TEAMtalk’s transfer deadline day blog: Everton go big; Fulham busy

Date published: Thursday 9th August 2018 3:10

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Follow along live as TEAMtalk brings you news of all the done deals, latest transfer rumours and the best of Twitter on the Premier League’s transfer deadline day.


8.39pm: Liverpool striker Danny Ings has joined Southampton on a season-long loan which will be made permanent at the end of the 2018-19 season.

8.37pm: Andre-Frank Anguissa signs for £22.3m for Fulham from Marseille. Fulham have also signed Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United on loan.

8.09pm:  Everton confirm Yerry Mina on permanent deal from Barcelona and Andrew Gomes on a season-long loan.

7.51pm: Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Jordan Ayew on loan from Swansea.

7.49pm: And another tweet, this time from Harry Maguire. Where were the tweets earlier when transfers were possible?

7.47pm: Jack Grealish has tweeted.

7.37pm: Domingos Quina signs for Watford on a four-year deal from West Ham. The 18-year-old was linked with Barcelona.

7.07pm: Brighton have confirmed the signing of full-back Martin Montoya from Valencia.

7.04pm: Fulham sign forward Luciano Vietto from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan. Goalkeeper Sergio Rico joins on loan from Sevilla, while Joe Bryan arrives for an undisclosed fee from Bristol City.

6.51pm: It looks as though Andre Ayew has confirmed the loan deal of his brother Jordan to Crustal Palace.

6.42pm: Wigan confirm the signing of Josh Windass from Rangers on a three-year deal.

6.32pm: Jamie Vardy signs new four-year deal to keep striker at Leicester until 2022. The contract makes him the club’s highest-paid player in history.

6.31pm: Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Swansea defender Federico Fernandez. The fee is believed to be £6m…

6.30pm: Cardiff have confirmed the loan capture of Harry Arter from Swansea.

6.23pm: One that slipped our net earlier…Fulham trying to finalise the signing of Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United.

6.17pm: Of those late deals, Cardiff have agreed to sign Harry Arter from Bournemouth. What a servant he’s been for the Cherries…

6.15pm: Sky Sports reporting that Premier League clubs are looking to ratify a total of 10 further deals and before an ‘extension’ to 7pm.

6.08pm: Interesting line from Spurs…their failure to sign a player this summer is the first time since the summer transfer window was introduced that a cub has failed to land a player….

6.03pm: Leicester have agreed a late £19m deal for Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu. He’d been long linked with Arsenal, though the deal is subject to a work permit…

6pm: Another of those last-gasp deals could be at Huddersfield, who are believed to have sorted a late swoop for Man City playmaker Patrick Roberts.

5.54pm: Everton are trying to get a late deal for Kurt Zuma over the line. That deal is one of a number still with the Premier League to ratify…

5.52pm: Mo Besics’s move to Middlesbrough from Everton has collapsed over personal terms. He’s on his way back to Finch Farm…

5.40pm: Stoke have announced the signing of Sam Clucas from Swansea. We understand the fee is for £6m – seems like a bargain!

5.36pm: Yet another late deal for Fulham as the Cottagers agree a huge £30million deal for Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Anguissa – that’s according to Sky sources

5.30pm: Southampton have reportedly swooped late to sign Danny Ings on loan from Liverpool

5.21pm: Leicester title winner Leonardo Ulloa has agreed to join an, as yet unnamed, club in Mexico

5.17pm: The Cottagers have signed Joe Bryan from Bristol City for a fee of £6million. He#s signed a four-year deal

5.15pm: Fulham have signed Sevilla goalkeeper on a season-long loan

5.13pm: Brighton have signed Dan Burn from Wigan for £5m – but will spend the first half of the season back at Latics

5.10pm: Two late captures for Everton as Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes agree to sign from Barcelona. Impressive!

5.05pm: Another one in for Huddersfield…


4.45pm: Fiorentina’s Carlos Sanchez has passed a medical and agreed terms on a move to West Ham, according to Sky.

4.30pm: Fulham are close to agreeing a loan deal for Atletico Madrid  striker Luciano Vietto, Sky Sports claims.

4.10pm: Fulham are closing in on signing defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United, according to Sky Sports.

3.55pm: Huddersfield Town defender Michael Hefele has joined Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.


3.32pm: Thibaut Courtois is being a bit mischievous. He says it would be “fantastic” if Belgium team-mate Eden Hazard would join him at Real.

3.30pm: Manchester United held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of signing PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa, l’Equipe claims.

3.20pm: Sky reporter Vinny O’Connor claims that Danny Ings could leave Liverpool before the 5pm deadline, with Crystal Palace and Southampton linked.

3.17pm: Rangers star Josh Windass could be set to join Wigan Athletic, Sky reports.

3.05pm: Harry Arter is on his way to Cardiff City for a medical ahead of a loan move from Bournemouth, Sky Sports claims.

2.55pm: Poch has also seemingly poured cold water on rumours linking Toby Alderweireld with a move to Manchester United.

2.50pm: A pragmatic Mauricio Pochettino has made an admission about Tottenham’s transfer deadline day signing hopes. Uh-oh, Spurs fans….!

2.43pm: Here’s the news from France about Chelsea launching a bid for long-term Liverpool target Nabil Fekir.

2.30pm: Wolves have signed Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht on initial season-long loan.

2.07pm: Reports in France saying Chelsea have indeed made a move for Nabil Fekir. One to watch as the 5pm deadline approaches….

2.03pm: A frustrated Keylor Navas has handed Thibaut Courtois a warning over the Real Madrid No 1 jersey

1.52pm: Rangers left-back Declan John is having a medical at Swansea ahead of a move to south Wales

1.45pm: Everton are growing increasingly confident of a deadline day deal for Barcelona’s Yerry Mina, report the Daily Telegraph

1.34pm: Federico Fernandez has left Swansea for a medical with Newcastle, who will pay £6million for his services

1.28pm: Sevilla appear to have been edged out by Valencia in the race to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi – that’s according to Mundo Deportivo.

1.25pm: Goalkeeper Sergio Rico is in London putting the finishing touches to his loan move from Sevilla, according to Sky Sports

1.24pm: Luton Town have made a move for Mansfield Town striker Danny Rose, we can reveal. The Stags are also set to sell striker Lee Angol to Shrewsbury Town.

1.21pm: This fella was linked with Villa and Leeds. Now he’s signed for Preston

1.17pm: Courtois poses in his new colours

1.11pm: Jordan Ayew is having a medical ahead of a move to Crystal Palace from Swansea, according to Sky Sports.

1.05pm: Swansea have beaten competition from Aston Villa and Leeds to the signing of midfielder Sean Clare, Sky claims.

12.54pm: West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore is wanted by Watford, on a loan deal with an option to buy, according to reports.

12.49pm: Wolves’ proposed move for Manchester defender Oleksander Zinchenko has fallen through, according to Sky Sports

12.41pm: Thibaut Courtois completes move to Real Madrid, passing a medical and signing a six-year deal with the European champions

12.25pm: Euro Paper Talk is out – and there’s news of a move for Simon Mignolet and talk of a West Ham swoop for a long-term Jurgen Klopp target

12.08pm: Atletico Madrid have knocked back Man Utd’s late bid to sign Diego Godin, according to reports in Spain. It’s now claimed the Uruguayan will sign a new deal to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano

12pm: Leicester have agreed a deal to sign Dinamo Zagreb defender Filip Benkovic – heightening talk that Harry Maguire could be on the move to Manchester United

11.55am: Leeds are making renewed efforts to bring Alvaro Negredo to the club on loan and still hope to convince the striker to accept a wage cut to move to Elland Road – that’s according to reports in the Turkish media.

11.48am: Brighton are closing on a £5m deal for Wigan defender Dan Burn, according to Sky Sports

11.31am: Press Association Sport claims Aston Villa are to offer Jack Grealish a new contract after his move to Tottenham broke down

11.27am: Reports in Italy claim AC Milan are the new favourites to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and will wrap up a €120m move before the end of the month

11.25am: Some business for Ipswich Town

11.12am: Sky Sports are claiming Man Utd have turned their attentions back towards Diego Godin and are ready to launch a bid to sign him

11am: Sources have told TEAMtalk that Middlesbrough and Leeds have both made bids for Mo Besic – both happy to do permanent deals if Everton don’t want to loan.

10.48am: Fulham are in talks with Valencia over a deal for full-back Martin Montoya, according to Sky Sports

Stefano Sturaro: Linked with Sunderland and Southampton

10.42am: Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro is set for a loan move to Watford, according to reports in Italy

10.41am: Sam Clucas has arrived at Stoke City to have a medical ahead of a move from Swansea for a fee of around £6m – that’s according to Sky Sports.

10.37am: And… West Ham have announced the arrival of Perez from Arsenal with one of the best videos of the summer…

10.23am: Lucas Perez has agreed terms at West Ham and passed a medical ahead of a proposed move from Arsenal

10.20am: TEAMtalk sources have told us unwanted Everton winger Yannick Bolasie is set to join an, as yet, unnamed Premier League club today, rather than dropping into the Championship.

10.09am: West Brom and Rangers are continuing talks over James Tavernier. West Brom have bid up to £4m – Rangers will take £5m plus adds-on….however, that deal doesn’t have to be done today – can be loan with a perm in January, so no massive hurry to get that sorted today.

10.04am: Mateo Kovacic’s season-long loan to Chelsea has been done and dusted


9.58am: Huddersfield defender Michael Hefele set for a medical at Nottingham Forest after they hijacked his move to QPR.

9.40am: Jose Mourinho admits in Man Utd’s presser that he cannot see the club making any signings on transfer deadline day….

9.23am: Another TEAMtalk exclusive, as Rangers set an asking price for West Brom target James Tavernier


9am: ⭐EXCLUSIVE ⭐ Southampton have demanded an even larger fee for Fulham target, Matt Targett

8.46am: Cardiff City are working on a loan deal for Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa, according to Sky Sports

8.34am: Interesting developments over Jose Mourinho’s bid to bring in Toby Alderweireld, with Man Utd reported to have offered Spurs the chance to sign two defenders to get the deal over the line….

8.17am: Paper Talk is a go – and it seems Manchester United and Arsenal’s hopes for Deadline Day deals will be pushed down to the wire

8.11am: We’ll start with some done deals from Wednesday evening:

Chelsea break world-record fee for a goalkeeper by signing Kepa Arrizabalaga

Aston Villa have beaten Celtic to the £2.75m signing of John McGinn from Hibernian

Mateo Kovacic has moved to Stamford Bridge as part of the deal that takes Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid


8am: ☕ Good morning and welcome along to what should be a busy day of transfers.

It’s worth noting that while the window shuts at 5pm for Premier League sides, the window will remain open for the rest of Europe until the end of the month. EFL clubs are also permitted to recruit loan signings from Premier League sides after today and until the end of the month, meaning Thursday effectively only marks a ‘soft deadline day’ for those in the Championship and below.



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