Transfer Deadline Day: Live Update — Arsenal chase Douglas Lewis to the fence. Pay to stay in Barcelona. more!

Bayern Munich may have a quiet deadline — Germany’s transfer window has already closed — but Bayern’s Champions League rivals in England and Spain vie to finalize season rosters Meanwhile, the action is getting hot and heavy across Europe.

Arsenal looking to sign winger deal (5:35pm ET)

Arsenal FC may only have room for one more signing in this window and appear to be targeting Aston Villa’s Douglas Lewis attacking side.Fabrizio Romano previously said the Gunners “I will do my best until the end” The player himself is also interested, but Villa is unenthusiastic about letting him go.

This looks like it goes down to the wire.

Depay during his stay at Barça

The recent move to Juventus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Chelsea seems to have calmed things down for Depay at Barcelona.

Did medical fail to keep Bamba Dien in Marseille?

Another young attacking talent in Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille’s Bamba Dién looked poised to make the jump to Leeds United before fellow French club OGC Nice swooped in.

Espanyol Acquire Martin Braithwaite (5pm EST)

It was fast. The unwanted Barcelona forward saw his contract expire but secured a quick move inside La Liga:

Justin Kluivert joins Valencia on loan

AS Roma had signed a deal with Fulham in the Premier League for the 23-year-old former RB Leipzig winger, but work permit issues ruined the deal, much to the apparent irritation of Jose Mourinho. He now has the chance to revive his once-promising career in La Liga.

Nottingham Forest keep crying

Was it just a few weeks ago and before a few signings that Nottingham Forest were in something of a new addition #17 for the 2022/23 season? count.

Alongside Loic Badet (from Rennes, the club that sold Matisse Tell to Bayern) and Michy Batshuayi, there is also former Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier. Per FabrizioOf course, Forest has managed well financially over the years to achieve this – and also after their team has been pulled over a dozen transfers after securing promotion. It’s a huge amount of change at once, but staying in the UK’s top flight is a play of going big or going home.

Julian Draxler officially joins Benfica (4:30pm EST)

Now picking up some old pieces from across the continent — the German national team winger/midfielder has finally officially left Paris.

Barça terminate contract with Breitbite

According to FC Barcelona’s website, the club “publicly thank” Breitvaite for his “commitment and dedication” to freeing up funds for the Catalan club to use elsewhere. He is one of his last-day Barça exits to facilitate the latest transfer. Braithwaite was signed a little over two seasons ago — outside Thanks to Spanish rules, Barça were able to pull out of Leganes (who were then relegated) to deal with the injury emergency at the time.

Maxence Lacroix remains at VfL Wolfsburg

The talented 22-year-old centre-back is expected to quickly become a hot commodity in the market, but Niko Kovac’s club fended off a late push from English Premier League club Southampton, keeping him in the Bundesliga for now. I was able to keep it. Players who instead chose Croatian centre-back Duje Chareta Kar from Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille:

Chelsea trade Marcos Alonso for Aubameyang (3:30pm EST)

Sky reports that Chelsea FC’s deal for FC Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “includes a value in excess of £10million”. [left-back Marcos] Alonso. ”

Meanwhile, currently unpopular Barça left-back Jordi Alba reportedly feels cheated by the club’s attempt to force him to Inter Milan (Catalunya Radio, via BarcaUniversal) ).

And Barça may not be done off-roading the striker now that they’ve added Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski:

Will Cristiano Ronaldo stay? (3:20 PM ET)

According to the last we heard from Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo was ready to stay at Manchester United.

Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahçe reportedly took him seriously to sign — According to Turkish outlet Ajansspor:

Fenerbahçe is about to detonate the transfer bomb of the century, not the year. Fenerbahçe mobilized all means to tie Cristiano Ronaldo to its color. According to the information received, both sides agreed in principle.

However, as far as we know, this is not actually true or has never happened.

The 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder was once a trailblazer of talent, but has faded at FC Barcelona and then Juventus. Liverpool are desperate for reinforcements in midfield and have found a last minute stopgap as they have missed an earlier target.

Balsa, Balsa, Balsa…

Barcelona, ​​who have just done everything they need to do to register Jules Kunde and have just pushed their financial potential a little further, are already looking for more signings.According to Fabrizio Romano, they are Arsenal’s Right-back Hector BellerinHowever Real Betis failed to sign talented attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir.

Bellerin has been kicked out of Arsenal. Hopefully he doesn’t meet the same fate with his new club choice. From David Ornstein:

Arsenal have agreed to sign Hector Bellerin to Barcelona. Free transfer – not termination of contract. The 27-year-old is awaiting medical travel clearance after agreeing to terms with #FCBarcelona.Salary cut and exemption from payment to #AFC

In terms of transfers, Barça are pushing out striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea FC) and Bayern’s target, USMNT right-back Serginho Dest (AC Milan).

Aubameyang reunites with former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel in London.

Bavarian window

For all the expenditure the club has undertaken, it is a very respectable balance, with a deficit of just over €30 million. This is a large investment in the long run due to the low cost. Typical of well organized Bavaria.

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