Thursday, 7 August 2014

Latest transfer news, football updates and rumours:

Hello again everyone and welcome to my latest blog post, where I have the latest transfer news, football updates and rumours across Europe as the month of August has begun.

Less than 1 month away from the end of the transfer window, many clubs are in talks with other teams for players as they are all looking to bolster their squads ahead of the new season. 

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Latest transfer news, football updates and rumours:

DEAL DONE: Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has joined Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on a three-year contract deal, and was unveiled at their summer team photo to the media and his new supporters.

Done: Reina (pictured in black next to Neuer) has joined Bayern on a three-year deal
Reina left the club last summer to join Serie A side Napoli on a loan deal, after Mignolet joined from Sunderland and it appeared that he would struggle to get first-team football.

DONE DEAL: Southampton has confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Fraser Forster in a £10million pound deal from Celtic.  

The Saints currently have Artur Boruc of Poland in goal, but his recent inconsistencies have prompted shrewd business from Koeman to try and bring a solid keeper in. 

ENCOURAGING: Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has fowed to put the fan abuse of last season behind him and reclaim his place for club and country.

He was made a scapegoat for United's failures last season under Moyes' reign, but with Louis van Gaal in charge it will be entertaining to see how the fans react to his performances. 

DONE DEAL: QPR have announced the £6million pound signing of Cardiff midfielder Jordon Mutch, who was one of their best players last season in the Premier League. 

Done deal: Mutch has joined QPR, on a four-year deal with the newly promoted side.
DEAL CLOSE: Tottenham are confident of completing the signing of Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, despite an apparently problem occuring over third-party ownership issues. 

The reported transfer fee is believed to be around £17million pounds.

NEW CONTRACT OFFER: Liverpool are set to offer creative midfielder Philippe Coutinho a new contract, based on his new role in the squad as one of their best players. 

DONE DEAL: Liverpool have confirmed the two-year loan signing of Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo, with an option to permanently sign him after the spell finishes. 

TRANSFER-LINKED: Ajax full-back Daley Blind has said that he is "flattered" to be linked with a transfer move to Manchester United, with the Eredivisie club reportedly bracing an offer next week.