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Football Transfer News September 17: Liverpool Agree Deal for Bayern's Thiago, Bale Agrees Loan Move to Spurs

Football Transfer News September 17: Liverpool have agreed to a deal with Bayern Munich for Thiago Alcantara as Real Madrid's Gareth Bale will go on loan at Tottenham Hotspur.

News18 Sports | September 17, 2020, 18:15 IST

Football Transfer News September 17: Thiago Alcantara will play in the red of Liverpool after the Merseyside club has reportedly agreed a deal with Bayern Munich. Hyderbabad FC announced the signing of Aridane Santana. Gareth Bale has reportedly agreed terms with Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a 13 million pound loan move, with an announcement imminent. Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal is expected to complete his switch to Inter Milan in the next few days, according to Corriere dello Sport. Emiliano Martinez has left Arsenal to sign a four-year deal with Aston Villa. Odisha FC have signed Steven Taylor on a 1-year deal after he terminated his contract with Wellington Phoenix. Kerala Blasters signed Lalthathanga Khawlhring, who is also known as Puitea.

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 17, 2020 18:15 (IST)

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has confirmed Thiago Alcantara will be joining Liverpool.

"Thiago is an extraordinary player and was very important for us,” said Flick at a press conference ahead of Friday’s Bundesliga clash with Schalke which will herald the start of the new German season. My coaching team and I enjoyed working with him. It was very emotional as we said goodbye. I can only congratulate Liverpool as they got a great player and especially a great person. Thiago gave the team a lot of options and made us unpredictable, he solved things in ways you don’t expect. Now we’re losing yet another great player." - Flick

Sep 17, 2020 17:46 (IST)

Arsenal is expected to sign Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson.

The goalkeeper is undergoing a medical and personal terms are close to being finalised

Sep 17, 2020 17:14 (IST)

Thiago Alcantara will be joining Liverpool after ending his seven-year stint at Bayern Munich.

Full details here

Sep 17, 2020 16:47 (IST)

Leeds United have so far refused to pay Udinese their asking priceof 35.7 million pounds for Rodrigo De Paul.

The newly promoted side are very much keen to get De Paul in theor side but the price has proved to be a stumbling block.

Sep 17, 2020 16:18 (IST)

Done Deal! Hyderbabad FC announce Aridane Santana!

The ISL side anounced that Aridane, who scored 9 goals and assisted 2 other for Odisha FC in the Indian Super Leaue last season, will be sporting the No. 9 jersey.

Sep 17, 2020 15:45 (IST)

Tottenham Hotspurs' Dele Alli will stay on in London with Real Madrid giving up an option to sign him. 

According to AS, Real had the option to get in Dele in exchange for Gareth Bale.

Sep 17, 2020 15:17 (IST)

Read Madrid's Sergio Reguilon is almost on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur and is currently having his medical in Madrid.

Gareth Bale is also expected to have a medical and both players will then fly down to London to finalise their respective moves to Spurs.

Sep 17, 2020 14:50 (IST)

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a 27 million pound fee to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich 

Sep 17, 2020 14:21 (IST)
Everton May Add Defender After Jarrad Branthwaite Injury: Carlo Ancelotti

Jarrad Branthwaite sustained an ankle injury in Everton's 3-0 League Cup win over Salford City.

Sep 17, 2020 13:45 (IST)

Burnley have turned down a 31 million pound offer from West Ham United, their third bid, for James Tarkowski.

Burnley are stull holding on for West Ham to pay the 50 miliion pound  release clause for Tarkowski.

Sep 17, 2020 13:15 (IST)

A new arrival at Bengaluru FC?

Sep 17, 2020 12:46 (IST)

With time running out, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Jadon Sancho to pack his bags for England.

According to Norwegian news outlet Dagbladet, Solskjaer and Sancho have spoken to each other regularly this summer.

The Red Devils are certain that a deal to sign Sancho will be agreed soon even as Borussia Dortmund insistence that the winger will not be sold this window.

Sep 17, 2020 12:15 (IST)

Fenerbahce are looking at Roma's Diego Perotti for a move. 

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Perotti is priced at just 2.5 million euros with Roma keen to save money by offloading his high wages.

Sep 17, 2020 11:46 (IST)

Forgotten by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham HotspurDanny Rose is all set to move to Genoa.

Earlier a lona deal was rumoured but a permanent move is imminent with Rose having just one year left on his contract at Spurs. 

A move was certain as the 30-year-old defender has not even been given a squad number by Mourinho.

Sep 17, 2020 11:14 (IST)

Gareth Bale has reportedly agreed terms with Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a 13 million pound loan move from Real Madrid.

According to Daily Mail, an official announcement is imminent.

Sep 17, 2020 10:45 (IST)

Spanish forward Francisco 'Fran' Sandaza, who plies his trade at LaLiga 2 club AD Alcorcon, has been constantly linked with a move to Hyderabad FC.

Sep 17, 2020 10:18 (IST)

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has said Luis Suarez will be treated like any other player if he ends up staying at the club this season.

Read full here

Sep 17, 2020 10:00 (IST)

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Sep 17, 2020 09:57 (IST)

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Football Transfer News September 17: Liverpool Agree Deal for Bayern's Thiago, Bale Agrees Loan Move to Spurs
Gareth Bale and Thiago Alcantara (Photo Credit: AP and Twitter)

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.