African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Yaya Toure returns to Olympiacos


Toure returns to Olympiacos

Yaya Toure has completed a free transfer to his former club Olympiacos, 12 years after leaving the Greek giants.

The 35-year-old midfielder was released by Manchester City at the end of the last season following the expiry of his contract.

Koulibaly extends Napoli stay

Kalidou Koulibaly has signed a new five-year contract with Napoli, the Serie A club have confirmed.

The 27-year-old centre-back has committed his future to the Italian club until June 30, 2023.

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Palace in talks to resign Sako

Less than three months after his departure, Crystal Palace are negotiating with Bakary Sako to return to the club. 

According to Get French Football News , Roy Hodgson is looking to bolster his attacking ranks with the Mali international who has been without a club since he left Selhurst Park in June ending.

Sako initially joined the London club from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a three-year deal in 2015

Nantes capture Mbodji on loan

Senegal’s Kara Mbodji has joined French Ligue 1 side Nantes on loan for the 2018-19 season from Anderlecht.

Lille part ways with Enyeama

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Lille have agreed to end their seven-year relationship. 

Enyeama joined Lille in June 2011 made 164 appearances for the club in total.

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Celtic sign Mulumbu

Scottish Premier League champions Celtic have confirmation the sign the transfer of West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu.

The Congolese has signed a two-year contract with the Hoops.

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Niang joins Rennes on loan

French Ligue 1 club Rennes have announced the arrival of Senegal international Mbaye Niang on loan from Torino for the rest of the season.

The Red and Blacks also hold the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

Mothiba ditches Lille for Strasbourg

South Africa’s Lebo Mothiba has signed a five-year deal with Strasbourg from league rivals Lille.

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PSG to sign Choupo-Moting

French champions PSG are close to completing a late swoop for Cameroon and Stoke City forward Eric Choupo-Moting before today’s transfer deadline.

Goal understands the Cameroon international will join Thomas Tuchel’s men on a free transfer from the Championship club.

Choupo-Moting has travelled to the French capital already and he is expected to sign a three-year contract.

Celtic close in on Mulumbu

Celtic are set to make former West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu their fifth summer signing, Daily Record claims.

Mulumbu who played for Kilmarnock last term is expected to arrive at the Celtic Park on a two-year deal.

Swansea City and Bordeaux were also interested in signing the Congolese midfielder.

RB Leipzig after Haidara

RB Leipzig are hoping to sign RB Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to Bild .

The Mali international is seen as a top prospect in the midfield after his impressive displays for Austrian champions last term.

Haidara played a key role as the Salzburg outfit finished as Uefa Europa League semi-finalist last season.

Bursaspor in advance talks for Sakho

Turkish giants Bursaspor are in advanced negotiations with Rennes to sign Diafra Sakho, according to France Football .

The Senegalese attacker returned to French top-flight in January after struggling for regular playing time at West Ham. 

Sakho managed just two goals in 13 Ligue games last campaign, however, talks are on-going between both sides for either a loan or a permanent switch.

Swansea to sell Bony

Swansea City are ready to cash in on Wilfried Bony before the close of the summer transfer market. 

Goal understands that Bony wants to stay with the club but Swansea are determined to sell and are willing to accept an offer between £1.5 million and £2m.

Galatasaray are reportedly prepared to table a bid for the 29-year-old who scored two in 15 Premier League matches last season.

Four Swedish clubs chase Essien

IFK Goteborg, Malmo FF, FF Djurgarden and Hammarby IF are interested in signing former Chelsea and Real Madrid star Michael Essien, reports Ghanasoccernet

Essien is a free agent after his contract was terminated by Indonesian side Persib Bandung last season.

However, the Swedish top-flight clubs are hoping the midfielder’s experience will benefit their teams.

Chiefs confirm Tshabalala’s exit

Kaizer Chiefs have announced the departure of Siphiwe Tshabalala to newly promoted Turkish Super Lig club Erzurumspor.

The 33-year-old leaves Amakhosi after…

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