Toure returns to Olympiacos
Yaya Toure has completed a free transfer to his former club Olympiacos, 12 years after leaving the Greek giants.
The 35-year-old midfielder was released by Manchester City at the end of the last season following the expiry of his contract.
It is an honour to be back at @olympiacos_org ! ?
When I left in 2006 I said I would come back and I am delighted to keep my word. ??
FULL STATEMENT here: https://t.co/fBBwNFNLi7#YayaIsBack pic.twitter.com/hTG7DysRet
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) September 2, 2018
Koulibaly extends Napoli stay
Kalidou Koulibaly has signed a new five-year contract with Napoli, the Serie A club have confirmed.
The 27-year-old centre-back has committed his future to the Italian club until June 30, 2023.
Palace in talks to resign Sako
Less than three months after his departure, Crystal Palace are negotiating with Bakary Sako to return to the club.
According to Get French Football News , Roy Hodgson is looking to bolster his attacking ranks with the Mali international who has been without a club since he left Selhurst Park in June ending.
Sako initially joined the London club from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a three-year deal in 2015
Nantes capture Mbodji on loan
Senegal’s Kara Mbodji has joined French Ligue 1 side Nantes on loan for the 2018-19 season from Anderlecht.
? @KaraMbodji , en bref :
? Champion de Belgique 2017
? Vainqueur de la Supercoupe de Belgique 2017
⭐ 5 matchs de @ChampionsLeague
⭐ 24 matchs d’ @EuropaLeague
?? 47 sélections avec le Sénégal (5 buts) #KaraBrut pic.twitter.com/FF6KBNlOtf
— FC Nantes (@FCNantes) August 30, 2018
Lille part ways with Enyeama
Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Lille have agreed to end their seven-year relationship.
Enyeama joined Lille in June 2011 made 164 appearances for the club in total.
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? Vincent Enyeama and LOSC have reached an agreement go their separate ways. The club would like to wish Vincent – who made 164 appearances for us – all the very best in his future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/VGZyw0fhlU
— LOSC Lille EN (@LOSC_EN) August 31, 2018
Celtic sign Mulumbu
Scottish Premier League champions Celtic have confirmation the sign the transfer of West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu.
The Congolese has signed a two-year contract with the Hoops.
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? We can confirm the signing of Youssouf Mulumbu on a two-year deal.
Welcome to #CelticFC , Youssouf! ? #WelcomeMulumbu ?
➡️ https://t.co/xOFvOBbpxh pic.twitter.com/NWB0uGJeeG
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 31, 2018
Niang joins Rennes on loan
French Ligue 1 club Rennes have announced the arrival of Senegal international Mbaye Niang on loan from Torino for the rest of the season.
The Red and Blacks also hold the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
[ #MercatoSRFC ]
?? Le #StadeRennais F.C. est fier d’enregistrer l’arrivée de l’international sénégalais, @MBaye9Niang .
? Plus d’infos ➡️ https://t.co/VHRCuqIhxh #ToutDonner ??⚫ pic.twitter.com/ILcjPm8UGg
— Stade Rennais F.C. (@staderennais) August 30, 2018
Mothiba ditches Lille for Strasbourg
South Africa’s Lebo Mothiba has signed a five-year deal with Strasbourg from league rivals Lille.
? L’attaquant international sud-africain ?? @LeboMothiba11 (22 ans, 1,82 m, 78 kg) s’est engagé pour 5 ans en faveur du Racing ! #Bienvenue #Mothiba #Mercato
➡️ https://t.co/1lx8UbQCeP pic.twitter.com/z5ztnSUMnt
— RC Strasbourg Alsace (@RCSA) August 30, 2018
PSG to sign Choupo-Moting
French champions PSG are close to completing a late swoop for Cameroon and Stoke City forward Eric Choupo-Moting before today’s transfer deadline.
Goal understands the Cameroon international will join Thomas Tuchel’s men on a free transfer from the Championship club.
Choupo-Moting has travelled to the French capital already and he is expected to sign a three-year contract.
Celtic close in on Mulumbu
Celtic are set to make former West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu their fifth summer signing, Daily Record claims.
Mulumbu who played for Kilmarnock last term is expected to arrive at the Celtic Park on a two-year deal.
Swansea City and Bordeaux were also interested in signing the Congolese midfielder.
RB Leipzig after Haidara
RB Leipzig are hoping to sign RB Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to Bild .
The Mali international is seen as a top prospect in the midfield after his impressive displays for Austrian champions last term.
Haidara played a key role as the Salzburg outfit finished as Uefa Europa League semi-finalist last season.
Bursaspor in advance talks for Sakho
Turkish giants Bursaspor are in advanced negotiations with Rennes to sign Diafra Sakho, according to France Football .
The Senegalese attacker returned to French top-flight in January after struggling for regular playing time at West Ham.
Sakho managed just two goals in 13 Ligue games last campaign, however, talks are on-going between both sides for either a loan or a permanent switch.
Swansea to sell Bony
Swansea City are ready to cash in on Wilfried Bony before the close of the summer transfer market.
Goal understands that Bony wants to stay with the club but Swansea are determined to sell and are willing to accept an offer between £1.5 million and £2m.
Galatasaray are reportedly prepared to table a bid for the 29-year-old who scored two in 15 Premier League matches last season.
Four Swedish clubs chase Essien
IFK Goteborg, Malmo FF, FF Djurgarden and Hammarby IF are interested in signing former Chelsea and Real Madrid star Michael Essien, reports Ghanasoccernet .
Essien is a free agent after his contract was terminated by Indonesian side Persib Bandung last season.
However, the Swedish top-flight clubs are hoping the midfielder’s experience will benefit their teams.
Chiefs confirm Tshabalala’s exit
Kaizer Chiefs have announced the departure of Siphiwe Tshabalala to newly promoted Turkish Super Lig club Erzurumspor.
The 33-year-old leaves Amakhosi after 11-and-a-half years at the club to kick start his European career in Turkey.
Toure passes medical in London
Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London and is “close to signing a new contract”, the player’s agent has claimed.
The ex-Ivory Coast international has been a free agent since leaving Manchester City at the end of last season.
Doumbia joins Girona
La Liga side Girona FC officially announced the signing of Cote d’Ivoire international Seydou Doumbia on a three-year deal from Sporting Lisbon.
El Girona fitxa el davanter Seydou Doumbia
✔️El futbolista de Costa d’Ivori arriba lliure i signa contracte per tres temporades.
? + info a https://t.co/UHXauI4ATY #BienvenueSeydou #GironaFC pic.twitter.com/NUKW9CkJTj
— Girona FC (@GironaFC) August 28, 2018
Reims interested in Sheyi Ojo
Stade Reims have expressed interest to sign Sheyi Ojo on loan for the rest of the season, according to SkySports .
The French side are keen on signing the 21-year-old, although nothing has been agreed ahead of the European transfer deadline on Friday.
Ojo spent last season on loan at Fulham and he is set for his fourth loan spell in his Liverpool career.
LA Galaxy plan Eboue swoop
Los Angeles Galaxy are interested in signing ex-Arsenal and Cote d’Ivoire defender Emmanuel Eboue, reports the Sun .
The 35-year-old could reignite his career in the Major League Soccer after two years out of football.
Galaxy believe Eboue’s experience could be beneficial to the club after enduring crisis on and off the pitch.
Brazilian club Cruzeiro are also interested in signing the former Galatasaray defender.
Sevilla turn to Trezeguet
Sevilla have indicated interest in signing Kasimpasa winger Mahmoud Trezeguet after a failed attempt to land PSG’s Julian Draxler, claims KingFut .
Trezeguet has attracted interests from top European clubs this summer including Marseille, Galatasaray and Stuttgart following his exploits in the Turkish top-flight last term where he scored 16 goals in 33 games.
The Egyptian was in action for 90 minutes as Kasimpasa thrashed Sivasspor 3-0 on Sunday.
Camara to stop football
French Ligue 1 outfit Guingamp have announced that Guinea international Abdoul Camara will never play football for the club again, due to medical reasons.
“The forward of Guingamp is today very sad to announce that his player Razza Camara will no longer wear the jersey of the EAG, for medical reasons following a long process of exams that have just given their verdict,” the club tweeted.
Communiqué officiel du Club :
L’En Avant de Guingamp est aujourd’hui très triste d’annoncer que son joueur Razza Camara ne portera plus le maillot de l’EAG, pour raisons médicales suite à un long processus d’examens qui viennent de rendre leur verdict.
> https://t.co/MSJwPwUSgU pic.twitter.com/7J0cwFgKjQ
— En Avant de Guingamp (@EAGuingamp) August 25, 2018
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‘Zaha could play for Real Madrid’
Three-time European Cup winner Graeme Souness believes Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is good enough to play for Real Madrid.
The former Liverpool and Rangers player thinks Zaha should be playing for a club accustomed to challenging for Europe’s major honours, rather than one involved in relegation fights.
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Barca target Salah as Messi’s successor
Barcelona are planning to swoop for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to succeed Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou in 2019, Don Balon reports.
The Egyptian forward who recently penned a new long-term contract with the Reds is interesting the LaLiga champions are weighing up a £226m fee to lure him to Spain.
Salah has been sensational since he returned to the Premier League in the summer of 2017 having ended last season with 44 goals across all competitions.