Stephane Mbia (R)
Sevilla have completed a season-long loan deal for QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia.
The Cameroon international joined the Hoops from Marseille at the start of last season as part of the deal that saw Joey Barton go in the opposite direction on loan.
The 27-year-old was part of the QPR side that finished bottom of the Premier League last term but has not featured in the Championship for Harry Redknapp's side this season.
A statement from QPR read: "Stephane Mbia has joined Spanish outfit Sevilla on loan."
"Mbia joined QPR from Marseille last summer and has since made 32 appearances in all competitions."
The Spanish side will have an option to make the move permanent on a 3-year contract for €4m at the end of this season.
Sevilla have taken one point from their opening two games of the new La Liga campaign, but enjoyed a 4-1 Europa League success over Slask Wroclaw on Thursday.
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Middlesbrough and Bournemouth have been told to up their bids to land South African striker Tokelo Rantie.
Both Championship clubs have tabled bids just under £1-million (R15-million), but that was rejected by Swedish club Malmo. And agent Nadime Mahmoud has warned it will take a big offer to lure Rantie to England, with French club St Etienne also interested.
“Malmo don’t want to sell so we have to respect that,” he says. “They do not have a chance to find a replacement because the transfer window closed on Sunday.
“But it would be a good opportunity for Tokelo to go to England one day. We will have to see whether they will match the club's valuation or he will stay.”