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    Football Deadline Day Transfer Speculation Reaches Fever Pitch

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    The last day of the football transfer window usually brings excitement and a host of surprises, and this year is no different, with social networks awash with speculation about the latest moves that will change the shape of the coming season.

    For football fans, August 31 is one of the most exciting days of the year. The last day of the transfer window brings a host of surprises and exciting moves that can make or break a season, and Twitter is rife with jokes, speculation and the latest transfer news.

    ​One of the biggest transfers so far on deadline day is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has moved from Arsenal to Liverpool in a £40 million deal ($51.6 million). 

    Having set a new world record fee for Brazilian striker Neymar earlier this summer, Paris St Germain have continued their spending spree with the signing of teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe from Monaco in a deal worth a reputed €180 million ($215 million).

    ​​​Swansea also signed Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich on a season-long loan, for a fee of €8.5 million ($10.1 million). Sanches raised eyebrows with his choice of squad number, 85, the same number he wore when playing for Benfica.

    ​Speculation is rife about the future of Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez. Media reports suggest that Chelsea have made an offer of £45 million ($58.1 million) for the Algeria international. Chelsea have also agreed a €25 million ($29.7 million) deal for Torino defender Davide Zappacosta. 


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