Premier League Deadline Day Live!


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13:59 Wolfsburg have replaced one Belgian player with another. A day after selling Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City for £55m, the German club have reinvested the money in Tottenham winger Ismail Azzaoui. The highly-rated 17-year-old never featured in the Premier League.

13:45 Leicester City and QPR are interested in Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohammady. Hull will be reluctant to sell, however; Elmohamady has appeared in all five of their Championship games this season.

13:37 The lowdown on Manchester United target Anthony Martial:

13:33 West Ham forward Modibo Maiga has signed for Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr for an undisclosed fee, according to the BBC. Paving the way for Jelavic?

13:26 Rooney Mk. 2?

13:24 West Ham and Everton are fighting for Aaron Lennon’s signature. The Tottenham winger can’t get a look in Mauricio Pochettino’s side and his future at White Hart Lane appears over. Lennon spent the end of last season on loan at Goodison Park, impressing in a four month spell.

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13:10 Former AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta is set to be announced as the new manager of Miami FC. The MLS continues to attract the world’s greatest.

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12:51 Aston Villa are hoping to offload winger Charles N’Zogbia. The 29-year-old hasn’t featured in any match day squad this season and his £63,000 per-week wages take up a large chunk of Villa’s wage bill.

12:48 West Ham’s transfer dealings aren’t quite finished. Along with Jelavic, Victor Moses and Alex Song are also set to join the Hammers on loan from Chelsea and Barcelona respectively.

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12:43 AC Milan are interested in QPR’s Sandro. The Brazilian midfielder is clear to play for the R’s after obtaining a new work visa but isn’t guaranteed an immediate return to QPR’s line-up.

12:39 Pedro, a cheaper option, offered United an immediate solution. Instead they went for 19-year-old Martial, who is wrw under immediate pressure to spark United’s languid attack.

12:34 A long-term solution for a short-term problem?

12:29 Mourinho has his defender:

12:24 Javier Hernandez arriving for his medical at Bayer Leverkusen:

12:21 It’s been a difficult summer for Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim, who has said goodbye to a lot of talent. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan), Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain) and Aymen Abdennour (Valencia) have all departed, and now Martial is set to sign for Manchester United.

12:10 The French Football Federation have released a statement confirming Anthony Martial has left the team’s base.

It reads: “Anthony Martial was presented Monday at 11:00 at the gathering of the France team at Clairefontaine. He requested from Didier Deschamps permission to travel to England to sign a contract with Manchester United.

“Given the exceptional circumstances, the coach has acceded to the request of the player.

“Anthony Martial left Clairefontaine Monday at 12:00. He will return on Tuesday morning.”

12:06 Djilobodji is a 26-year-old defender who plays for Nantes. With John Terry’s future looking bleak after a shaky start to the season, Djilobodji, who’s good on the ball and can also play as a defensive midfielder, is an ideal replacement.

12:00 Chelsea are reportedly interested in Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji, and it’s clear to see why:

11:56 According to Everton manager Roberto Martinez, John Stones “didn’t mean” to submit a transfer request. How does one accidentally ask to leave?

11:52 France-based journalist Matt Spiro:

11:44 United have sold a goalkeeper, but it’s not David De Gea. Anders Lindegaard has signed for West Brom on a free, according to the Daily Mirror.

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11:39 Several clubs are interested in Fabio Borini according to BBC Sport’s Phil McNulty:

11:37 Bournemouth are the latest club linked with QPR striker Charlie Austin. Austin has also drawn the interest of Manchester United, West Brom and Newcastle.

11:32 Tottenham’s Erik Lamela is wanted by Marseille, according to the Mail. The French club are yet to make a bid however.

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11:31 Norwich are close to signing Dynamo Kiev striker Diedonne Mbokani. The 29-year-old has flown in for a medical and will cost the Canaries between £5m-£6m.

11:29 What’s the shortest time a player has spent at a club? Burnley have sold striker Jelle Vossen just eight weeks after signing him, according to the Daily Mail. Just four starts were enough for manager Sean Dyche to deem Vossen a surplus to requirements, and he has been sold to Club Brugge. Farewell, Jelle.

11:24 United fan Nooruddean Choudry’s ominous outlook:

11:22 If United do bring in a goalkeeper to replace David De Gea it won’t be Ajax shot-stopper Jasper Cillessen, according to Ajax director of football Marc Overmars. United haven’t made contact with the Dutch club, Overmars reportedly told De Telegraaf.

11:17 Some European transfer news – Inter Milan have completed the signing of Wolfsburg forward Ivan Perisic for a fee thought to be worth £14.6m.

11:15 Karlsen also describes Martial as “something between a second striker and a centre forward”.

11:13 Former Monaco CEO Tor-Kristian Karlsen shares his thoughts on Anthony Martial, United’s latest target:

11:06 Adnan Januzaj is in advanced talks to join Borussia Dortmund on loan, according to Sky Sports. Like Hernandez, it just hasn’t worked for Januzaj under Van Gaal.

10:59 Newcastle have made a £7 million bid for Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga. Given Aleksandar Mitrovic’s disciplinary record, Steve McLaren wants a striker who isn’t permanently suspended.

10:54 Barry Bannan’s departure from Crystal Palace to Sheffield Wednesday will be confirmed in the next 24 hours, reports the Croydon Advertiser.

10:50 Liverpool have beaten Porto and Monaco to the signature of Nigerian starlet Taiwo Awoniyi. The 18-year-old signs from Nigerian club Imperial Academy for £800,000, which could rise to £3m. Awoniyi, a striker compared to Christian Benteke, will be loaned out as he doesn’t have a work permit.

10:38 And you can add Charlie Austin’s name to the list of players on Pulis’ radar. West Brom will swoop if Saido Berahino leaves, report the Telegraph.

10:33 West Brom are a club with intent. After signing Jonny Evans from Manchester United on Saturday, Baggies boss Tony Pulis wants to add Jose Enrique, David Marshall and Matt Phillips before tomorrow’s deadline, according to the Mirror.

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10:27 Javier Hernandez is close to joining Bayer Leverkusen for £9 million. Despite United’s dearth of attacking options, they are willing to let Hernandez depart.

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10:26 It’s all rather quiet on the Chelsea front. John Stones’ attempts to force a move to West London by handing in a transfer request were shunned by Everton, while Paul Pogba’s appearance for Juventus in yesterday’s 2-1 loss at Roma suggests he won’t be joining Jose Mourinho’s team. That could all change though at the sight of Roman Abramovich’s chequebook.

10:03 Sky sources (so, Twitter) confirm West Ham have agreed a deal with Hull for striker Nikica Jelavic.

09:57 Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been asked to delay his flight out of Spain for international duty so that he can be included in a swap deal for De Gea, according to the Mail.

09:51 Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama are staying at Southampton, according to manager Ronald Koeman. Mane is reportedly wanted by United and Wanyama has asked to leave but Koeman is insistent on keeping two of his most prized assets.

09:49 Odds on QPR forward Charlie Austin signing for Manchester United were as low as 1/2 last night. They’ve eased since, but it’s no wonder United are linked with the striker who scored 18 goals last season for the relegated R’s and has already netted four times this campaign.

09:41 The Mirror are reporting Italian champions Juventus’ interest in Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, whose place on the bench was strengthened with the arrival of Kevin De Bruyne yesterday. Nasri wants to stay but is already behind Raheem Sterling and David Silva in the pecking order.

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09:40 Going back to the United/Martial rumours, the Monaco youngster was recently called up to the senior France squad for the first time. A pacy forward, Martial has drawn comparisons with Thierry Henry, himself a former Monaco player before reaching stardom.

09:33 Nathaniel Chalobah, the Chelsea youngster who was expected to make a first-team breakthrough this campaign, was in Naples last night ahead of a loan move to Serie A outfit Napoli.

09:25 Sunderland have made an £8 million for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, according to the Daily Mail. With Daniel Sturridge returning to training last week and the summer arrivals of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi, Borini isn’t a part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans.

09:15 Now, I don’t speak Italian, but that tweet from journalist Gianluca Di Marzio seems to suggest Tottenham Hotspur have made a bid of €25m with add ons for Zenit St. Petersburg’s Axel Witsel.

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09:11 In four league games the Red Devils have netted just three times. Monaco’s 19-year-old forward Anthony Martial is being linked with a move to United, as is QPR hotshot Charlie Austin.

08: 59 When asked whether De Gea was set for sunny Spain, United boss Louis van Gaal said: “I don’t know. We have to wait and see but I don’t want to interfere.”

08:55 We’ll start off Manchester United ‘keeper David De Gea. Various outlets, including ESPN and Marca, have reported the Spaniards’ arrival at Real Madrid for a fee of around £30m is imminent.

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08:47 Good morning and welcome to We Are Hooligans’ coverage of transfer deadline day! We’ll have rumours, done deals and gossip, so stick around and let’s enjoy this wonderful period of the football season together.