Soccer / football transfers
Atletico M 14.12.14
Atletico finally complete Correa transfer
Atletico Madrid have finally completed the transfer of 19-year-old striker Angel Correa from San Lorenzo, following his six-month recovery from heart surgery detected during his medical for the club this past May. Following his heart surgery in New York, Correa continued his recovery with Atletico Madrid until he was finally cleared to join training in November and complete his four-and-a-half year deal on Saturday. Correa is expected to join Rayo Vallecano on a six-month loan before rejoining Atletico Madrid for their pre-season next summer.
Atletico M 15.11.14
Correa set to complete Atletico move
After a heart problem threatened to derail Angel Correa's move to Atletico Madrid in the summer, the Argentine has now received the all-clear and will officially sign for Los Colchoneros next week. The 19-year-old forward was sent to a specialist after a heart problem was diagnosed in the midst of his transfer to the Madrid club, while he has spent the remaining time recovering under the supervision of San Lorenzo (his former club) and Atletico's medical services. Club CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin confirmed that Correa is now recovered and ready to get back to football, with his contract set to be finalised on Monday or Tuesday.
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.
Man. Utd. 2.9.14
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.