Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi signs with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion from Al Ahly

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Ahmed Hegazi

West Brom have strengthened their defensive options with the signing of Egypt international Ahmed Hegazi.

Albion have been tracking the 26-year-old centre-half since his performances caught their eye during the African Nations Cup at the start of the year.

Hegazi has moved to the Hawthorns on a year-long loan but West Brom have the option to make it a permanent deal.

“We’re pleased he’s here, he’s a good addition. He’s got good pedigree and has played for some good clubs. Hopefully he’ll be a good signing for us,” Baggies boss Tony Pulis told the club’s official website.

“With it being a loan and, if he does well, we’ve already agreed a final deal. It’s really, really good for us.”

Hegazi has flown out to Hong Kong to link up with the West Brom squad ahead of their Premier League Asia Trophy game with Premier League rivals Leicester on Wednesday, although he will need international clearance to play in the tournament.

The Egyptian spent time with Italian club Fiorentina earlier in his career, only for injuries to hamper his progress. He returned to his homeland with Al Ahly, where he has spent the last two seasons.

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Profiling new Chelsea signing Tiemoue Bakayoko as Didier Deschamps labels him a 'complete midfielder'

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Chelsea’s latest signing of the summer so far is midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco.

The 22-year-old, who played a leading role in Monaco’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last season has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

The France international has reportedly cost the Blues around £40million.

Bakayoko comes with a reputation of being a ball-winner as Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and national team coach Didier Deschamps suggests.

The video below takes a closer look at the defensive midfielder.

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AC Milan confirm interest in Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata and Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches

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AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli says the Serie A club will not be bullied into paying huge transfer fees for players.

Milan have recruited heavily during this transfer window, making nine impressive signings as they bid to make ground on champions Juventus after finishing 28 points behind in sixth place last season.

They have also been linked with big-money moves for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches in recent days.

But Mirabelli has reiterated the Italian club will only make signings on their own terms.

“Morata? We’ve been looking at him from the beginning [of the window], he’s made himself available to us,” he told Premium Sport.

“There were complications between the Champions League final and the emergence of other teams, and the track cooled down. It may warm up again, but only on our terms.

“Sanches? We know him well from his time with Benfica, and he hasn’t found much space at Bayern.

“If we needed another midfielder, we could consider him, but only under certain conditions.”

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