SV Werder Bremen have secured the signature of attacker Serge Gnabry from English side Arsenal FC. - © © imago / Nordphoto
SV Werder Bremen have secured the signature of attacker Serge Gnabry from English side Arsenal FC. - © © imago / Nordphoto

Transfer deadline day - as it happened!


The transfer window is now closed in Germany, but was on hand to guide you through a frantic last day of trading. Re-cap the ins and outs below...

Wednesday 31 August

Click here for a comprehensive list of all the Bundesliga ins and outs this summer

The 2016 Bundesliga summer transfer window closed at 18:00CEST/16:00GMT on Wednesday, 31 August

CONFIRMED - Rodriguez joins Lucerne on loan from Wolfsburg

Swiss midfielder Francisco Rodriguez, brother of Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, has left the Wolves and moved to FC Lucerne on loan for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

CONFIRMED - Hinteregger joins Augsburg

This is a big signing for FC Augsburg, who have confirmed the arrival of Austria international centre-back Martin Hinteregger from FC Salzburg. The 23-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Mönchengladbach, but has signed a two-year deal at the WWK ARENA, with the option to extend.

"I'm really pleased that the transfer has gone through," said Hinteregger. "I really wanted to play in the Bundesliga again and think Augsburg is the perfect destination. They've achieved great things here in the last few years, and I want to help us reach our aims."

"Martin Hinteregger was a player we really wanted to fill the gap at centre-back," said Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter. "It wasn't easy, but it was worth staying patient right until the end."

CONFIRMED - Kaan Ayhan leaves Schalke for Fortuna Düsseldorf

There's been a little bit of movement around closing time, with Bundesliga 2 side Düsseldorf sealing a deal for promising young FC Schalke 04 defender Kaan Ayhan, who is currently with the Turkish national team. The 21-year-old has penned a two-year deal with Fortuna.

18:00CEST - the transfer window in Germany has closed!

But stay with us, as we'll be bringing you reaction to today's moves. You can also re-cap every Bundesliga club's summer ins and outs by clicking this link.

Ramalho already in training with Mainz

No time wasted for Mainz's new boy...

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The new Wolfsburg defender has been speaking upon his arrival at the club:

CONFIRMED: Hamburg bring in Douglas Santos

A very promising piece of business here from Hamburger SV, strengthening their defence with the arrival of recently-crowned Olympic winner Douglas Santos. The 22-year-old Brazilian left-back has agreed to a five-year deal at HSV.

CONFIRMED: Wolfsburg recruit Wollscheid

VfL Wolfsburg have bolstered their back line with the signing of former Bayer 04 Leverkusen defender Philipp Wollscheid from Stoke City.

CONFIRMED: Kerk leaves Freiburg

SC Freiburg youngster Sebastian Kerk has left the Black Forest and joined Bundesliga 2 side 1. FC Kaiserslautern on loan until the end of the season.

CONFIRMED: Gnabry joins Bremen

It was mooted earlier on in the day, but now pen has been put to paper, with exciting attacking midfielder Serge Gnabry moving to SV Werder Bremen on a permanent deal from English Premier League side Arsenal FC.

CONFIRMED: Mainz snap up Ramalho

Decent signing this: 1. FSV Mainz 05 have loaned Andre Ramalho from Bayer 04 Leverkusen. It's another one-year deal for the Brazilian defender.

CONFIRMED: Nukan leaves Leipzig

Another Leipzig player departs on loan...

CONFIRMED: Bremen loan Guwara to Darmstadt

Busy day for Werder so far... Leon Guwara has joined SV Darmstadt. Another loan deal.

CONFIRMED: Ingolstadt sign Monaco defender

And there's another one! AS Monaco centre-back Marcel Tisserand has signed for FC Ingolstadt 04 on a four-year deal. Welcome to the Bundesliga, Marcel!

CONFIRMED: Leipzig loan Papadopoulos

Great move for Leipzig, who have secured the services of Greek international Kyriakos Papadopoulos on a one-year loan deal from Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Gnabry to Werder?

Serge Gnabry appears to be on the verge of joining SV Werder Bremen from Arsenal, according to sporting director Frank Baumann. "The player would like to join us and we’ve reached an agreement with Arsenal FC. Nothing is signed yet, though," he said, before adding that he expects the move to go through later on Wednesday afternoon.

CONFIRMED: Ajeti leaves Augsburg for Switzerland

Another move involving a Swiss player: Albian Ajeti has joined FC St. Gallen on a one-year loan deal from FC Augsburg.

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CONFIRMED: Frankfurt loan Tarashaj

Eintracht Frankfurt have completed the loan signing of 21-year-old Shani Tarashaj from Everton FC until the end of the season. The attacking midfielder joins fellow Nati star Haris Seferovic at the Commerzbank Arena.


Strap yourselves in, folks! Bundesliga clubs have just over nine hours to finalise any transfer dealings before the window slams shut. We'll bring you the latest confirmed deals throughout the day. Stay tuned.

That is a wrap!

Tomorrow is transfer deadline day and it appears clubs are waiting until the very last minute to land their final blows, so join us on Wednesday for the conclusion of the summer transfer window. Until then, click on the link above to see all of the confirmed summer moves!

CONFIRMED: Konoplyanka to Schalke

A late deal before deadline day gets underway. FC Schalke 04 have been searching far and wide for a replacement for Leroy Sane and have got their man in the form of FC Sevilla's Yevhen Konoplyanka. The Ukrainian winger joins on a one-year loan deal. Details of the deal can be found here.

CONFIRMED: Niedermeier to Freiburg

Giant defender Georg Niedermeier is back in the Bundesliga, making a move from VfB Stuttgart to SC Freiburg. Welcome back Georg!

CONFIRMED: Matavz loaned out

Tim Matavz will be plying his trade in Bundesliga 2 this season after making the short move within Bavaria from FC Augsburg to 1. FC Nürnberg. The 27-year-old made 11 Bundesliga appearances last season.

Gnabry heading to Bremen?

Although it is not yet a done deal, Serge Gnabry appears to be on his way from Arsenal FC to SV Werder Bremen. The northern Germany club's sporting director Frank Baumann on Tuesday confirmed an agreement has been reached with the player and a "fundamental" understanding has been struck with the Premier League club.

Didavi's dream debut

As the Bundesliga clubs continue to work hard on getting those final transfers fixed, here is one we made earlier. Or rather, here is one that VfL Wolfsburg made earlier: Daniel Didavi. The former VfB Stuttgart midfielder was another new signing to have a dream debut at his new club, scoring in the Wolves' 2-0 win at FC Augsburg. You can see highlights of that game - including Didavi's goal - below.

Take a bow, Bobby

It was also a dream debut for Hamburger SV's new signing Bobby Wood, who opened his Bundesliga account with his first shot on goal in his side's 1-1 draw with FC Ingolstadt 04.

You can find out ten things about the USMNT international here.

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Monday, 29 August

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How the system works

The Transfer Online Registration System (TOR) was introduced by the DFL on 1 July, 2015. Player registrations, applications to register players and the transfers themselves now take place via this new system. Documents pertaining to the transfer of a player from one club to another no longer have to be sent or faxed to the DFL. All the relevant documents must be entered into the new system by 18:00CEST/16:00GMT.

Götze back where it began

One of the biggest stories of the summer so far was the return of Mario Götze to Dortmund after three stop-start seasons at Bayern. Find out all about the reasoning behind that eye-catching intra-Bundesliga move below:

Foals by name, Foals by nature

Bundesliga stalwarts Christoph Kramer, Tobias Strobl and Jannik Vestergaard have made their way to Borussia Mönchengladbach during the close season, but the Foals would not be the Foals without an injection of young blood. Get the lowdown below:

Dortmund revamped

After Mats Hummels returned to boyhood club Bayern, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gündogan moved on to pastures new, Dortmund have been particular active during the summer transfer window. We take a look at their exciting new recruits, including Marc Barta, Emre Mor and Andre Schürrle:

CONFIRMED: Castaignos leaves Frankfurt

Luc Castaignos has joined Sporting Clube de Portugal. The Dutch striker scored four goals in 19 Bundesliga appearances after moving to Eintracht Frankfurt from FC Twente last summer.

New faces

Breel Embolo to FC Schalke 04, Ousmane Dembele to Borussia Dortmund and UEFA EURO 2016 Best Player of the Tournament Renato Sanches to FC Bayern München: just a selection of new arrivals to the Bundesliga this summer. Press play on the video below for more:

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