It’s deadline day!
We are well into the last 24 hours of the transfer window with the deadline to sign players for the new season by 8am AEST Wednesday morning.
And we’re here to keep you up to date with the latest news as the clock ticks and the pressure mounts.
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UPDATES (deadline 8am AEST)
18:00 – West Ham have announced the signing of Nikola Vlasic on a five-year contract of CSKA Moscow.
5.30 p.m. — Juventus has finally confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Manchester United. He will be revealed on the day of the deadline after clubs agree to a compensation worth up to £20 million (A$38 million) after add-ons.
“Today, after three years together and 133 appearances, 101 goals scored and five trophies won, that chapter has come to an end…. CR7 and Juventus have gone their separate ways,” the club said in a statement.
5.30 p.m. —West Ham still haven’t had any luck drawing Jesse Lingard South of Manchester United on a permanent contract. air sports reports that United are keen to keep him and that a contract extension is out of the question should a late deal with the Hammers fail to materialize.
5 p.m. — As expected, Leeds United have agreed a £25m fee with Manchester United in front of Daniel James. The winger will complete his medical on the deadline before heading to Wales for their international friendlies.
16.00 hours –air sports reports that Paris Saint Germain has no chance to convince Kylian Mbappe to sign a new contract. The publication reports that he has again refused to sign a new contract, but will remain pro until his contract expires at the end of the season. Mbappe is reportedly set to sign a pre-contract with Real Madrid in January and plans to decline interest from other clubs. PSG had not responded to a €180 million (A$290 million) offer and will now lose it for free.
3:30 p.m. — tracks have reportedly agreed a fee of £25.7 million (A$48.4 million) for Emerson Royal by Barcelona. the guard reports that Nuno Espirito Santo has picked up the 22-year-old right-back as he looks to bolster his defence. Royal has four caps for Brazil.
CRISTIANO TO CONFIRM
According to multiple reports, Cristiano Ronaldo completed his medical at Manchester United this weekend without any problems when he joined his international team-mates in Portugal for a triple header.
Manchester United confirmed they had reached an agreement with Juventus for his return in the early hours of Saturday morning (AEST), but the official announcement has yet to be announced, with the final details of the deal being finalized.
One thing fans should pay attention to is what number he will be given, with his famous number 7 shirt currently being occupied by Edinson Cavani at United and although he has offered to give it up for the returning star, it will be a mitigating circumstance. to get around those Premier League rules.
JAMES TO MOVE TO LEEDS
Leeds United are one team that will benefit from Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United, with the club now having to replace a number of players to make room for him before the deadline.
One such player is Daniel James, whose place in the squad was minimized after the arrival of Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho to bolster the attacking line.
He is about to move to Leeds, where he has been signing for nearly three years since he played for Swansea City in the championship.
The £24m deal will go through on the last day of the window.
LINGARD TO WEST HAM
Another player who could be getting closer to the Old Trafford exit is Jesse Lingard, who is in talks with West Ham about a return to the London Stadium, either on loan or on a permanent basis.
Lingard spent the second half of last season there on loan, making a brilliant turn of form for the Hammers before returning to United.
However, he is there in the last 10 months of his contract and his future is uncertain. He is reported to be willing to return to West Ham on loan, provided he is offered a new contract by United before he leaves.
There are a lot of moving pieces in this deal and it can go right into the last minutes of the window.