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Summer transfer window closes on 31 August at 11pm.

The summer transfer window is closed. Big deals still appear to be up in the air and we're awaiting confirmation on those moves. But if clubs did not get the paperwork done in time, that's it.

Stick with IBTimes UK for all the last-minute deals. That's all we've got for this live blog, though. We hope you enjoyed our deal-by-deal coverage of what's been a landmark transfer window in England.

BREAKING: They've left it until the very last moment but Spurs have got the Sissoko deal over the line. The Frenchman has joined the North London club on a five-year deal.

It is reportedly a £30m fee for the Newcastle midfielder. He confirmed the move in a now-deleted tweet.

Watford's Ikechi Anya has joined Derby County. He has agreed a four-year deal with the Rams.

Who's next?

Manchester United have completed a last-ditch loan switch for young goalkeeper Joel Pereira.

Less than 10 minutes remaining of the window, but remember, players can still be confirmed after the deadline at 23:00 BST.

If that is the case, we'll bring you all the latest news once our live blog is put to bed for the night. Sissoko and Luiz are the biggest deals we're waiting on at the moment.

BREAKING: Everton may have withdrawn from the race for Moussa Sissoko but they have completed a last-minute deal for Enner Valencia from West Ham.

Drum roll, please. Hull have completed another signing. After spending months doing nothing, the Tigers have burst into life in the last few days of the window.

Dieumerci Mbokani is their latest signing.

A quick line from West Ham now with the clock ticking...

We're still waiting for confirmation of David Luiz, the biggest move on deadline day. He only arrived in England this afternoon, so there's probably been lots of paperwork and other stuff to sort out before the deal can be announced.

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David Luiz appears to be set to return to the Premier League Getty Images

Chelsea have completed a deal - but it's not that of David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain. It is instead Christian Atsu joining Newcastle on loan.

BREAKING: With less than 30 minutes left in the window, Liverpool have confirmed Lazar Markovic has returned to Portugal to sign for Sporting Lisbon.

The loan deal with allow Markovic to play regular first-team football in a country where he has previously flourished.

The Sissoko saga takes another twist, with Sky Sports now saying Everton have pulled out of the move. That means he is on his way to Tottenham then, surely?

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Sissoko has left France training to complete a deadline move away from Newcastle. Getty Images

Crystal Palace, by the way, have called it quits for this transfer window. They've confirmed there will be no more moves for the south Londoners.

It seems Moussa Sissoko could be on his way to White Hart Lane, having previously been linked with Everton. Around 40 minutes left in the window.

Tick-tock, tick-tock... time is ebbing away and some clubs are still frantically trying to complete deals.

I think we all know where David Luiz will be playing this season, though.

Another Premier League loan move now. Sunderland have completed their second signing of the day, with Jason Denayer joining the club on loan from Manchester City.

Birds fly, fish swim and Chelsea loan out their youngsters. Lucas Piazon is the latest to leave Stamford Bridge.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has said goodbye ... to the German national team tonight. It appears he'll be staying at Old Trafford, though.

Around an hour left until the window closes, then. Loads of deals still to be confirmed, I suspect, and there's bound to be all the usual drama.

It never ceases to amaze that so many clubs seem to spend the majority of the window sitting tight, before scrambling around for players in the closing moments. Still, at least it makes it interesting for the fans, eh.

More now from Everton, who have signed Dominic Calvert-Lewin on a four-year deal. He's one of the future, as they say.

Joe Hart confirmed his loan move to Torino earlier on today, and he has received a warm send-off from a former teammate.

Everton have been linked with a few moves over the last couple of hours.... now, the club have confirmed a couple of departures, including Aiden McGeady leaving the Toffees on loan.

BREAKING: Jack Wilshere has joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan. The England midfielder has opted to move to the Cherries ahead of many, many other clubs.

Chief executive Neill Blake is predictably thrilled. "Jack is a fantastic addition to the club," he told the club's website. "He is a player that needs no introduction and one that, quite rightly, our supporters will be excited to see in a Bournemouth shirt.

"He will bring a wealth of international and Premier League experience, so we are delighted to be able to welcome a player of his calibre to the club."

An hour-and-a-half left of the summer transfer windows and some of the biggest deals are still to be formally completed. Let's all hope the moves for David Luiz, Moussa Sissoko and Jack Wilshere are done and dusted by the 11pm deadline.

Just in case you missed the news a little earlier, a reminder that Mario Balotelli's long-awaited move to Nice has finally gone through. The controversial striker has joined the French club on a free transfer.

BREAKING: Islam Slimani to Leicester City is done deal now. The Premier League champions had agreed a fee of £29m for the 28-year-old.

The Algerian scored 27 goals for the Portuguese side last season and will support the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez at the King Power Stadium.

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Algerian striker Islam Slimani has joined the champions Getty

Oh, some huge news for Leicester City fans, with Sporting Lisbon confirming Islam Slimani is on his way to the King Power.

He is set to join the Foxes for a combined £51m alongside Adrien Silva. A statement of intent, that.

BREAKING: James Weir has become the latest Manchester United player to join Hull City, where he will be reunited with former Reds Mike Phelan, the manager, and striker Will Keane, who made the switch earlier this week.

Weir, 21, starred for the United reserve side last season and will hope to flourish under Phelan in the Premier League.

BREAKING: West Ham United have completed the signing of former Liverpool and Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa.


Mario Balotelli's Liverpool nightmare is almost over. Confirmation of his free transfer to Ligue 1 side Nice is expected imminently.

France boss Didier Deschamps revealed earlier today Moussa Sissoko was in London to complete his move away from Newcastle United? Was he in north London or west London? He didn't share.

Sky Sports News however are now reporting the France international is on his way to Everton to complete a £30m move.

Pau Lopez arrives at Tottenham to replace Luke McGee as the club's third choice goalkeeper. Less than an hour earlier, McGee joined Peterborough on loan.

I'm gonna stick my neck out on the line and say David Luiz's return to Chelsea is going to be confirmed very soon. Here's his updates Facebook page.

David Luiz Facebook page

CONFIRMED: Tottenham have completed the signing of 21-year-old goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Espanyol.

There's been a big clear out at Manchester City this afternoon with Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala leaving on loan for Stoke City and Manchester City respectively. What about across town? It;s been very quiet at Old Trafford, with the only piece of business on transfer deadline day being Dean Henderson's loan move to Grimsby Town.

All of the clubs are buying into the spirit of the transfer window, as it were. They're loving teasing their fans about their latest moves - and Leeds United are no different.

Tottenham have loaned out two of their younger players. Luke McGee and Nathan Oduwa have joined Peterborough until January.

At Anfield, Lazar Markovic is reportedly in talks about a potential return to Portugal, with Sporting Lisbon interested in signing him.

Mario Balotelli is also said to be on the cusp of joining Nice, although that deal is dragging on, too. As a reminder, the window slums shut at 11pm BST. Not long to go, then.

Meanwhile, even Spurs' new signing Georges-Kevin NKoudou has managed to see the funny side of his exhausting transfer from Marseille.

The 21-year-old tweeted:

To the Premier League champions now, and Islam Slimani of Sporting Lisbon has been given permission to leave Algeria's training camp to have a medical with Leicester City.

The Foxes earned a lot of money last year, will earn even more this year through the Champions League - and are not shy about spending their new-found riches.

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Islam Slimani is a transfer target for Leicester Getty

Since joining Sunderland, David Moyes has been busily recruiting any player he has ever worked with – or at least, it's felt that way.

The Scot has been linked with a move for Norwich midfielder Steven Naismith. But according to the Daily Record, that deal is now off.

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Steven Naismith failed to match expectations after joining the Canaries Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

On the David Luiz front, it'll be interesting to see where he fits in at Chelsea. He is, perhaps, a better defensive midfielder than he is a central defender. But the Blues already signed N'Golo Kante earlier this summer, so...

BREAKING: We were expecting it, but it's still slightly shocking. Chelsea and PSG have agreed a deal for David Luiz. The Brazilian appears to be heading back to the Bridge.

Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is reportedly signing for Belenenses before the window shuts.

According to O Jogo, the deal is already agreed and he will play for the Portuguese side for one season.

Everton are keen to sign West Ham United striker Enner Valencia on a season-long loan, according to the BBC.

The Toffees are interested in agreeing deal with an option to confirm a £14.5m move at the end of the loan.

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Enner Valencia could be about to leave the Hammers Getty

One of the biggest stories of the day appears close to reaching a conclusion. Jack Wilshere has turned up at Bournemouth.

He arrived, seemingly, alongside his former Arsenal team-mate and close pal Benik Afobe.

And there's a little PS to that move, it seems.

CONFIRMED: The least unexpected deal of the day has gone through. Finally.

Georges-Kevin NKoudou is now a Tottenham player, much to the delight of their fans, I'm sure, and the relief of the rest of us.

Chelsea are really in the thick of the action this evening, and their biggest move – David Luiz – is still to come by all accounts. The player is reportedly travelling to London to complete his dramatic return to Stamford Bridge.

Is it the right move by Antonio Conte? We'll have to wait to see...

More news from Stoke, too, where Peter Crouch has confirmed he will be staying with Mark Hughes' side.

Back to Anfield now, where Liverpool youngster Andre Wisdom has agreed a season-long loan stay with Red Bull Salzberg.

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Andre Wisdom spent the last three seasons on loan with the most recent being with Norwich City Getty

Juan Cuadrado has signed for Juventus. Again. But there's much, much more to this one than meets the eye. Stay with me, please:

  • The Colombian has joined on a three-year loan deal.
  • Juventus will pay Chelsea £5m per year.
  • The Serie A giants can buy Cuadrado outright for £25m next summer.
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Cuadrado featured for Chelsea during pre-season but is now heading for the exit Getty

Manchester United have been largely quiet in recent days, but have at least reached an agreement with Grimsby Town for the loan of Dean Henderson. They will hope some first-team experience will aid his development.

Another one in at Stoke City now, where the fax machine is being put to good use. Left-back Cameron McJannett has joined for an undisclosed fee from Luton Town.

Southampton have completed a deal - but it's not one that's likely to set your pulse racing, to be frank. Youngster Dominic Gape has joined Wycombe on loan.

Remember former Arsenal and Fulham defender Philippe Senderos? Well, he's joined Rangers on a one-year deal.

Senderos is 31 years old and has joined the SPL club after a successful trial period.

Well, it didn't take Pogba long to sign for a new club, did it? Mathias has joined Sparta Rotherdam, meaning he is a short flight away from his brother Paul - which is nice.

Real Madrid have had an unusually quiet summer in 2016. In fact, they've barely made a ripple and it seems today will be no different.

Midfielder Isco, who has been linked with a loan move away from the Bernabeu, has denied he is set to leave Madrid. The out-of-favour Spaniard told Cuarto: "I stay, I stay."

So that's that, then.

Isco was linked with a move to Tottenham Getty

There's a bit of a lull for the time being before the inevitable dash to get deals over the line. We're still waiting on confirmation of some of the biggest moves, including David Luiz's much-discussed return to Chelsea.

Some clubs will, however, be content with the business they have already done.

Pogba is on the move again. Mathias Pogba that is, who has left Partick Thistle. Thankfully Stormzy and silly Instagram posts were not part of this move.

Marcos Alonso on signing for Chelsea: "I'm very happy. It's a step up in my career and I think this is the perfect place for me to continue developing. It's time for me to win some titles."

He told the club's official website: "It was an easy decision for me to make when I heard the club were interested in signing me.

"My family and close friends know Chelsea is the club I have dreamed about playing for so I'm really excited about the challenge and I'm looking forward to working with my new team-mates."

Jack Wilshere, meanwhile, is still trying to finalise his own loan move. The England midfielder has been linked with a host of clubs over the last few hours, but appears set to remain in England.

According to Sky Sports, a deal with the Cherries is nearing completion now.

Manchester City have allowed Eliaquim Mangala to join Valencia on loan. The Frenchman has been a bit of a flop in the Premier League, to be honest, and has fallen even further down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium in light of John Stones' arrival.

City, remember, are rumoured to have paid around £40m to sign him. The mind boggles..

Away from Stamford Bridge, and The Mirror are reporting that Moussa Sissoko's final hope of sealing a last-ditch move to the Premier League lies with Everton.

Tottenham's offer to Newcastle is said to have fallen short of the mark and the Toffees are the only club who are still in the race for his signature, according to the report. This feels like it could go right up until the deadline...

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Sissoko left France training to complete a deadline move away from Newcastle. Getty Images

CONFIRMED: Chelsea have signed Marcos Alonso - but he's unlikely to be their last transfer of the day.

The Spaniard is heading to Stamford Bridge in a £20m-plus move from Fiorentina. He could soon be joined at the Bridge by David Luiz, who is said to be on the cusp of completing a dramatic return to the club.

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Marcos Alonso has joined the Stamford Bridge club Getty

... and on the other side of the coin, Phillip Wollscheid has left Stoke to join Wolfsburg.

Stoke City are keeping themselves (and us) busy on transfer deadline day this year. The Potters have just completed a move for Bruno Martins Indi, the Dutch international defender, who has joined them from Porto on loan until the end of the season.

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Bruno Martins Indi has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs in recent years Getty Images

Liverpool have completed a deal, but it might not be the one Reds fans have been hoping for. Instead of Mario Ballotelli, the Premier League giants have sold midfielder Luis Alberto.

The 23-year-old has moved to Serie A side Lazio in a £4.3m deal. Seems like a fairly decent move for all parties, that.

One man who does not seem likely to move this summer is James Rodriguez, who has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid over the last 12 months.

However, his agent, the well-travelled Jorge Mendes, has reportedly rubbished talk of a transfer. "He is staying at Real Madrid, he is staying for sure," Mendes has said.

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James Rodriguez had been linked with a move away from Real Madrid Getty Images

We've still a few hours to go until the window shuts and there are plenty of deals that are yet to be completed, the most eye-catching of which feature Jack Wilshere, Sissoko and perhaps most remarkably of all, David Luiz.

Aside from those deals, we'll bring you all of the other moves and rumours over the next few hours - which promise to be as barmy as they have ever been.

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David Luiz appears set to return to the Premier League Getty Images

Sky Sports News are now reporting David Luiz has flown into London to complete a sensational return to Stamford Bridge. There have been a few mad deals this summer, surely this will top the lot?

Arsenal have finally confirmed the permanent transfer of Serge Gnaby to Werder Bremen. Here is what Arsene Wenger said of the German youngster just a few weeks ago.

I want to keep Serge and extend his contract. We stood by him for a long time.

Burnley meanwhile have broken their transfer record for the second time this summer to bring Hendrick to the club. Sean Dyche pushed and pushed for his side to sign the Irishman this summer and with just hours to spare, he has finally got his man.

Hendrick has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moore. He said:

The Premier League was a big draw for me and it's where I aspire to be after the summer I've had.

"Burnley did so well last year going unbeaten for five months and how much they wanted me this summer was a real positive for me."I know there have been a number of bids and I was sitting there waiting for one to be accepted.

"I would have preferred it to happen earlier to and get to know your team mates and coaching staff a bit more, but I am just thankful it's done now and I can go away with Ireland known my future is settled.

Just a year on from joining Aston Villa from Barcelona, Adam Traore has returned to the Premier League with Middlesbrough. The 20-year-old has signed a four-year deal at the Riverside. His new boss Aitor Karanka has said:

He is another important player and I am expecting a lot from him.

"I've known him since he was a kid. He went into the national team just after I left, but I know all about him and what he can do.

"His level is higher than he showed last season, but in the right environment I'm hoping that he will show what he is capable of."

BREAKING: Burnley have completed the club record signing of Republic of Ireland international Jeff Hendrick from Derby County.

BREAKING: Middlesbrough have completed the signing for former Barcelona youngster Adama Traore from Aston Villa.

Another confirmed deal to bring to you, Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams has returned to Ipswich Town for a fourth loan spell.

Major development in the David Luiz to Chelsea story: According to RMC Sport's Mohamed Bouhafsi, Paris Saint-Germain have accepted an offer of €40m offers plus bonuses for the Brazil international. He's on his way back to London to undergo a medical.

22-year-old Ndong becomes David Moyes' seventh signing on Wearside having arrived from French side Lorient. Here's what he's had to say.

I am very proud and happy to sign for Sunderland. This is a new adventure for me and to play in the Premier League is a dream come true.

"Maybe the Sunderland fans don't know me yet, but I promise that they will quickly discover that I will give everything for them and the club. It will be an honour to wear the Sunderland shirt and I will wear it with a true understanding of what it means.

"I am excited to meet everyone at the club, to see the stadium and of course the fans, who I have heard so many good things about. Today is the most beautiful day of my life."

CONFIRMED: Sunderland have completed the signing of Didier Ndong for a reported fee of £13.6m.

Juan Cuadrado's attempts to seal his return to Italy look to have succeeded. Despite Antonio Conte insisting the Colombia international was set to be part of his plans this season, he has now signed a deal to return to Juventus, according to Sky Sport Italia's Fabrizio Romano.

We are expecting confirmation of Christian Atsu's loan move from Chelsea to Newcastle United very soon. The Ghana winger is currently at St James' Park finalising the move.

Reports on Tuesday had suggested Serge Gnabry's move to Werder Bremen could have an option for the winger to join Bayern Munich next summer. Speaking at an ongoing press conference to unveil the youngster, however, Bremen's general manager insists that isn't the case.

CONFIRMED: Serge Gnabry has joined Werder Bremen on a permanent transfer.

As you can probably guess, Palace aren't the only club trying to sign Jack Wilshere today. Clubs from across Europe are trying to jump to the head of the queue and Roma are reportedly stepping up their efforts to ensure they get him.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Serie A side are prepared to pay around 80 percent of the midfielder's wages, adding the Londoner is now beginning to come around to the idea of leaving England.

BREAKING: Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has confirmed to Sky Sports News his side are in the running to sign Arsenal's Jack Wilshere. "We'd be silly not to get involved," he said, adding signing the England international "would be the icing on the cake" after an impressive few weeks in the transfer market.

Sorry Tottenham fans, Isco has spoken. He won't be moving to White Hart Lane today, he won't be leaving Real Madrid at all. Reports on Wednesday claimed Spurs and his former club Malaga were the only options on the table, but the midfielder has insisted to the Spanish press he is going nowhere.

Those quotes are now being carried by Spanish daily AS.

Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of signing Real Madrid's Isco in what would be one of the biggest moves of the day could be over.

Tottenham have been in talks with Valencia over the past few weeks over the signing of 21-year-old goalkeeper Pau Lopez. With just over eight hours remaining of the transfer window, however, the Spaniard appears to be no closer to completing his move.

Cope Valencia are now reporting Tottenham have made an approach to sign Valencia's Diego Alves should the Lopez deal fall through.

According to L'Equipe, Mamadou Sakho will not be leaving Liverpool today. Stoke City had been keen to bring in the Frenchman on a season-long loan but according to the French publication, Sakho has decided to remain on Merseyside and try to regain his place in Jurgen Klopp's starting XI.

Nasri has signed a one-year loan deal with Sevilla. Here he is, still sporting his blonde barnet, signing a contract with the Spanish side.

BREAKING: Sevilla have confirmed the signing of Samir Nasri from Manchester City on loan.


On the eve of his final appearance for Germany, Bastian Schweinsteiger's club future remains in limbo. The Manchester United midfielder has been told he will have no role to play under Jose Mourinho this season and is free to leave on loan. The 32-year-old doesn't fancy a move to Portugal, however. A Bola report he has turned down offers from both Sporting Lisbon and Benfica.

Serge Gnabry now looks poised to leave Arsenal this afternoon. Werder Bremen have confirmed the German starlet will be presented by the club this afternoon.

The Gunners can always buy him back for a £100m a few years down the line if this backfires, though.

Another strand to this David Luiz back to Chelsea line, and that is that manager Antonio Conte has has sanctioned the pursuit of the Brazil international, according to The Daily Telegraph. That would rival some of the craziest deadline day deals for sure.

We are expecting Tottenham to confirm one signing today in the form of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou whose long-drawn out move from Marseille is finally at an end. The 21-year-old took to Twitter to confirm he has already begun training with Spurs, ahead of the deal being officially ratified. But will he be joined on deadline day?

I am normally the first in line to take a cynical glare at the transfer window, but even I would concede it is bubbling up this afternoon. Several big deals up in the air and many more to come, you would think.

One line which I haven't got round to posting regards Saido Berahino, who has been involved in deadline day drama before. West Brom do not expect to sell him today. How his stock has fallen.

That David Luiz move doesn't make a great deal of sense for either Chelsea or PSG really. The Blues' need for another defender is hardly desperate, and they do have younger options if need be, while their French counterparts are hardly awash with options at centre-back either. Great move for Luiz however, who was a popular figure in west London.

Here we go again. The Daily Mail say David Luiz's return to Chelsea is still on...

Final word on the Bony deal from the man himself, who is thrilled to have completed his move to the Potteries.

Some comments from Mark Hughes on the capture of Bony, who arrives for the 2016-17 season. No indication of a possible permanent deal.

"Bringing Wilfried in was a no-brainer for us to be perfectly honest, because he knows the Premier League and has scored plenty of goals at this level," the Welshman said. "He has power, speed and very good physical attributes which will undoubtedly help us, and his technical and finishing skills are outstanding too. Eighteen months ago he was being bought for a hugely significant amount of money, so we know that we are bringing in a top quality striker."

Not a huge surprise this, but Wilfried Bony has moved to Stoke on a 12-month loan. Just the 10 hours remaining in the summer transfer window, mercilessly.

Let's drop down into the Championship monetarily, where Aston Villa have signed Albert Adomah from Middlesbrough on a three-year deal. The impressive additions continue at Villa Park.

The source of every decent West Ham transfer rumour expects at least one more signing. Micah Richards has been linked with a move to the London Stadium.

Wilfried Bony about to be unveiled by Stoke City......

Morgan Schneiderlin "staying in Manchester" the player's agent has told Sport Witness - amid links with Tottenham Hotspur. That's that, then.

Should that Sissoko deal go through [and we're a while away from that I can assure you] then this latest line may have some legs; Cesc Fabregas moving on loan to AC Milan, according to The Express.

French publication L'Equipe understand Chelsea have joined the race to sign Moussa Sissoko from under the noses of Tottenham. Newcastle have set the bar at £30m. Get the feeling this is going to be the which will run until the small hours.

More from Joe Hart after confirmation of his move from Manchester City to Torino on a season-long loan:

"Suddenly my career has undergone a change, I interpreted it as a sign of destiny," he told the club's official website. "And so I had to do something. The selection of Turin has come at the right time, in the right way. I am very happy to be able to compare in a beautiful and difficult league like Serie A. Your school of goalkeeping is recognised throughout the world , so I am convinced I can still learn a lot here in Toro.

"I immediately accepted with great enthusiasm the proposal of the President of Cairo. I already know Lombardo and with Attilio we worked in Manchester and we also won and we hope to relive many beautiful emotions together. I read some interviews on the Taurus, the coach, and he wants players who are humble but ambitious, that's how I want to be "

BREAKING: Joe Hart joins Torino on season-long loan

These are the deals that has been the most discussed this summer. Several of them not even coming to fruition. The usual suspects at the top.

What of Mario Balotelli this deadline day? The latest we understand is the Italian is at Nice for a medical however a deal is yet to be agreed with Liverpool, which will surely include the Reds paying a high percentage of his wages in the south of France. The deal will surely go through, but it will continue to cost the Merseysiders.

More on that story from The Daily Mail, who believe that Tottenham could turn their attention to Morgan Schneiderlin after balking at Newcastle's valuation of Moussa Sissoko. The Frenchman has slipped down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho and could jump at the chance to link-up with Mauricio Pochettino for the second time, having flourished under his stewardship at Southampton. United are unlikely to agree to a deal anywhere short of the £25m they paid just 12 months ago.

Confirmation from Werder Bremen that Serge Gnabry will be unveiled as their new signing from 2:30pm BST after completing his move from Arsenal. Let's hope he tidies himself up a little.

Sky Sports reporting something that was suggested a few days ago, that Serie A club Roma are interested in a move for Jack Wilshere.

Into the final 12 hours of the transfer window, and we have been short of confirmed deals on this final day of activity. Waiting for a host of deals to be announced including Bony, Alonso, Indi, Valencia, Rodriguez, Gnabry and maybe even Sissoko.

The Sissoko saga rolls on.....

Here is more on a story we brought you yesterday and it concerns Serge Gnabry, who has spurned a permanent move to Bayern Munich and will instead join Werder Bremen on a permanent deal from Arsenal. Bild understand he will be unveiled having turned down a new deal with the Premier League side.

Moussa Sissoko not moving to Tottenham it appears, with the club balking at his £30m asking price. Will his exit from France training pale into insignificance?

Another interesting one on what is increasingly looking like quite a busy day. West Brom are interested in bringing in Jay Rodriguez from Southampton, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The Guardian understand Everton are ready to break their transfer record to sign Yacine Brahimi from FC Porto.

Leicester City on the verge of signing Islam Slimani, but that might not be the end of their spending. Sporting Lisbon hemorrhaging players.

The plot thickens regarding Moussa Sissoko, who continues to be subject of interest from Tottenham. Newcastle want £30m for the player, in £6m installments.

Jack Wilshere has met with Eddie Howe - a manager tipped with becoming a future England manager of course -and is leaning towards a move to the south coast.

Just 13 hours of the summer transfer window remaining for clubs across the country and in the major leagues in Europe to get deals completed. Currently the big moves could involve Moussa Sissoko, who is being courted by Tottenham, and Jack Wilshere who is considering moves to Palace and Bournemouth. But for now, it's the calm before the storm.

A nice little interesting tit bit which has flown under the radar; Swansea City are trying to do a deal for West Ham's Enner Valencia, according to ESPN. The Hammers are short of forwards themselves but the Swans's need is great having lost Andre Ayew to the east Londoners.

It wouldn't be deadline day without Emmanuel Adebayor. The Togo forward has been unattached since being offloaded by Crystal Palace at the end of last term, but is now being linked with a move to Fulham. That would be the fourth different London club of the 32-year-old's career. We won't hold our breath, however.

Arsenal might be quiet on deadline day but they completed the signing of two players in the form of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi, who have brought Arsene Wenger's recruitment to six. The club did make an approach to acquire Miguel Almiron but the player's agent says a bid has not been made. May they firm up their interest?

He might not be everyone's favourite, but Sky Sports' won Jim White has some interesting news regarding Chelsea.

Would be fair to say deadline day does polarise opinion. Here are just a few views from Twitter this morning.

Sounds like it will be a very busy day at the Britannia Stadium, where Netherlands international Bruno Martins Indi has arrived ahead of securing a season-long loan move from FC Porto.

Today is expected to be dominated by the future of Jack Wilshere, who is almost certain to leave Arsenal today on a season-long loan. After being linked with a host of overseas clubs, it appears he will decide between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace. Our correspondent Tony Mogan has written a piece speculating which others clubs could make a late move.

More on the Wilfried Bony, who Sky Sports are reporting has showed up at Stoke's training ground. Peter Coates loves getting his hands dirty on deadline day and this summer looks like being no different.

Another player destined to leave on deadline day, probably on loan, is Wilfried Bony of Manchester City. The Ivory Coast international is being linked with moves to West Ham and Stoke, and has tweeted this morning that he is ready for a "new exciting challenge". We'll wait and see.

Let's get straight into it, shall we? Moussa Sissoko will be leaving Newcastle United today, but where to? Tottenham are understood to have made a bid of £18m, and though that is way below what he is valued the midfielder has been given permission to leave the France camp - where he is training ahead of the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign.

It was Albert Einstein who said that "if you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself." The same could very much be said about the final day of the transfer window, where twice a year broadcasters camp outside football grounds and training facilities in anticipation of breaking news while social media swirls with rumour, gossip and hearsay. It has a baffling attraction for a select few who are rapidly turning football from the sport of a nation, into a national soap opera.

Gone are the days when football took precedence; now the game is all about transfer activity, fantasy football, monotonous PR spin from players and managers seeking a key psychological edge. Oh, and 4-4-2 vs 3-4-3. Today is very much the headline act of that wall of shame, but nevertheless over the next 14 hours until the 11pm deadline or so we'll have news regarding all the deals that will and probably won't be completed. Get comfy, it's going to be a long one.