African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Saudi Arabia top-flight club Al Nassr have completed the signing of Ahmed Musa on a four-year deal from Leicester City.

Both clubs reportedly agreed on a £14.8m fee with several add-ons, which will see the deal rise to as high as £25m.

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Zaha wants Chelsea move 

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha is ready to push for a move to Chelsea this summer, the Mirror reports. 

Zaha rejected an improved deal worth £125,000-a-week earlier this summer and has told his teammates of his desire to join Maurizio Sarri’s team before the transfer window closes on August 9.

The Ivorian star who has also attracted interest from Tottenham, might table a transfer request to force his move out of Selhurst Park.

Everton lead race for Slimani

Everton are leading the way to sign Leicester City’s Islam Slimani, according to Correio da Manha via Sport Witness.

The Algerian striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Leicester this summer, after a short career at the King Power Stadium.

Marco Silva looks set to strengthen his squad with Slimani who has scored just eight goals since his record move from Sporting CP.

Fenerbahce, Sporting CP have also shown interest in capturing the 30-year-old.

Moussa Wague set for Barcelona medical

Senegal defender Moussa Wague is expected to undergo medical and sign for Barcelona in the next few hours, according to Sport .

The 19-year-old defender was a member of the Teranga Lions’ squad at the 2018 Fifa World Cup and even scored a goal before his country’s elimination in the group stage.

The youngster who plays the right-back position will be joining the La Liga champions from Belgian top-flgiht side KAS Eupen.

Awoudja signs pro contract with Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich has handed youngster Maxime Awoudja his first professional contract.

On Thursday, the centre-back who has been with the Bavarian since the age of nine was given a three-year deal.

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Konyaspor sign Diagne on free transfer

Turkish Super Lig side Konyaspor have signed Fallou Diagne on a free transfer from Werder Bremen.

The Anatolian Eagle offered the 28-year-old defender a two-year deal with an option for a further year.

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West Ham in talks for Brahimi

West Ham United have contacted Porto over Yacine Brahimi transfer, the Sun claims.

Manuel Pellegrini is prepared to cash in on the Algeria international who has a year left on his contract with the Primeira Liga champions.

Brahimi registered 12 goals and ten assists in 48 games in all competitions last campaign.

Napoli target Serge Aurier

Napoli are eyeing Tottenham defender Serge Aurier as an alternative if they fail to sign Mattero Darmian this summer, the D aily Mail reports.

The Ivorian right-back struggled for game time in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad last season as competition with Kieran Trippier reduced him to 17 matches in his debut English Premier League.

Napoli have tabled a revised bid for £18million-rated Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian and if should the deal fall through, the Italian side will turn their focus to Aurier.

Adarabioyo set for West Brom loan

Manchester City youngster Tosin Adarabioyo is set to join West Brom on a season-long loan, Goal understands.

The 20-year-old centre-back made four appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side last season and is set to spend the coming campaign at the Hawthorns.

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Crystal Palace sign Kouyate

Crystal Palace have signed Senegal international Cheikhou Kouyate from West Ham in a deal reportedly worth £9.5m.

The 28-year-old penned a four-year contract at the Selhurst Park after ending his four-stay with the Hammers.

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Sow retires from Senegal duty

Senegal forward Moussa Sow has announced his retirement from international football to focus on his club career with UAE side Shabab Dubai.

The 32-year-old who was part of the Teranga Lions’ squad to the 2018 World Cup scored 19 goals in 50 international appearances for the west African nation.

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Kone joins Strasbourg

Strasbourg have completed the signing of Lamine Konte on a season-long loan deal from Sunderland.

The French Ligue 1 outfit hold the option to make the Ivorian’s move permanent next summer.

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Liverpool consider Ojo sale

Liverpool will consider selling Sheyi Ojo before the transfer window closes, despite Jurgen Klopp’s assertion the club only wanted to send him on loan.

West Brom are leading the race to sign the 21-year-old but the Reds are demanding £15 million ($20m) including add-ons which may be a stumbling block for the Baggies. Stoke City, Birmingham, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough are also keen on adding the Anglo-Nigerian to their ranks.

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Javier Aguirre named new Egypt coach

The Egyptian Football Association have confirmed the appointment of former Mexico and Japan manager Javier Aguirre as their new national team handler.

Aguirre succeeds Hector Cuper who resigned after the Pharaohs’ disappointing elimination from the 2018 World Cup in June.

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Jordan Ayew to leave Swansea City

Jordan Ayew is expected to leave Swansea City before the end of the domestic transfer window on August 9, according to BBC Sport .

The Swans will be playing the Championship next season and the 26-year-old looks set to follow in the steps of his brother, Andre who joined Fenerbahce last week , in search for top-flight football.

Jordan was Swansea’s top scorer last campaign with 11 goals in 44 appearances.

RB Leipzig close in on Lookman 

RB Leipzig are nearing a permanent move for Everton winger Ademola Lookman, Sportbuzzer reports.

The German Bundesliga side reportedly tabled an improved deal worth €18 million after the Toffees rejected their initial bids.

The 20-year-old spent the second part of the 2017-18 season on loan at the Red Bull Arena where he five goals in 11 league matches.

Everton in talks with Stoke over Ndiaye

Everton have started discussions with Stoke City over the signing of Badou Ndiaye this summer, the Sun claims.

The Toffees face competition from Wolverhampton and Galatasaray who have shown interest in signing the Senegal international following the Potters’ relegation to the second tier of the English league.

Ndiaye might link up with compatriot Idrissa Gueye at the Goodison Park should Marco Silva secure his services.

Tottenham set to beat Chelsea in race for Zaha

Tottenham Hotspur are plotting £45 million move to make Wilfried Zaha their first summer signing, according to the Sun .

The Eagles have reportedly turned down Chelsea’s offer of £30m cash plus Danny Drinkwater but Spurs are ready to table a further £15m in add-ons plus a massive sell-on clause.

Despite the speculations surrounding Zaha’s future at Selhurst Park,  Roy Hodgson is confident of holding on to the Ivorian forward who is valued at £70 million.

Aston Villa want Chelsea’s Abraham

Championship side Aston Villa have shown interest in signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan for the season, Daily Mail reports.

The 20-year-old would prefer to stay in the Premier League after playing for Swansea City last season where scored five goals in 31 league outings.

Torino reject Nice offer for Niang

Torino have turned down Nice loan offer for Mbaye Niang, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .

The Bulls are not willing to release the Senegal international who scored five goals in 23 league games during the 2017-18 campaign.

Niang was one of the standout performers in Aliou Cisse’s squad at the 2018 World Cup with a goal and an assist in three games.

Sevilla hold talks for Porto’s Aboubakar

Sevilla have held positive talks with Porto as they look to complete a €20 million (£17.8m/$23.4m) deal for striker Vincent Aboubakar, Goal understands.

The Rojiblancos have turned to the Cameroon international after missing out on a deal for Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi this summer.

Negotiations have been ongoing since Friday, but with the transfer window not closing in Spain until August 31 the teams have a month to conclude the deal should they require it.

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Mainz 05 rule out Gbamin exit

Mainz 05 have rejected a record bid for Cote d’Ivoire international Jean-Philippe Gbamin, according to their sporting director Rouven Schroeder.

The offer reported to have come from an English Premier League club, surpasses the €26 million paid by Borussia Dortmund to sign Abdou Diallo this summer.

Read Schroeder’s full comments here on Goal! 

Mane to sign new Liverpool deal 

Liverpool are confident of tying Sadio Mane down to a long term contract in the coming weeks, the Mirror reports.

The Reds are poised to reward the Senegal forward with an improved deal following his impressive displays in the past two seasons. 

Mane is currently under contract until 2021 and he is expected to join Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino who have both committed their futures to Liverpool until 2023 this summer.

Middlesbrough want Sheyi Ojo on loan

Middlesbrough are weighing up a season-long loan deal for Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo, Daily Mail claims.

Ojo who is currently on pre-season tour with Liverpool, spent last campaign on loan at Fulham and helped them win promotion to the English Premier League.

Several Championship clubs including Nottingham Forest, West Brom and Stoke City are reportedly eyeing the Reds’ youngster.

Fanendo Adi joins FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati have announced the acquisition of Fanendo Adi from the Portland Timbers in exchange for $450,000 in general allocation money and $400,000 in targeted allocation money.

The 27-year-old will play in the second-tier United Soccer League before the club makes the jump to Major League Soccer in 2019.

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