LIVE Transfer Ticker – Deadline Day updates

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Follow here for live updates throughout the Deadline Day on what is happening throughout England, Europe, and the world.

Don’t forget to tune in to the “Transfer Deadline Day Show” on NBCSN (Monday, 6-8 p.m. ET).

All times Eastern:

12:15 – Spurs German midfielder Lewis Holtby, who went to Fulham on loan last year, joins Hamburg on loan for the season.

11:24 – Hull City have confirmed the signing of Abel Hernandez, who is rumored to be the club’s new record signing.

11:03 – Bayern Munich have announced USMNT youngster Julian Green has completed a season-long loan move to Hamburg.

10:45am – Burnley have announced the signing of Chelsea’s Nathan Chalobah.

10:23am – Rumors of QPR moves are starting to churn. BBC’s Ian Dennis is reporting “discussions” for Liverpool’s Fabio Borini, and multiple reports suggest a more likely one that Tottenham’s Sandro is having a medical ahead of a $16 million move.

10:19am – ARSENE WENGER SPOTTED IN HEATHROW AIRPORT! Where could he be headed?!?! Oh….he’s going to referee a charity match in Italy. Well, that’s not exciting at all…

10:15am – A hilarious bit of poor timing has seen Roma striker Mattia Destro possibly rule himself out of any potential transfers today. According to Italian outlet TuttoMercato, Destro decided to plan his wedding on Deadline Day, so getting a hold of him for a transfer may be a touch difficult. It’s still possible something could happen, but that’s an interesting snag for you.

10:02am – The very reliable Sam Tighe of Bleacher Report UK is reporting Aston Villa rumors are off the charts at the moment. According to him, there are rumblings of a fee agreed with West Ham for Mohamed Diame, a move for Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley is still a possibility, they’ve made a bid for Real Sociedad’s Sergio Canales, and Jason Puncheon – linked with Aston Villa earlier – has left Crystal Palace training. There appears to be plenty of movement around Villa Park and fans should clearly expect at least something to happen today.

9:57am – According to The Mirror’s Darren Lewis, Jermain Defoe’s proposed transfer to Queens Park Rangers has hit a snag when the striker asked for wages of $150,000 a week. Seems Tony Fernandes has finally learned his lesson…

9:10am – Ed Aarons of The Guardian is reporting Geoff Cameron could leave Stoke City for Sunderland or Southampton but his club would like to keep him.

Don’t forget to tune in to the “Transfer Deadline Day Show” on NBCSN (Monday, 6-8 p.m. ET).

Croatia smashes disheveled Argentina

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Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, and Ivan Rakitic have Croatia in the knockout rounds and Argentina on the verge of World Cup disaster.

Croatia scored a pair of second half goals, one aided by a Willy Caballero howler, in a 2-0 win in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday.

Argentina will enter its final match against Nigeria on the outskirts of the knockout rounds regardless of how Nigeria-Iceland ends on Friday.

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Ivan Perisic forced a big save out of Wily Caballero for an early Croatia corner kick that came to nothing.

Messi had a chance stopped inside of 10 minutes, then started a play that Dejan Lovren blocked for a corner in the 13th.

Enzo Perez missed an open goal off a poor Croatia giveaway in the 30th minute.

There were a pair of fouls not out of place on a red card lowlight reel, one for each team, but neither resulting in a sending off.

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Croatia took the lead through Caballero’s gaffe and Rebic’s smash in the 54th.

Argentina nearly answered moments later. After a mazy Messi dribble, Argentina regained possession in the 64th minute, spearheaded by a Gonzalo Higuain run that led to a corner.

Croatia came close to making it 2-0, as Mario Mandzukic couldn’t turn a flick on frame and instead saw it glide into the outside of the goal.

Then Modric put the match to bed as the clock hit 80, an absolute beauty. Another huge defensive mistake allowed Mateo Kovacic to cue up Rakitic for the third.

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WATCH: Caballero blunder punished as Rebic rip puts Argentina on ropes

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Willy Caballero has made one of the bigger blunders in recent World Cup history.

His Argentina side needs at least a point from Thursday’s match-up with Croatia, and the match remained scoreless into halftime.

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But 10 minutes after the break, Caballero flubbed a clearance in a big way.

The Argentina goalkeeper then could only watch as Ante Rebic kept his composure to blast a side volley into the goal.

It was a fine finish, to be sure, but not possible without such a terrible gaffe.

Transfer rumor roundup: Chelsea in for Pjanic; Lozano to Juventus?

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Pro Soccer Talk examines some of Thursday’s top transfer stories, including a Premier League giant looking to add to its midfield.

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Chelsea could be set to join Barcelona in the race for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to the Daily Mail.

The Blues and new manager Maurizio Sarri are said to be open to looking to Serie A to solve some of the team’s troubled areas, including in the center of the park to join France international N'Golo Kante.

Sarri is already said to be keen on signing Napoli star Dries Mertens, whom he has coached for several years at the Stadio San Paolo


Meanwhile, Juve has interest in a World Cup star, with Mexico’s Hirving Lozano attracting significant looks from around the world.

Lozano scored for El Tri in their 1-0 victory over Germany to open their 2018 World Cup campaign, and has become an instant star in the Dutch Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven.

PSV would reportedly be willing to complete a deal if the Serie A champions shell out over $40 million.


Sticking with Juve, Emre Can‘s move to the Turin side appears to be close to finalization.

Can is set to have a medical in Italy on Thursday, as the 24-year-old anticipates completing a five-year contract with the Serie A giants.


Finally, West Ham United is looking to add to its attacking options next season, and the club could be nearing a record move.

Lazio winger Felipe Anderson is reportedly set to come to the London Stadium in 2018/19 as the Hammers prepare a $46 million deal.

Anderson tallied four goals in 21 Serie A matches last season for the Biancocelesti.

RB Leipzig names Julian Nagelsmann future manager

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Julian Nagelsmann won’t take over at his new club until the 2019/20 season, but Red Bull Leipzig has put a lot of confidence in one of the youngest managers in global football.

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On Thursday, the Bundesliga side announced the appointment of the Hoffenheim coach, who will continue in his current capacity for the upcoming 2018/19 German campaign.

Nagelsmann signs on with Leipzig until the conclusion of the 2022/23 season.

The 30-year-old has spent two seasons managing Hoffenheim, guiding the club to back-to-back top-four finishes in the Bundesliga.

Leipzig is currently without a manager ahead of the next season, so it remains unclear who will take over until Nagelsmann assumes his role in 2019.