Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to the Premier League with the change of Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to the Premier League with the change of Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to the Premier League with the change of Chelsea

Former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to London after completing his move to Chelsea on the deadline day.

Aubameyang only left Emirates Stadium for Barcelona in February following the termination of his contract following an argument with manager Mikel Arteta.

He scored 11 goals in 17 La Liga appearances for Barca but, with their financial woes meaning they needed to eject the players, he was available if another club came in for him.

Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea were that club and the 33-year-old Gabon striker has reunited with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel, his coach at Borussia Dortmund.

Archive photo by Thomas Tuchel and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played with Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund (Adam Davy / PA)

Aubameyang has signed a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge to become the Blues’ sixth senior signing of the transfer window.

Aubameyang said: ‘I am really happy. It is an honor to be part of this team and I can’t wait to get started. I have some unfinished business with the Premier League, so it’s good to be back and it’s really exciting ”.

Manchester United were the first and greatest player to complete the signing of Brazilian winger Antony from Ajax for an initial stake of € 95m (£ 82.1m).

A deal was already in place between the two clubs, with United accepting a potential five million euros (4.3 million pounds) in add-ons, making Antony the fourth most expensive purchase in Premier League history.

He has written down a contract that will last until 2027, with an option for one more year.

“This is an incredible time in my career to join one of the most iconic clubs in the world,” the 22-year-old said on United’s official website.

Antony has scored 25 goals in 82 appearances in his two and a half years at Ajax, but is now looking forward to reuniting with United manager Erik Ten Hag, who left the Eredivisie club in the summer.

“Playing with Erik ten Hag at Ajax was perfect for me and my development,” added Antony.

“His style of football and coaching brings out the best in me and I am thrilled with what he has told me about his plans and ambitions in Manchester.”

Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has also joined United on loan for a season with the option of making the transfer permanent, to provide competition for David De Gea.

Meanwhile, midfielder James Garner, 21, has signed a four-year contract from United for Everton for an undisclosed amount.

Manuel Akanji aimed to win silver in England after agreeing on a five-year contract to complete his transfer to Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund.

“I’m happy to be here and can’t wait to get started,” said Akanji, who picked up the number 25 jersey vacated by former City captain Fernandinho this summer.

City have been one of the best teams in Europe in recent seasons. They’re great to watch, play an exciting football brand and compete for trophies year after year, so coming here feels like the perfect next step in my career.

Liverpool made a late move with the purchase of Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus for the remainder of the season.

Boss Jurgen Klopp strengthened his midfield options after Jordan Henderson sustained a hamstring injury.

Brazilian Melo, 26, told Liverpoolfc.com: “I am really, really happy to be here in this fantastic shirt with this famous crest that represents so much in world football, it’s a dream.”

Fulham have passed the deadline to confirm the signing on loan of 24-year-old Leeds winger Dan James.

Speaking with FFCtv, James said: “I can’t wait. I talked to the gaffer and it seems perfect for me, and I can’t wait to get started. “

Boss Marco Silva has also upped his options by securing the services of Paris St Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa on loan for a season and former Chelsea and Arsenal striker Willian on a free transfer.

Brighton have confirmed the signing of midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, from Chelsea on a four-year contract.

Seagulls boss Graham Potter said: “Billy comes with a fantastic pedigree, having played in the Premier League and Champions League, as well as for Scotland at last year’s European Championships. He will integrate our existing midfield options. “

Leicester first signed a frustrating outfield when they announced the arrival of Belgian international Wout Faes from Reims.

Shopaholics Nottingham Forest signed 21 signings for the transfer window by landing defenders Loic Bade from Ligue 1 club Rennes and Willy Boly from Wolves. they also signed Josh Bowler from Blackpool and lent the winger to Olympiacos.

Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker was another Wolves departure after moving from the Midlands to Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

Wanderers brought Mali midfielder Boubacar Traore on a seasonal loan from Metz.

Villa also signed defender Jan Bednarek on loan from Southampton, who had a busy day with four new signings from St Mary’s.

At 11pm they announced the hiring of Croatian central defender Duje Caleta-Car, awaiting a work permit and international clearance.

The 25-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the French side of Marseille.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles previously joined from Arsenal on loan for a season, while teenagers Juan Larios and Samuel Edozie joined from Manchester City.

Saints also allowed Jack Stephens to move up the south coast to Bournemouth on loan.

But there was frustration for Leeds, according to owner Andrea Radrizzani, in chasing Marseille forward Bamba Dieng.

Reports said Nice made a final blow for the Senegalese international and Radrizzani revealed that his club was “messed up”.

Responding to a fan named Ollie on Twitter, Radrizzani said: “It’s okay Ollie. Part of the deadline day madness. We’ve been messed up, it happens to even the best.

“We made a big market, planned and executed our goals at a very early stage. To continue.”

Leeds went ahead and eventually announced that the Leeds signing has landed Italian forward Wilfried Gnonto on a five-year contract from Swiss Super League champion FC Zurich for an undisclosed amount.

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