By News Team
Last Updated: 9th January 2020
Transfer Deadline Day Live: Read on for the latest transfer news and gossip as the transfer window slammed shut.
- Fulham announced five players after the deadline – becoming the first promoted team to spend over £100m in a transfer window.
- Everton complete signings of Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes. The 2nd and third Barcelona players to join the Toffees.
- Chelsea sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for £71m, a world record fee for a goalkeeper and a Chelsea club transfer record.
- Thibaut Courtois completes move to Real Madrid. Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovavic joins the Blues on a season-long loan as part of the deal.
- Diego Godin rejects Manchester United approach. Mourinho frustrated with efforts to sign a defender.
- Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan snubs Aston Villa at the last minute for a Premier League move to Fulham.
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GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME!
This is it. The Big One. The first of maybe many summer transfer windows to shut before the season begins. Manchester United vs Leicester is merely one day away but all eyes will be closing in on what is likely to be a frantic and hectic closing window. Remember, Premier League clubs must have all their business done by 5pm TODAY.
CHELSEA CAPTURE KEPA
The big news of the past 24 hours has all centered around Chelsea. The Blues completed the £71m signing of 23-year-old Athletic Bilbao goakeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga - a world record fee for a goalkeeper and a Chelsea club transfer record. Earlier that day, Real Madrid agreed a deal that would see Thibaut Courtois join Los Blancos and Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic head the other way on season-long loan. Kepa has made only 53 La Liga appearances but his excellent performances earned him a call-up to Spain\'s 2018 World Cup squad.
ACTIVITY STILL EXPECTED AFTER TODAY
Remember, today is the Premier League deadline for incoming signings. That means players can still leave on loan for English Football League clubs until 31 August and to foreign clubs (permanent or loan) and until their transfer windows close. So there may well be more activity after today.
EVERTON WANT GOMES ALONGSIDE MINA
The Daily Mail reckon Everton will try for Barcelona outcast Andre Gomes after sealing deals for Yerry Mina and Bernard. The Barcelona center-back is widely expected to join Everton having been consistently linked with Manchester United. Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Bernard is also expected to join having arrived in England yesterday for his medical. The 25-year old Brazilian scored an incredible goal against Manchester City in the Champions League last season.
JOE BRYAN SNUBS VILLA FOR FULHAM
Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan had been set for a move to Aston Villa yesterday, having agreed terms and booked a medical with the Championship club. But in an interesting turn of events, Fulham picked up the phone and offered Bryan a lucrative move to the Premier League he could not refuse. The 24-year-old\'s proposed £6m move to Villa has subsequently collapsed and according to Sky Sports the player is set for his Fulham medical this morning.
AYEW SET FOR PALACE
Relegated Swansea City winger Jordan Ayew will join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan, say Sky Sports News. His brother, Andre Ayew, also left Swansea earlier this window when he completed a move to Fenerbahçe on a season-long loan
LUCAS PEREZ SIGNS FOR WEST HAM
West Ham coach Manuel Pellegrini has snapped up Lucas Perez from Arsenal on a three-year deal believed to be worth £4m according to the Mirror. Perez spent last season on loan at Deportivo having not been afforded opportunities at Arsenal. The North London club signed the Spaniard for £17.1m in the summer of 2016. With Jack Wilshere having already made the move to the Hammers, he welcomed his former Arsenal team mate in an Instagram story post.
LIVERPOOL DEALS WRAPPED UP
The reds in good pre-season form look to be done with signings.
MANCHESTER CITY YOUNGSTER REJECTS WOLVES
Midfielder-cum-defender Oleksandr Zinchenko has reportedly rejected a move to Wolves. A £16m deal was thought to have been long in the pipelines but the Daily Star claim the 21-year-old has rejected a move to the Midlands club. The Ukranian joined Manchester City as a midfielder but appeared 14 times for the Sky Blues last season in a left-back role.
FULHAM IN TALKS TO SIGN EX-BARCA DEFENDER
Martin Montoya, who came through the ranks of Barcelona, is of interest to West London outfit, Fulham - according to Sky Sports News. The 27-year-old right-back made 67 appearances for the Catalan club before joining Valencia in 2016.
WILL THE REDS OFFLOAD SOME NAMES?
Will Danny Ings be pulling on a Southampton or Crystal Palace shirt next week? Rumors suggest he is on his way out with Liverpool quoting a £20m price tag.
Man Utd fail with Godin contact
The Guardian are claiming that Manchester United have approached Atletico Madrid for Diego Godin - but were rebuffed. The 32-year-old veteran, who is regarded as one the best defenders in the world, has a £18m release clause which United triggered. However, the Uruguayan would rather stay at Atletico and is in talks to extend his deal which currently runs til 2019.
MOURINHO \'NOT CONFIDENT\' OF SIGNING DEFENDER
Will Manchester United go into their Premier League season opener without a new centre-back? Jose Mourinho certainly thinks so. The United coach is \'not confident\' of signing a new player having been rebuffed by Diego Godin and seen bids for Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld fail to materialise. Is there a fall-out between Mourinho and chief executive Ed Woodward on the horizon? Several reports indicate the atmosphere around Old Trafford has been tense in recent weeks.
BBC DENY ARSENAL DEMBELE APPROACH
David Ornestein, who is regarded as an oracle in some Arsenal circles, has denied recent reports that said Arsenal have placed a £90m bid for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. The BBC reporter is contradicting claims from El Confidencial journalist Kike Marin who claims the decision ultimately lies with Dembele.
ONE HOUR TO GO...
That\'s it. Only one hour left for Premier League clubs to get their business done. There\'s not been a lot of business done but moves for Federico Fernandez, Harry Arter or Jordan Ayew could still materialise.
THE FREE AGENTS PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS COULD SIGN
Yaya Touré John Terry Alex Song Claudio Yacob Jack Rodwell Miguel Veloso Hatem Ben Arfa Bakary Sako Giuseppe Rossi There are a host of free agents Premier League clubs could still snap up after the window closes at 5pm. Could any of them do a job for your team?
BESIKTAS IN FOR OSPINA
The arrival of Bernd Leno was sure to have pushed out one of Petr Cech or David Ospina and it looks like it will be the Colombian who makes way for the German international.
MAN CITY WOMEN SIGN CANADIAN FORWARD
Manchester City women have announced the signing of Canadian international Janine Beckie. The 23-year-old has signed a one-year contract, leaving American NWSL side Sky Blue FC.
SUFFERING UNITED FANS
Oh why Mr. Admin?
WOLVES FAIL IN BID FOR FENERBAHCE\'S DE SOUZA
Wolverhampton Wanderers have failed in a last minute £10m bid for Fenerbahce\'s Josef de Souza, according Turkish outlet Millyet. Souza is a Brazilian midfielder with three international caps under his belt. He was previously linked to West Brom and Crystal Palace.
TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSES AS EVERTON COMPLETE SIGNINGS
The transfer window has slammed shut at 5pm but Everton have managed to sneak in the signings of Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina.
FULHAM SIGN MARSEILLE MIDFIELDER
The BBC claim Fulham will sign Marseille\'s defensive midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa. The fee for this will be £22.3m.
LAST MINUTE LIVERPOOL DEAL
Danny Ings looks set to be the final piece of business by the Reds during the quiet transfer window.
A FLURRY OF LATE DEALS
Yesterday wasn\'t the transfer deadline day people had hoped for but a scurry of late deals managed the lighten up the mood - especially if you were an Everton or Fulham fan. Leicester too managed to drag the signing of highly-rated Freigburg and Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu over the line after sealing a deal for Filip Benkovic earlier that day. Fulham meanwhile announced five players after the deadline: Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Anguissa in a £22.3m deal, Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan for £6m and Sergio Rico, Luciano Vietto and Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan. Those signings made them the first ever promoted team to spend over £100m in the summer. As we reported yesterday, Everton sealed the signatures of their 2nd and third Barcelona players this summer - Yerry Mina and Andres Gomes. What a window it\'s been for some of the teams outside the top six!