Everything you need to know about transfer deadline day
Premier League clubs have spent close to £1bn in a sensational transfer window which was turned up a notch when Manchester United agreed a shock deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo before deadline day.
The Portugal international had looked set to join rivals Manchester City, but a dramatic turn of events last Friday saw Ronaldo persuaded to return to Old Trafford after leaving 12 years ago.
In an eye-catching window, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally completed a £73m deal for Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, as well as a £34m move for France World Cup winner Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
Premier League champions City may have missed out on Ronaldo, but broke the British top-flight record on a single player by signing midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100m.
Premier League clubs have spent £962m on transfers so far, meaning there would need to be some hefty outlays to reach last year’s summer window figure of £1.3bn.
European champions Chelsea also re-signed striker Romelu Lukaku from Serie A champions Inter Milan for a mammoth £97.5m, the second highest deal of the window.
Arsenal have spent around £140m on reinforcements too, including £50m to Brighton for England international defender Ben White, £30m on Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard and £24m on goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United. The Gunners have also cut £200,000-a-week off their wage bill as Brazilian winger Willian had his contract mutually terminated to seal a return to first club Corinthians.
Liverpool triggered the £36m release clause for defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, while Villa spent the Grealish cash on astute acquisitions including striker Danny Ings, midfielder Emiliano Buendia and winger Leon Bailey.
The transfer window has already been a memorable one with Lionel Messi doing the unimaginable by leaving Barcelona and joining Paris St-Germain after his contract ended at the Nou Camp.
That deal alone would have ‘won’ the window for the Ligue 1 side, but they also made eye-catching moves for Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Spain defender Sergio Ramos and Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum…all on free transfers.
When is deadline day this year?
The transfer window for the Premier League, English Football League and Scotland closes on Tuesday, 31 August at 23:00 BST.
The 2022 World Cup qualifiers start two days later so signings may not meet all their new team-mates until the following week when they return to their clubs.
How about across Europe?
The transfer window for Europe’s main leagues closes on Tuesday too.
In Germany it shuts at 17:00 BST, while Spain, Italy and France close at 00:00 BST.
Will it be a busy day?
One player who won’t be on the move is England skipper Harry Kane, who was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, but instead pledged to stay at Tottenham.
But the highest-profile and most expensive deal of the window may yet come on the continent as Real Madrid look to snap up French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe from PSG after making a second bid of £146m.
The French club are reportedly attempting to make an incredible last-minute effort to sign Erling Braut Haaland from Dortmund as a replacement for Mbappe.
There were just 12 Premier League deadline-day signings last year – the fewest total in recent years – so will we see more deals completed this time?
Title-chasing Chelsea may be the busiest Premier League club on Tuesday with possible incomings and outgoing.
The Blues look like they will need to pay the £68m release clause in order to sign French centre-half Jules Kounde from Sevilla with Borussia Dortmund interested in a deal for winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Everton forward Moise Kean may replace Ronaldo at Juventus, while the Toffees could bring in former Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon on loan – and their Colombian international James Rodriguez could return to former club Porto on loan.
West Ham continue to be linked with a permanent move for Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard, who enjoyed a successful loan spell last season.
Nuno Tavares – Benfica, undisclosed
Albert Sambi Lokonga – Anderlecht, £15m
Ben White – Brighton, £50m
Martin Odegaard – Real Madrid, undisclosed
Aaron Ramsdale – Bournemouth, £30m including add-ons
Dani Ceballos – end of loan
Mat Ryan – end of loan
David Luiz – contract expired
Matteo Guendouzi – Marseille, loan
William Saliba – Marseille, loan
Joe Willock – Newcastle, £25m
Lucas Torreira – Fiorentina, loan
Leon Bailey – Bayer Leverkusen, undisclosed
Emi Buendia – Norwich, £38m
Ashley Young – Inter, free
Danny Ings – Southampton, undisclosed
Axel Tuanzebe – Manchester United, loan
Ahmed Elmohamady – contract expired
Tom Heaton – Manchester United, free
Neil Taylor – contract expired
Jack Grealish – Manchester City, £100m
Frank Onyeka – FC Midtjylland, undisclosed
Kristoffer Ajer – Celtic, £13.5m
Myles Peart-Harris – Chelsea, undisclosed
Yoane Wissa – Lorient, £8.5m
Alvaro Fernandez – Huesca, loan
Henrik Dalsgaard – contract expired
Luke Daniels – contract expired
Emiliano Marcondes – contract expired
Jeremy Sarmiento – Benfica, undisclosed
Enock Mwepu – Red Bull Salzburg, undisclosed
Kjell Scherpen – Ajax, undisclosed
Kaoru Mitoma – Kawasaki Frontale, undisclosed
Ben White – Arsenal, £50m
Davy Propper – PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed
Jose Izquierdo – contract expired
Florin Andone – Cadiz, loan
Maxwel Cornet – Lyon, £12.9m
Nathan Collins – Stoke, undisclosed
Wayne Hennessey – Crystal Palace, free
Robbie Brady – contract expired
Ben Gibson – Norwich, undisclosed
Jimmy Dunne – QPR, undisclosed
Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan, £97.5m
Marcus Bettinelli – Fulham, free
Fikayo Tomori – AC Milan, £25m
Tammy Abraham – Roma, £34m
Billy Gilmour – Norwich City, loan
Olivier Giroud – AC Milan, undisclosed
Kurt Zouma – West Ham, £29.8m
Michael Olise – Reading, undisclosed
Marc Guehi – Chelsea, undisclosed
Joachim Andersen – Lyon, undisclosed
Conor Gallagher – Chelsea, loan
WIll Hughes – Watford, undisclosed
Andros Townsend – contract expired
Gary Cahill – contract expired
Scott Dann – contract expired
Wayne Hennessey – contract expired
James McCarthy – contract expired
Mamadou Sakho – contract expired
Patrick van Aanholt – contract expired
Connor Wickham – contract expired
Andros Townsend – Crystal Palace, free
Asmir Begovic – Bournemouth, free
Demarai Gray – Bayer Leverkusen, £1.6m
Andy Lonergan – West Brom, free
Theo Walcott – Southampton, free
Joshua King – contract expired
Yannick Bolasie – contract expired
Muhamed Besic – contract expired
Robin Olsen – end of loan
Bernard – Sharjah FC, undisclosed
Patson Daka – RB Salzburg, £23m
Boubakary Soumare – Lille, £17m
Ryan Bertrand – Southampton, free
Jannik Vestergaard – Southampton, £15m
Wes Morgan – retired
Christian Fuchs – contract expired
Jack Harrison – Man City, undisclosed
Junior Firpo – Barcelona, £13m
Pablo Hernandez – contract expired
Ezgjan Alioski – contract expired
Kiko Casilla – Elche, loan
Ibrahima Konate – RB Leipzig, £36m
Georginio Wijnaldum – Paris Saint-Germain, free
Xherdan Shaqiri – Lyon, undisclosed
Harry Wilson – Fulham, £12m
Marco Grujic – Porto, undisclosed
Sepp van den Berg – Preston, loan
Ben Davies – Sheff Utd, loan
Ben Woodburn – Hearts, loan
Jack Grealish – Aston Villa, £100m
Scott Carson – Derby, free
Sergio Aguero – Barcelona, free
Eric Garcia – Barcelona, free
Jack Harrison – Leeds, undisclosed
Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund, £73m
Raphael Varane – Real Madrid, £41m
Tom Heaton – Aston Villa, free
Axel Tuanzebe – Aston Villa, loan
Brandon Williams – Norwich, loan
Joe Willock – Arsenal, £25m
Florian Lejeune – Alaves, undisclosed
Andy Carroll – contract expired
Christian Atsu – contract expired
Christos Tzolis – PAOK, undisclosed
Angus Gunn – Southampton, undisclosed
Milot Rashica – Werder Bremen, £9.4m
Ben Gibson – Burnley, undisclosed
Dimitris Giannoulis – PAOK, undisclosed
Pierre Lees-Melou – Nice, £3.5m
Billy Gilmour – Chelsea, loan
Josh Sargent – Werder Bremen, £8m
Brandon Williams – Man Utd, loan
Mathias Normann – FC Rostov, loan
Emi Buendia – Aston Villa, £38m
Onel Hernandez – Middlesbrough, loan
Armando Broja – Chelsea, loan
Theo Walcott – Everton, free
Tino Livramento – Chelsea, undisclosed
Romain Perraud – Stade Brest, undisclosed
Adam Armstrong – Blackburn, £15m
Ryan Bertrand – Leicester, free
Danny Ings – Aston Villa, undisclosed
Jannik Vestergaard – Leicester, £15m
Cristian Romero – Atalanta, £47m
Pierluigi Gollini – Atalanta, loan
Bryan Gil – Seville, £21.6m plus Erik Lamela
Paulo Gazzaniga – contract expired
Danny Rose – Watford, free transfer
Juan Foyth – Villarreal, undisclosed
Erik Lamela – Seville, swap for Bryan Gil
Joe Hart – Celtic, undisclosed
Emmanuel Dennis – Club Brugge, undisclosed
Danny Rose – Tottenham, free
Josh King – Everton, free
Juraj Kucka – Parma, undisclosed
Moussa Sissoko – Tottenham, £2.5m
Peter Etebo – Stoke, loan
Ozan Tufan – Fenerbahce, loan
Craig Dawson – West Ham, £2m
Will Hughes – Crystal Palace, £6m
Troy Deeney – Birmingham City, free
Craig Dawson – Watford, £2m
Kurt Zouma – Chelsea, £29.8m
Alphonse Areola – PSG, loan
Fabian Balbuena – Dynamo Moscow, free
Felipe Anderson – Lazio, undisclosed
Jose Sa – Olympiacos, undisclosed
Rayan Ait-Nouri – Angers, undisclosed
Yerson Mosquera – Atletico Nacional, undisclosed
Rui Patricio – Roma, undisclosed
Rafa Mir – Sevilla, undisclosed