The summer transfer window closes on Thursday, August 9. Follow all the deadline day deals and drama with Guardian Sports.
The English Premier League kicks-off on Saturday, but the clubs have until 5pm to do business as the window shuts. Although, English Football League clubs may sign players on loan until the end of the month.
Done Deal! Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has completed a move to West Ham for £4m on a three-year deal. The striker was deemed surplus to requirements after he returned from his loan spell at Deportivo La Coruna last season. Perez becomes Manuel Pellegrini’s eighth signing at West Ham after he brought in the likes of Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks and Fabian Balbuena
” I’m very happy to be here at such an historic Club. I’m very excited, as West Ham are giving me the chance to stay in the Premier League and I’m very happy to be part of this new project. West Ham have great fans and play in an amazing stadium, so to sign here brings me great joy. I’m very motivated.
Chelsea completed a record £71.6 million deal for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper, Kepa Arizabalaga on Wednesday evening. The London club also have a prospective loan deal for Mateo Kovacic in the works as Thibaut Courtois moves the other way to Real Madrid on a permanent deal.
Tiemoue Bakayoko could also be on his way out of Chelsea as the team hopes to let go of some players. Italian outfit, AC Milan are keen on a loan deal for the French midfielder. A number of Premier League sides are also interested in the services of English midfielder, Danny Drinkwater including West Ham, Everton and his former club Leicester City.
Liverpool are expecting some outgoings. Grujic could be going back to his former club, Cardiff on loan while their goalkeeper Mignolet has attracted interests from Napoli. Chirivella might be on his way to Celtic before the end of the day. Danny Ings is looking for first-team football and Liverpool will let him leave to Crystal Palace or Southampton.
Done Deal! Manchester City have completed the first move of the day! Daniel Arzani completes move from Melbourne to Manchester City.