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Official: Everton Shore Up Late Loan Deal For Eliaquim Mangala, Still Waiting On Premier League Clearance (Photo)

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Everton managed to pull off a decent signing right as the transfer window came to a close by securing the services of Eliaquim Mangala on a six-month loan from Man City.

After just about sneaking the relevant paperwork through in time, the Toffees were able to unveil their new left-sided centre-back after gone midnight.

Official: Tottenham Sign Lucas Moura From PSG In Deal Worth Around £25m (Photo)

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Tottenham have signed PSG cast-off Lucas Moura in a deal said to be worth approximately £25million or thereabouts.

The 25-year-old Brazilian winger hassigned a contract until 2023 and will wriggle into the No.27 shirt...

Welcome to Spurs, @LucasMoura7!

Reports: Man City Pull Out Of Riyad Mahrez Negotiations After Balking At Leicester City’s £95m Asking Price

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Man City have pulled out of a potential move for Riyad Mahrez after balking at the asking price being quoted by Leicester City.

Muffled slightly by developments at Arsenal and Chelsea, City entered talks with the Foxes over Mahrez early on deadline day, entering a £45million offer for the Algerian forward.

Official: Final Piece Of Puzzle Falls Into Place As Michy Batshuayi Joins Borussia Dortmund On Loan (Photo)

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And with that, the final piece of the puzzle falls into place: Michy Batshuayi has signed for Borussia Dortmund on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season.

The Belgian striker replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal earlier today, who then sold Olivier Giroud to Chelsea to clear the way for Batshuayi to join Dortmund, who sold Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal earlier today.

Big Man On Board: Chelsea Complete Thrifty £16m Deal To Pluck Olivier Giroud From Arsenal

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Doesn't he look handsome in blue? Chelsea have completed the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal and thus finally succeeded in their month-long quest to bag themselves a 'big man'.

The French target man has signed an 18-month contract with the Blues, plus the option of a further year tagged onto the end.

Turkish Club Konyaspor Announce Samuel Eto’o Signing With Epic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Montage (Video)

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Samuel Eto'o is back in the game after signing a one-year deal with Turkish side Konyaspor on deadline day.

The veteran Cameroonian striker, now 36, had been a free agent since leaving Antalyaspor last year.

To herald his grand return to the Super Lig, Eto'o's new employers went all out with an outstanding 'Game of Thrones' welcome video.

Official: Mesut Ozil Signs New Three-And-A-Half-Year Contract Extension To Become Arsenal’s Top Earner

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No sooner were Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's feet through the door than Arsenal went and announced that Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract extension at the Emirates.

The Gunners broke the news via a good old fashioned press release, with BBC Sport scribe David Ornstein once again breaking the good news to the fans.

The Super Computer Hath Spoken: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Will Make Arsenal 2% Better

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Arsenal have parted with a £55million chunk of lucre in exchange for the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a man who scored 98 goals in 144 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia Dortmund.

The Gunners will no doubt be enthused to learn that, in paying the big moneyfor world football's best available goal-poacher, they have not only strengthened their tilt on Carabao Cup glory this season, but also mathematically improved their team by a clear margin.

Official: Arsenal Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang From Borussia Dortmund In £60m Deal (Photo)

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Arsenal have signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in a club record deal reportedly worth £55million (plus £5million in add-ons).

Obviously not perturbed by what he witnessed at Swansea last night, the Gabonese striker has signed a long-term contract with the Gunners after passing a routine medical this morning.

That Went Well: Everton Confirm Misfit Striker Sandro Ramirez Will Join Sevilla On Loan For Rest Of Season

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Everton have confirmed that, just five months after joining the club, Sandro Ramirez has waddled back to Spain after agreeing a loan deal with Sevilla.

The Spanish striker managed just 4 starts (and 15 appearances overall) for the Toffees, scoring just the once the consolation goal in a 5-1 Europa League mauling dished out by Atalanta back in November.

Reform: Premier League Summer Transfer Window Will Close Before Start Of Next Season

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The Premier League transfer window will shut before the start of the season as of next year after club chairman voted in favour of bringing the deadline forward.

Starting in 2018/19, the summer window will close at 17:00 BST on the Thursday before the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign (i.

Leicester City: FIFA Reject Adrien Silva Transfer Application After Deadline Missed By 14 Seconds

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Leicester City have had their attempts to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon nixed by FIFA after the Foxes left it just a smidgen too late on deadline day.

The bulk of the £22million deal had been squared away earlier in the window, but the Foxes left it until deadline day to agree terms and finalise some of the small print.

West Ham: David Sullivan Claims Slaven Bilic Rejected Chance To Sign Renato Sanches And Grzegorz Krychowiak On Deadline Day

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Whether you choose to believe him is another matter, but West Ham owner David Sullivan has made it known that Slaven Bilic rejected the chance to sign both Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches on transfer deadline day.

Krychowiak eventually agreed a season-long loan at West Brom, while Sanches struck a similar deal to join Swansea for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign.

Lightning Round-Up: Handy List Of All The Premier League Movers And Shakers On Transfer Deadline Day

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That's it. The summer transfer window has closed, with the Premier League racking up an enormous net spend of £665million in the process taking the top-flight's total 25-year outlay past the £1.41billion mark.

Let's see what people got for their money, eh?

Financial Fair Play Be Damned: PSG Welcome Kylian Mbappe On Board In Yet Another Exorbitant Cash-Spluff

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Monaco have been plundered once again as PSG have announced that their convoluted deal to sign Kylian Mbappe has now officially gone through.

The transfer basically boils down to a long-term contract, beginning with a bullshit one-season loan, presumably to allow the young lad to gain a vital bit of experience.

Official: Swansea Sign Renato ‘Golden Boy’ Sanches On Season-Long Loan From Bayern Munich

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As unlikely as it may sound, Swansea City have secured the services of Renato Sanches on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich.

The Swans announced their big coup on deadline day, confirming that the 20-year-old will spent the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign at the Liberty Stadium...

Welcome to @SwansOfficial, Renato Sanches.

Official: Tottenham Complete £23m Deal To Sign Serge Aurier From PSG

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With a timely assist from the French judicial system, Tottenham have completed their deal to sign Serge Aurier from PSG.

The flying right-back joins for a fee of around £23million, has signed a five-year contract and will wear the No.24 shirt last sported by none other than Brad Friedel...

Arsenal: If This Passionate, Anthemic Musical Plea Doesn’t Convince Alexis Sanchez To Stay, Nothing Will… (Video)

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Alexis Sanchez may well have 10 good reasons to leave Arsenal on transfer deadline day, but thankfully he now also has one good reason to stay.

From the same deranged, off-key genius who brought us 'Leave Right Now', the definitive anthem of the 2016/17 'Wenger Out' campaign, comes what might just prove to be the decisive factor in Sanchez's decision.

Going To Waste: 10 Premier League Exiles In Dire Need Of Deadline Day Moves

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It's transfer deadline day (again), and a cursory glance around the Premier League reveals a fair amount of players who must be crossing everything that their agent pulls something anything out of the bag before the 11pm cut-off.

Here are but a few...

Eliaquim Mangala (Man City)

He's not without his flaws, but Mangala has undoubted potential and is far too good to be left wasting away in City's reserve string for six months.

Man Utd: Morgan Schneiderlin’s Agent Categorically Denies Rumours Of Emotional Tottenham Reunion

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One of the many speculative morsels being disseminated by the press on Transfer Deadline Daywere reports that Mauricio Pochettino was planning to stage a dramatic late bid to bring Morgan Schneiderlin back to Tottenham.

The story first appeared in the Daily Mail who claimed that Spurs were "testing the water" withSchneiderlin having played just seven minutes of first-team football for Manchester United so far this season.

Retro Football: Here’s Deadline Day Howler Monkey Jim White Reporting On A Wedding Fayre In 1985 (Video)

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On this day of all days, it's worth remembering that Jim White is not a deafening allegorical hologram sent from the future to warn us of the dangers of media saturation; he is but a man. A loud man.

That's why, before every Deadline Day™ really farts into action, we like to remind ourselves of White's career before he found his infuriatingly self-aware niche as Sky Sports News' resident #ITK town crier.

Deadline Day: Newcastle Sign Ivory Coast Striker Seydou Doumbia On Loan From Roma

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The first major-ish move on transfer deadline day has gone through, with Newcastle completing the loan signing of Roma striker Seydou Doumbia.

The deal was reportedly rubber-stamped this morning, with the two parties now merely waiting for the results of Doumbia's medical to come back...

Seydou Doumbia signs for Newcastle on loan from Roma, subject to a medical https://t.

Emmanuel Adebayor Refused To Leave Tottenham On Deadline Day As He Was ‘Waiting For A Sign From God’

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As a measure of just how dull yesterday's transfer deadline was, the biggest stories were all generated by players who didn't actually go anywhere.

Emmanuel Adebayor was one of those players, with the Togolese striker ending the windowat Tottenham despite being cut adriftfrom the first team entirely this season.

Official: Southampton Complete £11.5m Deal For Virgil Van Dijk (Photo)

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Having already brought inSteven Caulker from QPR earlier in the window, Southampton have further bolstered their defensive ranks today with the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Celtic.

The Dutch centre-back, 24, has agreed a five-year contract at St Mary's after lengthy negotiations and moves for a fee reported to be somewhere in the region of £11.

Manchester United: Morgan Schneiderlin Reveals ‘Wayne Rooney Had To Ask Me Who Anthony Martial Was’

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Despite the astronomical fee reportedlybeing bandied around, it would appear that most people have been caught cold by Manchester United's fervent pursuit of Anthony Martial.

United are on the verge of making the Monaco striker the most expensive teenager ever by dropping £36million on the 19-year-old not that anybody has the foggiest idea who he is, including his prospective new teammates.

Official: Victor Moses Joins West Ham On Loan (But Not Before Signing New Four-Year Chelsea Contract)

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Victor Moses has joined West Ham on loan, because that's what everybody else is doing this deadline day...

BREAKING: The Hammers are delighted to confirm the arrival of @VictorMoses on loan. #WHUFC pic.

Pies Exclusive: Jim White’s Top 10 Favourite Sky Sports News Transfer Deadline Day Memories

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" I opened it in my dog's name. Bish, bash, bosh. Job's a good'n"

In the spirit of the day, Pies have managed to make a few calls, pull a few strings and somehow bag ourselves a natter with the man in the very eye of the Sky Sports News' Transfer Deadline Day hurricane, Mr Jim White.

English Premier League

3 Ways To Improve Transfer Deadline Day

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The hysteria of transfer Deadline Day has come and gone, and like a fraternity the day after hosting a "Back to Campus" party, a number of teams have to live with the consequences of their rushed decisions. On World Soccer Talk we've covered a number of angles on the pros and cons of the transfer window for the teams, leagues and media companies, however, we haven't touched on the transfer window itself.

The Predicament Of Having A Glorified MLS Deadline Day Coverage Or Not

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After two hours of watching Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, and Robbie Mustoe break down Deadline Day on NBCSN, I still can't decide if this would be a good thing for Major League Soccer. The signal-to-noise ratio is ridiculously low, a confluence of tabloid pressures, gullibility, and potential for news (albeit slim) creating a ridiculous din, one that's developed into a cottage industry.


The Five Types of Signings on Transfer Deadline Day

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The Five Types of Signings on Transfer Deadline Day - originally posted on

Kaka's return to A.C. Milan is a deal fuelled by nostalgia more than merit.

Transfer deadline day is, by far, the most exciting day of the transfer window. It's 24 hours of drama, a day where managers can no longer make promises, drop names or hint at imminent signings – it's now-or-never action that keeps football fans on their toes.

The big deadline day deals in the Premier League

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The big deadline day deals in the Premier League - originally posted on

Arsenal have finally made the promised high-profile signing with Real Madrid attacking-midfielder Mesut Ozil joining the Gunners for £42.4M. The 24-year old playmaker has signed a five-year deal.

Daniel Pacheco loaned out till end of season

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Liverpool's Daniel Pacheco has joined Sociedad Deportiva Huesca on loan for the rest of the season. Pacheco came to Liverpool with much promise and even starred for U19 Spain side in the 2010 UEFA European Football Championships, picking up the Golden Boot. He went on to make just 7 appearances for the Liverpool first team.

Doni reported to be leaving Liverpool

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Brazilian goal keeper Doni is reported to have reached an agreement with Liverpool to settle his current contract. Doni has been missing from the club all season due to personal reasons.

He made just four appearances since last seasons £1.5m move from Roma. We'd like to wish Doni all the best for the future.

Liverpool's deadline day transfers and new preferred lineup

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While they were overshadowed by some bigger spending clubs on transfer deadline day, Liverpool were kept busy with plenty of players leaving and a few new ones coming in. Liverpool made seven major moves up and around the deadline, as Dalglish rounded out his summer rebuild and put the finishing touches on the rough edges of his squad.

Liverpool Striker Ngog seals deal to join Bolton

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David Ngog had today sealed a £4mil deal to take him to Bolton.

The 22 yr old french striker joined the reds in 2008 from Paris St Germain for £1.5mil.

Here is what the Bolton manager had to say about Ngog.

"David will be a great addition to our squad," said Coyle.

"He is quick, can score goals and he knows what the Barclays Premier League is all about.


Deadline-day damp squib: Is it chins up or bags out?

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During moments of escalated distress in football, writers often find it helpful to take some distance from the kvetch-fest and start on their scrolls after some time has passed. Stretching both the words ‘football' and ‘writer' to their very limits, I'm writing this the morning after a twitter-fuelled air raid was made in the club's direction; when even the most balanced and supportive fan's radar went off-kilter; when Arsenal's London locals and global diaspora were worryingly, and maybe justifiably, united in their condemnation.

Arsenal DID make a deadline day signing! Welcome Dejan Iliev!

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Transfer Deadline Day Signing by AH Arsenal did make one signing yesterday 17 year old Macedonian Goalkeeper DEJAN ILIEV. Why Wenger why? Its deadline day and you're signing some completely unknown teenager. Yes he may have loads of potential but then so does Wojiech Szczesny aged 22 and Damien Martinez aged 19.

Risky business as deadline day arrives + Arsecast 246

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Morning all.

It is upon us, at last. The transfer deadline. Tonight, the window shuts at 11pm and after that it's a case you have what you hold and that group of players will be tasked with taking us through until January, at least. It does look like there'll be some departures with stories about Nicklas Bendtner having a medical this morning with Juventus, Ju Young Park traveling to Celta Vigo and there's talk of Chamakh and Malaga but I'm a bit dubious about that one.

The Rest

An Eis little surprise

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Bright Eis

Did anyone really expect Wenger to burn holes in Arsenal's chequebook this month? The general climate in football hinted at no, the fact that Arsene is our boss said no, and the apparent need for backup up front or at the back said – haha – no. No no no.

Parker the catalyst behind Spurs rise

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Guest written by Jamie Dunn:

Last season, Scott Parker was depicted as a Churchillian figure, taking West Ham United's half time team talks and single-handedly leading the quest to keep the Hammers in the Premier League.

Of course it wasn't all that cut and dry, but in the end Parker toiled and harried to no avail as West Ham were relegated on the penultimate weekend of the campaign, relinquishing a 2-0 lead to Wigan and suffering defeat at the DW Stadium.