Ongoing issues with the Coronavirus pandemic have had unprecedented effects on how transfer spending has been sanctioned this summer – but this Deadline Day, money is still being splashed across Europe.
The window will shut tonight, Monday, October 5 at 11pm. A domestic-only window will continue, however, until October 16.
Chelsea have been the busiest Premier League club this summer window by snapping up Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
Merseyside clubs Everton and Liverpool have also caught the eye with the captures of James Rodriguez and Thiago Alcantara.
The returning Gareth Bale at Tottenham also stole the headlines before Spurs wrapped up deals for Matt Doherty and left-back Sergio Reguilon.
Premier League club’s have already spent over £1 billion this summer, but there’s still some deals to thrash out before the window slams shut this evening.
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After a whirlwind week for Manchester United, there’s no signs of the drama letting up as Deadline Day looms at Carrington.
It now appears United are closing in on the signing of Alex Telles from Porto.
The Brazil international scored 21 goals in 127 games for Porto. The Liga NOS champions initially rejected an offer from the Red Devils but the left-back has forced a move through and the deal will be confirmed today.
United had been struggling to finalise terms with the Portuguese club but have now agreed a fee of €15 million plus €2 million in add-ons.
Telles, 27, will have his medical today before signing a four-year contract with option of a further year.
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Antonio Rudiger has accepted a move on loan to AC Milan, who are working to reach an agreement with the Blues over the German’s salary.
Frank Lampard left Rudiger out of five matchday squads and a move away looks nailed on – with Italian giants AC Milan in advanced talks according to reports.
Chelsea would prefer a permanent move rather than a loan deal but the Blues are happy to compromise having spent over £220 million this summer.
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Uruguayan Lucas Torreira has already completed a medical and agreed personal terms at Atletico Madrid, ahead of a loan move to the Spanish capital.
With an option to make the signing permanent, Torreira is now in Madrid finalising his move to the Metropolitano Stadium.
Like most transfers at the final hours of a window, the Spanish club must move players out before they bring new signings in. Hector Herrera is expected to make way for the Arsenal midfielder.
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United’s forgotten man, Chris Smalling is keen to return to AS Roma after an impressive spell in Italy last season.
The two clubs have been engaged in negotiations for a number of months and the 30 year-old was growing impatient as the deal looked far from completed at various points in the window.
United have been firm in their stance to secure the best possible fee for a player surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
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With Manchester United desperate for more attacking firepower, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will land former Paris St-Germain forward Edinson Cavani before the 11pm deadline, according to reports.
The Uruguayan left PSG in the summer and is set to sign a two-year deal at Old Trafford. Cavani scored 200 goals in 301 games for the French giants, adding to 153 more goals between his previous clubs.
He will battle for a starting spot with younger attackers Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, bringing a wealth of experience to Solskjaer’s side.