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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe [4th August 2016]

Updated: 04 August 2016 19:14 IST - Published: 04 August 2016 09:16 IST
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Top Premier League teams interested in Slimani:
According to reports two of the top Premier League sides have approached Sporting regarding the availability of striker Islam Slimani. The striker scored 56 goals in 107 appearances for Lisbon.
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Williams pursuit continues:
Everton expected to approach Swansea with an improved offer for defender Ashley Williams
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Breaking news: Sakho deal off
West Brom have called off the Diafra Sakho deal even after the player completed his medical according to Sky Sources
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Marcus Rojo not going anywhere!!

Marcus Rojo keen on United stay, despite Mourinho's plans of offloading the Argentine.Rojo recently turned down a move to the Chinese Super League.
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Leicester shot stopper Kasper Schmeichel agrees new 5 year deal to stay at The King Power Stadium according to ESPN sources. Schmeichel would be glad he wasn't a part of the Foxes' squad yesterday though, as Leicester were beaten 4-2 by Barcelona in the International Champions Cup 
Leicester shot stopper Kasper Schmeichel agrees new 5 year deal to stay at The King Power Stadium according to ESPN sources. 
Schmeichel would be glad he wasn't a part of the Foxes' squad yesterday though, as Leicester were beaten 4-2 by Barcelona in the International Champions Cup 
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Thauvin to Marseille!!
Huge win for Marseille as they reach agreement with Newcastle to sign talented winger Florian Thauvin
Thauvin has scored 15 goals in 79 games for the French club
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Borussia Dortmund officially pepper spray Mario Gomez rumours!Interest in German veteran Mario Gomez has shot up and a number of clubs have been reported to have the hots for him after he made an impression at the EURO 2016. Amongst major clubs, Borussia Dortmund, West Ham and Barcelona have been reported to have been working on a deal.However, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc  has dismissed rumours and publicly denied any interest from their side.
Borussia Dortmund officially pepper spray Mario Gomez rumours!

Interest in German veteran Mario Gomez has shot up and a number of clubs have been reported to have the hots for him after he made an impression at the EURO 2016. Amongst major clubs, Borussia Dortmund, West Ham and Barcelona have been reported to have been working on a deal.

However, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc  has dismissed rumours and publicly denied any interest from their side.

"He [Gomez] might be in talks - but not with Borussia Dortmund. We always follows these rumours with curiosity, but there is not any truth to it," said Zorc.

Earlier, Gomez himself ruled out a deal to Turkish club Besiktas deeming the political situation their as volatile and that has left us wondering what the 31-year-old's ambitions are at this age!
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Newcastle United confirm Marseille departure of Florian ThauvinFlorian Thauvin has completed his move back to Marseille on loan, with the French club having an option to make the switch a permanent one next summer.
Newcastle United confirm Marseille departure of Florian Thauvin

Florian Thauvin has completed his move back to Marseille on loan, with the French club having an option to make the switch a permanent one next summer.
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West Brom close to completing Diafra Sakho deal!!!
The player completed his medical at the Hawthorne's according to ESPN sources
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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge keen on buying Kingsley ComanAccording to Dailymail, Bayern Munich set to activate option to buy Kingsley Coman, reveals Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - with German giants set to pay around £18m.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge keen on buying Kingsley Coman

According to Dailymail, Bayern Munich set to activate option to buy Kingsley Coman, reveals Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - with German giants set to pay around £18m.
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Paul Pogba announcement imminent?

Several sources in England are reporting that Paul Pogba is expected to join Manchester United later today.
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Slaven Bilic's mystery man revealed!West Ham are closer than the rock band Travis in making a signing!Inter Milan defender Davide Santon is flying to the east London club and is set to have his medical before a £400,000 loan move, according to Sky Italia.This move is seen as that 'lone' signing which Bilic had not revealed in July as he had started scouting for 'someone' to fill in for injured Aaron Cresswell.Cresswell is out for four months at least and Santon seems to be his mystery man, although, the move could be made permanent with the fee estimated around £5 million.
Slaven Bilic's mystery man revealed!



West Ham are closer than the rock band Travis in making a signing!

Inter Milan defender Davide Santon is flying to the east London club and is set to have his medical before a £400,000 loan move, according to Sky Italia.

This move is seen as that 'lone' signing which Bilic had not revealed in July as he had started scouting for 'someone' to fill in for injured Aaron Cresswell.

Cresswell is out for four months at least and Santon seems to be his mystery man, although, the move could be made permanent with the fee estimated around £5 million.

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Theo Herandez signs an extensionTheo Hernandez has signed a five-year contract, keeping him at Atletico Madrid until 2021
Theo Herandez signs an extension

Theo Hernandez has signed a five-year contract, keeping him at Atletico Madrid until 2021
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Arsenal sign Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi NwakaliArsenal have completed the fourth signing of the summer as they signed Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali.
Arsenal sign Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali

Arsenal have completed the fourth signing of the summer as they signed Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali.
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Szczesny to Roma!  Szczesny is in Rome ahead of his season long loan deal with AS Roma from Arsenal reports Sky.

Szczesny to Roma!  

Szczesny is in Rome ahead of his season long loan deal with AS Roma from Arsenal reports Sky.

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No Schweini return! Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out the signing of the Manchester United midfielder back to Bayern!

No Schweini return! 

Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out the signing of the Manchester United midfielder back to Bayern! "He was a fantastic player for Bayern, he was a fantastic player for football, but I think that it is not time for him to come back to Munich," said Ancelotti. 

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Fazio to Roma! 

Roma have completed the signing of Tottenham defender Federico Fazio on a season-long loan with an option to buy report Sky. 

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Aston Villa are favourites to win the Championship after their new signing - Ross McCormack! 

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Jose has spoken! 

Jose has spoken! 

"We are going to sign one more player, that's for sure; I don't want to speak about Paul Pogba because he is a Juventus player and I don't like other managers speaking about my players. I don't speak about their players. But the reality is we are going to sign one more player. The market closes on August 31, so we have plenty of time to do that, but obviously I would like to do it before the Premier League season starts"

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M'Vila to Sunderland

Yann M'Vila who was once upon a time a highly rated player is on the verge of completing a permanent transfer to Sunderland from Rubin Kazan reports Daily Star. 


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Back to Spain! Ex-Manchester City and defender Martin Demichelis is set to join Espanyol, his third Spanish team after Malaga and Atletico Madrid. 

Back to Spain! 

Ex-Manchester City and defender Martin Demichelis is set to join Espanyol, his third Spanish team after Malaga and Atletico Madrid. 

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NO NEW GOALKEEPER! Joe Hart must be relieved after Manchester City ruled out a move for a new goalkeeper reports The Sun.

NO NEW GOALKEEPER! 

Joe Hart must be relieved after Manchester City ruled out a move for a new goalkeeper reports The Sun.

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Gomez wanted by big clubs! 

Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund are battling it out for ex-Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez. However, West Ham will not make a move for the Germany striker.


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Good move by Klopp! Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will look launch a £20m bid for Jonas Hector as Liverpool are lacking a good left-back reports The Sun.

Good move by Klopp! 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will look launch a £20m bid for Jonas Hector as Liverpool are lacking a good left-back reports The Sun.


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Got to prove yourself!Slaven Bilic admits West Ham need to win their first-ever game at the London Stadium on Thursday evening to have any chance of signing the likes of Carlos Bacca reports Daily Mirror.

Got to prove yourself!

Slaven Bilic admits West Ham need to win their first-ever game at the London Stadium on Thursday evening to have any chance of signing the likes of Carlos Bacca reports Daily Mirror.


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Moyes wants Benteke!Daily Mirror reports that New Sunderland boss David Moyes is poised to take on his old club Everton for £30m Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.

Moyes wants Benteke!

Daily Mirror reports that New Sunderland boss David Moyes is poised to take on his old club Everton for £30m Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.


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North London's interest in Spain! Arsenal target Shkodran Mustafa is expected to sit out of his teams friendly against Bournemouth as Arsenal prepare a serious bid for the defender while on the other side of North London, Spurs are interested in Espanyol keeper Pau Lopez. 

North London's interest in Spain! 

Arsenal target Shkodran Mustafa is expected to sit out of his teams friendly against Bournemouth as Arsenal prepare a serious bid for the defender while on the other side of North London, Spurs are interested in Espanyol keeper Pau Lopez. 

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Llorente to Swansea! 

Daily Mail reports that Swansea are closing in on Fernando Llorente, with the Spain striker's club Sevilla suggesting a move is imminent. Could be a great signing for the Welsh outfit. 


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"Dont annoy us" 

Daily Mail reports that Chelsea's attempts to unsettle Romelu Lukaku have made Everton furious. The club are ready to take the same stance they adopted with John Stones 12 months ago by refusing to sell the player. 


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MONEY MONEY MONEY! Daily Record reports that Manchester United have finalised a wrld-record transfer deal to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford. Sources say Juventus wanted £108.9m to cover a 30% sell-on clause to Pogba's agent Mino Raiola, while the France midfielder wanted an annual after-tax salary worth over £10m. 
MONEY MONEY MONEY!
Daily Record reports that Manchester United have finalised a wrld-record transfer deal to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford. Sources say Juventus wanted £108.9m to cover a 30% sell-on clause to Pogba's agent Mino Raiola, while the France midfielder wanted an annual after-tax salary worth over £10m. 



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£50 million for DraxlerArsene Wenger would have to break the club's previous record of £42.5 million for Ozil if he would like to bring Julian Draxler to North London. Wolfsburg are expecting a bid over the £50 million mark! 

£50 million for Draxler

Arsene Wenger would have to break the club's previous record of £42.5 million for Ozil if he would like to bring Julian Draxler to North London. Wolfsburg are expecting a bid over the £50 million mark! 

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About time .. AS reports that Real Madrid have resumed their pursuit of Bayern Munich's versatile youngster David Alaba. The Los Blancos have been interested in the player for several months but their attempts to sign the player have failed. This time around they have made a fresh £65 million bid. 
About time .. 
AS reports that Real Madrid have resumed their pursuit of Bayern Munich's versatile youngster David Alaba. The Los Blancos have been interested in the player for several months but their attempts to sign the player have failed. This time around they have made a fresh £65 million bid. 
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Who saw this coming?After being sacked by Everton, Roberto Martinez has been appointed as the boss of the Belgian national team. Not a bad sack eh? 

Who saw this coming?

After being sacked by Everton, Roberto Martinez has been appointed as the boss of the Belgian national team. Not a bad sack eh? 

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Swansea close in on Fernando LlorenteSwansea appear to be closing in on Fernando Llorente with the Spain striker's club Sevilla suggesting a move is imminent.
Swansea close in on Fernando Llorente

Swansea appear to be closing in on Fernando Llorente with the Spain striker's club Sevilla suggesting a move is imminent.
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Everton and Sunderland fight for BentekeThe Mirror's lead story this morning is that there will be a fight for Liverpool's Christian Benteke between Everton and Sunderland. 
Everton and Sunderland fight for Benteke

The Mirror's lead story this morning is that there will be a fight for Liverpool's Christian Benteke between Everton and Sunderland. 
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Fazio is now a Roma player (at least temporarily):
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In case you missed it, Manchester City have completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus:
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