Ola Toivonen Sunderland Loan Deal- Swedish star joins Wearsiders

Sunderland have completed the signing of Swedish star Ola Toivonen on a season long loan from Stade Rennais. The move re-unites Toivonen, who can play both as an attacking midfielder and a a striker, with Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who coached the former when he was at PSV Eindhoven.

Advocaat has publicly hit out at Sunderland’s transfer spending in recent years, saying that “crazy spending” on “lower than adverage” players has left him handicapped in the current transfer window.

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Salomon Rondon Albion- Baggies pay £12m for Zenit star

West Bromwich Albion have broken their own transfer record after shelling out £12m to sign Jose Salomon Rondon from Russian outfit Zenit St.Petersburg. Rondon’s transfer fee comfortably exceeds the previous record £10m Albion forked out to sign Brown Ideye.

Rondon has signed a four year contract with the Hawthorns. He has also had stints with Malaga and Rubin Kazan, and WBA manager Tony Pulis said he had spoken to Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who was Rondon’s manager in his time with Malaga.

Rondon will however not be eligible to play in Albion’s Premier League opener against Man City tonight

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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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