Roundup: Lukaku's departure from Man. Utd highlights 17 transfers made in Premier League

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LONDON, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Despite a late flurry of transfers in the closing stages, this year's English deadline-day only saw 17 transfers made in the top flight - the joint lowest on the last day since 2009.

The most eye-catching deals were the deals for Alex Iwobi and Romelu Lukaku.

The departure of striker Lukaku from Manchester United to Inter Milan for 74 million pounds (90 million US dollars) was the biggest deal of the day. While forward Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton for 34 million pounds (41 million US dollars), which was the biggest incoming transfer of the day.

Iwobi's former club Arsenal added two on the day, with Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney making his way south over the border for 25 million pounds (30 million US dollars), while Chelsea's David Luiz joined on an eight million pound deal (9.68 million US dollars). Arsenal fans also saw young striker Eddie Nketiah leave the club to join Championship giants, Leeds United, on loan for the season.

Arsenal's north London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur also had a relatively busy day, bringing in two additional signings. Young fullback Ryan Sessegnon signed from Fulham for 25 million pounds (30 million US dollars), in a move that mirrored their rival's Arsenal move for Tierney. On top of this, Spurs also acquired Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso on loan. However, deadline day for Spurs was defined by the failure to signing Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala for 65 million pounds (79 million US dollars). According to reports, Spurs were unable to agree on terms with the player after their bid had been accepted by the Italian champions.

Other eye-catching signings on the day included the return of Andy Carroll to Newcastle on a free, as well as the arrival of Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr for a club-record 25 million pounds (30 million US dollars) at Watford.

In addition, Leicester City also brought out the checkbook to sign midfielder Dennis Praet from Sampdoria in Italy for 18 million pounds (22 million US dollars).

Perhaps the most unusual signing of the window was Derby's veteran keeper, Scott Carson moving to Manchester City on loan to provide cover for the Ederson and Bravo. Enditem

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