Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Sheffield United feature in the 2pm update.
Rojo on his way to Everton
Everton appear to have given up hope of luring Kurt Zouma back to the club from Chelsea, but have now moved on to another centre back in Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo.
The Mail claim that Rojo is now on his way to Merseyside to finalise his move to Goodison Park, with the Toffees taking advantage of United’s long list of defenders after the signing of Harry Maguire.
Carroll’s Newcastle return close
Andy Carroll has been linked with a return to Newcastle for a few weeks now, and it finally seems that the move is close to completion ahead of the deadline.
Newcastle need to have the deal done by the deadline for Premier League squad reasons despite his free agent status, and the Daily Mail claim he has now agreed his move, earning a low wage and heavy incentives for playing time.
Longstaff won’t be leaving
Whilst Carroll arrives, Newcastle are attempting to keep another Geordie on Tyneside, as the Shields Gazette claim a £35million bid for Sean Longstaff from Manchester United has been rejected.
United have been chasing Longstaff for much of the summer, but Newcastle haven’t been willing to do business – and they don’t seem likely to let the midfielder go just before the deadline.
Palace eye up Brazilian striker
More from The Mail, as they report that Crystal Palace are keen to launch a late move for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose ahead of the 5pm deadline.
The Brazilian hitman is seen as an alternative to CSKA Moscow hitman Fedor Chalov, but with just three hours to go until the deadline, the Eagles are cutting it fine.
Ah, the saga involving Tottenham Hotspur and Paulo Dybala continues. It’s been off, it’s been on, it’s been hanging in the balance…now it seems to be very unlikely.
The Independent claim image rights are the main sticking point, even with the two clubs open to a loan move. If Spurs don’t sign him, Dybala would likely be sold to Serie A rivals Inter Milan, and it’s claimed Dybala – who would allegedly like to work with Mauricio Pochettino – is ‘furious’ at Juventus for the situation they have put him in, as they’re shopping him around but failing to agree deals, and a move to Spurs would be a surprise now.
Sheffield United pursue Ndiaye
Chris Wilder has been pursuing a new midfielder in the dying stages of the transfer window, and it seems that Stoke City ace Badou Ndiaye is the man heading to Bramall Lane.
The Mail report that the 28-year-old Senegal international is thought to be in talks with the Blades about a move, having been frozen out at Stoke since returning from a loan at Galatasaray.