Deadline Day LIVE! Arsenal want Luiz and Danilo; Chelsea in Alvarez bid

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have been among the biggest spenders all summer but, on the final day of the window, could all make further signings. The Gunners want to further bolster their midfield, and have bid for Palmeiras star Danilo, while there is also nterest in Julian Weigl, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Youri Tielemans and Pedro Neto.

Chelsea are still locked in talks over a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, despite the Barcelona striker suffering a fractured jaw during a home robberye. The Blues have also bid for Ajax defensive midfielder Edson Alvarez and, for the second time, been offered PSG superstar Neymar.

Tottenham are in talks with Leeds over signing Dan James and hope to sign Manchester City starlet Adedire Mebude, while Bryan Gil could leave. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip on Deadline Day with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!

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Chelsea interested in Sangara

A new name on the transfer wishlist at Chelsea.

Correspondent Nizaar Kinsella reports that the Blues have shown an interest in PSV’s defensive midfielder Ibrahim Sangare.

However, a deal seems even harder than Edson Alvarez to do at this stage.

More when we have it.

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Chelsea plan audacious Leao bid

Chelsea want to sign Rafael Leao from AC Milan before tonight’s deadline, according to The Times.

Leao has a £129million release clause and the Rossoneri are not expected to be open to negotiating for the 23-year-old, who was voted Serie A’s best player last season.

Chelsea briefly explored the possibility of signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain before being shut down by the French side.

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Arsenal suffer Danilo setback

Arsenal have been warned that Palmeiras have no plans to sell midfielder Danilo today.

Danilo is of long-term interest to Arsenal and sources in Brazil claim the Gunners made a fresh enquiry about him earlier this week.

That was knocked back by Palmeiras, with the Brazilian side only willing to sanction a sale now if his £86million release clause for foreign suitors is met.

Palmeiras are reluctant to sell now as they are currently competing to retain the Copa Libertadores. Danilo is admired by other clubs in Europe, not just Arsenal, with AC Milan one of those also tracking him.

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Lucas Moura wanted by Villa

Aston Villa are attempting to sign Lucas Moura in a late swoop, reports the Telegraph.

In a transfer merry-go-round, Villa could see Lucas be made available should Leeds sign Hwang hee-Chan from Wolves, then Spurs sign Dan James for Leeds.

Plenty to happen for this to, er, happen. So keep an eye on it.

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Chelsea set to agree Aubameyang deal

Chelsea are confident of agreeing a deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona, reports The Athletic.

The Blues have offered £6.5million plus defender Marcos Alonso moving in the opposite direction, while personal terms on a three-year deal have already been agreed.

Aubmeyang is still in Barcelona, could would likely undergo a medical there to speed up the process.

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Battle brewing for Douglas Luiz

An interesting story is brewing this morning.

Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, formerly of Manchester City, is on interest to Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Atletico Madrid.

That’s according to Sky Sports, who add that one of those clubs will today bid £20million for the Brazilian.

Reports in Brazil add that it is the Gunners who want midfielder and technical director Edu’s nationality is likely to aid discussions.

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Gakpo going nowhere

PSV have decided have decided against selling Cody Gakpo, which could have a knock-on effect on Tottenham’s bid to sign Dna James.

The Athletic report that both Leeds and Southampton were working on a deal for the 23-year-old, who has four years left on his current deal.

Leeds director of football Victor Orta had even travelled to the Netherlands in the hope of signing himm but will leave empty-handed, and are now less likely to sanction James’ departure.

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West Ham work on Bednarek deal

West Ham are hopeful of signing defender Jan Bednarek from Southampton, reports The Athletic.

With Craig Dawson likely to leave, Bednarek has been pinpointed as his replacement.

Crystal Palace are also interested.

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Gunners reignite Weigl interest

Arsenal are ready to turn to Benfica’s Julian Weigl if they fail to land Danilo.

The Express claim that Mikel Arteta will reignite interest in Weigl, who they tracked while he was at Borussia Dortmund.

Weigl has been at Benfica since January 2020 but is currently in talks with Borussia Monchengladbach over a loan move back to the Bundesliga.

A permanent deal – of a loan-to-buy – could be agreed for £13m.

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Tottenham in James talks

Tottenham are among clubs interested in signing Dan James today, though the player will not push for a Leeds exit.

Spurs want to sign a replacement for Bryan Gil, who is set to return to Valencia on loan for the rest of the season.

Further talks between Spurs and Leeds will happen today, where a decision will be made on next steps.

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