African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Lyon turn to Ziyech as Fekir's replacement

Lyon turn to Ziyech as Fekir’s replacement

With Nabil Fekir set for new Liverpool talks after the 2018 Fifa World Cup, Lyon have opened negotiations with Ajax for Hakim Ziyech’s permanent switch, Mirror reports.

The Ligue 1 club are ready to beat Roma and Liverpool to the signing of the 25-year-old who is yet to confirm a new home after disclosing his intention of leaving Holland.

Last month, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag revealed that the Morocco international has a deal in place elsewhere.

Wahbi Khazri close to joining Saint-Etienne

Tunisia international Wahbi Khazri is finalising his permanent move from Sunderland to French top-flight club Saint-Etienne, Fox Sports claims.

The 27-year-old is set to ink a four-year deal with Les Verts that will see him earn an annual salary of €4 million [ £3.5 million].

Khazri was on loan at Rennes last campaign where he returned nine goals in 24 matches across all competitions.

Genoa approach Christian Kouame

Genoa have offered Serie B side Cittadella €4 million [£3.5 million] for the signing of Ivorian forward Christian Kouame, according to Football365.

The 20-year-old could be heading to the Italian top-flight this summer after an impressive form of 12 goals and 11 assists in 43 league appearances last term.

Onyekuru swaps Everton for Galatasaray

Henry Onyekuru has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan from Everton. 

The Nigeria international spent last season on at Anderlecht before a knee injury halted his campaign in the Belgian top-flight.

The 21-year-old has teamed up with the Turkish Super Lig champions in their pre-season training base in Switzerland.

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Fulham sign Jean Michael Seri

Fulham have completed the signing of Jean Michael Seri for an undisclosed fee from Nice, after penning a four-year deal.

The newly-promoted English Premier League side beat Arsenal, Napoli and Chelsea to the signing of the Ivorian midfielder.

West Ham willing to sell Kouyate

West Ham United are opened to offers for Senegal captain Cheikhou Kouyate, according to SkySports .

A transfer fee of £10 million has been placed on the 28-year-old as newly-appointed manager Mauricio Pellegrini continues his squad overhaul at the London Stadium.

West Ham hold Yaya Toure talks

West Ham United have held talks with former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure over a potential transfer, according to  The Sun .

Manuel Pellegrini is eager to reunite with the 35-year-old at the London Stadium but with no assurance of regular Premier League football.

At the end of last season, Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk revealed that his client is willing to play for any top six club for as low as £1 per week in order to prove Pep Guardiola wrong .

Achraf Hakimi joins Dortmund on loan

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi on a two-year loan deal.

The youngster will continue his development at the Westfalenstadion until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Onyekuru to complete Galatasaray loan

Everton forward Henry Onyekuru could finalise his loan move to Galatasaray in the next 48 hours, according to Turkish Football .

The Lions had confirmed talks with the Toffees for the Nigeria international over a season-long loan deal.

Last season, Onyekuru’s loan spell at Anderlecht was cut short by a knee injury that ruled out of Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup squad. 

Ayew brothers, Bony expected to leave Swansea

Following Swansea City’s relegation to the English Championship, the African trio of Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew and Wilfried Bony could leave the Liberty Stadium,  WalesOnline claims.

The trio have been linked with moves to the Turkish Super Lig this summer with Fenerbahce, Besiktas reportedly interested in their services.

The Swans, on their part, will need to offload some of their players to balance their books for life in the Championship.

Trabzonspor pursue Nordin Amrabat

Trabzonspor are ready to take Watford and Morocco winger Nordin Amrabat on loan, Watford Observer reports.

The Hornets have added Gerard Deulofeu and Ken Sema to their attacking ranks and Amrabat who scored five goals in 35 matches while on loan at Leganes last season might consider a move to the Turkish top-flight as he seeks regular playing time.

The 31-year-old was a notable player in Morocco squad at the 2018 World Cup campaign and has a year left in his contract with the Premier League club

Riyad Mahrez completes Man City move

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez on a club-record deal from Leicester City.

The 27-year-old becomes the first player to join Pep Guardiola’s side this summer following their English Premier League triumph last season.

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Taiwo Awoniyi to sign new Liverpool deal

Nigeria youth international Taiwo Awoniyi is set to sign a new deal with Liverpool to ward off interests from Barcelona and Inter Milan, TeamTalk reports.

The 20-year-old is set to sign a new five-year deal with the Reds and will join Monaco temporarily this summer for his fourth loan spell since he joined arrived at Anfield in 2015.

Awoniyi spent last season on loan with Royal Excel Mouscron where scored nine goals in 29 matches across all competitions.

Fenerbahce table loan bid for Slimani

Fenerbahce are ready to take out-of-favour Leicester City forward Islam Slimani on a season-long loan, Takvim claims.

The Algeria international arrived at the King Power Stadium on a club-record fee from Sporting Lisbon and has struggled for form under Claude Puel.

Slimani was sent out on loan to Newcastle United where he spent the second part of the 2017-18 season.

Besiktas want Andre Ayew on loan

Besiktas are one of the Turkish Super Lig clubs chasing Swansea City forward Andre Ayew, according to SkySports .

The Black Eagles are planning a temporary swoop for the Ghana international who moved to the Liberty Stadium on a club record £18 million fee from West Ham United in January.

Swansea City are reportedly ready to listen to loan and permanent offers for the 28-year-old.

Chelsea target Michael Seri arrives in London

Chelsea and Arsenal target Jean Michael Seri has landed in London in over a transfer, according to Express .

The Ivorian midfielder did not travel with the rest of the Nice squad for their club’s pre-season training camp in order to sort out his future.

Seri has a price tag of a £35 million that will expire on July 15 and Fulham are reportedly keen on his service.

Juventus prepare new contract for Benatia

Juventus are preparing a new contract for Medhi Benatia to ward off interests from Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, Calciomercato reports.

The 31-year-old defender has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena following his fine defensive displays last term where he garnered 32 appearances across all competitions with four goals.

Benatia joined the Old Lady last summer after impressing during an initial one-year loan from Bayern Munich.