Transfer Deadline Day LIVE: Saul Niguez to Chelsea BACK ON, Tottenham 'Neves talks', Kounde UPDATE, Madrid buy Camavinga

STRAP yourself in – Transfer Deadline Day is here!

It's set to be a frantic day of activity across Europe as clubs scramble to get last minute deals across the line before the window closes this evening.

Don't miss any of the transfer drama with our live blog below…

  • Deadline: 11pm TONIGHT
  • Real Madrid have had an offer accepted for Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga, with the youngster completing a medical in Spain.
  • Tottenham have had a bid accepted for Barcelona star Emerson Royal and are in rumoured to be in talks with both Ruben Neves and Adama Traore.
  • It could be a busy day at Chelsea, with the Blues still not giving up hope on Jules Kounde – but they have reportedly missed out on Saul Niguez.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his long-awaited return to Man Utd on a two-year deal.
  • West Ham have confirmed the capture of 2020 Russian Player of the Year Nikola Vlasic.
  • PSG are waiting to see if Real Madrid come back with another bid for superstar Kylian Mbappe, but the deal looks unlikely.
  • Odsonne Edouard is all set to make the move down south, heading from Celtic to Crystal Palace.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    CZECH MATES

    Alex Kral looks set to join West Ham on deadline day.

    The Czech Republic international will link-up with international team-mates Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, according to The Telegraph.

    Kral to West Ham is 90 per cent done, and the midfielder will add some much-needed depth to the midfield.

    The agreement is believed to be a season-long loan with an option to buy.

    Soucek and Kral are the Czech Republic's starting midfieldersCredit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Sam Dymond

    BERAHINO'S BACK

    League One high-flyers Sheffield Wednesday have swooped to sign Saido Berahino.

    The 28-year-old had been playing his football in Belgium with Zulte Waregem and Charleroi, but has returned to England to join the South Yorkshire club on a permanent deal.

    The former West Brom striker was seen as something of a wonderkid when he shot on to the scene at the Hawthorns, but suffered a fall from grace after an ill-fated move to Stoke City.

    Having joined the Potters for £12m in January 2017, Berahino went more than two-and-a-half years without scoring a goal.

    However, he has recently spoken about having matured as a player and person, and will hope to rebuild his reputation at Hillsborough.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CROWN JULES

    It is unlikely that Chelsea will sign Jules Kounde before tonight's 11pm deadline.

    According to journalist J Montanelli, the Blues will need to activate his release clause in order to sign him.

    Chelsea have previously submitted a bid worth £47million, £21m short of his 368m release clause.

    Kurt Zouma was, of course, sold to West Ham to help fund a move for the Frenchman.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ‘HE’S REALLY GOOD’ 

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has called imminent Arsenal arrival Takehiro Tomiyasu ‘really good’.

    Tomiyasu is a name Gunners fans will only be familiar with as he was linked with a move to rivals Tottenham.

    But Romano has added to the excitement of the signing, describing what’s to come of the defender.

    He said: “He’s really good.

    “Right-back, centre-back, sometimes also left-back. Serious guy, top professional.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SWAP FEL

    Barcelona are exploring the possibility of swapping Antoine Griezmann for Joao Felix, reports say.

    According to SPORT, The LaLiga giants – who have just lost Lionel Messi – have offered a swap deal.

    At first, Barca tried to pinch Felix on loan, but the LaLiga champions swiftly turned the offer down.

    The second offer, however, involves sending Griezmann back to Atletico.

    Atletico have not yet made a decision about the offer.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ITS SAUL GOOD

    Saul's representatives are 'working hard' to engineer a move away from Atletico Madrid in the final hours of the window.

    According to Sky Sports, Saul is open to a loan move to the Premier League with Chelsea being his likely destination.

    The player does NOT have to travel to England to complete a move.

    Atletico appear to be preparing to replace Saul should a move go through.

    The LaLiga champions are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Pablo Sarabia, according to Get French Football News.

    The two parties are currently discussing the terms of a loan deal.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    ON BLAST

    Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, who is a regular feature on talkSPORT, has blasted Ainsley Maitland-Niles for his social media plea to leave Arsenal.

    Maitland-Niles posted on Instagram pleading with the club to let him go to a club where he will feel ‘wanted’ after the Gunners reportedly turned down an approach from Everton.

    However, Jordan believes the player should be fined two weeks wages for his outburst.

    He said on talkSPORT: “If it was me, I would find him two weeks wages and then say ‘You’re definitely staying’.

    “It’s bringing the club into disrepute, the club is in a very fractious position right now with players left right and centre underperforming and the manager under pressure.

    “The last thing you need to see is a player coming out and making observations that he’s not loved at the club.

    “I would make him stay unless there’s a reason to loan him or transferring him out; it would certainly not be to Everton. He’s under contract and he does as he’s told.”

  • Sam Dymond

    ITTEN OUT AT IBROX

    Glasgow Rangers have just announced that their Swiss striker Cedric Itten has left to join Bundesliga outfit Greuther Furth on a season-loan.

    The forward joined the Ibrox club from St Gallen for a fee of around £2.7m a year ago, and fired six goals in all competitions as Rangers went the entire league campaign undefeated.

    The Scottish Premiership champions have included a recall option in today's deal should they wish to bring the player back to Glasgow later in the season.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DAV THAT

    West Ham-linked Slavia Prague defender David Zima has joined Serie A outfit Torino.

    The 20-year-old Czech international has joined Torino for a shrewd £4.2million.

    Zima was in the Czech Republic's Euro 2020 squad that managed to reach the quarter-finals.

    But the Czechs were beaten by Denmark 2-1.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEICESTER'S LOOK IN

    Leicester City have already bolstered their attacking fire power this summer with the signing of Zambian international Patson Daka, and now look set to add Ademola Lookman to their ranks.

    The 23-year-old forward is poised to join the Foxes on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig, having spent a similar spell at Fulham last term. He is currently undergoing a medical in the East Midlands.

    The former Charlton and Everton talent scored four goals in 34 appearances while with the Cottagers, including one against Leicester in a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.

    However, Lookman blew hot and cold during his time by the Thames, and was unable to stop the London club's relegation from the Premier League earlier this year.

  • Joshua Mbu

    HEC-TIC DAY

    Hector Bellerin could finally be on his way out of Arsenal, according to reports.

    The Athletic are reporting that right-back is expected to join LaLiga outfit Real Betis on loan with NO option to buy. 

    Bellerin is yet to make an appearance for the Gunners this season.

    And he is expected to be replaced by Takehiro Tomiyasu.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    FREE AGENT

    French side Lyon are in talks to sign free agent Jerome Boateng, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    And French outlet RMC report Boateng is now set to undergo a medical with the Ligue 1 side.

    The 32-year-old centre-back left Bayern Munich earlier this summer after his contract expired.

    He played over 200 times for the Bavarian club in a ten-year spell in Munich.

    But now he is close to sealing a deal to Ligue 1 side Lyon, with the club in ‘direct contact’ with the German international’s agent and a medical now booked in.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    EIGHT HOUR WARNING

    Another hour has passed on deadline day.

    There's just eight hours left now for clubs to get their deals done.

    We'll keep you right up to date with all the latest news as deals continue to go through right up to the 11pm deadline.

    Don't go anywhere, there's plenty of drama left to play out yet!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MERRY-GO-ROUND

    Super-agent Jorge Mendes attempted to seal Anthony Martial a move to PSG, according to MadridistaReal.

    The Athletic reported Martial was touted as a possible replacement for Kylian Mbappe should he leave the French giants for Real Madrid.

    But with the transfer window nearing an end any potential transfer for Mbappe seems unlikely.

    Real Madrid had reportedly handed PSG an ultimatum to accept their initial £145.6million offer, which included £8.6m in add-ons.

    But nothing materialised and Real Madrid are now preparing to try and tie up a pre-contract agreement for the 22-year-old on January.

    Should that transfer go ahead PSG could their attention to Martial who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent weeks.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    PROUD PAGE

    SunSport's Phil Cadden reports Burnley newboy Connor Roberts has been hailed as Premier League class after joining Sean Dyche's men.

    That's the verdict of Roberts' Wales boss Rob Page.

    Roberts shone for the Dragons at Euro 2020 and that set up his £2.5million move from Swansea to Turf Moor.

    The right-back scored in the 2-0 win over Turkey but then suffered a serious groin injury in the last-16 defeat to Denmark which ended his Euros. 

    Roberts is expected to be on the sidelines for another month but when asked if Roberts is Prem quality, Page beamed: "Absolutely. He's a great player. I've never seen a right back like him.

    "Defensively, he's very good but he's got the energy to play like a winger.

    "I think back to the Slovakia game when Kieffer [Moore] scores the header, he makes a near post run from right back.

    "If he doesn't make the run then Kieffer doesn't get the header.

    "I've never seen another full-back do that in my life so he's got bags of energy. He's a great lad as well and that alone will get him a top move. He deserves it."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DAN UPDATE

    Daniel James’ move to Leeds United is DONE, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    Romano reports the signing has been ‘confirmed.’

    All that’s left now is for the official announcement from the two clubs.

    The 23-year-old joins the Elland Road outfit in an initial £24million deal after spending two years in Manchester.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MORE ON SPURS

    SunSport's Paul Jiggins reports Serge Aurier is not the only defender who could be leaving Tottenham.

    Cameron Carter-Vickers is said to be in talks with Newcastle about a loan move.

    Celtic have also been linked the Southend-born USA international, 23, who has been at Spurs since he was 11 and spent last season at Bournemouth having previously had loan stints at Luton, Stoke, Swansea, Ipswich and Sheffield United.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    WHERE EAGLES DARE

    Crystal Palace's summer spending is not yet done it seems.

    According to A Bola Patrick Vieira's side sent scouts to watch defender Tomas Ribeiro in action for Portuguese side Belenenses.

    And Belenenses President Rui Pedro Soares has revealed an offer has been made for the 22-year-old.

    He said: "I cannot guarantee that Tomas Ribeiro will stay, as I cannot guarantee any other member of the squad.

    “Tomas Ribeiro has several concrete offers. He knows that our desire is to continue [with him], but we must understand that, like Cassierra, the salary offer he’s received is stratospheric compared to what we can pay.

    “As of today, Tomas has not asked to leave. I would very much like him to stay.”

    However it's not clear yet whether the aforementioned offer is from Crystal Palace.

  • Tom Harvey

    KIA’S ARSENAL BLAST

    Willian’s agent Kia Joorabchian has taken a swipe at Arsenal, insisting his client wasn’t to blame for the Brazilian’s struggles at the Emirates.

    Willian joined the Gunners on a free transfer from Chelsea last summer but failed to make an impact, scoring just one goal for the club.

    Despite having two years left on his deal, Willian terminated his contract and departed on a free transfer yesterday in order to return to his homeland with Corinthians.

    “He went for the project and the project wasn’t there,” Joorabchian told talkSPORT.

    “I don’t think this is about Willian. I think something has gone wrong [at Arsenal] and this is just one piece of the puzzle.

    “He terminated his contract, and he did it willingly. Previously players, especially at Arsenal, have sat their contracts out, but he wasn’t one of them.

    “Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for him. When he joined, he sincerely joined because he was very much at the centre of [Mike] Arteta’s thinking.

    “Arteta make several presentations to Willian and made it clear he would be the focus point of how he would build the team around him.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DONE AND DUS-TED

    Dusan Vlahovic has confirmed he is staying at Fiorentina to deal the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City a blow in their pursuit of him.

    The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away this summer after banging in 21 goals in 37 Serie A games last term.

    He told Sky Sports: "I’ve received top proposals this summer, really big also for the club.

    "But I was never pushing to leave. I wanted to stay at Fiorentina … and I’m staying, yes."

    And with the player tied down at the Stadio Artemio Franchi until 2023, Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has stated the club are preparing to offer him a new deal.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    KOUNDE REMINDER

    Sevilla are standing firm on their stance regarding Jules Kounde.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports the La Liga side will only accept a bid from Chelsea if his release clause is met.

    And that release clause is expected to be in the region of £64-68million.

    Sevilla Sporting Director Monchi has said: “Jules Kounde has chances to leave the club if some club will pay the release clause.

    “Chelsea made a bid last week but we didn’t like it.

    “If there isn’t an offer which we feel we can reinvest well, then it won’t be accepted.

    “Kounde knows that and he’s a fantastic professional.

    “We had a deadline on August 20 but we received the bid on August 25… and we turned it down”

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    DONE DEAL

    Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has completed a move to Serie A side Napoli.

    According to Fabrizio Romano the 25-year-old midfielder has signed for the Italian club on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy for £13million.

    Fulham paid £22million for the Cameroon international in 2018, but he never set Craven Cottage alight and has now been moved on from the club.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NINE HOUR WARNING

    That 11pm deadline is rapidly approaching.

    Nine hours is still plenty of time to get any potential deals done.

    But in the short term Dan James to Leeds and Odsonne Edouard to Crystal Palace are just two deals expected to through very shortly.

    There promises to be plenty more drama later on this evening too!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BURNLEY BOLSTERED

    The Sun's Martin Blackburn reports that Connor Roberts is the fifth new face at Burnley this summer and is likely to be the last, according to Turf Moor sources.

    The Wales international – signed from Swansea in a deal worth £2.5 million – joins Maxwel Cornet, Nathan Collins, Wayne Hennessey and Aaron Lennon in the Clarets arrivals lounge.

    New owners ALK have spent more than £26 million in total and it looks – on the face of of it – like a decent first window for their hands-on chairman Alan Pace.

    Roberts had groin surgery in the summer – after being injured at the Euros – and was initially ruled out until October.

    Burnley fans may have to wait to get their first view of the man dubbed the ‘Crynant Cafu’. 

  • Tom Harvey

    GUILBERT TO GO?

    Aston Villa right-back Frederic Guilbert is in talks to return to Ligue 1 side Strasbourg on loan, say The Athletic.

    The defender is set to head back to France after being told he was free to leave Villa Park.

    Guilbert hasn't featured for Villa in the Premier League this season and has fallen behind Matty Cash, Axel Tuanzebe, Ezri Konsa and Ashley Young in the pecking order.

    The 26-year-old joined Villa for £5m from Caen in January 2019, immediately heading back on loan to the French side.

    He made 25 appearances for Villa in the 2019/20 campaign, but spent the second half of last term on loan at Strasbourg.

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