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UPDATED: 2019 Premier League DONE DEAL (Summer transfer window)

It’s no more news that the Premier League is fast approaching and all participants are busy in the transfer market.

We have seen some done big money deal and some yet to be confirmed.

Before shutting the transfer market on Thursday, August 8, more major deals are expected to happen.

The transfer of players from another national association could take place once the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) opened on 11 June.

Below is a complete and detailed list of all the transfers that have been confirmed so far…

ARSENAL

In:
Nicolas Pepe – Lille, (£72m)
William Saliba – Saint-Etienne, (£27m)
Dani Ceballos – Real Madrid, (loan)
Gabriel Martinelli – Ituano Futebol Clube, (undisclosed)

Out:
Ben Sheaf – Doncaster, (loan)
Aaron Ramsey – Juventus, (free)
Petr Cech – (retired)
Danny Welbeck – (released)
Stephan Lichtsteiner – (released)
Cohen Bramall – (released)
Charlie Gilmour – (released)
Julio Pleguezuelo – (released)
Jordi Osei-Tutu – VfL Bochum, (loan)
Daniel Ballard – Swindon, (loan)
David Ospina – Napoli, (£5m)

ASTON VILLA

In:
Tom Heaton – Burnley, (£8m)
Ezri Konsa – Brentford, (£12m)
Tyrone Mings – Bournemouth, (£20m)
Kortney Hause – Wolves, (£3m)
Wesley – Club Brugge, (undisclosed)
Anwar El Ghazi – Lille, (£7.5m)
Jota – Birmingham, (undisclosed)
Matt Targett – Southampton, (undisclosed)
Mahmoud Trezeguet – Kasimpasa, (£8m)

Out:
Corey Blackett-Taylor – Tranmere, (free)
Harry McKirdy – Carlisle, (free)
Tommy Elphick – Huddersfield, (free)
Gary Gardner – Birmingham, (undisclosed)
Ross McCormack – (released)
Albert Adomah – Nottingham Forest, (free)
Mark Bunn – (released)
Ritchie De Laet – (released)
Alan Hutton – (released)
Mile Jedinak – (released)
Micah Richards – (released)
Glenn Whelan – (released)
Matija Sarkic – Livingston, (loan)

BOURNEMOUTH

In:
Jack Stacey – Luton Town, (£4m)
Lloyd Kelly – Bristol City, (undisclosed)
Philip Billing – Huddersfield, (undisclosed)

Out:
Lys Mousset – Sheffield United, (£10m)
Marc Pugh – (released)
Mikael Ndjoli – Gillingham, (loan)
Emerson Hyndman – Atlanta United, (loan)
Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa, (£20m)
Connor Mahoney – Millwall, (undisclosed)

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

In:
Leandro Trossard – Genk, (undisclosed)
Matt Clarke – Portsmouth, (undisclosed)

Out:
Anthony Knockaert – Fulham, (loan)
Bruno – (retired)
David Ajiboye – (released)
Jonah Ayunga – (released)
Tyler Forbes – (released)
Dessie Hutchinson – (released)
Reece Meekums – (released)
Rian O’Sullivan – (released)
Will Collar – Hamilton Academical, (loan)
Alexis Mac Allister – Boca Juniors, (loan)
Ben White – Leeds United, (loan)

BURNLEY

In:
Erik Pieters – Stoke, (undisclosed)
Joel Senior – Curzon Ashton, (undisclosed)

Out:
Tom Heaton – Aston Villa (£8m)
Stephen Ward – Stoke, (free)
Anders Lindegaard – (released)
Jon Walters – (retired)
Peter Crouch – (released)
Mark Howarth – (released)

CHELSEA

In:
Mateo Kovacic – Real Madrid, (£40m)
Christian Pulisic – Borussia Dortmund, (arrived from loan)

Out:
Eden Hazard – Real Madrid, (£89m)
Ethan Ampadu – RB Leipzig, (loan)
Kylian Hazard – Cercle Brugge, (undisclosed)
Marcin Bulka – Paris St-Germain, (free)
Tomas Kalas – Bristol City, (undisclosed)
Fankaty Dabo – Coventry, (free)
Luke McCormick – Shrewsbury, (loan)
Brad Collins – Barnsley, (free)
Jay Dasilva – Bristol City, (£2.1m)
Victorian Angban – Metz, (£5.4m)
Ola Aina – Torino, (undisclosed)
Gary Cahill – (released)
Rob Green – (retired)
Todd Kane – (released)
Eduardo – (released)
Kyle Scott – (released
Joseph Colley – (released)
Ruben Sammut – Sunderland, (free)
Marcin Bulka – Paris Saint-German, (free)
Nathan Baxter – Ross County, (loan)
Richard Nartey – Burton, (loan)
Victor Moses – Fenerbahce, (loan)
Alvaro Morata – Atletico Madrid, (loan)
Mario Pasalic – Atalanta, (loan)
Charly Musonda – Vitesse, (loan)
Nathan – Atletico Mineira, (loan)

CRYSTAL PALACE

In:
Jordan Ayew – Swansea City, (€3m)
Stephen Henderson – Nottingham Forest, (free)

Out:
Julian Speroni – (released)
Jason Puncheon – (released)
Bakary Sako – (released)
Ollie O’Dwyer – Aldershot, (free)
Joseph Hungbo – (released)
Tyler Brown – (released)
Levi Lumeka – Varzim, (undisclosed)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Manchester United, (undisclosed)

EVERTON

In:
Fabian Delph – Man City, (£10m)
Andre Gomes – Barcelona, (£22m)
Jonas Lossl – Huddersfield, (free)

Out:
Idrissa Gueye – PSG, (€30m)
Ademola Lookman – RB Leipzig, (£22.5m)
Josh Bowler – Hull, (loan)
Antonee Robinson – Wigan, (undisclosed)
Korede Adedoyin – Hamilton, (loan)
Kieran Dowell – Derby, (loan)
Joao Virginia – Reading, (loan)
Luke Garbutt – Ipswich, (loan)
Brendan Galloway – Luton, (free)
Phil Jagielka – Sheffield United, (free)
Ashley Williams – (released)
Harry Charsley – (released)
Boris Mathis – (released)
Mateusz Hewelt – (released)
Shayne Lavery – (released)
Jack Kiersey – Walsall, (free)
Danny Bramall – (released)
Joe Hilton – (released)
Chris Renshaw – (released)
Jonjoe Kenny – Schalke, (loan)
Nikola Vlasic – CSKA Moscow, (undisclosed)

LEICESTER CITY

In:
Youri Tielemans – Monaco, (£40m)
Ayoze Perez – Newcastle, (£30m)
James Justin – Luton Town, (undisclosed)

Out:
Lamine Kaba Sherif – Accrington, (free)
Danny Simpson – (released)
Shinji Okazaki – (released)
Daniel Iversen – Rotherham, (loan)

LIVERPOOL

In:
Sepp van den Berg – PEC Zwolle, (£1.3m)

Out:
Kamil Grabara – Huddersfield, (loan)
Sheyi Ojo – Rangers, (loan)
Alberto Moreno – Villarreal, (free)
Daniel Sturridge – (released)
Adam Bogdan – (released)
Connor Randall – (released)
Rafael Camacho – Sporting CP, (£5m)
Marko Grujic – Hertha BSC, (loan)
Conor Masterson – QPR, (free)
Danny Ings – Southampton, (£20m)

MANCHESTER CITY

In:
Rodri – Atletico Madrid, (£68.2m)

Out:
Fabian Delph – Everton, (£10m)
Tosin Adarabioyo – Blackburn, (loan)
Arijanet Muric – Nottingham Forest, (loan)
Vincent Kompany – Anderlecht, (free)
Patrick Roberts – Norwich, (loan)
Tom Dele-Bashiru – (released)
Aaron Nemane – (released)
Jack Harrison – Leeds United, (loan)
Matt Smith – QPR, (loan)

MANCHESTER UNITED

In:
Daniel James – Swansea, (£15m)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Crystal Palace, (£50m)

Out:
Ander Herrera – Paris St-Germain, (free)
Antonio Valencia – LDU Quito, (free)
Matthew Olosunde – Rotherham, (free)
Regan Poole – MK Dons, (free)
James Wilson – Aberdeen, (free)
Matty Willock – Gillingham, (free)
Kieran O’Hara – Burton, (loan)
Joshua Bohui – NAC Breda, (free)

NEWCASTLE UNITED

In:
Joelinton – Hoffenheim, (£40m)

Out:
Ayoze Perez – Leicester, (£30m)
Mohamed Diame – (released)
Cal Roberts – (released)
Josef Yarney – (released)
Tyrique Bartlett – (released)
Dan Barlaser – Rotherham, (loan)

NORWICH CITY

In:
Sam Byram – West Ham, (undisclosed)
Josip Drmic – Borussia Monchengladbach, (free)
Patrick Roberts – Manchester City, (loan)
Daniel Adshead – Rochdale, (undisclosed)
Archie Mair – Aberdeen, (undisclosed)
Rob Nizet – Anderlecht, (undisclosed)
Ralf Fahrmann – FC Schalke 04, (loan)
Aidan Fitzpatrick – Partick Thistle, (£350,000)

Out:
Carlton Morris – Rotherham United, (loan)
Mason Bloomfield – Crawley Town, (loan)
Ivo Pinto – Dinamo Zagreb, (free)
Ciaren Jones – Eastbourne Borough, (loan)
Josh Coley – Dunfermline Athletic, (loan)
Marcel Franke – Hannover 96, (undisclosed)
Sean Raggett – Portsmouth, (loan)

SHEFFIELD UNITED

In:
Lys Mousset – Bournemouth, (£10m)
Phil Jagielka – Everton, (free)
Luke Freeman – QPR, (undisclosed)
Callum Robinson – Sheffield United, (undisclosed)

Out:
Tyler Smith – Bristol Rovers, (loan)
Jake Eastwood – Scunthorpe, (loan)
Paul Coutts – (released)
Martin Crainie – (released)
Conor Washington – (released)
Daniel Lafferty – (released)
Caolan Lavery – (released)

SOUTHAMPTON

In:
Moussa Djenepo – Standard Liege, (£14m)
Che Adams – Birmingham City, (undisclosed)
Danny Ings – Liverpool, (£20m)

Out:
Sam Gallagher – Blackburn, (undisclosed)
Jack Rose – Walsall, (loan)
Steven Davis – Rangers, (free)
Matt Targett – Aston Villa, (undisclosed)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

In:
Jack Clarke – Leeds, (£10m)
Kion Etete – Notts County, (undisclosed)

Out:
Kieran Trippier – Atletico Madrid, (£20m)
Jack Clarke – Leeds, (loan)
Connor Ogilvie – Gillingham, (undisclosed)
Michel Vorm – (released)
Dylan Duncan – (released)
Charlie Freeman – (released)
Tom Glover – (released)
Jamie Reynolds – (released)
Luke Amos – Queens Park Rangers, (loan)

WATFORD

In:
Bayli Spencer-Adams – (free)
Craig Dawson – West Brom, (undisclosed)
Tom Dele-Bashiru – Manchester City, (free)

Out:
Michael Folivi – Wimbledon, (loan)
Tommie Hoban – (released)
Miguel Britos – (released)
Obbi Oulare – Standard Liege, (undisclosed)
Ashley Charles – (released)
Andrew Eleftheriou – (released)
Sam Howes – (released)
Tom Leighton – (released)
Joy Mukena – (released)
Michael Mullings – (released)
Kai Sanders – (released)
Sam Sesay – (released)
Ryan Suckling – (released)
Ben Tricker – (released)
Jerome Sinclair – VVV-Venlo, (loan)

WEST HAM UNITED

In:
Sebastien Haller – Eintracht Frankfurt, (£45m)
Pablo Fornals – Villarreal, (£24m)
Roberto – Espanyol, (free)
David Martin – Millwall, (undisclosed)

Out:
Sam Byram – Norwich, (undisclosed)
Marko Arnautovic – Shanghai SIPG, (£23m)
Edimilson Fernandes – FSV Mainz, (undisclosed)
Nathan Trott – AFC Wimbledon, (loan)
Josh Pask – Coventry, (free)
Adrian – (released)
Andy Carroll – (released)
Samir Nasri – Anderlecht, (free)
Toni Martinez – (released)
Moses Makasi – (released)
Noha Sylvestre – (released)
Vashon Neufville – (released)
Lucas Perez – Alaves, (undisclosed)

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

In:
Patrick Cutrone – AC Milan, (£16m)
Raul Jimenez – Benfica, (undisclosed)
Hong – Yeovil Town, (undisclosed)
Raphael Nya – PSG, (undisclosed)
Leander Dendoncker – Anderlecht, (undisclosed)
Jesus Vallejo – Real Madrid, (loan)

Out:
Ivan Cavaleiro – Fulham, (loan)
Sherwin Seedorf – Motherwell, (free)
Helder Costa – Leeds, (loan)
Ryan Giles – Shrewsbury, (loan)
Joe Mason – MK Dons, (free)
Ethan Ebanks-Landell – Shrewsbury Town, (undisclosed)
Kevin Berkoe – Oxford, (free)
Michal Zyro – (released)
Carlos Heredia – (released)
Ben Goodliffe – (released)
Aaron Hayden – (released)
Diego Lattie – (released)
Enzo Sauvage – (released)
Christian Herc – Viktoria Plzen, (loan)
Kortney Hause – Aston Villa, (undisclosed)

DONE DEAL: Newcastle signs £40m Brazilian forward

Premier League club, Newcastle, have completed their first signing of the summer for a club-record fee.

Newcastle brought in Joelinton from Hoffenheim for a fee of £40 million.

Joelinton penned down a six-year contract and has been assigned the No. 9 jersey.

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Rescind your decision to retire from the Eagles, Disu tells Ighalo

Former Flying Eagles coach Tunde Disu has urged Odion Ighalo to rescind his decision to retire from the Super Eagles.

During an interview on Tuesday, Disu described the Eagles first choice striker’s retirement as “premature.”

Ighalo, who emerged as the highest goal scorer at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, announced his decision to quit the Super Eagles after the competition.

“Ighaloʼs decision to quit the national team is premature, the team still needs him. My reason is that the team at present doesn’t have any player with experience to take over.

“My position is not that the country doesn’t have quality strikers, but they should have been paired alongside him to learn,” he said in an interview with NAN.

Disu urged the Shanghai Shenhua striker to ignore the negative comments of fans.

“Ighalo tried for the team and if he is considering the negative vibes from football fans , maybe that is a bit childish, he should have developed thick skin to that.

“Criticisms are part of life, we cannot run away from it, even the best footballers faced the same situation one time or the other; he cannot be an exception,” he added.

Arsenal to send fresh bid for Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal are facing a difficult situation with their attempt to bring in Crystal Palace winger, Wilfried Zaha.

Despite not making any move to pay near the Eagles demand, Arsenal have not given up of Zaha.

This week the North London side are expected to offer Crystal Palace another bid for the Ivorian winger.

According to The Independent, Arsenal last offer of £55m plus Reiss Nelson on loan, had been rejected.

New report from Sky Sports, Arsenal are not intending to give up and will propose a new offer this week.

Report says the club are also finally set to complete the signing of Saint Etienne defender William Saliba this week.

The 18-year-old will sign a contract with the Gunners.

But will return to the French club on loan for the forthcoming season.

Arsenal close in on Real Madrid Ceballos

Arsenal are close to signing Real Madrid midfielder, Dani Ceballos on loan and have gave up on Kieran Tierney.

Ceballos is on his way to join the Gunners after choosing them over Tottenham Hotspurs, on a season-long loan deal.

Ceballos lifted the European U-21 Championship trophy with Spain this summer.

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery in a recent interview said he could soon be on his way to Arsenal.

Emery said on Monday:

“Ceballos is a very good player. I know him from Real Betis at the beginning and Real Madrid.

“He played very well in the Under-21s European Championship, his national team won the competition.”

Arsenal gave up on Tierney’s signing

Arsenal have abandoned their chase of £25 million Celtic defender, Kieran Tierney.

The Gunners have decided to give up after their third bid was rejected by the Scottish champions.

It was revealed that Celtic demanded most of the transfer fee (£25m) up front, but the North London side negotiated otherwise.

Gunners, having £40m to spend this summer, have moved on to other targets.

De Gea

De Gea becomes World’s highest paid goalkeeper

Spain goalkeeper, David De Gea finally becomes the World’s highest paid goalkeeper after signing new contract with club.

De Gea’s new deal with Manchester United will run until 2025, leaving him with £110m over six years.

The Spanish will sign the £375,000 weekly deal when the club return from their pre-season tour.

De Gea, 28, joined the Red Devils from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

He also won a Premier League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup and three Community Shields domestically, to go with a Europa League title in 2016/2017.

 

Alex Iwobi may leave Arsenal if club sign Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal wing player, Alex Iwobi has revealed that he may consider leaving Arsenal if the club completes Wilfried Zaha signing.

Crystal Palace winger, Zaha, valued around £80m, has been the club No 1 transfer target this summer.

The Super Eagles winger, Iwobi, whose intention was to continue having more playing time at the club in the coming season is afraid of been placed on the side if Zaha joins the North London club before August 8.

Iwobi told The Sun:

“I am not one to chicken out. I have had it all over the years, being told I’m not good enough.

“So whenever the chance comes I always try and prove I should be starting.

“But it’s going to be difficult if Zaha comes. He will add more stress.

“I am up for the fight but the only time I would consider leaving is if I am not playing as much as I would like to.

“Obviously, my joy is to play football and not just sit out.

“If it comes to that I would have no choice but to leave. But I would always put up a fight to play — that is what I have done all my life.

“We have big stars already, so by adding another one I’ll just have to prove I can do better than them.”

Griezmann, Ramsey get number at new club

New Barcelona signing Antoine Griezmann has been assigned the number 17 shirt for the club at the Camp Nou.

Griezmann’s number 17 was revealed during the player’s unveiling in Catalonia following his big-money move of £107 million (€120m/$134m) from Atletico Madrid.

Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey gets the same number eight (8) he wore at Arsenal after his successful move to Juventus.

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey

AFCON 2019: Nigeria lost to Algeria, to play 3rd-place

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost the ticket to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after losing against Algeria.

The match ended 2-1 in favour of Algeria.

More details to follow soon…