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European transfer news: Milan sign Conti, Skriniar joins Inter

  • Published at 06:13 am July 8th, 2017
European transfer news: Milan sign Conti, Skriniar joins Inter
AC Milan continued their summer spending spree on Friday with the signing of Italian right-back Andrea Conti from Serie A rivals Atalanta on a five-year deal. The Chinese-owned northern outfit described the Italian under-21 player as "one of the most interesting talents" in Serie A last season, when he helped Atalanta to fourth. "A young talent ... showing consistent performances throughout the whole campaign with 33 appearances ... is looking to take the leap in his career joining a top club in AC Milan," the club added. The 23-year-old arrives on a deal estimated to be worth 25 million euros ($28.5 million). Conti becomes AC Milan's seventh recruit as the club look to rebuilt after finishing sixth last term. Other new arrivals include 21-year-old Portuguese midfielder Andre Silva from Porto for 38m euros ($42.5m); Italian striker Fabio Borini on a one-year loan deal from Sunderland; Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen), Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal) and Franck Kessie (on loan from Atalanta).

Slovakia defender Skriniar joins Inter from Sampdoria

Inter Milan have signed Slovakia international defender Milan Skriniar from Sampdoria on a five-year deal, both Serie A clubs said on Friday. Skriniar, who made his international debut last year, has spent the last two years at Sampdoria after joining the Genoa-based club from Slovak top-flight club MSK Zilina. "Welcome Milan: break a leg for your adventure in black and blue!" said Inter Milan in a statement on their website (www.inter.it). The 22-year-old made 35 appearances for Sampdoria last season. Winger Gianluca Caprari moved from Inter to Sampdoria last month as part of the deal.

Scot Dorrans joins Rangers from Norwich

Scottish Premiership side Rangers have completed their ninth signing in the current transfer window, recruiting central midfielder Graham Dorrans from English club Norwich City on a three-year deal. The 30-year-old Glaswegian, who trained with Rangers as a youngster, made over 100 Premier League appearances in seven seasons at West Bromwich Albion before moving to Norwich in 2015. "It feels incredible. It has been a long couple of weeks, but to finally get it over the line is an incredible feeling," Dorrans told the Rangers website (www.rangers.co.uk) "I just can't wait to get the boots on and get started." The 54-times Scottish champions suffered a humiliating loss to Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn on Tuesday and were eliminated from the Europa League.

Huddersfield add Danish defender Jorgensen to their ranks

Huddersfield Town's spending spree continued with the Premier League club signing defender Mathias Jorgensen from Danish champions FC Copenhagen on a three-year contract, making him manager David Wagner's 10th signing this transfer window. The Denmark international has played 269 matches for Copenhagen and won 10 trophies in two stints at the club, starting in 2007. The 27-year-old also played for Dutch team PSV Eindhoven, winning the Dutch Super Cup in 2013. "He is a very complete defender with great experience of being successful in every league he has played in, which served us well with the signings we made last season too," Wagner told the club's website (www.htafc.com). "His athleticism and football intelligence will be big assets in the Premier League, for sure, and he is a super professional character, which will fit in with our current group of players very well." Jorgensen, nicknamed Zanka, is Huddersfield's sixth recruit in four days as the club prepare for their first top-tier season in 45 years. Granero signs for Espanyol Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero has signed for three seasons with Espanyol with an option for a fourth from La Liga rivals Real Sociedad, the Barcelona club said Friday. The 30-year-old, who learned his trade at Real Madrid, becomes Espanyol's fourth recruit of the summer. The club finished eighth in La Liga last season. Granero started his professional career at Getafe in 2007 before three seasons with Real Madrid until 2012. He returned to Spain on loan to Real Sociedad in 2013 after a season in London with Queens Park Rangers. Morocco's Carcela-Gonzalez joins Olympiakos Moroccan international midfielder Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez has signed a contract with Olympiakos, the Greek champions announced Friday. No details of the deal were given by the Piraeus club but local media reported that the contract is for three years. Carcela-Gonzalez, 28, has played 17 matches for the Moroccan national team, scoring one goal. On a club level he arrives from Spanish side Granada after stints with Portugal's Benfica, Belgian club Standard Liege and Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia. Toulouse pick up free agent Sanogo Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has signed a three-year deal with Toulouse, the Ligue 1 club announced on Friday. The 24-year-old French player became a free agent when he was released by the Gunners last week. Sanogo was much maligned in England as he scored just once in 20 appearances for Arsenal and failed to find the net at all in his 21 Premier League games, which included an ill-fated loan spell at Crystal Palace. He does have an FA Cup winner's medal to show for his four-year stay in England, during which he also played on loan at Charlton Athletic. He scored four goals in the 2013 Under-20 World Cup as France won the title to earn a move from Auxerre to the Emirates Stadium. Toulouse will be hoping that he can help them build on last term's solid 13th-placed finish in the French top flight. Eidur Gudjohnsen's teen half-brother signs for Swansea Swansea City signed the teenage half-brother of Icelandic football icon Eidur Gudjohnsen on Friday and placed him with the Under-18 squad. Arnor Borg Gudjohnsen, 16, impressed on trial at the Premier League club earlier this season and whilst terms were agreed with his club Breidablik UBK in March he only officially put pen to paper on Friday signing a three year deal. "It's great to be here. I am looking forward to the challenge and I am excited to get started," he said on the club website. The teenage Gudjohnsen, whose compatriot Gylfi Sigurdsson was Swansea's star performer last season and pivotal to retaining their Premier League status, is the son of Arnor Gudjohnsen, who was capped 73 times and played for Belgian side Anderlecht. Eidur, who is 38 and won his 88th and final cap at Euro 2016 where Iceland memorably eliminated England from the competition, won the Champions Leagueand Spanish title with Barcelona as well as the English Premier League crown with Chelsea. He and Arnor made football history in 1996 when Eidur came off the bench to replace his father in Iceland's 3-0 friendly victory over Estonia
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