Official done deals, medicals at Stamford Bridge and more transfer updates

Welcome to the latest transfer updates in the ongoing summer transfer window as Chelsea getting closer to announce the signing of a world-class striker.


1. Braga have signed Guingamp centre-back Sikou Niakaté on a season-long loan.

2. Torino have made Pietro Pellegri’s loan from AS Monaco permanent for an undisclosed fee.
3. Ross County have signed Doncaster striker Jordy Hiwula for an undisclosed fee.
4. OGC Nice midfielder Jean N’Guessan have joined Nimes on a season-long loan.
5. Willem II have signed Heerenveen full-back Lucas Woudenberg on a free transfer.
6. Newcastle have signed centre-back Sven Botman from Lille for £35million on a five-year contract.

Chelsea overtakes Arsenal and Barcelona in the pursuit of Raphinha.

According transfer expert and journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Leeds have reached full agreement for Raphinha and medicals imminent. Official bid accepted around £60/65m [add ons included]. He also stated that the main part of amount was going to be paid immediately.

Talks are now ongoing on player side on personal terms and contract. Fabrizio also confirmed that Arsenal had a verbal bid turned down today for Raphinha, lower than Chelsea’s one – while Barça called Leeds in the last hours but had no chance to match Chelsea bid.

Sanches on the verge of joining PSG

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Luis Campos has convinced Renato Sanches to sign for PSG.

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