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Everton and Chelsea have agreed in principle to a loan deal that will send Christian Atsu to Everton for a year.

Chelsea's forward and attacking midfielder spots are filled with superstars from start to finish at the moment and Atsu would have had trouble finding playing time. The situation at Everton is better and Roberto Martinez has persuaded Jose Mourinho that Atsu will have enough playing time. This deal looks to be as good as done but I would not invest in Atsu until it is made official.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 08:45:00 PM

Victor Moses is headed out on loan for the third consecutive season with West Ham his destination this season.

Moses spent two seasons ago at Liverpool and didn't contribute a great deal. Last year he was excellent at Stoke City when he was healthy. This season he will move from West London to East London as he trades Chelsea blue for West Ham Claret and Blue. If healthy, Moses should be a great addition to fantasy squads and a starter for fantasy managers as often as he is a starter for the Hammers.
Source: Twitter.com
Sep 1 - 10:59 AM

Joleon Lescott didn't survive the Tony Pulis purge and will now join fellow former Citizens Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair at Aston Villa.

There are worse transfer strategies than making bets on high quality fringe England internationals who make moves to big clubs only to see their careers stall. With Richards and Sinclair already present at Villa Park, Lescott makes it three that follow that same storyline. Lescott should be a regular starter for Tim Sherwood as he looks to keep Villa out of the relegation zone.
Source: Twitter.com
Sep 1 - 11:03 AM

Matej Vydra has left Watford for Reading while the Hornets have replaced him with Club Brugge forward Obbi Oulare.

Matej Vydra seems like he is destined to be a very good forward in the Championship who never really gets much of a chance to show what he can do in the Premier League. Despite Watford's failures in front of net so far this season, Vydra never got a significant chance to perform and now he moves back down to the Championship where he has been prolific in two different spells for Watford. Coming in as Vydra leaves is Belgian forward Obbi Oulare who arrives from Club Brugge to fight for playing time although at 19-years-old, Oulare is likely one for the future.
Source: Twitter.com
Sep 1 - 12:14 PM

Sunderland is always a popular spot for unwanted Spurs players and DeAndre Yedlin has added his name to that list as he joins the Black Cats on a year-long loan from White Hart Lane.

The US international was already unlikely to get much playing time with England international Kyle Walker ahead of him at right back. When Kieran Trippier arrived earlier in the summer, it all-but sealed Yedlin's fate with even back-up duty likely to be very hard to come by. With this in mind, the young American has moved to the Stadium of Light to see if he can find playing time. With Billy Jones anything but a rock solid starter, Yedlin will at least get a chance to compete for the right back spot although he's hardly a shoe-in for the role given his inexperience outside of Major League Soccer.
Source: Twitter.com
Sep 1 - 12:21 PM

Saido Berahino has taken to Twitter to voice, err, type his displeasure at West Brom as they continue to refuse to sell the attacker to Spurs despite four bids being put forward.

It isn't quite the drama of Peter Odemwingie leaving training camp and driving to London on deadline day in hopes of inspiring his club to sell but it is certainly the digital equivalent. With the deadline approaching rapidly, Berahino had better hope that a fifth offer is accepted or that he can find a clever PR person to help him talk his way out of this because he is likely to be a very unpopular guy around the Hawthorns if he ends up staying at the club at least through January.
Source: Twitter.com
Sep 1 - 12:25 PM

Everton managed to fill a key need on deadline day by securing the transfer of defender Ramiro Funes Mori by way of River Plate for an estimated fee of £9.5m.

Whether or not John Stones were to stay at Goodison Park, the Toffees were desperate to bolster their defensive options and now they have it in Funes Mori. If Stones stays, it may take some time for Funes Mori to earn starts, but if Stones does find his way out, the new signing should start immediately and would be worth a waiver claim if looking for defensive help.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 1 - 8:52 AM

Chelsea secured the services of center back Papy Djilobodji via transfer from FC Nantes for a fee of £2.7m.

Djilobodji arrives relatively cheap and will very likely not be an immediate starter, if ever, for Jose Mourinho. That being said, given the state of the Chelsea defense through the first four weeks, no job is safe. The Senegalese international is hitting his prime at the age of 26, so you never know. Regardless, he is not one to rush out and get in fantasy right now.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 1 - 9:19 AM

Norwich City have made room on their roster for new forward signings by loaning under-performing Ricky van Wolfswinkle to Real Betis for a season.

It hasn't gone well for van Wolfswinkle since his debut goal in the Premier League in the 2013-14 season. He was loaned out to St. Etienne last season and didn't fare much better there. He will now try his luck in Spain with Real Betis. You have to think that Alex Neil and company have pretty much given up on the player given their need for a forward.
Source: espnfc.com
Aug 31 - 7:29 PM

Mesut Ozil failed to travel to Tyneside last weekend for the third time in his Arsenal career after picking up an injury in training.

Ozil is yet to play at St James’ Park in the PL having missed the Gunners previous visit – March 2015 – due to illness and the match before because of a shoulder complaint. On each occasion Ozil was only ruled out for a matter of days and this latest setback appears to be just that. Wenger confirmed the German had picked up a "minor" knee injury and should be back in training within a week. In his absence Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was afforded a rare start - on the right - [as Aaron Ramsey moved to a more central role] and it was the England internationals deflected shot which secured his sides’ eighth successive win against the Magpies.
Aug 31 - 5:50 PM

Tottenham expect to know the full extent of the foot injury suffered by Mousa Dembele within 24 hours after the midfielder was taken off against Everton at White Hart Lane.

The exact nature of how the injury occurred still remains unclear although there did appear to be contact on his standing foot after the 28 year-old played a routine pass. On Sunday Dembele tweeted "Let’s hope the injury is not too bad" although his departure – on a stretcher – did not look good. Dembele has started all four PL games this season but his [potential] absence could hand former MK Dons player of the year Dele Alli his opportunity especially given that Erik Lamela is expected to leave within the window. French side Marseille are believed to have secured the services of the Argentine.
Aug 31 - 5:16 PM

Real Madrid and Manchester United have reportedly agreed on a deal for goalkeeper David de Gea.

This one has been running in the rumor mill for over a month now and it seems it's finally coming to a close. The deal will reportedly send David de Gea to Real Madrid in exchange for £29m and Keylor Navas. Manchester United should be happy with the deal as it's close to the record paid for a player with just one year left on his deal. Sergio Romero seems set to be Manchester's goalkeeper for the rest of the season and he is a top-three fantasy choice at the position.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 31 - 2:32 PM




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