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Torino sign PSG keeper Salvatore Sirigu

Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has moved from French top division outfit Paris Saint-Germain to Italian football club Torino on a three-year contract and is expected to take up the No.1 goalkeeper position for the Serie A team.

Sirigu, who won four Ligue 1 titles with PSG, made the move on Tuesday. He was earlier loaned to Spanish clubs Sevilla and Osasuna last season. More playing time would undoubtedly become his priority with the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia in around a year's time.


Romanian midfielder Alexandru Maxim joins FC Mainz 05

German football club FC Mainz 05 have signed attacking midfielder Alexandru Maxim from newly promoted top division rivals VFB Stuttgart.

Both Bundesliga clubs made the announcement on Tuesday. Mainz strengthened their forwardline with the transfer of the Romania international, who has signed a four-year deal until June 2021.


Florentino Perez finally reacts to Ronaldo rumours

There is "no reason to get too concerned" about Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid, the Spanish football club president Florentino Perez said, adding that it may be too soon to make a bid for French club Monaco's wonder kid Kylian Mbappe.

"Cristiano has a contract with Madrid," Perez was quoted as saying by Spanish radio El Primer Palo.


Chelsea surprisingly opt to sell African starlet

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Premier League Champions Chelsea have confirmed the sale of striker Bertrand Traore to Olympique Lyon for 10 million euros ($11.3 million). Traore, 21, has signed a contract for the next five seasons. He played the last year on loan at Ajax in Amsterdam, scoring nine goals in 24 games in the Eredivisie.

The Burkina Faso international came to Chelsea in 2014 and in his 16 appearances with the Blues he scored four goals, including three in three consecutive matches in 2016.


Real Sociedad sign versatile defender Diego Llorente

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Spanish football club Real Sociedad has confirmed the signing of Real Madrid defender Diego Llorente on a five-year deal. The move means that the 23-year-old, who can also play in midfield, will be at the San Sebastian-based club until the end of 2022.

Llorente joined Real Sociedad after spending last season on loan at Malaga and the previous campaign at Rayo Vallecano impressing at both clubs.


AS Roma wrapping up transfer of Dutch international Rick Karsdorp

Dutch international Rick Karsdorp arrived in Italy on Tuesday to undergo a medical test with Italian football club A.S. Roma.

Karsdorp, who won the Eredivisie last season with Feyenoord, landed at Rome airport on Tuesday morning and will sign his contract after the medical check-up, the club reported on its website.


Malaga sign French defender Paul Baysse

French defender Paul Baysse has passed a medical test with Malaga and is set to seal a three-year deal to move from France's Nice to the Spanish football side, sources close to the negotiations confirmed to Efe on Tuesday.

Although the Frenchman returned to his country one week ago without responding to the offer from the Spanish club, he spent the last week with his family in Malaga to get used to the Spanish city, the club facilities and find a school for his children.


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