Deadline Day Transfer News and Rumours
Chelsea have announced the £71m signing of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao. The Blues have also announced that Thibaut Courtois has been given permission to speak to Real Madrid. Real’s Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic will move to Stamford Bridge on a one-year loan as part of the Courtois deal. The agent of Juventus defender Daniele Rugani admits Chelsea had bid “an unthinkable amount” for the player but that Juve were unwilling to sell. Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater is a transfer target for his former club Leicester City just a year after he was sold for £35m. West Ham United and Crystal Palace are also interested. Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is in talks over a loan move to AC Milan.
Manchester United could turn to Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma to bolster their defence this season. The news comes as Jerome Boateng looks set to join Paris Saint-Germain. Details here.
Manchester United have had two bids rejected by Leicester City for England international centre-back Harry Maguire. The latest was for £60m.
Manchester United were interested in Belgium international midfielder Axel Witsel before he joined Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal transfer target Ousmane Dembele says he is staying with Barcelona. The Gunners had hoped for a loan deal.
Arsenal are being linked with a £27m bid for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.
Tottenham Hotspur have seen a £25m move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish halted by the Championship side. Spurs full-back Danny Rose is a loan target for Bundesliga side Schalke. Tottenham have made an enquiry for PSG full-back Layvin Kurzawa as his replacement. Wolves are also interested in Kurzawa.
Wolves are closing in on Manchester City wing-back Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Everton are hoping to complete deals for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina and his midfield team-mate Andre Gomes before the transfer deadline. Free agent Bernard had a medical at Everton on Wednesday.
Newcastle United are closing in on a season-long loan deal for Barcelona defender Marlon Santos.
Leicester City are looking for £18m for Algeria defender Islam Slimani. Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Sporting Lisbon are all interested.
West Ham United are considering a late bid for Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente.
Watford have been offered Lille midfielder Thiago Maia.
Crystal Palace are in talks over the transfer of Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew.