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Barcelona are starting to spend the €222 million they got from Paris Saint Germain for Neymar although, as reported ten days ago, they are having to pay over the odds as everyone knows they have money. Borussia Dortmund’s Dembélé for example has just cost them a fixed fee of €105 million, plus another €42 million in variables, and their next target Coutinho may cost even more, if Liverpool let him go that is. Hard to believe that they could have tied up Marco Asensio for €3.5 million when he was still at Mallorca, missing out in the end as Real Madrid nipped in whilst they were bickering about payment terms!

Only one week to go though until that September 1 st deadline, and we expect to see many more big moves this week as clubs concentrate on completing their squads after the opening two league games. Real Madrid will not of course be signing Mbappé however, PSG making a mockery of the financial fair play rules by taking him on loan with an obligatory €180 million buy-out clause next summer, not to mention the likes of Fabinho and Reina who could also move to Paris in the next few days (UEFA, where are you?). Zidane though has said he is happy with his squad, and doesn’t expect any movements before Friday.

The main movers since our last report have been Valencia, who have signed Gabriel Paulista, Murillo and Kondogbia, and who expect to add a couple more names before the weekend. Las Palmas have filled the gap left by Roque with Aquilani and Samper, although they have lost Kevin-Prince Boateng, who has returned to Germany for personal reasons, and Jesé, who has gone to Stoke. Valencia’s city neighbours Levante have signed their own Boateng (Emmanuel) as well as tying up Sasa Lukic, and have also brought Samu García back to Spain, and Málaga have finally agreed terms for Esteban Rolón in a deal which has been off and on for several days now. Still a lot more to go though, so keep an eye on our pages for all the latest news. (26.08.17)

Latest transfers detailed below. Colour coding: Green - deals completed, but still not closed, or player on trial; Blue - deals closed now, but will take place at a later date; Red - deals closed but subsequently cancelled.

Date Player (Country) Old club New club Position/Comments
25/08/17 Dembélé (FRA) Borussia Dortmund (GER) Barcelona FW Spent over half of Neymar cash on 19 year old! €105 Mio fee, plus €42 Mio variables, signs 5 year contract.
25/08/17 Abdennour (TUN) Valencia Zenit (RUS) DF New signings meant there was no place in squad, so has accepted loan deal to Russian side.
25/08/17 Foulquier (FRA) Granada Watford (ENG) / Strasbourg (FRA) DF Had several options this summer, but in the end signs for Watford, who loan him straight out to Strasbourg.
25/08/17 José Arnáiz Valladolid Barcelona B FW Promising youngster agrees terms to move to B team. Fee around €3.5 Mio plus variables of €0.5 Mio+.
24/08/17 Samu García Rubin Kazan (RUS) / Leganés Levante MF Ex Málaga & Villarreal midfielder rescinds contract with Rubin, and returns to Spain on 3 year deal.
24/08/17 Aquilani (ITA) Pescara / Sassuolo (ITA) Las Palmas MF Ex Liverpool midfielder out of contract after 6 month loan at Sassuolo, and will be joining Canaries on 2 year contract.
24/08/17 Samper Barcelona / Granada Las Palmas MF Youngster didn't have much success on loan at Granada, but goes out on new loan move to help replace Roque.
24/08/17 Velazquez (URU) Atlético Madrid / Getafe Rayo Vallecano DF Only rejoined club this summer after loan at Braga, but overbooking in defence means he has to move on.
23/08/17 Esteban Rolón (ARG) Argentina Juniors (ARG) Málaga MF Has taken almost a month, but have signed Camacho's replacement on 6 year contract. Fee €3.5 Mio + variables.
23/08/17 Owusu (GHA) SC Accra (GHA) / Toledo
Leganés FW Young striker leaves "Hearts of Oak" and moves on 5 year deal after successful loan at Toledo.
23/08/17 Mojica (COL) Rayo Vallecano Girona MF Was on loan at Girona for 6 months last season, and have agreed to extend loan period by another 12 months.
23/08/17 Krsticic (SER) Alavés
Red Star Belgrade (SER) MF Didn't play much last season, and has agreed to rescind contract to move back to home country on 2 year deal.
23/08/17 Longo (ITA) Inter Milan (ITA) / Girona Tenerife FW Striker returns to Spain for 4th time on new loan deal after loan spells at Rayo, Espanyol & Girona.
23/08/17 Rafa López / Lanzarote Valladolid / Zaragoza Pune City (IND) / FC Goa (IND) DF / MF Two experienced players out of contract at their clubs, and will be trying their luck in the Indian Super League.
22/08/17 Gaztañaga / Dongou (CAM) Real Sociedad / Zaragoza Nàstic MF / FW Both out of contract and sign for Catalans, former on 4 year deal, latter currently injured and will join later.
22/08/17 Juan Domínguez Deportivo / Mallorca Reus MF Has been on Depor's books since he was 14, but not in Pepe Mel's plans and rescinds contract to move to Reus.
22/08/17 Malbasic (SER) Vojvodina (SER) Tenerife FW Have signed forward on 4 year deal to strengthen attack. Played before in Hoffenheim & Lechia Gdansk.
21/08/17 Yerry Mina (COL) Palmeiras (BZL) Barcelona DF Have €12 Mio option to sign him in January. Currently injured. No EU passport, so e.g. Marlon may have to go?
21/08/17 Nasri (FRA) Man City (ENG) / Sevilla Antalyaspor (TKY) MF Not wanted by Pep after loan at Sevilla, so agrees 2 year deal for Eto'o's side. Undisclosed fee.
21/08/17 Kiko Olivas Girona Valladolid DF Helped team win promotion last season, but new signings means he had to rescind contract and move on.
21/08/17 Villalibre Athletic Bilbao / Numancia Valladolid FW Numancia wanted youth international striker back after short loan, but agrees to loan at Valladolid.
21/08/17 Jovanovic (SER) FK Mladost (SER) Córdoba MF Winger joins fellow countrymen Stefanovic and Markovic. Transfer, but no further details.
19/08/17 Kondogbia (FRA) / Cancelo (POR) Inter Milan (ITA) Valencia DF / MF Straight loan swap, both with buy out clauses, €35 Mio for Cancelo and €25 Mio for Kondogbia.
18/08/17 Murillo (COL) Inter Milan (ITA) Valencia DF Second defender signed in 2 days. Will be joining on 2 year loan, with obligatory buy out at end.
18/08/17 Mario Osasuna Rayo Vallecano GK Veteran keeper out of contract at Osasuna, and joins Rayo to compete with Alberto and Toño.
18/08/17 Pezzella (ARG / ITA) Betis Fiorentina (ITA) DF New signings meant place in 1st team threatened, and have agreed loan deal with €11 Mio buy out clause.
17/08/17 Gabriel Paulista (BZL) Arsenal (ENG) Valencia DF Central defender returning to Spain on 3 year contract, fee €11 Mio+. Played previously for Marcelino at Villarreal.
17/08/17 Marcelo Díaz (CHL) Celta Pumas (MEX) MF Informed by Unzué that he was not in his plans, so has agreed to rescind contract and move to Mexico.
17/08/17 Rubén Yañez Real Madrid Getafe / Cádiz GK Seems Getafe like this type of deal! Have signed Madrid's 3rd keeper on 3 year contract, and is loaned out to Cádiz.
17/08/17 Paco Montañés Espanyol / Levante Tenerife MF Quique told him he would not have squad number on return from loan, so agrees to move on again.
16/08/17 Kevin Prince Boateng (GHA) Las Palmas Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) FW A shocker! Has agreed terms to leave club to be closer to his family, and will be returning to Germany.
16/08/17 Emmanuel Boateng (GHA) Moreirense (POR) Levante FW One Boateng leaves Spain and another one arrives! Young forward signs 4 year deal, with option for a 5th.
16/08/17 Sasa Lukic (SER) Torino (ITA) Levante MF 21 year old midfielder has already played for Serbia, and moves on loan deal to get playing time.
16/08/17 Jesé PSG (FRA) / Las Palmas Stoke City (ENG) FW No room in Paris for ex Real Madrid forward, so has agreed to new loan deal to try his luck in Premier League.
16/08/17 Joselu Stoke City (ENG) / Deportivo Newcastle (ENG) FW Benítez signs his 5th Spaniard for newly promoted side. Fee GBP 5 Mio, and signs for 3 seasons.
16/08/17 Kayode (NIG) Austria Vienna (AUT) Manchester City (ENG) / Girona FW Player's wife confirmed on Instagram that her husband had signed 4 year deal with City, and will be loaned on!
16/08/17 Nauzet Alemán No club Almería MF Ex Valladolid & Las Palmas returning to active football after a year sabatical, "in USA playing sport" he said?