Aleix Vidal’s Valencia move ‘fell through’ on deadline day

According to Spanish radio RAC1, Aleix Vidal was expected to join Spanish outlet Valencia on a move away from Barcelona; but the deal fell through in the first half of the transfer deadline day. Barcelona’s transfer deadline day was quite an interesting one when looking at it with an outsider’s perspective. With most deals falling through at the last minute and rumours extinguishing themselves as the deadline approached (such as Coutinho’s arrival to the club), rumours regarding departures were quite rare. Aside from André Gomes’ reported departure to the Premier League, Aleix Vidal rumours were some of the hottest amongst Barça fans. Some were in favor of a sale of the winger, who was initially bought as a replacement for

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Arda Turan rejects move away from Barcelona

Arda Turan, the Turkey international winger, has rejected to join Galatasaray on a two-year loan deal, according to Marca. Despite being expected to leave the club this summer, Area Turan’s chances of getting playing time this season have increased following the sale of Neymar to PSG, though they went back to ‘normal’ as Ousmane Dembélé joined the club on a record-breaking transfer a couple of weeks ago. Following this deal, the Turkish international was rumored to be questioning his future at the club, though rumours have now quieted down with his most recent declaration. After an agreement between Barcelona and Galatasaray for a two-year loan deal for the former number 7 of the Blaugranas, Turan has indeed rejected a move

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United: Willock loaned to Utrecht

Playing in a Manchester United team where opportunities to play first team football have been scarce if not non-existent, young midfielder Matthew Willock has decided to leave the club on a non-permanent deal to Dutch side Utrecht (Eredivisie). The deal has been confirmed by the club’s official website earlier today, with the player also confirming the news on his Twitter account. Willock has yet to make his first team debut for Manchester United despite receiving a call-up to last season’s Crystal Palace clash and training with the first team towards the end of the season. Najib Guiti Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website; he has written for various

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Championship: Jota joins Birmingham City

Brentford star Jota has joined Birmingham City on a record-breaking deal of over £6m, beating out Nikola Zigic’s 2010 transfer. The Spaniard was a key player in Brentford’s miracle second-half of the season, leading the team with 12 goals and 5 assists in only 21 features in Championship. Phil Giles (Brentford, director of football) discussed the reasoning behind his decision, stating that with Jota’s contract being expiring in twelve months and the player “exceeding Brentford’s level of play”, it was the best decision to do if they wanted to get any money out of the player. Najib Guiti Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website; he has written for

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Greece: Olympiacos sign Björn Engels

In need for a replacement following the record-breaking transfer of wonderkid defender Panagiotis Retsos to Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiacos have signed Belgian youngster Björn Engels for €7m. The young centre back is expected to make his debut in the Greek Superleague in September, after five years playing for FC Bruges. Björn Engels comes to the current Greek champions with the hope of helping them claim their eighth title in a row, bringing along an interesting yet well-balanced mixture of experience and youth; the tall Belgian youth international has already played over a hundred professional games between his club and national team. Najib Guiti Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website;

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PSG: Odsonne Édouard loaned to Rangers

PSG have been overflowing with forwards, after building what may be one of the most impressive offensive lines in the football world. Following the signings of Neymar, then Mbappé at record-breaking amounts, the French side were in need to sending away some of their youth players that may not get any first team football this season. This included centre forward Odsonne Édouard, who was loaned to Glasgow Rangers following a disappointing season away on loan at Toulouse FC. The 19 year-old forward will be playing in the Scottish Premiership and hoping to impress in Pedro Caixinha’s side. Najib Guiti Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website; he has written

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Benfica: Miloš loaned to Lechia Gdansk

After signing Mato Miloš earlier this summer, Benfica have decided to loan the right-back to Lechia Gdansk in the Polish Ekstraklasa, until the end of the season. The loan move became official through the Polish club’s twitter, despite Benfica not announcing the player’s departure through any media or website. Mato Miloš signed for the club a couple of weeks ago from Istra Pula, following a successful season in the Croatian 1. HNL where he appeared in 25 of Istra’s games, though not being able to single-handedly save them from an inevitable relegation. Najib Guiti Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website; he has written for various different news outlets

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League One: Oldham signs Johny Placide

Following a long career in both Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, Johny Placide, 29, has sealed a move to League One side Oldham Athletic. The Haitian goalkeeper (33 caps) has penned a two-year deal for the English side currently sitting second-last in the current League One standings. Placide has participated in 146 league matches in professional French football, including a successful spell in Ligue 1 for Stade de Reims where he was starting goalkeeper for the French side before their relegation to Ligue 2. Placide spent last season at Guingamp where he did not make any appearance in all competitions. Najib Guiti Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website;

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Nani joins Lazio on season loan with option to buy

Portuguese winger Nani has officially left Valencia to seal a season-long loan move to Lazio – the Italian club will have an option to buy for the duration of the loan. After a successful medical yesterday in the evening, Nani is now officially a Lazio player. The Portuguese left-winger will be leaving Valencia for Rome after playing just over a year in Spain – the Serie A will be the fifth league he plays in after notable spells in Manchester United and Sporting CP. The player was one of the key members of the Portuguese squad that won the most recent European Championship, and was named amongst some of the best players of the tournament. These performances, along with a

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Swansea sign Renato Sanches on season-long loan

Following what some may consider a blank season for the Euro 2016 winner, Bayern Munich has decided to loan Renato Sanches to Premier League side Swansea City, on a season-long loan. Kicking off this deadline day with a quality deal is Swansea City, signing the young yet experienced Renato Sanches on loan from Bayern, who will stay in Wales until June 2018. After a summer frenzy surrounding an eventual transfer to Manchester United on a permanent basis, Ancelotti has decided to instead loan the player to a team coached by someone he appreciates and has a good relationship with; Paul Clément, his former assistant coach. Renato Sanches will be hoping to gain some experience by playing first team football at

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