Day’s biggest stories
- Ben Godfrey joins Everton from Norwich on a five-year deal
- Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles are expected to complete moves to Manchester United
- Thomas Partey could yet move to Arsenal from Atletico Madrid
- Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi continues to be linked with a switch to Bayern Munich
9.00am – Everton are the first movers of the day, completing the signing of defender Ben Godfrey from Norwich on a five-year deal. It’s a club-record deal for the Canaries, with the undisclosed fee reportedly £20million.
— Everton (@Everton) October 5, 2020
8.45 – Tottenham’s Dele Alli could be joining Kean at PSG if reports are to be believed. The Ligue 1 champions want to take the 24-year-old, who has fallen out of favour under boss Jose Mourinho, on a season-long loan. Alli – overlooked by England for their upcoming matches – was taken off at half-time in Spurs’ opening weekend defeat to Everton. He came on for the last 20 minutes of Sunday’s romp at Old Trafford.
8.10am – Frank Lampard wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to remain part of his Chelsea squad, but talk of a move to Bayern Munich won’t go away. The 19-year-old England winger started the Blues’ weekend win over Crystal Palace and impressed his manager in the 4-0 victory. German giants Bayern have been linked with an initial loan deal with the option to buy for around £70million. One to keep an eye on.
— Callum Hudson-Odoi (@Calteck10) October 3, 2020
7.45am – There is still time for Arsenal to complete a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and boss Mikel Arteta reassured supporters that all is being done by the club to improve the squad. “What I can guarantee is that we are doing our maximum,” Arteta said following the 2-1 win over Sheffield United. “Whether we are going to achieve it or not I don’t know. I cannot discuss the players that we want…but I have 100 per cent backing from them and it is not just words, this is reality.”
7.35am – Early pacesetters Everton allowed Moise Kean to join Paris St Germain on a season-long loan last night, leading to suggestions they are now in the market for a replacement striker. Carlo Ancelotti knows Arkadiusz Milik well from his time at Napoli and the 26-year-old Poland international has been linked with the Merseysiders. The Toffees are also expected to tie up a deal for Norwich defender Ben Godfrey before the 11pm cut-off.
7.25am – The pressure ramped up on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United to strengthen the squad following Sunday’s 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham. Experienced striker Edinson Cavani and left-back Alex Telles should sign today, England’s Jadon Sancho has long been linked and Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona is also a reported target, but will there be any unexpected arrivals to appease supporters?
7.15am – Good morning and welcome to the PA news agency’s transfer deadline day blog. Stay here for all the latest news on what could be an action-packed conclusion to the window. Will your club announce any arrivals or departures before the 11pm cut-off?