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Celtic complete Frimpong signature

2019-09-02T22:55:32Z

Celtic have announced the signature of Man City defender Jeremie Frimpong on a four-year deal.

The Scottish champions have already strengthened their defence this evening through the signature of Kilmarnock left-back Greg Taylor.

Skrtel joins Istanbul Basaksehir

2019-09-02T22:39:43Z

Martin Skrtel has completed a move to Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, just hours after mutually terminating his contract with Atalanta.

The former Liverpool defender left the Italian side after just 24 days at the club, having reportedly fallen out with coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

Copenhagen announce Bendtner signature

2019-09-02T22:21:12Z

Fabri joins Mallorca on loan

2019-09-02T22:15:49Z

Fulham goalkeeper Fabri has joined newly-promoted Spanish side Mallorca on loan for the rest of the season.

Leonardo confirms PSG completed transfer business

2019-09-02T21:48:07Z

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed the club will be making no more deals this window.

PSG sign Icardi on loan

2019-09-02T21:11:27Z

Inter striker Mauro Icardi has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a loan for the duration of the 2019-20 season.

The loan reportedly includes an option for PSG to buy the 26-year-old Icardi for €65 million (£59m/$71m). 

This season, PSG reportedly will pay Icardi €8m, with a €2m bonus should they activate the purchase option in the deal. 

Inter also extended Icardi's contract through 2022, should PSG not opt to make the loan permanent. 

Read the full story here on Goal!

Okaka leaves Watford for Udinese return

2019-09-02T20:50:24Z

Stefano Okaka has left Watford to rejoin Udinese on a permanent deal, the clubs have announced.

The 30-year-old Okaka returns to Serie A on a contract through 2022, having spent last season there on loan. 

Royal Antwerp sign Defour

2019-09-02T20:40:43Z

Former Burnley midfielder Steven Defour has confirmed he has signed with Royal Antwerp.

Defour had been let out of his contract with the Clarets in order to help facilitate a move to the Belgian side.

Brescia sign Matri

2019-09-02T20:15:03Z

Brescia have confirmed the signing of veteran striker Alessandro Matri from Sassuolo on a season-long loan.

However, Brescia also have an obligation to buy the 34-year-old Matri, who will pair with old strike partner Mario Balotelli.

Galatasaray acquire Lemina

2019-09-02T20:05:52Z

Galatasaray have signed Mario Lemina on a one-year loan from Southampton, the clubs have announced.

The Turkish club will pay a fee this season, reportedly of €1 million, with a €16m (£14.5/$17.5m) option to make the move permanent. 

Palacios turned down Beckham's Inter Miami

2019-09-02T19:50:21Z

River Plate star Exequiel Palacios has turned down David Beckham's Inter Miami side, despite a $20 million (£16.6m) offer, reports TyCSports.

Miami start play in January 2020, and were exploring Palacios, with River Plate willing to sell their star.

But Palacios wants a European move and turned Miami down. 

Chicharito frustrates MLS, Liga MX teams once again

2019-09-02T19:30:49Z

Javier Hernandez is right where he wants to be, and that is with Sevilla. Not in MLS. Not in Mexico. In Spain.

Mexico's all-time leading scorer moved to the Liga club from West Ham in a move announced on Monday, giving Julen Lopetegui's team an attacking option it sorely lacked and getting the striker out of a West Ham system that never seemed to suit his skills.

It is even more remarkable when considering the fact that not only has he taken a pay cut from his Premier League wages, according to Sevilla sporting director Monchi, but also has turned down the potential riches he could make were he to join a team in Major League Soccer or return to his native country and play in Liga MX.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Burnley's Dunne joins Fleetwood on loan

2019-09-02T19:11:20Z

Fleetwood have signed Burnley defender Jimmy Dunne on loan for the rest of the season.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has joined the League One side after spending last season on loan at Hearts and then Sunderland.

Borthwick-Jackson joins Tranmere on loan

2019-09-02T18:59:06Z

Man Utd defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has joined Tranmere Rovers on a season-long loan deal.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan in League One with Scunthorpe United, and last played for the Premier League side in May 2016.

Juventus sign Cagliari striker Song

2019-09-02T18:45:19Z

Juventus have announced the signature of 20-year-old North Korean striker Han Kwang Song from Cagliari.

Ross County sign Celtic youngster Henderson

2019-09-02T18:30:35Z

Ross County have signed Celtic midfielder Ewan Henderson on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old is the younger brother of former Celtic and current Hellas Verona midfielder Liam, and is in search of regular first team football having made just six appearances last season.

Novakovich leaves for Frosinone

2019-09-02T18:03:42Z

Reading have confirmed the departure of Andrija Novakovich, who has left on a permanent transfer to Italian side Frosinone.

Celtic agree Taylor fee

2019-09-02T17:44:25Z

Celtic have agreed a deal for Kilmarnock defender Greg Taylor, according to BBC Sport.

Sunderland and Nuremburg had reportedly also made bids for the 21-year-old Scotland international.

Rebic joins Milan

2019-09-02T17:20:09Z

Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Ante Rebic has joined AC Milan on a two-year loan, with the Serie A side having the option to make the move permanent at the end of that agreement.

It is expected Andre Silva will be headed the other way, joining Eintracht.

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Rangers agree £7m Kent fee

2019-09-02T17:15:46Z

Rangers have agreed a £7 million ($8.4m) fee for Liverpool's Ryan Kent, reports Sky Sports.

Kent must still agree personal terms with Rangers as well as pass a medical before the deal becomes official. 

Shakhtar confirm Konoplyanka

2019-09-02T17:00:27Z

Shakhtar have confirmed Yevhen Konoplyanka has joined the club from Schalke.

The 29-year-old midfielder has joined the club on a three-year contract, with Shakhtar reportedly beating out Besiktas and Fenerbache for his services.

Chicharito completes €8m Sevilla move

2019-09-02T16:50:05Z

Javier Hernandez has completed a permanent €8 million (£7m/$9m) switch to Sevilla from West Ham on Monday.

The Mexico striker has signed a three-year contract at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, bringing to an end his two-and-a-half season stay in east London.

Vertonghen no closer to new Spurs deal

2019-09-02T16:45:53Z

Jan Vertonghen has admitted that he is no closer to signing a new contract at Spurs despite making his return to the pitch in the North London Derby.

The 32-year-old was granted his first senior appearance of the 2019-20 campaign against the Gunners, taking in the full 90 minutes of a 2-2 draw at Emirates Stadium at the weekend .

Vertonghen has only one year remaining on his existing deal at Tottenham, with his recent absence fueling speculation over his future.

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Rafinha signs extension, joins Celta on loan

2019-09-02T16:40:44Z

Barcelona have confirmed Rafinha has signed an extension on his current contract and will join Celta de Vigo on a season-long loan.

The midfielder has extended his deal by one year to 2020-21, and joins Celta for no up front loan fee aside from fully taking on his salary, though Barca could recoup €1.5 million in incentives. 

Spurs midfielder heads to Portugal

2019-09-02T16:30:16Z

Tottenham have agreed the permanent sale of midfielder Marcus Edwards to Portuguese club Vitoria. 

The 20-year-old Edwards has reportedly signed a four-year contract with a €15 million (£13.6m/$16.5m) release clause included.

Roma confirm Schick to Leipzig

2019-09-02T16:25:49Z

Roma have confirmed Patrik Schick will join Bundesliga club RB Leipzig on a season-long loan.

The Serie A side will receive a loan fee of €3.5 million with an extra €500K possible in incentives.

Leipzig will have the option to purchase Schick €29m (£26.4m/$31.8m) should they qualify for the 2020-21 Champions League

PSG wanted €300m for Neymar

2019-09-02T16:00:10Z

The Ligue 1 club believed Barca could not meet their demands

Paris Saint-Germain wanted an offer of around €300 million (£273m/$328m) for Neymar, reports La Parisien

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi called the locker room to assure them Neymar was unlikely leave, saying that while he would be permitted to depart, it would only be for a massive offer, exceeding what the club paid for him.

Al-Khelaifi was confident Barcelona did not have the financial means to meet his demands, and thus would keep the Brazil star in Paris for this season.

Ayite joins Genclerbirligi

2019-09-02T15:30:43Z

Fulham have announced attacker Floyd Ayite has jointed Turkish club Genclerbirligi on a permanent deal.

The 30-year-old departs for the Super Lig side after three seasons with the Championship club.

Oteh joins Bradford City

2019-09-02T15:25:46Z

Queens Park Rangers striker Aramide Oteh has joined League Two side Bradford City on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old Oteh has previously featured at Walsall.

Silva to Eintracht held up

2019-09-02T15:20:09Z

Andre Silva's move to Eintracht Frankfurt has been held up by issues which Milan are attempting to quickly resolve, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

Ante Rebic, who is headed to Milan in a switch, has no problems on his end and both teams are ready to sign off on that aspect of the deal.

However, Milan are confident they will be able to solve the issues facing Silva before the close of the transfer window. 

Pedro joins Fiorentina

2019-09-02T15:10:28Z

Fiorentina have announced the capture of Pedro Guilherme Abreu dos Santos from Brazilian club Fluminense.

The 22-year-old Brazilian forward will join for a reported €14 million (£12.7m/$15.4m).

Anderlecht trying to sign Chelsea's Batshuayi

2019-09-02T14:29:22Z

Anderlecht want to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi before the transfer deadline, according to France Football.

The Belgian club have turned their attention to the 25-year-old after missing out on Galatasaray's Mbaye Diagne, who has joined Club Brugge on loan.

Batshuayi has only appeared once for Chelsea at the start of the 2019-20 season.

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Sevilla's Kjaer signs for Atalanta on loan

2019-09-02T14:10:53Z

Sevilla centre-back Simon Kjer has joined Atalanta on a season-long loan deal.

The 30-year-old returns to Italy after previous spells with Roma and Palermo earlier in his career and could be in line for his debut at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia after the international break.

Kjaer had featured in all three of Sevilla's matches at the start of the 2019-20 season.

De Bock joins Sunderland on loan

2019-09-02T13:58:46Z

Begovic set for Cherries exit

2019-09-02T13:20:21Z

Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is close to agreeing a loan move to Azerbaijani side Qarabag, according to The Athletic.

The deal would be a six-month loan until January, with no option to buy.

Begovic has slipped behind Aaron Ramsdale and Mark Travers at the Vitality Stadium and is keen to move in search of first-team football.

Juve reject PSG defender bid

2019-09-02T13:10:16Z

Mattia De Sciglio will not be leaving Juventus after the Italian club rejected a bid from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Romeo Agresti.

The Ligue 1 champions had expressed an interest in bringing De Sciglio to Paris before the deadline but Juve told them he was not for sale.

Juve to wait on Boateng deal

2019-09-02T13:00:53Z

Juventus have agreed a loan deal with Bayern Munich for Jerome Boateng but will wait until right up to the deadline before comfirming the move, reports Tuttosport.

The Serie A champions are considering bolstering their defence following a serious injury to captain Giorgio Chiellini and identifed Boateng as a prime target. 

Juve boss Maurizio Sarri had indicated he is happy with his current squad but the club are keeping their options open for as long as possible.

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Bernardeschi and Rakitic swap deal off

2019-09-02T12:50:10Z

Barcelona and Juventus have abandoned a proposed swap deal involving Federico Bernardeschi and Ivan Rakitic, reports Romeo Agresti.

The talks collapsed as the two clubs were too far apart in the valuation of each player.

Frimpong set to leave City for Celtic

2019-09-02T12:30:59Z

Goal's Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith reports that 18-year-old midfielder Jeremie Frimpong is set to join Scottish champions Celtic on a permanent deal.

Kenedy and Rahman set for loan moves

2019-09-02T12:20:12Z

Chelsea outcasts Kenedy and Baba Rahman are both set to secure loan moves to La Liga as they close in on transfers to Getafe and Real Mallorca respectively.

Both players have entered the final years of their contracts but Goal has learned they will renew their deals before heading to Spain for the 2019-20 season.

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Rangers close to Kent deal

2019-09-02T12:00:18Z

Rangers are close to completing a permanent deal for Liverpool forward Ryan Kent, reports Jim White.

The Scottish side are ready to pay around £7 million ($8.4m) for the 22-year-old, who will undergo a medical once the fee is agreed.

Kent made 43 appearances for Rangers while on loan at Ibrox last season.

Gerrard denies Rangers interest in Foden

2019-09-02T11:55:18Z

Steven Gerrard says Rangers have no interest in a loan deal for Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden and doubts Pep Guardiola would let him leave anyway.

Foden is seen as one of England’s brightest young talents but has struggled to break into City’s star-studded line-up on a regular basis, sparking rumours City could let the 19-year-old leave on loan in order to gain first-team experience.

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Mkhitaryan has Roma medical

2019-09-02T11:50:19Z

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is edging closer to a loan move to Roma after the Italian club posted pictures of him undergoing a medical.

Icardi heads to Paris for PSG talks

2019-09-02T11:35:19Z

Mauro Icardi and his Wanda Nara are flying from Milan to Paris for talks over a possible loan move to Paris Saint-Germain, reports Fabrizio Romano.

Inter have been keen to move Icardi on all summer and it appears a late deal may now be completed before the deadline.

The Argentine striker had been linked with Monaco but no transfer materialised.

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Galatasaray open Lemina talks

2019-09-02T11:20:42Z

Galatasaray have confirmed they have opened talks with Southampton over a loan deal for midfielder Mario Lemina.

Penaranda leaves Watford on loan

2019-09-02T10:50:20Z

Watford forward Adalberto Penaranda has joined Belgian side Kas Eupen on a season-long loan.

Andone heading to Galatasaray

2019-09-02T10:35:45Z

Galatasaray are set to sign Brighton forward Florin Andone on a season-long loan, report The Athletic.

Andone has left Romania's training camp to fly to Istanbul and undergo a medical ahead of the move.

Galatasaray will pay Andone's wages for the duration of the loan, with Brighton retaining an option to recall the 26-year-old in January.

Mkhitaryan arrives in Rome

2019-09-02T10:20:00Z

Arsenal forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan has arrived in Rome ahead of his proposed loan move to Roma.

Meunier linked with Valencia switch

2019-09-02T10:15:59Z

Valencia have been linked with a late move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, according to RMC Sport.

The French champions could be ready to accept a cut-price fee for the Belgium defender, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Arsenal and Manchester United were linked with a move for Meunier earlier this summer but no deal materialised.

Milan make approach for Shakhtar's Taison

2019-09-02T09:59:26Z

AC Milan have submitted an offer for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison, according to Calcio Mercato.

The 31-year-old has agreed to a San Siro switch, but the two clubs have yet to agree on a final fee.

Taison has contributed two goals and three assists in four matches for Shakhtar at the start of the 2019-20 campaign.

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Lovren to stay at Liverpool amid Serie A links

2019-09-02T09:42:56Z

Dejan Lovren will remain at Liverpool for the 2019-20 season, despite interest from Italian giants Roma and Milan - according to Sky Sports.

Juventus have also been considering a swoop for the Croatian, but with only three other centre-backs on Liverpool's books, Jurgen Klopp is unwilling to green-light his departure.

Lovren, who has 170 appearances under his belt for the Reds to date, has yet to play for the club this season.

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Napoli sign ex-Tottenham striker Llorente

2019-09-02T09:28:59Z

Napoli have signed veteran Spanish striker Fernando Llorente on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old was a free agent after leaving Tottenham at the end of last season and returns to Italy four years after leaving Serie A champions Juventus.

"Benvenuto Fernando," said Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis when announcing the move on Twitter.

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PSG's Jese set to join Celta Vigo

2019-09-02T08:57:58Z

Paris Saint Germain forward Jese Rodriguez is on the verge of a move Celta Vigo, according to L'Equipe.

The 26-year-old still has two years left to run on his contract at Parc des Princes, but he is not in Thomas Tuchel's plans for the 2019-20 season.

Jese made his first appearance of the new campaign as a substitute during PSG's 2-0 win over Metz on Friday.

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Mkhitaryan set for Roma move

2019-09-02T08:29:57Z

Arsenal are in talks with Roma over a loan move for midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the European transfer window prepares to close.

Mkhitaryan has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium this season following the arrivals of Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos.

Reiss Nelson's return from his loan spell at Hoffenheim and the emergence of Joe Willock have created further competition in attacking midfield roles, and as such Mkhitaryan faces watching much of the campaign from the Emirates Stadium sidelines.

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Fiorentina close in on Brazilian striker

2019-09-02T07:45:31Z

Fluminense striker Pedro has arrived in Florence to complete a move to Fiorentina, according to Calciomercato.

The 22-year-old Brazilian will undergo a medical before signing a five-year deal with La Viola.

The striker is believed to have cost the Serie A club around €15 million (£13.3m/$16.4m).

Celta make late move for Rafinha

2019-09-02T07:00:40Z

Celta Vigo are keen to sign Rafinha on loan from Barcelona before the deadline, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Brazilian has been available for transfer all summer but no firm offers have emerged.

Financial restrictions mean Celta cannot afford to sign Rafinha permanently but hope to persuade Barca to allow him to leave on loan.

Juve make late move for Mustafi

2019-09-02T06:45:47Z

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is a late transfer target for Juventus, according to Sky Germany.

The Serie A side are considering defensive reinforcements after captain Giorgio Chiellini was ruled out for several months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Medhi Benatia, Dejan Lovren and Jerome Boateng are also potential targets for Maurizio Sarri's side.

Tottenham open to Wanyama Celtic move

2019-09-02T06:30:57Z

Celtic could make a move to re-sign Victor Wanyama with Tottenham open to loan offers for the Kenya midfielder, reports the Daily Record.

Club Brugge had agreed a £13 million ($15.8m) fee for the 28-year-old but it seems the deal will not go through before tonight's deadline.

Spurs are still keen to move Wanyama on though so will now consider letting him leave on loan, sparking interest from the Scottish champions.

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City to pip United to Norwegian youngster

2019-09-02T06:15:30Z

Manchester City hope beat rivals Manchester United to the signing of Bodo/Glimt youngster Hakon Evjen in January, according to the Mail.

The 19-year-old has scored nine goals and contributed a further four assists in his first season of senior football.

Anderlecht and AZ Alkmaar have also been linked with a move for the Norway U20 international.

U.S. U-23 Soto unlikely to leave Hannover

2019-09-02T05:00:09Z

U.S. U-23 midfielder Sebastian Soto is unlikely to leave Hannover before the end of the window, according to ESPN.

Soto has been linked with moves to Club Brugge and Benfica in recent weeks.

However, Hannover have demanded a seven-figure transfer fee for the midfielder, despite the fact that Soto's contract expires at the end of the season.

Conte expecting 'peaceful' close to transfer window

2019-09-02T04:00:42Z

Inter boss Antonio Conte says he expects a "peaceful" close to the transfer window with no arrivals or departures.

The manager's comments come despite frequent reports that Mauro Icardi is set to depart the club in the coming hours.

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Man Utd keen on Oblak with an eye to selling De Gea

2019-09-02T02:29:50Z

The club is keen to offload the goalkeeper in the January transfer window and replace him with the Atletico Madrid star

The Sun is reporting United want to sell De Gea, who has yet to sign a new deal at Old Trafford, worth around £350,000-a-week, despite months of talks.

It's said the club is looking at long-term target Oblak as a replacement - with Sergio Romero and Dean Henderson waiting in the wings as backups.

Former Denmark international heads Down Under

2019-09-02T02:25:25Z

Australian club Melbourne Victory has completed the signing of Danish midfielder Jakob Poulsen from FC Midtjylland.

The 36-year-old joins the A-League side on a one-year deal after a solid European career that included stints at Dutch club Heerenveen and French outfit Monaco.

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City couldn't afford Kompany replacement - Guardiola

2019-09-02T02:23:38Z

Pep Guardiola has claimed that Manchester City could not afford to buy a replacement for Vincent Kompany, despite his team spending around £130 million ($158m) over the summer.

Harry Maguire was Guardiola’s top target but the Spaniard said his team couldn’t match the price local rivals Manchester United ended up paying, reported as £80m, and would have to look internally for the solution to their defensive woes.

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Liverpool's Duncan set for Fiorentina medical

2019-09-01T22:51:02Z

Liverpool's Bobby Duncan will undergo a medical with Serie A side Fiorentina on Monday, with the 18-year-old ready to put pen to paper to a three-year contract, as reported by Tutto Mercato

The deal will include an option included to extend the deal for a further year, taking it up to 2023. 

Ayew wants to stay at Swansea

2019-09-01T22:33:58Z

Andre Ayew has told Championship side Swansea that he wants to stay at the Liberty Stadium, quashing speculation linking him with a move away, as reported by Sky Sports.

Several European clubs, amongst them Sampdoria and Werder Bremen, had been interested in signing the 29-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce where he scored five goals in 29 games. 

Fernandes to sign for Real Madrid on Monday

2019-09-01T22:28:34Z

Real Madrid will announce tomorrow that they have completed the signing of Sporting's Bruno Fernandes, according to ESPN.

The Portuguese, who was a target for Manchester United throughout the summer, revealed this week that a move to Tottenham also collapsed during the UK transfer window. 

But now Zinedine Zidane is ready to take advantage by luring him to La Liga, after he openly admitted that fans can expect "one or two bombs" on deadline day.

PSG ready to take Icardi from Inter on loan

2019-09-01T22:23:21Z

Argentine striker could make late move

Mauro Icardi could finally be offered a way out of Inter by securing a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Icardi's touted transfer to Monaco appears now to be off but the Ligue 1 champions have instead stepped in, and Inter are hoping to be able to push a deal through before the deadline elapses. 

Roma could make late play for Mkhitaryan

2019-09-01T22:15:56Z

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has emerged as a late transfer target for Roma as the European window moves into its final day, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Arsenal winger has struggled to live up to high expectations since arriving in England from Borussia Dortmund in 2016 and could now get the chance to restart his career in Italy