Borussia Dortmund have sent Italy striker Ciro Immobile on loan to Europa League champions Sevilla following just one season in Germany after he failed to break into the first team. . The 25-year-old, who was brought in to replace Robert Lewandowski, is set to sign a one-year deal to join the Spanish league side after starting just nine league games for Dortmund last season since his transfer from Torino in 2014. He failed to make his mark on the 2013 Champions League finalists having been the Serie A top scorer with 22 goals in 33 appearances in his final season in Italy. He scored just three goals in 23 league appearances, most of which were off the bench. Immobile scored four goals in six Champions League games for Dortmund last season and according to media reports, the German club will receive an initial payment of three million euros ($3.3m) for the player who cost them 18 million. New Dortmund coach […]

FC Barcelona outgoing president Josep Bartomeu has revealed manager Luis Enrique wasn’t interested in signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba last season. Catalan newspaper Sport had claimed earlier that Juventus had the following three offers on the table for the Paul Pogba: a 80m + a 10m in add-ons from FC Barcelona to purchase in July 2016, a 50m + Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Chelsea FC to purchase this summer, and a cash-only a 100m offer from Manchester City to purchase the France international this summer. Reports in Catalan media then stated that Juventus and FC Barcelona had reached a gentlemana s agreement regarding the transfer of the player in 2016/17 season. However, contrary to the reports, Juventus later confirmed that FC Barcelona did have a bid rejected for Paul Pogba in a meeting between the representatives of the two clubs. FC Barcelona were thought to be the front runners to secure the deal for the player with the outgoing president […]

Former France Under-21 international midfielder Steven Nzonzi sealed a move to two-time defending Europa League champions Sevilla on Thursday with his English Premier League side Stoke City receiving a record A?7 million ($10.7m, 9.7m euros) in the process. The 26-year-old signed a four-year contract with the Spanish club, which includes a 30 million-euro buyout clause. Stoke’s previous record transfer fee received was A?4.5 million from Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg for Tuncay Sanli in 2011. . “The club would like to place on record its thanks to Steven and offer him our best wishes,” read a statement from Stoke. Stoke manager Mark Hughes had said on Wednesday that, hard as they had tried, there had been no persuading Nzonzi in staying and thus Sevilla were granted permission to speak to him. “We worked really hard to persuade him his future lay here but it didn’t seem to be enough for him,” said Hughes. His sale represents good business for Stoke as they […]

FC Barcelona will keep more than 60 million euros ($65 million) of talent on the sidelines for six months having signed Turkish international Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal knowing that they cannot play until next year. More big money deals could follow. A FIFA ban on making official signings until January 2016 has not stopped the Spanish giants from plunging into the market ahead of a messy year of internal tensions and high profile trials for Barcelona and some of its stars. FC Barcelona on Monday announced they had beaten Chelsea to secure 28-year-old midfielder Turan from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal for a fee that could reach 41 million euros. That follows the 18-million-euro signing of right-back Vidal from Sevilla last month. Others are expected to follow with media reports indicating Barcelona are trying to line up a deal for Juventus’ midfielder Paul Pogba which would see him arrive at the end of next season. FC Barcelona were […]

Sevilla coach Unai Emery rejected offers from Napoli and West Ham and extended his contract with the Europa League winners to compete in the Champion League next season, he said SUnday. “Which coach or player has the possibility to play in the finals? Few. I start training on July 6 and I already have the European Super cup against Barcelona,” he said in an interview published in daily El Pais. “And then we will play in the Champions. Sevilla gives me this possibility. Moreover, we have managed to create a culture of work at all levels. “Napoli offered me a project with economic strength but without the Champions. And I had a nice option from West Ham, a very sizeable economic,” he added without giving further details. Emery signed a one-year contract extension with Sevilla on June 5 after leading them to the Europa League title for a second straight year. As Europa League champions, Sevilla will automatically play in […]

According to the agent of Seville striker Carlos Bacca, Liverool FC are one of the top priorities among the clubs the Colombian prefers to move to. . Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca could be on his way to the Premier League amidst interest from Liverpool FC, and his agent Sergio Barilla has now confirmed that Liverpool are one of his top priorities among a host of other options that reportedly includes Manchester United. The Sunday Telegraph confirmed that Liverpool FC were looking into signing the Colombian forward from Seville who had an impressive season, guiding the Spanish side to Europa League win with a 28 goal haul that also saw him becoming a part of the top five scorers in La Liga with 20 strikes. The Sunday Telegraph reports says: a There is understood to be a a 30a million (A?21.4a million) release clause in Baccaa s contract, which Sevilla say has to be met.a a Liverpool are determined to add […]

Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca could be on his way to the Premier League amidst interest from Liverpool FC, according to Sky Sports’ Spanish expert Guillem Balague. THT analyzes just how good the Colombian is compared to other Liverpool FC striker targets. The Sunday Telegraph had first confirmed that Liverpool FC were looking into signing the Colombian forward from Seville who had an impressive season, guiding the Spanish side to Europa League win with a 28 goal haul that also saw him becoming a part of the top five scorers in La Liga with 20 strikes. The reports said : a There is understood to be a a 30a million (A?21.4a million) release clause in Baccaa s contract, which Sevilla say has to be met, while Juventus may try to hold out for as much as a 20a million (A?14.3a million) for Llorente, but will probably let him go for less.a a Liverpool are determined to add to their strike-force and […]

Sevilla sporting director Monchi has confirmed that Colombian striker Carlos Bacca is will leave the club if his a 30 million release clause is met. The Sunday Telegraph confirmed that Liverpool FC were looking into signing the Colombian forward from Seville who had an impressive season, guiding the Spanish side to Europa League win with a 28 goal haul that also saw him becoming a part of the top five scorers in La Liga with 20 strikes. The Sunday Telegraph reports says: . ‘There is understood to be a a 30a million (A?21.4a million) release clause in Bacca’s contract, which Sevilla say has to be met, while Juventus may try to hold out for as much as a 20a million (A?14.3a million) for Llorente, but will probably let him go for less.’ ‘Liverpool are determined to add to their strike-force and had targeted Benteke, having signed Danny Ings for a fee to be set by a tribunal but which could […]