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Thursday 16 August 2018

Transfers centre – live

Round-up of the summer transfer window’s latest moves.

Joe Hart spent last season at West Ham (Mark Kerton/PA)
Joe Hart spent last season at West Ham (Mark Kerton/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

  • Goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined Burnley from Manchester City.
  • Brighton snap up young winger Anders Dreyer.

Burnley have signed goalkeeper Joe Hart on a two-year deal from Manchester City.

The Clarets confirmed they have paid an undisclosed fee for the former England number one.

Manager Sean Dyche was not expecting to be in the market for a goalkeeper this summer but injuries to Nick Pope and Tom Heaton – both England internationals in their own right – forced his hand.

Hart spent 12 years as a City player but went from undisputed first-choice to fringe player after Pep Guardiola’s arrival and spent the last two seasons on loan with Torino and West Ham.

The 31-year-old ultimately lost his place in England’s World Cup squad too, edged out by Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Pope in Gareth Southgate’s plans this summer.

Hart, who has won 75 international caps and two Premier League titles, will wear squad number 20.

Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has arrived in Florence to undergo his medical and put the final touches to his loan move to Fiorentina.

The two clubs have agreed a year-long temporary deal for the Belgium international, who spent the second half of last season at former side Olympiakos after struggling for game time with the Toffees.

West Ham are reportedly not finished in the transfer market with deals for Lucas Perez and Carlos Sanchez in the pipeline.

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Lucas Perez could move from north to east London (John Walton/PA)

Arsenal striker Perez spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna after failing to establish himself at the Emirates Stadium.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini reportedly wants the 29-year-old to provide competition for Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez in attack.

Meanwhile West Ham are also understood to be in talks with Fiorentina over a deal for 32-year-old former Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

Thibaut Courtois’ future at Chelsea remains unclear after he reportedly failed to turn up for training for a second day running.

The 26-year-old, who has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, was
handed an extended holiday after finishing third at the World Cup with Belgium and has reportedly told new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave.

  • Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City from Leicester.
  • Alisson from Roma to Liverpool.
  • Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester United.
  • Richarlison from Watford to Everton.

Brighton have signed young winger Anders Dreyer from Danish Superliga side Esbjerg for an undisclosed fee.

The 20-year-old will initially link up with Albion’s under-23 squad ahead of the new Premier League 2 season, which kicks off against Liverpool on Friday.

Plenty more deals are expected to go through ahead of Thursday’s 5pm deadline.

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