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Earlier in the day, it seemed likely that Fulham would complete the signing of right-back Martin Montaya from Valencia. However, in the last hour, Sky Sources have indicated that Brighton have snatched the deal and will instead bring the 27-year-old to the south of England.
In response, rumours now suggest that the Cottages will complete the loan signing of versatile Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who has experience playing as both a central defender as well as a right-back.
The Dutch defender was on loan at Crystal Palace, last season, where he played just over 20 games in the league for the Eagles.
Away from the right-back role, Sky Sources also indicate that the Cottagers have agreed a £30 million fee with Marseille for midfielder André-Frank Zambo Anguissa. The Cameroonian midfielder played regularly for Les Phocéens last season in both Ligue 1 and the Europa League. The 22-year-old also started in the Europa League final against Atletico Madrid, where the French side lost 3-0 to the eventual winners.
Everton have officially announced the permanent signings of winger Bernard as well as Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.
Bernard joins the Toffees after his contract expired at Shakhtar Donetsk last season whilst Mina joins the club from Barcelona for a fee believed to be around £28.7m. Gomes also joins the club from the La Liga winners.
Barcelona and Everton have had a strong relationship in this window, with the clubs also agreeing to a deal for left-back Lucas Digne. In regards to the Mina transfer, the Spanish club have inserted a buy-back clause that can be activated at any time.
A host of Premier League clubs were reportedly interested in signing Bernard (like Arsenal and Liverpool) and Mina (like Manchester United), but it was Everton who were able to get both deals over the line. Also, the signing of Gomes will give the midfielder a fresh start in the Premier League where he’ll get some much-needed game-time.
Turkish defender Çağlar Söyüncü will sign for Leicester City from German side Freiburg for a fee believed to be around £20 million. The transfer is subject to a work permit that will be decided in the next few days. If a permit is granted then the transfer will go through, but if it doesn’t the deal will be cancelled with Leicester City paying nothing.
The Turkish defender had reportedly been close to signing for Arsenal for £35 million at the start of the transfer window yet the Foxes were able to complete the deal for a reduced fee.
The Foxes have already announced the signing of Croatian defender Filip Benković and the potential unveiling of Söyüncü will help bolster their defence, this season.