Alex Oxlade Chamberlain in a Liverpool shirt

Liverpool unveiled Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on their social media account yesterday

Who ended up where in the EPL on August 2017’s Transfer Deadline Day?

Arsenal fans, look away now…

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain in a Liverpool shirt

Liverpool unveiled Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on their social media account yesterday

Summer spending in the Premier League topped £1.4bn (Roughly R22bn) as the EPL transfer window slammed shut on Deadline Day.

In typically fervent fashion, clubs raced to get last-minute deals over the line before the 11pm BST deadline. Many succeeded, but there were also a few failures.

What happened on August 2017’s Deadline Day?

Both Chelsea and Spurs scrambled to bring in late additions, although there would be both joy and frustration for the Blues in their pursuits of two England internationals. Of all clubs, Swansea City may have made the most ambitious signings of the day…

How did your club get on? We’ve got a comprehensive round up of Deadline Day activity. Yes, this article does come with a trigger warning for Arsenal fans:

Where did Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain go to?

The Ox was at the centre of a tug of war between Chelsea and Liverpool, but chose to join Jurgen Klopp’s men on Merseyside instead of remaining in London.

He’s joined Premier League rivals Liverpool for a reported £40m, and agreed to a paycut of £50,000 a week. He’ll still rake in £600,000 a month though, so perhaps there is no need to send donations to Alex just yet.

Is Alexis Sanchez still an Arsenal player?

Somehow, yes. After intense speculation that has been brewing as early as January, Sanchez is still a Gunner. Man City reportedly launched a desperate late £60m bid for the forward, but they fell short of getting their man.

What happened with Arsenal and Thomas Lemar?

Arsenal made an 11th-hour effort to sign the 21-year-old in a club-record deal worth £92million, but Standard Sport understands that Lemar did not want to play for a Europa League club.

Ouch. That’s gotta hurt, Arsenal fans.

Who did Chelsea bring in?

Chelsea signed midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City on a five-year contract. The 27-year-old becomes the sixth signing of the transfer
window for the Premier League champions

Chelsea also snapped up Italian full back Davide Zappacosta from Serie A side Torino on a four-year contract. They were left frustrated in their pursuit of Everton’s Ross Barkley, though. The midfielder opted against a move to London.

Who moved to and from Liverpool?

With The Ox signed up early doors, Liverpool decided against any more last-minute deals. Jurgen Klopp did let a couple of players go, however, as Mahmadou Sakho joined Crystal Palace for £26m, and striker Divock Origi was loaned out to German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg for the season.

Incredibly, they have managed to retain the services of Philippe Coutinho despite bids in excess of £120m for him from Barcelona.

Did Manchester United sign anyone on Deadline Day?

Nope. Jose Mourinho seems to be very happy with the squad he has built over the last 15 months, with United’s final ‘signing’ of the transfer window proving to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic, offered a one-year-deal after a successful 2016/17 season with the Reds was cut short by injury.

Have Spurs signed anyone?

Yes, although they have left it until the eleventh hour to bolster their ranks. Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez was their first summer signing only last week, but Mauricio Pochettino used Deadline Day to its full effect.

Serge Aurier was brought in from PSG to replace right-back Kyle Walker, in a deal worth £24m. Spurs also captured Fernando Llorente, who scored 15 Premier League goals to help Swansea avoid relegation last season.

Other EPL teams’ deadline day signings…

Did Swansea do the most shrewd business yesterday? Despite losing Llorente to Spurs, boss Paul Clement acted immediately to bring striker Wilfried Bony back to the Welsh club, after a successful spell there three years ago.

They also pulled off one of the most audacious deals of the window when they signed Bayern Munich’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches on a season-long loan.
Sanches was part of Portugal’s triumphant Euro 2016 squadand was named as young player of the tournament.

  • Newcastle keeper Tim Krul joined Brighton on a season-long loan deal, and the Seagulls also swooped for Sporting Lisbon right back Ezequiel Schelotto on a three-year-deal
  • Leicester secured the services of Aleksandar Dragovic on a season-long loan deal from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Everton have signed teenage striker Nikola Vlasic from Croatian side Hajduk Split. The 19-year-old signed a five-year contract after playing against Everton in a Europa League clash.

What big transfers happened outside the EPL?

Paris Saint-Germain made another world-class addition to their already glittering squad, as Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe joined them on a season-long-loan ahead of a permanent deal next summer.

Mbappe’s eventual transfer fee is expected to rival the £198m PSG spent to bring Neymar to the French capital. Blimey, that is an eye-watering figure.

  • Note – Reuters contributed to this report