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The offside.hk summary of the most recent transfers ahead of the 2017/18 Hong Kong Premier League. Last Update: 19 June 2017. 

Transfers that are followed by an asterisk (*) have yet to be officially confirmed.

KITCHEE

In:
Lucas Silva (BRA), striker (from Tai Po)
Jordi Tarres (ESP), striker (from Rangers – loan ended)
Li Ngai-hoi (HKG), defender (from Pegasus – loan ended)
Fernando Recio (ESP), defender (from Rangers – loan ended)

Out:
Rufino (ESP), striker (to Selangor FA, Malaysia)


EASTERN

In:
Lam Hok-hei (HKG), forward (from South China)
Lee Chi-ho (HKG), defender (free agent)
Clayton (BRA), defender (from Rangers – loan ended)

Out:
Roberto Affonso Jr. (HKG), defender (to R&F)*
Giovane da Silva (BRA), striker (to R&F)*
Miroslav Saric (HKG), midfielder (to ?)
Josh Mitchell (AUS), defender (to ?)
Cheng Siu-wai (HKG), striker (retired)
Wong Chi-chung (HKG), defender (to Dreams FC)
Wong Chin-hung (HKG), defender (to ?)


SOUTHERN DISTRICT

In:
Zesh Rehman (ENG), defender (from Gillingham)
Carlos Rodriguez (ESP), midfielder (from Merida AD)

Out:
Dieguito (ESP), midfielder (to ?)
Tomas Maronesi (BRA), defender (to ?)
Tomoya Uchida (JAP), midfielder (to ?)


YUEN LONG

Out:
Lai Hau-hei, midfielder (to Dreams FC)


TAI PO

In:
Eduardo Praes (BRA), defender (from Pegasus)
Dhiego Martins (BRA), midfielder (from Pegasus)
Yuen Chun-sing (HKG), striker (from Sun Hei)

Out:
Lucas Silva (BRA) striker (to Kitchee)
Lima (BRA), defender (to ?)


PEGASUS

In:
Leung Hing-kit (HKG), goalkeeper (from South China)
Leung Nok-Hang (HKG), defender (from South China)
Law Hiu-chung (HKG), midfielder (from South China)
Awal (CMR), striker (from South China)
Yeung Ching-kwong (HKG), head coach (free agent)

Out:
Eduardo Praes (BRA), defender (to Tai Po)
Dhiego Martins (BRA), midfielder (to Tai Po)
Li Ngai-hoi (HKG), defender (to Kitchee – loan ended)
Kevin Bond (ENG), coach (to ?)
Kiko Naumovksi (MKD), goalkeeper (to ?)
Travis Major (AUS), striker (to ?)
Salva Chamorro (ESP), striker (to ?)
Lai Lok-yin (HKG), midfielder (to ?)
Lai Ka-yi (HKG), striker (to ?)


RANGERS

Allegedly many former Biu Chun Glory Sky players are expected to join Rangers, as manager Philip Lee will return to the club.
Last season’s owner of Rangers, Norman Lee of Lee Man, is going to found their own team (called Lee Man) and will probably take many of the former Rangers players to there as well. 

In:
Cheng Siu-kwan, midfielder (from Biu Chun Glory Sky)
Tsui Wang-kit, defender (from Biu Chun Glory Sky)
Kwok Tsz-kaai, midfielder (from Biu Chun Glory Sky)

Out:
Tse Ka-wing, goalkeeper (to Dreams FC)
Clayton (BRA), defender (to Eastern – loan ended)
Jordi Tarres (ESP), striker (to Kitchee – loan ended)
Cheung Kin-fung (HKG), defender (to ? – loan ended)
Fernando Recio (ESP), defender (to Kitchee – loan ended)
Chow Cheuk-fung (HKG), midfielder (to R&F)
Fung Hoi-man (HKG), head coach (to Lee Man)


R&F

In:
Mirko Teodorovic (HKG), midfielder (from Biu Chun Glory Sky)
Chow Cheuk-fung (HKG), midfielder (from Rangers)
Roberto Affonso Jr. (HKG), defender (from Eastern)*
Giovane da Silva (BRA), striker (from Eastern)*

Out:
Lam Wan-kit (HKG), midfielder (to Dreams FC)
Tommy Chuck Yiu-kwok (HKG), striker (to ?)
Li Zhihai (CHN), head coach (to ?)
Leung Chi-wing (HKG), assistant coach (to Dreams FC)
Lam Hin-ting (HKG), defender (to ?)
Liang Ziching (HKG), striker (to ?)
Chen Liming (HKG), striker (to ?)
Lau Tak-yan (HKG), midfielder (to ?)
Jing Teng (HKG), midfielder (to ?)


DREAMS FC

Dreams FC is a new club, taking over the license of former Biu Chun Glory Sky (aka Hong Kong Sapling). The alleged owner is Ryan Yeung, son of former Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung. In spite of the similarity in name with Dreams Metro Gallery – a local club that participated in the Hong Kong Premier League in the 2015/16 season – Dreams FC is not in any way associated with them. 

In:
Tse Ka-wing (HKG), goalkeeper (from Rangers)
Pablo Gallardo (ESP), defender (from CD Palencia Balompie)
Wong Chi-chung (HKG), defender (from Eastern)
Lam Wan-kit (HKG), midfielder (from R&F)
Lai Hau-hei (HKG), midfielder (from Yuen Long)
Leung Chi-wing (HKG), head coach (from R&F)
Leung Chi-kui (HKG), CEO (from ?)


LEE MAN

Last season’s owner of Rangers, Norman Lee of Lee Man, is going to found their own team (called Lee Man) and will probably take many of the former Rangers players to there as well. 

In:
Fung Hoi-man (HKG), head coach (from Rangers)


SOUTH CHINA

After South China had decided to voluntarily relegate to the 1st Division, allegedly most players have already started to look for new contracts elsewhere.

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