Soccer / football transfers
Bertrand Traore joins Chelsea
Chelsea have signed Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore on a four-and-a-half-year contract. The 18-year-old arrives from Association Jeunes Espoirs De Bobo-Dioulasso. Traore played in all three of Chelsea's matches in its preseason tour in Asia and scored twice. Chelsea were unable to sign the midfielder to a permanent deal until his 18th birthday last month, but the paperwork has now been completed.
West Ham 10.9.13
West Ham sign Croatian striker Petric
West Ham Unitwed have completed the signing of Croatia forward Mladen Petric until the end of the season. The 32-year-old has been without a club since leaving Fulham in the summer after his one-year contract expired, having scored 5 goals in 23 appearances for them. Petric's arrival will help manager Sam Allardyce to rebuild his attacking options after Andy Carroll injured his right foot at training on Monday and could be out for a long period.
Lukaku, McCarthy and Barry join Everton
Everton have completed the treble signing of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, Wigan midfielder James McCarthy and Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry. Belgium international Lukaku, 20, and Barry, 32, join on season-long loans. McCarthy, 22, has signed for €13m on a long-term deal. The Toffees have also confirmed the departure of Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United and Victor Anichebe to West Brom.
Man. Utd. 3.9.13
United sign Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini has completed a €32m move from Everton to Manchester United. It emerged hours before the deadline that Fellaini handed in a formal transfer request at Everton in a last-ditch attempt to force through the move. Earlier in the day the Belgian FA allowed the midfielder to delay linking up with the national squad so that he could complete his move to Old Trafford. The 25-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United across the summer, with David Moyes making multiple bids for his former player. In a setback for United though, a deal fell through for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.
Doumbia blow, Vitinho signs
Ivorian international Seydou Doumbia will be sidelined for up to six weeks after tearing a thigh muscle. The CSKA striker suffered the injury in last week's 2-1 defeat of Amkar Perm, in which Doumbia had scored to help his team extend their lead in the Russian Premier League to three points. Meanwhile, CSKA have strenghtened their attack with the addition of 19-year-old Vitinho. The Brazilian forward has arrived from Botafogo on a five-year contract, for a reported transfer fee of €10m.
West Br. 3.9.13
Sessegnon joins West Brom
Forward Stephane Sessegnon has made a deadline-day switch to West Bromwich Albion. The 29-year-old joins the Baggies for an undisclosed fee. Sessegnon joined Sunderland from French side Paris Saint-Germain in January 2011. He made a total of 97 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals.
Ozil completes Arsenal move
Arsenal have agreed a club record transfer fee of €50m for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract and will become Arsenal's highest-paid player, with wages of around 150,000 pounds per week. Ozil joined Real from Werder Bremen three years ago for a fee believed to be about €14.5m and has played 155 times for the Spanish club. He scored 27 goals in the same period, and in 47 caps for Germany he has 14 goals.
Marseille sign Thuavin
Olympique de Marseille have secured the services of Florian Thuavin from Lille on a five-year contract for a fee in the region of €15m. The 20-year-old midfielder joined Lille from Bastia in January for just €3.5m but after starring in the second half of the season on loan with the Corsicans, attempted to renegotiate his deal with the club. However, LOSC refused to offer him an improved contract and he has trained just once with his team-mates since the showdown earlier this summer.
Ast. Villa 2.9.13
Villa sign striker Kozak from Lazio
Aston Villa have signed Libor Kozak from Lazio in a deal thought to be in the region of €8m. The 24-year-old striker has signed a four-year contract. Kozak rose to prominence last season thanks to topping the scoring charts in the Europa League with eight goals. "We've been on this one for the last few months, trying to bring him to the Club, so I'm delighted to get it across the line," said manager Paul Lambert. "Libor has an unbelievable scoring record in the Europa League, incredible really. He wasn't given much opportunity for Lazio in Serie A but he showed proper potential in leading the line there at a strong club with a great tradition and we need somebody like him as we only have Christian Benteke really as a main target man."
Atletico M 2.9.13
Atletico sign Alderweireld and Guilavogui
Atletico Madrid have beaten the transfer deadline to complete the double signing of Toby Alderweireld and Josuha Guilavogui for undisclosed fees. Belgium international centre-back Alderweireld, 24, leaves Ajax to sign a four-year contract at the Vicente Calderon, where he is joined by former St Etienne defensive midfielder Guilavogui. The 22-year-old France international commits his future to Atleti for the next five seasons.