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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe [18th August 2016]

Updated: 18 August 2016 22:25 IST - Published: 18 August 2016 11:35 IST
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And with that we conclude the Live Blog today! 

Thanks for joining us folks, come back tomorrow as we bring you the most exciting news from around the World. Good night! 
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Well atleast he's ready to spend money Arsenal fans? Arsenal Wenger confirms to Sky Sports that he is ready to spend money to bring in players this transfer window. Phew, thats a relief eh? 

Well atleast he's ready to spend money Arsenal fans? 

Arsenal Wenger confirms to Sky Sports that he is ready to spend money to bring in players this transfer window. Phew, thats a relief eh? 

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Could be a Classy signing! 

Galatasaray are close to signing Southampton's Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie. 

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Traore to Villa! 

Ex Barcelona youngster and Aston Villa's brightest young star Adama Traore has told the club that he wants to leave the club this transfer window according to Birmingham Mail. 

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Lucas to Milan?

Tuttosport report that Liverpool midfielder Lucas is set to make a move to Italian giants AC Milan this summer window. 

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Three more players then! Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said -

Three more players then! 

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said - "We hope to sign one, two or three players - or maybe no-one. It depends on many things that will happen. We will try to find some players to sign". 

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Borja out injured!

Swansea's new signing from Spain Borja Baston will sit out of their game this weekend due to a thigh injury confirmed the club in twitter. 

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Manchester City eye Fulham left back!!

Pep Guardiola is reportedly interested in signing 16-year-old Fulham left back Ryan Sessegnon. Sessegnon had an impressive first team debut on Tuesday night in a 1-1 draw against Leeds.

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No Kinglsey replacement!!!

Bayern Munich manager has ruled out signing a replacement for injured Kingsley Coman. The Frenchman has been ruled out for an indefinte period of time but Ancelotti feels that Bayern have enough depth to cope with his loss. 

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Liverpool still in the market for a left back!!Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool are interested in Porto left back Bruno Martins Indi. The Dutch defender would be the answer to Klopp's defensive problems.

Liverpool still in the market for a left back!!

Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool are interested in Porto left back Bruno Martins Indi. The Dutch defender would be the answer to Klopp's defensive problems.

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Erikssen to be offered new contract!!

Mauricio Pochettino has stated that Christian Erikssen is extremely happy at Spurs and will be offered a new contract soon.,

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Done Deal!!Swindon Town have signed former Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso.

Done Deal!!
Swindon Town have signed former Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso.

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Lucas set for Milan switch??

According to Tuttosport, Ac Milan are considering a loan move for the Liverpool midfielder.  
The Brazilian's contract expires next season and he is  on the lookout for a move away from Anfield.

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Mustafi in talks with other clubs!!!Arsenal target Mustafi has been in talks with several other clubs according to reports. The Valencia defender was close to a move to the Emirates but deals have stalled due to disagreements over the fee. According to his father, he has had discussions with other clubs and is definitely on his way out of the Mestalla.

Mustafi in talks with other clubs!!!

Arsenal target Mustafi has been in talks with several other clubs according to reports. The Valencia defender was close to a move to the Emirates but deals have stalled due to disagreements over the fee. According to his father, he has had discussions with other clubs and is definitely on his way out of the Mestalla.

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Mourinho doesn't care!!

When questioned with the timing of Manchester United's approach for Fonte, Mourinho stated that he couldn't care less. 
The Red Devils host Southampton on Friday night.

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Remy to Crystal Palace???According to the Sun, Crystal Palace's hopes of signing the Chelsea striker have been given a boost as the Frenchman is keen on staying in London.

Remy to Crystal Palace???

According to the Sun, Crystal Palace's hopes of signing the Chelsea striker have been given a boost as the Frenchman is keen on staying in London.

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Manchester City transfer rumour
Reports in England state that Leicester City could make a move for City midfielder Yaya Toure

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Juventus back in race for Cuadrado!!

According to the Daily Mail Juventus are leading the race to sign Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado. The winger has been surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and is expected to leave by the end of this window

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De M'aiyo'!!

Anderlecht defender Sebastian De Maio has left the club for Fiorentina, just two months after joining the Belgian club from Genoa. After playing just 4 games for Anderlecht, De Maio has cited family reasons for his move back to Italy

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Signing extension at United was worst moment of my life says Nani!!

Former Manchester United winger Nani has claimed that the 5 year extension he signed at Manchester United was the worst moment of his life.
" It was a bad moment. It was something that made me very down, very disappointed."

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Schlupp to force Leicester's hand??According to Sky reports  ,Jeff Schlupp is ready to hand in a transfer request. The full back is deeply disillusioned with life at Leicester and is unhappy with Ranieri's refusal to let him leave for West Brom.

Schlupp to force Leicester's hand??

According to Sky reports  ,Jeff Schlupp is ready to hand in a transfer request. The full back is deeply disillusioned with life at Leicester and is unhappy with Ranieri's refusal to let him leave for West Brom.

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Sporting eye Slimani replacement!!!

Sporting have identified Utrecht's 22-year-old forward Sebastian Haller as a potential replacement for Slimani who has been heavily linked with West Brom. The striker was prolific for Utrecht last season, scoring 24 goals.

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Spurs acting quickly!!!

After the injury to Hugo Lloris on opening day, Spurs have moved quickly to sign a replacement in the form of Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez. The 21 year old is on the verge of completing a loan move to White Hart Lane.

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Further twists in the Cesc Fabregas saga!!!

The Chelsea midfielder has now stated that he is extremely happy at Chelsea and willing to fight for his place. Fabregas has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus as a replacement for Paul Pogba

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Gnabry to remain a Gunner!!
Arsene Wenger has said in an interview that winger Serge Gnabry will be offered a new contract in the coming months.

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Youri Teilemans blasts the media !!Anderlecht midfielder Youri Teilemans has stated that he has had no contact whatsoever from the Manchester United manager. I have never been in contact with Jose Mourinho,

Youri Teilemans blasts the media !!
Anderlecht midfielder Youri Teilemans has stated that he has had no contact whatsoever from the Manchester United manager. 
I have never been in contact with Jose Mourinho," he said. "Whoever maintains the opposite is lying." Teilemans was earlier linked with a move to the Red Devils.

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Ex- Liverpool star signs for ISL club

Chennaiyin FC have signed former Liverpool star John Arne Riise as their marquee football. This is a huge win for Indian football.

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Joe Hart will leave City!!!
According to Sky sources, Joe Hart will be defintely leaving the Etihad by the end of the transfer window. Hart was initially keen on fighting for his place but is now expected to leave on loan with Everton and Dortmund interested.

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Wenger ready to spend big!!!

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that he is ready to shell out the big bucks if required. But with just 2 weeks left in the window, is time running out for the Frenchman??  Arsenal are currently interested in Mustafi, Fonte and Gimenez

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Bonus 'Pontus' for Leeds United!

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Spurs revive interest in NKoudouTottenham have revived their £11million move to sign Georges-Kevin N'Koudou from Marseille. Clinton N'Jie is expected to go the other way on loan.

Spurs revive interest in NKoudou

Tottenham have revived their £11million move to sign Georges-Kevin N'Koudou from Marseille. Clinton N'Jie is expected to go the other way on loan.

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Sunderland want Torino defenderTorino defender Davide Zappacosta is being tracked by Sunderland, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. It is being reported that David Moyes’ side have bid €10m to sign the 24-year-old in a permanent deal.

Sunderland want Torino defender

Torino defender Davide Zappacosta is being tracked by Sunderland, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. It is being reported that David Moyes’ side have bid €10m to sign the 24-year-old in a permanent deal.




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AC Milan join Markovic chaseAC Milan have registered their interest in Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic, joining Sporting and Schalke in making an enquiry after the Serbian returned from a loan spell with Fenerbahce.

AC Milan join Markovic chase

AC Milan
have registered their interest in Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic, joining Sporting and Schalke in making an enquiry after the Serbian returned from a loan spell with Fenerbahce.


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Balotelli to make surprise move to Championship? According to Sky, Mario Balotelli could be on his way to join Wolverhampton Wanderers after being told that he can leave Liverpool by Klopp. 

Balotelli to make surprise move to Championship?

According to Sky, Mario Balotelli could be on his way to join Wolverhampton Wanderers after being told that he can leave Liverpool by Klopp. 

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Spanish clubs looking to 'Iturbuy'Malaga & Villarreal are interested in Bournemouth's Juan Iturbe on a loan with an option to buy.

Spanish clubs looking to 'Iturbuy'

Malaga & Villarreal are interested in Bournemouth's Juan Iturbe on a loan with an option to buy.

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Two Premier League clubs go in for RemyCrystal Palace have made a loan with a buy option offer for Chelsea's Loïc Remy while Everton have also enquired, according to L'Équipe.

Two Premier League clubs go in for Remy

Crystal Palace have made a loan with a buy option offer for Chelsea's Loïc Remy while Everton have also enquired, according to L'Équipe.
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Claudio Bravo to stay, as of now.Claudio Bravo will not leave Barcelona before their first league game of the season, according to the club’s sporting director Robert Fernandez. Bravo is reportedly closing in on a £17m move to Manchester City, but Barca plan to field him against Real Betis in their opening La Liga fixture on Saturday with Ter Stegen currently out injured.

Claudio Bravo to stay, as of now.

Claudio Bravo will not leave Barcelona before their first league game of the season, according to the club’s sporting director Robert Fernandez. Bravo is reportedly closing in on a £17m move to Manchester City, but Barca plan to field him against Real Betis in their opening La Liga fixture on Saturday with Ter Stegen currently out injured.

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Zenit may deal 'Witselling' midfielderJuventus are interested in Zenit's Axel Witsel who is desperate to move to Turin. The Russian club would be happy if they get €18m for him. 

Zenit may deal 'Witselling' midfielder

Juventus are interested in Zenit's Axel Witsel who is desperate to move to Turin. The Russian club would be happy if they get €18m for him. 

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ACF Fiorentina have signed Hrvoje Milic from Hajduk Split.

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Monaco player could follow Martial to Old TraffordMonaco defender Fabinho could be the subject of a late summer approach from Manchester United, according to Marca. Mourinho eyes him as a replacement for Matteo Darmian. 

Monaco player could follow Martial to Old Trafford

Monaco defender Fabinho could be the subject of a late summer approach from Manchester United, according to Marca. Mourinho eyes him as a replacement for Matteo Darmian. 

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Wenger hopes to heal defence with 'Schar'Arsenal is assessing for cheaper alternatives for Shkodran Mustafi, with Fabian Schar of Hoffenheim.

Wenger hopes to heal defence with 'Schar'

Arsenal is assessing for cheaper alternatives for Shkodran Mustafi, with Fabian Schar of Hoffenheim.

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Advocaat wants a better LensNew Fenerbahce coach Dick Advocaat is keen to re-sign Jeremain Lens on a season-long loan deal from Sunderland.

Advocaat wants a better Lens

New Fenerbahce coach Dick Advocaat is keen to re-sign Jeremain Lens on a season-long loan deal from Sunderland.

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Toffees and Stoke make Brozovic enquiriesEverton and Stoke have enquired about Marcelo Brozovic after it emerged that Inter are prepared to listen to offers for the midfielder.

Toffees and Stoke make Brozovic enquiries

Everton and Stoke have enquired about Marcelo Brozovic after it emerged that Inter are prepared to listen to offers for the midfielder.

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Aston Villa 'Tripp' on KevinRoberto Di Matteo is hoping to convince Tottenham to loan right-back Kieran Tripper to Aston Villa for the season.

Aston Villa 'Tripp' on Kevin

Roberto Di Matteo is hoping to convince Tottenham to loan right-back Kieran Tripper to Aston Villa for the season.

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Arsenal go in for Atletico defenderArsenal are in talks with Atletico Madrid over defender Jose Gimenez, but his £40m valuation could be a stumbling block, the Daily Mail reports. 

Arsenal go in for Atletico defender

Arsenal
are in talks with Atletico Madrid over defender Jose Gimenez, but his £40m valuation could be a stumbling block, the Daily Mail reports. 

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AC Milan ready for the new seasonJose Sosa is officially an AC Milan player. 

AC Milan ready for the new season

Jose Sosa is officially an AC Milan player.