🔴 How it happened: Transfer deadline day

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  • Arsenal sign Thomas Partey from Atlético Madrid
  • Manchester United complete deals for Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles
  • Leeds bring in Brazilian winger Raphinha
  • Theo Walcott returns to Southampton on loan
  • Bayern Munich sign Douglas Costa, Choupo-Moting and Bouna Sarr

All times CEST

00:09 – And there we have it, another transfer window has been slammed shut.

00:02 – The last piece of business between Atlético Madrid and Arsenal today.

23:59 – Get ready to Partey, Arsenal fans …

23:56 – Real Betis have signed left-back Juan Miranda from Barcelona on loan.

23:51 – We’re into the last ten minutes of the transfer window, with all eyes on whether there’s a Partey going on at Arsenal …

23:39 – Fulham have added Lyon defender Joachim Andersen to their ranks on loan.

23:35 – Meanwhile, Leeds have made their 13th signing of the window – Rennes’ winger Raphinha.

23:30 – Theo Walcott has returned to Southampton on loan.

23:26 – Southampton are also hinting that there may be some late business to come …

23:16 – Not fussed about the potential signing, the fish and chips looks fantastic …

23:14 – However, it looks like Manchester City’s Eric García will not be returning to the Camp Nou this year …

23:13 – Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo has completed a loan move to Benfica …

23:06 – It could be a busy last hour at Arsenal …

23:00 – OFFICIAL! Manchester United have signed Edinson Cavani on a free transfer.

22:55 – We should be expecting an announcement from Manchester United imminently, according to Mohamed Bouhafsi.

22:43 – PSG’s move for Rafinha is edging closer …

22:36 – Looks like there will be no more outgoings at Liverpool tonight.

22:32 – Great use of the Comunicado Oficial from Celtic there, who have signed Diego Laxalt on loan from Milan.

22:22 – Manchester United have completed the signing of a right winger from Europe.

Only, it’s not Jadon Sancho, it’s Amad Traore from Atalanta and he will be arriving in January.

22:11 – Meanwhile, Rennes have completed the signing of Jeremy Doku from Anderlecht. Football Manager fans will nod in approval.

22:08 – RMC are now reporting what Mundo Deportivo reported earlier, with Memphis Depay now set to stay at Lyon. The 26-year-old’s contract expires next summer …

21:53 – Chris Smalling has finally completed a permanent move to Roma, where he spent the 2019/20 season on loan.

21:48 – This is the big one. Wesley Hoedt has left Southampton for Lazio on loan.

21:35 – A big shout from Mundo Deportivo, who say Ousmane Dembélé and Memphis Depay will both be staying where they are.

Is that good news and bad news for Barcelona? Or bad news and bad news?

21:34 – This is the best tweet of the entire transfer window, by the way.

21:33 – Talk about cutting it fine …

21:32 – Looks like at least one Uruguayan will be joining Manchester United today.

21:24 – Sofiane Boufal has left Southampton to join Ligue 1 outfit Angers.

Remember this bit of Boufal magic? The two West Brom defenders smashing into each other gets funnier every time you watch it …

21:22 – We’d love to hear your answers to this question over on our official Twitter account @OneFootball …

21:17 – It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for …

21:16 – Everybody wants to join Everton nowadays.

21:11 – MARCA are reporting that Eric Garcia will not be joining Barcelona on deadline day after they were unable to agree a transfer free with Manchester City.

Garcia is out of contract next summer and could join Barça on a free transfer then, but for now he will stay with Pep Guardiola’s squad.

20:47 – Manchester United will not be signing Ousmane Dembélé tonight, either on loan or permanently, according to The Athletic.

20:35 –Bayern Munich and Marseille have become well-accustomed with each other today, with Mickaël Cuisance joining the Ligue 1 side on loan.

20:27 –Wide-open eye emoji time at Leeds …

20:25 –Man United’s move for Dembélé could actually be a permanent move after all …

20:16 –Considering Ousmane Dembélé’s injury history, *this* doesn’t seem like a sensible idea.

20:09 – Arsenal fans, it’s time to start getting excited …

19:57 – José Callejón has found a new club after his contract at Napoli expired over the summer.

19:55 – And with four hours of the window remaining, it seems Barcelona haven’t given up on signing Eric Garcia …

19:50 – Looks like Fulham could be about to pull off a couple of late deals …

19:31 – Nikola Kalinić has been around the block in his time and he’s on the move again, joining Hellas Verona from Atlético Madrid.

19:30 – And it seems Roma might be getting Chris Smalling this summer after all …

19:29 – It looks like Tottenham’s summer business might not quite be done yet.

19:13 – Newcastle have bagged themselves a 21-year-old Peruvian midfielder. Good for them.

19:11 – It’s all happening now! Manchester United have completed the signing of Porto left-back Alex Telles. Edinson Cavani next?

19:03 – Napoli have announced the signing of Tiémoué Bakayoko on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

18:59 – This update on Thomas Partey will make for interesting reading for Arsenal fans …

18:53 – Everton are closing in on a new goalkeeper …

18:48 – He was linked with Tottenham, Roma and others, but it looks like Antonio Rüdiger is staying at Chelsea …

18:46 – Southampton have parted company with Guido Carrillo. What a waste of money that was.

18:37 – Arsenal have now confirmed that Matteo Guendouzi has joined Hertha BSC on loan.

And so have Hertha …

18:36 – BOOM! Juventus have completed the signing of Federico Chiesa on an initial two-year loan with a reported obligation to buy for a fee of €40m included.

18:21 – There’s confirmation that Hertha BSC have signed Omar Alderete from Basel as their replacement for Karim Rekik, who has joined Sevilla.

18:10 – The fun is almost over for German clubs.

18:08 – Looks like Hertha BSC won’t be signing Lyon’s Jeff Reine-Adelaide today …

But they might be signing this fella …

18:06 – A couple of surprise potential deals which have appeared from nowhere.

Firstly, Everton midfielder Bernard is reportedly in talks about a loan move to Roma …

And former Manchester City midfielder is said to have held talks with newly promoted LaLiga club Cadiz about joining as a free agent …

18:05 – And there’s confirmation that Bayern have signed Bouna Sarr, making it a hat-trick of deadline day deals for the European champions. Not too shabby.

18:03 – Fiorentina fans who are upset about Federico Chiesa’s imminent move to Juventus can console themselves with the news they’ve signed Antonio Barreca on loan from Monaco.

18:00 – Sevilla have signed Karim Rekik from Hertha BSC and this one is a permanent switch. The Dutch defender has signed a contract until 2025.

17:57 – Wolves have announced that Ruben Vinagre has joined Olympiacos on a season-long loan.

17:48 – This is a weird one. Schalke have signed Austrian defender Kilian Ludewig on loan from Red Bull Salzburg after he was previously on loan at Barnsley in the Championship.

17:48 – Federico Chiesa is poised to join Juventus. Italian speakers will note that the Fiorentina fans who can be heard in this video are NOT happy about it. “Traitor! Shame!”

17:47 – RB Leipzig have signed Justin Kluivert on a season-long loan from Roma …

17:46 – Looks like Bouna Sarr is very close to officially becoming a Bayern Munich player …

17:38 – It looks like FC Porto could be about to make a move for West Ham playmaker Felipe Anderson …

17:30 – And it looks like Sead Kolašinac won’t be joining Bayer Leverkusen from Arsenal today …

17:28 – Here’s a little more information about Manchester United’s surprise swoop for Watford’s Ismaïla Sarr …

17:27 – And the good news for Marseille is that Michaël Cuisance is expected to join them from Bayern after passing a medical earlier today.

17:25 – It’s already been a busy day for Bayern Munich with the signings of Douglas Costs and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and it seems Marseille midfielder Bouna Sarr could soon be joining them.

According to reports in France, the 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the German giants …

17:09 – We’ve got just under seven hours of the window remaining and things are hotting up. Firstly, it looks like Marko Grujic won’t be joining Werder Bremen and will be staying at Liverpool after all …

16:49 – DONE DEAL! Again! Mattia De Sciglio joins Lyon on a season-long loan from Juventus.

16:46 – DONE DEAL! Davy Klaassen is an Ajax player once again! He joins from Werder Bremen, who want Liverpool’s Marko Grujić on loan as a replacement …

16:34 – Some breaking news out of Spain: Ousmane Dembélé didn’t train with Barcelona today! One to watch in the final hours, perhaps …

16:26 – José Callejon is at Fiorentina to complete a move! The free agent left Napoli in the summer and the club have shared a video of his arrival on social media.

16:17 – DONE DEAL! Douglas Costa is Bayern’s second signing of the day, rejoining the club on loan from Juventus.

16:03 – It doesn’t get any quieter at Arsenal. Sokratis could yet leave north London today too!

15:57 – Big if true! Telefoot now claim Manchester United are negotiating for Ismaila Sarr. They have had an offer of loan plus €45m option turned down with Watford suggesting United should pay a €25m fee even if they don’t sign the player permanently.

15:49 – It is turning into a busy day in north London. Telefoot now claim Saint-Étienne want William Saliba back on loan from Arsenal!

15:47 – DONE DEAL! Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Bayern Munich on a one-year deal!

15:42 – Just over two hours to go until the window closes for Bundesliga clubs and we’re waiting for news on Grujić, Bouna Sarr, Douglas Costa, Guendouzi …

15:34 – Another one for Arsenal, this time the youth team, who are set to sign a striker for a £400,000 fee.

15:25 – Chelsea have found someone to loan Malang Sarr!

According to Sky Sports and Gianluca Di Marzio, the French defender will move to Porto on loan.

15:20 – Gerard Deulofeu is set to leave the Premier League, joining Udinese from Watfford, per Sky.

15:08 – Fulham are getting at least one in today by the looks of things. Joachim Andersen is in London, according to the Telegraph, to complete a move from Lyon.

15:03 – It’s a busy day for Manchester United, with the Independent claiming they are working on a deal for not one but two teenage wingers – Facundo Pellestri could join Diallo.

14:49 – And David Ornstein confirms it: Arsenal are going all in for Thomas Partey on deadline day.

14:37 – It’s Partey time! According to Cadena COPE, Arsenal have informed LaLiga they WILL pay the €50m release clause to sign Thomas Partey from Atlético Madrid.

14:34 – DONE DEAL! Sebastian Rudy  returns to Hoffenheim on loan from Schalke.

14:23 – The deal you didn’t know you needed is done: Kevin Mirallas is welcomed to Gaziantep FK with a giant plate of baklava.

14:10 – It’s all kicking off! Sources in England claim Arsenal have made a late move for Thomas Partey.

But Fabrizio Romano claims Atlético Madrid are unaware of any move, and expect the midfielder to stay. We’ll see what happens.

13:37 – Could Christian Eriksen possibly return to the Premier League? Sky Sports say Inter are offering the player out for a loan deal and are willing to pay half of his wages.

13:34 – Douglas Costa to Bayern closes in …

13:18 – A signing for Manchester United! They are now expected to sign 18-year-old winger Amad Traoré from Atalanta. However, a deal could take until January to finalise due to the need for a work permit.

13:11 – There will be no late move for Julian Draxler. Despite interest from Bayer Leverkusen, Sky Germany  say the midfielder will remain at PSG.

13:05 –  Looks like Newcastle fans will have a new signing to enjoy today; Peru international Rodrigo Vilca is on his way to the north-east.

13:00 – Well go on then, Sevilla.

12:58 – Poor Chris Smalling. All he wants to do is play for Roma again.

12:49 – The Telegraph say Arsenal could yet loan William Saliba to Fulham before the day is over.

12:40 – An update on Celtic’s search for a left-back: Sky say Milan want to include a £9m option to buy if Diego Laxalt moves to Celtic Park on loan.

12:35 – DONE DEAL! Oussami Idrissi joins Sevilla from AZ Alkmaar!

12:29 – There’s no place like home! Theo Walcott is closing in on a return to Southampton.

12:24 – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to Bayern is all but done, report Telefoot. Two-year contract.

12:17 – And now confirmed from Mohamed Bouhafsi in France: Ousmane Dembélé will NOT be joining Manchester United.

12:07 – Two deals, Cavani and Telles, are both close for Manchester United. Not that they will wash away the pain of yesterday’s 6-1 defeat to Spurs.

12:03 – Rachid Ghezzal is still a Leicester City player. Yes, we’d forgotten too.

But he could be about to make a move to Besiktas on loan, report Sky Sports.

11:56 – David Ornstein reveals Tottenham explored signing John Stones on loan from Manchester City but says a deal is unlikely.

11:53 – Eric Garcia to Barcelona depends on them being able to move Jean-Clair Todibo on today.

11:48 – And after all that, things are a bit quieter again … so here are the five biggest deals of the summer so far (per Transfermarkt)

  • Kai Havertz to Chelsea (€80m)
  • Arthur to Juventus (€72m)
  • Victor Osimhen to Napoli (€70m)
  • Rúben Dias to Man City (€68m)
  • Miralem Pjanić to Barcelona (€60m)

11:33 – Edinson Cavani is set to complete his move to Manchester United. MEN say he will sign a two-year deal today, with both parties having the option to end the contract at the end of the first season.

11:31 – DONE DEAL! Matteo Darmian joins Inter from Parma on loan with an obligation to buy.

Antonio Conte just loves a full-back with some Premier League experience.

11:23 – Guendouzi and Torreira out but no Jorginho for Arsenal. So … what next for the Gunners?

11:11 – Manchester United don’t look likely to pull off a move for Ousmane Dembélé, according to various outlets.

Guillem Balague says United only want a loan, Barcelona only want a sale, and Dembélé isn’t interested in any temporary switch.

11:01 – DONE DEAL! Danilo Pereira joins PSG from Porto on loan. PSG have an option to make the switch permanent next summer.

11:00 – DONE DEAL! Ryan Sessegnon joins Hoffenheim on a season-long loan from Tottenham.


He’s not going anywhere, but he is in trouble with Borussia Dortmund after breaking Covid-19 restrictions to attend Tammy Abraham’s birthday party. Kicker say he faces a fine from the club.

10:56 – Marcos Alonso is set to stay at Chelsea despite links to Inter in recent days.

10:55 – PSG are set to announce the signing of midfielder Danilo Pereira from Porto.

10:40 – A late deal for Fulham could  be in the works as Simon Phillips says they want to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea.

10:34 – An exit from Liverpool? Bild say Marko Grujić will join Werder Bremen on loan after Davy Klassen joins Ajax.

10:25 – There are multiple reports saying Barcelona could sign Eric Garcia today. Manchester City are open to a deal but only at the right price.

10:14 – One deal Manchester United could do today: it appears Alex Telles has arrived at Carrington as he waits to complete his move to Manchester United.

10:07 – An alternative to Houssem Aouar, perhaps? The Telegraph claim Arsenal are interested in Thomas Lemar on loan.

10:02 – DONE DEAL! And it’s the Premier League leaders who have strengthened, bringing in Ben Godfrey from Norwich for £20m plus bonuses.

10:00 – Maybe Liverpool never want to have to use Adrían again?


9:52 – Bouna Sarr is in Munich as he prepares to complete his move to the Champions League winners.

9:45 – Not satisfied with topping the Premier League table, Everton could have another busy day in store.

9:42 – Justin Kluivert’s move to RB Leipzig is edging nearer.

9:31 – Another homecoming! After Gareth Bale to Tottenham, it seems Theo Walcott could head back to Southampton.

9:22 – Borussia Dortmund have remained consistent on Sancho and nothing is changing today.

9:15 – There is one deal that is well in the works – with Matteo Guendouzi currently undergoing a medical ahead of a loan move to Hertha BSC from Arsenal.

The deal will not include an option to buy.

9:10 – Everyone is itching for any news whatsoever on Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United.

But any of their fans hoping he would arrive to cheer them up after Sunday’s humiliating loss seems set for disappointment.

9:05 – There is no need to go anywhere else for your transfer fix today – we have even detailed the 10 developing stories to keep track of throughout the day. It can be found here.

9:00 – Hello all and welcome to OneFootball’s deadline day live blog where we will be taking you through all of the latest done deals, rumours and news as it happens.