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Latest transfers

The summer transfer window closed at midnight last night, with the usual flurry of late signings as clubs rushed to complete their squads. Barcelona though failed to tie up anyone else, their last two targets, Coutinho and Di María, turned down after their respective clubs asked for exorbitant prices. That meant the likes of André Gomes, Arda Turan, Rafinha and Deulofeu stay at the Nou Camp, and Vermaelen has also been given a shirt number after Munir, Douglas and Marlon all went out on loan.

Elsewhere Espanyol, Sevilla and Valencia were all active in the last couple of days, the Catalans bringing back old boys Didac Vilà, Sergi Darder and Sergio Sánchez, the Andalusians taking on Carole and Geiss, and the Chés agreeing loan terms for Guedes and Andreas Pereira right at the end. Las Palmas have replaced Boateng with Loic Rémy and Tannane, Deportivo won their battle to get Lucas Pérez back to the Riazor, and Alavés, Betis, Eibar, Girona, Leganés, and Levante all added to their squads on the last day. That’s it now until the start of January, although clubs can still sign players if they are out of work, or to cover long-term injuries, and of course there will always be managerial changes at any time. Keep an eye on our pages for all the latest news. (02.09.17) 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
01/09/17 Andreas Pereira (BZL / BEL) Manchester United (ENG) / Granada Valencia MF Mou didn't want to let him go after good season on loan at Granada, but in the end he moves to Mestalla on loan.
01/09/17 Guedes (POR) Paris St Germain (FRA) Valencia MF Tried to sign him from Benfica last year, and finally agreed loan deal as unlikely to play much at PSG.
01/09/17 Geis (GER) Schalke '04 (GER) Sevilla MF Berizzo completes squad with last minute signing. Will join on loan, with €7 Mio buy-out option.
01/09/17 Sergio Sánchez Rubin Kazan (RUS) Espanyol DF Another Periquito returning to the nest! Comes back to Espanyol for 3rd time after agreeing loan with Rubin.
01/09/17 Capa Eibar Athletic Bilbao DF Have agreed to bring him back to San Mamés at the end of next season. Fee agreed of €3Mio.
01/09/17 Pantilimon (ROM) Watford (ENG) Deportivo GK Emergency signing after Rubén injured a hand in training. Experienced keeper arrives on one year loan.
01/09/17 Munir Barcelona / Valencia Alavés FW Loan move to Torino not completed before Italian window closed, so has had to accept new loan move to Alavés.
01/09/17 Amrabat (HOL / MOR) Watford (ENG) Leganés FW Literally last minute signing before window closed! Ex Málaga forward returns to La Liga on loan.
01/09/17 Tannane (HOL / MOR) Saint Etienne (FRA) Las Palmas MF Moroccan international arrives on loan with buy out option. Played for Holland at U21 level.
01/09/17 Jefferson Montero (ECU / SPA) Swansea (WAL) Getafe MF Last day loan signing from Swansea. Played previously at Villarreal, Levante & Betis, and had spell in Mexico.
01/09/17 Erick Cabaco (URU) Nacional (URU) / Nancy (FRA) Levante DF Uruguayan defender signed on loast day to strengthen defence. Loan deal, reportedly with buy out clause?
01/09/17 Nano Eibar Levante FW Was close to signing for Tenerife, but preferred to take up loan offer from Levante to stay in top flight.
01/09/17 Lombán Granada Eibar DF Unable to sign Damian Da Silva or Jorge Sáenz, so have signed up free agent on one year deal + one optional.
01/09/17 Naranjo Genk (BEL) Leganés FW Have signed ex Celta & Nàstic striker on loan with buy out option. Injured Serantes left out of squad to make room.
01/09/17 Timor Leganés Girona MF Allowed him to return to old club on free transfer to free up space for new faces. Owusu also loaned out to Oviedo.
01/09/17 Olunga (KEN) Guizhou Zhicheng (CHN) Girona FW Signed forwatrd on loan from China on last day. Previous experience in Europe at Djugardens, Sweden.
01/09/17 Ortuño Las Palmas / Cádiz Valladolid FW Left out of squad to make room for new boys, but move to Valladolid arrived just too late, pending confirmation.
01/09/17 Cata Díaz (ARG) Getafe Fuenlabrada DF Not likely to play much, and didn't help that his wife insulted his coach! Surprise though that he goes to 2B club?
31/08/17 Lucas Pérez Arsenal (ENG) Deportivo FW Many offers for him this summer, but only wanted to return to Depor. Loan, but no buy-out clause for now.
31/08/17 Loic Rémy (FRA) Chelsea (ENG) Las Palmas FW Interesting! Has agreed to rescind contract at Chelsea and sign for 2 years. Quality replacement for Boateng.
31/08/17 Joel Campbell (CRI) Arsenal (ENG) Betis MF Player wanted permanent move after several loans, but has agreed to another loan. Played at Betis 5 years ago.
31/08/17 Bojan / Medrán Stoke City (ENG) / Valencia Alavés FW / MF Double loan signing on next to last day! Bojan returning to Spain after six year absence.
31/08/17 Carole (FRA) Galatasaray (TKY) Sevilla DF Gave up trying to sign Masina & others for left back position, and take player on loan with €4 Mio buy out.
31/08/17 Sergi Darder Olympique Lyon (FRA) Espanyol MF Ex Málaga midfielder returns to club where he started. Loan agreement, with buy out clause of €8 Mio+.
31/08/17 Nani (POR) Valencia Lazio (ITA) FW Currently injured, but have allowed him to move to Italy on loan deal, with optional buy-out of +/- €16 Mio.
31/08/17 Douglas (BZL) Barcelona / Sporting Gijón Benfica (POR) DF Not wanted by Valverde, and was close to going to Turkey before Benfica stepped in to offer loan deal.
31/08/17 N'Diaye (SEN) Villarreal / Hull City (ENG) Wolves (ENG) MF No place in team after loan at Hull, so agreed new loan with buy out option ust before UK window closed.
31/08/17 Fernando Llorente Swansea (WAL) Tottenham (ENG) FW Chelsea were looking to buy Spanish striker, but Pochettino stepped in at last minute to sign him for €13 Mio fee.
31/08/17 Verza Levante Almería MF No place in squad after promotion, and will be returning on loan to old club, where he played for 4 seasons.
31/08/17 Araujo (ARG) Las Palmas AEK Athens (GRE) FW Were looking to sell controversial striker, but in the end he will be returning to AEK on new loan deal.
31/08/17 David Costas Celta / Oviedo Barcelona B DF Defender has to go out on loan again after spell at Oviedo. Purchase option of €10 Mio uo to next June.
31/08/17 Lica (POR) Nottingham Forest (ENG) Granada MF Ex Rayo winger is 18th signing by Granada this summer! Out of contract, and signs for 1 year + 1 optional.
30/08/17 Langerak (AUS) Stuttgart (GER) Levante GK Reportedly paying €500K plus variables to bring Aussie keeper to City of Valencia. Previously at Dortmund.
30/08/17 Didac Vilà AEK Athens (GRE) Espanyol DF Has had to pay AEK €200K to settle dispute over contract, and is finally free to sign 3 year deal at old club.
30/08/17 Brasanac (SER) Betis Leganés MF Moving on loan to free up salary cap for new signings. Have also agreed optional buy-out clause of €1.4 Mio.
30/08/17 Mikel González Real Sociedad Zaragoza DF Contract not renewed after 11 seasons at Real, and have agreed 2 year deal for him to join Maños.
30/08/17 Lee Seung-woo (KOR) Barcelona B Hellas Verona (ITA) FW "Asian Messi" moves on as no EU spots. Fee around €1 Mio with buy-back option for next two seasons.
30/08/17 Abdoulaye Ba (SEN) Porto (POR) / 1860 Munich (GER) Rayo Vallecano DF Returns to Rayo after 3 year absence. Was at Porto, but loaned out recently, & agreed to cancel contract a year early.
30/08/17 Rey Manaj (ALB) Inter Milan / Pisa (ITA) Granada FW The king (?) joins on loan with buy out option. Loan at Pescara cut short for disciplinary reasons, then joined Pisa.
29/08/17 Emre Mor (TKY / DEN) Borussia Dortmund (GER) Celta FW Paying €13 Mio for Danish born player, youngest to play for Turkey in Euro finals. Signs for 5 years.
29/08/17 Beauvue (FRA) Celta Leganés FW Surplus to requirements at Celta, so have agreed loan move to Butarque. Will pay a bit extra for him if they stay up!
29/08/17 Abdennour (TUN) Valencia Zenit (RUS) DF Loan deal with Zenit called off at last minute, and will be returning to France to join Olympique Marseille instead!
29/08/17 Marlon Santos (BZL) Barcelona Nice (FRA) DF Was promoted to first team, but no EU passport, and have agreed to 2 year loan with €20 Mio buy out.
29/08/17 Aurtenetxe Mirandés Dundee United (SCO) DF Ex Athletic left back was going to play for home town club Amorebieta (2B), but has been offered trial in Scotland.
29/08/17 Miku (VEN / HUN) Rayo Vallecano Bengaluru (IND) FW Veteran striker turns down offer to renew contract, and will be trying his luck in Indian Super League!
28/08/17 Diego Rolán (URU) Girondins Bordeaux (FRA) Málaga FW A bit confusing! Have just signed Rolón, and now annouced that striker Rolán will be joining on loan!
28/08/17 Jovetic (MNG) Inter Milan (ITA) / Sevilla Monaco FW Sevilla were hoping to bring him back after loan, but Inter agreed fee of €11 Mio for him to replace Mbappé.
28/08/17 Salva Sevilla Espanyol Mallorca MF Ex Betis midfielder out of contract at Espanyol, and signs 3 year deal to try and help Mallorca get back up.
28/08/17 Ahmad Moein (QTR) Al Duhail (QTR) Cultural Leonesa MF Second Qatari to join club under agreement with shareholder Aspire Academy. Was at KAS Eupen.
28/08/17 Calavera Eibar / Nàstic Sporting Gijón
DF Nàstic wanted to bring defender back after loan last season, but agrees loan move to Sporting instead.
28/08/17 Pelayo Cluj (ROM) Albacete MF Joined Cluj from Elche a couple of months ago, but has rescinded contract and returns to Spain on 2 year deal.
26/08/17 Pape Cheikh Celta Olympique Lyon (FRA) MF Spain U19 intnl was linked to Spurs, but has finally accepted transfer to France for €10 Mio fee + €4 Mio variable.
26/08/17 Bakary Koné (BFA) Málaga Strasbourg (FRA) Ex Olympique Lyon defender not in Michel's plans, so has agreed a loan move back to France.
26/08/17 Krhin (SVN) Granada Nantes (FRA) MF Took some time, but have agreed loan move with €1 Mio buy out option if he plays 20+ games.
26/08/17 Nando Valencia / Oviedo Alavés / Lorca MF Alavés signed youngster on 3 year deal and have loaned him out to join Curro Torres at Lorca.