Transfer Deadline Day: Live updates— Did Chelsea waste nine figures?; Arsenal chasing Douglas Luiz down to the wire; Depay to stay at Barcelona; and more!

There may be a quiet deadline for Bayern Munich – the German transfer window has closed – but there is intense action across Europe as Bayern’s Champions League rivals in England and Spain scramble to finalize their squads for the season. We’re here to bring you more interesting updates from the last day of the summer window.


Taekwondo (8:00pm)

I had to put it in… What purpose does Chelsea FC have to justify this? Will they win any trophies? Can Thomas Tuchel survive this season?

All of this leaves no chance of catching City in the long run.

— C. Smith

It’s over (6:00pm EST)

It’s 11:00pm in England and the Premier League transfer window closes (as does Ligue 1 – the latest of the day’s top five).We’ll be back in tonight’s daily for more leftover scraps and the latest trickle-down news Schmankel. Stay tuned, thanks for your attention!

Wow! (5:45pm EST)

This is just for the name:


Arsenal trying to complete winger deal (5:35pm EST)

Arsenal FC may only have room to sign another player in this window and it looks like they are targeting the attacking flank of Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz.Fabrizio Romano previously reported that the Gunners “will work hard to the end” The player himself was interested, but Villa were not keen to let him go.

This looks like it’s going to drop.

Depay stays at Barca

Recently linked with Juventus, it looks like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Chelsea has solved Depay’s problems at Barcelona.

Failed to keep Bambadion in Marseille?

Another young attacking talent from Ligue 1, Olympique Marseille’s Bamba Dieng looks set to make the jump to Leeds before compatriot French club OGC Nice suddenly joins. However, the 11th hour hurdle could leave him embarrassedly deprived of all options:


Spaniards snap up Martin Braithwaite (5:00pm EST)

Well, that’s fast. The unpopular Barcelona striker saw his contract terminated but made rapid progress in La Liga:

Justin Kluivert joins Valencia on loan

Roma struck a deal with Fulham in the Premier League for the 23-year-old winger, the former RB Leipzig – but a work permit issue broke the deal, much to the chagrin of Jose Mourinho. He will now have the chance to revive his once promising career in La Liga.

Nottingham Forest continue their tears

What is this, with a few signings a few weeks ago, Nottingham Forest’s new addition of #17 for the 2022/23 season? Count three more on the deadline day for new Premier League clubs:

In addition to Loïc Badé (from Rennes, the club that sold Mathys Tel to Bayern) and Michy Batshuayi, and former Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier, there are According to FabrizioOf course, Forest has managed financially well over the years to make that happen — and has also been poached more than a dozen payouts from their team after they got promoted. It’s a huge change, but staying in the UK’s top flight is a big-or-home game.


Julian Draxler officially joins Benfica (4:30pm EST)

Now picking up some old pieces from across the continent – the German national team winger/midfielder has finally officially left Paris.

Barcelona terminate Braithwaite’s contract

According to FC Barcelona’s website, the club “publicly expresses its appreciation” for Braithwaite’s “commitment and dedication” in freeing up funds for the Catalan club to spend elsewhere. He was one of many players Barca left on the final day to facilitate the arrival of their latest batch. Braithwaite was signed more than two seasons ago — external The transfer window, due to some Spanish rules allowing Barca to be poached from Leganes (who have since been relegated) to address their then injury emergency.

Maxence Lacroix to stay in Wolfsburg

The talented 22-year-old centre-back is expected to be a hot commodity on the market soon, but Niko Kovac’s club have managed to keep him in the Bundesliga for now – fending off a late arrival from Premier League club Southampton , who selected Croatian centre-back Duje Ćaleta-Car from Ligue 1’s Olympique Marseille:


Chelsea trade Marcos Alonso for Aubameyang (3:30pm EST)

Chelsea FC’s deal for FC Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will include ‘over £10m’, Sky reports [left-back Marcos] Alonso. “

Meanwhile, currently out-of-favor Barca left-back Jordi Alba has reportedly been duped by the club’s attempts to oust him from Inter (Radio Catalunya, via Barça Universal), instead Stick to the club.

Barca probably won’t give up the striker as they’ve added Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski:


Cristiano Ronaldo to stay? (3:20pm EST)

Last time we heard from Fabrizio Romano that Ronaldo is set to stay at Manchester United:

Turkish Premier League club Fenerbahce reportedly made a real effort to sign him – According to Turkey export Ajansspor:

Fenerbahce is about to detonate the transfer bomb of the century, not the year. Fenerbahce mobilized all means to link Cristiano Ronaldo with his team. Based on the information we have received, both parties agree in principle.

But as far as we know, that’s either not true or it’s not happening.

The 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder was once a talent but ended up underperforming at Barcelona and Juventus. Liverpool, desperate for reinforcements in midfield, missed their previous goal and they found a last-minute stopgap.

Barça, Barça, Barça…

Barcelona have just taken the necessary steps to register Joules Koundé and push the financial side further, and Barcelona are already looking for more signings.According to Fabrizio Romano, it looks like they have secured Arsenal’s Right-back Hector Bellerinbut Failed to get talented attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir from Real Betis.

Bellerin was kicked out of Arsenal; hopefully he doesn’t suffer the same fate at his newly chosen club. From David Ornstein:

Arsenal have agreed to let Hector Bellerin join Barcelona. Free transfer – not contract termination. The 27-year-old is awaiting medical travel clearance after a deal with #FCBarcelona.Salary cut and forgiveness of any money owed by #AFC

In terms of spending, Barca are rolling out striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea FC) and one-off goals for Bayern and USMNT right-back Sergino Dest (AC Milan):

Aubameyang has been reunited with his former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel in London.

Bayern’s window

For all the spending the club has started, it’s a very impressive balance, with a deficit of just over 30 million euros. It’s a lot of low-cost investment in the long run – typical of a well-organized Bavarian.

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