African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Chievo confirm Joel Obi transfer

Chievo confirm Obi signing

Chievo have confirmed the signing of Nigeria international Joel Obi from league rival Torino.

Obi joins the Stadio Bentegodi outfit on a three-year contract with the option of an additional year.

Balde to join Inter on loan

Keita Balde is on the verge of returning to the Serie A after Monaco and Inter Milan agreed on a loan with an option to buy, according to Calciomercato

The Nerazzurri have agreed to loan the Senegal international for €5m and make the move permanent at the end of the season for €34m.

Keita only left the Italian top-flight a year ago from Lazio and has agreed a five-year contract already with Luciano Spalleti’s side.

Torino win race for Aina

Chelsea defender Ola Aina is set to sign for Italian Serie A outfit Torino on a season-long loan, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

The Nigeria international turned down interests from England and he is now set to take his career abroad as negotiation between both clubs nears conclusion.

Aina spent last season on loan at Hull City.

Nwakaeme arrives for Trabzonspor deal

Hapoel Beer Sheva forward Anthony Nwakaeme has been spotted at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport ahead of a proposed move to Trabzonspor.

Few hours after helping his team earn a 2-2 draw in Thursday’s Europa League game, the Nigerian forward could team up with compatriot Ogenyi Onazi in the Turkish Super Lig club.

The 29-year-old helped the Camels to a second successive Isreali top-flight title last season with 

Lookman unlikely to return to RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick believes it is unlikely that Ademola Lookman will return to the club from Everton

Lookman spent the second half of last season on loan with the Bundesliga outfit, making 11 appearances and contributing five goals but the Bulls have ruled out a £30m move for Anglo-Nigerian.

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Malaga sign Ndiaye on loan

Malaga have snapped up Alfred N’Diaye on a season-long loan from Villarreal.

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Olunga moves to J-League 

Kenya international Michael Olunga has sealed a permanent switch from Chinese Super League outfit Guizhou Zhicheng to Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol.

The towering striker who played for Girona last season penned a three-year deal worth about £2.3m [Sh300m].

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Fenerbahce in talks for Diouf loan

Stoke City forward Mame Biram Diouf is set to leave to leave the club, with Fenerbahce keen to bring the striker in on a season-long loan deal, AMK reports [via Sport Witness ].

The 30-year-old is keen on leaving the bet365 Stadium following their relegation to the Championship.

The Senegalese attacker was an unused substitute for the Potters in their 3-1 league defeat to Leeds United last Saturday and seems to be excluded from Gary Rowett’s plans for the season.

Lens held talks with Eto’o

French Ligue 2 side Lens have had discussions to sign 37-year-old former Cameroonian international Samuel Eto’o, according to RMC [via Sports Orange ]. 

However, the deal did not go through, despite Lens’ best efforts to put up a lucrative financial package for the 37-year-old.

Eto’o is currently a free agent after parting ways with Konyaspor this summer.

Anguissa joins Fulham from Marseille

Fulham have announced the signing of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa on a four-year contract from Marseille.

The 22-year-old Cameroonian becomes the second Ligue 1 import to join the Cottagers this summer after Jean Michael Seri’s signing from Nice.

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Crystal Palace finalise Ayew loan

Jordan Ayew has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal from Swansea City.

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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.

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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.