Lisandro Lopez nears Qatari move, Ujfalusi returns home
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Lyon's Argentinian forward Lisandro Lopez is set to join Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa, according to a statement released by the French club. 

"OL inform they have accepted the demand made to club president Jean-Michel Aulas at the end of May, then again in July, by Lisandro Lopez to leave the club for personal reasons during the current transfer period," read a statement posted on Lyon's website. 

"Lisandro was therefore allowed to go to Qatar last night (Wednesday) where he will finalise the terms over a potential contract with Al-Gharafa," it added. 

The 30-year-old has scored 82 goals in 167 games for Lyon since his arrival from Porto in 2009.

Czech defender Ujfalusi returns home
Former Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray defender Tomas Ujfalusi has signed a one-year deal with Sparta Prague, the Czech club said on its website. The 35-year-old, who won the UEFA Europa League with Atletico Madrid in 2010, last played for Galatasaray but has been sidelined with a knee injury since last August. Also formerly of Hamburg and Fiorentina, Ujfalusi made 78 appearances for the Czech national team before ending his international career in 2009.

Sporting snap up Algeria international
Algeria striker Islam Slimani has joined Sporting Lisbon from Belouizdad on a four-yeal deal for an undisclosed fee, the Portuguese club announced. The 25-year-old, who scored 32 goals in 96 appearances for the Algiers-based club, had also been in advanced talks with Nantes following the eight-time French champions' return to the top flight. Slimani has been capped 12 times for Algeria, scoring ten times.

OK at OFI for Ze Eduardo
Brazilian midfielder Ze Eduardo has been loaned to OFI from Parma, the Greek Super League club announced. Ze Eduardo, 22, was loaned by Parma last season to Padova playing in 22 matches and scoring four goals.

Spanish defender Torres in Olympiacos three-year deal
Former Real Madrid defender Miguel Torres has signed a three-year contract for an undisclosed sum with Greek giants Olympiacos. Torres, 27, joins from Getafe where he spent four season having played at Real Madrid from 2006 to 2009.

PAOK take Stoch on loan
Greek side PAOK announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Fenerbahce for the season-long loan of Slovakia international winger Miroslav Stoch for an undisclosed fee. Stoch, 23, has played for Fenerbahce since 2010, scoring 14 goals in 73 appearances. Capped 37 times by Slovakia, he previously belonged to Chelsea and spent time on loan at FC Twente in the Netherlands.