African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Ghezzal replaces Mahrez at Leicester City

Ghezzal replaces Mahrez at Leicester

Algeria winger Rachid Ghezzal has moved to Premier League side Leicester City from Ligue 1 club Monaco for an undisclosed fee.

Ghezzal’s international team-mate Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City from the Foxes last month and Leicester have now signed another Algerian winger on a four-year deal.

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Rohr pleased with Musa’s move to Al Nassr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is happy with Ahmed Musa’s transfer from Leicester City to Al Nassr.

The Super Eagles forward completed a four-year move to the Saudi Professional League on Friday after spending two years in the English top-flight.

And the Super Eagles coach believes that his decision to go to the Middle East is a good choice for his chances in the national team.

Chelsea near £75m Zaha deal

Chelsea are in pole position to sign £75 million-rated Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, the  Mirror claims.

Tottenham, initially leading the race for the signing of the Ivorian forward, have dropped their interest in the player due to the Eagles’ asking price.

Chelsea are now cleared to sign the 25-year-old before the Premier League summer transfer window closes on August 9. 

Bordeaux reach agreement with Gent for Kalu

Bordeaux have reached an agreement to sign Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu from Gent this summer, the club announced .

Kalu has two years left on his contract with the Belgian top-flight side and reportedly has a release clause of €8 million.

The 20-year-old who scored seven goals in 37 appearances across all competitions last term has been chosen as a replacement for Malcom who left for Barcelona this month.

West Ham end Brahimi pursuit

West Ham United will no longer pursue Algeria international Yacine Brahimi, according to Sky Sports .

An agreement has been reached between both clubs but personal terms could not be agreed between the player and the Premier League club.

Meanwhile, the Hammers are still in talks with Porto over the signing of Mali international Moussa Marega.

The Portuguese champions and Manuel Pellegrini’s side are yet to reach a common ground in their valuation for the player.

Marseille turn to Mikel Agu

Marseille are considering a season-long loan deal for Nigeria and Porto midfielder Mikel Agu, Le10 Sport reports.

The French Ligue 1 side are interested in strengthening their midfield with the 25-year-old who spent last season on loan at Bursaspor.

Marseille are preparing a loan offer with an option to sign the midfielder permanently at the end of the season.

Koulibaly ends Chelsea chase with new deal

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has penned a new five-year contract ending speculations linking with a €90m move to Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Italian club president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed that the Senegal international has committed to fresh terms after rejecting €90m bids from three different clubs this summer.

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Cameroon appoint Seedorf & Kluivert as coaches

Cameroon have appointed Dutch legends Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert as their national team head coach and assistant coach respectively.

Seedorf managed relegated Deportivo La Coruna last season in the Spanish La Liga while Kluivert was the former PSG sporting director.

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Konyaspor terminate Eto’o contract

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o has ended his seven months union with Konyaspor by mutual consent, the club announced .

The four-time African Footballer of the Year joined the Turkish Super Lig side from rivals Antalyaspor in January and went on to score six goals in 14 appearances.

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Iwobi signs new Arsenal deal

Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has signed a new four-year contract with Arsenal.

The deal will keep the 22-year-old at the Emirates Stadium until 2022.

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Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Saudi Arabia top-flight club Al Nassr have completed the signing of Ahmed Musa on a four-year deal from Leicester City.

Both clubs reportedly agreed on a £14.8m fee with several add-ons, which will see the deal rise to as high as £25m.

Zaha wants Chelsea move 

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha is ready to push for a move to Chelsea this summer, the Mirror reports. 

Zaha rejected an improved deal worth £125,000-a-week earlier this summer and has told his teammates of his desire to join Maurizio Sarri’s team before the transfer window closes on August 9.

The Ivorian star who has also attracted interest from Tottenham, might table a transfer request to force his move out of Selhurst Park.

Everton lead race for Slimani

Everton are leading the way to sign Leicester City’s Islam Slimani, according to Correio da Manha via Sport Witness .

The Algerian striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Leicester this summer, after a short career at the King Power Stadium.

Marco Silva looks set to strengthen his squad with Slimani who has scored just eight goals since his record move from Sporting CP.

Fenerbahce, Sporting CP have also shown interest in capturing the 30-year-old.