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DEADLINE DAY ROUND-UP: Arsenal failed Luiz’s bid and allowed Bellerin to leave on a hectic day

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DEADLINE DAY ROUND-UP: Arsenal failed with three bids for Douglas Luiz and allowed Hector Bellerin to go to Barcelona for free with a 25 percent resale clause… while Fulham signed Willian and Martin Dubravka joined Man United in panic on the day

  • Aston Villa rejected three Arsenal bids for midfielder Douglas Luiz
  • The Gunners let Hector Bellerin go to Barcelona on a free transfer
  • Fulham signs Willian, left back Layvin Kurzawa and striker Carlos Vinicius

Arsenal failed in their bid to sign Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz to ease their midfield injury crisis.

The 24-year-old, who has a one-year contract left and could sign a pre-contract with another club in January, was keen to go but Villa turned down three offers from the Gunners, the last being £25m plus add-on our laundry. .

Arsenal allowed Hector Bellerin to move to Barcelona on a free transfer with a 25 per cent resale clause for the 27-year-old right-back. He took a pay cut to sign a one-year contract with Barça, where he made it through the academy.

Hector Bellerin is close to sensational return to Barcelona this summer

ASTON VILLA prepared for Luiz’s potential loss by signing Leander Dendoncker from Wolves for £13million. They also sent West Ham to sublet Southampton’s Jan Bednarek.

WOLVES completed a loan for Metz midfielder Boubacar Traore, 21, with an option to buy for £9.5million.

FULHAM signed Willian and left-back Layvin Kurzawa, signing former Tottenham striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica for £4.25 million. They also made two failed bids on Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz.

EVERTON allowed Andre Gomes to join Lille on loan before signing Manchester United’s James Garner on a £15.5m deal and ultimately securing the £2million purchase of Idrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain.

Gueye, who left Everton in 2019, said: “There is no better feeling than coming home. I am very happy to be here at Everton.”

Fulham complete the transfer of former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian

SOUTHAMPTON hired Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal on loan and Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille for £8.6million.

They also landed England Under 19 winger Sam Edozie from Manchester City in a permanent deal worth £10 million.

Edozie, 19, has signed a five-year contract with St Mary’s and said: ‘It’s a great club who love playing against young players, so it’s a very attractive club to come to.’

BOURNEMOUTH hired Jack Stephens on loan from Southampton and made an offer to also take over his teammate Nathan Redmond.

LEICESTER brought in Wout Faes from Reims for a five-year contract. “I’m making progress year after year,” said the 24-year-old, “and I hope to continue to do the same here.”

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is loaned to Manchester United for a season

However, Leicester’s deal for Atalanta winger Jeremie Boga faltered during negotiations, with the Italians demanding a purchase commitment at the end of the loan.


NOTTINGHAM FOREST failed to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, but they went for Rennes defender Loic Bade, in addition to completing Willy Boly’s transfer from Wolves and signing Blackpool winger Josh Bowler. The 23-year-old, who signed for £2 million, is loaned to Olympiacos. Forest also awaited the granting of a work permit for ex-Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier.

CHELSEA, after hiring Swiss international Denis Zakaria from Juventus, suspended a transfer for Arsen Zakharyan from Dynamo Moscow but sent Ethan Ampadu on loan to Spezia.

Attacking midfielder Harvey Vale was loaned to Hull for a season, while Dujon Sterling was loaned to Stoke. Striker Bryan Fiabema went to Forest Green and Kenedy went to Real Vallodolid in Spain.

NEWCASTLE goalkeeper Martin Dubravka completed his loan spell to Manchester United. The deal will be £2million with a total commitment of £6million after a certain number of gigs.

Dubravka said: “Joining Manchester United is a special moment in my career and I can’t wait to get started helping the group achieve its ambitions.

Chelsea have hired Swiss international Denis Zakaria from Juventus

Chelsea have hired Swiss international Denis Zakaria from Juventus

“I join an excellent group of goalkeepers with a lot of experience in the Premier League and I know we will push and support each other to keep our standards at the highest level.”

Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff was loaned to Colchester, while central defender Federico Fernandez joined Elche in Spain.

BRIGHTON midfielder Steven Alzate was hired from West Bromwich. The Baggies also added former Crystal Palace fullback Martin Kelly, 32.

MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Ethan Galbraith moved to nearby Salford City.

BURNLEY has hired defender Jordan Beyer from German club Borussia Mönchengladbach.

BIRMINGHAM signed Manchester United winger Tahith Chong on a permanent deal.


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