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Transfer Deadline Day: LIVE Blog

It’s that time of year again. It’s Transfer Deadline Day. Join us for all the action in our Live Blog.

Main Headlines

  • PSG SIGN KYLIAN MBAPPE FROM MONACO
  • THOMAS LEMAR REJECTS £92m ARSENAL MOVE
  • NO MOVE FOR ALEXIS SANCHEZ OR VAN DIJK
  • LIVERPOOL SIGN CHAMBERLAIN
  • SPURS SIGN AURIER & LLORENTE
  • SWANSEA SIGN RENATO SANCHES AND BONY
  • CHELSEA SIGN ZAPPACOSTA
  • ORIGI LEAVES LIVERPOOL ON LOAN
  • PALACE AGREE £26m SAKHO FEE
  • BARKLEY REJECTS CHELSEA 
  • Adrien Silva linked to Leicester City, a potential replacement for Chelsea target Danny Drinkwater
  • Riyad Mahrez allowed to leave Algerian training camp to secure transfer.

A FULL list of all the Premier League’s completed deals on this Deadline Day

Live Blog (Keep manual refreshing the page)

02:01 – DONE DEAL: Just as we were logging off, the news broke that Crystal Palace have indeed signed Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool for a fee worth £26m….now we really are going this time.

02:00 – GOODNIGHT

We are still waiting for confirmation of Adrien Silva’s move to Leicester and Mamadou Sakho’s move to Crystal Palace. We believe they are complete but are waiting official news, which we will of course bring you tomorrow.

01:31: DONE DEAL: Chelsea sign Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City

01:15: DEAL OFF – Oumar Niasse’s proposed move to Crystal Palace has broken down 

01:05: DEAL OFF – Vincent Janssen has rejected a move to Brighton and will remain at Tottenham!

00:51: We are still awaiting confirmation from Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Chelsea and Brighton regarding potential deals. 

23:58: We believe that Crystal Palace have completed deals for Mamadou Sakho and Oumar Niasse from Liverpool and Everton respectively but we are awaiting confirmation.

23:51: DONE DEAL – Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie has joined Barnsley on a season long loan

23:29: Brighton have had an application. granted by the Premier League for an extension to sign Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen 

23:25: Leicester City have asked the Premier League for an extension in order to complete a deal for Adrien Silva as well as Danny Drinkwaters move to Chelsea

23:18: DONE DEAL – Bournemouth defender Marc Wilson completes a permanent move to Sunderland

23:16: DONE DEAL – Tottenham announce the signing of Fernando Llorente from Swansea

23:11: DONE DEAL – Chelsea sign Davide Zappacosta from Torino

23:00: THE TRANSFER WINDOW IS CLOSED

22:53: DONE DEAL – Tim Krul completes move from Newcastle to Brighton

22:47: DONE DEAL – Leicester City sign Aleksandar Dragovic on a season long loan from Bayer Leverkusen 

22:45: DONE DEAL – Wilfried Bony has complete his move from Manchester City to Swansea City. Still awaiting official confirmation, but the deal is done.

22:44: Chelsea are close to signing Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater but is likely to need extra time behojng the deadline in 16 minutes

22:34: Leicester are close to signing Aleksandar Dragovic on loan from Bayern Leverkusen

22:20: Further information reaching us that Ross Barkley rejected the move to Chelsea DURING his medical.

22:15: Sky Sports are reporting the news we brought you earlier that Ross Barkley has rejected a move to Chelsea after a £30m+ fee was agreed with Everton.

22:13: Adrien Silva has arrived at Leicester’s training ground ahead of a £15m deal from Sporting Lisbon 

22:07: DEAL OFF? Andre Gomes will not be moving from Barcelona to Tottenham according to Guillem Balague.

We are still awaiting confirmation of some big deals, including Fernando Llorente, Wilfried Bony, Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta, Adrien Silva, Andre Gomes and many more

22:00: ONE HOUR TO GO

21:52: Swansea have made a late move for Barnsley right back Andy Yiadom

21:47: Danny Drinkwater is close to Chelsea’s training ground awaiting permission to complete a medical. Chelsea and Leicester are still trying to agree a fee though as we approach the final hour of the window.

21:40: DONE DEAL – Joel Campbell has joined Real Betis on loan.

21:20: West Ham have concluded a meeting with Diafra Sakho and are yet to make a decision on his future. He has completed a medical and agreed terms with Rennes. He is citing personal problems for his reason for wanting to depart. 

21:04: We are still awaiting confirmation regarding Fernando Llorentes potential move to Spurs, but he has been pictured in a Tottenham shirt.

21:00: TWO HOURS TO GO

20:42: DEAL OFF – Manchester City end their interest in Jonny Evans

20:40: DONE DEAL: Brighton sign Ezequiel Schelotto from Sporting Lisbon

20:29: Spurs have tried and failed with a bid to sign PSG winger Lucas Moura. (SkySports)

20:24: The BBC have reported that Everton’s Ross Barkley has turned down a move to Chelsea! He has been linked to Tottenham but is currently injured.

20:10: DONE DEAL: Everton sign Nikola Vlasic from Hajduk Split

20:05: Eliaquim Mangala is likely to stay at Manchester City, meaning it is highly unlikely that Jonny Evans will be moving to the club.

20:00: THREE HOURS TO GO

19:50: Leicester City are interested in Bayer Leverkusen centreback Aleksandar Dragovic

19:37: DONE DEAL: Watford sign Molla Wague from Udinese on loan.

19:33: DONE DEAL: Stoke City’s Bojan has joined Spanish side Alaves on loan

19:30: MEDICAL – Man City striker Wilfried Bony is having a medical at Swansea

19:17: DONE DEAL – Lucas Perez rejoins Deportivo la Coruna on loan from Arsenal

19:07: DONE DEAL: Jason Denayer joins Galatasaray on a season long loan from Manchester City

19:02: Leicester City have rekindled their interest in Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva, a move which could finally allow Danny Drinkwater to move to Chelsea.

19:00: FOUR HOURS TO GO TO GET THOSE DEALS DONE

18:43: DEAL OFF! Newcastle United’s loan move for Southampton’s Matt Targett is off.

18:40: Crystal Palace have agreed a fee of around £26m with Liverpool for Mamadou Sakho, and the player will now undertake a medical. Meanwhile, this means that Palace’s move for Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala is now off!

18:34: DONE DEAL: Kylian Mbappe completes PSG transfer!

18:30: Guillem Balague confirms that Thomas Lemar has turned down a move to Arsenal.

18:12: DONE DEAL – Watford sign Marvin Zeegelaar from Sporting Lisbon.

18:00: FIVE HOURS TO GO

17:45: Sky Sports are also now reporting that a deal to take Thomas Lemar to Arsenal is looking increasingly UNLIKELY, despite them making a £92m bid. The player reportedly prefers to move to Liverpool.

17:25: It was our first story of the day, but Riyad Mahrez has been on the missing list throughout the day. However beIn Sports claim that the Algerian could be on his way to Chelsea! They claim that they have had a £46.5m bid accepted and the player has flown to London after initially flying to Paris.

17:19: Some news that affects Arsenal and Everton.

The London Evening Standard claim that Arsenal striker Lucas Perez will move Deportivo la Coruna on a season long loan with no obligation to buy. Everton were believed to be interested as they continue to search for a striker at this late stage of the transfer window.

17:08: Rumours gathering pace that Andre Gomes could move to Tottenham on a season long loan from Barcelona. The club’s are in discussions.

17:06: The Guardian are reporting that Alexis Sanchez will be staying at Arsenal as they do not have enough time to complete a deal for Thomas Lemar.

17:00: SIX HOURS TO GO

16:54: Watford are close to announcing the signing of Sporting Lisbon left back Marvin Zeegelaar

16:50: Wolverhampton Wanders are close to a £10m deal for PSV Eindhoven striker Jurgen Locadia

16:45: Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams heading to Sunderland for a Medical ahead of a season long loan move.

16:28: West Ham and Tottenham have opened talks with Barcelona regarding the potential signing of Andre Gomes.

16:08: BIG NEWS REGARDING THOMAS LEMAR & ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Sky Sports are reporting that Monaco are ‘softening’ in their stance and could allow Thomas Lemar leave after Arsenal offered £92m for the Frenchman. The Gunners will not accept Manchester City’s £60m offer for Alexis Sanchez until they can get an agreement for his replacement.

16:00: SEVEN HOURS TO GO

15:50: MEDICAL: Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is on his way to Brighton & Hove Albion to complete a medical.

15:40: Its all gone a bit quiet after a morning of excitement. Are we set for a big finale with plenty of potential deals in the pipeline.

15:12: We are still awaiting news on Riyad Mahrez, Jonny Evans, Mamadou Sakho, Eliaquim Mangala, Diego Costa, Philippe Coutinho, Ross Barkley, Danny Drinkwater and more – stick with us through the evening for full updates as we get it.

15:05: DONE DEAL – Divock Origi has completed a season long loan move from Liverpool to Wolfsburg. The loan fee is thought to be around £6m.

15:00: EIGHT HOURS TO GO

14:46: DONE DEAL: Burnley complete the signing of Nakhi Wells from Huddersfield Town

14:43: Liverpool have no intention to improve their offer and rival Arsenal for Thomas Lemar.

14:40: DONE DEAL: Stoke City midfielder has completed a season long loan move to Toulouse

14:35: DEAL AGREED: Chelsea have agreed a £23m for Torino right back Davide Zappacosa according to Sky Sports!

14:30: In case you missed it, Gareth Bale has been told not to join Manchester United

14:18: LEMAR UPDATE: The Daily Mail are reporting that Arsenal’s offer for Thomas Lemar is a staggering £90m!


14:13: Birmingham City have joined the race to sign Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal

14:02: DONE DEAL: Swansea City have completed the loan signing of Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich

A statement on the club’s website says:

“Sanches has completed the necessary paperwork while away with Portugal, and will link up with his new team-mates upon his return from international duty.

“Swans boss Paul Clement worked with the 20-year-old midfielder during his six-month stint as assistant manager at the Allianz Arena last year before his switch to the Liberty.”

14:00: NINE HOURS TO GO

13:47: Barnsley are close to signing Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner

13:40: More BIG news from France, with reports that Kylian Mbappe’s transfer to PSG is edging closer, but is now a permanent deal worth €135m plus €45m in add ons. It is no longer an initial loan!

13:30: BIG NEWS ON ALEXIS SANCHEZ AND THOMAS LEMAR

Guillem Balague reporting that Manchester City are close to a £60m deal, with £55m upfront and a further £5m in add ons.

Arsenal will now move for Thomas Lemar as his replacement.


13:25: Crystal Palace winger Andria Townsend has confirmed to Sky Sports that he is not leaving the club.

13:07: Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho will be announced as a Barcelona player at 7pm tonight according to the Daily Express. 

Barcelona of course have extra time to complete the deal as the Spanish window closes tomorrow

13:05: Manchester United have made an audacious move to sign Chelsea winger, Willian, according to The Sun. 

Is this a sign that Riyad Mahrez is on his way to Chelsea?

13:00: TEN HOURS TO GO UNTIL THE DEADLINE!

12:53: Tottenham’s move for Swansea Fernando Llorente could see Vincent Janssen move to the Liberty Stadium on a season long loan. The Swans are also still interested in signing Andy Yiadom from Championship side, Barnsley.

12:46: Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claims Fernando Llorente has completed a medical and agreed a two year deal at Tottenham. Let’s not get carried away though yet, remember Willian anyone?

12:41: West Ham are interested in signing Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal according to The Telegraph.

12:34: Everton are interested in signing Arsenal striker Lucas Perez. However, the striker wants to return to Spanish side Deportivo la Coruna.

Sky Sports presenter Jim White has claimed there will be ‘significant activity’ for Everton between 8pm and 9pm.

12:32: Tottenham have completed the signing of Serge Aurier from PSG

12:29: Brighton will sign Sporting Lisbon defender Ezequiel Schelotto, and are interested in Newcastle goalkeeper, Tim Krul according to the BBC.

12:24: Despite the deal being reportedly off, William Carvalho still wants to move to West Ham.

12:10: Wilfried Bony will have a medical at Swansea City today, which will allow Fernando Llorente to move to Chelsea or Spurs!

12:02: DONE DEAL – Liverpool complete the signing of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain from Arsenal.

12:00: 11 HOURS TO GO

11:55: Burnley are interested in signing Aaron Lennon from Everton.

11:40: Chelsea have made a £32m bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater according to The Sun

11:37: Sky Italia report that Wilfried Bony prefers a move to Italy rather than return to Swansea. Verona have made an offer to take him on loan. Manchester City want a permanent deal.

11:30: Diafra Sakho will fly back to England this afternoon to tell West Ham he wants to complete a move to Rennes

11:12: Bojan to join Alaves from Stoke on loan?

11:08: Leicester have had a £20m bid rejected by Arsenal for Callum Chambers.

11:02: Everton will only allow Kevin Mirallas to leave on a permanent deal. West  Ham and Olympiakos are interested.

11:00: 12 HOURS TO GO

10:57: Arsenal are NOT interested signing Riyad Mahrez [Sky]

10:55: Manchester United have been linked with a Deadline Day move to rival Liverpools interest in Thomas Lemar

10:52: Former Man Utd winger Nani is being linked with a move to Lazio

10:48: Manchester City defender Jason Denayer has passed a medical with Galatasaray

10:44: Crystal Palace and Brighton are keen on signing Everton striker Oumar Niasse.

10:40: Southampton are sticking to their determination that Virgil van Dijk will not be sold!

10:22: BID ACCEPTED: Burnley have a bid of around £5m accepted for Huddersfield forward Nakhi Wells.

10:20: BID ACCEPTED: The Daily Mail claim that Tottenham have accepted a £23m bid from West Brom for Vincent Janssen.

10:10: Jonny Evans is at Manchester Airport with the Northern Ireland squad that is travelling to San Marino. He is a target for Man City, Arsenal and Leicester. Will a deal be done?

10:08: It’s not transfer news, but Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross has signed a new four year deal at the club

10:04: Check out what YOUR club needs during the next 13 hours of the transfer window

10:00: 13 HOURS TO GO

09:47: BID ACCEPTED: Tottenham have had a bid accepted for £15m Fernando Llorente from Swansea

09:43: DONE DEAL: Manchester United loan Matty Willock to FC Utrecht.

09:32: Leicester reject a £25m bid from Bournemouth for Demarai Gray

09:16: Birmingham have agreed a £6m fee with Brentford for Jota

09:04: Crystal Palace have made an offer, believed to be around £23m, for Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala

09:03: It’s been a frenetic start this morning. Everton have rejected a bid from West Ham for Kevin Mirallas.

09:01: Some news reaching us over night is that Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been allowed to leave Algeria’s training camp to secure a transfer. Barcelona, Tottenham, ArsenalChelsea and Manchester United are all being linked. We will bring you more information as we get it.

09:90: Welcome to Football Faithful’s Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog. Please keep visiting this page throughout the day to get the very latest in what promises to be the most exciting Transfer Deadline Day of all time.

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