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  1. What's the transfer you've got most excited about?
  2. Liverpool agree Oxlade-Chamberlain deal
  3. Spurs sign Foyth
  4. West Brom sign Gibbs and Krychowiak
  5. Everton reject Chelsea bid for Barkley
  6. Drinkwater hands in transfer request

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By Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

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So with just over 24 hours left to go in the transfer window, dealings appear to have slowed down for the day.

I'm shutting up shop for a couple of hours but I'll be back later with any breaking news.

In the meantime, you can take a look of all of today's signings here.

Bye for now.

Leicester City

And is the mass exodus from Leicester still on?

Ian Stringer, BBC Leicester Sport

I'm worried about this transfer window as far as Leicester City are concerned - massive caveat already; their owner is a billionaire, money is not the issue here.

If there are genuine bids for Jamie Vardy and/or Danny Drinkwater from Chelsea, then I would not blame the players for being tempted - it is human nature. These are ambitious international footballers.

Then there is Riyad Mahrez. He will go. Clubs know the price; he wants away, pay it and he is yours pretty much. Arsenal need some positive PR right now so do not be shocked if Wenger's wonga ends up on the most skilful player I have ever witnessed wear a Leicester shirt.

Elsewhere I would not be surprised to see Ahmed Musa, Nampalys Mendy and Islam Slimani leave.

Incoming? A centre-half. Ben Gibson at Middlesbrough has been mentioned. Extra bodies at the back are certainly required.


Right, things seem to be winding down for the day, a bit like Chelsea's transfer dealings.

Let's recap what they've been up to.

Nick Godwin, BBC Radio London

It seems Chelsea's decline has been exaggerated. Ever since that opener against Burnley, they have drilled out two excellent results despite significant absentees.

So the calls for major surgery have quietened but the departure of Nemanja Matic, and Diego Costa's ongoing issues remain concerns.

That is not to say money has not been spent. New recruits Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger have already shown promise.

Last season, Chelsea won the league with quite a small squad, very few injuries and no European obligations. This season's demands will be much greater so Antonio Conte is hopeful of further recruitment in wide areas, central midfield and up front.

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Rich: If Coutinho is worth £150m then Sanchez with 1 Year left is surely worth at least £100m?!?!

Billy: If Ox is worth 40mil for scoring only 9 goals, then Sanchez should be worth 233mil for scoring 53, simple.

You've undervalued Sanchez by my calculations, Billy. He's worth a whopping £235.56m with that maths.

De Girolamo joins Chesterfield on loan

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Away from the Premier League, League Two side Chesterfield have signed Bristol City striker Diego De Girolamo on a season-long loan deal.

He spent part of last season on loan at Cheltenham, while Bristol City have the option to recall him in January.

Manchester United

And here's the latest from the red side of the City...

Bill Rice, BBC Radio Manchester

It is no wonder Jose Mourinho is so pleased with Manchester United's transfer business this summer. Three of his four targets have not only been acquired, but Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof crucially all arrived before pre-season, allowing them to integrate with their new team-mates.

A fourth summer signing - a wide player - now looks unlikely barring a late development after a move for Ivan Perisic stalled. But with Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning for the second half of the season after a knee injury, United have a squad ready to challenge for the title again.

Manchester City

Time to for a bit of an around the grounds.

Here's an update from Manchester City...

Andy Buckley, BBC Radio Manchester

Manchester City fans have liked what they have seen so far from their new signings. Manager Pep Guardiola knew the defence needed strengthening and Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Danilo and goalkeeper Ederson have already provided enough evidence to suggest the Blues are much better equipped to mount a sustained domestic and European challenge.

Playmaker Bernardo Silva is a top-quality midfielder, and if Guardiola has his way the spending is not yet over. Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has been coveted by the Spaniard, who has also done his best to prise Jonny Evans away from West Brom as defensive cover.

Bruce leaves Bury

Signs on 13 August.

Scores on debut.

Leaves on 30 August.

All within one transfer window.

Alex Bruce is "free to further his career at one of the many clubs that have offered terms to him".

Where next for the centre-back?

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If you weren't with me earlier, I've been after your price for Alexis Sanchez. Is he worth more or less than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?

Liverpool agreed a £40m deal to sign the Arsenal midfielder.

Here are a few more of your replies:

For a proven Premier League player in his prime with 'that spark', who can score and assist bucketloads, I think Alexis Sanchez is worth £90m in the current market.

George, Arsenal fan, Colchester

If Arsenal were about to pay £40 million for a player with Ox's stats I'd be furious. Sanchez worth at least double AND a chunky Kit Kat.

Tottenham Hotspur

Right, let's take a look at what's happening at Tottenham...

Nick Godwin, BBC Radio London

Spurs may well have had the best starting XI in the league last season, but depth and the lack of a Plan B remained a problem.

The signings of Davinson Sanchez, Paulo Gazzaniga and Juan Foyth only go some way to address those concerns.

There remains intense pressure from fans to recruit a striker, cover at full-back and a player with the pace or the imagination to change a game.

No-one would miss Moussa Sissoko if he were to leave, but the future of Danny Rose remains uncertain. His departure would destabilise an already thin squad. But then again, who knows how complicated things may get if he stays?

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Krychowiak is an excellent signing for West Brom. Absolutely immense for Sevilla in their Europa league-winning season. Good to see him in the Premier League!

Alex, London.

As a Baggies fan, we have had a fantastic window - real quality additions. But Krychowiak has to be the deal of the summer! Can still barely believe it.

Stuart, Deal

Sakho not for sale

West Ham joint-chairman David Gold has sent out a definite message regarding striker Diafra Sakho.

There were reports today that Crystal Palace had made a bid for the 27-year-old and that he'd even passed a medical at French side Rennes.

Looks like he's staying in East London though.

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Saints' Clasie sent on loan

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Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie has joined Belgium side Club Brugge on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Dutch international, 26, joined Saints from Feyenoord for £8m in July 2015.

He made 46 appearances in two years, scoring two goals.

Saints vice chairman Les Reed said the club had a "strong and deep group of midfielders" and Claise would "benefit" from playing regular first team football with Brugge.

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Eddie Oliveria: I would say double Ox, Louise, but maybe in the ballpark of £65m.

Jawad Kayani: £70m cash or Sterling + £25m for Sanchez.

Jay: In today's inflated market, Alexis Sanchez is worth at least £100m + 1 kitkat.

Presume that's the four stick Kit Kat Jay...

West Brom sign PSG midfielder

That didn't take long.

It's official.

After signing Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal earlier in the day, West Brom have also added Grzegorz Krychowiak to their line-up.

Busy, busy.

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Krychowiak to West Brom?

Looks like West Brom are about to unveil the signing of defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak from Paris St-Germain.

Is this yet another cringey announcement?

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Juventus get Howedes

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Calm, calm, it's only a loan deal.

But Schalke's 2014 World Cup-winning defender Benedikt Howedes has signed for Italian champions Juventus on a season-long loan.

Howedes, 29, spent his career at Schalke and was captain of the German club for six years.

Juventus said they have paid an initial 3.5m euros (£3.22m) for the loan, which will rise to 13.5m euros (£11.96m) if he plays 25 times this season.

They also have an option to buy Howedes at the season's end for 3.5m euros.

Sanchez or Sanches?

With deadline day approaching, there are plenty of names flying about and it's easy to get confused.

So just to be clear - Manchester City are after Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, and in Wales, Swansea are confident of signing Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches.

The final consonant is the key.

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Sanchez def worth double Ox but Ox only worth half what has been paid!


Inflated market so about right fee for Ox ...shocking goal/assist to game record. Never looks that interested most of the time. More bothered about how high up the tabloid showbiz charts he is...! Sanchez worth £75m

David in London

Swansea City

Dafydd Pritchard, BBC Wales Sport

Swansea City's summer has been dominated by Gylfi Sigurdsson's protracted £45m move to Everton.

Although it has given the club ample funds to rebuild, there is a perception the Swans have been slow to act and that last year's American takeover has yet to make a significant difference in spending power.

Former striker Wilfried Bony is expected to rejoin from Manchester City before the window closes, possibly as a replacement for last season's top scorer Fernando Llorente, a target for Chelsea.

West Brom winger Nacer Chadli remains a target, with Swansea head coach Paul Clement saying he wants at least two new signings in attacking positions.

Their other business has been neat if slightly underwhelming, with further changes in midfield seeing Sam Clucas and Roque Mesa arriving for a combined £25m or so, and Jack Cork leaving for £10m.

There is work to do if Swansea are to avoid another relegation battle.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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Thanks Tom. Let's start with a game.

So Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with a year left on his contract, has agreed a £40m deal to move to Liverpool.

Arsenal have already rejected a £50m from Manchester City for Alexis Sanchez - who also has a year left on his current deal.

But how much is the Chilean forward worth?

Send me your price. I'm going double the Ox.

And on that Divock Origi bombshell I'm off - here's Louise Gwilliam to see you through the next few hours.

See you tomorrow - it could be busy!

Origi on the way out?

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Liverpool's Belgium striker Divock Origi could join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on loan before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

The 22-year-old is highly-rated by manager Jurgen Klopp but the imminent arrival of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal means his chances in attack are likely to be restricted this season.

Origi wants regular football throughout Belgium's build-up to next summer's World Cup and Liverpool will also be eager to see the talented young forward continue his progress, so it is expected he will leave Anfield before the deadline.

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Why are people so hung up on how Ox fits into first XI? Klopp needs to have a deeper quality squad


Dead chuffed with the ox, will provide strong competition for Wijnaldum who was poor till the Arsenal game and the perfect third choice winger!

Robbie in Clapham

A good question Mick. Are we living in the era of club-record £40m squad players?

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Mick Williams: Where does Ox fit in @LFC if he wants to play central? In front of who? Hendo, Can, Gini, Milner and Coutinho if he stays?

BreakingOx on the move

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

Liverpool and Arsenal have agreed a £40m deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Oxlade-Chamberlain latest

There are reports now that Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has in fact agreed a move to Liverpool.

Will he get a game in a central position? A good move for all parties?

Gossip column extra

In case you're just tuning in, here's a handy little round-up from David Ornstein on all the latest transfer dealings.

Will Man City go higher than £50m to get Sanchez?

Swans set to sign Sanches?

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Swansea City are confident of signing Bayern Munich's attacking midfielder Renato Sanches on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old Portugal international joined Bayern from Benfica for €35m in May 2016.

Sanches, who made 25 appearances for the German champions last season, was also a part of Portugal's Euro 2016 winning squad.

Swansea head coach Paul Clement worked with Sanches during his time as Bayern's assistant manager.

Sanches would be seen as a straight replacement for Gylfi Sigurdsson, who joined Everton for £45m on 16 August.

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This summer, more than ever, there is a premium on leaving it late.

Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane are going to end up as bargains...

If United were buying Lindelof, Lukaku & Matic this week they'd cost £300m rather than half that - so glad Jose got his business done early!

Chris, Manchester

Dundee sign Aurtenetxe

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Defender Jon Aurtenetxe is swapping the Spanish sunshine for.... Dundee.

The Scottish club have signed the defender on short-term deal until January, subject to international clearance.

The 25-year-old has made more than 100 appearances for La Liga clubs Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo and had a loan spell at Tenerife in 2015-16.

Sounds like a long holiday that.

No go for Sakho?

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West Ham have no desire to sell Diafra Sakho amid reports the striker is trying to force a move back to France. A photograph on social media appeared to show the Senegal international at a French airport ahead of a proposed transfer to Rennes, while reports in France even go on to claim Sakho has passed a medical with the Ligue 1 club.

Yet West Ham have not given the 27-year-old permission to travel to France and do want to sell as they do not have time to find a replacement ahead of Thursday night's transfer deadline.

Denayer back out on loan again

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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Manchester City defender Jason Denayer is on his way to Turkey to agree a loan move to Galatasaray.

Celtic were keen to sign the Belgium international but Denayer turned the Glasgow club down as he had already given his word to Galatasaray.

It has yet to be decided whether the deal will include an option to buy.

Denayer, 22, joined City in 2014 but is yet to make a senior appearance for the club.

He spent the last three seasons out on loan at Celtic, Galatasaray and Sunderland respectively.

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Tom Harrod: The Clement-Ancelotti bromance was always going to cuminate in some sort of loan deal for #Swansea. Good deal for both clubs with Sanches

Loyal Royal

McShane extends Reading contract

Reading captain Paul McShane has signed a contract extension until the summer of 2019.

The 31-year-old's current contract was set to expire at the end of this campaign.

Smiles all round.

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Thomas Lemar and Philippe Coutinho are pretty different sorts of players aren't they?


Barca lining up Plan B

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Philippe Coutinho
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Barcelona remain hopeful of signing Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, but they are now considering alternatives which include Reds’ target Thomas Lemar.

The Spanish club have already had three bids for midfielder Coutinho, 25, turned down.

With the transfer window set to shut on Thursday, they now have a Plan B which includes Monaco midfielder Lemar and Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.

Liverpool have prepared a bid of £60m for France international Lemar.

Barcelona, 24-time La Liga champions, had their potent forward partnership of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi broken earlier this month when Paris St-Germain lured Neymar away after paying the 222m euros release clause.

The La Liga giants completed the signing of forward Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for £135.5m last week, but are hoping to bring in “one or two” more players before the window shuts.

Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez said at the weekend: “I won't go into names but I admit that the club is working on the possibility of signing new players.”

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