Transfer deadline day LIVE – Monday, October 5
Jorginho to Arsenal not happening
Chelsea will not allow Jorginho to move to Arsenal today because they do not want to strengthen a direct rival for Champions League qualification, according to reports.
The Gunners have looked at the midfielder as an alternative to Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar.
The Athletic say that Arsenal’s interest in the former Napoli ace, who acts as a deep-lying playmaker, is not expected to amount to much.
Chelsea are unwilling to allow Jorginho to move across London to their rivals, particularly with £80m-rated Rice set to stay at West Ham for another season.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea will not sell Jorginho to Arsenal
Leeds ‘offers’ for Daniel James
Leeds are pushing hard to sign Daniel James from Manchester United on transfer deadline day but the Red Devils are not interested in letting the right winger go.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to keep the Wales international at the club beyond today’s 11pm deadline.
James is not first-choice at Old Trafford but with the club struggling to sign another winger he will be needed.
The former Swansea man started the opening day defeat to Crystal Palace but hasn’t started in the Premier League since.
Marcelo Bielsa is a fan of James but United have dismissed offers made by Leeds.
The Yorkshire side have made both transfer and loan bids to bring the 22-year-old to Elland Road.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool, Man Utd and Tottenham are looking to make deadline day signings
Sancho could be in hot water
Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell – apparently breached Covid-19 rules by attending a birthday party over the weekend.
Dortmund have released the following statement, concerning their player who is linked with a deadline day move to Manchester United.
“We are in close contact with the English FA and representatives of the national team,” said Dortmund.
“We are aware they are following Covid-19 protocols in line with Uefa. It would not be appropriate for us to add comment at this stage.”
Telles medical and Man Utd’s Williams decision
Manchester United have no intention of loaning out Brandon Williams despite the signing of Alex Telles from Porto.
Southampton are interested in the youngster but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to keep him at Old Trafford to continue his development.
Telles is set to sign for £13.5million and is currently undergoing his medical.
The 27-year-old will provide competition for Luke Shaw who has also struggled with injury in recent seasons.
Williams enjoyed his breakthrough campaign last time out and is highly-rated at Old Trafford.
Southampton are keen on a loan move but the Red Devils will not let the 20-year-old go anywhere before the 11pm deadline tonight.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd will not let Brandon Williams leave on loan
DONE DEAL – Tottenham loan out Sessegnon
Ryan Sessegnon has joined Hoffenheim on loan from Tottenham for the remainder of the season.
The former Fulham man was down the pecking order following the arrival of Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho has made the decision to let Sessegnon leave and get first-team football.
The England Under-21 international will hope to make an impression in Germany.
Liverpool eye Gazzaniga
Liverpool have made contact with Tottenham over a swoop for Paulo Gazzaniga, according to reports.
Jurgen Klopp has moved to sign a goalkeeper after the 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League which rocked the football world yesterday.
First-choice goalkeeper Alisson is out for up to six weeks injured with question marks over backup Adrian.
Gazzaniga is an option for the Reds who have made contact with Spurs to try and get a deal through before 11pm when the window closes.
The 28-year-old impressed last season in standing in for Hugo Lloris when he was injured.
Transfer deadline day will see Man Utd try and sign Jadon Sancho and other clubs making moves
Memphis has Barcelona agreement
Memphis Depay has agreed personal terms with Barcelona and could seal a move today, according to Lyon’s sporting director Juninho Pernambucano.
He said: “He has 12 months left on his contract, so… He has got an agreement with Barcelona, we don’t hide that.
“It is possible that Memphis signs for Barcelona tomorrow, but it is not certain. He is the most likely to go. If he stays he will help us.”
The deal could free up Ousmane Dembele to move to Manchester United.
Transfer news LIVE: Memphis Depay could join Barcelona
DONE DEAL – Everton sign Ben Godfrey
Ben Godfrey has completed his £30m move to Everton, after agreeing a five year deal with the Blues.
The England U21 international has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until June 2025, and after undergoing a successful medical this weekend.
He said: “It is an honour to sign for Everton and to be part of a huge club. I am very thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get started. The aim for me at Everton is to win trophies.
“I like to win. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I care and I am a passionate lad. The fans can guarantee they will get 110 per cent out of me when I am on the pitch.
“This is a club full of history that has an exciting team full of world-class players who will help me kick on to the next level. I am looking forward to working with them and, hopefully, having great times with Everton Football Club.”
DEAL AGREED – Leeds agree Raphinha deal
Leeds United have agreed a deal for Rennes winger Raphinha on deadline day.
The player is set to undergo a medical later today as Marcelo Bielsa looks to strengthen.
The deal is said to be worth around £20m as the newly promoted side look to make their mark in the transfer window.
Leeds have made a good start to the Premier League season and have seven points from four games.
Barcelona expecting Dembele call
Manchester United have spent the whole transfer window chasing a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, with the England international Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No 1 target.
However, late in the day, it appears the Red Devils will be forced to look elsewhere.
United don’t want to pay Dortmund’s eye-watering £108million price tag for Sancho, mindful of how that would look at a time where the coronavirus crisis remains ongoing.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele has emerged as a potential alternative.
And moisESPN claim that Barcelona are expecting the Red Devils to come calling for the 23-year-old on transfer deadline day.
They tweeted late on Sunday night: “In the @FCBarcelona_es they expect a call from the @manUtd by @Dembouz…”
Transfer news LIVE: Ousmane Dembele could make the move to Man Utd on deadline day
Man Utd and Liverpool ‘need defenders’
Manchester United and Liverpool have been told they need to sign defenders after heavy defeats yesterday.
He told Sky Sports: “If you want to be successful, especially in the Premier League, you need to be strong at the back. Yesterday, what we saw from Man United and Liverpool, was the opposite.
“On Deadline Day, I think those clubs need to concentrate more on how they’re going to set up their defence for the rest of the season.
“It’s a long season, managers are going to have to cope with injuries and suspensions, but what we saw were like friendlies in July.”
West Ham give Declan Rice update
West Ham have insisted they have no interest in selling Declan Rice to Chelsea today.
“We haven’t been looking to replace him,” said assistant manager Irvine.
“We have been looking for players but we’ve not been looking for a replacement for Declan because we don’t have any intention of selling him.
“Every player in the world has his price, it would certainly be an extremely difficult situation for us if anything was to happen.
“But without having all the information I still don’t think that will happen.”
Transfer news LIVE: Moise Kean has joined PSG on loan
DONE DEAL – Moise Kean exits Everton for PSG
Everton have announced striker Moise Kean will spend the rest of the season on loan at PSG.
The former Juventus forward has failed to make an impression at Goodison Park since his arrival last summer.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the first-choice striker at Everton who have won all four of their Premier League matches so far.
Carlo Ancelotti has decided Kean making a switch to PSG is best for everyone involved.
Arteta opens up on Arsenal business
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists he is being backed in the transfer market despite the failure to sign Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar ahead of the deadline.
“Believe me that the ownership, the board, myself, are doing everything we can to maximise the resources we have to improve the team and to sustain and keep the players that are in this club to make this club successful,” he explained.
“I have 100% backing from them. It’s not just words, it’s reality.
“Whoever knows me, if it wasn’t like that I wouldn’t say it but I say it because I feel it and it’s true.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ben Godfrey is set to join Everton on deadline day
Everton close to Godfrey deal
Norwich defender Ben Godfrey is an imminent arrival at Everton.
Carlo Ancelotti has not ruled out any last-minute deals ahead of the transfer window closing this evening though.
“Wait, wait. Monday is soon, Monday is coming. We have to wait and see what is going on in these two days,” he said.
“You will see, you will see. Maybe something can come. Some new signings are coming.”
Transfer news LIVE: Mikel Arteta insists he has the backing of the Arsenal board
Mourinho backs Cavani to shine
Jose Mourinho has backed Edinson Cavani to shine at Manchester United after his Tottenham side beat them 6-1 at Old Trafford.
“The team is improving, they have good players, he bought lots of young players, they bought very good players,” said Mourinho.
“If it’s true that Cavani is coming, Cavani is one of the top strikers in the world.
“Manchester United is Manchester United, it’s not this defeat that’s going to destroy them. I can imagine they are going to react like Manchester United always react.”
Transfer news LIVE: Could Man Utd sign both Jadon Sancho and Edinson Cavani?
Man Utd to announce Cavani and Telles
Manchester United are expected to announce the signings of Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles on transfer deadline day.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate for reinforcements which was underlined by the shocking 6-1 defeat to Tottenham yesterday.
Telles will challenge Luke Shaw for the left-back position and will join for around £15m.
Cavani will make a free transfer after leaving PSG in the summer and will give United another option in attack.
Arsenal eye Jorginho
Arsenal want to sign a midfielder before the 11pm deadline with Chelsea’s Jorginho now top of their wish list.
The Gunners have all but ended their pursuits of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar with Atletico Madrid and Lyon pricing them out of a move.
Chelsea would be willing to sell Jorginho but only if they are able to sign a replacement.
Frank Lampard would like West Ham star Declan Rice to be that man but negotiations will have to move fast today.
Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd could still break their transfer record
Man Utd want Sancho or Dembele
Manchester United want a right winger with Jadon Sancho their top summer transfer target.
Ed Woodward has been put off by the £108m Borussia Dortmund have demanded and has started to look at alternatives.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele is one of them but neither his club nor the player are interested in a loan switch.
United may have to pay big money if they are to get Solskjaer’s priority target.
Transfer deadline day will see Chelsea try and sign Declan Rice
Tottenham look to bolster defence
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho wants to bolster his defence on deadline day.
Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger is being eyed and he is well down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Inter Milan defender Milan Skrniar is also on Mourinho’s shortlist but would be a difficult deal to pull off.
The Blues would rather not let Rudiger leave for a rival with PSG also interested.