Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto has been left out of the club's 24-man squad for their pre-season tour of Australia, amid suggestions that a loan move to Sevilla is imminent. Barcelona had earmarked the player as a priority signing for the current transfer window, but reports claim the Argentine will be moving instead to the Europa League winners. Barcelona are desperately looking for a new number nine to complete their summer overhaul, following the signings of Denis Suarez, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes.
FC Pune City have confirmed the signings of Spanish central midfielder Bruno Herrero Arias and Cameroonian defensive midfielder Andre Bikey for the 2016 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Goal had revealed that Pune City were close to agreeing a deal for Arias as early as mid-April when the 31-year-old was plying his trade at Atletico Baleares in the Segunda Division B, which is the third tier football league in Spain after La Liga and Segunda Division. Goal had also reported about the Pune based club's advanced talks with Bikey along with fellow team-mate Nicolas Velez, although the later's former employers swooped in and secured the deal.