TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY LATEST: All eyes on Man Utd, as Arsenal, Leeds United and Everton could spend as Ryan Sessegnon makes loan move

Manchester United are set to be the main focus of attention as the summer transfer window closes tonight.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 8:30 am
Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 10:18 am

The future of Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli is also likely to be a source of interest ahead of the 11pm deadline.

United are understood to be closing in on the signing of Brazilian left-back Alex Telles after agreeing a fee of £13.5million, plus £1.8million in potential add-ons, with Porto.

The 27-year-old is due in England to finalise terms and undergo a medica,l while a potential deal for Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is also reportedly at an advanced stage.

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United have endured a frustrating summer window to date with Holland midfielder Donny van de Beek their only addition, from Ajax.

Reports have continually linked the club with Borussia Dortmund’s England forward Jadon Sancho but the German club’s £108million asking price has not been met.

It remains to be seen if United, perhaps jolted into action by Sunday’s 6-1 humbling by Tottenham, come back with a deadline-day offer.

“We are still in a position that we can add to this squad,” said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “We need to get more out of this squad but maybe by (Monday) night we will have an addition.”

Alli appeared as a second-half substitute as Spurs ran out convincing winners at Old Trafford on Sunday but interest from Paris St Germain in the 24-year-old reportedly remains.

The French champions have already had one loan offer for Alli rebuffed and were expected to return with another, although they have since signed Everton forward Moise Kean on a season-long deal.

Tottenham youngster Ryan Sessegnon has joined Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim on loan for the rest of the season.

The 20-year-old has struggled to make an impact since joining Spurs for £25million last summer and has been sent out to get some game time.

Sessegnon has yet to feature for Jose Mourinho’s side this season, despite a packed fixture list.

Elsewhere, Arsenal could attempt to raid Chelsea for the second time this summer.

Having signed Willian on a free transfer, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is out to boost his midfield options and Jorginho is a potential target.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has not named names but admits there is interest in making a signing.

He said: “What I can guarantee is that we are doing our maximum for that to happen, whether we are going to achieve it or not, I don’t know.”

Manchester City’s stuttering start to the campaign might see them make a late foray into the transfer market for a new left-back, with Bayern Munich’s David Alaba and Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico among those being apparently courted.

Kean’s departure from Everton could pave the way for Arkadiusz Milik to join the Toffees from Napoli, while Leeds have been linked with Rennes winger Raphinha and Norwich’s Todd Cantwell.