Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd eye FOUR, Chelsea double signing, Arsenal, Liverpool latest

  • Chelsea confirm Kepa signing on seven-year deal, Courtois to be unveiled at Real Madrid today. Kovacic to join Chelsea on loan as part of the Courtois deal – he, like Courtois, will be unveiled today
  • Manchester United remain in the hunt for a centre-back with four names in the frame – Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina – but Jose Mourinho has spoken and said there will be NO signings
  • Transfer window closes for English clubs closes at 5pm today
  • Transfer news – the full list of completed signings this summer. Who have your club signed?

BREAKINGS NEWS: Jose Mourinho speaks

09:40: Jose Mourinho is “not confident” of making a transfer deadline day signing.

He has just appeared at a press conference where he said: ”Signings? The information I have is no. I’m not confident, I’m not confident as the market closes today so it is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed.

“So will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches, maybe three matches because after Spurs there is national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better, is to focus on players available so I’m not thinking about that unavailable list I give you, I focus on what we have.”

Transfer news: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool could all do business on deadline day (Image: GETTY)

‘Sorry, I splashed your reporters!’

09:30: An apology from Patrick van Aanholt… he’s just splashed a Sky Sports News reporter on his way into the training ground!

The Crystal Palace defender has just tweeted: “Think I just splashed one of your reporters @SkySportsNews …I’ll warn the boys of the puddle as they enter training sooooorrryyyy! #DeadlineDay.”

At least he hasn’t put any sex toys in their ears…

Man Utd transfer latest – two odds-on to join

09:15: Two players are odds-on with Ladbrokes to join Manchester United before 5pm today.

As things stand Harry Maguire looks set for a move, with the bookies pricing up his chances of leaving Leicester for Manchester at 10/11.

But the more likely United signing is Toby Alderweireld, with 2/5 now on offer for the Tottenham ace to make a Deadline Day move. Meanwhile, Yerry Mina (9/2) and Jerome Boateng (5/1) deals look unlikely.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Mourinho hasn’t had the best of summers but there could be two more big names on their way to Old Trafford by close of play today.”

West Ham transfer news: Lucas Perez is still expected to sign (Image: TWITTER)

West Ham transfer news – Lucas Perez still expected

09:10: Lucas Perez has not officially signed but West Ham insider @ExWHUemployee still expects it to be done.

Ex, a reliable source of Hammers transfer news, tweeted last night: “The deal is still on course to be completed but there is an agent issue that needs sorting.”

As for Carlos Sanchez, that remains in the balance. West Ham want another midfielder but Danny Drinkwater has also emerged as a possible target.

It’s expected to be one or the other, and not both.

Ferdinand predicts ‘CARNAGE’

09:00: United legend Rio Ferdinand says “carnage” is about to happen on transfer deadline day as the Red Devils aim to sign at least one player before the window closes.

Ferdinand wrote on Twitter: “Transfer Deadline Day… carnage about to begin! Multiple Phone Calls Happening… wonder if Jose will be getting the 2 signings he wants?!”

While United attacker Alexis Sanchez says the club must sign experienced players like Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal if they are to win trophies.

“At United we have to sign big players, with experience,” Sanchez told Sky Sports.

“He is a great player and my team-mate from Chile. He is an example of the type of players we need to sign to win trophies and compete at the highest level.”

(Image: TWITTER)

Man City complete early signing

08:50: Early done deal for you all… Manchester City have announced the signing of Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City FC.

The 19-year-old arrived in the UK on Wednesday to finalise the terms of the transfer.

Managing Director of Global Football Brian Marwood said: “In a short period of time, Daniel has developed into one of Australia’s brightest young stars and has demonstrated the drive and raw talent required for success at the highest level.

“This pathway was first forged by Aaron Mooy just two years ago, and we are all delighted to see another Australian-grown talent make this move. The combination of City Football Group’s global football structure and the world-leading City Football Academy facilities create an environment in which this pathway can become well-trodden.”

He is now set to be sent on loan.

Transfer news: Man City have signed Daniel Arzani, who will now go out on loan (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea double signing – Kovacic and Kepa

08:40: Chelsea have made Kepa Arrizabalaga the world’s most expensive goalkeeper as Maurizio Sarri’s men swiftly moved to replace Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois.

Months of speculation surrounding the Belgium goalkeeper came to an end on Wednesday evening when it was announced that he would get his dream move to the Spanish capital.

The deal that sees Courtois join Real Madrid for a reported £35million sees midfielder Mateo Kovacic head the other way on a season-long loan. But it is Chelsea’s move to replace their first-choice goalkeeper that is most eye-catching.

Kepa has signed a seven-year deal after joining from Athletic Bilbao, who confirmed earlier in the day that the 23-year-old’s release clause of £72.1m was activated and his contract terminated.

Man Utd transfer news – four names in frame

08:00: Jose Mourinho has a race against time to strengthen his squad today. Here’s the state of play.

England’s World Cup star Harry Maguire has been among the main targets this summer but Leicester have repeatedly made it clear that the defender is not for sale. However, Express Sport understands he DOES want to move to Old Trafford.

As for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, talks remain ongoing but it’s likely to depend on how things progress with Maguire. While United’s interest in imposing Barcelona defender Yerry Mina is tempered by financial demands.

That deal does not appear to be dead just yet and Jerome Boateng is another option, although Bayern Munich are understood not to be keen to sanction a loan deal that United would like.

Transfer news: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has had a hugely frustrating summer (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool transfer news latest

07:50: So Liverpool won’t bring in any fresh faces today – not even Nabil Fekir, despite every Liverpool fan seemingly wanting him.

But the Reds do want to sell with Divock Origi and Lazar Markovic potentially leaving.

Spanish outlet El Desmarque claim Crystal Palace have tabled a bid worth £16.2million to sign Divock Origi while La Liga giants Valencia are also interested.

The 23-year-old is surplus to requirements after a disappointing loan spell with German side Wolfsburg last season.

Transfer news: Divock Origi is a target for Crystal Palace (Image: GETTY)

Arsenal may make defender signing

07:30: Starting at Arsenal and they may be bringing in a defender before today’s transfer deadline, says Sky Sports reporter Gail Davis.

“If it is to be anybody, it’s likely to be a defender,” she told Sky Sports News.

“If you look at who they’ve got, Laurent Koscielny is out with his Achilles until December, Sead Kolasinac got injured in pre-season.

“Nacho Monreal is just on his way back but they are a little bit short there.

“Lots of speculation around the Croatian defender over the past few days, Domagoj Vida.

“He helped his country to the World Cup final, plays for Besiktas.”

Transfer news: Tottenham want Jack Grealish but Aston Villa are adamant they’re not selling. (Image: GETTY)

Deadline day live – clubs have until 5pm to do deals

07:00: The deadline day madness has started with Premier League clubs having until 5pm to complete any new signings.

Manchester United and Chelsea are expected to be busiest while Liverpool will move to trim their squad rather than add to it.

A couple of early notes for the diary… Jose Mourinho is due to speak at 9.30am while Totenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will hold a press conference at 12.30pm. The pair of them have both had hugely frustrating windows – but will they do any late deals today?

Jack Grealish, pictured above, is wanted and he is desperate to move to north London. However, Aston Villa are saying a firm ‘no’. Will be one to watch today for sure.

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