Follow along as we bring you all the news, rumours and done deals on Transfer Deadline Day 2020 with our live blog.
14.56pm: If the bookies odds are a good indicator, Thomas Partey has been slashed to 1/20 to join Arsenal. Meanwhile…
🔵 Everton have emerged as 3/1 favourites to sign Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.
— oddschecker (@oddschecker) October 5, 2020
14.48pm: Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has turned down the chance to join West Ham, according to the Guardian. Some reports suggested Rudiger could be used as part of a deal to bring Declan Rice to Chelsea. But that won’t happen now.
14.39pm: Positive news in Arsenal’s pursuit of Thomas Partey. Goal report that the Gunners will pay his £45m release clause. And that could mean they finally get their man. The Atletico Madrid midfielder has been a priority target all summer. Read more here….
14.30pm: There was once a time when Wilfried Zaha dominated Transfer Deadline Day. However, there seems to be no chance the winger will leave Crystal Palace today. Roy Hodgson insisted last week that Palace wouldn’t entertain any late bids.
14.20pm: Some updates on a couple of players looking to move away from Chelsea. Fulham are still pushing to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan. It’s reported that the loan fee plus wages would cost the Cottagers around £8m. Meanwhile, it seems AC Milan have dropped their interest in Antonio Rudiger. His high salary is the stumbling block.
14.10pm: West Ham and Fulham are both trying to seal a permanent move for Manchester City centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo. The former academy star has had previous loan spells at West Brom and Blackburn. The 23-year-old isn’t part of Pep Guardiola’s future plans.
14.02pm: Tottenham have made an enquiry to sign John Stones from Manchester City. The Manchester Evening News say it could be a loan move with a view to a permanent £20m deal. Spurs boss Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Stones when he was manager at Chelsea.
13.55pm: An interesting table which gives some context to each Premier League club’s spending in the transfer window.
— vysyble (@vysyble) October 5, 2020
13.49pm: Newcastle’s work appears to done in this transfer window. That’s in terms of incoming deals. They could still let several players go. Several sources say Christian Atsu could be heading to Watford.
Newcastle United work in the window done and dusted nice and early in this window. The club will confirm at some point today the signing of Peruvian playmaker, Rodrigo Vilca but the plan is to play the 21 year old in their development squad rather than the first team. #NUFC
— Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) October 5, 2020
13.37pm: Transfer Deadline Day wouldn’t be complete without trying to decipher cryptic tweets. Arsenal are still trying to sort a deal for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey. So what exactly could this egg timer mean on a tweet sent by the player’s supposed PR Officer?
— Samuel Zigah (@Delazig) October 5, 2020
13.30pm: Everton are in talks to sign AS Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez, according to reports in Italy. Corriere Dello Sport say Roma want a permanent deal rather than a loan. He’s been valued at €22m.
13.23pm: Fresh update about Theo Walcott. The Everton attacker is now heading for a medical at Southampton. Sky Sports report that it’s a one-season loan deal. The two clubs will pay 50% each of his wages.
13.16pm: It’s more about the outgoings for Liverpool today. But it seems Xherdan Shaqiri is set to stay put. Few take a free-kick as good as the Swiss star so Reds fans may be happy to hear that he won’t be leaving.
I’m told Xherdan Shaqiri won’t be leaving #LFC today. Had been strong enough interest for him to be omitted from Jurgen Klopp’s last two matchday squads but doesn’t appear a move will materialise barring a surprise late bid.
— David Lynch (@dmlynch) October 5, 2020
13.10pm: A new twist on the Amad Traore story. Various sources now claim that Manchester United have reached an agreement with Atalanta to sign the teenager winger. But the €30m deal is set to go through in January. Of course, this suggests their pursuit of Jadon Sancho could be over. Read more here….
13.00pm: A good one to shout across the office (or, more likely, message/text if you’re working from home)… Mario Balotelli may be returning to English football. Calciomercato claim he could be set for a move to Watford. His current club, Brescia, were relegated last season. Then again, so were Watford!
12.51pm: Sky Sports report that Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles are at Manchester United’s Carrington training complex. Both should complete moves today. Cavani arrives on a free while United are set to secure Telles on a five-year deal from Porto for £15.4m.
12.46pm: The reports of Everton moving for Fernando Llorente would appear wide of the mark, according to footballitalia.
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) October 5, 2020
12.37pm: Time for some Euro Paper Talk. It includes news of an under-the-radar bid from Spurs to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. Read more here….
12.28pm: Manchester United fans are desperate to hear news of incomings. So an interesting line here from journalist Fabrizio Romano about Atalanta’s teenage star Amad Traore. United are set to beat Parma to the punch.
Manchester United are now in advanced talks to sign Amad Traoré [2002 top talent] from Atalanta on a permanent deal! Deal collapsed with Parma (after announcement) and Man Utd in talks.
Work permit still pending, deal to be completed now or on next January. 🔴 #MUFC #DeadlineDay
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020
12.18pm: An update on Liverpool’s potential move for Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga. The Echo report that there will be no deadline move for the Spurs stopper. That’s supported by a tweet from The Athletic’s James Pearce (formerly of The Echo). He says: “Not expecting any incomings for #LFC today.”
12.08pm: Either Emerson Palmieri or Marcos Alonso will be heading out of Chelsea today, according to football.london. Latest reports from Italy say Emerson’s potential move to Juventus has fallen through due to a dispute over finances. Inter are showing interest in Alonso.
12.00pm: News from Southampton now. Sky Sports are reporting links to three players. The Saints are also showing interest in Ruben Loftus Cheek while they’re enquired about Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams. However, the most likely deal, as we reported earlier, is the return of Theo Walcott. That would be on loan.
11.50am: Fulham are hopeful of securing a loan deal for Chelsea and England star Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The midfielder is struggling to get first-team football at Stamford Bridge. The Cottagers need quality reinforcements after starting the season with four straight defeats.
11.42am: More details on Edinson Cavani’s impending move to Manchester United. The Red Devils are all set to sign the 33-year-old Uruguayan striker on a two-year deal. Read more here….
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020
11.32am: Liverpool’s Marco Grujic is a target for Werder Bremen. The Serbian spent two seasons on loan with Hertha Berlin. However, the Reds are seeking a permanent deal this time.
.@LFC midfielder Marko Grujic attracting interest from Werder Bremen. Club will not sanction another loan to the Bundesliga, however, so Bremen are going to have to come up with a cash offer.
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) October 5, 2020
11.25am: Antonio Rudiger was mentioned earlier as an option for Spurs. But it’s also emerged that AC Milan and PSG could be lining up a move for the out-of-favour Chelsea defender.
11.17am: Everton have made an approach to sign Fernando Llorente from Napoli, according to Football Insider. The striker has just one year left on his contract in Italy.
11.07am: Liverpool’s need for a stronger back-up goalkeeper could be addressed today with Alisson Becker set to be out for several weeks. Adrian’s early howler in the embarrassing 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa highlighted the problem. Reports are linking Liverpool with a move for Tottenham stopper Paulo Gazzaniga. The Independent claim the Reds have made contact with Spurs about the Argentine’s availability. Read more here….
10.53am: Edinson Cavani is on the brink of signing for Manchester United, with an agreement now reached. That’s according to Fabrizio Romano.
10.39am: Hoffenheim have announced the loan signing of Ryan Sessegnon from Tottenham. Can’t wait to see how he fares in the Bundesliga!
➡️ S-E-S-S-E-G-N-O-N ⬅️#TSG Hoffenheim have signed 20-year-old @RyanSessegnon from Premier League club @SpursOfficial. The England Under-21 international has joined on loan until 30th June 2021.#WelcomeRyan pic.twitter.com/AV931TWRel
— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@tsghoffenheimEN) October 5, 2020
10.31am: We can confirm that Cameron Carter-Vickers will join Bournemouth today, subject to a successful medical. We exclusively brought you this story last week.
10.15am: Leeds midfielder Mateusz Bogusz is set to join Segunda Liga side UD Logrones on a season’s loan.
10.04am: Arsenal still have hopes of strengthening their midfield on deadline day. We look here at Mikel Arteta’s possible business.
9.54am: Tiemoue Bakayoko is heading to Napoli on loan, while Victor Moses is returning to Inter, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Chelsea will announce that Tiemoué Bakayoko is joining Napoli on loan and are in talks with Inter for Victor Moses [on loan too].
Nothing advanced for Emerson Palmieri to Juventus [he’s not close] and Toni Rüdiger to AC Milan [Spurs considering him just as backup option] 🔵 #CFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020
9.45am: Godfrey speaks! The Everton new boy has told supporters what to expect after he sealed a £26m switch to Goodison Park. Read more here….
9.28am: We’re also told it could be a busy day at Arsenal. Sead Kolasinac is set to seal a £9m return to Germany with Bayer Leverkusen. We also we understand Calum Chambers could also be on the move
9.12am: We can reveal that Theo Walcott has decided to leave Everton after slipping down the pecking order. We exclusively revealed last week he has been told he is free to leave should he wish. We understand it is former club Southampton who are favourites. What a story that would be!
9.04am: The first major signing of deadline day arrives – and it’s more good news for Everton. That’s after Ben Godfrey secured his arrival at Goodison in a £25m deal from Norwich.
— Everton (@Everton) October 5, 2020
9am: We’re told Albert Adomah is with QPR this morning undergoing a medical, as exclusively revealed last week.
8.49am: Good news for Leeds fans. A deal for Rennes winger Raphina looks set to go through with a deal worth around £20m agreed for the Brazilian.
Leeds will get the extra forward/attacking midfielder they wanted as they have agreed a deal worth around £20m with Rennes for Raphinha.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) October 5, 2020
8.37am: Your deadline day Paper Talk has landed. Spurs’ Milan Skriniar hopes may be fading, but a Brazil defender could be incoming. Meanwhile, a United full-back could be heading to Southampton.
8.24am: Could Liverpool make a shock deadline day swoop for a new keeper? Jamie Carragher certainly thinks it’s a possibility….
8.12am: Manchester United look set to be busy boys on the final day. Here’s a look at the three deals they hope to seal…
8am: Good morning, hope everyone is well. Stick with us for a full and comprehensive coverage of Transfer Deadline Day 2020. Premier League clubs have until 11pm (BST) to secure their business ahead of the new season.
A reminder though to give clubs more time in the age of coronavirus, they will be able to do domestic transfers up until October 16. This will be for loans or permanent transfers between Premier League and EFL clubs.