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Atletico sign Gameiro
Striker Kevin Gameiro has joined Atletico Madrid on a four-year deal from Sevilla. The deal sees Argentine striker Luciano Vietto head the opposite way on a season-long loan deal. The 29-year-old scored 67 goals in three years at Sevilla and though no financial details of the transfer were released, media reports suggested Atletico signed the France forward for an initial fee in the region of €32m.
Karius ruled out for two months
Liverpool have suffered an injury blow ahead of the new season, with first-choice goalkeeper Loris Karius ruled out for two months after breaking his hand. The German custodian arrived at Anfield from Mainz this summer and was expected to take over between the sticks on Merseyside. However, Karius picked up injury in the pre-season clash with Chelsea and will now not be ready to feature for the Reds when the Premier League season begins next month.
Gomis joins Marseille on season-long loan
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has joined French side Marseille on a season-long loan. The 30-year-old will return to Ligue 1 having begun his career at Saint-Etienne. He joined Swansea on a free transfer in 2014 following six years at Lyon. Gomis scored 17 goals in 71 games, but frequently flattered to deceive. The France international was expected to become a focal point in the Welsh club's attack when striker Wilfried Bony left to join Manchester City in January, 2015 but his form remained patchy.
Barca's Adriano seals move to Besiktas
Besiktas have completed the signing of Adriano Correia from Barcelona on three-year contract for an initial €600,000. The Spanish champion says that the deal is includes a clause that increases the transfer fee to €1.7m if Adriano helps Besiktas qualify for the Champions League. The 31-year-old made 113 league appearances for Barca, but injuries limited his appearances in recent seasons. Meanwhile, defender Jeremy Mathieu has turned down an offer to leave the Camp Nou and join the Turkish club.
Boro sign Brad Guzan from Villa
Middlesbrough have announced the signing of United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan on a two-year deal, adding depth to their goalkeeping ranks after signing Victor Valdes earlier this summer. The 31-year-old started 28 EPL games last season as Aston Villa slid down into the Championship after a shambolic season. Guzan also played every game for Juergen Klinsmann's USA squad in the summer as they reached the Copa America semi-final.
Gomis joins Marseille on loan
Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis has joined Marseille on a season-long loan. The Frenchman scored four goals in the opening four matches last season as the Swans made a superb start to the 2015/16 Premier League campaign. However, Gomis struggled for form and game-time after manager Francesco Guidolin arrived at the club in January. The 30-year-old becomes the third striker to leave Swansea City this summer, following Portuguese flop Eder and Alberto Paloschi out the door.
Pogba to have medical in LA today
According to various reports, midfielder Paul Pogba has arrived in Los Angeles to undergo a medical ahead of his world record move to Manchester United. It appears that all problems involving his agent, Mino Raiola have now been resolved, after it was previously reported that he cancelled the Frenchman's medical because of issues regarding his "agent's fee." The deal is worth €110m as a base fee for Pogba plus Raiola's commission which is in the region of €10-20m, meaning he'll become the most expensive player of all time.
Grujic taken to hospital with probable concussion
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has been taken to hospital after taking a blow to the head during the International Champions Cup defeat to Chelsea. Manager Jurgen Klopp revealed the 20-year-old had no recollection of the incident and was undergoing tests in a local hospital. A concussion is the obvious diagnosis, one that will likely keep Grujic out of action for at least a couple of weeks.
Bournemouth sign left-back Brad Smith
Bournemouth have completed the signing of Liverpool left-back Brad Smith for a reported fee of €3.6m. The Australia international has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, ending an eight-year stay at Anfield. The 22-year-old played just 11 times for Liverpool and scored his only goal in the FA Cup third round tie against Exeter City.
The Cherries have made Smith their sixth summer signing after clinching deals for Jordon Ibe, Lewis cook, Lys Mousset, Emerson Hyndman and Nathan Ake.
Sounders sign Lodeiro
The Seattle Sounders have signed Uruguay international midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro to a Designated Player contract. Lodeiro moves to the MLS club from Argentina giants Boca Juniors, where he helped lead the team to a semifinal berth in the Copa Libertadores this season. The 27-year-old playmaker scored six goals in 30 matches for the Buenos Aires club during his time there.
The moves comes just a day after the Sounders mutually parted ways with coach Sigi Schmid after eight years together.
Lagares to miss 6 weeks
Mets outfielder Juan Lagares is expected to miss six weeks because of a sprained left thumb that needs surgery. New York put the former Gold Glove winner on the 15-day disabled list before playing Colorado on Friday night. Lagares first hurt his thumb making a diving catch on June 4 in Miami. He played through the injury until going on the DL on June 16. Lagares returned on July 2, batting just .160 with two RBIs in 22 games. He is hitting .243 overall with three home runs and eight RBIs.
Giants acquire Nunez from Twins
The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a minor league pitcher, adding some much needed depth to their injury-plagued infield. Nunez was batting .296 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI this season for the Twins and was leading the American League with 27 steals at the time of the trade. Second baseman Joe Panik was activated off the disabled list prior to Thursday's game, while third baseman Matt Duffy remains out with a strained left Achilles. Backup infielder Ehire Adrianza has also been sidelined since mid-April with a foot injury.
football: latest transfers
|Jul 16||Ciro Immobile to Lazio||€ 8.5m|
|Jul 16||Wallace to Lazio||€ 8m|
|Jul 16||Brad Smith to Bournemouth||€ 3.6m|
|Jul 16||Francois Kamano to Bordeaux||€ 2.5m|
|Jul 16||Roman Zozulya to Betis|
|Jul 16||Duje Cop to Gijon|
|Jul 16||Zinedine Machach to Marseille|
|Jul 16||Thievy Bifouma to Bastia|
|Jul 16||Sam Schreck to Bayer L.|
|Jul 16||Artem Fedetsky to Darmstadt|
|Jul 16||Mattia Bani to Chievo Verona|
|Jul 16||Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus||€ 90m|
|Jul 16||Joe Allen to Stoke City||€ 15.5m|
|Jul 16||Filip Kostic to Hamburger SV||€ 14m|
|Jul 16||Ramadan Sobhi to Stoke City||€ 6m|