Transfer Deadline Day tracker: Updates on the major moves across European leagues

By | August 30, 2021

Brace yourself for the wildest 24 hours in the world football transfer market: Transfer deadline day, on Tuesday, Aug. 31. That’s when time expires on clubs looking to make final reinforcements for the season before the next transfer window in the winter.

Tuesday will mark the close of the summer edition of the transfer window for the majority of European leagues, including all the major ones: English Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A and the Bundesliga. The leagues in Russia (Sept. 7) and Turkey (Sept. 8) have an extended transfer window into September.

The next European transfer window comes in the winter, and will last for one month in January 2022 (Jan. 1-Jan. 31). Clubs can always sign players who are out of contract, but if a transaction requires a transfer of a player under contract with another club, that can only happen inside the designated FIFA transfer windows.

A rundown of all the rumors and reports is followed below by a tracker of the official moves, as announced by the clubs. Check back here for regular updates.

Here are the big names that we’ll be watching for on Tuesday:

  • Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid): The experienced, hard-working Atletico Madrid midfielder could be a valuable piece for a top-tier club. Chelsea is the club being linked with a move.
  • Barcelona shedding salaries: Staying in Spain, Ilaix Moriba’s rumored move to RB Leipzig seems to be close. It’s looking like Barcelona is having a tough time moving Miralem Pjanic. Riqui Puig is another player who will need a new club if he wants playing time.
  • Man Utd winger on the move: Reports have Welsh international Daniel James going to Leeds. Expect an announcement on Tuesday.
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea): His status is up in the air and reports indicate it will depend on other moves. Another Chelsea player, Tino Anjorin, looks destined for Russia.
  • Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes): He’s deemed one of the big gets on the market and now Real Madrid is being linked with the Frenchman.
  • Jules Counde (Sevilla): Like Camavinga, Counde has been rumored to be on the brink of a transfer for some time. Chelsea is the apparent frontrunner.
  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG): It looks like a potential transfer to Real Madrid from PSG is dead, but you never know what last minute madness could unfold.
  • James Rodriguez (Everton): Will anyone make a serious move for the oft-injured playmaker?
  • Diego Rossi (LAFC): The next big transfer from MLS looks to be LAFC’s Uruguayan winger, who’s wanted by Turkish side Fenerbahce.
  • Mexican players: Tecatito Corona has been linked with a move to AC Milan, while Santiago Munoz appears to be headed to Newcastle.

Transfer Deadline Day: Rumors & reports

Player Position Club Linked To
Yacine Adli Midfielder Bordeaux (FRA) AC Milan (ITA)
Tino Anjorin Midfielder Chelsea (ENG) Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS)
Houssem Aouar Midfielder Lyon (FRA) Arsenal, Tottenham
Youssouph Badji Forward Club Brugge (BEL) Bordeaux (FRA)
Hector Bellerin Defender Arsenal (ENG) Various / Real Betis (ESP)
Jeremie Boga Midfielder Sassuolo (ITA) Crystal Palace (ENG)
Sven Botman Defender LOSC Lille (FRA) Wolves (ENG)
Josip Brekalo Forward VfL Wolfsburg (GER) Lazio (ITA), Torino (ITA)
Roman Burki Goalkeeper Borussia Dortmund (GER) FC Basel (SWI)
Duje Caleta-Car Defender Marseille (FRA) Wolves (ENG)
Eduardo Camavinga Midfielder Rennes (FRA) Various
Samu Castillejo Midfielder AC Milan (ITA) Various
Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona Forward Porto (POR) AC Milan (ITA)
Radu Dragusin Defender Juventus (ITA) Various
Odsonne Edouard Forward Celtic (SCO) Crystal Palace (ENG)
Stephen Eustaquio Midfielder Pacos de Ferreira (POR) Fenerbahce (TUR)
Romain Faivre Midfielder Brest (FRA) AC Milan (ITA)
Marco Friedl Defender Werder Bremen (GER) TBD
Abdou Harroui Midfielder Sparta Rotterdam (NED) Sassuolo (ITA)
Matthew Hoppe Forward Schalke (GER) Mallorca (ESP)
Callum Hudson-Odoi Forward Chelsea (ENG) Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Mohamed Ihattaren Midfielder PSV Eindhoven (NED) Juventus (ITA)
Daniel James Forward Manchester United (ENG) Leeds United (ENG)
Arnaud Kalimuendo Forward PSG (FRA) RC Lens (FRA)
Moise Kean Forward Everton (ENG) Juventus (ITA)
Filip Kostic Forward Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) Lazio (ITA)
Jules Kounde Defender Sevilla (ESP) Chelsea (ENG)
Gaetan Laborde Forward Montpellier (FRA) Various
Valentino Lazaro Midfielder Inter Milan (ITA) Benfica (POR)
Unai Lopez Midfielder Athletic Bilbao (ESP) Rayo Vallecano (ESP)
Dion Lopy Midfielder Stade de Reims (FRA) Bologna (ITA)
Rey Manaj Forward Barcelona (ESP) Spezia (ITA)
Faitout Maouassa Defender Rennes (FRA) Club Brugge (BEL)
Kylian Mbappe Forward PSG (FRA) Real Madrid (ESP)
Lucas Merolla Defender Huracan (ARG) Salernitana (ITA)
Junior Messias Midfielder Crotone (ITA) Various
Aleksei Miranchuk Midfielder Atlanta (ITA) AC Milan (ITA)
Mostafa Mohamed Forward Galatasaray (TUR) Bordeaux (FRA)
Kevin Mohwald Midfielder Werder Bremen (GER) Union Berlin (GER)
Ilaix Moriba Midfielder Barcelona (ESP) RB Leipzig (GER)
Santiago Munoz Forward Santos Laguna (MEX) Newcastle United (ENG)
Jeison Murillo Defender Sampdoria (ITA) Celta Vigo (ESP)
Shkodran Mustafi Defender (Unattached) Torino (ITA)
Reiss Nelson Winger Arsenal (ENG) Feyenoord (NED)
Moussa Niakhate Defender Mainz (GER) Hertha (GER), Sevilla (ESP)
Saul Niguez Midfielder Atletico Madrid (ESP) Various / Chelsea (ENG)
Steven Nzonzi Midfielder Roma (ITA) Lille (FRA), Marseille (FRA)
Divock Origi Forward Liverpool (ENG) TBD
Riccardo Orsolini Forward Bologna (ITA) Fiorentina (ITA)
Adam Ounas Forward Napoli (ITA) Various
Luca Pellegrini Defender Juventus (ITA) West Ham (ENG)
Miralem Pjanic Midfielder Barcelona (ESP) Juventus (ITA)
Marin Pongracic Defender VfL Wolfsburg (GER) Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Riqui Puig Midfielder Barcelona (ESP) TBD
James Rodriguez Midfielder Everton (ENG) AC Milan (ITA)
Diego Rossi Forward LAFC (USA) Fenerbahce (TUR)
Pablo Sarabia Winger PSG (FRA) Sevilla (ESP), Atletico (ESP)
Bernardo Silva Midfielder Manchester City (ENG) Various
Ruben Sobrino Forward Valencia (ESP) Cadiz (ESP)
Nico Tagliafico Defender Ajax (NED) West Ham (ENG)
Corentin Tolisso Midfielder Bayern Munich (GER) AS Roma (ITA)
Vanderson Defender Gremio (BRA) Brentford (ENG)
Carlos Vinicius Forward Benfica (POR) Various
Nikola Vlasic Midfielder CSKA Moscow (RUS) West Ham (ENG)
Mario Vuskovic Defender Hajduk Split (CRO) HSV Hamburg (GER)
Mattia Zaccagni Att. mid. Hellas Verona (ITA) Various
David Zima Center back Slavia Prague (CZE) Torino (ITA)
Lovro Zvonarek Midfielder Slaven Belupo (CRO) Bayern Munich (GER)

Transfer Deadline Day: Official moves

Day/Time (ET) Player Position From To Deal
Mon / 4:25 p.m. Troy Deeney Forward Watford (ENG) Birmingham City (ENG) Free transfer
Mon / 4:14 p.m. Willian Winger Arsenal (ENG) Corinthians Free / Contract terminated
Mon / 2:45 p.m. Danny Drinkwater Midfielder Chelsea (ENG) Reading (ENG) Loan 2021/22
Mon / 2:31 p.m. Junior Onana Central mid LOSC Lille (FRA) Bordeaux (FRA) $2.4 million
Mon / 2:30 p.m. Javier Pastore Att. mid. AS Roma (ITA) N/A Contract terminated
Mon / 2:30 p.m. Brandon Soppy Right back Rennes (FRA) Udinese (ITA) $2.5 million
Mon / 2:29 p.m. Marcus Ingvartsen Forward Union Berlin (GER) Mainz 05 (GER) Loan with option
Mon / 2:13 p.m. Teun Koopmeiners Def. mid. AZ Alkmaar (NED) Atalanta (ITA) $14 million
Mon / 1:31 p.m. Ozan Kabak Center back Schalke 04 (GER) Norwich City (ENG) Loan with option
Mon / 1:48 p.m. Leandro Sanca Forward Sporting Braga (POR) Spezia (ITA) $590k
Mon / 1:28 p.m. Luis Phellype Forward Sporting CP (POR) CD Santa Clara (POR) Loan
Mon / 1:01 p.m. Simone Scuffet Goalkeeper Udinese (ITA) Apoel (CYP) Fee not revealed
Mon / 12:42 p.m. Mehdi Bourabia Midfielder Sassuolo (ITA) Spezia (ITA) Loan with purchase
Mon / 11:21 a.m. Lukas Hinterseer Forward Ulsan Hyundai (KOR) Hannover 96 (GER) Fee not revealed
Mon / 10:02 a.m. Marcel Sabitzer Midfielder RB Leipzig (GER) Bayern Munich (GER) $17-$18 million
Mon / 9:43 a.m. Kang-in Lee Att. mid. Valencia CF (ESP) RCD Mallorca (ESP) Free transfer
Mon / 6:11 a.m. Umut Meras Left back Le Havre (FRA) Besiktas (TUR) $1.75 million