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Deadline day as it happened - Chelsea sign Saul on loan, Griezmann set for Atleti return

Ibrahim Mustapha
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Ibrahim Mustapha
Updated 31/08/2021 at 23:00 GMT

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00:05
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.
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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!"

Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid)

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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.
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SAUL NIGUEZ MAKES LOAN MOVE TO CHELSEA FORM ATLETICO MADRID AFTER DEADLINE CONFUSION
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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."
23:40
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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!
23:30
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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!
23:20
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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.
23:10
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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.
23:05
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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.

Salomon Rondon

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23:00
SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSES AT 11PM AMID SAUL/GRIEZMANN CONFUSION
22:55
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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.
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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."
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£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!
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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!
22:25
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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.
22:20
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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.
22:10
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!

Japanese defender Takahiro Tomiyasu has joined Arsenal from Bologna

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22:05
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!
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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.

Eric Bailly (Manchester United 2020-2021) (Getty Images)

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