Coral presents summer transfer window updates LIVE
A frenzy of transfer activity is underway this summer, so Coral bring customers an easy go-to list of all the big-name exits and arrivals that have taken place in August in this exciting and consuming window.
Monday, August 31st
Blaszczykowski in Borussia Dortmund departure (20:40)
Polish winger Jakub Blaszczykowski will wear Fiorentina’s shirt this season, as the 29-year-old has reportedly agreed to leave Dortmund for Viola.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) August 31, 2015
Baggies confirm Ideye exit (19:30)
Former West Bromwich Albion club-record striker signing Brown Ideye has bid goodbye to The Hawthorns and joined Greek giants Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) August 31, 2015
Lindegaard leaves Old Trafford (18:53)
West Bromwich Albion have signed goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a two-year deal from Manchester United.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) August 31, 2015
Giaccherini makes Mackems exit (18:38)
Sunderland have allowed Italian attacking midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini to join Serie A side Bologna on a season-long loan.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) August 31, 2015
Chicharito’s Man Utd spell ends (18:07)
Bayer Leverkusen have announced the permanent transfer of Javier Hernandez on a three-year deal for a reported £9m, despite the Bundesliga window being closed. The transfer was submitted before the cut-off point, but the paperwork has only just come through.
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) August 31, 2015
Raul Garcia returns home to Basque Country (15:40)
The Pamplona-born Spain international has joined Athletic Bilbao from Atletico Madrid on a four-year deal.
— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) August 31, 2015
Germany Transfer Window closes! (17:00)
Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund are the Bundesliga clubs to take advantage of signings right to the end.
— André Schürrle (@Andre_Schuerrle) August 31, 2015
Wolves pounce for Draxler! (16:45)
Wolfsburg have completed the signing of German ace Julian Draxler from Schalke for a record fee.
— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) August 31, 2015
Januzaj signs for Borussia Dortmund on loan (16:40)
German club Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Belgian Adnan Januzaj on a year long loan from Manchester United.
DEAL DONE: Manchester United’s Adnan Janzuaj has confirmed he is joining Dortmund.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) August 31, 2015
Borini a Black Cat! (16:03)
Sunderland have completed the signing Italian striker Fabio Borini from Liverpool for £10m.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 31, 2015
Brentford sign Salzburg striker (11:18) Red Bull Salzburg forward Marco Djuricin has signed with Brentford on a season-long.
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30th
Man City make De Bruyne swoop (16:20)
Kevin de Bruyne has finally put pen to paper on a six-year deal with Manchester City, for an undisclosed fee reportedly a club record of £55m.
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 30, 2015
Saturday, August 29th West Brom acquire Evans (19:49) Jonny Evans has joined West Bromwich Albion from Manchester United on a four-year deal for a fee of around £8m.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) August 29, 2015
Celtic bag Blackett (15:41)
Scottish giants Celtic have secured a season-long loan of Manchester United centre half Tyler Blackett.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28th Ipswich hone in on Oar (16:29) Australia international Tommy Oar is set to become an Ipswich Town player, on what will be a bargain Bosman transfer.
— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) August 28, 2015
Sunderland swoop for Toivonen (10:34)
Swedish midfielder Ola Toivonen, who previously worked with Dick Advocaat at PSV Eindhoven, has joined Sunderland on a season-long from Rennes.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27th Llorente joins Sevilla from Juve (16:30) Basque forward Fernando Llorente has finally joined Spanish side Sevilla on a three-year deal, after his contract with Italian giants Juventus was terminated my mutual consent.
— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) August 27, 2015
Maloney moves to Hull (15:39)
Former Celtic and Wigan Athletic winger Shaun Maloney has joined Hull City from MLS side Chicago Fire.
— Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) August 27, 2015
Premier League waves goodbye to Balotelli… again (10:00) Liverpool’s controversial striker Mario Balotelli has joined his former club AC Milan on a season-long loan, but will we see him in England again?
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 27, 2015
Tuesday, August 25th
Cuadrado joins Juve on loan (15:04)
Italian giants Juventus have nabbed out-of-favour Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado in a season-long loan from Stamford Bridge.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 25, 2015
Thursday, August 20th Bologna nab Mattia Destro (21:16) Italy striker Mattia Destro has finally departed Roma to join Bologna for an initial fee of around €6.5m.
— Bologna Fc 1909 (@BfcOfficialPage) August 20, 2015
Diego Godin commits to Atleti (21:09)
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has agreed a new four-year deal, which will keep the 29-year-old tied to the Spanish giants until 2019.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 20, 2015
QPR sign stopper Smithies (17:00) Huddersfield Town have allowed their long-term keeper Alex Smithies to join QPR for £1.2m on a three-year deal.
— QPR FC (@QPRFC) August 20, 2015
Pedro a Blue (12:00)
Chelsea have signed Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona from under the noses of Manchester United.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 20, 2015
Dem Deal! (10:00) Manchester City have signed centre back Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia.
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19th
MK Dons snap up Poyet on loan (15:00)
West Ham United midfielder Diego Poyet, son of former Sunderland boss Gus, has signed for Championship club MK Dons on a season-long loan.
— MK Dons FC (@MKDonsFC) August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18th Roger Johnson makes move to India with Pune (20:00) Former Wolves centre back has switched life in England to take part in the ISL with FC Pune City, joining the likes of Adrian Mutu, Didier Zokora and Tuncay Sanli.
Are you’ll excited to watch Roger Johnson play for FC Pune City? pic.twitter.com/tsQF8YgBdF
— FC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) August 18, 2015
Canaries tie down Bassong (16:45)
Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong, 29, has signed a new two-year deal with the newly-promoted Premier League club.
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) August 18, 2015
Real Madrid sign wonderkid Kovacic on long-term deal (14:55) Young Croatia international midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 21, has signed for La Liga giants Los Blancos on a six-year contract.
— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17th
Hornets capture Diamanti on loan (16:10)
Former West Ham United and Italy attacker Alessandro Diamanti has joined Watford on a season-long loan from Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande, subject to international clearance.
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) August 17, 2015
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa returns home with Lyon (15:00) France international and former Newcastle centre back Yanga-Mbiwa has returned to his homeland for £5.6m from Roma.
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) August 17, 2015
Swans snap up Botti Biabi (14:40)
Swansea City have added Scotland youth player Biabi to their ranks, after the 19-year-old joined from Falkirk on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The young striker was born in England but has Ivory Coast heritage.
— Swansea City FC (@SwansOfficial) August 17, 2015
Bradford bag Brad (11:40) League One outfit the Bantams have signed former Liverpool keeper Brad Jones on a one-year contract.
BREAKING NEWS | City have completed the signing of former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones on a one-year deal. pic.twitter.com/znqQ4IIKTI
— Bradford City AFC (@officialbantams) August 17, 2015
Ramos gets new Real deal (09:20)
Spain centurion Sergio Ramos will be signing a new five-year contract with Real Madrid later today, ending speculation that he would leave the Bernabeu for Manchester United.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) August 17, 2015
Baba Rahman makes Blues switch (09:15) Ghana left back Abdul Baba Rahman officially joined Chelsea on Sunday evening.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 17, 2015
Saturday, August 15th
Spurs snap up forward N’jie (11:00)
Cameroon attacker Clinton N’jie, who has been compared to Cameroon compatriot Samuel Eto’o, has joined the north Londoners on a five-year contact from Lyon. He turns 22 today, and the deal is subject to a work permit.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 15, 2015
Ashley Cole becomes a free agent (8:45) After spending just over a season with Serie A side Roma, former Chelsea and England great left back Cole has had the final year of his contract ripped up, meaning he is now without a club. Friday, August 14th Scott Allan makes Celtic move (22:30) Former Scotland youth midfielder Allan, now 23, has signed for the Hoops on a four-year deal from Hibernian. As part of the transfer, meanwhile, Liam Henderson has gone the other way on a season-lon loan.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 14, 2015
Watford borrow Nathan Ake from Blues (17:09)
Premier League newcomers the Hornets have continued their summer spree by securing a season-long loan deal for Chelsea’s adaptable Dutch defender Nathan Ake.
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) August 14, 2015
Brentford capture defender Maxime Colin (16:59) The Bees have snared Anderlecht right back Maxime Colin, with the French full back agreeing a four-year deal.
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) August 14, 2015
Burnley bag Rouwen Hennings (16:40)
Championship club the Clarets have captured hitman Rouwen Henning, leading Bundesliga 2 scorer last season, from side Karlsruher for an undisclosed fee. The striker is tied to Turf Moor on a three-year contract.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 14, 2015
Boro buy Nugent from Foxes (12:35) Middlesbrough have signed England cap David Nugent from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee, reportedly £4m, and handed him a three-year contract at The Riverside.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) August 14, 2015
Wigan snatch Spurs forward Shaq Coulthirst (11:00)
Tottenham attacker Shaq Coulthirst will link-up with Northwest club Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan deal, it has been announced.
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) August 14, 2015
Chesterfield win chase for striker Lee Novak (10:56) The Spireites have secured a season-long loan deal for Birmingham City attacker Lee Novak.
— Chesterfield FC (@ChesterfieldFC) August 14, 2015
Traore completes Villa switch (10:10)
Barcelona winger Adama Traore has joined Aston Villa for a reported £7m on a five-year deal.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13th Jimenez bought by Benfica (16:15) West Ham United target and Mexico international frontman Raul Jimenez has joined Portuguese giants Benfica from Atletico Madrid for a reported fee of €9m (just under £6.5m) on a five-year deal.
— Sport Lisboa Benfica (@SL_Benfica) August 13, 2015
Holgate becomes a Toffee (11:35)
Everton have signed defender Mason Holgate to their ranks to join fellow former Barnsley player John Stones at the club on a five-year deal. It remains to be seen if Holgate comes in as cover or a replacement for Chelsea target Stones, though.
CONFIRMED: We have completed the signing of 18-year-old defender Mason Holgate from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee. #EFC
— Everton (@Everton) August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12th Roma land City’s Dzeko (17:02) After a four-year stay with Manchester City in the Premier League, Edin Dzeko has made a switch to Serie A side Roma, after successfully completing his medical in Italy.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 12, 2015
Preston capture England-capped keeper Kirkland (13:00)
Former Liverpool and Wigan Athletic stopped Kirkland, who played once for England, has signed for Preston North End on a one-year deal, after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.
BREAKING: Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has signed a one-year deal at Preston North End. Details to follow. pic.twitter.com/QbcEKbuIrn
— pnefc (@pnefc) August 12, 2015
Tuesday, August 11th Stoke sign Swiss Shaqiri! (17:00) The Potters have made a number of surprise signings this summer, but have arguably made the most impressive of them all by signing attacker Xherdan Shaqiri from Inter Milan for £12m, which is a club record.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 11, 2015
Alessio Romagnoli swaps Roma for AC Milan (15:48)
AC Milan have signed Italian centre back Alessio Romagnoli from rivals Roma for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £17.5m. The defender has signed a five-year deal to stay with the San Siro giants until 2020.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 11, 2015
Jaaskelainen joins Wigan (10:57) Former West Ham United stopper Jussi Jaaskelainen has joined Wigan Athletic on a Bosman, inking a one-year deal with the League One club. Monday, August 10th Baggies break transfer record in Rondon raid (16:20) West Brom have splashed £12m, a record fee for the Baggies, on Venezuela international striker Jose Salomon Rondon. The 25-year-old has signed a four-year deal at The Hawthorns.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) August 10, 2015
Friday, August 7th
Bolton boost backline with Prince-Desir Gouano loan (19:44)
Championship club Bolton Wanderers have secured a season-long deal for defender Prince-Desir Gouana from Atalanta.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) August 7, 2015
Jose Mourinho extends Chelsea stay (19:20) Blues boss Jose Mourinho has signed a new four-year contract to keep him at Chelsea until 2019.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 7, 2015
Toffees extend Mirallas stay (15:43)
Belgium international winger Kevin Mirallas has become the latest Everton player to agree a new long-term contract at Goodison Park, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.
— Everton (@Everton) August 7, 2015
Baggies bag Gnabry loan (15:33) West Bromwich Albion have secured the signing of Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry, after agreeing a season-long loan deal for the wideman. though he won’t be eligibly for their opening game against Manchester City.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) August 7, 2015
Stoke tie down Muniesa (14:07)
Great news for Stoke City, as defender Marc Muniesa has signed a new four-year contract. Mark Hughes will be delighted, especially as skipper Ryan Shawcross is injured for two months.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 7, 2015
Hull sign Moses Odubajo (14:05) The Tigers have announced the signing of right-sided England youth international Moses Odubajo, 22, from Brentford for £3.5m on a three-year deal.
— Hull City (@HullCity) August 7, 2015
Karanka bags Boro deal (11:53)
Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has confirmed that club boss Aitor Karanka has penned a new four-year deal at the Riverside Stadium, calling it the biggest signing of the summer.
Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has confirmed that head coach, Aitor Karanka, has signed a four year contract at the riverside #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 7, 2015
Pellegrini stays! (11.13) Manuel Pellegrini has extended his contract at Manchester City until 2017, following heated speculation surrounding his future, with Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola having been tipped to replace him at the Etihad.
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 7, 2015
Young extends United stay (10:01)
Ashley Young has penned a new deal with Manchester United, keeping the winger at Old Trafford until 2018, with the option of a further year. The wideman has been rejuvenated under Louis van Gaal and has gained his reward for his stand-out performances last season.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 7, 2015
Thursday, August 6th Man Utd confirm Di Maria exit (14:05) Manchester United have confirmed British football’s record signing Angel Di Maria has joined French Ligue 1 champions PSG on a four-year deal for a reported £44m. That’s a hit of about £15m!
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 6, 2015
Coloccini commits to Toon (13:47)
Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has put pen to paper on a new contract extension with the Tyneside club, keeping him at St James’ Park until the end of the 2016/17 campaign, with the option of a further year. The Argentina defender had been linked with Crystal Palace recently but has now committed his future to the Toon.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 6, 2015
Black Cats capture M’Vila (9:48) Sunderland have signed midfielder Yann M’Vila on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan. The Black Cats have been tracking the Frenchman for some time now and finally have their man.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) August 6, 2015
Wednesday, August 5th
Taylor joins Reading (21:59)
Reading have agreed a deal with Andrew Taylor, as the left back joins on a season-long loan spell from Wigan.
— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) August 5, 2015
Cissokho joins Porto (17:40) Aston Villa defender Aly Cissokho has joined Porto on a season-long loan deal, with the 27-year-old having signed for Villa in 2014 after a loan spell with Liverpool.
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) August 6, 2015
Eagles swoop for Sako (13:25)
Crystal Palace have captured West Bromwich Albion target and former Wolves winger Bakary Sako on a free, handing him a three-year deal at Selhurst Park. Tony Pulis’ former club gets one over him here!
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) August 5, 2015
Rovers sign up Guthrie (13:05) Blackburn Robers have handed free agent Danny Guthrie a two-year contract at Ewood Park following a successful trial.
— Blackburn Rovers (@OneRovers) August 5, 2015
Bolton bag Dobbie, Heskey extends stay (11:45)
Bolton Wanderers have agreed to extend Emile Heskey’s contract by another year and have completed the signing of former Crystal Palace forward Stephen Dobbie. The Championship club have also captured ex-Charlton full-back Lawrie Wilson.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) August 5, 2015
Porto pounce for Osvaldo (11:02) Two years after becoming Southampton’s £15m record signing, Argentine attacker Dani Osvaldo has penned a deal with Portuguese giants Porto. The controversial character had loans spells at Juventus, Internazionale and Boca Juniors, before his contract was terminated by the Saints in July.
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4th
QPR land Konchesky on loan (20:00)
Ex-England left back Paul Konchesky takes the number of London clubs he will play for up to five by joining relegated QPR on loan from Leicester City.
— QPR FC (@QPRFC) August 4, 2015
Wolves ready to Ojo (19:45) Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers have loaned in Liverpool’s teenage prospect Seyi Ojo for the season.
— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) August 4, 2015
McNaughton makes Wigan move (18:35)
Former Cardiff City and Scotland full back Kevin McNaughton, nicknamed ‘The Silver Fox’, has signed for League One promotion hopefuls Wigan Athletic for this season.
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) August 4, 2015
Stoke swoop for another Spanish signing in midfielder Molina (17:55) Shock horror, but the latest Potters acquisition has no ties to Barcelona! Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Molina, who captained Barca’s El Clasico rivals at various youth levels, has penned a three-year contract and will feature in Stoke’s Under-21 setup this term.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 4, 2015
Cherries take Tomlin from Boro (17:35)
Lee Tomlin is a Premier League footballer! He’s joined Bournemouth from losing Championship play-off finalists Middlesbrough for a reported £3.5m, and has penned a three-year contract at Dean Court.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) August 4, 2015
Morison makes Millwall return (16:55) Former Wales international frontman Steve Morison is back at The Den, moving from Leeds United for an undisclosed fee on an initial one-year deal.
— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) August 4, 2015
Ipswich sign Douglas for free (13:40)
Busy day in the Championship in terms of transfers, as former Leeds United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Jonathan Douglas has joined Ipswich Town for free from Brentford ended. The 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal with Mick McCarthy’s men, and there is an option for another.
— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) August 4, 2015
Arsenal’s Akpom becomes a Tiger for the season (13:05) England youth striker Chuba Akpom has joined recently relegated side Hull City on a season-long loan from the Gunners, after spending two months at Nottingham Forest last term.
— Hull City (@HullCity) August 4, 2015
Leeds swoop for Dallas (12:50)
The Whites have made their seventh summer signing by adding Brentford and Northern Ireland winger Stuart Dallas to their ranks on a three-year deal, with an option for a fourth.
— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) August 4, 2015
Bournemouth grab Gradel (11:55) Premier League new boys Bournemouth have signed former Leeds United winger Max Gradel from French club St Etienne. The Ivory Coast international joins the south coast club on a four-year deal.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) August 4, 2015
Pogba joins Partick Thistle! (10:00)
While it is true that a Pogba has joined the Scottish Premiership club, it is in fact Paul’s less famous brother Mathias that has signed a one-year deal with them.
A warm welcome is extended to new signing Mathias Pogba. pic.twitter.com/LSAj0BXV7J
— PartickThistle FC (@ThistleTweet) August 3, 2015
Monday, August 3rd Bobby Zamora returns to Brighton (22:15) After snapping up Jack Harper from Real Madrid, Brighton and Hove Albion have further added to their striking options by singing former star Zamora, who last played for the Seagulls in 2003, for a season.
— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) August 3, 2015
Wolves snap up Le Fondre for the season (20:05)
Cardiff City forward Adam Le Fondre has joined fellow Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan, with an option for a permanent move.
— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) August 3, 2015
Rafael’s Man Utd career ends as Brazilian joins Lyon (20:00) Right back Rafael had an injury-hit spell during his seven years at Old Trafford, but is hoping to resurrect his career with Ligue 1 outfit Lyon, after signing on a four-deal deal.
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) August 3, 2015
Foxes make second signing of day in Benalouane (16:10)
Atalanta defender Yohan Benalouane has joined Leicester City on a four-year deal subject to international clearance. He follows holding midfielder N’Golo Kante.
— Leicester City (@OfficialFOXES) August 3, 2015
Eagles complete Wickham swoop (13:35) Crystal Palace have signed Sunderland striker Connor Wickham for an undisclosed fee, reportedly £9m, on a five-year deal.
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) August 3, 2015
Leicester complete N’Golo Kante signing (13:04)
The Foxes have announced the transfer of diminutive French centre midfielder N’Golo Kante, 24, from Caen for reported £5.6m fee.
— Leicester City (@OfficialFOXES) August 3, 2015
Alcarez makes switch to Spain with Las Palmas (10:00) Former Everton defender Antolin Alcaraz, 33, has moved to La Liga new boys La Palmas on a free transfer, after leaving the Toffees this summer. The Paraguay international has signed a one-year deal with the Canary Islands outfit, and has an option for another.
— UD Las Palmas (@UDLP_Oficial) August 2, 2015