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Play audio Transfer Deadline Day from BBC Radio 5 live
- Window shuts at 17:00 BST for Premier League and EFL clubs
- Man City sign Australian international Arzani – and is expected to leave on loan
- Window in Scotland shuts on 31 August
- Get involved – use #bbcfootball
- Tell us when a date change has caught you out
Tim: I was given a day to do some tests for a new job. Had a night out, was absolutely hanging the next morning, completed the tests in an awful state just before the deadline, only for the test deadline to then be extended by a week.
Matt: My family and I went to Barcelona for a long weekend and had bought tickets for Barcelona v Sevilla. We were getting ready for it on the Sunday only to realise it had already been played on the Saturday…
Brian Marwood, the managing director of global football for City Group, said: “In a short period of time, Daniel has developed into one of Australia’s brightest young stars and has demonstrated the drive and raw talent required for success at the highest level.
“This pathway was first forged by Aaron Mooy just two years ago, and we are all delighted to see another Australian-grown talent make this move.”
Now, don’t expect to see Arzani in a Manchester City shirt too soon.
The club say they are “exploring a development pathway for Arzani, and a further announcement regarding a loan to progress his career will be made in the coming days”.
Celtic is one possible destination.
Right then, the Premier League’s first deal of the day is done.
Manchester City have signed Australia winger Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City.
Arzani, only 19, was part of Australia’s World Cup squad. Manchester City and Melbourne City, remember, are part of the same footballing family.
There is a lot of speculation around this morning linking
Tottenham’s Danny Rose with a move to Schalke.
Schalke are not confirming their interest in Rose but have
admitted they are looking to sign a left-back.
The German deadline is 31 August so it is not a deal that
would have to be concluded today.
made Fulham an offer for Ryan Sessegnon several weeks ago and proposed a deal that
would see Danny Rose go the other way – Spurs want to move Rose (and Toby Alderweireld for that matter) out – but couldn’t reach an agreement and Sessegnon
now won’t be leaving Craven Cottage this transfer window.
For Spurs fans, a summer without a
single senior in or out, means it hasn’t really started.
There are ways that can be justified. The strength of the
squad, the growth of recent years, the financial reality of the new stadium.
But there are squad gaps – central midfield – and opportunities to take
advantage of that can’t be ignored.
One way or another this is a deadline day that will go
down in Tottenham history.
Nathan A Clark, TalkingTottenhamTactics
Helen Davies: I once pulled an all nighter to finish an assignment, went to uni in the morning to hand it in and was greeted by a sign on the door telling us we’d been given an extra week to complete it.
Jimmy: Whilst packing my bags to fly back to London from Dubai…. I discovered that the flight was three days ago.
Countdown on, only nine hours left for business to get done.
Jose to get a defender? Jack Grealish to leave Villa? Spurs to get, well, anyone?
17:00 BST. Set your watch.
Kurt Zouma to Manchester United would be an absolute shocker.
He got relegated with Stoke last season.
Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma has emerged as a left-field candidate to become the central defensive signing Jose Mourinho wants at Manchester United.
Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng, Toby Alderweireld and Yerri Mina have all been mentioned as potential signings in recent days.
Add Kurt Zouma’s name to that list.
Jose Mourinho signed Zouma for Chelsea in 2014 and it is now being suggested the Red Devils may make a deadline day move for the Frenchman.
Mourinho is doing a planned press conference at 09:00 BST ahead of United’s Premier League opener with Leicester tomorrow.
It will be interesting to hear what he has to say.
Now, I said earlier that our top team of journalists will be digging through all the rumours, hearsay and conjecture to bring you all the deals, possibles and no-chances.
Well, we’ve already got a humdinger…
Pete Gold: On a four hour flights from Turkey, 10am-2pm UK time. Not sure how I will cope not being able to check the transfers. Hoping to have photos of Bernard, Mina and Gomes in Everton shirts by the time I land.
European Football Expert
There is an extra little advantage for the really big European clubs – Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG – they don’t have to rush because Premier League clubs are going to be out of the game.
They can wait and do their business next week. They will have far less competition, which will stop prices from getting jacked up.
Daily Mirror football writer on BBC Radio 5 live
I don’t think the Premier League clubs made the right call in closing the transfer window now. They have made a real problem for themselves.
For the past couple of years, it’s been a trendy thing for managers to say that the window should close before the season starts.
The problem is that, once the window closes, big European clubs will make offers for players that chairmen and owners will find difficult to refuse.
Has TDD taken you by surprise? Wondering how it might work out for the really big boys, especially with the rest of Europe still having time to get their business done?
Earlier on, I said that the Premier League may have inadvertently caused itself problems by opting to stop trading early.
We have some experts to provide an explanation for what I was banging on about….
In normal circumstances Salomon Rondon might be considered a
half decent signing. But Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United don’t deal in normal
circumstances. Many Newcastle fans are currently engaged in a debate about the
rights and wrongs of boycotting the club altogether and a season-long loan
signing from West Brom isn’t going to change that.
of the angst? Ashley. He told the fans a year ago that every penny
generated by the club would be made available to Rafa Benitez. Like so much of
what the man says, that is not proving to be the case.
misconception that Newcastle fans feel we should be competing with the likes of
Manchester City in the transfer market. With our two biggest signings having
occurred in 2005 and 1996, and a pitiful net expenditure over the 10 years of
Ashley’s reign, I’d be happy to compete with the likes of Fulham.
Fergus Craig, Newcastle Natter Podcast
I can’t help but notice your mug, Che. Are you a Newcastle fan?
Speaking of Newcastle…
If you’re particularly eagle-eyed, you will notice that, at the top of this page, you have the opportunity to vote.
There won’t be many supporters who think that their club don’t need to sign anyone today, but the need for some is stronger than others.
So, in your opinion, which club is in most need of doing some business today? Follow the tab on the right and vote away.