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We will cover all the latest moves and rumours with our editors tuning in throughout the day, as well as guest posts from respected Broadcast Journalist and TV Presenter Alison Bender.
As always, we’ll be here right down to the wire!
END OF COVERAGE
Yes. The time has come. The coverage of the 2017 Summer Transfer Window has come to an end! With the window closing 2 hours ago, we still managed to keep going with three Premier League deals yet to be announced. Unfortunately, it seems the clubs are set to announce them shortly, tomorrow, or the deals are off. Any developments will be posted on our social media.
Thanks for tuning into our coverage today. Our editors and social media updaters were involved throughout the day in order to keep you in the loop. We really hope you enjoyed it and we’re not going anywhere! TNC will be providing coverage throughout the season whether the transfer window is open or not
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City on a five-year contract
I’m delighted to be a Chelsea player and can’t wait to get started. It has been a long journey to get here but I am very happy and am looking forward to helping the club win more trophies.
The Guardian are reporting that they believe Chelsea have completed a deal for Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City – pending announcement from the clubs
The seven deals that requested for the Premier League “deal sheet” has had their time expire as of NOW meaning they can not complete the deal afterwards. All seven deals are yet to be announced so either they’ll announce it in next minutes, announce it tomorrow morning, or the deal didn’t make it on time
JANSSEN TO STAY
Sky Sports confirm Vincent Janssen will be staying at Tottenham Hotspur and not move to Brighton. That’s one of the deals that will not go through
Sky Sports report that Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are going to hold further talks tomorrow over the transfer of Diego Costa to the La Liga side. The La Liga deadline day expires tomorrow night so a deal is very possible
Despite Brighton and Spurs agreeing on a “deal sheet” in order to work on bringing Vincent Janssen on loan, Guardian reporter David Hynter claims Janssen will be STAYING at Tottenham
The Guardian reporter David Hynter is reporting that Oumar Niasse’s move from Everton to Crystal Palace is OFF for reasons not mentioned. Let’s see!
WE’RE STILL HERE
We haven’t left you yet! But it seems it’s the calm before the storm. In 15 minutes, the “deal sheet” advantage will expire despite four clubs yet to announce their signings.
The “Deal Sheet” extension expires in 30 minutes. Expecting a multitude of deals to be announced – stay tuned
1 HOUR PAST DEADLINE
Been an hour and 20 minutes since the transfer window shut. We’re still waiting on 4-5 deals to be completed in the Premier League with more elsewhere. Stay tuned! Will Drinkwater join Chelsea? Silva to Leicester? Sakho to Palace? And more
–Birmingham have signed Everton midfielder Liam Walsh on loan until January 3
–Swindon Town confirmed the signing of Crystal Palace striker Keshi Anderson on a loan deal until January
-Rotherham’s Dominic Ball has officially joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan.
Barnsley have confirmed the signing of Oliver McBurnie on a year-long loan from Premier League side Swansea City.
Former Manchester United youth prospect Ravel Morrison has officially joined Mexican side Atlas FC
Wolves have completed the signing of midfielder Alfred N’Diaye from Villarreal on a season long loan
12TH SUMMER SIGNING
Hull City announced the signing of Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on a season-long loan from Chelsea
Sunderland announce their THIRD deadline day signing all within minutes apart from each other, with the signing of West Brom’s Callum McManaman on a two-year deal
SUNDERLAND’S 2ND SIGNING
Sunderland have announced their 2nd signing with Welsh international midfielder Jonny Williams joining on a season-long loan from Crystal Palace. The club is still expected to announce one more signing.
DEAL SHEET UPDATE
It’s been reported that two of the deals that have permission to complete a move until 1am are Oumar Niasse’s transfer to Crystal Palace from Everton and Dennis Adeniran’s move to Everton from Fulham
ANOTHER DEAL REVEALED
The Argus are reporting that Brighton are not done with the transfer window and requested for a “deal sheet” in order to complete another deal – most likely a striker
SOME DONE DEALS
–Bristol City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Luke Steele on a free transfer.
-Wigan midfielder Alex Gilbey has joined MK Dons for an undisclosed fee
–Sheffield United have signed Birmingham striker Clayton Donaldson on a one-year contract with an option of renewal
BRIGHTON KEEPING IT LATE
Brighton are still attempting to make a late move for to sign Vincent Janssen on loan from Tottenham and have until 1am to complete the deal
ZAPPACOSTA IS A BLUE
Chelsea have finally announced the signing of Davide Zappacosta from Torino on a four-year contract. The reported fee is €28m+€2m bonuses. Zappacosta gave his first interview and said
It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League. I am very excited to be here and start working with the team. I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my team-mates and the supporters.