Lyon sign Rafael from Manchester United

A year after his twin Fabio left for Cardiff, Rafael da Silva has bid adieu to Manchester United by signing for French giants Olympique Lyonnais?

How much did Lyon pay for Rafael?

Man Utd did not disclose Rafael’s transfer fee, but it is widely rumoured to be around £2m. Great deal for Lyon given the valuations of some of the other players in the current market

What is the duration of Rafael’s Lyon contract?

He has signed a four year deal (more…)

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Deulofeu to Everton- Striker returns on permanent basis

Everton have completed the signing of striker Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent basis from Barcelona. The Toffees have paid £4.3m to Barca for the services of Deulofeu, who was also on loan at Goodison Park during the 2013/14 season.

Deulofeu was also delighted with the transfer, and posted a tweet that said ” I’m back! Once a blue, always a blue!”

What are Deulofeu’s buy back clauses in this transfer deal?

According to RAC1, Barca can buy Deulofuu back for 7.5M in 2016, (more…)

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Chelsea sign Falcao 2015- will Jose rejuvenate the Colombian’s career

Chelsea have completed the signing of Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco. The deal is a season long one, paving the return of the Colombian star to the Premiership following his stint with Manchester United in the 2014/15 season.

What are Falcao’s wages at Chelsea?

Undisclosed, but believed to be significantly lower than what Man Utd paid him, almost 50% lesser

Falcao spent last season on loan at United, but a poor season- he scored only four goals, changed Louis van Gaal’s mind regarding signing him on a permanent basis.

The signing of Falcao also casts a doubt over the future of Loic Remy at Stamford Bridge.

Will Jose be able to rejuvenate Falcao’s career or will he end up becoming another Torres or Kaka?

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Gundogan to Man Utd? Or will Chelsea hijack bid?

Ilkay Gundogan is seemingly on his way to Manchester United after Borussia Dortmund officially announced that he will not extend his contract with the club. Gundogan is contracted to BVB till 2016, but has said he will not pen an extension, and that almost certainly means Dortmund will listen to offers for him this summer, or they’ll risk him going for nothing like Robert Lewandowski went to Bayern.

United have been long time admirers of Gundogan, and while he’s struggled for fitness in recent times, he’s slowly reaching his 2012/13 levels where he was a key cog in Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League runners up side. (more…)

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Yaya Toure to Inter?- Pellegrini ready to let Ivorian star go?

Yaya Toure, widely considered as the backbone of Man City’s performances over the last few years, could be on his way out of the Etihad if local paper reports are to be believed. Toure is the biggest earner at City, picking up £250,000 a week, but his performances this season haven’t quite been at their best, and City seem to be eager to cash in before his values dwindles any further.

Toure has been a key player for City, popping up with some fantastic thunderbolts and is a reliable player from the penalty spot, but his time at the Etihad hasn’t exactly been perfect, with many criticising the player for his perceived “laziness” (more…)

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Oscar Chelsea transfer latest- Blues ready to sell Brazilian to Liverpool/Juventus

Juventus and Liverpool have been put on alert after reports emerged that Chelsea were willing to offload Brazilian playmaker Oscar. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is looking to acquire Enner Valencia and is open to an offer for Oscar, whom the club bought from Internacional in 2012.

Liverpool have been linked with a move, but another potential destination touted is Juventus, with fans salivating with thoughts of an Oscar-Tevez-Morata trio. (more…)

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Wellington Silva Arsenal 2015- Brazilian starlet finally gets Spanish nationality

Wellington Silva, the Brazilian forward Arsenal signed from Fluminense way back in 2011, will finally get to represent the Gunners four years after signing for the North London club. The youngster, born in 1993, originally signed for the Gunners in 2009, but the transfer was delayed to 2011 owing to his young age.

At the time of his signing, Wellington was unable to get a work permit, and was farmed out to various Spanish clubs on loan. He is currently at Almeria, and has previously had loan spells at Levante, Alcoyano, Murcia and Ponferradina.

Wellington tweeted of his delight at getting a new Spanish passport, which makes him eligible to play for the Gunners in the forthcoming 2015/16 season without having to go through the hassles of a work permit (more…)

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Neymar puts Chelsea on alert

Brazilian wonderkid Neymar has put Chelsea on alert by naming them as one of the sides he would consider moving to when he makes his long-awaited transfer to Europe.

Neymar is expected to leave current club Santos in the next two years, and seems to have placed Barcelona top of his list of destinations. However a move to the Nou Camp is far from certain, and the striker named Chelsea as a possible option.

“Who wouldn’t dream about playing alongside Messi, Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta? They’re all great players,” he told Esporte Espetacular. “I dream of playing in Europe, for a big club like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea.”

The 21-year-old Brazil international netted 34 goals in 33 domestic matches in 2012.

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Arsenal in Isco link

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Malaga start let Isco, with a fee of £30m being talked of.

The Gunners have already done business with the La Liga club this season, bringing Santi Cazorla to the Emirates Stadium, and the 20-year-old Isco, also an attacking midfielder, would require a fee rarely spent by the London club.

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