Chelsea were one of the big movers of transfer deadline day with two major acquisitions made and several homegrown products getting permanently transferred.
FC Barcelona were also active, landing a new right-back and a new left-back, the latter as part of the wheeling and dealing with Chelsea.
Manchester United made the most expensive signing of the transfer window on Deadline Day with Antony topping the list of fees.
Nottingham Forest, Fulham, Leeds, Southampton, and Brighton were some of the Premier League clubs who were still making moves right up until the close, with Forest officially adding a total of 21 players during the window.
The Sporting News has logged all the activity and player movement as the window closed on Thursday.
Here are the biggest stories that unfolded on deadline day:
- Chelsea’s last-gasp moves: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria have joined Tuchel’s side, while Billy Gilmour, Ethan Ampadu, and Kenedy are out the door.
- Comings and goings at Barcelona: Spanish players Hector Bellerin and Marcos Alonso are Blaugrana players and both technically arrived on a free transfer (Chelsea rescinded Alonso’s contract as part of the Aubameyang deal). Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong aren’t going anywhere.
- New PSG recruits: A day after unveiling Fabian Ruiz, the Ligue 1 powerhouse announced a new midfielder from Valencia (Carlos Soler), while saying farewell to several players over recent days.
- Liverpool’s midfield search: Jurgen Klopp has been straightforward about the desire to land a central midfielder, and Arthur Melo made the move to Anfield.
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Chelsea land Aubameyang, Zakaria (Fri 00:20 BST / 19:20 ET)
It’s official. Former Arsenal man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now a Chelsea player as announced by the club a little over an hour after the close of the window. Meanwhile, Marcos Alonso has had his contract rescinded in order to be able to join FC Barcelona as part of the deal.
Our newest recruit, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang! 😎 #AubameyangIsChelsea pic.twitter.com/ptrjqecDz2
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 1, 2022
MORE: Why Chelsea boss Tuchel wants reunion with Aubameyang
Although the Blues missed out on Dynamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan and talks over Ajax’s Edson Alvarez broke down (as per reports from De Telegraaf), Juventus schemer Denis Zakaria arrived as part of a season-long loan with an option to make the move permanent.
Hector Bellerin joins Barcelona (Thurs 23:16 BST / 18:16 ET)
After making the switch to Barcelona on a free transfer, Hector Bellerin took to social media to pen an emotional goodbye to Arsenal fans.
The Spanish full-back spent 11 years with the club, although he was at Real Betis on loan this past season. “There’s been highs, so high, and lows, so low, but I’ve enjoyed thoroughly every single experience I’ve lived with you gunners,” Bellerin wrote. “It’s not always been easy being an Arsenal player these past 11 years, but it’s always been an honor to carry the weight of this badge and defend it almost 250 times in front of you all.”
His switch to Arsenal comes after the mutual termination of his Arsenal contract, allowing him to join the Catalan club, where he takes the place of the departed Sergino Dest.
A message to you Gunners ❤️ @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/Wplyj5N36X
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) September 1, 2022
Fulham snag James, Vinicius (Thurs 22:49 BST / 17:49 ET)
With a busy Deadline Day already securing the likes of Layvin Kurzawa and Willian, Fulham have completed another pair of signings just before the buzzer.
The club announced the arrival of Carlos Vinicius, a former Tottenham striker who will likely take over as Aleksandar Mitrovic’s backup. The deal is for €5 million, with Vinicius signing a three-year contract with the option for another year.
Additionally, while an announcement has not yet been made, Fabrizio Romano reports that Dan James has completed his medical and signed his paperwork with minutes to spare before the deadline, completing a loan. It came down to the last minutes, but reports seem to suggest the deal will go through. James has seen his minutes cut at Leeds by the arrivals of Brenden Aaronson and Luis Sinisterra.
Depay to stay at Barcelona (Thurs 22:04 BST / 17:04 ET)
Despite a desire to depart the club after falling down manager Xavi Hernandez’s pecking order, Memphis Depay will stay at at the La Liga side. The player himself confirmed the news on social media despite speculation that he was looking for a new club.
It will be difficult for Depay to find minutes on the field this season, with the likes of Robert Lewandowski and other attacking talent present. However, room has opened with the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Braithwaite.
I have decided to stay at Barça !
Fully committed to contribute to the club’s sporting success. 💙❤️ #ViscaBarca
— Memphis Depay (@Memphis) September 1, 2022
Liverpool secure Arthur loan deal as midfield cover (Thurs 21:56 BST / 16:56 ET)
Gianluca Di Marzio reported early on Thursday that Juventus midfielder Arthur was set to undergo a medical with Liverpool. The clubs have agreed to a loan deal. He then reported later in the day that the deal is signed and an announcement will come soon, and sure enough, the club confirmed the transfer on Thursday evening.
A Juventus release claimed that Liverpool will pay a €4.5 million loan fee and have the option to make the deal permanent next summer for a €37.5 million fee.
The move is meant to provide midfield cover for a team that’s been beset by a multitude of injuries. The Reds have seen Thiago, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Jordan Henderson all go down with medical issues, plus a number of other players including Diogo Jota.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 1, 2022
Batshuayi, Aurier linked with late move to Nottingham Forest (Thurs 21:19 BST / 16:19 ET)
Already with an utterly incredible 19 players in this transfer window, Nottingham Forest could be ready to dip into the market again as they take striker Michy Batshuayi off Chelsea’s hands.
Once rumored to be worth nearly £50 million, Batshuayi has seen his value drop in recent years. Now 28 years old, he could depart Stamford Bridge permanently after a series of loan spells.
Nottingham Forest news again! 😅
They are in talks with Chelsea over a potential deal for striker Michy Batshuayi 🌳🔴pic.twitter.com/sParIQ5vDV
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 1, 2022
The newly-promoted side has also been mentioned as a possible late landing point for full-back Serge Aurier. The Ivorian departed Villarreal this past summer, and has been without a club since. <a href="http://
Nottingham Forest have agreed on deal to sign Serge Aurier as free agent — it depends on visa and then work permit. 🚨🌳 #DeadlineDay #NFFC pic.twitter.com/tDqy1vREDq
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
” target=”_blank”>Fabrizio Romano reported the link just hours before the transfer deadline, and a deal now depends on a medical and work permit.
Sergino Dest loaned to AC Milan (Thu 20:23 BST / 15:23 ET)
Dest was linked to Villarreal on Wednesday, but AC Milan have jumped in and reached a deal with Barcelona for a loan and purchase option, after Rossoneri right back Alessandro Florenzi was injured in a Serie A match. The Italian side confirmed the deal on Deadline Day.
After being frozen out of the Barcelona squad, amid reports that Xavi did not rate the American, but he now has a fresh start and a chance to impress at a Champions League side.
I’m so proud and excited to join the Champions of Italy and such a historic club! Forza Milan 🔴⚫️ @acmilan pic.twitter.com/E8r6Jri9kU
— Sergiño Dest (@sergino_dest) September 1, 2022
Man United confirm Dubravaka loan (Thurs 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET)
Manchester United have secured a season-long loan move for Newcastle United goal keeper Martin Dubravaka.
The United goalkeepers’ union: ➕1️⃣
Welcome to the club, @HecoDubravka! 👐#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 1, 2022
United have be on the hunt for an experienced back up option to David de Gea, following Dean Henderson’s loan to Nottingham Forest, and the Slovakian can join United permanently next summer.
Everton confirm Idrissa Gana Gueye’s return (Thurs 17:00 BST / 12:00 ET)
Everton have completed a deal to bring Senegalese international Idrissa Gana Gueye back to Goodison Park. The combative midfielder returns to Merseyside from PSG on a two-year deal, after leaving for Paris in 2019, for an undisclosed fee, as Frank Lampard’s seventh summer signing.
Welcome back, @IGanaGueye! 💙 pic.twitter.com/2fo2kNLN2m
— Everton (@Everton) September 1, 2022
Arsenal’s £20m offer for Douglas Luiz rejected (Thurs 16:45 BST / 11:45 ET)
With Liverpool moving for Arthur on loan, Douglas Luiz has emerged as a target for Arsenal. The Gunners are keen for midfield reinforcements and have lodged a £20m/$23.1m bid to Aston Villa, according to <a href="http://
Arsenal £20m bid in for Douglas Luizhttps://t.co/F9IgpV5cYd
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 1, 2022
” target=”_blank”>The Independent.
However, Miguel Delaney is reporting that Villa demand closer to £40m $46.1m for the Brazilian with a second £23m bid rejected.
Villa want double the fee for Luiz – so £40m https://t.co/x9VE9UUGPm
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 1, 2022
Man United finalise £82.2m Antony signing (Thurs 09:36 BST / 04:36 ET)
Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazil forward Antony from Ajax. The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract, with the option of a further year. United will pay an initial €95m (£82.2m/$95.3m) with a possible further €5m (£4.3/$5m) in add-ons.
📞 Calling: @Antony00 🇧🇷
Welcome to United ❤️ #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 1, 2022
MORE: Why did Antony cost Manchester United so much?
|Day/Time (BST/ET)||Player||Position||From||To||Reported details|
|Denis Zakaria||Midfielder||Juventus (ITA)||Chelsea (ENG)||1-year loan, €35m buy option|
|Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||Forward||Barcelona (SPA)||Chelsea (ENG)||2-yr deal, €12m transfer|
|Billy Gilmour||Midfielder||Chelsea (ENG)||Brighton (ENG)||2-yr deal, €11.6m transfer|
|Willy Gnonto||Forward||FC Zurich (SWI)||Leeds United (ENG)||5-yr deal, €4.5m transfer|
|Kenedy||Left winger||Chelsea (ENG)||Real Valladolid (SPA)||5-yr deal, undisclosed fee|
|Hector Bellerin||Defender||Arsenal (ENG)||Barcelona (SPA)||1-yr deal, free transfer (€50m release clause)|
|Jan Bednarek||Defender||Southampton (ENG)||Aston Villa (ENG)||Season-long loan with buy option|
|Carlos Vinicius||Forward||Benfica (POR)||Fulham (ENG)||3-yr deal + 1-yr option,|
|Federico Fernandez||Defender||Newcastle (ENG)||Elche (SPA)||Permanent deal|
|James Garner||Midfielder||Man United (ENG)||Everton (ENG)||4-yr deal, €17.5m|
|Arthur Melo||Midfielder||Juventus||Liverpool||1-yr loan, €4.5m fee, €37.5m buy option|
|John Brooks||Defender||Free agent||Benfica (POR)||1-yr deal|
|Martin Braithwaite||Forward||Barcelona (SPA)||Espanyol (SPA)||3-yr deal, free transfer|
|Ainsley Maitland-Niles||Right-back||Arsenal (ENG)||Southampton (ENG)||Season-long loan|
|Eric Abde||Forward||Barcelona (SPA)||Osasuna (SPA)||Season-long loan|
|Sergino Dest||Right-back||Barcelona||AC Milan||1-yr loan + purchase option|
|Leander Dendoncker||Midfielder||Wolves (ENG)||Aston Villa (ENG)||5-yr deal, €15m|
|Adam Ounas||Forward||Napoli (ITA)||LOSC Lille (FRA)||2-yr deal +1-yr option|
|Carlos Soler||Forward||Valencia (SPA)||PSG (FRA)||5-yr deal, €21m|
|Thurs (19:10/14:10)||Ethan Ampadu||Defender||Chelsea (ENG)||Spezia (ITA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (18:40/13:40)||Ilaix Moriba||Midfielder||RB Leipzig (GER)||Valencia (SPA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (18:30/13:30)||Julian Draxler||Midfielder||PSG (FRA)||Benfica (POR)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (18:15/13:15)||Paulo Gazzaniga||Goalkeeper||Fulham (ENG)||Girona (SPA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (17:30/12:30)||Martin Dubravka||Goalkeeper||Newcastle United (ENG)||Manchester United (ENG)||Season-long loan, £2m (purchase option)|
|Thurs (17:00/12:00)||Willian||Forward||Corinthians (BRA)||Fulham (ENG)||1-yr deal, free transfer|
|Thurs (17:00/12:00)||Idrissa Gana Gueye||Midfielder||PSG (FRA)||Everton (ENG)||2-yr deal, undisclosed fee|
|Thurs (16:30/11:30)||Layvin Kurzawa||Defender||PSG (FRA)||Fulham (ENG)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (14:32/09:32)||Jack Stephens||Centre-back||Southampton (ENG)||Bournemouth (ENG)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (14:23/09:23)||Marko Pjaca||Midfielder||Juventus (ITA)||Empoli (ITA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (13:00/08:00)||Willy Boly||Centre-back||Wolves (ENG)||Nottingham Forest (ENG)||2-yr deal, €5.4m|
|Thurs (12:00/07:00)||Wout Faes||Centre-back||Reims (FRA)||Leicester (ENG)||5-yr deal, €17.3m|
|Thurs (10:35/05:35)||Kasper Dolberg||Forward||Nice (FRA)||Sevilla (SPA)||Season-long loan|
|Thurs (10:05/05:05)||Oriol Romeu||Midfielder||Southampton (ENG)||Girona (SPA)||3-yr deal, undisclosed fee|
|Thurs (10:00/05:00)||Manuel Akanji||Centre-back||B. Dortmund (GER)||Man City (ENG)||5-yr deal, €17.5m|
|Lucas Ocampos||Winger||Sevilla (SPA)||Ajax (NED)||Loan with €20m option|
|Amad Diallo||Forward||Man United (ENG)||Sunderland (ENG)||1-year loan, no option|
|Ricardo Pepi||Forward||Augsburg (GER)||Groningen (NED)||Season-long loan|
|Munir El-Haddadi||Forward||Sevilla (SPA)||Getafe (SPA)||Undisclosed fee|
|Mario Balotelli||Forward||Adana Demirspor (TUR)||FC Sion (SUI)||$2.8m fee, 2-year deal|
|Adnan Januzaj||Midfielder||Free Agent||Sevilla (SPA)||Free Transfer|
|Joe Bryan||Left-back||Fulham (ENG)||OGC Nice (FRA)||Season-long loan|
|Leandro Paredes||Midfielder||PSG (FRA)||Juventus (ITA)||Season-long loan|
|Anwar El Ghazi||Midfielder||Aston Villa (ENG)||PSV Eindhoven (NED)||Undisclosed|
|Mady Camara||Midfielder||Olympiakos (GRE)||AS Roma (ITA)||Season long loan|
|Wesley Fofana||Defender||Leicester City (ENG)||Chelsea (ENG)||7-yr deal, £70m|
(11:10 / 06:10)
|Sasa Kalajdzic||Forward||Stuttgart (GER)||Wolves (ENG)||5-yr deal, €18m|
(22:04 / 17:04)
|Fabian Ruiz||Midfielder||Napoli (ITA)||PSG (FRA)||5-yr deal, €21.5m|
(21:11 / 16:11)
|Harry Winks||Midfielder||Tottenham (ENG)||Sampdoria (ITA)||1-yr loan + purchase option|
(17:25 / 12:25)
|Joshua Zirkzee||Forward||Bayern Munich (GER)||Bologna (ITA)||4-yr deal, €8.5m|
(15:59 / 10:59)
|Sergio Reguilon||Left-back||Tottenham (ENG)||Atl. Madrid (SPA)||1-yr loan (no option)|
|Callum Hudson-Odoi||Forward||Chelsea (ENG)||B. Leverkusen (GER)||1-yr loan (no option)|
|Antony||Forward||Ajax (NED)||Man United (ENG)||5-yr deal, €95m|
|Edinson Cavani||Forward||Free agent||Valencia (SPA)||2-yr deal, free transfer|
|Ola Aina||DF||Torino (ITA)||West Ham (ENG)|
|Max Aarons||RB||Norwich City (ENG)||Borussia Monchengladbach (GER)|
|Oliver Abildgaard||CM||Rubin Kazan (RUS)||Celtic (SCO)|
|Francesco Acerbi||CB||Lazio (ITA)||Inter Milan (ITA)|
|Jordi Alba||LB||Barcelona (SPA)||Inter Milan (ITA)|
|Edson Alvarez||FW||Ajax (NED)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Julian Araujo||RB||LA Galaxy (USA)||Barcelona (SPA)|
|Serge Aurier||DF||Free Agent||Nottingham Forest (ENG)|
|Loic Bade||CB||Rennes (FRA)||Southampton, Leicester City, Brentford (ENG)|
|Michy Batshuayi||FW||Chelsea (ENG)||Nottingham Forest (ENG)|
|Jeremie Boga||LW||Atalanta (ITA)||Leicester (ENG)|
|Ben Brereton-Diaz||FW||Blackburn Rovers (ENG)||Fulham, Everton (ENG)|
|Duje Caleta-Car||DF||Marseille (FRA)||Southampton (ENG)|
|Samuel Chukwueze||FW||Villarreal (SPA)||Everton (ENG)|
|Craig Dawson||CB||West Ham (ENG)||Wolves, Aston Villa (ENG)|
|Frenkie de Jong||CM||Barcelona (ESP)||Man United, Chelsea (ENG)|
|Raul de Tomas||FW||Espanyol (SPA)||Sevilla (SPA)|
|Abdou Diallo||CB||PSG (FRA)||RB Leipzig (GER)|
|Bamba Dieng||FW||Marseille (FRA)||Leeds (ENG)|
|Kasper Dolberg||FW||OGC Nice (FRA)||Sevilla (SPA)|
|Cody Gakpo||FW||PSV Eindhoven (NED)||Everton, Arsenal,|
Leeds, Southampton (ENG)
|Conor Gallagher||CM||Chelsea (ENG)||Crystal Palace, Aston Villa (ENG)|
|Andre Gomes||MF||Everton (ENG)||Lille (FRA)|
|Anthony Gordon||FW||Everton (ENG)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Robin Gosens||LW||Inter Milan (ITA)||Bayer Leverkusen (GER)|
|Josko Gvardiol||CB||RB Leipzig (GER)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Hwang Hee-chan||FW||Wolves (ENG)||Leeds (ENG)|
|Mauro Icardi||FW||PSG (FRA)||Galatasaray (TUR)|
|Daniel James||FW||Leeds (ENG)||Tottenham, Fulham, Everton (ENG)|
|Douglas Luiz||CM||Aston Villa (ENG)||Liverpool, Arsenal (ENG), Atletico (SPA)|
|Xavier Mbuyamba||CB||Chelsea (ENG)||Volendam (NED)|
|Arthur Melo||CM||Juventus (ITA)||Liverpool (ENG)|
|Thomas Meunier||RB||B. Dortmund (GER)||Barcelona (SPA)|
|Lucas Moura||FW||Tottenham (ENG)||Aston Villa (ENG)|
|Mykhaylo Mudryk||LW||Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)||Arsenal, Brentford (ENG)|
|Keylor Navas||GK||PSG (FRA)||Napoli (ITA)|
|Ruben Neves||CM||Wolves (ENG)||Liverpool (ENG)|
|Neymar||FW||PSG (FRA)||Chelsea (ENG)|
|Alvaro Odriozola||RB||Real Madrid (SPA)||Real Sociedad (SPA)|
|Danilo Oliveira||CDM||Palmeiras (BRA)||Arsenal (ENG)|
|Joao Pedro||FW||Watford (ENG)||Arsenal (ENG)|
|Krzysztof Piatek||FW||Hertha Berlin (GER)||Salernitana (ITA)|
|Nathan Redmond||MF||Southampton (ENG)||Bournemouth (ENG)|
|Oriol Romeu||CM||Southampton (ENG)||Girona (SPA)|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||FW||Man United (ENG)||Napoli (ITA), Atl. Madrid (SPA)|
|Umar Sadiq||FW||Almeria (SPA)||Real Sociedad (SPA)|
|Bernardo Silva||CM||Man City (ENG)||Barcelona (SPA)|
|Milan Skriniar||CB||Inter Milan (ITA)||PSG (FRA)|
|Borna Sosa||LB||VfB Stuttgart (GER)||Inter Milan (ITA)|
|Jack Stephens||DF||Southampton (ENG)||Bournemouth (ENG)|
|Youri Tielemans||CM||Leicester City (ENG)||Arsenal (ENG)|
|Jean-Clair Todibo||CB||OGC Nice (FRA)||Leicester City (ENG)|
|Jan Vertonghen||CB||Benfica (POR)||Anderlecht (BEL)|
|Carlos Vinicius||FW||Benfica (POR)||Fulham (ENG)|
|Aster Vranckx||MF||VfL Wolfsburg (GER)||AC Milan (ITA)|
|Julian Weigl||DM||Benfica (POR)||B. Monchengladbach (GER)|
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