Chelsea Land Auba & Zakaria, Barca Latest, Man City & Liverpool Make Additions

Chelsea Land Auba & Zakaria, Barca Latest, Man City & Liverpool Make Additions
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pictured during his time at Arsenal — Photo by CosminIftode

Chelsea got busy as predicted on deadline day by landing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona and Denis Zakaria from Juventus.

The Blues completed a move for Aubameyang for 10 million pounds to bolster their forward line while Swiss midfielder Zakaria comes in on loan with the option of a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Aubameyang joins on a two-year contract with Marcos Alonso involved in the deal, going the opposite way to Camp Nou.

The former Arsenal striker said: “Im really happy. Its an honour to be part of this team and I cant wait to start. I have some unfinished business with the Premier League so its good to be back and really exciting.”

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly added: “Pierre-Emerick is an elite striker with a proven track record in the Premier League and his arrival strengthens our squad, giving us new attacking options.

“Denis is a talented midfielder with lots of quality and skill. He will add depth and range to our squad this season, and we are looking forward to watching him play in Chelsea blue.”

Barcelona not only added Marcos Alonso, but also full-back Hector Bellerini who joined on a free transfer from Arsenal, while Frenkie de Jong ultimately stayed. Sergino Dest moved to AC Milan on loan.

Manchester City also did deadline day business, bringing in defender Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund as back-up.

Liverpool landed Brazilian midfielder Arthur on loan from Juventus, while Manchester United’s 95 million euro move for Antony from Ajax got finalized, along with a deal to sign goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from Newcastle United to provide competition to David de Gea.

Newly promoted Fulham were busy with the addition of French left-back Layvin Kurzawa from Paris Saint-Germain along with Daniel James from Leeds United, both joining on loan.

The Cottagers also signed forward Carlos Vinicius from Benfica for an undisclosed fee, with ex-Arsenal and Chelsea winger Willian signing on too.

Struggling Everton added 21-year-old English midfielder James Garner from Manchester United and Senegalese defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye from PSG.

Dutchman Justin Kluivert moved on loan from AS Roma to Valencia, while German midfielder Julian Draxler joined Benfica on loan from PSG.

Ben somerford
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