Mohamed Salah bid rejected by Liverpool as Nuno Tavares secures Arsenal exit

Transfer deadline day is upon us as Premier League clubs have until 11pm BST this evening to wrap up their deals, with some frantic last-minute buying and selling guaranteed.

Liverpool look set to give their midfield a further boost with the signing of Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich, while Tottenham Hotspur are chasing Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson as a potential Harry Kane replacement.

Elsewhere, Man City could be set to sell Cole Palmer to Chelsea, while the latter could offload Callum Hudson-Odoi after his return from loan. Manchester United, meanwhile, are still looking for at least two more additions – including Spurs left-back Sergio Reguilon – but did sell goalkeeper Dean Henderson to Crystal Palace on Thursday evening, with a potential replacement lined up.

Brighton look set to sign Ansu Fati on loan from Barcelona, while several other Premier League teams could also conclude deals late on before the window shuts.

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Transfer deadline day – latest updates

Liverpool reject £150m Mohamed Salah bid from Al Ittihad

Spurs agree Brennan Johnson deal

Ansu Fati joins Brighton on season-long loan from Barcelona

Ryan Gravenberch medical today ahead of signing five-year Liverpool deal

Cole Palmer completes move to Chelsea from Manchester City

15:50 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Various outlets are reporting that Chelsea have agreed a deal that would see left back Ian Maatsen join Burnley on an initial loan before a permanent move for £31.5m next summer. The 21-year-old spent last season with Vincent Kompany’s side but is not, it is believed, currently keen on a return – though that is a developing situation.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg future remains in the balance

15:27 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Tottenham continue to try and trim their squad slightly, with Ange Postecoglou in real danger of having to leave out a couple of senior players from his 25-man Premier League squad. One of those who Spurs would, ideally, like to move on is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, but finding a destination for the Dane is proving a little tricky with the midfilder said to not be keen on a move across London to Fulham. Fabrizio Romano now reports that Atletico Madrid may be back in the mix for the 28-year-old, but the two clubs are a little way apart on the structure of a possible loan to buy deal.

“No one’s not been integrated, no one hasn’t been training with the team,” Postecoglou said of the situation with a slightly bloated squad a little bit earlier today. “I’m not isolating anyone at the moment.

“Players have got their own reasons for making these decisions but ultimately, come the deadline, we’re going to have to name a 25-man list and we’ve got more than that at the moment, so some people are going to miss out.

“It’s up to them to decide the next step. From my perspective, we haven’t excluded anyone from training.”

15:12 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Brentford appear to have missed out on Johan Bakayoko but Thomas Frank remains in the market for a new forward. That player could be Neal Maupay, obviously familiar with the London club having powered them into the Premier League with a fine scoring season in 2018-19, and reported to be set to join on loan from Everton.

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Southampton block Che Adams loan

15:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Che Adams remains a Southampton player despite being regularly linked with a move away from the Championship club this summer, and it appears the Scotland international may be staying at St Mary’s – The Athletic report that the striker’s potential loan with an option to buy move to Wolves has been blocked by Southampton.

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Tottenham agree deal for Brennan Johnson

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to secure their Harry Kane replacement after agreeing a deal with Nottingham Forest to bring Brennan Johnson to north London.

Spurs and Forest were about £10m apart in terms of proposed fee yesterday but after further negotiations today, Miguel Delaney, Chief Football Writer for The Independent, reports that a deal worth an initial £45m, that could rise to £50m, has been agreed.

Johnson is now on his way to Spurs’ training ground to complete his move ahead of the 11pm BST transfer deadline this evening.

Tottenham to secure Harry Kane replacement as Brennan Johnson deal agreed

Stand-in Manchester City boss on Cole Palmer’s exit

14:38 , Harry Latham-Coyle

With Pep Guardiola still laid up after undergoing back surgery, Juanma Lillo handled Manchester City’s press duties today, explaining Cole Palmer’s departure after the 21-year-old sealed his switch to Chelsea earlier.

“This is the reality – it’s very difficult to go against a player’s wishes,” Lillo said. “When a player wants to go, it is very difficult to go against that. We have to work out the operation that has value for the club as well.

“On the other side, there is a pride that young player upon player is being created now and starting to give life to the rest of the country, like at Chelsea.

“We have to be proud and satisfied at Manchester City that we have done this, but to deny a footballer the opportunity to do what he wants to do is very difficult.”

Cole Palmer completes Chelsea move from Man City for £42.5m

Mikel Arteta reveals Arsenal’s deadline day plans

14:32 , Harry Latham-Coyle

As expected, there will be no further incomings at Arsenal today, but the club continue to try to offload a few unwanted members of their squad.

“I don’t expect anyone else to come in,” Mikel Arteta has confirmed. “There is no one else coming in.”

“For me, [today] is serene. I don’t have to do much work. Edu and the board are trying to finalise a few [player exits].

“We were working together to find the best solutions. We found them. I think the players are happy and the club did some good business.”

Brighton confirm Ansu Fati signing on loan from Barcelona

14:17 , Jack Rathborn

Tottenham set to sign Brennan Johnson as deal agreed

14:03 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Tottenham are moving closer to signing Brennan Johnson, with a deal now agreed with Nottingham Forest for the forward. Miguel Delaney, chief football writer for The Independent, reports that it is worth an initial £45m, but could rise to £50m, and Johnson is on his way to Spurs’ training ground to complete his move,

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Roy Hodgson confirms Crystal Palace interest in Rob Holding

13:57 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Crystal Palace are working on a deal to try and sign Rob Holding from Arsenal.

“He is a player who has interested us for a while,” Hodgson says of the centre half. “Dougie Freedman (Palace sporting director) knows him very well.

“We’re working on the basis that you can’t have too many quality players in your squad. If he was available and it’s a deal that is doable I’d be very happy to work with him.

“Our squad is not that massive. There is space in the 25-man squad for another player. If it could be Rob we’d be happy with that.”

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Manchester United set to complete Sergio Reguilon signing after Erik ten Hag admission

13:33 , Harry Latham-Coyle

One player who looks certain to be leaving Tottenham is Sergio Reguilon, as Richard Jolly reports.

Man Utd set to complete Reguilon move after Ten Hag admission

Spurs negotiating over Brennan Johnson fee

13:25 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Tottenham and Nottingham Forest are still locked in negotiations over a potential move for Brennan Johnson, which could be worth up to £50m. Sources have told The Independent that the bonus structure of the possible deal is still some way from being sorted, though.

DONE DEAL! Ansu Fati joins Brighton

13:17 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“This is a great deal for all of us,” Roberto De Zerbi says after completing the signing of Ansu Fati. “I am sure Ansu will help us to reach a new target and we can help him get back at the level he deserves to be.”

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DONE DEAL! Ansu Fati joins Brighton

13:15 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Ansu Fati is a Brighton player. The Barcelona forward joins on loan as he bids to get back to top form after a couple of injury-hit seasons in Catalonia. Another eye-catching signing for Roberto De Zerbi with Brighton set to begin their first ever European campaign later this month.

Liverpool reject £150m Mohamed Salah bid from Al Ittihad

12:58 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Liverpool have rejected a £150m bid from Al Ittihad for Mohamed Salah.

The Merseyside club are adamant that Salah is not for sale and that it is the end of the matter as far as they are concerned.

Liverpool have maintained that the Egyptian, who has two years left on his contract, is not sale.

Al Ittihad’s bid would have made Salah the third most expensive footballer ever and would have replaced Philippe Coutinho as Liverpool’s record sale.

Liverpool reject £150m Mohamed Salah bid from Saudi club

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12:45 , Jack Rathborn

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Divock Origi set for Premier League return

12:40 , Jack Rathborn

Burnley, Fulham and Nottingham Forest will all battle it out to sign Divock Origi.

Sky in Italy report the AC Milan forward will travel to England today ahead of a potential move back to the Premier League.

Origi has not settled since a move to Serie A from Liverpool, where he spent eight years and scored 41 goals across 175 games in all competitions.

The Belgian striker scored just two goals in 36 appearances for the Rossoneri last season.

Bayern discuss Trevoh Chalobah move from Chelsea

12:32 , Jack Rathborn

Bayern Munich are discussing a deal for Trevoh Chalobah, sources tell the Independent.

The Chelsea defender has fallen down Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order after a busy summer at Stamford Bridge.

Even with Wesley Fofana’s injury, Chalobah is behind Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiashile, Axel Disasi, Levi Colwill, making a move away a possibility.

Tottenham eye Conor Gallagher as part of three deadline day signings

12:25 , Jack Rathborn

Tottenham are chasing three signings on deadline day.

That’s according to the Evening Standard, who state Spurs are keen on Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher.

The Blues would be looking at a fee in the region of £45m.

PSG strike Randal Kolo Muani agreement ahead of £77m move

12:18 , Jack Rathborn

Randal Kolo Muani will join PSG, reports Fabrizio Romano.

An agreement is close between the French club and Frankfurt.

A total package of £77m (€90m) is agreed, now only the final details stand between the French forward and a move to Paris.

Fulham agree fee with Everton for Alex Iwobi

12:00 , Richard Jolly

Everton have agreed a £22m fee with Fulham for Iwobi, sources tell the Independent.

Marco Silva could sign him for a second time, with the Nigeria international moving back to the capital after a spell with Arsenal.

Iwobi joined the Toffees in 2019 for £28m, which could have risen to £34m.

DONE DEAL! Aston Villa secure Clement Lenglet

11:52 , Harry Latham-Coyle

An incoming at Aston Villa – Clement Lenglet has signed for the club on loan from Barcelona. The French defender was a Tottenham player last season and is a useful addition after Tyrone Mings suffered a serious knee injury.

Aston Villa forward set for Italian job

11:50 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The Independent also understands that Keinan Davis is set to complete a move to Udinese today. The 25-year-old spent last season on loan with Watford.

Callum Hudson-Odoi move to Nottingham Forest all but done

11:46 , Miguel Delaney

Callum Hudson-Odoi to Nottingham Forest has been agreed, sources tell the Independent, but a late hurdle is holding up the move.

Final details over his contract with Chelsea must be agreed, with the English winger targeted to boost Forest’s attacking options.

Chelsea will need to settle Hudson-Odoi’s contract, with the player poised to take a pay cut at Forest, failure to do so could result in the player remaining at Stamford Bridge.

On loan to Leverkusen last season Hudson-Odoi played just 14 times in total, making one assist.

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Fiorentina set to sign midfielder – which could open door for Sofyan Amrabat deal

11:40 , Harry Latham-Coyle

As the hours pass, it seems likelier and likelier that Sofyan Amrabat will end up a Manchester United player. The midfielder is reportedly set on a move to Old Trafford, and, according to Fabrizio Romano, Fiorentina may be moving closer to securing a replacement.

AC Milan in talks with Leicester over possible Patson Daka move

11:25 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Patson Daka could well be on the move today – the Zambian forward could be bound for Italy, with talks between AC Milan and Leicester over a loan move widely reported to be progressing.

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Jurgen Klopp likes look of retooled midfield

11:17 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Gravenberch’s new boss has also been speaking this morning after a midfield refurbishment at Anfield.

“We pretty much had to reinvent the team. The midfield is all ready and will be completely new,” says Jurgen Klopp, with a fourth summer midfield signing set to be completed today. “We had to do that in a season where we didn’t qualify for the Champions League, which has a massive impact.

“I know people expect it to be different but it is how it is. I really think we did good business, the players we brought in are really good, will help the team. We are less experienced but that is normal, but we are full of desire and I love this team.

“The natural skill-set is obvious but we had to replace the most successful midfield in the young (recent) history of this club.

“Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Gini Wijnaldum a few years ago. All had big parts in the team. Naby (Keita), (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain, they all played big parts in that midfield.

“I think we have much more goal threat in midfield now but the work-rate these guys put in, the stability they gave us was second-to-none and that is what we have to create as well.

“But I think it is clear the players we brought in have real quality, are young and in a super way really excited about the opportunity of being here, so that’s a cool mix.”

Thomas Tuchel reveals why Ryan Gravenberch is joining Liverpool

11:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Ryan Gravenberch’s move to Liverpool is, barring a late snag during the medical, all but done, with the Dutchman believed to be on Merseyside ahead of completing the move.

“The main problem for him is that we don’t really play with a #8 in our 4-2-3-1 system,” Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has explained of the midfielder’s desire to depart the club. “And we’re spoilt for choice up front, with really experienced players.

“Ryan is a very nice, hard-working, committed player. He wasn’t happy with his situation. He sees the chance in Liverpool to fight for a place at #8 in a 4-3-3. He’s wanted to go for a while. An offer came in and we discussed it. It’s not done yet, but the outcome is clear.”

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Transfer deadline day LIVE: Veteran defender joins Union Berlin

10:54 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Off to the continent, briefly, and an intriguing addition to Union Berlin’s squad. The German club, set for a first Champions League campaign this season, have confirmed the signing of Leonardo Bonucci, who should provide all sorts of winning nous at the back. Bonucci was frozen out by Juventus this summer having announced an intention to retire at the end of his contract, which expired next year – but this looks a smart bit of business from the Berlin club.

Luton in the mix for Donny van de Beek

10:42 , Harry Latham-Coyle

And Miguel Delaney, our chief football writer, adds that Luton are one potential club that may be intrigued by Van de Beek.

Manchester United expect Scott McTominay to stay

10:39 , Harry Latham-Coyle

More from Richard Jolly, our senior football correspondent: Manchester United expect Scott McTominay to stay at the club despite late interest from Fulham. Discussions are ongoing over the future of Mason Greenwood, Eric Bailly and Donny van de Beek – all could depart Old Trafford today.


DONE DEAL! Manchester City sign Matheus Nunes

10:31 , Richard Jolly

Manchester City have signed midfielder Matheus Nunes from Wolves to take their summer spending to around £200m.

The Portugal international, who cost £47.2 million, has signed a five-year deal at the Etihad and becomes Pep Guardiola’s fourth summer recruit.

Mateo Kovacic cost £25m, Josko Gvardiol £77m and Jeremy Doku £55m, although the signing of Nunes was in effect paid for when City sold Cole Palmer to Chelsea for an initial £40m.

Man City sign Matheus Nunes to take summer spending past £200m mark

Gary O’Neil confident Tommy Doyle

10:17 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It’s been a hectic couple of days at Wolves, with Manchester City’s Tommy Doyle now confirmed to have joined the club on lone.

“He had a really good season last year at Sheffield United, he’s a talented boy, well-educated football-wise obviously coming through the academy at Manchester City,” Wolves boss Gary O’Neil has said of Doyle’s signing.

“He’ll be good to help us with the structure and how we try and play, we’ve been a little bit short especially with the injury to (Joe) Hodge in the week, a little bit short in central midfield so it gives us another number in there.

“It brings us some quality and something a little bit different to maybe what we’ve had in there over the last few weeks.

“The competition for places is key and adding quality and someone who we think is going to be able to affect games at this level for now and also for the future.”

Two Premier League clubs in for Harrison Reed

10:10 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Joao Palhinha may not be the only Fulham midfielder heading for the Craven Cottage door – Harrison Reed could yet sign a new deal in London, but Miguel Delaney reports that Wolves are still pushing hard for him, with Everton also now in the mix.

DONE DEAL! Nottingham Forest complete Nuno Tavares loan

10:07 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A done deal at the City Ground, with full back Nuno Tavares in through the door on deadline day. The Arsenal defender impressed for Marseille during his season in the south of France and will press for a place on the left of Steve Cooper’s back five.

“I’m really happy to be here,” Tavares said after confirmation of a deal that includes what the club describe as “future options”.

“Forest is an historic club which won two European Cups and to be part of it makes me really happy.

“I’m really happy to stay in the Premier League as it’s the best league in the world and I’m thankful to Forest for giving me that opportunity.”

How Romelu Lukaku, football’s nearly man, became Jose Mourinho’s ideal signing

10:03 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Romelu Lukaku’s loan to Roma went through yesterday, with the Belgian’s summer in Chelsea exile at an end. The London club might have preferred a permanent exit but the striker looks a snug fit at Roma, as Richard Jolly explains:

How Lukaku, football’s nearly man, became Mourinho’s ideal signing

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool yet to receive offer for Mohamed Salah

09:49 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Rumours continue over a potential offer from Al-Ittihad to Liverpool for Mohamed Salah, but Jurgen Klopp has confirmed this morning that, as far as he is aware, nothing has yet been tabled by the Saudi club.

“The position remains the same,” Klopp said after insisting Salah was not for sale last week. “Absolutely no doubt about that. [There’s] nothing else to say. No offer as far as I know.”

Transfer deadline day LIVE

09:44 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Celtic got more business done ahead of transfer deadline day, but the Scottish champions could still be busy in the market ahead of midnight.

Defender Nat Phillips joined Brendan Rodgers’ squad on loan from Liverpool on Thursday after Honduran winger Luis Palma signed 24 hours earlier.

The Hoops are reported to be closing in on a loan move for Benfica midfielder Paulo Bernardo.

Rodgers had stressed after last weekend’s cinch Premiership draw with St Johnstone that the club needed to improve the team after strengthening the squad earlier in the window.

Sead Haksabanovic has been linked with potential moves to PAOK and Stoke after appearing to express frustration over a lack of game time on social media.

Another player keen for more game time, 18-year-old midfielder Rocco Vata, is understood to be wanted by Verona and Club Brugge.


Crystal Palace eyeing Rob Holding

09:42 , Harry Latham-Coyle

More from Miguel Delaney, and news from Crystal Palace, where Rob Holding is a late centre-half target. The Arsenal defender could be free to leave the Emirates and would boost Roy Hodgson’s options at the back.

Manchester United still hunting Sofyan Amrabat

09:40 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Manchester United, meanwhile, are still on the hunt for a midfield addition, with Sofyan Amrabat still a top target. The Fiorentina man may be available for the right price – but The Independent’s Miguel Delaney believes that the Old Trafford club’s offers have so far been short of what Fiorentina are looking for.

Cole Palmer completes Chelsea move from Man City for £42.5m

09:34 , Miguel Delaney

Chelsea have signed Cole Palmer from Manchester City for an initial £40m.

The Blues could pay a further £2.5m in add-ons, boosting Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

Palmer becomes Chelsea’s 13th signing of the summer and has penned a seven-year contract with an option to add a further 12 months to his stay at Stamford Bridge.

Cole Palmer completes Chelsea move from Man City for £42.5m

DONE DEAL! Cole Palmer completes move to Chelsea

09:32 , Harry Latham-Coyle

And there we go – Cole Palmer is officially a Chelsea player, departing Manchester City to join Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Can Palmer help Chelsea rebound from a disappointing campaign last season?

Transfer deadline day LIVE

09:28 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Nottingham Forest, it would appear, have found a new goalkeeper – Fabrizio Romano reports that Odysseas Vlachodimos, currently of Benfica, is travelling to the East Midlands ahead of a medical. Vlachodimos, capped 33 times by Greece but born in Germany, signed a new deal with the Portuguese club earlier in the year.

Transfer deadline day LIVE

09:17 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Fulham are therefore on the hunt for a holding midfield replacement, with a couple of fringe players at other Premier League clubs on the radar. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has slipped down the pecking order at Tottenham since Ange Postecoglou’s arrival, and could be available, while Scott McTominay, a target for West Ham earlier in the summer, may well be surplus to requirements at Manchester United.

Transfer deadline day LIVE

09:16 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It’s turning into a worrying end to the summer for Fulham fans, with Alekasandar Mitrovic already out the door and it looking increasingly likely that Joao Palhinha will follow. The midfielder was so, so impressive for Marco Silva’s side last season and Bayern Munich appear likely to complete a sizeable deal for the 28-year-old.

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Transfer deadline day LIVE

09:09 , Harry Latham-Coyle

So a player in through the door at Manchester United, but across town, we’re expecting confirmation at some point this morning of Cole Palmer’s move from Manchester City to Chelsea.

The 21-year-old has agreed terms ahead of a deal that could rise in value to about £45 million – Chelsea’s youth movement continues.

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Man United start deadline day by signing Turkish goalkeeper as Dean Henderson replacement

09:05 , Richard Jolly

Manchester United have signed Turkey international goalkeeper Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce for £4.3m.

The 25-year-old joins as a replacement for Dean Henderson, who completed a £20m move to Crystal Palace on Thursday, and could be the first of three deadline-day acquisitions for United.

Bayindir, who has been Fenerbahce’s first-choice goalkeeper for the past four seasons, is Erik ten Hag’s second goalkeeping signing of the summer, after Andre Onana, and, along with Tom Heaton, will provide back up to the Cameroonian.

Man United start deadline day by signing Turkish goalkeeper as Henderson replacement

Transfer deadline day LIVE

09:02 , Karl Matchett

Southampton have confirmed the loan signing of highly-rated defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis from Manchester City.

The 21-year-old arrives on a season-long loan from the Premier League champions, returning to the Championship where he was a title winner with Burnley in 2022/23.

Appearing 35 times for Vincent Kompany’s side, the central defender arrives on the south coast with 73 Championship appearances already to his name, having previously enjoyed spells with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, with a loan spell at Anderlecht in 2021/22 taking his total senior appearances to 105.

After a standout season at Turf Moor, Harwood-Bellis captained England Under-21s to Euro 2023 glory in the summer, with Lee Carsley’s side lifting the trophy without conceding a single goal.

Director of Football Jason Wilcox said: “Taylor arrives with experience beyond his years, including a vast amount of games at Championship level which includes lifting the title last season.

“He’s someone who can help us immediately but also has huge potential to continue developing.

“Taylor’s attributes make him a perfect fit for our system and how we want to play, and I have no doubt he’ll prove to be a valuable addition.”

Transfer deadline day LIVE

08:56 , Karl Matchett

Sergio Reguilon is heading to Manchester United.

The Athletic say he has signed his contract ahead of a loan switch and the left-back will leave Spurs later today. A medical has already been undertaken and there’s no fee for the deal – or option to buy at the end of the campaign.

Their report further clarifies that United will pay his wages in full and there’s a mid-season break clause. The knock-on effect is of course that Marc Cucurella and Nicolas Tagliafico, both previously linked to cover Luke Shaw’s injury, will stay at their clubs.

Transfer deadline day LIVE

08:48 , Karl Matchett

The Athletic’s David Ornstein says there are “heavy suggestions” Tottenham may make a late bid for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. The English international has been featuring this season but there’s so much competition in the middle of the park at Stamford Bridge that it could be a goer anyway – one to keep an eye on.

More on those two clubs coming up shortly.

Transfer deadline day LIVE

08:31 , Karl Matchett

Just outside the Premier League after their relegation in May, Leicester are set for a busy day.

BBC Radio Leicester say Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare, Harry Souttar, Daniel Iversen and Danny Ward could all depart today – how many of those might rejoin top-flight clubs?

Striker Daka at least has been linked with a few but we await to see if these are loans or permanent deals.

Transfer deadline day LIVE

08:25 , Rich Jolly

There might be moves at Goodison Park today, both in and out the door.

Alex Iwobi could well join Fulham later today. Everton are prepared to sell as the player is in the last year of his contract and he has turned down offers of new deal.

If he moves, Everton will look to replace him, possibly with Kamaldeen Sulemana of Southampton.

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Transfer deadline day LIVE

08:18 , Karl Matchett

Tottenham Hotspur are still in talks with Nottingham Forest over Brennan Johnson but, with a huge distance in terms of the fee, it is expected that the deal goes to the very last hours of the window and may not be agreed at all.

There is currently a huge difference between the two positions, with the situation tempered by the fact the two figures involved are two of the hardest negotiators in the Premier League, in Daniel Levy and Evangelos Marinakis.

Forest had already set a price of £40m, although Brentford have already gone to that only to get rebuffed. Marianakis is understood to see the west London club as a direct rival.

The player himself is open to Brentford but his first preference is Spurs. Johnson wants the deal but is obviously prepared to be professional about it.

Brennan Johnson’s Tottenham transfer to go down to the wire

Transfer deadline day LIVE

08:10 , Karl Matchett

One from last night: Dean Henderson has left Manchester United to join Crystal Palace in a £20m deal.

The England international goalkeeper’s departure is expected to pave the way for Turkish goalkeeper Altay Bayindir to replace him as Andre Onana’s deputy.

Henderson will cost Palace an initial £15m with a further £5m in add-ons and he will compete with Sam Johnstone for the position in Roy Hodgson’s team.

Henderson has signed a five-year deal at Selhurst Park while long-serving goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, who Hodgson said refused to play for the club in pre-season, could leave on Friday.

Dean Henderson completes Crystal Palace move as Manchester United line up replacement

Transfer deadline day LIVE

08:02 , Karl Matchett

Yesterday’s big news for the top teams was that Anfield’s top brass came to a resolution with Bayern Munich, as Liverpool have agreed a £34.2m fee with Bayern Munich for midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.

The Netherlands international is flying to Merseyside for a medical and is set to sign a five-year contract for Liverpool on deadline day.

The 21-year-old, who was also a target for Liverpool last summer, will leave Bayern after only one year and just three starts in the Bundesliga.

He will become Liverpool’s fourth major summer signing and take their spending on midfielders in this transfer window to around £150m, after the arrivals of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Wataru Endo.

More details here:

Liverpool midfield set for further boost as Ryan Gravenberch fee agreed

Transfer deadline day LIVE

07:54 , Karl Matchett

Tottenham Hotspur are still in talks with Nottingham Forest over Brennan Johnson but, with a huge distance in terms of the fee, it is expected that the deal goes to the very last hours of the window and may not be agreed at all.

There is currently a huge difference between the two positions, with the situation tempered by the fact the two figures involved are two of the hardest negotiators in the Premier League, in Daniel Levy and Evangelos Marinakis.

Forest had already set a price of £40m, although Brentford have already gone to that only to get rebuffed. Marianakis is understood to see the west London club as a direct rival.

Brennan Johnson’s Tottenham transfer to go down to the wire

Transfer deadline day LIVE

07:39 , Karl Matchett

Welcome to transfer deadline day! Here at the Independent we’ll be keeping you up to date on every improbable rumour, helicopter sighting and failed medical along the way, as well as the more routine last-minute loans and deals which have taken three weeks to thrash out finally being sorted inside 15 frantic minutes.

Why do clubs leave it so late? We’ll never know, but they do. Deadline day is here and the window shuts at 11pm BST!


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