Soccer / football transfers
Wanyama completes move to Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Southampton's defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama on a five-year deal. The move reunites the hard-tackling Kenyan with former Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino, the Argentine who took over at White Hart Lane in May 2014, as Spurs' first signing of the close season. The Kenya international, who turns 25 on Saturday, had asked to leave last year after Tottenham first expressed an interest, but stayed on at St Mary's.
Marseille sign Bedimo and Sakai
Marseille have signed full-backs Henri Bedimo and Hiroki Sakai. A 32-year-old left-back, Bedimo had played for seven other Frenchs clubs, including Lens, Montpellier and Lyon, where he played last season. Sakai, a 26-year-old right-back, began his career at Kashiwa Reysol before moving to Hannover in 2012. The Japan international has played 27 times for his country thus far.
Chantome joins Rennes
Rennes have signed midfielder Clement Chantome from Bordeaux. The 28-year-old has signed a three-year contract at Roazhon Park. Chantome told Rennes' official website: "I was convinced by what [head coach] Christian Gourcuff had to say. I'm looking forward to working with him. I had a difficult season at Bordeaux. I had the playing time and the confidence of the staff but I feel my performances did not meet my own expectations."
Fofana leaves Manchester City for Udinese
Manchester City have confirmed the departure of 21-year-old midfielder Seko Fofana to Udinese on a five-year deal. Fofana joined City from Lorient three years ago and was capped by France all the way up to under-19 level. After playing for City's Elite Development Squad he was sent out on loan to Fulham and Bastia, making a good impression in both stints. With a year left on his contract and first-team prospects looking slim, Fofana continues his career in Italy.
Roberto joins Espanyol
Espanyol have signed Olympiacos goalkeeper Roberto on a three-year deal. The 30-year-old, who began his career at Atletico Madrid and played under coach Quique Sanchez Flores at the Vicente Calderon, was signed by the Greek side in 2014 after impressing during an initial loan spell. Roberto made 28 Super League appearances as Olympiacos won a sixth straight top-flight title last season.
Monaco sign Mendy from Marseille
France under-21 international Benjamin Mendy has joined Monaco from Ligue 1 rivals Marseille. Mendy, who started his career at Le Havre, has signed a five-year deal. The 21-year-old left-back made more than 80 appearances during his three years with Marseille and experienced Champions League and Europa League football at the Stade Velodrome. He has represented his country at every level of youth football.
Roma sign Nigerian duo
Roma have signed Sadiq Umar and Abdullahi Nura from Serie B side Spezia for a combined fee of €5 million. Both players have signed four-year contracts at Stadio Olimpico after impressing while on loan at the club in 2015-16. The permanent acquisition of 19-year-old Sadiq will boost Luciano Spalletti's attacking options - the tall striker scored two goals in six Serie A appearances for Roma last season. Nura's preferred position is right-back, and the 18-year-old made 11 appearances in Roma's Primavera youth side in 2015-16, scoring three goals.
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Real Madrid re-sign Morata
Real Madrid have confirmed they will re-sign striker Alvaro Morata from Juventus this summer. Morata left Real for Juventus in 2014 but the Spanish giants have now decided to exercise a clause in his contract to bring the 23-year-old back to the Bernabeu. The fee for Morata has not been announced but reports in Spain suggest it is in the region of 30million euros. It remains to be seen if Morata will remain with the Champions League winners for next season or if he will be sold on for a profit, with a number of English clubs said to be interested.
Roma complete permanent signing of El Shaarawy
Forward Stephan El Shaarawy, 23, has joined Roma on a full-time basis, AC Milan have announced. The Italy international initially joined the Giallorossi on loan in January with an option to buy - an option that Roma exercised on Tuesday. The club paid €13 million as part of the deal, with the player signing a four-year contract that expires on 30 June 2020.
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Bayer sign Ozcan from Ingolstadt
Bayer Leverkusen have signed Ramazan Ozcan from Ingolstadt. The Werkself have agreed a three-year deal with the Austria international keeper. "By signing Ramazan Ozcan we have brought in a proven goalkeeper with Bundesliga and international experience. He has a lot of experience and match practice and is therefore an ideal addition to our number one Bernd Leno," said Bayer 04 sporting director Rudi Voller.