Sanchez quitting Arsenal? Coutinho leaving Liverpool? Jon Holmes gets to the bottom of transfer deadline day

Jon Holmes tried to get to grips with the transfer window today

Jon Holmes tried to get to the bottom of the latest transfer rumours, including the deal to take Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal to Manchester City

Thursday, August 31, 2017

It's the biggest day in the football calendar, with some of the game's biggest stars on the verge of huge moves.

We're talking, of course, about transfer deadline day, which sends football fans around Britain (and indeed around the world) into a frenzy of rumour, excitement and despair.

With world-famous players such as Alexis Sanchez, Thomas Lemar and Philippe Coutinho rumoured to be on the brink of huge transfers (or 'mega-deals' to borrow the lingo of our talkSPORT counterparts) Jon Holmes thought it was time to get to the bottom of the rumours and find out what's really happening.

Unfortunately, however, Jon knows nothing about football, even less than most football pundits in fact, and he cares about the sport about as much as Sir Patrick Stewart complains about the latest hair products.

Thankfully Cornelius was on hand to decipher deadline day with a helpful playground analogy, explaining that it is like swapping stickers in the playground at school. There are two transfer windows a year, Jon's faithful sidekick explained, and these are like "break time and lunch time."

Jon then moved on to annouce his own transfer rumours about radio, a subject which seemed to really pique his interest. Katie Hopkins, often described as the radio equivalent of Alexis Sanchez, was featured at length. Will she get her big move before the window slams shut?

Listen to the audio above. Or click here to read a bunch of police officers trolling Arsenal on their deadline day woes.