In this transfer blog we will keep you up to date with all the news until the last day (2 September) of the summer transfer market. Not only the confirmed transfers are mentioned, but also the rumors.
- Transfer updates:
- Completed transfers and rumors
- Market closed in England
- Other (large) competitions:
- 2 September, 11.59 p.m.
Transfer updates · 23 minutes ago
'Perisic is approved and almost from Bayern'
Ivan Perisic is about to move to Bayern Munich. The thirty-year-old Croat is supposedly already medically inspected by the German national champion. The South Germans are said to be renting the attacker for one season with the option of taking him over for 20 million euros from Internazionale in the summer of 2020. Perisic played in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg in the past. With the upcoming arrival of Perisic, Bayern finally has a new attacker. The 'Rekordmeister' previously grabbed alongside Leroy Sané and Hakim Ziyech.
Ivan Perisic had medicals and he's going to sign with Bayern Münich. Confirmed, done deal and here we go #transfers #BayernAvatar
Transfer updates · 3 hours ago
Williams signs a huge contract with Bilbao
Iñaki Williams signs a special contract with Athletic Bilbao. De Bask puts his signature under a new commitment and is now fixed until mid 2028 (!). The 25-year-old striker has been playing at the La Liga club since 2015 and does not seem to be leaving there in the coming years. Williams receives a lump sum payment in his contract of 135 million euros.
OFFICIAL: Iñaki Williams has signed a new nine-year contract extension with Athletic Bilbao keeping him at the club until 2028. This release clause is set at € 135m.Avatar
Transfer updates · 5 hours ago
Pogba does not exclude departure from United
Is Paul Pogba still leaving at Manchester United? Now that the English clubs can no longer buy players, the midfielder doesn't seem to be leaving anymore, but that is still not certain. Real Madrid is said to be interested in the 26-year-old Frenchman. "We know that all sorts of things have been said. Time will tell you exactly how things are. Everything is still a big question mark," Pogba said. "I am now at Manchester United and having fun with my teammates. I want to win every game and I will give everything to get it done on the field."
Transfer updates · 6 hours ago
"Van Wolfswinkel is not coming, Van der Heijden remains"
Feyenoord can draw a line with the arrival of Ricky van Wolfswinkel this summer. The attacker of FC Basel has been eliminated for several weeks (head injury) and is therefore no longer an option for the Rotterdammers, who have to look for an alternative to the rush-hour position. Jan-Arie van der Heijden also seems unable to do business with Feyenoord. The defender still hopes for a departure, but the club won't let him go. (Source: De Telegraaf )
Transfer updates · 6 hours ago
Ziyech: "I would rather stay with Ajax"
Seville became concrete, but Hakim Ziyech will also stay with Ajax this season and last week even extended his contract with a year (until mid 2022). The 26-year-old playmaker is having "just great" his way in Amsterdam. "We have a great team and I feel the urge to not make the successful season of last year an incident. And that feeling is the most important thing for me. Every player has to make his own choices and Sevilla will definitely be a great club. But I always said: the picture really has to be right. And I didn't have that feeling. I'd rather stay with Ajax. " (Source: AD )
Transfer updates · 6 hours ago
"Lozano leaves after all, PSV seeks replacement"
In Eindhoven, one must take strong account of a departure from Hirving Lozano. Napoli is reportedly planning to force a deal in the coming days. PSV is hoping for 40 million euros, while the Mexican himself is almost finished with the Italian club. The people from Eindhoven would be looking for a replacement for the 24-year-old Lozano, because also in view of the (long) injuries of Sam Lammers and Gastón Pereiro, the Brabant players could still use an attacking reinforcement. (Source: ED )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 7:42 PM
Luckassen and Sainsbury may leave PSV, Ribéry unattainable
Derrick Luckassen and Trent Sainsbury can leave PSV. Trainer Mark van Bommel does not need the two central defenders by recalling Daniel Schwaab. "What does that mean for Luckassen and Sainsbury? They are allowed to leave. They are not included in the selection either, that actually says enough," Van Bommel told FOX Sports prior to the competition duel with ADO Den Haag. The coach also states that Franck Ribéry will not come to Eindhoven. "I spoke to Franck personally, but this is priceless. A line can go through."
Transfer updates · yesterday at 6:36 PM
The midfielder is even present at the game of probably his new club:
🔜 | Thomas Bruns, now in the stands, would soon be presented at @PECZwolle. #utrpec https://t.co/OExoQ9OnduAvatar
Transfer updates · yesterday at 6:20 PM
Daniel = 😁 #SchwaabIsHomeAvatar
Transfer updates · yesterday at 6:08 PM
"PEC leases Bruns van Vitesse"
Thomas Bruns will probably play for the rest of the season for PEC Zwolle. The midfielder is rented by the team from Overijssel for a year from Vitesse. The 27-year-old Bruns does not appear in the plans of coach Leonid Slutsky in Arnhem and was already let to FC Groningen early this year. (Source: De Stentor)
Transfer updates · yesterday at 6:04 PM
Remarkable Schwaab return to PSV
Daniel Schwaab returns to PSV. The thirty-year-old German left Eindhoven three months ago to spend more time with his family, but now comes back to that decision. The central defender signs for PSV for a year. "After spending a lot of time with my wife and children for three months, the hunger is back. The fire is burning again. With the full support of my family I now continue with great ambition at PSV", Schwaab motivates his return. (Source: PSV)
Transfer updates · yesterday at 6:01 PM
Welcome home, Daniel! ❤ #SchwaabIsHomeAvatar
Transfer updates · yesterday at 5:25 PM
"Schwaab in Eindhoven to complete PSV return"
Will Daniel Schwaab return to PSV after a few months? It starts there very similar to the corpses. According to the Eindhovens Dagblad , the German has since been spotted at the Philips Stadium and will soon be signing a contract with the Eindhoven residents. The thirty year old defender played for PSV from 2016 until last season.
Transfer updates · yesterday at 3:12 PM
Anderlecht are stunting with rental deal Chadli
Nacer Chadli surprisingly continues his career at the Anderlecht of Vincent Kompany. The Belgian club takes over the midfielder annex attacker for one season from AS Monaco on a rental basis. The former Belgian international had been sidelined with the French. Chadli previously played for the Dutch AGOVV and FC Twente, after which he transferred to the English Tottenham Hotspur. (Source: Anderlecht)
Transfer updates · yesterday at 1:28 PM
"Coutinho no longer leaves Barcelona"
It does not seem that Phillipe Coutinho will be relocating at FC Barcelona this summer. According to Marca , the Catalan club has announced that a transfer will no longer be made. The Brazilian has been linked to Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and mentioned in a possible exchange deal with Neymar by Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks. So it did not come to a transition. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder came over from Liverpool in January 2018 and is still fixed until mid-2023. (Source: Marca )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 11:40 AM
'Feyenoord interested in Argentinian striker'
Feyenoord has an eye on Adolfo Gaich. The twenty-year-old striker is an Argentinian youth international who is under contract with San Lorenzo. Feyenoord reportedly has not yet reported to the Argentinian club, but would soon make a bid. Gaich has a commitment to San Lorenzo until 2021. (Source: FOX Sports )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 11:10 AM
De Jong winks: "Donny must stay"
Frenkie de Jong advises his former teammate Donny van de Beek with a wink. The 22-year-old midfielder of Ajax is in the emphatic interest of Real Madrid, the arch rival of De Jongs FC Barcelona. "It would be best if he stayed at Ajax. I don't like to play against him and it would make Ajax better," he laughs at FOX Sports . Then seriously: "I would love it if he went to Real Madrid. He is a great player and he deserves it."
Transfer updates · yesterday at 11:00
Sarri: "We still have to sell six players"
Juventus trainer Maurizio Sarri is bothered by the transfer problems at Juventus. The brand new coach of the Italian champion says he has to sell six more players to be able to register a suitable selection for the Champions League. "We have to solve this situation as a club. That is not always about the choices of the trainer or management. We have to lose six players and that makes it very difficult for me. It will be another twenty very busy days for us on the transfer market It is a ridiculous situation, because we have to let players go at a very high level. " (Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 10:37 AM
FC Groningen reaches Danish youth international
FC Groningen attracts Nicklas Strunck Jakobsen. The nineteen-year-old Dane comes over from the Danish FC Nordsjaelland and signs a four-year agreement with 'The Trots of the North'. Strunck Jakobsen can handle both right back and midfielder and is a Danish youth international. "Until now it was not always feasible to get Nicklas to Groningen," says technical director Mark Fledderus on the FC Groningen website. "We have been following him all the time and have been in constant contact with him and his management. Now that an opening was taking place, we immediately struck." (Source: FC Groningen)
Transfer updates · yesterday at 10:30 am
"Juventus will still apply for Pogba"
At Manchester United they assume that Paul Pogba will stay now that the transfer period in England has come to an end. But the hope of staying with the French superstar appears to be vain, if we have to believe the English media. Juventus is brooding in the background for a return of the 26-year-old midfielder and is going to try to seduce him to Turin before closing the Italian market on 31 August. (Source: Sunday Express )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 9:30 AM
Dortmund rents Toprak to Werder Bremen
Ömer Toprak leaves Borussia Dortmund after two years. The German Super Cup winner rents the thirty-year-old defender to Werder Bremen, where Davy Klaassen is active. The club from the port city has also stipulated an option to purchase in the lease. Toprak started as a basic player at Dortmund in 2017, but saw its prospects evaporate last season. He previously played for Bayer Leverkusen and Freiburg. (Source: Borussia Dortmund)
Transfer updates · yesterday at 8:50 AM
"Ribéry salary requirements too high for PSV"
Franck Ribéry cannot be admired on the Dutch football fields this season. Following the Algemeen Dagblad , De Telegraaf now also reports that the French star attacker is too expensive for PSV. Via trainer and former teammate Mark van Bommel, the people from Eindhoven hoped to lure Ribéry for a stay in Eindhoven, but that attempt failed. Ribéry is transfer-free, but demands such a high salary that he is unaffordable for PSV. According to the latest reports, the 36-year-old attacker is on his way to Lokomotiv Moscow. (Source: De Telegraaf )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 10:40 PM
Ajax talks to Veltman about contract
Will Joël Veltman also extend his (expiring) contract at Ajax? The players from Amsterdam are in conversation with the 27-year-old defender, coach Erik ten Hag says after the Ajax duel with FC Emmen (5-0) in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Veltman plays since 2012 in the main force of the Dutch champion. "I told him that he is not allowed to leave. August is an important month and we desperately need Veltman," said Ten Hag. (Source: De Telegraaf )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 7:32 PM
"PSV wants to get Schwaab back"
PSV said goodbye to Daniel Schwaab this summer, but the German defender may return. The 31-year-old man was supposed to be discussing a one-season contract with the Eindhoven club. Schwaab has been maintaining his condition at SC Freiburg for a month since he returned to his native country due to personal circumstances. With Timo Baumgartl, PSV already achieved a successor for Schwaab. (Source: Eindhovens Dagblad )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 5:14 PM
"Serero from Vitesse to Al Jazira"
Thulani Serero is about to leave Vitesse. The South African would soon sign a contract with Al Jazira from trainer Jurgen Streppel. The club from United Arab Emirates is said to pay 1 million euros for the 29-year-old midfielder. Serero came to Arnhem in 2017 after playing for Ajax for six years. (Source: De Telegraaf )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 4:31 PM
"Ribéry is approaching agreement with Lokomotiv"
Franck Ribéry doesn't seem to be relocating to PSV this summer. The 36-year-old Frenchman is said to be close to an agreement with Lokomotiv Moscow. The Russian club reportedly trumps the people of Eindhoven on the financial demands of the transfer-free attacker. There is not yet a deal between Lokomotiv and Ribéry, but that chance has increased considerably in recent hours. (Source: L'Equipe )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 3:03 PM
"Wöber on the threshold of return to Austria"
Maximilian Wöber stands for a return to his homeland, Austria, if we have to believe a local medium from Seville. The former defender of Ajax, who after a rental period for 10 million euros has been definitively taken over by Seville, no longer appears in the plans of trainer Julen Lopetegui. Red Bull Salzburg wants to relieve the center defender of his suffering and take him for 12 million euros from Andalusia. (Source: Diario De Sevilla )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 2:40 PM
Which club should Neymar go to?
- Real Madrid
- FC Barcelona
- Another top club
- Stay with Paris Saint-Germain
Transfer updates · Saturday at 2:00 PM
PSG leaves Neymar outside of competition selection
Thomas Tuchel, the coach of Paris Saint-Germain, will leave Neymar outside of the game selection for the first league game in the Ligue 1 tomorrow, with Nimes. It is a decision of the club not to let the Brazilian dribbler play, technical director Leonardo told ESPN . "The conversations are more advanced than before." Neymar has long been associated with a departure from the French club. Real Madrid would be fishing for its services. (Source: ESPN )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 1:40 PM
"Hamdi main candidate at Roda JC"
There is also a transfer market going on at management level. Mohammed Hamdi is the main candidate for the vacant post of general manager at Roda JC, Voetbal International writes. According to the football magazine, he has been identified by the new Mexican owner Mauricio García de la Vega as the ideal candidate to clear up debris in Kerkrade. Hamdi has been mentioned as the new director of Eredivisionist ADO Den Haag for some time, but internal struggles are currently blocking an appointment in the residential city.
Transfer updates · Saturday at 12:20 PM
Ajax director Edwin van der Sar congratulates Lasse Schöne on his transfer to Genoa.
Thanks to Lasse Schöne for his contribution to @AFCAjax in the last seven years! League titles, domestic cup, UEL final 2017, CL semi final last season and many fantastic goals. Good luck with your new challenge @genoacfcofficial and see you soon for a farewell from our fans.Avatar
Transfer updates · Saturday at 12:10 PM
'PSG has not yet received an offer for Neymar'
Although Neymar is always explicitly linked to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain has not received a concrete offer for the Brazilian attacker this summer. FC Barcelona had previously shown interest in the 26-year-old attacker, but after engaging several intermediaries, the Catalans decided not to come. Real Madrid would be preparing a bid in the background, offering James Rodríguez or Gareth Bale as trading players. (Source: Le Parisien )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 11:50 AM
'Perisic not to Valencia because of Bayern transfer'
Bayern Munich set his sights on Ivan Perisic after the injury of Leroy Sané. The left winger from Croatia does not travel with his employer Internazionale to Valencia in Spain for a friendly match. According to BILD , Bayern has already reached an agreement in principle with Inter about a rental deal for the 30-year-old Perisic, which also stipulates an option to purchase. (Source: BILD )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 11:20 AM
"Neymar can earn 40 million a year at Real"
The sounds of a switch from Neymar to Real Madrid are becoming more concrete, if we have to believe the Spanish media. Sport writes that Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez wants to make serious work of the 26-year-old Brazilian, who is in conflict with his employer Paris Saint-Germain. The preses of Real would have already made a contract offer to Neymar with a duration of five years and an annual salary of allegedly 40 million euros net per year. With that, he would become the highest paid footballer in the world after the Lionel Messi. (Source: Sport )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 10:40 AM
"Negotiations EL Khayati and ADO solid"
The negotiations between Abdenasser El Khayati and ADO Den Haag about the dissolution of the contract are stuck. That is what De Telegraaf writes. The mainstay of the Hague Premier League can make a lucrative transfer to SC Qatar, but in the Middle East it is not common to pay high transfer fees for players. That is why El Khayati has to buy out his contract in The Hague from his own pocket. ADO, however, is asking the attacker for a million, who for the time being refuses to add water to the wine. (Source: De Telegraaf )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 10:20 AM
"Bosz also wanted to bring Dolberg to Leverkusen"
Peter Bosz wanted to bring Kasper Dolberg to Bayer Leverkusen this summer, following Daley Sinkgraven. The former trainer of Ajax, however, received zero on the reclining complaint against the club leader of his former employer from Amsterdam. Trainer Erik ten Hag still sees 'enormous potential' in the 21-year-old Deen, who is struggling with his fitness and form. Dolberg had his best season with Ajax under Bosz. (Source: Het Parool )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 10:10 AM
According to Spanish media, Real Madrid is still waiting to attract Donny van de Beek. What should Ajax's 22-year-old midfielder do?
- Extend the contract with Ajax
- Transfer to Real Madrid
- Waiting for another (top) club
Transfer updates · Saturday at 9:30 AM
"AS Roma wants to rent expensive Sánchez from United"
Manchester United is in his stomach with Alexis Sánchez. The 30-year-old Chilean weighs heavily on the salary record of the English record champion with a weekly salary of more than half a million euros, but rarely comes into action in the team of coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. That is why a sale or rental can be discussed by United. AS Roma is said to be responding to that call and wants to rent Sánchez. The only question is whether the Italians can cough up (a large part of) the salary. (Source: The Telegraph )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 8:50 AM
'Van de Beek only to Real Madrid in 2020'
The rumor mill around Donny van de Beek keeps running fast. Now the Spanish El Mundo Deportivo is reporting a new turn in the transfer saga. It is becoming increasingly plausible that the 22-year-old midfielder will only make the move to Madrid in 2020, because 'De Koninklijke' first wants to sell his stars Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez before Van de Beek is captured. Real spent over 300 million euros in this transfer period on new players. AS reported yesterday that Neymar is still preferring to be contracted over the Ajax player. (Source: El Mundo Deportivo )
Transfer updates · Friday at 10:08 PM
'Van Bommel is aiming for Ribéry'
A very remarkable rumor from the German Bild . PSV coach Mark van Bommel is said to have focused his attention on Franck Ribéry. The 36-year-old Frenchman is currently clubless and knows Van Bommel from their period at Bayern Munich. According to the AD , the interest is correct, but attracting the offside player is currently not (financially) feasible. Van Bommel and Ribéry played together in southern Germany between 2007 and 2010.
Transfer updates · Friday at 8:05 PM
"Bayern ends up with Bergwijn again"
No Leroy Sané (injured) and no Hakim Ziyech (new contract with Ajax). Bayern Munich must remove two targets from the wish list and therefore the Germans would again be interested in Steven Bergwijn. According to Bild, the PSV player must cost around 40 million euros. The 21-year-old attacker still has a contract until mid 2022 in Eindhoven.
Transfer updates · Friday at 6:28 PM
Eden Hazard is no longer a Chelsea player and therefore will not participate in the opening round of the Premier League against Manchester United on Sunday. They are happy with that in Manchester!
Meanwhile, a sign in Manchester. 🔴Avatar
Transfer updates · Friday at 6:22 PM
Pochettino: "Big mistake to close the transfer market already"
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks it is impossible that the transfer market in the Premier League has already been closed, unlike in other European competitions. The Argentinian now fears that he will no longer be able to accommodate the possible departure of important players. "We are now at a disadvantage compared to other European clubs. They have 20 days extra to attract players. It is a big mistake that the Premier League will allow this," says Pochettino. "This way we give other clubs the chance to cause confusion. If we didn't compete against these teams in the Champions League, it would have been fine."
Transfer updates · Friday at 6:02 PM
General manager Edwin van der Sar is very pleased with the new contract of Hakim Ziyech with Ajax:
Delighted with Hakim Ziyech extending his contract with @AFCAjax until 2022. Keeping our best players on new contracts and hopefully the same performances for the coming season. #ExtendingZiyechAvatar
Transfer updates · Friday at 5:57 PM
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona) and Lasse Schöne (Genoa) left Ajax, but the team from Amsterdam succeeded in including André Onana, Noussair Mazraoui, Nicolás Tagliafico, Dusan Tadic, David Neres and thus Hakim Ziyech to commit themselves to longer.
Transfer updates · Friday at 5:45 PM
Ajax also extends with Ziyech
Ajax also succeeds in extending the contract of Hakim Ziyech. The left leg is signing for one year and is now in Amsterdam until mid-2022. The 26-year-old Ziyech came over from FC Twente in 2016 and grew to be a defining player at Ajax. There were also rumors this summer that Ziyech would leave Ajax, but that does not seem to happen. The international of Morocco, which is said to earn around 4 million euros per year, has played 133 official duels for Ajax so far and scored 42 times.
You asked for magic? 🎩 #ExtendingZiyechAvatar
Transfer updates · Friday at 5:04 PM
Lucas extends contract with Tottenham
Lucas Moura will stay with Tottenham Hotspur for longer. The Brazilian is extending his contract and is now locked up with the London club until 2024. 26-year-old Lucas Moura came in January 2018 for just under 30 million euros from Paris Saint-Germain.
📸 @ LucasMoura7 🙌 #THFC ⚪️ #COYSAvatar
Transfer updates · Friday at 4:57 PM
Ben Rienstra is now also an official player of the Turkish Kayserispor. The midfielder comes over from SC Heerenveen.
Very happy with the new chapter in kayseri! I am looking forward to wear your jersey @ kayserisporfk, thanks everybody who make it happen !! Thank you @scheerenveenofficial for last year, wish you all the best in the future! # kayserispor # 38 # superlig # 💪🏻Avatar
Transfer updates · Friday at 4:40 PM
Luis Suárez signed with Ajax twelve years ago and the Uruguayan has absolutely no regrets.
One of the best decisions I've ever made in my career, sign for a club that gave me everything !!! I'm always from @AFCAjax 💪💪💪💪💪 https://t.co/MyAxKEItpXAvatar