INDIAN FOOTBALL TRANSFER NEWS 2020 (JAN - MAY)



VIKRAM PRATAP JOINS MUMBAI CITY
23.5.2020: Mumbai City FC finally wins the deal when they are sucessful in signing Vikram Pratap Singh in their favour. Vikram Pratap who was a product of Chandigar Football Academy and Indian Arrows had a good season in I League as well as in international arena. East Bengal and some ISL franchisee are in a target to sign the young talented footballer for the last few weeks. This is indeed a good deal won by Mumbai City FC.

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ODISHA FC ANNOUNCED THEIR FIRST SIGNING TODAY, CHURCHILL BROTHERS RENEWED TWO CONTRACTS
22.05.2020: Odisha FC confirmed the signing of 21 year old attacking midfielder Samuel Lalmuanpuia for the upcoming season. Samuel played for Kerala Blasters last season later joined Punjab FC on loan. Started his career at Shillong Lajong, Samuel player their for 4 seasons.
Churchill Brothers SC have extended the contracts of Lamgoulen Gou Hangshing and Suresh Meitei for two years with the option of extending for one more year.

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EAST BENGAL CONFIRMED THE JOINING OF VINEETH & RINO
EAST BENGAL CONFIRMED THE JOINING OF VINEET & RINO
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 18.05.2020 : East Bengal Club announced the signings of C. K. Vineeth from Jamshedpur FC, Rino Anto from Bengaluru FC, Vikas Saini from Mohammedan Sporting, Anil Chavan from ATK and Pritam Singh from Neroca FC.

Earlier East Bengal Club confirmd the signing of Milan Singh from NorthEast United FC, Md Rafique from Mumbai City FC, Eugeneson Lyngdoh from Bengaluru FC, Lalram Chullova from Mohun Bagan, Mohammed Irshad from Gokulam Kerala FC, Keegan Pereira from Jamshedpur FC, Girik Khosla from Punjab FC, Sankar Roy from Mohun Bagan, Bikash Jairu from Jamshedpur FC, Cavin Lobo from Punjab FC and Sehnaj Singh from ATK. They also renewed the contract of goal keeper Mirshad.

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RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 14.05.2020 : East Bengal Club announced the signings of Milan Singh, Md Rafique and Eugeneson Lyngdoh for the upcoming season. Earlier East Bengal Club confirmd the signing of Lalram Chullova from Mohun Bagan, Mohammed Irshad from Gokulam Kerala FC, Keegan Pereira from Jamshedpur FC, Girik Khosla from Punjab FC, Sankar Roy from Mohun Bagan, Bikash Jairu from Jamshedpur FC, Cavin Lobo from Punjab FC and Sehnaj Singh from ATK.

CLOSE DOOR BUNDESLIGA TO RESUME ON 16TH MAY
14.5.2020 : Bundesliga is the first of Europe's elite football leagues to resume official competition for its 2019-20 season since the world was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The matches are to be played behind closed doors, for football fans are interested to watch this return to LIVE sporting action in different channels.

The matches will start on and from the 16th of May when Borussia Doutmund will face against FC Schalke.
The league has another 9 game weeks to go and all the football fans can rejoice at having the chance to watch one of the most exciting leagues this season.
FIRST FIVE TEAMS :
FC Bayern München: 55 points from 25 matches
Borussia Doutmund: 51 points from 25 matches
RB Leipzig: 50 points from 25 matches
Borussia Mönchengladbach: 49 points from 25 matches
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: 47 points from 25 matches

The top 5 teams are separated by only 9 points and the title race could see some interesting matches to keep the interest alive in the coming weeks. In football crazy Germany, keeping in adherence with social distancing norms, Matchday 26 will see Bundesliga being played in empty stadiums without fans as the clubs return to competitive play after a forced 2-month hiatus.

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CHULLOVA JOINS EAST BENGAL
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 9.5.2020 : C K Vineeth, the striker of Jamshedpur FC likely to join East Bengal for the up coming season. Vineeth offered by some of the ISL playing clubs, but the striker from Kerala yet to decide finally. Lalram Chullova joins East Bengal from Mohun Bagan in a two years contract. Chullova joined Mohun Bagan in the recently concluded season from East Bengal.

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EAST BENGAL CONFIRMED MORE SIGNING TODAY
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 05.05.20: East Bengal Club confirms the signing of Mohammed Irshad from Gokulam Kerala FC, Keegan Pereira from Jamshedpur FC, Girik Khosla from Punjab FC and Sankar Roy from Mohun Bagan for the upcoming season today. Earlier East Bengal confirmed the signing of Bikash Jairu from Jamshedpur FC, Cavin Lobo from Punjab FC and Sehnaj Singh from ATK. Meanwhile East Bengal are in advanced talks with the midfielder Md Rafi who played for clubs quite successfully some years back.

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LOBO & JAIRU RETURNED TO RED & GOLD
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 28.4.20: As we have mentioned in our earlier previews, East Bengal finally signed Cavin Peter Lobo and Bikash Jairu for the up comoing season.
Cavin played for East Bengal from 2012-2018, scored 17 important goals in 120 matches. Cavin later joined ISL franchisee ATK and Kerala Basters. The goan midfielder played for Churchill Brothers(2018-19) and Punjab FC(2019-20),in I league quite successfully.
Bikash Jairu, the midfielder from Sikkim played for East Bengal from 2015-17 before he joined ISL franchisee FC Pune City(on loan from East Bengal), ATK and Jamshedpur FC. Though it not clear regarding East Bengal's participation in ISL, but the officials are keen to build up a strong and balanced side for the up coming season.

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AUSOTOSH CONFIRMS ATK-MB: SUHAIR LIKELY TO JOIN KERALA BLASTERS
23.4.20: The wing back Ausotosh Mehta confirm his contract extenssion with ATK-Mohun Bagan. Ausotosh had a successful term with the I League champions, finally decided to continue with Mohun Bagan, though he had offer from the other clubs. The two young talents Sk Sahil and Shuvo Ghosh will continue in ATK-Mohun Bagan. The deal is almost confirm.
Kerala Blasters FC are in discussion with striker VP Suhair and Spanish defender Fran Morento. According to the sources Suhair is likely to join the Kerala franchisee for the up coming season.

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KIBU TO REPLACE EELCO IN KERALA BLASTERS: NIKHIL EXTEND CONTRACT
KFC NEWS DESK-22.04.20:Kerala Blasters today confirmed Kibu Vicuna as their Head Coach for the upcoming season. I-League winning Spanish Coach maintained a good season in Kolkata Giant Mohun Bagan in the last season. Kibu will replace Eelco Schattorie as the new coach in Kerala Blasters. This was officially announced by the Kerala franchisee in press note today. Kerala Blasters finished 7th position in this season.
Hyderabad FC sign a three years deal with young Indian international Nikhil Poojary. Nikhil played all the 18 games in the recently concluded ISL for Hyderabad FC.

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ISHAN PANDITA ARE IN THE RADER OF EAST BENGAL & ATK-MB
16.4.20: Ishan Pandita, the 21-year-old Bengaluru born forward came in the headlines in the transfer market. Ishan currently playing for La Liga based semi-pro side Lorca FC that takes part in Spain’s fourth tier.
The football clubs of Kolkata East Bengal and ATK-Mohun Bagan are interested to sign the young striker in their favour for the up coming season. East Bengal initially offered Ishan, who himself expressed his desire to play in India.
Meanwhile, the officials of ATK-Mohun Bagan shortlised Ishan Pandita and offered him to play for their team.
It is likely that there will be a keen contest between the clubs of Kolkata in win deal.

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BIKRAMJEET & JAIRU TO JOIN RED & GOLD
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 15.4.20: Bikamjeet Singh, the midfielder of Odisha FC likely to join East Bengal for the up coming season. Bikramjit played for Mohun Bagan before he joined the ISL club Odisha FC. Sources said that the deal will be finalised shortly.

Bikash Jairu, the midfielder of Jamshedpur FC are shortly to finalise a two years deal with East Bengal.Bikash, a footballer of Sikkim played for East Bengal earlier and then opt to join the ISL franchisee. Mohammed Irshad, the defender of Gokulam Kerala FC are interested to join the Red and Gold. Irshad played for DSK Shivajians, Minerva Punjab in I league apart from Gokulam. Wahengbam Angousana Luwang, the young left back of TRAU FC are also in the shortlist of East Bengal.

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SAHIL - ABDUL SAMAD ARE IN TALKS WITH ATK-MB
14.4.20: ATK Mohun Bagan are interested to sign the young and promising national team midfielder Sahil Abdul Samad. The officials of Kolkata team had a series of discussion with Sahil. The young midfielder are playing for Kerala Blasters in ISL proved his class and quality in national and international arena in the recent past. Sahil is interested to play in Kolkata but he needs a release as he is having a contract with Kerala Blasters.

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LOBO AND KHABRA LIKELY TO JOIN EAST BENGAL
14.4.20: East Bengal are in talks with midfielder Cavin Lobo and Harmonjit Singh Khabra. Cavin was playing for Punjab FC are interested to return back to East Bengal. While Bengaluru FC midfielder Harmonjot Khabra likely to came back to Red and Gold after three years. According to the sources the signing of Cavin Lobo in East Bengal are almost confirm .

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CHULLOVA RETURNS TO EAST BENGAL
12.4.20: After spending a year in Mohun Bagan, defender Lalram Chullova returns to East Bengal. Chullova was active in East Bengal played a number of matches but failed to impress Kibu Vicuna at Mohan Bagan. Chullova joined East Bengal from Aizwal FC in the year 2017,spent two successful seasons with the Red and Golds before making the switch to rivals Mohun Bagan.
The center back of Hyderabad FC, Gurtez Singh joined East Bengal for the up coming season.


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BALWANT SINGH JOINS EAST BENGAL
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 11.4.20: Indian ace striker Balwant Singh joins East Bengal. The agreement will last for two years. Balwant played for Mohun Bagan before he joins Chennaiyin FC and ATK. The Punjabi striker scored some important and memorable goals in the recent past but he failed to find his place in ATK in the recently concluded ISL.
East Bengal are in talks with the midfielder Jayesh Rane of ATK though the deal is yet to finalise.


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MANDAR RAO LIKELY TO JOIN MUMBAI CITY
9.4.20: FC Goa captain Mandar Rao Desai are in talks with Mumbai City FC. According to the sources Mandar had a round of talks with the Mumbai franchisee. It has been learnt that Mumbai City are interested for a three years contract with Mandar.
Meanwhile the defending champions of ISL, ATK decided to extend contract with Roy Krishna, Carl McHugh, Edu Gracia, John Johnson, Javier Hernandez and David Willams, while FC Goa renews contract with Edu Bedia and Hugo Boumous.


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EDU GRACIA & DELGADO EXTEND CONTRACT
7.4.20: Bengaluru FC today extend the contract for yet another year with the Spanish midfielder Dimas Delgado.
Thirty-seven-year-old Delgado has been central to the way Bengaluru go about their play since he arrived at the club in 2017. One of the leaders in the dressing room, Delgado turned up with yet another season full of consistent performances where he notched five assists and a goal in Bengaluru’s run up to the semifinal of the Indian Super League.
The ISL champions ATK extend contract with Edu Gracia for two years.


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SUBRATA PAUL LIKELY TO JOIN HYDREBAD FC
5.4.20: Indian international goal keeper Subrata Paul likely to sign a two year deal with the ISL franchisee Hydrebad FC. Subrata was playing for Jamshedpur FC in the last two season will shortly complete the deal.
North East United FC roped in Lalkhawpuimawia, the striker from Churchill Brothers and Rochharzela, the midfielder from Aizawl FC. Glen Martins, the midfielder from Churchill Brothers signed a deal with the reigning ISL champions ATK Mohun Bagan. The deal will remain valid for two years.


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OMID SINGH SIGNED FOR EAST BENGAL
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 5.4.20: Omid Singh, Indian-origin Iranian midfielder signed a two years deal for the Kolkata giant East Bengal. Omid Singh by birth an Indian from Punjab holds an Indian passport, currently plays for Naft Masjed Soleyman FC in the Persian Gulf Pro League.
Omid is a popular footballer in Iran, played started his journey for Gahar Zagroz in Iranian football league. He played for Naft Masjed Soleyman, Esteghlal Khuzestan, Pars Jonoubi and Nassaji before he opt to sign for East Bengal.


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EAST BENGAL ARE IN ADVANCE TALK WITH SANKAR
RAFIQ, LYNDOH & MILAN TO JOIN EAST BENGAL 4.4.20: The I League has suspended for an indefinite due to the lock down process following the Corona virus, but the Indian football clubs are preparing to recruit footballers for the up coming season. Sources said that AIFF are planning for the number of foreign footballers to restrict to four in place of six. Though the final declaration is yet to be announced.
East Bengal are in advance talks with the Mohun Bagan goal keeper Sankar Roy. As Mohun Bagan will merge with ATK it is likely Sankar will be in search of a new team. The Senegalese striker of Mohun Bagan Papa Babacar Diawara are also in discussion with the Red and Gold officials. Papa Diwara was the most successful striker in I League till now scored the maximum number of goals.

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TRAU FC SIGNED 7 FOOTBALLER FROM BENGAL
03.09.2019: Newly promoted I-League side TRAU FC confirmed signing of 7 footballers from Bengal. Among them some players played for two Kolkata giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan also....They Are Abhinas Ruidas, Abhishek Das, Tanmoy Ghosh, Mithun Samanta, Shayan Roy, Joydev Das and Rahul Das.

TRAU FC also signed experienced centre back Deepak Devrani, who also played for sevral clubs like East Bengal, Indian Arrows,Sporting Club de Goa, Mohun Bagan and Minerva Punjab.

28-year old Ghana's striker Abednago Tetteh, who played for Real Kashmir FC last season joined TRAU FC this season. 31-year old Carribean midfielder, Gerard Williams and 28-year old Ugandan centre-back, Isaac Isinde also joined TRAU FC this season. 31 year old Nigerian right-back Uche Oguchi, played for Al-Ahli (Bahrain), FC Heartland and Enugu Rangers (Nigeria) also joined the club.

They also signed some experienced local footballers having I-League, ISL experience before like Yendrembam Denechandra Meitei, Moirangthem Loken Meitei. After signing sponsor deal with Kolkata based Sports Management & Development company Aciesta Sports Alliance Pvt. Ltd. TRAU FC looking forward to build up a good squad in their Maidan I-League Campaign.

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Chennaiyin FC sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Rafael Crivellaro
Chennaiyin FC signed 30-year-old attacking midfielder Rafael Crivellaro on a free transfer for the 2019-20 season. The Brazilian joins CFC after a two-year spell at Portuguese top-tier side C.D. Feirense.
"I am very happy to join Chennaiyin FC, a new experience in a new country with a lot of new hopes and expectations. Along with my new teammates, I hope to have a great season. I have also heard a lot about the city and the club's passionate supporters. I am really looking forward to my time in Chennai and India," Rafael said in Chennaiyin FC website.

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MOHUN BAGAN ANNOUNCED THEIR 6TH FOREIGNER
Mohun Bagan signed Spanish footballer Julen Colinas Olaizola as their sixth foreigner. Real Sociedad product, Julen Colinas has played for Spanish Segunda Division B club UCAM Murcia last season.
Spanish winger played in 10 Copa Del Ray matches and was on score sheet on three occasions. He featured in 16 La Liga 2 games as well and scored one goal. He played for Spanish clubs like Real Sociedad B, Real Unión, CD Toledo, CyD Leonesa, Lleida Esportiu.

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EAST BENGAL ANNOUNCED THEIR 6TH FOREIGNER
East Bengal FC announced the signing of the Spanish versatile attacker Juan Mera González. This 25 years old has played for teams like Leioa, Teruel, Racing Ferrol, Celta de Vigo II, Sporting Gijón. He is the sixth foreign player recruited for 2019-20 season.

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DIPENDU BISWAS, APPOINTED AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF MOHAMMEDAN SC
20/8/2019 : DIPENDU BISWAS,THE FORMER INDIAN INTERNATIONAL APPOINTED AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF MD SPORTING AS SUBRATA BHATTACHARJEE RELIVED FROM HIS DUTIES. SAHEED SUNKARNMI RAMON WILL ACT AS HEAD COACH.

SUBRATA BHATTACHARJEE, THE EXPERIENCED COACH FAILED TO PROVE HIMSELF IN DURAND CUP AND IN CFL MATCHES IN HIS SHORT SPELL. MD SPORTING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TODAY DECIDED TO RELIEVE SUBRATA AND DEPUTE DIPENDU IN THE DUG OUT. THIS IS DIPENDU'S FIRST MISSION AS A TECHNICAL DIRECTOR IN ANY TEAM IN KOLKATA MAIDAN.

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AFGHAN DEFENDER MASIH SAIGHANI RETURNED BACK TO INDIA, JOINS CHENNAIYIN FC
19.08.2019: : 32 year old Afghanistan defender returns to India, as he joins Indian Super League side Chennaiyin FC for the upcoming season on a free transfer.
Saighani played for Aizawl FC in the 2017-18 season. During Aizawl he played AFC Champions League qualifier, AFC Cup, I-League, Super Cup as well as Mizoram Premier League. Later he joined Abahani Limited, Dhaka where he played against his current side Chennaiyin FC in the AFC Cup. During his time at Aizawl, Saighani also played in the Super Cup 2018 match against Chennaiyin FC.
"It will be an honour to play for Chennaiyin FC, head coach John Gregory and the club’s fantastic supporters. I am very thankful for this opportunity. Chennaiyin and the Hero Indian Super League have always impressed me, and I am excited to participate in the tournament. Moreover, I can’t wait to play in front of the Chennaiyin fans. A team is always as strong as its supporters, and Chennaiyin are extremely strong in that regard. The fans can be certain that I, along with the rest of the team, will put our best foot forward." - Saighani told to club official website after signing the deal.

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KERALA BLASTERS FC SIGNED SEITYASEN SINGH
17.08.2019: :Kerala Blasters FC signed 27 year Indian International winger Seityasen Singh for the upcoming season.
Seityasen started his professional career Royal Wahingdoh. Later he played for Kerala Blasters in 2015. He played various I-League, ISL clubs like Salgaocar, NorthEast United, DSK Shivajians, Delhi Dynamos.

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MINERVA PUNJAB FC SIGNED MUNMUN LUGUN
17.08.2019: : After Bali Gagandeep, Munmun Lugun returned back to Minerva Punjab FC ahead of upcoming season.
26 year old left back started his professional career from Simla Youngs in 2nd Division I-League . He joined United Sikkim Football Club in 2012 and won 2nd Division I-League to promote them to I-League. Later he played for Randajied United, Delhi Dynamos, Pune FC, Minerva Punjab FC, Mumbai FC, Mumbai City FC.
Recently Bali Gagandeep also returned back to Minerva Punjab FC for the upcoming season. They also confirmed the signing off right winger Beikhokhei Beingaichho. 28 year old IFA Academy product Beikhokhei played long time in East Bengal as well as Bengaluru FC.

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ATK SIGNED JAVI HERNANDEZ
16.08.2019: :ATK today confirmed the signing of 30 year attacking midfielder Javi Hernandez.
Real Madrid product Javi started his professional career in Real Madrid B. After that he played several clubs in Spain, Sweden, Poland, Azerbaijan, Romania.
This will be his first season in any club in Asia.

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MOHUN BAGAN CONFIRMED THEIR 5TH FOREIGNER
10.08.2019: : Mohun Bagan today confirmed their 5th foreigner Daniel Cyrus from Trinidad & Tobago.
6 ft 3.5 inch defender Daniel played as a central defender and can also operate as right back. 28 year old Daniel played several clubs in Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Vietnam, HOnduras, Saudi Arab.
During his club career he played for various league like Major League Soccer, TT Pro League, Vietnamese V League, Liga Nacional De Ascenso, CONCACAF Champions League, AFC Champions League etc.
Years	            Team	      Apps	
2010–2012	   FC Santa Rosa	3	
2011	      Caledonia AIA (loan)	5	
2011	   Sporting Kansas City (loan)	2	
2012–2017	    W Connection	21	
2014	       Hà N?i T&T (loan)	26	
2015	     Chicago Fire (loan)	4	
2017–2018	       Juticalpa	29	
2018–2019	Al-Orobah               16
Cyrus also have a regular choice defender in his National Team. Representing Trinidad and Tobago in different age group, Cyrus played for senior team for last 9 years. He played 79 matches so far for the senior team where Trinidad & Tobago played CONCACAF Gold Cup, Carribean Cup. One significant match among that is in Oct 11, 2017, where Trinidad & Tobago beat USA in 2-1 in their World Cup Qualifier Match where USA knocked out of the World Cup after 1986.
After Cornell Glen, he will be second player from Trinidad & Tobago to represent Mohun Bagan club.

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MINERVA PUNJAB FC SIGNED TWO FOREIGNER
09.08.2019: : Minerva Punjab FC signed Brazilian winger Sergio Barboza Jr. and Nigerian striker Orok Orok Essien for the upcoming season.
After Danjuma Kuti, Dawda Ceesay this two new signing will boost Minerva Squad in this season.
Though Sergio is a new face in India, Orok Orok have experience in Indian Football. Orok Orok played for East Bengal, Mumbai FC.

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NORTHEAST UNITED SIGNED CROATIAN WORLD-CUPPER ROBERT JARNI AS NEW HEAD COACH
04.08.2019: : NorthEast United signed Croatian World-Cupper Robert Jarni as new head coach ahead of upcoming season.
50 year old Croatian International Winger Robert played for various clubs like Real Madrid, Juventus. he is one of the member of Croatian World Cup team in 1998 where they finished in 3rd position.
Robert started his managerial career as assistant manager to Sergije Krešic at Hajduk Split. Recently he managed Croatian U-19 Football Team.

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EAST BENGAL SIGNED RONALDO OLIVEIRA
04.08.2019: : East Bengal signed young striker Ronaldo Oliveira from Salgaocar FC on a 3 year deal.
Ronaldo have a impressive display in the trial for East Bengal, help him to join Kolkata giant in a long term deal. He scored more than 10 goals for Salgaocar in the last season's Goa Professional League with a 4 goal against FC Bardez. He also played brilliantly in AWES Cup, where he scored a goal against ISL Side FC Pune City.

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MINERVA SIGNED SANJU PRADHAN
03.08.2019: : Minerva Punjab FC confirmed the signing of 29 year old winger Sanju Pradhan aheadof upcoming season.
Sanju have a vast experience in playing various Indian football clubs. He started his professional career from Air India. Later he joined East Bengal in 2008 and played 5 seasons their. He also played for Dempo SC, ATK, Salgaocar, NorthEast United, FC Pune City, DSK Shivajians, Mumbai City FC.
He also represent Indian National Team Nehru Cup and SAFF Suzuki Cup.
Under his playing career he won Federation Cup 2 times with East Bengal and Calcutta Football League - Premier Division 2 times with East Bengal.
He is also the first person to play 4 different Indian Super League club.

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Gokulam Kerala FC sign two Goalkeepers
02.08.2019: GKFC PRESS RELEASE : Gokulam Kerala FC have signed goalkeepers CK Ubaid and Vigneshwaran Bhaskaran for the upcoming season.
Ubaid is from Kannur and has played for East Bengal last season. Vigneshwaran, who is known as Vicky, has represented Chennai City FC, Minerva Punjab, and Churchill Brothers. He has also played for second division clubs Fateh Hyderabad, and Sudeva FC.
Ubaid started his career with Viva Kerala in 2012 before moving to Dempo SC in Goa. He later played for Air India and ONGC in Mumbai before moving to East Bengal FC.
“I started my career in Kerala and now I am back. Being a Malayali the transfer means a lot to me. I am going to represent a club from my home. It is a different feeling to play in front of the fans in Kerala,” said Ubaid.
“I have not received much opportunity to play in my home and I need to utilise it to the maximum. I have already joined the pre-season camp in Kozhikode and we will be playing Durand Cup after one week. We hope we could make the Malayalis proud in the tournament,” said Ubaid.
Vicky also feels that the upcoming season would be a major one for the Malabarians. “I am happy to play in Kerala. The football culture over there is overwhelming and I think it would be a great season one for Gokulam. I am honoured to be part of the club and the place,” said Vicky.
Gokulam Kerala FC head coach Santiago Varela said, “We are training hard for Durand Cup. I am happy to hear that we have signed two good goalkeepers. I wish them best for the next upcoming season.”

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GKFC sign Brazilian Bruno Pelissari
29.07.2019: GKFC PRESS RELEASE : Gokulam Kerala FC have signed Brazilian midfielder Bruno Pelissari for the upcoming season. The player has joined the training camp held at EMS Corporation Stadium on Saturday and will feature for the Malabarians in the Durand Cup set to start on August 8.

Bruno is the second foreign signing of the Malabarians after Ugandan striker Henry Kisekka. The Brazilian, who has played for the Indian Super League sides Chennaiyin and Delhi Dynamos, has immense experience playing in India.

He has played in India for three seasons and has scored seven goals. “He is a wonderful player, who can create lot of chances. It is great to see such a player in the team. He has trained along with us only for a couple of training session but I can see the talent in him,” said Gokulam Kerala FC head coach Fernando Santiago Varela.

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Jamshedpur FC appoints experienced and seasoned Antonio Iriondo as Head Coach.
26.07.2019 - JFC PRESS RELEASE : JJamshedpur FC has signed Antonio Iriondo as their head coach for the 2019-20 season. The Spaniard joins JFC after managing various clubs in Spain’s La Liga, Segunda Division and Segunda B in a 27-year-long career. Antonio comes with a massive pedigree having managed 985 games during his entire career span dating back to 1992. The 65-year-old started his career at Carabanchel who played in the Segunda B back then. Later, he switched to Rayo Majadahonda where he worked for 4 years.

After his first stint with Rayo Majadahonda, he managed Tercera Division B clubs Amoros, Manchego, Madridejos and Atletico Pinto. Antonio was then appointed as the head coach for Rayo Vallecano B in 2002 and was later promoted to their senior team (who played in La Liga) as an interim head coach for nine matches towards the end of the 2002-03 season. Subsequently, Antonio was appointed at the helm of UD San Sebastián de Los Reyes, CD Toledo (two stints), San Fernando CD (two stints) and then started his second stint in 2012 at Rayo Majadahonda. With the latter, he achieved promotion to the third division in 2015 and took the clubs to the playoffs for the first time in their history in 2017.

In the 2017-18 season, Antonio achieved promotion to Segunda División with Rayo Majadahonda, after beating FC Cartagena in the play-offs. Antonio ended his seven-year-long spell at the club in 2019 before joining the Jharkhand-based Indian Super League club Jamshedpur FC.

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ATK ropes in Spanish centre-back, Agustín García Iniguez
July 26, 2019: Agustín García Íñiguez (more popularly known as Agus), centre-back defender for the Cypriot club, Nea Salamina signs with ATK for the upcoming season. He will be joining Anas Edathodika to fortify the defence of the team.

Agus appeared in seven La Liga games representing Albacete Balompié before joining the Real Madrid B-team for the 2004–05 season, where he returned for the 2008–09 campaign.

In 2010, Agus signed for three years with Córdoba CF. He continued competing in his country's division two, representing AD Alcorcón, RCD Mallorca and Albacete.

In 2016, Agus signed with Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. In 2017, he moved to the Danish 1st Division and joined Esbjerg fB on a two-year deal, where he also played as a striker.

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AHMED JAHOUH EXTENDS HIS STAY WITH FC GOA
25.07.2019 Morocco's International midfielder Ahmed Jahouh extends his stay with FC Goa for one more season. Ahmed Joined FC Goa in loan from Morrocan Football Side Fath Union Sport in 2017.
He made 39 appearances so far for FC Goa.

KERALA BLASTERS SIGNS REHENESH
25.07.2019Kerala Blasters signs goalkeeper T P Rehenesh ahead of upcoming season. This is their third goalkeeper signing after Bilal Khan and Shibinraj Kunniyil.
26 year old goalkeeper played for NorthEast United and made 46 appearances so far in last 4 seasons. He played several other clubs like East Bengal, Shillong Lajong, ONGC, Mumbai Tigers, Randajied United.
He didn't played much in the last season's ISL but have a good season in 2017-18.

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DELHI DYNAMOS SIGNED ARIDANE SANTANA
24.07.2019 Delhi Dynamos signed Spanish forward Aridane Santana from Cultural Leonesa.
32 year old forward played for Leonesa last season and scored 9 goals in his 21 appearances.
He played for Segunda Division club CD Tenerife for long time where he scored 44 goals in his 130 appearances.
“I am really happy to be in India. The Indian Super League is a very promising league and I hope to score as much as possible for my team. I have watched the team’s play last season, and I believe I will not disappoint coach Gombau and the team with my gameplay,” said Santana to club official websiteafter signing up for the Delhi Dynamos

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MOHUN BAGAN SIGNS LALRAM CHULLOVA
24.07.2019 Mohun Bagan confirmed the signing of defender Lalram Chullova for the upcoming season.
23 year old started his professional career in Aizawl FC in 2015-16 season under Khalid Jamil. He is the part of Aizawl FC's I-League winning side squad in 2016-17.Later he moved to East Bengal along with coach Khalid.
He is been sensational in East Bengal defence last season. There are various rumours about him after he denied to renew his contract with East Bengal.
He is yet to join Mohun Bagan's training under Kibu Vicuna but will join soon.

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Dario Vidošic, Australian midfielder joins ATK
22.07.2019 Croatian born Australian footballer, Dario Vidošic joins ATK for the upcoming season. He started his career in the A-League side Queensland Roar from 2006–07 season.
He played for German club 1. FC Nürnberg in the Bundesliga. In 2017, Vidošic joined Wellington Phoenix for a couple of months, before moving onto Melbourne City.
Vidošic made his International debut in their last World Cup qualifier match against Japan in 2009.
In 2006, Vidošic was selected in the Australian Under-20 squad and competed in the 2006 AFC Youth Championships in India.

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EAST BENGAL CONFIRMS SIGNING OF ABHIJIT SARKAR
20.07.2019 Abhijit Sarkar, the Chennaiyin FC and Indian Arrows star signs for Quess East Bengal FC on a season long loan deal. The 19 year old attacking midfielder from Bandel, West Bengal was an integral member of the U-17 World Cup team. Abhijit signs for Indian Super League side Chennaiyin FC.
He played 20 matches for Indian Arrows in last 2 seasons and scored 5 goals so far in the I-League.

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GOKULAM KERALA FC appoint Fernando Santiago Varela as head coach
18.07.2019 Spanish coach Fernando Santiago Varela has returned back to Gokulam Kerala FC as the head coach of the team for the upcoming season. Spaniard was of coach of Gokulam Kerala FC last season but due to personal reasons before the I-League started he returned back to Spain.
Fernando Varela has previously coached Catalalan club CF Gava. He also written a book ‘Futbol Inteligente’ on football training.
“We will be vying for top honours this season. Already the players have started fitness sessions and now I will oversee the training sessions. We have to prepare well for the Durand Cup. It is great to be back here and now I have got a historic tournament as my first assignment,” said Fernando Varela to Gokulam FC after rejoining.

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DELHI DYNAMOS SIGNED ARSHDEEP SINGH
18.07.2019 :Delhi Dynamos today announced the signing of goalkeeper Arshdeep Singh ahead of upcoming season.
21 year old AIFF Elite Academy product Arshdeep played for Minerva Punjab FC in the last 4 seasons. he made his professional debut for Minerva Punjab against Shillong Lajong in the I-League in the year 2017.

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MOHHAMEDAN SPORTING REGISTERED 4 PLAYERS TODAY AT IFA OFFICE
16.07.2019 - MSC PRESS RELEASE : Mohammedan Sporting Club today registered four players at IFA Office, Kareem Omolaja Nurain (Minerva Punjab), Musa Mudde (Gokulam Kerala), Prosenjit Chakraborty (Chennaiyin FC) and Subhranil Bose (Vasco Sports Club).

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GOKULAM KERALA FC SIGNED TWO KERALA YOUNGSTAR
11.07.2019 - GKFC PRESS RELEASE : Gokulam Kerala FC have signed two Kerala players, Mohammed Salah K and Alex Saji, for the upcoming I-League season. Mohammed Salah is a wing-back and had played for Gokulam in the 2017-18 season but moved to SAT Tirur in the previous season.
Alex Saji was the captain of the Kerala Blasters U18 team and was part of their reserve team. He plays as defender and is from Wayanad. “It is an honour to play for Gokulam Kerala FC. There are lot of Kerala players in the club and this is a golden opportunity for me to learn,” said Alex Saji after signing.
Mohammed Salah, who is from Malappuram, believes that he could excel in his second stint at the club. “I am happy to be here back. The club means a lot to me and I would try to do my best to help the club win the titles,” he said.
Both the players will be part of Gokulam’s Durand Cup squad also. “These youngsters have a great opportunity to excel and these signings show that the club stands with the vision of promoting young Kerala players to national level,” said VC Praveen, the president of the club.

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DELHI DYNAMOS SIGNED SPANISH DEFENDER
10.07.2019 :Delhi Dynamos signed Spanish defender Carlos Delgado. 29 year old Malaga product Carlos will be playing his first strinct outside Europe.
He played for Valencia in UEFA champions League match against Lille. Centre Back Carlos even played for various other clubs like Sparta Rotterdam, Valladolid B, Almería B, Orihuela, Leganés, Recreativo, Albacete, Castellón.
"I am really looking forward to this challenge in India and joining the Dynamos. I believe we have a good squad for this season, and I am really happy to be a part of it. I believe in Coach Gombau’s philosophy and just can’t wait to start my training with the squad," Delgado told the official Delhi Dynamos website after securing the move.

MO SALAH RETURNS BACK TO GOKULAM KERALA FC
10.07.2019 :Gokulam Kerala FC resigned left wing back Mohammed Salah. 24 year old Mo Salah played for Gokulam Kerala FC in 2017-18 season.
He played for Sports Academy Tirur in the last season. He even played various clubs like Delhi United FC, DSK Shivajians.

KERALA BLASTERS SIGNED BILAL KHAN
10.07.2019 : Kerala Blasters FC signed goalkeeper Bilal Khan.
Bilal played for various clubs like Churchill Brothers, Mohammedan Sporting, FC Pune City, Gokulam Kerala FC, Real Kashmir FC. Last season he was been sensational in Real Kashmir.

ROMARIO JOINS MOHUN BAGAN ON LOAN FROM FC GOA
10.07.2019 : FC Goa signed winger Alexander Romario Jesuraj on a 3 year deal from I-League champion Chennai City FC. Romario will spend this season in Mohun Bagan on loan deal.
Romario made 34 appearances for Chennai City FC in the last two season. He is one of the regular first team player.

Albert Serran signs one-year extension with Bengaluru FC
10.07.2019 : Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC have extended the contract of defender Albert Serran who has put pen to paper on a deal which keeps him with the Indian Super League champions till the end of 2019-20 season, the club announced on Wednesday. The 34-year-old defender thus becomes the fourth foreigner to stay on for Carles Cuadrat’s side for the upcoming season.

Serran who joined Bengaluru FC after a trial in Spain, went on to become an important part in Cuadrat’s defence, establishing a formidable partnership with fellow countryman Juanan Gonzalez at the heart of the backline. Starting 15 games, he made a total of 17 appearances as the Blues claimed their maiden Indian Super League title.

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AIZAWL FC EXTENDS TWO MORE PLAYERS
8.7.19: Defender Lalhriatrenga and goalkeeper Lalawmpuia extended their stay at Aizawl FC for one more season.
Aizawl FC starts the pre-season training today.

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MOHUN BAGAN CONFIRMED THEIR THIRD FOREIGNER
6.7.19: Mohun Bagan has signed Francisco Javier González Muñoz for the 2019-20 season. The 30 years old Central Defensive Midfielder is from Córdoba, Spain.Real Madrid youth product Fran played various clubs in Spain and Hong Kong.

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JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED ISAAC VANMALSAWMA
5.7.19: Jamshedpur FC signed attacking midfielder Isaac Vanmalsawma on a two years deal from Chennaiyin FC.
22 year old Isaac played I-League for Shillong Lajong, later he played for ISL side FC Pune City, Chennaiyin FC. He made his international debut against Bhutan.
“I am extremely happy to join Jamshedpur FC and take my career forward. I am looking forward to being part of such a talented squad. I can’t wait to start working with my team-mates and hopefully we can achieve great things together.”- Isaac told in club official website after signing the deal.

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MOHUN BAGAN REGISTERED 21 PLAYERS TODAY IN IFA OFFICE
5.7.19: Total 21 players today have signed at IFA office in favour of Mohun Bagan:- VP Suhair, Imran Khan, Naorem Nongdamba, Dibyendu Sarkar, Debjit Majumder, Lalramzuava Khiangte, Dhanachandra Singh, Lalchwam Kima, Sankar Roy, Sukhdev Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Surabuddin Mollick, Shilton Paul, Sk. Faiaz, Azharuddin Mallik, Ashutosh Mehta, Arijit Bagui, Gurjinder Singh, Babun Das, Shilton D' Silva, Koushik Sarkar

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ATK SIGNED INDIAN INTERNATIONAL DEFENDER ANAS EDATHODIKA
5.7.19: Indian International Defender Anas Edathodika signed for ATK on a one year deal from Kerala Blasters, club announced today.
32 year old defender played for various I-League and ISL sides like Mumbai FC, Pune FC, Delhi Dynamos, Mohun Bagan, Jamshedpur FC, Kerala Blasters.
After his brilliant spell in 2016-17 season he got International team call. Later he along with Sandesh Jhingan made a fine partnership in India's central defence. He announced his National team retirement after the Asian Cup but rolled back again last month.
Under Antonio Lopez Habas this year ATK made some high profile signigns like Roy Krishna, David Williams. Signing of Anas made their defence line also strong.

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JAMSHEDPUR FC SIGNED JITENDRA SINGH
4.7.19: Jamshedpur FC added one more Indian Arrows player Jitendra Singh on a three year deal until 2022. 18 year old defender Jitendra played for U-17 World Cup. He represents India in U-20 level also.

Versatile defender Jitendra played 30 matches in the I-League in last two seasons. Jitendra becomes the fourth recruit for Jamshedpur FC from Indian Arrows along with Narender Gahlot, Amarjit Singh and Aniket Yadav.

“I am really excited to wear the Jamshedpur FC jersey and play for the club. I would want to give the best for my team and for the fans. I am happy to be a part of the Jamshedpur FC family. I have seen the fans and I want to say that you guys are amazing. Please keep supporting us the way you have been. Without your support it’s not possible to achieve the goals for the club.”- Jitendra told to Club official website after signing the deal.

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CHENNAI CITY FC RETAINS AJITH KUMAR
4.7.19: I-League defending champion Chennai City FC retains the service of Ajith Kumar Kamaraj until 2022.
22 year old left back Ajith Kumar played all 20 I-Leagye matches and 3 Super Cup matches for Chennai City FC in the last season. This is his first season of I-League. Despite offers from various ISL, I-League clubs, Ajith prefers to stay with his parent club.

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FC GOA APPOINTS JUAN FERRANDO AS HEAD COACH
30.4.20: FC Goa today announced the name of Juan Ferrando as the club's new Head coach.
The 39-year-old began his career with the academy at RCD Espanyol before moving to Barcelona B.Ferrando began working as a football coach at the age of 18. He then coached the likes of FC RICOH Premia, Terrassa CF and CE Hospitalet before moving to Malaga, to become the coach of the youth team.
Juan will take charge of the Gaurs for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League and the AFC Champions League campaign.
A UEFA Pro License holder, Ferrando was awarded the award for 'Best Coach' in 2017/18 by the Greek Football Association for his work at Volos.


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TRANSFER NEWS - LOBO & JAIRU RETURNED TO RED&GOLD
28.4.20: As we have mentioned in our earlier previews, East Bengal finally signed Cavin Peter Lobo and Bikash Jairu for the up comoing season.
Cavin played for East Bengal from 2012-2018, scored 17 important goals in 120 matches. Cavin later joined ISL franchisee ATK and Kerala Basters. The goan midfielder played for Churchill Brothers(2018-19) and Punjab FC(2019-20),in I league quite successfully.

Bikash Jairu, the midfielder from Sikkim played for East Bengal from 2015-17 before he joined ISL franchisee FC Pune City(on loan from East Bengal), ATK and Jamshedpur FC. Though it not clear regarding East Bengal's participation in ISL, but the officials are keen to build up a strong and balanced side for the up coming season.

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AUSOTOSH CONFIRMS ATK-MB: SUHAIR LIKELY TO JOIN KERALA BLASTERS
23.4.20: The wing back Ausotosh Mehta confirm his contract extenssion with ATK-Mohun Bagan. Ausotosh had a successful term with the I League champions, finally decided to continue with Mohun Bagan, though he had offer from the other clubs. The two young talents Sk Sahil and Shuvo Ghosh will continue in ATK-Mohun Bagan. The deal is almost confirm.

Kerala Blasters FC are in discussion with striker VP Suhair and Spanish defender Fran Morento. According to the sources Suhair is likely to join the Kerala franchisee for the up coming season.
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KIBU TO REPLACE EELCO IN KERALA BLASTERS: NIKHIL EXTEND CONTRACT
KFC NEWS DESK-22.04.20:Kerala Blasters today confirmed Kibu Vicuna as their Head Coach for the upcoming season. I-League winning Spanish Coach maintained a good season in Kolkata Giant Mohun Bagan in the last season.

Kibu will replace Eelco Schattorie as the new coach in Kerala Blasters. This was officially announced by the Kerala franchisee in press note today. Kerala Blasters finished 7th position in this season. Hyderabad FC sign a three years deal with young Indian international Nikhil Poojary. Nikhil played all the 18 games in the recently concluded ISL for Hyderabad FC.

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ANDRES INIESTA IN INDIAN FOOTBALL ???
20.4.20: Andres Iniesta in Indian football? The Spanish midfielder who scored the winning goal against Holland in FIFA World cup final in 2010. Barelona FC, where the 35 years old Spanish star played with Lionel Messi from 2002 to 2018 currently playing for Vissel Kobe in Japan. If the news proves true than Indian football will definitely rise to a great height.

The news came into limelight during an Instagram live session between Sunil Chetri and the coach of Bengaluru FC Carles Cuadrat. Carles Cuadrat has a good connection with Bercelona FC. Cuadrat was telling to Sunil regarding Inesta during the chat. " He knows who we are, he knows what we are doing, you never know." Sunil was stunned by the news for a while when Cuadrat said "We are trying to sign Inesta, but not that he is coming."

Will Andres Iniesta join Bengaluru FC to play in ISL ? If he signs , then Bengaluru FC will register a precious deal in Indian transfer market.


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THE WORLD CUP COACH OF COSTA RICA ARE ON THE EYES OF RED & GOLD
19.4.20: Oscar Antonio Ramírez Hernández, the national team of Costa Rica are on the target of East Bengal. Oscar Ramirez managed Costa Rica in the recently concluded Russia 2018 World Cup.

According to the sources East Bengal had a discussion with the manager of the 55 years old Costarican coach. Even Oscar Ramirez had a telephonic discussion with Jonny Acosta regarding East Bengal. If things went right then East Bengal will going to appoint a high profile coach after Alexandro Menendez, who resigns after the first round of I League Derby.

Another sources said that East Bengal had a preliminary discussion with Elco Satorie and with British coach Ashley Westwood. Though the news is yet to be confirmed.

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SHEHNAJ JOINED EAST BENGAL
18.4.20: Shehnaj Singh, the midfielder of ATK joined East Bengal. Shehnaj played for East Bengal in the year 2015-16 and later joined ISL franchisee Mumbai City FC. The inclusion of Shehnaj will definately strengthen the midfield.

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ISHAN PANDITA ARE IN THE RADER OF EAST BENGAL & ATK-MB
16.4.20: Ishan Pandita, the 21-year-old Bengaluru born forward came in the headlines in the transfer market. Ishan currently playing for La Liga based semi-pro side Lorca FC that takes part in Spain’s fourth tier.

The football clubs of Kolkata East Bengal and ATK-Mohun Bagan are interested to sign the young striker in their favour for the up coming season. East Bengal initially offered Ishan, who himself expressed his desire to play in India.

Meanwhile, the officials of ATK-Mohun Bagan shortlised Ishan Pandita and offered him to play for their team. It is likely that there will be a keen contest between the clubs of Kolkata in win deal.

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BIKRAMJEET & JAIRU TO JOIN RED & GOLD
15.4.20: Bikamjeet Singh, the midfielder of Odisha FC likely to join East Bengal for the up coming season. Bikramjit played for Mohun Bagan before he joined the ISL club Odisha FC. Sources said that the deal will be finalised shortly. Bikash Jairu, the midfielder of Jamshedpur FC are shortly to finalise a two years deal with East Bengal.Bikash, a footballer of Sikkim played for East Bengal earlier and then opt to join the ISL franchisee.

Mohammed Irshad, the defender of Gokulam Kerala FC are interested to join the Red and Gold. Irshad played for DSK Shivajians, Minerva Punjab in I league apart from Gokulam. Wahengbam Angousana Luwang, the young left back of TRAU FC are also in the shortlist of East Bengal.

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SAHIL ABDUL SAMAD ARE IN TALKS WITH ATK-MB
14.4.20: ATK Mohun Bagan are interested to sign the young and promising national team midfielder Sahil Abdul Samad. The officials of Kolkata team had a series of discussion with Sahil. The young midfielder are playing for Kerala Blasters in ISL proved his class and quality in national and international arena in the recent past. Sahil is interested to play in Kolkata but he needs a release as he is having a contract with Kerala Blasters.

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LOBO AND KHABRA LIKELY TO JOIN EAST BENGAL
14.4.20: East Bengal are in talks with midfielder Cavin Lobo and Harmonjit Singh Khabra. Cavin was playing for Punjab FC are interested to return back to East Bengal. While Bengaluru FC midfielder Harmonjot Khabra likely to came back to Red and Gold after three years. According to the sources the signing of Cavin Lobo in East Bengal are almost confirm .

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CHULLOVA RETURNS TO EAST BENGAL
12.4.20: After spending a year in Mohun Bagan, defender Lalram Chullova returns to East Bengal. Chullova was active in East Bengal played a number of matches but failed to impress Kibu Vicuna at Mohan Bagan. Chullova joined East Bengal from Aizwal FC in the year 2017,spent two successful seasons with the Red and Golds before making the switch to rivals Mohun Bagan. The center back of Hyderabad FC, Gurtez Singh joined East Bengal for the up coming season.


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BALWANT SINGH JOINS EAST BENGAL
11.4.20: Indian ace striker Balwant Singh joins East Bengal. The agreement will last for two years. Balwant played for Mohun Bagan before he joins Chennaiyin FC and ATK. The Punjabi striker scored some important and memorable goals in the recent past but he failed to find his place in ATK in the recently concluded ISL.
East Bengal are in talks with the midfielder Jayesh Rane of ATK though the deal is yet to finalise.


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MANDAR RAO LIKELY TO JOIN MUMBAI CITY
9.4.20: FC Goa captain Mandar Rao Desai are in talks with Mumbai City FC. According to the sources Mandar had a round of talks with the Mumbai franchisee. It has been learnt that Mumbai City are interested for a three years contract with Mandar.
Meanwhile the defending champions of ISL, ATK decided to extend contract with Roy Krishna, Carl McHugh, Edu Gracia, John Johnson, Javier Hernandez and David Willams, while FC Goa renews contract with Edu Bedia and Hugo Boumous.


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EDU GRACIA & DELGADO EXTEND CONTRACT
7.4.20: Bengaluru FC today extend the contract for yet another year with the Spanish midfielder Dimas Delgado.
Thirty-seven-year-old Delgado has been central to the way Bengaluru go about their play since he arrived at the club in 2017. One of the leaders in the dressing room, Delgado turned up with yet another season full of consistent performances where he notched five assists and a goal in Bengaluru’s run up to the semifinal of the Indian Super League.
The ISL champions ATK extend contract with Edu Gracia for two years.


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SUBRATA PAUL LIKELY TO JOIN HYDREBAD FC
5.4.20: Indian international goal keeper Subrata Paul likely to sign a two year deal with the ISL franchisee Hydrebad FC. Subrata was playing for Jamshedpur FC in the last two season will shortly complete the deal.
North East United FC roped in Lalkhawpuimawia, the striker from Churchill Brothers and Rochharzela, the midfielder from Aizawl FC. Glen Martins, the midfielder from Churchill Brothers signed a deal with the reigning ISL champions ATK Mohun Bagan. The deal will remain valid for two years.


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OMID SINGH SIGNED FOR EAST BENGAL
5.4.20: Omid Singh, Indian-origin Iranian midfielder signed a two years deal for the Kolkata giant East Bengal. Omid Singh by birth an Indian from Punjab holds an Indian passport, currently plays for Naft Masjed Soleyman FC in the Persian Gulf Pro League.
Omid is a popular footballer in Iran, played started his journey for Gahar Zagroz in Iranian football league. He played for Naft Masjed Soleyman, Esteghlal Khuzestan, Pars Jonoubi and Nassaji before he opt to sign for East Bengal.


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EAST BENGAL ARE IN ADVANCE TALK WITH SANKAR
4.4.20: The I League has suspended for an indefinite due to the lock down process following the Corona virus, but the Indian football clubs are preparing to recruit footballers for the up coming season. Sources said that AIFF are planning for the number of foreign footballers to restrict to four in place of six. Though the final declaration is yet to be announced.
East Bengal are in advance talks with the Mohun Bagan goal keeper Sankar Roy. As Mohun Bagan will merge with ATK it is likely Sankar will be in search of a new team. The Senegalese striker of Mohun Bagan Papa Babacar Diawara are also in discussion with the Red and Gold officials. Papa Diwara was the most successful striker in I League till now scored the maximum number of goals.


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ERIK PAARATALU RENEWS HIS CONTRACT WITH BENGALURU FC
30.3.20: Bengaluru FC signs a new two years deal with Australian midfielder Erik Paaratalu. In a press release Bengaluru FC mentioned that the deal with be active till the end 2021-22.

The Australian, in his three seasons at the club, has won the Indian Super League and the Super Cup, and said that Bengaluru FC’s desire to compete for, and win titles played a big role in getting him to extend his stay for another two seasons.
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