Join us throughout the day for all the latest breaking transfer news with new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman deciding the future of striker Ousmane Dembele very soon and much more.

Check in with the latest rumours as we go with this transfer live - make sure you keep this page open to find out what is going to happen to the big names on the proverbial transfer trading block.

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Will Manchester United still do the big business their fans are longing for? Will Mikel Arteta be allowed to improve his Arsenal squad? Plus, how will Liverpool and Manchester City continue to compete before the window shuts?

20:00 - Goodnight

That's it for the transfer coverage on the blog tonight, but we'll be back in the morning. Of course, if something big breaks in the next few hours we'll have it on the site. Goodnight and thanks for joining us.

19:45 - Fosu-Mensah news

19:30 - Godfrey fee rising

19:05 - Brighton signing number 2

18:50 - Brighton signing number 1

18:25 - Godfrey bid rejected

Ben Godfrey, Norwich City's impressive 22-year-old central defender, is wanted by Carlo Ancelotti. They've had a £20 million bid rejected, and may need to come back in with a new offer.

18:00 - Silva to leave Leicester

17:45 - Would Liverpool consider Sancho move?

“I would only see Liverpool even contemplating a deal for Sancho in summer 2021 if they were looking to replace a frontline attacker.

“I think it’ll become a talking point, maybe if he does stay put at Dortmund for this season, but I wouldn’t get too excited about that at the moment.”

17:20 - Tuchel wants signings

In a season like this, with players who will be playing a lot for their national teams, with the coronavirus, without a pre-season, with a schedule like we have, I am worried that we will pay the price in October, November, December and January.

17:05 - FULHAM NEWS

16:52 - Hudson-Odoi remains of interest to Bayern

Bayern Munich are in negotiations with Chelsea for the loan of Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to Christian Falk.

Head coach Hansi Flick would like to add another attacking player to his squad following the recent injury to Leroy Sané and to add further competition for Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman.

Hudson-Odoi is a desired target of sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and the England winger is a player whom Bayern Munich held concrete negotiations with last summer.

16:38 - Chilwell hails Cole influence

Chelsea's new signing Ben Chilwell has said that the Blue's former defender Ashley Cole played a big role in his switch from Leicester.

Chilwell joined Chelsea in the close season on a five-year contract and the 23-year-old made his debut in last week's 6-0 home win against Barnsley in the League Cup third round. The England left back said that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of Cole, who won the Premier League and Champions League during his eight seasons at Stamford Bridge.

"Coming to Chelsea, as well as talking to the manager (Frank Lampard), a big factor for me was speaking to Ashley and seeing his career here. I wanted to emulate that," Chilwell told reporters on Thursday.

"To have someone like that to look up to, it was important for me. I was keen to meet him... and pick his brains about what he thought of Chelsea as a club and how he reached the success here.

He said that the fans love players who... kind of die for the badge. He said he loved the club and wanted to win... so if I can take that on board, I should have a great career.

16:24 - Well that did not work out, did it?

16:10 - Guendouzi returning home?

Marseille want to sign Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal with the midfielder surplus to requirements in north London, according to Sky Sports.

The French club are said to be interested in a season-long loan deal.

The 21-year-old has not played a single minute for Arsenal yet this season.

15:56 - Language!

15:43 - PSG not giving up on Alli

Paris Saint-Germain have made a last push to sign Dele Alli on loan before the transfer deadline on Monday, with the Tottenham player expected to make a return to the matchday squad for tonight’s Europa League game against Maccabi Haifa.

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Negotiations have so far failed to reach an acceptable deal for both sides but the French club have returned for one last effort for a player whom they consider to be of the sort of quality that rarely becomes available.

PSG would like to sign Dele on a season-long loan and a player of his status would command a loan fee for his parent club.

15:29 - Borja makes Roma loan switch

Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral has joined Roma on loan with the option to buy.

Mayoral actually came off the bench for Zinedine Zidane's side in their 1-0 home victory versus Real Valladolid on Wednesday.

However, in terms of a starting berth for Madrid he is competing for the number nine spot with Karim Benzema, Luka Jovic, and Mariano Diaz.

15:16 - A message from the newboy

15:04 - Fulham still trying to ship players out

Turkish club Malatyaspor are interested in Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald, according to Sky Sports.

McDonald has entered the final year of his contract and Fulham will allow him to leave on a free transfer.

14:51 - Not sure what is going on in this pic?

14:38 - Another forward linked with United

Manchester United are working on a deal to sign Atalanta winger Amad Traore before transfer deadline day.

The Manchester Evening News understands talks are progressing and there is cautious optimism of United finalising a move for the 18-year-old, but the proposed deal has been described as 'not straightforward' by sources.

Traore, born in the Ivory Coast, has not attained an international cap but may not need a work permit if he has an Italian passport, having moved to Italy at a young age. United have partly moved for Traore this summer before new criteria is drafted up for Premier League clubs to sign 18 to 21-year-old foreign talent post-Brexit.

14:25 - Too late with the graphic, guys

14:12 - Hope for Gunners?

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has apparently hinted Houssem Aouar could leave the club this summer - but only if a deal is completed by Friday.

Aulas has been very vocal throughout the transfer window as Arsenal have attempted to snap up their prized asset. And the Frenchman has seemingly hinted that Aouar - and one other Lyon player - may depart before week is out.

"From Friday evening, when Rudi [Garcia] will choose his squad vs Marseille, there will be no departures," said Aulas. "We could see ourselves lose two players."

13:58 - And, no movement on Sancho

13:52 - Alonso to link up with Conte once more?

13:39 - Barca complete Dest signing, with €400m buyout clause added

Barcelona have completed the signing of United States full back Sergino Dest from Ajax on a five-year deal, and the Catalan club seem rather keen to ensure he stays for the long-term, having added a €400m buyout clause to his contract.

FULL STORY HERE

13:25 - Expert view: Aouar is the player to put Arteta's jigsaw together

Arsenal are trying to build their squad out further and have their sights set on Lyon starlet Houssem Aouar.

Various reports have suggested that Arsenal are negotiating with Lyon in order to try and make the deal happen. Lyon reportedly want around €50-55 million whereas Arsenal are hoping to conclude the transfer for closer to €45m and the bonuses could be the key factor in the deal.

In order to get some more information on Aouar if the move to Arsenal is going to happen we got in contact with Martin Mosnier from Eurosport France for the expert view.

READ OUR EXPERT VIEW HERE

13:11 - Bayern priced out of Kramaric deal

Bayern Munich have reportedly been knocked back in their pursuit for former Leicester man Andrej Kramaric, following his resurgence in the Bundesliga.

Bayern are now monitoring the 29-year-old Croatian, though Hoffenheim are sticking firm on a hefty £37million valuation for their man.

Reports in Germany state that Kramaric was at the top of a Bayern list of potential reinforcements for the deadly Robert Lewandowski, though have now been priced out of a move entirely.

12:59 - Barca confirm Dest from Ajax

12:53 - More Lyon spending

12:45 - Inter adamant Skriniar stays

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio is adamant Milan Skriniar will stay at the club, despite interest from Tottenham.

Spurs have reportedly been chasing Skriniar for much of the window. However, they have been unable to match the asking price of €60m (£54.8m) so far.

Skriniar has not started for Inter in their first two Serie A games of the new campaign.

“The transfer market runs for a few more days. We’ve brought in those we want and in fact have a few in excess," Ausilio told Sky Italia. "I said the other day there has been contact for Skriniar, but we did not receive any particularly impressive offers and he is not on the market. I can't do much else apart from reiterating the fact that he will stay here."

12:31 - Euro Papers!

United closing in on signing Dembele from Barcelona - Euro Papers

12:17 - No to United. Ouch.

12:04 - Hammers getting busy

West Ham are set to land one of their defensive targets, after agreeing a £5.5million deal to sign Slavia Prague right-back Vladimir Coufal, according to the London Evening Standard.

David Moyes has been pushing co-owner David Sullivan to add new defenders to his squad and the Hammers are also looking to sign a centre-back before next Monday’s deadline. Coufal is due to undergo a medical in London on Thursday and the 28-year-old Czech Republic international will provide cover in a position that West Ham need to strengthen.

11:52 - Spurs to add to strikeforce

11:39 - Fletcher the latest to criticise Man Utd

With their place in the top four at risk, former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher believes the club must bring in up to "five" players this window.

United have made just one signing, with Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek arriving from Ajax. The club have been heavily linked with Jadon Sancho throughout the window, but a deal does not look like it will materialise, with alternatives, such as Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, being looked at.

Former United defenders Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand have been highly critical of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the United hierarchy's inability to get deals done, with Fletcher the latest to add his voice to the discontent.

The board have to back him. Ole will have identified targets and so will the club. They've got five or six days to get him some help and get him some players in.

FULL STORY

11:25 - Positively beaming!

11:11 - Diallo could make Prem switch

Ibrahima Diallo has been courted by several Premier League clubs, with Leicester and Southampton eyeing a move before the end of the window, according to L'Equipe.

The 21-year old midfielder had a great season last year with the promoted club Brest in France, and is now hailed as one of the best young players in his position.

10:57 - Blades moving in on Brewster

10:43 - Hammers knocked back

West Ham have had a bid in the region of £13m for midfielder Hans Vanaken rejected by Club Brugge, according to Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old has impressed in the Belgium Pro League for Brugge and has been a regular scorer from midfield. Brugge are demanding a larger fee for Vanaken, as reported by Belgium newspaper HLN.

Vanaken, who has been capped five times by Belgium, scored 15 times 35 appearances for Brugge last season. He is contracted to Brugge until the summer of 2024 having signed a new five-year deal with the club last season.

10:30 - Ready to unleash?

10:17 - Make room for Houssem

Arsenal are looking to offload both Lucas Torreira and Sead Kolasinac before the end of this week as talks continue with Lyon over a deal for Houssem Aouar, according to the London Evening Standard.

The midfielder has emerged as the Gunners’ top transfer target and they have already failed with an opening offer of just over £30m. Arsenal, who are back in action tonight when they travel to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, are expected to return with a new bid but they are also working hard to offload players before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Several players could leave, including defenders Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, but Kolasinac and Torreira’s departures are currently the most likely to happen.

10:04 - Smalling time up in Manchester?

09:51 - Aouar replacement brought in?

Lyon have signed Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan on a five-year deal for a fee of 20m euros, perhaps paving the way for Arsenal to swoop for Houssem Aouar.

Capped 11 times by Brazil, Paqueta was part of the side that won the Copa America in 2019. He joins a Lyon side that features several Brazilians, including Bruno Guimaraes and Thiago Mendes.

"My time in Milan was an experience, it allowed me to grow. I am now focused on Lyon. The other Brazilians will help me but I intend to integrate myself alongside the others as well," Paqueta said.

Now, over to you, Arsenal...

09:39 - Did Carlo slip up there?

Carlo Ancelotti offered praise for Ben Godfrey last night, as it emerged Everton have stepped up their move for the Norwich defender.

The Italian boss refused to be drawn on whether the Goodison club had delivered a £26m formal bid for the centre half, but he admitted his admiration for the player

"I said in the past that we are looking for a centre-back because we are short there, he said. "

And Godfrey is a really good centre-back, but he is at this moment playing for Norwich, so I can’t say more.

09:25 - Brighton busy nice and early

09:15 - Will United target Dembele leave Barcelona?

Ronald Koeman is reportedly set to decide whether or not Ousmane Dembele is really in his plans after hinting that he may look to keep the Manchester United target.

United apparently sounded out the possibility of signing the France international earlier this summer.

"This is a situation to be resolved by the club and the player," Koeman told a news conference on Wednesday ahead of the league game against Celta Vigo,

"As long as the player is with us, he is part of my plans. He didn't start [against Villarreal] because there are other players, too, and Ansu Fati has demonstrated that he is good enough to play.

Ousmane has to wait for his chance. He was better physically in the first few weeks of preseason. He has dipped a little bit in the last week, but he trained well today and I'm counting on him.

09:00 - Good morning!

Hope you are all well, transfer fans! Let's kick off with Paper Round...

Manchester United could turn to Ismaila Sarr after the transfer deadline, Arsenal set Houssem Aouar deadline by Lyon, Donny Van de Beek agreed Real Madrid deal before moving to the Premier League, and Spurs want Carlos Vinicius as back-up to Harry Kane.

The Daily Star believes that Manchester United may leave it until the last minute to sign Watford winger Ismaila Sarr. The 22-year-old Senegalese international has been linked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, but they continue to explore other targets including Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund. However the paper says that as transfers can take place between the EFL and the Premier League until October 16, there is time for any deal to be done.

Paper Round’s view: Sarr is a perfectly decent option for United, and they have been linked with Sancho, Ousmane Dembele, Edinson Cavani and Luka Jovic in the last few days - and many others. It would make sense to keep Sarr in reserve if they miss their main options, but they should be careful that he is not snapped up by one of their rivals who might find themselves in similarly desperate circumstances.

Sarr a last-minute Man Utd target, Arsenal set Aouar deadline - Paper Round

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