Watford Signed Greek Goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis

first_imgLONDON (AP) — The Latest on European soccer transfers (all times local):Watford signed Greece goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis on loan from Udinese and Burnley brought in Bermuda striker Nahki Wells on a permanent deal from newly promoted Huddersfield.4:30 p.m.Central midfielder Giannelli Imbula has joined French club Toulouse from Stoke on a season-long deal.The 24-year-old Frenchman failed to shine in the Premier League after joining Stoke for a club-record fee from FC Porto two seasons ago.Prior to joining Porto, Imbula had a good spell with Marseille for two seasons, playing 66 games in the French league.___3:10 p.m.Liverpool striker Divock Origi has joined German team Wolfsburg on a season-long loan deal.The Belgium international was set to be the fourth-choice striker at the Premier League club this season, behind Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanki.Origi was signed from Lille in 2014 and spent a season back on loan at the French club before scoring 21 goals in 77 appearances for Liverpool over two years. He was never a regular starter, though.___2:05 p.m.Portugal winger Renato Sanches has joined Swansea on season-long loan from Bayern Munich in one of the most improbable signings in Europe’s transfer window.Sanches won the Young Player of the Tournament award at the European Championship last year after helping Portugal win its first major soccer title. Weeks earlier, he had joined Bayern on one of the richest contracts in Bundesliga history for a transfer fee that could climb to about $90 million.The dreadlocked winger was being talked up as the natural heir to Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s national team, but he wasn’t a regular for Bayern last season.Swansea manager Paul Clement likely played a big role in the move for the 20-year-old Sanches, having been assistant coach at Bayern during the first half of last season.___12:50 p.m.Ivory Coast right back Serge Aurier has completed his move to Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain.The transfer was held up because there were complications with Aurier securing a work permit because he was sentenced to two months in prison last year for resisting arrest after leaving a Paris nightclub.Aurier appealed against the sentence and never went to prison. PSG had to leave him out of its Champions League squad for a match against Arsenal in London last season because he was refused entry because of the ongoing case.The 24-year-old Aurier played 57 league games for PSG, scoring twice, after joining from Toulouse, initially on loan in 2014. He won two league titles, three French Cups and three League Cups.___12:05 p.m.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has left Arsenal after six years to join Premier League rival Liverpool for an initial fee of 35 million pounds ($45 million).The 24-year-old Oxlade-Chamberlain allowed his Arsenal contract to enter its final season after rejecting offers of a new deal, and had been linked with a move across London to Chelsea.Facing the prospect of losing Oxlade-Chamberlain on a free transfer next year, Arsenal decided to cash in and Liverpool announced his transfer on Thursday on a “long-term” deal.___7:30 a.m.Algeria says it has given winger Riyad Mahrez permission to leave the national squad to “formalize his transfer to his new club.”Mahrez handed in a transfer request at Leicester days after the end of last season. Leicester rejected bids from Italian team Roma over the offseason. Mahrez, English soccer’s player of the year in the 2015-16 season, has played in Leicester’s first three games of the Premier League.Mahrez was with Algeria ahead of games against Zambia.___6 a.m.It’s the final day for soccer teams in England, France, Germany and Italy to sign players this year.After Thursday, the next chance they will have to strengthen their squads is in January.The transfer window closes on Thursday at 1600 GMT in Germany, and at 2200 GMT in England, France and Italy.Spanish clubs have an extra day to complete player recruitment, with the transfer deadline not until 2200 GMT Friday.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more