It’s been one of the craziest transfer windows in recent memory, so it’s no surprise Deadline Day has come up with a few surprises.
As the Premier League enjoys an international break that it hasn’t really earned just yet, only three weekends into the campaign, the business end of the summer comes to a close.
That calls for a round-up for the biggest deals of the day so far, courtesy of Sky Sports.
Arsene Wenger has made an astute decision in allowing Jack Wilshere to leave on loan. The England midfielder needs game time, but with his injury record, he’s just not worth keeping on right now. Bournemouth is his most likely destination after a move to Roma fell through.
Any hopes that Tottenham might make an impact on Deadline Day appear to be dead in the water. Real Madrid star Isco was rumoured to be on his way, courtesy of the Spanish press, but there seems little chance of that happening.
One move set to shock the Premier League is the expected return of David Luiz to Chelsea. PSG want more than the £35million offered, as they paid the Blues £50million just two years ago. Antonio Conte’s clearly desperate to sort out his defence quickly.
Moussa Sissoko calling Arsenal “beautiful” hasn’t deterred Spurs, who have had a £25million bid rejected by Newcastle. The Magpies want £30million, paid in instalments, but Spurs aren’t going to make him their joint record signing. Everton and West Brom both want to hijack the deal.
West Brom continue to keep Saido Berahino prisoner, this time refusing to allow him to join Stoke City. It seems the striker is destined to see out his days sulking in the Midlands.
After his disastrous summer at the Euros, it’s fair to say Joe Hart needs some time away from England. The stopper has opted for some time away from the spotlight, spending a season on loan at Torino – Turin’s other club.
Unsurprisingly, Pep Guardiola has no place in his plans for Samir Nasri, who will be hoping to rediscover his best form in La Liga with Sevilla.
Chelsea have brought in Marcos Alonso on a five-year deal from Fiorentina. The former Bolton and Sunderland defender’s fee still hasn’t been disclosed.
This is a name that will be frustratingly familiar to Spurs fans. The Marseille winger still hasn’t been announced, despite the two clubs apparently having agreed a deal over six weeks ago. Clinton N’jie should be going the other way, but that’s still up in the air.
Bruno Martins Indi:
Stoke have achieved a real coup in bringing in Bruno Martins Indi, who was reportedly a Liverpool target earlier in the summer. The Dutch defender should sure up Mark Hughes’ dodgy backline.