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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.
– Lo Celso set to join Spurs for £65m
– Lukaku closes on £72m Inter move
– Arsenal to sign Luiz and Tierney
– Barca’s Coutinho going nowhere
– Man City sign Cancelo; Danilo joins Juve
TOP STORY: Dybala move to Tottenham falls through
Tottenham fans have been getting pretty excited over the last few days, with Paulo Dybala’s £65m move to Tottenham from Juventus in the offing. Bad news though. That’s fallen through.
Sources told ESPN that a fee had been agreed, but personal terms were the problem.
No fear, Spurs are still after Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon for £25m, while Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso looks a bit further along in his £65m move and is having a medical.
The club didn’t sign a single player for over a year, but could be about to splash over £100m on three players after Tanguy Ndombele arrived for £55m earlier this summer.
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13.51 BST: Chelsea are letting players go all over the place, midfielder Danny Drinkwater is on his way to Burnley on a season-long loan, says the BBC.
We have to assume that means Mason Mount will be getting some gametime in the Blues’ midfield under Frank Lampard, otherwise they surely wouldn’t let the 29-year-old depart. By the way, remember when they signing him from Leicester for £35m? That went well, didn’t it?
Manager Sean Dyche says Danny Drinkwater arrival a ‘maybe’. Agreement has to be reached with all parties.— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 8, 2019
13.29 BST: We mentioned that it wasn’t a bumper day for Wolves so far, but we were wrong.
Sky Sports reports that both Reading forward Danny Loader and Bayern Munich midfielder Meritan Shabani are having medicals at the club. Both would be set to join the U23 setup, though, so it’s not a major piece of business.
13.13 BST: Manchester United have cooled their interest in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, sources have told ESPN FC. United are backing away from a deal because of Juventus’ asking price and the Croatian’s wage demands.
Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of a £72m move to Inter Milan and Mandzukic has been discussed as a possible replacement. But an agreement for the 33-year-old is looking increasingly unlikely and sources said that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is comfortable if another forward does not arrive before the transfer deadline.
13.05 BST: Liverpool fans, you can probably pop off and get yourselves a cup of tea.
Jürgen Klopp on incomings at #LFC: “It’s not really likely, so if you have something else to do, go do it. You should go to Everton, they look busy. We will not make signings just for the sake of signing somebody. That makes no sense.”— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) August 8, 2019
12.59 BST: Bruno Fernandes looks set to stay at Sporting Lisbon for the time being after discussions with interested Premier League clubs broke down, sources have told ESPN FC.
Fernandes was linked with a move in this transfer window with Sporting wanting a fee in the region of €70m. But amid interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, it is understood a move to the Premier League is now off the table for the time being with clubs unwilling to meet Sporting’s asking price.
12.53 BST: Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha reportedly handed in a transfer request yesterday in a bid to get a move to Everton. But now he’s not trained with the club, say Sky Sports.
The 26-year-old is pretty angry that Palace rejected a £70m-plus-two-players bid from the Toffees. But it looks like he won’t be moving this summer.
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12.24 BST: Wolves are a club we’ve not heard too much from today, but Sport Italia reports they want to sign £26m-rated AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie before the window shuts.
Kessie, 22, only recently joined Milan permanently after a loan spell from Atalanta but could move on after being deemed surplus to requirements.
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