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Nantes confirm defender's Chelsea move

Papy Djilobodji has gone to Stamford Bridge. Credit: PA

Chelsea have made the surprise signing of Papy Djilobodji from Nantes, the French team have confirmed.

The Senegalese centre-back had previously had talks with Sunderland and Fulham, before the Premier League champions made a move for him.

Djilobodji has signed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Aston Villa close to deal for striker Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov could be on his way to the Premier League. Credit: PA

Aston Villa could pull of a surprise move for Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov on deadline day.

The Bulgarian has plenty of experience in the Premier League have played for Spurs and Manchester United.

Berbatov is already in Birmingham, but will need to complete a medical in order to get his move back to England.


Newcastle youngster leaves for Lyon

Olivier Kemen never played for the first team. Credit: PA

Newcastle teenager Olivier Kemen has completed a permanent move to French club Lyon.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who joined the Magpies from Metz during the summer of 2013, has returned to his native country for an undisclosed fee.

Kemen, a youngster purchased for his potential, was a regular at Under-21 and youth level, but did not make a first team appearance during his time on Tyneside.

Fifa to investigate De Gea's failed Man United exit

David De Gea is in limbo. Credit: PA

Fifa is understood to be looking into the details surrounding Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea's collapsed transfer but it would be up to Real Madrid to make an appeal as it is the Spanish transfer window which has closed.

The only grounds for a successful appeal would be if the club could prove there was a failure in the administration involving the Spanish authorities.

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