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Transfer Deadline Day – Top Stories So Far

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Deadline Day

Transfer Deadline Day – Top Stories So Far

Transfer deadline day is finally upon us. With a number of clubs trying to strengthen on the final day, let’s take a look at which clubs are making strides.

Virgil Van Dijk to Liverpool

This one won’t go away. Van Dijk has been linked with Liverpool since day one. Liverpool were reported by Southampton earlier in the window. The Saints felt their pursuit of Van Dijk was illegal. Liverpool will hope to get the signing done before the window closes. Van Dijk would make the pool real title contenders. Here’s the latest on that.

Mahrez to leave Leicester

This has been running since the last window. Riyad Mahrez is set to leave Leicester, but to who? The Algerian National team released this tweet earlier today.

The only question is who is Mahrez finalising a deal to? Sources suggest Chelsea and Arsenal have made offers, but Barcelona have “accelerated” their interest in the player. All eyes on Mahrez.

Alexis Sanchez

Will Sanchez leave on the final day? He’s been poised to leave since day one, and it’s heated up since City became interested. The Manchester club had a £50 million bid rejected earlier this week. Arsenal wanted a player plus £50 million. That player was Raheem Sterling. City refused to make him part of the deal. That’s the deal they have to make if they want Sanchez to become their player.

Fernando Llorente to Spurs

Spurs have moved ahead of Chelsea in the race for Llorente. This is per Sky Sports News HQ earlier today. Llorente will be signed as a plan B and back up to Harry Kane. Spurs are expected to complete the deal later today.

Elsewhere in the window

Spurs are expected to announce Serge Aurier today, in a £23 million deal.

Man City retain huge interest in Johnny Evans.

Matty Wilcock has joined Utrect on loan from Manchester United.

Bojan has joined Alaves on loan.

And just where is Kylian Mbappe going to end up tonight?