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The top European leagues have closed the summer transfer window! Many clubs waited until the very last minute to complete their transfers after a busy summer of international football. Check out our evaluation of the most important signings and all the deals. The window will close in January but that doesn't mean there won't be rumours.
TOP STORY: Juve’s Chiesa attracts top attention
According to Calciomercato, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich are interested in Juventus winger Federico Chiesa, but the Italian club considers the 23-year old untouchable.
According to some reports, Chelsea offered 100 million to the Italy international. However, Juventus turned down the offer and will continue to hold onto the player. The winger was signed on loan by Fiorentina, for a 7m payment. Future fees of 40m are required to permanently secure his services.
While the Blues may make another move for him, they are closely watched by Liverpool and Bayern Munich. It doesn't alter the plans of Juventus, who don't worry about losing him.
Chiesa played a crucial role in Italy's victory at Euro 2020 in summer. He helped turn the tide against England during the final. With his outstanding performances, Chiesa attracted attention from far away with seven appearances and two goals.
His season with Juventus so far has been a shambles. He's had injuries, and only managed 184 minutes in four appearances. One goal was scored in the crucial 3-2 win over Spezia in midweek.
Federico Chiesa is a big club's favorite. Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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According to AS, Chelsea is preparing a 120m deal to sign Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt. This comes after they failed to land Sevilla's star Jules Kounde. De Ligt, 22, has a contract that runs through 2024. However, it is well known that there is an activation clause in his deal that activates next years. This has attracted several European clubs to a possible move away Juventus.
According to the Sun, West Ham United is considering a move for Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo. According to the Sun, the 23-year old is unhappy at Clermont's Ligue 1 club. They want 10 million to allow him to leave. David Moyes, Hammers boss, hopes to lure the Guinean international in competition for Michail Antonio, star striker.
Sport reports that Barcelona is set to offer Ousmane Dembole a two-year contract. Due to the expiration of his contract at the end the season, the 24-year-old could speak to non-Spanish clubs in January. However, the Catalan side believes that the midfielder wants stay and is an important part of their rebuild.
Calciomercato reports that Atletico Madrid is hoping to sign Napoli's midfielder Fabian Ruiz and Spain's forward Fabian Ruiz. Diego Simeone seems keen to sign the 25-year old to strengthen his central ranks. Marcos Llorente could opt for the opposite if Madrid boss is looking to land his top target.
Liverpool is interested in West Ham winger Jarrod bowen as they seek to bolster their attack following the possible exit of Divock. AS reports that Bowen, 24, was a target during the summer window. However, Origi being unable to find a new club, the club closed the door to Bowen until January.