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Football Transfer News September 12: Tiri Signs With ATK MB; Arteta Sets Sight on Housem Aouar

Football Transfer News September 12: Gary Hooper is reportedly confirmed to have joined Kerala Blasters, while Jacob Tratt signing was announced by Odisha FC.

News18 Sports | September 12, 2020, 21:55 IST

Football Transfer News September 12: Kerala Blasters have reportedly secured the signing of A-League forward Gary Hooper from Wellington Phoenix, The Bridge reports. Earlier, Odisha FC announced the signing of defender Jacob Tratt on a one-year deal. Meanwhile, Jose Luis Espinosa, or Tiri, returns to Kolkata to join ATK Mohun Bagan. The Daily Star, reports that Manchester United won’t be held to ransom over their pursuit of Jadon Sancho and will focus on other targets if Dortmund does not lower their valuation of 108 million pounds. The Mirror reports that Gareth Bale trained away from his Real Madrid teammates on Friday. ESPN says, Houssem Aouar has become Arsenal’s primary transfer target for the remainder of the window.

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.

Sep 12, 2020 21:55 (IST)

Indian Super League side NorthEast United FC have managed to get the 27-year-old defensive midfielder Khassa Camara

Sep 12, 2020 20:45 (IST)


Tottenham secured the services of United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal!

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Sep 12, 2020 20:23 (IST)

Aizawl FC have signed as many as six local talents to revive their fortunes and head coach Stanley Rozario said he is optimistic ahead of the new I-League season.

“We have followed these players closely for a long time before signing them. They will add more depth and vigour to our squad. Now, it’s up to us to get them into the system quickly and get going once the season kicks off,” Stanley said.

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Sep 12, 2020 19:51 (IST)

Arsenal's Emi Martinez is on his way to Aston Villa

According to The Telegraph, the goalkeeper has been undergoing a medical after being left out of Arsenal's squad for a Premier League opener against Fulham, which they won 3-0.

Martinez is expected to complete a 20 million pounds move to Villa.

Sep 12, 2020 19:34 (IST)

Sandesh Jhingan is likely to stay put in India with the coronavirus pandemic hitting hid chance of moving abroad. Marcus Mergulhao feels only two teams in India (ATKMohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC) are in the race to sign Jhingan, with a decision expected next week. 

Sep 12, 2020 19:16 (IST)

According to ESPN, Houssem Aouar has become Arsenal’s primary transfer target for the remainder of the window, the Lyon midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to London in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Lyon have turned down the chance to sign Matteo Guendouzi. The uncertainty over the future of Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal remains and Lucas Torreira is another Arsenal player who is reportedly heading for the exit door.

Sep 12, 2020 18:38 (IST)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will remain at Arsenal amid interest from Barcelona.

The Gabon striker has already agreed to sign a contract extension with the Gunners, according to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano. He said that Aubameyang agreed to stay on at the Emirates until 2023.

Romano also said that Ronald Koeman, Barcelona's new manager, wants Aubameyang at the Camp Nou along with Lyon's Memphis Depay.

Sep 12, 2020 17:57 (IST)

The Mirror reports that Gareth Bale trained away from the rest of the Real Madrid squad on Friday as speculation over his future continues. Bale had recently said he would consider a return to the Premier League if the Spanish champions let him leave the club.

Sep 12, 2020 17:28 (IST)
Premier League: New Signings Have Lifted The Mood At Newcastle United, Says Manager Steve Bruce

Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis are the new faces at Newcastle United ahead of the start of the season as Steve Bruce feels they have helped lift the mood at St James' Park.

Sep 12, 2020 16:57 (IST)

ATK Mohun Bagan announce Tiri as the player with most (72) appearances in the Indian Super League returns to Kolkata!

Sep 12, 2020 16:52 (IST)

AC Milan have signed goalkeeper Anton Ciprian Tătăruşanu from Olympique Lyonnais on a three-year deal for 500,000 euro. The Romanian goalkeeper will take the no.1 shirt for the Rossoneri.

Sep 12, 2020 16:40 (IST)

Prasanth Karuthadathkuni stays at Kerala Blasters!

Sep 12, 2020 16:24 (IST)

Inter Milan's interest in Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri is ‘no longer a priority’, according to According to FC Inter News.

Inter are willing to wait until the end of the transfer window  to sign Emerson even though he remains a target for Antonio Conte, as they have already signed Aleksandar Kolarov from Roma.

Sep 12, 2020 16:00 (IST)

Amidst reports of Premier League big guns like Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool showing interest in Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona have handed the World Cup winner the no. 7 jersey for the upcoming season.

Sep 12, 2020 15:24 (IST)

The Daily Star says, Manchester United won’t be held to ransom over their pursuit of Jadon Sancho and will focus on other targets if Borussia Dortmund do not lower their valuation of 108million pounds.

Sep 12, 2020 14:48 (IST)

Ex-Chelsea youngster Ola Aina is on loan at Fulham, with an option to make the deal permanent.

Aina on signing with Fulham: "I feel very excited and privileged to be able to play for a Club like this.

"It feels amazing to be back closer to my family, back in the capital where I was born and raised."

Sep 12, 2020 14:15 (IST)

More changes at Chelsea as the London club are considering offering Ross Barkley plus cash for Declan Rice from West Ham United.

According to Football Insider, Chelsea can sue Barkley in the deal, after the arrivals of Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech could see his play-time getting further reduced.

Sep 12, 2020 13:38 (IST)

Looks like Chelsea will have a new man in between the sticks as Rennes'  Edouard Mendy edges closer to move to Stamford bridge.  

The Blues had their initial bid of about 18 million pounds rejected with Rennes sticking to their asking price of 30 million pounds.

But  according to rumours in the media, a compromise has been made between the English and French side and Mendy will travel to London over the weekend for a medical.

Sep 12, 2020 13:12 (IST)

USA's World Cup-winning star Alex Morgan is close to joining Tottenham Hotspur Women on a short-term deal until the end of December, according to Sky Sports.

Morgan gave birth to her daughter earlier in May and last played competitive football for for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League.

Sep 12, 2020 12:13 (IST)
West Bromwich Albion Struggling to Close More Deals in Difficult Transfer Window: Manager Slaven Bilic

West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic said lack of funds means the club is struggling to close out more deals.

Sep 12, 2020 12:03 (IST)

A 27-year-old international midfielder from Africa has signed with ISL club NorthEast United FC, Marcus Mergulhao has teased. He said NEUFC had also made an offer to a Senegalese striker but he is reportedly moving to Turkey.

Sep 12, 2020 12:00 (IST)
Crystal Palace Start Premier League Season with Injury Crisis

Crystal Palace will begin their Premier League campaign against Southampton with eight first-team players unavailable.

Sep 12, 2020 11:48 (IST)
Fulham Sign Torino Wing Back Ola Aina On Season-long Loan

Fulham have signed wing-back Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Serie A side Torino.

Sep 12, 2020 11:45 (IST)
PSG Sign Right Back Alessandro Florenzi from AS Roma On Loan

Paris Saint-Germain signed right back Alessandro Florenzi on a season's loan from Italian club AS Roma.

Sep 12, 2020 11:44 (IST)

Kerala Blasters have been successful in securing the signing of A-League team Wellington Phoenix's Gary Hooper, The Bridge reports. India's transfer specialist Marcus Mergulhao had reported that Hooper had offers from elsewhere, including Russia as well, but he has chosen India.

Sep 12, 2020 11:40 (IST)

For all the transfer deals that have happened from April to September 5 in both European (men's and women's) and Indian football, visit here.

For September 6 transfer deals, visit here.

For September 7 transfer deals, visit here.

For September 8 transfer deals, visit here.

For September 9 transfer deals, visit here.

For September 10 transfer deals, visit here.

For September 11 transfer deals, visit here.

Sep 12, 2020 11:35 (IST)

Hi and welcome to the daily Football Transfer Window live blog of News18 Sports. Here, we will be giving you all the latest transfer news and rumours but first, let's rewind and see all the deals that have happened from April to September so far.

Football Transfer News September 12: Tiri Signs With ATK MB; Arteta Sets Sight on Housem Aouar
Gary Hooper (L) and Jacob Tratt. (Photo Credit: Reuters and ISL)

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.