African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Lens held talks with Eto'o

Olunga moves to J-League 

Kenya international Michael Olunga has sealed a permanent switch from Chinese Super League outfit Guizhou Zhicheng to Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol.

The towering striker who played for Girona last season penned a three-year deal worth about £2.3m [Sh300m].

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Fenerbahce in talks for Diouf loan

Stoke City forward Mame Biram Diouf is set to leave to leave the club, with Fenerbahce keen to bring the striker in on a season-long loan deal, AMK reports [via Sport Witness].

The 30-year-old is keen on leaving the bet365 Stadium following their relegation to the Championship.

The Senegalese attacker was an unused substitute for the Potters in their 3-1 league defeat to Leeds United last Saturday and seems to be excluded from Gary Rowett’s plans for the season.

Lens held talks with Eto’o

French Ligue 2 side Lens have had discussions to sign 37-year-old former Cameroonian international Samuel Eto’o, according to RMC [via Sports Orange]. 

However, the deal did not go through, despite Lens’ best efforts to put up a lucrative financial package for the 37-year-old.

Eto’o is currently a free agent after parting ways with Konyaspor this summer.

Anguissa joins Fulham from Marseille

Fulham have announced the signing of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa on a four-year contract from Marseille.

The 22-year-old Cameroonian becomes the second Ligue 1 import to join the Cottagers this summer after Jean Michael Seri’s signing from Nice.

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Crystal Palace finalise Ayew loan

Jordan Ayew has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal from Swansea City.

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Wolves fail in £54m Kessie chase 

AC Milan have rejected Wolverhampton Wanderers’ £54 million offer for Franck Kessie, according to Calciomercato .

The Rosoneri are not ready to lose the Ivorian midfielder who is currently on a two-year loan at the club after strings of impressive performances last season.

The Italian club are preparing a new offer to keep the on-loan Atalanta youngster at the San Siro Stadium.

Choupo-Moting rejects late Huddersfield deal

Stoke City forward Eric Choupo-Moting has turned down a late offer from Huddersfield Town, Daily Mail claims.

The Cameroon international who joined the Potters on a free transfer last season is hoping for a bigger move than the Terriers.

Choupo-Moting registered five goals and five assists in his debut Premier League campaign.

Slimani nears Fenerbahce loan

Leicester City forward Islam Slimani is nearing a season-long loan move to Fenerbahce, SkySports reports.

The 30-year-old has struggled to establish himself in the King Power Stadium since his arrival in 2016 and was sent out on loan to Newcastle United in January where he played just four games.

Slimani’s loan move is unaffected by the 5pm Premier League deadline for transfer and still has until 31 August to finalise his next destination.

Wolves sign John Kitolano

Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Congo-born John Kitolano on a three-year deal from Norwegian club Odds Ballklubb.

The 18-year-old defender has featured for Norway’s u17 and u19 sides but is still eligible to play for DR Congo at the senior level.

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Villa turn down Adomah’s extension

Aston Villa are not ready to negotiate a new contract with Ghana international Albert Adomah, Birmingham Mail reports.

The 30-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at the Villa Park but manager Steve Bruce does not plan to extend the winger’s stay.

However, Middlesbrough and Leeds United are now considering a late swoop for Adomah who was Villa’s Player of the Year and top scorer with 15 goals last season before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Zambo Anguissa close to Fulham switch

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is set to join Fulham from Marseille in a £27 million [€30m] deal, according to Sky Sports News .

The Cameroon international reportedly arrived in London on Wednesday night and could team up with Cote d’Ivoire’s Michael Seri at the west London club.

The 22-year-old is highly rated as one of the best defensive midfielders in France with 37 appearances in Ligue 1 last term.

Gero joins Iranian club

Alhaji Gero has joined Iranian club Esteghlal on a three-year contract from Ostersunds.

The Nigerian forward joined the Swedish club in 2016 and manged six goals in 55 matches.

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Olunga linked with Japanese club

Michael Olunga has attracted interest from Japanese top-flight side Kashiwa Reysol, Goal understands.

The Kenyan forward who spent last season on loan at Girona, cannot feature for his Chinese Super League side Guizhou Zhicheng because they have reached maxiumum limit for the foreign quota rule.

Newcastle plan to offload Lazaar & Saivet

Newcastle United planing to offload Morocco defender Achraf Lazaar and Senegal midfielder Henri Saivet, according to Chronicle Live .

The Magpies are in no rush to release the African duo depsite Thursday’s tansfer deadline for Premier League teams and Lazaar and Saivet still have until August 31 to decide their next destination.

Barcelona sign Moussa Wague

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Senegal international Moussa Wague from Belgian club Eupen.

The 19-year-old defender has signed a long-term contract with the Spanish giants which includes a £90 million [€100m] release clause.

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Balde to join Inter on loan

Keita Balde is set to complete a season-long loan move from Monaco to Inter Milan, according to Corriere dello Sport [via Football Italia ].

The Nerazzurri are reportedly offering between €5m and €6m to take the Senegal international on an initial loan deal, with a fixed fee of €20m to sign him outright next summer.

Balde will be offered personal terms of €3m-a-season to move back to Serie A, just one year after leaving Lazio.

Aina close to PSV move

PSV are leading the race to take Chelsea defender Ola Aina on a season-long loan deal, the Mirror claims.

The Nigeria international might join the Dutch champions with the assurances of Uefa Champions League and top-flight football next season.

Torino, West Brom, Derby County and QPR are also reportedly interested in the 21-year-old who spent last season on loan at Hull City.

Tau to join Belgian second tier club

Percy Tau is nearing a temporary switch from Brighton and Hove Albion to Royal Union Saint Gilloise, the Argus reports.

Royal Union Saint Gilloise is owned by Brighton chairman Tony Bloom be the likely destination of the 2017-18 South African Player of the Season.

Chris Highton’s side completed the signing of the South Africa international from Mamelodi Sundowns last month and he is expected to go out on loan to have European football experience.

Burnley plot £15m move for Bolasie

Burnley are plotting a £15 million swoop for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, the Sun reports.

Bolasie has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Goodison Park after struggling for form and fitness since his arrival from Crystal Palace in 2016.

Burnley are the only side close to Everton’s £20 million asking price and they hope to secure the DR Congo international before Thursday’s transfer deadline.