African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Bakary Sako turns down new Crystal Palace offer

Sako turns down new Crystal Palace offer

Mali international Bakary Sako has rejected a new contract offered by Crystal Palace, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

The 30-year-old is out of contract this summer and might bring an end to his three-year stay at the Selhurst Park.

Sako’s former club Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing him on a free transfer as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury he picked up in January.

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Bournemouth, Hull City after Kasimpasa’s Diagne

English clubs including Bournemouth, Hull City and Reading are locked in talks for Kasimpasa attacker Mbaye Diagne, Turkish Football claims.

The Senegal international could be set to leave the Turkish Super Lig club less than seven months after joining them from Tianjin Teda in January.

Diagne scored 12 goals in 17 league games in the second half of the 2017-18 campaign – a run that attracted interests from England.

Ayew, Bolasie close to joining Fenerbahce

Swansea City forward and Ghana international Andre Ayew is close to joining Fenerbahce on a season-long loan, according to Ghanasoccernet .

Ayew who returned to the Liberty Stadium from West Ham in January, is keen on top-flight football after the Swans were demoted to the Championship last season.

Meanwhile Fanatik reports that the Turkish Super Lig side representatives are in England to convince Everton winger Yannick Bolasie over a loan move this summer.

The DR Congo international has struggled for form at the Goodison Park due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury that ruled him out for over a year.

Stoke want Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo in Shaqiri deal

Stoke City want Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo as part of the deal to take Xherdan Shaqiri to Anfield, according to The Sun .

The Potters are in talks with last season’s Champions League finalist to take the Anglo-Nigerian on loan as Shaqiri edges closer to a £13.5million move to the Merseyside club.

Ojo was on loan at Fulham last season and played a key part in ensuring the Cottagers return to the English top-flight next season.

Brighton in talks for Yves Bissouma swoop

Brighton and Hove Albion are in talks with French Ligue 1 club Lille over a summer swoop for midfielder Yves Bissouma,  according to DailyMail .

The Mali international is priced at £17.7 million and still has three years left in his contract with the Stade Pierre-Mauroy outfit.

Bissouma who moved to the French top-flight from Real Bamako in 2016, has attracted interests from Everton, Schalke 04, Tottenham Hotspur and Monaco.

Badou Ndiaye set for Galatasaray return

Senegal international Badou Ndiaye is for a return to Galatasaray this summer – after spending less than seven months in the English Premier League, Milliyet claims.

Following Stoke City relegation to the Championship, the 27-year-old is pushing for a move to the Turkish Super Lig and he is ready for a €750,000 pay cut from his current earning of €2.75 million per-year at the bet365 Stadium.

Chelsea agree to end Koulibaly hunt

Chelsea will no longer chase Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly after reaching an agreement with Napoli to sign just Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho, according to Napoli CalcioLive .

Jorginho is expected to join Sarri at the Stamford Bridge when he succeeds Antonio Conte but the Italian club will still have Jose Callejon, Elseid Hysaj and the centre-back in Naples.

Koulibaly has been strongly linked with the Blues this summer following his fine defensive displays last season.

Nabil Maaloul leaves Tunisia for Qatari club

Nabil Maaloul has joined Qatar Stars League champions Al Duhail after leaving his position as Tunisia coach.

The 55-year-old guided the north African country to the World Cup in Russia as his side managed a win and two defeats before their group stage exit.

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Lyon turn to Ziyech as Fekir’s replacement

With Nabil Fekir set for new Liverpool talks after the 2018 Fifa World Cup, Lyon have opened negotiations with Ajax for Hakim Ziyech’s permanent switch, Mirror reports.

The Ligue 1 club are ready to beat Roma and Liverpool to the signing of the 25-year-old who is yet to confirm a new home after disclosing his intention of leaving Holland.

Last month, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag revealed that the Morocco international has a deal in place elsewhere .

Wahbi Khazri close to joining Saint-Etienne

Tunisia international Wahbi Khazri is finalising his permanent move from Sunderland to French top-flight club Saint-Etienne, Fox Sports claims.

The 27-year-old is set to ink a four-year deal with Les Verts that will see him earn an annual salary of €4 million [ £3.5 million].

Khazri was on loan at Rennes last campaign where he returned nine goals in 24 matches across all competitions.

Genoa approach Christian Kouame

Genoa have offered Serie B side Cittadella €4 million [£3.5 million] for the signing of Ivorian forward Christian Kouame, according to Football365 .

The 20-year-old could be heading to the Italian top-flight this summer after an impressive form of 12 goals and 11 assists in 43 league appearances last term.

Onyekuru swaps Everton for Galatasaray

Henry Onyekuru has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan from Everton. 

The Nigeria international spent last season on at Anderlecht before a knee injury halted his campaign in the Belgian top-flight.

The 21-year-old has teamed up with the Turkish Super Lig champions in their pre-season training base in Switzerland.

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Fulham sign Jean Michael Seri

Fulham have completed the signing of Jean Michael Seri for an undisclosed fee from Nice, after penning a four-year deal.

The newly-promoted English Premier League side beat Arsenal, Napoli and Chelsea to the signing of the Ivorian midfielder.

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West Ham willing to sell Kouyate

West Ham United are opened to offers for Senegal captain Cheikhou Kouyate, according to SkySports .

A transfer fee of £10 million has been placed on the 28-year-old as newly-appointed manager Mauricio Pellegrini continues his squad overhaul at the London Stadium.

West Ham hold Yaya Toure talks

West Ham United have held talks with former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure over a potential transfer, according to  The Sun .

Manuel Pellegrini is eager to reunite with the 35-year-old at the London Stadium but with no assurance of regular Premier League football.

At the end of last season, Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk revealed that his client is willing to play for any top six club for as low as £1 per week in order to prove Pep Guardiola wrong .

Achraf Hakimi joins Dortmund on loan

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi on a two-year loan deal.

The youngster will continue his development at the Westfalenstadion until the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Ayew brothers, Bony expected to leave Swansea

Following Swansea City’s relegation to the English Championship, the African trio of Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew and Wilfried Bony could leave the Liberty Stadium,  WalesOnline claims.

The trio have been linked with moves to the Turkish Super Lig this summer with Fenerbahce, Besiktas reportedly interested in their services.

The Swans, on their part, will need to offload some of their players to balance their books for life in the Championship.

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