david davis says contreat progress has been made. the oval cricket ground in london has been evacuated during a cricket match, following reports that an arrow or crossbow bolt landed on the pitch. armed police are at police are bolt landed on the pitch. armed police are at the scene. officials in texas warn of an incredibly dangerous situation after two explosions at a chemical plant in houston. it was flooded by storm harvey. people living near the plant have been told to evacuate their homes. ona homes. on a visit tojapan, the homes. on a visit to japan, the prime minister, theresa may, has repeated her claim she has no intention of standing down before the next election. and people are gathering at kensington palace it pay their tributes to princess diana, who died, 20 years ago today. now on bbc news, a special day for sport, a time for a specially—extended sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm mike bushell, on an evening of frantic transfer activity, on deadline day.
it's a race against time, for the last big money moves, especially with players away on international duty but which club will alexis sanchez belong to by the end of the day? i'm olly foster at the emirates. that clock is ticking for the gunners. how many stars will they lose before the transfer window shuts? leicester's key man, riyad mahrez, was allowed to leave the algerian squad, so he can formalise a transfer to a new club but will he get a move in time? and one of the deals of the day could have been done by swansea, who've brought in, on loan, one of portugal's euro 2016 stars, renalto sanches. elsewhere, play is abandoned at the oval when a crossbow is fired on to the pitch during the surrey verses middlesex game. so much to get through.
so a warm welcome, to a special sportsday, in which we look at all the comings and goings on transfer deadline day, after a record—breaking summer of big—money moves. unusually this august, there are a host of big names either moving on deadline day, or still with their futures undecided, as we approach the final few hours, up to the close, at 11.00pm. the earliest confirmed big move of the day came at noon with this man, alex oxlade—chamberlain, completing his £35 million move from arsenal to liverpool. the england midfielder broke off from england training, at st george's park, ahead of tomorrow's game against malta and he sent this message to his new set of supporters. .hi . hi everyone, alex here. as you know i'm currently away with england, so i'm at st george's park. i would like to say i'm delighted to
have signed for liverpool and a big thank you to everyone at the fa who has made this possible using the facility today. a massive help. i will not say too much today, i'm here with england and we have two big games coming up. i want to focus on them. i can't wait to get there. so here to look at a huge day, especially in the premier leagu,— is the former republic of ireland, chelsea and aston villa midfielder andy townsend. an unusually really busy day. let's start with one of the big ones that could still go through, although there is still some doubt about the future for alexis sanchez. he is away with chile so that could complicates things. already a bidli think arsenal should take it and we hear about lamar, maybe less chance
of that now happening, coming into arsenal but alexis sanchez i think he has given his best for arsenal. i think in his last year, i can understand man city are going to be reticent to go too much further than the bid they've made. a lot depends on whether arsenal have time with a few hours left to spend the money. certainly from arsenal's pointed of view, exactly. with alex oxlade—chamberlain going, if they lose, sanchez and kieran gibbs have gone out. three or four gone. lose, sanchez and kieran gibbs have gone out. three orfour gone. look, they don't want to leave themselves thin and too bare for the month ahead. they have to spend it. and with players away on international duty. let's get fans reaction. : it seems that if sanchez does move, it won't appease the already disgruntled arsenal fans. we can cross to the emirates, now and join our reporter olly foster. olly what's the reaction been?
: well you are talking about time being of the essence. i feel things have changed, i was speaking to some fans, furious, angry, feeling disaffected by the way this club has gone. obviously angry at what happened against liverpool a few days ago when they were taken apart byjurgen klopp and seeing alex oxlade—chamberlain move to anfield. they've trebled their money on him, six years service he gave here but as it sans, alexis sanchez arguably their best player. —— as it stands. he will be here in ten days' time playing against bournemouth. it is all about this time thing, bubbling up all about this time thing, bubbling upfor all about this time thing, bubbling up for the last couple of hours, suddenly thomas lamar, monaco's hot shot who carried them to the title in france, where arsenal going to be offering something in the region of 90 million. he was going to step in
and replace, i guess for alexis sanchez but there is a feeling that this second bid from manchester city rising to a maximum of £60 million has come a little bit too late. when i spoke to arsenal fans in the past week, with the result against liverpool, the lack of movement in the last few hours, in the transfer market, well, you judge for yourself how they felt. in my opinion, no, if he don't want to play for arsenal, then, you know where the door is. even though he is one of our best players but, like i say, if his heart is not in it, then, don't stay. let's be honest, the amount of money in football nowadays ises a tro no k if you go back five years ago and somebody said a player would go for £200 million, you would laugh at them. very depressing at the moment. ifeel very at them. very depressing at the moment. i feel very detached from the club. that's the best way i can look at it. a lot of fans, even ones that have supported arsene wenger the most, they are now looking at it
and saying — do you know what wave been lied to, too many times, what is going on. i suppose the problem now, is they have a player who clearly doesn't want to be there any more. more. i think clearly doesn't want to be there any more. more. ithink the clearly doesn't want to be there any more. more. i think the bigger problem, really that the arsenal fans, talking about money and how obscene it has become really, as we are going into another record—breaking transfer window coming toa record—breaking transfer window coming to a close, is that in january, alexis sanchez, if he stays, can start negotiating with people with other clubs for a free tra nsfer people with other clubs for a free transfer next year. that's what some of these arsenal fans are worried about, about the way that the contracts have been allowed to run down. yes, of course arsenal could come back to sanchez and go — look here is a new contract to see you through for three to four years, but he is 29. given three years of his career here, three very good years it can be argued. and of course arsenal could've doubled their money on him but at this time they seem to
be standing firm and seeing what they can get out of alexis sanchez between now and the end of the season. between now and the end of the season. we'll leave the arsenal situation there. thank you very much. olly foster there at the home of arsenal, at the emirates. another man hop wants it get away from his current club but waiting for news all day is reyad mahrez of leicester city. —— riyad. i believe he is in paris waiting for news but it has gone quiet. how frustrating it can be for a player? look, we've seen situations like this before. players believe a deal is going to happen and they get disappointed. you know this is very much the world we live in right now and the way the deals are concluded. too many teams i actually feel tend to leave their business right to the wire, to the very last moment. this is a player that there has been some significant bids from italy but not enough to tempt leicester city. the player has made it clear he wants to move on.
but again, much will depend on whether or not leicester can spend that money and replace him. there is talks about grey going out of leicester, they've had bids turned down from bournemouth for him. an interesting one but the player must feel something is pending for him to hang around in paris where he could have a medical there or he could quickly get back. let's hear from oui’ quickly get back. let's hear from our reporter in the east midlands. the one thing we know for sure is that riyad mahrez isn't here. he was given permission for the algerian training camp to in their words "finalise a manufacture away from leicester city." but the rules state ifa leicester city." but the rules state if a player is released from an international training camp they have to come to their club. the only way a new club could speak to him is
if they put in a new bid. i have been told there is no new bid. the algerian international side have released him on a sort of come and get me plea at the moment, it it hasn't worked for the time being he is still a leicester city player. the other big name linked with this football clu b the other big name linked with this football club is danny drinkwater. it is thought he put in a transfer request earlier in the window and a couple of bids were made but they we re couple of bids were made but they were some way off the foxes' valuation of the england central mid—feared and similar to mahrez, u nless mid—feared and similar to mahrez, unless a another big bid is made he will be staying at leicester city and of course as time goes on, the less time leicester will have to replace the players, they are hardly short of cash. it would really have to bea short of cash. it would really have to be a big bid to tempt either players away from leicester city i'm guessing, at the moment they are still foxes' players. again it is all about the timing and players being awhich on international duty which complicates things, doesn't it? it does. it makes things particularly difficult, i think for
those that are really trying to be active right now. not insurmountable oi’ active right now. not insurmountable or impossible to get deals done with players on the other side of the world but certainly doesn't help matters. a busy day for swansea city. we'll talk about their talent coming in and they've made a couple of good signings but one player going out is striker fernando llore nte. going out is striker fernando llorente. we believe he is having a medical at spurs. what due make of that? i -- what do you make of that? i think that tottenham need somebody else behind harry cain. llorente has struggled. they have other players whop haven't stepped up. this is a quy whop haven't stepped up. this is a guy who has a proven pedigree at the top level. he is a difficult different striker than harry cain. not as mobile but he has strength and shown with his club, he can be useful, particularly in the area, he isa useful, particularly in the area, he is a big man and again, with service, he can be a striker that can be very effective. we'll hear about how swansea are spending that
money and swans‘ fans should be pleased but first of all we‘ll talk about the money. over £i.2 billion has been spent by premier league clubs in the trasnfer window and that was before the start of trading today. football financial experts believe that this figure could go even higher in future windows. . over recent years clubs have spent between 20 to 30% of revenue on tra nsfers between 20 to 30% of revenue on transfers and that will be the case this transfer window. to be honest, it isa this transfer window. to be honest, it is a trend we expect to continue and with that the numbers will grow. 0f and with that the numbers will grow. of course, it all depends on the reve nu es of course, it all depends on the revenues growing in the future, so the tv deals which will be negotiated in about the next 12 months. if they increase again, we would expect transfer spending to go up would expect transfer spending to go up further. mind boggling figures. let‘s talk about some of the other deals now. west brom defenderjohnny evans has been attracting interest all week. formally from manchester united. two big clubs, arsenal and manchester city battling for him? vastly
experienced. knows the premier league inside out. good defender, knows what he is good at. any deal for him now at his age isn‘t a deal where a club is going to have him for three orfour years where a club is going to have him for three or four years and make money on him but you are buying a player with pro—premier league pedigree and the sort of guy that, wherever he goes, you can expect or you can hope thatjonny will be able to go in and pick it up straightaway. he is not a guy you have to bed in or wait for, he can go in and pick things up immediately. let's get the latest from the hawthorns from nick clitheroe. it is peacefulfor from the hawthorns from nick clitheroe. it is peaceful for now at west bromwich albion‘s training ground but it could change in the next couple of hours. jonny evans has been outstanding since he joined here a couple of years ago but he is in demand from three other clubs, arsenal, leicester and manchester city have all made bids in excess of £20 million for albion‘s club captain. they have all been turned down but there is still that determination, particularly, it seems, from manchester city to try
and prise him away. evans was in manchester today. he was only at the airport with the rest of the northern ireland squad as they flew out for that international against san marino. albion say they don‘t wa nt san marino. albion say they don‘t want it sell him but it even if they do they would have to get a replacement in first and that will be difficult. man galea from manchester city has been suggested but he appears to be going to crystal palace instead. the odds will appear stacked that jonny evans will appear stacked that jonny evans will be staying here as a west brom player. so that‘s the situation regarding jonny evans. another player arriving at spurs, the paris st—germain defender serge aurier . i like serge. a phenomenal athlete. he has been stiffled a bit athlete. he has been stiffled a bit at paris in the last 12 months. he made one or two silly decisions off the field which halted his progress on but the pitch he is a serious player. tottenham bought him for £23
million. he is as quick as kyle walker, for half the money. if he manages to adapt — i think he will inanei manages to adapt — i think he will inane i think he will enjoy playing premier league, as quick as i expect —he premier league, as quick as i expect — he prove to be one of the better players. talking of the deed of the day, i would argue this. swansea got rid of llorente signing former striker, wilfried bonnie and also one of the star men of euro 2016, renalto sanches. swansea are taking him on loan from bayern munich, what a signing? yes, it would appear that way. he still has a bit to do this young man. clearly a talented player. he is not really been able to produce enough in a bayern shirt. we will see how he fairs in a swa nsea we will see how he fairs in a swansea one. again, not totally convinced about his very best position. clearly an extremely talented young player and if he can
relax and enjoy his football down at swa nsea, relax and enjoy his football down at swansea, all of a sudden i think we‘ll swansea, all of a sudden i think we‘ ll start swansea, all of a sudden i think we‘ll start to see the very best of him. wilfried bony come back, ifeel isa him. wilfried bony come back, ifeel is a strange one. a player now who looks like he has lost a yard, struggling fitness—wise and not at his sharpest. he is going to need a lot of games to rediscover the sort of form he showed when there last time. we have breaking news, a very exciting part of the show this, because we have some news that cillian mbape has made a big move. yes, one of the most lily sought—after young players. it is only a loan initially with an option to buy but if paris st germain do buy, probably in a year‘s time, the reported fee is £166. million. he
leaves monaco on loan, and goes to paris st germain and it can become permanent in a year‘s time, a huge deal. but not coming to the premier league. thank you. david or steep with the latest. so we‘ve been hearing about the players involved in the transfer window but how does the system work? andy ambler, the fa‘s director of professional game relations, describes how the fa process every transfer from the premier league down to the sixth tier and women‘s game. . the fa registrations team get the documentation, as well as the league, the premier league or the efl. the documentation comes in via e—mail, via scan documents. it is our role to make sure it supplies with all the —— can complies with all the regulations, that the player as stated previously is in the right place t can be complicated if it is international, if it is a domestic tra nsfer international, if it is a domestic transfer it should be relatively easy. the deal sheets, as long as
the deal sheets are with the premier league and with the fa before 11.00, there‘s extra time generated in order to get a transfer over the line. so what does that mean? that means the team could be here to 2 or 3am rather than finish at 11.00 and go home. so internationally, as wells the transfer matching system closes at mid night, it gives clubs an extra hour but they have to get everything into us by 11. so international transfers are shiedly different than domestic but again, it is -- different than domestic but again, it is —— slightly different than domestic. but it is down to make sure we work with the clubs and with the leagues to demystify, if you like and get it as efficient as it can be. and obviously some clubs they are budget—led and therefore they are budget—led and therefore they need players out before they can get players in. we know that happens and definitely one transaction could trigger three or four hours. it is really interesting to watch to see how one transobjection could to watch to see how one tra nsobjection could have, to watch to see how one transobjection could have, it is like a transobjection could have, it is likea —— transobjection could have, it is like a —— transaction, could have, it is like a pack of cards impact.
and as we are down to the wire. one transaction doesn‘t come through to 8.00 and once it is through, there might be two or three others to take us might be two or three others to take us through to 11 but when deadline approaches, it is when the crunch e—mails come into the inbox within seconds of 11.00. so that's how the system works for the fa and premier league standpoint but imagine what would be happening with some of the clu bs would be happening with some of the clubs with work to do. here to tell us clubs with work to do. here to tell us is luke dowling form spoerting director at watford. paint the scene. what is going on until the boardrooms and scene. what is going on until the boa rd rooms and clubs, scene. what is going on until the boardrooms and clubs, with fur flying and phones ringing, is it a lot of shouting and frantic e—mails and phone calls going through? generally you would like to think you have got your main part of the work by this time on deadline day but still a lot to do. the main thing is trying to get medicals done, if it is a player coming from overseas, different paper work to be signed off from the relevant fas abroad. you can be waiting on, that the later it gets to the 11.00
deadline, and in the last twop window, as long as they have a deal sheet over to the fa, you get that extra. but it is frantic, you would like to know the negotiations are done with the personals and it is just the paper work from club—to—club, but if you are still negotiating on personals, you could be cutting it fine. talking about cutting it fine. when does panic set m, cutting it fine. when does panic set in, 20 minutes or an cutting it fine. when does panic set in, 20 minutes oran hourto cutting it fine. when does panic set in, 20 minutes or an hour to go, when do you say — that‘s it? in, 20 minutes or an hour to go, when do you say — that's it?|j in, 20 minutes or an hour to go, when do you say - that's it? i think if you get to within at least half an hour, 20 minutes to go thin panicking obviously, all the releva nt panicking obviously, all the relevant paper work insood off by the right people, anything later and you are taking a chance. it happened once to me when i was at blackburn a few seasons ago, two players there waiting being there all day and it took that long to get done because they were loans. it was a couple of minutes past and they had to turn
around. what happens on the friday, the morning afterwards, do you have a meeting, a debrief and look at what you can do now?|j a meeting, a debrief and look at what you can do now? i mean, obviously there can still be things to be done the day after. obviously some transfers are subject to medical. so you might be continuing the medicals. if anything is done, it is the medicals. if anything is done, itis— the medicals. if anything is done, it is — let‘s look at what we have done. it used to be then. right let‘s look at who we can get out on loa n let‘s look at who we can get out on loan because the ones that aren‘t going to play. with the loan window shutting it tends to be — this is what we have done, we are happy, relaxed chairmen and maybe owners go away for a week and it is not that long before you are looking at the january window. well i know this is your first window for january window. well i know this is yourfirst window for a january window. well i know this is your first window for a while where your first window for a while where you are not involved. enjoy it. well, among all the excitement of deadline day, we shouldn‘t forget that it‘s international week with all the home nations involved in world cup qualifiers this weekend. england and scotland play tomorrow. we‘ll hear from the scottish camp
in a moment but england are in malta from where we can join our correspondent, natalie pirks. natalie, we‘ve been hearing from alex oxlade chamberlain who‘s with the england squad over there of course. is there a sense that the transfer window is impacting on gareth southgate‘s planning for the malta game? . i think gareth southgate has been largely untroubled by the transfer window, really. as you said, alex oxlade—chamberlain was really the one mostly involved. his name in the press, largely for the last week. now that‘s been done and he can sort of focus on getting his head straight for potentially playing here tomorrow night maybe increasing the caps, 27 so far for england. here tomorrow night maybe increasing the caps, 27 so farfor england. i think really, gareth southgate will be quite happy it‘s only been really one or two players that have been involved but we‘ll hear from him one or two players that have been involved but we‘ll hearfrom him in the next hour or so. i think he will be of the same opinion that most managers and most players are that really it needs to be looked at and really it needs to be looked at and really all the leagues across europe should be looking at potentially
changing it, so it doesn‘t impact on staffing in the season, it should be done before the season starts. understandably, national managers don‘t want to deal with an unsettled car. these with two big names for england in four days, tomorrow night here against malta the whipping boys of group f, played six, last six. anything less than an england win here tomorrow would be a big deal but monday against slovakia at wembley will be the big one he will be focussed on. slovakia only two points behind england in that group and remember, only the winners of the group automatically qualify. then you have the problem with coming runners up then you have the problem with coming runners up and having to go into the play—offs. that is not a situation that england would want but if they win the two games and other results go their way they could find themselves already having qualified for the world cup with two games to spare. plenty to play for in the next four days. we have to leave it there. thank you very much. now in the same group, scotland need
to win in lithuania to keep alive their hopes. in the same group, scotland badly need to win in lithuania, to keep alive hopes. they kick off tomorrow night, four points off the play off place and have only won once there before. . i think they are good enough in every game. . so, a nice balance, no matter who we are playing, whether it is england or lithuania. i think the players will tell you that. there is never a difference in what we think. we know we have frailties and sense and you want to try to get more sense than frailties coming through. northern ireland also play tomorrow night away at san marino. on to cricket and play at the oval, in the county championship match between surrey and middlesex has been abandoned after an arrow, from a crossbow was fired onto the pitch.
middlesex cricket club have tweeted this picture of an umpire holding the arrow, and the met police have carried out a controlled evacuation but there are no reported injuries. at this stage it is believed that the object came from outside of the ground. enquiries are continuing. he‘s still leading, but chris froome has had his lead at the vuelta a espana cut by 20 seconds, after bike difficulties and a crash allowed his rivals to close the gap. with just 6km to go, froome fell on the downhill section of today‘s 12th stage. the brit still has a lead of 59 seconds. poland‘s tomasz marczynski claimed victory on the stage. britain‘s paddy mcgrail has won a bronze medal at the world boxing championships in hamburg, but missed out on a place in the final after a 5—0 defeat at the hands of kazakhstan‘s kairat yeraliyev. mcgrail is the only brit who made a semifinal. now, it has been a transfer deadline to rememberfor some now, it has been a transfer deadline to remember for some and now, it has been a transfer deadline to rememberfor some and it now, it has been a transfer deadline to remember for some and it could still be one to remember for crystal
palace still be one to remember for crystal pa la ce fa ns still be one to remember for crystal palace fans because manadu sacko we understand is having a medicalfor a fee of around £26 million. it‘ll still be a busy night ahead. that‘s all for now. time for the weather. . good evening a a day of sunny spells and scattered downpours across nearly all of the country. here is the scene at portsmouth. that summarises the weather. blue skies but big clouds, too. you can see the showers have been slowly drifting their way eastwards across many parts of the country but some of us have seen late sunshine. as we
head through into the last part of this evening, we will see the heavy downpours easing away. for many of us, it becomes dry tonight and we have light winds and clear spells, too. so heading through the early hours of friday, we could see a few showers around the south coast. most of us, clear, dry and chilly. 10 or 11 in the towns and cities but the countryside, quite a bit cooler than that. in fact near to freezing in one or two rural spots across scotland. through the day tomorrow, we start off again with sunshine a fine start to september. we will start it see showers once again developing through the day. the heaviest and most frequent showers will be across eastern parts of england into south—east scotland. by the afternoon, much of scotland and northern ireland, not a bad picture. sunshine here a few scattered showers. heavier showers, the odd rumble of thunder through the pennines parts of east yorkshire, lincolnshire to east anglia. across much of wales and the south—west, the showers tomorrow will be fairly few and far between. so a bit of
cumulus cloud but generally dry and bright. temperatures around 19 or 20. we can see a few of the showers in towards the south—east. it really will be across eastern england and the south—east of scotland where we have the most frequent and heaviest showers. nool tomorrow evening, showers. nool tomorrow evening, showers fade away as this area of high pressure nudges in to start off the weekend. so with that area of high pressure around, saturday is looking like a decent day. we will have light winds across all of the country and it is looking like a largely dry picture. again a bit of cumulus cloud building but many dry and bright with long spells of sunshine. you will notice a bit of rain lurking there in the wings. that will be a player for sunday. but saturday, a decent day across the board. the far east will stay dry for a good part of the day. bye for now. this is bbc news, i‘m matthew price. the headlines at 7.00pm. another round of brexit talks ends
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