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07:30: Leeds have confirmed the signing of Finnish defender Aapo Halme. 

The 19-year-old moves to Elland Road from HJK Helsinki for a fee in the region of £500,000.

He has put pen to paper on a four-year deal.

Halme will initially link up with Leeds’ Under-23 team.

07:00: Wolves have confirmed the signing of striker Rafa Mir from Valencia.

Mir, 20, has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

He said: “I’m really excited to play with this team and to try and help the players achieve all the goals that the club has.

“It’s a club that has already played in the Premier League. It’s one of the biggest clubs in England and I’m really looking forward to my time with Wolves.”

06:30: Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has indicated Sam Johnstone will see out his loan spell.

The Manchester United goalkeeper is due to spend the season at Villa Park but it has been suggested West Brom fancy snapping him up this month. 

When asked about Johnstone, Xia said: “Just like all stories to fill with newspaper space. 

“He will be with us, hopefully we go up then he will be permanently. I think Villa is his fortunate place…”

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