Jordan Ayew goes AWOL
Jordan Ayew has refused to resume training with the rest of his Swansea City teammates, manager Graham Potter confirmed.
Following Swansea’s relegation from the Premier League last season, Ayew is keen on playing top-flight football in the upcoming campaign.
African All Stars Transfer Review
Goal‘s Tolu Olasoji reviews the recent big transfers involving African stars across the world.
African All-Stars Transfer Update
Brighton offer €12m for Sangare
Brighton and Hove Albion have tabled a €12 million offer for Toulouse midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, according to Lequipe [via Sport Witness ].
The 20-year-old Ivorian midfielder has attracted lots of interest after breaking through the Purples’ ranks last term but the French Ligue 1 side are not willing to let the youngster leave this summer.
Get Football France claimed that Toulouse rejected an €8m offer from Serie A outfit Atalanta this summer.
Bursaspor joinrace for Omeruo
Bursaspor have joined Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Goztepe in the race to sign Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo this summer, Olay claims.
The Nigerian centre-back is yet to make a single for the Blues since his arrival from Standard Liege in 2012 and might be sent out on loan for the 2018-19 campaign.
Bursaspor have the 24-year-old their top transfer target and are set to re-unite him with his compatriots Abdullahi Shehu and William Troost-Ekong.
Nantes sign Waris on loan
Majeed Waris has joined French Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan contract from Porto.
The Canaries have the option to sign the Ghana international permanently at the end of the season.
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Middlesbrough plan Bolasie’s move
Championship side Middlesbrough are weighing up a £15 million move for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, according to Sky Sports News .
The Congolese forward who arrived at the Goodison Park for £25 million has been deemed surplus requirements in Marco Silva’s team following the arrival of Richarlison.
Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and Burnely are also interested in the 29-year-old.
Inter turn to Keita Balde
Inter Milan are eyeing a loan move for Monaco winger Keita Balde, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.
The former Lazio attacker might return to the Serie A this summer after spending just a season in the French top-flight.
The Nerazzurri have re-ignited interest in the Senegal international and are hoping to strengthen Luciano Spalleti’s squad with him and Luka Modric.
Boutaib extends Yeni Malatyaspor stay
Yeni Malatyaspor have handed Morocco internationals Khalid Boutaib and Issam Chebake a year contract extension.
The Moroccan duo who joined the Turkish Super Lig outfit on an initial two-year deal in 2017, have been rewarded following their impressive performances.
More to follow on Goal…
Legendary El-Hadary quits Egypt duty
Egypt legend Essam El-Hadary has announced his retirement from international football.
The 45-year-old who made his international debut in 1996, became the oldest footballer to play at the World Cup after featuring for the Pharaohs in Russia.
Read more HERE .
Palace target Bolasie reunion
Crystal Palace are plotting a late swoop for Everton Yannick Bolasie, according to Mirror .
The DR Congo international has struggled for form and fitness since his £25 million move to the Goodison Park two seasons ago.
And the Eagles are keen to sign the 29-year-old to bolster their attack before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Roma chase Wanyama
Victor Wanyama has emerged as a top transfer target for Serie A club Roma, Goal understands.
The Giallorossi are evaluating the deal to sign the Kenyan captain if they miss out on Sevilla midfielder Steven Nzonzi
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Liverpool target Moses Simon joins Levante
Nigeria international Moses Simon has joined Spanish La Liga club Levante from Gent on a five-year deal.
The 23-year-old forward who is currently recovering from a hip injury had previously been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer.
Tomori moves to Derby County on loan
Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori has completed a season-long loan move to Derby County.
This deal represents the third time Tomori would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge on a temporary, with the 2016-17 campaign spent at Hull City.
Olympiacos in talks over Ahmed Hassan
Greek giants Olympiacos have opened negotiations with Braga over the signing of Egypt international Ahmed Hassan Kouka, KingFut reports.
The Legends have reached an agreement for the signing of the 25-year-old who provided six goals and two assists in the 2017-18 season but payment is yet to be made.
Amuneke named new Tanzania coach
Former Nigeria youth coach Emmanuel Amuneke has been confirmed as Tanzania national team coach, the country’s FA confirmed .
The former Super Eagles and Barcelona forward led Nigeria u17 team to World Cup glory in 2015 and has managed several clubs including Sudan’s Al Khartoum, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hazm amongst others
Might Iwobi regret his Arsenal contract extension?
Arsenal will start life without Arsene Wenger for the first time since 1996 when they host reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, they will feature Alex Iwobi, however, after the forward extended his Emirates Stadium stay until 2022.
But is the contract extension the right decision for Nigeria international and club?
Bordeaux sign Kalu as Malcom’s replacement
Bordeaux have completed the signing of Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu on a five-year contract from Gent.
The 20-year-old winger has been tipped as a replacement for the Girondins’ star Malcom who left for Barcelona in a €30 million deal this summer.
Stoke reject Leicester City’s bid for Diouf
Leicester City have failed in their attempt to sign Stoke City forward Mame Biram Diouf with less than four days for the transfer window closes, according to the Sun .
The Foxes have been a long-time admirer of the Senegal international but fell short of the Potters’ £15 million valuation.
Diouf who was an unused substitute in his side’s 3-1 loss to Leeds United on Saturday, has two years left on his contract at the bet365 Stadium.
Ghezzal replaces Mahrez at Leicester
Algeria winger Rachid Ghezzal has moved to Premier League side Leicester City from Ligue 1 club Monaco for an undisclosed fee.
Ghezzal’s international team-mate Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City from the Foxes last month and Leicester have now signed another Algerian winger on a four-year deal.
Rohr pleased with Musa’s move to Al Nassr
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is happy with Ahmed Musa’s transfer from Leicester City to Al Nassr.
The Super Eagles forward completed a four-year move to the Saudi Professional League on Friday after spending two years in the English top-flight.
And the Super Eagles coach believes that his decision to go to the Middle East is a good choice for his chances in the national team.
Chelsea near £75m Zaha deal
Chelsea are in pole position to sign £75 million-rated Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, the Mirror claims.
Tottenham, initially leading the race for the signing of the Ivorian forward, have dropped their interest in the player due to the Eagles’ asking price.
Chelsea are now cleared to sign the 25-year-old before the Premier League summer transfer window closes on August 9.
West Ham end Brahimi pursuit
West Ham United will no longer pursue Algeria international Yacine Brahimi, according to Sky Sports .
An agreement has been reached between both clubs but personal terms could not be agreed between the player and the Premier League club.
Meanwhile, the Hammers are still in talks with Porto over the signing of Mali international Moussa Marega.
The Portuguese champions and Manuel Pellegrini’s side are yet to reach a common ground in their valuation for the player.
Marseille turn to Mikel Agu
Marseille are considering a season-long loan deal for Nigeria and Porto midfielder Mikel Agu, Le10 Sport reports.
The French Ligue 1 side are interested in strengthening their midfield with the 25-year-old who spent last season on loan at Bursaspor.
Marseille are preparing a loan offer with an option to sign the midfielder permanently at the end of the season.
Koulibaly ends Chelsea chase with new deal
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has penned a new five-year contract ending speculations linking with a €90m move to Chelsea and Manchester United.
The Italian club president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed that the Senegal international has committed to fresh terms after rejecting €90m bids from three different clubs this summer.
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Cameroon appoint Seedorf & Kluivert as coaches
Cameroon have appointed Dutch legends Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert as their national team head coach and assistant coach respectively.
Seedorf managed relegated Deportivo La Coruna last season in the Spanish La Liga while Kluivert was the former PSG sporting director.
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Konyaspor terminate Eto’o contract
Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o has ended his seven months union with Konyaspor by mutual consent, the club announced .
The four-time African Footballer of the Year joined the Turkish Super Lig side from rivals Antalyaspor in January and went on to score six goals in 14 appearances.
Read more HERE