Premier League Transfer Deadline Summary

The transfer deadline passed in Europe on Monday, 5 October 2020- with a 23:00 BST deadline in England and at 00:00 in Scotland. A domestic-only window in England will continue to run until 17:00 BST on 16 October 2020. Premier League teams can still buy EFL players until then, but cannot sign anyone from another Premier League club.

There were 12 deadline day Premier League signings. Not every transfer of this transfer window is in the list below but we have picked out the biggest ones who we believe you should be excited about this season!


Arsenal signed Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey for £45.3m in the biggest deal of the day. Arsenal midfielders Lucas Torreira (Atletico Madrid) and Matteo Guendouzi (Hertha Berlin) departed from the Premier League.


Everton brought in Norwich defender Ben Godfrey for £25m in the second most lucrative transfer of the day. They also signed Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan and loaned winger Theo Walcott to Southampton. Everton brought in Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez for a reported £12m.


Fulham landed Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo on a three-year deal, while Chelsea winger Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Lyon defender Joachim Andersen joined the Cottagers on loan.


Leeds brought in Rennes winger Raphinha for an initial £17m.


Liverpool signed Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara for £20m and Diego Jota for £45m.

Manchester United

Manchester United signed Porto left-back Alex Telles for £13.6m, former Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on a free transfer and teenage wingers Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri for a combined £28m. The big name missing from that list however was long-term target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Manchester United defender Chris Smalling (Roma) were among the players to leave the Premier League.


Tottenham re-signed Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale on loan.


Championship club QPR signed former Nottingham Forest winger Albert Adomah and Benfica forward Chris Willock.


In Scotland, Celtic signed AC Milan defender Diego Laxalt and Rangers signed Amiens midfielder Bongani Zungu - both on loan deals.

Broken records

Six clubs broke their transfer records in this window:

  • Ruben Dias - Benfica -> Manchester City: £65m

  • Fabio Silva - Porto -> Wolves: £35.6m

  • Ollie Watkins - Brentford -> Aston Villa: £28m

  • Rodrigo - Valencia -> Leeds: £26m

  • Rhian Brewster - Liverpool -> Sheffield United: £23.5m

  • Grady Diangana - West Ham -> West Brom: £18m

Big Spenders

Chelsea were the big spenders this summer, spending approximately £222m on players including Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech and Edouard Mendy.

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