TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY is HERE and teams are thrashing out their final round of deals ahead of the big finale.
Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be staying PUT after getting on the Manchester United bus to head to Leicester City for tonight’s game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly reached a full agreement to join Chelsea for £12m, with Marcos Alonso heading to Barcelona in exchange.
Liverpool are also making some moves, with the Reds reported to be close to signing former Arsenal target Arthur Melo.
The Juventus man has been pictured boarding a flight from Turin as he prepares to sign a loan deal.
Manchester City have announced the £15m signing of Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji.
That means Pep Guardiola will have a plethora of defensive options with none of his centre-backs set to leave.
There are just hours left until the transfer window shuts on September 1 and we have news of every single deal completed this summer.
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Ajax reject Chelsea’s bid for Alvarez
Ajax have rejected Chelsea’s offer fro midfielder Edson Alvarez and told the player he will not be leaving this summer.
Dutch journalist Mike Verweij reported that the Mexican is angry with the club and finds it unfair that other players have been given the chance to move away.
The 24-year-old is still hoping the supervisory board at Ajax will let him move to Chelsea.
Sow or never
Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Djibril Sow from Eintrcaht Frankfurt.
As reported by the Athletic, the midfielder is expected to cost the Eagles between £17m-£22m
The 25-year-old rejected a bid from Nottingham Forest earlier this month, but Palace boss Patrick Vieira is hoping to fill the hole left by Connor Gallagher.
It’s late in the day, but we may see a bid from the South London side yet.
Barcelona agree terms for Bellerin
Hector Bellerin is hours away from becoming a Barcelona player.
As reported earlier, the contract will only be for a year and the Catalan club will not have the option to buy him at the end of the season.
Fabrizio Romano has said that Bellerin’s contract will be terminated by mutual consent with a medical scheduled for later today.
Willian joins Fulham
Willian returns to the Premier League one year on from leaving Arsenal.
Fulham have snapped up the 34-year-old after he became a free agent at the end of last season.
According to reports, the Brazilian has been training at Craven Cottage prior to his official move.
He will join both Kurzawa and Bamba Dieng who have also signed for the club today.
Chelsea make massive Leao transfer offer
Chelsea have made a huge bid for AC Milan star Rafael Leao.
According to Duncan Castles, Chelsea submitted an offer worth almost £69million in the latest talks between the clubs.
However, the Serie A champions rejected this and cited the forward’s £130m release clause.
Milan director Paolo Maldini also blocked the transfer of the 23-year-old.
Chelsea are understood to have offered players in exchange but this proposal was flatly rejected.
Talks between Arsenal and Douglas Luiz intensify
Arsenal have already made a £20m bid for the midfielder but Aston Villa are refusing to let the Brazilian leave.
As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal and Douglas Luiz have arranged personal terms but the clubs remain unable to reach an agreement.
Douglas Luiz has just one year remaining on his contract and is thought to want to join Arsenal before the deadline.
Melo to undergo Liverpool medical
Jurgen Klopp edges ever closer to securing his deadline day target.
Arthur Melo is said to be currently undergoing a medical tests ahead of his loan to Liverpool.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Juventus midfielder looks set to sign the contract if all goes well.
Depay or not to buy?
Chelsea may have one last trick up their sleeve following the imminent arrival of Pierre Aumbameyang.
According to Spanish journalist Javier Miguel, Chelsea have made an offer for the Dutch striker after the 28-year-old was rumoured with a move away from the camp Nou.
It is thought Depay wants to leave Barcelona today, and Chelsea look to be in pole position for his services.
Aston Villa agree deal for Bednarek
Aston Villa have agreed a to sign Jan Bednarek on a season-long loan according to David Ornstein of the Athletic.
The 26-year-old had a number of clubs interested in him including West Ham. However, he has chosen to join Steven Gerrard’s side.
He is thought to be heading to the West Midlands to undergo his medical.
Forest prepare to be Bowl-ed over
Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Blackpool for Josh Bowler, according to John Percy of the Telegraph.
The tricky Blackpool winger is currently on his way to the East Midlands to undergo a medical and discuss terms with the Premier League club.
It is understood that the fee is just over £4m plus add-ons.
If successful, Bowler will become Forest’s 20th signing of the window.
Dendoncker to undergo Villa medical
Aston Villa’s signing of Leander Dendoncker is moving closer.
The Belgian midfielder has arrived at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground to undergo a medical with Steven Gerrard’s side.
A fee of £13m has already been agreed with Wolves, and personal terms are expected to be a formality.
Toffees strike sweet Garner deal
Everton are clear favourites to snap up young Manchester United star James Garner before the window slams shut.
The Toffees are reported to have agreed a fee in the region of £15m for the midfielder, who recently enjoyed a very impressive season on loan at Nottingham Forest in the Championship.
The 21-year-old was expected to be in and around the first team following his return to Old Trafford, but Erik ten Hag has made it clear that the player can leave.
However, United will still have an invested interest in Garner’s future with a 20% sell-on fee inserted into the deal struck with Everton.
Cherries pick Jack from Saints
Jack Stephens has made the short trip along the south coast to join Bournemouth on a season-loan from Southampton.
The 28-year-old centre-back has made over 150 appearances for the Saints, and moves to the Vitality Stadium in order to strengthen the Cherries’ defence.
Stephens made two substitute appearances at the start of the season, but hasn’t figured in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s matchday squad since.
The defender becomes managerless Bournemouth’s sixth signing of the transfer window.
Bellerin free for Barca move
As reported earlier, Hector Bellerin is expected to seal a move to Barcelona today.
However, contrary to the suggestion that his contract was going to be ripped up in order to facilitate the switch, the Athletic insist it is simply a transfer without a fee.
The 27-year-old, who will take a pay cut to join the Catalans, is now awaiting permission to fly to Spain to undergo a medical.
Fans favourite to leave Hammers
West Ham fans, brace yourselves, and reach for your hankies: Craig Dawson is expected to leave the club today.
Senior insiders are saying it is increasingly likely he will depart before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
There has been no official confirmation of which club, but Wolves are leading the race.
The 32-year-old Dawson has been with the Hammers since October 2020, and has become a cult hero among supporters for his commitment and immense bravery.
Last year his status rose to such a level that fans made up a light-hearted banner proclaiming ‘Ballon Dawson’ in honour of the no-nonsense centre-back.
But with the Hammers top brass now privately admitting Dawson is leaving, it is time to wave a tearful farewell to a player who was key to their seventh-placed finish and journey to the Europa League semi-finals last season.
Pedro to remain with Hornets
Watford’s young Brazilian Joao Pedro will remain with the Championship club despite speculation linking him with a return to the Premier League.
The 20-year-old has recently been the subject of bids from Newcastle and Everton.
However, those offers were rejected, and now Joao Pedro has taken to social media to commit his future to the Hornets.
The forward insisted he was ‘very happy’ at Watford, and ‘wants to do more’ with them.
Broja to stay with Blues
Armando Broja is staying at Chelsea to help spearhead the fight against Manchester City and Liverpool.
The striker has been the subject of intense speculation recently over his future at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham and Everton were lined heavily with moves for the Albanian, whether on permanent terms or as a loan or in swap deals for players like Anthony Gordon.
Broja spent last season on loan at Southampton, but has figured in Chelsea first team games this season from the bench.
Chelsea are hopeful of agreeing a deal to bring in striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but Broja will now be sticking around to partner the former Arsenal captain should he sign.
Saints interested in freebie Barkley
Southampton are reportedly among the clubs hoping to sign Ross Barkley.
The player’s Chelsea contract was terminated earlier this week by mutual consent.
Thomas Tuchel originally wanted the attacking midfielder off his hefty wage bill, but no offers were forthcoming for the 28-year-old.
As a free agent, the Saints would not have to pay a transfer fee up front for his services.
Toon to poach Hammer Harrison
Newcastle have made an approach to sign West Ham’s right-back Harrison Ashby.
The 20-year-old is highly-rated at the London Stadium, but only has a year remaining on his contract.
According to Sky Sports News, the Magpies are looking to strengthen their first team in that position, and feel the youngster could learn from Kieran Trippier.
Cottagers to do late business
Fulham boss Marco Silva has continually said that he wants more bodies through the door at Craven Cottage, and it looks as as though he’s finally going to get what he has been asking for since April.
The Londoners are closing in on deals for former Chelsea star Willian, as well as Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa.
Furthermore, the Cottagers are understood to have agreed deals to permanently sign Carlos Vinicius from Benfica, and are also set to bring in Dan James from Leeds on loan.
However, Fulham were thwarted in their attempts to sign Roma’s Justin Kluivert earlier in the week when he was refused a work permit under new post-Brexit regulations.
The Dutchman is now set to move to Spain to join either Valencia or Espanyol.
Forest seal deal for Boly
Nottingham Forest have completed their 19th signing of the transfer window with the arrival of Willy Boly.
The 31-year-old centre-back moves to the City Ground for an initial fee of £2.25m, but that could rise £4.65m depending on appearances and whether Forest survive in the Premier League.
The Ivorian defender was a popular figure during his five years at Molineux, but soured his spell slightly by refusing to turn up for last weekend’s game with Newcastle.
Boly was eager to push through a move to Steve Cooper’s newly-promoted team, and now has his wish.
Villa to reject Arsenal’s Luiz offer
Aston Villa are sticking to their guns and will reject Arsenal’s opening bid for Douglas Luiz.
The Gunners are understood to have submitted an offer in the region of £20-25m for the midfielder, but The Telegraph report that it will be dismissed.
However, they also suggest that it’s unlikely to be the end of the matter, and a second approach from the Premier League leaders is expected.
Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano believes personal terms will not be an issue with Luiz keen to make the move to North London.
Fulham closing in on Carlos
Fulham are understood to have agreed a fee with Benfica to sign striker Carlos Vinicius for £4.3m.
The former Tottenham forward is currently on loan at PSV Eindhoven, but that deal will now be terminated in order for the Brazilian to return to the Premier League.
The Cottagers have been in the market for another attacking player following the long-term injuries to Harry Wilson and Manor Solomon, and also require back-up to Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Vinicius scored 10 goals in 22 appearances during his season on loan at Spurs, but only one of those strikes came in the Premier League.
Leeds agree deal for Dieng
Leeds United have agreed a deal in excess of £10m for Marseille striker Bamba Dieng, according to Sky Sports News.
The 22-year-old Senegalese star is now travelling to England to undergo a medical with the Elland Road club.
The forward scored seven goals in 25 Ligue 1 appearances last season, and is seen as a young player with real potential.
Fulham had made an approach for the Dieng earlier this summer, but were unable to strike a deal with Marseille.
Hector to rip it up
Arsenal and Hector Bellerin have reportedly agreed to rip up the defender’s contract in order for him to join Barcelona.
The right-back still has ten months remaining on his current deal with the Gunners, but both parties see it as being in their best interest to mutually terminate it.
That’s according to Relevo [via Matteo Moretto], who now see there being no issue in the 27-year-old completing a move to the Nou Camp.
Bellerin has spent a decade at Arsenal, making 239 appearances for the North London club.
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