Updates on Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea, USMNT stars and more


Transfer deadline day is here. The summer window closes on Thursday evening in the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and elsewhere. And with less than an hour to go now, a few deals still need sorting out.

Some are settled. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, is staying at Manchester United, largely because no legitimate interest from a Champions League club ever appeared.

Christian Pulisic, likewise, remains at Chelsea, with the club “blocking any deals and holding him against his wishes,” a source told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday.

But Chelsea was the biggest mover on deadline day. The London club agreed to a deal with Barcelona for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and sent Marcos Alonso in the other direction. Then, with just a few hours remaining in the window, it reportedly swooped for Juventus midfielder Denis Zakaria on a season-long loan.

Pulisic aside, other American players sorted out their short-term futures. Ricardo Pepi on Wednesday signed for Dutch side Groningen on loan from Augsburg. AC Milan arrived out of nowhere to rescue Sergiño Dest from Barcelona, after the 21-year-old fullback balked at interest from Villarreal. Dest signed with the Serie A champs on a season-long loan with a 20 million-euro ($20 million) option to buy.

Elsewhere, John Brooks backed out of move to Mallorca at the 11th hour, and signed for Benfica in Portugal.

As the deadline — 6 p.m. ET for Premier League clubs — approaches, the name to watch is Douglas Luiz. Arsenal and Aston Villa are locked in last-minute negotiations for Villa’s Brazilian midfielder. Yahoo Sports will track all of the latest happenings here.

When does the transfer window shut?

The window shuts on Thursday in all the major leagues, but the exact transfer deadline varies in different countries.

In England and Spain, the window shuts at 6 p.m. ET.

In Germany, it closed much earlier, at noon ET.

In France, it closes an hour later, at 7 p.m. ET.

Done deals

For a day-by-day and club-by-club rundown of all the transfers completed so far this summer in the big five leagues, The Guardian has a comprehensive list. And Transfermarkt sorts them from most to least expensive.





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