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LIVE Transfer Blog: Latest Transfer News, Done Deals, Rumours and more (Aug 27)

All the stories, developments and updates from Europe and Rest of the World LIVE!
Updated: 28 August 2018 04:50 IST - Published: 27 August 2018 15:06 IST
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Real Betis are the favourites to land Barcelona midfielder Rafinha on loan but Benfica also remain highly interested in their pursuit of the Brazilian.
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Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has arrived in Germany ahead of his loan move to Borussia Dortmund.
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Schalke have sealed the signature of Sebastian Rudy from Bayern Munich for €16 million. The former Hoffenheim midfielder has signed a four-year deal with the Royal Blues.

Rudy played 35 games in all competitions for Bayern last season
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Real Madrid's teenage goalkeeper Andriy Lunin has completed his move to Leganes on a season-long loan deal.


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Leicester City deadline day recruit Filip Benkovic is headed for the exit door. Celtic are interested in taking the Croatian defender on loan for the rest of the season.

Leicester signed Benkovic for £13 million
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Napoli are set to reward Piotr Zielinski a brand new five year contract with a huge salary hike on the cards and will also include a release clause of €65 million.

Zielinski scored a brace in Napoli's win against AC Milan over the weekend
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AS Roma have agreed a €25 million offer from Marseille for midfielder Kevin Strootman and the deal is likely to be completed within the next couple of days. The Dutchman has been left out of Roma's matchday squad against Atalanta on Monday night.

Strootman racked up 131 appearances for Roma during his five year stint
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Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Everton winger Yannick Bolasie on a season-long loan.

Injury setbacks and competition for places has seen Bolasie slip down the pecking order at Everton
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RB Leipzig are only interested in a permanent deal for Everton youngster Ademola Lookman and remain hopeful of landing the deal for Lookman at £27 million.

Manager Ralf Rangnick stated,
"When Everton wants to keep the player they will tell us. If not we'll see if there's a chance of [Leipzig] still getting him."

Lookman is Leipzig's top target before the transfer window closes
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Southampton have loaned out midfielder Harrison Reed for the rest of the season to Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
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Spanish club Eibar will consider signing highly rated West Ham United prospect Reece Oxford on a one-year loan deal.

Oxford spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach
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Marseille are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose. A £22 million price tag has been set by Spurs for the left-back with Rose having welcomed the idea of moving abroad and was linked with a move to PSG and Schalke lately.

Rose has lost his place to Ben Davies in the starting XI




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Ozil's Arsenal future in limbo

Mesut Ozil is facing an ongoing crisis regarding his future at Arsenal. Manager Unai Emery has declared that he expects more from a misfiring Ozil to establish his place in the starting lineup. 

The German missed the weekend fixture against West Ham United after reporting the previous day that he was sick. Ozil was tied down to a five-year contract in January 2018 and became the club's highest earner at £350,000 per week.

The 29 year old was substituted midway during the second half in the defeat against Chelsea last week and suspicions have grown that he will be axed by Emery if he continues to under-perform.
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Manchester United have been tipped to launch a bid for AS Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini during the January transfer window. Jose Mourinho wants Pellegrini to be recruited to add some dynamism in his midfield.

Pellegrini made 28 appearances in Serie A last term
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