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David Luiz on his way back to Chelsea; Leicester poised to splash £60m

Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey delves into where David Luiz will fit into Antonio Conte's plans.

The summer transfer window is close to swinging shut -- it closes at 6 p.m. ET / 11 p.m. BST -- so stay with Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip as the clock ticks down on deadline day. Follow our live blog below, and see the latest deals here.

Top Story: Luiz on his way back to Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been searching for defensive reinforcements this summer -- and now he is on the brink of bringing back David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain.


Five things you need to know about new Chelsea signing Marcos Alonso

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner assesses Chelsea's recent signing of defender Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina.
Jules Breach and Liam Twomey discuss whether the club will complete a defensive signing before the window closes.

After an entire summer spent trying to make sense of a "very crazy" transfer market, Chelsea have finally managed to sign a defender for head coach Antonio Conte on deadline day.

Marcos Alonso becomes the fourth arrival of the Italian's fledgling reign at Stamford Bridge, earning Fiorentina around £23 million just three years after La Viola acquired the Spanish left-back on a free transfer from Bolton Wanderers. But who exactly is the man Chelsea have bought?

ESPN FC gives you a rundown...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Trending: Premier League spends over £1bn, David Luiz to rejoin Chelsea

The ESPN FC crew discuss the rumours that defender David Luiz will leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to Chelsea.

Here are the latest stories for Wednesday.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Premier League clubs have now spent more than £1 billion on transfers in the summer window. The league had already broken its own transfer record last week, when Manchester City's signing of Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo pushed clubs' gross spending up to £880 million -- topping the £870m of last summer.

CHELSEA: Chelsea have confirmed they have agreed a deal to re-sign David Luiz from Paris...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Premier League Deadline Day: Chelsea, Arsenal and others still active

A look back as managers across Europe have referred to this transfer window as a crazy period.

With deadline day approaching, ESPN FC's Premier League correspondents assess their side's business so far and suggest what else needs to be done.

ARSENAL: A frustrating summer has turned out to be successful in the end as Arsene Wenger is set to bring in all the pieces he felt were needed to make Arsenal title contenders. He entered the transfer window looking to make three major signings, and added centre-back Shkodran Mustafi to midfielder Granit Xhaka and striker Lucas Perez. In addition,...

 By Mark Worrall

Antonio Conte needs Abramovich backing as clock ticks at Chelsea

Antonio Conte says it is proving difficult to land the players he wants at Chelsea.

The summer transfer window heralded much promise for Chelsea and new manager Antonio Conte. Appointed at the beginning of April, Conte -- despite having duties to fulfil with the Italy national side at Euro 2016 -- had plenty of time to assess the glut of players at Stamford Bridge and draw up a list of transfer targets.

Money typically tends to be no object to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and on July 16 the London club announced the signing of Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante for £30...

 By Nick Miller

Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez, Raheem Sterling lead Team of the Weekend

The ESPN FC crew breakdown their Prem Team of the Weekend after the most recent slate of matches are in the books.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol explains how Arsenal should utilize midfielder Alexis Sanchez moving forward.

After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers, along with a manager.

Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #TOTW. Plus, tune in to Monday's ESPN FC show (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) for further reaction.

ESPN FC's Team of the Weekend.

Goalkeeper: Shay Given, Stoke City

He might be 40 and when Jack Butland...