the Daily Briefing: Ronaldo, Aubameyang and other stories to watch out for on Deadline Day
Thursday 1st September - My exclusive transfer round-up as we approach the transfer deadline, featuring updates on Ronaldo, Aubameyang, Tielemans and more.
Good morning guys and welcome to my Daily Briefing! Read on for the latest stories on Deadline Day…
Today’s top stories:
Done deal - Sergino Dest to AC Milan, here we go! Full agreement with Barcelona for a loan, with purchase option of around €20m - not mandatory. Dest will sign until June 2027: a one year loan, plus a potential four year deal if he stays permanently.
Official - Lucas Ocampos has joined Ajax, confirmed by the club. He joins from Sevilla for €20m.
Could we see late signings by Arsenal on Deadline Day? Click here to find out more.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to become a new Southampton player. A medical has been scheduled, with an agreement on a loan move and potential purchase option.
Douglas Luiz could be one to watch today, with Steven Gerrard admitting: “I am not in control of Douglas Luiz situation. We are not in a position where we need to lose our top players — but at the same time he has a year to go…”
Memphis Depay can terminate his contract with Barcelona at any time, so could be one to watch today - click here for the latest on his future.
Barcelona are looking at options for a new right-back after Sergino Dest’s loan move to AC Milan. I’ve been told LA Galaxy RB Julian Araujo has been discussed alongside other options. Hector Bellerin is also still waiting for Barca, with a decision to be made tomorrow.
Martin Braithwaite will terminate his contract with Barcelona - it’s been agreed. He is now expected to pick a new club today.
Josh Maja’s move to Birmingham has fallen through. He decided to stay at Bordeaux for one more season and sign new two-year deal with 50% wage deferral which will be paid to him in June.
Talks over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are progressing well, with all parties confident this could go through - click here for all the latest details on this transfer.
Billy Gilmour could be on the move on deadline day as Brighton prepare to come back in with another bid for the Scotland international. He could leave permanently, final decision will be with Thomas Tuchel.
Follow Si Phillips Deadline Day Live Blog for all the latest CFC developements.
Justin Kluivert deal is not happening. Potential move to Fulham deal has now definitely collapsed. He wouldn’t get a work permit, Roma not happy with the situation.
Official, completed. Leandro Paredes joins Juventus on loan deal with buy option clause that could become mandatory.
Three clubs are interested in Daniel James as we approach tonight’s deadline - click here to find out all you need to know.
Leeds also look to be in a strong position to sign a top class replacement if James does leave - all the exclusive info is here.
“I think he would be a fantastic signing for Liverpool, the right player in the right place” - is this the answer to Liverpool’s midfield issues? Click here to access my exclusive column.
Will we finally see a late move for Cristiano Ronaldo? Click here for my Deadline Day exclusive on one of the sagas of the summer.
Martin Dubravka deal is done - the deal is settled with all parties, 100%, no issues.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is currently expected to stay at Manchester United, with no serious offers for him as things stand.
Amad Diallo has joined Sunderland on loan. A full agreement was reached yesterday, he’ll be at the Stadium of Light until 2023, with no buy option as part of the deal.
Napoli director Giuntoli: “Keylor Navas? We’ve two goalkeepers and they’re very good so 99% we’ll keep the current squad.”
Carlos Soler is on his way to PSG - deal to be made official today:
Abdou Diallo will fly to Germany this morning to undergo his medical as a new RB Leipzig player. He’s joining on loan, and the move can be made permanent for €25m.
Real Sociedad have booked medical tests for Umar Sadiq to take place this morning. He’s set to sign a long-term contract after a €20m deal plus €6m add-ons was agreed between Sociedad and Almeria on Wednesday night.
Confirmed - Adnan Januzaj has joined Sevilla on a free transfer. His medical is done and he’s signed a four-year contract after leaving Real Sociedad as a free agent.
Southampton are in the running to sign Cody Gakpo - click here for an exclusive update on the Dutchman’s future.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set to join Southampton. A medical has been scheduled, with an agreement on a loan move and potential purchase option.
Tottenham are one of three clubs chasing Daniel James - here’s my latest exclusive info on the situation.
Manchester City’s talented young winger Adedire Mebude is attracting interest from Spurs and Club Brugge. City hope to keep hold of him, but a decision will be made soon.
Valencia and RB Leipzig have reached an agreement over Ilaix Moriba moving on loan to the Mestalla, deal set to be completed in the next hours.