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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe [11th August 2016]

Updated: 11 August 2016 23:40 IST - Published: 11 August 2016 12:22 IST
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Los Blancos want Dortmund player!Real Madrid are interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to German newspaper DerWesten.

Los Blancos want Dortmund player!

Real Madrid are interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to German newspaper DerWesten.

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Pardew not happy with Agents!

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew criticises the role of football agents during this transfer window as Bolasie's move to Everton edges closer according to Sky. 

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Watford star striker signs new contract! BIG NEWS!


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Want a quick summary on the transfer rumours of the day? 

Click on this link: Sportskeeda's take on the EPL transfer rumours of 11th August, 2016

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Bournemouth star signs new contract! 

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West Bromwich Albion declare interest in Christian Benteke

West Brom have entered the fray to sign the big Belgian, but they will have to compete with Crystal Palace, who are also looking to the Liverpool forward as an option.

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We're keeping Lukaku! 

We're keeping Lukaku! 

"Romelu Lukaku is still an Everton player and we want to keep our best players. Lukaku is doubtful  because of the cut from the Espanyol game," said Ronald Koeman the Everton boss reports Sky.

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Mahrez at training!All the rumours about a move away from Leicester have been put to an end as Riyadh Mahrez has confirmed that he will stay at Leicester for another season. The Algerian player was seen at a training session today. 

Mahrez at training!

All the rumours about a move away from Leicester have been put to an end as Riyadh Mahrez has confirmed that he will stay at Leicester for another season. The Algerian player was seen at a training session today. 

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Hertha Berlin targets Serge Gnabry

German club Hertha Berlin are interested in securing the services of Serge Gnabry. The 21-year-old hasn't made an appearance for the Gunners since 2014, but he has been in great form for Germany in their Rio Olympics campaign.

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Liverpool to miss out on Joao Mario

The Reds had a £33.5m bid for the Portuguese rejected last month, and now Inter Milan have reportedly made a bid of £42m for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder.

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Mangala wants out of Manchester.

Eliaquim Mangala has told Jorge Mendes to find him a new club before the transfer window closes. The arrival of John Stones puts his place in jeopardy. AC Milan and Valencia are reportedly interested in the defender.

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Moyes wants United players at Sunderland.

David Moyes has expressed a desire to sign Paddy McNair and Donald Love for Sunderland from Manchester United.

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Ozil and Sanchez to leave Arsenal?

Neither the German nor the Chilean have renewed their contracts with the Gunners, despite multiple attempts to negotiate a renewal. In fact according to German tabloid Bild, Ozil is interested in a return to Real Madrid, and hence the delay in contract renewal.

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Cuadrado to Milan??


Gazetta dello Sport has reported that AC Milan are interested in Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado but have been unable to raise the required funds. 

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Please don't go!!

Unai Emery, coach of PSG hopes midfielder Blaise Matuidi will stay at the club amidst interest from Juventus. 

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Villa move to sign Chester!!

According to Press Association Sport, West Brom have accepted a bid for defender James Chester.  A move is expected to be completed in a few days

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I want out!!

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko wants to leave in search of Champion's League football.
Real Madrid have shown interest in the player, but have not yet made a move.

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Borja signs for Swansea.!!Swansea have completed a club record £15.5m deal for Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston. The 23 year old completed his medical and signed a 4 year deal with the club.

Borja signs for Swansea.!!

Swansea have completed a club record £15.5m deal for Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston. 
The 23 year old completed his medical and signed a 4 year deal with the club.

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Arsenal very close to Mustafi!!

According to the German's agent, Ali Bulut a deal worth £30m has been agreed and a deal is expected to be completed within 24 hrs. Ali Bulut said, 'Shkodran and Arsenal agree. There are only the terms to be agreed on a transfer fee.'

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Joe Allen says leaving Liverpool wasn't a difficult decision

The Wales midfielder moved to Stoke City after Jurgen Klopp considered him surplus. Allen looks back at his Liverpool days and says, "I look back and I've got fond memories, it was a huge privilege to play for a club like Liverpool but the timing was right for me to move on.“

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Villarreal are hoping to appoint former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini as their new coach following the shock sacking of Marcelino.

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David Moyes seems more than keen to fix Sunderland and his career.Sunderland manager has entered the transfer market vigorously as he now targets Torino full-back Davide Zappacosta, after having already signed centre-half Papy Djiobodji from Chelsea.

David Moyes seems more than keen to fix Sunderland and his career.

Sunderland manager has entered the transfer market vigorously as he now targets Torino full-back Davide Zappacosta, after having already signed centre-half Papy Djiobodji from Chelsea.

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Felipe Melo back to Turkey??

Galatasaray are reportedly looking to re-sign Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo after their attempts to sign Lucas have hit a dead end. 
The Inter man who claimed he would've become a murderer if not for football made 52 appearances for Galatasaray during his last stint.

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Hammers sign Calleri.West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed the signing of Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri.Bilic said,

Hammers sign Calleri.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed the signing of Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri.
Bilic said, "We will sign Calleri and he will be with us pretty soon depending on the work permit.”
The striker will arrive at The Olympic stadium soon, pending a work permit.

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Not going anywhere!!

Disappointment for Inter, Juventus and Everton as Zenit's Alex Witsel has expressed his desire to stay in Russia for another season.

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Spurs to miss out on star!Talks have broken down between Tottenham and Marseille over winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, according to Sky Sports

Spurs to miss out on star!

Talks have broken down between Tottenham and Marseille over winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, according to Sky Sports

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West Ham won't go for Lyon striker!Sky reports that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed the Hammers will not make any further attempts sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. Lyon rejected several advances made by the Premier League club. Manager Bilic said “100 per cent we will not go for Lacazette

West Ham won't go for Lyon striker!

Sky reports that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed the Hammers will not make any further attempts sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. Lyon rejected several advances made by the Premier League club. Manager Bilic said “100 per cent we will not go for Lacazette". The manager has previously said that West Ham who have recently moved into a bigger ground have made a statement by keeping Payet. 

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For some, the once-real Balotelli is still a dream. For others, a dreaming Balotelli is the reality.After Sampdoria, Serie A side Chievo has publicised its interest in the Liverpool striker. Their President went on record saying,

For some, the once-real Balotelli is still a dream. For others, a dreaming Balotelli is the reality.


After Sampdoria, Serie A side Chievo has publicised its interest in the Liverpool striker. Their President went on record saying, "Dreaming doesn't cost anything."

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Jonathan Woodgate to .... Liverpool?!You can breathe, Liverpool fans. The former Real Madrid defender has reportedly told his current club Middlesbrough that he wants to retire at the age of 36 - and join Liverpool as a scout.

Jonathan Woodgate to .... Liverpool?!

You can breathe, Liverpool fans. The former Real Madrid defender has reportedly told his current club Middlesbrough that he wants to retire at the age of 36 - and join Liverpool as a scout.

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The Red Devils say goodbye!

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Lifeline for Schweini?Bastian Schweinsteiger has been offered a loan move by Galatasaray, according to Turkish newspaper AMK. The Turkish giants missed the chance to sign Lucas Leiva from Liverpool after Klopp stalled his move at the eleventh hour. 

Lifeline for Schweini?

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been offered a loan move by Galatasaray, according to Turkish newspaper AMK. The Turkish giants missed the chance to sign Lucas Leiva from Liverpool after Klopp stalled his move at the eleventh hour. 

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Moyes' new signings!

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Juan Mata a stone's throw away from switching to Everton?Ronald Koeman is apparently an admirer of the Spaniard and could use the big money from John Stones deal to lure Mata away from Manchester United.


Juan Mata a stone's throw away from switching to Everton?

Ronald Koeman is apparently an admirer of the Spaniard and could use the big money from John Stones deal to lure Mata away from Manchester United.

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Villa and Boro chase Chester!

Aston Villa have made an approach for West Brom defender James Chester, according to the Express & Star. Sky also report that Middlesbrough are the other team in the hunt for the 27-year-old Wales international after their move for Hull City defender Harry Maguire collapsed.

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Leicester vs Liverpool for Argentine!Liverpool face competition from Leicester in the race to sign Argentinian Leandro Paredes according to The Daily Star. The Foxes have offered €22 million for the Roma midfielder according to Football Italia. 

Leicester vs Liverpool for Argentine!

Liverpool face competition from Leicester in the race to sign Argentinian Leandro Paredes according to The Daily Star. The Foxes have offered €22 million for the Roma midfielder according to Football Italia. 

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Januzaj and Moyes reunion almost done!The Daily Telegraph reports that Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj is close to joining his former boss David Moyes at Sunderland on a season-long loan. The youngster was left humiliated by Jose Mourinho as the Manchester United manager decided to axe him from the first-team.

Januzaj and Moyes reunion almost done!

The Daily Telegraph reports that Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj is close to joining his former boss David Moyes at Sunderland on a season-long loan. The youngster was left humiliated by Jose Mourinho as the Manchester United manager decided to axe him from the first-team.

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Barbosa to England?Leicester have made a club-record offer of 27m euros (£23.1m) for Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa according to Leicester Mercury. 

Barbosa to England?

Leicester have made a club-record offer of 27m euros (£23.1m) for Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa according to Leicester Mercury. 

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Bolaise to Everton!Everton are on the brink of sealing a £25m deal for Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolaise reports Daily Express. 

Bolaise to Everton!

Everton are on the brink of sealing a £25m deal for Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolaise reports Daily Express. 

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Baston to Swansea!Sky reports that Borja Baston's move to Swansea City for a fee around £17 million is almost done after the striker passed his medical yesterday.

Baston to Swansea!

Sky reports that Borja Baston's move to Swansea City for a fee around £17 million is almost done after the striker passed his medical yesterday.

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Chelsea's young star to Ajax!

Ajax have signed Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore on a season-long loan, according to reports in the Dutch media.

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Tim Cahill is home! Finally!