Tag: Football Transfers

Premiership: Manchester United midfielder Anderson joins Internacional

Midfielder Anderson has left Manchester United on a free transfer and signed a four-year contract with Brazilian side Internacional.

The 26-year-old spent seven and a half years at Old Trafford afterjoining from Porto for a fee of around £26m in July 2007.

Anderson has struggled with injury and fitness, hardly featuring for United’s first team in recent seasons.

He has won eight caps for Brazil and made two United appearances in 2014-15.

Sir Alex Ferguson, who signed Anderson, identified him as a possible successor to Paul Scholes and he was a first-team regular for his first four years at Old Trafford.

A combination of serious injuries – and struggles with his weight – reduced his playing time.

Anderson was loaned to Italian side Fiorentina in January 2014 after making only three appearances for United under David Moyes.

In total, he featured 179 times for the club and was a member of the side that won the Champions League in 2008, scoring a penalty in the shootout victory over Chelsea in Moscow.

He netted the winning penalty in another final shootout, as United overcame Tottenham to win the League Cup in 2009.

His time at Manchester United featured four Premier League titles, the Champions League, two League Cups and the Fifa Club World Cup.

Read more at BBC Sport

Football Transfer Round Up

Transfer deals – February 2015

The January transfer window in England and Scotland closed on Monday, 2 February.

Clubs are still able to sign free agents after the deadline, and the Football League loan window re-opens on Monday, 7 February.

3 February

Premier League
None

Football League
Jamie Ashdown [Unattached – Oxford]
Mathieu Manset [Walsall – Cheltenham] Free

Scotland
None

Global
None

2 February (Transfer deadline day)

Most expensive signing of the January transfer window: Manchester City’s £28m purchase of Swansea’s Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony.

Busiest clubs: Crystal Palace, Crawley Town and Millwall have signed eight players each.

Major deals
00:10 GMT – Dame N’Doye [Lokomotiv Moscow – Hull] Undisclosed
23:51 – Stuart Armstrong [Dundee United – Celtic] Undisclosed
23:51 – Gary Mackay-Steven [Dundee United – Celtic] Undisclosed
23:38 – Darren Fletcher [Man Utd – West Brom] Free
23:15 – Dele Alli [MK Dons – Tottenham] Undisclosed (in the region of £5m); Alli loaned back to MK Dons until end of season
23:01 – Ryan Bertrand [Chelsea – Southampton] Undisclosed
22:40 – Wilfried Zaha [Manchester United – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed
22:33 – Aaron Lennon [Tottenham – Everton] Loan
22:33 – Lee Chung-yong [Bolton – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed
21:42 – Mohamed Salah [Chelsea – Fiorentina] Loan
19:45 – Filip Djuricic [Benfica – Southampton] Loan
18:38 – Juan Cuadrado [Fiorentina – Chelsea] £23.3m
17:31 – Andre Schurrle [Chelsea – Wolfsburg] £22m
12:02 – Robert Huth [Stoke – Leicester] Loan

Other transfers
01:00 – Robbie Muirhead [Kilmarnock – Dundee United] £150,000
00:52 – Nathan Thomas [Plymouth – Motherwell] Free
00:30 – Tim Cahill [New York Red Bulls – Shanghai Shenhua] Free
00:25 – Tony Andreu [Hamilton – Norwich] Undisclosed
00:22 – Marvin Johnson [Kidderminster – Motherwell] Undisclosed
23:57 – Rhys Murphy [Dagenham – Oldham] Undisclosed
23:51 – Saidy Janko [Man Utd – Bolton] Loan
23:51 – Andy Kellett [Bolton – Man Utd] Loan
23:46 – Danny Swanson [Coventry – St Johnstone] Loan
23:36 – Filipe Joaquim Melo Silva [Moreirenses – Sheffield Wednesday] Undisclosed
23:33 – Gary MacKenzie [Blackpool – Bradford] Loan
23:30 – Gael Bigirimana [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:30 – Shane Ferguson [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:30 – Kevin Mbabu [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:30 – Remie Streete [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:30 – Haris Vuckic [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:23 – Filip Twardzik [Celtic – Bolton] Undisclosed
23:23 – Andy Delort [Wigan – Tours] Loan
23:03 – Leon Clarke [Wolves – Wigan] Loan
22:58 – Jesse Lingard [Manchester United – Derby] Loan
22:55 – Matthew Kennedy [Everton – Cardiff] Undisclosed
22:55 – Conor McAleny [Everton – Cardiff] Loan
22:55 – Conor Grant [Everton – Motherwell] Loan
22:47 – Eoin Doyle [Chesterfield – Cardiff] Undisclosed
22:36 – Barry Bannan [Crystal Palace – Bolton] Loan
22:30 – Greg Luer [Hull City – Port Vale] Loan
22:30 – Scott Davies [Fleetwood – Accrington] Loan
22:26 – Fraser Fyvie [Wigan – Hibernian] Free
22:15 – Keith Andrews [Bolton – MK Dons] Loan
22:15 – Paul Dixon [Huddersfield – Dundee United] Free
22:14 – Ivan Calero [Derby – Burton] Loan
22:11 – Danny Johnson [Cardiff – Stevenage] Loan
22:00 – Bruno Andrade [QPR – Stevenage] Loan
22:00 – Matt Done [Rochdale – Sheffield United] Undisclosed
21:45 – Jordan Wynter [Bristol City – Cheltenham] Free
21:38 – Lukas Culjak [Unattached – Aberdeen]
21:30 – Mani Dieseruvwe [Sheffield Wednesday – Chesterfield] Undisclosed
21:30 – Conor Wilkinson [Bolton – Oldham] Loan
21:26 – Tyrone Barnett [Peterborough – Shrewsbury] Undisclosed
21:23 – Thomas Ince [Hull City – Derby] Loan
21:20 – Lyle Taylor [Scunthorpe – Partick Thistle] Loan
21:03 – Kyle Lafferty [Norwich – Caykur Rizespor] Loan
21:00 – Anthony O’Connor [Blackburn – Plymouth] Undisclosed
20:59 – Keshi Anderson [Barton Rovers – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed
20:39 – Daniel Carr [Huddersfield – Dagenham] Loan
20:34 – Gaetan Bong [Olympiakos – Wigan] Free
20:31 – Tommy O’Sullivan [Cardiff – Port Vale] Loan
20:30 – David Mirfin [Scunthorpe – Hartlepool] Loan
20:21 – Callum Robinson [Aston Villa – Preston] Loan
20:15 – Tom Aldred [Accrington – Blackpool] Undisclosed
20:15 – Jordan Archer [Tottenham – Millwall] Loan
20:02 – Ishmael Miller [Blackpool – Huddersfield] Undisclosed
20:00 – Lenny Pidgeley [Newport – Mansfield] Loan
19:59 – Jack O’Connell [Blackburn – Brentford] Undisclosed
19:45 – Luke Williams [Middlesbrough – Coventry] Loan
19:29 – Sebastian Giovinco [Juventus – Toronto FC] Free
19:18 – Emmanuel Sonupe [Tottenham – St Mirren] Loan
19:00 – Gerardo Bruna [Whitehawk – Accrington] Free
18:46 – Davide Santon [Newcastle – Inter Milan] Loan
18:30 – Lewis McGugan [Watford – Sheff Wed] Loan
18:30 – Brendan Moloney [Yeovil – Northampton] Free
18:27 – Stephen McGinn [Sheffield United – Dundee] Free
18:27 – Ben Priest [Wolves – Dundee] Free
18:00 – Jordy Hiwula [Manchester City – Walsall] Loan
17:45 – Caolan Lavery [Sheff Wed – Chesterfield] Loan
17:42 – Paul Heffernan [Hibernian – Dundee] Free
17:39 – Kenny McLean [St Mirren – Aberdeen] £300,000
17:30 – Simeon Slavchev [Sporting Lisbon – Bolton] Loan
17:30 – Alex MacDonald [Burton – Oxford] Undisclosed
17:17 – Dylan Carreiro [Dundee – Arbroath] Loan
17:15 – Phil Roberts [Dundee – Alloa] Loan
17:12 – Ola Adeyemo [Dundee United – East Fife] Loan
17:00 – Thomas Eisfeld [Fulham – Bochum] Loan
17:00 – Chris David [Fulham – FC Twente] Loan
16:51 – Terry Gornell [Cheltenham – Accrington] Free
16:45 – Marnick Vermijl [Manchester United – Sheff Wed] Undisclosed
16:45 – Nathan Oduwa [Tottenham – Luton] Loan
16:30 – Mark Duffy [Birmingham – Chesterfield] Loan
16:30 – Ashley Carter [Wolves – Chesterfield] Loan
16:14 – Scott Harrison [Sunderland – Hartlepool] Undisclosed
16:00 – Tom McCready [Morecambe – Exeter] Free
15:46 – Alex Cisak [Burnley – Leyton Orient] Loan
15:44 – Keigan Parker [Airdrieonians – Clyde] Free
15:41 – Edgar Cani [Catania – Leeds] Loan
15:29 – George Long [Sheffield United – Motherwell] Loan
15:17 – Michael Duffy [Derry City – Celtic] Undisclosed
15:07 – Marvin Morgan [Plymouth – Hartlepool] Loan
14:43 – Yakubu [Unattached – Reading]
14:19 – Eliot Richards [Tranmere – Cheltenham] Free
14:02 – Sheyi Ojo [Liverpool – Wigan] Loan
13:56 – Gabriel Paletta [Parma – AC Milan] Undisclosed
13:17 – Michael Tonge [Leeds – Millwall] Loan
13:00 – Nathan Buddle [Blyth – Carlisle] Undisclosed
12:10 – Blair Turgott [West Ham – Coventry] Free
12:01 – Wes Burns [Bristol City – Cheltenham] Loan
11:54 – Andreas Breimyr [Bryne FK – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed*
10:38 – Sergiu Bus [CSKA Sofia – Sheffield Wednesday] Undisclosed
10:15 – Denny Johnstone [Birmingham – Cheltenham] Loan
10:08 – Charis Mavrias [Sunderland – Panathinaikos] Loan
09:27 – Nico Sumsky [Dukla Banska Bystrica – Hamilton Academical] Free
08:59 – Kenny Anderson [RKC Waalwijk – Hearts] Nominal

*will complete move in the summer

Premiership: Tottenham sign £5m MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli & loan him back

Tottenham have signed MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli on a five-and-a-half-year deal for an initial £5m fee.

The 18-year-old will be loaned back to the League One side for the rest of the season as part of the deal.

England Under-19 international Alli, who was also wanted by Newcastle United, has scored 12 goals in 25 league games for MK Dons this season.

“It’s a massive club and I’m really happy to be here. I’d love to play for Spurs and at White Hart Lane,” he said.

“It won’t be easy and I’ll have to fight for my place in the team but I’ll work hard to do that.”

Milton Keynes-born Alli made his Dons debut as a 16-year-old in November 2012 after progressing through the club’s youth set-up.

The midfielder, who has also been watched by Liverpool and Bayern Munich, marked his second appearance by scoring against Cambridge City in an FA Cup tie.

He signed a contract with MK Dons until 2017 in September.

Read more at BBC Sport

Premiership: Everton sign Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon on loan

Everton have signed Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon on loan until the end of the Premier League season.

The 27-year-old England international has scored 30 goals in 365 games for Spurs since his 2005 switch from Leeds United.

He has only made nine Premier League appearances this season, with another eight in cup competitions.

Hull, Stoke and QPR all wanted Lennon on transfer deadline day too but he turned them down in favour of Everton.

Lennon has won 21 caps for England, but has not represented his country since a 2-1 friendly win over Brazil in February 2013.

Read more at BBC Sport

Premiership: Southampton sign Benfica midfielder Filip Djuricic on loan

Southampton have signed Benfica’s attacking midfielder Filip Djuricic on loan for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old Serbia international moves to St Mary’s after terminating a loan deal with Bundesliga side Mainz.

Djuricic joined Benfica from Heerenveen for £4.5m in February 2013 and made 22 appearances as the club won the Portuguese league in his first season.

He then joined Mainz at the beginning of the 2014-15 campaign and made 12 appearances for the German club.

Djuricic began his career at Serbian club Radnicki Obrenovac before moving to Dutch side Heerenveen, where he scored 26 goals and provided 28 assists in 111 games, in January 2010.

He made his debut for Serbia during that period, going on to win 17 caps, but has failed to hit the same form he enjoyed in the Eredivisie at subsequent clubs.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed this week that he is also interested in signing Feyenoord’s Tonny Vilhena.

Read more at BBC Sport

Premiership: Wilfried Zaha ‘glad to be back permanently’ at Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha has tweeted that he is delighted to have agreed a permanent return to Crystal Palace from Manchester United.

The move has not been officially confirmed by either club, but Zaha posted:  “Glad to be back permanently and appreciate all the messages.”

Palace, who sold the 22-year-old winger to United for £15m in January 2013, re-signed him on loan in August.

When completed the deal is expected to be worth an initial £3m.

The fee could rise to £6m with add-ons, while United also have a sell-on clause.

Zaha was the final signing made by Sir Alex Ferguson before retiring as Manchester United manager.

On his arrival, the winger was immediately loaned back to Palace, helping them win promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs in 2013.

When he finally moved to Old Trafford he struggled to make an impact, playing just four times under David Moyes, Ferguson’s successor, before joining Cardiff on loan in January 2014.

Zaha, who has been capped twice by England, marked his return to Palace by scoring in a 3-3 Premier League draw at Newcastle in August.

Palace have also signed central midfielder Andreas Breimyr from Norwegian second-tier side Bryne FK.

The 18-year-old, whose move is subject to international clearance, will be loaned back to Bryne until June.

Read more at BBC Sport

Premiership: Chelsea sign Colombian star Cuadrado for £26m

Juan Cuadrado has completed his transfer from Fiorentina to Chelsea for a total fee of €35 million (£26m), including bonuses – a move which has left Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi feeling disappointed.

Chelsea activated a release clause in the Colombian’s contract, meaning Fiorentina could not prevent Cuadrado from talking to the Premier League leaders and, although negotiations dragged on, an agreement was finally reached late on transfer deadline day.

Fiorentina lose a key member of their squad, much to the chagrin of one of their most high-profile followers.

“It’s true, I’m disappointed about the sale of Cuadrado to Chelsea,” Renzi, a known Fiorentina fan, told La Stampa. “But maybe with that money, we can rebuild the team.”

It was an inevitable sale, with Fiorentina managing to resist advances for the 26-year-old in the summer, touching up his contract and inserting the buy-out clause in October, but having their hands tied by that very clause in this transfer window.

“It was a negotiation which had to be done,” coach Vincenzo Montella said at a news conference at the weekend. “From my point of view it’s disappointing, but the club did the right thing.

“A top player has left us, but I still see similar characteristics in Salah. I don’t think [selling Cuadrado] means we have taken a step backwards. [Cuadrado] is a professional and he always wants to play, and I’m pleased because he’s joining a top club.

“Cuadrado is a player that has always arrived with a smile and given everything to Fiorentina.”

Cuadrado scored a total of 26 goals in 106 appearances for the Viola, whom he joined from Udinese in 2012 having first arrived in Italy to play for Lecce in 2011.

Read more at ESPN

Premiership: Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle completes £22m Wolfsburg move

Andre Schurrle has completed a £22m move from Chelsea to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

The winger, 24, was in Germany’s World Cup-winning squad, scoring twice in the 7-1 semi-final victory over Brazil and playing in the final against Argentina.

He joined Chelsea for £18m from Bayer Leverkusen in June 2013 and scored 14 goals for the club.

Schurrle’s transfer allowed Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado to move to Chelsea from Fiorentina in a £23.3m deal.

The 26-year-old signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

Schurrle was mostly used as a substitute by manager Jose Mourinho and came off the bench to score in the 1-1 draw with title rivals Manchester City in September.

Last month, Mourinho said it would take a “phenomenal” offer to sell him in the current transfer window.

Read more at BBC Sport

Premiership: Leicester City sign defender Robert Huth on loan from Stoke City

Leicester City have signed Stoke City defender Robert Huth on loan until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old made 187 appearances for the Potters after joining the club for £5m from Middlesbrough in 2009.

“I’m not expecting to walk into the team,” he told Leicester City’s YouTube channel.  “I will need to prove my worth and hopefully I can do that.”

The German is currently serving a two-game Football Association ban for comments made on social media.

He will miss the Foxes’ Premier League match against Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, but will be available for the trip to Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on 10 February.

Huth started his professional career at Chelsea in 2002, and won the Premier League twice in his four years at Stamford Bridge.

Read more at BBC Sport

Premiership: Arsenal sign Gabriel Paulista as Joel Campbell joins Villarreal

Arsenal have signed Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista for 15m euros (£11.2m) with forward Joel Campbell joining the Spanish side on loan until the summer.

Brazilian Gabriel, 24, was ever-present for Villarreal this term and could face Aston Villa on Sunday.

He said: “I had a talk with my family and I told them that it was my dream to play in the Premier League.

“The fans can expect a Gabriel that on the field has a lot of will to be able to help the team win important things.”

Arsenal were granted a work permit for Gabriel, who can play at centre-back or full-back, on Monday, despite the fact he is uncapped and not a European Union citizen. He joined Villarreal from Brazilian club Vitoria in 2013.

Gabriel is available for selection for Arsenal’s Premier League home game against Villa.

Campbell, 22, has signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners before heading to Villarreal for the rest of the season.

He signed for Arsenal in 2011 from Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa SAD but has yet to score the Gunners.

He has been loaned out to French club FC Lorient, Spanish side Real Betis and Greek outfit Olympiakos in the past.

Read more at BBC Sport