Paris Saint-Germain are angry that Hugo Ekitike is trying to move to Crystal Palace and claim he does not have permission. They have a deal in place for him to go to Eintracht Frankfurt. If he refuses it jeopardises their move for Randal Kolo Muani more on @TeleFootball— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) September 1, 2023
Coming to Chelsea news
Chelsea have priced Conor Gallagher out of a move to Tottenham by demanding £48m plus add ons for the England midfielder, as per the Daily Mail. Gallagher’s situation was not helped by Tottenham’s inability to offload players today.
Deivid Washington is set to stay, and will not be moving out on loan.
Lucas Bergstrom is likely to go on an overseas loan, so his future doesn’t need to be immediately resolved (same with Malang Sarr?). Worth noting that since Bergstrom is U21 and club-trained, he will be exempted from FIFA’s seven-man loan limit.
More and more done deals
Leicester’s City Patson Daka is set to join Bournemouth on loan with an option to buy. The 24-year-old’s impending move to the Vitality Stadium means Bournemouth will sanction a late departure for fellow striker Keiffer Moore. The Wales international is likely to move to the Championship, if a deal can be found, as per the Athletic.
Atletico are not going to sign Pierre-Emile Hojberg as it stands. Spurs did not accept Atletico’s proposal as it did not contain any obligation to buy.
Sticking to Spain, Boubakary Soumare is set to join Sevilla on loan from Leicester City. There will be an option to buy.
Luton Town also want Albert Sambi Lokonga on a loan deal. Yet to be seen if he’s an alternative to Donny van de Beek.
: Al-Ittihad made an astronomical offer for Mohamed Salah!— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) September 1, 2023
A contract until June 2027 is on the table worth €500M-€600M.
Deal includes three years of image rights for the role of ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
The player will say YES if Liverpool agree… pic.twitter.com/8XuHdtQVs8
Some more Chelsea updates
Bashir Humphreys is now set to join Swansea City on loan.
Trevoh Chalobah is reluctant to move to Nottingham Forest and will prioritize a move to Bayern Munich until the German transfer window closes.
Crystal Palace now in for Ekitike
Crystal Palace have now joined the race for PSG’s Hugo Ekitike. They have proposed a loan deal with a £26m buy option.
One more “Here We Go”
Bournemouth reach verbal agreement to sign Luis Sinisterra from Leeds United, here we go! #AFCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2023
Deal being finalised between clubs as player already accepted.
Understand it’s loan move for winger set to travel for medical. pic.twitter.com/VpIELehRiW
Hojberg to Atletico
Pierre Emile-Højbjerg could yet depart, with Atletico making a loan offer. They have FFP troubles, so they can’t afford a permanent deal.
However, the deal has not met Spurs’s expectations yet, so work is to be done.
Some more done deals
➡️— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 1, 2023
Sergio Reguilon has signed up for the 2023/24 season! #MUFC
Return of the .— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) September 1, 2023
United's tenth signing of the transfer window is a major capture with James McAtee returning to Bramall Lane on a season-long loan.#SUFC
Chelsea and Tottenham are currently negotiating the transfer of Conor Gallagher with the key problem in closing a deal for the England midfielder one of price. Having turned down a £40m offer from West Ham last month, Chelsea want £45 million for the 23-year-old while Spurs’ valuation is closer to £35 million. In addition, the deal could be complicated by Hojberg’s refusal to sign for Fulham.
With Marc Cucurella now set to stay at Chelsea, Ian Maatsen could depart instead. Loan and permanent deal options are both open.
Bashir Humphreys is likely to stay at Chelsea till January atleast, despite loan offers from Swansea City and Stoke City. The Blues want him as RB and CB cover.
Antonio Nusa will stay for one more year at Club Brugge. Chelsea remain in the hunt to sign the player early, but other PL clubs also remain in contention, as per HLN.
Mason Burstow is set to join Sunderland on loan.
More “Here we go’s” from Fabrizio
Brennan Johnson to Tottenham, here we go! Agreement reached right now with Nottingham Forest on deal in excess of £40m with add-ons included ⚪️ #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2023
Total package up to £45m.
Brennan, on his way to medical tests at Spurs training ground right now.
Priority target, signed. pic.twitter.com/0Mtyq3Uso6
AC Milan closing in on striker
After being rejected by Taremi, AC Milan have decided to pursue Rafa Mir. The Sevilla striker will join the Rossoneri on loan, with the option to buy.
Dual deal for Barcelona
After offloading Clement Lenglet, Ansu Fati, and potentially Abde, Barcelona will look to conclude deals for Joao Cancelo, and former Chelsea boy Joao Felix (both on loan).
Sobre Joao Felix:— Helena Condis Edo (@HelenaCondis) September 1, 2023
Fuentes del Barça también dan por hecho el fichaje del portugués.
Joao Felix, ya os contamos ayer en @partidazocope, ayer por la tarde ya tenía inputs de que la operación se haría y estaba muy confiado en poder viajar a BCN en las próximas horas.@tjcope
Según @gerardromero: Joao Cancelo aterriza esta misma tarde en Barcelona.— Helena Condis Edo (@HelenaCondis) September 1, 2023
EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool reject verbal bid worth more than £100m + substantial add-ons from Saudi Pro League to sign Mohamed Salah for Al Ittihad. Proposal made on amicable call to Mike Gordon last night. #LFC view as case closed, #SPL do not @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/lHbEJ3yLGZ— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 1, 2023
Hojbjerg turns down move to Spurs
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has turned down a move from Tottenham Hotspur to Fulham, but talks are still ongoing. This could have a domino effect on Spurs’ pursuit of Conor Gallagher.
Can we get back Andrey please?
Nottingham Forest are set to sign Ibrahim Sangare for €30m. This makes the deal to send Andrey Santos on loan to them further stupid. They already have six other midfielders in addition to Andrey and they are now signing Sangare.
Manchester United also get their man
(Broke) Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Sofyan Amrabat on an initial loan deal. The loan price will be €10m and there will be an obligation to buy for €25m. Quite the unique deal if you ask me.
Manchester United have reached agreement with Fiorentina to sign Sofyan Amrabat. 27yo Morocco international midfielder will join #MUFC from #Fiorentina on a season-long loan with option to buy. Ten Hag midfield target secured @TheAthleticFC #DeadlineDay https://t.co/ukZUfjpFzP— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 1, 2023
PSG get their man
PSG and Eintracht Frankfurt have reached a full agreement for a transfer of Randal Kolo Muani for a €90m deal. However, Hugo Ekitike will not be joining Frankfurt.
#Ligue1 |— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) September 1, 2023
◉ Accord TOTAL trouvé entre le PSG et Francfort pour le transfert Randal Kolo Muani ‼️‼️‼️
◉ Francfort a activé un plan B, après le refus d'Hugo Ekitike ‼️#FreeRandal pic.twitter.com/sk3RQP2TJE
Luton Town making moves
Luton Town apparently want to sign Donny van de Beek on deadline day. This would be Luton Town’s 12th signing of the summer.
On the other hand, ESPN reports that Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay will stay at Manchester United.
Iwobi to Fulham!?
Considering that Iwobi has been one of Everton’s best players in recent times, it really seems like a poor decision to sell him to Fulham. Guess we will see.
Some more done deals
The Portuguese international joins City from Wolves! ✍️— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 1, 2023
Leonardo Bonucci ist Unioner ⚪ pic.twitter.com/Er7qxwo2yw— 1. FC Union Berlin (@fcunion) September 1, 2023
The full story as Tommy Doyle joins on loan, with an option to make his stay permanent.— Wolves (@Wolves) September 1, 2023
Welcome to Aston Villa, Clément Lenglet. ✍️ pic.twitter.com/Lz9DvZd5bY— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 1, 2023
Could this really happen?
Mo Salah to Al-Ittihad rumours are not going away! ➡️— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) September 1, 2023
The Saudis are expected to bid up to £200m for him, and offer the player £1.5m a week!
Don’t think Liverpool can afford the PR fallout this late, especially after the Caicedo and Lavia sagas.
Trevoh Chalobah might only head out on loan
In somewhat frustrating news, Bayern Munich may get their wish of signing Trevoh Chalobah on a season-long loan. In addition to the temporary nature of this arrangement, it also takes up a valuable overseas loan spot. Wonder what happens to Deivid Washington then.
Understand Chelsea are looking at letting Trevoh Chalobah on loan as it’s unlikely they will be able to get a permanent move for him on #DeadlineDay— TheSecretScout (@TheSecretScout_) September 1, 2023
Bayern Munich is the likely destination, player welcomes the move.
Expect more updates shortly #CFC #FCBayern
Should they… pic.twitter.com/d20JIqpAqd
AC Milan looking for a striker
Milan’s move for Porto’s Mehdi Taremi fell through, and they are now looking for alternatives. As per Gianluca Di Marzio, hey are now targeting Patson Daka of Leicester City, and/or Antonio Sanabria of Torino (they were also linked with a wild loan move for Mason Burstow late last night!!!)
Some done deals
We are delighted to announce the signing of Taylor Harwood-Bellis on a season-long loan.— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 1, 2023
Coutinho goes after the bag
Philippe Coutinho is close to signing for Qatar’s Al Duhail. Coutinho who joined Aston Villa from Barcelona in 2022, had a bright start, but his form tapered off. Now, with Aston Villa building a super team, with Zaniolo and Diaby signed in attack, there is no space for Coutinho, and he appears to have joined the Middle East project.
Also, would be interesting to see if Qatar also makes significant investments in football after Saudi Arabia’s exorbitant spending (Marco Verratti is also rumored with a move to Qatar).
A few Premier League moves
Divock Origi is expected to leave AC Milan. Burnley and Nottingham Forest have held talks over a loan deal.
Crystal Palace are leading the race for Arsenal’s Rob Holding.
Burnley’s enquiry for winger Crysencio Summerville has been rejected by Leeds United.
Nottingham Forest are keeping the crazy ongoing, having agreed a deal for Benfica GK, Odisseas Vlachodimos.
James McAtee appears to be joining Sheffield United on loan. He rejected Leicester City in the process.
Wolverhampton Wanderers remain in talks over deals for Southampton striker Che Adams and Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed.
Inter Milan get their midfielder
Inter Milan’s last piece after signing Benjamin Pavard of the puzzle was a midfielder. After their move for Lazar Samardzic fell through, they now appear to be close to signing Davy Klaassen on a on a free transfer. He will sign a two-year contract.
Spurs clearing deadwood
Tottenham Hotspur have too many centre backs, and they appear to be doing something to rectify the matter. Japhet Tangana is joining Augsburg on a season-long loan with a buy option, as per Fabrizio Romano.
Tuchel to get his defensive midfielder
Thomas Tuchel pushed Bayern Munich to sign a new no. 6. While Bayern were initially against the idea, Ryan Gravenberch’s imminent departure to Liverpool has opened up a spot, which will likely be filled by João Palhinha, contingent on Fulham signing a replacement.
Wonder how Joshua Kimmich feels, considering he has repeatedly spoken about how he feels he is best as a holding midfielder.
❗️X News #Palhinha: TOTAL agreement between FC Bayern & Fulham!— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) September 1, 2023
➡️ Transfer fee: Around €65m as reported yesterday ✔️
➡️ Contract until 2028
➡️ Palhinha on his way to Munich!
Not a done deal yet as Fulham still has to finalize a replacement. @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/pTUYjQAc6m
No Bella-Kotchap for Dortmund
As Florian Plettenburg reports, Armel Bella-Kotchap’s move to BVB seems to be off. Dortmund confirmed the signing of Niklas Füllkrug last night, and don’t have the funds to meet Southampton’s price demand now.
Maybe we can interest them in a certain Malang Sarr?
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Chelsea are expected to make one more major signing (namely Cole Palmer), but you never know when Behdad and The Toddmeister might get a bug up their butt and splurge another 50 mil on another right winger.
And we still need to find good homes for Callum Hudson-Odoi (Forest?), Malang Sarr, and maybe a few youngsters in the Academy and DevSquad. Trevoh Chalobah may yet end up at Bayern, but hopefully the list of outgoings will NOT include Conor Gallagher or Ian Maatsen at the end of the day.
In any case, sit back, relax, and enjoy the festivities. After all, it’s TRANSFERAPALOOZA and the weather is fine!
(To be clear, this post is for transfers and rumors and speculations. Other off-topic musings, like how bad you are at fantasy football or what’s the difference between brown and white eggs, go in The DH, as per usual.)