Olunga linked with Japanese club

Michael Olunga has attracted interest from Japanese top-flight side Kashiwa Reysol, Goal understands.

The Kenyan forward who spent last season on loan at Girona, cannot feature for his Chinese Super League side Guizhou Zhicheng because they have reached maxiumum limit for the foreign quota rule.

Read more here on Goal!

Newcastle plan to offload Lazaar & Saivet

Newcastle United planing to offload Morocco defender Achraf Lazaar and Senegal midfielder Henri Saivet, according to Chronicle Live.

The Magpies are in no rush to release the African duo depsite Thursday’s tansfer deadline for Premier League teams and Lazaar and Saivet still have until August 31 to decide their next destination.

Barcelona sign Moussa Wague

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Senegal international Moussa Wague from Belgian club Eupen.

The 19-year-old defender has signed a long-term contract with the Spanish giants which includes a £90 million [€100m] release clause.

More to follow on Goal…

Wolves prepare £36m bid for Kessie

Wolverhampton Wanderers are preparing a £36 million move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to Calciomercato [via Birmingham Live ].

The Premier League new boys are set to break their transfer record again after signing Adama Traore for £18m from Middlesbrough.

The Ivorian midfielder who provided five goals and four assists in 37 Serie A games last term, is currently on a two-year loan with the Rossoneri from Atalanta.

Balde to join Inter on loan

Keita Balde is set to complete a season-long loan move from Monaco to Inter Milan, according to Corriere dello Sport [via Football Italia ].

The Nerazzurri are reportedly offering between €5m and €6m to take the Senegal international on an initial loan deal, with a fixed fee of €20m to sign him outright next summer.

Balde will be offered personal terms of €3m-a-season to move back to Serie A, just one year after leaving Lazio.

Aina close to PSV move

PSV are leading the race to take Chelsea defender Ola Aina on a season-long loan deal, the Mirror claims.

The Nigeria international might join the Dutch champions with the assurances of Uefa Champions League and top-flight football next season.

Torino, West Brom, Derby County and QPR are also reportedly interested in the 21-year-old who spent last season on loan at Hull City.

Tau to join Belgian second tier club

Percy Tau is nearing a temporary switch from Brighton and Hove Albion to Royal Union Saint Gilloise, the Argus reports.

Royal Union Saint Gilloise is owned by Brighton chairman Tony Bloom be the likely destination of the 2017-18 South African Player of the Season.

Chris Highton’s side completed the signing of the South Africa international from Mamelodi Sundowns last month and he is expected to go out on loan to have European football experience.

Burnley plot £15m move for Bolasie

Burnley are plotting a £15 million swoop for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, the Sun reports.

Bolasie has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Goodison Park after struggling for form and fitness since his arrival from Crystal Palace in 2016.

Burnley are the only side close to Everton’s £20 million asking price and they hope to secure the DR Congo international before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Palace and Fulham want Ayew

Crystal Palace and Fulham are keen on  signing Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew before the Premier League transfer window closes, according to the Mirror .

The 26-year-old is keen on top-flight football and he is currently AWOL.

The Swans are demanding £12 million for the Ghanaian attacker who was their top scorer last season with 11 goals acorss all competition.

Jordan Ayew goes AWOL

Jordan Ayew has refused to resume training with the rest of his Swansea City teammates, manager Graham Potter confirmed.

Following Swansea’s relegation from the Premier League last season, Ayew is keen on playing top-flight football in the upcoming campaign.

Read more here on Goal

African All Stars Transfer Review

Goal ‘s Tolu Olasoji reviews the recent big transfers involving African stars across the world.

Watch below… 

Brighton offer €12m for Sangare

Brighton and Hove Albion have tabled a €12 million offer for Toulouse midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, according to Lequipe [via Sport Witness ].

The 20-year-old Ivorian midfielder has attracted lots of interest after breaking through the Purples’ ranks last term but the French Ligue 1 side are not willing to let the youngster leave this summer.

Get Football France claimed that Toulouse rejected an €8m offer from Serie A outfit Atalanta this summer .

Bursaspor join race for Omeruo

Bursaspor have joined Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Goztepe in the race to sign Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo this summer, Olay claims .

The Nigerian centre-back is yet to make a single for the Blues since his arrival from Standard Liege in 2012 and might be sent out on loan for the 2018-19 campaign.

Bursaspor have the 24-year-old their top transfer target and are set to re-unite him with his compatriots Abdullahi Shehu and William Troost-Ekong .

Nantes sign Waris on loan

Majeed Waris has joined French Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan contract from Porto.

The Canaries have the option to sign the Ghana international permanently at the end of the season.

Read more HERE

Middlesbrough plan Bolasie’s move

Championship side Middlesbrough are weighing up a £15 million move for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, according to Sky Sports News .

The Congolese forward who arrived at the Goodison Park for £25 million has been deemed surplus requirements in Marco Silva’s team following the arrival of Richarlison .

Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and Burnely are also interested in the 29-year-old.

Inter turn to Keita Balde

Inter Milan are eyeing a loan move for Monaco winger Keita Balde, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

The former Lazio attacker might return to the Serie A this summer after spending just a season in the French top-flight.

The Nerazzurri have re-ignited interest in the Senegal international and are hoping to strengthen Luciano Spalleti’s squad with him and Luka Modric .

Boutaib extends Yeni Malatyaspor stay

Yeni Malatyaspor have handed Morocco internationals Khalid Boutaib and Issam Chebake a year contract extension.

The Moroccan duo who joined the Turkish Super Lig outfit on an initial two-year deal in 2017, have been rewarded following their impressive performances.

More to follow on Goal…

Legendary El-Hadary quits Egypt duty

Egypt legend Essam El-Hadary has announced his retirement from international football.

The 45-year-old who made his international debut in 1996, became the oldest footballer to play at the World Cup after featuring for the Pharaohs in Russia.

Read more HERE .

Palace target Bolasie reunion

Crystal Palace are plotting a late swoop for Everton Yannick Bolasie, according to Mirror .

The DR Congo international has struggled for form and fitness since his £25 million move to the Goodison Park two seasons ago.

And the Eagles are keen to sign the 29-year-old to bolster their attack before Thursday’s transfer deadline .

Roma chase Wanyama 

Victor Wanyama has emerged as a top transfer target for Serie A club Roma, Goal understands .

The Giallorossi are evaluating the deal to sign the Kenyan captain if they miss out on Sevilla midfielder Steven Nzonzi

Read more HERE  

Liverpool target Moses Simon joins Levante

Nigeria international Moses Simon has joined Spanish La Liga club Levante from Gent on a five-year deal.

The 23-year-old forward who is currently recovering from a hip injury had previously been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer.

Read more here on Goal! 

Tomori moves to Derby County on loan

Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori has completed a season-long loan move to Derby County.

This deal represents the third time Tomori would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge on a temporary, with the 2016-17 campaign spent at Hull City.

Check out the full story here on Goal !  

Olympiacos in talks over Ahmed Hassan

Greek giants Olympiacos have opened negotiations with Braga over the signing of Egypt international Ahmed Hassan Kouka, KingFut reports .

The Legends have reached an agreement for the signing of the 25-year-old who provided six goals and two assists in the 2017-18 season but payment is yet to be made.

Amuneke named new Tanzania coach

Former Nigeria youth coach Emmanuel Amuneke has been confirmed as Tanzania national team coach, the country’s FA confirmed .

The former Super Eagles and Barcelona forward led Nigeria u17 team to World Cup glory in 2015 and has managed several clubs including Sudan’s Al Khartoum, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hazm amongst others

Read more here on Goal !

Might Iwobi regret his Arsenal contract extension?

Arsenal will start life without Arsene Wenger for the first time since 1996 when they host reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, they will feature Alex Iwobi, however, after the forward extended his Emirates Stadium stay until 2022.

But is the contract extension the right decision for Nigeria international and club?

Read Kunle Fayiga’s comments about Iwobi’s contract extension here on Goal !

Bordeaux sign Kalu as Malcom’s replacement

Bordeaux have completed the signing of Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu on a five-year contract from Gent.

The 20-year-old winger has been tipped as a replacement for the Girondins’ star Malcom who left for Barcelona in a €30 million deal this summer.

Read more here on Goal!

Stoke reject Leicester City’s bid for Diouf

Leicester City have failed in their attempt to sign Stoke City forward Mame Biram Diouf with less than four days for the transfer window closes, according to the Sun .

The Foxes have been a long-time admirer of the Senegal international but fell short of the Potters’ £15 million valuation .

Diouf who was an unused substitute in his side’s 3-1 loss to Leeds United on Saturday, has two years left on his contract at the bet365 Stadium .

Article continues below

Ghezzal replaces Mahrez at Leicester

Algeria winger Rachid Ghezzal has moved to Premier League side Leicester City from Ligue 1 club Monaco for an undisclosed fee.

Ghezzal’s international team-mate Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City from the Foxes last month and Leicester have now signed another Algerian winger on a four-year deal.

Read more here on Goal!