Transfer deadline day 2020: Cavani, Partey, Sancho and more news – live!

Transfer deadline day 2020: Cavani, Partey, Sancho and more news  – live!

The precise makeup of Arsenal’s squad in 14 hours’ time is anyone’s guess but we have a couple of early near-certainties. It appears Mikel Arteta will be able to wash his hands of Matteo Guendouzi for the rest of this season at least; the out-of-favour midfielder should complete a loan move to Hertha Berlin later. Expect Lucas Torreira to seal a similar switch to Atletico Madrid, while Sead Kolasinac was left out of yesterday’s squad and could yet return to Germany on a permanent basis. William Saliba and, as an outside shout, Reiss Nelson are others who could be loaned out today.

Where incomings are concerned, it’s all even cloudier. Houssem Aouar confirmed last night that, for now at least, he will be staying at Lyon so it would be a huge surprise if that deal was revived at the last. If Arsenal can find a straight-up €50m between now and 11pm they could yet get Thomas Partey through the door – the player would make the move if his release clause was met – but the Kroenkes would have to dig deep. Jorginho seems an even more unlikely arrival than he did already, given his weekend performance for Chelsea.

But Arteta did say yesterday that he was confident Arsenal were doing their utmost to get deals done. I definitely wouldn’t rule out something appearing from the left field as the day develops …