Transfer Deadline Day Highlights: Partey to Arsenal, Cavani joins United and Walcott back to Southampton

Arsenal completed the biggest move of transfer deadline day by signing Thomas Partey, while Manchester United roped in Edinson Cavani. Meanwhile, Theo Walcott returned to Southampton on loan.

Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey was the big signing on deadline day as Arsenal triggered his €50m release clause to bring him on board.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of all the chatter surrounding Transfer Deadline Day.

Major deals completed on Deadline Day:

- Thomas Partey to Arsenal
- Edinson Cavani to Manchester United
- Federico Chiesa to Juventus
- Alex Telles to Manchester United
- Theo Walcott to Southampton
- Ben Godfrey to Everton
- Chris Smalling to AS Roma
- Amad Traore to Manchester United
- Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid


Thank you for tuning it and staying with us for so long. You can read the deadline day wrap here and our pick of the top six signings here. Cheers!

5:30am: Right then, on that note from Fulham, we're calling it a night (morning?).

 

5:08am: Fulham has finally announced Loftus-Cheek!

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has joined Fulham on loan from Chelsea. The England international midfielder will remain with Fulham until the end of the season.

 

5:00am: We're still waiting for an update from Fulham on the Ruben Loftus-Cheek move.

4:50am: Rafinha has left Barca for PSG

Brazilian midfielder Rafinha has signed a three-year deal with French champion Paris Saint-Germain. He will wear the number 12 jersey.

The 27-year-old leaves Barcelona after enjoying a trophy-laden spell that saw him play a part in winning eleven major trophies, including the Champions League, three La Liga seasons and three editions of the Copa del Rey. He scored 12 goals in 89 games.

 

4:35am: Deadline day wrap - Partey joins Arsenal from Atletico Madrid, Man United signs Cavani on deadline day

4:20am: Adarabioyo joins Fulham from Man City

Fulham FC has further bolstered its defence with Tosin Adarabioyo's arrival  from Manchester City.

Adarabioyo, 23, has agreed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage, with Fulham holding the option to extend by an additional 12 months.

 

4:07am: Manchester United signs Pellistri

Manchester United made its fourth deal on deadline day as it got Facundo Pellistri on board from Club Atletico Penarol on a five-year contract.

The 18-year-old has already featured 37 times for the Uruguayan Primera Division club’s first team.

 

3:55am: So while the transfer window has shut for all of Europe, the English clubs have an additional 10-day period to make domestic transfers.

Premier League clubs have until 9:30pm IST on October 16 to make deals with EFL clubs. It must be noted that Premier League clubs cannot trade with each other or with foreign clubs during this period.

3:47am: Arsenal announces Partey's arrival (finally!)

 

3:40am: Everton ropes in Olsen

Everton was very keen on signing a goalkeeper to compete with Jordan Pickford and has signed Robin Olsen on a season-long loan from AS Roma.  The 30-year-old Sweden international becomes the club's sixth and final signing of this transfer window.

Meanwhile, Fulham has signed centre-back Joachim Andersen.

3:35am: Partey is officially an Arsenal player

Arsenal completed the biggest move of transfer deadline day as it secured the 50 million euro signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

Atleti announced that it was informed by La Liga, two minutes before the deadline, that Arsenal had paid Partey's release clause.

Partey joins Arsenal from Atletico Madrid, Man United signs Cavani on deadline day  

Under La Liga rules, all players must have a buyout clause in their contracts and any club wishing to activate it must deposit the full amount with the Spanish league, which releases the player's registration before passing the fee onto the selling club.

Partey, 27, joined the Spanish side's youth academy in 2012 and has gone on to establish himself as an integral part of Diego Simeone's side since making his debut in 2015.

3:32am: Here's Atletico's statement on Thomas Partey's transfer -

"LaLiga informed Atletico de Madrid at 11.28pm on Monday (3:28am IST on Tuesday) that Arsenal representatives have paid Thomas Partey’s release clause at the sports association's headquarters.

"The player has therefore unilaterally terminated his contract with our club, which ran until June 30, 2023."

3:30am: TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSED.

3:29am: We have an official word - Atletico Madrid says Arsenal has paid Partey's buyout clause.

 

3:25am: Last five minutes! A supremely tense five minutes for Arsenal fans - this one's going right down to the wire! Partey in or out?

3:20am: Eric Garcia will remain at Manchester City. Barcelona and City could not work out a deal for the youngster.

3:15am: Fifteen minutes to go and we only have two major pending deals:

- Thomas Partey to Arsenal
- Theo Walcott to Southampton
- Raphinha to Leeds
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Fulham

3:13am: "I will probably cry when I first play," says Walcott after putting pen to paper.

More on what he has to say - “I had a few opportunities from other clubs, but as soon as Southampton came in for me, it’s part of me and has made me into the player I am. It’s in my heart.

“I will probably cry, I bet, when I first play, and it means so much. All the people that made it happen, I can’t thank them enough. Honestly, I’m so pleased.

“I was seriously lost for words when Southampton came on the table, and for me it was such an easy decision.”

3:10am: Walcott returns to Southampton!

Theo Walcott has joined Southampton on a season-long loan from Everton almost 15 years since he departed from the south coast as a teenager.

 

3:08am: Raphinha to wear #18

Raphinha

Leeds United's new signing Raphinha will don the number 18 jersey at Elland Road.   -  Leedsunited.com

 

3:03am: Leeds has announced Raphinha

Leeds United has signed Rennes winger Raphinha, subject to international clearance.

The 23-year-old has joined the club for an undisclosed fee from the Ligue 1 side and has penned a four-year deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2024.

The Brazilian becomes the club’s 13th signing of the transfer window and will wear the number 18 shirt.

 

3am: Half an hour to go and these are the major pending deals:

- Thomas Partey to Arsenal
- Theo Walcott to Southampton
- Raphinha to Leeds
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Fulham

2:55am: What have Leeds got up their sleeves here? Seems fishy. (Sorry, could not let that one pass!)

 

2:50am: Lukaku joins Antwerp

Nope, not the Lukaku you were thinking about. Serie A club Lazio's defender Jordan Lukaku has joined Belgian club Royal Antwerp on loan until the end of the season.

2:45am: Barca's Todibo joins Benfica on loan

Barcelona's Jean-Clair Todibo will spend two years on loan at Benfica. The Portuguese club will take responsibility for the player’s contract and pay Barcelona 2 million euros with the option of purchasing the player for 20 million euros.

2:40am: Here's what the gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, had to say about Cavani's arrival -

 “Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team. His goal-scoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre.

“Edinson knows exactly what it takes to succeed and we are all looking forward to seeing him make an impact at Manchester United.”

2:36am: Cavani's first words after signing for United -

“Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honour to be here. I’ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club.

“I have played in front of some of the most passionate supporters in football during my career and I know that it will be the same in Manchester. I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere, when it is safe for the fans to return.”

2:34am: Cavani joins United on one-year deal

Edinson Cavani has has signed a on a one-year contract At Old Trafford with the option to extend for a further year. The Uruguayan joins Manchester United from PSG, where he won six league titles and, with 200 goals, is the side's all-time leading scorer.

2:31am: Cavani to Manchester United - CONFIRMED!

 

2:30am: Deulofeu joins Udinese on loan

Gerard Deulofeu has left Watford and will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Serie A club Udinese.

 

2:22am: Rafinha has reportedly arrived in Paris ahead of a potential move to PSG. The French club is now to discuss the final terms of the with the player and Barcelona with a little over an hour left before the deadline.

2:20am: Celtic confirms Laxalt signing

Celtic has announced that it has signed Uruguayan international Diego Laxalt on loan from AC Milan until the end of the season.

Laxalt is Celtic's latest signing in this transfer window, joining Vasilis Barkas, Albian Ajeti, David Turnbull and fellow loan signings, Shane Duffy and Moi Elyounoussi.

 

2:15am: After leaving Ajax in 2017, Davy Klaassen has now returned to his boyhood club. Here are some of the Dutchman's best moments from his first stint in Amsterdam -

 

2:05am: Celtic has acquired Diego Laxalt on a season-long loan from AC Milan, as per BBC Sport.

1:55am: So Manchester United has managed two signings on Deadline Day - Alex Teller and Amad Diallo Traore. Not too bad for a club that has been quiet through the transfer window.

1:51am: Manchester United agrees terms to sign Traore in January

Manchester United has reached an agreement with Atalanta for the future transfer of Amad Diallo Traore, one of the most exciting young prospects in Italian football. He will join United at a later date, subject to a medical, personal terms and work permit.

 

1:49am: Houssem Aouar's move to Arsenal from Lyon has not made any progress and is effectively off. Meanwhile, Southampton's Sofiane Boufal has joined Angers on loan. Has he just made room for Theo Walcott?

1:42am: Atleti snaps up Torreira

Atletico Madrid might have lost Thomas Partey to Arsenal but has inflicted a swap deal of sorts as Lucas Torreira comes on board. He joins Atleti on loan, as per Fabrizio Romano.

 

1:40am: Roma announces Smalling's arrival

 

1:35am: Wilshere confirms leaving West Ham

Jack Wilshere has put out a statement on Twitter so confirm the termination of his contract at West Ham. Wilshere says he was not given enough opportunity to play despite being fit and training consistently.

Full statement:

 

1:30am: Last two hours to go for the deadline! Will we see any surprise last-minute transfers?

1:25am: Manchester United has confirmed Smalling's departure to Roma

Smalling was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2010 from Fulham, and went on to make 323 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 18 goals.

He won the Premier League title in his very first season, 2010/11, and again in 2012/13. He enjoy a trophy-laden spell with United that saw him win the FA Cup, League Cup and the UEFA Europa League. Interestingly, he started in all three of the finals that led to those triumphs.

 

1:20am: Matter of time before Arsenal signs Partey!

1:17am: Hoedt rejoins Lazio on loan

Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt has rejoined Lazio on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. The 26-year-old centre-back joined Saints from the Italian club in 2017, and has since made 45 appearances during his time at St Mary’s.

 

12:55am: Bayern's Cuisance loaned to Marseille

FC Bayern has loaned Michael Cuisance to Olympique Marseille for a season. The 21-year-old midfielder joined Bayern last year and made 11 competitive appearances for the first team and five for the reserve side.

 

12:45am: Wilshere released by West Ham

Jack Wilshere has been released by West Ham after making 19 appearances in just over two years with the club, reports BBC Sport.

12:40am: Manchester United's new signing AlexTelles scored 26 goals and registered over 50 assists with Porto over the last five seasons. Here are some of his best moments with Porto -

 

12:30am: Fiorentina signs Callejon

Jose Callejon, 33, has joined Fiorentina on a free transfer after spending seven seasons at Napoli.

 

12:22am: Wilshere to leave West Ham

Jack Wilshere is set to part ways with West Ham after the two parties mutually agreed to terminate his contract.

12:17am: Dembele to United is OFF!

Ousmane Dembele's transfer saga seems to have come to an end. Manchester United was initially keen to bring him to Old Trafford on loan, but Barcelona was adamant on a permanent move. However, The Athletic reports that Barca later agreed for a loan only if Dembele were to extend his contract by a year.

The deal, as it stands, is off.

12:10am: Newcastle signs Vilca from Deportivo Municipal

Newcastle United has brought in 21-year-old Peruvian midfielder Rodrigo Vilca on a four-year deal. Vilca scored twice in ten appearances in the Peruvian Primera Division this season and will initially join the Magpies' under-23 side.

00:00: Right then, three and a half hours to go for the Premier League transfer deadline!

11:55pm: Smalling joins Roma

Chris Smalling has joined AS Roma from Manchester United. The Manchester Evening News says United has agreed to sell Smalling to Roma for £18.1million - receiving £13.6m up front and £4.5m in add-ons.

11:50pm: Fulham is closing in on signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea on a season-long loan, while Leicester City's Rachid Ghezzal has moved on a season-long loan to Besiktas.

11:45pm: Meanwhile, Brazilian winger Raphinha has reached Leeds for talks over £17million transfer.

11:40pm: Partey update

La Liga has told Atletico Madrid that Arsenal has met Thomas Partey's release clause. However, neither the player nor Arsenal has communicated this with Atletico, according to Goal.

While a section of media says Partey is undergoing his medical in Spain, Fabrizio Romano says Partey is in London! Where is the Part(e)y tonight? (Sorry, could not resist that one!)

 

11:35pm: Theo Walcott is reportedly nearly done with his medical ahead of a loan move to Southampton, while Edinson Cavani has finished his medical with Manchester United. An official announcement expected any minute now...

11:30pm: Laxalt to Celtic?

Celtic is close to signing Diego Laxalt from AC Milan, as per Sky Sports.

11:19pm: Ooooh, Chris Smalling's move to Roma is back on! Manchester United and Roma seemed to have finally agreed on a fee, as per BBC. However, the Italian transfer window shuts at 11:30pm IST, ie, in exactly 12 minutes! It's a race against time now.

11:15pm: Looks Like Callum Hudson-Odoi will remain at Chelsea afterall, while Spurs continues to show interest in Swansea's Joe Rodon.

11:05pm: Alex Telles puts pen to paper at Manchester United -

Alex Telles

Alex Telles has joined Manchester United from FC Porto on a four-year contract for a reported £15.4million, with an option to extend for a further year.   -  Twitter @ManUtd

 

11pm: WATCH: Best of Costa at Bayern

Douglas Costa completed a season-long loan switch from Serie A champion Juventus to Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old previously won two Bundesliga titles at Bayern during his three-year stay from 2015-18.

Here is a compilation of his best goals with the Bundesliga giant:

 

10:55pm - Bakayoko to Napoli

Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko has joined Napoli on a season-long loan, reports the BBC.

10:50pm: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally has a reason to smile after yesterday's drubbing against Tottenham. Here's what he has to say about his side's latest signing, Alex Telles -

“He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for. He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.

“Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United.”

10:45pm: Here's what Telles said after penning the contract with United -

“To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honour. You have to work hard to get to this moment in your career and now I am coming to this club, I can promise that I will give everything in my heart to be a success here.

“I won many trophies at FC Porto and I want to continue that at United. The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can’t wait to pull on the famous shirt.”

10:43pm: DONE DEAL - Manchester United has signed Alex Telles!

Alex Telles has joined Manchester United from FC Porto on a four-year contract for a reported £15.4million, with an option to extend for a further year. Telles scored 26 goals and registered over 50 assists with Porto over the last five seasons.

 

10:40pm: Partey is on his way to London!

Can Arsenal pull off a miracle? A little less than five hours to go.

 

10:30pm: Carrillo moves to Elche from Southampton

Southampton striker Guido Carrillo has moved to Spanish side Elche on a free transfer.

Carrillo, whose contract at Southampton had been due to expire next summer, made ten appearances for the club following his arrival from AS Monaco in 2018.

 

10:20pm: Hertha confirms Guendouzi loan

Matteo Guendouzi, 21, has joined Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a one-year loan from Arsenal.

The France youth international had become surplus to requirements under Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta at the north London club this season.

 

10:13pm: Chiesa to Juventus confirmed!

Fiorentina has confirmed that Federico Chiesa has joined Juventus on a two-year paid loan with an obligation to make the transfer permanent. Juventus coach coach Andrea Pirlo has finally got his man!

After completing his medical on Monday, the Italy international joins on an initial two-year loan deal at a total cost of €10million. Juve also has a purchase option, which is for €40m and could rise to €50m.

 

10:10pm: Elsewhere, Indian Super League club East Bengal has reportedly signed Danny Fox from Wigan Athletic. The 34-year-old defender will be one of the club's biggest signings this season. More on East Bengal's ride to the ISL here.

10:05pm: Bayern signs Sarr from Marseille

German champion Bayern Munich has signed right back Bouna Sarr from Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille on a four-year contract for a reported fee of €10million. This is Bayern's seventh signing of the transfer window.

 

10pm: Barreca to Fiorentina

AS Monaco has loaned full-back Antonio Barreca to Fiorentina on loan with an option to buy.

9:55pm: Sevilla announces deals for Rekik and Idrissi

Sevilla has signed 25-year-old Netherlands centre-back Karim Rekik from Hertha Berlin on a five-year-deal. The La Liga club did not disclose the transfer fee for the former Manchester City defender but local media reported that it was around 15 million euros.

The deal represents the Europa League winner's second Deadline Day signing after Morocoo forward Oussama Idrissi, 24, joined from AZ Alkmaar, making it seven new arrivals at the Sanchez Pizjuan in the current transfer window.

9:45pm: Mattia De Sciglio has joined Lyon on loan

Juventus has confirmed that full-back Mattia De Sciglio has moved to French side Lyon on loan. The 27-year-old made 62 appearances for Juventus in three years, winning three Scudetti titles, an Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup.

Lyon has also brought in 18-year-old Habib Keita from Malian club Guidars for an initial transfer fee of 1 million euros.

SIX HOURS TO GO UNTIL THE DEADLINE!

9:30pm: Wolves' Vinagre loaned to Olympiakos

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Ruben Vinagre has joined Olympiakos Piraeus on a season-long loan, with the Greek club having an option to make the deal permanent.

 

9:25pm: RB Leipzig signs Kluivert

AS Roma winger Justin Kluivert has completed a season-long loan move to Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.

 

9:15pm - Manchester United has signed Alex Telles!

Brazilian left-back Alex Telles has signed a four-year contract at Manchester United with an option to extend by one year, says Fabrizio Romano. He adds that Juventus has landed Federico Chiesa on a €50m deal from Fiorentina on loan, with an option to buy.

9:10pm: Ajax signs Davy Klaassen

Davy Klaasen will return to his boyhood club, Ajax, after signing a four-year deal with the Dutch side. He arrives from Werder Bremen at a transfer fee of 11 million euros, which could go up to 14 million with add ons.

 

9pm: Manchester United interested in 18-year-old Pellistri

Manchester United is keen to rope in teenage winger Facundo Pellistri from Uruguayan club Penarol, reports the BBC. Unlike Amad Traore, who will be able to join United only in January, Pellistric can make the move to England right away if the deal materialises before the deadline.

8:52pm: Turkish club Fenerbahce has signed 24-year-old forward Kemal Ademi from FC Basel on a permanent deal. Speaking of Fenerbahce, Argentine winger Diego Perotti is also close to penning a contract with the side.

8:40pm: Some of the biggest moves that could take place in the last few hours of deadline day:

- Thomas Partey to Arsenal
- Ismaila Sarr to Manchester United
- Theo Walcott to Southampton
- Alex Telles to Manchester United
- Dele Alli to Paris Saint-Germain
- Ousmane Dembele to Manchester United

8:30pm: Dembele skips Barca training

Ousmane Dembele did not train with Barcelona today, as per ESPN. Previous reports have suggested that Manchester United is keen to bring him to Old Trafford, but only on loan. The deal hasn't gone through so far because Barcelona is adamant on a permanent move.

8:20pm: Everton shows interest in Romero

Everton is looking to bolster its goal-keeping department and has enquired with Manchester United about Sergio Romero's availability, as per The Telegrapgh.

8:10pm: Sarr to United?

Manchester United is in advanced talks to sign Ismaila Sarr from Watford, as per multiple sources.

8pm: Costa returns to Bayern on loan

Brazilian winger Douglas Costa has completed a season-long loan switch from Serie A champion Juventus to German champion Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old previously won two Bundesliga titles at Bayern during his three-year stay from 2015-18.

 

7:35pm: Rudy returns to Hoffenheim

Schalke 04 midfielder Sebastian Rudy has completed a season-long loan move to Hoffenheim, where he played from 2010-2017.

7:25pm: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has joined Bayern on a one-year deal

Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich has signed Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on a year-long contract.

Choupo-Moting joins Bayern as a free agent after he parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract last season.

7:15pm: WATCH: Behind the scenes footage Moise Kean being presented as a PSG player -

 

7pm: Here's an interesting stat on Amad Traore from Opta: Amad Traore is only the second player born in 2002 to have found the net in the top five European leagues (October 2019 v Udinese), behind only Ansu Fati (August 2019 v Osasuna)!

6:50pm: Thomas Partey update! Arsenal is willing to pay Atletico Madrid the £46 million release clause, reports Goal.

6:45pm: Tagliafico on Manchester United's radar

Manchester United is keen to make a few last-gasp transfers and has now shown interest in Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, as per the BBC. Interestingly, the 28-year-old Argentine has also been linked with Manchester City. Who wouldn't want to be Tagliafico? He's got both the Manchester giants interested in him!

6:30pm: WATCH - Danilo Pereira's first day as a PSG player

 

6:15pm: Traore to join Manchester United...in January

Amad Traore has agreed terms to join Manchester United from Atalanta. The 18-year-old will be able to move to Old Trafford only in January next year. It has been widely reported that United has applied for his permit only on Friday so that it could make a bid for him. The club will pay €30m plus add ons, as per Fabrizio Romano.

 

6:10pm: Walcott to head back to Southampton

Everton forward Theo Walcott is set to move to his boyhood club Southampton on loan, reports Sky Sports. He is reportedly on the way to complete his medical.

5:50pm: Zidane joins Rayo Vallecano

Luca Zidane has joined Rayo Vallecano, which plays in the second division of Spanish football. The 22-year-old goalkeeper has signed a two-year deal.

 

5:40pm: Arsenal yet to bid for Partey

Serie A club Atletico Madrid is yet to receive any offer or bid for Thomas Partey from Arsenal, reports Fabrizio Romano. As it appears, Partey looks likely to remain with Atleti.

 

5:35pm: Kerala Blasters signs Gary Hooper

Elsewhere, Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters has signed former Premier League player Gary Hooper. The 32-year-old is one of Kerala Blasters' biggest foreign signings ahead of the upcoming ISL season. 

The 32-year-old began his career at the Tottenham Hotspur academy, and went on to play for many English sides including Celtic, Norwich City and Sheffield Wednesday.

5:30pm: Ozil likely to stay put at Arsenal

Arsenal's biggest earner, Mesut Ozil, is likely to stay at the club. As per The Guardian, Arsenal has received no offers for Ozil as of now.

Ozil is in the final year of his contract and has not played in a competitive game for Arsenal since March 7.

5:20pm: Gotze to Hertha Berlin?

German publication Bild reports that Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin is keen on signing Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze.

5:05pm: Tottenham's Sessegnon loaned out to Hoffenheim

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ryan Sessegnon has joined Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on loan for the rest of the season.

The 20-year-old had struggled for game-time at Spurs after joining from Fulham in August 2019. Sessegnon will have a lot to look forward with Hoffenheim, which will also compete in the Europa League this season.

 

5pm: Darmian moves to Inter on loan

Inter Milan have signed Italy international full back Matteo Darmian on loan from Parma with an obligation to buy. Darmian will reportedly cost Inter €5million when it makes the move permanent at the end the loan spell.

After two injury-hit seasons at Manchester United, Darmian played in 33 Serie A games for Parma last season.

 

4:45pm: Oussama Idrissi joins Sevilla on a five-year deal

Sevilla FC has signed 24-year-old winger Oussama Idrissi from and AZ Alkmaar. Idrissi, who was born in Netherlands but plays for the Morocco national team, will be at Sevilla until 2025.

 

4:35pm: Here are some of the biggest deals that could take place on deadline day -

- Seire A champion Juventus remains in pursuit of Fiorentina's Federico Chiesa. Juve, as per Goal, is to sign him on an initial two-year loan deal, with an obligation to buy permanently for €40million if certain conditions are met.

- Antonio Rudiger is another name doing the rounds as AC Milan seems keen to sign him on loan from Chelsea, reports Sky Sports. Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham also reportedly interested in signing the German defender.

- Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi could potentially be on his way to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin for a one-season loan, according to Goal.

4:20pm: PSG signs Porto captain Danilo Pereira

Paris Saint-Germain has acquired Porto captain Danilo Pereira on loan for the rest of the season.

The deal states that PSG has an option to buy the 29-year-old permanently at the end of the loan period. 

Pereira joined Porto in 2015 and made 202 appearances for the club, winning the Primeira Liga in 2018 and last season. He has also featured in 30 Champions League matches, scoring once and laying on three assists.

PSG has also roped in Moise Kean, who on Sunday signed on loan from Premier League club Everton until the end of June.

3:49 pm: Edinson Cavani has signed his Man United contract

Edinson Cavani has signed is Manchester United contract. United will pay the Uruguayan striker a  €10.9net / year, plus €2M in bonuses and a transfer bonus, as reported by Goal's Ruben Uria.

 

2:32 pm: Alex Telles arrives for Manchester United medical, set for four-year contract

Brazilian left-back Alex Telles is currently undergoing his Manchester United medical, as reported by journalist Fabrizio Romano.

 

The Porto left-back has been reportedly signed on a four-year contract with an option to extend by a year further. More details are expected to be disclosed later on in the day.

1:58 pm: Ben Godfrey joins Everton from Norwich City

One of England's brightest young prospects, Ben Godfrey has moved to Everton on a five-year contract. The deal is regarded to be worth nearly £30m.

The 22-year-old is Everton's fifth signing of the summer after midfielders Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure, playmaker James Rodriguez and left-back Niels Nkounkou.

12:52 pm: Douglas Costa moves to Bayern on loan from Juventus

Juventus winger Douglas Costa will move to German champion side Bayern Munich on a season-long deal, as reported by Sky Sports.

The move will be a simple loan deal with no loan fee to Juventus as Bayern will be expected to pay the Brazilian's wages.  The 30-year-old aims to redefine his career and sees Bayern as the perfect launchpad after injury struggles in Italy.

It is also reported that Juventus were keen to sell the player but will now hope Costa can drive his price up over the next year with strong performances in Germany.

12:45 pm: Roma on the verge of signing Chris Smalling from United

As reported by calciomercato.com  and Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester United has accepted Roma's bid for Chris Smalling who spent the last season at the Italian capital. The deal is reported to have been completed last night at a cost of €15 million (£13.5m) plus bonuses.

 

7:18 am: Everton striker Moise Kean joins PSG on loan

Everton striker Moise Kean will spend the rest of the season with Paris St Germain after completing a loan move to the French champions on Sunday.

 

The 20-year-old Kean who arrived at Everton from Juventus in August 2019 has struggled for regular first-team opportunities under Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The contracts of PSG strikers Edinson Cavani and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting expired at the end of last season and Kean will bolster their attacking options which include Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi.

Oct 5, 6:52 am: Juventus re-signs Udinese midfielder Rolando Mandragora

Juventus has confirmed the signing of 23-year-old Italian international Rolando Mandragora for a second stint with the champion.

As per the club's official statement, the midfielder has been signed for €10.7million ($13 million) until 2025, but will remain at Udinese on loan this season.

10:50 pm: Southampton strengthens midfield with Diallo signing

Southampton has signed French youngster Ibrahima Diallo from Ligue 1 side Brest on a four-year contract, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

British media had reported the southcoast club paid around 12 million pounds ($15.52 million) for the 21-year-old midfielder.

8:52 pm: Manchester United close in on Alex Telles!

Manchester United and Porto, according to a Sky Sports report, have reached an agreement for Alex Telles.

United is likely to pay around 20 million euros for the Porto left-back. Final details to be sorted soon and he is likely to undergo the medical on Sunday night.

8:05 pm: Dalot joins AC Milan on loan.

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot will spend the rest of the 2020/21 season gaining invaluable experience in Italy, after completing a temporary transfer to AC Milan, according to the club.

It's the first time the 21-year-old has been out on loan since signing for the Reds from Porto in the summer of 2018. The Portuguese full-back has made 35 appearances for United so far, most recently as a starter in Wednesday night's Carabao Cup win at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Earlier this year, he scored his first goal for the club, in January's 6-0 victory at Tranmere Rovers in the Emirates FA Cup.

6:45pm: Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney feels the club should not continue its pursuit of Jadon Sancho.

United has been unwilling to meet the Borussia Dortmund's €120million asking price for Sancho, so the 20-year-old is expected to remain in Germany.

Rooney, in his column for The Sunday Times, wrote, "Jadon Sancho is a top player, but I find it odd that he has been Manchester United's transfer priority."

"Why consider paying close to £100million for someone similar to talent you've got already? United have Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial and where would Sancho's arrival leave Mason Greenwood, who plays in the same position and is of similar age?" he said.

Jadon Sancho is currently the subject of ongoing transfer speculation with Manchester United.   -  Getty Images

 

He went on to add that he would rather sign Harry Kane or Erling Haaland. "I'd rather put that £100million towards trying to get Harry Kane. Yes, getting Kane out of Tottenham would be difficult, maybe impossible, but United are a club who should always make an effort to sign the very best players and Kane is exactly what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs, as is Erling Haaland, who United missed out on last year - a genuine number nine.

"A Kane or Haaland or someone like Robert Lewandowski would give Rashford and Martial someone to play off and freedom to roam into different areas, pick the ball up and try to beat men - without the burden of always having to score," Rooney said.

6pm: Juan Foyth has joined Villarreal on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur. The loan includes a purchase option at the end of the season.

 

BIG STORY OF THE DAY - Cavani to Manchester United

Manchester United has agreed a two-year deal with former Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani, as per French daily L'Equipe.

Cavani, 33, has been a free agent since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract in June.

Manchester United set to sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani

Linked with numerous clubs, the Uruguayan appears set for Old Trafford.

Cavani who recently finished as PSG's all-time top scorer with 200 goals could offer United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer an experienced option in attack as it looks to challenge on domestic and European fronts this season.   -  Getty Images

 

5:30pm round-up: Dele Alli might move to PSG after all. The Daily Mail reports that the Spurs are expecting another bid from Paris Saint Germain after having two offers rejected.

The same source has also indicated that Chelsea has turned down an offer from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Bundesliga champion is said to have initially wanted the attacker on loan with an option to buy for €77.3million (£70m).

Speaking of Chelsea, Jorginho might be on his way out! Arsenal is keen on roping him on loan.

Elsewhere, Moise Kean could be heading back to Juventus. Corriere dello Sport reports that Juventus wants the Everton striker on a free loan with a purchase option, while the Premier League side is hoping to get back the €27.5million (£24.9m) plus €2.5m (£2.3m) in add-ons it paid for the 20-year-old last year.