Transfer news RECAP: Aston Villa win the race to sign Brentford star Ollie Watkins in club-record £33m deal while John Stones looks set to stay and win back his place at Man City
After entering the ninth week of this summer’s transfer window, clubs from across Europe are still getting deals done as they look to bolster their squads ahead of the new campaign.
Clubs have until October 5 to wrap up their business but complications caused by the ongoing pandemic mean they’ll be keen to get their signings in sooner in time for pre-season training.
Lionel Messi’s transfer saga may have ended for now but there’s still plenty of loose ends that need tying up before next month’s deadline.
Here, Sportsmail’s SAM McEVOY provided live updates from Premier League and European clubs as they continued to negotiate and completed signings during the summer transfer window.