He provides another option for the two box-to-box roles in the Liverpool midfield while also offering cover for Sadio Mane and Salah in the wide attacking spots. They bought two midfielders to our one. Even van Dijk handed a transfer request and urged Southampton to release him but nothing got materialised. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. As for Phil 'the farm labourer' Jones, only a matter of time mate, only a matter of time.
The £92m bid for Thomas Lemar smacked of desperation - especially with the player in action for France as the clock ticked down - so Wenger knew he could not afford to lose Sanchez if he was to have any hope of turning Arsenal's season around. Neymar and Mbappe - now that's a 9/10 transfer window mate!
According to Daily Mail, the Reds are planning to go on the biggest summer spending spree in their history, and are ready to splash a massive sum of £200 million on recruiting players before the close of the transfer window. Liverpool were reported by Southampton earlier in the window.
Jonny Evans had also been at the centre of much transfer interest, not least from Manchester City.More news: 'US never out of diplomatic solutions on N Korea'
Reports suggested that the Reds were still hopeful of striking a deal on deadline day, but Sky Sports News reports that Southampton have now made a final decision not to sell.
Given that Walcott has a strong history with the national side, all he would need is a season full of appearances, a handful of goals and assists, and he is almost guaranteed a call-up in the 2018 World Cup. Thankfully that part of player power seems to be diminishing.
Fulham have reportedly bid £15 million for Newcastle attacker Dwight Gayle. At best, he will get a muted response in his first few matches back. Winning over the fans could be a lengthier process as many of them are furious with Van Dijk's attempts to force a move. Im glad Mustafi ended up staying as I rate and like him. The fans after three summers of worry have breathed a sigh of relief, and the team has not needed stopgaps but augmented with real quality. "But I can't wait to get to Melwood and you'll hear first from me on LFCTV".
Reports says Liverpool and the Saints have agreed a deal and others suggest a move is likely to happen in the incoming days.