The last day of the Premier League transfer window is up and running. Amongst the top clubs, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea and going all in with Manchester United having doubts in the final 8 hours.
FootTheBall brings you all the live updates as it happens:
And the Saints come marching in, a bit tardy
Late drama as expected. Apparently, the paperwork has been submitted for a deal to sign Danny Ings from Liverpool. Holy smokes!
They are back and making it heard
Fulham is holding no bar transfer with midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa signing from Marseille for a club record £30m. The Cameroon international has agreed a four-year deal. Left-back Joe Bryan from Bristol City is also in the pipeline.
And of course
André Gomes has joined Everton from Barcelona on a season-long loan.
Much awaited news from Barcelona
Barcelona have announced the sale of Yerry Mina to Everton for €30.25m + €1.5m in add ons.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 9, 2018
Everton have signed Bernard from Shakhtar Donestk on a free transfer.
| Ready, set… go! pic.twitter.com/iQFNTBeTeA
— Everton (@Everton) August 9, 2018
Spurs are set to become the first Premier League club to fail to make a single summer signing since the window was established back in 2003. Can they turn it around?
They are Fulham of it
Fulham are closing in on a deal to sign Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United. And that’s not all – they are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Atlético Madrid striker Luciano Vietto.
Can’t buy me, love
Reports are coming in that Everton are hoping to sign Marcos Rojo from Manchester United for £22million before the transfer window closes.
Nothing Ospina about it
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has agreed personal terms with Beşiktaş.
Zouma eats a Toffee
And L’Equipe states, Everton have reached an agreement with Chelsea over the loan deal of Kurt Zouma.
Kalinić gets a move on
Atlético Madrid have signed Nikola Kalinić from AC Milan for €15m on a three-year deal.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 9, 2018
What goes around, comes around
Islam Slimani set to go on a season-long loan to Fenerbahce. Funnily, he was destined to go on a season-long loan to Fenerbahce almost as soon as he arrived at Leicester in 2016.
What a howl for the Wolves
Wolves have signed Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht, on an initial season-long loan that will become permanent next summer for a fee in the region of £12m.
— Wolves (@Wolves) August 9, 2018
Gomes on for Everton plus Mina
According to reports, André Gomes is having a medical alongside Yerry Mina in Barcelona ahead of his loan move to Everton. Both deals will be done before the deadline.
Guess who is taking the mickey out of the Maguire rumours?
10/10 response from Claude Puel. pic.twitter.com/mVyzdPYrN7
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 9, 2018
Spur-ring it around
Mauricio Pochettino must be feeling frustrated and appears to be suggesting that Tottenham are at least trying to sign someone before the window closes.
“It will be difficult. It’s not over until the game is over but with four hours to go it will be difficult.”
Cardiff on target
Cardiff City have signed Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa on a season-long loan.
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) August 9, 2018
Arsenal hold their fire
According to reports, Arsenal opted out in the last minute as Besiktas set an asking price of £26 million for Domagoj Vida. Emery will go into the season with Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis, Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
Done Deal for Courtois
Thibaut Courtois’ moves to Real Madrid as he puts pen to paper on a 6-year contract
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 9, 2018
Well, that popped the cherry!
According to Sky Sports, Godin has signed a new contract at Atletico Madrid and will stay in Spain. Leaving Manchester United high and dry!
Getting Yerry for it
Not to be forgotten, Yerry Mina deal is still on and happening. Yerry Mina is currently undergoing a medical in Barcelona ahead of a move to Everton.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 9, 2018
Getting Real for Courtois
Thibaut Courtois has undergone his Real Madrid medical
Grealish not leaving his Villa?
Jack Grealish has accepted that he will not be leaving Aston Villa this month – according to the Birmingham Mail. It’s unclear if Tottenham will turn their attention elsewhere. Tottenham will not be making another bid for Jack Grealish after their £25m offer was rejected by Aston Villa
Will they? Have they?
Manchester United have reportedly approached Atletico Madrid about the possibility of signing Uruguayan defender Diego Godin. The Red Devils have triggered €25m release clause and offered the player €9m-a-season. But it seems Godin wants to stay put at Atletico Madrid
Benkovic in but still remaining foxy
21-year-old centre-back Filip Benkovic has joined Leicester from Dinamo Zagreb, with Caglar Soyuncu expected to join later from Freiburg. But the club insists this doesn’t mean they have given up on Maguire.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 9, 2018
Benkovic told Leicester’s official website that: “I will give all my heart to this club, to all the fans, to everybody. Hopefully we’ll have a very good result this season. The ambitions of Leicester City are so big. I like the Club very much and I think it’s a very good step for me to the next level. I’m very happy to be here.”
Done Deal! Perez guns it for the Hammers
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy? pic.twitter.com/Wl0Ul9VifT
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 9, 2018
It’s happening now for Cardiff
After a frustrating transfer season Cardiff get midfielder Victor Camarasa, as he arrived for a medical as he puts the finishing touches on a loan move from Real Betis.
Manager Neil Warnock is also hoping to complete a loan deal for Harry Arter from Bournemouth before the day is out.
Fulham is not giving up
Across west London, Fulham could make three new signings.
First up, Marseille’s Cameroon international midfielder André-Franck Zambo Anguissa is due for a medical at Craven Cottage ahead of a £26m move.
Meanwhile, Joe Bryan is expected to join for £6m from Aston Villa, and Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico could arrive on a season-long deal.
Fulham have already spent £50million this summer.
Mateo Kovacic is part of the Blue man group
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 9, 2018
Kovacic told the official Chelsea website: “I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea. It is an amazing feeling. I will try to do my best for this club. It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season.”
Chelsea get their goal-Kepa!
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Everton goes Zoum, zoum for Zouma
According to The Mail, Everton have approached Chelsea about possibly signing centre-back Kurt Zouma. Everton are also expected to sign Colombian central defender Yerry Mina from Barcelona.
MourinhNo! Manchester United or divided?
According to Jose Mourinho, who was asked about whether he would be adding to his squad in his press conference:
“The information I have is no,” said Mourinho . “I’m not confident, I’m not confident and the market closes today so it is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed.”
M&M – it’s all in the franchise BUT T&C’s apply
Manchester City have signed the highly-rated Australian winger Daniel Arzani, touted the best from Down Under since Harry Kewell, from their franchise club Melbourne City FC.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 9, 2018
BUT Arzani will reportedly be loaned straight away to Celtic.
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