Here are the latest stories for Thursday.
MAN UNITED: Bastian Schweinsteiger played his final game for Germany on Wednesday night, making a tearful farewell in his testimonial — a 2-0 win over Finland. But he insists he still “hopes to get the chance” to play for Man United again.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Deals on transfer deadline day took Premier League spending to a record £1.165 billion ($1.53bn), according to a BBC report using figures from Deloitte.
TOTTENHAM: Tottenham Hotspur have equalled their transfer record to sign Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United for £30 million just before the transfer deadline. France international Sissoko, 27, has signed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane after rejecting Everton at the 11th hour.
CHELSEA: Chelsea have re-signed their former defender David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain on a three-year contract. He was the second defender to move to the club on deadline day, with Marcos Alonso joining from Fiorentina on a five-year contract in a deal reportedly worth around £23 million.
– Marcelo Brozovic’s agent has revealed that the Croatian turned down the chance to join Chelsea before the transfer deadline and intends to sign a new contract with Inter Milan when he returns from international duty.
– Newcastle have completed the signing of Chelsea winger Christian Atsu on a one-year loan deal, the Championship club have confirmed.
GERMANY: Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will succeed Bastian Schweinsteiger as the new Germany captain.
MAN CITY: Roberto Mancini expects Joe Hart to improve as a goalkeeper at Torino after joining the Serie A club from Manchester City on transfer deadline day but admits he is puzzled by Pep Guardiola’s decision to offload a player who was No. 1 under the Italian at City.
– Samir Nasri has denied he joined Sevilla on loan because Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola told him he was surplus to requirements.
REAL MADRID: Martin Odegaard is not ruling out a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in the January transfer window.
ARSENAL: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has joined Bournemouth on loan for the rest of the season as he tries to revive his career by getting more playing time away from the Emirates Stadium.
– Werder Bremen have completed the signing of Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry for a reported fee of £5 million.
EVERTON: Everton’s transfer window ended disappointingly as a loan deal for West Ham striker Enner Valencia was completed just before the deadline, but they missed out on Moussa Sissoko who signed with Tottenham.
HULL CITY: Hull City have signed Dynamo Kiev striker Dieumerci Mbokani on a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent move.
WEST BROM: West Brom have announced the signing of Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu on a two-year contract. Robson-Kanu, 27, was a free agent after leaving Reading at the end of last season.
WATFORD: Watford have sold winger Ikechi Anya to Championship side Derby County for an undisclosed fee, the club announced on Wednesday.
SUNDERLAND: Sunderland have signed Manchester City defender Jason Denayer on a season-long loan. Denayer, who featured for Belgium at Euro 2016, will be given the chance to secure first-team football with David Moyes’ Sunderland.
BARCELONA: Barcelona are concerned that the Premier League’s spending power is leaving the rest of Europe behind and have suggested UEFA’s financial fair play (FFP) regulations should be adapted.
– Barcelona have not asked Lionel Messi to skip Argentina’s World Cup qualifier at Venezuela, according to Albiceleste manager Edgardo Bauza, as concerns about the Blaugrana star’s health persist.
FIFA: Swiss federal prosecutors say they are conducting an “ongoing operation” in an investigation of the 2006 World Cup organising committee as part of a wider probe of corruption linked to FIFA.
LA LIGA: Valencia made two defensive signings on transfer deadline day, bringing in Argentina international Ezequiel Garay from Zenit St Petersburg and Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala on loan.
MLS: Galatasaray have signed Nigel de Jong from LA Galaxy on a two-year contract. Galatasaray confirmed news of the move for De Jong, who joined Galaxy from AC Milan just prior to the 2016 season, via their official Twitter account on Thursday.