IN PICS: Deadline day's done deals

David Luiz was the big deal on Deadline Day.

Chelsea announced the signing of David Luiz from Paris St Germain on a three-year contract in the top transfer of deadline day, adding to the signing of Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina.

Meanwhile, France midfielder Moussa Sissoko confirmed he had signed for Tottenham on a five-year contract from Newcastle via social media in the day’s other big deal.

Earlier, Joe Hart, Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri and Eliaquim Mangala all left Manchester City on season-long loans as Pep Guardiola trimmed his squad on transfer deadline day.

England goalkeeper Hart completed his anticipated move to Torino, while striker Bony, playmaker Nasri and defender Mangala left for Stoke, Sevilla and Valencia respectively.

Werder Bremen completed the signing of Serge Gnabry from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old passed his medical on Wednesday morning after being released by Germany’s under-21s to agree personal terms with the northern Germany club.

Arsenal also allowed Jack Wilshere to go out on a season-long loan deal to Bournemouth.

Reigning Premier League champions Leicester announced the signing of Algeria striker Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon and allowed Gokhan Inler to leave the club.

Sunderland penned a deal for midfielder Didier Ndong from Lorient for a fee of £13.6million.

In the UAE, former Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan completed a sensational move to former rival and current league holders Al Alhi.

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High-profile players who returned to former club

Sport360 staff 31/08/2016
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: David Luiz of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their third goal during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and FC Basel 1893 at Stamford Bridge on May 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Here, Sport360 looks at 10 other high-profile players who have returned to a former club – including one who has been part of a previous deal involving Luiz and the Blues.

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Initially cost Chelsea £1.5m from MFK Kosice and was then swapped for Luiz – then at Benfica – two years later. The Blues saw the error of their ways in 2014 when they shelled out £21m to bring the Serbia midfielder back to Stamford Bridge.


Henry played for the Gunners from 1999 until 2007. The club’s record goalscorer, he saw a statue of himself unveiled outside the Emirates only weeks before returning on loan for six weeks from New York Red Bulls in January 2012. The striker was only on the pitch for 10 minutes in his ‘second debut’, the FA Cup replay against Leeds, before he scored – and finished the stint in style, scoring a last-minute goal to give Arsenal a win at Sunderland.

After scoring 207 goals for Liverpool between 1980 and 1987, the Welshman left for Juventus for a British record transfer fee of £3.2m. Rush never fully settled in Italy – scoring only 14 goals – and was sold back to Liverpool in 1988 for £2.7m. He added another 139 goals to his Anfield tally before leaving in 1996.

Ferguson was initially bought by Everton in 1994, just after he had finished a three-month prison sentence for headbutting a player in Scotland. He soon endeared himself to the Everton faithful in his original four-year stint at the club, but left for Newcastle. After a lacklustre 18 months on Tyneside, he was soon back at Everton, where he stayed until his retirement in 2006. He is now an assistant coach at the Merseyside club.

After spending his youth as a Barcelona player, the much-heralded, long-awaited homecoming of Fabregas to the Catalan club in 2011 did not pan out the way many hoped. The young midfielder, in a deal worth a potential £35m to Arsenal, was seen as a ready-made replacement for Barcelona’s midfield stars but never found the same level of quality he had produced with the Gunners and was sold to Chelsea three years later.

Sold by Chelsea to Blackburn for just £700,000 after throwing his shirt at manager Ian Porterfield in protest at being substituted, Le Saux became the most expensive defender in England when the Blues forked out £5m to bring him back.

Newcastle had a young Shearer growing up on their doorstep and offered him a trial. However, the story goes that they put him in goal. Southampton had the foresight to play Shearer up front and promptly signed the future England captain. When Newcastle finally got their man – from Blackburn, in 1996 – it cost them a then world-record £15m.

Cole was the product of the West Ham youth system and Manchester United reportedly offered them £10m for his services as a 16-year-old. The former England midfielder, whose playing style had been likened to that of Paul Gascoigne, left the Hammers for Chelsea in a £6.6m deal in 2003, where he spent seven years. He rejoined West Ham on a free transfer from Liverpool three years later but was released at the end of his 18-month contract.

Defoe’s return Tottenham looked unlikely after a move to Portsmouth in January 2008, when the club opted to buy Darren Bent for more than £16m. After deciding Bent was not the answer to their striking problems, Spurs soon came back in for Defoe, buying him back for £8m more than they had sold him for 18 months earlier.

Earlier this month Paul Pogba once again became a Manchester United player, signing from Juventus in a world-record deal worth 105million euros (£89million) four years after leaving Old Trafford for just £800,000.

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Top 10 most expensive EPL summer signings

Sport360 staff 31/08/2016

With only a matter of hours before the transfer window slams shut, here are the biggest money deals that have been made by Premier League clubs during the rich summer spending spree so far.

Clubs in England have certainly spent big to make sure they compete for the top trophies.

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ERIC BAILLY (Manchester United)

AGE: 22

POSITION: Centreback
NATION: Ivory Coast
FEE: €38m (Dhs155.6m)

DAVID LUIZ (Chelsea)

AGE: 29
POSITION: Centreback / Defensive Midfielder
NATION: Brazil
FEE: €38.5m (Dhs157.6m)


AGE: 23
NATION: Belgium
FEE: €39m (Dhs159.5m)


AGE: 24
POSITION: Centreback / Rightback
NATION: Germany
FEE: €41m (Dhs167.6m)

SADIO MANÉ (Liverpool)

AGE: 24
POSITION: Attacking Midfielder
NATION: Senegal
PREVIOUS CLUB: Southampton
FEE: €41m (Dhs168.4m)

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN (Manchester United)

AGE: 27
POSITION: Attacking Midfielder
NATION: Armenia
PREVIOUS CLUB: Borussia Dortmund
FEE: €42m (Dhs171.7m)


AGE: 23
POSITION: Central Midfielder
NATION: Switzerland
PREVIOUS CLUB: Borussia Mönchengladbach
FEE: €45m (Dhs184m)

LEROY SANÉ (Manchester City)

AGE: 20
POSITION: Attacking Midfielder
NATION: Germany
FEE: €50m (Dhs204.4m)

JOHN STONES (Manchester City)

AGE: 22
POSITION: Centreback / Rightback
NATION: England
FEE: €55.6m (Dhs227.3m)

PAUL POGBA (Manchester United)

AGE: 23
POSITION: Defensive Midfielder
NATION: France
FEE: €105m (Dhs429.3m)

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