Football Transfer News September 10: Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal. Jamshedpur FC completed the signing of 26 year-old Nigerian defender Stephen Eze who last played in Kazakhstan top division. Eze has 13 national team caps under his belt. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to a new three-year contract which will make him the highest paid player in the club, according to The Athletic. Manchester United Women sign free agent Alessia Russo on a 2-year deal with an option of a third. Bartholomew Ogbeche has reportedly finally agreed on a one-year deal with Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League with an option to extend, according to TransferMarkt. Both parties have been negotiating for a long time but the Nigerian World Cupper ultimately put his signature on the dotted line. The BBC also reports that Real Madrid is willing to pay half of Gareth Bale’s wages to get themselves out of a pickle.
Follow the News18 Sports live blog for all the transfer news and gossip from both Indian football and European transfer market. The Indian football transfer window is open till October 20, 2020 while the European transfer window is open for 10 weeks – from July 27 to October 5. This year has been an exception for the football transfer window as well due to coronavirus pandemic with the dates extended and altered according to season end. This year, the Indian football transfer market has seen a lot of buzz as well with clubs trying to make smart buys in limited budgets.
In the Indian football transfer window, ATK Mohun Bagan, FC Goa and Odisha FC have been the most active ones while Jamshedpur FC, Chennaiyin FC and Hyderabad FC have had coach changes lately as well. While FC Goa appointed Juan Ferrando as their coach early on and hit the market, Chennaiyin and Hyderabad FC have only just found their coaches. Hyderabad, who had Albert Roca as their coach, had to be changed after the Spaniard got an offer from FC Barcelona and moved on. In the European football market, Chelsea have been on a spending spree buying extremely talented youngsters to make up a formidable squad.
Giacomo Bonaventura has signed with Fiorentina on a free transfer after he was released by AC Milan.
Borussia Dortmund will start the 2021-22 season at the Kreisliga B level, the eighth tier of German women’s football.
Michy Batshuayi joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.
Batshuayi said: "It’s not my first time here. I know the teammates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here. For me, it’s the best decision.
"I'm happy, the coach is happy, my teammates are happy. Let's get to work."
Manchester United Women sign England forward Alessia Russo, on a a two-year deal with the option of a third,
Russo was a free agent after declining her year at US College side Carolina Tar Heels due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The FAWSL transfer window closes in under 1 hour.
Bielsa said: "I will be working the next season at Leeds United."
"Everything has been sorted," he added. "It's definite that I will be here next season."
Brighton have signed striker Denise O'Sullivan on loan from North Carolina Courage till the end of 2020.
💙 Our new signing on joining the club...— Brighton & Hove Albion Women (@BHAFCWomen) September 10, 2020
“I am very excited to have joined Albion. It’s a great opportunity to challenge myself with a talented squad in a league that’s becoming more and more competitive."
🙌 Great to have you here, @OSullivanDenise!#BHAFC 🔵⚪️ | #FAWSL pic.twitter.com/3I4yoR0dtn
West Ham United have come back with an improved second bid of 30 million pounds for James Tarkowski, which has been rejected again by Burnley.
West Ham just 24 hours ago had their 27 million pound bid Tarkowski turned down, with Burnley seemingly unmoved on their asking price of 50 million pounds.
It is understood that Leicester City interested in a move for Tarkowski.
East Bengal, with their new investors Shree Cements, have picked up the Indian Super League bid document, along with a UK-based financial company
Reports suggest that Jamshedpur FC complete the signing of 26 year-old Nigerian defender Stephen Eze who last played in Kazakhstan top division. Eze has 13 national team caps under his belt.
And while we wait for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard's press conference later today, here's what Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp had to say.
"For some clubs it's less important how uncertain the future is: those owned by countries, oligarchs, that's the truth. We're a different kind of club." - @LFC Boss Klopp has his say on #Transfers https://t.co/AyRl0HSy1G— News18 Sports (@News18Sports) September 10, 2020
In case you missed this yesterday. Manchester United Women's team have bolstered their attack with US Internationals Tobin Heath and Christen Press
News for Hector Bellerin fans, Barcelona and PSG are both in touch with Arsenal as they look to land the stylish right back, according to BBC. Where will the Spanish defender go? Arsenal are reportedly looking for a bid of 30-35 million GBP.
AC Milan signed Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali from relegated Brescia, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday. In a statement, Milan said they had brought in rising star Tonali on loan with an option to buy, with the 20-year-old realising his dream move to the club for which his idol Gennaro Gattuso played for 13 years. Milan did not specify the details of the deal nor the length of the loan period but Italian media report Tonali has signed a five-year contract with the seven-time European champions.
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Bartholomew Ogbeche has reportedly finally agreed on a one-year deal with Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League with an option to extend, according to TransferMarkt. Both parties have been negotiating for a long time but the Nigerian World Cupper ultimately put his signature on the dotted line. 35-year-old Ogbeche was reportedly demanding INR 2.25 Crores while Mumbai City wanted him for about INR 1.5 Crore.
Fulham have signed goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a season-long loan deal from French Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain with the option to make the move permanent, the promoted Premier League side said in a statement. French World Cup-winner Areola, 27, spent the previous season on loan at Spanish champions Real Madrid as part of a deal that took Keylor Navas to Paris.
In Europe, the biggest of the latest transfer deals have been the signing of Kai Havertz by Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen for 71m pounds and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United getting the signature of Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam. Among the women, Pernille Harder became the most expensive female footballer in the world when she signed with Chelsea.