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Aurier granted visa ahead of Spurs move – report – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Manchester City‘s Sergio Aguero (right) and Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier in action

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Graeme Jackson

Monday Aug 28, 2017. 11:00


Serge Aurier has reportedly been granted a UK visa ahead of his transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham Hotspur.
has reportedly been granted a UK visa ahead of his transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham Hotspur.

PSG and Spurs have agreed to a €25million deal but the transfer has yet to be completed due to visa issues.

The Elephants man has been banned from entering the UK because of suspended sentence for assaulting a police officer in 2016.

However, Le Parisien reports that Aurier has now received a UK visa and is clear to enter the country.

It is expected that the right-back will arrive in London today to complete the transfer, having already passed a medical assessment in Paris.



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Report: Bursaspor close in on Ghana’s Majeed Waris – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jul 11, 2017. 15:00


Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor are reportedly closing in on a move for Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris.

GHANASoccernet reports that new Bursaspor coach Paul Le Guen has targeted the Black Stars attacker as he looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Waris scored nine goals for Lorient last term, though it wasn’t enough to prevent relegation from Ligue 1.

The 25-year-old has played in Turkey before, having endured a difficult spell with Trabzonspor in 2014/15.

Bursaspor club president Ali Hay has confirmed talks with Lorient in regards to a possible transfer have gotten underway.

“We talked to his coach. We want to buy him [Waris] or borrow [loan] him. We have good news,” said Hay.



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Report: Bertrand Traore set for Lyon move – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Ajax forward Bertrand Traore

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Graeme Jackson

Sunday Jun 18, 2017. 12:00


Burkina Faso attacker Bertrand Traore is reportedly set to make a move from Chelsea to Olympique Lyon.

French media outlet L’Equipe reports that Traore will move to the French Ligue 1 in the summer and has told Lyon that he is keen to join them.

Chelsea and the French side are said to be in negotiations and a permanent transfer is expected to be completed.

Traore has spent two seasons on loan away from Chelsea, including last term when he was on the books of Dutch giants Ajax.

The Burkina Faso player notably helped Ajax reach the final of the UEFA Europa League, and was particularly impressive in the semifinal against Lyon.

The French side are the favourites to land Traore, with club president Jean-Michel Aulas confirming their interest, though he adds that other clubs are also circling.

“We want to bring Bertrand Traore, there are advanced contacts but many clubs are interested,” he said in a press conference where Lyon unveiled the signing of Fernando Marcal.



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Report: Roma will have to sell Salah for financial reasons – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Roma winger Mohamed Salah

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Graeme Jackson

Monday Jun 12, 2017. 15:00


Liverpool target Mohamed Salah will have to be sold by Italian giants Roma in the European summer, according to a fresh report.

Tribalfootball Rome correspondent Matteo Vitale reports that the Giallorossi must sell Salah in order to meet Financial Fair Play targets.

“Salah has long been in talks with Liverpool. Giallorossi need to sacrifice at least one player in order to satisfy Financial Fair Play terms, plus they have to pay several options for outright transfers,” Vitale said.

“For example, the new sports director Monchi has to buy Bruno Peres, Mario Rui and Juan Jesus and they’re sure to cost more than €35 million.”

Liverpool have made it clear that they are keen on bringing Salah – a former Chelsea player – back to the Premier League, but have baulked at Roma’s asking price for the Pharaohs wingers.



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