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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe [23rd August 2016]

This blog is updated every 15-20 minutes with all the big news from the World of Football. Stay tuned.
Updated: 23 August 2016 19:56 IST - Published: 23 August 2016 09:00 IST
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Here is a deal that is likely to happen.

Ronald Koeman's Everton are in the market for a centre-back after selling John Stones, and their giant greenbag boogie could mean a win-win as Valencia are hoping to meet the FFP regulations since they are reportedly in need of cash.

The deal is expected to be finalised at £15m deal for Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour, if both sides agree. The player wishes to move to the Premier League.

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Kalidou Koulibaly to stay at NapoliThe Chelsea target is likely to stay at Napoli after their 38 million pounds offer was rejected by the Italians in July. Latest news on the speculation is that the defender is happy where he is, according to Sky Italy.

Kalidou Koulibaly to stay at Napoli

The Chelsea target is likely to stay at Napoli after their 38 million pounds offer was rejected by the Italians in July. Latest news on the speculation is that the defender is happy where he is, according to Sky Italy.

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Arsenal reunion at top Turkish-side Caykur Rizespor


Emmanuel Adebayor and Mathieu Flamini's contracts have expired at Crystal Palace and Arsenal respectively. The duo are set to join as free agents according to Caykur Rizespor coach Hikmet Karaman.

"We reached an agreement in principle with both players," Karaman told Turkey's Anadolu news agency.

"They'll come to Rize within a few days and the last step of negotiations are going to be done.

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Arsenal target Javier Hernandez to stay at Leverkusen!!

Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez who has been linked with a move to Arsenal will not be leaving the club this transfer window. He will in fact miss the first few weeks of the season after falling down the stairs and breaking his hand.

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Everton set their sights on Perez!!According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton have identified Deportivo Striker Lucas Perez as a primary target in order to bolster their attacking options. The striker has also been linked with Leicester.

Everton set their sights on Perez!!

According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton have identified Deportivo Striker Lucas Perez as a primary target in order to bolster their attacking options. The striker has also been linked with Leicester.

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Odegaard to remain a Real Madrid player!!

Martin Odegaard will not be moving to Rennes this summer according to Mikael Silvestre, adviser to the Rennes president.
Silvestre said: “Martin [Odegaard] is not going to come [to Rennes] this summer due to his age. He is still a minor, he will turn 18 in December.

“Real Madrid do not want to take risks – they are still under threat of a FIFA sanction, of which they are awaiting the outcome of the appeal. The player is going to stay at Real Madrid."

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Taarabt wants out!!

Adel Taarabt reportedly wants a move to Marseille. The former Newcastle man who has been playing with the Benfica B team recently said,  "I just want a club that has trust in me. We are in talks with several clubs. [Marseilles] is the city where I grew up, where my parents live. It would be nice to go back home, to my family"

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Fulham interested in Gyan!!

Fulham are reportedly interested in signing former Sunderland flop Asamoah Gyan from Shanghai SIPG. No approach has been made as of yet

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AC Milan get "Quaresma"tic!!

Fanatix reports that AC Milan are set to make an offer for Portugal winger Ricardo Quaresma after failing to sign Anwar El Ghazi

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Bravo to arrive in Manchester!!!

According to Sky, Bravo is set to arrive in Manchester for a medical later today. 

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Done Deal!!

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Richie De Laet from Leicester on a 3 year deal.

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Another twist in the Joe Hart saga!!The Guardian has reported that Joe Hart is yet to receive an offer from any club and he plans on staying at City till January.

Another twist in the Joe Hart saga!!

The Guardian has reported that Joe Hart is yet to receive an offer from any club and he plans on staying at City till January.

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Drogba happy at Montreal Impact!!

Despite being linked with a shock move to Aston Villa, Drogba has stated that he is happy at Montreal and has no intention of moving.

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Sevilla chase PSG star!!

According to Marca, Sevilla are interested in PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu. With a couple of Premier League clubs also interested, Sirigu is thought to prefer a move to Spain.

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SPURS STAR BACK TO GERMANY? Bunesliga outfit VFL Wolfsburg are interested in signing Hueng Min Son from Tottenham Hotspur. The South Korean has not been provided much playing time under coach Maurio Pochettino and could soon make a return to Germany.

SPURS STAR BACK TO GERMANY?

Bunesliga outfit VFL Wolfsburg are interested in signing Hueng Min Son from Tottenham Hotspur. The South Korean has not been provided much playing time under coach Maurio Pochettino and could soon make a return to Germany.

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ROJIBLANCOS WANT TURKEY STARAtletico Madrid are preparing a €20M bid to sign Turkish midfielder Hakhan Calhanoglu from Bayer Leverkusen. The player is one of Diego Simeone's top targets. 

ROJIBLANCOS WANT TURKEY STAR

Atletico Madrid
are preparing a €20M bid to sign Turkish midfielder Hakhan Calhanoglu from Bayer Leverkusen. The player is one of Diego Simeone's top targets. 


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KLOPP TO SEND SAKHO ON LOANAccording to reports, Liverpool are considering Mamadou Sakho on loan. The French player was previously banned due to being tested positive for drugs and the loan move could help him regain fitness. 

KLOPP TO SEND SAKHO ON LOAN

According to reports, Liverpool are considering Mamadou Sakho on loan. The French player was previously banned due to being tested positive for drugs and the loan move could help him regain fitness. 

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BARCA WANT ALCACER OR NO ONEBarcelona will give up on their search of a new striker if they fail to sign Paco Alacer from Valencia, according to Sport. Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has been desperately seeking a new forward to serve as back-up to the MSN trio since the beginning of the transfer window and Alcacer is their only target.

BARCA WANT ALCACER OR NO ONE

Barcelona
will give up on their search of a new striker if they fail to sign Paco Alacer from Valencia, according to Sport. Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has been desperately seeking a new forward to serve as back-up to the MSN trio since the beginning of the transfer window and Alcacer is their only target.

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HAMMERS TO FINALISE ZAZA MOVE BY TODAYThe Old Lady are willing to let Simone Zaza go on loan for €6M with a buy-option at €22M. West Ham are said to be interested and will respond to the deal today.

HAMMERS TO FINALISE ZAZA MOVE BY TODAY

The Old Lady are willing to let Simone Zaza go on loan for €6M with a buy-option at €22M. West Ham are said to be interested and will respond to the deal today.


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BLUES TURN TO ANOTHER DEFENDERAccording to reports from The Telegraph, Chelsea has told Napoli that they will not increase their offer for defender Kalidou Koulibaly and could now make a bid for Torino's Nikola Maksimovic. 

BLUES TURN TO ANOTHER DEFENDER

According to reports from The Telegraph, Chelsea has told Napoli that they will not increase their offer for defender Kalidou Koulibaly and could now make a bid for Torino's Nikola Maksimovic

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ANDERSON TO SIGN FOR BESKITASAnderson Talisca has arrived in Istanbul to join Beskitas on a one-year loan from Portuguese club Benfica. Anderson was previously a target for Liverpool and Manchester United.

ANDERSON TO SIGN FOR BESKITAS

Anderson Talisca has arrived in Istanbul to join Beskitas on a one-year loan from Portuguese club Benfica. Anderson was previously a target for Liverpool and Manchester United.

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WEST HAM PLAYER EXTENDS CONTRACT

Defender Reece Burke has signed a new four-year deal with West Ham, keeping him at the with the Hammers until 2020. The player admits he may have to join a Championship club this season in order to get more game time even after signing a contract extension.