23.00 – Everton announced the signing of Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon on a free transfer from Chinese club Dalian Professional.
The striker has signed a two-year contract with the option for a third season and the move sees him reunited with manager Rafael Benitez, who he worked under at Newcastle.
22.48 – Serge Aurier has had his contract at Tottenham terminated by mutual consent, the Premier League club have announced.
The 28-year-old right-back had just under a year remaining on his deal at Spurs, who he joined from Paris St Germain in August 2017.
In a statement on the club’s official website, Aurier said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Spurs and would like to thank the club and the fans, but I feel now is the right time for me to move onto a new challenge.”
22.45 – Arsenal have completed the signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna on a “long-term” contract.
The Japan international, who can play both right-back and centre-back, has made 63 appearances for the Serie A side during the last two seasons and represented his country at Tokyo 2020 this summer.
Manager Mikel Arteta told the official club website: “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.
“He will be an important member of our squad. We look forward to Takehiro joining up with us when he returns from international duty.”
22.31 – Arsenal have allowed right-back Hector Bellerin to join Real Betis on loan for the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old has spent the last decade with the club and made 239 appearances for the Gunners, winning three FA Cups during his time at the Emirates Stadium.
Bellerin sustained anterior cruciate ligament damage at the beginning of 2019 and has struggled to hold onto a regular starting berth since, with boss Mikel Arteta not using the Spaniard so far this season and subsequently letting the defender sign for his boyhood team on the final day of the transfer window.
22.26 – That was quick!
Crystal Palace have just unveiled new signing Odsonne Edouard in his new club kit.
22.03 – Barnsley have announced the loan signing of midfielder Claudio Gomes from Manchester City.
The 21-year-old, a former Paris St Germain player, will stay at Oakwell for the rest of the season.
Gomes told Barnsley’s official website: “I’m excited because I want to play men’s football and I think, for me, it’s a good place to play and get experience.”
22.00 – One hour of the window remains. How many late deals will we see go through?
21.59 – Tottenham are in talks with Serge Aurier over terminating his contract.
The right-back’s deal runs out at the end of the season and the PA news agency understands he has no future at the club.
Both parties wanted to part company during the transfer window but there was no suitable offer.
21.50 – Crystal Palace have completed the signing of forward Odsonne Edouard from Celtic for an initial fee of £15million.
The Eagles were eager to improve their attacking options and manager Patrick Vieira will be pleased to secure the services of his countryman.
Edouard has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League club and links up with Said Aigoun, who worked with the striker at Paris St Germain and moved to Selhurst Park as development coach this summer.
He told the Palace website: “I’m very happy to be here today. I can’t (wait) start to train with the team and to play for this club.
“Scoring goals in the Premier League may be the biggest challenge in my career but I’m confident in myself and my team-mates to be successful.”
21.05 – Manchester United are still celebrating after securing Cristiano Ronaldo.
20.49 – Real Madrid look set to miss out on landing Kylian Mbappe as Paris St Germain step up their efforts to tie the France star to a lucrative new contract.
PSG are understood to be dubious about whether Real Madrid have the means to follow through on the bids they have made for the player towards the end of the summer transfer window.
The PSG leadership believe it is very likely that Mbappe will sign a new deal, which will ensure he does not leave for nothing next summer and would immediately increase his price tag.
20.30 – West Ham have completed their second business of the day, bringing in midfielder Alex Kral after earlier completing a move for attacker Nikola Vlasic.
Czech Republic international Kral has joined on a season-long loan from Slavia Prague, with the option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.
The 23-year-old links up with compatriots Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal at the London Stadium and featured for his country at Euro 2020 this summer.
Hammers boss David Moyes is pleased to secure the services of Kral, he told the official club website: “He will provide good competition in the centre of midfield.
“He is another young, talented player who we feel has a big potential and will be capable of adapting to the demands of the Premier League.”
20.16 – Joao Felipe Jota has joined Celtic on a season-long loan from Benfica.
The deal for the 22-year-old Portuguese winger also includes an option to buy.
20.00 – With three hours left of the transfer window, three Championship clubs announced new signings at 8pm.
Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White joined Sheffield United on loan for the remainder of the season.
Bournemouth announced the arrival of midfielder Ryan Christie, 26, from Celtic on a three-year deal.
Cherries chief executive Neill Blake told the club’s official website: “We are delighted to have secured the services of Ryan.
“He was being courted by a number of Premier League clubs, so it is a huge coup to have signed him.”
And Nottingham Forest completed the double signing of Braian Ojeda and Mohamed Drager in an attempt to turnaround their fortunes.
Chris Hughton’s side have failed to win any of their opening five games in the Championship this season and sit bottom of the table.
19.31 – Rangers defender Nikola Katic joined Hajduk Split on a season-long loan.
The Croatia centre-back, who has made 59 appearances for the Ibrox club since joining from NK Slaven Belupo in 2018, has returned to his homeland to get his career back on track following a difficult period battling injury.
A statement on Rangers’ website said: “Everyone at Rangers wishes Niko well for his loan spell as he works his way back following a difficult year on the sidelines.”
19.25 – QPR have signed Watford striker Andre Gray on a season-long loan.
The 30-year-old worked under current R’s boss Mark Warburton at Brentford during the 2014/15 campaign, scoring 17 league goals as the Bees reached the Championship play-offs.
Gray told QPR’s official website: “I am really excited.
“Obviously the manager had a massive part to play in it, having worked with him before.
“I wanted to go somewhere where I can try to get back to my best and I felt this was the best option.
“It was an easy decision.”
18.40 – Chelsea have allowed Wales international Ethan Ampadu to join Serie A new boys Venezia on loan for the rest of the season.
It will be the 20-year-old’s third temporary move away from Stamford Bridge and he has also signed a new contract with Chelsea to keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.
Ampadu, who was a regular for Sheffield United in the Premier League last season, featured for Wales at Euro 2020 this summer.
18.39 – Bournemouth announced the signing of striker Jamal Lowe from Championship rivals Swansea for an undisclosed fee.
The 27-year-old, who netted 14 goals for the Swans last season, has joined the Cherries on a three-year deal.
Lowe told the club’s official website: “I’m over the moon to be here at this big club and I am buzzing to get started.”
18.30 – Tottenham completed the signing of right-back Emerson Royal from Barcelona on a five-year deal.
Spurs have spent £25.8million to secure the services of the four-capped Brazil international, the PA news agency understands.
Emerson, who has spent the last two seasons with Real Betis, will provide greater competition at right-back for new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
The 22-year-old, who was born in Sao Paulo, officially signed for the Catalan club earlier this summer but has now joined Tottenham, where he will be able to link up with his new team-mates later this week.
18.02 – Celtic announced the signing of Greece striker Giorgos Giakoumakis from Dutch side VVV-Venlo on a five-year deal.
The 26-year-old forward finished the 2020/21 Eredivisie campaign as top scorer with 26 goals.
The former AEK Athens striker told Celtic’s official website: “Celtic is one of the world’s great football clubs with the best fans around.
“It is a club I have admired for so long and it will now be an honour to wear this famous jersey.
“To know that the manager wanted me so much to join Celtic is really humbling and it makes me know I have made the right choice.”
18.00 – Bang on 6pm – with five hours remaining – Leicester completed the signing of winger Ademola Lookman on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig.
Lookman told LCFC TV: “I’m delighted to be here. It’s a great honour to be at such a big and amazing club with such a huge history and a quality group of players.”
Lookman, who started his career at Charlton, joined RB Leipzig from Everton in 2019, signing a five-year-deal, after a previous loan spell.
He impressed on loan for Fulham last season, despite the Cottagers’ relegation from the Premier League, scoring four goals in 34 top-flight appearances.
17.32 – Real Madrid announced the signing of Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes.
The 18-year-old midfielder has signed a six-year contract at the Bernabeu.
A statement issued by Real Madrid said: “Real Madrid CF and Stade Rennais FC have reached an agreement over the transfer of Eduardo Camavinga, who joins the club on a six-year deal, until 30 June 2027.”
17.31 – Stoke completed the signing of 20-year-old Senegal striker Abdallah Sima on a season-long loan, after he joined Brighton from Slavia Prague.
17.00 – Leicester announced Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet would be moving to Italy on loan for the rest of the season, joining Serie A side Torino.
The move sees the 27-year-old return to Italy, having previously spent three seasons with Sampdoria before joining the Foxes in 2019.
Praet has made 60 appearances for Leicester in all competitions, scoring three goals.
16.50 – Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson has completed his move to Dutch club Feyenoord on a season-long loan.
Nelson, who made his Gunners debut at the age of 17 in the 2017 Community Shield, has found himself out of favour with boss Mikel Arteta.
16.30 – James has been speaking about his move to Elland Road.
“It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for me, bit of a crazy time, but I’m here now and grateful that the club still believed in me from that time two-and-a-half years ago. I’m happy to be here and can’t wait to play in front of these fans,” James told Sky Sports.
“There were a couple of jokes in the boardroom that it’s actually done now. Last time I signed everything and it actually fell through at the last minute.
“Everything I’ve done today feels like deja vu. It feels like yesterday, everything in football goes so quick. I’m going on international (duty) now and looking forward to getting back and playing in that first game against Liverpool.
“It’s completely the right decision for my football career. I had an unbelievable time (at Manchester United) – made great friends, the staff and fans were amazing to me – but it’s my time to move on. I’ve got games under my belt at top level and think I can add something here.”
16.30 – Bit of news coming in from Spain. Barcelona have announced that Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have agreed to salary reductions which has allowed the cash-strapped Catalan giants to register new signing Sergio Aguero.
Barcelona, who were unable to sanction Lionel Messi’s new contract due to their financial situation, unveiled Aguero at the club on May 31 but he has finally been registered within LaLiga rules.
“The salary reductions for Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, two of the four first team captains, signed this Tuesday have allowed FC Barcelona to achieve two objectives: the registration of Sergio Aguero with the Spanish Football League (LFP) and to extend the Club’s limit with regards to financial fair play regulations,” a club statement read.
16.25 – So what are Leeds getting for their money?
16.15 DONE DEAL- Leeds have completed the signing of winger Daniel James from Manchester United on a five-year deal.
The fee is undisclosed but reported to be in the region of £25m.
James, 23, arrives at Elland Road two-and-a-half-years after Leeds’ bid to sign him from his former club Swansea collapsed at the 11th hour.
16.09 – An exciting signing for fans of the Goal! films. They portrayed the story of Mexican prospect Santiago Munez who was given a chance by Newcastle and went on to be a star.
Well Newcastle have just announced the signing of Mexican youngster Santiago Munoz!
15.57 – Saido Berahino is back in English football with League One side Sheffield Wednesday.
The 28-year-old, who burst onto the scene with West Brom, joins from Zulte Waregem on a permanent deal.
15.36 – No official bids for Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, but plenty of time yet.
14.55 – While we wait for news of more deals being completed, let’s look back to the big summer deadline day moves in 2020.
14.40 – Bit of a lull in the done deals department. Likely the calm before the storm as we tick towards the deadline.
13.49 – Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has joined Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee on loan until the end of the season.
Griffiths, 31, who spent 18 months at Dundee before joining Wolves in 2011, has not appeared for Celtic under new manager Ange Postecoglou.
He joined Celtic from Wolves in January 2014 and has scored over 100 goals for the Glasgow club. He has scored four goals in 22 appearances for Scotland.
13.35 DONE DEAL Burnley have made Swansea defender Connor Roberts their fifth senior signing of the summer. The Wales international has signed a four-year deal at Turf Moor.
Burnley chairman Alan Pace said: “It’s great to add another player with strong international experience to our squad and provide an opportunity for Connor to play Premier League football again having provided outstanding service to Swansea and impressed on the international stage with Wales.”
13.25 – News from PA’s Arsenal reporter Mark Mann-Bryans, who reveals Ainsley Maitland-Niles could still leave today. The PA news agency understands that the Gunners are waiting for a compelling offer and have no intention of keeping him against his will if such a bid is received.
Striker Eddie Nketiah looks set to stay at this stage. It is understood a deal was agreed with Crystal Palace but personal terms proved the stumbling block.
Negotiations continue over possible departures for Reiss Nelson, Hector Bellerin and Alex Runarsson as Mikel Arteta looks to trim his squad.
13.11 – Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United means he will be attracting plenty of interest from Fantasy Premier League managers. And his price has been revealed – a whopping £12.5!
12.35 – Interim Wales manager Rob Page has confirmed Manchester United winger Daniel James will join up late with his national squad in Finland as he is undergoing a medical ahead of a move to Leeds.
A reported fee of £25m plus add ons has been agreed for the 23-year-old, who was set to join the Whites in January 2019 before his club Swansea pulled the plug.
“He’s been told he can leave, and he’s potentially got a move to a club that wants him. Will do his confidence good, we all want to be told we’re doing well,” Page said.
12.27 – Chelsea have been linked with a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde all summer and the Spanish club have revealed they turned down a bid from the Blues last week.
Sporting director Monchi has held a press conference and reiterated what Kounde’s release clause is, suggesting the club are not prepared to do business unless it is met.
“The only written, formal offer from Chelsea came last Wednesday, around 5pm. We weren’t satisfied with the offer, and it was linked to Chelsea selling a player. It was a decent fee but it didn’t meet our criteria,” Monchi said as reported by the club.
“We haven’t spoken with Chelsea since Friday night. We all decided that it was best Jules didn’t travel to Elche. It’s normal for players to be affected by news of any kind. Last year he had the interest from City and now Chelsea this year.
“Kounde’s clause never went up to 90 million euros. It has always been 80 million.”
12.21 – Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele has been linked with a move away from the club having been frozen out in the early weeks of the season by new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
But PA’s Tottenham reporter Jonathan Veal reveals the club record signing will not be leaving. The Frenchman had asked to leave earlier this summer, but PA understands Spurs will keep him unless a sizeable bid comes in before the deadline.
Ndombele is yet to feature for Nuno’s side this season having told Spurs he wanted to move.
12.00 – 11 hours to go then! Still plenty of time for business to be done. Tottenham are expected to complete the signing of Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal, while Wolves are still working on that deal for Renato Sanches. Watch this space!
11.37 – Brighton have added to their ranks with the signing of Marc Cucurella from Getafe. The 23-year-old, who can play as left-back or as a wide midfielder and helped Spain win a silver medal at this summer’s Olympics, has agreed a five-year contract with the Seagulls and becomes the club’s third summer signing after Enock Mwepu and Kjell Scherpen.
11.02 – “What’s in the box?” Blackpool have been among the busier clubs so far today and they have announced the signing of Jordan Gabriel on a permanent transfer from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old defender, who spent last season on loan at Bloomfield Road and helped the club win promotion, has signed a four-year deal.
10.45 – More from Ronaldo following his move back to Manchester. The 36-year-old has put a lengthy message on his social media accounts talking about his “never ending love” for the Red Devils and a promise to help create more history.
He added: “I can’t even start to explain my feelings right now, as I see my return to Old Trafford announced worldwide. It’s like a dream come true. History has been written in the past and history will be written once again! You have my word!”
He also signs off with a message for former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, saying: “PS – Sir Alex, this one is for you…”
10.37 – Still plenty of time for clubs across Europe to complete any final-day deals, but it would take something special to top the return of Ronaldo to Old Trafford.
10.21 – Ronaldo may be heading back to the Premier League but there is some doubt about whether his Portugal team-mate Renato Sanches – the former Swansea loanee – will be doing likewise. Wolves have been looking to bring the 24-year-old Lille midfielder in on loan but PA’s Nick Mashiter says the clubs are struggling to agree terms.
10.13 – A little reminder, should it be needed, of what Ronaldo has done in United colours.
09.57 – The signing of Emerson could mean a deadline day departure for Serge Aurier, with Spurs looking to ship out the Ivory Coast full-back.
09.53 – PA reporter Jonathan Veal has revealed that Tottenham have agreed a fee with Barcelona for right-back Emerson Royal. The 22-year-old Brazilian is undergoing a medical and Spurs hope to tie up deal which the PA news agency understands is worth 30million euros (£25.75m) deal before the deadline.
09.46 – Ronaldo, who scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the Red Devils between 2003 and 2009, said on the United website: “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.”
09.31 – Manchester United confirm they have completed the signing of Ronaldo on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance.
09.27 – Chelsea youngster Dujon Sterling will spend this season with newly-promoted Championship side Blackpool. The 21-year-old defender signed a new deal with the Blues, until June 2023, before making the loan switch to Bloomfield Road.
09.24 – – We will also be keeping an eye out for any major overseas transfers, with Real Madrid still being linked with a sensational big-money move for Kylian Mbappe as well as another notable France youngster Eduardo Camavinga, the 18-year-old Rennes midfielder.
09.00 – Premier League high-flyers West Ham have announced the signing of Croatia forward Nikola Vlasic. The 23-year-old, who had a brief spell at Everton, has joined the Hammers for an undisclosed fee from CSKA Moscow, signing a five-year contract.
08.58 – The transfer window in Scotland is also open until 11pm and Celtic are expected to have a busy day. Benfica winger Joao Filipe Jota and VVV-Venlo striker Georgios Giakoumakis are due to check in to Parkhead, with Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie possibly on their way out.
08.24 – Kean is heading back to his former club on an initial two-year loan deal, with a fee of seven million euros (£6m) being paid to Everton. Subject to certain objectives being met during his loan stay, Juve will then buy the 21-year-old – who joined Everton from Juve in 2019 – for 28 million euros (£24m), with three million euros (£2.5m) in possible add-ons.
08.18 – Juventus have moved swiftly to bring in attacking reinforcements following the impending departure of Ronaldo, with the club announcing they have agreed a deal with Everton to bring Italy forward Moise Kean back to Turin.
08.13 – We are still waiting for official confirmation about the deal from the United end but the mouth-watering prospect of one of the game’s greatest players returning to the Premier League is edging ever closer.
07.52 – United will pay an initial 15 million euros (£12.86m) for the Portugal star plus eight million euros (£6.86m) in potential add-ons, the Serie A giants said in a statement.
07.48 – We did not have to wait long for fresh developments on potentially the day’s biggest move, with Juventus having just announced they have reached an agreement with Manchester United for the transfer of Ronaldo.
07.35 – One player bid farewell to the Premier League on Monday night with Willian leaving Arsenal for Corinthians after a disappointing spell with the Gunners. The 33-year-old Brazil winger, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea 12 months ago, had two more years to run on a deal which has now been terminated by mutual consent. Willian has since penned a message saying he was sorry it did not work out for him at the Emirates.
07.27 – The futures of players such as Bernardo Silva, James Rodriguez, Jules Kounde, Moise Kean, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will also be under the spotlight on what could be another eventful transfer deadline day.
07.24 – Among the biggest moves today is set to be the finalisation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United from Juventus. There could also be a few players leaving Old Trafford, with Daniel James being linked to Everton, Brighton, Leeds and Crystal Palace while West Ham are still keen on Jesse Lingard.
07.20 – Good morning and welcome to the PA news agency’s transfer deadline day blog. Stay here for all the latest news on the final day of the summer window, which will close at 11pm this evening.
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