Football Transfer News September 20: Edouard Mendy’s move to Chelsea is all but done as Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reports hat an announcement is exected next week. Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale from Real Madrid. Spurs reportedly paid 20 million pounds for Reguilon while Bale arrived back at the London club on a season-long loan. Former I-League winner with Mohun Bagan, Joseba Beitia, is waiting for a move to the ISL and has turned down two offers from I-League clubs, according to India’s transfer specialist Marcus Mergulhao.
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.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano reports that Edouard Mendy's move to Chelsea from Renne is done an announcement will be made next week
Chelsea suffered a 2-0 loss to Liverpool as keeper Kepa made a terrible mistake for the second of Sadio Mane's second goal!
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Thiago Alcantara was so moved by being allowed to join Liverpool that he sobbed in the arms of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after the transfer was confirmed, the Bayern Munich CEO revealed.
"About 10 minutes after the transfer was completed, I found him standing on my spot in the car park," Rummenigge told Sky Sports.
"I thought, 'what is he doing there?' Then he came towards me, held me in his arms for five minutes and cried."
"He said thank you for allowing the transfer," said Rummenigge, who added that he too was moved to tears.
Porto's Alex Telles remains tight-lipped on Manchester United move!
"I'm a guy who focuses a lot on work, people believe what they want, say what they want in the newspapers, but the most important thing is to be focused on my work," Telles told to Sport TV after the game against Braga.
"You know that and so do my teammates, whatever happens, I'm focused on the club, I'm here, I'm playing."
Barcelona's Riqui Puig looks as if he is going to be spending the season on loan.
"I spoke to him yesterday (Friday) before training; I think that the young players have to play regularly and that is what I told him," Ronald Koeman commented, adding that the same went for Carles Alena and new signing Pedri.
"Players like Riqui have something special, but it is going to be very complicated for him here as there is a lot of competition. I have told him that he has a future here, and we will think about what is the best way to succeed at Barca," he added.
Dele Alli's future at Tottenham Hotspur is in doubt after he was dropped for their Premier League match at Southampton as Jose Mourinho claimed he has "too many players".
Alli was substituted at half-time of Tottenham's defeat against Everton last weekend and was missing from the squad for their Europa League qualifier against Lokomotiv Plovdiv on Thursday.
The England international was expected to return against Southampton, but Tottenham manager Mourinho did not include him in the matchday squad.
Andrea Pirlo admitted that Luis Suarez’s proposed move to Juventus is doubtful due to a problem with the Uruguayans' passport.
Pirlo said: “It is very difficult for Suarez to arrive, especially because of how long it will take to get the passport.
“I know it will take a long time, so I see it difficult for us to be our centre forward.“
Cengiz Under signed with Leicester City on a season-long loan from Roma.
Manchester United Prioritise Two Positions | Manchester United want to sign a left back and a right winger before the transfer window closes. They have got in touch with Alex Telles' agents once again, who is going to push for a move from Porto in the next few days, according to Romano. United are monitoring the situation and are considering opening a bid.
Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale from Real Madrid. Spurs reportedly paid 20 million pounds for Reguilon while Bale arrived back at the London club on a season-long loan.
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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.