DEADLINE DAY did not disappoint as clubs scrambled to get last minute deals over the line.
In one of the signings of the summer, Saul Niguez is heading to Chelsea on loan after the Blues swooped for their man late in the evening.
But Atleti fans were appeased by the arrival of former favourite Antoine Griezmann, who joins from Barcelona with an obligation to buy.
Luuk De Jong was his replacement at the Nou Camp, while PSG sensationally turned down a mammoth bid from Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe.
Tottenham were busy, bringing in Emerson Royal while Odsonne Edouard is a Premier League player after completing his move from Celtic to Crystal Palace.
Follow all of the latest transfer updates and Deadline Day reaction below…
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Arsenal signing Takehiro Tomiyasu appears set to be operated as a right-back to replace Hector Bellerin, who joined Real Betis on loan.
Tomiyasu could face competition from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who stayed at the Gunners and remains part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.
The Japan international will also have to overcome Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers for a place in Arteta’s starting line-up.
The versatile defender can also play at centre-back and defensive midfield
WHO IS WHO
Arsenal signing Takehiro Tomiyasu began his career in Japan with Avispa Fukuoka before moving on to Sint-Truiden.
Tomiyasu was named the Belgian team’s player of the season for the 2018-2019 campaign and then moved to Bologna.
The defender made 64 appearances for the Serie A club across all competitions and netted two goals last season.
The versatile Japan international can play at centre-back, right-back and defensive midfield
Bayern Munich legend Jerome Boateng is close to joining Lyon.
That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims Boateng is already in France.
The defender is a free agent and can thus move to any club even thought the transfer window has slammed shut.
Cristiano Ronaldo will take penalty duties from Bruno Fernandes after his return to Manchester United, according to club legend Rio Ferdinand.
Ferdinand told his FIVE YouTube channel: “I think Bruno gives up penalties but doesn’t relinquish free-kicks and corners.
“The free-kicks around the box, he’s going to be on them I think. I think his record demands that he should do that.
“He [Ronaldo] takes the penalties, 100 per cent.
“They agree to give him the penalties but I think free-kicks around the box, Bruno’s just wiping the ball down and putting it down”
Willian issued a message to Arsenal fans after terminating his contract at the Emirates.
The former Chelsea star said: “I would like to thank Arsenal for the opportunity they have given to me and for the warm welcome received by everybody at the club.
“Unfortunately things on the pitch didn’t go the way we had all planned and hoped, I received a lot of criticism especially from some members of the press that I had come here for financial reasons…
“I hope with my actions today explain to those people and they now understand that was not the case.
“I hope it teaches some people that they should not be so quick to pass judgement and creat(e) bad environments to make themselves important even though I accept that’s part of the game”
RONALDO PAYMENT DETAILS
Manchester United will pay Juventus a €15million (£12.9m) transfer fee for Cristiano Ronaldo over the next five years with an additional €8m (£6.9m) payable upon activating a number of performance related add-ons.
An official statement from Juve read: “Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement with Manchester United FC Ltd for the definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Dos Santos Aveiro Cristiano Ronaldo has been reached for a consideration of € 15.0 million payable in five financial years, which might be increased, up to a maximum of €8.0 million, upon achievement of specific performance objectives over the duration of the employment contract with the player.
“This operation generates a negative economic impact of approximately €14.0 million on the 2020/2021 financial year due to the partial write-down of the net book value of the player’s registration rights.”
Ronaldo is expected to make his debut after the international break
Hector Bellerin joined boyhood club Real Betis on loan after Arsenal struck a deal to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Bellerin failed to feature in any of the Gunners’ first three Premier League games, with Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares preferred.
In a statement on their club website, Arsenal posted: “Everyone at Arsenal wishes Hector the best of luck with Real Betis this season.”
Now Tomiyasu will hope to have as much – if not more – success than the Spain international after his move to the Emirates
Wolves rejected a £30million bid from Tottenham for Adama Traore on Monday.
That is according to The Athletic, who report that Bruno Lage’s side weren’t interested in selling Traore to Spurs.
The north Londoners did not come back with an improved offer on Tuesday.
Thus, the winger will be staying at Molineux this season
Tottenham and Serge Aurier have mutually agreed to terminate his contract shortly after deadline day.
Aurier still had a year left on his deal but Spurs were unable to sell him this summer.
Lille and Genoa posed as options but a move to either team did not materialise.
Therefore, the full-back will be leaving the club as a free agent
Manchester United signing Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to reclaim the iconic No7 jersey following confirmation of his return to Old Trafford, reports suggest.
Edinson Cavani, who is currently allocated that number, is reportedly willing to give up the cherished shirt.
And there is a precedent for changing Premier League squad numbers.
Former Tottenham ace Emmanuel Adebayor switched from 25 to 10 in the 2012-2013 season.
Nevertheless, the Premier League has given no indication on how the request would be received
Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles will stay at the club after his move to Everton was blocked.
Maitland-Niles publicly asked to leave and go to a team where he was ‘wanted’ on Instagram.
According to the Daily Mirror’s John Cross, however, the midfielder has held clear-the-air talks with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
And the 24-year-old will now be in Arteta’s plans for this season
Lyon star Houssem Aouar was linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham during the summer transfer window.
But Aouar ultimately stayed in the Ligue 1 outfit for yet another season.
The two north London clubs could come back in the future as the playmaker’s contract runs out in 2023.
Nevertheless, Arsenal are in no urgent need as they signed Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid
DE JONG DONE DEAL
Barcelona have confirmed the arrival of Luuk de Jong from Sevilla on deadline day.
This comes after Barca made a staggering £73million loss on Antoine Griezmann, who returned to Atletico Madrid.
The Blaugrana are dealing with some serious financial problems that led to Lionel Messi leaving the club.
A handful of other players also had to take pay-cuts
OUT OF LAC
Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette has decided that he wants to leave the club once his contract expires next summer.
That is according to Football London, who report that Lacazette is set for his last 10 months at the Emirates.
This means the centre-forward is free to talk with other clubs about a free transfer in January before his deal expires in June.
The France international has been linked with an exit from north London throughout the entire summer transfer window
RON THE RIGHT TRACK
Juventus are reportedly set to save a significant amount of cash after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.
Ronaldo left Juve to return to Manchester United after a £12.9million deal, that is expected to include add-ons.
According to Calcio e Finanza, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s exit will contribute to the Bianconeri being €52.332million (£44.9m) better off.
Juventus, though, haven’t been able to sign a big star to replace the Portugal international
GOING FOR THE KYL
Real Madrid didn’t get to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window.
Reports suggest Real offered a whopping £189million for Mbappe but PSG turned them down.
However, the star striker’s contract with the Parisians runs out next summer and he doesn’t seem at all keen on extending his stay in the French capital.
Therefore, the France international will be free to seal a move to Los Blancos in January
Former Manchester United target Eduardo Camavinga joined Real Madrid during transfer deadline day.
Camavinga moved from Rennes after a €40million (£34.4m) deal that saw him signing a six-year deal.
The midfielder was linked with United among other clubs before becoming a Real player.
But reports suggest the France international only wanted to go to Spain all along
This has been a transfer window to remember and that doesn’t just apply to the Premier League, as we saw Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain.
However, the Prem has seen a number of blockbuster moves taking place and here is this summer’s top five:
- Jack Grealish (Manchester City from Aston Villa, £100m)
- Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea from Inter Milan, £97.5m)
- Jadon Sancho (Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund, £73m)
- Ben White (Arsenal from Brighton, £50m)
- Raphael Varane (Manchester United from Real Madrid, £41m)
MEND TO BE
Paris Saint-Germain ended the summer transfer window the same way they started it, in style.
PSG have been on fire this year having signed the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.
And now the Parisians have landed 19-year-old prospect Nuno Mendes.
Mendes, who is considered among the most talented young left-backs, has joined on an initial loan deal with an option to buy
Barcelona have completed the signing of Luuk de Jong on transfer deadline day.
That is according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who reports that De Jong will be joining Barca from Sevilla.
LaLiga confirmed that they received the Netherlands international’s papers in time.
The same goes for Antoine Griezmann, who went back to Atletico Madrid on loan
MANN COMES AROUND
Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann has completed a shock return to Atletico Madrid.
According to Sky in Italy, the Barca and Atletico reached an agreement on deadline day for Griezmann to move back to the Spanish capital on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy for £34.4million next year.
Atleti were able to move for the star forward after Saul Niguez’s move to Chelsea.
Saul departed for the Blues on an initial loan with option to buy worth £33.5m overall
Southampton ace Michael Obafemi has moved to Swansea on transfer deadline day.
Meanwhile, Valencia completed the loan signing of Helder Costa from Leeds after Daniel James’ arrival from Manchester United.
Sheffield United have landed Robin Olsen from Roma on an initial season-long loan with option to buy.
Olsen spent last season on loan at Everton
Cameron Carter-Vickers has joined Celtic from Tottenham on loan with an option to buy.
Carter-Vickers said: “I am absolutely delighted to agree this move to Celtic.
“It is a really exciting opportunity for me and I am desperate to meet my new team-mates and get going for the season ahead.
“I know I am going to a huge Club which means so much to so many people and I will be doing all I can to bring our fans the success which their support deserves”
Saul Niguez has OFFICALLY joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid on deadline day.
Saul has moved to Stamford Bridge on loan from Atletico in what marks a dramatic ending for the west Londoners’ transfer window.
Chelsea confirmed the midfielder’s arrival on social media.
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HERE WE GO
Saul Niguez has OFFICIALLY joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid on deadline day, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Blues have signed Saul on a season-long loan in a bid to boost their midfield.
The west Londoners paid €5million (£4.3m) and have an option to buy worth €40m (£34.3m).
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