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1st September 2022

TRANSFER DEADLINE Day is amongst us 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 Premier League game.

But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reached a full agreement to join Chelsea for £12m, with Marcos Alonso heading to Barcelona in exchange, according to reports.

While 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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  • Kieran Davies

    Forest continue spending spree

    Nottingham Forest are set to sign Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea.

    More to follow in terms of the details of any deal.

    Rumour has it in 2023, wherever you stand in the UK, you will never be more than four feet away from a Nottingham Forest player.

    This would be their 20th signing of the season.

  • Kieran Davies

    Auba jetting into London

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly on flight due to land in the UK very soon as he heads to Stamford Bridge to complete his move to Chelsea.

    Everything has been agreed between the two clubs and just a few perceived formalities are to be completed.

    The striker enjoyed working under Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund and the German coach will be hoping he can get Aubameyang back to his best.

    Reports suggest the player is now already in London.

  • Kieran Davies

    Mario finds eleventh club

    Former Man City striker, Mario Balotelli has signed for FC Sion.

    The fiery striker has joined them Adana Demirspor after a bust-up with his manager.

    Sion have taken a chance on the forward hoping he can kickstart his career at the club.

  • Kieran Davies

    Dest signs for Milan

    Sergino Dest has joined AC Milan on loan for the season.

    The deal has an option to buy the player for €20m.

    Barcelona are keen to clear some wages from their books with incoming transfers in the pipeline.

  • Kieran Davies

    Zakaria deal confirmed for Blues

    Denis Zakaria is heading to Stamford Bridge on a season long loan deal.

    Terms have been agreed between the two clubs and personal terms have been ironed out with the player.

    His medical is currently ongoing in Italy.

    Credit: @FabrizioRomano
  • Kieran Davies

    Busy day in West London ahead

    Fulham have announced that they have completed their first signing of what is expected to be a very busy transfer deadline day at Craven Cottage.

    The Premier League club have announced the loan signing of left-back Layvin Kurzawa from Paris Saint-Germain.

    Kurzawa said: “I feel very, very happy to be here. It’s a family here, everyone is very cool. I’ve watched every Fulham game this season, and I can’t wait to play with this team.”

    Fulham sporting director, Tony Khan added: "I'm thrilled that we've been able to add Layvin Kurzawa to our squad! As we work to build on our good start to the season, adding a player of his talent and his experience against top competition will compliment our team well. Lavyin is excited to be part of Marco's squad and to play for Fulham."

  • Kieran Davies

    Benfica seal Draxler signing

    The Portuguese club have confirmed the signing of German international Julian Draxler on a season-long loan deal.

    Draxler is looking to kick-start his career after falling out of favour at PSG.

    The 28-year-old will be looking to impress at The Estádio da Luz.

    Credit: @SLBenfica
  • Kieran Davies

    Chelsea open Zakaria talks

    With the Ibrahim Sangare deal dead in the water, reports are that Chelsea have opened talks with Juventus over Denis Zakaria.

    The defensive midfielder only signed this summer from Borussia Monchengladbach.

    He has made 11 starts, scoring 1 goal in the process.

    Talks are ongoing between the two clubs.

  • Kieran Davies

    Potter gets his man

    Brighton have agreed a fee with Chelsea to sign Scotland international Billy Gilmour.

    The two clubs have agreed a deal reported to be in the region of £9m.

    Gilmour, 21, is thought to have agreed personal terms with the club, signing a four-year deal.

    The Seagulls have been in the hunt for a midfielder following the departure of Yves Bissouma to Tottenham earlier this summer.

    Gilmour made a stunning start to his Chelsea career under Frank Lampard but fell out of favour under Thomas Tuchel and endured a difficult loan with Norwich City last season.

    The midfielder was initially left without a squad number at the start of the season but was named on the bench for Chelsea's defeat at Southampton on Tuesday.

  • Kieran Davies

    Slovak heads to Old Trafford

    Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka has completed his loan move to Man Utd.

    United will pay a £2m fee for the loan and deal does include a 'recall option' for January should The Magpies need to activate it.

    Dubravka made his feelings known as soon as the interest came in from ten Hag's side and told Newcastle he wanted to make the move to Old Trafford.

    Having falling down the pecking order since the signing of Nick Pope, the Slovakian keeper will offer cover for David De Gea.

    Credit: Getty
  • Kieran Davies

    There's no place like home

    Idrissa Gueye returns to Goodison Park after leaving the club to join PSG in 2019 after making a name for himself in The Toffees midfield.

    The Senegal midfielder spent three years in Paris and made 74 appearances, scoring 6 goals in the process.

    Gueye has signed a two-year contract and will be integral to manager Frank Lampard as they look to get their season back on track after a poor start to the campaign.

    Everton face rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park this weekend.

    Credit: Getty

  • Kieran Davies

    Silva brings Brazilian back to Prem

    Fulham have confirmed the signing of Willian after the player terminated his contract with Corinthians.

    The ex-Chelsea winger comes with lots of Premier League experience to off The Cottagers.

    Willian scored 63 goals in 339 appearances for Chelsea over his seven-year spell.

    Credit: @FulhamFC
  • Joe Adams

    Everton re-sign Gueye

    Frank Lampard has re-signed Idrissa Gana Gueye from PSG. The deal is worth £8m and the midfielder is set to stay at the club until 2024.

    The Senegal international spent three years with the Toffees, racking up 108 appearances and making a reputation for himself that saw him depart for Ligue 1 giants PSG.

    Gueye becomes Everton's seventh signing of the window following James Tarkowski, Ruben Vinagre, Connor Coady, Amadou Onana, Dwight McNeil and Neal Maupay.

    His experience and knowledge of the Premier League should help Frank Lampard's side build on a poor season last year.

  • Joe Adams

    Brighton and Chelsea agree fee for Gilmour

    According to Mike McGrath of the Daily Telegraph, Brighton have agreed a fee for the signing of Billy Gilmour from Chelsea.

    The South coast club have been rumoured with a deal for the 21-year-old who spent last season on loan at Norwich.

    Graham Potter is now thought to be very close to securing his services at the Amex on a permanent basis.

  • Joe Adams

    De Jong not going anywhere

    Frenkie De Jong's summer of speculation looks to have finally come to an end, just as it started, as a Barcelona player.

    Fabrizio Romano announced that the player has never changed his mind and is to stay in Spain where he will fight for his place in a hotly contested Barcelona team.

    Neither Manchester United or Chelsea will get their mitts on him this time round.

  • Joe Adams

    Kurzawa joins Fulham on loan

    Fulham have announced that Layvin Kurzuwa has signed for the club on a season-long loan from PSG.

    Speaking to FFC TV, the 29-year-old said he hadn't missed a Fulham match all season:

    I've watched every Fulham match this season, and I can't wait to play for this team.

    Layvin Kurzuwa, Fulham defender

  • Joe Adams

    Arsenal to make second offer for Luiz

    Arsenal are set to make a second offer to try and sign Douglas Luiz.

    Reports earlier today suggested personal terms are all but agreed between the player and the club, with just the transfer fee still to be hashed out.

    And following a rejection at the first time of asking, Arsenal will return with a second offer to try and convince Aston Villa to let him go according to The Athletic.

    The player is understood to still be pushing for the deal.

  • Joe Adams

    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.

  • Joe Adams

    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.

  • Joe Adams

    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.

  • Joe Adams

    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 are also set to sign for the club today.

  • Joe Adams

    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.

  • Joe Adams

    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.

  • Joe Adams

    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.

  • Joe Adams

    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.

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