Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock! Turns out, even multi-billion pound entities are not immune to acting only when they are against the clock. The most exciting time of any transfer window, the deadline day, is finally here! And with that come the deadline day live updates.
When is deadline day?
Deadline day begins on September 1, 2022, and finishes at 11 PM BST for UK and most major leagues across Europe. Of course, beyond these leagues, the time of closure varies.
Deadline day live
This deadline day promises to be one of the most exciting in some time. We’ve got you all covered with this deadline day live blog!
Major deadline day deals to watch out for:
- Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave but there are no buyers. Could Chelsea be tempted after their scoring struggles?
- Is the Frenkie de Jong transfer saga at its end or there a late twist in the tale?
- Surprise links of a move for Neymar have the Chelsea fans giddy in excitement, will anything happen?
- Mired in protests against their owners, have Manchester United done all their business after late moves for Antony and Martin Dubravka?
Surprise leaders in Gakpo race!
Leeds United are surprise leaders in the race to sign PSV star Cody Gakpo after gazumping Southampton’s approach. The reigning Eredivisie player of the year was reportedly a Manchester United target before they secured Antony’s transfer for a Dutch league record fee.
Aubameyang close to Chelsea
Wheels keep turning in Barcelona. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is close to Chelsea in a swap deal plus cash that would see Marcos Alonso move the other way. Barcelona have been targeting Alonso the whole window while Chelsea need to strengthen their striking options after a dismal start to the season.
Exodus begins at Barcelona
Sergino Dest is close to joining AC Milan on a one-year loan deal, with a conditional buy clause for a contract till 2027, Fabrizio Romano reports.
Sergiño Dest to AC Milan, here we go and confirmed! Full agreement, loan with buy option around €20m not mandatory. Dest will sign until June 2027, one year loan plus potential four year deal. 🚨🔴⚫️ #ACMilan
Dest will fly to Milano on Wednesday morning to sign contracts. pic.twitter.com/WA8woDWEg2
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2022
Barcelona have been trying to offload players not in their plans for the whole window and most activity can be expected from Los Cules this deadline day.