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AFP

Maia becomes Bielsa’s 12th signing for Lille football club

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Lille (France) (AFP) – Lille continued their spending spree under new coach Marcelo Bielsa by making Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia their 12th close-season signing on Tuesday.

The Ligue 1 outfit confirmed Maia’s arrival from Santos, with French newspaper La Voix du Nord reporting a club-record transfer fee of 14 million euros ($16.

Barcelona agree deal for Portugal’s Semedo

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo on a five-year deal, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.

Barcelona said Semedo would undergo a medical on Friday after Spanish press reports said they had agreed to pay a transfer fee of 30 million euros (£26.

Barcelona agree deal for Portugal’s Semedo

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo on a five-year deal, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.

Barcelona said Semedo would undergo a medical on Friday after Spanish press reports said they had agreed to pay a transfer fee of 30 million euros (£26.

Arsenal break club record to clinch Lacazette in football deal

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Lyon (AFP) – Arsenal agreed a deal to sign France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club-record fee that could rise to 60 million euros ($68m, £52.56m), the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday.

The transfer fee is also a new record sale for the Ligue 1 outfit, worth an initial 53m euros, according to a statement on the Lyon website.

Arsenal break club record to clinch Lacazette in football deal

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Lyon (AFP) – Arsenal agreed a deal to sign France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club-record fee that could rise to 60 million euros ($68m, £52.56m), the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday.

The transfer fee is also a new record sale for the Ligue 1 outfit, worth an initial 53m euros, according to a statement on the Lyon website.

Gomis signs for Galatasaray from Swansea

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Istanbul (AFP) – French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis Thursday signed for Turkish top flight side Galatasaray from Swansea City of the English Premier League in a three year deal for a 2.5 million euro transfer fee.

Gomis, 31, who spent the past season on loan at Marseille, had the day earlier received an ecstatic welcome in Istanbul when he was mobbed by hundreds of fans of the “Lions” and then passed a medical.

Gomis signs for Galatasaray from Swansea

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Istanbul (AFP) – French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis Thursday signed for Turkish top flight side Galatasaray from Swansea City of the English Premier League in a three year deal for a 2.5 million euro transfer fee.

Gomis, 31, who spent the past season on loan at Marseille, had the day earlier received an ecstatic welcome in Istanbul when he was mobbed by hundreds of fans of the “Lions” and then passed a medical.

Marseille’s Payet defends actions in securing West Ham exit

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Marseille (AFP) France international Dimitri Payet said on Monday he didn't have to justify his behaviour after forcing through a return to Marseille from West Ham for a club-record transfer fee.

Payet rejoined the Ligue 1 side on a four-and-a-half-year deal after Marseille shelled out 30 million euros ($31.

Marseille’s Payet defends actions in securing West Ham exit

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Marseille (AFP) France international Dimitri Payet said on Monday he didn't have to justify his behaviour after forcing through a return to Marseille from West Ham for a club-record transfer fee.

Payet rejoined the Ligue 1 side on a four-and-a-half-year deal after Marseille shelled out 30 million euros ($31.

Marseille’s Payet defends actions in securing West Ham transfer

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Marseille (AFP) France international Dimitri Payet said on Monday he didn't have to justify his behaviour after forcing through a return to Marseille from West Ham for a club-record transfer fee.

Payet rejoined the Ligue 1 side on a four-and-a-half-year deal after Marseille shelled out 30 million euros ($31.

Marseille’s Payet defends actions in securing West Ham transfer

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Marseille (AFP) France international Dimitri Payet said on Monday he didn't have to justify his behaviour after forcing through a return to Marseille from West Ham for a club-record transfer fee.

Payet rejoined the Ligue 1 side on a four-and-a-half-year deal after Marseille shelled out 30 million euros ($31.

Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez to Inter transfer the best deal for Arsenal?

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Arsenal may well not get as much back in terms of a transfer fee from this deal if it went ahead, but with the German champions Bayern Munich showing real reluctance to pay Alexis Sanchez the sort of wages he is said to be after, the only other options open to Arsene Wenger are selling [...]

Wojciech Szczesny could still return to Arsenal next season…..

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It was reported the other day that the Arsenal loanee keeper Wojciech Szczesny had been in talks with Juventus over a move to the Serie A Champions, and was supposed to have agreed to sign a 4million a year contract if the Old Lady could agree a transfer fee with the Gunners. But now his [...]

Is Xhaka proof that Wenger is happy to splash the cash?

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Does Xhaka's transfer fee mean Arsenal are no longer afraid to spend big? A few seasons ago Arsenal fans were stuck watching a bunch of ‘mediocre' players represent the famous Arsenal in a side that had serious cause for concern in every position on the pitch. The last few years however have been quite fruitful [.

Arsenal sign Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny

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Arsenal have signed Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Swiss side Basel for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League leaders announced on Thursday.

"Arsenal have signed Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel," the club announced on their website. "Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome Mohamed to the club.

Arsenal sign Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny

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Arsenal have signed Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Swiss side Basel for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League leaders announced on Thursday.

"Arsenal have signed Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel," the club announced on their website. "Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome Mohamed to the club.

Rumours

Chelsea set to make big money by selling this player.

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Chelsea are set to receive a transfer fee that is being reported at around £16m from Lyon for the services of Betrand Traore.

It's a massive amount of money for a player who had a fantastic season with Ajax last term, with Vitesse Arnhem two seasons ago and someone who had showed in our first team glimpses of what he could do before that.

Chelsea in POLE POSITION to sign French Midfielder this summer!

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According to various reports, Juventus have agreed to sell Paul Pogba this summer and the same reports have indicated that Chelsea are in pole position to sign him ahead of the likes of Barcelona and PSG!

The figures that have been touted are astronomical = £58m transfer fee and it's believed that PSG have offered him a contract of around £210,000 per week which is ridiculous!

Portland Timbers

Done at Last: Timbers Sign Sebastian Blanco

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They say good things come to those who wait.

And through a roller-coaster transfer saga, Portland Timbers fans have been eagerly awaiting final word on Sebastian Blanco for more than three weeks.

On Wednesday they got it as ESPN's Jeff Carlisle reported Sebastian Blanco is, at long last, a Timber.

Portland Timbers Transfer George Fochive to Viborg FF

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A club source tells Stumptown Footy that the Portland Timbers have transferred holding midfielder George Fochive to Danish side Viborg FF for an undisclosed fee. While a portion of the selling price will go to MLS, word around the club is that the Timbers will receive approximately $100,000 in allocation money as a result of Fochive's transfer.

Newcastle United

Latest: Newcastle And Palace Still Haggling Over £2M Loan Fee

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More proof that Newcastle and Crystal Palace are still haggling over a £2M loan fee that's in addition to the £13M transfer fee Newcastle would have to pay in the summer if they decide to sign Townsend at that time. It seems that's the only point of disagreement and everything else seems to be agreed [.

Newcastle Linked With New Defender Target

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There's a report in the Star today that Newcastle are interested in Celtic center-back Jozo Simunovic, the 22 year-old 6ft 3in Croatian U21 International. The transfer fee for the youngster is said to be £6M with relegation strugglers Sunderland and Crystal Palace also said to be interested in the player, who has played for all [.

If We Play As A Team Against Everton – Anything Is Possible

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Gini Wijnaldum has been our best buy last summer and he's already started to pay of his £14.5M transfer fee with seven Premier league goals this season and he's Newcastle's top goalscorer with 7 goals. And that;s not too bad when you consider Gini is playing on midfield and out on the wing too. That [.

Obafemi Martins

Details of Obafemi Martins' contract with Shanghai Shenhua

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Obafemi Martins is about to get paid. The former Seattle Sounders forward will apparently net $6.6 million for the 2016 season with Shanghai Shenhua, according to a series of tweets from the Washington Post's Steven Goff.

(1/2) Obafemi Martins' move from @SoundersFC to Shanghai Shenua now in FIFA's transfer monitoring system.

Sounders will receive $2 million transfer fee for Obafemi Martins

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Obafemi Martins' is already on a plane bound for Shanghai Shenua and his move could be announced as soon as Thursday, according to a report by Grant Wahl. The same report also suggests the move will be completed for just a $2 million transfer fee.

Although that's about $1 million less than had been previously reported, the net result may be the same for the Sounders.

Chinese Super League

Tim Cahill says greed is behind Chinese Super League’s record spending

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Greed is behind the proliferation of big-name players heading to the cashed-up Chinese Super League and it will not help the country's national team, China-based Australian star Tim Cahill said.

The Chinese record transfer fee has been smashed four times in the current transfer window, with Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira the third big signing in just over a week after Jiangsu Suning paid 50 million euros (US$56 million) for him to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Tim Cahill says greed is behind Chinese Super League’s record spending

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Greed is behind the proliferation of big-name players heading to the cashed-up Chinese Super League and it will not help the country's national team, China-based Australian star Tim Cahill said.

The Chinese record transfer fee has been smashed four times in the current transfer window, with Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira the third big signing in just over a week after Jiangsu Suning paid 50 million euros (US$56 million) for him to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Atletico Madrid Striker Jackson Martinez In Huge Money Move To China

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The Chinese Super League continue to splash the cash around Europe with Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande the latest club to smash China's transfer fee record after signing Atletico Madrid's unsettled Colombian striker Jackson Martinez for €42m (£32m).

The purchase broke the week-old Chinese record fee of €28m paid by Jiangsu Suning to acquire Brazilian midfielder Ramires from Chelsea.

Jackson Martinez joins Evergrande in record $46 million Chinese deal

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Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande smashed China's transfer fee record Wednesday when they announced a deal to secure Atletico Madrid's unsettled Colombian striker Jackson Martinez for 42 million euros ($46 million).

Martinez, 29, is the latest Europe-based player to move to the cashed-up Chinese Super League and was described as a "goal poacher" and "fox in the box" in a Chinese-language statement on the club's website.

Jackson Martinez joins Evergrande in record $46 million Chinese deal

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Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande smashed China's transfer fee record Wednesday when they announced a deal to secure Atletico Madrid's unsettled Colombian striker Jackson Martinez for 42 million euros ($46 million).

Martinez, 29, is the latest Europe-based player to move to the cashed-up Chinese Super League and was described as a "goal poacher" and "fox in the box" in a Chinese-language statement on the club's website.

FC Barcelona

Aston Villa complete signing of Adama Traore from Barcelona for £7.3 million

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Adama Traore from Barcelona.

The 19-year-old has penned a five-year deal, Aston Villa announced in a statement, and the transfer fee could rise to from an initial 10 million euros (£7.1million) to 12 million euros (£8.6million) if certain clauses are met.

Aston Villa complete signing of Adama Traore from Barcelona for £7.3 million

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Adama Traore from Barcelona.

The 19-year-old has penned a five-year deal, Aston Villa announced in a statement, and the transfer fee could rise to from an initial 10 million euros (£7.1million) to 12 million euros (£8.6million) if certain clauses are met.

The Rest

Reports: Real Madrid To Blow World Transfer Record To Smithereens After Agreeing €180m Deal To Sign Kylian Mbappe From Monaco

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Stand by your beds, this is not a drill. MARCA are going big with the news that Real Madrid are about to shatter the world transfer record to sign Kylian Mbappe.

The Madrid-based paper are claiming that Real have had an eye-watering€180million offer accepted by Monaco "in principle" that's €160million up front, with a further€20million made up in various bonuses.

Derlis Gonzalez heading to Sounders, according to Paraguay media

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Assuming reports are accurate, this would be quite the signing.

Reports of the Derlis Gonzalez rumors' demise have been greatly exaggerated, it would appear. A couple weeks after the Seattle Sounders reportedly walked away from the negotiating table over Dynamo Kiev's transfer fee demands, reports are now surfacing throughout Paraguayan media that the move is very much back on.

Wednesday Kickoff: Messi, Griezmann, Toure and more

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A pair of La Liga's most prolific goalscorers headline Wednesday'snews.

The Spanish Supreme Court rejected Lionel Messi's appeal against his conviction for tax evasion although it remains unlikely the Barcelona forward ever serves time. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid is set todemand that Manchester United pays more than half of Antoine Griezmann's $100 million transfer fee up front.

Rapids Sign Adjei-Boateng From Manchester City

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The long rumored deal to bring Bismarck "Nana" Adjei-Boateng to Colorado is done. Nana was signed using TAM which means he's making DP money and/or his transfer fee puts him in the DP range but his salary cap hit is bought down to standard max salary levels. One report out of Norway has it as a 4 year deal with a team held 5th year option.

D.C. United officially signs Luciano Acosta from Boca Juniors

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United's most creative attacker in years in here to stay.

The biggest priority on D.C. United's offseason checklist has been completed. The team has announced that they have completed the transfer of attacking midfielder Luciano Acosta, paying an undisclosed (but large) fee to Boca Juniors to secure his services for 2017 and beyond.

Proposed New Salary Cap Exception Rules & Acronyms MLS Should Adopt

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TAM. DP. MLS has some pretty good acronyms when it comes to toying around with that pillow-soft salary cap. Just over a week ago, NYCFC traded Andrew Jacobson for TAM. In a sense, the trades for TAM are the single entity equivalent of a European transfer fee one team "trades" a player and gets cash to burn, in this case space outside of that pesky salary cap.

Reports: Union to sign Walter Restrepo

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The 27-year-old winger will reportedly join the Union in exchange for a transfer fee and a loaned player.

In the wake of the Peter Nowak revelations, it may be easy to forget that the Union currently have 13 rostered players. According to Kevin Kinkead, that may be about to change.

I'm hearing that the Union will sign former NY Cosmos midfielder Walter Restrepo.

Schweinsteiger cost United just £6.5m

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After initial reports claimed we spent £15m for Bastian Schweinsteiger, which would still be a bargain, it has been confirmed today we spent just £6.5m on the German World Cup winner.

Schweinsteiger joined Bayern Munich from Rosenheim, play in the regional fifth tier Bayernliga Sud, in 1998.