Transfer Deadline Day – Live Blog

It’s that day of the year again, transfer deadline day! We will be with you all the way through until tonight’s 11pm deadline and beyond bringing you all the latest deals and rumours.

Main Headlines

  • Giroud joins Chelsea
  • Aubameyang completes Arsenal switch
  • Batshuayi joins Dortmund
  • Man City pull out of Mahrez deal
  • Spurs complete Lucas Moura signing
  • Roma pull out of Daley Blind deal
  • Palace and West Ham interested in Ibrahim Amadou
  • Swansea to re-sign Andre Ayew
  • Jordan Hugill in advanced talks with West Ham
  • Everton close to signing Eliaquim Mangala
  • Mitrovic out, Slimani in at Newcastle


Live Blog

23:35 – Goodnight all. We’re all typed out here at The Football Faithful HQ. It’s been emotional. Thanks for joining us throughout this sensational deadline day!

23:32 – DONE DEAL! Leicester midfielder Andy King has completed his loan move to Swansea.

23:30 – DONE DEAL! Newcastle announce the signing of Islam Slimani from Leicester on a season long loan.

23:29 – DONE DEAL – Benik Afobe has completed a loan move to Wolves from Bournemouth.

23:15 – Sky Sports have been told that Mangala’s move to Everton is pretty much completed, and the player will wear number 13!

23:02 – While the window is closed clubs are permitted to make signings until 1am providing they have submitted the infamous ‘Deal Sheet’. We are still waiting on word on Andy King’s move to Swansea, Eliaquim Mangala to Everton, and Islam Slimani to Newcastle.


22:55 – DEAL OFF? Crystal Palace are now unlikely to sign Ibrahim Amadou

22:15 – DONE DEAL Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan moves to Bolton on loan while Harry Wilson has moved to Hull.


21:10 – Maybe those Slimani reports were false…

21:04 – DONE DEAL – Swansea City have completed the club record signing to bring Andre Ayew back from West Ham

20:51 – DONE DEAL – Stoke City complete the signing of Badou Ndiaye for £16m

20:30 – DEAL IN DOUBT? There is speculation that Islam Slimani has failed a medical at Newcastle

19:35 – DONE DEAL – Days after Sam Allardyce said Ademola Lookman won’t be leaving Everton, Ademola Lookman has left Everton, joining RB Leipzig on Loan.

19:05 – Ibrahim Amadou has arrived in London, and will head to Crystal Palace.

19:02 – DONE DEAL – Watford sign Pontus Dahlberg from IFK Gothenburg


18:42 – Ibrahim Amadou has travelled to London via train in order to try and force a move to either West Ham and Crystal Palace.

18:40 – DONE DAY – Arsenal allow Mathieu Debuchy to join St Etienne for free.

18:33 – DONE DEAL – Tottenham complete the signing of Lucas Moura from PSG.

18:18 – It’s all gone a bit quiet….the calm before the storm?


17:52 – DONE DEAL – Watford sign Didier Ndong from Sunderland on a season long loan, with an option to buy.

17:50 – Arsenal’s hunt for a defender continues, but it will not be Roma defender Kostas Manolas. Could David Luiz make another Deadline Day move?

17:30 – Swansea are ‘confident’ of wrapping up deals for Andre Ayew and Andy King, but Ki Sung Yeung will not be leaving!

17:10 – DEAL AGREED – Everton have agreed the terms of a transfer with Man City for Eliaquim Mangala, the ball is now in the defenders court.



16:49 – DONE DEAL – Chelsea sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal

16:49 – DONE DEAL – Michy Batshuayi has completed his loan move to Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea

16:38 – DONE DEAL: Manchester United youngster Matty Willock has joined St Johnstone on loan.

16:36 – Ki sung yueng could be on his way out of Swansea, potentially moving to West Ham as part of the deal for Andre Ayew.

16:33 – Crystal Palace are ‘hopeful’ of landing Vicente Guaita from Getafe.

16:32 – Brighton are in talks to sign former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell from Wigan

16:30 – West Ham are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Jordan Hugill.

16:25 – Borussia Dortmund have blocked the departure of former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle, with West Ham, West Brom and Swansea all having been linked.

16:21 – Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is expected to re-join Anderlecht on loan.

16:15 – We understand that Southampton’s move for Quincy Promes is ‘unlikely to happen’

16:10Arsenal are still interested in signing Chelsea’s David Luiz, and could try to get him included in the Olivier Giroud deal according to reports from the BBC. They are also interested in Roma’s Kostas Manolas!

16:01 – DONE DEAL – Isaac Success has left Watford on loan, joining Malaga until the end of the season. He’s hardly been a ‘Success’ at Vicarage Road….sorry, it just had to be done.


15:54 – DEAL OFF! Davy Klaasen’s move from Everton to Napoli is off.

15:49 – Swansea are interested in signing Leicester’s Andy King according to Sky Sports, and are still hoping to tie up a club record deal for Andre Ayew from West Ham. The latter is currently undergoing a medical.

15:30 – Didier Ndong has completed a medical ahead of loan move from Sunderland to Watford.

15:09 – West Ham are interested in making a shock move for Cardiff City’s Sol Bamba according to the Star.

15:03 – Reports in France suggest that Olivier Giroud has completed his move to Chelsea and that an announcement is imminent.


14:58 – Manchester City have made a final player plus cash offer worth £65m for Riyad Mahrez.

14:55 – Lille are currently considering offers from Crystal Palace and West Ham for Ibrahim Amadou.

14:47 – Former Arsenal and Man City midfielder Samir Nasri has terminated his contract at Turkish club Antalyaspor

14:44 – Reports in Brazil say that Lucas Moura’s transfer to Tottenham is complete…just awaiting the official announcements.

14:30 – DONE DEAL – Sandro Ramirez has completed his move from Everton to Sevilla on loan.

14:25 – Leicester City striker Islam Slimani has arrived at Newcastle’s training ground

14:20 – Eliaquim Mangala is still discussing personal terms ahead of a move to Everton

14:10 – So we are still awaiting further news on Batshuayi and Giroud’s potential moves. A reminder that the deadline in Germany is 5pm.


13:45Swansea City are still working on a deal to re-sign Andre Ayew from West Ham United.

13:38 – DONE DEAL: Manchester United have completed the signing of Czech goalkeeper Matej Kovar, 17, from FC Slovakio.

13:30Arsenal are plotting a move to sign Max Meyer from Schalke ‘on the cheap’ according to the Mirror

13:05 – DONE DEAL: Ozil signs new contract at Arsenal. Read the full details of the Germans new deal here.


11:48 – More developments incoming on Olivier Giroud. The Arsenal striker’s agent is in London attempting to seal his move to Chelsea, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano. It’s seems the famous Aubameyang, Batshuayi and Giroud transfer merry-go-round may be coming to an end.

11:36DONE DEAL – Arsenal have now officially completed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund the club have announced on twitter. He will now team up with The Gunners new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the second time in their careers, and the Armenian had this welcome message for the superstar striker …

11:05Newcastle have beaten off competition from West Ham and Monaco to sign Alergia international striker Islam Slimani on loan from Leicester, report Sky Sports.

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11:00 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering a late move for Schalke’s 22-year-old German international Max Meyer, who is out of contract this summer, according to reports in Germany.

10:55 – Watford striker Stefano Okaka has turned down a move to Fulham and is now set to join La Liga side Malaga on loan until the end of the season.

10:48 – Chelsea’s Michy Michy Batshuayi is on his way to Germany to complete his loan move to Borussia Dortmund, which will free up Olivier Giroud to move to Stamford Bridge. Click here for more details.



10:45 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground undergoing a medical. Click here for more details.

09:38 – Athletic Bilbao are keen on signing Newcastle’s Mikel Merino according to reports in Spain

09:28 – AS Roma have not been able to come to an agreement with Man Utd over Daley Blind and have now switched targets to Sporting Lisbon’s Jonathan Silva [Italian expert Gianluca Di Marzio]

09:21 – Newcastle agree deal to sign Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague

09:09BIG NEWS! The BBC are reporting that a deal has been agreed to take Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund. This one could allow for Aubameyang and Giroud to make their subsequent moves to Arsenal and Chelsea. We will keep you updated.

09:05 – Jurgen Klopp has said that there is ‘no chance’ that Danny Ings will leave Liverpool. Check out exactly what the German said.

09:00 – 14 HOURS TO GO

08:52Crystal Palace and West Ham are battling to sign Ibrahim Amadou from Lille

08:49Newcastle’s Rolando Aarons is in talks regarding a loan move to Hull City

08:45 – Reece Oxford is to hold talks with West Ham boss David Moyes today regarding his future.

08:35 – In case you missed the news last night, Chelsea have completed the signing Emerson Palmieri.

08:30Stoke are close to signing Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye.

08:25 – Lucas Moura is expected to complete a move to Tottenham today.

08:20 – Roma are interested in signing Manchester United defender Daley Blind according to reports.

08:15 – Riyad Mahrez has handed in a Transfer Request at Leicester last night, after Manchester City launched a £60m move.

08:12Everton forward Sandro Ramirez is set to join Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season.

08:10Everton are confident of beating Newcastle to the loan signing of Eliaquim Mangala from Manchester City.

08:07 – All eyes are on Giroud’s potential move as it holds the key to Arsenal signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gunners have agreed an £18m fee with Chelsea.

08:05 – Arsene Wenger told the media that last nights game against Swansea might have Olivier Giroud’s last for Arsenal. Read his full quotes here.

08:00 – Good Morning folks, welcome to The Football Faithful Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog. Add this page your bookmarks and keep checking back through out the day for all the latest news and rumours.