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Sanchez joins Tottenham in club-record deal
Tottenham's long wait for a summer signing ended with the announcement of a move for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez subject to a medical and the granting of a work permit. The 21-year-old Colombian centre back has put pen to paper on a deal until 2023 for a reported club-record £42million fee. He is the first player to join Spurs this summer and his arrival comes after much debate about the club's transfer policy during the off-season.
Valencia sign Murillo from Inter
Valencia have signed defender Jeison Murillo from Inter Milan. The Colombia international spent two seasons with Inter after impressing at the Copa America in 2015, but couldn't find space in new coach Luciano Spalletti's setup. Murillo played a total of 102 games for Inter, scoring five times. He has scored once in 25 international appearances for his country.
Valencia earlier on Friday completed the signing of Arsenal centre-back Gabriel. Both players will be presented by the club on Saturday.
Matuidi joins Juventus
France midfielder Blaise Matuidi completed his move from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus. The 30-year-old has signed an three-year deal. Matuidi arrived in Turin for a medical on Wednesday but the move finally went through on Friday. No financial details were given, but Juventus will reportedly pay PSG €20million plus bonuses for the player, who had a year left on his contract.
Fiorentina sign Pezzella on loan
Fiorentina have signed Argentinian defender German Pezzella from Real Betis on loan with an option to buy. The 26-year-old, who joined Betis from River Plate two years ago, has represented his country at Under-20 and Under-23 level.
Iheanacho visits specialist
Striker Kelechi Iheanacho has visited a specialist as he continues to struggle with a toe complaint. The 20-year-old summer signing from Manchester City faces a late fitness test before the visit of Brighton. The Nigerian star sustained the injury at the beginning of this month in Leicester's final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach. He still made his full debut for Leicester last weekm, lasting 82 minutes of the 4-3 defeat at Arsenal.
Boateng returns to Germany
Eintracht Frankfurt have completed the signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng on a free transfer. Earlier this week, the former Ghana international terminated his contract at Las Palmas and returns to the Bundesliga on a three-year deal. The midfielder, 30, will replace injured Mexico international Marco Fabian, who was ruled out for the remainder of 2017. Boateng is reunited with coach Niko Kovac and sporting executive Fredi Bobic at Frankfurt, having been at Hertha Berlin with them.
Britton could miss United match
Swansea City captain Leon Britton is a doubt for the Premier League game against Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium. The 34-year-old has been struggling with a back injury, so Jay Fulton and summer signing Roque Mesa are on standby to replace the veteran midfielder. Fernando Llorente, Nathan Dyer and Ki Sung-yueng remain absent as Swansea play for the first time since Gylfi Sigurdsson's departure to Everton for a club-record fee.
Hibernian seal loan deal for Barker
Hibernian have announced the signing of Brandon Barker on a season-long loan from Manchester City. The 20-year old winger is a product of City's youth system, who has played on loan for Rotherham United and NAC Breda in the last two seasons. Coach Neil Lennon has been keen to add extra width to his squad following the departures of Chris Humphrey and Alex Harris at the end of last campaign.
Sturridge back in training
Daniel Sturridge handed Liverpool a welcome boost by completing a full training session on Thursday. The 27-year-old striker had missed the opening 3-3 draw at Watford due to a thigh injury. 'Daniel was part of the complete session and looked really good,' said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. 'But as with all injury recoveries you have to wait to see how the player reacts to the added intensity.'
Suarez out for a month
Barcelona have suffered a blow on the eve of the new La Liga season after Luis Suarez was ruled out for a month with a knee injury. The 30-year-old striker was hurt during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid, which La Liga champions won 2-0 to clinch a 5-1 aggregate victory. A statement published on Barca's website on Thursday afternoon said medical tests on Suarez had revealed damage to the back of his right knee.
Defender Gerard Pique, meanwhile, has injured an adductor muscle and could also miss Sunday's meeting with Betis.
Dodgers get Granderson in trade with Mets
The Dodgers acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson and cash considerations from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. The 36-year-old Granderson has a .254 career batting average with 312 home runs and 853 RBIs in 1,760 games spanning 14 major league seasons with the Detroit Tigers (2004-09), New York Yankees (2010-13) and New York Mets (2014-17).
Yankees place Cooper on DL
The Yankees put first baseman Garrett Cooper on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with tendinitis in his left hamstring. Cooper was acquired in a trade with Milwaukee on July 13 to help shore up the position. He is batting .326 with six RBI in 13 games for New York. With projected regular Greg Bird sidelined by an ankle injury most of the year, the Yankees have started nine players at first base this season.
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