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It’s finally here: deadline. The last, frustrating, 24 hours into the transfer window.

Premier League clubs are desperately trying to strengthen their squads before the window closes at 11pm local time (8am Friday AEST).

Follow all the latest deals and drama in our deadline blog below!

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What time is the deadline?

England’s transfer window – for both Premier League teams and lower divisions – ends at 11pm BST (8am Friday AEST). It’s the same in Spain, but the Scottish window closes an hour later at 9am AEST.

The first window to close is Germany, which closes at 2am AEST. Italy closes at 4am AEST, and France closes at 9am AEST.

However, discounts can It will be completed after the deadline – up to two hours after the Premier League deadline, provided both clubs present a ‘contract document’ to the authorities within the last two hours of the window. Then they will be given more time to finalize the contract details.

Clubs can also sign free agents – players without a club – after the deadline.

What to watch

We are expecting more deals to be completed by the deadline, possibly more than last year’s easy 14 transfers!

Liverpool, like Arsenal, are in the hunt for a midfielder. Chelsea are hoping to make some big deals, Leicester must replace Wesley Fofana, Manchester United are in the market. Here are all the latest ones.

Every deal done: Follow the entry and exit of each club here

Ronaldo is stuck when UTD completes their business

Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to stay at Manchester United despite months of pushing to leave Old Trafford in pursuit of Champions League football.

But there was little interest in the 37-year-old Portuguese striker, who was easily beaten at home by United and started just once in the league – a 4-0 humiliation at Brentford.

United have agreed a deal to sign Brazilian winger Anthony from Ajax (an initial fee of £80.6m plus £4.2m add-ons), but the 22-year-old has yet to complete a medical.

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has passed his medical at Manchester United and is set to be announced on deadline day.

In addition to the two expected signings, coach Erik ten Haag made it clear that they have completed their transfer window: “It will be the end of this window.” You always have to be active in a high club. But we will be going with this group from September to January.

“We are happy for him, he is happy to be here and we want to make the season a success together,” he said of Ronaldo. “We’ve said we plan to with him from the beginning … we’re all on the same page.”

The club were interested in selling Barcelona fullback Sergino Dest – and right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka – but The Hague announced that the move had been called off. Dest is now set to join AC Milan.

Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Manchester United.  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Manchester United. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Chelsea are set to continue spending.

Chelsea’s transfer business isn’t done yet – not by a long shot – after announcing the £70m signing of 31-year-old centre-back Wesley Fofana from Leicester.

The club have spent £268m so far this window but are now close to signing former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona, ​​despite the player suffering a broken jaw in a violent home invasion in Spain at the weekend.

“Sunday night some violent cowards came into our house and threatened my family and my children in order to steal some things,” Aubameyang tweeted.

The 33-year-old added: “They hurt my jaw but I will recover in no time and thank God no one was physically hurt.”

Chelsea are reportedly set to send Marcos Alonso to Barcelona now that they have Fofana on their books, with the Premier League giants set to drop up to £20m to complete the deal.

The club have reportedly offered £43 million for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez, but the Dutch club are hoping to keep the Mexico international by selling five key players this window.

Chelsea are also said to be open to offloading Billy Gilmour to Brighton.

However, Chelsea’s pursuit of Everton star Anthony Gordon appears to be over. The Merseyside club see Gordon as a vital part of their future and have rejected a series of requests from Chelsea – including a £40m offer.

Drama in Liverpool’s goal

Liverpool are desperate for midfielders to solve their injury crisis (it got worse when Jordan Henderson got injured today) – Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz is on the list. But Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in signing the midfielder, who came off the bench to score in Villa’s 2-1 defeat at Arsenal today.

Coach Steven Gerrard, whose contract expires at the end of this season, has cast doubt on whether Luiz will stay at the club: “I’m not in control.” There are more than two people who control that, but I’m certainly not one of them.

“That would be Douglas, it’s the agent’s decision what happens around that. I want to keep him because he is a fantastic player. I made that very clear.

“We’re not at a point where we’re going to lose our top players, but at the same time Douglas has a year to go, and it’s one of those very emotional situations where the club has to do what’s best for the team. Club and not necessarily what’s best for me.

But Athletic’s Greg Evans says Aston Villa will. not at all Transferring Louise. According to the Daily Express, Jurgen Klopp is considering a £20m bid.

Liverpool have reportedly made a late bid to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Leimer, but it was “impossible”, writes Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg. He will be a free agent next season and the Reds could be in again.

“From time to time, I’m ready to risk a bit more (on transfers) but I haven’t decided that and that’s good,” said Liverpool boss Klopp. “We will try everything until the last day.”

Louise’s future will likely go down to the wire.

Hunting is heated by the desire winger

The contest is for Cody Gakpo. The PSV winger and club captain was a target for Manchester United before they signed Brazilian Anthony from Ajax, while Nottingham Forest were interested earlier in the window.

The 23-year-old Dutch star is Southampton’s top target, with their first bid of £21m rejected and Leeds were in the hunt before Everton managed to keep Anthony Gordon amid strong offers from Chelsea.

PSV coach Ruud van Stelrooy said: “I will do everything I can to keep Cody Gakpo.” We are doing our best, but we don’t know what will happen then.

But a deal from Saints or Leeds is still highly unlikely.

“We will decide in the next hours,” Gakpo told ESPN.

Cody Gakpo is in high demand.Source: Getty Images

Man city eye new defender

Manchester City are close to signing Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Akanji. The Swiss international is currently in England and City have reportedly agreed a £15m plus £1.7m add-on (per Sky Sports).

“The club still tell me the deal is not done,” Pep Guardiola said after the 6-0 thrashing by Nottingham Forest.

“I don’t think so,” he added, adding that he is not expecting more signings after Akanji. But no one knows.

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