Barkley snubs Chelsea in dramatic end to deadline day, all transfers

first_imgChelsea suffered a dramatic late blow on transfer deadline day when Everton midfielder Ross Barkley rejected a move to the Premier League champions after travelling to their training ground for a medical.On a day of frenetic spending that took the Premier League total to a record far above one billion pounds ($1.29 billion), Antonio Conte’s side also missed out on two of their other targets – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fernando Llorente.England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Liverpool and Spaniard Llorente joined Tottenham Hotspur in deals worth 35 million pounds and 12 million pounds respectively.But the champions still managed some business, paying Torino 23 million pounds for defender Davide Zappacosta and then pushing through a late deal for Danny Drinkwater.Special dispensation was requested from the FA to register Leicester City’s midfielder after the official deadline, one of several deals due to come through late.However welcome those signings will be for Chelsea, they may not compensate for the snub delivered by England midfielder Barkley who arrived at their Cobham training ground late on Thursday only to turn round and head back north.Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri told Sky Sports Barkley had turned up at the west London club’s Cobham training base only to undergo a dramatic change of heart as the transfer deadline clock ticked down.“The two clubs agreed a deal of 35 million pounds, I think personal terms were agreed and after medical (sic) we heard from Paul Martin, Ross Barkley’s agent, that he had changed his mind,” said Moshiri.He added that Barkley, who is in the final year of his contract at Everton, wanted to “reconsider his position” in the January transfer window. “It was a big surprise but this is football,” Moshiri said.The BBC later quoted a source close to 23-year-old Barclay saying the midfielder did not have a medical and wanted to make a decision about his future when he was fully fit. He has been sidelined with a hamstring injury after a hernia operation.Alexis Sanchez was another player staying put, although for different reasons, as Arsenal turned down a 60 million pounds bid from Manchester City after failing to secure his potential replacement, Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, despite a 92 million pounds bid reportedly being accepted by the French club.British media speculated that the France winger would have preferred a switch to Liverpool, who were reported to have made their own bid, a possible indication that Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho could be en route from Anfield to Barcelona.Although that deal looks unlikely, the transfer window in Spain does not close until Friday.VAN DYKE STAYSLiverpool failed to lure central defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, who refused to sell despite a high-profile transfer request which led to the Dutch international’s exclusion from first team training.But the Merseyside club did agree on a fee to sell French defender Mamadou Sakho to Crystal Palace for 24 million pounds.West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans is also staying put despite being linked with a move to Arsenal or Manchester City, who still ended up as the window’s top spenders after lavishing in excess of 200 million pounds on players.Spurs are traditionally busy on deadline day and completed the signing of Llorente from Swansea and paid PSG 23 million pounds for Ivorian Serge Aurier.Swansea re-signed striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City and, in one of the day’s surprises, brought in Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches on loan from Bayern Munich.Another Portugal Euro 2016 winner, Adrien Silva, was due to join Leicester in a late deal with the Foxes also signing Austria’s Aleksandar Dragovic from Bayer Leverkusen.Every Premier League club brought in at least two players in the window, with Watford and promoted Huddersfield Town the busiest teams with each making 13 signings.Brighton & Hove Albion left it late to bring in goalkeeper Tim Krul on loan from Newcastle United and defender Ezequiel Schelotto from Inter Milan.Everton, one of the window’s most prolific spenders, lavished a further 10 million pounds on Hajduk Split’s teenage striker Nikola Vlasic.France defender Mamadou Sakho joined Crystal Palace from Liverpool on a four-year deal, the club said on Friday.The deal for centre-back Sakho, who spent the last season on loan at Selhurst Park and played eight games for Palace, was worth about 26 million pounds ($33.65 million), British media reported.Transfer deadline day movesSept 1 (Reuters) – Latest news and highlights from Europe’s top football leagues on transfer deadline day (all times GMT):0115 PALACE COMPLETE SAKHO SIGNING– Crystal Palace sign defender Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool on a four-year contract.– The 27-year-old France international returns to Selhurst Park after helping the club to five wins and four clean sheets in eight Premier League appearances during his loan spell last season.0030 DRINKWATER SEALS CHELSEA MOVE– Chelsea sign midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City on a five-year contract.– The 27-year-old becomes the sixth signing of the transfer window for the Premier League champions following the arrivals of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta, who signed earlier on Thursday.READ MORE:Barkley snubs Chelsea in dramatic end to deadline dayTottenham sign striker Llorente, Bony returns to Swansea2230 BONY RETURNS TO SWANSEA– Swansea City have re-signed Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City on a two-year deal, with the option to extend by another year.– Bony returns to the Liberty Stadium following a two-and-a-half-year spell at City, where he struggled for first-team opportunities.2225 LLORENTE SEALS TOTTENHAM MOVE– Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Spanish striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea City on a two-year deal.– Llorente scored 15 Premier League goals to help Swansea avoid relegation last season.2220 CHELSEA CONFIRM ZAPPACOSTA SIGNING– Chelsea have signed Italian full back Davide Zappacosta from Serie A side Torino on a four-year contract.– “It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League,” the 25-year-old said in a statement.“I am very excited to be here and start working with the team. I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my team mates and the supporters.”2155 BRIGHTON BRING IN KRUL ON LOAN– Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul has agreed a season-long loan switch to Brighton and Hove Albion from Newcastle United.2149 DRAGOVIC JOINS LEICESTER ON LOAN– Leicester City have signed Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic on a season-long loan deal from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.– The 26-year-old, who signed a five-year deal with Leverkusen last season, underwent his medical while on international duty with Austria.1919 EVERTON SIGN VLASIC FROM HAJDUK SPLIT– Everton have signed teenage striker Nikola Vlasic from Croatian side Hajduk Split.– The 19-year-old signed a five-year contract to become manager Ronald Koeman’s ninth signing of the transfer window.1840 ALAVES SIGN BOJAN ON LOAN FROM STOKE– Spanish La Liga side Deportivo Alaves have signed Bojan on a season-long loan from Stoke City.– The 27-year-old forward left the bet365 Stadium in January in search of regular first-team football but struggled to find form on loan at German Bundesliga side Mainz 05, scoring just once in 11 appearances.1835 WATFORD COMPLETE WAGUE SIGNING– Watford have completed the signing of defender Molla Wague from Udinese on a season-long loan deal.– The 26-year-old, who started his career at French side Caen, has 25 caps for Mali.1830 LEICESTER MIDFIELDER MENDY RETURNS TO NICE ON LOAN– French midfielder Nampalys Mendy returns to OGC Nice on a season-long loan deal after failing to make an impact at Leicester City.– Mendy was expected to replace N’Golo Kante at Leicester last season but made just seven appearances last season.1825 BRIGHTON SIGN RIGHT BACK SCHELOTTO– Brighton and Hove Albion have signed right back Ezequiel Schelotto from Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon on a three-year deal.1805 ARSENAL’S PEREZ REJOINS DEPORTIVO ON LOAN– La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna have signed striker Lucas Perez on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal.– The 28-year-old Spaniard returns to Deportivo, where he scored 17 league goals in the 2015-16 season before arriving at the Emirates last August.1800 TORINO CONFIRM LOAN DEAL FOR NIANG– Italian Serie A side Torino have signed forward M’Baye Niang on loan from AC Milan with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.1745 PSG SIGN STRIKER MBAPPE ON LOAN FROM MONACO– France striker Kylian Mbappe has joined Paris St Germain on loan from AS Monaco with an option to buy the player at the end of the season.– Any deal for the 18-year-old French striker next year could make him the second-most expensive player behind Neymar, who arrived at Parc des Princes for 222 million euros from Barcelona.1720 MAN CITY LOAN OUT DENAYER FOR FOURTH SEASON– Manchester City have loaned out centre back Jason Denayer for a fourth consecutive season.– The 22-year-old Belgian will spend the season at Turkish club Galatasaray, where he had a successful loan spell in the 2015-16 season.1715 WATFORD SIGN DEFENDER ZEEGELAAR FROM SPORTING LISBON– Watford have signed left back Marvin Zeegelaar from Sporting Lisbon on a four-year deal.– The Dutchman made 37 appearances for the 18-time Portuguese champions last season, including five in the Champions League.1600 MAN CITY YOUNGSTER SIGNS FOR DORTMUND– Germany’s Borussia Dortmund signed talented Manchester City teenager Jadon Sancho on a long-term contract.– “We’re delighted that Jadon Sancho, who is at present one of the hottest prospects in European football, wants to and will play for Borussia Dortmund,” the club’s Sporting Director, Michael Zorc, said in a statement.1515 VALENCIA LOAN NANI TO LAZIO– Portugal winger Nani joined Serie A side Lazio on loan from Spain’s Valencia.– The 30-year-old former Manchester United player has made 112 appearances for Portugal, scoring 24 goals.1435 ORIGI LEAVES LIVERPOOL FOR LOAN SPELL AT WOLFSBURG– Liverpool striker Divock Origi was loaned to German side VfL Wolfsburg for the season.– Origi has scored 21 goals in 77 appearances for Liverpool, but is behind Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and new signing Dominic Solanke in the pecking order.1430 WATFORD SIGN GOALKEEPER KARNEZIS ON LOAN FROM UDINESE– Watford signed Greece international goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis from Italian side Udinese on a season-long loan deal.– The 32-year-old has made over 100 appearances for the Serie A club.1405 BURNLEY SIGN STRIKER WELLS FROM HUDDERSFIELD– Burnley signed Bermuda international striker Nakhi Wells from Huddersfield Town on a three-year contract.– The 27-year-old spent three and a half years at Huddersfield and helped the Yorkshire club win promotion to the top flight last season.1400 SWANSEA SEAL LOAN DEAL FOR BAYERN’S SANCHES– Welsh club Swansea City pulled off one of the most audacious deals of the window when they signed Bayern Munich’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches on a season-long loan.– Sanches was part of Portugal’s triumphant Euro 2016 squad and was named as player of the tournament.1325 STOKE’S RECORD SIGNING IMBULA LOANED TO TOULOUSE– Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula, signed for a club record 18.3 million pounds from Porto on Jan. 31, 2016, joined French club Toulouse on loan until the end of the season.1230 AURIER JOINS TOTTENHAM FROM PSG– Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Ivory Coast right back Serge Aurier from French club Paris St Germain for a fee reported to be 25 million euros ($30 million).– The deal for the attack-minded 24-year-old had been in doubt because a criminal conviction had delayed Aurier’s work permit application.1154 OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN JOINS LIVERPOOL– Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain became the second England international to leave Arsenal in two days when he joined Premier League rivals Liverpool for a reported 40 million pounds.– The 24-year-old midfielder’s move follows the exit of left back Kieran Gibbs, who joined West Bromwich Albion on a four-year deal on Wednesday.1120 KAMPL SWAPS LEVERKUSEN FOR LEIPZIG– German Champions League club RB Leipzig strengthened their midfield with the transfer of Slovenian Kevin Kampl from Bayer Leverkusen.last_img

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