As It Happened: Transfer Deadline Day Summer 2016

A busy summer of transfers comes to an end but not without the usual  last-minute deals. Keep up to date with all the latest news, rumours and transfers of Transfer Deadline Day right here on Balls and Brawls.


Champions Leicester break club record to sign Algerian striker Islam Slimani for £29m
Chelsea re-sign David Luiz from PSG and sign Fiorentina left-back Marcos Alonso
Tottenham fork out £30m to land Newcastle and French winger Moussa Sissoko
Goalkeeper Joe Hart moves to Torino in one of four Man City players to leave on loan
Stoke add striker Wilfried Bony and defender Bruno Martins Indi on loan
Burnley break club record to sign Republic of Ireland’s Jeff Hendrick for £10m
Mario Balotelli leaves Liverpool to join Nice on a free transfer


As per usual with transfer deadline day, some of the lesser deals will continue to roll in into the early hours of the morning but for me, that’s it for today in what turned out to be a busy day in the end. Goodnight and thanks for following Deadline Day with Balls and Brawls.



And it’s official. David Luiz has completed a sensational return to Chelsea after just two years away from the club for a fee believed to be around £4m with the Brazilian signing a three year deal. A sense of a panic buy from Antonio Conte,


No official confirmation from Chelsea yet but the David Luiz deal is done. The Brazilian who left Chelsea for PSG for £50m returns to the Premier League for a £34m move. Its a £16m loss for the French champions.



Moussa Sissoko is a Spurs player as he has completed a £30m move to Tottenham from Championship side Newcastle, signing a five year deal with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.


This summer's Premier League spending went past the £1bn mark image:

This summer’s spending has exceeded £1.1bn

That is it. The transfer window is closed. Tottenham and Chelsea fans should not fret as Moussa Sissoko and David Luiz’s moves could still be annoucned a long as the paperwork was filed in time and a dodgy fax machine has not scuppered any plans.



A few more deals to tell you about. Watford’s Scottish winger Ikechi Anya has joined Derby for an undiscloed fee, while Wilfried Bony’s arrival at Stoke means Joselu is out to Deportivo on a, Yes you guessed it, season loan to fill the void left by new Arsenal man Lucas Perez.



They did not manage to grab Moussa Sissoko but Everton have got a new man in today, West Ham striker Enner Valencia turned down Swansea to sign with Ronald Koeman’s side on a one-year loan, with an option to buy.

Enner Valencia cost West Ham £12m after impressing at the 2014 World Cup for Ecuador image:

Enner Valencia cost West Ham £12m after impressing at the 2014 World Cup for Ecuador



Hull who hadn’t signed anyone for last week and wrapped up another new player in the form of Dynamo Kiev striker Dieumerci Mbokani, who spent time on loan at Noriwhc last season, on loan for the rest of the season. That must be about 50+ loan deals today.



15 minutes to go and we have a another loan deal. Swansea’s Marvin Emnes makes the switch to struggling Blackburn in the Championship.



Liverpool’s forgotten man Lazar Markovic leaves the club on loan for the second time as he joins Portugal side Sporting Lisbon on a season loan. It will be interesting to see how the former Benfica man is received by his former side’s rivals.



West Brom have added Welsh forward Hal Robson Kanu to their squad on a free transfer after the 27-year-old left Reading earlier this summer after rejecting a new contract.

Hal Robson Kanu starred for Wales at Euro 2016 image:

Hal Robson Kanu starred for Wales at Euro 2016

One in and one out for West Brom as former Liverpool and Southampton striker Rickie Lambert links up with Championship side Cardiff for an undisclosed fee.


No news on David Luiz in the past couple of hours. Has the former Chelsea man got his medical done and all the paperwork signed or will his sensational return fall through?


It looks like Spurs have snatched Moussa Sissoko from under the noses of Everton. RMC Sport in France are reporting that the French winger will sign a five year deal with Spurs.


It is understood that Tottenham have now matched Everton’s bid for Newcastle winger Moussa Sissoko. under an hour to go can all the paperwork be done in time or will we have a David De Gea like situation?



Under an hour to go and a couple more minor deals. Jason Denayer is the latest player to leave Man City on loan as the Belgian defender joins Sunderland for the season, while Lucas Piazon swaps Chelsea for fellow Londoners Fulham on loan until January.



Everton have snapped up Sheffield United youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin.  The 19-year-old enjoyed a very successful six month loan with League Two champions Northampton last season and now joins the Toffees youth team on a four year deal.

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