Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Summer transfer deadline day season 2019/20 update

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Today’s summer transfer window for Premier League shuts in just a matter of hours. Here are some of the more interesting deals in the pipeline and already completed:

Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United to Inter, £73million)

The Belgian striker is in Italy having a medical ahead of completing a £73million move to the Nerazzurri. The 26-year-old struggled to hit top form last season and his future in Manchester has been in doubt all summer.

Inter boss head coach Antonio Conte is a big fan of the big striker, who scored just 12 Premier League goals last season.

David Luiz (Chelsea to Arsenal, £8million)

This move was a rather surprising one, with the first time the deal mention coming on Wednesday. However, the Brazilian international is close to completing an £8million move to Arsenal, who have been looking to strengthen their backline.

Reports suggest that Luiz wanted the move due to the fact that he may not have been first-choice at the heart of the Blues defence.

Kieran Tierney (Celtic to Arsenal, £25million)

The Gunners are set to also strengthen their defensive options by bringing in the highly-rated 24-year-old left-back before the transfer window shuts. The Scottish international is likely to come straight into the starting line-up for the Gunners, whose other options at left-back are the ageing Nacho Monreal and the inconsistent Sead Kolasinac.

Dennis Praet (Sampdoria to Leicester, £18million)

According to Sky Sports, Leicester have agreed an £18million deal to sign the versatile Belgian international. The winger is believed to be at Leicester’s training ground having a medical ahead of completing the move to the Foxes.

Praet had previously been linked with moves to the likes of Arsenal and Everton. However, it looks like he will be playing his football in the Midlands next season.

Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis to Tottenham, £55million)

The Argentinian international looks set to join Tottenham from the Spanish club for a fee of around £55million, which could rise to £60million. Some reports suggest that the attacking midfielder is in the capital ahead of completing any potential bid.

The attacking midfielder is highly-rated and only spent one season in Spain after moving from PSG last summer initially on loan.

Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham to Tottenham, £25million plus Josh Onomah)

Tottenham have also agreed an initial fee of £25million potentially rising to £30million plus young midfielder Josh Onomah. The 19-year-old is highly-rated, despite enjoying an average campaign last season for Spurs.

The youngster will add cover at left-back and also on the left-wing. The deal may also allow left-back Danny Rose to leave the club from north London.

Marcos Rojo (Manchester United to Everton, ?)

Reports suggest that Rojo could be set to move to the Merseysider’s before the transfer window shuts. There is slight confusion if Rojo is joining on a permanent or loan deal, with varying reports in the media.

The 29-year-old is out-of-favour and down the pecking order at Old Trafford. He would have more of a chance of first-team football at Goodison Park.

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace to Everton, ?)

This a deal that could well happen after the Toffees saw two bids turned down for the Ivorian. However, the 26-year-old handed in a transfer request in order to make the move to the ambitious club from Merseyside.

Reports suggest that the Ivory Coast international has not trained with the rest of the Eagles squad on Wednesday. It seems the deal is not yet dead. The Toffees are favourites to sign Zaha at odds of 2/1.

More to come

Please stay with my colleagues for updates on transfer deadline day. There are still plenty more deals and drama to come today.

Who will be the big mover on transfer deadline day?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Nugent


David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.

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