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EFL clubs in favour of closing summer transfer window early

EFL clubs have indicated they are in favour of an early closure to the summer transfer window from next season.

The decision was taken following a summit of all 72 clubs on Thursday, and will be subject to further discussions before it is put to a formal vote in February.

The EFL is set to follow the Premier League after its clubs agreed to close the window the day before the start of the 2018-19 season earlier this month.

The EFL’s proposal however, would continue to allow the signing of players on loan until August 31.

The indication by the EFL teams to introduce a shorter window for player transfers follows debate about the uncertainty caused to managers and players with activity still ongoing once the season has started.

“Today was all about understanding a direction of travel in what is a hugely emotive matter, not only for clubs and managers but supporters as well,” EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.

“The clubs have been clear in their mandate and we will now go away and look to develop a set of proposals before moving this matter on to the next stage, which would be a formal vote in order to change our regulations.”

The 72 clubs also discussed, and opted against, using more than three substitutes during a match, but they will next year vote on a change of policy regarding the fielding of full-strength teams in the closing stages of a season.

A statement from the EFL read: “Clubs were asked to support the implementation of guidance on the following basis: ‘From the fourth Thursday in March, any team sheet for a League game should include at least 10 outfield players who featured on the team sheet for the League game before.’

“Clubs indicated they were in support of amending the policy guidance and a formal vote will now take place at the February Club Meeting.”

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ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 21 Sep 18:25

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Michael Jacobs gives high-flying Wigan victory over Northampton

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Wigan ease to victory over Bristol Rovers

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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 12 Sep 13:16

EFL clubs permitted to stream midweek matches under new deal

EFL clubs will be permitted to stream midweek Championship matches under the terms of the new £600m five-year rights deal with Sky Sports.

Sky will allow matches not played between 14:45 BST and 17:15 BST to be streamed on club websites, from next season, as long as the game is not being shown live on Sky Sports.

Fans will be able to live-stream in the UK and Ireland any midweek league match via their respective iFollow (or equivalent) service.

At the current time ifollow exludes fans in the Uk and Ireland with the subscription is only open to overseas fans.

The new deal is worth £600m and represents a 36% year-on-year increase on the current arrangement and will continue to see Sky Sports exclusively broadcast the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup,

Checkatrade Trophy and Sky Bet Play-Offs live through until May 2024.

“These negotiations came at what was an incredibly challenging period in the sale and acquisition of sports rights in the UK,” said EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.

“Having fully tested the market, we believe that not only has a significant increase in value for our clubs been achieved, but also the very best deal, with the best partner has been delivered.”

A maximum of 150 EFL games will be shown per season, including 16 midweek Championship matches and a minimum of 20 League One and League Two games.

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ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 12 Sep 11:27

Three and easy for Wigan at Charlton

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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 1 Sep 12:00

Transfer Deadline Day: All the drama as it happened

The summer transfer window shut at 11pm on Thursday evening. Here’s how all the drama unfolded in our live blog.

00.26: That’s it from us folks – don’t forget you can check all the done deals in the Premier League here. We’ll also be back early doors to confirm if Danny Drinkwater’s move to Chelsea and Mamadou Sakho’s move to Palace went through without hitches….

00.21: Confirmation from Chelsea that Davide Zappacosta is done. Four-year deal for the Italian.

‘It's a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League. I am very excited to be here.' #WelcomeDavide pic.twitter.com/919f1thnVz

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 31, 2017

00.04: We’re still waiting for official confirmation that Chelsea have signed Danny Drinkwater and Crystal Palace have finalised the capture of Mamadou Sakho.

23.46: The Black Cats have also landed Marc Wilson from Bournemouth to seal a frantic close to the window.

✍️ DONE DEAL: Defender Marc Wilson has arrived at #SAFC on a permanent basis from @afcbournemouth. Welcome to Wearside, Marc! ?⚪ pic.twitter.com/513Ai9Krfn

— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) August 31, 2017

23.36: Sunderland have signed Callum McManaman on a two-year deal from West Brom

23.30: Talk that Spurs striker Vincent Janssen has signed for Brighton in the closing stages of the window….

23.21: And as if by magic, Bony is also announced by Swansea. Here’s a great way to announce the deal, by the way…!

#BonyIsBack ? pic.twitter.com/D3cn8UlUZI

— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) August 31, 2017

23.18: Tottenham have confirmed Fernando Llorente

We are delighted to announce the signing of @llorentefer19 from Swansea City. ✍️ #WelcomeFernando pic.twitter.com/GYnpX3j5Hm

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2017

23.14: Chelsea’s signing of Davide Zappacosta has been confirmed by his former club Torino.

Zappacosta al Chelsea https://t.co/k2utKrnyrj #SFT pic.twitter.com/PULwlEBXIh

— Torino Football Club (@TorinoFC_1906) August 31, 2017

23.11: Wilfried Bony has confirmed his return to Swansea via Instagram…


A post shared by Bony Wilfried (@w.bony) on

23.03: Jonny Williams has signed for Sunderland

There's the scarf shot #SAFC https://t.co/P3KmzNgi3k

— Richard Mennear (@RichMennearJP) August 31, 2017

23.00: And that’s it! The transfer window is shut! However, stick with us as there’s still plenty to be confirmed as club’s announce which deals went through before the deadline passed…..

22.58: Trading players at Derby & Sheffield Wednesday

LOAN SWAP: #DCFC have signed @swfc's @Winnall19 on a season-long loan – with @JLButterfield moving in the opposite direction #dcfcfans ? pic.twitter.com/iEL7mJNwlN

— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 31, 2017

22.55: Brighton sign Tim Krul on a season-long loan as the goalkeeper reunites with Chris Hughton.

BREAKING: #BHAFC have signed @NUFC goalkeeper Tim Krul on a season-long loan deal. More at https://t.co/FQyJhgRF2A #DeadlineDay

— BHAFC ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) August 31, 2017

22.50: Some late business for Leicester City as Aleksander Dragovic signs on loan.

Defender Aleksandar Dragović has joined #lcfc on loan until the end of the season! ?

More ➡️ https://t.co/4Ldbmp6oJP#WelcomeDragović pic.twitter.com/atZHbt0fgb

— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 31, 2017

22.46: Ryan Babel to Newcastle? But is this picture real or fake….?

OFICIAL: Ryan Babel é o novo reforço do Newcastle. pic.twitter.com/MKh3sIJGV1 pic.twitter.com/GdrCoaaylF

— Gol Olímpico Futebol (@gololimpicoofic) August 31, 2017

22.45: A deal for Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea looks close – but Sky Sports are reporting the deal could be finalised after the window shuts!

22.36: Talk that Huddersfield could seal a dramatic late deal for Hull’s Kamil Grosicki….

22.34: A done deal for Celtic FC…

Welcome to #CelticFC Odsonne! ?#EdouardisaCelt https://t.co/aWWqx2MMAQ

— Celtic View (@CelticView) August 31, 2017

22.31: A nice message from Nahki Wells after he left Huddersfield for Burnley…

❤️ @htafcdotcom pic.twitter.com/fwUTq9ZemT

— Nahki Wells (@nahkiwells) August 31, 2017

22.27: Late rumours that Newcastle are set to sign Ryan Babbel….

22.20: It’s claimed Barkley changed his mind about the move midway through his medical. Very strange goings on…the player is now thought to be returning to Everton. A new deal perhaps in the coming days….?!

22.13: Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has rejected a move to Chelsea, despite the two clubs agreeing a £30m fee. More on this as we have it…

22.10: If Deadline Day was reported on Ceefax!

#DeadlineDay Ceefax round-up https://t.co/dQjcaV3zbL pic.twitter.com/DrogHBh5Lz

— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) August 31, 2017

22.05: Gary Gardner has left Aston Villa to join Barnsley

22.00: Joel Campbell has just completed what must feel like his 200th loan move away from Arsenal!

? OFFICIAL | Joel Campbell returns to Real Betis

➡️ https://t.co/5laVu9RV6l#WelcomeBackCampbell pic.twitter.com/jG7FFAyd3H

— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) August 31, 2017

21.57: Reports in the North-East say Rafa Benitez is “disgusted” by Newcastle’s lack of business this summer and is ready to quit the club when ‘the time is right’….

21.52: Interesting line from John Cross of the Daily Mirror. He says Arsenal made £90m bid for Lemar, it was accepted, the player wanted to come but Arsenal felt there wasn’t enough time to get it done.

Here’s a goal he scored for France tonight….

Great goal by Lemar this evening for France. Not worth £92m & losing Alexis for though. pic.twitter.com/jraqXDfnEp

— George Pritchard (@Pritchard_G) August 31, 2017

21.47: Just over an hour or so to go… Can Chelsea get deals for Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta over the line? Stick with us for the conclusion to another dramatic deadline day…

21.37: Sunderland star Wahbi Khazri has completed a loan move to Rennes.

Wahbi #Khazri se sent prêt pour de nouvelles prouesses sur les terrains de @Ligue1Conforama.
➡️ https://t.co/4Yjifzw5GH pic.twitter.com/vGwyU0N7sU

— Stade Rennais F.C. (@staderennais) August 31, 2017

21.26: Leicester are reported to have signed Bayer Leverkusen defender Aleksandar Dragovic on a season-long loan. Awaiting confirmation on that one…

21.24: Swansea are in talks with Barnsley over late move for defender Andy Yiadom…

21.14: A solid Championship signing for Burton Albion…

✍️ #BurtonAlbion have signed John Brayford on a two-year deal ? https://t.co/zdCWOCu71x#BAFC pic.twitter.com/Ifb92cPQ1l

— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) August 31, 2017

21.11: Marc Wilson, Connor McManaman and Jonny Williams are all expected to be confirmed as Sunderland signings before close of play at 11pm….

21.01: Manchester City will reportedly try and sign Alexis Sanchez on loan in new year after blaming Arsenal for £60m deal collapsing – that’s according to the Daily Mirror!

20.50: We don’t think Ian Wright has taken Arsenal’s transfer deadline day too well…

#NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/uaHifTJiBk

— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 31, 2017

20.43: Man City have called time on their interest in West Brom defender Jonny Evans.

20.40: Looks like Fernando Llorente to Spurs is done. That’s his brother and agent in the picture by the way! Awaiting official confirmation, however…

Olha quem chegou! ?

Fernando Llorente fechou com o Tottenham Hotspur

Siga toda a movimentação do deadline: https://t.co/zA7Ved3NiL pic.twitter.com/UpBJGk6O4k

— PL Brasil (@premierlgbrasil) August 31, 2017

20.33: Brighton are in talks to sign Newcastle keeper Tim Krul on loan

20.32: Ryan Kent has joined Bundesliga side SC Freiburg on a season-long loan. The winger, who recently signed a new long-term deal at the club, had been wanted by Leeds and Middlesbrough earlier this summer.

20.29: Alaves have announced the signing of Stoke forward Bojan on a season-long loan.

FICHAJE | Bojan Krkic llega al #Alavés ?➡️ https://t.co/lBWxB6ABHX ¡Bienvenido, @BoKrkic! ?⚪️? #GoazenGlorioso pic.twitter.com/OlNeANaQ7B

— Deportivo Alavés (@Alaves) August 31, 2017

20.16: Another deal over the line for Everton as Nikola Vlasic signs from Hajduk Split.

?⚪️ | #WelcomeVlasic! ?

The 19-year-old forward has joined from @hajduk on a five-year contract: https://t.co/rLYyIqtsT9 pic.twitter.com/qcBlBM0ceR

— Everton (@Everton) August 31, 2017

20.11: Two huge updates for Liverpool fans: one on Philippe Coutinho – and one on Virgil van Dijk.

20.03: A departure for Leicester City…

#lcfc midfielder Nampalys Mendy has joined OGC Nice on a season-long loan ➡️ https://t.co/55boaOK7p1 pic.twitter.com/vqu3XNzL1h

— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 31, 2017

19.54: It seems Virgil van Dijk is staying at Southampton, while Riyad Mahrez looks destined ti stay at Leicester – both according to the latest reports….

19.44: Brighton have brought in Ezequiel Schelotto from Sporting Libson.

The full story on the arrival of Ezequiel Schelotto at #BHAFC from Sporting Lisbon. #PL #DeadlineDay https://t.co/5UWZLQ33TW pic.twitter.com/R7T7RbyZev

— BHAFC ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) August 31, 2017

19.32: Watford have signed defender Molla Wague on loan.

✍️ | #watfordfc is delighted to confirm the signing of defender Molla Wague on a season-long loan.

➡️ https://t.co/sG0tIDgRXK pic.twitter.com/ngUg8heVKo

— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) August 31, 2017

19.27: Wilfried Bony has arrived at Swansea for a medical ahead of a £16m return to the club. The striker left the club for City for £28m. The move should allow Fernando Llorente to secure a £12m switch to Tottenham….

19.25: Stoke forward Bojan has joined La Liga side Alaves on a season-long loan.

19.20: Birmingham have smashed their transfer record with the £6m signing of Jota from Brentford.

??#WelcomeJota #BCFC pic.twitter.com/dsJCZNHFBy

— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) August 31, 2017

19.12: Tottenham are reportedly in talks to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes

19.05: A departure at Arsenal as Lucas Perez ends his Emirates Stadium nightmare….

Good luck at @RCDeportivo this season, @LP10oficial https://t.co/WKcsrvFzzU

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 31, 2017


19.01: More on Mbappe….the “obligation to buy clause” in the striker’s loan deal from Monaco will see PSG pay £166m for the player next summer – making the deal the second biggest transfer of all time…. It’s approximately a £360m outlay on two players when you take into account the Neymar deal too!

18.49: Crystal Palace have agreed a £26m deal with Liverpool to sign Mamadou Sakho. The French defender is currently en route to London to finalise the switch….

18.46: Dwight Gayle looks set to stay at Newcastle this window after a potential deal to join Fulham broke down.

18.44: Newcastle’s bid to sign Matt Targett appears to be off amid reports the Magpies have been unable to strike a deal.

18.35: PSG have confirmed the arrival of Kylian Mbappe on a season-long loan with an “obligation to buy”.

Paris Saint-Germain are thrilled to announce the signing of Kylian Mbappé! ? #BienvenueKylian pic.twitter.com/dOLX2YpP7x

— PSG English (@PSG_English) August 31, 2017

18.22: A new arrival for Fulham….

CONFIRMED: Yohan Mollo joins #FFC in a deal which could see the player at the Club for the next two years ✍️

https://t.co/PKws3SDkvZ pic.twitter.com/Ev8XezP0my

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 31, 2017

18.14: A signing for Watford, with Marvin Zeegelaar arriving on a reported £3m deal from Sporting Lisbon.

✍️ | #watfordfc is delighted to confirm the signing of defender Marvin Zeegelaar on a four-year deal.

➡️ https://t.co/RPMhVZyS4w pic.twitter.com/pq5qztSBJf

— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) August 31, 2017

18.12: Davide Zappacosta has just departed from Italy with a private flight to London to complete Chelsea deal. The Torino full-back is expected to cost €25m.

18.00: An update on our earlier exclusive….

Told Matt Targett is keen on Newcastle loan, talks progressing. Should happen.

— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) August 31, 2017

17.46: Arsenal’s bid to sign Thomas Lemar is OFF. Read why here….

17.36: Borussia Dortmund have signed Jadon Sancho from Man City. The 17-year-old has moved for a fee of around £8m

17.34: Former Man Utd winger Nani has finalised his move to Lazio.

#BemvindoNani ⚪️?@luisnani è un nuovo calciatore de #LaPrimaSquadraDellaCapitale

✍️ https://t.co/oyYwGUgJvb pic.twitter.com/UpPR9DTx4D

— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) August 31, 2017

17.29: Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Lewis McGugan has left the club by mutual consent. Free signing for anyone late in the day….?

17.20: All is not well at Arsenal.

Whoever leaves or whoever comes, AFC is still a great club❤️. Unfortunately there's a monkeys tea party going on upstairs ?

— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 31, 2017

17.08: WBA have signed young Chelsea defender Kyle Jameson.

Welcome to the Baggies, @K_Jameson5!#WBAhttps://t.co/YcrOcq7MrO

— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 31, 2017

17.00: The Guardian report that Alexis Sanchez staying at Arsenal because they have run out of time to sign Thomas Lemar.

16.52: TEAMtalk can reveal Sunderland have agreed a loan deal with Bournemouth for Marc Wilson. They have beaten WBA, Brighton and Hull to him.

16.40: TEAMtalk understands Lamine Kone is being lined up by Crystal Palace in a last ditch move from Sunderland on deadline day. West Brom also keen.

16.33: Man City youngster Jadon Sancho has joined Dortmund on loan.

? Der BVB verpflichtet Toptalent Jadon #Sancho (17) von @ManCity! // Borussia Dortmund sign Jadon Sancho from Manchester City! pic.twitter.com/sQdseX0ulO

— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) August 31, 2017

16.19: Is this pic genuine?

Looks like #Sanchez to #ManCity is a done deal.#Arsenal #DeadlineDay https://t.co/5kSYnPbPSV pic.twitter.com/81m2UXSgIU

— Calciomercatocom(En) (@CmdotCom_En) August 31, 2017

16.15: Monaco and Arsenal have agreed a fee for Lemar; it’s now done to the player to decide if he fancies The Emirates, says The Telegraph. Sky Sports say the bid is £92m!

16.08: Tottenham are discussing a deal to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, say Sky Sports.

16.04: The Sun are reporting that Jose Mourinho is trying to land Willian from Chelsea before 11pm.

15.48: Alexis Sanchez has liked a tweet saying: “Breaking @Alexis_Sanchez is staying at @Arsenal.

15.15: Liverpool striker Divock Origi joins Wolfsburg on loan.

Good luck, @DivockOrigi!

Striker joins Wolfsburg on season-long loan: https://t.co/S4MDA3FffX pic.twitter.com/Z4oLyMBUVe

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 31, 2017

14.46: Burnley have signed Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells.

TRANSFER: Best of luck to @nahkiwells who has today left #htafc to join @BurnleyOfficial for an undisclosed fee https://t.co/WMDWTL4N5w (AT) pic.twitter.com/63QIbQkawK

— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) August 31, 2017

14.42: Crystal Palace agree £18m deal for Man City’s Eliaquim Mangala, claim the Daily Mail.

14.32: Chelsea to sign Davide Zappacosta from Torino for €25m, according to reports from Italy.

14.29: Stoke midfielder Giannelli Imbula has joined Toulouse on loan.

OFFICIEL – Giannelli #Imbula défendra les couleurs du TFC cette saison !#Mercato

https://t.co/hwz5uhXQrz pic.twitter.com/FScRE47m1M

— Toulouse FC (@ToulouseFC) August 31, 2017

14.24: Jamie Carragher not too impressed by getting cut off on Sky…??

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. Jamie Carragher sums up the transfer window. Someone please turn this into a GIF for me. pic.twitter.com/yHrporE7zP

— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) August 31, 2017

14.08: TEAMtalk can reveal Birmingham City have made an audacious bid to land Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

14.04: Swansea sign Renato Sanches on a season-long loan.

Welcome to @SwansOfficial, Renato Sanches… ??

The @FCBayern midfielder joins us on a season-long loan: https://t.co/kXiTpqIdgw pic.twitter.com/fLCjIfSxYL

— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) August 31, 2017

14.01: ??

? ? BREAKING | Too late @FCBarcelona, we got there first!#WelcomePhil pic.twitter.com/gpeJcgJ8DK

— Nantwich Town FC (@TheDabbers) August 31, 2017

14.00: Sentinel reporting that Bojan is poised to go to Alaves on loan.

13.46: TEAMtalk understands Brighton and Hull City are challenging West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland for signing of Bournemouth’s Marc Wilson.

13.43: Watford have signed Greece international goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis on a season-long loan from Udinese.

13.31: Sky Sports claiming Bayern Munich have rejected a bid from Chelsea for defender Rafinha.

13.25: Guillem Balague, who infamously got the Neymaredeal completely wrong says Alexis Sanchez is close to signing for City for £55m + £5m. Arsenal asked for few hours to sign Thomas Lemar, which they confident they are going to do…

13.23: Reports in Spain claim Lucas Perez will join Deportivo La Coruna.

13.20: ?? 

Using your mobile for #DeadlineDay updates? You'll have twice as many points as Arsenal if we catch you doing it at the wheel. ? #DontRiskIt pic.twitter.com/doBzoQMoiC

— Dorset Police (@dorsetpolice) August 31, 2017

12.06:  Wilfried Bony will undergo a medical ahead of a return to Swansea, say several sources.
12.05: Brighton have now submitted a loan offer for Tim Krul but there are a couple of others interested, claim the Newcastle Chronicle.
13.02: TEAMtalk understands Swansea are in talks with Barnsley over full-back Andy Yiadom.
12.55: Swansea striker Fernando Llorente is now having a medical at Tottenham, according to the Guardian.
12.51: Everton are in talks with Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen, say the Daily Mirror.
12.33: Tottenham seal move for Serge Aurier.

We are delighted to announce the signing of @Serge_aurier from Paris Saint-Germain. ✍️ #WelcomeAurier pic.twitter.com/VUwvROyUK4

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2017

12.28: One in, one out at Liverpool? The Sun report Philippe Coutinho is on his way to Barcelona with the Spanish giants preparing to make an announcement at 7pm this evening. £138m the fee.
12.01: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signs for Liverpool.

Welcome, @Alex_OxChambo! ? pic.twitter.com/joYm7hvK3m

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 31, 2017

12.00: Things are bubbling up nicely on deadline day – but will Alexis Sanchez, Fernando Llorente, Riyad Mahrez and co stay or go?

11.50: We’re still waiting for official confirmation of Liverpool’s deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain in red ?? pic.twitter.com/AUec7XTShV

— Anfield Leak (@AnfieldLeak) August 31, 2017

11.46: Everton have rejected a loan inquiry from West Ham United for Kevin Mirallas; they want  a permanent deal, say the BBC.

11.45: The BBC are reporting that there is a possibility Burnley will sign Aaron Lennon from Everton today.

11.41: Germany coach Joachim Low has had his say on Julian Draxler and it’s not good news for Arsenal…

11.35:  Chelsea striker Loic Remy is in talks with Las Palmas over a move to the La Liga side, report Sky Sports.

11.31: The Sun claim Riyad Mahrez is on the verge of £45m move to Chelsea after flying to London.

11.25: ESPN report that Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has emerged as a target for Marseille.

11.22: Chelsea have made a new bid worth over £30m for Danny Drinkwater, claims The Telegraph.

10.56: Everton want Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, says The Telegraph.

10.51: Leicester have rejected a £25m bid from Bournemouth for winger Demarai Gray, claim Sky Sports.

10.46: The Telegraph also claim Newcastle are back in for Arsenal forward Lucas Perez.

10.43: Julian Draxler to Arsenal is gathering pace. Arsene Wenger has revived his interest in the PSG man, who may be allowed to leave, according to the Telegraph.

10.40: Palace have agreed a fee with Everton for the permanent transfer of Oumar Niasse, TEAMtalk understands.

10.37: Manchester City have received a bid of more than £20m for defender Eliaquim Mangala from Crystal Palace, report Press Association Sport.

10.29: Could Man Utd go back in for Ivan Perisic?

10.28: Juventus are not giving up on Liverpool midfielder Emre Can…

10.22:  Leicester are lining up a replacement for Danny Drinkwater, who looks set to go to Chelsea. Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva is rated at £22m and Leicester are keen, claim the Mirror.

10.15:  Ryan Shawcross has signed a new contract, committing him to Stoke until at least 2021.

#SCFC are delighted to announce that skipper Ryan Shawcross has signed a new 4-year contract, committing him to the club until at least 2021 pic.twitter.com/sLQIKSpFW2

— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 31, 2017

10.13: Leeds United announce the signing of forward Pawel Cibicki from Swedish side Malmo FF.

? New signing Pawel Cibicki checks out the Elland Road pitch for the first time, on which he will wear the number 22 shirt pic.twitter.com/57Xp5bsaN7

— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 31, 2017

10.11: TEAMtalk understands Rangers have made an enquiry to Aston Villa about a deal for their former star Ross McCormack Sunderland are still in talks with Villa about a deal for the ex-Leeds man, who is desperate to leave Villa Park before the window closes.

10.05: TEAMtalk understands Fabian Delph was offered to West Brom as part of the Jonny Evans deal, but he has rejected them and Stoke City, he wants to stay and fight.

10.04: It had to be…

AND IT'S ONLY 8.53AM. pic.twitter.com/VqQWtJgOWn

— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) August 31, 2017

10.00: Looks like Llorente is on the move, but not to Chelsea. Tottenham are reported to have had a bid accepted for the Spain hitman.

9.50: Not exactly transfer related but Liverpool fans can read Dave Tindall’s latest edition of Red Letter right here…

9.30: This window’s Peter Odemwingie looks set to be poor old Riyad Mahrez. He’s sat in an airport and there have been reports of no new bids for him.

9.25: We understand that Crystal Palace are set to beat arch-rivals Brighton to the signing of Oumar Niasse after they agreed a deal with Everton.

9.15: Kane is on the move, but not that one. WBA youngster Kane Wilson has joined Exeter on loan.

9.08: Our Deadline Day Paper Talk is out and you can check it out right here

8.50: A bit more news on Riyad Mahrez. He is currently at a Paris airport, crazily waiting to find where his next destination will be – although it is believed that Arsenal are NOT in the running to sign the Algerian.

8.35: We can exclusively reveal that Newcastle are in talks to sign Southampton defender Matt Targett.

8.20: Some potential GOOD news for Arsenal fans, it looks like Shkodran Mustafi’s move to Inter Milan has broken down and he is staying put.

8.10: Former Man Utd winger Nani won’t be getting in a state on deadline day after looking like he’s completed his move from Valencia to Lazio early.

.@luisnani is here! ?? pic.twitter.com/65n8feAXfX

— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) August 31, 2017

8.05: No confirmed transfers as yet but here’s an interesting little rumour doing the rounds: Tottenham to hijack Chelsea’s move for Fernando Llorente. Wonder what Vincent Janssen would make of that!

7.45: It’s Pepe Reina’s 35th birthday today. How about a nice move to PSG for the Napoli goalkeeper? It’s certainly been mooted.

7.35: Reports today are claiming that Alexis Sanchez will only be allowed to leave Arsenal if the Gunners complete a deal for PSG’s Julian Draxler.

7.30: These bad boys will be busy today…

7.17: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set for his medical ahead of a proposed £40m move from Arsenal to Liverpool. Watch this space…

7.13: Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad and return to Europe to “formalise his transfer to his new club” but no mention of what the club could be. Roma, Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked.

7.02: Missed any deals this summer? You can check our completed list of all the ins and outs in the Premier League right here.

7.00: Welcome along to our live blog. There’s still plenty of business to be wrapped today after what has already proven a massive summer for clubs in both the Premier League and around Europe. Make sure you stick with us for all the deals and rumours as they break….

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Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 31 Aug 07:39

Transfer deadline day LIVE: Liverpool, Manchester City

It's the final day of the summer window. Keep up to date with all the breaking news as it happens with ADAM SHERGOLD and Sportsmail's team of reporters.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 Aug 22:38

Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan: Albert Adomah volley beats Latics

LAURIE WHITWELL AT VILLA PARK: Albert Adomah captured the mood of this Aston Villa victory. A headstand of gymnastic poise summed up a night when those in claret and blue had fun.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 16 Aug 22:31

Cardiff City set to sign Wigan's Omar Bogle for 1m

EXCLUSIVE: Cardiff City are set to sign Wigan Athletic striker Omar Bogle for around £1million. Cardiff are expected to announce the signing of Bogle on Thursday afternoon.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 11 Aug 08:19

Confusion reigns as draw is made for Carabao Cup second round

Confusion reigned in the second-round draw for the Carabao Cup on Thursday night.

Drawn in the Sky Sports studios by Alex McLeish and John Salako, alongside host Julian Warren, things appeared to go awry early on as the Southern Section took shape.

The draw was conducted with seeded teams being picked out, followed by whether they would be at home or away and then finally, their opposition.

But as Salako said Norwich would be away to Charlton, he appeared to realise that match and the previous three ties had been drawn the wrong way around.

A number of affected clubs in the Southern Section, including Norwich, Charlton, Brentford and Watford, all tweeted about their confusion.

Watford initially reported an away tie against Bristol City, as per the draw, only to amend it to a home one.

Brentford tweeted: “we will be at home to QPR”, before following up with “or we might be away, we’re not quite sure!!”.

The English Football League later released the draw in full which confirmed the first four ties had been drawn incorrectly – bringing about memories of round one when Charlton were drawn twice.

That meant Brentford (v QPR), Ipswich (v Crystal Palace), Bristol City (v Watford) and Charlton (v Norwich) were all given away ties having initially thought they were at home.

Am EFL statement read: “In the Southern draw there was some confusion as to the home or away status of the first four ties. This has subsequently been clarified following a review of the TV output. The draw was in no way compromised.”

Southampton, beaten finalists last season, will play Wolves at home, and Sunderland were rewarded for Thursday night’s 1-0 first-round win at Bury with a trip to Carlisle.

Burnley will travel to local rivals Blackburn in one of several local derbies.

Newcastle will play four-time tournament winners Nottingham Forest while Birmingham will take on manager Harry Redknapp’s former club Bournemouth at St Andrew’s.

The seven Premier League clubs involved in European competition this season will enter the tournament in the third round, but all the other top-flight clubs were in the hat.

There was further added confusion with Newport put in the northern pot to avoid being drawn with West Ham, with both sides given clearance to play away.

Newport, whose pitch is being relaid and is not yet ready for football, were then drawn at home to Leeds but the tie will be played at Elland Road.

West Ham must play their tie away because the London Stadium will not be ready for football following the athletics World Championships, and they were handed a trip to Cheltenham.

The second-round draw for the Carabao Cup, as verified by the EFL, is:

Southern Section

QPR v Brentford, Crystal Palace v Ipswich, Watford v Bristol City, Norwich v Charlton, Cheltenham v West Ham, Brighton v Barnet, Cardiff v Burton, Southampton v Wolves, Fulham v Bristol Rovers, MK Dons v Swansea, Birmingham v Bournemouth, Reading v Millwall

Northern Section

Carlisle v Sunderland, Bolton v Sheff Wed, Accrington v West Brom, Newcastle v Nottingham Forest, Leeds v Newport, Stoke v Rochdale, Huddersfield v Rotherham, Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe, Doncaster v Hull, Blackburn v Burnley, Sheff Utd v Leicester, Aston Villa vs Wigan, Barnsley v Derby/Grimsby

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Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 2 Aug 13:36

Newcastle striker Ivan Toney poised to seal loan at Wigan

The forward, who has made four senior appearances for the Magpies since joining in 2015, is due to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of completing his switch.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 31 Jul 19:13

Liverpool ramp up Virgil van Dijk chase

SIMON JONES - TRANSFER COLUMN: Southampton are weighing up a £12million move for Lazio centre back Wesley Hoedt as they prepare for Virgil van Dijk's departure.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 29 Jul 10:42

Paper Talk: Rafinha subject of 26.8m Liverpool bid; Barcelona wishlist

Liverpool are set to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to a La Liga midfielder, while three of the Premier League’s biggest stars are wanted in Spain, according to Saturday’s newspapers.



Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are all interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha this summer, according to reports in Spain and via the Daily Express.

The Brazilian, 24, is likely to leave the Nou Camp this summer after struggling for game time last season as he bids to keep his World Cup bid alive.

Mundo Deportivo claims Liverpool are leading the race for the midfielder and are set to make an opening bid of £26.8m (€30m), though could go as high as £35.8m (€40m) to secure a deal.

However, the paper reckons Arsenal and Spurs are also monitoring developments as they look to at the player this summer.

The three English suitors are joined by Inter Milan and AC Milan in the pursuit.

Last season the Brazilian started just 18 games for the club, though his campaign was cut short by a knee injury in April.

Rafinha has not traveled on Barcelona’s pre-season tour of the USA in order to focus on his recovery work.




Barcelona have drawn up a three-man Premier League shortlist to replace PSG target Neymar, according to reports.

The Daily Mirror claims Philippe Coutinho remains their top target, though reports in Spain suggest the La Liga giants fear Liverpool are likely to price them out of a possible deal.

If they cannot land Coutinho, the paper reckons Barca will move for one of Dele Alli or Eden Hazard instead.

On Friday, we reported how a move for Tottenham star Alli would be welcomed by Lionel Messi, while Chelsea boss Antonio Conte didn’t appear amused when questioned about Barcelona links to Hazard.

Meanwhile, various reports suggest a €222m deal for Neymar will be wrapped up next week.

The player is clearly highly strung at the moment, as this video of him clashing with recent Barcelona signing Nelson Semedo shows.



Manchester United have opened contract talks with Ander Herrera in a bid to fend off interest in the midfielder from Barcelona (various)

Liverpool have ended their pursuit of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, 22, but may return next summer, when it is believed Keita can move for £48m

Antonio Conte has revealed he loses up to three kilograms a match due to his manic touchline behaviour (Daily Telegraph)

Everton will look to sign 26-year-old Nice midfielder Jean Seri, believed to be a target for Arsenal, if the Toffees cannot agree a fee for Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27 (The Sun)

Alexis Sanchez is in disagreement with his agent over his Arsenal future as the Chilean star attempts to secure his Gunners exit  (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Manchester City are waiting for Sanchez ‘with open arms’ after the forward casts doubt over his Arsenal future  (Daily Mirror)

City are prepared to pay Sanchez £320,000 per week after the star told fans he was ‘sick’ two days before he was due back with Arsenal (Daily Mail)

Arsenal fear Sanchez could go on strike in a bid to force a move away from the Emirates (The Sun)

Arsenal have seen a third bid for Thomas Lemar rejected as Monaco ‘turn down a €50m offer’ (Daily Mirror)

Leeds United and Swansea are battling to sign Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo (Daily Mirror)

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has given Ivan Perisic the green light for his Manchester United move – but they want Anthony Martial on loan plus cash in exchange (Daily Mirror)

Ivan Perisic: Man Utd make big offer for winger

Spalletti says Perisic is staying put at the San Siro as Man Utd’s hunt for the Croatian star ‘is over’ (Daily Mail)

Man Utd fear their pursuit of Gareth Bale could cost them in their hunt for former Wolfsburg star Perisic (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have handed a trial to Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli (Daily Mirror)

Watford boss Marco Silva is giving Troy Deeney no guarantees that he will keep his role as captain this season (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland hope to sign goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter after he impressed on trial (Daily Mirror)

Former Republic of Ireland striker Noel Hunt is set to join League One side Wigan Athletic (Daily Mirror)

Millwall have had a further bid for Southend midfielder Ryan Leonard rejected by the League One side (Daily Mirror)

Alex Sandro is set for a move to Chelsea with Antonio Conte prepared to pay Juventus a world-record £61m fee for the defender (The Sun)

West Ham are set to offer Newcastle and Crystal Palace target Adrian a new contract despite Joe Hart signing as their No 1 ‘keeper (The Sun)

Brighton are chasing Viktoria Plzen defender Ales Mateju as Chris Hughton continues his summer spending spree (The Sun)

Manchester City are sending young winger Isaac Buckley-Ricketts to Twente Enschede for the season (The Sun)

Kevin Wimmer: Commits future to Tottenham

Southampton have reportedly identified Tottenham’s Kevin Wimmer as the man to replace Virgil van Dijk (The Sun)

Southampton hope to reintegrate Van Dijk into first-team training next week, with new manager Mauricio Pellegrino preparing to again tell his captain that he will not be sold this summer (Daily Telegraph)

Paris Saint-Germain want to send Angel Di Maria to Barcelona, as well as £195m in order to close out their record- breaking deal for Neymar (Daily Mail)

Etienne Capoue’s Watford future is in doubt after the midfielder was involved in huge row with Marco Silva following the pre-season friendly defeat by Rangers (Daily Mail)

AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United target Andrea Belotti will not leave for less than £90m, claims Torino manager Sinisa Mihajlovic (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are weighing up a summer move to sign Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto, according to his agent (Daily Express)

Juventus have valued winger Juan Cuadrado at £26.8m amid interest from Arsenal and Inter Milan (Daily Express)

Marseille are refusing to give up on signing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud (Daily Express)

Antonio Candreva: Chelsea bid rejected

Antonio Conte has targeted a move for Inter Milan’s Italy international Antonio Candreva, who would provide competition for Victor Moses at wing-back and Pedro in attack (Daily Star)

Brendan Rodgers is ready to renew his bid to re-sign Patrick Roberts to boost his ailing strike force (Daily Record)

Scotland international Ross McCormack will not be joining Derby County this summer, according to club boss Gary Rowett (Daily Record)

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 28 Jun 11:02

Buxton joins Burton after Wigan exit

Championship side Burton Albion sign former Derby County and Wigan Athletic defender Jake Buxton on a one-year contract.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 26 Jun 13:27

Burton Albion sign full-back Warnock

Burton Albion sign full-back Stephen Warnock on a one-year deal after his release by Wigan Athletic.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 21 Jun 23:18

Flores signs two-year Wigan deal

Winger Jordan Flores signs a new two-year contract with League One side Wigan Athletic.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

League One fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in League One during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 20 Jun 23:12

Wigan agree to release Buxton

Wigan Athletic defender Jake Buxton leaves the club by mutual consent after 12 months of a three-year contract.

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