Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world
Imbula on the verge of Lecce switch
Stoke City’s Congolese midfielder Giannelli Imbula is close to joining newly-promoted Serie A club Lecceon on a season-long loan, as reported by Football Italia.
Imbula who arrived at Stoke in 2016, has spent the last two seasons on loan in France with Toulouse and in Spain with Rayo Vallecano.
The deal is expected to be completed before the end of the week with Lecce holding the option to buy the 26-year-old for €4 million at the end of the season.
Diabate set for second Leicester loan
Celtic are hoping to land Fousseni Diabate on loan from Leicester City before the European transfer deadline, according to Scottish Sun.
Diabate seems to be out of Brendan Rodgers' plans this season and has not been named in the Foxes’ matchday squad so far.
The Mali international, who moved to the King Power Stadium from Ajaccio in 2018, spent the second part of last season on loan at Sivasspor where he scored two goals in 17 Turkish Super Lig matches.
Barca target Mensah weighing Celtic offer
Ghana youth international Gideon Mensah is weighing up an offer from Celtic amid interest from Barcelona and a few Belgian clubs, the Daily Record claims.
Neil Lennon is targeting a swoop for the 21-year-old RB Salzburg defender as he looks to bolster his left-back options following Kieran Tierney's switch to Arsenal.
Mensah, who is tied to Salzburg until 2024, attracted interest from several clubs after his impressive displays against Chelsea and Real Madrid in their pre-season games earlier this summer.