Transfer Deadline Day: As it happened

With Thursday night bringing the curtain down on the transfer window, we take a look at the biggest moves of the day.

After roping in Neymar, Paris-Saint Germain has now signed teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.   -  Getty Images

Kylian Mbappe and Chamberlain highlight the day as the transfer window slams shut. But the Spanish clubs have an extra day to furnish their transfer business, which means we could be in for a few surprises, especially with Diego Costa and Coutinho's fate still hanging in balance.

CONFIRMED: Tottenham signs Fernando Llorente.

BIGGEST MOVE YET: PSG signs Kylian Mbappe

After roping in Neymar, Paris-Saint Germain has now signed teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe reportedly on a season-long loan. What an attacking line PSG boasts now!

READ: Mbappe joins Neymar in all-star PSG forward line


Chastened Chelsea signs Drinkwater

Premier League champion Chelsea completed a challenging transfer window on Friday by bringing in England midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City and Italy right-back Davide Zappacosta from Torino. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte saw moves for several targets fail to come off over the course of the transfer window, but has managed to boost his squad ahead of his side's Champions League campaign.

Drinkwater, 27, has signed a five-year contract in a deal reported to have cost Chelsea £35 million ($45.1 million, 37.9 million euros), which was announced two and a half hours after Thursday's transfer deadline passed.

"I'm delighted to be a Chelsea player and can't wait to get started," Drinkwater told the Chelsea website.

"It has been a long journey to get here, but I am very happy and am looking forward to helping the club win more trophies."


France international centre-back Mamadou Sakho has joined Crystal Palace from Liverpool on a permanent basis, his new club announced on Friday. The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Palace, helping the south London club avoid relegation, after falling out of favour with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Alexis Sanchez to stay at Arsenal, Lemar deal off

Reports suggest that Arsenal has decided to retain Chilean Alexis Sanchez after the club failed to agree on a deal with FC Monaco for 21-year-old Thomas Lemar.
Lemar is currently on international duty with France and a deal looks very unlikely.

Much to Manchester City's agony, it looks like despite its repeated efforts, Sanchez is set to remain at The Emirates. 

As of now, it seems like Arsenal will leave Sanchez only if it receives an improved and bigger bid from Manchester City.

This proves absolutely nothing
 – and it may be that he just ‘likes’ the video – but Alexis Sánchez has just liked a tweet that reads: “#BREAKING @Alexis_Sanchez is staying at @Arsenal.”


Chelsea signs Davide Zappacosta.

Liverpool winger Ryan Kent completes move to Bundesliga, joins Freiburg FC.

Fernando Llorente reportedly in mid-medical at Tottenham Hotspurs.

Nikola Vlasic, the Hajduk Split forward, completes a move to Everton.

Watford signs Marvin Zeegelaar from Sporting CP on a four-year deal.

Premier League new-comer Brighton and Hove Albion has signed Argentine defender Ezequiel Schelotto on a three-year deal from Sporting Lisbon.

Arsenal's Lucas Perez heads to Deportivo La Coruna on a season-long loan.

Birmingham City signs Spanish play-maker Jota on a 4 year deal, for a club record fee that is said to be over £6 million.


In a massive move, Swansea has accepted a bid from Tottenham Hotspurs  for striker Llorente, which could boost the latter's attack.

Sources say Arsenal has bid for PSG centre midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

Rumour has it that Manchester United is making a swoop for Barcelona's Sergi Roberto. It remains to be seen if the Europa champ will also chase its long-term target Ivan Perisic tonight.

JUST IN: West Brom has signed 18-year-old defender Kyle Jameson from Chelsea on a one-year contract, with an option for another year.

Bigest move yet: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool for £35million

The biggest deal of deadline day morning in the Premier League saw Liverpool complete the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal for a reported fee of £35million.

The 24-year-old has signed a long-term contract with Jurgen Klopp's side in a deal that could reach a value of £40m, having passed a medical and sealed his move while on international duty with England.

He had been tipped to join Chelsea after turning down a new contract offer from the Gunners worth a reported £180,000 per week, but he is believed to have rejected the champion team's advances in favour of a move to Merseyside.

Jurgen Klopp said: "I am really, really happy we have got Alex signed. 

"Since the last game I have been waiting and hoping we could make this transfer - and when I got the news he was ours it was fantastic."

The Lemar and Mahrez saga

  • Word on the street is Arsenal has finally given up on Monaco's Thomas Lemar despite its £92 million bid.
  • Rumours gather steam with Alexis Sanchez reportely telling his teammates inside the Chile camp that he will move from Arsenal to Manchester City.
  • Arsenal wary of not having enough time to sign Thomas Lemar or Julian Draxler - which could wreck Manchester City's hopes of signing Alexis Sanchez - Reports
  • Barcelona has no interest in signing Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez despite reports he had arrived in the Catalan city on Thursday, media reports suggest.
  • Arsenal will reportedly accept Manchester City's £60million offer for Alexis Sanchez.
  • The rumors surrounding a Barcelona move for Riyad Mahrez have gained traction after the Leicester City winger reportedly landed at the city’s airport.
  • Arsenal has reportedly made a £90m bid for Monaco star Thomas Lemar.


In other news...

  • Jonny Evans' transfer from West Brom to Manchester City hinges on Mangala's exit, reports suggest.
  • Fabinho starts for Monaco in its friendly against Nimes this evening, suggesting that a PSG move is not going to be happening.
  • Tottenham is likely to bring in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, marking its signing of the day after Serge Aurier's arrival earlier today.
  • Chelsea has agreed a €25 million deal to sign Torino defender Davide Zappacosta - Reports
  • Borussia Dortmund signs 17-year-old Jadon Sancho from Manchester City.
  • Chelsea’s move for Leicester City mid-fielder Danny Drinkwater is on, provided the latter can get a replacement.
  • Newcastle has disappointed Fulham by deciding to keep its striker Dwight Gayle.
  • Nani has joined Lazio on loan from Valencia, with the Italian club retaining an option to buy the Portuguese at the end of the season.
  • Crystal Palace agrees £18m deal for Man City defender Eiaquim Mangala.
  • Liverpool has confirmed that Divock Origi has joined Wolfsburg on a season-long loan.
  • Striker Nahki Wells has completed a permanent transfer from Huddersfield to Premier League rival Burnley for a reported £5m.
  • Oldham Athletic has signed Haiti international Johny Placide. The 29-year-old goalkeeper has agreed a two year contract.
  • Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula, the club's record signing when he joined for £18.3m in May, has joined French Ligue 1 side Toulouse on loan until the end of the season.

Swansea swoops in on Sanches

  • Swansea City has confirmed the signing of Portugal international Renato Sanches on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich.



  • Tottenham has also made a key addition, bringing in Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier for a reported £23m fee.
  • Aurier has been given a five-year contract after becoming Spurs' fourth signing of the transfer window, while Mauricio Pochettino wants to land Fernando Llorente from Swansea City before the day is done.
  • Llorente is reportedly undergoing a medical with Spurs, but Chelsea also remains in the race to sign him.


  • Bayer Leverkusen has had a busy start to deadline day, with teenage star Panagiotis Retsos signing from Olympiacos.
  • The deal for the 19-year-old, who has starred for Olympiacos since making his debut in August 2016, is reported to have cost Leverkusen between €17.5million and €22m, with conflicting claims over the exact figure.
  • However, it also sold Kevin Kampl to last season's runners-up RB Leipzig for around €20m. Olympiacos, meanwhile, landed Bjorn Engels from Club Brugge as a replacement for Retsos.


  • Veteran French striker Cyril Thereau has left Udinese to join Serie A side Fiorentina. Scottish Premiership side Rangers has landed Cardiff City defender Declan John on a season-long loan deal.
  • Manchester United has loaned midfielder Matty Willock out to Eredivisie outfit Utrecht.
  • In the Championship, Leeds United has added Malmo forward Pawel Cibicki to their promotion-chasing squad 
  • Birmingham City landed free agent Jason Lowe, QPR brought in Exeter City winger David Wheeler.


  • Nani is on the brink of joining Lazio from Valencia, having arrived for a medical, while Manchester City's Jason Denayer is poised to sign for Galatasaray on loan having passed his physical tests.
  • Diafra Sakho , the West Ham striker – who was called back to England after undergoing a medical at Rennes – has said he wants to leave despite the club insisting they will keep him.


  • Ryan Shawcross, linked with Burnley earlier in the window, is a player who is not on the move, having signed a new four-year contract with Stoke City.
  • Shkodran Mustafi also seems set to stay put at Arsenal after his father and agent insisted "nothing will happen" on deadline day.
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