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Frankfurt snap up Castaignos
Eintracht Frankfurt have signed striker Luc Castaignos from Dutch outfit Twente. The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal. Castaignos began his professional career at Feyenoord, moving to Inter Milan in 2011 and then back to his homeland to play for Twente in 2012. He scored a total of 42 league goals in 102 appearances in the Eredvisie.
Sio joins Rennes
Cote d'Ivoire striker Giovanni Sio became Stade Rennais' fifth recruit of the transfer window after putting pen to paper on a three-year, €2m contract. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Bastia from Swiss side Basel. Rennes coach Philippe Montanier has already been busy this summer, bringing in the likes of stoppers Ludovic Baal and Pedro Mendes, midfielder Yacouba Sylla and right-back Dimitri Cavare.
Hannover sign Klaus
Hannover 96 have completed their fourth signing of the summer, snapping up Felix Klaus from relegated Freiburg on a four-year deal. Klaus, who was part of Germany's U-21 European Championship squad, becomes the second Freiburg player to join the Reds following in the footsteps of Oliver Sorg. "Felix possesses the tempo that we're looking for in the wide attacking positions and, according to our assessments, has huge potential to develop further," said head coach Michael Frontzeck of the 22-year-old, who made 52 Bundesliga appearances, scoring seven times, during his two-year stint in the Black Forest.
United set to sign Turan
Manchester United have agreed to pay Arda Turan's release clause to sign him from Atletico Madrid, according to reports. Turan is looking increasingly likely to change clubs this summer, having revealed on Twitter he's talking to 'three or four' different teams. And amid claims that United are one of them, Gazzetta dello Sport says the Red Devils have agreed to pay his €41m release clause.
Hiddink quits Netherlands job
Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands after spending less than one year in his second spell in the job. The 68-year-old hands over to assistant Danny Blind with the Dutch third in their Euro 2016 qualifying group, facing the possibility of a playoff tie to win a spot at next year's championship in France. It was previously planned that Blind would take over as the number one following Euro 2016.
The Dutch finished third at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and since then they have won four games in 10 matches, drawing once and losing five times. They are five points behind leaders Iceland and three adrift of Czech Republic in Group A.
Bulut joins Iraklis
Former Australia U23 striker Kerem Bulut has signed a three-year deal with Iraklis after parting ways with Western Sydney Wanderers. Bulut joins Iraklis, who have just been promoted from Greece's second division, on a free transfer with a view to re-launching his career in Europe after previous spells in Turkey and the Czech Republic. The 23-year-old scored five goals in nine A-League appearances in 2014-15 and was one of the bright spots in a disappointing campaign in which Western Sydney finished ninth in the 10-team league.
Cech completes Gunners move
Petr Cech has completed his transfer to Arsenal from the Premier League champions, Chelsea after 11 years and more than 400 appearances for the Stamford Bridge club. The 33-year-old goalkeeper has agreed a long-term contract with Arsenal and moves across London for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of €15m after the Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich gave the transfer his blessing. During his time with Chelsea, Cech's haul of 13 major trophies included four Premier League titles and four FA Cups, as well as the 2012 Champions League.
Stuttgart sign Langerak from Dortmund
Australia goalkeeper Mitch Langerak has joined Stuttgart from Borussia Dortmund. Langerak, who is reported to have cost around €4 million, has signed a contract at Stuttgart until 2018. The 26-year-old had served as backup to Roman Weidenfeller during his five-year stint at Dortmund, although he managed to break into Jurgen Klopp's first XI at times last season, playing 10 games in the Bundesliga and six in the DFB Pokal, including the final.
Milan seals Bertolacci signing
Milan have confirmed the signing of Italian international midfielder Andrea Bertolacci on a four-year deal for a fee in the region of €20m. The 24-year-old spent last season at Serie A side Genoa, scoring six goals in 34 Serie A appearances. Bertolacci becomes Sinisa Mihajlovic's first major signing since he replaced Filippo Inzaghi as head coach earlier this month.
Obiang joins West Ham
West Ham United have completed the signing of Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang on a four-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of €7m. The 23-year-old Spanish international played 36 times for Sampdoria last term, scoring three goals. Obiang has been with the Serie A side since moving from Atletico Madrid in 2008.
Wada placed on 15-day disabled list
The Chicago Cubs have placed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled for the second time this season, with the left-hander now dealing with shoulder inflammation. The Japanese veteran missed his scheduled start Saturday against the Cardinals due to a cramp in his shoulder. Wada compiled a 1-1 record with a 3.73 ERA in seven starts. Additionally, reliever Neil Ramirez was activated from the 15-day DL and will be available for Sunday's game against St. Louis.
Rodriguez to undergo elbow surgery
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Saturday that left-handed pitcher Paco Rodriguez will undergo surgery to remove loose bodies in his elbow. He is expected to return in 8 to 10 weeks. The 24-year-old reliever has not pitched since May 29 and was put on the 15- day disabled list with a bone spur in his elbow. After making four rehab appearances in the minors, the Dodgers determined he needed surgery.
football: latest transfers
|Jun 15||Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United||€ 35m|
|Jun 15||Jackson Martinez to Atletico Madrid||€ 35m|
|Jun 15||Tyrone Mings to Bournemouth||€ 11m|
|Jun 15||Shinji Okazaki to Leicester||€ 10.5m|
|Jun 15||Claudio Beauvue to Lyon||€ 5m|
|Jun 15||Thomas Lemar to Monaco||€ 4m|
|Jun 15||Leonardo Pavoletti to Genoa||€ 3m|
|Jun 15||Elias Kachunga to Ingolstadt||€ 1.5m|
|Jun 15||Birkir Bjarnason to Torino||€ 1.5m|
|Jun 15||Guillaume Gillet to Reims||€ 0.5m|
|Jun 15||Alejandro Arribas to Deportivo La Coruna|
|Jun 15||Hector Rodas to Cordoba|
|Jun 15||Sadio Diallo to Bastia|
|Jun 15||Pedro Mendes to Rennes|
|Jun 15||Mathias Serin to Angers|
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