Updates: English Transfer Deadline Day 2018‬‬

Follow all the latest football transfer and news of the English transfer window deadline day.

From top left: Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the English transfer deadline day! All 72 English clubs of the Football Association have until 5 pm BST (9.30 pm IST) to bring in their required reinforcements for the new season.

We will be focusing on the incoming transfer dealings involving the English Premier League clubs. The new Premier League season is set to kick-off from Friday with Manchester United taking on Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Here's why English clubs are having to complete its business before August 10.

Of the 20 EPL clubs, only Tottenham Hotspur is yet to strengthen its squad.

To get you up to speed on the completed transfers in the last 24 hours, click here.

Moneyball signings of summer 2018 (Involving English clubs)

Kepa Arrizabalaga - £71.6mAthletic Bilbao to Chelsea
Alisson - £65mAS Roma to Liverpool
Riyad Mahrez - £60mLeicester City to Manchester City
Naby Keita - £52.8mRB Leipzig to Liverpool
Jorginho - £50.4mNapoli to Chelsea
Fred - £43.7mShakhtar Donetsk to Manchester United
Richarlison - £40mWatford to Everton
Fabinho - £40mMonaco to Liverpool
Thibaut Courtois - £35mChelsea to Real Madrid
Felipe Anderson - £33.5mLazio to West Ham United

 

ICYMI (in case you missed it), earlier today, Chelsea completed the move for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper. Here's the full story.

Kepa Arrizabalaga signed for Chelsea from Atheltic Bilbao.   -  Twitter @ChelseaFC

 

This was preceded by the departure of the former Blues' No. 1 Thibaut Courtois, who got his desired wish of moving back to Spain, to Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic went the other way on a season-long loan as part of the deal.

The big focus of the day will be the future of Spurs' Toby Alderweireld, who has been out of favour with the club management. Mourinho's United might get his signature if the club coughs up over £70 million.

Here are the previous instances of big-money signings made by EPL clubs on the August transfer deadline day.

Mesut Ozil – Real Madrid to Arsenal for £42.5million in 2013
Anthony Martial – Monaco to Manchester United for £36million in 2015
Robinho – Real Madrid to Manchester City for £32million in 2008
Dimitar Berbatov – Tottenham to Manchester United for £32million in 2008
David Luiz – Paris St-Germain to Chelsea for £30million in 2016
Marouane Fellaini – Everton to Manchester United for £27.5million in 2013
Wayne Rooney – Everton to Manchester United for £27million in 2004

 

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— Federico Fernandez has been reunited with Rafael Benitez after completing a reported £6 million switch from Swansea City to Newcastle United.

 

— Leicester City has further reinforced its defensive options with the signing of Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg, pending an application for a work permit.

 

— Fulham announces Joe Bryan too! Seems like they like to leave it very very late. Let's hope to see some of that on the pitch too.

 

— Mo Besic deal to Middlesbrough has fallen through due to personal terms, reports the Guardian. Everton and Middlesbrough had come to an agreement earlier.

— Fulham has singed goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla.

 

— If the agreements were submitted on time, clubs have till 7pm BST to complete signings. So there'll be more announcements on the way.

— Huddersfield has signed forward Isaac Mbenza, a long-term target, on a season-long loan from Montpellier.

— Brighton & Hove Albion completes the signing of Dan Burn from Wigan Atheltic.

 

— Carlos Sanchez becomes West Ham's 10th signing of the summer!

 

DEADLINE'S HERE! Some more done deals have will be announced in the next few minutes. But, that's it till January. Tottenham Hotspur becomes the first Premier club to go without a signing in the summer transfer window.

Biggest news of deadline day so far! Everton signs Yerry Mina for a fee around 30 million Euros.

 

— A total of £1.8 bn has been spent in the transfer window so far.

— Bernard has joined Everton on a four-year deal!

 

— Harry Arter has arrived at Cardiff for a medical. He's set to become a Cardiff City player for the season.

— There's news involving Manchester United. It's only a departure. Fulham is in advanced talks to sign Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, says Sky Sports.

— Everton is on the brink of signing Brazilian winger Bernard, reports Sky Sports.

 

— Claude Puel confirms Harry Maguire will be staying at Leicester City. "Now I think I can confirm that he will stay with us," said Puel at a press conference a little earlier. Leicester signing Benkovic was seen as move to make way for Maguire's transfer, but it doesn't look like Manchester United will be completing any business today.

— We're into the final hour on deadline day. The question still is if Manchester United can grab any late late signings.  Tottenham Hotspur has still made no signings.

L'Equipe reports that Everton has agreed a loan deal with Chelsea to sign Kurt Zouma, but faces a race against time to get the formalities in order. Let's hope it avoids a fax-machine situation.

— With Kepa's £71.6 transfer to Chelsea, we take a look at how goalkeepers have struck gold in the last 12 months.

— And they are not quite done here. Wolves have their 13th signing of the summer! 2018 World Cupper Leander Dendoncker joins on an initial season-long loan from Anderlecht.

— Wolves have signed 18-year-old defender John Kitolano from Norwegian club Odds. The Norwegian could perhaps be a prospect for the future. 

— “It will be difficult. It’s not over until the game is over but with four hours to go it will be difficult.” - Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino on possibility of an incoming transfer this window.

— Newly promoted side Cardiff City has signed Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa on loan.

Here's a video of Courtois' presentation at Real Madrid.

 

— Thibaut Courtois has passed his Real Madrid medical and signed his contract.

 

 

— Harry Maguire is travelling to Manchester.... to play for Leicester City against United on Friday, says LCFC boss Claude Puel. Well played by the Frenchman.

— Rumour mill suggests that Manchester United has enquired for the availability of Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin in its desperate need for a new centre-back. Centre-backs linked with United so far are Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Jerome Boateng, Kurt Zouma and now Godin.

— Thibaut Courtois is completing his medical at Real Madrid before his public announcement.

 

— Leicester City has completed the signing of Croatian defender Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb on a five-year contract.

 

— West Ham has announced the signing of Lucas Perez from Arsenal on a three-year contract.

 

— Chelsea confirms the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

It's been a slow start to the deadline day. In the meantime, here's a throwback from 2015 on the kind of drama you could expect to unfold on D-day. The 'Fax Machine' fiasco involving the transfer of David de Gea from Manchester United to Real Madrid.

 

"The information I have is no."  Update from Man Utd boss Mourinho on the possibility of incoming or outgoing transfers today.

— Aston Villa's highly-rated winger Jack Grealish could return to the Premier League with Spurs. It's been an unhappy transfer window for manager Mauricio Pochettino, who recently signed a new long-term contract with the club.

— Among the major stories leading up to August 9 was of Paul Pogba's reported move away from Old Trafford. The World Cup winner is rumoured with a reunion with his former club Juventus. (Full story)

— Manchester City signs Daniel Arzani from its sister club Melbourne City! No one could have seen this coming... The 19-year-old Australian was the youngest player to play in the 2018 World Cup.

Arzani's trip to Manchester could be short lived. He is expected to join Scottish Club Celtic on a two-year loan spell. Australia coach Graham Arnold backs Arzani to shine at the Hoops.