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Spurs, Barcelona and Payet's £100 Million Price Tag - A Busy Day In The Transfer Market

Spurs, Barcelona and Payet's £100 Million Price Tag - A Busy Day In The Transfer Market

Spurs have completed the signing of Dutch striker Vincent Janssen on a four-year-deal, for a fee believed to be around £18 million.

Top scorer in the Dutch league last season with an impressive 27 goals, the deal will see him play at White Hart Lane until 2022.

The 22-year-old will bring much needed competition and support for Harry Kane who seemed burned out after a long season at the Euros. It remains to be seen whether or not he will partner Kane up front or will play backup.

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Barcelona complete Umtiti deal: The Spanish champions have announced the signing of Samuel Umtiti from Lyon. The French international found himself as first choice at Euro 2016, after a suspension to Rami.

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His impressive performances have attracted attention from the clubs around Europe, but it's the Catalan club who have won the race. The 22-year-old signed a 4-year-deal, and cost just over £20 million.

Joachim Löw commits to Germany: German boss Joachim Low will continue as German manager until the end of the 2018 World Cup at least.

After a slightly underwhelming tournament at Euro 2016, despite reaching the semi-finals - Germany will stick by the man who delivered the World Cup two years ago.

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Glenn Whelan signs new deal at Stoke: Republic of Ireland international Glenn Whelan has signed a one-year contract extension, that will keep him at the club until 2018.

The 32-year-old's contract was due to expire next summer, but he's put pen to paper and committed to The Potters.

Chief Executive Tony Scholes said:

Glenn has been one of the mainstays of our side since his arrival and few players can have provided such value for money in the history of the Premier League.

He remains a key figure in Mark Hughes' squad and we are delighted he has decided to extend his stay at the bet365 Stadium.

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Ryan Bertrand signs contract extension: Southampton and English full-back, Ryan Bertrand, has committed his future to the club, penning a new 5-year-deal.

The 26-year-old joined the club in 2014 from Chelsea, and has been a revelation in the Southampton side since. The news deal will keep him at St Mary's until 2021.

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Middlesbrough to sign Negredo? In what would be another huge signing at the Riverside, Boro are in talks to sign former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, according to Sky Sports.

Having already secured the signatures of the likes of Victor Valdes, and Viktor Fischer - you have to admire the newly promoted premier league club's audacious plan in the transfer market. This would be a huge signing if they pulled it off.

Morata to stay at Real Madrid? Real Madrid have abandoned their original plan to sell Alvaro Morata after resigning him from Juventus, according to the Daily Mail.

After an impressive season in Italy, Madrid triggered a buy-back clause in his contract, with the sole intention of reselling him for profit. But it seems they've backtracked on that stance.

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£100 million for Dmitri Payet? The transfer market has gone crazy hasn't it? It's not been reported that West Ham are demanding £100 million for any club looking to sign their prized asset.

The 29-year-old was on fine form at Euro 2016, and has reportedly been told by the club he's going nowhere this summer, even if he wants to.

West Ham  co-owner, David Sullivan, told Sportsmail that Payet will stay at the club and slapped an absurd price tag on the Frenchman.

‘He’s worth £100m, even at his age. But he’s not for sale. Just because a big club wants him, tough luck. He’s signed a contract. You take the rough and smooth of a contract.

Pogba's only destination is Manchester United: Despite Pogba favouring a move to Real Madrid, it looks like the Spanish club have been priced out of the move.

It's been reported all week that United have agreed personal terms with Pogba, but an agreement over a fee has yet to be worked out with Juventus.

And given the astronomically high price they've slapped on him, it looks like if he is to move this summer, Manchester United are the only club that can afford him.

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