Transfer Deadline Day: Wilshere to Bournemouth, Luiz to Chelsea, Sissoko to Everton
Bournemouth are closing in on a move for Jack Wilshere.
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Wilshere, 24, is said to be traveling to Bournemouth and will sign a season-long loan deal with the Cherries.
Both Crystal Palace and AS Roma were said to be the frontrunners earlier in the day but Wilshere has decided that Bournemouth is the best option as Eddie Howe’s side play free-flowing soccer and suit his style of play.
What a signing this would be for Bournemouth.
David Luiz is said to be having a medical in central London ahead of a $45 million move back to Chelsea.
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Luiz, 29, left Chelsea in 2014 for Paris Saint-Germain in a huge $65 million deal however just two years later it appears the Brazilian national team defender is heading back to Stamford Bridge.
Although Luiz’s defensive capabilities are often questioned, he is a fans favorite at Chelsea and his arrival will give Antonio Conte plenty of competition in central defense.
Moussa Sissoko could be on his way to Everton from Newcastle United.
The French national team announced early on Deadline Day that Sissoko had been released from training camp to sort out his future and he had been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
But according to Sky Sports the Frenchman could now be heading to Everton as Ronald Koeman looks to strengthen his midfield. Newcastle are said to want $40 million for Sissoko but will accept five installments of $8 million.
Sissoko does not want to play for second-tier Newcastle and it seems like something has to give in the next few hours.
Islam Silmani is having a medical in Bologna after being allowed to leave the Algerian national team camp following Leicester City having a bid accepted by Sporting Lisbon.
Slimani, 28, has scored goals for fun in Portugal and at international level and it is believed he will cost the Foxes $39.5 million.
The deal is expected to be completed before the deadline but it will be close.
There are whispers that Enner Valencia could be heading to Swansea City.
The Ecuadorian striker, 26, has been attracting interest from the Swans all summer long and after the arrival of Simone Zaza from Juventus, West Ham are looking to offload Valencia.
Swansea have lost Andre Ayew, to West Ham, this summer and have been on the lookout to bolster their forward line.
Alvaro Arbeloa could be heading to West Ham United.
The right back is a free agent after leaving Real Madrid in the summer and the former Liverpool man is said to be on his way to London for a medical with the Hammers.
Arbeloa, 33, will provide Sam Byram with plenty of competition at right back, plus he can play at left back, and his experience (Arbeloa won the 2010 World Cup with Spain and also the 2008 and 2012 European Championships) could be valuable for Slaven Bilic’s injury-hit side.
Hal Robson-Kanu is a free agent and it looks like he will join West Bromwich Albion on Deadline Day.
The Welsh international striker has left the national team camp and the 27-year-old is heading to West Brom’s training ground for a medical.
Robson-Kanu scored a sublime goal for Wales in their EURO 2016 quarterfinal win against Belgium this summer and put himself on the radar of plenty of PL clubs after leaving Championship side Reading on a free.
He won’t be up against the clock as he’s a free agent but West Brom will perhaps want to get him confirmed as a new signing as Saido Berahino may still be on his way to Stoke City.