Follow the final day of the transfer window as clubs try to tie up late deals
Transfer deadline day is here! Transfers have to be completed in the Premier League and everywhere else in England and Scotland by 11pm tonight, so we could see plenty of movement in the next few hours as clubs try to get their deals wrapped up.
The biggest deal still in the pipeline is Jules Kounde’s move to Chelsea, though the Sevilla defender is by no means certain to complete a transfer to Stamford Bridge today amid questions over the pricetag, which Sevilla reportedly increased at the last minute. Elsewhere, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has spoken out on his desire to leave Arsenal after a bid for him was turned down, and Leeds United set to complete the signing of Manchester United winger Dan James.
Other exits could happen at both United and Arsenal, with Hector Bellerin a potential sale from the latter if Barcelona move for him once Emerson Royal’s move to Tottenham is concluded. West Ham United and Everton also still have business to conclude, and while Liverpool have not been linked with any late-window deals as yet, there could be movement if Divock Origi departs or Roberto Firmino’s weekend injury is deemed long-term.
Overseas, Kylian Mbappe looks set to stay at PSG rather than move to Real Madrid, but Eduardo Camavinga and several other big deals could still go through. Follow the latest movements, rumours and completed transfers on deadline day as clubs ready themselves for the rest of the season ahead.
Man Utd confirm Ronaldo move
Manchester United have confirmed the re-signing of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus in the last few moments.
The 36-year-old has agreed a two-year contract to keep him at Old Trafford until 2023.
There is also the option of an additional year which would see him stay with Man Utd until he is 39.
Henderson signs new Liverpool contract
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract to keep him at the club for the foreseeable future.
The England international told the club website: “I’m obviously very honoured and proud to continue the journey I’ve already been on here.
“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.”
Emerson having Spurs medical today
Sky Sports understands that Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal is having his Spurs medical today ahead of a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It has already been reported that he has not shown up for training with Barcelona as he eyes a transfer away from the Nou Camp.
Spurs are keen to bolster their squad as Serge Aurier looks set to depart.
Camavinga set to complete Real Madrid move
Eduardo Camavinga is expected to complete a move from Rennes to Real Madrid at some point today, according to Fabrizio Romano.
All the paperwork has been signed, with contract and announcement set to come before the transfer window shuts.
Midfielder Camavinga, 18, was linked with Manchester United before Madrid swooped in.
Blackpool sign Sterling on one-year loan deal
No, not that one.
Blackpool have announced the signing of Chelsea man Dujon Sterling on a one-year loan deal.
Speaking about the move, the 21-year-old right-back said: “I knew there was interest a couple of weeks ago and I am happy to be here now.
“I feel in the best shape of my life, and this is the test that I need. The gaffer has put his trust in me and hopefully I can repay that trust.”
Emerson does not train with Barcelona ahead of Tottenham deal
Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal has not shown up for training today as he looks to complete his switch to Tottenham.
Journalist Maria Garrido has reported that he is close to signing for Spurs but there is still work to do today.
Nothing confirmed as of yet.
Maitland-Niles still an Arsenal player
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has so far failed in his attempt to force a move to Everton before the end of the transfer window.
The versatile Englishman posted on Instagram yesterday with a message which read: “All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play @arsenal.”
But that does not seem to have forced Arsenal’s hand and they appear to be keen on keeping him.
Put your transfer questions to Miguel Delaney
Any transfer window in which Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both move clubs was bound to go down as a classic. The question now is whether any other big names will follow before the window closes.
Ronaldo’s move from Juventus to Manchester United on Friday shocked football, not least because only hours earlier Manchester City had been favourites for his signature. The Portuguese international will become available for United after the international transfer window.
After Messi’s transfer from Barcelona to PSG, it is no secret that the biggest clubs still have money available to spend on transfer fees and wages. So who else might follow on the final day of the transfer window?
The Independent’s chief football writer Miguel Delaney will be on hand on Tuesday afternoon (31 August) at 1.30pm to answer all your questions about what the remaining hours of this summer’s transfer window might have to offer.
Ask Miguel Delaney anything about the final few hours of this summer’s transfer window and what to expect before 11pm on Tuesday
West Ham sign Croatian international Vlasic
West Ham have confirmed the signing of Croatia international Nikola Vlašić from Russian side CSKA Moscow.
The 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year deal for an initial £25.75 million.
Vlasic has been capped 26 times by Croatia. He has also scored 33 goals and assisted 21 more over the past three seasons with CSKA.
Burnley interested in Wales defender Roberts
Burnley are reportedly interested in signing Wales full-back Conor Roberts from Swansea City, according to Wales Online.
The 25-year-old is currently out with a groin injury that he suffered at the European Championships but could still make a late move before the window shuts.
Burnley have picked up just one point from their opening three Premier League games of the season.