Soccer / football transfers
Watford sign Capoue from Tottenham
Watford have completed the signing of French international Etienne Capoue from Tottenham, for a club record fee. The Hornets are believed to have snapped up the 26-year-old in a deal worth €8.5m. The midfielder, 26, joined Spurs from Toulose two years ago, but made just 24 league appearances during his time at White Hart Lane. Capoue has signed a four-year deal with the newly-promoted club.
Spahic joins Hamburg
Hamburger SV have confirmed the signing of Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Emir Spahic, subject to a medical. The 34-year-old, who was out of contract after being released by Bayer Leverkusen in April, is due to sign a one-year deal with the Bundesliga ever-presents. Spahic appeared 49 times in the Bundesliga for Leverkusen, scoring three goals, while playing 14 games in the Champions League for the Rhineland side.
Jojic moves to Koln
Midfielder Milos Jojic is leaving Borussia Dortmund to join 1. FC Koln. The 23-year-old initially moved to Dortmund from Partizan Belgrade in January 2014 and made 20 Bundesliga appearances for BVB, scoring four times. The two parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer.
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Vidal agrees deal with Real Madrid?
Arturo Vidal has reportedly agreed a five-year deal to join Real Madrid. According to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, the Juventus midfielder sorted personal terms on a move to the Bernabeu although the two clubs have not yet settled on a fee.
The 28-year-old had been a target for Manchester United until they lost interest following his drunk-driving incident where he crashed his Ferrari. Arsenal were also interested in the midfielder but Arsene Wenger was said to have had a 're-think' on Vidal.
Rayo Vallecano sign Ousseynou Cisse
Rayo Vallecano have signed France-born Senegalese midfielder Ousseynou Cisse from Ligue 2 club Dijon for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old, a former trainee with Paris Saint-Germain, has signed a three-year contract at Vallecas. The Madrid side, who finished 11th in the Primera Division last season, announced the deal with a tweet from their official account.
Valencia sign Santi Mina
Valencia have signed Spain under-19 international Santi Mina from Celta Vigo. The 19-year-old forward signed a six-year contract on Saturday after passing his medical with Los Che. Mina came up through the youth ranks at hometown club Celta before making his Primera Division debut in February 2013. Last season he scored seven times in La Liga as well as two in the Copa del Rey.
Matthews joins Sunderland
Sunderland have signed defender Adam Matthews from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic for €2.8m. The 23-year-old full-back has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League club. Matthews started his career at Cardiff City and made over 40 senior appearances for the club before moving to Celtic.
Montoya joins Inter on loan
Barcelona defender Martin Montoya has joined Inter on loan with a view to a permanent move. The full-back arrived in Milan on Thursday for his medical ahead of the move, and has now completed the temporary switch to San Siro. After rising through the ranks at Camp Nou and breaking into the first-team in February 2011, Montoya has failed to nail down a regular starting berth for the Spanish champions and has largely played second fiddle to Dani Alves.
Montoya is the latest arrival during a busy close-season for Inter, with Geoffrey Kondogbia, Miranda and Jeison Murillo signing on for Roberto Mancini's side.
Pasalic moves to Monaco
Monaco have signed Mario Pasalic on a season-long loan. The midfielder started out with Hajduk Split before his transfer to Chelsea in 2014. He spent the 2014-15 on loan at Spanish club Elche, where he made 31 appearances. The Croatia international will link up with his fellow countryman Danijel Subasic in the Principality: "I'm good friends with Danijel. He advised me to come to Monaco. Hopefully this will be a good season for me."
Inter sign Colombia defender Murillo
Inter have completed the signing of Jeison Murillo from Granada on a five-year contract. The Colombia defender agreed a move to the Milan club, sealing a return to Serie A after his spell at Udinese from 2010-11. Murillo partnered Cristian Zapata in defence for all four of Colombia's matches at Copa America 2015, but was unable to help his nation past Argentina in the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old has been capped 10 times by Colombia since making his debut in 2014.