OWelcome to our live coverage of Transfer Deadline Day 2022. We’ll walk you through until the window closes at 11pm tonight and make sure you’re up to date with all the rumours, deals made and transfer talks on the last day of a record-breaking summer.
Premier League clubs have spent around £1.7bn on transfers during this window, already comfortably more than the previous record high of £1.4bn in 2017.
But one high-profile move that doesn’t seem to be happening today is runaway striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s extended exit from Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag played down suggestions the 37-year-old could leave Manchester United, saying: “We are happy with him, he is happy to be here and we want to make the season a success together.”
United’s moves for Antony and Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka remain ongoing as the deadline begins, although the club, who have also been linked with old boy Memphis Depay, are expected to complete both deals.
Chelsea could be the busiest club in the Big Six today, with Thomas Tuchel’s side set for a frantic £140m deadline as they try to hammer out deals for Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , Ajax’s Edson Alvarez and RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol – a day after completing a £70m move for Wesley Fofana.
They will also be working on several player departures, with Michy Batshuayi looking for a new club, while Brighton are leading the race to sign Billy Gilmour, although Everton have also expressed interest in the Scotland international.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted he may need another midfielder and that was before Jordan Henderson suffered an injury in the latest win over Newcastle last night.
Elsewhere, Southampton and Leeds are battling to sign much-loved PSV winger Cody Gakpo.
Stay tuned and we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest news throughout the day.