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Thursday Kickoff: Alcacer, Cillessen, Drinkwater and more


Barcelona appear set to reload with a forward following the signing of a new goalkeeper, while Danny Drinkwater is set to remain at Leicester for the next several years.

Paco Alcacer has asked Valencia to allow him to make a move to Barcelona before the end of the transfer window. (REPORT)

Barcelona has signed goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Ajax for a transfer fee of €13 million plus another €2m in add-ons. (REPORT)

Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater has signed a new five-year deal with the club. (REPORT)

Sunderland have acquired Javier Manquillo on loan from Atletico Madrid. The Black Cats were previously in pursuit of DeAndre Yedlin, who signed with Newcastle on Wednesday. (REPORT)

In addition, Atletico Madrid midfielder Oliver Torres has been loaned to Porto for a year-and-a-half after previously spending the 2014-15 season with the Portuguese club. (REPORT)

Tottenham’s Nabil Bentaleb has joined Schalke on a season-long loan. (REPORT)


DeAndre Yedlin completed a transfer to Newcastle United. (READ)

The USL has suspended Orange County Blues midfielder Richard Chaplow for his incident with Robbie Rogers over the weekend. (READ)

Hope Solo has been handed a six-month suspension by U.S. Soccer following her post-game comments stemming from the U.S. Women’s National Team’s loss to Sweden. (READ)

Former Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid spoke on his departure from the club and his relationship with Clint Dempsey. (READ)

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