfer deadline day and the Egyptian has emerged as their suitable candidate. 

Arrival of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi at the Emirates Stadium indicates limited playing time for Elneny who might want to consider his options before the European transfer deadline.


Atletico tried to sign Aurier


Atletico Madrid had several meetings with Tottenham to sign Ivorian defender Serge Aurier, reports RMC .

Diego Simeone's side made an approach for right-back before settling to sign Santiago Arias from PSV.

Borussia Dortmund are also interested in Aurier who is ready to fight for his place in Mauricio Pochettino's squad this season .


Samuel Eto'o joins Qatari club


Samuel Eto'o will continue his illustrious career at Qatar SC after moving to the Qatari outfit on a free transfer.

The ageless marksman makes the Kings his 13th professional club after ending his relationship with Konyaspor this summer.

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French trio chase Nasser Maher


Three French Ligue 1 clubs - AS Monaco, Caen and Dijon are targeting Al Ahly's midfielder Nasser Maher, according to France Football [via KingFut ].

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with second-division side Smouha SC and has started Al Ahly last two games in the Egyptian Premier League.

Maher who is under contract with Red Devils until 2021 has managed just three appearances for the reigning Egyptian champions since his promotion to the first team.


Real Betis reject Besiktas bid for Boudebouz


Real Betis have rejected a €15m offer from Turkish Super Lig club Besiktas for Algeria's Ryad Boudebouz, reports BeIN Sports .

Boudebouz joined Betis from Montpellier last summer and made just 15 La Liga starts for Los Verdiblancos in the 2017-18 campaign.

Betis are ready to release the 28-year-old only if his buyout clause, which is worth more than €30m is activated.


Keita Balde joins Inter on loan


Inter Milan have completed the signing of Keita Balde on loan from Monaco, with an option to make the deal permanent.

The Senegal international will have another chance to shine in Serie A after spending just a season in the French Ligue 1.

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Leganes in pole position to sign Omeruo


Kenneth Omeruo could be playing in LaLiga next season, with Leganes and Real Valladolid leading the race to sign the Chelsea defender on loan, according to AS .

The 24-year-old who spent last season on loan at Kasimpasa is interesting several European clubs including Goztepe, Bursaspor, Besiktas amongst others.

The Nigerian defender is yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea since his arrival from Standard Liege in 2014.


Ziyech still opened to Ajax exit


Ajax are still offering Morocco international Hakim Ziyech the chance to leave the club before the European transfer deadline, reports Calciomercato .

Due to Sevilla's €35 million demands for Steven N’Zonzi, Roma are set to consider their options and might turn to the Atlas Lions midfielder who has a rather lower price.

Ziyech was on parade for Ajax in their league opener against Heracles on Saturday and provided an assist for De Ligt's equaliser in an encounter that ended 1-1.


Acquah snubs Parma, Udinese for Empoli


Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah is 'very close' to signing for newly promoted Serie A side Empoli, according to Toro.it.

The Ghana international is set to sign a three-year contract with the option of a further year in a deal that worth €2.5 million.


Aina nears Torino loan


Ola Aina is close to joining Torino on loan from Chelsea after both clubs reached an agreement on Sunday, reports Sky Italia

The Super Eagles defender is expected to have his medical tomorrow after arriving at the Caselle Airport in Turin this afternoon. 

The Bulls also have the option to buy Aina for €8 million at the end of the season.


Middlesbrough hopeful on Bolasie


Championship club Middlesbrough are eyeing a loan deal for out-of-favour Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, claims Mirror .

The DR Congo international was reportedly close to joining Burnley temporarily on the transfer deadline day only for the Toffees to opt out.

Bolasie was not listed in Everton's 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday which clearly indicates that he is not part of Marco Silva's plans.


Chievo confirm Obi signing


Chievo have confirmed the signing of Nigeria international Joel Obi from league rival Torino.

Obi joins the Stadio Bentegodi outfit on a three-year contract with the option of an additional year.


Nwakaeme arrives for Trabzonspor deal


Hapoel Beer Sheva forward Anthony Nwakaeme has been spotted at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport ahead of a proposed move to Trabzonspor.

Few hours after helping his team earn a 2-2 draw in Thursday's Europa League game, the Nigerian forward could team up with compatriot Ogenyi Onazi in the Turkish Super Lig club.

The 29-year-old helped the Camels to a second successive Isreali top-flight title last season with 


Lookman unlikely to return to RB Leipzig


RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick believes it is unlikely that Ademola Lookman will return to the club from Everton

Lookman spent the second half of last season on loan with the Bundesliga outfit, making 11 appearances and contributing five goals but the Bulls have ruled out a £30m move for Anglo-Nigerian.

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Malaga sign Ndiaye on loan


Malaga have snapped up Alfred N’Diaye on a season-long loan from Villarreal.

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Olunga moves to J-League 


Kenya international Michael Olunga has sealed a permanent switch from Chinese Super League outfit Guizhou Zhicheng to Japan's Kashiwa Reysol.

The towering striker who played for Girona last season penned a three-year deal worth about £2.3m [Sh300m].

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Fenerbahce in talks for Diouf loan


Stoke City forward Mame Biram Diouf is set to leave to leave the club, with Fenerbahce keen to bring the striker in on a season-long loan deal, AMK reports [via Sport Witness ].

The 30-year-old is keen on leaving the bet365 Stadium following their relegation to the Championship.

The Senegalese attacker was an unused substitute for the Potters in their 3-1 league defeat to Leeds United last Saturday and seems to be excluded from Gary Rowett's plans for the season.

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