TRANSFERS

  • Played no part in Neymar signing: Barcelona president February 14, 2015

    Madrid: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu testified that he had no part in drawing up the contract to sign Brazilian striker Neymar in the summer of 2013. Bartomeu testified before judge Pablo Ruz after being indicted for a possible charge of tax evasion, which saw the club not pay 2.8...
  • English clubs hit spending record despite sluggish January sales February 3, 2015

    London: England's Premier League clubs spent a record 950 million pounds ($1.43 billion) on the August and January transfers this season even though spending in the winter window matched last year's figure of 130 million, according to accountancy firm Deloitte. Despite clubs' "relative restraint" in January, the total spending in 2014-15...
  • English clubs dominate international transfer deals: FIFA January 28, 2015

    English clubs are spending more money in the international transfer market than any other country in the world according to a FIFA report published on Wednesday. The findings of the 2015 FIFA/TMS Global Transfer Market Systems Report, covering the last 12 months, shows English clubs spent more than $770 million on...
  • Samuel Eto'o completes transfer to Sampdoria from Everton January 27, 2015

    Everton said striker Samuel Eto'o has completed a transfer to Serie A club Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 33-year-old Eto'o joined Everton on a free transfer last August, and scored four times in 20 appearances before moving back to Italy, where he used to play for Inter Milan. Everton manager Roberto...
  • Real Madrid agree to sign Brazil midfielder Lucas Silva January 23, 2015

    Cruzeiro have agreed to sell defensive midfielder Lucas Silva to Real Madrid, the Brazilian champions said on Thursday. Spanish media reported the fee would be around 15 million euros ($17.4 million). Silva, 21, is considered to be one of Brazil's most promising young players and has represented his country at junior...
  • Arsenal sign Polish teenager Krystian Bielik January 21, 2015

    London: Arsenal have made their first signing of the January transfer window, bringing in Poland youth international Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw. The English Premier League club did not disclose a fee for Bielik, but British media reported he cost 2.5 million pounds ($3.8 million). The 17-year-old Bielik can play as a...
  • ICICI Bank account holders can use Twitter to transfer funds January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Customers of ICICI Bank can use their Twitter account for real-time fund transfers, prepaid mobile recharges and to check bank balance. Private sector lender ICICI Bank on Monday launched a facility which allows account-holders to transfer funds through Twitter. The user will have to subscribe ('follow') the bank's Twitter...
  • EPL: Striker Wilfried Bony leaves Swansea for Manchester City January 14, 2015

    London: Champions Manchester City have bolstered their attacking arsenal with the signing of Ivorian forward Wilfried Bony from Swansea City for a sum believed to be in the region of 30 million pounds ($45.48 million), the club confirmed on Wednesday. The 26-year-old, who scored 20 goals in the 2014 calendar year,...
  • Aston Villa sign Spanish midfielder Gil January 14, 2015

    London: Spanish attacking midfielder Carles Gil has joined Aston Villa from Valencia on a four-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club announced. The 22-year-old, who is a Spain Under-21 international, can play on either flank or behind a striker and has been signed to bolster a Villa attack that has mustered only...
  • Schalke sign Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic on loan January 12, 2015

    Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have signed Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic on loan until the end of the season. "Matija Nastasic to the Royal Blues. Schalke get Serbia international on loan," the club said on Twitter. The tall 21-year-old joined City as a teenager in 2012 on a five-year deal but has...
  • Manchester City will sign a striker in January, says Manuel Pellegrini January 9, 2015

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will trawl the January transfer market in search of a striker tasked with helping the Premier League champions to successfully defend their title. City, who sit level on 46 points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, have lacked attacking options in...
  • Manchester United sign former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes January 9, 2015

    Manchester United signed former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on Thursday as a backup to fellow Spaniard David de Gea. The 32-year-old Valdes, who has been at United training with the first team since October while rehabilitating from a knee injury, signed an 18-month contract, with the option for a further year. "He...
  • Lukas Podolski completes loan move to Inter Milan January 5, 2015

    London: Striker Lukas Podolski has completed a loan move from Arsenal to Inter Milan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 29-year-old German has scored 31 goals in 82 appearances for Arsenal since arriving from Cologne in 2012. "Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish...
  • New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper and easier December 28, 2014

    Washington: A new route to Mars could make manned missions much cheaper, easier and more frequent, researchers say. Getting spacecraft to Mars is quite a hassle and transportation costs can soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Now new research lays out a smoother, safer way to achieve Martian orbit. Called ballistic...
  • After Vodafone, IT department loses Rs 18,000 crore transfer pricing case against Shell November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: On the heels of it losing a similar case against telecom major Vodafone, the IT department lost its Rs 18,000-crore transfer pricing cases against oil major Shell India at the Bombay High Court, which quashed the department's tax order. The tax sleuth had added Rs 15,000 crore and Rs...
  • Aadhar not must for LPG subsidy under modified DBT October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Cooking gas (LPG) consumers will be able to get subsidy directly in their bank accounts from November 15 even if they don't have Aadhar numbers, as the government will re-launch the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme. The scheme will be initially re-launched in 54 districts from mid-November and...
  • Twitter users can now transfer money via tweets. Here's how October 13, 2014

    Paris: One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets. The move by Groupe BPCE, France's second largest bank by customers, coincides with Twitter's own push into the world of online payments as the social network seeks...
  • Manchester United warned off Roma's Kevin Strootman October 9, 2014

    Manchester United can give up hope of signing AS Roma's Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman in the next transfer window, the Italian club's owner told the BBC on Wednesday. United, managed by Strootman's former national coach Louis van Gaal, have been strongly linked with the player who is still recuperating after suffering...
  • In a massive late night reshuffle of central bureaucracy, PM transfers 8 secretary level officers September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a reshuffle of senior officials, 1980-batch IAS officer Aradhana Johri has been appointed Secretary in the Disinvestment department. Johri, an Uttar Pradesh cadre officer, is presently Secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals. She will take over from Ravi Mathur, who superannuates on September 30, said an order...
  • Delhi Police transfers 19 ACPs September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday carried out transfers of 19 ACPs as part of a routine exercise. The exercise sees, among others, Additional Commissioner of Police Rajiv Kumar Midha, who was in charge of Patel Nagar (central district), being moved to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) as ACP. Somender...
  • Too much money being spent on football transfers, says Ferguson September 7, 2014

    Money is the name of the game but the huge sums spent on football transfers are jawdropping, coaching icon Sir Alex Ferguson said on Thursday. Speaking two days after a wideranging study showed that transfer fee inflation in Europe's top leagues has hit 16 percent, and that his old club Manchester...
  • Aston Villa sign Manchester United's Tom Cleverley on loan September 2, 2014

    England: Aston Villa have taken England midfielder Tom Cleverley on a seasonlong loan from Manchester United, completing the deal a day after the closing of the summer transfer window. Villa had to wait until the Premier League confirmed that they had received the paperwork for the signing before Monday's transfer deadline. Villa...
  • Cesar Azpilicueta signs 5year deal with Chelsea September 2, 2014

    London: Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new fiveyear deal with Chelsea. The 25yearold full back established himself as a regular at Chelsea last season after joining from Marseille in August 2012, and also is a key part of the Spanish national team. He won the players' player of the year...
  • Barcelona beaming, Real Madrid bickering over transfer dealings September 2, 2014

    Barcelona congratulated themselves on Tuesday for a job well done in the transfer window, while rivals Real Madrid were dealing with the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent criticism of president Florentino Perez. The world's two richest clubs by income again spent big, with Barca's signings including Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for...
  • Radamel Falcao completes loan move to Manchester United September 2, 2014

    Manchester United confirmed they had signed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on a oneyear loan deal from Monaco after the transfer window closed on Monday. "#mufc is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1year loan from Monaco with an option to buy," the Premier League team said on its...
  • Valencia agree to take Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City September 2, 2014

    Madrid: Valencia have sealed a deal to take Spain forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City. "Valencia have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the loan, with an obligatory option to buy, of the Spanish international forward Alvaro Negredo," the club said on their website on Monday. The Spanish topflight...
  • Manchester United complete signing of Daley Blind September 2, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax on Monday for 14 million pounds. The 24yearold Blind is being reunited with Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford after being part of his World Cup squad that reached the World Cup semifinals. "Louis van Gaal is a...
  • Arsenal sign striker Danny Welbeck from Manchester United September 2, 2014

    Arsenal confirmed they had signed England forward Danny Welbeck to a longterm deal from Premier League rivals Manchester United as the transfer window closed on Monday. The 23yearold Welbeck, who can play as a centre forward or winger, scored 20 goals in 90 appearances for United and has won 26 caps...
  • Manchester United top deadlineday big spenders September 2, 2014

    Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds. The former Netherlands coach, without a Premier League win this season and hammered 40 by third tier MK Dons in a...
  • Hull City break transfer record to sign Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez September 1, 2014

    Hull City completed the signing of Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez from Italian Serie A club Palermo for a club record fee of 9.5 million pounds ($15.8 million) on Monday. The Premier League club confirmed the deal for the 24yearold, who has signed a threeyear contract, in a statement on their website...