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THE transfer deadline day is HERE and the Premier League’s biggest clubs are set to make some last-minute deals.

Get all the latest transfer updates and gossip here…


Old Trafford lawyers are still hoping to secure a deal for Atalanta wonder boy Amad Traore, reports KEN LAWRENCE.

And if they can’t do that before the window closes tonight they are working on a back–up plan to ensure he is signed before Brexit rules block young talent coming into the UK on January 1.

Traore, 18, has been compared to Lionel Messi by his club’s La Liga skipper Papu Gomez.

He said: “There are defenders in the first team that sometimes cannot stop him. To stop him in training, we have to kick him!

“He plays like Messi.”

Traore was born in the Ivory Coast then moved to Italy when he was aged 10 and does not have an Italian passport.

Manchester United are keen to get a deal done now given that next year he would need a work permit to join.

Traore has played only three Serie A games so far and United are desperate to clinch him ahead of Manchester City, Arsenal and Juventus who are all circling.


Manchester United are losing £365,000 a week on wages for unwanted players in their bloated squad, reports NEIL CUSTIS.

They enter the final day of the transfer window having been unable to get sell Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rojo, Chris Smalling or now third choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

Only Smalling looked close to getting a move away from Old Trafford after a successful season on loan at Roma.

The Serie A club wanted him permanently, but are refusing to meet United’s £16million asking price having offered £12million.

At 28, Phil Jones should be in the prime of his career. Yet he always seems to be injured and when he is fit Solskjaer does not trust to play him, making his new contract of £75,000 a week until 2023 seem nonsensical.

Jesse Lingard has only played in the two Carabao Cup fixtures this season and then it was only for nine minutes against Brighton last week.

He is sitting on a £100,000 a week contract that still has a year to run.

Romero on £50,000 a week is now third choice goalkeeper since Dean Henderson has returned.


Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles are both reportedly at Carrington as we speak, preparing to sign contracts to become Manchester United players.


Fulham have emerged as the front-runners to sign Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo, reports MARTIN BLACKBURN.

Sunsport reported last month that the Cottagers were in the frame to land the 23-year-old, along with Everton, Brighton and West Ham.

Tosin has stalled on the offer of a new deal with his boyhood club at the Etihad, as he does not think he will get many chances.

The arrival of both Nathan Ake and Ruben Dias this summer has only added to his feeling that it is time for him to leave.

He impressed while on loan in the Championship at Blackburn last year – but is keen to try his luck in the Premier League.


Manchester United have told Jadon Sancho ‘we haven’t given up on you’ despite failing to get a deal over the line for the England winger, reports NEIL CUSTIS.

United had offered £70million up front rising to £100million, but Dortmund refused to budge on their valuation and wanted more up front and nearly £110million.

While Sancho wanted the move to be done, he did not want to force the deal by publicly announcing his desire to leave which could put his relationship with Dortmund in jeopardy if the deal did not go through.

He has told close pals that he is convinced he will still end up being a United player with a deal revived in the New Year.

The club have made it clear to the player that they will not turn their back on the move, despite the problems they have encountered with Dortmund this summer, but in the current financial climate they do not believe that a 20-year-old player is worth £110million.


Wolves latest signing Rayan Ait-Nouri has vowed to repay Nuno Espirito Santo’s faith in him – after being smitten by his smooth-talking new boss.

The highly-rated French Under-21 international tied up the final details of his season-long loan from Ligue 1 club Angers last night, which includes a £22million option for Wolves to make the deal permanent.

The 19-year-old left-back is determined to make that a no-brainer for Nuno and said: “He’s shown he has confidence in me, and he is a very endearing character.

“When we spoke I got the impression he believes in me so it’s now down to me to repay the trust he has shown in me.

“I can’t wait to start working and training with my new coach. I want to play as many games as I can in the Premier League because it’s a league you dream about playing in.”


Paris Saint-Germain have extended Arnaud Kalimuendo’s contract until June 2024.

However, the French U20 international is loaned out to Racing Club de Lens until the end of this season.


Everton signed Ben Godfrey from Norwich for a reported £25million and the centre back looks thrilled to be moving to Goodison.

The 22-year-old is Everton’s fifth signing of the transfer window and joins the Toffees at a time where they sit top of the Premier League table.

Delighted to sign for @Everton, can’t wait to get started with this huge club!? pic.twitter.com/879aghQ7Sl

— Ben Godfrey (@BenG0dfrey) October 5, 2020


Ryan Sessegnon was all smiles as he posed for pictures following confirmation of his season-long loan move to Hoffenheim.

Sessegnon, signed for Tottenham from Fulham for £25m in 2019, will be with the Bundesliga side until June 30, 2021.


Eric Garcia’s move ‘home’ to Barcelona remains a possibility – as a two-month long saga rumbles on.

The Spanish giants are still in talks with Manchester City but are far apart in their valuations.

Pep Guardiola revealed in early August that the young Spaniard, 19, had turned down a new contract at Manchester City.

Yet City made it clear that they would be looking for a £30 million deal – although not all of that would have to be paid up front.

Funds are tight at the Nou Camp due to the impact of the Coronavirus and they were only looking to pay around half that.

Ronald Koeman’s side know that City would lose him for nothing next summer when he is out of contract, so they’re hopeful that they can convince the English club to soften their stance and find some middle ground at some point today.


Burnley are set to pull the plug on their bid to sign Liverpool wide man Harry Wilson, reports MARTIN BLACKBURN.

The Reds are looking for a £20 million deal to allow the Wales international to leave Anfield on a permanent basis.

Sean Dyche haD shown interest in recent days although the Clarets felt the asking price was too steep.

The Turf Moor boss was asked on Saturday if the final days of the transfer window were important for him.

He said: “I don’t think they are that important. I don’t think there will be anything happening.”

Burnley could still sign players from the Championship for another couple of weeks after Monday – and have done much of their business there in recent years.


Reports in Germany suggest Manchester City have won the race to sign forward Nahuel Bustos from Argentine club Atletico Talleres.

However, City fans should not get too excited about seeing the 22-year-old play up front alongside his countryman Sergio Aguero.

The deal – if it happens – would be done by the City Football Group – the owners of Pep Guardiola’s side, reports MARTIN BLACKBURN.

That means Bustos would initially go to one of the other clubs in their stable – with Spanish outfit Girona the current favourites.

Still, if the Argentina Under 21 international proves to be successful in Catalonia, you never know….


Edinson Cavani is reportedly edging ever closer to signing the first part of his new contract as a Manchester United player.

His agents fees have been agreed and the striker will sign a contract that sees him stay with the club until June 2022.


Raphinha will cost Leeds United an initial payment of £15.2m plus £5.4m in add–ons, reports KEN LAWRENCE.

The Brazilian winger will sign a five year deal providing he passes his medical.

That looks like a bargain for Elland Road director of football Victor Orta, given that the money for the 23 year old had been agreed before he starred again for Rennes on Sunday night.

Raphinha scored one and made one in a 2–2 draw with Riems before being flown across the Channel to Leeds immediately after the game.

He only joined the Ligue 1 club from Sporting Lisbon a season ago for £15m then helped Rennes into the Champions League.


Inter Milan have signed Matteo Darmian from Parma on a season-long loan.

The Italian born defender left Old Trafford last year after struggling to hold onto a place in the squad, but has thrived since returning to Italy.


Matteo @DarmianOfficial è un nuovo giocatore dell’Inter: il comunicato ? https://t.co/FsDsq0OdUr#WelcomeDarmian pic.twitter.com/GzN5CtEO9z

— Inter (@Inter) October 5, 2020


Paris Saint-Germain have signed Danilo Pereira on loan from FC Porto.

The 29-year-old midfielder loan’s deal includes an option to buy, until 30 June 2021.

The Portugal international has made 202 appearances for Porto and won a handful of trophies.

?✍️ #WelcometoParis pic.twitter.com/hRsjT3m2XN

— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 5, 2020


Josh Cullen could join Anderlecht today, for around £1m, reports DUNCAN WRIGHT.

The 24-year-old is reportedly prepared to sign a three year deal with the Belgian side who are managed by Vincent Kompany.

With less than a year left on the Irish international’s contract, the Hammers are unable to guarantee Cullen regular football and have therefore listened to offers for their academy product.


While Southampton are reportedly keen to bring Theo Walcott home, they aren’t the only ones fighting for the 31-year-old’s signature.

There are “four or five” loan options available to the former England star.

Watch this space…


Ryan Sessegnon’s loan from Tottenham to Hoffenheim is confirmed.

He will be looking to get some game time after failing to establish himself at Spurs following his £25m switch from Fulham last summer.

Former Cottagers captain Danny Murphy said on talkSPORT: “That’s a strange one for me because a lot was expected of him when he joined.”

E-N-E-R-G-Y ⚡#WelcomeRyan pic.twitter.com/aiP7zgACAK

— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@tsghoffenheimEN) October 5, 2020


Spurs believe their transfer business is done in terms of signings – but Dele Alli is not leaving reports DUNCAN WRIGHT.

Mourinho and the Tottenham hierarchy have no intention letting him leave today – and do not expect that situation to change.

The French giants have had two bids snubbed by Tottenham, despite Alli struggling for game time this season.


Brighton are closing in on Polish powerhouse Jakub Moder from Lech Poznan, reports TOM BARCLAY.

The Poland international, 21 and standing at 6ft3ins, has already scored two goals in five games for Poznan this season.

But Graham Potter’s are reportedly planning to loan him straight back to the Polish side, until at least January.


QPR are signing former Arsenal prodigy Chris Willock from Benfica for £750,000, reports DUNCAN WRIGHT.

The 22-year-old forward has decided to move back to London after struggling to prove himself in Portugal.

Willock, brother of Gunners star Callum, spent part of last season on loan at Huddersfield but despite interest from the Terriers opted to
move to QPR.


James Maddison will not be making a shock deadline day move to Manchester City – and Brendan Rodgers won’t be signing Chelsea’s Mason Mount as his replacement, GRAEME BRYCE exclusively reports.

Leicester City have been linked with the daddy of all deadline day pieces of business on social media, however sources close to Maddison confirmed the rumours to be untrue.

Maddison only signed a bumper new £100,000-a-week four-year-deal with Leicester at the end of last season and the Foxes value their England midfielder at £100million – there is no way even minted Manchester City would smash their transfer record to shell out that kind of cash.

The rumours of the double switch grew pace at the weekend when Brendan Rodgers talked up Maddison at his pre-match press conference ahead of West Ham’s visit – only for the midfielder to miss the game unexpectedly.

When Mount remained an unused sub throughout Chelsea’s 4-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace it appeared to fan the flames and suggest there could be something in the Twitter tittle-tattle.

However Maddison’s camp has confirmed their man suffered a twinge in his calf during training on Friday and failed a fitness test, meanwhile those who are in the know at Chelsea were amused by claims Frank Lampard would part with Mount, who remains a firm favourite of his.


Pep Guardiola is facing defeat in his bid to land a new left-back before the deadline, reports MARTIN BLACKBURN.

He is a big fan of Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico, while David Alaba of Bayern Munich has also been mentioned.

However, any move was dependent on Oleks Zinchenko leaving the Etihad over the last few days of the window.

And as of Sunday night, there was nothing on the horizon for the versatile Ukrainian – who has been linked with Barcelona- the fact that he’s currently out injured has not helped City’s chances of shifting him.

The feeling at the Etihad was that any changes at left-back will now not happen.


Brighton are closing in on Polish powerhouse Jakub Moder from Lech Poznan, reports TOM BARCLAY.

The Poland international, 21 and standing at 6ft3ins, has already scored two goals in five games for Poznan this season.

Albion are in need of fresh blood in midfield after selling Dale Stephens to Burnley.

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