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Crystal Palace's Glenn Murray has made a move to Reading on loan.

Murray is out of favour at Crystal Palace as they've signed Kevin Doyle and won't be in the Premier League until January, which is when Doyle's loan ends. We will update his status in January if he somehow becomes fantasy relevant, but that's very unlikely.
Source: BBC
Sep 1 - 8:58 PM

Nick Powell has signed a season-long loan deal with Leicester City.

Leicester have made a number of loan deals today to add depth to their squad as their manager Nigel Pearson had complained about not having depth just a few days ago. Powell will add the needed depth to the midfield but likely won't be playing enough to be a reliable fantasy option for managers.
Source: Squawka
Sep 1 - 8:53 PM

The deal that sends Radamel Falcao to Manchester United has finally been confirmed.

The striker joins Manchester on a year-long loan with the option to buy afterwards. The loan fee is rumored to be around £6m, but Falcao's high wages can push the deal to be worth around £20m for the year. The deal comes at the end of the day after rumors had been thrown around all day about the deal being off due to multiple different reasons. It is now confirmed by Manchester United and all major media outlets. It is definitely a surprising move as a striker had not seemed to be a priority position for United to fill and there will be questions raised regarding Louis van Gaal's ability to fit Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Falcao, Juan Mata and £60million record signing Angel Di Maria in to a balanced starting XI. Louis van Gaal has also promised to play Daley Blind and Ander Herrera in midfield so it will be very interesting to see Manchester's starting XI in their next Premier League match.

Liverpool forward Krisztian Adorjan has left for Italian Serie B club Novara Calcio.

The forward never had a future at Liverpool and the club have decided to part ways. Adorjan is unlikely to ever play a prominent role in the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 1 - 8:33 PM

Crystal Palace have signed striker Kevin Doyle on a four month loan.

The Republic of Ireland international will challenge Marouane Chamakh, Dwight Gayle and Fraizer Campbell for a starting spot at Crystal Palace but the team have struggled in all aspects of the game and Doyle doesn't seem to be worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats. He has previous Premier League experience but we don't anticipate that to help too much in this situation.
Sep 1 - 8:28 PM

Burnley have signed Michael Keane on a season-long loan from Manchester United.

The United defender is far behind on the pecking order and Burnley can use the depth on their squad. Burnley look like they're headed for relegation but as we've seen in seasons past, it is way too early to make conclusions in the Premier League. We don't anticipate to see Keane starting, and even if he does, he won't be a great fantasy option on a struggling defense.
Source: Squawka
Sep 1 - 8:23 PM

Hull City have completed a move for Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.

The midfielder will be at Hull until the end of the season. That completes a very good transfer window for Hull, who have also signed Gaston Ramirez, Mohamed Diame, and Abel Hernandez today. Ben Arfa was great for Newcastle last season and is almost guaranteed to start at Hull. He is an exciting player who can create and finish chances and will be an interesting fantasy option in a revamped Hull City team.
Source: Hull City
Sep 1 - 8:19 PM

Arsenal have signed Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck for a fee of £16m.

The striker will be expected to contribute right away as Olivier Giroud is out for a few months and Arsenal are desperate for production at the striker position. Yaya Sanogo was horrible over the weekend and is not good enough to be leading Arsenal if they expect to contend for the title. Welbeck can be a very good fantasy option if he can get into form, as he has a great collection of midfielders behind him. Hopeful Arsenal fans are expecting Welbeck to turn into something similar to Daniel Sturridge, but we expect Welbeck to be less lethal and we don't think he'll ever reach Sturridge's level in fantasy or real life.
Source: BBC
Sep 1 - 8:13 PM

Southampton have signed forward Sadio Mane from Red Bull Salzburg.

Saints boss Ronald Koeman has said that Mane can play both centrally or as a wing but it's more likely he lines up out wide. New Saints striker Graziano Pelle has played well centrally and Mane will likely support him from out wide. It's unknown whether Mane will replace Shane Long on the left or James Ward-Prowse on the right, but you can expect some sort of rotation throughout the season. Mane has scored 45 goals in 87 matches throughout the last two seasons and can be a good fantasy value as Southampton seem to have a good attack once again.
Source: BBC
Sep 1 - 7:58 PM

Southampton have acquired defender Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan.

This is a great move the Saints, who have just reinforced their defense with a number of signings. Alderweireld can play both center-back and right-back, and it's unclear where he'll play at the moment. The Saints have Jose Fonte locked in as a starter and recently acquired center-back Florin Gardos to partner him, so there may not be a place for Alderweireld there. At right-back, they have Nathaniel Clyne, who has played well going forward this season, but can be a liability on defense. Regardless of where he plays, we expect Alderweireld to start and be a good fantasy option for managers.
Source: BBC
Sep 1 - 7:53 PM

Tom Lawrence has completed a move to Leicester City for a £1m fee and has signed a four year contract.

You may remember the ex-Manchester United forward from his Premier League debut last season. He was given a chance by interim manager Ryan Giggs and scored three goals in the last three matches of a the season, including a brace on the final day against Stoke City. We are not sure if the forward will be a starter at Leicester but we think he was brought there to provide depth. If he does end up starting, he could have sneaky fantasy value in deeper leagues.
Source: James Ducker
Sep 1 - 7:45 PM

Queens Park Rangers have Niko Kranjcar for a second season on loan after an agreement was made with parent club Dynamo Kyiv.

Kranjcar was a successful loanee at Loftus Road last season, helping Harry Redknapp guide the club to promotion from the Championship. Of course, the two have a history going back to Redknapp's days at Tottenham. Speaking of Spurs, former teammate Sandro will be in midfield as well. Sandro's spot in midfield would appear fairly nailed on, then Joey Barton and Leroy Fer come into contention, so it may be difficult for Kranjcar to crack the starting lineup without someone dropping form or getting hurt.
Sep 1 - 6:40 PM

Sam Allardyce made a late move on deadline day to snatch up Morgan Amalfitano on a one year deal by way of Marseille.

The transfer fee is undisclosed at this time. After getting his feet wet in the Premiership while a loanee at West Brom last season, it appears Amalfitano has taken a liking to English club football. Outside of Stewart Downing and a currently crocked Matt Jarvis, the Hammers were without any weapons to deploy out wide and the Frenchman will help in strengthening that position.
Sep 1 - 6:28 PM

Manchester City have agreed to a season long loan of Alvaro Negredo to Valencia with a commitment by the Spanish club to agreee to an eventual permanent move for a transfer fee believed to be in the neighborhood of £30million.

With the emergence of Stevan Jovetic this season, Negredo found himself fourth in the pecking order at the striker position and this move should give him more playing time. Valencia will have to wait a bit for his services as he currently recovering from a foot injury. Obviously, there must be mitigating circumstances around this deal but if all goes according to plan, Negredo will be officially out of the Premier League to begin next season.
Source: SkySports
Sep 1 - 6:20 PM

Middlesbrough have signed Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on loan.

This is the 26th player Chelsea have sent out on loan this summer. The Blues are doing great business this summer and the loan moves are allowing their players to increase their stock before being sold. They certainly don't need Blackman with Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech on the roster and he should make a good signing for Middlesbrough.
Sep 1 - 6:16 PM



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