Transfer News: Liverpool Prepares to Hijack £40 Million Chelsea Deal, Tottenham Delays Deadline Day Plans

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in Munich, southern Germany, August 2. CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty

After such a long summer, with more than £1 billion spent in the transfer market, there are only 48 hours remaining until the window closes.

Liverpool is highly active, Arsenal may be doing more business than it wants to, and Chelsea is desperate to get a final few deals completed before the August 31 deadline.

Here, Newsweek guides you through all the news and rumors circling the transfer market as the window closes:

Chelsea wanted to complete the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after reportedly agreeing a fee of £40 million ($55 million) with Arsenal. But the Daily Mail says Antonio Conte's team fears the 24-year-old midfielder is stalling on agreeing personal terms as he would prefer a move to Liverpool.

After a successful summer, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool may have a sour end to August. According to Yahoo, the Anfield club has agreed to sell 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £148 million.

Tottenham has long looked the likely destination for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, but now the transfer looks unlikely to happen as the London Evening Standard says Spurs has concerns over the 23-year-old midfielder's injury issues.

Related: Here's why Philippe Coutinho looks destined for Barcelona this summer

West Brom center back Jonny Evans looks set to join Manchester City and would snub any offer from Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail.

Southampton's wantaway defender Virgil van Dijk is still clinging to hope that he can get the transfer he so desires before the window closes. Liverpool has looked the likely destination, but Arsenal and Chelsea are also lurking for the 26-year-old Dutch center back, according to the Independent.

Newly promoted Newcastle United may be about to lose its striker Dwight Gayle as manager Rafael Benitez is willing to sell for a fee of around £18 million, according to The Guardian.