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European Transfer Deadline Day: SBI Live Commentary

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The summer transfer window is reaching its conclusion and, as always, Wednesday figured to be a busy day across the world of soccer.

While many teams have gotten their business done throughout the summer window, clubs all over the world will have one final chance to improve their rosters as European seasons get into full swing. Several clubs have already started the day with major deals, as stars like Wilfried Bony, Gabigol, Samir Nasri and Alan Pulido were announced by their new clubs.

As the day rolls on, SBI will be providing live updates on all of the latest transfer news. Follow along and check in regularly to keep up with what is always one of the busiest days of the soccer year:

4:05 p.m. – Mexican national team defender Diego Reyes has joined Espanyol on a season-long loan from FC Porto. That move makes Matt Miazga  heading to Espanyol seem very unlikely.

3:37 p.m. — French club Nice has confirmed the signing of Mario Balotelli on a free transfer from Liverpool. Let the games begin.

3:03 p.m. – Jack Wilshere’s loan move to Bournemouth is complete. He turned down moves to Crystal Palace and Roma.

2:52 p.m. – Samir Nasir’s season-long loan to Sevilla was completed earlier today and he was recently introduced by his new club.

2:35 p.m. – The Moussa Sissoko sweepstakes continue, and now the BBC is reporting that Tottenham have moved ahead of Everton for the services of the Newcastle midfielder.

2:25 p.m.- The LA Galaxy confirm Nigel de Jong’s departure to Galatasaray on a free transfer. The two sides agreed to terminate his contract.

2:05 p.m. – Still waiting on confirmation of Jack Wilshere’s loan to AFC Bournemouth. He is currently at the club finalizing the loan.

1:34 p.m. – It’s now official: David Luiz is heading back to Chelsea following a transfer away from Paris Saint-Germain.

1:20 P.M. – Olympique Marseille have confirmed the signing of Tottenham forward Clinton N’Jie on a season-long loan deal.

1:17 P.M. – Despite previously ruling out a Portugal return, it has been reported that Lazar Markovic has agreed to move on loan to Sporting from Liverpool.

1:15 P.M. – Sky Sports is reporting that Islam Slimani has passed his Leicester City medical ahead of an imminent move.

1:14 P.M. – Tottenham have officially completed the signing of Georges-Kévin N’Koudou

12:52 P.M. – Sports Illustrated reports that Chelsea defender Matt Miazga is nearing a loan move to La Liga side Espanyol.

12:38 P.M. – Juan Cuadrado has officially completed his loan move to Juventus from parent club Chelsea.

12:15 P.M. – Valencia signs Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala on a season long loan.

11:57 A.M. – ESPN is reporting that Hull City is expected to sign Dynamo Kiev’s Dieumerci Mbokani on loan.

11:56 A.M. – It has been reported that Yacine Brahimi will undergo a medical at Everton ahead of a club record transfer.

11:46 A.M. – Chelsea has officially acquired the services of former Fiorentina man Marcos Alonso Mendoza.

11:40 A.M. – Wolfsburg have confirmed the signing of Phillip Wollscheid from Stoke City

11:38 A.M. – Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Bruno Martins Indi on a season-long loan from FC Porto.

11:35 A.M. – Hamburg have completed the signing of Douglas Santos from Atletico Mineiro.

11:34 A.M. – Islam Slimani has reportedly been given permission to leave Algeria’s training camp for a medical at Leicester City.

11:31 A.M. – Luis Alberto has completed a move from Liverpool to Serie A side Lazio.

11:29 A.M. – Former NYCFC defender Shay Facey has joined Herenveen on loan from parent club Manchester City.

11:28 A.M. – Canadian international Doneil Henry is reportedly likely to move on loan to AC Horsens in Denmark from West Ham.

11:27 A.M. – Wales’ Euro 2016 star Hal Robson-Kanu is reportedly at West Bromwich for a medical ahead of a move.

11:26 A.M. – Burnley have signed Jeff Hendrick for a club record fee from Derby.

11:26 A.M. – Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of Adama Traore from Aston Villa.

11:20 A.M. – According to BBC, Jack Wilshere is set to join Bournemouth, joining Emerson Hyndman in the Cherries’ midfield.

11:15 A.M. – Isco has told Spanish media that he will not be leaving Real Madrid.

10:35 A.M. – Sunderland have announced the signing of Gabonese midfielder Didier Ndong from Lorient.

10:15 A.M. – Werder Breman has confirmed the signing of German youth international Serge Gnabry, who made 11 appearances during his time with Arsenal.

10:00 A.M. – Cesc Fabregas has reportedly turned down a move to AC Milan, as the Spanish star continues to be linked with a move away from Chelsea.

10:00 A.M. – According to Goal, Chelsea is closing in on a season-long loan deal for Valencia centerback Aymen Abdennour, which could open the door for Matt Miazga’s exit.


    • …and yet, the United States have finished 1st in the last three World Cup qualifications, and Mexico needed the United States to win a meaningless game to even have a chance at making the 2014 World Cup.

      Sending players to Europe isn’t always a metric of success, but could more closely be viewed as a metric of potential.

      There’s no denying Mexico continues to develop exciting prospects and missing the Olympics is a real discussion for the United States (especially when Mexico wins it), but the continued circle jerk of anything Mexico grows tiresome when we really look at the results for the senior team.

      • Exactly – if Mexico is so far ahead of us why doesn’t that show up in the results. Sending boatloads of players to Europe didn’t prevent them losing 7-0 to Chile.

    • The absolute worst place for Mario Ballotelli to go would be the MLS. America is too big of a distraction for a guy like him who loves the nightlife and party scene. He also has very little respect for the MLS and would likely take it as a joke like he did in the all star game a few years ago. He would be poison to whatever MLS he went to.

    • That dude is an absolute cancer. Why on Earth any one would want him anywhere near their club or league is beyond me.

      Fool me once….fool me twice…you get the idea.

  1. Conte had previously indicated that the Marcos signing would free Miazga to move, even though Marcos’ primary position was fullback, he had played as CB, but the signing of Abdennour cements that. Let’s hope Chelsea can pull the trigger for a loan deal (preferably in the interested EPL teams) before the window closes in a few hours.

  2. I miss the international signing days were SBI had no need to refresh the page.

    Will be interested to see what the Whilshire means to Hydmann. Also, where does Miazga and Zalelem end up.


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