Transfer deadline day recap: Done deals, collapsed moves & more as they happened

GOAL takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from around the world

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    Goodbye 👋

    Well, that's a nice place to leave it. We hope you enjoyed our deadline day coverage, and if you're arriving after the fact, feel free to scroll through and relive the madness.

    There will certainly be more information to come, too, particularly in regards to Hakim Ziyech's collapsed loan to Paris Saint-Germain. The French club are lodging an appeal but will have to wait on the results. We'll have full coverage on our site.

    Take care, and have a good night!

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    Official: Enzo Fernandez joins Chelsea for British record fee

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    Benfica confirmed the move in a statement, and Chelsea fans can finally go to bed.

    It's a £106.8 million ($130m) signing to dramatically end the transfer window.

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    Cedric Soares to Fulham completed

    We're almost at the finish line now.

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    Southampton get Sulemana signing done

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    Done deal: Sabitzer joins Man Utd

    Cross another one off the list. Marcel Sabitzer's move from Bayern Munich to Manchester United is now official.

    He joins the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal meant to boost Erik ten Hag's men in the short-term.

    Here's the full story on that move.

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    Latest on Ziyech fiasco

    After hours of negotiations, GOAL confirmed that Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain had agreed a loan deal for Hakim Ziyech, which did not include an obligation to buy.

    Ziyech landed in Paris to complete his medical while the clubs were still negotiating, but there is a major issue with the transfer.

    GOAL understands that the required paperwork was submitted late due to Chelsea repeatedly sending the incorrect documents. As a result, Ziyech's transfer was submitted late. PSG will have the opportunity to appeal to the French footballing authorities, but reports on Tuesday evening suggested they are not holding out much hope of registering the Morocco international for the remainder of the season.

    For the full story, head to GOAL's explainer article.

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    Albrighton joins West Brom on loan

    One of Leicester's last remaining Premier League winners has moved on...

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    Benfica boss confirms Enzo agreement with Chelsea

    Benfica head coach Roger Schmidt has confirmed that Enzo Fernandez is heading to Chelsea.

    Speaking after his side's 3-0 win over Arouca this evening, he said: "We talked about it [with Rui Costa], the deal is done, it's part of football but what matters is Benfica. Today I'm not going to talk about players who are no longer here.

    "I'm happy with the players who are here, I like the team. attitude, and patience, they enjoy playing for Benfica. Benfica is a fantastic club and we are enjoying playing for Benfica immensely and we have tried everything to make the fans happy and in the end become champions."

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    Ziyech trouble for PSG and Chelsea!

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    Wow, just as we were saying everything was under control with the big moves, Hakim Ziyech's loan to Paris Saint-Germain has been put into doubt.

    PSG and Chelsea signed the contracts but they were not sent back to be registered in time, claims Fabrizio Romano. There are reports out of France indicating the Blues may have messed up with the paperwork.

    The move is not officially called off, but it's not looking great right now.

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    Keylor Navas to Nottingham Forest loan announced

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    Sabitzer, Fernandez and Ziyech all still on

    To reiterate from before, there's no concern (yet) about the trio of big deals not getting done tonight. Announcements might not come for another hour or two, though.

    If it's late at night where you are, take a quick walk to get the blood pumping, because you're probably going to be awake a while longer.

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    Nottingham Forest get Shelvey done before deadline

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    TIME IS UP (but also, more to come)

    The transfer window is closed. However, moves can be made if a deal sheet is properly submitted in time behind the scenes.

    So don't worry, Chelsea fans. Enzo Fernandez should still be on his way.

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    Tottenham confirm Pedro Porro

    Well, there's one of the moves we were waiting for!

    Pedro Porro is officially a Tottenham player, joining from Sporting CP. He's on loan until the end of the season, but there's an obligation to buy afterwards, so Spurs fans can feel comfortable embracing him right away.

    Read the full story here.

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    We're still waiting on...

    Arguably the two most consequential moves yet to be announced involve Chelsea: Enzo Fernandez joining the club, and Hakim Ziyech leaving for Paris Saint-Germain. Both are near certainties tonight.

    Marcel Sabitzer to Manchester United is also in the final stages, as is Pedro Porro to Tottenham.

    Keep in mind that deals are often not confirmed publicly until after the deadline.

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    Man Utd told new signing Sabitzer is a 'killer'

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    With a loan deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer being finalised by Manchester United, his agent has spoken about his fierce competitiveness.

    "[He's] the most unpleasant person to be around when he's not playing," Roger Wittmann said of Sabitzer. "He hates it when he loses. That's the bottom line. Character-wise, the kid is a killer. That's what players who always want to win look like."

    Read the full story here.

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    Keylor Navas set for Premier League arrival

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    Paris Saint-Germain will loan goalkeeper Keylor Navas to Nottingham Forest, reports Fabrizio Romano.

    An agreement is in place and an announcement should follow.

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    Hector Bellerin unveiled by Sporting CP

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    Barcelona have loaned right-back Hector Bellerin to Sporting CP, the Portuguese club announced.

    The former Arsenal player has not been used much at Camp Nou and will expect a bigger role in his new home.

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    Chelsea's Fernandez signing will smash transfer record

    Everyone's reporting it now. Chelsea and Benfica are in complete agreement over a £105 million fee for midfielder Enzo Fernandez - a new British transfer record.

    All that's left is the filing of paperwork, but with time still remaining, that's not expected to be a problem.

    Graham Potter has his man.

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    Everton's Giroud bid rejected

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    Everton have tried to make an unexpected swoop for AC Milan's Olivier Giroud, but the Serie A club declined the bid, writes Gianluca Di Marzio.

    No Premier League return for the big forward.