It’s the International Transfer Deadline Day and Soccer24 brings you up-to-date transfer rumours and breaking news from English Premier League, La Liga, ABSA Premiership and beyond.
20:30 – Tottenham have confirmed the signing of £25million Brazil international Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain.
20:08 – Didier Ndong has signed for Watford on loan from Sunderland AFC for the rest of this season.
19:58 – Everton have agreed a deal in principle to sign Eliaquim Mangala on loan from Man City until the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.
19: 17 – Manchester City have gave up on trying to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City. According to Kaveh Solhekol, a Sky Sports reporter City made four bids but they were all rejected.
18:17 Isaac Success has left Watford to join Malaga on loan until the end of the season.
18:02: Olivier Giroud has completed his £18million move to Chelsea. According to reports in UK, the French player has signed an 18-month deal.
17:12 – Manchester United have signed a 17-year-old Czech Republic wonderkid Matej Kovar. The young goalkeeper will link-up with United’s Under-18 side and is seen as a star of the future.
17: 09 – Manchester City have made a final offer to Leicester involving a player plus cash worth up to £65m for Riyad Mahrez, reports Sky Sports.
16:15 – Milan Skriniar’s agent has confirmed Inter Milan have turned down a £57million bid from one of Manchester United, Man City, Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to The Sun.
15-54 – While Arsenal and Chelsea have agreed an £18m deal in principle, there is still some bartering to be done, according Mirror football writer John Cross. Arsenal originally wanted £30m, Chelsea offered £15m and then they have compromised on around £18m. But Giroud’s agent is over to thrash out the finer details with Arsenal standing firm on a few final bits while Chelsea are still trying to drive a hard deal.Often there are things like pay-offs, contracts to be paid up and bonuses to be met.
15:15 – Ryan Giggs believes a move to Manchester United would be a good option for Gareth Bale, but the Wales manager insists the attacker has no desire to leave Real Madrid.
15: 10 – Orlando Pirates have announced that Riyaad Norodien has joined Platinum Stars on a short-term loan deal.
14:40 – Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Arsenal, keeping him at the club until 2021.
13:45 – Newcastle United have agreed a deal with Leicester City to take Algerian striker Islam Slimani on loan until the end of the season.
13:41 – Olivier Giroud’s agent has arrived in London according Sky Sports. The striker looks set to move from Arsenal to Chelsea today
13:20 – Arsenal have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
13:00 – Kaizer Chiefs confirmed that William Twala will join Maritzburg United on loan for the remainder of the 2017/2018 season.
12:43 – Wolfsburg have signed Admir Mehmedi from Bayer Leverkusen. The Switzerland international has penned a four-and-a-half year deal.
12:12 – Badou Ndiaye has passed his Stoke City medical and only personal terms and work permit/visa matters are left to finalise.
12:20 – Lucas Moura has completed his medical at Tottenham, according to reports in UK. There have been no problems and he is expected at the training ground shortly to finalise paperwork and complete his move from Paris St-Germain.
11:54 – Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi agrees loan move as Borussia Dortmund replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang according to Mirror.
11: 42 – Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons in talks with Hull over potential loan until the end of the season, according to Sky News.
11:17 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is having his medical at Arsenal, Sky Sports reports.
11:16 – Borussia Dortmund have pulled the plug on Andre Schurrle’s two-year loan to Swansea because Andriy Yarmolenko was injured in training yesterday, according to Sky News. The former Chelsea midfielder has been linked with Newcastle and West Brom in this window.
10:59 – Mathieu Debuchy has agreed a deal to join St Etienne for the rest of the season, according to the Daily Mirror.
10:43 – Roy Hodgson has said he wants another attacking addition after seeing Bakary Sako pick up an injury in Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw at West Ham last night.
10:24- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived in London Colney on Tuesday after Arsenal and Dortmund agreed a club-record £60m deal. However, according to football reporter Gail Davis the deal will not be completed until Dortmund find a replacement, which could be Batshuayi, and Giroud holds the key as Chelsea need the Arsenal striker in place before they will allow the Belgian to leave. So all in all it is a web of transfer intrigue.
10:01 – Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has agreed to sign a new contract according to BILD.
09:59 – Neymar has expressed his disappointment that Paris St-Germain are letting Lucas Moura join Tottenham. “I’m sad, because he’s a good friend, he’s a quality player who was rarely used,” said Neymar after PSG beat Rennes last night.
09:20 – African football great Samuel Eto’s has joined Turkish topflight outfit Konyaspor from Antalayspor.