Soccer / football transfers
Babel signs for Deportivo La Coruna
Deportivo La Coruna have signed forward Ryan Babel until the end of the year to replace injured Joselu. The 29-year-old had completed a medical this morning before putting pen to paper on a contract that will run until Dec. 31. Babel was free to join Depor after recently being released by United Arab Emirates side Al-Ain.
Joselu, who joined Depor on a season-long loan from Stoke City this summer, is expected to be sidelined for two months after sustaining a knee injury during Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao.
Sunderland sign Anichebe
Sunderland have signed striker Victor Anichebe on a deal until the end of the season. The 28-year-old Nigerian has been without a club following his release by West Brom in May. Black Cats boss David Moyes has taken action after being left with just one senior striker, Jermain Defoe, on the books of the Wearside club.
Vainqueur joins Marseille on season-long loan
Marseille have made Roma midfielder William Vainqueur the third signing of a busy deadline day. The 27-year-old Vainqueur has joined on a season-long loan as he returns to Ligue 1 for the first time since departing Nantes in 2011. Vainqueur followed Rod Fanni and Clinton Njie to the Velodrome, with the latter arriving as part of the deal which saw Georges-Kevin Nkoudou head to Tottenham.
Tottenham confirm £30m Sissoko capture
Tottenham Hotspur have equalled their transfer record to sign Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United for £30 million just before the transfer deadline. France international Sissoko, 27, has signed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane after rejecting Everton at the 11th hour. The former Toulouse player, who joined Newcastle in 2013 and made 133 appearances for the Toon, scoring 12 times, is Spurs third signing of deadline day after Kevin-Georges Nkoudou from Marseille and goalkeeper Pau Lopez on loan from Espanyol.
Everton sign Enner Valencia on loan
Enner Valencia has joined Everton on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent switch from West Ham. Valencia is currently away on international duty but underwent a medical away from Goodison Park. The 26-year-old struggled to establish himself at West Ham, scoring just eight Premier League goals in a little over two years in east London. It is understood the permanent fee agreed after the completion of his loan spell could be as much as £14.5m.
Slimani moves to Leicester for €30m
Leicester have announced the signing of Algeria striker Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year-deal, subject to international clearance. Sporting said the move was worth €30m, potentially rising by another €3m, which makes Slimani Leicester's record signing. The 28-year-old scored 27 goals in 33 games as Sporting finished runners-up to Benfica in the Primeira Liga last season.
Bournemouth confirm Wilshere loan
Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, has signed for Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal. Wilshere only became available on Tuesday after holding talks with Arsene Wenger and the outcome was that he wouldn't get regular minutes with the Gunners this season. As soon as he became available over 22 teams registered their interest in taking him on loan. However, Bournemouth won the race in the Wilshere stakes to dish up the biggest shock of the transfer window so far.
Napoli sign Maksimovic on loan
Defender Nikola Maksimovic has left Torino to join Napoli on a season-long loan that will become permanent next summer. Torino confirmed in a statement on their website that the transfer had gone through just before the transfer deadline in Italy, despite complications that saw the player stuck in Frankfurt on Wednesday and unable to travel to a planned medical in Rome.
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Arbeloa joins West Ham
West Ham United have signed former Liverpool and Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa on a free transfer. Arbeloa, 33, is a free agent after being released by European champions Real earlier in the summer. The ex-Spain international left Real to sign for Liverpool in 2007 but moved back to the Bernabeu in 2009.
Balotelli joins Nice on permanent deal
Mario Balotelli has left Liverpool and joined Nice on a free transfer. The Italian striker spent most of Tuesday on the south coast of France where he agreed to a permanent move away from Liverpool. He spent last season on loan at Milan and has made a total of just 28 appearances in two years for Liverpool.