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Summary

  1. Burnley sign defender Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough
  2. Calum Chambers close to Fulham move
  3. Monaco winger Rachid Ghezzal joins Leicester
  4. Courtois and Hazard linked with moves away from Chelsea
  5. Get involved - #bbcfootball

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By Denise Evans

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  1. That's your lot

    We're going to wrap up the transfer talk and updates for the day.

    But don't fret, as we'll be back tomorrow to bring you all the Premier League movers and shakers, as the transfer window nears its closure.

    Will it be a dramatic run-in with some big-name signings, or a complete damp squib?

    Tune in tomorrow to find out.

    Ta ra for now!

    Courtois
  2. No Kane, no gain?

    Harry Kane

    A Harry Kane fiver could net someone up to £50,000 - but people shouldn't be tempted to draw on bank notes themselves.

    Six £5 notes, engraved with the image of the England striker, have been created and released into circulation by micro-engraver Graham Short.

    One made it's way into a corner shop in Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil.

    But, drawing on money could land you a fine if you do not get the right permission.

    According to the Currency and Bank Notes Act 1928, if a bank note is defaced with any words, letters or figures, the person responsible could be liable to a penalty of up to £200.

    At least if you bag one of the Harry Kane fivers, you'll still have £49,800 left...

  3. Foxes' Diouf bid rejected

    Mame Biram Diouf

    Leicester City have had a bid for Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf rejected, with the Foxes failing to match the Potters's £15m valuation of the 30-year-old, reports the Sun.

  4. 32 moves, 27 clubs - from Chelsea to Walthamstow...

    Walthamstow

    Ryan Maxwell is brutally honest when asked why, at the age of 35, he has made 32 moves since playing alongside John Terry in Chelsea's youth team.

    Twenty years ago, a 15-year-old Maxwell was lining up in the same team as Terry and Mikael Forssell for Chelsea Under-19s. The Belfast-born player appeared destined for big things.

    "I've wasted my playing career. It's nobody else's fault other than my own," the Northern Irishman tells BBC Sport.

    Since being released by Chelsea for disciplinary issues, Maxwell has spent most of his career trawling the non-league circuit as a journeyman midfielder, appearing for 27 different teams in four countries.

    On Saturday, he will take charge of his first FA Cup match as a manager when his Walthamstow team entertain ninth-tier rivals Walsham-le-Willows - one of 184 extra preliminary round matches taking place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Neil Johnston's interview with the former Northern Ireland Under-21 international is well worth a read here.

  5. Get Involved

    Addy Field: Anyone else think Boateng is one of the most overrated defenders in world football?

    Nickolas Bokelo: Bold Man United prediction: Jose to not win his first five games, at least three of them losses, gets sacked and replaced with Zizou, Zidane gets second in the Premier League.

    Francesca: Any other #MUFC fans sick of all of the talk about Boateng when there's homegrown players very capable of doing the job. Maguire would be a reasonable deal and then there's guys like Tuanzebe in the youth side who are brilliant... But no he's back out on loan. But no he's back out on loan.

  6. Burnley move for Clucas off

    Sam Clucas

    Burnley's move for Sam Clucas is off after they failed to agree personal terms with the Swansea City midfielder.

    The Clarets had hoped to sign the 27-year-old former Hull City player for a fee of around £8m.

    Other Premier League clubs are thought to be interested in Clucas, who Swansea are keen to offload in order to make signings of their own.

    The Swans have targeted Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods, who is likely to cost £6-7m.

    Woods, 24, was left out of the Bees' squad for their opening Championship win over Rotherham because of the uncertainty around his future.

  7. Witsel wanted Europe move

    Witsel

    German club Borussia Dortmund say Belgium international Axel Witsel is set to join them from Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian.

    Dortmund claim they have met the 29-year-old's release clause and that the midfielder has agreed to join them on a deal until 30 June, 2022.

    Witsel started his career at Standard Liege before joining Benfica.

    He then spent five seasons at Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg prior to moving to China in January 2017.

    "After the World Cup, I was determined to transfer back to Europe," said Witsel, who has joined up with the Dortmund squad at their pre-season camp in Switzerland.

    "I didn't have to think about it for very long after our first discussion because Borussia Dortmund is one of the best clubs on the continent in my opinion."

  8. Jerome Boatang on his way to United?

    This one has been one of the biggest talking points of the day, and is really gaining some momentum now.

    Jose Mourinho is reportedly in for the Bayern Munich defender, a player he was first linked with last summer.

    United are looking to strengthen their defence in this transfer window, and with negotiations for Leicester's Harry Maguire and Spurs player Toby Tony Alderweireld stalling, the Reds have turned their attentions to Boateng.

    Boateng
  9. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Heisenberg: Just a gentle reminder that Klopp still hasn’t beaten Mourinho since taking over.. Klopp can strengthen all he wants but his record suggests his sides are not built to win silverware. If Mourinho was in Klopp's position he would have been sacked already.

    Gavin: Micheal just wrote in claiming Ramsey, Grealish and Zaha are average players.... Micheal clearly does not watch much football.

    Jack Williams: As a United fan, I'm hoping Courtois moves to Real to secure De Gea's long term future at Man Utd.

    Are you sure about that, Heisenberg? Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool in 2015

  10. Post update

    Glentoran Gazette

    Instead of the usual six or seven-year-old mascot - the Glens were led out by a strapping groom-to-be, Glenn Massey, in a comical stag-do prank.

    After being set up by his mates, the 29-year-old fan of the Belfast club walked out in full team kit.

    "The captain Marcus Kane even made me hold his hand as we walked on to the pitch," said an embarrassed Massey.

    "I didn't know anything about it until we arrived at the ground.

    "I was last through the turnstiles and my mates had bought a programme and were laughing their heads off.

    "Then I had to go and get changed into the full Glentoran away kit."

  11. And then there was this...

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    Video caption: Never too old to be a Glentoran mascot
  12. Heating up at the Hawthorns

    Boilerman

    Right, in a bizarre state of affairs, mascots are going to dominate the narrative for the next, hmm, maybe 10 minutes...

    First up, a man dressed as a combi boiler - who fans on social media were quick to name Boiler Man - was introduced to the Hawthorns crowd on Saturday as the Baggies lost 2-1 to Bolton.

    In May, West Brom signed a sponsorship deal with a boiler firm.

    Supporters unsure of the move can rest easy though; Baggie Bird will remain the club's main mascot.

  13. Chambers set for Fulham loan

    Chambers

    If you missed it earlier, Fulham are close to completing the signing of Arsenal defender Calum Chambers on a season-long loan deal.

    An agreement has been reached between the clubs, but personal terms still need to be finalised.

    The 23-year-old, who joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2014, signed a new four-year contract last month.

    However, the club and player are keen for him to gain regular Premier League playing time, which is not guaranteed at Arsenal this season.

  14. Courtois on the move?

    Courtois

    The biggest story doing the rounds today?

    Could be this one, with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois informing new manager Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave, according to ESPN.

  15. Post update

    Who could be set for a deadline-day move?

    We take a look here >>>> Nine Premier League transfer rumours

    Let us know who you think will be on the move on Thursday using #bbcfootball

  16. Chelsea youngster Scott joins Telstar

    Kyle Scott has joined Dutch side Telstar on a season-long loan.

    The midfielder, 20, made his first team debut in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull City last season.

    Kyle Scott
  17. Barisic having medical at Rangers

    Croatian left-back Borna Barisic is reportedly having a medical at Rangers.

    Subject to passing the medical, the 25-year-old is expected to seal a £2.5m move from NK Osijek .

    He scored for the Croatian side against Rangers at Ibrox last week. (Daily Record)

    Barisic
  18. Willian confirms Barcelona bid

    Chelsea playmaker Willian, who has been a target for Manchester United in recent days, has said Barcelona made a bid to sign him.

    Speaking after the 2-0 Community Shield defeat by Manchester City,the 29-year-old told ESPN Brasil:"I always made it clear that what I wanted was to stay in the club.

    "The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona."

    The Brazilian confirmed earlier today that he was happy to stay at Chelsea.

    Willian