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  1. Summer PL spending estimated at record £870m
  2. £585m of spending to foreign clubs
  3. £210m between PL clubs, £75m to Football League
  4. Man Utd sign £36m striker Anthony Martial
  5. West Brom refuse to sell Saido Berahino

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By Tom Rostance and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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That's a wrap

And that's a wrap for the night.

It's been 15 hours since Mike Henson kicked off your Transfer Deadline Day coverage and while we may not have had the major shocks that can make these days classics, there has been plenty of business to keep us all occupied.

See you all later in the week! Good night. 

'Premier League puts off some players'

Football writer Henry Winter on BBC Radio 5 live:  "The Premier League, despite the money, is not necessarily the most obvious attraction for the top players in Europe, particularly in a tournament year. They don't want to come to a country which doesn't have a winter break, because they know they'll be exhausted when the real prize - the European Championship - is up for grabs. And also, English clubs haven't done very well in the Champions League, and that has inhibited the desire of players to come here, because they want the top honours."

Italy coming back?

It's been a while since Italian clubs were breaking transfer records but away from the Premier League, the next highest spending league was Serie A, with a gross spend of £405m.

La Liga was next with a gross spend of £400m, followed by the Bundesliga with £290m and Ligue 1 with £220m.


'Arsenal are missing an opportunity'

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on BBC Radio 5 live

"When I left Arsenal 10 years ago, they were dominating the Premier League. We went unbeaten through a whole Premier League season. The fans got used to seeing trophies coming through. I thought that club were going to take off and charge through Europe.

"The fans got used to that, and there's a frustration now because they had to lower their expectations because of the expenditure on the stadium. When the fans see the money in the bank, there really is a frustration, because now there's no excuse in those terms. But the top players don't seem to be available, or Arsenal don't want to spend those fees on those players.

"I feel it's a missed opportunity - because the Premier League, without Manchester City there, is almost there for the taking. If you could put it together now and go on a run, then you can do something. Arsenal might go on a run anyway, but it's probably unlikely."

Keeping Europe going

The Premier League is keeping Europe in business - to a certain extent.

Of the record £870m spent by Premier League clubs this summer, £585m flowed straight out of the country to foreign clubs.

Kevin De Bruyne's £50m+ move being the biggest example. 

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Scott Holland:  re: Michal's comment. Cristiano Ronaldo cost £12m. Far cry from up to £50m. Nobody moaned either.

David Wynde:  Not upset with Spurs. Bought Alderweireld, Trippier and Wimmer early. Added N'Jie and Son later. No panic buys.

David Mackay:  I think Kevin De Bruyne will prove to be one of the signings of the season. Great signing for Manchester City.

'Wenger refused to panic'

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think it's simple to explain the lack of signings made by Arsene Wenger during this transfer window. He looked around, he could see the panic that other clubs were experiencing, and he decided he wasn't going to dip his toe into that market."

£1bn a year on players

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  • Premier League clubs have committed to around £870m in player transfer fees in the summer 2015 transfer window, above the previous record of £835m gross spend set last summer.
  • Premier League clubs concluded player acquisitions totalling around £90m on deadline day. The equivalent deadline day figure in the summer 2014 was around £85m.
  • Total gross spending by Premier League clubs in the calendar year is a new record. Premier League clubs spent a total of £1 billion on acquiring players during both the January (£130m) and summer windows.
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Record breakers!

The men and women at Deloitte have crunched the numbers and can confirm that this summer has been a record breaker.

Player transfer spending by Premier League clubs in the summer 2015 transfer window reached a new record.

Gross spending totalled £870m, 4% up on the previous record of £835m set last summer.

Big bucks.

'Wenger's got a tough balancing act'

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

"I'm undecided about the criticism Arsene Wenger has faced over his lack of transfer activity. He gets the plaudits, deservedly, for bringing through young players and showing faith in them. Then he gets mullered for not replacing them with better players. 

"It's a fine balance for a manager - because not many players are happy with playing in the League Cup, and the odd Champions League game against a nobody, and against Norwich at home occasionally. They want to play every week. 

"So I'm a bit torn. I think Arsenal do need better players, but are they then going to stop the younger players coming through, like at Chelsea?"

The vote results are in

We asked you this evening to vote on the best signing of the summer and we have a clear winner - it's Andre Ayew from Marseille to Swansea.

You can't get better value than a free transfer to be honest, and he's scored three goals already.

Ayew took 35% of your votes with Petr Cech's move from Chelsea to Arsenal taking the runner-up spot. 

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The window in road signs

Which transfer of the summer was best represented by this sign?

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We asked you for suggestions of further road signs to represent moves and you answered in your scores.

Some of the best are in here.

The 31 club

What do Nathan, Wallace, Stipe Perica and Danilo Pantic have in common?

They are all part of Chelsea's huge list of 31 players currently out on loan.

Enough for three teams!

Here's the full lowdown. I reckon 29 of them will never play for the first team again...

'Berahino is an intelligent kid'

Football writer Henry Winter on BBC Radio 5 live: "I've interviewed Saido Berahino a couple of times and he's a fascinating character. This is a kid who comes from Burundi, a country that was ripped apart by civil war. He lost his father, and he's still not talked much in public about that.

"This is not a kid who's been manipulated by an agent. He's moved away from Aidy Ward, who he was closely involved with before. He is a willful, intelligent kid, who has seen a lot of the world - certainly far more than I have."

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"He had to leave his country as a refugee. He came over here, and went into a holding centre in south London and waited for two months to be reunited with his mother and his sister. Berahino has been searching for a father figure, and Tony Pulis has been good for him as a person.

"He will get the ritual character assassination that a player gets when they put tweets out like that. It was a very ill-advised tweet. But I think Berahino should direct some of his anger at Daniel Levy and Tottenham Hotspur. If you want a player that much, you pay the proper money for him."

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'Hammers have had an escape'

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

"West Ham missed out on Emmanuel Adebayor - they've had a result there."

As we tick past 9pm here in the UK I can almost safely report that there will be no further signings in the Premier League.

The transfer window in Scotland stays open until midnight but it's been a quiet day there all told. 

'Corden wrong on West Ham business'

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Times journalist Rory Smith on BBC Radio 5 live: "I always like to refute James Corden, and I don't agree with him when he says that has been the best transfer deadline day ever for West Ham. You shouldn't be signing four players on deadline day; it suggests you haven't done your work early enough."

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From Alex:  A lot of Manchester United fans will be disappointed about the lack of firepower, but let's give Martial a chance, and see if he can shine in English football. Let's be honest, not many people know about this kid.

From Mac, in Scotland:  Does anyone know what Charlie Austin has done to upset EVERY Premier League manager? Can't understand any other reason nobody paid £15m for him.

From Johnathan:  As an Arsenal fan, I've no complaints if the quality target player is not available at the right price in this window. I'd prefer to see a reduced ticket price at the Emirates than senseless overvalued and overpaid signings.

QPR are making their new signing work for his dough today.

Who has been your club's best signing of the day?

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You can leave, McHattie

Don't think you can all have this level of service, but after seeing a text in asking if Kevin McHattie was on the move in Scotland, I can bring you news.

Hearts have released defender McHattie, with the left-back leaving Tynecastle by mutual consent as he seeks first-team football.

McHattie made more than 80 first-team appearances for Hearts, three of them this term, but he is now a free agent and can speak to other clubs.

No move for Pogba

There was no realistic chat about a move for Paul Pogba at all today, which is a shame for a few reasons.

One, he's a belting player and would undoubtedly improve the Premier League.

And two, we couldn't use this lovely graphic.

Paul Pogba

What the fans think

Norwich City

Interesting day. Mixed emotions about Bradley Johnson’s transfer to Derby: he was outstanding for us last season, but I think he’d struggle to match that form in the Premier League, especially with the competition in midfield. Ricky van Wolfswinkel has left for Real Betis on loan, no real surprises there. I doubt we’ll see him in a Norwich shirt again. We’ve brought in Dieumerci Mbokani from Dinamo Kiev on loan, of whom I know nothing about and Matt Jarvis from West Ham - not on many City fans’ wish lists, especially after some of the names we were linked with. No centre back though. Somewhat underwhelmed all in all.

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Will Bradley Johnson be a big loss for Norwich?

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Michal Koziol:  All those who say Martial's too expensive, those same words were said about a certain Cristiano in 2003.

Michael Griffin:  Apart from Ayew to Swansea, I'm not sure any of the options for the poll will be up there at the end of the season.

Graeme Palin:  As a Spurs fan, you have to admire Peace's stance. Levy took the same stance with Bale. Oh, but we sold him.

'Money is the key to signing top players'

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

"Forget the country, the team, and whether they're in the Champions League. For 98 per cent of players, the first question they will ask is: What's the contract? Then it will be: Where am I going to play? Will I play regularly? Who's the manager? But it's the money first of all. Let me tell you. It's the money.

"If Lionel Messi comes up for sale tomorrow, it'd be Paris St-Germain, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. He's going to go for the best contract and where his mates are. He's not going to go to Munich just because, for instance, it's a nicer city to shop in than Manchester. 

"The money's not the only thing, but it's the foundation that gets the negotiation to the next stage. As a player, you're not going to play for Barcelona for £20,000 a week if you're earning £100,000 at Manchester City."

Smart buys?

Liverpool's transfer window

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
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Having spent big on deadline days in the past, Liverpool got their main business done early. Forward Christian Benteke completed his £32.5m move from Aston Villa six weeks ago.

Other incomings included forward Roberto Firmino (£21.3m) and right-back Nathaniel Clyne (£10m), with the Reds spending in excess of £67.3m.

No doubt about the biggest exit. Raheem Sterling's departure to Manchester City earned Liveprool £35.2m. The departures of Sebastian Coates, Iago Aspas, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini earned the Reds an additional £20m giving them a net spend of around £12m. 

From his performance tonight, I think I'd quite like Danny Murphy to be the new chairman of Northampton Town. He talks an awful lot of sense.

I'll have a word. 

'Man Utd stance on De Gea is baffling'

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

"It's going to be very difficult for David De Gea to get back on track. He's got to do it, though, because he's got Euro 2016 coming up. 

"My surprise is that Manchester United have let it get to the last year of his contract. The summer before, when there were two years left, why didn't they sit him down? And if he didn't sign at that point, then sell him. You can't be dictated to if you're Manchester United."

'Jeremy Peace knows what he wants'

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In the wake of Saido Berahino's collapsed move to Tottenham, Hull City defender Curtis Davies tweeted earlier that he has personal experience of just how tough a negotiator West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace is.

Davies now tells BBC Radio 5 live: "If Jeremy doesn't get the money he wants, he doesn't need to sell anyone to balance the books.

"I don't know what Saido's been told behind the scenes. I don't know if he's been told he can go if the offer reached a certain level.

"But I had a scenario where I was told that I'd be allowed to leave if we didn't go up. I did manage to go, but it went all the way down to the wire on deadline day. I ended up going to Aston Villa.

"It was never a personal thing. It's just that he's a businessman, and he has to run his business in the right way. That's what he chose to do. He got the money and that's what he wanted."

'Martinez has a blind spot'



South American football expert Tim Vickery on BBC Radio 5 live: "It seems to me that Roberto Martinez has a blind spot when it comes to bringing players straight in from South America.

"He dropped an almighty brick with Mauro Boselli at Wigan. He was their record signing, and I don't think he scored a Premier League goal for them. I had a Premier League manager get in contact with me and say: 'Should I buy this player?' There were agents touting him around. I said: 'Don't go anywhere near him. He can't do it in the Premier League and he won't.' Martinez, for all his wisdom and experience, didn't see that.

"You'd have thought, after an experience like that, he'd have been scarred for life, but he's gone back twice. He's brought in Leandro Rodriguez from River Plate in Montevideo, and said that he's played lots of games in a really competitive league. Well if he thinks the Uruguayan league is competitive, he's living in cloud cuckoo land."


Nathaniel Chalobah [Chelsea - Napoli]

Another deadline day and perennial Chelsea loanee Nathaniel Chalobah adds Napoli to his list of clubs.

He has previously been on loan at Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Reading. 

'I feel sorry for Navas'

Times journalist Rory Smith on BBC Radio 5 live:  "I feel sorry for Keylor Navas. He didn't want to leave Real Madrid, was told that he had to because it was presented to him as a fait accompli, and now he has to go back to a club that doesn't really want him."

Keylor Navas was being sent to Manchester United as part of the David De Ge deal. 

'Everton fans are frustrated'

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

"Everton fans are frustrated because they went big with Lukaku, making a statement, and this summer they haven't spent as much, and it's not one big player. On one hand, they're saying they can develop John Stones, but they're not matching that ambition with the players they are bringing in."



Oh dear. That doesn't sound too promising does it?

Apart from not having the quality, physicality or pace, maybe he'll be OK though?

'Mori is not good enough'

Everton sign Ramiro Funes Mori for £9.5m

South American football expert Tim Vickery on BBC Radio 5 live: "I would love to be wrong about Ramiro Funes Mori. But the only really good thing I can say about him is that language is not going to be a problem. That's important for defenders, because defending is nothing if it's not collective. When Argentina's economy tanked in 2001, Mori's family relocated to Dallas, Texas. He grew up there and speaks very good English as a result.

"He's left-sided, and he can play left-back as well. But I don't think he has the quality, the physicality or the pace to survive in the Premier League."

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What the fans think

West Ham

What a difference 24 hours can make! From frustration to jubilation. Very pleased with the re-signing of Alex Song on loan. I think he will thrive under Bilic and give our midfield some serious class. I'm also very excited about Victor Moses and Michail Antonio. They will both add to our pacey counter attack and hopefully they will score a few goals too. Jelavic wouldn't have been my first choice if I was looking to buy a striker from the Championship but we badly needed a striker and he has, at least, a history of scoring goals in the Premier League.

David BlackmoreEditor of West Ham United magazine Blowing Bubbles

Alex Song

What the fans think


The final day of the transfer window saw the Hornets make two permanent and one loan signing, whilst three of last season's promoted side departed on loan. The first of these saw Mexican utility man Miguel Layun join Porto early this morning; that this feels like an awfully long time ago is the consequence of a frantic deadline day thoroughly in keeping with a summer that has seen 15 players signed, 13 depart and well over 100 linked. The popular return of Adlene Guedioura has offset some of the disappointment in players not retained; most Watford supporters will now welcome a dark, quiet room to lay down in for a bit.

Matt RowsonWriter for BHaPPY blog

Missed deadlines, bad headlines

Man Utd's transfer window

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It was all about a question of timing at Manchester United. One deal failed to go through after the deadline was missed while another incoming move left some scratching their head.

The £36m signing of Monaco forward Anthony Martial, making him the world's most expensive teenage footballer, has provoked lots of opinion, with midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin among the others to arrival.

Among those heading in the opposite direction were forward Robin van Persie and Nani - both to Fenerbahce. Nani's fee was £4.25m.

As for the saga surrounding keeper David De Gea's failed move to Real Madrid....I get the feeling this is going to rumble on and on.

Tuesday's Daily Mail back page


Matt Jarvis [West Ham - Norwich]

And another one! West Ham winger Matt Jarvis hot foots it to Carrow Road for a season-long loan. 

Jarvis was pushed out of the door by the arrivals of Victor Moses and Michail Antonio at Upton Park today. 

BREAKING | #NCFC swoop for Matt Jarvis on season-long loan from @whufc_official: #DeadlineDay

BREAKING | #NCFC swoop for Matt Jarvis on season-long loan from @whufc_official: #DeadlineDay

You kept John Stones though Lyndon!