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Thursday Kickoff: Chelsea signs Bakayoko, Everton’s Sigurdsson bid rejected, and more

The teams of the English Premier League continue to make summer transfer window maneuvers, with Chelsea having some success, and Everton less so.

Chelsea has reached an agreement to sign AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for £40 million. The 22-year old is expected to complete his medical and sign on Friday. (REPORT)

Everton has been less successful, as Swansea City has rejected their latest £40 million bid for forward Gylfi Sigurdsson. (REPORT)

Hope is not lost for Everton, however, as Sigurdsson did not travel with Swansea City for their U.S. tour due to uncertainty over his future. (REPORT)

20 year old Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri has unfortunately suffered major brain damage after collapsing due to cardiac arrhythmia during the team’s match against Werder Bremen. (REPORT)

Bayer 04 Leverkusen has reportedly acquired the services of defender Sven Bender from Borussia Dortmund for a fee over €15 million. (REPORT)

Representatives from Barcelona are reportedly in Lisbon to secure the signing of Benfica fullback Nelson Semedo after their chase for Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin fell through. (REPORT)

Young Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has completed a move to Real Sociedad after spending the past few seasons out on loan. (REPORT)


Former CONCACAF general secretary and FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer has passed away at the age of 72. (READ)

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Jordan Morris. (READ)

Morris brace saves USMNT in narrow win over Martinique. (READ)

U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal between Miami FC, FC Cincinnati postponed. (READ)

Panama goes top of Group B with victory over Nicaragua. (READ)

Sporting KC’s Opara released from hospital with grade 3 concussion. (READ)

Gonzalez, Davies, Adams headline MLS Homegrown roster. (READ)

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