Premier League clubs took their transfer deadline day spending to a record £210m with a late flurry of deals but some of the highest-profile moves of the window failed to materialise.
Despite top-flight clubs’ total summer outlay reaching £1.4bn – another record – Alexis Sanchez, Virgil van Dijk, Riyad Mahrez, Thomas Lemar, Diego Costa and Ross Barkley all remained at their clubs.
The deadline-day record – breaking last year’s £155m mark – was only confirmed well after the 23:00 BST deadline.
Chelsea’s £35m signing of Danny Drinkwater and Mamadou Sakho’s £26m move to Crystal Palace were both announced after 01:00 BST.
Chelsea signed Davide Zappacosta, Spurs recruited Swansea striker Fernando Llorente for £15m and the Welsh club replaced him with Wilfried Bony for £12m – all after the window had closed.
Philippe Coutinho, the subject of a rejected £114m bid from Barcelona earlier in August, remains a Liverpool player but could still move as the Spanish window does not close until 23:00 BST on Friday. Mahrez and Costa have also both been linked with moves to Spain, although the interest in those cases is less clear-cut.
Big deals from earlier in the day included:
Kylian Mbappe [Monaco – PSG] Loan, with an option to buy for £165.7m
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain [Arsenal – Liverpool] £35m
Serge Aurier [PSG – Tottenham] £23m
Renato Sanches [Bayern Munich – Swansea] Loan
Nikola Vlasic [Hajduk Split – Everton] £10m
Danny Drinkwater [Leicester – Chelsea] £35m
Mamadou Sakho [Liverpool – Crystal Palace] £26m
Davide Zappacosta [Torino – Chelsea] Undisclosed
– Fernando Llorente [Swansea – Tottenham] Undisclosed (reported £15m)
Source: BBC Sports
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