Newly promoted Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang have completed the signings of Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan from Atletico Madrid. Gaitan becomes the latest Argentine to make the CSL switch following in the recent footsteps of Javier Mascherano and Augusto Fernandez.
The owner of Dalian is Wang Jianlin, who also has a holding in Atletico Madrid.
Carrasco, 24, had a rocky relationship with Diego Simeone and become the second Belgian international to move to the CSL. He is expected to earn around 10 million euros a year in China, with Dalian paying Atleti Continue reading “Dalian Yifang sign Carrasco and Gaitan February 2018”
Javier Hernandez has moved to quell rumours saying that the Mexican international wants to leave West Ham for Spain, by saying that he is very happy at the London Stadium.
Rumours said Hernandez’s girlfriend, Andrea Duro, wanted him to move to Spain, and there would be no shortage of suitors in the Spanish top flight for Chicharito- in fact there were La Liga clubs wishing to sign him before he opted for a return to the Premier League with West Ham Continue reading “Javier Hernandez refutes Spain exit rumours”
Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala. The 23 year old, who is the Bianconeri’s second highest earner after Gonzalo Higuain, has been in a stunning form for the Old Lady, netting 10 goals in six games so far in the 2017/18 season. That’s an incredible stat, given he scored only 11 times in 31 appearances for Juve last season, and is perhaps another indication that he is entering his prime.
With Eden Hazard likely to commit to Chelsea and moves for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kylian Mbappe not working out, Real have identified the Argentine as their potential new Galactico. There is also talk of a move for Antoine Greizmann, although whether Atleti will sell the Frenchman to their cross town rivals is another story in itself. Continue reading “Paulo Dybala to Real Madrid? Will the Argentine be the next Galactico?”
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, Continue reading “Deulofeu to Everton- Striker returns on permanent basis”
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 Continue reading “Wellington Silva Arsenal 2015- Brazilian starlet finally gets Spanish nationality”
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.
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.
Liverpool are front-runners to bring Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo to the Premier League this summer, should their 13m Euro deal for Roma forward Fabio Borini fall through.
The Reds are known to be in the market for a striker, and with reports suggesting Andy Carroll could be offloaded on loan, Negredo would fit the bill as his replacement.
Should the deal for Borini be completed, both Arsenal and Malaga are interested in the forward, report AS.
Manchester United are keen on bringing Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago to Old Trafford, according to reports in Spain.
The Argentine midfielder spent last season on loan at Roma, but a deal to take Gago to the Olimpico on a prmanant deal is unlikely.
Gago, 26, is surplus to requirements in Jose Mourinho’s Madrid side, and could be of interest to Man Utd as an alternative to Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, who may be priced out of a move to Manchester.
Premier League clubs have been put on red alert after Schalke general manager Horst Heldt revealed the striker has a £17m buy-out clause in his contract, says Talksport.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are all said to be interested in the Dutch international who has scored 76 in 92 league games for German club Schalke.
The former Ajax striker has also had spells at both Real Madrid and AC Milan which were not so successful.
“Huntelaar does have a €20 million buyout clause, and the rich club can afford it,” Heldt told Bild.
“But, Klaas Jan has always stressed that he wants to be a champion. This he can be only with Real or Barcelona in Spain.
“I do not think he wants to go there. What would he do there? Since nothing more than the weather is better.”