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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe [17th August 2016]

Updated: 17 August 2016 23:07 IST - Published: 17 August 2016 11:39 IST
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And with that we wrap up the live blog for today!

Thank for joining us folks. 

Do comeback tomorrow for more exciting news about the transfer window. 

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Milan sign Sosa from Besiktas! 

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Great signing for Villa!

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Spit out the money or no Sissokho!Rafael Benitez has warned Everton if they want to sign Moussa Sissoko they will have to splash the amount that Newcastle are looking for report Liverpool Echo! 

Spit out the money or no Sissokho!

Rafael Benitez has warned Everton if they want to sign Moussa Sissoko they will have to splash the amount that Newcastle are looking for report Liverpool Echo! 

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Would be KRUeL to keep him in the Championship! 

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has revealed that Newcastle United are willing to listen to offers for Tim Krul this summer transfer window according to Newcastle Chronicle.

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Andre Aiyo!

The Times report that West Ham fear Andre Ayew will be out for a month due to the thigh injury he suffered in the 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

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Did Torres betray pool or was it the other way round? Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has claimed he was 'betrayed' by Liverpool when he moved to Chelsea in a £50m deal in January 2011. The forward insists that the Merseyside club instigated the move before making him look like a traitor for leaving the club for their rivals in the league. 

Did Torres betray pool or was it the other way round? 

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has claimed he was 'betrayed' by Liverpool when he moved to Chelsea in a £50m deal in January 2011. The forward insists that the Merseyside club instigated the move before making him look like a traitor for leaving the club for their rivals in the league. 

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Luisao could be on his way to England!

Wolves are in talks with Benfica over a deal for their captain Luisao. This move could prove to surprise many as the player who has 44 caps for Brazil could be seen in the Championship.

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'Wat' a signing that could be!The Sun report that Watford are have agreed a £13m deal to sign Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra.

'Wat' a signing that could be!

The Sun report that Watford are have agreed a £13m deal to sign Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra.

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No new contract? Wayne Rooney will not be offered a contract extension by Manchester United for at least another 18 months. His current deal runs until the summer of 2019. Rooney is one of the highest earners in world football at the moment! 

No new contract? 

Wayne Rooney will not be offered a contract extension by Manchester United for at least another 18 months. His current deal runs until the summer of 2019. Rooney is one of the highest earners in world football at the moment! 

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Jordi Gomez back to Wigan! 

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Big money from a Championship cub!Aston Villa have placed a £14.7m bid for Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to reports by Birmingham Mail.

Big money from a Championship cub!

Aston Villa have placed a £14.7m bid for Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara, according to reports by Birmingham Mail.

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Just a week! Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is expected to sign Claudio Bravo from Barcelona by the end of the week according to Manchester Evening News. 

Just a week! 

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is expected to sign Claudio Bravo from Barcelona by the end of the week according to Manchester Evening News. 

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Stoke want to Croatian international! Stoke City have enquired about Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic reports Stoke Sentinel. 

Stoke want to Croatian international! 

Stoke City have enquired about Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic reports Stoke Sentinel. 

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Real's youngster in demand!

As reports that Leganes are leading the chase to sign Real Madrid youngster Mariano.

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Watford close in on Kaboul!!!Reports in France have stated that the Sunderland defender is close to completing a deal to Watford. The details remain unclear for now.

Watford close in on Kaboul!!!
Reports in France have stated that the Sunderland defender is close to completing a deal to Watford. The details remain unclear for now.

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James Rodriguez available for £65m!!
According to the London Evening Standard, Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez would be available for around £65m. Arsenal and chelsea remain interested.

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs in race for 16 year old wonder kid!!

Fulham's 16 year old left back Ryan Sessegnon had drawn the attention of several top EPL clubs with Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs all interested in the youngster.
Sessegnon made his debut against Leeds last night

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With the release of FIFA 17 just around the corner, take a look at a few player ratings
FIFA 17: Predicted player ratings for Juventus
FIFA 17 predicted ratings for Liverpool

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Valencia to let Barcelona target leave!!Valencia  sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch has stated that Barcelona target Diego Alves will be allowed to leave the club. But he also revealed that Alcacer, another Barcelona target will be going nowhere! 

Valencia to let Barcelona target leave!!

Valencia  sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch has stated that Barcelona target Diego Alves will be allowed to leave the club. But he also revealed that Alcacer, another Barcelona target will be going nowhere! 

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Juventus set £20m price tag for Lemina

After Arsenal had a £16m bid rejected for the 21 year old midfielder, Juventus have stated that he will be available for £20m

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Fonte to stay at Southampton??With interest from Arsenal and Manchester United, manager Claude Puel is reportedly willing to offer Fonte a new contract to keep him at the club.

Fonte to stay at Southampton??

With interest from Arsenal and Manchester United, manager Claude Puel is reportedly willing to offer Fonte a new contract to keep him at the club.

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PSG rising star wanted by top teams

Jean-Kevin Augustin has been linked with moves to Wolfsburg, Sporting and QPR according to reports in France but is unlikely to leave this season.

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Leganes chase Madrid youngster

Leganes are close to signing Real Madrid youngster Mariano on loan. Malaga, Porto, Villarreal all remain interested in the striker

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Keita heads to the middle east!!
Former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita has joined Qatari club El Jaish on a six-month deal.  The decorated Mali international has played for Roma, Valencia and Sevilla as well as the Spanish giants

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Mario Gomez poised for Bundesliga return!!
The German international has been linked with a move back to Wolfsburg.

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Mourinho has a meeting with Mario Balotelli!!

Jose met Balotelli recently to give the volatile Italian some career advice. The Portuguese has no intention of signing the Liverpool striker though.

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Jeff Schlupp left frustrated !!Leicester defender Jeff Schlupp has been left frustrated after The Foxes blocked his £11.5m switch to West Brom.

Jeff Schlupp left frustrated !!

Leicester defender Jeff Schlupp has been left frustrated after The Foxes blocked his £11.5m switch to West Brom.

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Angry Pepe Reina doesn not want Barcelona move!!

Reina has quickly dismissed a possible move to Barcelona, saying on Twitter: "Bull****! I have not offered myself to anyone. Enough lies. Always and forever Forza Napoli. Now let's get ready for Sunday. Clear?"

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Arsenal defender leaves for FC Utrecht.

Arsenal's 19 year old defender Tafari Moore has joined Utrecht on a season long loan. He has not yet made an appearance for the Gunners.

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Zidane "unsure" about Fabregas!!

Real Madrid coach Zidane is not sure whether Fabregas would fit into the squad. He said" If you want to put another central midfielder into the mix then it becomes complicated. 

Cesc is a great player but it is not very straightforward. I am going to end up with a squad where three or four players do not get selected."
The Spaniard has been heavily linked with the Champions League winners but is currently still happy at Chelsea.

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Rojo not going anywhere!!Despite reports from the Sun that stated Marcos Rojo was to be a part of a swap deal involving Jose Fonte, the player has told Sky that he is not on the market and wants to stay in the side and fight for a place.

Rojo not going anywhere!!

Despite reports from the Sun that stated Marcos Rojo was to be a part of a swap deal involving Jose Fonte, the player has told Sky that he is not on the market and wants to stay in the side and fight for a place.

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Wigan have completed the signing of Jordi Gomez!!!
The Spaniard has joined Wigan from Sunderland on a one-year deal.

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Joey Barton has berated Manchester City over their treatment of Joe Hart!

The Rangers midfielder said, " It is disgusting. The club I played for wouldn't have treated a player that had been a servant for as long as Joe has in the manner that it has,
I don't see what he has done wrong to be treated the way he has. It is common human decency, regardless of how good a coach you are. Why treat him like that?"

Hart has been linked with a move to Everton

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Sissoko saga takes another twist!!

The fiasco that is Moussa Sissoko's situation at the moment has taken another twist as Sky reports that Newcastle have not received even an inquiry regarding the French midfielder. Everton have been interested in the 27 year old but nothing seems to have materialised yet. 

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Atletico want another pacy wingerAtletico Madrid are looking forward to buying Keita Balde from Lazio, as they look to add firepower to their attack. 

Atletico want another pacy winger

Atletico Madrid
are looking forward to buying Keita Balde from Lazio, as they look to add firepower to their attack. 

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Lazio focused on CerciSerie A side Lazio side are considering making a move for Italian winger Alessio Cerci.

Lazio focused on Cerci

Serie A side Lazio side are considering making a move for Italian winger Alessio Cerci.

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Juve want to sign Pogba's teammateAccording to Di Marzio, Blaise Matuidi would welcome a move to Juventus. Juve could offer €20M, but PSG would want more.

Juve want to sign Pogba's teammate

According to Di Marzio, Blaise Matuidi would welcome a move to Juventus. Juve could offer €20M, but PSG would want more.


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Wolfs want Dortmund defenderVFL Wolfsburg are again interested in signing Mattias Ginter from Dortmund. 

Wolfs want Dortmund defender

VFL Wolfsburg are again interested in signing Mattias Ginter from Dortmund. 

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Hertha Berlin want GnabryBundesliga side Hertha Berlin are keen to sign Arsenal’s young attacker Serge Gnabry on loan, the club has confirmed.

Hertha Berlin want Gnabry

Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin are keen to sign Arsenal’s young attacker Serge Gnabry on loan, the club has confirmed.

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Arsenal see another bid rejected!Juventus have rejected a £16 million bid from Arsenal for Mario Lemina. The Serie A champions are demanding £20m, reports The Sun.

Arsenal see another bid rejected!

Juventus have rejected a £16 million bid from Arsenal for Mario Lemina. The Serie A champions are demanding £20m, reports The Sun.

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Next destination for Joe Hart? Sevilla and Everton have expressed their interest in signing Joe Hart. The keeper wants a loan move as he feels 2 weeks are not enough to decide his permanent future. 

Next destination for Joe Hart?

Sevilla and Everton have expressed their interest in signing Joe Hart. The keeper wants a loan move as he feels 2 weeks are not enough to decide his permanent future. 


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Hammers join race with Chelsea and Napoli for defenderWest Ham are in talks with Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic, who is also linked to Chelsea and Napoli. The defender is imminent to leave the club following an estranged relation, with his replacement already being signed.  

Hammers join race with Chelsea and Napoli for defender

West Ham are in talks with Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic, who is also linked to Chelsea and Napoli. The defender is imminent to leave the club following an estranged relation, with his replacement already being signed.  

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James Rodriguez to stayReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says James Rodriguez will stay at the Bernabeu this summer. The Colombian was linked with several clubs after spending most of his time on the bench last season.

James Rodriguez to stay

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says James Rodriguez will stay at the Bernabeu this summer. The Colombian was linked with several clubs after spending most of his time on the bench last season.



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Chelsea renew Koulibaly offerChelsea has not given up on signing Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly as the Blues are desperate to sign a central defender. Antonio Conte is understood to have upped his bid for the centre-back to €50m. 

Chelsea renew Koulibaly offer

Chelsea has not given up on signing Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly as the Blues are desperate to sign a central defender. Antonio Conte is understood to have upped his bid for the centre-back to €50m.