Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of the Gabon international Didier Ndong from French side Lorient, for a fee of 16 million euros.
Ndong joins the Black Cats on a five-year deal.
“I am very proud and happy to sign for Sunderland. This is a new adventure for me and to play in the Premier League is a dream come true.
“Maybe the Sunderland fans don’t know me yet, but I promise that they will quickly discover that I will give everything for them and the club. It will be an honour to wear the Sunderland shirt and I will wear it with a true understanding of what it means.
“I am excited to meet everyone at the club, to see the stadium and of course the fans, who I have heard so many good things about. Today is the most beautiful day of my life.”
- 22-year-old arrives on Wearside having made 46 appearances for the Ligue 1 team since joining them in January 2015.
- A right-footed central midfielder, he began his career at Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien, where he made 40 appearances for the club before signing for Lorient.
- He has also been a mainstay in the Gabon side in recent years, with 18 caps for his country after making his debut for the national team in 2012.
Muzzy Carayol has parted company with Middlesbrough FC club after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
Carayol has now joined Nottingham Forest on a two-year contract.
Carayol made just over 50 appearances for Boro, having joined the club from Bristol Rovers in August 2012, and scored 12 goals.
Sunderland has smashed its transfer record to bring in midfielder Didier Ndong from Lorient according to reports from France.
The Gabon international has signed a five-year deal with Sunderland for €20m (just over £17m) according to French sports newspaper L'Equipe
Sunderland's previous record was the £13m fee they spent on Asamoah Gyan from Rennes back in 2010.
Yann M'Villa has landed at Heathrow as Sunderland hope to conclude a deal, according to the Daily Mail.
The midfielder spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light from Rubin Kazan helping Sunderland escape relegation.
Newcastle United forward Alex Gilliead has joined League Two side Luton Town on loan.
The 20-year-old has linked up with Nathan Jones' men, and will stay at Kenilworth Road until January.
Gilliead spent most of last season on loan at Carlisle United, where he made 41 appearances, scoring five goals.
He began this season in the Magpies' Under-23 side, featuring in their first two Premier League Two games of the season against Norwich City and West Ham United.
Gilliead, an England Under-20 international, could make his league debut for the Hatters against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
Newcastle United striker Emmanuel Riviere has joined Spanish side Osasuna on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy.
The 26-year-old arrived on Tyneside from Monaco in July 2014 but has only made 31 appearances in all competitions since, scoring three goals, and hasn't featured in competitive action since the beginning of March.
Middlesbrough have agreed to end Mustapha Carayol's contact in order to allow the winger to join Nottingham Forest.
Carayol, who has spent time on loan at Leeds and Huddersfield, has signed a two-year deal at the City Ground.
Newcastle United defender Kyle Cameron has joined League Two side Newport County on loan.
Cameron, 19, will stay at Rodney Parade until January.
The centre half, who can also play at left back, spent similar spells on loan at Workington Reds and York City last term.
After making four appearances and scoring one goal for Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit Workington, Cameron linked up with the Minstermen in January 2016, going on to play 18 times in League Two.
Cameron - who has been capped by Scotland at under-19 level - scored his first Football League goal during his time at York, netting against Hartlepool United in April.
And he will now head to South Wales to link up with County, who are currently 18th in the League Two table.
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Premier League side Sunderland are reportedly in talks to sign Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy.
The 29-year-old is one of the Canaries' longest-serving players having joined from Everton in 2010.
According to Sky Sports, Sunderland have turned their attentions to Ruddy after missing out on Joe Hart who is set to join Torino.
Ruddy is currently sidelined with a groin injury but should be fit after the international break.