Transfer Deadline Day LIVE! Chelsea set to announce Aubameyang and Zakaria; Douglas Luiz to Arsenal update; Tottenham latest
The transfer window has officially shut as the final deals are worked on by Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. The Gunners wanted to further bolster their midfield but failed with THREE bids for Douglas Luiz – and also missed out on signing Danilo after exploring that deal. Hector Bellerin is set to sign for Barcelona in a free transfer.
Chelsea have agreed a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Marcos Alonso heading to Barcelona in a player-plus-cash arrangement. The Blues have missed out on Memphis Depay but did have better luck with Denis Zakaria, with the Swiss midfielder passing his medical after Ajax defensive midfielder Edson Alvarez and PSG superstar Neymar stayed put.
Tottenham opted against signing Dan James, with Fulham set to loan the Leeds man, but they are still hoping to land Manchester City starlet Adedire Mebude. Bryan Gil went nowhere with no replacement found by Spurs. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip as Transfer Deadline Day comes to an end with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!
Nottingham Forest miss out on Batshuayi!
Transfer window shut!
That is that for the summer transfer window of 2022… sort of.
There is still time for deals notified to the proper authorities to be completed and we await those transfers already done to be announced.
Aston Villa snap up Jan Bednarek after beating West Ham to Southampton defender’s loan.
Another Chelsea exit in the books as Kenedy leaves on permanent deal to Real Valladolid.
As Standard Sport reported exclusively earlier today, Bryan Fiabema has completed his loan move from Chelsea to Forest Green.
Likewise, Harvey Vale’s switch to Hull is also confirmed.
Zinchenko keen for more on Douglas Luiz
Oleksandr Zinchenko is every Arsenal fan tonight.
On Fabrizio Romano’s live stream, the Ukrainian midfielder reveals he has been texting Gabriel Jesus to seek out information on Douglas Luiz’s potential move to north London.
Alas, the Brazilian did not know what his compatriot would be doing – with three Arsenal bids now rejected.
Just 30 minutes to go!
The Athletic are reporting on Arsenal finally accepting defeat in their chase of Douglas Luiz.
Meanwhile, we await an announcement of Denis Zakaria’s move to Chelsea.
Only a few minor details remain before Pierre-Emerick Auabmeyang’s deal with the Blues is also done.
Crystal Palace update
Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella delivers the latest on the Eagles: “Crystal Palace look set to miss out on Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards after two bids up to £4million, with a further £4m achievable in add-ons, were rejected.
“The 19-year-old has been subject to interest from Chelsea and Manchester United in the past but looks set to stay in League One after no side met his valuation.
“The South Londoners are now expected to wait until January before making another approach for the England Under-19s European Championship winner.”
Manchester United midfielder James Garner signs for Everton for £15m.