Prepare for the craziest 24 hours in the world of football transfer deadline day, which falls on Tuesday, August 31. Clubs hoping to make last season-ending additions have until the end of the month to do so before the next transfer market opens in the winter.
The bulk of European leagues, including all of the major ones, will conclude their summer transfer windows on Tuesday, including the English Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, and the Bundesliga. The transfer window in Russia (September 7) and Turkey (September 8) has been extended until September.
The next European transfer window will take place in the winter of 2022, and will last for one month (Jan. 1-Jan. 31). Clubs can always sign free agents, but if a transaction necessitates the transfer of a player under contract with another club, it must take place during the FIFA transfer windows.
A quick breakdown of all the rumours and reports is followed as announced by the clubs. Check back here for regular updates.
What a start to transfer #deadlineday!
Juventus confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will be heading to Manchester United. #bbcfootball
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 31, 2021
Transfer Deadline Day Updates
Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid): Chelsea will try to sign Koundé Flag of France in January or next summer, if they cannot get him now. There is NO sense of panic around Chelsea. Chelsea sees him, as is one for the future.
Barcelona Shedding Salaries: Staying in Spain, Ilaix Moriba’s speculated transfer to RB Leipzig appears to be on the verge of happening. Barcelona appears to be having difficulty transferring Miralem Pjanic. Riqui Puig is another player who will need to find a new team if he wants to play.
Man Utd winger on the move: According to reports, Welsh international Daniel James will join Leeds United. On Tuesday, you can expect an announcement.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea): His future is uncertain, and sources indicate that it will be determined by other events. Tino Anjorin, another Chelsea player, appears to be heading to Russia.
Kylian Mbappe (PSG): Although it appears that a prospective transfer from PSG to Real Madrid is dead. Anything may happen at the last minute.
James Rodriguez (Everton): Will there be a genuine bid for the frequently injured playmaker?
Diego Rossi (LAFC): LAFC’s Uruguayan winger, who is wanted by Turkish side Fenerbahce, appears to be the next big MLS transfer.
Mexican players: Tecatito Corona has been linked with a move to AC Milan, while Santiago Munoz looks certain to join Newcastle United.
Emerson Royal to Tottenham, Hector Bellerin to Barcelona: According to the BBC, Barcelona would sign Bellerin from Arsenal if Emerson Royal is sold to Spurs, as Nuno Espirito Santo continues his search for quick players at the Camp Nou (Nelson Semedo last year and, well, Bellerin).
Renato Sanches to Wolves: Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, and Adama Traore may all benefit from another piece (if he stays). After an odd loan to Swansea City, a loan of Sanches would give the Portuguese a second shot in the Premier League.
Adama Traore to Tottenham: Even though Steven Bergwijn and Dele Alli are showing symptoms, this makes a lot of sense. Traore’s threatening runs and blistering speed could provide plenty of opportunities for Harry Kane and Heung-min Son. Although they are not the same player, consider how Lucas Moura has been able to drive so many Spurs attacks down the flanks.