Monday, 29 July 2013

Transfer Rumours + Done Deals: Serie A and Ligue 1

Hello again everyone, and welcome to the second part of this transfer rumours and done deals blog post. 
Today, I am analysising all of the done deals and transfer rumours that have occured over the last couple of days in European football - with the Italian and French leagues in focus for this post. 

First, I will start with the Serie A:

Done Deals:

Pepe Reina (Liverpool) to Napoli - season-long loan deal

Napoli have confirmed the loan signing of Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a season-long loan deal.
He will go head-to-head with Brazilian keeper Rafael for the No.1 spot at Napoli, after Liverpool confirmed the £7million signing of Belgian keeper Simon Mignolet who impressed last year with his consistent performances for Sunderland. 

Liverpool signed young Belgian Mignolet for £7m and he will be No.1 for them next season.
Solid signing: Napoli have signed Reina on a loan deal, who is unsettled after Mignolet's move to LFC.

He will be unveiled along with new team-mate Higuain on Monday afternoon.

Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madid) to Napoli - £27million pounds

Well, well, well... the rumours were running rampant that Higuain was going to sign for Arsenal, but in the end he joined Italian side Napoli as The Gunners were not prepared to improve their bid for the Real Madrid striker as they felt he was not valued at that much money. 

However, Napoli were more than happy to spend £27million on Higuain, because they had more than double that to spend - after Cavani's £55million pound move to PSG last week. 

Off to Italy: Gonzalo Higuain has joined Napoli for £27million pounds from Real Madrid.

Morgan De Sanctis (from Napoli) to Roma - £250,000 pounds

Cheap, but solid: Roma have completed the £250,000 pound signing of Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

Transfer Rumours:

PSG are interested in Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic and they are reportedly going to ask for Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore in an exchange deal. 

Fiorentina are thinking about making an offer for QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar and hope to sign Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi.

Norwich City are interested in signing Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, with his team-mate Alessandro Matri being looked at by both Merseyside clubs, Liverpool and Everton.

Next, Ligue 1:

Done deals:

Nelson Oliveira (from Benfica) to Stade Rennais FC - season-long loan deal

First-team experience: Portugese striker Nelson Oliveira will play in Ligue 1 next season.

Benfica's young striker Nelson Oliveira has agreed to move to French side Stade Rennais on a season-long loan deal in order to gain more first team experience, after being second choice in the team to the deadly partnership of Cardozo and Lima. 
He has a lot of potential and will do well at Stade Rennais, so do not be surprised to see me reporting on his goal-scoring form in the future!

Benoit Tremoulinas (from Bordeaux) to Dynamo Kiev - £5million pounds

Done deal: Left-back Benoit Tremoulinas has signed for Dynamo Kiev and has started training with his new club.

Dynamo Kiev have made a bold statement to the rest of Europe by signing midfield startlet Younes Belhanda.

Ukranian club Dynamo Kiev have completed the signing of French left-back Benoit Tremoulinas for £5million pounds.

He has become the second signing for Kiev in this transfer window from Ligue 1, after midfielder Younes Belhanda signed last week for around £12million pounds from Montpellier. 

Transfer Rumours:

PSG's young defensive midfielder Marco Verratti's agent has said the Italian wants to leave PSG after failing to agree a contract extension at the club.

Italian midfield startlet Marco Verratti reportedly wants a move away from PSG after contract talks broke down.

Talks between Lyon and Newcastle United regarding striker Bafetimbi Gomis are proving difficult between both clubs as they both have different valuations for the player. Newcastle have had a £7million pound bid rejected, but they are still in talks over Gomis. 

Thank you for reading my blog today, and please comment or leave a +1 if you enjoyed the post. I will have the latest transfer rumous + done deals from the Bundesliga and Liga BBVA out tomorrow or Wednesday :) Until then, have a great day and I will speak to you all later. 
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