Football Transfer News October 2: NorthEast United announced the signing of Australian Dylan Fox. Leicester City signed Wesley Fofana from St Etienne on a five-year deal. Tottenham Hotspur and Benfica have reached an agreement for 25-year-old Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius, who scored 24 goals last season. Neroca FC have signed Indian origin Varghese Jayan from Jungfrau Punggol FC. He completed a two-year professional training stint with Singapore top tier side Geylang International FC. Arsenal are still looking to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon but the two clubs have not reached an agreement yet.
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.
Roma have signed Real Madrid's Mayoral.
“I am pleased to finally join – it has been a hectic few days, but the main thing is everything has worked out for the best,” Mayoral said.
“It’s an honour for me to represent an historic club like Roma. I am grateful to the club for the faith they have shown; I will give everything for this club and I hope to make our fans proud.”
Manchester United are reportedly turning their attention to Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos as a potential transfer target.
United have so far missed out on their first choice target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, and are struggling to get a deal done for back-up option Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele.
According to ESPN, United could target Ocampos.
Borussia Dortmund insist that there is no chance that England winger Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United before the transfer window closes in three days time.
"We have of course had communication with Manchester, but everything there is to say on the subject has already been said by us," sports director Michael Zorc said with the transfer window to close on Monday.
"That will not change in the next three days."
Benfica said they have agree to loan Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius, the top scorer in the Portuguese league last season, to Tottenham Hotspur for a season.
The club gave details of the deal to the Portuguese stock market authorities on Thursday.
They said Spurs will pay 3 million euros for the loan, and will have an option to buy the 25-year-old forward for 45 million euros
NorthEast United FC have signed Dylan Fox!
The Australian moves from A-League side Central Coast Mariners.
British media reported that Arsenal have been in talks to sign highly-rated midfielder Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyonnais while Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira is set for a potential exit.
Arsenal are set to make some key decisions before the transfer window shuts on October 5 to ensure the squad has the right balance for the rest of the season, manager Mikel Arteta said.
Sheffield United was set to break its transfer record to bring in Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster for a reported 30 million USD.
The 20-year-old Brewster was expected to take a medical examination at Sheffield on Friday after agreeing to leave Liverpool, where he was well down the pecking order of strikers.
Liverpool reportedly has negotiated a 15% sell-on clause and a buy-back option, which will be active for the next three seasons.
Weeks after acknowledging Manchester United needed a deeper squad to challenge for trophies, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Friday he was happy with the players at his disposal despite the club making just one signing for this season. United heads into the final days of the transfer window with only a single arrival in the form of midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
Leicester City have signed Wesley Fofana from St Etienne, with the French central defender agreeing to a five-year deal.
Leicester did not disclose the transfer fee but British media reported the club paid around 30 million pounds ($38.75 million) for the 19-year-old.
Leicester City is delighted to confirm the signing of defender @Wesley_Fofanaa from Ligue 1 side AS Saint-Étienne for an undisclosed fee, subject to Premier League and international clearance 🦊📝#WelcomeWesley— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 2, 2020
West Ham United have signed Czech Republic full back Vladimir Coufal from Slavia Prague on a three-year deal with the option of a further two years, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Financial details of the move were not disclosed but British media reported West Ham paid around 5 million pounds (6.44 million dollars) to secure the services of the 28-year-old defender.
Neroca FC have signed Indian origin Varghese Jayan from Jungfrau Punggol FC. He completed a two-year professional training stint with Singapore top tier side Geylang International FC.
GOOD MORNING !!— Neroca FC (@NerocaFC) October 2, 2020
We have done the deal of signing indian origin Varghese Jayan from Jungfrau Punggol FC. He completed a two year professional training stint with Singapore top tier side Geylang International FC. #ileague #nerocafanclub #OrangeBrigade pic.twitter.com/hXecRr2Qit
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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.