AC Milan misfit Andre Silva could have played his last game for the club after he sealed a loan exit to Sevilla.
Silva, 22, was purchased by the Rossoneri from Porto last summer amid great fanfare for €38 million. But his debut campaign at San Siro was miserable, scoring just twice in 24 Serie A run-outs as his new club missed out on Champions League qualification.
Sevilla have now swept in to secure their seventh arrival of the transfer market. The arrangement contains a €35m option to turn the switch permanent for the Portugal striker at the end of 2018/19.
A medical was undertaken in the Spanish city on Saturday. This saw him absent from the squad that faced Real Madrid in a friendly.
Leicester striker Islam Slimani has joined Fenerbahce on a season-long loan deal.
Slimani, Leicester’s record signing for a fee close to £30 million in 2016, has failed to make an impact in the Midlands and spent the second half of last season at Newcastle.
The 30-year-old has now moved on to Turkey, with Fenerbahce announcing on Saturday night that he had passed his medical and signed his contract.
Slimani has scored 12 goals in 47 appearances for Leicester, but failed to replicate the one-in-two form he showed at Sporting Lisbon which prompted former City boss Claudio Ranieri to sign him.
The First Division League champions have been attempting to bolster their defence throughout the summer. They agreed a temporary deal for Austria Wien’s Abdul Kadiri Mohammed last month, only for the Ghanaian to fail a medical in Abu Dhabi.
Robson, 24, was made available by his Portuguese employers after an underwhelming debut campaign that featured only 13 Primeira Liga appearances. This leaves one spot remaining in the Sky Blues’ foreign quartet.
“Bani Yas signs with the Brazilian Robson de Paula on a loan contract, coming from the Portuguese league,” they tweeted. “Robson is currently in our training camp in the Netherlands where he signed the contract and will begin training with the first team.”
New coach Krunoslav Jurcic – a member of Croatia’s World Cup 1998 squad – has been well backed in the transfer market.
Ex-Netherlands Under-21 winger Leroy George was procured late last month after a stellar debut campaign at Melbourne Victory, that included nine goals and 14 assists on the way to lifting the A-League Championship.
Previously, Colombian midfielder Michael Ortega was bought from Deportivo Pasto.
New boy Robson spent 2016/17 on loan at Iran’s Esteghlal, playing 24 times in the Persian Gulf Pro League.
He also had a frustrating temporary spell at J1 League’s Kawasaki Frontale, where only one run-out was earned in the Emperor’s Cup.
The Itaguacu-native was attached to Bahia in his native Brazil from 2013-17. He played 47 league games for Bahiaco, scoring three times.
Bani Yas conceded a competition-high 70 times in 26 matches when they finished bottom of the top flight in 2016/17.
UAE and Emirates Club striker Ahmed Malallah, Al Wasl playmaker Ahmed Al Shamisi, injury-prone Al Jazira utility man Salem Ali and the rehiring of centre midfielder Fawaz Awana from Al Nasr headline this summer’s promising domestic additions by them.