Transfer Round-Up: Everton close in on Bolasie

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With leagues around Europe beginning to kick-off, the need to finish adding the final touches to squads ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline is becoming ever more pressing.

Sport360 rounds-up the biggest transfer stories from around the world.

Eren Derdiyok, Kasimpasa to Galatasaray, €6m (Done Deal)

The powerful centre-forward has another shot at the big time after he completed a switch to the Istanbul giants. The 28-year-old impressed scoring 15 goals in 40 Süper Lig games for Kasimpasa. Gala will need him to be at his best after a woeful 2015/16 season.

Yannick Bolasie, Crystal Palace to Everton, €29.2m (Fee Agreed)

John Stones’ sale to Manchester City has started moving the gears of Everton’s transfer machine. According to ESPN, the cash is to be reinvested immediately in the gangly winger. Bolasie has been at Palace since 2012, scoring 13 times in 143 appearances.

Lamine Kone, Sunderland to Chelsea, €21.1m (New Target)

The immovable centre-back made a huge impression at Black Cats following his January move from Lorient. But his time in the North East looks set to be brief, according to the Daily Mail. Chelseas re keen to land him if they cannot buy Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.

Rachid Ghezzal, Lyon to West Ham, €8m (New Target)

West Ham are ambitiously going about building a squad fit for the Olympic Stadium and this desire has seen them lodge a bid for the Algeria winger, accoding to L’Equipe. Ghezzal has scored 11 times in 81 games for Lyon and would join countryman Sofiane Feghouli.

Abel Hernandez, Hull to Fiorentina, €11.7m (New Target)

The chaos at the promoted Tigers is set to see the Uruguay striker head back to the Serie A, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Fiorentina are the ex-Palermo striker’s lateset suitors and want to activate the release clause for the man who struck 22 times during 2015/16.

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