Soccer / football transfers
Cech open to Chelsea exit
Petr Cech has indicated that he will leave Chelsea if he remains the club's second-choice goalkeeper. The 32-year-old has featured only twice this season, with Jose Mourinho preferring Thibaut Courtois in both the Premier League and Champions League. "I have not spoken to anyone, but I think they know me well enough at the club to know that the situation is definitely not the way I would imagine," said Cech. "With the Euros and the national team in mind, there is no time for me to sit on the bench and not to play. If the situation will not start to improve for me, then I will want to solve it."
Frankfurt signs veteran goalkeeper Hildebrand
Eintracht Frankfurt have signed veteran goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand as a replacement for the injured shot-stopper Kevin Trapp. Trapp, 24, suffered a ligament injury in his ankle in Frankfurt's 2-2 draw with Mainz on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Hildebrand had been without an employer since his contract at Schalke 04 ran out at the end of last season. Hildebrand, who won seven caps for Germany and has played in 298 Bundesliga games, already trained with Eintracht on Thursday.
Real Mad. 4.9.14
Varela heads to Madrid
Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela has joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan. Varela, 21, was the first signing of the ill-fated David Moyes era but he has not featured for United's first team since making the move from his native Penarol last summer.
The Uruguayan right-back will be inducted into Real Madrid's Castilla reserve side along with Chilean defender Benjamin Kuscevic and both players will develop their games under the tutelage of coach Zinedine Zidane.
Everton complete loan deal for Henen
Everton made a last-minute addition on transfer deadline day with the loan signing of Belgian teenager David Henen. The the 18-year-old forward had been training with the Toffees until recently but his parent club Anderlecht decided to sell him to Greek side Olympiakos on Monday.
However, Everton struck a deal to bring the youth international back to England for a season-long loan, although the paperwork was not completed until very late in the day. The club have confirmed the deal has now been ratified by the Premier League and Henen will link up with Everton's Under-21 side.
Welbeck signs for Arsenal
Arsenal have completed a deadline-beating €20m permanent move for Danny Welbeck. The deal took some time to complete with the transfer announced almost two hours after the deadline had passed. Arsenal originally wanted a loan deal but made progress late on Monday night after offering to buy the player. Tottenham and Sunderland also made moves for Welbeck, but the England international preferred a move to the Emirates.
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United seal late Falcao swoop
Manchester United had to work late into the night to finalise the signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao but eventually completed a season-long loan for the Colombian. Despite details of the move emerging early in the day, United had to have an extension past the 11pm deadline to ensure the necessary documents were correctly filed with the Premier League. United will pay Monaco between €6.3m and €7.5m for Falcao and will cover his wages.
Sadio Mane signs for Southampton
Saints have signed Senegal international winger Sadio Mane in a deal worth €12.5m. The 22-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with the club, joining from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg. Mane had emerged as Saints' number-one wing target approaching deadline day, and the board have been able to wrap up the deal just in time.
Mane began his career with French side Metz, coming through the academy system. He made his first-team debut in the 2011/12 season and, after two impressive campaigns, he was signed by Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. Mane has made 88 appearances for the team, with an outstanding return of 46 goals.
Negredo signs for Valencia on loan
Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo has joined Valencia on loan for this season, and the Spanish side have the option to buy him for €38m. The 29-year-old arrived at City last summer from Sevilla but after a blistering start he struggled with injury and loss of form. The striker broke his foot in preseason and will be out of action until October but Valencia have taken a gamble on him.
QPR resign Niko Kranjcar
Niko Kranjcar has returned to Queens Park Rangers on loan. Hot off the heels of confirming the signing of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro, Rangers have confirmed the loan capture of the experienced Croatian international. The creative midfielder made 31 appearances for Rangers last term, culminating in Kranjcar leaving Wembley with an injury, as QPR secured their Premier League status. He pens another season long loan deal from Dinamo Kyiv.
Arsenal granted extension in bid to sign Welbeck
Arsenal have received permission from the Premier League for a transfer deadline day extension as they attempt to seal a move for Manchester United's Danny Welbeck. The Gunners have been trying to thrash out the deal over the course of this evening, having agreed a €20m fee with United. But with the 11pm cut-off having been and gone, Arsenal are still trying to get the transfer over the line and have now been granted an extension by the authorities, giving them an extra couple of hours to submit the relevant papers.