This week in transfers: Milner moves and Austrian arrivals
Coral’s headline transfer news from this week is England international midfielder James Milner moving from Manchester City to Liverpool on a Bosman.
The Reds, who are 5/2 chances to finish in next term’s Premier League top four, become the fifth club of Milner’s professional career, which started at Leeds United before spells with Newcastle United and Aston Villa.
Juve do Dybala deal to poach promising player from Palermo
Champions League finalists Juventus (11/5 to lift the trophy), meanwhile, have pulled off a coup with the capture of talented Argentine attacker Paulo Dybala for next season. He will join the Old Lady from Sicilian side Palermo on a five-year deal for an initial fee in the region of £23.4m.
Austrian arrivals at Foxes and Hornets
Two teams tipped to be in next term’s Premier League relegation battle, Leicester City (9/2 chances) and Watford (odds-on 4/6 favourites) have bolstered their respective defences with the signings of Austria internationals.
Left wing back Christian Fuchs has switched to the Foxes for free from Gelsenkirchen club Schalke, while the Hornets have netted centre half Sebastian Prodl from fellow Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen also for nothing.
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Lithuania goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis, who played against England back in March, has also moved to Vicarage Road from Romanian heavyweights Steaua Bucharest. He will provide competition at the Premier League newcomers for number one Heurelho Gomes.
Boyata is a new Bhoy
Following the success of fellow Etihad-owned Belgian defender Jason Denayer, Scottish Premiership champions Celtic have swooped for Manchester City misfit Dedryck Boyata.
With talented youngster Denayer set to return to Manchester and fight for a first-team place, the writing was on the wall for Boyata, who has joined the Bhoys on a four-year deal for a reported fee of £1.5m.