African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Fulham sign Jean Michael Seri

Fulham sign Jean Michael Seri

Fulham have completed the signing of Jean Michael Seri for an undisclosed fee from Nice, after penning a four-year deal.

The newly-promoted English Premier League side beat Arsenal, Napoli and Chelsea to the signing of the Ivorian midfielder.

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West Ham hold Yaya Toure talks

West Ham United have held talks with former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure over a potential transfer, according to  The Sun .

Manuel Pellegrini is eager to reunite with the 35-year-old at the London Stadium but with no assurance of regular Premier League football.

At the end of last season, Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk revealed that his client is willing to play for any top six club for as low as £1 per week in order to prove Pep Guardiola wrong .

Achraf Hakimi joins Dortmund on loan

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi on a two-year loan deal.

The youngster will continue his development at the Westfalenstadion until the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Fulham close in on Michael Seri deal

Fulham are set to beat Arsenal, Chelsea and Napoli to the signing of Jean Michael Seri from Nice, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

The Cottagers have agreed a £20 million fee with Nice and the Cote d’Ivoire international is ready for a new adventure with the newly-promoted English Premier League club.

Seri arrived in London earlier this week after opting out of his club’s pre-season training in France.

Onyekuru to complete Galatasaray loan

Everton forward Henry Onyekuru could finalise his loan move to Galatasaray in the next 48 hours, according to Turkish Football .

The Lions had confirmed talks with the Toffees for the Nigeria international over a season-long loan deal.

Last season, Onyekuru’s loan spell at Anderlecht was cut short by a knee injury that ruled out of Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup squad. 

Ayew brothers, Bony expected to leave Swansea

Following Swansea City’s relegation to the English Championship, the African trio of Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew and Wilfried Bony could leave the Liberty Stadium,  WalesOnline claims.

The trio have been linked with moves to the Turkish Super Lig this summer with Fenerbahce, Besiktas reportedly interested in their services.

The Swans, on their part, will need to offload some of their players to balance their books for life in the Championship.

Trabzonspor pursue Nordin Amrabat

Trabzonspor are ready to take Watford and Morocco winger Nordin Amrabat on loan, Watford Observer reports.

The Hornets have added Gerard Deulofeu and Ken Sema to their attacking ranks and Amrabat who scored five goals in 35 matches while on loan at Leganes last season might consider a move to the Turkish top-flight as he seeks regular playing time.

The 31-year-old was a notable player in Morocco squad at the 2018 World Cup campaign and has a year left in his contract with the Premier League club

Riyad Mahrez completes Man City move

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez on a club-record deal from Leicester City.

The 27-year-old becomes the first player to join Pep Guardiola’s side this summer following their English Premier League triumph last season.

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Brian Idowu joins Lokomotiv Moscow

Brian Idowu has joined Russian top-flight club Lokomotiv Moscow as a free agent following Amkar Perm’s financial crisis.

The 26-year-old is set to begin a new chapter with the Russian Premier League champions next season after at the World Cup

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Sadiq Umar completes Rangers move

Sadiq Umar has completed his loan move from Roma to Scottish Premier League side Rangers.

The 21-year-old becomes Steven Gerrard’s ninth signing at the Ibrox Stadium as they bolster their ranks for the 2018-19 season.

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Taiwo Awoniyi to sign new Liverpool deal

Nigeria youth international Taiwo Awoniyi is set to sign a new deal with Liverpool to ward off interests from Barcelona and Inter Milan, TeamTalk reports.

The 20-year-old is set to sign a new five-year deal with the Reds and will join Monaco temporarily this summer for his fourth loan spell since he joined arrived at Anfield in 2015.

Awoniyi spent last season on loan with Royal Excel Mouscron where scored nine goals in 29 matches across all competitions.

Fenerbahce table loan bid for Slimani

Fenerbahce are ready to take out-of-favour Leicester City forward Islam Slimani on a season-long loan, Takvim claims.

The Algeria international arrived at the King Power Stadium on a club-record fee from Sporting Lisbon and has struggled for form under Claude Puel.

Slimani was sent out on loan to Newcastle United where he spent the second part of the 2017-18 season.

Sadiq Umar arrives in Rangers

Sadiq Umar has landed in Edinburgh Airport and he is set to complete his loan move to Rangers from Roma, according to Football Italia .

The 21-year-old would become Steve Gerrard’s eighth signing of the summer since he took over at the helm of the Ibrox Stadium outfit in May.

Umar joined Roma in June 2015 and has scored two goals for the Giallorossi since his arrival from Spezia.

Besiktas want Andre Ayew on loan

Besiktas are one of the Turkish Super Lig clubs chasing Swansea City forward Andre Ayew, according to SkySports .

The Black Eagles are planning a temporary swoop for the Ghana international who moved to the Liberty Stadium on a club record £18 million fee from West Ham United in January.

Swansea City are reportedly ready to listen to loan and permanent offers for the 28-year-old.

Mahrez to undergo Man City medical in next 48 hours

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is set to complete his move to Manchester City in the coming days after both clubs agreed on a £60 million deal, Daily Mail reports.

The Algeria international is expected to undergo his medical in the next 48 hours and would become their first signing after lifting the English Premier League title last season.

Chelsea target Michael Seri arrives in London

Chelsea and Arsenal target Jean Michael Seri has landed in London in over a transfer, according to Express .

The Ivorian midfielder did not travel with the rest of the Nice squad for their club’s pre-season training camp in order to sort out his future.

Seri has a price tag of a £35 million that will expire on July 15 and Fulham are reportedly keen on his service.

Juventus prepare new contract for Benatia

Juventus are preparing a new contract for Medhi Benatia to ward off interests from Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, Calciomercato reports.

The 31-year-old defender has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena following his fine defensive displays last term where he garnered 32 appearances across all competitions with four goals.

Benatia joined the Old Lady last summer after impressing during an initial one-year loan from Bayern Munich.

Everton reject RB Leipzig’s second bid for Lookman

Everton have turned down an improved offer worth £14 million from RB Leipzig for Ademola Lookman, Mirror claims.

The German Bundesliga side had tabled an initial £12 million bid for the 20-year-old who spent second half of last season on loan at Red Bull Arena but it was rejected by the Toffees.

It is reported that Everton are ready to consider offers in excess of £20 million to sell the former Charlton Athletic youngster who switched to the Goodison Park in January 2017.

Borussia Dortmund target Wilfried Zaha

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to Sport Bild .

The German Bundesliga side are prepared to cash in on Andriy Yarmolenko who is set to join West Ham United in order to raise funds for Zaha’s signature.

The 25-year-old was reported to have snubbed a 125,000-a-week pay rise offered by Crystal Palace to keep him at the south coast.

Michael Seri out of Nice’s pre-season training

Jean Michael Seri has opted not to join Nice in their pre-season training camp as uncertainty about his future grows, SkySports reports.

The Cote d’Ivoire international who has attracted interests from top European clubs, was among the 32 players initially listed by Patrick Vieira for their off-season training  but failed to travel with them to Divvonne-les-Bains.

Chelsea, Fulham, West Ham and Napoli are interested in signing Seri who has a £35 million release clause that will expire on July 15.

Mane refuses to rule out Real Madrid move

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has refused to rule out a summer switch to Real Madrid. 

The Senegal international revealed that the Blancos are ‘a great team’ but there has been no contact from the reigning Uefa Champions League winners for a transfer.

Mane has scored 33 goals in all competitions for the Reds since his switch from Southampton in 2016.

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Hakimi close to joining Dortmund on loan

Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi is close to joining to Borussia Dortmund on loan for the next two seasons, Marca reports.

The potential arrival of Alvaro Odriozola at the Santiago Bernabeu from Real Sociedad means the 19-year-old is surplus to requirement with Dani Carvajal and Nacho also available for the right-back position.

Leicester City turn to Bertrand Traore

Leicester City are weighing up a move for Lyon star Bertrand Traore to replacement Riyad Mahrez’s at the King Power Stadium, Tribal Football claims.

With Mahrez’s imminent move to Manchester City this summer, Claude Puel is ready to give the former Chelsea forward a second chance in the English Premier League.

Traore managed just two goals in 10 league appearances for the Blues before he joined Lyon last summer.

Zaha turns down new Crystal Palace offer

Wilfried Zaha has rejected Crystal Palace’s £125,000-a-week pay rise, according to The Sun .

The 25-year-old has attracted interests from Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Borussia Dortmund following his impressive display last season but the Eagles are keen on keeping the Ivorian forward.

A year after signing a five-year deal worth £100,000-a-week, the Selhurst Park outfit are ready to make the former Manchester United player the highest paid player in the club with the new offer.

Arsenal consider Mabye Niang move

Arsenal are interested in signing Senegal international and Torino attacker Mbaye Niang, the Mirror claims.

Niang, one of the stand-out performers in Aliou Cisse’s squad, played in every of Senegal’s games in Russia and scored a goal before their exit in the group stage.

Everton, Monaco, Marseille and Nice are also interested in the 23-year-old who had a short loan spell with Watford in the 2016-17 season.

Fulham join Chelsea in Michael Seri’s chase

Fulham are the latest club to make inquiries about Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri,  SkySports reports.

The 26-year-old has attracted interests from Chelsea, Arsenal and Napoli as his £35 million release clause is set to expire on July 15.

The Cottagers are out in the summer transfer market to strengthen their squad as they prepare for English top-flight football next season. Chelsea are yet to make an official move for the midfielder as they work to resolve their managerial saga.

Brighton table record offer for Percy Tau

Brighton and Hove Albion have made a record offer of R50 million to Mamelodi Sundowns for their star Percy Tau, according to TimesLive .

It is reported that the Brazilians have only 24 hours to respond to offer or lose out on cashing in on the 2017-18 PSL Player of the Season.

Tau is yet to join his teammates for pre-season preparations as the transfer saga about his future continues.


Godfred Donsah extends Bologna stay

Ghana international Godfred Donsah has renewed his deal with Bologna that will keep him at the club until 2022.

Earlier this week, the Red and Blues held a meeting with Donsah whose contract was due to expire this summer. 

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Everton reject RB Leipzig’s Lookman bid

Everton have rejected a £12 million bid from RB Leipzig for Ademola Lookman, according to the Mirror .

The Bulls are eyeing a permanent deal for the 20-year-old who impressed with five goals in league games during his loan spell in the second half of last season.

Despite struggling for playing time since he moved to the Goodison Park from Charlton Athletic in 2017. the Toffees are not ready to let go of the youngster.

Kevin-Prince Boateng completes Sassuolo switch

Kevin-Prince Boateng has completed a return to the Italian Serie A after Sassuolo confirmed his signing from Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.

Last season, the Ghana international led the Eagles to the German Cup triumph and helped them to an eighth-place finish in the German Bundesliga table.

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Bailly demands talks with Mourinho over future

Cote d’Ivoire international Eric Bailly has requested for an urgent meeting with Jose Mourinho over his Manchester United future, according to The Sun .

The 24-year-old is happy at the Old Trafford but wants assurance about his playing time before the club travel for their pre-season tour in the United States of America.

Bailly was limited to 15 games across all competitions last term but the Portuguese gaffer gave the reason why the Ivorian dropped in the pecking order during the later part of the 2017-18 campaign .