On deadline day, clubs scrambled to make last-minute signings before the summer transfer window closed. Keep up with the biggest moves and reactions.
It feels great to be reunited.
Antony is excited to be back playing for Erik ten Hag after joining Manchester United from Ajax for a reported £85 million.
United confirmed the Brazilian winger’s arrival on Tuesday, following the completion of a medical and personal terms agreement.
“This is an incredible moment in my career to be joining one of the most iconic clubs in the world,” said the 22-year-old ace, who played under Ten Hag at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
“I’m grateful to everyone who has supported me, especially my family and all of my coaches and teammates, because I couldn’t have gotten here without them.”
“Playing under Ten Hag at Ajax was ideal for my development.”
“His football and coaching styles bring out the best in me, and I am excited to hear about his plans and ambitions in Manchester.”
In capable hands
Martin Dubravka arrived at Old Trafford on a season-long loan from Newcastle, following Antony.
At the end of the season, United have the option to purchase the 33-year-old Slovakia goalkeeper.
Read more: United are in good hands after signing Dubravka on a season-long loan.
Auba is returning to England.
Chelsea waited too long to bolster their offensive options by luring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back to the Premier League.
Nearly 90 minutes after the transfer window closed, the Blues announced the striker’s return to English football.
“I’m really happy,” Aubameyang, 33, said. It’s an honor to be a part of this group, and I can’t wait to get started.
“I have some unfinished business with the Premier League, so it’s great to be back, and it’s really exciting.”
Chelsea strengthens its attack by reuniting Aubameyang with Tuchel
Manchester City bolstered Pep Guardiola’s defensive options by signing Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund.
“I am delighted to be here and can’t wait to get started,” the 27-year-old centre-back said after being offered a five-year contract.
“Over the last few seasons, City have been one of the best teams in Europe.”
“They are fantastic to watch, play an exciting brand of football, and compete for trophies year in and year out, so coming here feels like the natural next step in my career.”
Reds sign a loan ranger
After joining Jurgen Klopp’s side on a season-long loan from Juventus, Arthur Melo vowed to give his all in a Liverpool shirt.
The Reds confirmed the 26-year-old midfielder’s arrival with less than an hour until the transfer window closed.
He will add to Klopp’s midfield options after Jordan Henderson limped off against Newcastle, joining Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the injured list.
“I’m really, really happy to be here wearing this great shirt with this famous badge that represents so much in world football,” the Brazilian said. It’s all a dream.”
Hector Bellerin left Arsenal on a free transfer to rejoin Barcelona.
Should Bellerin, who has signed a one-year contract with the Catalan giants, leave the Camp Nou, the Gunners will benefit from a significant sell-on clause.
Maitland-Niles has left Ainlsey. Maitland-Niles followed Bellerin out of the Emirates, signing a season-long loan with Southampton.
The versatile Englishman, 25, can play fullback as well as midfield.
“Ainsley is at a good point in his career, with a lot of experience already, but he is also still a player with potential, and he is someone who can definitely help us,” Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said.
“I believe he will fit in well with us and improve his game during his time here.”
“He can also play in different positions, which is always a plus, and I am delighted to have him on board.”
Milan make a move for Dest
Sergino Dest moved from Barcelona to AC Milan on a season-long loan.
At the end of the season, the Serie A champions have the option to purchase the 21-year-old right-back.
eady to go
Leander Dendoncker couldn’t hide his joy after moving from Wolves to Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.
“I’m very excited to have signed for Villa,” the 27-year-old midfielder said. It’s a new experience for me.
“You can tell this is a big club because I can feel it.
“Obviously, I know the players from playing against them, and I know they’re a very good team with very good players.”
“I’ll do my best to assist the team as much as possible.” It’s a big stadium with great fans, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Part II of the Italian job
Ethan Ampadu has joined Spezia on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
The Wales international, 21, played for Venezia last season but was unable to help them avoid relegation from Italy’s top flight.
After leaving Leicester for Chelsea, Fofana is looking for silverware.
There is no agreement.
Dynamo Moscow revealed that Chelsea made an offer for Arsen Zakharyan, but the 19-year-old midfielder was unable to accept the offer.
“On August 25, Dynamo received an offer from Chelsea regarding the transfer of midfielder Arsen Zakharyan,” the Russian club said in a statement.
“The interest of one of the world’s strongest clubs in a graduate of our academy is a high assessment of the quality of training of Dynamo’s young football players and Arsen’s playing progress.”
“For several days, substantive negotiations took place between Dynamo and Chelsea, in which our club took a constructive stance.”
“However, due to a variety of technical reasons beyond our control, the player cannot be transferred.”
“However, our club remains open to proposals that will benefit both Dynamo and the player.” The parties have agreed that Arsen will continue to play for Dynamo.”
Gvardiol, a Chelsea target, extends his contract with RB Leipzig.
Guess who’s returned?
Idrissa Gueye was all smiles after rejoining Everton from PSG for an undisclosed fee.
“There is no better feeling than coming back home,” said the Senegal international, who played for the Toffees for three years before moving to Paris in 2019.
“I am delighted to be back at Everton, to assist and to work hard.” I’m willing to give my soul to this team.
“Returning here was important to me because I feel at home.” I’ve been following the team and watching how they play every week.
“There is no better place for me than Everton, which is why I chose to return here.”
The midfielder, 32, has signed a two-year contract at Goodison Park.
Following Gueye’s return, the Toffees signed James Garner from Manchester United for a reported fee of £15 million.
Garner, 21, came through United’s youth system and spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, who won promotion to the Premier League.
Mario Balotelli has signed a new two-year contract with FC Sion.
After leaving Adana Demirspor in Turkey, the 32-year-old former Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan, and Liverpool striker joined the Swiss side.
Left-back for Paris Saint-Germain Layvin Kurzawa appreciated the warm welcome he received after joining Fulham for the season.
“I feel very, very happy to be here,” the 29-year-old Frenchman said. It’s like a family here, and everyone is very nice.
“I’ve seen every Fulham game this season and I can’t wait to play with this team,” he says.
Kurzawa will team up with former Chelsea and Arsenal star Willian at Craven Cottage, who has signed a one-year contract with the Londoners.
After leaving Corinthians in his native Brazil last month, the versatile attacking midfielder, 34, became a free agent.
“Fulham is a special club, a club that wants to improve, a club that wants to fight for something bigger,” he said. I’m excited to get started.”
In addition, the Cottagers signed striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica for an undisclosed fee.
Vinicius said after signing a three-year contract, “I’m really happy to be here.” I believe it’s a large club with good people, so I’m overjoyed.”
Fulham confirmed a loan deal for Leeds attacker Dan James had been completed before the window closed.
However, keeper Paulo Gazzaniga will not be at the Cottage for the remainder of the season.
The 30-year-old Argentine has joined Girona on loan for the season.
Fulham complete double swoop for Kurzawa and ex-Chelsea star Happy Hornet Willian
Everton dropped their pursuit of Watford forward Joao Pedro.
The Hornets were hesitant to sell, and the 20-year-old Brazilian expressed his desire to stay at Vicarage Road on social media.
“I’m very happy here,” he said. I enjoy my time at Watford and hope to do more with them in the future.
“I spoke with the board yesterday, and I am fully committed to the club and excited for a successful season.” Come on, Hornets.”
Boly forest sign
Nottingham Wolves defender Willy Boly became Forest’s 19th summer signing.
The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international has signed a two-year contract with City Ground.
Leicester City have signed Reims defender Wout Faes on a five-year contract, subject to international clearance.
The 24-year-old Belgian international made 37 appearances for the Ligue 1 club last season, winning the club’s 2021-22 Player of the Season award.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” Faes said. This is a dream step in my career for me, and I’m thrilled to be here.
“I’m improving year after year, and I hope to continue doing so here.” All of the resources and knowledge are available to assist me in becoming even better.
“I’ll have to work hard, but I’ll give it my all to help the team.”
Stephens’ cherries are sweet.
Southampton defender Jack Stephens put local rivalry aside to join Bournemouth on loan.
Since joining the Saints’ academy from Plymouth in 2011, the 28-year-old centre-back has made 151 first-team appearances.
Rose, Watford’s left-back, has left the club. Danny Rose is a free agent after his contract with Watford was mutually terminated.
The former England international, 32, signed a two-year contract with the Hornets in 2021 but left after only nine appearances.
Oriol Romeu swapped Southampton for Girona in Spain.
Following his arrival from Chelsea in 2015, the 30-year-old midfielder made 256 appearances and scored eight goals for the Saints.
Clinton Mola, a defender from Stuttgart, has joined Blackburn on a season-long loan with the option to make the move permanent.
“A versatile defender who can play centrally in a two or three, on the left in a four or a five, and also in midfield,” said Director of Football Gregg Broughton.
Liverpool is moved forward by Merseyside. Paul Glatzel has returned to Tranmere Rovers on a season-long loan.
Glatzel, 21, spent last season at Prenton Park, scoring six goals in 21 appearances.
Tyreik Wright has joined Bradford on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.
Wright, 20, appeared in three Premier League 2 games for Villa this season, scoring once and assisting once.
“Everyone has been so welcoming, the stadium looks incredible, and I just can’t wait to play in front of the fans,” the winger said.