Borussia Dortmund have signed highly-rated England youth international Jadon Sancho from Manchester City, the Bundesliga club have announced.
Press Association Sport understands the German club have paid around £8 million for the 17-year-old in a deal which also guarantees City will receive a substantial sell-on clause should he move on again.
The winger has been tempted to move by the prospect of first-team football in Germany and will wear the number seven shirt recently vacated by Ousmane Dembele at Dortmund.
Sancho was one of the star players during the recent Under-17 European Championship, in which England finished runners-up, and had attracted interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham.
City had hoped to persuade their Academy product to stay but he turned down the offer of a new contract.
Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc told the club’s website, www.bvb.de: “We are very pleased that Jadon Sancho, who is currently one of the greatest talents in European football, will definitely play at BVB.
“We are convinced that we can help this very young player continue to develop his game and become a real asset for our team.”
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) August 31, 2017
Tottenham are close to completing the transfer of Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes on a season-long loan deal.
Reports in England claim that the Portuguese international will join the Serge Aurier and Davinson Sanchez as the clubs’ summer recruits.
Gomes was signed from Valencia with Barcelona shelling out £37 million to bring him to the Camp Nou.
Tottenham will be obligated to spend £40 million to make the move permanent next summer.
Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino remains hopeful of securing the signature of Fernando Llorente from Swansea City before the end of the transfer deadline.
Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has joined Swansea on a season-long loan, the two clubs have announced.
Sanches was part of Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning squad and joined Bayern from Benfica for €35 million in May 2016.
But the 20-year-old has found game-time with the Bundesliga champions limited and made only 26 appearances last season.
Swansea boss Paul Clement spent time as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Bayern last season and used his contacts in Bavaria to pull off the shock move.
Check out a profile of the new Swansea signing in the video below.