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Chelsea 8.10.15
Chelsea sign goalkeeper Marco Amelia

Chelsea announced the signing of former Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on a free transfer on Thursday. The 33-year-old was a part of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning squad but last year had to drop five divisions to kickstart his career at amateur side Rocca Priora.

Amelia, who signed a deal until the end of the season, came to Chelsea on trial at the end of last month following Thibaut Courtois' knee injury. Asmir Begovic had been the only senior goalkeeper available to Jose Mourinho with sources saying Courtois will miss 10 to 12 weeks after knee surgery.

Everton 1.9.15
Everton sign Lennon

Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, 28, has joined Everton on a three-year deal for a fee reportedly in the region of 6.2m. The former England international spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park, scoring twice in 14 appearances for the Toffees. The move ends Lennon's ten-year affiliation with Tottenham.

Manager Roberto Martinez said: "We are delighted to welcome Aaron back to Everton. We know we are getting a player our fans know inside out. He had a major role in the second half of our season and we're looking forward to Aaron kicking on and continuing to enjoy his football, as well as being the productive player we know he can be."

Leicester 1.9.15
Dyer joins Leicester

Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer has joined Leicester City on a season-long loan. The 27-year-old has seen Premier League opportunities with the Swans hard to come by this season following the arrival of Andre Ayew and scintillating early-season form of Jefferson Montero.

Man. Utd. 1.9.15
Martial completes Manchester United move

Manchester United have completed the signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco on an initial four-year deal. United will pay Monaco 49m for the 19-year-old forward, making him the most expensive teenager in football history.

United boss Louis van Gaal said: "Anthony is a naturally talented, young, multi-functional forward with great potential. We have been watching him for a while now and he has developed immensely during his time at AS Monaco." His arrival comes after United sold Javier Hernandez to Bayer Leverkusen, while Adnan Januzaj has secured a loan move to Borussia Dortmund. Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao have also left Old Trafford this summer.

Ast. Villa 1.9.15
Lescott signs for Aston Villa

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Joleon Lescott from West Brom. The 33-year-old defender has signed a two-year deal at Villa Park after spending just over 12 months with the Baggies. Lescott passed a medical on Tuesday and the move ends a long transfer chase for Villa, who wanted to sign him before his move to Albion last summer. Lescott made 39 appearances, scoring once, for West Brom after joining from Manchester City on a free transfer last summer.

Villa also completed the signing of 18-year-old goalkeeper Matija Sarkic from Anderlecht.

Man. Utd. 1.9.15
UEFA confirm De Gea will remain at United

UEFA have confirmed that David de Gea will definitely stay at Manchester United this season after his proposed move to Real Madrid collapsed. The goalkeeper was on the verge of a switch to the Bernabeu last night after the two clubs agreed a transfer. However, Madrid failed to submit the requisite paper work before deadline. The Spanish club lodged an appeal in an attempt to force De Gea's move through earlier today, but the European governing body has confirmed that the transfer will not be allowed to take place and the goalkeeper will remain at Old Trafford.

West Ham 1.9.15
West Ham sign Jelavic

West Ham have signed Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic. The Croatian forward has made the switch for a fee believed to be around 4m. Though Jelavic has become the Hammers' tenth signing of the summer transfer window, the 30-year-old is the only striker the Upton Park club have moved for. Jelavic spent the last season-and-a-half at Hull City, scoring 13 goals in 50 appearances. He previously had successful spells at Everton and Glasgow Rangers.

Ast. Villa 1.9.15
Aston Villa complete signing of Tiago Ilori

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa for the season-long loan of defender Tiago Ilori. With Skrtel, Lovren, Toure and Sakho ahead of him in the pecking order at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers feels his development would be helped by playing elsewhere. The 22-year-old has yet to make a senior appearance for the Reds following his move from Sporting Lisbon two years ago. Ilori, who has already been sent out on loan twice by Liverpool to Granada and Bordeaux, becomes Tim Sherwood's 12th signing of the summer at Villa.

Sunderl. 1.9.15
Yedlin moves to Sunderland

Tottenham loaned United States international DeAndre Yedlin to Sunderland shortly before the transfer deadline. Yedlin left the Seattle Sounders last summer to sign with Tottenham but found regular playing time difficult to come. The speedy full-back turned heads with his displays at the World Cup in 2014 but has made just two substitute appearances for Tottenham.

Watford 1.9.15
Watford sign striker Obbi Oulare

Watford have agreed a 8.2m deal with Club Brugge for 19-year-old striker Obbi Oulare. The Belgium U21 international has been watched by several clubs this season but Watford have taken an early gamble and have agreed a five year contract. Oulare, who has scored nine goals in 39 appearances for Brugge, came through the academy at Lille in France before moving to Brugge in 2013.

Also at Watford, Roma forward Victor Ibarbo is having his medical ahead of a season loan while Crystal Palace midfielder Adlene Guedioura, who was on loan at Vicarage Road last season, is joining on a three-year deal.

High fee transfers

Aug 15Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City 74m
Jul 15Raheem Sterling to Manchester City 68m
Aug 15Angel Di Maria to Paris SG. 63m
Sep 15Anthony Martial to Manchester United 49m
Jul 15Christian Benteke to Liverpool 46.5m
Aug 15Nicolas Otamendi to Manchester City 44.6m
Jun 15Roberto Firmino to Liverpool 41m
Jul 15Arturo Vidal to Bayern 37m
Aug 15Julian Draxler to Wolfsburg 36m
Aug 15Mateo Kovacic to Real Madrid 35m
Jun 15Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United 35m
Jun 15Jackson Martinez to Atletico Madrid 35m
Jul 15Arda Turan to Barcelona 34m
Jun 15Paulo Dybala to Juventus 32m
Jun 15Danilo to Real Madrid 31.5m
Aug 15Heung-Min Son to Tottenham 30m
Jul 15Carlos Bacca to Milan 30m
Jul 15Douglas Costa to Bayern 30m
Jun 15Geoffrey Kondogbia to Inter 30m
Jul 15Alvaro Negredo to Valencia 28m
Jun 15Memphis Depay to Manchester United 27.5m
Aug 15Pedro to Chelsea 27m
Aug 15Alex Sandro to Juventus 26m
Aug 15Aymen Abdennour to Valencia 25m
Aug 15Layvin Kurzawa to Paris SG. 25m
Aug 15Alessio Romagnoli to Milan 25m
Jul 15Stefan Savic to Atletico Madrid 25m
Aug 15Abdul Rahman Baba to Chelsea 20m
Jul 15Georginio Wijnaldum to Newcastle 20m
Jul 15Yannick Ferreira Carrasco to Atletico Madrid 20m
Jun 15Andrea Bertolacci to Milan 20m
Jun 15Luciano Vietto to Atletico Madrid 20m
Jun 15Mario Mandzukic to Juventus 19m
Jul 15Aleksandar Mitrovic to Newcastle 18.5m
Aug 15Florian Thauvin to Newcastle 18.4m
Jul 15Matteo Darmian to Manchester United 18m
Jul 15Simone Zaza to Juventus 18m
Jul 15Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool 17.7m
Aug 15Xherdan Shaqiri to Stoke City 17m
Aug 15Jose Salomon Rondon to West Brom 17m

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