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After yet another year of thrills, spills, and Jim White making us all very happy, the 2015/16 transfer deadline day has past – and we are going to round up the major points of today, and the window as a whole.

Most expensive transfer:

£55 million (Kevin de Bruyne – Wolfsburg to Manchester City)

De Bruyne made just three Premier League appearances for Chelsea before joining Wolfsburg in 2013 for £16.7 million. This summer, he has broken a Manchester City club record. There was speculation all summer, and even talk that the 24-year old would return to Stamford Bridge – Chelsea fans may wish that to be true, given that de Bruyne will join a side who have their 100% record intact so far this season.

 

Most important transfer (well, sort of…):

David de Gea…

Well – where do I start? I felt sorry for our good friend Mr. White, who has in the past provided such entertainment on this hallowed day, was almost drowned out by this saga. Real Madrid had the whole of the summer to negotiate a move… But they saved it until the final day anyway. A deal was negotiated – Manchester United would get £29 million, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, in return for giving up de Gea’s (near world class) services. But, a paperwork mix up scuppered the biggest transfer of the summer (que several social media videos riddling Ed Woodward). United have kept one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but will he really have a future at Old Trafford?

 

Best bit of business: 

Pedro (£21 million – Barcelona to Chelsea) 

This is more due to the audacity of the transfer, rather than the money or anything else. Pedro, for all intents and purposes, was Manchester United-bound. All of the papers, most of the pundits and practically all of us probably thought that the Spaniard’s move to Old Trafford was a case of if, not when. But, Master Mourinho snuck in, and somehow stole Pedro from under Louis van Gaal’s nose – and not for a bad fee either. The multiple-trophy winner then scored and grabbed an assist in his first game against West Brom… Just to rub salt into the raw wounds of many in a Red Devils shirt.

 

The… Least sensible… Bit of business: 

Anthony Martial (£36 million – Monaco to Manchester United)

Martial has now become the most expensive teenager of all time. He is 19 – that’s almost £1.9 million for every year of his life. No pressure then, as the eyes of all turn to see whether he can relieve the pressure currently mounting on Wayne Rooney – which seems unlikely.

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Drogba and Cech have been teammates for several seasons at Chelsea

With the transfer window slamming shut at 18:00 GMT earlier today, we round up all of Chelsea’s transfer business after another hectic summer. 

The Blues have had another busy few months since they won the Premier League last season, as they try to secure success in the new campaign.

Ins: 

Nathan (Atletico Paranaense – £3 million – Immediately loaned to Vitesse Arnhem)

 Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco – loan)           

Danilo Pantic (Partizan Belgrade – free transfer – Immediately loaned to Vitesse Arnhem)

Baba Rahman (Augsburg – £17 million) 

Pedro (Barcelona – £21 million)

Kenedy (Fluminense – £6 million)

Papy Djilobodji (Nantes – £4 million)

Michael Hector (Reading – £4 million – Immediately loaned back to Reading)

Outs:

Christian Atsu (AFC Bournemouth – loan)

Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact – free transfer)

Gael Kakuta (Sevilla – £4 million)

Petr Cech (Arsenal – £10 million)

Mario Pasalic (AS Monaco – loan)

Josh McEachran (Brentford – £725k)

Izzy Brown (Vitesse Arnhem – loan)

Lewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem – loan)

Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City – loan)

Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough – loan)

Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace – loan)

Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid – £12 million)

Dominic Solanke (Vitesse Arnhem – loan)

Mohamed Salah (AS Roma – loan)

Nathan Ake (Watford – loan)

Juan Cuadrado (Juventus – loan)

George Brady (Sunderland – undisclosed)

Oriol Romeu (Southampton – £5 million)

Alex Davey (Peterborough United – loan)

Matej Delac (Sarajevo – loan)

Todd Kane (NEC Nijmegen – loan)

Wallace (Carpi FC – loan)

Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK – loan)

Jordan Houghton (Gillingham – loan)

Andreas Christensen (Borussia Monchengladbach – loan)

Bekanty Victorien Angban (Sint-Truiden – loan)

Ulises Davila (Vitoria Sport Clube – loan)

Cristian Cuevas (Sint-Truiden – loan)

Joao Rodriguez (Sint-Truiden – loan)

Victor Moses (West Ham United – loan)

Lucas Piazon (Reading – loan)

 

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Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Napoli on a season-long deal.

Chelsea youngster travelled to Italy last night to undergo the medical at Napoli and sign his new contract. The midfielder will stay at the Serie A club  till the end of the season.

He has spent time on loan at Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Reading in the past three years.

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri asked about Chelsea starlet said :

“I couldn’t tell you, as I don’t know anything about the player,”

“If the club picked him then he must have some quality. I train whoever the club puts at my disposal.”

Chalobah, 20, will become the 31st Chelsea player to leave the club on loan this summer.

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Here is the list of all confirmed move from the Premier League and beyond made by the biggest Chelsea’s rivals.

ARSENAL:

IN

Petr Cech – Chelsea

OUTS

Ryo Miyaichi – St Pauli – Undisclosed

Abou Diaby – Marseille – Free

Semi Ajayi – Cardiff – Free

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill – Swindon – Free

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Ipswich – Loan

Lukas Podolski – Galatasaray – £1.8m

Carl Jenkinson – West Ham – Loan

Yaya Sanogo – Ajax – Loan

Wojciech Szczesny – Roma – Loan

Daniel Crowley – Barnsley – Loan

Isaac Hayden – Hull – Loan

Jon Toral – Birmingham – Loan

Chuba Akpom – Hull – Loan

Serge Gnabry – West Brom – Loan

Renny Smith – Burnley – Free

Emiliano Martinez – Wolves – Loan

Wellington Silva – Bolton – Loan

Gedion Zelalem – Rangers – Loan

MANCHESTER CITY:

INS

Enes Unai – Bursaspor – Undisclosed

Raheem Sterling – Liverpool – £44million plus £5million in add-ons

Fabian Delph – Aston Villa – Undisclosed

Patrick Roberts – Fulham – Undisclosed

Nicolas Otamendi – Valencia – £32m

Kevin De Bruyne – Wolfsburg -£55million

OUTS

Scott Sinclair – Aston Villa – Undisclosed

Micah Richards – Aston Villa – Free

James Milner – Liverpool – Free

Dedryck Boyata – Celtic – £1.5million

Angelino – New York City FC – Loan

John Guidetti – Celta Vigo – Free

Jordy Hiwula – Huddersfield – Undisclosed

Stevan Jovetic – Inter Milan – Undisclosed

Edin Dzeko – Roma – Loan

Devante Cole – Bradford – Free

MANCHESTER UNITED :

INS

Memphis Depay – PSV Eindhoven – £31million

Matteo Darmian – Torino – £12.7million

Bastian Schweinsteiger – Bayern Munich – £14.4million (reported)

Morgan Schneiderlin – Southampton – £25million

Sergio Romero – Sampdoria – Free

Anthony Marital – Monaco – £36million

OUTS

Angel Di Maria – Paris Saint-Germain £44.3m

Tom Cleverley – Everton – Free

Ben Amos – Bolton – Free

Tom Thorpe – Rotherham – Free

Nani – Fenerbahce – £4.25m

Robin van Persie – Fenerbahce – £4m

Reece James – Wigan – Undisclosed

Will Keane – Preston – Loan

Ben Pearson – Barnsley – Loan

Joe Rothwell – Barnsley – Loan

Tyler Blackett – Celtic – Loan

Jonny Evans – West Brom – Undisclosed

Adnan Januzaj – Borussia Dortmund – Loan

Javier Hernandez – Bayer Leverkusen – £7.3m

LIVERPOOL :

INS

Adam Bogdan – Bolton – Free

Danny Ings – Burnley – Free

James Milner – Manchester City – Free

Joe Gomez – Charlton – £3.5million

Roberto Firmino – Hoffenheim – £28million

Nathaniel Clyne – Southampton – £12.5million

Christian Benteke – Aston Villa – £32.5million

OUTS

Steven Gerrard – LA Galaxy – Free

Sebastian Coates – Sunderland – Undisclosed

Harry Williams – Swindon – Loan

Danny Ward – Aberdeen – Loan

Jordan Williams – Swindon – Loan

Lloyd Jones – Blackpool – Loan

Kevin Stewart – Swindon – Loan

Glen Johnson – Stoke – Free

Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – £44million plus £5million in add-ons

Rickie Lambert – West Brom – Undisclosed

Andre Wisdom – Norwich – Loan

Lawrence Vigouroux – Swindon – Loan

Sheyi Ojo – Wolves – Loan

Brad Jones – Bradford – Free

Harry Wilson – Crewe – Loan

Ryan McLaughlin – Aberdeen – Loan

Mario Balotelli – AC Milan – Loan

Joe Maguire – Leyton Orient – Loan

Lazar Markovic – Fenerbahce – Loan

Fabio Borini – Sunderland – £8m

Sergio Canos – Brentford – Loan

 

 

 

 

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Michael Hector from Reading.

Hector have signed a five-year deal with Chelsea, but he wil stay with Reading until the end of the season on loan. The Blues have paid £4 million to secure his services.

Chelsea  have confirmed the transfer on their Twitter

 

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Anthony Martial has joined Manchester United from AS Monaco.

The 19-year-old striker has joined the Red Devils for £36million, however, the fee will rise to £58m with add-ons. This makes Martial the world’s most expensive teenager. The young player has signed a four-year deal with Manchester with the option to extend for a further year.

In his first words as a player of Manchester United, Martial said:

” I’m so excited to join United,”

“I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League and look forward to meeting my team-mates.”

“I don’t feel the pressure. I know there is pressure but I’m ready for it.”

“I’m very happy because it’s a big club in England.”

“I’m very proud. I’m very happy because I worked hard for this and my family is very happy about it.”

“I spoke with the coach, Louis van Gaal, and I know that I need to work very hard. ”

“It’s not easy to speak about myself but I am a very fast player. I hope that everything will go well for me at this club.” 

Manchester United informed about the transfer of their Twitter :

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Chelsea target Charlie Austin has declared, that he will remain at Queens Park Rangers for the next season.

It seems that speculation on the future of Charlie Austin came to an end. The player has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs but in the end, he has decided to remain at QPR.

Austin wrote on his Twitter :

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Sky Sports reveals, that PSG have rejected Chelsea’s two bids for their defender Marquinhos.

After the failing to sign John Stones from Everton, the Blues are trying to sign the Brazilian defender Marquinhos. However, according to the latest news, the French side have rejected both bids Chelsea have made for the player. It is believed, that Chelsea have made bids worth more than €35m and something about €55m.

Marquinhos made 32 appearances for PSG scoring 2 goals. He’s a centre-back but he can play also as a defensive midfielder and as a left-back. He is considered the “new Thiago Silva”.

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According to Sky Sport, Chelsea are closing in on a £4m move for Michael Hector from Reading.

It seems, that the 23-year-old Jamaica international Hector may join Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window.

A Jamaica international, Hector has been on Reading’s books since 2009. He spent 11 spells away from the Royals on loan, including stints with Aberdeen, Cheltenham Town and Barnet

It is said, that Hector’s impressive performance for Jamaica in the Copa America this summer, has caught the eye of Chelsea scouts during the tournament.

 

 

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 Islam Feruz has joined Hibernian on season-long loan from Chelsea.

Feruz joined Chelsea in 2011 from Celtic. The 19-year-old striker made his first team debut for the Blues in July 2013.

On 1 September 2014, Feruz signed a season-loan deal with OFI Crete, where he made only one appearance. Then on 16 January 2015, Feruz joined Blackpool. While now, the young player will come back to Scotland.

Feruz told Hibernian’s official website :

“I am excited to be coming back to Scotland and get some first team football under my belt. 

“Hibs have a good young team and I’ve played with a number of the boys before with the national team. 

“The manager has shown faith me and I’m looking forward to repaying it by giving 100% when I’m selected.”

Hibernan’s manager Alan Stubbs has praised the young player for his talent :

“I am delighted that we have managed to secure Islam on loan.

“He is another really exciting young talent, a player who has fantastic ability and potential. He will add a different dimension to the options that we currently have.

“We would like to thank Chelsea for allowing Islam to join us on loan, and we’re looking forward to helping him realise his undoubted potential.”

 

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