Wolves fail in £54m Kessie chase
AC Milan have rejected Wolverhampton Wanderers’ £54 million offer for Franck Kessie, according to Calciomercato.
The Rosoneri are not ready to lose the Ivorian midfielder who is currently on a two-year loan at the club after strings of impressive performances last season.
The Italian club are preparing a new offer to keep the on-loan Atalanta youngster at the San Siro Stadium.
Choupo-Moting rejects late Huddersfield deal
Stoke City forward Eric Choupo-Moting has turned down a late offer from Huddersfield Town, Daily Mail claims.
The Cameroon international who joined the Potters on a free transfer last season is hoping for a bigger move than the Terriers.
Choupo-Moting registered five goals and five assists in his debut Premier League campaign.
Slimani nears Fenerbahce loan
Leicester City forward Islam Slimani is nearing a season-long loan move to Fenerbahce, SkySports reports.
The 30-year-old has struggled to establish himself in the King Power Stadium since his arrival in 2016 and was sent out on loan to Newcastle United in January where he played just four games.
Slimani’s loan move is unaffected by the 5pm Premier League deadline for transfer and still has until 31 August to finalise his next destination.
Wolves sign John Kitolano
Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Congo-born John Kitolano on a three-year deal from Norwegian club Odds Ballklubb.
The 18-year-old defender has featured for Norway’s u17 and u19 sides but is still eligible to play for DR Congo at the senior level.
Some shots from John’s first day as a Wolves player. #WolvesAcademy
— Wolves Academy (@AcademyWolves) August 9, 2018
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Villa turn down Adomah’s extension
Aston Villa are not ready to negotiate a new contract with Ghana international Albert Adomah, Birmingham Mail reports.
The 30-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Villa Park but manager Steve Bruce does not plan to extend the winger’s stay.
However, Middlesbrough and Leeds United are now considering a late swoop for Adomah who was Villa’s Player of the Year and top scorer with 15 goals last season before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Zambo Anguissa close to Fulham switch
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is set to join Fulham from Marseille in a £27 million [€30m] deal, according to Sky Sports News .
The Cameroon international reportedly arrived in London on Wednesday night and could team up with Cote d’Ivoire’s Michael Seri at the west London club.
The 22-year-old is highly rated as one of the best defensive midfielders in France with 37 appearances in Ligue 1 last term
Palace close in on Ayew
Crystal Palace are closing in on the loan signing of forward Jordan Ayew from Swansea after reached an agreement, according to BBCSport .
The 26-year-old has not been training with Swansea and is expected to return to the English Premier League with talks on-going between both clubs.
Zaha to stay at Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha is coming to terms with staying at Crystal Palace after the club held off all interests, according to Mirror .
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur tried to sign the Ivorian forward who has a £70 million release clause this summer.
Zaha is likely to feature for the Eagles’ Premier League opener against Fulham on Saturday.
Arsenal willing to sell Elneny
Arsenal are opened to offers for Mohamed Elneny before Thursday’s transfer deadline, ESPN FC reports.
The Egyptian midfielder who only signed a new deal in March, has slipped down the pecking order, with the arrivals of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
Gero joins Iranian club
Alhaji Gero has joined Iranian club Esteghlal on a three-year contract from Ostersunds.
The Nigerian forward joined the Swedish club in 2016 and manged six goals in 55 matches.
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Olunga linked with Japanese club
Michael Olunga has attracted interest from Japanese top-flight side Kashiwa Reysol, Goal understands.
The Kenyan forward who spent last season on loan at Girona, cannot feature for his Chinese Super League side Guizhou Zhicheng because they have reached maxiumum limit for the foreign quota rule.
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Newcastle plan to offload Lazaar & Saivet
Newcastle United planing to offload Morocco defender Achraf Lazaar and Senegal midfielder Henri Saivet, according to Chronicle Live .
The Magpies are in no rush to release the African duo depsite Thursday’s tansfer deadline for Premier League teams and Lazaar and Saivet still have until August 31 to decide their next destination.
Barcelona sign Moussa Wague
Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Senegal international Moussa Wague from Belgian club Eupen.
The 19-year-old defender has signed a long-term contract with the Spanish giants which includes a £90 million [€100m] release clause.
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Wolves prepare £36m bid for Kessie
Wolverhampton Wanderers are preparing a £36 million move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to Calciomercato [via Birmingham Live ].
The Premier League new boys are set to break their transfer record again after signing Adama Traore for £18m from Middlesbrough.
The Ivorian midfielder who provided five goals and four assists in 37 Serie A games last term, is currently on a two-year loan with the Rossoneri from Atalanta.
Balde to join Inter on loan
Keita Balde is set to complete a season-long loan move from Monaco to Inter Milan, according to Corriere dello Sport [via Football Italia ].
The Nerazzurri are reportedly offering between €5m and €6m to take the Senegal international on an initial loan deal, with a fixed fee of €20m to sign him outright next summer.
Balde will be offered personal terms of €3m-a-season to move back to Serie A, just one year after leaving Lazio.
Aina close to PSV move
PSV are leading the race to take Chelsea defender Ola Aina on a season-long loan deal, the Mirror claims.
The Nigeria international might join the Dutch champions with the assurances of Uefa Champions League and top-flight football next season.
Torino, West Brom, Derby County and QPR are also reportedly interested in the 21-year-old who spent last season on loan at Hull City.
Tau to join Belgian second tier club
Percy Tau is nearing a temporary switch from Brighton and Hove Albion to Royal Union Saint Gilloise, the Argus reports.
Royal Union Saint Gilloise is owned by Brighton chairman Tony Bloom be the likely destination of the 2017-18 South African Player of the Season.
Chris Highton’s side completed the signing of the South Africa international from Mamelodi Sundowns last month and he is expected to go out on loan to have European football experience.
Burnley plot £15m move for Bolasie
Burnley are plotting a £15 million swoop for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, the Sun reports.
Bolasie has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Goodison Park after struggling for form and fitness since his arrival from Crystal Palace in 2016.
Burnley are the only side close to Everton’s £20 million asking price and they hope to secure the DR Congo international before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Palace and Fulham want Ayew
Crystal Palace and Fulham are keen on signing Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew before the Premier League transfer window closes, according to the Mirror .
The 26-year-old is keen on top-flight football and he is currently AWOL.
The Swans are demanding £12 million for the Ghanaian attacker who was their top scorer last season with 11 goals acorss all competition.
Jordan Ayew goes AWOL
Jordan Ayew has refused to resume training with the rest of his Swansea City teammates, manager Graham Potter confirmed.
Following Swansea’s relegation from the Premier League last season, Ayew is keen on playing top-flight football in the upcoming campaign.
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African All Stars Transfer Review
Goal ‘s Tolu Olasoji reviews the recent big transfers involving African stars across the world.
African All-Stars Transfer Update
A number of big African pened new deals over the week – check out the full updates pic.twitter.com/sSR3fcyPmJ
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Brighton offer €12m for Sangare
Brighton and Hove Albion have tabled a €12 million offer for Toulouse midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, according to Lequipe [via Sport Witness ].
The 20-year-old Ivorian midfielder has attracted lots of interest after breaking through the Purples’ ranks last term but the French Ligue 1 side are not willing to let the youngster leave this summer.
Get Football France claimed that Toulouse rejected an €8m offer from Serie A outfit Atalanta this summer.