SAUL NIGUEZ MAKES LOAN MOVE TO CHELSEA FORM ATLETICO MADRID AFTER DEADLINE CONFUSION
SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSES AT 11PM AMID SAUL/GRIEZMANN CONFUSION
REPORTS - ANTOINE GRIEZMANN RETURN TO ATLETICO MADRID FROM BARCELONA IS 'DONE DEAL'
CELTIC SIGN CARTER-VICKERS! Cameron Carter-Vickers has completed a loan move to Celtic from Tottenham Hotspur!
The American had been linked with Newcastle United earlier in the day, but has now signed for Celtic on loan with an option to buy.
SAUL 'EXCITED' TO JOIN CHELSEA! New Chelsea midfielder Saul Niguez has spoken about his excitement at signing for the Stamford Bridge club.
" "I am very excited to start this new challenge with Chelsea. Blues fans, I am one of you now and I can’t wait to wear the shirt, start training and see all of you. See you soon!""
CHELSEA SIGN SAUL! Saul Niguez has completed a move to Chelsea on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid.
There had been some confusion over whether the deal had gone through in time, but Chelsea have now confirmed the transfer. The Blues will have the option of a permanent move at the end of the season.
SAUL NIGUEZ MAKES LOAN MOVE TO CHELSEA FORM ATLETICO MADRID AFTER DEADLINE CONFUSION
BETTER CALL SAUL! We're still waiting for news regarding Saul Niguez's move to Chelsea, but it seems it might have gone through!
Matt Law of the Telegraph claims Chelsea's deal for the Atletico Madrid midfielder is "100% done."
SAUL TO CHELSEA STILL ON! There is a lot of confusion about Saul Niguez's move to Chelsea, but it's filtering through that the deal is still on!
Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims the paperwork to send the Spaniard to Stamford Bridge will be uploaded in time! Drama!
PSG ANNOUNCE MENDES! Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Nuno Mendes from Sporting CP!
The Ligue 1 club has completed a loan deal for the Portuguese left back. That is the one area of Mauricio Pochettino's team that looked somewhat under-strength!
GRIEZMANN DEAL OFF? After much speculation that Antoine Griezmann was on his way back to Atletico Madrid, it could now be the case that he's staying at Barcelona!
Spanish football journalist Alfredo Martinez claims the deal hasn't gone through in time. Atleti had been hoping to sign Griezmann on loan with an obligation to buy.
CARTER-VICKERS OFF TO SCOTLAND? Having been linked with Newcastle United earlier, it's possible Cameron Carter-Vickers is off to Scotland!
Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour claims Celtic are in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over a loan move for the defender.
EVERTON SIGN RONDON! Salomon Rondon has completed a transfer to Everton from Chinese club Dalian Professional.
The striker has made the move to Goodison Park on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract with the Toffees.
SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSES AT 11PM AMID SAUL/GRIEZMANN CONFUSION
AURIER LEAVES SPURS! Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the exit of Serge Aurier who has had his contract terminated by mutual consent.
The signing of Emerson Royal from Barcelona meant Aurier was surplus to requirements at Spurs and the Ivory Coast international is now a free agent.
ARSENAL SIGN TOMIYASU! Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has completed a transfer to Arsenal from Bologna.
Arteta: "Takehiro is a strong defender with good experience in Serie A and at international level. He’s a versatile defender with great defensive qualities, high technical ability and composure on the ball."
£30M FOR SAUL! Another deal we're waiting for confirmation of Saul Niguez's switch to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid!
Matt Law of the Telegraph reports Saul will join the Stamford Bridge club on loan, but Chelsea will have an option to sign the midfielder for £30m!
THE ONE WE'RE WAITING FOR... The big deadline day shock so far has been Antoine Griezmann's impending return to Atletico Madrid!
We're still waiting for confirmation of the move, so here's a reminder of what Griezmann did in his first spell for the capital club!
BETIS SIGN BELLERIN! Real Betis have tweeted this image of Hector Bellerin which all but confirms the Spanish right back has joined from Arsenal.
It's believed Bellerin has made the move to the Benito Villamarin on a season-long loan with the Spaniard taking a pay cut to leave Arsenal.
SPURS BID £30M FOR TRAORE! Wolves received a maximum bid of £30m for Adama Traore from Tottenham Hotspur in this transfer window.
Sky Sports News reporter Anton Toloui has information on Spurs' pursuit of Traore who now looks to be staying put at Molineux for the time being.
BRACED FOR TOMIYASU! Arsenal are ready to announce the signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna according to reports!
Sky Sports News claim a deal is agreed with the defender and that all that's left to do is announce the signing! A reminder that the deadline is at 11pm BST!
PALACE SIGN EDOUARD! Done deal - Crystal Palace have completed the signing of striker Odsonne Edouard from Celtic!
The Selhurst Park club is reported to have paid a fee of around £15m for the Frenchman who had also been linked with Everton and Newcastle United in this transfer window. Palace have got the striker they wanted!
LYON MADE BAILLY BID! Lyon are widely expected to sign Jerome Boateng from as a free agent tonight, but they also made a bid to sign Eric Bailly!
Foot Mercato claims Lyon saw Bailly as an option before moving for Boateng, but found it too difficult to do a deal with Manchester United. The Old Trafford club weren't too keen to let him leave.
GRIEZMANN UPDATE! It seems Antoine Griezmann has either secured a return to Atletico Madrid or is on his way back to the club!
This tweet from football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims Atleti will sign the French forward on loan from Barcelona with an obligation to buy.
PALACE 'NOT FINISHED YET'! Eurosport's Dean Jones has information on Crystal Palace's deadline day efforts!
Not only are the Eagles expected to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard before the 11pm deadline, they could yet sign a winger! Jones adds...
" "Maybe they want to make sure they have enough ammunition for new boy Edouard this season…""
FRUSTRATING DAY FOR TOON! Newcastle United are unwilling to pay the loan fee to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham Hotspur.
Eurosport's Dean Jones also reports Newcastle were unwilling to cover the wages for both Carter-Vickers and Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury. "Looks like another frustrating day for the Toon Army," says Jones.
NO OFFERS FOR VDB! Donny van Beek has been the subject of much speculation this summer, but no offers were made for the Dutchman, according to reports.
The Athletic's Laurie Whitwell claims there were no loan offers made for the Manchester United midfielder. It had been suggested that Everton were interested.
KANE HAS CLEAR CONSCIENCE! More quotes from Harry Kane here who has rejected the suggestion that he has damaged his reputation through his contact over the summer.
" "Obviously sometimes they don't get the full story of what's going on, but from my point of view I have got a clear conscience, and I [have] just got to keep doing what I do.""
CHOUDHURY TALKS BREAK DOWN! Hamza Choudhury want be joining Newcastle United today after talks with Leicester City broke down!
Sky Sports News claim Steve Bruce was "desperate" to bring the midfielder to St James' Park on loan, but an agreement couldn't be reached with the Foxes.
WEST HAM SIGN KRAL! Done deal - West Ham United have confirmed the signing of midfielder Alex Kral!
Kral is a Czech Republic international (isn't everyone at West Ham?) and has joined the Hammers on loan from Spartak Moscow for the 2021/22 season.
Moyes: "Alex is another established international player with the Czech Republic, and we hope he has similar characteristics and hunger to that of Tomas (Soucek) and Vladimir (Coufal).”
DE JONG GOING TO BARCA! With Antoine Griezmann reportedly on his way back to Atletico Madrid, Barcelona are looking for a replacement!
Mundo Deportivo reports Barca have asked Sevilla about the availability of Luuk de Jong. Of course, Ronald Koeman worked with the striker during his time as Netherlands boss.
RONALDO IN THE SHIRT! Manchester United have released the first pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo in his new shirt!
The Portuguese forward secured a return to Old Trafford on Friday and will join up with his new teammates after the international break.
GRIEZMANN BACK TO ATLETI! Antoine Griezmann has reportedly secured a return to Atletico Madrid after two years at Barcelona!
L'Equipe claims the France international only has some personal details to agree with Atleti after the capital club reached an agreement on Barca for the signing of the player.
REPORTS - ANTOINE GRIEZMANN RETURN TO ATLETICO MADRID FROM BARCELONA IS 'DONE DEAL'
HERRERA JOINS ESPANYOL! Yangel Herrera has completed a loan move to Espanyol from Manchester City.
The midfielder has previously spent loan spells at Girona and Granada in La Liga and will now play for Espanyol this season.
KANE TALKS! Harry Kane has spoken about his failed transfer to Manchester City and how he will approach this season with Tottenham Hotspur.
" "A lot of people will say I am a professional athlete who’s dedicated my life to this game and I’ll continue to. I will look forward now, the aim has always been to win silverware with Tottenham and it’s been that aim every year.""
GRIEZMANN UPDATE! Football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are still in talks over a potential transfer for Antoine Griezmann.
However, he claims Joao Felix won't be heading in the opposite direction and Dani Olmo isn't moving to the Camp Nou from RB Leipzig either.
MARTIAL REJECTS LYON MOVE! Anthony Martial has rejected the chance to leave Manchester United for Lyon.
L'Equipe claims the French forward was contacted by Lyon, but his representatives have rejected the opportunity speak to the Ligue 1 club. Martial doesn't want to leave Old Trafford despite the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo which could impact his playing time.
LOOKMAN SIGNS FOR LEICESTER! One that was confirmed about an hour ago - Ademola Lookman has signed for Leicester City!
The 23-year-old winger who spent last season on loan at Fulham has joined the Foxes on loan from RB Leipzig for the 2021/22 season.
SANCHES NOT JOINING WOLVES! Renato Sanches reportedly won't be signing for Wolves today after picking up an injury.
BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone claims Wolves have other midfield options, but Sanches, who shone for Portugal at Euro 2020, won't be making the move to Molineux.
PSG REJECT ANOTHER MBAPPE BID! Kylian Mbappe won't be leaving Paris Saint-Germain today after another offer made by Real Madrid was rejected!
Sky Sports News report Real Madrid made an offer of over €220m for Mbappe, but PSG have no intention of selling the forward despite the fact he is into the final year of his contract.
SPURS SIGN EMERSON! Emerson Royal has completed a €30m transfer to Tottenham Hotspur from Barcelona!
The right back has signed a five-year contract until the summer of 2026. Now, can Spurs get Serge Aurier out the door? They are still trying to find a buyer for the Ivory Coast defender!
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR COMPLETE SIGNING OF FULL BACK EMERSON ROYAL FROM BARCELONA
WHAT COULD THIS MEAN? We get the sense Spurs are getting ready to announce a new signing...
CHELSEA AGREE SAUL DEAL! Football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Chelsea have agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid to sign Saul Niguez!
The Stamford Bridge will reportedly pay €5m to sign Saul on loan for the season. The Spanish international will apparently be in London tonight to sign his contract.
REPORTS - CHELSEA AGREE €5M LOAN DEAL WITH ATLETICO MADRID FOR SAUL NIGUEZ
SAUL TO CHELSEA UPDATE! Chelsea are still trying to sign Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico Madrid for the season.
Sky Sports News have provided a fresh update on the midfielder's future. Is there enough time to get a deal done?
RB LEIPZIG SIGN ILAIX! Done deal - RB Leipzig have completed the signing of midfielder Ilaix Moriba from Barcelona!
Moriba ended up in a contract stand-off with Barca, but RB Leipzig have now stepped in to sign the midfielder on a five-year contract until 2026.
BARCA IN FOR OLMO! This is an interesting one - Barcelona have reportedly lodged an offer of €75m for RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo!
Mundo Deportivo claim the Catalans are keen on signing the Spanish international, but La Liga restrictions surrounding the wage bill at the Camp Nou make this deal difficult to complete.
REAL MADRID SIGN CAMAVINGA! Comunicado oficial - Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes!
The youngster has long been linked with a move to the Spanish capital, and had also been linked with Manchester United, but Real Madrid have swooped to sign him for a reported €31m (plus add-ons)!
REAL MADRID ANNOUNCE €31M SIGNING OF MIDFIELDER EDUARDO CAMAVINGA FROM RENNES
BURNLEY OFFERED MCKENNIE! Weston McKennie could be on his way to the Premier League, but not to Tottenham or Everton who had been linked with the American!
Sky Sports News claims Juventus midfielder McKennie has now been offered to Burnley. What a signing that would be for the Clarets!
BELLERIN HAS COMPLETED MEDICAL! Hector Bellerin looks set to complete a loan move to Real Betis after completing his medical in London.
Spanish newspaper Marca claims there is a "full agreement" between the La Liga club and Arsenal for the loan signing of the Spanish right back. It sounds like we're just waiting for confirmation on this one!
NELSON SIGNS FOR FEYENOORD! Reiss Nelson has signed for Feyenoord from Arsenal on a season-long loan!
The Eredivise club have confirmed the deal. It's not clear if there is an option for Feyenoord to sign the winger on a permanent basis.
GRIEZMANN BACK TO ATLETI? Earlier today, we brought you reports that Atletico Madrid and Barcelona were in talks over a swap deal involving Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann.
However, L'Equipe reports Griezmann could be heading back to Atleti either permanently or on loan with Felix staying put!
JAMES - A PERFECT FIT FOR BIELSA! Leeds United sporting director Victor Orta has spoken about the club's long-standing interest in Daniel James after the Welshman signed for the Whites.
" "As a player we feel Daniel is an excellent fit for a Marcelo Bielsa team, he is quick, direct and works hard – we look forward to him joining up with the squad, finally!""
NEWCASTLE SIGN MUNOZ! There it is - confirmation that Newcastle United have signed 19-year-old striker Santiago Munoz.
Now go sign Gavin Harris...
BARKLEY'S BIG DECISION! Does Ross Barkley, who is back at Chelsea after a loan spell at Aston Villa, fancy a move to Burnley?
As Eurosport's Dean Jones notes, this summer various teams have looked at him, including Newcastle and West Ham. But Burnley approached Chelsea to discover the situation on various players and are now offering Barkley the chance to move.
LEEDS SIGN JAMES! Daniel James has completed his transfer to Leeds United from Manchester United.
The Wales international has signed a contract to keep him at Elland Road until the summer of 2026. The transfer fee is reported to be worth around £24m.
WINGER DANIEL JAMES COMPLETES TRANSFER TO LEEDS UNITED FROM MANCHESTER UNITED
ALBA AND BUSQUETS TAKE PAY CUT! Some news from Barcelona where Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets have agreed to take a pay cut.
This will help the Catalan club register some of their players. Barca have had real troube fitting under the salary cap in La Liga this season. Of course, Lionel Messi had to leave for this reason.
GOAL IS REAL! It appears Newcastle United have completed the signing of Santiago Munoz. Yes, you read that right!
Believe it or not, Munoz is a real player and not just a character in a mediocre soccer film and he is on the verge of signing for Newcastle United from Santos Laguna.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY SIGN BERAHINO
Look who´s back in England!
Sheffield Wednesday ahve signed former Stoke and West Brom forward Saido Berahino from Belgian top flight side Zulte Waregem.
SAMPDORIA SIGN IHATTAREN ON LOAN FROM JUVE
Remember half an hour ago when Juventus signed Mohamed Ihattaren?
Well, they´ve sent him on loan to Sampdoria. Easy come, easy go.
CHELSEA COULD YET MOVE FOR NIGUEZ - JONES
One of the big names from the transfer window - Atletico Madrid´s Saul Niguez - could yet be on the move with Chelsea lurking. Transfer expert Dean Jones has the latest.
This morning I was told not to rule out Saul Niguez moving to London and reported it here. Now it’s suddenly back on the radar.
Chelsea outgoings have been the main focus of the day - but with Saul in sight of joining. Chelsea think his quality in midfield would bring a final layer of depth to ensure they are fully prepared to attack this season on all fronts.
Jules Kounde has of course been a focus too but that was more in line with getting them prepared for a year’s time as they have three expiring contracts among their back line.
Let’s see what they can do…
JUVENTUS SIGN MOHAMED IHATTAREN - Juventus sign Mohamed Ihattaren from PSV Eindhoven on four-year contract
BOATENG JOINS LYON
Remember Jerome Boateng? World Cup winning defender with every trophy under the sun to his name.
He´s signed for Lyon from Bayern Munich after 10 years in Bavaria.
CAMAVINGA SIGNS FOR REAL MADRID
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Eduardo Camavinga - who was linked with a move to Manchester United this summer - has signed for Real Madrid from Rennes.
The deal is worth a whopping €31m+add-ons but Real are in desperate need of some youth in midfielder given the ageing Kroos and Casemiro.
The 18-year-old is one of Europe´s top prospects.
GRIEZMANN AND FELIX SWAP DEAL - REPORTS
Big late drama? ESPN are reporting that Barcelona have opened negotiations with Atletico Madrid over a swap deal involving Antoinne Griezmann and Joao Felix.
Can this window get any bigger?
DAN JAMES COMPLETES LEEDS MEDICAL - James is expected to complete his £25m move from Manchester United to Leeds today
LOOKMAN COMPLETING MEDICAL
Ademola Lookman is on his way back to the Premier League and is currently undergoing a medical ahead of his move to Leicester.
WILSHERE TRAINING WITH SERIE B - REPORTS
Jack Wilshere is training with Serie B side Como, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta.
The former England international joined Bournemouth in January after six months without a club, but did not extend his deal with the Cherries this summer.
Como may have offered him a lifeline back into football - not a bad place to get back in form.
BURNLEY SIGN CONNOR ROBERTS FROM SWANSEA
´A DREAM COME TRUE´ - RONALDO
"I'm right here! I'm back where I belong! Let's make it happen once again!
“PS - Sir Alex, this one is for you…"
Read Ronaldo´s emotional message to Manchester United here...
WEST HAM IN FOR KRAL - JONES
Transfer expert Dean Jones with the latest on West Ham and their interest in Spartak Moscow´s Alex Kral.
After the Euros it seemed unlikely West Ham would follow up their interest in Czech Republic defensive midfielder Alex Kral.
Yet David Moyes remains convinced by his quality and has convinced the board he would bring quality in a position they need extra depth.
Talks over this deal are still progressing but an initial loan move from Spartak Moscow is now looking likely
What´s happened so far then?
- Manchester United have confirmed Ronaldo
- Juventus have signed Moise Kean from Everton on loan
- Hector Bellerin is edging ever closer to a Real Betis loan move
- Chelsea must pay the €75m release clause to sign Sevilla´s Jules Kounde
- Newcastle want Spurs´ Cameron Carter-Vickers
- Jesse Lingard is set to stay at United amid West Ham interest
- Chelsea´s Hudson-Odoi will remain at Stamford Bridge
- Brighton have signed Marc Cucurealla from Getafe
- West Ham have landed Croatia´s Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow
- Jordan Henderson has a new four-year Liverpool deal
- Spurs are set to sign Brazil defender Emerson Royal
CHELSEA MUST PAY KOUNDE RELEASE CLAUSE
Sevilla director Monchi has revealed the club rejected a bid from Chelsea for Jules Kounde that ´did not satisfy´.
Chelsea were offered the chance to sign Kounde for €65m euros by Aug 20th, but now they have missed that deadline Sevilla will only accept the release clause thought to be around €75-80m euros
Chelsea may now withdraw their interest given the price hike.
BETIS REACH BELLERIN AGREEMENT
The Athletic´s David Ornstein ias reporting that Real Betis have reached a deal with Arsenal to sign Hector Bellerin on loan, with no option to buy.
The 26-year-old will accept a paycut to get his career back on track and is set for a meidcal in London this afternoon.
Bellerin is 26...feels like he´s been around forever.
NEWCASTLE IN TALKS OVER CAMERON CARTER-VICKERS - JONES
Eurosport´s transfer expert Dean Jones with the latest news as Newcastle move for Spurs´ 23-year-old American centre-back.
Newcastle are making a move for Tottenham’s Cameron Carter-Vickers.
All summer there has been speculation that he is going to be allowed out on loan and a lot of teams have shown interest, particularly Fulham.
But Newcastle quite fancy their chances here and talks have begun...
RONALDO TRAINING WITH PORTUGAL
United fans will have to wait for any in-person unveiling as Ronaldo gets straight to work with the Portuguese national team ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Ireland on Wednesday.
With a friendly against Qatar and a trip to Azerbaijan also in the next fortnight, it may seem like a lifetime before Ronaldo sets foot in Old Trafford again.
Manchester United vs Newcastle, 3pm, Saturday 11th September - the date he could return.
MESSI, NEYMAR, MBAPPE
So, barring something truly remarkable from Real Madrid, it looks as though Kylian Mbappe is staying put.
That means we will get to enjoy one year at least of perhaps the most deadly trinity in world football - Messi, Neymar and Mbappe.
Enjoy it while it lasts and read all about what that means HERE!
ARSENAL AGREE TOMIYASU DEAL
Arsenal have added to their hefty summer spending after landing Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu in a deal worth €23m.
The Japan international is set to undergo a medical and agree personal terms with the club.
BRIGHTON SIGN MARC CUCURELLA FROM GETAFE - The Seagulls have paid Cucurella´s €18m release clause and he signs on a four-year deal
CAVANI SET TO STAY AT UNITED
But will he keep the number 7 shirt?
ON THE MOVE
Who would have thought these two would be at two different clubs once the window had shut?
What a summer of drama we´ve had.
BELLERIN NEARS ARSENAL EXIT
Hector Bellerin is set to have a medical in Seville ahead of his move to Real Betis.
Betis have secured the right-back on loan with an option to buy.
His Arsenal contract expires in 2023.
LINGARD DEAL UNLIKELY - JONES
Dean Jones with the latest on an increasingly unlikely move for Jesse Lingard from Manchester United to West Ham.
West Ham looking to bring in at least two players today - and Jesse Lingard is one they would still love to do.
They will make one more call to try to sign him but the last signals from around the player suggested a deal was unlikely, despite the fact David Moyes has made personal attempts to convince him to leave Manchester United.
And in case you didn´t know, here are all the details of Cristiano Ronaldo´s return to Manchester United.
HENDERSON´S FOUR-YEAR DEAL
Want to know more? Read all about Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson´s brand new deal here.
SCOTLAND´S HENDRY CHOOSE BRUGGES - JONES
More from our transfer expert Dean Jones with the latest on Scotland international Jack Hendry and his Champions League dreams.
Hendry has opted for a move to Club Brugge so that he can play in the Champions League.
He only joined Oostende permanently from Celtic this summer but the plan was always that they were open to selling him to make a profit.
Hendry is very ambitious and after seeing the Champions League draw open up a group with Man City, PSG and RB Leipzig he became entirely convinced to push for a switch to the Belgian club.
The deal could be worth up to £10million and soon see him marking Lionel Messi.
Struggling to keep track? We´ve got your back.
All the deadline deals here in one place.
´HUDSON-ODOI FUTURE UNCERTAIN´ - JONES
We´ve all the latest from Eurosport´s very own transfer insider Dean Jones on the Hudson-Odoi saga.
We were first to report Borussia Dortmund’s pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi back in May and they are still on the case today.
It’s a strange situation because on one hand Thomas Tuchel really admires the player and believes in his talent, yet the club realise his pathway into the team is blocked and he may become frustrated this season.
Let’s see if Dortmund can talk them into a loan but so far Chelsea have not shown much interest in that.
Also, some reports have suggested Chelsea will not sign Saul Niguez but a late move may yet materialise if other deals fall the right way.
LOOKMAN EN ROUTE TO LEICESTER
Sky Sports report that Ademola Lookman is on his way to Leicester from RB Leipzig to rubber stamp a one-year loan move with an option to buy.
´I´LL GIVE EVERYTHING´ - HENDERSON
TRAORE STAYING PUT
The Athletic´s David Ornstein is reporting that Wolves want a massive £50m for Traore and so he is expected to remain a Wolves player at the end of the day.
THE LONG AWAITED RETURN
HENDERSON SIGNS NEW LIVERPOOL CONTRACT
In among all that Ronaldo carnage, Jordan Henderson has committed his long-term future to Liverpool.
“I’m obviously very honoured and proud to continue the journey I’ve already been on here,¨said Henderson.
“It’s amazing to finally get it done and just concentrate on looking forward and what the future may hold.
“I’m in a different place of course, as a player and as a person, from when I first walked in. I’ve learned and grown a lot over my time here, and I’ve got to thank a lot of people for that.
“I’ve loved every minute of it, even when I look back at the tough times, I was still enjoying being a part of this football club. The longer I can do that, the better for me really. I want to be here as long as possible, I’ve always said that.
“To continue this journey is incredible for me and my family, and I hope the fans and the club feel the same way.”
´YOU RUN OUT OF WORDS TO DESCRIBE CRISTIANO´ - SOLSKJAER
¨He is not only a marvellous player, but also a great human being,¨said United boss Solskjaer.
¨To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level for such a long period requires a very special person.
¨I have no doubt that he will continue to impress us all and his experience will be so vital for the younger players in the squad. Ronaldo’s return demonstrates the unique appeal of this club and I am absolutely delighted he is coming home to where it all started.”
THE NEWS UNITED FANS WERE WAITING FOR
It´s happened. Ronaldo is a Manchester United player again. 30 major trophies, 5 Balon d´Ors, Four Club World Cups, Five Champions Leagues, Euro 2016, and whatever´s left to come.
Here´s what the big man had to say about it...
“Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday.
¨I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I'm looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”
MANCHESTER UNITED CONFIRM CRISTIANO RONALDO SIGNING ON TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
EMERSON ROYAL HAS TOTTENHAM MEDICAL AFTER €30M TRANSFER FEE AGREED WITH BARCA
VLASIC DEAL WORTH £25.75M
More on West Ham´s new man. The initial is understood to be worth £25.75m, with £7.7m in add-ons.
He signs a five-year deal and includes a one-year option.
- Crystal Palace are closing in on a £20m deal for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
- Burnley want Swansea right-back Connor Roberts, according to Wales Online.
- Jesse Lingard is set to remain at Manchester United after links away from Old Trafford and back to West Ham this summer
- Leicester are closing to bringing Ademola Lokman back to the Premier League, with Sky Sports News reporting RB Leipzig are ready to lessen their demands.
- Real Madrid are in talks to sign Manchester United target Eduardo Camavinga.
- Spurs have bid £20.5m for Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal.
UNITED TO PAY £12.9M UP FRONT FOR RONALDO
Coincidentally, Ronaldo will pay up front just £0.1m for Ronaldo than they paid for him last time round, when he cost them £12.8m from Sporting Lisbon.
He´s been around the block since then and drawn some heftier transfer fees, and of course he will end up costing much more than that for the Red Devils.
But, for fans of ring composition and symmetry, that´s a great stat.
WEST HAM SIGN CSKA MOSCOW MIDFIELDER NIKOLA VLASIC ON FIVE-YEAR DEAL
SANCHES TO WOLVES?
If Wolves need one thing right now, it´s more Portuguese players. They only have ten in the squad, that´s not even enough to field a team.
But fear not, BBC SPORT are reporting that Wolves are interested in Lille´s Renato Sanches, who looked impressive for Portugal over the summer and won Ligue Un with Lille last season.
And Sky Sports go one further and say the two clubs have entered into talks over a loan move.
SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSES AT 11PM BST - PLENTY TIME FOR DEALS TO BE DONE!
JAMES TO LEEDS DONE DEAL - REPORTS
Italian sports journalist and transfer journeyman Fabrizio Romano says Daniel James´move from Manchester United to Leeds is a done deal...
With Ronaldo inbound James is considered surplus to requirements at United, where he has never truly excelled, and Marcelo Bielsa is a long-time admirer of the pacey winger who fits right into his system and style.
TRAORE HOPING FOR SPURS MOVE
Wolves winger Adama Traore is hoping for a deadline day move to Spurs, according to Football.London.
The rapid winger has been linked with a move to north London and his former manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
But so far, Wolves are standing firm as they look to keep one of their star men.
JUVENTUS SAY GOODBYE
KEAN RETURNS TO JUVE
JUVENTUS SIGN KEAN ON LOAN - Everton´s Moise Kean joins Juventus on a two-year loan deal worth €7m with an obligation to buy for €28m.
WHERE WE STAND
So, Ronaldo to Manchester United is as good as done after he completed his medical in Lisbon this weekend but it is not yet confirmed and stamped.
And, crucially, he´s not on Fantasy Premier League yet, so watch this space.
Elsewhere, Mbappe looked certain for a move to Real Madrid this summer but the Spanish giants have pulled out at the last minute...which makes sense because they can get him for free next year anyway.
Will we see any more twists and turns in Paris?
TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY
A very good morning to yiu all and welcome to our live-text coverage of Transfer Deadline Day!
This has been the biggest blockbuster summer in recent memory with Messi, Ronaldo, Lukaku, Sancho, Varane and Ramsdale all on the move.
And there´s still time left for more...
We´re here all day to give you all the build-up, hype and highlights as clubs scramble to get deals over the line, while those who did their business early sit back smugly and enjoy the drama.
Deadline day as it happened - Chelsea sign Saul on loan, Griezmann set for Atleti return