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  1. Chelsea re-sign David Luiz
  2. Bournemouth sign Jack Wilshere on season-long loan
  3. Tottenham sign Moussa Sissoko for £30m
  4. Torino sign England keeper Hart on season-long loan
  5. Sunderland sign £13.6m Lorient midfielder Didier Ndong
  6. Stoke sign Wilfried Bony and Bruno Martins Indi
  7. Man City also loan out Nasri to Sevilla and Mangala to Valencia
  8. Spurs sign Nkoudou
  9. Leicester sign club-record Slimani
  10. Follow coverage on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Red Button and online

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK


And with that we close down this mammoth piece of work and head into the night.

Catch up with all of the confirmed transfers here.

We shall meet again...

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Andrew Moore: 30 million for a championship player! Suddenly Pogba seems like a bargain.

'An accident waiting to happen'

Chelsea sign Luiz

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

When Chelsea sold David Luiz the first time around I thought that was a fantastic deal. I find it astonishing that they’re buying him back. It is like the reverse-Pogba situation with it being for less money.

He has remained a popular figure with Chelsea fans and a favourite of owner Roman Abramovich as Luiz was part of that 2012 Champions League-winning team.

I’m really interested to see how and where he plays under Conte, who is a great disciplinarian. Luiz is a great talent but is not disciplined. I often watch him and think he’s an accident waiting to happen.

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Goodbye Keano

Robbie keane

Robbie Keane ended his Republic of Ireland career in style by netting in a 4-0 friendly win over Oman.

The first-half strike was typical Keane, with an audacious flick and volley to bring up his 68th goal to go level with German legend Gerd Muller.

Keane received a rousing ovation when he was substituted after 56 minutes on his 146th and last Republic appearance.

Robbie Brady and Jonathan Walters (2) also scored in the warm-up before the World Cup qualifier against Serbia.

The window in Scotland

It has been a busy little day around Scotland, although it proved to be an unusually quiet one at Celtic Park.

They were frustrated in attempts to ship defenders Jozo Simunovic and Efe Ambrose out the club, but wide man Saidy Janko did leave on loan to Barnsley.

Rangers also had a quiet one, with central defender Philippe Senderos their only addition.

Motherwell eventually yielded to Marvin Johnson's wish to leave and the winger was sold to Oxford United.

Meanwhile, Championship outfit Dundee United withstood competition from Scottish Premiership clubs to sign Tony Andreu on loan from Norwich City, the midfielder who left Hamilton Accies for the Canaries for £1m.

'Guardiola is ruthless'

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

What has happened at Manchester City during this transfer window shows that Pep Guardiola is ruthless and very single-minded.

Joe Hart was one of the most influential and popular players but Guardiola has made it clear he’s not his man and neither are Nasri, Mangala and Bony. Players that don’t fit his style – he has just got rid of.

He said last week that he is there to make decisions and City have facilitated it. He’s the man they’ve almost built the empire for.

City are going to be paying a lot of money for players not to play for them this season.

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Joe Borko: Koulibaly would have been a panic buy, not David Luiz. Luiz will be a great asset.

The Optimist:The amount of players who have rejected Everton this window is unreal.

Who had the best window?

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Leicester have a had good transfer window in terms of their perception. They broke their own transfer record a couple of times and showed they are not going away.

Leicester have shown real ambition to build on the momentum of winning the title. They are getting big players in and signing up current players on big contracts. They are now a very ambitious forward-looking club. I’m impressed with what they’ve done this summer.

Strangely I also think Newcastle have had a good transfer window. Selling Wijnaldum and Sissoko for a combined £55m counts as very good business.

Transfer deadline day has made quite a dent in the worldwide trends on Twitter...

Almost as big as the Bake Off. 



Hull get another one in

📑 | We are delighted to announce the loan signing of Markus Henriksen from AZ Alkmaar 🐯#WelcomeMarkus

📑 | We are delighted to announce the loan signing of Markus Henriksen from AZ Alkmaar 🐯#WelcomeMarkus

Markus Henriksen is Hull's third signing of the day and the sixth this week. 

We have a late done deal!

How do I get you, a loan?

Chelsea have 38 on loan


Thirty-eight players on loan from Chelsea. THIRTY-EIGHT!

Here goes: Tammy Abraham - Bristol City, Nathan Ake - Bournemouth, Bekanty Victorien Angban - Granada, Christian Atsu - Newcastle, Baba Rahman - Schalke, Lewis Baker - Vitesse Arnhem, Patrick Bamford - Burnley, Nathan Baxter - Metropolitan Police (until January), Mitchell Beeney - Crawley (until January), Jamal Blackman - Wycombe (until January), Jeremie Boga - Granada, Isaiah Brown - Rotherham,  Andreas Christensen - Borussia Monchengladbach, Jake Clarke-Salter - Bristol Rovers, Charlie Colkett - Bristol Rovers, Dion Conroy - Aldershot (until January), Juan Cuadrado - Juventus (three-year loan), Cristian Cuevas - Sint-Truidense, Alex Davey - Crawley (until January), Matej Delac - Royal Excel Mouscron, Islam Feruz - Royal Excel Mouscron, Michael Hector - Eintracht Frankfurt, Jordan Houghton - Doncaster (until January), Tomas Kalas - Fulham, Kenedy - Watford, Alex Kiwomya - Crewe (until January), Matt Miazga - Vitesse Arnhem, Charly Musonda - Real Betis, Nathan - Vitesse Arnhem, Kenneth Omeruo - Alanyaspor, Kasey Palmer - Huddersfield, Danilo Pantic - Excelsior, Mario Pasalic - AC Milan, Lucas Piazon - Fulham (until January), Loic Remy - Crystal Palace, Jhoao Rodriguez - Independiente Sante Fe, Bertrand Traore - Ajax, Wallace - Gremio.

No way back for M'Vila?


Yann M'Vila was in excellent form for Sunderland last season while on loan. 

He has apparently posted this on his Instagram account, though it has since been deleted.

Yann M'Vila has posted this to his Instagram account. #safc #DeadlineDay

Yann M'Vila has posted this to his Instagram account. #safc #DeadlineDay

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Ricology: Good to hear that Sakho ain't leaving LFC Surely can be disciplined by Klopp but LB hole of Moreno/Milner still a nightmare.

Peter Ladd: Alonso is a typical Chelsea signing; pricy, never 1st XI, gone within a year: Luis, Rahman, Schurrle, Salah, Cuadrado et al.

Leicester City

Significant investment for #LCFC in new players but don't forget vital contract extensions to keep current stars. Arguably bigger investment

The view from the lower leagues

James Mason, chief operating officer at Bradford City: "There is an argument for scrapping the transfer window because of the pressure it puts on clubs to concentrate their business in a short period of time, but equally there is a place for it. It's the industry and marketplace we are in and each competitor will have a different strategy, one that I'm sure all other chairmen and chief executives will admit will change day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. 

"It's great fun at times, it's horribly stressful at others. Managers disagree with owners and vice versa, signings will disappoint and others will transform clubs. Either way, it's now becoming one of the most exciting days in the football calendar without a ball being kicked. Football clearly is a business now more than ever."

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Sam Charlton: As a Sunderland fan, I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed... M'Vila should have been done and dusted. 

Can I come back out now? Has it finished?

All over Guy, you're safe till 1 January.


Sissoko to Tottenham

Moussa Sissoko's move to Tottenham is officially rubber stamped. 

CONFIRMED: We are delighted to announce the signing of @MoussaSissoko from Newcastle United. #SissokoSigns 📝

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Theo: Trust #Klopp but hard to see how our left-back situation is OK. Hope he sees something in training that we don't.

The Global Voice: Islam Slimani will prove to be the best signing of the window. The Desert Foxes Slimani & Mahrez will dominate

Kyle: As a Newcastle fan delighted to get 30 million pounds for an average player in Sissoko who was abject last season.

Don't take away the music

Strangest story of deadline day comes from Italy's Rai Sport.

It claims that Serie A side Chievo tried to sign former Southampton and Juventus striker Dani Osvaldo, but he told them he had retired from football to focus on his music career.

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Marino a #zona11pm: "Il #Chievo era vicino a #Osvaldo, ma lui ha deciso di ritirarsi per suonare con la sua band"

Marino a #zona11pm: "Il #Chievo era vicino a #Osvaldo, ma lui ha deciso di ritirarsi per suonare con la sua band"


Alvaro Negredo

Middlesbrough signed Alvaro Negredo, Victor Valdes, Calum Chambers and Viktor Fischer among others this summer.

They have done well. Agreed?

One happy man


Happy with the great job done by the club right up until #deadlineday. We've built a strong team, in good time, to fight for our target #UTB

Never say never

but...we think that is your lot for any major signings tonight.


A clearout

James Weir is the seventh Van Gaal academy graduate debutant to leave #mufc permanently. Two others have left on loan.


HRK joins WBA

Hal Robson-Kanu - scorer of that superb goal for Wales against Belgium in the Euros - was a free agent and has joined West Brom.

Albion have completed the signing of @FAWales striker @RobsonKanu #WBA

Albion have completed the signing of @FAWales striker @RobsonKanu #WBA

The missing ingredient for Spurs?

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

"I don't think that a few good games at Euro 2016 warrant the £30m fee that Moussa Sissoko has been valued at, certainly given the form that he showed for Newcastle last season.

"But what this Spurs side needs is pace and that is what he provides. He has the raw materials and Mauricio Pochettino will relish getting his hands on him. He could have a really good season there."

Luiz back


David Luiz has signed a three-year deal back at Chelsea. We didn't see that one coming until 24 hours ago. 

Luiz a good deal

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder and BBC football expert

Regardless of whether David Luiz is first choice or not, Chelsea sold him for £50m and got him back for £34m, it is a good deal.

'What could go wrong?!'

Sissoko to Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur

Alan Fisher, Tottenham On My Mind: Lazy, detested by home fans and Arsenal’s his favourite club – what could possibly go wrong? Moussa Sissoko will quickly find out that Pochettino accepts nothing less than 100% every game. This culture at Spurs will do him good and enable him to be a better player. He’ll bring strength, experience and presence to our midfield as well covering several midfield slots. The money’s irrelevant – that’s the current market and it’s within available funds. Pochettino wanted him and Levy responded.

Bourne again

Thursday's Daily Mirror back page: Bourne Again #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

Thursday's Daily Mirror back page: Bourne Again #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

'Brave move for Wilshere'

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder and BBC football expert

Bournemouth is a fantastic move for Jack Wilshere. It is a very brave move for him, it would have been easier for him to move to Roma. Bournemouth will be a shock to him at times but the way Eddie Howe plays his football, Wilshere will fit right in. 

Everything will be on the ground and go through him. The important thing is for him to get games. If he went to Roma, it would have another season out of the radar. We want to see him in action, he is a talented boy.

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Aaron Theaker: Has the fax machine broken at Stamford Bridge? 

The move for David Luiz was agreed a few hours ago - we are now awaiting confirmation of its completion. 

You remind me of me...

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

I think that Stoke manager Mark Hughes will like Wilfried Bony - he plays a little like Hughes himself used to, roughing up defenders and causing problems.

'Good move for Hart'

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder and BBC football expert

Torino is a good move from Joe Hart. He has not just accepted sitting on the bench at Manchester City and collecting his wages. He has pride built in him and the character to play football and maintain his England number one shirt. Torino has given him the chance to do that.