Ndiaye close to Galatasaray return
Galatasaray have confirmed on-going negotiations with Stoke City over the temporary signing of Badou Ndiaye.
? #Galatasaray today announces the negotiations have gone underway with @stokecity for the temporary transfer of Badou Ndiaye to our club. pic.twitter.com/zKLXnbl12C
— Galatasaray EN (@Galatasaray) August 25, 2018
The Senegal who joined the Potters in January is keen on top-flight football following their relegation to the Championship.
Ndiaye has fueled the move after tweeting an aeroplane emoji with two love signs in Galatasaray colours.
— Papa Alioune Ndiaye ?? (@10BadouNdiaye) August 25, 2018
Mbokani returns to Belgium
Former Hull City and Anderlecht forward Dieumerci Mbokani has joined Belgian top-flight Royal Antwerp on a year deal.
The 32-year-old Congolese returns to a familiar territory where he the Belgian First Division A title five times and Super Cup four times.
⚽️ Vandaag niet enkel een spannende wedstrijd op het programma, maar ook transfernieuws! Niemand minder dan Dieumerci Mbokani komt de rangen van coach Bölöni vervoegen. Meer info op de app ? #RAFC #loveRAFC #coyr #JupilerProLeague #transfernieuws pic.twitter.com/2OHUteAFgx
— Royal Antwerp FC (@official_rafc) August 25, 2018
Marseille track Bentaleb
Marseille have contacted Schalke 04 over the availability of Nabil Bentaleb, according to France Football.
Following the departure of Andre Zambo-Anguissa this summer, the Olympians are interested in the Algeria international as a potential signing to strengthen their midfield.
Aston Villa confirm Bolasie signing
Aston Villa have finalised the signing of Yannick Bolasie on loan from Everton for the rest of the season.
#BOLASIEANNOUNCED ? pic.twitter.com/Jx4LhdL4bX
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 25, 2018
Newcastle confirm Saivet exit
Newcastle United have announced the departure of Henri Saivet to Bursaspor on a season-long loan.
The Senegalese midfielder returns for a second spell in the Turkish top-flight after spending the second half of last season at Sivasspor.
Good luck to @Saivet_Henri , who has joined @BursasporSk on a season-long loan.
?? https://t.co/pC972RooE5 #NUFC pic.twitter.com/lOY8uCseO3
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 25, 2018
RB Leipzig table £25m offer for Lookman
RB Leipzig are not relenting in their efforts to sign Ademola Lookman with an improved offer of £25 million, reports Mirror .
It is the fourth bid submitted by the Bulls who are hoping to land the 20-year-old on a permanent deal before last-minute rush.
The Toffees are holding out for £28 million plus adds ons for youngster who missed their last two Premier League fixtures.
Roma still keen on Brahimi
Roma are targeting a January swoop for Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, according to Record .
The Giallorossi are the only club to have submitted a concrete offer for Algeria international who has entered the final year of his contract.
Though the Italian summer transfer market is closed, Roma might be back in January for Brahimi who has attracted interests from Monaco and West Ham United.
Bolasie to complete Villa switch
Aston Villa are confident of completing Yannick Bolasie’s loan move from Everton ‘later today or tomorrow’.
?? Press Conference: Steve Bruce on transfers – “We are trying. We hope we can get Yannick Bolasie over the line. There’s bits and pieces to be done…still work to be done. Hopefully we can announce something later today or tomorrow” #PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/R9k1Os1eBY
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 24, 2018
Klopp calm on Mane’s contract
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is calm on Sadio Mane’s contract situation and hopes he follows the Salah and Firmino in extending his stay at Anfield.
Mane still has three years left to run on the deal but he is in line for an improved contract after becoming a key component in a fearsome attacking unit
Diagne confirms offers from England
Nancy defender Modou Diagne has confirmed interests from English teams and Ligue 1 club Toulouse over the summer.
English clubs including Reading, Stoke City and Middlesbrough have failed to reach a deal to sign the 24-year-old who is aiming to follow the footsteps of compatriots Sadio Mane and El Hadji Diouf in the Premier League.
Read Diagne’s full exclusive with Goal here !
Al Batin sign Morocco’s Bouhaddouz
Saudi Arabia top-flight outfit Al Batin have confirmed the signing of Morocco international Aziz Bouhaddouz from German second division club St. Pauli..
Bouhaddouz was a member of Herve Renard’s squad to the 2018 Fifa World Cup where he scored a decisive own goal against Iran.
WELCOME AZIZ ? #عيديه_ابوناصر_لجمهورالباطن pic.twitter.com/LvR4B9vqkC
— نادي الباطن السعودي (@albatinclub) August 22, 2018
Lokomotiv Moscow chase Toure
Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow are interested in signing Nantes midfielder Abdoulaye Toure, according to L’Equipe .
The 24-year-old has four years left on his contract at the Stade la Beaujoire but his fine showings attracted European clubs this summer including Burnley.
Toure, born in France, is eligible to represent Guinea at the international level. their academy system in 2007
Ngom’s Nantes future in doubt
Santy Ngom has questioned his future at Nantes after being dropped from their opening Ligue 1 fixtures, reports L’Equipe .
The Senegal international who featured in 13 league games last term, missed the Canaries defeats Monaco and Dijon.
Dutch side FC Utrecht are reportedly monitoring the situation although the 25-year-old is still under contract until 2021.
Ajax reject Marseille’s bid for Onana
Ajax have rejected Marseille’s ‘concrete’ bid for Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, reports Voetbal International .
Ajax told the Olympians the 22-year-old is not for sale even though he indicated his desire to leave the Amsterdam Arena in May.
Several Spanish clubs are also monitoring Onana who still has three years left on his contract.
Espanyol eye Zungu
Espanyol are interested in signing South Africa and Amiens midfielder Bongani Zungu, according to Soccer Laduma .
The Budgerigars are hoping to beat Olympiacos to the signing of the 25-year-old who had an impressive debut campaign in France.
The Greek giants have reportedly tabled a €7m offer to lure the former Mamelodi Sundowns playmaker.
Bolasie close to Aston Villa loan
Yannick Bolasie is heading to Aston Villa on loan with manager Steve Bruce hoping to complete the winger’s move from Everton.
The DR Congo international has fallen down the pecking order at Goodison Park and looks set for a move to the Championship.
Read more here
No Sporting CP move for Njie
Marseille have pulled the plug on Clinton N’Jie’s proposed loan switch to Sporting CP.
Reports in Portugal suggested that the Cameroonian’s move had collapsed due to problems uncovered in a medical but the French Ligue 1 side insist a failure to agree terms was the reason.
Osimhen moves to Charleroi on loan
Nigeria youngster Victor Osimhen has joined Belgian top-flight club Charleroi on a season-long loan from Wolfsburg.
The 19-year-old has struggled for form and fitness since his debut in May 2017 and managed 12 league matches for the Bundesliga side with no goal last season.
. @victorosimhen9 has joined Belgian top-flight club RSC Charleroi on loan. Good luck, Victor?
➡️ https://t.co/L6UQkZlQD0 | #VfLWolfsburg pic.twitter.com/TE40iO65vr
— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) August 22, 2018
Watford terminate Djedje’s contract
Watford and Cote d’Ivoire international Brice Dja Djedje have parted ways by mutual consent.
? | #watfordfc confirms that following completion of the appropriate documentation today, Brice Dja Djédjé’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent.
➡️ https://t.co/uAFrj78Z5c pic.twitter.com/1tujD2852H
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 22, 2018
Diaby joins Sporting CP from Club Brugge
Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon have confirmed the signing of Malian striker Abdoulaye Diaby from Belgian champions Club Brugge on a five-year deal.
Following a successful spell with Club Brugge laced with two league titles in three seasons, Diaby has joined Sporting Lisbon who have attached a €60 million buyout clause on him.
Everton await further bids for Lookman
Everton are awaiting further bids for winger Ademola Lookman despite having rejected RB Leipzig’s advances throughout the summer.
The Toffees’ director of football Marcel Brands and manager Marco Silva have remained steadfast in their refusal to sell, with Leipzig’s latest offer of £22 million ($28.3m) – an amount which would have broken their transfer record – rejected by the Goodison Park outfit.
Barca and Juventus target Sarr rules out summer exit
Rennes star Ismaila Sarr has ruled out a move to Barcelona, Juventus or the English Premier League this summer.
The 20-year-old is keen on developing himself in the French top-flight and see out his contract at the Roazhon Park.
Read Sarr’s full comments here on Goal !