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Welcome to our Huddersfield Town transfer blog for Thursday, July 26 .

Huddersfield Town put in an impressive performance at the John Smith's Stadium last night as they came from behind to beat Champions League hopefuls Lyon 3-1.

New signings Junior Bacuna and Eric Durm did not feature but Ramadan Sobhi, Ben Hamer and Adama Diakhaby all started.

Diakhaby put in a solid debut while Ben Hamer excelled between the sticks. The 30-year-old goalkeeper, signed from Leicester City, will surely compete with Jonas Lossl to be Town's number one this season.

After the game, David Wagner refused to rule out any more transfer business this summer - either in or out.

Stick with us for all the latest news and rumours regarding Town as the summer transfer window continues.

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Town target Klaassen set for Bremen talks

Everton's Davy Klaassen.
Everton's Davy Klaassen looks set for a move to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

Davy Klaassen is edging closer to an Everton exit after he was given permission to speak to Werder Bremen, according to reports.

The Liverpool Echo state that Klaassen, 25, will miss Thursday night’s pre-season friendly with Blackburn Rovers to hold talks with officials from Bremen.

The transfer fee is rumoured to be around £12m with the potential to rise to over £13m.

The 25-year-old joined the Blues in a £23.6m deal from Ajax last summer but made only 16 appearances in his season at the Merseyside club.

Newcastle sign Schar

Man Utd make Maguire move

Speculation has been on-going since the end of the World Cup, but according to Sky Sports, Manchester United have approached Leicester City over the sale of their centre-back Harry Maguire.

The same report, says that United value the defender at around £65m.

Wagner wants 'quality over quantity'

The Town head coach believes it is a case of quality over quantity for the remainder of the summer transfer window.

He said:

“We will see what happens.


“I will never rule out further ins or outs but if this is the group that we will work with then I am fine as well, so we will see what happens until the end of the window.”

Full story including all the quotes here...

Newcastle agree £9.5m Muto fee

Newcastle have agreed a fee to sign Yoshinori Muto, according to reports.

The Mainz striker is understood to have boarded a flight from Japan and is set to arrive in Newcastel, Sky Sports claim the fee is £9.5m and will see the 26-year-old arrive to potentially replace Aleksandar Mitrovic who is in talks with Fulham.

Player ratings after Town defeat Lyon

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Huddersfield Town's Ben Hamer during the pre-season friendly match against Lyon.

Huddersfield Town claimed a superb pre-season victory over Champions League side Olympique Lyonnais today.

Town had to battle back from a goal down at the John Smith’s Stadium as winger Maxwel Cornet rounded the superb Ben Hamer to put the French side in front.

Ben Hamer

The standout on the day. Kept Town in the tie with some superb saves. - 9


Chris Lowe

Picked out Steve Mounie with a great ball in the first half and had a solid enough game defensively. - 7


Christopher Schindler

Solid enough defensively, but was caught out a couple of times by the quick thinking of Lyon’s attacking players. - 6


Jon Gorenc Stankovic

Couldn’t quite get to grips with the pace of Bertrand Traore and Memphis Depay. - 5

See the full list of player ratings here...

REACTION: Town fans on the pitch last night

Limbombe deal 'off' - reports

Left Midfielder Anthony Limbombe in action for Club Brugge last season.
Left Midfielder Anthony Limbombe in action for Club Brugge last season.

According to reports in Belgium, the deal to sign the Belgian winger is now off.

Het Laatste Nieuws claim the highly-rated 23-year-old, who scored six league goals in Belgium last season has failed to agree personal terms with the club despite a fee being agreed with Club Brugge.

Wagner 'unhappy' with Town pitch

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner was unhappy with the state of the John Smith’s Stadium pitch yesterday, claiming it was “unacceptable” for a Premier League side after the Terriers win over Lyon.

Wagner said:

“It is obvious that this is not good, that it does not look like what it has to look like for a Premier League side.


“This is not satisfying and this is not what I expect when we play in the best and biggest competition in the world.


“This is unacceptable.”

Full story here...

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner
Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner

DONE DEAL: Chelsea sign Rob Green

Chelsea have completed the signing of Rob Green on a free transfer.

Green, 38, had been considering retirement after being released by Huddersfield Town at the end of last season before agreeing a one year contract with the Blues.

He told the Chelsea club website:

It has been a whirlwind 24 hours. You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation.

It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here.

Rob Green in his time at QPR
Rob Green in his time at QPR

Wagner refuses to rule out more transfers

After Huddersfield Town’s 3-1 win against French side Lyon last night, Head Coach David Wagner was asked if he sees the Terriers having any further involvement in the market, report Sky.

Wagner responded:

At the minute I have no idea - maybe or maybe not - I will never rule ins or outs in a sense as long as it is open.

If it happens then fine, if not I am absolutely OK with the squad we have together at the minute. We will see what happens at the end of the window.

So far Wagner has brought in eight first team players on permanent deals while letting Tom Ince go to Stoke for £10m.

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner
Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner

DONE DEAL: Fulham sign Schurrle

Former Chelsea winger and Germany World Cup star Andre Schurrle has completed a loan movefrom Borussia Dortmund to Fulham FC.

The 27-year-old said “I can’t wait to get started. I have to fight for my place and I have to show my quality so that I can be a member who really helps the team.”

Andre Schurrle of Borussia Dortmund. Photo: Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images
Andre Schurrle of Borussia Dortmund. Photo: Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images