DEADLINE DAY ROUND-UP: Arsenal failed with three bids for Douglas Luiz and allowed Hector Bellerin to join Barcelona on a free transfer with a 25 per cent sell-on clause… while Fulham signed Willian and Martin Dubravka joined Man United on a frantic day
- Aston Villa rejected three bids from Arsenal for midfielder Douglas Luiz
- The Gunners allowed Hector Bellerin to join Barcelona on a free transfer
- Fulham signed Willian, left back Layvin Kurzawa and striker Carlos Vinicius
Hector Bellerin, James Garner, Leander Dendoncker and Willian were among the big names to move on a frantic final day of the summer transfer window.
But late moves for Michy Batshuayi, Ben Brereton Diaz and Arsen Zakharyan failed to go through before the 11pm deadline on Thursday.
Sportsmail’s SIMON JONES rounds up the deadline day drama.
Arsenal failed in their bid to sign Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz to ease their midfield injury crisis.
The 24-year-old, who has one year left on his contract and can sign a pre-contract with another club in January, was keen to go but Villa rejected three bids from the Gunners, the last being £25m plus add-ons.
Arsenal allowed Hector Bellerin to join Barcelona on a free transfer with a 25 per cent sell-on clause for the 27-year-old right back. He took a pay cut to sign a one-year deal with Barca, where he came through the academy.
Hector Bellerin is close to completing a sensational return to Barcelona this summer
ASTON VILLA prepared for the potential loss of Luiz by signing Leander Dendoncker from Wolves for £13m. They also pipped West Ham to the loan signing of Jan Bednarek from Southampton.
WOLVES completed a loan swoop for Metz midfielder Boubacar Traore, 21, with an option to buy for £9.5m.
FULHAM signed Willian and left back Layvin Kurzawa, and signed former Tottenham striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica for £4.25m. They also made two unsuccessful bids for Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz.
EVERTON allowed Andre Gomes to join Lille on loan before signing James Garner from Manchester United in a £15.5m deal and finally secured the £2m signing of Idrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain.
Gueye, who left Everton in 2019, said: ‘There is no better feeling than coming back home. I am very happy to be here at Everton.’
Fulham have completed the free transfer of former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian
SOUTHAMPTON signed Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal on loan and Croatia centre back Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille for £8.6m.
They also landed England Under 19 winger Sam Edozie from Manchester City in a permanent deal worth £10m.
Edozie, 19, has signed a five-year contract at St Mary’s and said: ‘It’s a great club that likes to play young players, so it’s a very attractive club to come to.’
BOURNEMOUTH signed Jack Stephens on loan from Southampton and made a bid to take his team-mate Nathan Redmond too.
LEICESTER brought in Wout Faes from Reims on a five-year deal. ‘I’m progressing year after year,’ said the 24-year-old, ‘and I hope to continue doing the same here.’
Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has joined Manchester United on season-long loan
However, Leicester’s deal for Atalanta winger Jeremie Boga hit a hitch in negotiations, with the Italians demanding an obligation to buy at the end of the loan.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST failed to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi but they moved for Rennes defender Loic Bade, on top of completing Willy Boly’s transfer from Wolves and signing winger Josh Bowler from Blackpool. The 23-year-old, who signed for £2m, will join Olympiacos on loan. Forest were also waiting on the awarding of a work permit for ex-Tottenham right back Serge Aurier.
CHELSEA, after signing Swiss international Denis Zakaria on loan from Juventus, shelved a move for Arsen Zakharyan from Dynamo Moscow, but sent Ethan Ampadu on loan to Spezia.
Attacking midfielder Harvey Vale went on a season-long loan to Hull, while Dujon Sterling joined Stoke on loan. Striker Bryan Fiabema went to Forest Green and Kenedy joined Real Vallodolid in Spain.
NEWCASTLE goalkeeper Martin Dubravka completed his loan move to Manchester United. The deal will be for £2m with an obligation for £6m in total after a certain number of appearances.
Dubravka said: ‘To be joining Manchester United is a special moment in my career and I can’t wait to get started to help the group achieve its ambitions.
Chelsea signed Swiss international midfielder Denis Zakaria on loan from Juventus
‘I am joining an excellent group of goalkeepers with lots of experience in the Premier League, and I know that we will push and support each other to keep our standards at the highest levels.’
Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff went on loan to Colchester, while centre back Federico Fernandez joined Elche in Spain.
BRIGHTON midfielder Steven Alzate joined West Bromwich on loan. The Baggies also added former Crystal Palace full back Martin Kelly, 32.
MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Ethan Galbraith moved to nearby Salford City.
BURNLEY signed defender Jordan Beyer on loan from German club Borussia Monchengladbach.
BIRMINGHAM signed winger Tahith Chong from Manchester United on a permanent deal.
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