Transfer Roundup: Strinic leaves AC Milan; Bas Dost joins Eintracht Frankfurt

Sportstar gives you a round-up of all the major happenings from the summer transfer window.

Ivan Strinic joined the Rossoneri from Sampdoria in July 2018 but failed to make a single competitive appearance for the club.   -  Getty Images

- Strinic leaves Milan by mutual consent -

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AC Milan's Ivan Strinic was diagnosed with a heart problem that sidelined him for three months.   -  Getty Images

Ivan Strinic has been released from his AC Milan contract by mutual consent.

Strinic joined the Rossoneri from Sampdoria in July 2018 but failed to make a single competitive appearance for the club.

Last season the left-back was diagnosed with a heart problem that sidelined him for three months.

The 32-year-old has been allowed to leave after Milan signed Theo Hernandez from Real Madrid.

 

- Watford's Cucho Hernandez joins Mallorca on loan -

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Cucho Hernandez spent the last two seasons on loan at Huesca.   -  Getty Images

 

Watford forward Cucho Hernandez has joined La Liga side Mallorca on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old Colombian spent the last two seasons on loan at fellow Spanish side Huesca, helping it win promotion to La Liga in 2017-18 and then featuring 34 times as it was relegated back to the Segunda.

Hernandez joined Watford in July 2017 but has yet to feature for Javi Gracia's side.

 

- Eintracht Frankfurt signs Bas Dost -

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Frankfurt will pay €7m plus variables of up to €500,000, while Sporting will earn 15 per cent of any future sale, from Bas Dost's move.   -  Getty Images

 

Eintracht Frankfurt has signed Bas Dost from Sporting CP for an initial €7million.

The 30-year-old striker has moved to the Bundesliga club on a three-year contract as a replacement for Sebastien Haller, who joined West Ham.

Frankfurt will pay €7m plus variables of up to €500,000, while Sporting will earn 15 per cent of any future sale.

 

- Roma denies Nkoulou interest amidst penalty scare -

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Nicolas Nkoulou had reportedly become a transfer target for the Giallorossi, who are eager to strengthen their defensive options before the transfer deadline next Monday.   -  Getty Images

 

Roma has denied being interested in signing Nicolas Nkoulou after Torino president Urbano Cairo suggested the club could be forced to pay a €900,000 for contacting him.

Nkoulou is said to have told Torino boss Walter Mazzarri that he wanted to be excused from Sunday's Serie A opener against Sassuolo as he felt unable to focus amid the speculation over his future.

Cairo was furious with the Cameroon international after the match but insisted he did not want to sell the him and said there was a written agreement with Roma that would see them penalised if it contacted any Torino player about a transfer.

However, in a statement released on Monday, Roma said: "In reference to the recent comments made by the president of Torino FC, Urbano Cairo, and reported by a number of media outlets, the club would like to clarify that it has never made contact with any Torino player and is not interested in any member of the Granata squad."

Cairo had said to Tuttomercatoweb: "Maybe he has other ideas, but he has a contract for another two years. Nkoulou must apologise to the club and to his team-mates.

"I even met with his agent at Forte dei Marmi: we were talking all afternoon and even talked about adding a buyout clause [to his contract]. Roma aren't even able to contact our players: there is a written agreement that, if they do, they have to pay a penalty of €900,000."

 

- Bayern contacted Leverkusen over Havertz -

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Kai Havertz enjoyed a breakthrough campaign for Bayer Leverkusen in 2018-19, scoring 17 Bundesliga goals and helping it qualify for the Champions League.   -  Bongarts

 

Germany international Kai Havertz was a transfer target for Bayern Munich this year, confirmed Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller.

Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge previously hinted the champion was keen on Havertz. Voller indicated Leverkusen was unwilling to entertain offers for the 20-year-old but confirmed there was contact with Rummenigge over the in-demand player.

"It is no secret that there were a few phone calls and great interest," Voller told Sky Germany. "I then spoke directly and completely friendly with Rummenigge. [He] totally understood that we do not [want to sell].

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