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LIVE Transfer Blog: Latest Transfer News, Done Deals, Rumours and more (Aug 15)

All the stories, developments and updates from Europe and Rest of the World LIVE!
Updated: 16 August 2018 02:33 IST - Published: 15 August 2018 19:07 IST
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American teenager Will Vint has departed Manchester United due to VISA issues. The 16 year old was denied the appropriate VISA to play in England and has returned to the United States ahead of his trials with a host of MLS clubs.
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Marlon Santos is headed for the exit at Barcelona after the Catalan giants agreed terms with Sassuolo regarding the sale of the Brazilian defender for €12 million.

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Paul Pogba's elder brother Mathias Pogba has been denied a contract by German third division side KFC Uerdingen for being too fat. The 27 year old striker last played for Sparta Rotterdam in 2017 and has been a free agent for more than a year.

Uerdingen head coach Stefan Kramer said,"
For a number nine, Mathias has a good body and is tall but he has many kilos on his hips."
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Leicester City and Harry Maguire are close to agreeing terms on an extension. The renewed contract will offer Maguire an improved deal worth £75,000 per week. 
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Everton have shipped out Croatian midfielder Nikola Vlasic to CSKA Moscow on a season-long loan deal. 
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Tottenham Hotspur flop Georges-Kevin N’Koudou is set for another loan spell and is on the verge of joining Bundesliga side FSV Mainz until the end of the season.

N'Koudou has received very limited opportunities at Spurs in the last two years



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Marseille are leading the chase for Valencia striker Simone Zaza. Nice and FC Porto have also been linked with the Italian in recent weeks but Marseille seemed to have struck have a provisional agreement with Los Che for the transfer of Zaza.

Zaza scored 13 goals for Valencia in the league last campaign
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Ospina set for Arsenal exit

Arsenal third-choice goalkeeper David Ospina is closing in on a move to Napoli. The Colombian is due to arrive in Italy on Wednesday evening ahead of a season-long loan move. The clause will include an option to purchase next summer if Ospina's loan stint at Napoli turns out to be a success. 

Ospina played 21 games in all competitions for Arsenal last term
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Barcelona still remain highly interested in Ajax sensation Frenkie De Jong but the likelihood of him joining the Spanish Champions this summer could be in doubt.

De Jong stated,
“In principle I stay, but you never know in football, maybe there will be a club in four days that offers an absurd amount, so Ajax says go, so you can never predict it, but the chance is very big that I stay with Ajax.”

Ajax's valuation of De Jong stands at €50 million
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Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has declared that he is happy with the squad for the upcoming European season.

The Catalan Giants have been heavily linked with Paul Pogba in recent weeks but yesterday, Barcelona director Ariedo Braida ruled out a move for the Manchester United superstar this month.

Braida told Spanish radio
:"I don't think we're going to move for Pogba, but he's a great player.

Pogba looks set for a stay at Man Utd this summer
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BREAKING!!!

In other news, the last 24 hours have turned out to be a day of international retirements. Yesterday it was Mario Mandzukic and today it is Danijel Subasic who announced his retirement from international football.

However, in an unexpected turn of events, Chelsea's Victor Moses has decided to quit the Nigerian national team and retired from his international duties at the age of just 27.
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AC Milan have matched Genoa's €18 million valuation of Diego Laxalt. The 25 year old is expected to arrive in Milan with the medical scheduled for tomorrow and the deal is likely to be completed in the next 48 hours.

Laxalt was part of the Uruguayan national team at the World Cup
 
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Juventus have rejected a €60 million bid from PSG for left-back Alex Sandro. The Brazilian has two years remaining on his contract but Juve are keen on renewing Sandro's contract.
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