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Done Deals: Perez to Arsenal, Remy joins Palace, Marshall to Hull

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It has been a busy Transfer Deadline Day eve in the Premier League.

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Below is a look at three deals which have already been confirmed.

And don’t forget, the summer transfer window shuts at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday so stay up to date with all the latest transfer news right here.


Arsenal have completed the signing of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna.

Perez, 27, was on fire for Deportivo last season, scoring 17 goals and adding eight assists in 36 games. The Spanish striker has had a nomadic career to date but after his breakout season in La Liga, he has now sealed a move to the Gunners for a fee believed to be close to $23 million.

Able to play as a central striker or out wide, Perez will give Arsene Wenger plenty of attacking options as the Spanish international arrives at the Emirates. Not quite the wow factor Gunners fans had been hoping for but still a player who can contribute goals and push Olivier Giroud all the way for the starting spot up top.


French international striker Loic Remy has landed at Selhurst Park.

Remy, 29, has joined the Eagles on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea and is reunited with Alan Pardew who he worked with at Newcastle United.

The former QPR striker has found life pretty tough at Chelsea, making just 47 appearances over the last two seasons in all competitions but he did score 12 goals in that time. Pardew managed to get the best out of Remy at Newcastle, with the former Marseille forward scoring 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances during the 2013-14 campaign.

Now Remy will line up alongside Christian Benteke in a completely revamped Palace attack and all of a sudden the Eagles look much more capable of scoring goals. What a partnership Benteke and Remy could be in south London.


Goalkeeper David Marshall has joined Hull City from Cardiff City for a fee believed to be in the region of $6.5 million.

Marshall, 31, is a Scottish international and has previously played in the PL with Cardiff during the 2013-14 season. Now he is returning to the top-flight with the Tigers, as caretaker boss Mike Phelan makes him Marshall his first significant signing of the summer as the club continues to finalize a takeover from Chinese investors.

He is likely to be the first-choice goalkeeper at Hull although Allan McGregor will push him all the way when he returns from injury and Eldin Jakupovic has certainly not let anyone down after Hull surprisingly won two of its first three PL games this season after securing promotion from the Championship.

Hull is expected to also add Ryan Mason from Tottenham Hotspur in the coming hours.

Report: Leicester City breaks transfer record in signing of Loic Remy

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According to journalist Ben Jacobs, who works with ESPNFC, BeIN Sports, and talkSPORT, Leicester City has completed a deal to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy on a permanent transfer.

According to Jacobs, the transfer will be worth $16.3 million, a transfer record for the club. The report also states that the transfer fee will be paid in full immediately, a rarity in the game these days with many high fees being deferred across several months or years.

Leicester apparently wanted a loan for the rest of the season with an option to buy, but Chelsea insisted on a permanent transfer, and the Foxes obliged.

Remy has seen just 177 minutes this season at Chelsea, scoring one goal. The former Newcastle striker is stuck behind both Diego Costa and Pedro up front, and thus has been the center of many rumors this winter.

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Leicester City, meanwhile, are looking to bolster their already strong attack for a title run. The Foxes have Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, both of whom have been prolific this season, but injuries have forced Vardy off the field in recent weeks, and the club knows should either of them go down, the season could be in jeopardy. Bolstering a part of the squad that is already a strength is not an unheard of transfer tactic.

The Foxes currently sit three points atop the Premier League table, ahead of both Arsenal and Manchester City.

Friday’s transfer rumor roundup: Kroos, Pato to Chelsea; Townsend’s exit

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They may currently sit 14th in the Premier League, but Chelsea are still in the business of big spending in the transfer market. The latest superstar in their crosshairs? Real Madrid’s World Cup-winning midfielder Toni Kroos, for whom they’ve already tabled a bid of more than $55 million, according to the Daily Star.

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The Blues are also close to completing the signing of 26-year-old Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato from Brazilian side Corinthians, according to a report from ESPN Brazil. With Diego Costa currently injured, Loic Remy perhaps on the move away from Stamford Bridge, and no other cover at striker present, Chelsea might just be willing to meet Corinthians’ $14-million asking price.

Leicester City have entered the Saido Berahino sweepstakes, according to the Mirror, as Claudio Ranieri‘s side makes a push for a top-four finish this season. Berahino, who was denied a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, is also once again being heavily linked with a move to north London. West Bromwich Albion still aren’t looking to sell, though.

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Andros Townsend will likely leave Tottenham either this month or in the summer. Newcastle United will reportedly bid $17 million for the 24-year-old winger in January, as the Magpies attempt to stave off relegation once again. Very much out of favor with manager Mauricio Pochettino, Townsend has made just three substitute appearances in the PL this season.

Outside the Premier League, AC Milan’s on-loan (Monaco) forward Stephen El Shaarawy is the target of “a big Italian club,” according to ESPN FC. The mystery Serie A side — Juventus? Roma? — would reportedly end the 23-year-old’s loan spell in France by signing the Italian international on a permanent transfer in January.

Monday’s transfer rumor roundup: $200m for Neymar; Remy leaving Chelsea

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Manchester United are prepared to pay the $205-million buyout clause in Neymar’s Barcelona contract in order to sign the 23-year-old Brazilian superstar, according to French newspaper Le 10 Sport. Then again, a French publication might not be the best source regarding a club in England and a Brazilian player who currently lives in Spain.

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However, it’s Jan. 4, which means every paper in the world claims to know about every deal that’s going down. This is a roundup of biggest rumors of the day — most, if not all, of them less farfetched than the above pipe dream. Sorry, Man United fans.

The Express is reporting Crystal Palace have made a move for backup Chelsea striker Loic Remy, with Palace manager Alan Pardew keen to reunite with the 29-year-old striker. Remy played under Pardew during his season-long loan to Newcastle United in 2013-14. The reported price? Palace would like to pay $9 million, but Chelsea want $15 million. Stats show Remy has the best minutes-per-goal ratio of any Premier League player this season.

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to once again, as they did with Dele Alli last year, unearth a gem from the lower leagues of English football. Only this time, they’re going way, way, way lower — reportedly to the National League South, the sixth tier in England, for Ebbsfleet United attacker Shilow Tracey. Tracey reportedly impressed during a trial with Tottenham earlier this year, and Spurs have come out on top in the battle to sign the 17-year-old midfielder.

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For the third- or fourth-straight transfer window, “Where Will Charlie Austin End Up?” is one of the British press’s favorites games to play. Today, it’s Newcastle, who will be without striker Papiss Cisse for up to three months, according to the Daily Mail. Austin’s contract with Queens Park Rangers expires this summer.

Kolo Toure, whose Liverpool contract expires at the end of the current season, is a target of Lazio. The Serie A side has seen its defense dismantled by injuries this season and will move for Toure during the January window, according to the Express.

Villa manager Garde wants Chelsea’s “special” Remy on loan

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Remi Garde isn’t shy when it comes to his January transfer plans.

Many managers take the old “don’t talk about other club’s players” when it comes to transfer season, but Aston Villa manager Garde is in a different place.

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For one thing, Garde’s club is struggling mightily, 11 points back of safety at the season’s midpoint. Additionally, he knows the guy he’s trying to woo to Villa Park.

That’s Chelsea forward Loic Remy, who was coached by Garde at Lyon in the mid-2000s. From the BBC:

“Loic is special because he knows the country and the league and he would be an interesting player for the team,” Garde said.

“He is part of some players I’ll try to attract to Aston Villa for sure.”

Remy has three goals in 14 appearances for Chelsea, with just one of those tallies coming in his eight Premier League matches. He scored nine goals for the Blues last season, five less than he tallied for Newcastle in his breakout season of 2013-14.

Remy is a no-doubt upgrade to the Villa strike corps, and could pair well with Jordan Ayew, Rudy Gestede or another player in the Villans’ attack.