LONDON (AP) — The Latest on European soccer transfers (all times local):
Portugal winger Renato Sanches has joined Swansea on season-long loan from Bayern Munich in one of the most improbable signings in Europe’s transfer window.
Sanches won the Young Player of the Tournament award at the European Championship last year after helping Portugal win its first major soccer title. Weeks earlier, he had joined Bayern on one of the richest contracts in Bundesliga history for a transfer fee that could climb to about $90 million.
The dreadlocked winger was being talked up as the natural heir to Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s national team, but he wasn’t a regular for Bayern last season.
Swansea manager Paul Clement likely played a big role in the move for the 20-year-old Sanches, having been assistant coach at Bayern during the first half of last season.
Ivory Coast right back Serge Aurier has completed his move to Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain.
The transfer was held up because there were complications with Aurier securing a work permit because he was sentenced to two months in prison last year for resisting arrest after leaving a Paris nightclub.
Aurier appealed against the sentence and never went to prison. PSG had to leave him out of its Champions League squad for a match against Arsenal in London last season because he was refused entry because of the ongoing case.
The 24-year-old Aurier played 57 league games for PSG, scoring twice, after joining from Toulouse, initially on loan in 2014. He won two league titles, three French Cups and three League Cups.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has left Arsenal after six years to join Premier League rival Liverpool for an initial fee of 35…