Football Transfer News September 13: Chennaiyin FC signed Lalchhuanmawia Fanai and Reagan Singh on free transfers for the 2020-21 season, while Jamshedpur FC snapped up William Lalnunfela and Bhupender Singh on three year deals. Wellington Phoenix have confirmed marquee striker Gary Hooper will not be returning to the A-League club following the expiration of his 12-month contract. The clinical Englishman, who had a hamstring injury, has been heavily linked with a move to Kerala Blasters. Indian Super League side Odisha FC have made another move in the transfer window as they signed the former Bengaluru FC forward Manuel Onwu on a one year deal. Meanwhile, BBC reports that Barcelona and Ronald Koeman are eyeing Mohammed Salah sooner or later while Manchester United are considering bringing Gareth Bale back to the Premier League if the deal with Jadon Sancho does not come through.
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.
NorthEast United FC wish Reagan Singh the best after his move to Chennaiyin FC.
The right back made 69 appearances for NEUFC in the ISL over the last five seasons. In fact, he played in 18 of NEUFC's 21 games of the 2018-19 season as they made it to the semi-final stage.
68 Appearances across 5 incredible years with the club! #ThankYouReagan for your contributions on and off the pitch. Wishing you all the best for the next chapter in your career. 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/xagUq6jwXh— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) September 13, 2020
Celtic's Boli Bolingoli has joined Istanbul Basaksehir on loan with the Turkish side having the option to make the deal permanent.
The full-back had breached coronavirus safety measures and was banned for three games. He has not featured for Celtic since.
Boli Bolingoli has joined Turkish side @ibfk2014 on loan until the end of the season.— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 13, 2020
On a fun note... does anyone remember the funny rules in play when we used to play football with our friends in the 'mohalla'?
NEROCA FC have us covered!
Does any players miss this stage?? @amarjitkiyam @khninthoi @dhanalei_05 @wangjamsuresh @subash_singh12 @nongdamba_11 @renedysingh @gouramangi19 @thoi_12 @dhee_singh01 @boristhangjam @tondonbangasepam @tondombanaorem pic.twitter.com/1XliQFGGW1— Neroca FC (@NerocaFC) September 13, 2020
Liverpool are reportedly close to snapping up young Brazilian keeper Marcelo Pitaluga for 1 million pounds.
It will be their second transfer deal of the summer, with their No.1 Alisson being an admirer of the 17-year-old.
Pitaluga holds a German passport, which is critial as Brazilians can't move abroad until they are at least 18 for work.
Jamshedpur FC signed forward William Lalnunfela and winger Bhupender Singh on three year deals.
OFFICIAL ✍🏻— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) September 13, 2020
William Lalnunfela is all set to make his @IndSuperLeague debut with us.
Jamshedpur, drop a ❤️ to give this forward a warm welcome!
Read more about our new signing: https://t.co/BT4aW7BOU3#JamKeKhelo #JoharWilliam pic.twitter.com/WLkRqXFVCJ
Chennaiyin FC confirmed the signing of left-back Lalchhuanmawia Fanai and right-back Reagan Singh for the 2020-21 season.
Fulham were promoted after winning the Championship playoff final and are being tipped as one of the favourites to get relegated from the Premier League.
Kylian Mbappe reportedly wants out of PSG, putting teams around the world on notice.
The Frennch wonderkid, accoring to reports in The Times, will push for a transfer away from Paris Saint-Germain next summer.
Mbappe's contract at PSG is until 2022, and the Ligue 1 club will have to sell him before that or risk losing him for free, with Real Madrid or Liverpool reportedly interested.
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Onwu's pretty happy to stay and can't wait. Odisha fans get ready for a cracking season.
Looking forward to continue this beautiful journey and return with my teammates. I will keep giving my best to make this team greater. @OdishaFC @IndSuperLeague #AmaTeamAmaGame pic.twitter.com/9YKGaNQFq4— Manuel Onwu (@m_onwu45) September 13, 2020
32-year-old Onwu, who had joined Bengaluru FC before the start of the sixth ISL season in 2019, was on fire while he represented Odisha FC on loan till the end of the tournament. He managed to score seven goals last season including a hat-trick against Kerala Blasters at the Kalinga Stadium.
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.