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It may be the ‘morning after' and all that… but there is still plenty of done deals and Whispers to mull over. Here is you club-by-club round-up of Premier Football gossip based on our unique Football Whispers Index – don’t forget the hottest Whispers are those closest to 5.0…


  • Arsene Wenger reluctantly allowed Serge Gnabry to return to Germany to join Werder Bremen for £8 million yesterday.
  • It was a quiet deadline day at the Emirates, in terms of incomings, will the Gunners be back in for any of their long-term targets, like Alexandre Lacazette in January? (2.0)
  • Jack Wilshere's season's loan departure was one of the stories of yesterday – his temporary boss, Eddie Howe, has said the England man ‘could be the missing piece of the jigsaw' in Dorset.


  • … and the Cherries' boss Howe's praise for new loan man Wilshere didn't stop there. He told the official Bournemouth website: “Jack is obviously out there on his own with his profile and what we've attracted before, it's a good deal and one that can work for both sides.”
  • Leeds United believed they would strike a late loan deal for Lewis Grabban – but a switch to Elland Road was blocked for the striker who only re-signed at the Vitality Stadium on a three-and-a-half year contract in January. (2.9)
  • Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel was linked with a return to Ligue 1 as the transfer window wound down, will Lyon come back for him in January? (1.5)


    • New Derby County winger Ikechi Anya was on Burnley’s radar yesterday but sources close to the club say no formal bid was made for the Scot.
    • The Clarets are also believed to be monitoring Everton's James McCarthy – the midfielder sat out the Republic of Ireland's 4-0 win over Oman last night with a groin injury. (2.0)
    • While, winger Michael Kightly remains a target for Championship side Ipswich Town – Tractor Boys' boss Mick McCarthy opted for Crystal Palace's Jonny Williams instead. (1.0)


    • In possibly the biggest shock transfer of deadline day, Chelsea re-signed David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain for £34 million. The Brazilian said last night: “I am looking forward to wearing the blue shirt at Stamford Bridge once again.”
    • Meanwhile, Antonio Conte's other new big-money defender, £24 million Marcos Alonso added: “Proud to be a new Chelsea player! Can't wait to start this new adventure!”
    • The Blues will be keeping tabs on Real Madrid’s talented Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodriguez. (2.9)

Crystal Palace

    • Palace were thought to be close to signing Tomás Rincón from Genoa in the dying embers of the window, but an £8 million move failed to materialised. (2.7)
    • Free agent Marouane Chamakh is wanted by Championship side Reading following his release from Selhurst Park. (2.2)
    • Sunderland failed to get the paperwork completed in time for Boavista goalkeeper Mika Domingues – will David Moyes make a January move for Wayne Hennessey? (2.0)


    • Lamine Koné will definitely be on Wearside until January – but will the Ivory Coast man seal an Everton move before the African Cup of Nations (14 January to 5 February)? (2.0)
    • Will the Toffees offer midfielder James McCarthy in part exchange? The Black Cats are keeping tabs on the Republic of Ireland man. (2.0)
    • Moussa Sissoko was the one that got away last night – the Frenchman is said to have gone AWOL from Goodison officials to seal his £30 million move to Tottenham, at the eleventh hour.

Hull City

    • Aston Villa withdrew their interest in long-term target Abel Hernández after snapping up Bristol City Jonathan Kodjia for a reported £15 million.
    • Despite being heavily linked with the North East for the final week of the window, Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez has stayed put… for now, at least. (2.0)
    • Victor Anichebe tweeted and deleted “On my way to the Emirates” yesterday – a move to North London or the KCOM Stadium failed to materialise. (1.5)

Leicester City

    • Perhaps the biggest signing/non-signing of the window was that of Riyad Mahrez – last year's PFA Players' Player of the Year has signed on at the King Power until 2020.
    • Although, the champions did find time to break their own transfer record with the £28 million capture of Mahrez's countryman Islam Slimani.
    • One Foxes deal that did not get over the line was a swoop for Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi before the transfer window closed – this could be a possible January sale. (1.4)


  • Mamadou Sakho didn’t make his anticipated move away from Liverpool, but the Potters remain interested in the Frenchman. (2.0)
  • The Reds decided against signing a left-back – Jonas Hector could be a future target if that turns out to be a key omission by Jurgen Klopp. (1.5)
  • Lucas Leiva remains at Anfield after Serie A giants Roma failed to act on their interest in the Brazilian. (1.4)

Manchester City

  • After a hectic transfer window, which saw several squad improvements added, with plenty of players cleared out, Manchester City have no outstanding Whispers to report.
  • A total of six players left the Etihad on loan deals yesterday – the biggest of which being Joe Hart's season's loan to Torino.

Manchester United

  • Some reports suggested that Manchester United were set to make a deadline day swoop for Fabinho; it didn’t happen, but the Red Devils are known admirers of the Monaco player. (3.6)
  • Marcos Rojo's agent Carlos Gonçalves has told Sport Witness that his client turned down ‘several offers', including one from La Liga side Valencia. (3.1)
  • Tottenham Hotspur made a late enquiry about Morgan Schneiderlin; United don’t want to sell but Spurs haven’t ruled out a January bid for the Frenchman. (2.5)


  • Norwich City were dealt a late blow after Boro refused to sanction a loan move for striker Jordan Rhodes – the Riverside club said it was permanent of nowt. (1.2)
  • Expect fireworks on Teesside after jet-propelled winger Adama Traore arrived from Aston Villa in a £7 million deal yesterday.


  • West Bromwich Albion are known to still be keen on signing Jay Rodriguez from Southampton – but they missed the boat this time. (3.4)
  • Claude Puel managed to hold onto their skipper, but will Manchester United make a January move for José Fonte? (2.2)
  • In one of the more random stories on football's craziest day – the Southern Daily Echo have today reported that former Saints' man – now free agent – Dani Osvaldo turned down a move to Chievo in order to concentrate on his music career!

Stoke City

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Swansea City

  • Oliver Davies had returned to the Liberty from Kilmarnock after his loan spell was ended prematurely.
  • Marvin Emnes was a late mover last night – Blackburn Rovers his temporary home until January.

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Could Real Madrid midfielder Isco be a shock contender for a switch to Tottenham Hotspur? (3.6)
  • Mauricio Pochettino is monitoring his former player Morgan Schneiderlin's situation at Manchester United ahead of a possible January bid. (2.8)
  • Rather than sign for Spurs last night, Schalke playmaker Max Meyer was busy scoring his first senior international goal for Germany in a 2-0 win over Finland. (2.3)


  • Watford youngster Jerome Sinclair stayed at Vicarage Road despite being a late loan target for a host of Championships sides, including Norwich City. (2.2)
  • The Hornets remain interested in Hertha Berlin’s American defender John Brooks. The 23-year-old impressed at the Copa América Centenario this summer. (1.8)
  • Ikechi Anya left the Scotland camp yesterday to seal his switch to Derby County in a £3.5 million deal.

West Bromwich Albion

  • West Bromwich Albion winger Callum McManaman was being linked with a move to Newcastle United – the Toon may return in January on this one.
  • The Baggies will keep an interested in Southampton’s 27-year-old forward Jay Rodriguez despite failing in a loan bid.
  • And the West Midlanders are also looking at Sporting Clube de Portugal midfielder William Carvalho as a potential future target.

West Ham United

  • West Ham United were linked with a deadline day swoop for Micah Richards from Aston Villa, but the former England defender will remain at Villa Park for now. (1.3)
  • And the Hammers’ Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang was supposedly a target for Fiorentina, but the Italian side elected not to follow up their interest.
  • A Wednesday evening mover was Alvaro Arbeloa – the Spanish World Cup winner will play at the London Stadium for, at least, the next 12 months.

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