Transfer deadline day: Summer window set to close

The summer transfer window is set to close on Thursday, with the Premier League and La Liga already having done so. There has been a flurry of late deals, including Philippe Coutinho’s move from Liverpool to Barcelona.

The transfer window dates 2020 is the date that teams are able to sign players from other clubs during the summer transfer window. It closes on August 31st, 2020.

Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to return to Manchester United, but will Kylian Mbappe sign a new contract before the transfer deadline?

Premier League teams have already spent almost £1 billion in a spectacular transfer season, which was topped off when Manchester United agreed to a surprise re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo before the deadline.

Ronaldo seemed to be on his way to Manchester City, but a stunning change of circumstances last Friday convinced him to return to Old Trafford, 12 years after departing for Real Madrid.

To complete his comeback, all he needs to do now is put pen to paper.

He has until Tuesday at 23:00 BST to sign, when the Premier League, English Football League, and Scotland’s transfer market shuts.

On Tuesday, the transfer window for Europe’s major leagues closes as well, with Spain closing at 23:00 BST.

It closes at 17:00 BST in Germany, and 00:00 BST in Italy and France.

How do I keep track of everything going on in the world of sport?

On Sport, you won’t miss a single minute of the transfer deadline.

Throughout the day, a live written commentary will be available on the Sport website, verifying all transactions, debunking rumors, and analyzing the finest in the industry.

Regular updates may also be found on Radio 5 Live, as well as breaking news on Sport’s social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Is it going to be a hectic day?

So far, Premier League teams have spent £962 million on signings, implying that the £1.3 billion spent last summer window would have to be surpassed on Tuesday.

England captain Harry Kane, who was strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester City but instead vowed to remain at Tottenham Hotspur, is one player who will not be moving.

Real Madrid’s second offer of £146 million for France World Cup champion Kylian Mbappeexternal-link from Paris St-Germain may be the most high-profile and costly transaction of the transfer season.

The French club is said to be making an extraordinary last-minute push to recruit Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund as a substitute for Mbappe.

Last year, there were just 12 Premier League deadline-day acquisitions, the lowest number in recent years, so would there be more this time?

Title-chasing With potential incomings and outgoings, Chelsea may be the busiest Premier League team on Tuesday.

The Blues seem to be in good shape. They will have to pay the £68 million release clause in order to acquire Sevilla’s French centre-back Jules Kounde, with Dortmund also keen in winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Moise Kean, an Everton forward, may replace Ronaldo at Juventus, while the Toffees might loan out inexternal-link former Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon, and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez could return to previous club Porto on loan.

West Ham have been linked with a permanent transfer for Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard, who had a good loan stint with the Hammers last season.

Leicester are in discussions with RB Leipzig about a permanent move for Ademola Lookman, while Wolves are interested in signing Lille midfielder Sven Botman.

What deals have been made so far this summer?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eventually completed a £73 million deal for Jadon Sancho from Dortmund, as well as a £34 million deal for France World Cup champion Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, in an eye-catching summer.

City may have lost out on Ronaldo, but they did break the British top-flight record for a single player when they paid £100 million for midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

Chelsea re-signed striker Romelu Lukaku from Serie A winners Inter Milan for a staggering £97.5 million, the second biggest transfer fee of the year.

Arsenal has also spent about £140 million on reinforcements, including £50 million on Brighton defender Ben White, £30 million on Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, and £24 million on Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

The Gunners have also slashed their salary cost by £200,000 per week when Brazil winger Willian agreed to unilaterally terminate his contract in order to return to first-team Corinthians.

Liverpool activated RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate’s £36 million release clause, while Villa used the Grealish funds to sign forward Danny Ings, midfielder Emiliano Buendia, and winger Leon Bailey.

Lionel Messi accomplished the unthinkable in Europe by leaving Barcelona and joining PSG when his contract at the Nou Camp expired.

The Ligue 1 club might have ‘won’ the window with that transaction alone, but they also made headlines with free signings for Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Spain defender Sergio Ramos, and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

On our dedicated area, you can find all of the most recent football transactions.

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The efl transfer window 2021 is a time in football when clubs can buy and sell players. It was originally set to close on 31st August 2020, but has been extended until the end of June 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does summer transfer window close?

The summer transfer window closes on the 31st of August.

Which day transfer window go close?

The transfer window for the Premier League is January 31st.

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