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Arsenal refused to pay £50m for 28-year-old Paris St-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, 28, as he has no sell-on value.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, is understood to have consulted his pastor about a proposed move to Aston Villa before deciding against the move.
Spurs were set to pay up to £20m for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, in exchange for either Andros Townsend, 24, or Erik Lamela, 23, but the Saints were unwilling to sell.
(London Evening Standard)
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 34, failed to secure a surprise deadline-day return to the Premier League after negotiations with Aston Villa.
Manchester United made a late £26.4m bid to sign midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 21, from Bayer Leverkusen.
United believe that goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, will be reintroduced smoothly into Louis van Gaal’s plans and are happy for the player to stay and see out the final year of his contract.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 28, valued at £11m in the £29m package that would have seen De Gea join the Spanish giants, phoned United to see if the move could still be done.
(Manchester Evening News)
Bournemouth failed to sign former Cherries striker Lewis Grabban, 27, despite making an improved £7m bid for the Norwich City player.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 29, is disappointed his club failed to sign De Gea from United after a “bumpy summer”.
Queens Park Rangers have not received any firm bids for forward Charlie Austin over the past four weeks and the 26-year-old is staying at Loftus Road.
New Burnley midfielder Joey Barton, 32, says he is still good enough to play in the Premier League.
Everton turned down a bid of up to £8m from Norwich City for Scotland forward Steven Naismith, 28.
Naismith was also a target for Sunderland in the last few hours of the transfer window.
Stoke City forward Jon Walters, 31, has been left stuck at the club because the Potters could not agree a deal for Crystal Palace’s 31-year-old midfielder Mile Jedinak.
Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, 23, who last played for the club in January, is back in the squad after a loan spell at Villarreal.
Newcastle United turned down interest from former boss Alan Pardew to take defender Paul Dummett, 23 to Crystal Palace.
Burnley have cancelled the contract of striker Marvin Sordell, 24, by mutual consent.
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Stoke City forward Jon Walters posted a tongue-in-cheek message
to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal on transfer deadline day. Walters, who was linked with a move to Norwich City, is staying with the Potters.
Former Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole, 43,
joked on Twitter
before the transfer window shut: “Got my phone on loud just in case I get a last minute call to come out of retirement.”
Forward Brown Ideye, 26, posted a
on Twitter to West Bromwich Albion fans after joining Greek champions Olympiakos. “Thanks @WBAFC official and the fans for all the support from the first day I signed till now, all that they show me is 100% pure LOVE.”
Norwich City midfielder Gary O’Neil expressed his frustration about the transfer window after it closed on Tuesday. “Let’s hope they change the transfer window next year – so it closes before a ball is kicked! Caused absolute chaos at too many clubs,”
the 32-year-old tweeted.
Manchester United have been criticised for failing to tackle a mice infestation at Old Trafford.
Hundreds of Tottenham fans swapped their old Roberto Soldado shirts for the new kit during a shirt amnesty on Saturday – making the 30-year-old Spaniard’s shirt the most popular handed in.
(London Evening Standard)
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