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Transfer deadline day LIVE

  • Preston defender Ben Davies and Schalke star Ozan Kabak are undergoing their medicals ahead of their moves to Liverpool
  • Man Utd have ruled out making a move for Edin Dzeko
  • Dele Alli’s switch to PSG has fallen through
  • Arsenal will decide Shkodran Mustafi’s fate as they search for a new left-back – Schalke are keen
  • Stay tuned for all the latest transfer news

Dele Alli exit collapses

Dele Alli’s proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain has falled through and he will now likely stay at Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho has frozen the England international out of his plans but Alli has not been allowed to be reunited with Mauricio Pochettino in the French capital.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Dele Alli to PSG deal is *not* happening. Definitely collapsed.

“The player was pushing to leave Spurs but Tottenham refused to let him go because they didn’t find a replacement. It’s over.”


Dele Alli’s proposed Tottenham exit has fallen through (Image: GETTY)

Roy Hodgson addresses Patrick van Aanholt to Arsenal

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has backed Patrick van Aanholt to succeed at Arsenal should the Gunners come knocking.

However, the ex-England manager has not heard of any firm interest from north London.

“I’ve heard nothing but if you’re asking me if I think he’s good enough to play for Arsenal, yes I do,” he said.

“This is where he is contracted and where I expect him to stay.”

Schalke want Arsenal star Shkodran Mustafi

Schalke defender Ozan Kabak’s deadline day move to Liverpool could rely on the Bundesliga club securing Arsenal star Shkodran Mustafi as his replacement, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Liverpool are looking to bring in two centre-backs today and a deal for Kabak has been agreed in principal.

However, Schalke will not sanction a transfer until they have brought in a replacement.

And the clock is ticking as the German transfer window shuts at 5pm.

Ozan Kabak

Liverpool have planned a medical for Ozan Kabak (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd rule out Dzeko

Manchester United won’t be signing Roma striker Edin Dzeko on transfer deadline day, Express Sport understands.

Reports in Italy had claimed earlier in the day that the Red Devils have made an approach for the 34-year-old.

But, despite losing Odion Ighalo, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t be swooping for the Bosnia international.

United are, however, committed to backing Solskjaer in the long run – and full details can be found here.

Arsenal interested in Patrick van Aanholt

Arsenal are yet to make a move for Patrick van Aanholt but that could change before tonight’s 11pm deadline, according to reports.

Mikel Arteta’s side are in need of recognised left-back cover following the loan departure of Sead Kolasinac earlier in the window.

The Athletic say there has been no contact between the Gunners and Van Aanholt.

However, that may change before the 11pm deadline tonight as they search for cover for Kieran Tierney.

Liverpool plan Ozan Kabak medical

Liverpool have planned a medical for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak in Germany – but they are in a race again time to get the deal done.

The German transfer window slams shut at 5pm so Schalke have until then to bring in a replacement.

Kabak is ready to join Jurgen Klopp’s squad on loan until the end of the season. Sky Sports News claim there will be an option to buy included in the deal.

Preston defender Ben Davies is also closing in on a £2million move to Liverpool.

The 25-year-old is on Merseyside to complete his medical this morning.

Transfer deadline day live

Transfer deadline day LIVE (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd make Edin Dzeko move

Man Utd have reportedly made contact with Edin Dzeko’s agent with the view of making a deadline day transfer.

Italian publication Corriere dello Sport claims United have reached out to the former Manchester City forward.

The Red Devils lost Odion Ighalo after his loan spell came to an end last week.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is apparently keen to bolster is firepower as he looks to challenge for the Premier League title.

Tottenham backed to sign Diego Costa

Tottenham have been suggested as a possible destination for ex-Chelsea hitman Diego Costa.

Jose Mourinho is currently without star striker Harry Kane due to an ankle injury he picked up in the 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

And former England right-back Danny Mills believes Costa would be a good short-term solution.

“There’s also Diego Costa still out there, you know,” Mills told Football Insider.

“Okay, he’s got one or two issues that you have to deal with Diego Costa but as a short-term measure from now to the end of the season I’m surprised nobody has taken a gamble on him. With his record which is outstanding.”

Everton target Ivan Perisic

Everton reportedly want to sign Ivan Perisic before the close of the transfer window tonight.

Football Insider claim Ancelotti wants to bring in the Inter Milan star, with fellow winger Bernard set to leave the club on loan.

Bernard is linked with a move to Dubai-based club Al-Nasr after making just six Premier League appearances so far this season.

And Everton chiefs have identified Perisic as a replacement for the Brazilian.

Perisic has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United previously keen on the Croatian.

Arsenal look to offload Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal are looking to offload Shkodran Mustafi today as Mikel Arteta has a large pool of defender at his disposal.

There was genuine interest from Liverpool but their attention appears to have to turn to Preston ace Ben Davies.

Mustafi earns around £90,000-per-week on his current deal meaning he would have to take a significant pay cut to join a Premier League rival.

Arsenal have held talks with the German about a mutual termination of his contract but to no avail.

They would welcome a move to Liverpool but the deal is complexed due to his wages.


Ben Davies is undergoing a medical with Liverpool this morning (Image: GETTY)

Christian Eriksen to Spurs

Tottenham have been linked with a move for their former midfielder Christian Eriksen as Jose Mourinho looks to add some creativity to his team.

The Dane left north London for the San Siro last January but he he has struggled for minutes under Antonio Conte.

With Dele Alli pushing for a move to Paris Saint-Germain to be reunited with Mauricio Pochettino, Eriksen could be brought in as his replacement.

Alli is desperate to make England’s squad for this summer’s Euros but he has been told by Gareth Southgate that he must be playing regularly.

Pochettino has offered him the chance to impress in Ligue 1 but Tottenham will not sanction the transfer without having a replacement ready.

Duje Caleta-Car transfer falls though

Liverpool were very close to sealing a move for Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Car last night.

According to RMC Sport, the 24-year-old was in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Liverpool over a late move in the January window.

And the report also states that he was Marignane airport until late on Sunday evening with a private jet on standby for him to travel to Manchester ahead of a move to Liverpool.

But negotiations are said to have failed at the final hurdle with Marseille unable to find a replacement in time.

Ben Davies medical

Preston defender Ben Davies is to undergo a medical at Liverpool this morning ahead of his £2million transfer.

Jurgen Klopp has not fit recognised senior centre-backs and has been desperately searching for cover.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Fabinho are all sidelined so Davies is expected to complete his switch to provide cover.

The 25-year-old was set to join Celtic this summer but Liverpool have hijacked the deal by meeting Preston’s £2m asking price.

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