Transfer Deadline Day LIVE! Chelsea to announce double deal; Lewis at Arsenal
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have been among the biggest spenders throughout the summer, but on the final day of the transfer window they could all make new signings. The Gunners are looking to further strengthen their midfield and have failed with THREE bids for Douglas Luiz – and will not sign Danilo after exploring this deal. Hector Bellerin is in talks with Barcelona for a free transfer.
Chelsea have agreed a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Marcos Alonso heading to Barcelona in a player-plus-money deal. The Blues will miss Memphis Depay but have had better luck with Denis Zakaria, with the Swiss midfielder passing his medical after missing out on Ajax defensive midfielder Edson Alvarez and PSG superstar Neymar.
Tottenham have opted not to sign Dan James, with Fulham now set to loan the Leeds man out, but could bring in Manchester City star Adedire Mebude. Brian Gill will only leave if a replacement is found. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip on Transfer Deadline Day with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!
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Arsenal are finally accepting defeat in their pursuit of Douglas Luiz, Athletic reports.
Meanwhile, we await an announcement on Denis Zakaria’s move to Chelsea.
Only a few minor details remain before Pierre-Emerick Ouabmeyang’s deal with the Blues is also done.
Crystal Palace Update
Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella provides the latest on the Eagles: “Crystal Palace look set to miss out on Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards after two bids of up to £4m, with a further £4m achievable in add-ons, were rejected.
“The 19-year-old has been the subject of interest from Chelsea and Manchester United in the past but looks set to remain in Ligue 1 after no side responded to his valuation.
“The south Londoners are now expected to wait until January before making a fresh approach to the England Under-19 European Championship winner.”
Manchester United midfielder James Garner has signed for Everton for £15m.
Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Juventus forward Artur Melo on a season-long loan deal.
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Depay ends Chelsea rumours
Memphis Depay has announced that he will not be going anywhere this transfer window!
Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign the Barcelona forward, but he has publicly stated his desire to stay at Camp Nou.
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For the third time today, Aston Villa have rejected Arsenal’s bid for Douglas Lewis, sources have told Standard Sport’s Simon Collings.
Anyone want a fourth? I’m sure that will do all the difference.
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Third offer from Arsenal for Douglas Lewis
Standard Sport understands that Arsenal have indeed launched a THIRD bid for Douglas Lewis.
Will £25m end Aston Villa’s resistance?
Only 75 minutes until the deadline!
Standard Sport’s Malik Uzia brings us an update from west London: “In a somewhat surprising move, Brentford have allowed defender Mads Bech Sorensen to join Nice on loan.
“The Dane featured heavily at the end of last season and with injuries to Ethan Pinnock, Christopher Ayer and Pontus Jansson, Thomas Frank was not blessed with options at centre-back at the start of the new campaign.
“However, Ben Mee has arrived on a free from Burnley and Zanka is back, so when everyone is ready, Sorensen would find a fair way down the table.
“The Bees appear to have taken a few short-term risks to ensure the 23-year-old’s continued development.”
A couple of loan outings we haven’t brought you yet with Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu returning to Serie A with La Spezia.
Dillon Sterling will spend the season at Stoke.
And in Arsenal, Miguel Aziz goes to Ibiza from Spain’s second tier.
Arsenal have upped their bid for Douglas Lewis
There’s still life in the old dog, reports Sky Sports, as Arsenal table a new bid of £23m plus £2m in add-ons for Douglas Luiz.
It looks unlikely to break the Aston Villa defence, but they are said to be considering a fee.
We remind you that the Brazilian midfielder’s contract expires in June and, according to reports, he wants to leave Villa Park.