Where will Cristiano Ronaldo go, if anywhere? How much more cash will Chelsea splash? Is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set for a Premier League return? Will Liverpool succeed in adding a midfielder?
Those are just some of the questions that we expect to be answered over the next 24 hours as transfer dealings heat up across the top leagues in Europe with Deadline Day looming on Thursday, September 1.
The Sporting News will be keeping tabs on all the activity and player movement up until the window closes, tracking the reports and rumours as they happen.
Here are the biggest stories we’re monitoring right now:
- Cristiano Ronaldo watch: Erik ten Hag has made it sound like there will be no move for Ronaldo, and Napoli have formally pulled out of the running. He’s travelling for tonight’s game against Leicester City.
- What of Barcelona cast-offs? There’s plenty of noise about departures for Sergino Dest (AC Milan?), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea?), Jordi Alba (Inter?), and Frenkie de Jong. Offloading them would help Barca balance the books.
- New PSG recruits: A day after unveiling Fabian Ruiz, the Ligue 1 powerhouse is expected to announce a new midfielder from Valencia and say farewell to a handful of players.
- Chelsea targets: After landing Wesley Fofana, the Blues are now being linked to Edson Alvarez, Anthony Gordon… and Neymar. Who else will they get?
- Liverpool’s midfield search: Jurgen Klopp has been straightforward about the desire to land a central midfielder, and Arthur Melo might be moving to Anfield.
Batshuayi, Aurier linked with late move to Nottingham Forest (Thurs 21:19 BST / 16:19 ET)
Already with an utterly incredible 19 players in this transfer window, Nottingham Forest could be ready to dip into the market again as they take striker Michy Batshuayi off Chelsea’s hands.
Once rumored to be worth nearly £50 million, Batshuayi has seen his value drop in recent years. Now 28 years old, he could depart Stamford Bridge permanently after a series of loan spells.
Nottingham Forest news again! 😅
They are in talks with Chelsea over a potential deal for striker Michy Batshuayi 🌳🔴pic.twitter.com/sParIQ5vDV
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 1, 2022
The newly-promoted side has also been mentioned as a possible late landing point for full-back Serge Aurier. The Ivorian departed Villarreal this past summer, and has been without a club since. Fabrizio Romano reported the link just hours before the transfer deadline, and a deal now depends on a medical and work permit.
Chelsea working on Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria deals (Thurs 20:27 BST / Thurs 15:27 ET)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is edging towards a deadline day move to Chelsea, reports Fabrizio Romano. Barcelona have been offered £10 million ($11.6 million), plus Marcos Alonso, and it seems the deal is close to going ahead, with reports of a medical currently in progress.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
MORE: Why Chelsea boss Tuchel wants reunion with Aubameyang
The Blues have missed out on a deal for Dynamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan with talks over Ajax’s Edson Alvarez breaking down as per reports from De Telegraaf.
However, Romano is also reporting a deal is on the verge of completion for Juventus schemer Denis Zakaria, as part of a season long loan from Turin. Zakaria is completing his medical and signing his contract in Turin to complete the deal as quickly as possible.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Sergino Dest loaned to AC Milan (Thu 20:23 BST / 15:23 ET)
Dest was linked to Villarreal on Wednesday, but AC Milan have jumped in and reached a deal with Barcelona for a loan and purchase option, after Rossoneri right back Alessandro Florenzi was injured in a Serie A match. The Italian side confirmed the deal on Deadline Day.
After being frozen out of the Barcelona squad, amid reports that Xavi did not rate the American, but he now has a fresh start and a chance to impress at a Champions League side.
— Sergiño Dest (@sergino_dest) September 1, 2022
Liverpool close to Arthur loan deal (Thurs 19:54 BST / Thurs 14:54 ET)
Gianluca Di Marzio reported early on Thursday that Juventus midfielder Arthur is set to undergo a medical with Liverpool. The clubs have agreed to a loan deal. He then reported later in the day that the deal is signed and an announcement will come soon.
Earlier, The Athletic’s Gregg Evans said that Aston Villa will not be transferring Douglas Luiz, no matter Liverpool’s strong desire to ease their midfield personnel crisis. Earlier in the day, the Daily Express reported Jurgen Klopp was considering a £20m bid.
Fulham closing in on deal for Dan James (19:15 BST / 14:15 ET)
Leeds winger Dan James, who has seen his minutes cut by the arrivals of Brenden Aaronson and Luis Sinisterra, is reportedly on his way to fellow EPL side Fulham, according to Ian Dennis of the BBC.
Dennis reports that James is having a medical at Fulham ahead of the completion of a deal.
Earlier reports linked Fulham to a £20 million deal for James, although Dennis’s latest did not indicate if a fee was accurate. James moved to Leeds just last summer on a £26 million deal from Manchester United.
— Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) September 1, 2022
Manchester United confirm Martin Dubravaka loan (Thurs 17:30 BST / Thurs 12:30 ET)
Manchester United have secured a season-long loan move for Newcastle United goal keeper Martin Dubravaka.
The United goalkeepers’ union: ➕1️⃣
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 1, 2022
United have be on the hunt for an experienced back up option to David de Gea, following Dean Henderson’s loan to Nottingham Forest, and the Slovakian can join United permanently next summer.
Everton confirm Idrissa Gana Gueye’s return (Thurs 17:00 BST / Thurs 12:00 ET)
Everton have completed a deal to bring Senegalese international Idrissa Gana Gueye back to Goodison Park.
The combative midfielder returns to Merseyside from PSG on a two-year deal, after leaving for Paris in 2019, for an undisclosed fee, as Frank Lampard’s seventh summer signing.
— Everton (@Everton) September 1, 2022
Arsenal’s £20m offer for Douglas Luiz rejected (Thurs 16:45 BST / Thurs 11:45 ET)
With Liverpool moving for Arthur on loan, Douglas Luiz has emerged as a target for Arsenal. The Gunners are keen for midfield reinforcements and have lodged a £20m/$23.1m bid to Aston Villa, according to The Independent.
However, Miguel Delaney is reporting that Villa demand closer to £40m $46.1m for the Brazilian with a second £23m bid rejected.
Villa want double the fee for Luiz – so £40m https://t.co/x9VE9UUGPm
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 1, 2022
Man United finalise £82.2m Antony signing (Thurs 09:36 BST / Thurs 04:36 ET)
Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazil forward Antony from Ajax. The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract, with the option of a further year. United will pay an initial €95m (£82.2m/$95.3m) with a possible further €5m (£4.3/$5m) in add-ons.
📞 Calling: @Antony00 🇧🇷
Welcome to United ❤️ #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 1, 2022
MORE: What time does the transfer window close?
|Day/Time (BST/ET)||Player||Position||From||To||Reported details|
|Martin Braithwaite||Forward||Barcelona (SPA)||Espanyol (SPA)||3-yr deal, free transfer|
|Ainsley Maitland-Niles||Right-back||Arsenal (ENG)||Southampton (ENG)||Season-long loan|
|Eric Abde||Forward||Barcelona (SPA)||Osasuna (SPA)||Season-long loan|
|Sergino Dest||Right-back||Barcelona||AC Milan||1-yr loan + purchase option|
|Leander Dendoncker||Midfielder||Wolves (ENG)||Aston Villa (ENG)||5-yr deal, €15m|
|Adam Ounas||Forward||Napoli (ITA)||LOSC Lille (FRA)||2-yr deal +1-yr option|
|Carlos Soler||Forward||Valencia (SPA)||PSG (FRA)||5-yr deal, €21m|
|Thurs (19:10/14:10)||Ethan Ampadu||Defender||Chelsea (ENG)||Spezia (ITA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (18:40/13:40)||Ilaix Moriba||Midfielder||RB Leipzig (GER)||Valencia (SPA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (18:30/13:30)||Julian Draxler||Midfielder||PSG (FRA)||Benfica (POR)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (18:15/13:15)||Paulo Gazzaniga||Goalkeeper||Fulham (ENG)||Girona (SPA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (17:30/12:30)||Martin Dubravka||Goalkeeper||Newcastle United (ENG)||Manchester United (ENG)||Season-long loan, £2m (purchase option)|
|Thurs (17:00/12:00)||Willian||Forward||Corinthians (BRA)||Fulham (ENG)||1-yr deal, free transfer|
|Thurs (17:00/12:00)||Idrissa Gana Gueye||Midfielder||PSG (FRA)||Everton (ENG)||2-yr deal, undisclosed fee|
|Thurs (16:30/11:30)||Layvin Kurzawa||Defender||PSG (FRA)||Fulham (ENG)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (14:32/09:32)||Jack Stephens||Centre-back||Southampton (ENG)||Bournemouth (ENG)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (14:23/09:23)||Marko Pjaca||Midfielder||Juventus (ITA)||Empoli (ITA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (13:00/08:00)||Willy Boly||Centre-back||Wolves (ENG)||Nottingham Forest (ENG)||2-yr deal, €5.4m|
|Thurs (12:00/07:00)||Wout Faes||Centre-back||Reims (FRA)||Leicester (ENG)||5-yr deal, €17.3m|
|Thurs (10:35/05:35)||Kasper Dolberg||Forward||Nice (FRA)||Sevilla (SPA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (10:05/05:05)||Oriol Romeu||Midfielder||Southampton (ENG)||Girona (SPA)||3-yr deal, undisclosed fee|
|Thurs (10:00/05:00)||Manuel Akanji||Centre-back||B. Dortmund (GER)||Man City (ENG)||5-yr deal, €17.5m|
|Lucas Ocampos||Winger||Sevilla (SPA)||Ajax (NED)||Loan with €20m option|
|Amad Diallo||Forward||Man United (ENG)||Sunderland (ENG)||1-year loan, no option|
|Ricardo Pepi||Forward||Augsburg (GER)||Groningen (NED)||Season-long loan|
|Munir El-Haddadi||Forward||Sevilla (SPA)||Getafe (SPA)||Undisclosed fee|
|Mario Balotelli||Forward||Adana Demirspor (TUR)||FC Sion (SUI)||$2.8m fee, 2-year deal|
|Adnan Januzaj||Midfielder||Free Agent||Sevilla (SPA)||Free Transfer|
|Joe Bryan||Left-back||Fulham (ENG)||OGC Nice (FRA)||Season-long loan|
|Leandro Paredes||Midfielder||PSG (FRA)||Juventus (ITA)||Season-long loan|
|Anwar El Ghazi||Midfielder||Aston Villa (ENG)||PSV Eindhoven (NED)||Undisclosed|
|Mady Camara||Midfielder||Olympiakos (GRE)||AS Roma (ITA)||Season long loan|
|Wesley Fofana||Defender||Leicester City (ENG)||Chelsea (ENG)||7-yr deal, £70m|
(11:10 / 06:10)
|Sasa Kalajdzic||Forward||Stuttgart (GER)||Wolves (ENG)||5-yr deal, €18m|
(22:04 / 17:04)
|Fabian Ruiz||Midfielder||Napoli (ITA)||PSG (FRA)||5-yr deal, €21.5m|
(21:11 / 16:11)
|Harry Winks||Midfielder||Tottenham (ENG)||Sampdoria (ITA)||1-yr loan + purchase option|
(17:25 / 12:25)
|Joshua Zirkzee||Forward||Bayern Munich (GER)||Bologna (ITA)||4-yr deal, €8.5m|
(15:59 / 10:59)
|Sergio Reguilon||Left-back||Tottenham (ENG)||Atl. Madrid (SPA)||1-yr loan (no option)|
|Callum Hudson-Odoi||Forward||Chelsea (ENG)||B. Leverkusen (GER)||1-yr loan (no option)|
|Antony||Forward||Ajax (NED)||Man United (ENG)||5-yr deal, €95m|
|Edinson Cavani||Forward||Free agent||Valencia (SPA)||2-yr deal, free transfer|
|Ola Aina||DF||Torino (ITA)||West Ham (ENG)|
|Max Aarons||RB||Norwich City (ENG)||Borussia Monchengladbach (GER)|
|Oliver Abildgaard||CM||Rubin Kazan (RUS)||Celtic (SCO)|
|Francesco Acerbi||CB||Lazio (ITA)||Inter Milan (ITA)|
|Jordi Alba||LB||Barcelona (SPA)||Inter Milan (ITA)|
|Edson Alvarez||FW||Ajax (NED)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Ethan Ampadu||CB||Chelsea (ENG)||Spezia (ITA)|
|Julian Araujo||RB||LA Galaxy (USA)||Barcelona (SPA)|
|P.E. Aubameyang||FW||Barcelona (SPA)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Serge Aurier||DF||Free Agent||Nottingham Forest (ENG)|
|Loic Bade||CB||Rennes (FRA)||Southampton, Leicester City, Brentford (ENG)|
|Michy Batshuayi||FW||Chelsea (ENG)||Nottingham Forest (ENG)|
|Jan Bednarek||CB||Southampton (ENG)||Aston Villa (ENG)|
|Hector Bellerin||RB||Arsenal (ENG)||Barcelona, Real Betis (SPA)|
|Jeremie Boga||LW||Atalanta (ITA)||Leicester (ENG)|
|Ben Brereton-Diaz||FW||Blackburn Rovers (ENG)||Fulham, Everton (ENG)|
|Duje Caleta-Car||DF||Marseille (FRA)||Southampton (ENG)|
|Samuel Chukwueze||FW||Villarreal (SPA)||Everton (ENG)|
|Craig Dawson||CB||West Ham (ENG)||Wolves, Aston Villa (ENG)|
|Frenkie de Jong||CM||Barcelona (ESP)||Man United, Chelsea (ENG)|
|Raul de Tomas||FW||Espanyol (SPA)||Sevilla (SPA)|
|Abdou Diallo||CB||PSG (FRA)||RB Leipzig (GER)|
|Bamba Dieng||FW||Marseille (FRA)||Leeds (ENG)|
|Kasper Dolberg||FW||OGC Nice (FRA)||Sevilla (SPA)|
|Julian Draxler||MF||PSG (FRA)||Benfica (POR), Valencia (SPA),
|Cody Gakpo||FW||PSV Eindhoven (NED)||Everton, Arsenal,
Leeds, Southampton (ENG)
|Conor Gallagher||CM||Chelsea (ENG)||Crystal Palace, Aston Villa (ENG)|
|James Garner||CM||Man United (ENG)||Everton, Leicester City (ENG)|
|Billy Gilmour||CM||Chelsea (ENG)||Brighton (ENG)|
|Andre Gomes||MF||Everton (ENG)||Lille (FRA)|
|Anthony Gordon||FW||Everton (ENG)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Robin Gosens||LW||Inter Milan (ITA)||Bayer Leverkusen (GER)|
|Idrissa Gueye||CM||PSG (FRA)||Everton (ENG)|
|Josko Gvardiol||CB||RB Leipzig (GER)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Hwang Hee-chan||FW||Wolves (ENG)||Leeds (ENG)|
|Mauro Icardi||FW||PSG (FRA)||Galatasaray (TUR)|
|Daniel James||FW||Leeds (ENG)||Tottenham, Fulham, Everton (ENG)|
|Kenedy||LW||Chelsea (ENG)||Real Valladolid (SPA)|
|Douglas Luiz||CM||Aston Villa (ENG)||Liverpool, Arsenal (ENG), Atletico (SPA)|
|Xavier Mbuyamba||CB||Chelsea (ENG)||Volendam (NED)|
|Arthur Melo||CM||Juventus (ITA)||Liverpool (ENG)|
|Thomas Meunier||RB||B. Dortmund (GER)||Barcelona (SPA)|
|Lucas Moura||FW||Tottenham (ENG)||Aston Villa (ENG)|
|Mykhaylo Mudryk||LW||Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)||Arsenal, Brentford (ENG)|
|Keylor Navas||GK||PSG (FRA)||Napoli (ITA)|
|Ruben Neves||CM||Wolves (ENG)||Liverpool (ENG)|
|Neymar||FW||PSG (FRA)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Alvaro Odriozola||RB||Real Madrid (SPA)||Real Sociedad (SPA)|
|Danilo Oliveira||CDM||Palmeiras (BRA)||Arsenal (ENG)|
|Joao Pedro||FW||Watford (ENG)||Arsenal (ENG)|
|Krzysztof Piatek||FW||Hertha Berlin (GER)||Salernitana (ITA)|
|Nathan Redmond||MF||Southampton (ENG)||Bournemouth (ENG)|
|Oriol Romeu||CM||Southampton (ENG)||Girona (SPA)|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||FW||Man United (ENG)||Napoli (ITA), Atl. Madrid (SPA)|
|Umar Sadiq||FW||Almeria (SPA)||Real Sociedad (SPA)|
|Bernardo Silva||CM||Man City (ENG)||Barcelona (SPA)|
|Milan Skriniar||CB||Inter Milan (ITA)||PSG (FRA)|
|Borna Sosa||LB||VfB Stuttgart (GER)||Inter Milan (ITA)|
|Jack Stephens||DF||Southampton (ENG)||Bournemouth (ENG)|
|Youri Tielemans||CM||Leicester City (ENG)||Arsenal (ENG)|
|Jean-Clair Todibo||CB||OGC Nice (FRA)||Leicester City (ENG)|
|Jan Vertonghen||CB||Benfica (POR)||Anderlecht (BEL)|
|Carlos Vinicius||FW||Benfica (POR)||Fulham (ENG)|
|Aster Vranckx||MF||VfL Wolfsburg (GER)||AC Milan (ITA)|
|Julian Weigl||DM||Benfica (POR)||B. Monchengladbach (GER)|
|Denis Zakaria||MF||Juventus (ITA)||Chelsea (ENG)|
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