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Coral’s Transfer Deadline Day blog LIVE!

| 01.09.2015

Main stories on deadline day so far:
De Gea move to Real Madrid collapses and stays at Man Utd
Martial completes Red Devils switch
West Ham sign Jelavic and Antonio permanently, while Song and Moses arrive on loan
West Brom reject fourth Spurs Berahino bid

English league transfer window shuts at 6pm, Scottish at midnight

(19:10) And that’s a wrap from us at Coral. Thank you for joining our live transfer feed throughout the day, we hope you enjoyed it despite a relatively uneventful climax compared to recent years!

(19:07) Busy Bournemouth bag Andrade
The Cherries continue to recruit and have now nabbed 19-year-old Tomas Andrade on a season-long loan from River Plate.

(19:00) Foxes capture Dyer
Could have been any of four Dyers; Lloyd, Kieron or Danny, but it is Nathan that makes the move to Leicester City on-loan.

(18:59) Man Utd keeper goes!
Nope not David de Gea, nor Victor Valdes, but youngster Kieran O’Hara on a one-month loan to Morecambe.

(18:50) Peace sparks war of words
West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has responded to Saido Berahino’s provocative Tweet, by saying: “We have a key player who has been very unsettled by antics which were designed to get him out of our club cheaply.

“Those tactics have continued despite my making our position clear in my first conversation with Daniel Levy on this subject in mid-August. I said selling Saido so late in the window was not on our agenda.

“Saido has been unsettled to the point where our Head Coach has not felt able to select him for our last three games. We are now left with the task of repairing the damage created by this unfortunate episode.”

(18:49) Cherries bag Bennett
Bournemouth have loaned Aston Villa left back Joe Bennett until January.

(18:45) Hornets lease hitman Matej Vydra to Madjeski men
Watford forward Vydra has joined Championship club Reading on a season-long loan.

(18:43) Boro last ditch De Pena deal
Middlesbrough have snapped-up Uruguayan winger Carlos de Pena from Nacional on a three-year deal just before the deadline.

(18:40) Bye, bye Berba
According to reports, Aston Villa have failed to lure mercurial free agent Dimitar Berbatov to Villa Park.

(18:35) Reminder of record Premier League transfer window total spending!

(18:32) Double deal for Vuckic
Newcastle midfielder Haris Vuckic has joined League One outfit Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan, while also signing a one-year contract extension with the Magpies.

(18:29) Carlos De Pena set for Boro
Reports yesterday suggested that Man Utd’s Antonio Valencia could secure a shock move to Middlesbrough, but instead another South American Carlos De Pena (of Uruguay) will sign for the Riverside outside.

(18:24) Toffees trying to unstick Lennon deal
Spurs’ Aaron Lennon is set to sign for Everton, but just waiting on one or two details. Not sure who Anthony Lennon is, though?

(18:19) Berahino tantrum?
A reminder of THAT Tweet the West Brom striker sent after a fourth Spurs bid was rejected for the player.

(18:14) Rams reel in Johnson
Derby County have announced the signing of midfielder Bradley Johnson from Norwich City for a reported £6m on a four-year deal. Will Canaries fans be happy with that?

(18:09) Ilori loan looks likely
Young Liverpool defender is set to join Aston Villa on loan, while the Reds are also closing on a deal to snap up Brazilian teenager Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Internacional.

(18:05) Spurs stuck with Adebayor
The Togo striker will apparently not be leaving Tottenham, with West Ham losing out on him.

(18:02) However, it is not all over, as clubs still await clearance on deals.

(18:00) The Premier League transfer window is closed. Big Ben has spoken!

(17:57) No more Berahino bids
Reports indicate that Spurs confirm there will be no more bids for Saido Berahino.

(17:56) Chelsea sign defender Hector!
The Blues have signed Michael Hector from Reading for £4m with the Jamaica international centre back heading straight back to the Royals on loan for the rest of the season.

(17:54) No-go for Gunners
Arsenal will not be making any signings in the final minutes of this transfer window.

(17:50) Bennet to Bournemouth?
The Cherries are in talks with Joe Bennet from Aston Villa to land him on a six-month loan.

(17:48) Walters staying put
Stoke City tell striker Jon Walters he will not be leaving the club before the window shuts.

(17:47) Dundee United playing Tag
Fulham’s Adam Taggart has signed on loan for Scottish outfit until January.

(17:43) No more ins on Weirside
Sunderland confirm they have concluded their business.

(17:41) Ibarbo signs for Watford
Colombia striker Victor Ibabro signs on one-year loan deal for Watford from Roma.

(17:38) Sunderland land Yedlin on loan
The Black Cats have taken De Andre Yedlin on loan for a season.

(17:30) Tick-Tock!
Just 30 minutes before we hear those chimes from Big Ben, when the Premier League transfer window slams shut at 18:00.

(17:28) £858,750,000!
That is how much has been spent between Premier League clubs in this transfer window, with a new record being set!

(17:25) Check out why we think Anthony Martial will succeed at Manchester United here!

(17:15) Man Utd confirm Martial signing
Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Monaco’s highly-rated Anthony Martial on a four-year deal with the option of another year extension.

(17:11) Foxes continue hunt for Carrillo
Leicester City have continued their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s Andre Carillo, making a reported improved bid of £8m for his services, with less than an hour left of the transfer window.

(17:07) Berahino causes a stir
After his club rejected a fourth and apparent final bid for his services, Saido Berahino has tweeted a controversial comment online, seemingly stating he will not play for West Brom anymore.

(17:06) Martial’s Man Utd move close to confirmation
A deal for Anthony Martial will soon be announced, so no need to panic Manchester United fans, or maybe there is?

(17:03) Ade, Ade, Ade, no, no, no
It seems Emmanuel Adebayor could find himself stuck at Spurs this season unless the former Togo targetman backs down on his huge demands. This one could go right down to the wire!

(16:54) Celtic capture Christie from Inverness
Ryan Christie has completed a switch from Inverness to Scottish Premier League champions Celtic, signing a four-year contract with the Bhoys. Although, the 20-year-old will return to his former club on loan for the season, with the Hoops having the option of returning him to Parkhead in January 2016.

(16:52) Berahino bid number four rejected
Tottenham’s attempts to lure Saido Berahino to London from West Brom seemed to have come to nothing, with the Baggies rejecting a fourth Spurs bid, reported to be £23m. It could be a tough campaign for Harry Kane now, with the goalscoring burden resting primarily on his shoulders.

(16:46) Naismith going nowhere
More news coming out of Everton, with Roberto Martinez’s having now retained the services of Scotland international forward Steven Naismith, having rejected an offer believed to be around £7m from Norwich City.

(16:43) Lennon close to extending time with Toffees
Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is close to agreeing a permanent switch to Merseysiders Everton, having spent last season on loan with the Toffees, with West Ham having reportedly made a late enquiry.

(16:39) Tottenham make fourth Berahino bid
Tottenham failed with a third bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, but could a fourth and final offer of £23m be enough to sway the thinking of the Baggies hierarchy? It seems not, with the West Midlands outfit desperately trying to retain their main marksman for this season, but anything can happen with just over an hour left of the transfer window.

(16:33) Norwich close in on Gayle
Crystal Palace attacker Dwight Gayle is close to agreeing a switch to Norwich City, with reports suggesting the Canaries have had a bid of around £8m accepted. Is he the signing that can propel Norwich to Premier League safety this season?

(16:28) Reus’ Red Devils snub
Manchester United reportedly saw their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund wideman Marco Reus scuppered, after being put off by the £60m asking price set by the German outfit. Louis van Gaal hoped to include the Germany international as part of the Adnan Januzaj loan deal, but proceedings stalled.

(16:20) Baggies battle to retain Berahino
West Brom have rejected a third bid for their star striker Saido Berahino from Tottenham, with the Londoners trying to lure the Baggies frontman late on this exciting transfer Deadline Day. The West Midlands outfit are adamant that the forward will remain at The Hawthorns this summer, despite Spurs interest.

(16:15) Marquinhos gives Mourinho the Blues
PSG have reportedly rejected two bids from Chelsea for their promising Brazilian defender Marquinhos, giving Jose Mourinho the cold shoulder as the reigning Premier League champions desperately continue their search for a suitable John Stones alternative.

(16:08) Watford wrap up Oulare
Watford have continued their busy summer by snapping up Belgian striker Obbi Oulare from Club Brugge, agreeing what is believed to be a £6m deal, signing a five-year contract at his new club.

(16:03) Antonio arrives! West Ham iron out contract for Forest winger
West Ham have welcomed newest signing Michail Antonio to Upton Park. The 25-year-old joins from from Nottingham Forest on a four-year deal with the option of a further two.

(15:51) Lescott packs Baggies for Villa Park as deal completed!
Veteran centre back Joleon Lescott joins former Manchester City teammate Micah Richards at Aston Villa, after leaving Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion in a reported £1m move.

(15:40) Austin to stay a Hoops hero?
Is Charlie Austin set to stay put a Loftus Park this summer? The QPR striker’s twitter feed seems to suggest so…

(15:35) Real Madrid rumours continue…
Reports in Spain are speculating that Real Madrid promised Manchester United’s David de Gea €10m in compensation if they failed to sign the stopper before the end of the Spanish transfer window.

(15:33) Happy Hammers take to Twitter
Some celebrity West Ham fans have shared their transfer delight on social media…

(15:27) Chelsea fledgling Feruz cruises to Hibs
Scottish Championship club Hibernian have snatched Chelsea’s Islam Feruz, a Somalia-born Scotland Under-21 international, on a season-long loan.

(15:20) Clarets cancel Sordell contract by mutual consent
Championship club Burnley have terminated striker Marvin Sordell’s deal, with both parties agreeing to a parting of the ways.

(15:04) Money can’t buy you Stones
Chelsea have also now confirmed their signing of Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji. So, it looks increasingly likely that Everton fans will still be able to sing this ditty come 6pm…

(14:45) QPR grab Gabriele Angella
The Hoops have helped themselves to Watford’s Italian defender Angella on loan, and will be praying he blesses their backline with a little more stability!

(14:32) Villa pull out stops to sign keeper Matija Sarkic
Aston Villa have signed 18-year-old goalie Matija Sarkic from Anderlecht on a three-year contract.

(14:31) Van Dijk show rolls into Southampton as deal done!
Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk has penned a five-year deal with the Saints, becoming their star of Deadline Day so far. Read all about it right here.

(14:25) Eder of the queue? Cherries to pluck Italy international
Bournemouth are believed to have switched their attention to Sampdoria’s Brazil-born striker Eder.

(14:21) Fulham to hook Hooper
According to reports, the Cottagers are close to capturing hitman Gary Hooper from Norwich. Could this mean Ross McCormack has had his fill of Fulham?

(14:21) Spoilers!! Sullivan spills beans again?
Michail Antonio deal imminent at Upton Park? Jack Sullivan seems to think so!

(14:06) Do or Dyer? Leicester chase Swansea star
Latest rumours suggest the Foxes are hot on the trail of Swansea’s Nathan Dyer. A loan move to make Mick McCarthy’s famous eyebrow waggle if ever there was one. Why would Garry Monk let such a solid squad player go?

(14:04) West Brom enter Walters wrangle?
Jon Walters appears to be Deadline Day’s most eligible acquisition​, with Tony Pulis tipped to tussle with Leicester and Norwich for his signature.

(14:01) Fulham Stearing in right direction?
Defender Richard Stearman has officially switched from Wolverhampton Wanderers to fellow Championship club Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

(14:00) Money, Money, Money! Premier League spending hits £802,250,000
England’s top tier continues to spend, spend, spend. When will frugal Arsenal get in on the action?

(13:45) Cherries strike fruitful deal with Murray
Bournemouth have continued their summer spending spree by capturing Glenn Murray from Crystal Palace on a three-year deal, boosting Eddie Howe’s Cherries strikeforce for the campaign in which they will aim to retain their top-flight status.

(13:33) Bristol City add tasty ingredients to squad with Baker deal
Bristol City have secured another loan deal this fine Deadline Day, with Nathan Baker moving from Aston Villa to Ashton Gate on a season-long loan deal.

(13:20) Rams raid Huddersfield for Butterfield signing
Derby County have announced the signing of Huddersfield Town midfielder Jacob Butterfield, with the 25-year-old agreeing a four-year-deal at Pride Park.

(13:18) Wheeler Dealer Redknapp tips Berahino move
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is used to speaking on Deadline Day from his car, but instead is tipping potential transfers from an unknown location. West Brom striker Saido Berahino has been linked with a switch to Spurs and Redknapp still believes such a transfer will be agreed. Triffic news for the Londoners.

(13:13) Having a Laff!?
Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty is reportedly the subject of a bid from an unnamed Greek club, with Norwich City potentially set to offload the in-form international striker on Deadline Day!

(13:08) Brown extends Blues stay
Chelsea are busy bolstering their defence for the rest of this campaign, but they haven’t forgot about one of their highly-rated youngsters, as Izzy Brown puts pen to paper on a new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

(13:00) Tick, tock..
There are now only five hours left for clubs in England to get their transfer dealings sorted before the summer window slams shut! Plenty of time for many new faces to arrive in the Premier League and the rest of the country’s divisions.

(12:57) Hammill’s Huddersfield time terminated
Adam Hammill has had his contract with Huddersfield Town terminated by mutual consent, with the 27-year-old winger’s initial spell with the club supposed to have run until June 2016. The former England Under-21 and Liverpool attacker now finds himself without a club on Deadline Day!

(12:55) Pozo breaks union with City..
Manchester City starlet Jose Pozo has left the club to join Spanish second division outfit Union Deportiva Almeria after failing to break into the Sky Blues first-team.

(12:51) Out of the blue..
Chelsea’s potential new defensive signing Michael Hector has had quite a career so far, as he prepares to arrive at Stamford Bridge in one of the most surprising moves on Deadline Day.

(12:44) Walter you waiting for?
Leicester City have made an approach for Stoke City and Republic of Ireland international forward Jonathan Walters, going head-to-head with Norwich City over his potential signing. Will it be the Foxes or Canaries for the Irishman this summer?

(12:39) Chelsea Reading into another defensive signing!
Jose Mourinho secured the signing of Papy Djilobodji earlier today, but he is close to seeing the arrival of Reading centre back Michael Hector in a deal worth a reported £4m. This potential switch comes completely out of the blue and is certainly not a royal acquisition, with Chelsea having been linked with more high-profile names before.

(12:35) De Gea is staying! For now..
The longest running transfer saga this summer has finally been wrapped up, and it hasn’t gone in favour of Real Madrid, for once! It has been confirmed that David de Gea will definitely be remaining in Manchester until at least January, when this saga will continue. We can’t wait..

(12:32) Griezmann going to Old Trafford?
Maybe not, but the Atletico Madrid forward is being heavily tipped for a spectacular Deadline Day switch to Manchester United, with the Red Devils having seen several attackers depart this summer.

(12:27) De Gea stays!
David de Gea will remain at Old Trafford this season, at least according to Spanish football ‘expert’ Guillem Balague. The news has sent the Real Madrid fans Barting mad outside the Bernabeu!

(12:22) Carlos De Pena deal with Boro?
Middlesbrough are reportedly in talks Nacional regarding the possible signing of midfielder Carlos De Pena, but the deal is not depending on the potential departure of of Albert Adomah, who handed in a transfer request last week.

(12:21) Foxes no Moore..
Leicester City defender Liam Moore has put pen to paper on a loan deal with Bristol City, agreeing to join the Robins until January.

(12:18) Wilson on the move?
Manchester United have already saw forwards Javier Hernandez, Robin van Persie and Adnan Januzaj depart Old Trafford this summer, but could young James Wilson be on his way out on loan too? Surely not? West Brom and Spurs are reportedly leading the line for his signature, along with several Championship club, watch this space!

(12:15) Real ready to open up about De Gea?
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is set to hold a press conference at 12:30. Will he shed some light on the controversial David de Gea transfer calamity?

(12:10) No way Ayoze!
Reports indicate that Newcastle insist that Spanish attacker Ayoze Perez will not be leaving the club on transfer deadline day.

(12:00) Leeds swoop for Jordan
Congo international winger Jordan Botaka has joined Leeds United on a two-year deal from Eredivisie side Excelsior to become the former English giant’s eighth summer signing.

(11:52) Nantes confirm Papy a Chelsea player
Defender Papy Djilobodji has joined the Blues, according to his former French club, on a four-year deal for a fee of around £2.7m.

(11:50) Sullivan Junior teases West Ham fans once more

(11:48) Lescott passes Villa medical
West Brom centre back edges closer to £1m Aston Villa move after he reportedly completes medical.

(11:41) Martial medical complete ahead of Manchester United move

(11:33) Well Jel? West Ham confirm Nikica Jelavic deal
Hammers sign Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic on a two-year deal from Hull City. The fee is undisclosed though understood to be in the region of £3m.

(11:27) Januzaj definitely has gone to Dortmund on loan, as confirmed below!

(11:24) Manchester United make splash with Poole
Red Devils are set to sign highly-rated 17-year-old Newport County defender Regan Poole.

(11:17) Do Gunners want a Barby?
Arsenal are, according to reports considering making a bid for Santos’ Brazilian hotshot striker Gabriel Barbosa. Check him out below!

(11:15) Arsenal Russian for Kokorin?
Gunners could be about to land Dynamo Moscow’s Russian striker Aleksandr Kokorin on loan.

(11:08) Mow No Go or Magpies move on?!
Tabloid press reveal Leeds star Alex Mowatt is the subject of a possible £8m bid by Newcastle United.

(11:06) Taking the Mich?!
Reports indicate that talks have stalled between Nottingham Forest and West Ham for attacker Michail Antonio after Hammers have £7m bid accepted.

(11:02) Will Arsenal spring up a few surprises on deadline day?

(11:00) Moses under the Hammer
On the stroke of 11am, West Ham confirm the loan signing of Chelsea attacker Victor Moses, with the winger signing a new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge before he left.

(10:58) Leeds set for Dyer move?
Local Yorkshire press suggest that Watford winger Lloyd Dyer could sign for the Whites before the window closes.

(10:55) Cherries pick Tomas Andrade
The 19-year-old River Plate midfielder looks on his way to Bournemouth, following reports.

(10:49) Wolves in the news
The Championship club have signed Swindon Town right sided player Nathan Byrne for £1m, as a possible replacement for Richard Stearman, who looks on his way to Fulham for £2m.

(10:47) Baggies to say bye bye to Berahino?
Despite West Brom selling forward Brown Ideye to Olympiakos, Saido Berahino is still odds-on with Coral to leave this window.

(10:40) £792,250,000 – Premier League clubs total money spent this summer
Just over seven hours to go until the English league window closes.

(10:39) Does Richard Keys know something we don’t?
Most likely not.

(10:35) Wanyama deal to Spurs off?
The Kenyan didn’t meet up with his national team yesterday to spark rumours that the wantaway midfielder was to finalise a deal with Tottenham from Southampton, but reports now suggest he will stay a Saint.

(10:25) Gutierrez finds a club
Former Newcastle winger Gutierrez is set to join up with La Liga outfit Deportivo La Coruna, subject to a medical.

(10:20) De Gea’s possible collapsed deal apparently Real Madrid’s fault!
A bit of war of words between Real and Man Utd could result in the former being left red faced, as La Liga say they didn’t receive any paperwork from Los Blancos.

This is what Sky Sports’ Alan McInally thinks of the saga…

(10:20) Matt to Madejski?
Reading are on the verge of signing Watford striker Matej Vydra on loan for the season.

(10:10) I-Spy Vic for Watford
Roma’s Colombian striker Victor Ibarbo is set to sign for Watford on a season-long loan.

(10:04) Jose En-route to Baggies?
Liverpool left back Jose Enrique is, according to reports set to sign for West Bromwich Albion.

(10:02) Emmanuel a Hammer?
Reports indicate that Emmanuel Adebayor held talks with West Ham boss Slaven Bilic last night.

(10:00) Fancy some Charlie anyone?
Get the latest odds on QPR’s Charlie Austin’s next club, right here on Transfer Deadline Day!

(9:55) Adebayor to Man Utd??
Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward may be mad, offloading forwards left right and centre (literally), but are they crazy enough to sign Adebayor? If newspaper reports are to be believed, Spurs have reportedly offered the Togo striker to the Red Devils.

(9:45) De Gea kerfuffle continues
Reports are now saying that documents to confirm the swap deal between De Gea and Navas was not even sent to La Liga offices at all! How will Real Madrid get out of this one?

(9:40) Sullivan junior confirms Moses signing
As is the norm with West Ham stories these days, Jack Sullivan, son of club owner David, has Tweeted to say that Chelsea attacker Moses has joined the Hammers on loan.

(9:32) Where will Walters end up?
Republic of Ireland attacker Jonathan Walters is almost certain to end his five-year spell with Stoke City after handing in a transfer request yesterday. Norwich City are the favourites to snap him up.

(09:25) Lennon to become a Toffee too?
Spurs’ Aaron Lennon, who spent the second half of last season at Everton, looks set to rejoin them again.

(9:10) Kemen who?
French teenager Olivier Kemen leaves Newcastle United for Lyon without making a senior appearance.

(8:58) Toffees in rare Argentine buy
Even though it looks as if Everton will hold off Chelsea in their attempt to sign John Stones, the Merseyside club have signed another centre back Ramiro Funes Mori for £9.5m on a five-year deal.

(08:50) Valencia to Boro? You must be joking?
There was an interesting rumour to come out of Riverside last night, with Middlesbrough being linked with Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia! Comedian Bob Mortimer, on half of double act Reeves and Mortimer, and former Boro youth player even offered the Ecuadorian his old house. Generous man, needs to charge his phone, though.

(8:45) Quick morning round-up!
It may be very early on in the day, but clubs are already on it (in terms of transfers that is). Deals for the likes of Glenn Murray to Bournemouth, Virgil Van Dijk to Southampton, Victor Ibarbo to Watford (loan), and Moses and Adebayor to West Ham are reportedly all but done, barring paperwork and medicals.

(7:28) Turkish delight for Oxlade?
Reports suggest that Galatasaray may look to sign Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain/ It’s nit often that young Brits play abroad, and certainly not as far as Turkey!

(7:20) West Ham to strike Gold?
Their co-owner David Gold certainly thinks so after saying that he expects three players to sign today. One of them looks as if it will be the re-capture of Alex Song on loan from Barcelona. Others heavily linked include Victor Moses, Nikica Jelavic and Michail Antonio, while Emmanuel Adebayor is also a target.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.