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Tottenham have announced the £23m signing of Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier.

The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract and arrives as Spurs’ replacement for Kyle Walker, who joined Manchester City in a £50m deal earlier in the window.

The Ivory Coast international said: “This is a huge and exciting opportunity at a massive football club and I am determined to prove myself as a professional both on and off the pitch.

“This is a fresh start for me and I will do everything to make the Spurs fanbase, which is huge and diverse, proud of me. The fans are the most important people at any club and I am looking forward to showing them and everyone at Spurs the real Serge Aurier.”

Sky Sports reported earlier this month that Mauricio Pochettino had moved for Aurier after attempts to sign Porto’s Ricardo Pereira proved fruitless.

But Aurier’s move was thrown into doubt over a work permit application, due to an ongoing appeal over a conviction in France for assaulting a police officer, which had resulted in a two-month suspended prison sentence.

The Home Office granted his work permit on Deadline Day’s eve and Spurs completed the deal overnight. He will wear the number 24 shirt.

Tottenham are expected to have a busy Deadline Day, wanting two further deals over the line after Aurier.

They have agreed a deal with Swansea to sign striker Fernando Llorente, which Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes to be £12m.

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Liverpool have signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal in a deal worth up to £40 million.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, had a year remaining on his contract at Arsenal but moves on as he seeks to secure regular football in his preferred midfield role.

Chelsea had agreed a fee with Arsenal for the England international earlier in the week, but sources said that the player rejected the chance to move to Stamford Bridge, with the BBC reporting that he was concerned the champions planned to use him at wing-back.

Sources have indicated that Oxlade-Chamberlain has been keen on a switch to Anfield for some time now and is excited at the prospect of working with manager Jurgen Klopp.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is currently with the England squad ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia but the FA allowed a medical to take place at St. George’s Park to minimise disruption.

“I’m currently away with England, so I’m at St George’s Park,” he told Liverpool’s official website. “Firstly, I’m delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities. It has been a massive help.

“I’m not going to say too much today. I’m here with England and we’ve got two big games coming up, so I want to focus on them. But I can’t wait to get to Melwood and you’ll hear first from me on LFCTV.”

The winger then posted a message explaining his decision to leave Arsenal on his social media account.

The deal comes amid continued speculation that Philippe Coutinho could be the subject of another bid from Barcelona. Liverpool have already rejected several offers for the Brazil forward, but with the Spanish transfer window not closing until Friday, Barca could make one last push to sign him.

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Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.

The 18-year-old striker joins on an initial season-long loan deal and will sign a permanent four-year contract next July, when PSG have an option to make the transfer permanent for a fee understood to be worth £166m.

The structuring of the deal, more expensive than any bar the Qatari-owned club’s world-record purchase of Neymar earlier this month, has been agreed with an eye on UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.

Bryan Swanson has all the details as Paris Saint-Germain confirm they have signed Kylian Mbappe from Monaco on a season-long loan

Bryan Swanson has all the details as Paris Saint-Germain confirm they have signed Kylian Mbappe from Monaco on a season-long loan

Mbappe has been pursued by most of Europe’s top clubs this summer after his goals helped Monaco win the French title and reach the last four of the Champions League last season.

The Parisian has chosen the club he supports, and he told the PSG website: “It is with great joy and pride that I join Paris Saint-Germain.

“For any young person from the Paris region, it is often a dream to wear the red and blue jersey and experience the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes.

“I really wanted to be a part of the club’s project, which is one of the most ambitious in Europe. Alongside my new team-mates, I intend to continue my progression while helping the team achieve the very big objectives it has set itself.”

PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “It was essential for French football that we keep and help develop such a great talent in our championship.

“Among players of his age, he is without doubt the most promising in the world due to his immense technical, physical and mental qualities

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Chelsea agree deal for Torino’s Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Torino right-back Davide Zappacosta, according to Sky sources.

The 25-year old has agreed to move to Stamford Bridge for a reported £23m, plus add-ons, where he will link up again with Antonio Conte – who selected the defender for Italy in 2016.

Zappacosta, who has made four international appearances for his country, joined Torino from Atalanta in 2015, where he has since featured in 58 Serie A games.

Chelsea boss Conte has been in the market for a right-sided player this summer, with bids being rejected for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Bayern Munich’s Rafinha.

The 25-year old will join Chelsea for £23m plus add-ons, according to Sky sources

The 25-year old will join Chelsea for £23m plus add-ons, according to Sky sources

In Zappacosta, Conte will have a player renowned for featuring in the right-wing-back position, a role Conte has utilised successfully in his 3-4-3 formation since arriving at Chelsea last summer.

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