African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Acquah snubs Parma, Udinese for Empoli


Acquah snubs Parma, Udinese for Empoli


Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah is ‘very close’ to signing for newly promoted Serie A side Empoli, according to Toro.it.

The Ghana international is set to sign a three-year contract with the option of a further year in a deal that worth €2.5 million.


Aina nears Torino loan


Ola Aina is close to joining Torino on loan from Chelsea after both clubs reached an agreement on Sunday, reports Sky Italia

The Super Eagles defender is expected to have his medical tomorrow after arriving at the Caselle Airport in Turin this afternoon. 

The Bulls also have the option to buy Aina for €8 million at the end of the season.


Middlesbrough prepare loan deal for Bolasie


Championship club Middlesbrough are eyeing a loan deal for out-of-favour Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, claims Mirror.

The DR Congo international was reportedly close to joining Burnley temporarily on the transfer deadline day only for the Toffees to opt out.

Bolasie was not listed in Everton’s 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday which clearly indicates that he is not part of Marco Silva’s plans.


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.

More to follow…


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.

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