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With the Premier League transfer window closing at 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET on Thursday, clubs across Europe are scrambling to get their business done — here are some of the biggest storylines. Click here to view all the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.
– Lukaku seals €80m Inter move
– Lo Celso set to join Spurs for £65m
– Tottenham seal £25m Sessegnon deal
– Arsenal line up Luiz and Tierney moves
– Man City sign Cancelo; Danilo joins Juve
TOP STORY: Spurs sign highly rated duo; Arsenal still working on deals
Tottenham fans have been getting pretty excited over the past few days, and while Paulo Dybala’s £65 million move from Juventus has fallen through, a pair of highly-rated players have arrived.
In the last hour and after the 12 pm deadline, Spurs have sealed a ‘deadline double’ with Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso arriving on a season-long loan and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon for £25m. The club didn’t sign a single player for more than a year, but have splashed the cash this summer, signing four players when you add in earlier deals for Tanguy Ndombele (£55m) and Jack Clarke (£11.5m).
Meanwhile on the other side of North London, Arsenal reportedly had a £45m budget for this summer window, so they’ve done well to land £72 million forward Nicolas Pepe, £25m Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, defender William Saliba (sent back on loan to St Etienne) and Dani Ceballos on loan.
Now they are working late on deadline day to land Chelsea defender David Luiz for £8m, who would help replace captain Laurent Koscielny, who recently left the Emirates for Bordeaux.
Arsenal also are reportedly close to offloading winger Alex Iwobi to Everton for a fee between £35-40m. Iwobi, who is considered surplus to requirements at the Emirates after the arrival of Nicolas Pepe, is currently undergoing a medial with the Toffees.
North London really was the center of the transfer market this summer.
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18.34 BST: Chelsea — as is tradition — have loaned out some players.
Twenty-two-year-old forward Izzy Brown has joined Luton Town on a season-long loan, while 20-year-old defender Trevor Chalobah has done the same with Huddersfield Town.
18.20 BST: Burnley have made a deadline day in signing midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan from Chelsea.
One of the heroes from Leicester’s storybook title campaign in 2015-16, Drinkwater’s £35 million move to Stamford Bridge — a curious one even at the time — and has never panned out
The 29-year-old will be ‘raring to go’ this season, as last season he managed only one appearance for Maurizio Sarri’s Blues — in the the glorified friendly that is Community Shield no less.
17.57 BST: Have a day Tottenham Hotspur!
After completed ZERO deals over the past two transfer windows, Spurs have completed their second major transfer deal of the hour with the signing of Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon.
“I think it’s the right time for me to come here – an exciting team for me to join.” 📱 ⬇️ Watch @RyanSessegnon’s first interview exclusively on the Spurs Official app. #SessegnonSigns ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 8, 2019
The versatile 19-year-old is rated as one of England’s brightest young talents and has the ability to play as a full-back, midfielder or even as a winger. Fulham will recoup a reported £25 million plus young midfielder Josh Onomah in the deal.
Sessegnon scored 15 goals playing primarily as a winger as Fulham won promotion in 2017-18 and last season played 35 times in the Premier League across a multitude of positions. The youngster became the first player born in the 2000s to score in the Premier League when he scored last season vs. Cardiff and is Tottenham’s fourth signing of the summer following Jack Clarke, Tanguy Ndombele and Gio Lo Celso.
17.41 BST: Catching up on a few Championship deals at The Hawthorns.
West Brom have announced a pair of attacking signings from Portugal after earlier announcing the arrival of Charlie Austin from Southampton. The Baggies have signed ex-Arsenal youngster Chris Willock, 21 on loan from Benfica and winger Matheus Pereira, 23, on loan with an option to buy, from Sporting Lisbon.
Busy day at The Hawthorns as Slaven Bilic has brought in four players so far on deadline day. Full story.
17.30 BST: And there is another one of the major expected deals done.
As expected, Spurs have announced they have signed central midfielder Giovani Lo Celso on a season-long loan from Real Betis.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 8, 2019
The 23-year-old Argentine scored 16 goals and added six assists last season while on loan at Betis from PSG and becomes Spurs’ third signing of the summer. The Argentina international has an admirer in Mauricio Pochettino and if Spurs want to make the deal permanent after the season, Lo Celso will cost a reported £55 million.
Now did Spurs have the paperwork for a Ryan Sessegnon deal submitted in time to the Premier League?
17.19 BST: The Mirror writes that Everton are set to seal a post-deadline £35 million move for Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi.
Everton were in search of a winger — failing to land first-choice target Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace — and have reportedly moved for the Nigeria international as a Plan B. Iwobi, 23, is the nephew of Nigeria great Jay-Jay Okocha and had become surplus to requirements at the Emirates following Nicolas Pepe’s arrival from Lille.
17.10 BST: Danny Rose looks set to stay at Tottenham, a source told ESPN.
It is understood Watford tabled a bid for Rose — believed to be in the region of £12 million — but Tottenham turned it down and Rose has set sights on nailing down the first-choice left back spot at Tottenham.
17.03 BST: And there is one of the major deals we were waiting on…
Arsenal have announced they have signed Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney for a reported £25 million. The 22-year-old Scotland international has been a sure-fire starter for the Hoops for the past few seasons and leaves Celtic after 15 years at the club.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 8, 2019
Now can Arsenal get a centre-back, let’s say David Luiz, over the line? The clock is ticking…
16.51 BST: Newcastle have brought a familiar face home in signing striker Andy Carroll.
Carroll, 30, played for the club between 2006-2011, scoring 33 goals and adding 21 assists. The big man, who has been plagued by injuries in recent years, was let go by West Ham this summer and will back up new record signing Joelinton up top for the Magpies.
⚫️⚪️ #CarrollComesHome pic.twitter.com/tgUVWnAYK1— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 8, 2019
16.34 BST: Leeds have their new striker, having signed youngster Eddie Nketiah on loan from Arsenal.
The England Under-21 international, 20, has scored three goals in 19 appearances for Arsenal and replaces Kemar Roofe who recently moved to Anderlecht.
16.22 BST: After weeks of speculation, the LA Galaxy have got their man: Cristian Pavon.
The MLS club have announced they have signed the 23-year-old winger from Boca Juniors on an initial loan through the end of the season with an option to buy. The Argentine talent has scored 30 goals and added 32 assists in 109 total games for Boca and has made 11 a
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