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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.
United seal Schneiderlin deal
Manchester United have sealed a €35 million deal for midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The 25-year-old will join United from Southampton when the transfer widow opens on Wednesday and his arrival follows the €35m capture of PSV winger Memphis Depay. Schneiderlin has agreed a €140,000-a-week pay package after being identified by Louis van Gaal as the man to bring power and poise to the centre of United's midfield.
Mainz snap up Beister
Mainz have signed free agent Maximilian Beister on a three-year deal on Saturday. Sporting director Christian Heidel believes Beister, whose contract with Hamburger SV expired at the end of the 2014/15 campaign, will "fit in well" with Mainz's style of play, but played down talk of the 24-year-old being bought to fill Okazaki's shoes. "We have not bought him as a like-for-like replacement for Shinji Okazaki," claimed Heidel. "Maximilian Beister has played at the highest level of German football for several years. We've known him and his qualities for a while now."
Jackson Martinez confirms Atletico Madrid transfer
Porto striker Jackson Martinez, 28, has confirmed he will join Atletico Madrid on a four-year deal. "I can confirm I am going to Atletico," he is quoted by AS as saying after Colombia's Copa America exit against Argentina. "I am going there for four years but I still do not know when I will be introduced." Martinez made 30 league appearances for Porto last season, scoring 21 goals, while he also netted seven times in the Champions League.
Payet signs for West Ham
West Ham have signed attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet from Olympique de Marseille on a five-year deal, the club said on Friday. The 28-year-old France international joins the London club for an undisclosed fee but West Ham confirmed it was at least eight figures. A creative playmaker, Payet chalked up an impressive 17 assists in 36 league games for Marseille last season, netting seven goals in the process. Payet is West Ham's third close-season recruit following the captures of Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang and Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
Leicester seal Okazaki deal
Leicester City have confirmed the €10.5m capture of Japanese international striker Shinji Okazaki. The 29-year-old forward, who is the third most prolific goalscorer in Japan's history, joins the Foxes on a four-year contract after netting 12 goals for Mainz in the Bundesliga last season.
Leicester have already signed Christian Fuchs from Schalke and convinced Robert Huth to join on a permanent basis following an impressive loan spell from Stoke City.
Bournemouth sign Mings
Premier League newcomers Bournemouth have announced the signing of 22-year-old full-back Tyrone Mings from Ipswich for a reported fee of €11m. Mings has signed a four-year deal and becomes Bournemouth's fifth summer signing.
Two Cherries players have departed for Portman Road - winger Ryan Fraser has joined Ipswich on a season-long loan, while Brett Pitman has moved on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
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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