Football Transfer News October 1: Sergino Dest has joined Barcelona on a five-year deal from Ajax for an initial fee of 21 million euro. ATK Mohun Bagan have signed Goan Glan Martins, who played for Churchill Brothers last season in the I-League. FC Goa announced the signing of 21-year-old Devendra Murgaokar from Salgaocar FC. FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman confirmed that Ajax’s young defender Sergino Dest is all set to join them. NorthEast United FC acquired the services of VP Suhair from ATK Mohun Bagan, the club confirmed on Wednesday while Manchester United have shifted their attention to Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele after being stuck with Borussia Dortmund in relation to the signing of Jadon Sancho.
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.
The group stage fate of Manchester united, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, PSG, Liverpool will decided in the UEFA Champions League draw.
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Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel claims his side cannot be expected to go on another run to the Champions League final unless new signings are made before Monday's transfer deadline.
"We will do everything we possibly can and we will never accept excuses but we have to face up to the reality and that is that we have lost players," Tuchel told reporters ahead of PSG's Ligue 1 meeting with Angers.
Bayern Munich are reportedly chasing Hoffenheim striker Andrej Kramaric as a backup to Robert Lewandowski after the Croatia forward scored twice against them in last weekend's shock Bundesliga defeat.
German daily Bild claim Munich sports director Hasan Salhamidzic contacted Kramaric's management after the Croatian striker netted twice in Bayern's 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim.
Benjamin Lambot has joined NorthEast Uinted FC, with the 33-year-old Belgian center-back joining the Highlanders on a one-year deal.
AC Milan have signed 20-year-old Norwegian striker Jens Petter Hauge, reportedly for 5 million euro.
ATK Mohun Bagan have announced the signing of Goan boy Glan Martins, who made his mark with Churchill Brothers in the I-League last season. The 26-year-old attacking midfielder made 27 appearances in the I-League.
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One player each from FC Bengaluru United and Bhawanipore FC, who are both participating in the I-League qualifiers in Kolkata, have tested positive for coronavirus and have been quaratined.
FC Goa have announced the signing of 21-year-old Devendra Murgaokar from Salgaocar FC for a fee of Rs 10.2L, according to Transfermarkt. Murgaokar has made his name in the Goa Professional League and has earned a contract of up to 2023.
"This is something like a dream come true for me. I have been an FC Goa fan since the Club's inception and now I get to wear the colours and get onto the field, taking on the best in India. So, you can say I am living my dream right now. I feel blessed to have this opportunity and I want to take advantage of this with both hands," he said after signing.
Chelsea began the process of trimming its squad after a record spending spree by loaning England midfielder Ross Barkley to Aston Villa for the rest of the season on Wednesday.
Barkley was facing limited playing time at Chelsea after the arrival of attacking midfielders Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech, with Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also providing competition.
American right back Sergio Dest is set to join Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday. The Ajax player underwent a medical in Barcelona and the clubs were finalizing the details to make the transfer official, the Barcelona coach said. "He almost certainly will be with us," Koeman said. "After all the contracts are signed, I have no doubt that he will be a very useful player for Barca."
Koeman said the youngster will have to fight for a spot on the team but comes with the experience of already having played important matches with Ajax's first team, including in the Champions League. "I think that kind of experience will help the player but also will help the American national team," Koeman said.
Manchester United have shifted their attention to Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele after being stuck with Borussia Dortmund in relation to the signing of Jadon Sancho. According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, United are trying to convince Dembele to come to Old Trafford after he denied loan move to Liverpool and permanent deal from Juventus last June. United are negotiating a basic loan deal with buy option with Barcelona even though the Catalan club asked for a permanent deal.
NorthEast United FC announced the signing of Mohun Bagan's I-League 2019-20 winner VP Suhair.
"I am very excited to be a part of NorthEast United family. I am looking forward to play for this wonderful and give my everything," he said in the video posted by the club.
Suhair's message for the fans ahead of the season! 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/ht1ahkINyX— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) September 30, 2020
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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.