The latest on European soccer transfers: Nani joins Lazio on season-long loan
London - Nani has spent a year at Valencia following stints at Sporting Lisbon and Fenerbahce
Published: Thu 31 Aug 2017, 8:16 PM
Last updated: Thu 31 Aug 2017, 10:26 PM
Portugal winger Nani has joined Lazio from Valencia on a season-long loan with the right to buy.
No financial details were given by the clubs, but reports in Italy say Lazio will pay Valencia 3.5 million euros ($4 million) for the initial loan and then 8 million euros ($9.5 million) if the move is made permanent. There could be a further 3 million euros ($3.5 million) in bonuses.
Nani has spent a year at Valencia following stints at Sporting Lisbon and Fenerbahce after his departure from Manchester United in 2014.
The 30-year-old has played more than 100 times for Portugal, winning the European Championship in 2016.
Imbula joins ToulouseCentral midfielder Giannelli Imbula has joined French club Toulouse from Stoke on a season-long deal.
The 24-year-old Frenchman failed to shine in the Premier League after joining Stoke for a club-record fee from FC Porto two seasons ago.
Prior to joining Porto, Imbula had a good spell with Marseille for two seasons, playing 66 games in the French league.
Origi moves to WolfsburgLiverpool striker Divock Origi has joined German team Wolfsburg on a season-long loan deal.
The Belgium international was set to be the fourth-choice striker at the Premier League club this season, behind Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanki.
Origi was signed from Lille in 2014 and spent a season back on loan at the French club before scoring 21 goals in 77 appearances for Liverpool over two years. He was never a regular starter, though.
Also, Watford signed Greece goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis on loan from Udinese and Burnley brought in Bermuda striker Nahki Wells on a permanent deal from newly promoted Huddersfield.
Portugal winger Sanches joins SwanseaPortugal winger Renato Sanches has joined Swansea on season-long loan from Bayern Munich in one of the most improbable signings in Europe's transfer window.
Sanches won the Young Player of the Tournament award at the European Championship last year after helping Portugal win their first major soccer title. Weeks earlier, he had joined Bayern on one of the richest contracts in Bundesliga history for a transfer fee that could climb to about $90 million.
The dreadlocked winger was being talked up as the natural heir to Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal's national team, but he wasn't a regular for Bayern last season.
Swansea manager Paul Clement likely played a big role in the move for the 20-year-old Sanches, having been assistant coach at Bayern during the first half of last season.
Aurier joins TottenhamIvory Coast right back Serge Aurier has completed his move to Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain.
The transfer was held up because there were complications with Aurier securing a work permit because he was sentenced to two months in prison last year for resisting arrest after leaving a Paris nightclub.
Aurier appealed against the sentence and never went to prison. PSG had to leave him out of their Champions League squad for a match against Arsenal in London last season because he was refused entry because of the ongoing case.
The 24-year-old Aurier played 57 league games for PSG, scoring twice, after joining from Toulouse, initially on loan in 2014. He won two league titles, three French Cups and three League Cups.
Mahrez leaves Algeria campAlgeria says it has given winger Riyad Mahrez permission to leave the national squad to "formalise his transfer to his new club."
Mahrez handed in a transfer request at Leicester days after the end of last season. Leicester rejected bids from Italian team Roma over the offseason. Mahrez, English soccer's player of the year in the 2015-16 season, has played in Leicester's first three games of the Premier League.
Mahrez was with Algeria ahead of games against Zambia.