Veteran Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse has become the latest African to leave China for a return to European football.
The 33-year-old, who spent five seasons with Newcastle United and scored 44 goals in 131 appearances, has joined Turkish side Alanyaspor on a two-year deal from Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shandong Luneng.
"Very pleased and grateful to be starting the next chapter of my career with Alanyaspor,"
Ghana international striker Richmond Boakye, 25, also quits CSL's Jiangsu Suning after six months, for a return to Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade on a two-and-a-half year deal.
"My sincerest gratitude goes to Jiangsu Suning FC for giving me opportunity to be part of the club's glowing history." Tweeted Boakye, who is expected to boost the club's Uefa Champions League campaign.
Cisse's compatriot Diafra Sakho, 28, has also made a Turkish move,
Sakho, who played a bit-part role for Senegal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, only joined Rennes from English club West Ham in January.
Another African moving to Turkey is 23-year-old Algerian striker Yassine Benzia.
The former France youth international who switched allegiance to the Desert Foxes in February 2016, has joined Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce on a season-long loan from French side Lille, with an option to buy.
Elsewhere, Ligue 1 club Caen have signed Tunisia's World Cup midfielder Seifeddine Khaoui on loan until the end of the season from French giants Marseille.
Khaoui, 23, only played once in Russia, in the Carthage Eagles' 5-2 loss to Belgium.
In Belgium, KAS Eupen have snapped up Gambia international Sulayman Marreh and
#mercato In letzter Sekunde hat die KAS Eupen eine Einigung über eine Ausleihe von Mamadou Fall mit RSC Charleroi gefunden 💪🏻— KAS Eupen (@kas_eupen) August 31, 2018
Bienvenue Mamadou Fall 🍀
Au dernier moment, la KAS Eupen a trouvé un accord sur un prêt de Mamadou Fall avec le @SportCharleroi. pic.twitter.com/OqpXKcAdLS
Fall, 26, joins from rivals Royal Charleroi in his quest for regular first-team football.
"This season I have a great opportunity to learn a lot from Claude Makelele because he was a great midfielder," he told BBC Sport
Marreh's compatriot Bubacarr Sanneh has also switched to Belgium as he joins 34-time Belgian champions Anderlecht in a four-year deal from Danish champions Midtjylland.
Centre-back Sanneh, 23, only joined Midtjylland in January and scored thrice in 22 appearances, helping them to the league title.
"Delighted to complete the move to Anderlecht and I want to thank the owner Marc Coucke for his efforts in bringing me,"
Delighted to complete the move to @rscanderlecht and I want to THANK the owner @CouckeMarc for his efforts in bringing me here🤝— Bubacarr Sanneh (@bsanneh15) September 1, 2018
I’m PROUD to be a part of such great Club and I can’t wait to give everything back on the pitch!🙏🏾💪🏾
Happy to be a Mauves!!!!💜💜#RSCA #COYM pic.twitter.com/FHfAvA8a52
In another notable move, Portuguese giants Porto allowed
🚨🚨 Novidade de última hora 👉🏻 Descobre o novo reforço da nossa equipa ✍🏻⚽️ pic.twitter.com/hO3C9uY2Hd— Vitória Futebol Clube - Oficial (@oficialvfc) August 31, 2018
Experienced Cameroon international midfielder Aurélien Chedjou, 33, has
Sözleşmeli oyuncularımızdan Aurelien Chedjou için @BursasporSk ile 1 yıllık kiralık anlaşmaya varılmıştır.— İstanbul Başakşehir (@ibfk2014) August 31, 2018
Tecrübeli futbolcumuzun başarılı bir sezon geçirmesini temenni ederiz. pic.twitter.com/GjaF8g1xo4
Scottish Premier League side Dundee United have signed Algeria defender Rachid Bouhenna on a two-year deal.
The French-born centre-half, 27, most recently played for MC Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 and in the Caf Champions League.
Monaco part company with unsettled African duo
French side Monaco have have terminated the contracts of unsettled Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile and Ivorian striker Lacina Traore,28, by mutual consent.
Echiejile, 30, joined from Portugal's Braga in 2014 and made 54 appearances scoring twice.
Traore scored 11 goals in 35 games after joining from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in January 2014. The duo had loan stints across European clubs.