VAVEL Transfer Deadline Day Live Updates 2018


20:00 – From everyone at VAVEL UK, until next time…

20:00 – Thank you to each and every one of you who have tuned in today, with this comes the end to our transfer deadline day coverage. There are still a few deals we are waiting on but keep your eyes peeled on our website for confirmation for those potential late arrivals. 

19:55 – Five minutes remain, but who in your opinion has done the best business over the summer transfer window? Surely there are a few clubs up there in contention. 

19:50 – With 10 minutes left of our live deadline day coverage, we are still waiting on confirmation of Danny Ing’s arrival at Southampton and for Fulham Andre-Frank Anguissa from Marseille and a loan deal for Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United.

19:48 – Striker Jordan Ayew has officially joined Crystal Palace from Swansea on a season-long loan deal.

19:45 – Carrying on from the newly-promoted sides, Cardiff unveiled the signing of Harry Arter from Bournemouth in a last-minute move for the 28-year-old.  The Bluebirds also completed the season-long loan signing of Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa.

19:40 – Look away Spurs fans, Jack Grealish has taken to Twitter to say ‘Let’s get to work! #AVFC’ The one which got away for Spurs was made to stay at Aston Villa after the new owners decided he was no longer for sale at any price. 

19:35 – One final arrival for Watford, they have confirmed the signing of midfielder Domingos Quina from West Ham

19:33 – Swansea defender Jordi Amat has left Wales to join Rayo Vallecano for an undisclosed fee.

19:30Southampton have left it late to secure a loan move for Liverpool’s Danny Ings but it is believed the deal will go through, just. 

19:25Fulham and Wolves have recruited some huge names ahead of their return to the Premier League. Andre Schurrle has joined the Cottagers earlier in the transfer window. 

19:23 – As for the newly promoted teams, good business all around?

(continued) – Kepa Arrizabalaga became the world’s most expensive ever goalkeeper costing a huge £71.6m.

19:18 – Another team who had a busy deadline day was Chelsea, after the inevitable sale of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois the Blues announced the signings of  Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic. 

19:14 – Unlike Spurs, Everton have landed three signings in the final day alone. Bringing in BernardYerry Mina and Andre Gomes over the course of today’s transfer deadline day. 

19:11 – Similarly disappointed will be Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino. After signing a new long-term deal with the club the 46-year-old was promised a substantial transfer pot by chairman Daniel Levy – Spurs were the only Premier League side not to add to their squad. 

19:09 – After a summer of searching for a new central-defender Manchester United have ended the window without landing any of their shortlisted targets. Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Jerome Boateng all slipped through the net for Jose Mourinho

19:02Fulham have announced yet another deadline day signing, this time it is Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto on a season-long loan.

19:02 – Brighton have confirmed the signing of full-back Martin Montoya from Valencia.

19:00 – We are into our final hour of coverage here on VAVEL and we are going to bring you some of the biggest transfer stories which were completed today. I’m Brogan Clasper and will be seeing out today’s transfer update. 

18:55 – Time is running out for clubs to complete their deals, the most notable one being Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa’s €30m move to Fulham. Can they get the deal done before it’s too late?

18:46 – Quiet once more after a couple deals. Over in Spain,  Barcelona have failed to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United. Instead, the Catalan giants have made their move for  Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong. The teams have come to an agreement, with one potential hitch in the deal: De Jong will remain an Ajax player if the club manages to qualify for the Champions League.

18:37 – Back in the Championship, Wigan have completed the signing of Josh Windass from Rangers FC. Apparently Ipswich was also in for the player, but the Latics beat them to the punch.

18:34 – Four more years of the Vardy party! Reports are coming in that Jaime Vardy has signed on for four more years with Leicester City. The forward has committed most likely the rest of his best years to the club. A big boost for the Foxes on deadline day.

18:32 – The deal is official as  Harry Arter has completed his loan move to Cardiff. And over in Tyneside, Federico Fernandez has completed his move to Newcastle from Swansea City in a two-year deal for the defender.

18:31 – Not many deals being completed these last 10 minutes or so, but there are still multiple deals reportedly on the verge of completion. Expect to see some activity in these 30 minutes.

18:27 – There were rumors of him signing a new contract, but it instead looks like Domingos Quina may be moving to Watford from West Ham. Sky sources say the deal would cost Watford £1m and included a 10% future resale clause. The deal should be confirmed soon.

18:25 – Brighton are still trying to finish a deal for Valencia’s Martin Montoya. The club has already snatched the full-back’s attention away from Fulham, but there has been no agreement yet.

18:18 – With all of their acquisitions today, Fulham have become the first club to spend over £100m in the summer transfer window after being promoted to the Premier League. Just a few seasons ago we had Brendan Rodgers scoffing at Tottenham for spend that much. Now it seems to be the price of being competitive.

18:15 – According to Sky,  Harry After is expected to complete his loan move to Cardiff City any moment now, despite late interest from Watford. 

18:10 – In Championship transfer news, Derby County has signed midfielder Duane Holmes from League One side Scunthorpe United on a three-year deal.

18:07 – Another deal completed as Jordan Ayew makes his move to Crystal Palace on loan. The striker was refusing to train this week to force the move and has gotten his wish.

18:03 – Greetings, this is Maxwell Hogg here to keep you up-to-date with today’s transfer dealings. There was been plenty of action before the window closed, but there are still negotiations continuing as deal sheets were submitted before the deadline.

18:01 – It’s been a pleasure bringing you all the deals from the past two hours, I’ve been Jakub Bobro, enjoy two more hours of coverage from my colleagues Maxwell Hogg and Brogan Clasper.

18:00 – Leicester City confirm the aforementioned deal with Freiburg for defender Caglar Soyuncu.

17:57 – It’s been a bit quiet for the past ten minutes or so, but definitely stay tuned as there are still ten deal sheets floating out there.

17:50 – Midfielder Domingos Quina of West Ham is at Watford‘s training ground for negotiations.

17:43 – Fulham have announced yet another signing, now the Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan.

17:39 – According to Sky sources, striker Leonardo Ulloa is close to a move away from Leicester City to an unnamed club in Liga MX

17:35 – It seems that the £6m move of Everton‘s Mohamed Bešić to Middlesborough has fallen through due to personal terms, but could still join on loan by 31st August as the Championship clubs can still bring in players on loan by that deadline. 

17:33 – Some Championship news, as Watford have decided to not pursue a deal for West Brom‘s Jake Livermore and Swansea City have announced the departure of Sam Clucas to Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.

17:30 – Ten deal sheets have been submitted, so these are ten potential deals that have had the deadline moved up to 7 pm. We already know that one of them is the Danny Ings deal, but according to The Telegraph, Everton are still pursuing a loan for Kurt Zouma despite the signing of Yerry Mina.

17:28 – No talk about anything around Tottenham, so it seems that they will go without a signing this summer.

17:25 – Southampton have submitted the deal sheet for Danny Ings, so they now have until 7 pm to work out the details of the season-long loan with an obligation to buy.

17:21 – Fulham have signed Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a one-year loan.

17:19 – Celtic are hoping to bring back full-back Emilio Izaguirre after a year away at Saudi club Al-Fahya.

17:16 – As per The Telegraph, Southampton have already submitted the paperwork for Liverpool‘s Danny Ings.

17:13 – Everton will pay just over £2m for the one-year loan of Barcelona‘s midfielder Andre Gomes.

17:10 – Some late drama as Brighton seemed to have swooped in and stolen Martin Montoya from Fulham. The Valencia right-back seems to have changed his mind.

17:07 – Fulham finalize the club-record signing of André-Frank Zambo Anguissa on a four-year deal for £27m. The West London side might still announce the late loan deal for Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietti as well as Manchester United‘s Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

17:04 – The deadline has passed, but expect a steady stream of deals to be announced over the next few hours. I will be with you for another hour, but the VAVEL coverage continues until 8pm.

17:01 – As the deadline passes, Brighton announce Wigan defender Dan Burn, who will go right back to Wigan on loan until January. Huddersfield sign Belgian midfielder Isaac Mbenza from Montpellier, assumed to be a replacement for Tom Ince.

16:58 – Two minutes to go, defender Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg is close to signing with Leicester City, dependant on a work permit. If the work permit is not given, the deal will die.

16:57 – Everton will pay around £27m to Barcelona for the young Colombian centre-back.

16:55 – Barcelona have announced the departure of Yerry Mina with 5 minutes to go.

16:51 – West Ham are soon to announce the signing of Colombia international Carlos Sanchez on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

16:48 – Everton officially announced the signing of Bernard on a 4-year deal.

16:45 – Harry Arter to Cardiff, Federico Fernandez to Newcastle, and Jordan Ayew to Crystal Palace are all very close to being officially announced.

16:42 – Everton are also trying to finalize three deals, with Bernard now “just awaiting official confirmation” according to Alan Myers, Yerry Mina going through an Everton medical in Barcelona and also trying to get Andre Gomes on loan while they’re there/

16:40 – In addition to Fosu-Mensah, Fulham are still working on getting striker Lucas Vietto from Atletico Madrid and André-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille.

16:38 – Chelsea have loaned out their prospect Jay Dasilva to Championship side Bristol City. They still have many more players that they are likely to loan out, but might not feel pressured to get it done today and send them abroad instead.

16:36 – Manchester City signed the talented Aussie midfielder Daniel Arzani from their feeder club Melbourne City earlier today, and are now close to loaning him out to Celtic.

16:33 – Forest Green Rovers midfielder Isaiah Osbourne has rejoined Walsall on a season-long loan.

16:30 – With a half hour to go, this transfer deadline is still far from over, with Tottenham still without a signing, Manchester United looking to get a defender, and Everton and Fulham still looking to get some more players in.

16:26 – National League North club Brackley Town have signed midfielder Giorgio Rasulo from MK Dons after the expiry of his contract.

Get ready for this next huge announcement with just 35 minutes to go!

16:22 – Blackburn have made a £5m bid for Ben Brereton of Nottingham Forest, according to Sky sources.

16:20 – With just 40 minutes left, Swansea complete the signing of Rangers full-back Declan John. Sky Sports News believe the fee to be around £800K.

16:18 – According to Sky sources, Fulham are looking to get a little more full-back depth and are close to signing Manchester United‘s Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a loan.

16:16 – Despite the deal being reportedly off, Harry Arter has arrived at Cardiff and it seems like his year-long loan from Bournemouth is back on.

16:13 – Somewhat-disgraced Croatian striker Nikola Kalinić signs for Atlético Madrid on a three-year deal from AC Milan. The 30-year-old is expected to fight for his spot as first back-up to Diego Costa against Kevin Gameiro.

16:08 – League One side Oxford United sign winger Ricky Holmes on a season-long loan from Sheffield United.

16:05 – Free agent Bernard, formerly of Shakhtar Donetsk, has received his work permit and agreed on personal terms with Everton, according to Sky Sports News. He is expected to be announced within the hour.

16:03 – And away we go as Huddersfield Town announce the departure of defender Micheal Hefele to Championship club Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

16:00 – Hello, Jakub Bobro here, ready to take you through this final hour of the transfer window and any deals agreed for the hour after! Manchester United are still looking around for a defender while Everton are trying to sign every last one. Tottenham are also without a signing this summer, so we might see some late punts to strengthen the squad.

15:59 – Right, that’s me done for today. It’s been great taking you through Deadline Day. I’ve been Daniel Orme. Over to you, Jakub!

15:57 – News from Arsenal. David Ospina has agreed personal terms with Besiktas, according to Sky Sports. The Colombian goalkeeper has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates following the arrival of Bernd Leno.

15:49 – Just how many centre-back do Everton want? According to The Telegraph, the Merseysiders are eyeing a £22m deal for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo. They need to get moving pretty quickly!

15:35 – Some news for Everton fans here and it’s a new name. According to L’Equipe, Marco Silva has agreed a deal with Chelsea to take centre-half Kurt Zouma on-loan. You wonder what consequences that has for the Yerry Mina deal.

15:33Bristol Rovers have signed Watford striker Alex Jakubiak on-loan for the season.

15:30 – 90 minutes left to go! Just a reminder that if clubs can submit extension forms, they have another two hours left to complete deals. It’s a good job we’re here until 8pm, then!

15:18 – Sticking with the Latics, they could potentially replace Power with Rangers midfielder Josh Windass. The two parties are in talks according to Sky Sports.

15:14 – Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power is having a medical with Sunderland, according to Sky Sports.

15:11 – Bit of news from the Championship now. According to reports, Derby County are close to sealing a £2m deal for Scunthorpe United midfielder Duane Holmes.

15:03 – A deal that looks set to be completed very soon. According to Sky Sports, Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is on his way to Cardiff for a medical with Neil Warnock‘s men. He is set to move to the Welsh capital on loan.

15:00 – Well, we’re into the final two hours! There’s still a few deals left to do but let’s look at one that’s already happened. Chelsea’s new goalkeeper Kepa already seems at home at Stamford Bridge.

14:59 – This has been Ryan White, thank you very much having me and I shall hand you back over to Daniel Orme – who will keep you company for the next hour.

14:54 – Going back to Wigan Athletic; winger Ryan Colclough is heading for the exit door at the DW Stadium as he continues talks with League One outfit Scunthorpe United.

14:52 – Leicester City’s forgotten striker Islam Slimani is set to exit the Foxes on a loan deal as Fenerbahce appears to be the Algerian’s next destination.

14:50 – An alternative turn on the Harry Arter situation, because it’s a loan move the deal does not need to be completed before today’s deadline, as Tom Barclay reports that the midfielder is to have a medical in Cardiff this evening.

14:39 – We reported earlier that Cardiff City were hoping to complete the capture of AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, but, according to Sky Sports, the player trained with the Cherries this morning and is yet to leave the club’s training ground.

14:33 – Done deal: Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the expected signing of Belgium international Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht on a season-long loan.

14:31 – Everton supporters will certainly class this transfer window as a success, and it could get better. Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes are undertaking medicals in the Spanish city ahead of their switches to Goodison Park – the former will be a permanent deal, meanwhile, Gomes is set to sign a loan move.

14:29 – Wigan Athletic’s pursuit of Rangers right-back James Tavernier has hit a standstill as the Glaswegian club rejected their initial bid and do not want to sell one of the squad’s key assets under any circumstances. Although, the Ibrox outfit may see goalkeeper Wes Foderingham depart as Blackburn Rovers have made an official approach for the shot-stopper.

14:23 – According to Sky Sports, Jordan Ayew has arrived at Crystal Palace’s training ground ahead of a proposed move from Swansea City.

14:20 – News coming out of Spain is that Arsenal are set to bid 100 million euros for France international Ousmane Dembele and it is the winger’s decision whether to switch Barcelona for London or not.

14:18 – Breaking news coming from the Diego Godin and Manchester United saga. It has been revealed that it was the defender’s agent who approached the Red Devils to pile pressure on Atletico Madrid offering a new contract to their star man.

14:09 – Hull City had reportedly submitted three bids for Brighton & Hove Albion outcast Oliver Norwood, but the Premier League team remain adamant that they will not reduce their £1.5 million asking price for the player – and Hull boss Nigel Adkins admitted the Tigers cannot afford those sort of fees.

14:07 – Remember Reece Oxford? The West Ham United defender is gaining interest from a host of German clubs, including Hannover, RB Leipzig and Frankfurt.

14:05 – Diving into League One, and Bristol Rovers have completed the permanent acquisition of striker Stefan Payne from fellow division side Shrewsbury Town.

14:03 – Not really transfer news but Everton have confirmed that prosperous youngsters Kieran Dowell and Callum Connolly have agreed fresh three-year deals with the Merseyside outfit.

14:01: Scunthorpe United midfielder Duane Holmes is having a medical at Frank Lampard’s Derby County ahead of a proposed move to the Championship club.

14:00 – Good afternoon, this is Ryan White and I’ll be keeping you up-to-date for the next hour as the deadline looms ever closer! Let’s have an in-depth look at the transfer goings in the English Football League….

13:59 – They say time flies when you’re having fun and it only feels like 10 minutes that we started this last hour of live blogging. I’ve been Connor Bennett and I’m handing over to the wonderful Ryan White who will accompany you for the next hour or so. Please do stick around!

13:55 – Wolves are certainly busy. They are reportedly in the market for a full-back and have asked Leicester City about the availability of Danny Simpson. He may not be a Portuguese player represented by Jorge Mendes but he would certainly fit in there, wouldn’t he?

13:51Reading defender Liam Moore had reportedly handed in a transfer request to the Royals amid Premier League interest but has taken to Twitter to confirm that he will be sticking around at the Madejski Stadium.

13:46 – That reported Middlesbrough loan move for Everton’s Mo Besic? Well, that looks set to be a permanent move with the Blues netting around £6 million from it. That move would open up the door for Marco Silva‘s men to complete their loan move for Andre Gomes. 

13:44Fulham, who have surprised plenty with their moves this summer, look to be adding at least one more to their squad by 5pm. Goalkeeper Sergio Rico looks set to join on loan from Sevilla and is said to be in London to complete the deal. 

13:39 – Sticking with Wolves, again, they have confirmed the signing of 18-year-old defender John Kitolano from Odds BK in Norway. He will join up with their academy system. 

13:35 – We mentioned earlier about Wolves’ impending deal for Leander Dendoncker. According to the ever-reliable Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, the midfielder is believed to be signing a four-year deal at Molineux. 

13:32Preston North End have just confirmed their loan move for Manchester City youngster Lukas Nmecha. The England Under-21 striker joins North End on a season-long loan

13:30 – Good news for Newcastle United fans! Sky Sports are reporting that Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez is headed to Tyneside for a medical ahead of a possible move. 

13:27 – Sticking with Boro, according to Sporting Life, they have also reportedly made an improved bid for QPR midfielder Luke Freeman after Blackburn Rovers have apparently had a bid rejected.  

13:25 – According to the Gazette Live, Middlesbrough are hoping to do a deal for Everton duo Mo Besic and Yannick Bolaise. However, Bolasie won’t be allowed to leave the Blues on loan and they are expected to ask for a hefty fee. For Besic, he joined Boro on loan last January and has reportedly turned down a move to Leeds United in a favour of a return to the North East. 

13:22 – United boss Jose Mourinho stated earlier that he was “not confident” of the Red Devils making a late move for a defender. His side have been linked with Maguire, Diego Godin and Jerome Boateng today but look unable to get a deal done with less than four hours left in the window. 

13:19 – Jim also let us know that Arsenal and West Ham could do late business. The Hammers obviously purchased Lucas Perez from the Gunners but Unai Emery‘s men are likely to still be in the market for a defender. 

13:16 – Spurs are still yet to make a signing despite believing they had a deal done for Aston Villa‘s Jack Grealish. Jim told us to keep an eye on that coming back up so we will do. He also told us that Harry Maguire wants to move to Manchester United but Leicester remained adamant he will stay at the King Power Stadium. Claude Puel’s pre-match comments of: “I can confirm he is going to Manchester…but only for a couple of hours with us,” seems to have poured cold water on that move.

13:14 – As Sky Sports’ Jim White told VAVEL earlier, it’s going to be “super busy till 5pm!” with plenty of Premier League clubs desperate to get moves done. 

13:12 – For Wolves, they’ve been turned down by Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko but are waiting to confirm their deal for Leander Dendoncker. The Belgian is understood to be undergoing a medical and should be a Wolves player by the 5pm deadline.

13:11 – Lots of shirts being held up across the country by signings but nothing from Everton or Wolves. Yet. The Blues have all but completed their move for Brazilian playmaker Bernard pending an announcement. Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes are undergoing medicals in Barcelona where the club have sent a delegation of officials.

13:11 – Chelsea have sold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid and taken Mateo Kovacic on loan for the season in return. West Ham have completed the signing of Lucas Perez from Arsenal. Leicester City have signed Filip Benković and Cardiff have just confirmed their deal for Víctor Camarasa on loan from Real Betis.

13:10 – So, Conor hands over to Connor and I’m with you for the next hour. Let’s recap, shall we?

12:59 – That’s it from me, you’ll now be in the capable hands of Connor Bennett! Be sure to stay with VAVEL throughout Deadline Day.

12:53 – Accrington Stanley forward Kayden Jackson has moved to Ipswich Town, making it a club-record sale. The 24-year-old spent 2016/17 with Barnsley in the Championship but failed to make an appearance, but netted 16 in 44 league games for Stanley in League 2 last season. 

12:52 – We try to bring you ALL the transfer news at VAVEL: Brentford B have signed Czech midfielder Jan Zamburek from Slavia Praha. 

12:44 – Arsenal are unlikely to make any further summer signings after opting against pursuing a deal for Domagoj Vida, according to the Evening Standard’s James Olley. So that’s Sokratis, Leno, Torreira and Lichtsteiner in for the Gunners this summer – happy Arsenal fans?

12:32 – Ademola Lookman looks to be staying at Everton, ending a summer of interest from German side Red Bull Leipzig where he spent last season on loan. The 20-year-old scored five goals and provided four assists in just 11 Bundesliga appearances last season. He will hopefully get some serious first-team minutes at Goodison this term.

12:26 – Just to make absolutely clear that Courtois has signed on the dotted line, Real Madrid have released a video of the goalkeeper… well, signing on the dotted line. Courtois is officially a Real Madrid player and the Belgian has signed a six-year deal with Los Blancos.


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