Done Deal: Transfer activity from August 30

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Every day between now and the end of the European transfer window, we’ll detail every remarkable signing in our Done Deal report. On Friday, we saw a spike of activity, with major deals seeing affecting players across in each of Europe’s five biggest leagues:

ENGLAND

Cardiff City – The Bluebirds pulled the trigger on a move for Nacional of Uruguay’s Maximiliano Amondarain, a 20-year-old defender who has appeared for his country at U-20 level. He moves on a four-year deal.

Southampton – 30-year-old midfielder Dean Hammond, not expected to have much of an impact on Mauricio Pochettino’s team, has been loaned to Championship side Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur – The long-rumored move of Steaua Bucharest’s Vlad Chiriches was finally finalized on Friday. The 23-year-old Romanian international will give André Villas-Boas some much-needed depth in the middle. Christian Erikson and Erik Lamela’s transfers were also finalized, putting Spurs’ summer spending at €118 million in transfer fees alone. I sure hope they find a way to offset that cost.

GERMANY

Augsburg – The Bavarians secured the season-long loan of Arkadiusz Milik, a 19-year-old Polish striker from Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen – Out with one striker, in with another, as Bayer’s taken on big Eren Derdiyok, the Swiss international returning on loan to the club he left a season ago. The striker had moves to Hoffenheim.

Schalke – Kevin Prince Boateng, two days after scoring twice to help Milan qualify for Champions League, has moved to Germany, in the process calling the Bundesliga the best league in the world. The fee was undisclosed.

Stuttgart – In another surprise move, Stuttgart sold their captain, Serdar Tasci, to Dinamo Moscow in Russia. Again, the fee was undisclosed.

ITALY

Milan – The Rossoneri have added veteran striker Alessandro Matri from Juventus, paying €11 million to take on a player who’d been squeezed out by the Bianconeri’s summer dealings.

FRANCE

Monaco – Another huge purchase for the newly-promoted club sees sought-after midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia move from Sevilla, signing a five-year deal after Monaco hit his €20 million release clause.

Report: New Arsenal manager will have small budget to re-shape squad

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Whoever takes the helm as Arsenal’s next manager will have to do some math gymnastics this summer to stretch every penny available.

According to a report from The Telegraph, Arsenal is giving Arsene Wenger‘s successor a little less than $70 million to work with in this summer’s transfer market, citing back-to-back transfer windows with club-record signings (Alexandre Lacazette last summer and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January) and three raises given to players. Arsenal paid around $78 million alone to sign Aubameyang and around $65 million for Lacazette.

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That means whoever comes in next to lead Arsenal will likely have to sell one or two players this summer to raise additional money for world-class signings.

For the last decade, Arsenal has been crying out for a new pair of centerbacks and a holding midfielder in the mould of Patrick Vieira. In addition, with Petr Cech getting older, the prospect of needing a new goalkeeper is also on the horizon.

Luckily for Arsenal, they seem to be just fine up front. From Aubameyang and Lacazette to Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey, the club has the talent to challenge for a title next season in that department.

A dozen different names have been bandied about as to who will be Arsenal’s next manager, with out-of-contract and former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique reportedly on the shortlist. Vieira, former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, Germany National Team coach Joachim Low, Juventus boss Max Allegri and Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsman have all also been linked with the job.

Tunisian player who collapsed in Spain regains consciousness

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MADRID (AP) Spanish third-division club Toledo says a Tunisian player who collapsed from heart failure during practice 10 days ago has regained consciousness.

The club says doctors removed sedative medication and Lassad Nouioui was responding well to treatment on Monday.

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They will consider removing the 32-year-old Nouioui from the intensive care unit if his condition keeps improving. Nouioui has played for a number of clubs during his 14-year professional career, notably a four-year stay at Deportivo La Coruna and a one-year spell with Celtic.

Nouioui collapsed on April 14.

The game against Real Madrid B the following day was postponed because of the problem with Nouioui.

FIFA force pace on $25B Club World Cup, global league plan

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GENEVA (AP) FIFA is forcing the pace on talks over a $25 billion offer to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global national team competition.

FIFA says President Gianni Infantino hosted a meeting last Friday with invited officials from some top European clubs.

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The European Club Association has strongly opposed FIFA’s hope for a four-yearly club tournament starting in 2021, which could rival the UEFA-organized Champions League.

UEFA has also proposed a Global Nations League. A similar project is tied to the FIFA-controlled $25 billion, 12-year offer from a consortium including investors from Saudi Arabia and China.

FIFA says it’s holding “informal ongoing discussions with different stakeholders on the topic of the future Club World Cups.”

Infantino is set to meet confederation presidents and general secretaries “in the near future,” FIFA says.

Video: De Rossi, Roma make classy visit to Hillsborough memorial

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On many occasions there are instances where teams and individuals exemplify the fact that real-life occurrences are more meaningful than sports.

Ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League meeting, Italian giants AS Roma visited Anfield –where they will face Liverpool in the competition’s semifinals.

After walking around the venue where the two sides will compete in less than 24 hours, Roma captain Daniele de Rossi and the rest of the Roma squad visited the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield to pay tribute to the 96 victims lost in the 1989 event that rocked the entire country.

De Rossi was seen laying a floral arrangement on the site, along with a note from the club that read, “In memoria delle vittime di Hillsborough AS Rome.”