Premier League clubs may already be privately regretting their vote to close the transfer window prematurely compared to rival leagues.
In a World Cup year it is already a disaster, though the coming weeks will prove how strong clubs are in resisting European clubs from making bids for their players.
Just like every year though, there was panic in the closing hours, with many clubs yet to complete their plans ahead of the summer.
Manchester United and Tottenham were clearly intent on investing- but they could not get any deals over the line.
Instead, it was Everton and Fulham that were the most active.
Here we document in chronological order every deal that went through on deadline day – as it happened.
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Deadline Day Deals
8.05am – Daniel Arzani to Manchester City from Melbourne City for an undisclosed fee.
9am – Ivan Toney to Peterborough from Newcastle for an undisclosed fee.
9.40am – Lucas Perez from Arsenal to West Ham for £4m.
10.10am – Mateo Kovacic joins Chelsea on a season-long loan that will see Thibaut Courtois head in the opposite direction.
10.45am – Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb to Leicester for an undisclosed fee.
12.15pm – Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea to Real Madrid for £30million.
1.00pm – Victor Camarasa from Real Betis to Cardiff City on loan.
1.19pm – Lukas Nmecha from Manchester City to Preston North End.
2.03pm – Callum Connolly from Everton to Wigan Athletic.
2.35pm – Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht to Wolves on season-long loan with £12m obligation.
4.45pm – Bernard from Shakhtar Donetsk to Everton on a free transfer.
5pm – Yerry Mina from Barcelona to Everton for £27million.
5pm – Andre Gomes from Barcelona to Everton on a season-long loan.
5pm – Dan Burn from Wigan to Brighton for an undisclosed fee.
5pm – Harry Arter from Bournemouth to Cardiff on a season-long loan.
5pm – Isaac Mbenza from Montpellier to Huddersfield on a season-long loan.
5pm – Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina to West Ham for an undisclosed fee.
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5pm – Andre-Frank Anguissa from Marseille to Fulham for £30million.
5pm – Peter Gwargis from Jonkopings Sodra IF for an undisclosed fee.
5pm – Kurt Zouma from Chelsea to Everton on loan.
5pm – Sam Clucas from Swansea to Stoke for undisclosed fee.
5pm – Joe Bryan from Bristol City to Fulham for £6million.
5pm – Federico Fernandez from Swansea to Newcastle for £6million.
5pm – Domingos Quina from West Ham to Watford for an undisclosed fee.
5pm – Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg to Leicester for £19million.
5pm – Luciano Vietto from Atletico Madrid to Fulham on season-long loan.
5pm – Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United to Fulham on season-long loan.
5pm – Jordan Ayew from Swansea to Crystal Palace on season-long loan.
5pm – Danny Ings from Liverpool to Southampton on season-long loan, with obligation to buy for £20m.