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FST’s Deadline Day Transfer News – Thur 9th August – LIVE UPDATES
Aaron Rogan
Aaron Rogan
August 9, 2018
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Before becoming a Sports Journalist for Free Super Tips, Aaron spent three years studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland while taking in the Black Cats' 'glory years' under Martin O'Neill. Now back in Northern Ireland he turns niche stats into predictions for FST, while he's one of the few people on this island who is equally comfortable at Windsor Park and the Aviva.

Deadline Day Round up

That’s deadline day over, and we’ve still got a deal in the air ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League kick off. With the window shut until January 1, here’s a quick run down of the biggest last ditch additions.

Yerry Mina, Barcelona to Everton – £28million

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Marseille to Fulham – £22million

Çağlar Söyüncü, Freiburg to Leicester – £19million

Filip Benković, Dinamo Zagreb to Leicester – £13million

Joe Bryan, Bristol City to Fulham – £6million

Update (9:30pm) Kurt Zouma – Everton

It seems like deadline day it’s done yet, as the Toffees chase their fourth late signing. However, it’s now believed that Zouma’s proposed loan switch from Stamford Bridge is going to be decided upon on Friday. We’d say that’d be a nervous wait, but the deals for Mina, Gomes and Bernard should be more than enough to keep the fans happy.

Update (8:34pm) DONE DEALS – Ings and Anguissa

We wait half an hour for any transfer movement, and then two come along at once. Southampton have made a late swoop to secure Liverpool’s Danny Ings on a season long loan, as he looks to rebuild his career. Meanwhile, Fulham have left their biggest signing until right at the end, as Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa joins Craven Cottage for a deal with around £30million, making him their fifth signing of the day.

Update (8:02pm) DONE DEALS: Mina and Gomes

Everton may be three hours past the deadline, but they’ve announced two new signings from Barcelona, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes. That’s three Catalan signings for the Toffees this summer, and they’re hopeful of wrapping up a move for Kurt Zouma.

Update (7:56pm DONE DEAL: Fosu-Mensah – Fulham

Another move for Fulham, who have just announced that they’ve added Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan from Man United. The Cottagers are by far deadline day’s busiest side, and they still have more deals lined up. They’re waiting on Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, which would take them to five signings today alone.

Update (7:46pm) DONE DEAL: Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace

The Eagles have confirmed a season-long loan move for the Swansea forward, after he refused to train with the Welsh club.

Update (7:02pm) DONE DEALS: Luciano Vietto and Martin Montoya

These two were both Fulham targets on deadline day. However, Atletico Madrid forward Vietto has moved to Craven Cottage, while Montoya has been picked up by Brighton after the Cottagers switched focus elsewhere.

Update (7pm) Deals Update

We’re two hours past the deadline, so the last few deals should emerge in the next few hours. The deal sheet extension is going to be over now, so clubs need to have their moves tied up. Here’s a quick reminder of what is still to come:

  • Anguissa, Vietto and Fosu Mensah to Fulham
  • Zouma, Mina and Andre Gomes to Everton
  • Danny Ings to Southampton
  • Jordan Ayew to Palace

Update (6:52pm) Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace

One of the deals we’re waiting on is edging ever closer. It looks like Palace have got their man, thanks to the most well placed of sources. Ayew’s brother Andre has shared this image, suggesting that Palace are set to make an announcement any minute.

Update (6:38pm) DONE DEAL: Domingos Quina – Watford

The Hornets missed out on Jake Livermoore and James Ward-Prowse today, but they’ve added West Ham youngster Domingos Quina. The highly rated Portugal player was linked with Barcelona earlier in the window, but he’s ended up at Vicarage Road.

Update (6:35pm) DONE DEAL: Federico Fernandez – Newcastle

The Magpies have got a deal over the line here, with the £6million signing of Swansea man Fernandez confirmed. They’ve needed defensive additions all summer, and finally Rafa Benitez has a new signing. However, with a lack of investment, surely he can’t be happy with the lack of movement on Tyneside?

Update (6:33pm) DONE DEAL: Harry Arter – Cardiff City

The Bluebirds were only linked with one signing today, but it’s taken them until 90 minutes after the deadline to announce Arter. However, they can be pleased with his loan signing from Bournemouth, who arrives with plenty of Premier League experience. The Irishman rejected Watford in order to secure this switch to Wales.

Update (6:18pm) Deals Still in the Pipeline

We’ve seen a bit of a lull in the deals, but there are a few which are set to be confirmed by 7pm. Here’s a quick list of some of the moves we can expect in the next 30 minutes or so:

  • Anguissa, Vietto and Fosu Mensah to Fulham
  • Zouma, Mina and Andre Gomes to Everton
  • Danny Ings to Southampton
  • Jordan Ayew to Palace
  • Fernandez to Newcastle

Update (6:03pm) DONE DEAL: Caglar Soyuncu – Leicester

The Foxes didn’t let go of prized defender Harry Maguire, but they’ve signed their second centre-half of the day, after agreeing a deal with Freiberg for Soyuncu. The 22-year-old joins for an estimated £19million.

Update (5:53pm) Danny Rose – Schalke

It seems like Schalke have cooled on signing Danny Rose, given the mayhem of deadline day. They have weeks left to do a deal, so this deal has every chance of being revived. Might still be worth googling those Schalke players, Danny.

Update (5:47pm) Kurt Zouma – Everton

It seems like 18 Premier League clubs have packed up for the day, leaving Fulham and Everton to get on with it. The Toffees have made one signing, agreed terms for a double deal from Barcelona, and now they’re racing the clock in order to secure a loan move for Kurt Zouma from Chelsea.

Update (5:42pm) DONE DEAL: Joe Bryan – Fulham

Just as we say that, Fulham have added Joe Bryan for Bristol City, in a £6million deal. The left-back turned down Championship side Aston Villa to move to the Premier League.

Update (5:40pm) Busy Evening in West London

Fresh from confirming the signing of Sergio Rico, Fulham could make as many as four additional signings in the coming hours. As we mentioned, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa could join for £40million and Luciano Vietto is bound for Craven Cottage on loan. They could be joined by a pair of signings on either flank of the defence. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to join from Man United, while Bristol City’s Joe Bryan seems bound for Fulham, who is moving for £6million. What a summer Fulham have had already, and it’s set to get even better.

Update (5:24pm) Danny Ings – Southampton

Danny Ings is a potential signing for Southampton. The window may be closed, but the Liverpool forward is bound for the South-coast club, who have submitted a deal sheet to trigger that 7pm extension. With a lack of goals at St Mary’s, could this be a perfect move for both player and club? With the minutes ticking away, the Saints are out to clinch a season-long loan deal.

Update (5:22pm) DONE DEAL: Sergio Rico – Fulham

The Cottagers remain busy, and they’ve announced the first of three potential deals today, if not more. They have added Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a season-long loan, a player who chairman Tony Khan labelled, ‘world class’.

Update (5:09pm) Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa – Fulham

The Cottagers have splashed the cash again, agreeing a £30million deal with Marseille for the midfielder. They are now pushing to get this deal over the line, following their loan move for Vietto earlier today.

Update (5:06pm) Andre Gomes – Everton

The Toffees’ staff need a pay-rise, as they’ve also agreed a deal for Andre Gomes according to Barcelona. He joins along with Yerry Mina and Bernard, so it’s been a fantastic day at Everton so far.

Update (5:04pm) Deals Continue

As we said, the window is over, but deals can still sneak through. West Ham have added Carlos Sanchez on loan from Fiorentina. Huddersfield have also added Montpellier winger Isaac Mbenza on a season long loan, and there’s going to be more to come.


The transfer window has officially closed, but clubs who are close to signings can get a two hour extension, so don’t expect the deals to end here.

Update (4:56pm) Yerry Mina – Everton

It’s been a great 10 miuntes for Everton, who have now reached an agreement to sign Yerry Mina. The Colombian will cost just over £27million, and now Everton have roughly two hours to get this deal over the line, despite just minutes remaining before the window shuts. Looks like clubs are going to stay busy right up to 7pm, as clubs can get a two hour extension by submitting a deal sheet to show that the transfer is close.

Update (4:48pm) DONE DEAL: Bernard – Everton

We told you about the busy day in prospect at Goodison, and they’ve added Bernard in what could be the first of three of four signings today. While the Toffees had more time to get this free transfer over the line, they’ve still moved quickly to secure a play who was being chased by top European clubs this summer.

Update (4:33pm) Luciano Vietto – Fulham

We’re sick of saying that Fulham have had a great window, but they are doing even more to prove that on deadline day. They’re set to bring in Atletico Madrid’s forward Vietto, after the Europa League winners secured a deal for Nikola Kalinic. The Argentine was a highly sought after star in 2015 when at Villarreal, but after a few slow season in La Liga, Fulham are taking a chance on the striker. After spending £18million to sign him from Villarreal, Atletico are now shipping him out on loan.

Here’s a glimpse at the player Atletico thought they were getting, and the one Fulham hope they are signing.

Update (4:13pm) Bernard – Everton

It could be a massive day for Everton, with deals in the pipeline. There have been links with Man United Marcos Rojo, while they’re now on course to add Bernard on a free transfer. Having passed a medical and secured a work permit, he’s set to be completed this evening. On top of that, Barcelona pair Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes have undergone medicals ahead of a potential move, but time is ticking away…

Update (3:56pm) Kurt Zouma – Everton

Just over an hour left, and there’s movement at Everton. Reports are that Chelsea are set to offload Zouma for the season, with the Frenchman set to spend the season on loan at Goodison Park. Zouma has struggled for a starting spot since a serious injury in 2016, and he spent last season at Stoke. He’ll bolster Everton’s options at the back, but does this suggest that they’re struggling with the Yerry Mina deal?

Update (3:36pm) Federico Fernandez – Newcastle

Fernandez has finally arrived on Tyneside, with just under 90 minutes to complete a medical and get the deal over the line. The two clubs have made movement in their negotiations, and they are said to be close to agreeing a fee for the transfer.

Update (3:10pm) Harry Arter – Cardiff

Just under two hours to go on deadline day, and Cardiff are chasing a new signing. Midfielder Arter has impressed in the top flight with Bournemouth, and he’s set to take that experience to newly promoted Cardiff. He’s been a brilliant servant to the Cherries since joining from Woking, and he’d certainly beef up the Cardiff squad ahead of their Premier League campaign.

Update (2:35pm) Leander Dendoncker – Wolves

Wolves have bounced back from their Zinchenko rejection, by moving to sign Belgium international Dendoncker. The highly rated Anderlecht man can play in central defence or in the middle of the park, and he joins on an initial loan, which will become a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Update (1:28pm): Federico Fernandez – Newcastle

The Swans are set to see another player jump ship to the Premier League. Defender Fernandez is heading north for a medical with Newcastle United, as the Magpies aim to add to their squad. The move is believed to be a permanent one, although the Swans’ defender makes the trip without a deal being agreed between the two clubs.

Update (1:13pm): Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace

Swansea forward Ayew looks set to make a move back to the Premier League, as he’s currently having a medical at Crystal Palace. The Swans’ top scorer last season never seemed likely to stay in the second tier, and now he’s on his way to Selhurst Park.

Update (12:47pm): Jake Livermoore – Watford

The Hornets have been scouring the market for a central midfielder in the last few days, and they seem to finally have their man. After attempts to sign James Ward-Prowse were turned down, they’ve now moved to secure a loan for West Brom’s Livermoore, with an option to buy him down the line.

Update (12:43pm): Oleksander Zinchenko – Wolves

Wolves’ deal for the Man City man Zinchenko has fallen through at the last minute. The clubs had agreed a fee, and the versatile midfielder has been a target for the newly promoted side all summer. It seems like the 21-year-old rejected the move to stay at the Etihad.

Update (11:57am): John Kitolano – Wolves

Congolese-Norwegian left back John Kitolano has travelled to England to undergo a medical ahead of completing a £1m + bonuses transfer from Odds BK to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves had been chasing the 18-year old since January and now look finally set to land their man.

Update (11:47am): Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa – Fulham

Central midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is set to move from Marseille to Fulham. The Cameroon international is expected to cost between £20-25m. The 22-year will sign a 5-year deal with the Cottagers. The deal will take Fulham’s 2018 summer spend close to the £100m mark.

Update (11:15am): Diego Godin – Manchester United

Jose Mourinho, desperate to sign a centre back before the transfer window slams shut later today, has launched a late bid for Atletico Madrid’s formidable defender Diego Godin. The 32-year-old Uruguay captain would be a short term solution to Manchester United’s defensive problems, but with time running out to seal any deal for Harry Maguire that’s a hit they might have to take.

DONE DEAL: Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea

Chelsea broke the world record fee for a goalkeeper as they brought in Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Blues were backed in to a corner as Thibaut Courtois neared the exit, and they moved fast to wrap this one up after the story broke on Tuesday. The huge fee comes just weeks after Liverpool smashed the transfer record for a keeper, when they made a £67million move for Roma’s Allison.

That deal obviously makes Chelsea’s move look like a big risk, they could have brought in a more experienced player for a smaller fee months ago. However, the Blues have managed to avoid the kind of issues they’ve had with Courtois this summer. After the Belgian refused to sign a new deal with 12 months left, Chelsea have handed a seven year deal to their new signing. Clearly he’s here for the long haul.

DONE DEAL: Mateo Kovacic – Chelsea

Chelsea also confirmed a loan move for Mateo Kovacic, with the Croatian midfielder moving in search of first team football. The World Cup finalist has had a successful spell in the Spanish capital, but he’s set to becoming a key part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans at Stamford Bridge. The Italian may have a stocked central midfield, but he said a touch of quality was needed there, and that’s what Kovacic is set to provide this season.

The Blues are delighted to bring in a quality midfield option on loan, that freed up cash to make a big move for Arrizabalaga. While they’ve diverted money to a different area of the pitch, they aren’t going to be short-changed. Kovacic joins an already well-stocked midfield, and he already looks like he’s first choice for Sarri.

DONE DEAL: Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois has joined Real Madrid on a six-year deal, with a transfer dee of around £35million. This deal has been a long time coming, with Chelsea resigned to his departure after they failed to agree terms on a new contract. He’s been making moves around returning to the Spanish capital to be with his family, which led to him refusing to train with the club.

That was enough to force through a deal, which comes at a cut-price fee. Now the Belgian faces off with three-time Champions League winner Keylor Navas for a starting spot, so he’ll need to up his level of commitment.

DONE DEAL: Adama Traore – Wolves

Wolves finally landed Adama Traore from Middlesbrough, after triggering his release clause. They moved to spend £18million on the Spaniard, which is a club record fee. While he has limited Premier League experience, the 22-year-old has bags of pace and potential. He’s going to offer a lot of threat down the right for Wolves, who have made some great signings so far.

However, you have to wonder what impact this has on Boro, who have sold off £43million worth of talent early in the season.

Harry Maguire – Man United

A huge deadline day deal which isn’t entirely off the table is Harry Maguire’s switch to Old Trafford. The defender has been told that he’s going nowhere, but he seems to be desperate to make the switch to Manchester. England’s World Cup hero has been priced up at a mammoth £80million by Leicester. The fee would be a world record deal for a defender, just two months after he was valued at £25million by the Foxes.

United had a £60million bid knocked back, and they may be boosted by Leicester’s moves for two centre-halves. However, the potential additions of Filip Benkovic and Caglar Soyuncu aren’t said to be replacements for Maguire. (Sky Sports)

Kurt Zouma – Everton and Man United

Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma is emerging as an alternative to Maguire for Man United. The centre-half has found himself down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, and a link-up with Jose Mourinho could happen this summer. It seems like United want a permanent deal, while Everton are chasing a loan move for the Frenchman. (L’Equipe)

Danny Rose – Schalke

In a left-field move, Bundesliga side Schalke have been linked with a swoop for Danny Rose. The England man has been given permission to make a loan move away from White Hart Lane, and that may be what he needs to restart his career. This deal doesn’t have to be wrapped up before 5pm, but Tottenham may want to hurry the deal along in order to secure a replacement. (Sky Sports)

Danny Drinkwater – Leicester

With Kovacic arriving, Chelsea are ready for some outgoings. The central midfield area looks a little packed, and it could be last summer’s deadline signing who makes way. Drinkwater is being linked with a return to Leicester, and he’s believed to be available for a loan fee of between £2million and £3million. (Independent)

However, there are also reports that West Ham and Crystal Palace are interested in the Premier League winner. (Telegraph)

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