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Football Transfer News September 28: Jeje Lalpekhlua to East Bengal? NorthEast United FC Set to Sign Benjamin Lambot

News18 Sports | September 28, 2020, 19:39 IST
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Football Transfer News September 28: Jeje Lalpekhlua is in advanced talks with East Bengal for the upcoming ISL season, Goal.com reports. Chennaiyin FC are looking to sign 31-year centre-forward Tomas Necid of Czech Republic, according to Transfermarkt. NorthEast United FC have agreed terms with 33-year-old Belgian centre-back Benjamin Lambot, according to Goal.com. NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters are in hunt to sign Australian centre-back Dylan Fox, according to India's transfer specialist Marcus Mergulhao. Manchester City have reached an agreement to sign defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for 68 million euros plus add-ons while Nicolas Otamendi goes the other way round for 15 million euros.

Robbie Fowler is on top of the list for coach position at East Bengal as the club, after entering the ISL, is set to interview for the head coach slot. On the other hand, Hernan Santana, who has been linked with Mumbai City FC, has quit Sporting Gijon and his entry to the ISL looks more and more likely now.
Sep 28, 2020 19:39 (IST)

The centre-back that both NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters are chasing is Dylan Fox, who is currently with A-League side Central Coast Mariners, Marcus Mergulhao confirmed.

Sep 28, 2020 19:36 (IST)

Sergino Dest Confirmed to go to Barca

Ajax and Barcelona have agreed terms for Sergino Dest. Ajax will be getting 22-23 million euros plus add-ons. The paperworks are completed between the two parties and Dest has agreed on personal terms with Barcelona for a contract until 2025, according to Romano. The announcement may be made tomorrow (Tuesday).

Sep 28, 2020 19:34 (IST)

Manchester United, Lazio Negotiate over Andreas Pereira

Lazio have offered Manchester United that they would sign Andreas Pereira on loan with a buy option and United are open to loaning him out, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano. However, the parties are yet to reach an agreement on how to share his salary.

Sep 28, 2020 18:56 (IST)

Jeje Lalpekhlua has himself hinted towards almost reaching his decision over which ISL club to join.

Sep 28, 2020 18:11 (IST)

Jeje Lalpekhlua may don the East Bengal jersey for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season as the two parties are in advanced talks, Goal.com has reported. Earlier, Jeje parted ways with Chennaiyin FC after six years of association.

Sep 28, 2020 17:44 (IST)

Chennaiyin are looking to sign 31-year-old centre-forward Tomas Necid of Czech Republic, according to Transfermarkt. His last club was Ado Den Haag in the first division of the Netherlands. In the 21 Eredivisie matches he played in the 2019-20 season, he has scored six goals and made one assist.

Sep 28, 2020 16:16 (IST)

ISL side NorthEast United FC have agreed terms with Benjamin Lambot, Goal.com reports. The 33-year-old centre-back is the third overseas signing for NorthEast United this transfer window after Luis Machado and Khassa Camara. Uruguyan Federico Gallego was retained by the club.

Sep 28, 2020 15:26 (IST)

NorthEast United FC, along with chasing Tomislav Mrcela, are also looking at Belgian defender Benjamin Lambot, according to Transfermarkt. The 33-year-old centre-back is a free agent and last played in Cyprus for Nea Salamis Famagusta.

Sep 28, 2020 14:37 (IST)

NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters are in hunt for the same Australian defender. Both of them are trying to sign 29-year-old centre-back Tomislav Mrcela, according to Transfermarkt.

Sep 28, 2020 13:07 (IST)

Manchester City have reached an agreement to sign defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for 68 million euros plus add-ons, the Portuguese club have said. City’s Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi will go the other way in a separate transfer for 15 million euros, Benfica said. Benfica confirmed the transfers in a statement on Sunday but said the players would still need to sign their respective contracts.

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Sep 28, 2020 11:27 (IST)

Hernan Santana, who has long been linked with a move to Mumbai City FC, has quit Sporting Gijon, according to Mergulhao and his path to come to India seems to be clear now.

Sep 28, 2020 11:25 (IST)

Former Liverpool player Robbie Fowler is set to be appointed as head coach by East Bengal, The Bridge has reported. However, India's transfer specialist Marcus Mergulhao says Fowler is on top of the list and will be the first to be interviewed but there are other coaches (UK, Spain) in the race as well.

Sep 28, 2020 11:21 (IST)

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Sep 28, 2020 11:20 (IST)

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Football Transfer News September 28: Jeje Lalpekhlua to East Bengal? NorthEast United FC Set to Sign Benjamin Lambot
Jeje Lalpekhlua (L) and Benjamin Lambot (Photo Credit: Jeje and Lambot Instagram)

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.

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.