Barca snub Yaya Toure reunion
Barcelona have turned down the chance to bring Yaya Toure back to the club, according to Don Balon.
Toure, who spent three years at Camp Nou, is currently a free agent after leaving Manchester City at the end of last season.
Despite their inability to lure Pogba this summer, the Spanish giants are not ready to switch to the 35-year-old as an alternative to due to his age, reduced ability and high wage demands.
Njie yet to agree terms with Sporting CP
Marseille forward Clinton Njie is still in talks with Sporting CP over a season-long loan, L’Equipe reports.
The Portuguese club have agreed to pay the Olympians €800,000 for the temporary signing of the Cameroonian forward with no option to buy.
However, Njie is still considering the offer and he is in contention for Marseille’s fixture Nimes on Sunday evening.
Empoli capture Acquah on loan
Empoli have completed a season-long loan deal for Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah from Serie A rivals Torino.
The 26-year-old has one year left on his contract with Torino but the Blues have the option to make the deal permanent at the end of june 2019.
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Gervinho completes Parma switch
Gervinho has completed a return to Italian Serie A with Parma on a free transfer from Hebei China Fortune.
The Cote d’Ivoire international has penned a three-year deal that will run through 2021.
Benvenuto @GervinhOfficial ! ????
?➡ https://t.co/ChrN8zhQyG #ChinoisiAmo #ForzaParma pic.twitter.com/TVMAWV4KpY
— Parma Calcio 1913 (@1913parmacalcio) August 17, 2018
Udinese sign Troost-Ekong
Udinese have completed the signing of Nigeria international William Troost-Ekong from Bursaspor.
✍️ #WelcomeEkong ??
Scopri di più su @WTroostEkong , nuovo difensore bianconero ➡️ https://t.co/oLabDeAKTm pic.twitter.com/7F6MTL1wkA
— Udinese Calcio (@Udinese_1896) August 17, 2018
Nyom and En-Nesyri join Leganes
Malaga and Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri has joined La Liga side Leganes on a five-year deal.
The 25-year-old scored four goals in 25 league games for the Albicelestes last term.
CD Leganés and @MalagaCF_en have reached an agreement for the transfer of Youssef En-Nesyri for the next five seasons. ➡️ https://t.co/IdgQkjgt4s pic.twitter.com/1AglFKkpbK
— C.D. Leganés ???? (@CDLeganes_en) August 17, 2018
Meanwhile, Cameroon’s Allan Nyom has left West Bromwich Albion for the Madrid outfit on a season-long loan deal.
CD Leganés and @WBA reach an agreement for the loan of @AllanNyom .
➡️ https://t.co/VZSmdKTeW4 pic.twitter.com/VVJhegQ8AN
— C.D. Leganés ???? (@CDLeganes_en) August 17, 2018
Mendyl joins Schalke 04
Hamza Mendyl has joined Schalke 04 on a five-year contract from Lille.
The left-back who made 14 Ligue 1 appearances last campaign will join compatriot Amine Harit in Domenico Tedesco’s squad this season.
Toulouse confirm Mbia signing
Toulouse have announced the signing of former Marseille and Sevilla midfielder Stephane Mbia on a year deal.
OFFICIEL – Après une visite médicale passée avec succès, Stéphane #Mbia est officiellement Toulousain ! #Mercato
→ https://t.co/cUcwj5CFDA pic.twitter.com/8MMuQCrHjI
— Toulouse FC (@ToulouseFC) August 17, 2018
Gervinho agrees Parma deal
Gervinho is on the verge of returning to the Italian Serie A with Parma, according to Gazzetta dello Sport .
The Ivorian forward has agreed to join the Stadio Ennio Tardini outfit on a free transfer in a deal that will earn him €1 million a season.
The Italian club are currently in talks with Hebei China Fortune to terminate the 31-year-old’s contract which is due to expire on December 31.
Torino sign Djidji
Torino have completed the signing of Ivorian defender Koffi Djidji from French club Nantes on loan with an option to buy.
Benvenuto, @Kofkofff ! #SFT #djidji #toro #torino pic.twitter.com/jWpmPZTzt6
— Torino Football Club (@TorinoFC_1906) August 17, 2018
Mendyl to join Schalke
Morocco international Hamza Mendyl is close to joining Schalke 04 from Lille, reports L’ Equipe .
The 20-year-old defender made just 14 appearances for the Ligue 1 side last season, including six league starts in last season’s final seven league games.
Saivet completes Bursaspor medical
Senegal midfielder Henri Saviet is set to complete his loan move from Newcastle United to Bursaspor on Thursday.
The 27-year-old who spent the second half of last season on loan at Sivasspor will return to the Turkish Super Lig for the 2018-19 season.
? @Saivet_Henri sağlık kontrolünden geçti ?? pic.twitter.com/DOoYILM6vM
— Bursaspor (@BursasporSk) August 16, 2018
Saivet who has three years left on his contract has managed just five league appearances for Newcastle.
Ufa part ways with Kehinde Fatai
Russian Premier League side Ufa have parted ways with Nigerian forward Kehinde Fatai.
По обоюдному согласию сторон ФК «Уфа» расторг контракт с нигерийским нападающим Кехинде Фатаи. За «Уфу» он сыграл 46 матчей, забил 6 голов pic.twitter.com/uOrKUMbmGO
— ФК УФА (@UfaFc) August 14, 2018
Fatai scored six goals in 46 games for the Townspeople across two seasons before both parties agreed to end their relationship.
Pogba fails Uerdingen trial
KFC Uerdingen have snubbed Paul Pogba’s older brother, Mathias for being too fat.
The Guinea international arrived in the German third division club for trial after ending his stay with Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch second tier last year.
However, his physical shape – excessive kilos in the hip region – has dampened the chances of the 27-year-old forward to revive his career.
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N’Doye returns to Angers
Senegal international Cheikh N’Doye is back in the French Ligue 1 with Angers.
Over a year after leaving for Birmingham City, the midfielder is back with Les Scoistes for the 2018-19 campaign.
The boss is back !!! #LaForceDuSCO ⚫️⚪️?? pic.twitter.com/oLZGO4vD9j
— Angers SCO (@AngersSCO) August 16, 2018
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Diaby close to Sporting CP switch
Abdoulay Diaby is a step away from joining Sporting CP from Club Brugge, according to A Bola .
The Mali international is expected to arrive at the Portuguese capital for €4 million as a replacement for Ivory Coast’s Seydou Doumbia.
After spending a year with the Lions, Doumbia is set to join Bursaspor on a permanent deal worth €1.5 million.
Mbia returns to Ligue 1
Former Cameroon international Stephane Mbia has confirmed his return to French Ligue 1 with Toulouse.
The former Rennes and Marseille midfielder disclosed his move to the Stadium de Toulouse on social media with official presentation expected in the coming days.
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