From the Back Pages, September 3 - DEADLINE DAY SPECIAL: Ozil joins Arsenal from Madrid for £42.5m

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsenal have signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for a club-record £42.5million. The midfielder signs on a five-year deal worth £140,000-a-week after he had a medical in Germany on Monday, despite Paris Saint-Germain coming in with a more lucrative offer earlier in the day. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United’s 11th-hour loan swoop for Real Madrid left back Fabio Coentrao is on the rocks as the club wait to find out if the necessary paperwork was completed in time for the deal to go through. (Daily Mail)

EVERTON are set to boost their striking options by sealing a loan deal for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. (The Express)

Liverpool’s search for defensive reinforcements ended successfully on deadline day as the club paid €19m (£16m) for Mamadou Sakho and £7m for the Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Ilori. Victor Moses’s arrival on a season-long loan from Chelsea completed a productive finale for the Anfield club. (The Guardian)

Manchester United ended the transfer window in farce and disappointment with the deal to sign Ander Herrera having failed after the club refused to pay his €36m buyout clause, while claiming that imposters in Spain attempted to muscle in on the deal. This meant that David Moyes signed only Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m, £4m more than his expired buyout clause, despite a summer that began with the pursuit of Barcelona’s Cesc Fábregas and Thiago Alcântara. (The Guardian)

Gareth Bale presented as Real Madrid player after completing Transfer Deadline Day record move from Spurs. (The Telegraph)

Record-breaker Mesut Ozil turned down a bigger offer from Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Arsenal. Germany international Ozil has become the Gunners’ biggest signing, completing a £42million move on a five-year deal worth around £140,000-a-week. (The Mirror)