French trio chase Nasser Maher
Three French Ligue 1 clubs – AS Monaco, Caen and Dijon are targeting Al Ahly’s midfielder Nasser Maher, according to France Football [via KingFut].
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with second-division side Smouha SC and has started Al Ahly last two games in the Egyptian Premier League.
Maher who is under contract with Red Devils until 2021 has managed just three appearances for the reigning Egyptian champions since his promotion to the first team.
Real Betis reject Besiktas bid for Boudebouz
Real Betis have rejected a €15m offer from Turkish Super Lig club Besiktas for Algeria’s Ryad Boudebouz, reports BeIN Sports.
Boudebouz joined Betis from Montpellier last summer and made just 15 La Liga starts for Los Verdiblancos in the 2017-18 campaign.
Betis are ready to release the 28-year-old only if his buyout clause, which is worth more than €30m is activated.
Keita Balde joins Inter on loan
Inter Milan have completed the signing of Keita Balde on loan from Monaco, with an option to make the deal permanent.
The Senegal international will have another chance to shine in Serie A after spending just a season in the French Ligue 1.
Leganes in pole position to sign Omeruo
Kenneth Omeruo could be playing in LaLiga next season, with Leganes and Real Valladolid leading the race to sign the Chelsea defender on loan, according to AS.
The 24-year-old who spent last season on loan at Kasimpasa is interesting several European clubs including Goztepe, Bursaspor, Besiktas amongst others.
The Nigerian defender is yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea since his arrival from Standard Liege in 2014.
Ziyech still opened to Ajax exit
Ajax are still offering Morocco international Hakim Ziyech the chance to leave the club before the European transfer deadline, reports Calciomercato .
Due to Sevilla’s €35 million demands for Steven N’Zonzi, Roma are set to consider their options and might turn to the Atlas Lions midfielder who has a rather lower price.
Ziyech was on parade for Ajax in their league opener against Heracles on Saturday and provided an assist for De Ligt’s equaliser in an encounter that ended 1-1.
Acquah snubs Parma, Udinese for Empoli
Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah is ‘very close’ to signing for newly promoted Serie A side Empoli, according to Toro.it.
The Ghana international is set to sign a three-year contract with the option of a further year in a deal that worth €2.5 million.
Aina nears Torino loan
Ola Aina is close to joining Torino on loan from Chelsea after both clubs reached an agreement on Sunday, reports Sky Italia .
The Super Eagles defender is expected to have his medical tomorrow after arriving at the Caselle Airport in Turin this afternoon.
The Bulls also have the option to buy Aina for €8 million at the end of the season.
Middlesbrough hopeful on Bolasie
Championship club Middlesbrough are eyeing a loan deal for out-of-favour Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, claims Mirror .
The DR Congo international was reportedly close to joining Burnley temporarily on the transfer deadline day only for the Toffees to opt out.
Bolasie was not listed in Everton’s 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday which clearly indicates that he is not part of Marco Silva’s plans.
Chievo confirm Obi signing
Chievo have confirmed the signing of Nigeria international Joel Obi from league rival Torino.
Obi joins the Stadio Bentegodi outfit on a three-year contract with the option of an additional year.
‼️✍️ Ufficiale: Joel #Obi è dell’ @ACChievoVerona !
Arriva a titolo definitivo dal @TorinoFC_1906 con contratto in scadenza il 30/06/2021 con opzione al 2022!
Benvenuto tra noi Joel! #WelcomeJoel ! ?? ? https://t.co/XObWpIY2Z8 pic.twitter.com/HrXF2vLhxd
— A.C. ChievoVerona (@ACChievoVerona) August 11, 2018
Nwakaeme arrives for Trabzonspor deal
Hapoel Beer Sheva forward Anthony Nwakaeme has been spotted at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport ahead of a proposed move to Trabzonspor.
Few hours after helping his team earn a 2-2 draw in Thursday’s Europa League game, the Nigerian forward could team up with compatriot Ogenyi Onazi in the Turkish Super Lig club.
Anthony Nwakaeme spotted at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Turkey ahead of a move to Trabzonspor. Source: @tehdit
The striker pulled a quick one on Hapoel Beer Sheva? With his team 2 goals down v. APOEL yesterday in Israel, he assisted Ogu’s goal before getting the equaliser. pic.twitter.com/aOXn32SOlC
— Tolu Olasoji (@Tollexrism) August 10, 2018
The 29-year-old helped the Camels to a second successive Isreali top-flight title last season with
Lookman unlikely to return to RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick believes it is unlikely that Ademola Lookman will return to the club from Everton
Lookman spent the second half of last season on loan with the Bundesliga outfit, making 11 appearances and contributing five goals but the Bulls have ruled out a £30m move for Anglo-Nigerian.
Read more HERE .
Malaga sign Ndiaye on loan
Malaga have snapped up Alfred N’Diaye on a season-long loan from Villarreal.
More to follow…
MCFNews| ? BOOOOOOOM!! ? @alfredndiaye reinforces our midfield! Welcome, Alfred! #WhatASigning ➡️ https://t.co/Sb5yFYpjza pic.twitter.com/ZCIsuw7Gq3
— Málaga CF English (@MalagaCF_en) August 10, 2018
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].
Read more HERE
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.