Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are among the clubs hoping to complete late deals in the final two days before the summer transfer window closes on Friday evening
The summer transfer window is down to its final stages – and that usually means plenty of exciting late deals, some surprises and plenty of chaos.
Manchester United are set to be among the busiest of the Premier League clubs, with Erik ten Hag desperate to strengthen his side in two positions. United are in negotiations with Chelsea over a loan deal for left-back Marc Cucurella, after losing Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia to injury, while Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat or Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could arrive to bolster the midfield.
Liverpool have two main focuses: warding off interest in Mohamed Salah from Al-Ittihad and signing another midfielder. Saudi Arabian sides have been targeting the Reds all summer and don’t look to be done yet, with their window open until September 20. Meanwhile, Liverpool are in talks with Bayern Munich over Ryan Gravenberch.
Chelsea have spent over £350million on transfers this summer but aren’t done yet. Manchester City star Cole Palmer has emerged as their primary target at the end of the window – and they are determined to get the deal done.
Manchester City have sealed a transfer for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes, while Arsenal and Tottenham still have business left to complete. It’s going to be busy one….
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Man Utd update
Erik ten Hag could be forced to sell Scott McTominay to Fulham to ensure Manchester United sign Sofyan Amrabat.
The Red Devils want to secure Amrabat’s services before the transfer window closes on Friday night but are struggling to agree a deal with Fiorentina.
The Serie A club have already rejected a loan offer from United for the Morocco international, 27.
Like United, Fulham on the hunt for a new central midfielder because Bayern Munich are trying to sign their current star Joao Palhinha.
The Londoners have identified Amrabat as a replacement for Palhinha and are in talks with Fiorentina over a deal.
Fulham are also interested in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, another one of United’s deadline day targets.
Ten Hag may need to sell McTominay to their rivals to stop them from swooping for Amrabat – even though he wants to keep hold of the Scotland international.
Sergio Reguilon’s loan move from Tottenham to Manchester United should be announced on deadline day.
We’re not expecting a late twist with this transfer.
Brighton close to signing Fati
Ansu Fati is on the verge of joining Brighton on loan.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims the Barcelona star is signing his contract right now…
Henderson joins Palace
Dean Henderson has joined Crystal Palace on a five-year contract.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper has left Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £20million.
“I’m absolutely delighted and buzzing to be here,” said Henderson.
“I can’t wait to get started.
“This club has got great fans and has a lot of top players who are hungry to succeed.
“There’s something being built here, and I really want to be a part of it.”
Mbappe to stay at PSG
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has reaffirmed Kylian Mbappe’s commitment to the club.
He told RMC Sport: “We have another 24 hours. Kylian is a PSG player. We have very good discussions with him, he is a magnificent player, as a person and as a professional.
“We discussed with the rest of his family. We’re going to work, try to do something. If we can, why not? If not, we’re ready, we’re fine. An extension? I don’t want to talk about that.”
Villa star Davies heads to Serie A
Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis is set to undergo a medical with Serie A side Udinese, according to reports in Italy.
Hull City and Swansea City have both confirmed their interest this week, but in a shock twist, the 25-year-old now looks destined for Italy.
Transfer window times for Friday
The transfer window shuts tomorrow for the majority of countries, with English clubs having until 11pm to do their business.
But that won’t be the case for everyone:
Germany – closes 5pm.
Italy – 7pm.
France – 10pm.
England – 11pm.
Spain – 11pm.
Scotland – 12am.
Juventus legend joins Union Berlin
Juventus and Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has joined Union Berlin on a one year deal.
Tavares joins Forest on loan
Nuno Tavares has now signed a deal to join Nottingham Forest on loan from Arsenal, Mirror Football understands.
The loan fee is £1 million, with a buy option of £12 million.
Fati in Brighton as fans await news
Barcelona forward Ansu Fati has been in Brighton tonight discussing a loan deal with Roberto de Zerbi.
There is no option to buy on the proposed deal, but confirmation either way for fans of the Seagulls is expected tomorrow morning.
PSG confirm Barcola signing
Paris Saint-Germain have completed the £34.2m signing of Lyon forward Bradley Barcola.
Clark to sign new Liverpool contract before Derby move
Derby County are waiting for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to approve their loan offer for Bobby Clark, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The midfielder is set to sign a new five-year deal before leaving Anfield for the 2023/24 campaign.
Luton sign Mengi from Man Utd
Reguilon completes Man Utd medical
Sergio Reguilon has completed a medical ahead of loan move from Tottenham to Man Utd.
According to The Athletic, the 26-year-old will join on a season-long loan with a break clause in January.
Luke Shaw update
Luke Shaw is expected to be out for ten weeks underlining Manchester United’s need to find a new left-back.
The England international was injured in the recent defeat at Tottenham and is expected to be sidelined for a prolonged period, leaving Erik ten Hag short defensively. That has motivated their pursuit of Sergio Reguilon, who is set to make a loan move to Old Trafford.
Monaco reject Man United loan approach
Monaco have turned down two loan approaches for France international midfielder Youssouf Fofana, according to Fabrizio Romano.
With just a day until the end of the window, Inter Milan and Manchester United have made reported approaches for Fofana. However, the two clubs were only interested in taking the Frenchman on loan with an option – with the Ligue 1 side favouring a permanent deal.
Fiorentina President gives Amrabat update
Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso has confirmed United are not the only club in for Sofyan Amrabat.
“There are other clubs for Amrabat too,” he told reporters tonight. “I cannot give an answer right now, because not even I know what will happen tomorrow. We told Amrabat that if he has an opportunity to leave, then we’ll let him go. If this deal cannot be done, then he has two years left on his contract and will remain. There are many negotiations in progress. I don’t want to name names. So wait 24 hours and then you’ll know what happens.”
Gravenberch flight cancelled
Ryan Gravenberch’s flight to Liverpool, scheduled for this evening, has been cancelled.
However, the move is not said to be in any danger. The Bayern Munich player will head to England tomorrow to complete a medical.
Fulham in for Amrabat
Here’s a twist!
Sky Sports Italy are reporting that Fulham are working on a £25.6 million move for Sofyan Amrabat.
The midfielder has held talks with Man United but no agreement has been reached as yet.
Arsenal denied millions in transfer windfall
The Gunners included a 15 per cent sell-on clause when they sold Guendouzi, 24, to Marseille a year ago. The Frenchman is now heading to the Italian capital but only on loan. That means Arsenal will miss out on a multi-million-pound payment for the time being.
Done deal! Kamara joins Leeds
Leeds United have announced the signing of Glen Kamara from Rangers, subject to international clearance and a work permit.
The 27-year-old midfielder joins the Whites on a permanent deal for a £5 million fee. He becomes Leeds United’s eighth arrival of the summer transfer window.
Done deal! Burnley sign France U21 international
Burnley have confirmed the signing of France U21 international Han-Noah Massengo on a four-year deal.
The 22-year-old central-midfielder joins the Clarets after his contract expired with Bristol City in the summer. Massengo said: “I’m feeling really good. I’ve had talks with the manager and I just wanted to come here straight away.
“The interest was there early and during the summer I just wanted to be here, I could see the manager and Club wanted me and I wanted to be a part of it. It meant a lot to me.”
Boehly spending surpasses 1 billion
City have accepted a £45million bid from the Blues for Palmer, 21, who helped England win the U21 Euros earlier this summer. Personal terms aren’t expected to be an issue, with Chelsea set to announce the transfer before Friday’s deadline.
Done deal: Forest confirm Murillo signing
Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Murillo from Corinthians.
The young Brazilian defender has signed a five-year contract, and said: “I am very excited to join Nottingham Forest.
“It is a big club with a huge fanbase and I cannot wait to start playing at The City Ground. The Premier League is the best league in the world, so I can’t wait to test myself and give my all for this club.”
Former Chelsea star Bakayoko moves to Lorient
Cole Palmer to Chelsea deal ‘completed’
Cole Palmer’s move to Chelsea from Manchester City has been completed, according to The Guardian.
The player completed a medical earlier today.
Andy Carroll to move to France
Andy Caroll will sign on a one-year deal with Ligue 2 club Amiens tomorrow, according to Foot Mercato.
The former England striker left Reading earlier today.
Spurs reject Dier loan bid
Tottenham have rejected a loan offer from Burnley for Eric Dier, according to multiple reports.
Dier’s future remains unclear having been out of favour with new boss Ange Postecoglou.
Southampton submit Roberts bid
Sunderland have received an offer totalling £5 million from Southampton for winger Patrick Roberts, according to Sky Sports News.
Amrabat left out
Sofyan Amrabat have been left out of Fiorentina’s Europa Conference League play-off against Rapid Wien tonight.
But still no agreement has been reached between the Serie A side and Manchester United.
Salah’s huge Saudi offer
Details have emerged of Al-Ittihad’s proposed bid for Mo Salah.
The Saudi club are prepared to offer a deal worth £150 million – £100 million up front with a further £50 million in add-ons, Sky Sports News are reporting.
Salah would earn a staggering £1.5 million a week.
Marseille confirm Guendouzi move
“Buzzing to be here”
Crystal Palace have confirmed the transfer of goalkeeper Dean Henderson from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
“I’m absolutely delighted and buzzing to be here. I can’t wait to get started,” he told the club website.
“This club has got great fans and has a lot of top players who are hungry to succeed. There’s something being built here, and I really want to be a part of it.”
Done deal: Palace sign Dean Henderson
PSG accept Draxler bid
PSG and Qatari side Al-Arabi have agreed on the transfer of Julian Draxler, according to L’Equipe.
The German midfielder has rejected an approach from Crystal Palace and also has a proposal from Saudi Arabia.
Erling Haaland named UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year
Fulham make contact over Scott McTominay
Fulhave have contacted Man United over the possible sale of Scott McTominay, according to Sky Sports News.
The development comes amid speculation that Palhinha is heading to Bayern Munich.
Premier League clubs learn Champions League draw
Look away now Newcastle fans!
They’ve been grouped with European heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan.
Deal done: Lukaku joins Roma
Roma have confirmed the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.
It will be a season-long loan with no obligation to buy.
Gylfi Sigurdsson returns to football
Former Swansea, Spurs, and Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has completed a move to Danish side Lyngby.
He told the club website: “I hope that I can come in and contribute with a lot of experience and quality. I know that there are a lot of young and talented players in the team, and I really want to learn from me so that we can lift ourselves up together.
“I have heard about the good support we have, and I am very much looking forward to meeting the fans and not least playing in front of them.”
Andy Carroll leaves Reading
Reading have confirmed that striker Andy Carroll has triggered a release clause in his contract to terminate his deal with the club.
Carroll’s contract, which expires in the summer of 2024, included a clause which permitted him to leave the club for elsewhere this summer. That clause has been activated.
Brentford bid for Bakayoko
Brentford have made a £34 million bid for PSV star Johan Bakayoko, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The striker helped his side qualify for the Champions League on Wednesday by beating Rangers 5-1.
Spurs explore move for Gallagher
Tottenham are exploring the possibility of signing Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, Sky Sports News are reporting.
The player has entered the final two years of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
United in talks with Tottenham over Reguilon
Man Utd are working to complete the loan signing of Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham, according to the Athletic. The 26-year-old has been granted permission to travel for a medical.
Done deal: Leeds sign Gruev from Werder Bremen
Leeds United have confirmed the signing of Ilia Gruev from Bundesliga side SV Werder Bremen, subject to international clearance and a work permit.
The 23-year-old defensive midfielder joins the club on a permanent deal, for an undisclosed fee.
Wolves sign Santiago Bueno from Girona
Celtic sign Nat Phillips on loan
Celtic have confirmed the signing of Nat Phillips on loan.
Speaking to Celtic TV, the 26-year-old said: “I’m really excited. When I heard about the interest it was one that got me excited.
“There were a few other options that didn’t quite make me feel the same as this one did, so I was really keen to get it over the line and I’m delighted to be here now.”