There has been a hefty amount of transfer gossip to wade through over the past few weeks with not a lot really happening in the way of actual offers let alone players switching clubs thankfully though Today has seen something of a change in tact with a number of completed deals, so I’m now going to condense the latest news into one bitesize article.
Topping the headlines is undoubtedly the signing of Dani Alves to PSG, that will not be news that Manchester City fans will want to hear as the French giants pipped what looked like the clear favourites in the race to sign the Brazilian international.
With Alves picking life in Ligue 1 than opposed to the Premier League it means that The Etihad outfit will step up their hunt to sign Tottenham’s Kyle Walker although the financial repercussions will be felt as it has put Daniel Levy in a position of strength.
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Also making the headlines today is the news that Adnan Januzaj‘s ‘David Moyes World Tour’ is now in full swing as he completed a move to Real Socidead for £10m, that again is something you can read in more detail below
Staying with a Premier League outfit but this time moving down South to Premier League champions Chelsea who today have allowed midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to go on loan to Crystal Palace. The England Under 21 international makes a short trip across London and is Frank De Boer’s first signing since taking charge of the club.
For Loftus-Cheek it is the opportunity to earn regular first team football as his route to the first team under Antonio Conte has been blocked off with just six substitute appearances to his name last season as the West London side won a second top flight title in three seasons
There is still time for Loftus-Cheek to make an impact at Chelsea but for every loan move that he has it does seem like that dream is edging further away, that said it will be a good bit of business for Palace and the 22 year old will look to show Chelsea what he is missing.
Burnley have added to their ranks with the signature of Jack Cork from Swansea for £10m, Cork is no stranger to the club after two loan spells there in 2009-10 and 2010-11 respectively. The 28 year old links up with Sean Dyche after signing a four year contract.
Cork had to consider a move away from The Liberty Stadium after the recent arrival of Roque Mesa from Las Palmas for £11m. With both player competing for a centre midfield both it is apparent that the new signing will be part of Paul Clement’s plans going forward while the same could not be said for the former Southampton player.
Burnley have already added Jon Walters to their ranks recently and still have a sizeable portion of the money they received from the sale Michael Keane to Everton, therefore do not be surprised if Jack Cork is not the last of the new faces to make their way to Turf Moor in this transfer window.