African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Stoke, Swansea & West Brom chase Amartey

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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 an 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.


Huddersfield keen on Diakhaby


Huddersfield are interested in signing Monaco striker Adama Diakhaby, according to Sky sources .

The 22-year-old who is eliglible to play for Senegal scored two goals in 16 Ligue 1 games in the 2017-18 season after moving from Rennes last summer.


Porto still keen on Mbemba


Portuguese league champions Porto are still keen on signing Chancel Mbemba from Newcastle United, according to A Bola .

The DR Congo international has agreed a four-year contract with the Dragons but are unwilling to pay the £8 million asking price from the Magpies.

The 23-year-old is reported to be a transfer priority for Sergio Conceicao this summer.


Brighton sign Bissouma


Brighton and Hove Albion have signed midfielder Yves Bissouma on a five-year deal from French giants Lille.

The Mali international becomes the Seagulls' sixth summer signing and will play alongside Nigeria's Leon Balogun and Cameroon's Gaetan Bong in Chris Hughton's team.

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Awoniyi pens new long-term Liverpool deal


Taiwo Awoniyi has inked a new five-year contract with Liverpool as he set sights on breaking into Jurgen Klopp's team.

The Nigeria youth international has spent last season on loan at Royal Excel Mouscron - where he scored 10 goals and provided four assists in the Belgian top-flight.

The 20-year-old is yet to make an appearance for the Reds due to work issues that will see him go out on loan again this campaign.

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Khazri completes Saint Etienne move


Tunisia international Wahbi Khazri has completed his move from Sunderland to Saint Etienne, after signing a four-year contract.

Khazri has been at Sunderland since January 2016, spent last season on loan in the Ligue 1 with Rennes where he returned nine goals in 24 league matches.

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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.


Leicester, Sevilla locked in battle for Djene Dakonam


Leicester City and Sevilla are locked in the transfer race to sign Getafe's centre-back Djene Dakonam, Lequipe reports.

The Togo international had an excellent campaign in the Spanish top-flight where he played in all of his club's league matches but two during the 2017-18 season.

Sevilla are looking at the 26-year-old as replacement for Clement Lenglet who left for Barcelona this summer while Leicester want to bolster their ranks with the defender's capture.

Dakonam who joined Getafe last summer has a release clause of £30 million. 


Jeremie Boga nears Chelsea exit


Chelsea have agreed to sell Cote d'Ivoire midfielder Jeremie Boga to Serie A club Sassuolo for £3.5 million, Goal understands.

The 21-year-old is now set to agree personal terms with the Italian side after spending last season on loan with Birmingham City in the Championship.

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Goztepe make loan move for Omeruo


Turkish Super Lig club Goztepe have made an inquiry to take Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo on a season-long loan, according to Sporx

The Nigeria international is yet to play a competitive game for the Blues since his transfer from Standard Liege in 2012 and he has spent the last three seasons on loan in the Turkish top-flight with Alanyaspor and Kasimpasa. 


Amrabat joins Saudi club Al Nassr


Morocco star Nordin Amrabat has penned a three-year deal with Saudi club Al Nassr from Watford.

Following his decent performances at the just concluded World Cup in Russia, the winger has earned himself a deal worth $10 million [£7.5 million] and will continue his career in the Middle East with the Saudi Professional League outfit.

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Fenerbahce reach agreement with Bolasie


Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has agreed terms with Fenerbahce as he closes in on a loan move to the Turkish Super Lig, Fanatik claims.

The DR Congo international is expected to join the Istanbul outfit in a matter of days following Marco Silva's approval for the winger's temporary departure.


Bissouma close to Brighton switch


Brighton and Hove Albion are close to completing an £18 million swoop for Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma, according to  Record .

The Seagulls are set to beat Porto to the signature of the versatile 21-year-old who had a fine campaign in the French Ligue 1 last season.

The Mali international could be the second African player to join Chris Hughton's side this summer after Nigeria's Leon Balogun.


Trabzonspor keen on Didier Ndong


Trabzonspor have intensified their chase for Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong by submitting an undisclosed offer for the midfielder, according to Taka .

Ndong has attracted interests from Cardiff City and Serie A clubs including Fiorentina and Atalanta after seeing a £6.6million move to Italian side Torino fizzle out this summer.

The Gabon international is one of the top earners at the Stadium of Light that the club want to get off their books as they prepare for life in the third tier of the English league.


Napoli demand £80 million-plus for Koulibaly


Napoli have placed an £80 million price tag on Kalidou Koulibaly to fend off interest from Chelsea, Mirror reports.

The centre-back has been a long term target for the Blues but the Partenopei are reluctant to see one of their key players follow former manager Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho to the Stamford Bridge.


Olympiacos terminate Emenike's contract


Greek giants Olympiacos have released Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike after struggling regain top form, according to Gunes .

The 31-year-old is now a free agent this summer despite having a year remaining in his contract with the Legends.

Emenike joined Olympiacos from Fenerbahce in July 2017 and was sent out to Las Palmas on loan where he didn't play a single game in the second part of last season.


Gael Kakuta returns to Rayo Vallecano


Rayo Vallecano have reunited with Gael Kakuta after the DR Congo international signed a four-year deal. 

The former Chelsea forward joins the La Liga club from Hebei China Fortune after spending last season on loan at Amiens. 

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Leicester City to offer Ndidi improved contract 


Leicester City are set to have talks with Wilfred Ndidi over an improved deal as a reward for his impressive displays in the past campaign, DailyMail claims.

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The Nigeria international who was the best tackler in the English Premier League last season , currently earns £35,000 per week at the King Power Stadium.


Napoli in advanced talks with Sabaly


Napoli held a positive meeting with Youssouf Sabaly’s agents over a possible move, according to Sky Italia .

The Serie A side want to agree terms with the Senegal international before coming to the table with Bordeaux who have requested around €12 million for the right-back.

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