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The latest done deals and transfer rumours on Deadline Day with Sporting Life
The latest done deals and transfer rumours on Deadline Day with Sporting Life

Catch up on all the transfer news and get details of the done deals on a hectic Transfer Deadline Day.


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HIGHLIGHTED DEALS - JANUARY 31

  • Miguel Almiron (Atlanta - Newcastle) - Undisclosed
  • Denis Suarez (Barcelona - Arsenal) - Loan
  • Adrien Silva (Leicester - Monaco) - Loan
  • Youri Tielemans (Monaco - Leicester) - Loan
  • Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (Spurs - Monaco) - Loan
  • Jonny Otto (Atletico Madrid - Wolves) - £18m
  • Pele (Monaco - Nottingham Forest) - Loan
  • Philip Heise (Dynamo Dresden - Norwich) - Undisclosed
  • Scott Hogan (Aston Villa - Sheffield United) - Loan
  • Antonio Barreca (Monaco - Newcastle) - Loan
  • Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth - Aston Villa) - Loan
  • Leandro Bacuna (Reading - Cardiff) - Undisclosed
  • Wilfried Bony (Swansea - Al-Arabi Sports Club) - Loan
  • Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham - Yeni Malatyaspor) - Loan
  • Peter Crouch (Stoke - Burnley) - Swap deal
  • Sam Vokes (Burnley - Stoke) - Swap deal for Crouch, plus £7m
  • Frederic Guilbert (Caen - Aston Villa) - Undisclosed
  • Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea - Crystal Palace) - Loan
  • Havard Nordtveit (Hoffenheim - Fulham) - Loan
  • Beni Baningime (Everton - Wigan) - Loan
  • Jeremy Toljan (Borussia Dortmund - Celtic) - Loan
  • Jacob Murphy (Newcastle - West Brom) - Loan
  • Andy King (Leicester - Derby) - Loan
  • Yannick Bolasie (Everton - Anderlecht) - Loan

Head here for all of January's completed deals


BOLASIE HEADING TO HOLLAND

Anderlecht confirm the loan signing of Yannick Bolasie from Everton until the end of the season.

OWLS BAG NEWCASTLE PAIR

Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar have joined Sheffield Wednesday from Newcastle on loan until the end of the season.

BAGGIES BAG MURPHY

Newcastle forward Jacob Murphy has joined West Brom on loan until the end of the season.


WIGAN MAKE BANINGIME LOAN DEAL

Wigan have signed Everton midfielder Beni Baningime on loan from Everton until the end of the season.


TOLJAN MAKES CELTIC LOAN MOVE

Celtic have signed highly-rated full-back Jeremy Toljan on loan from Borussia Dortmund.


NORDTVEIT JOINS FULHAM

Fulham confirm the signing of Havard Nordtveit from Hoffenheim on loan until the end of the season.


SUNDERLAND CLOSE IN ON GRIGG

At the sixth time of asking, Sky Sports News says Sunderland have agreed a fee for Wigan’s Will Grigg. 

The deal is understood to be in the region of £1.5m, with Sunderland trying to push this through before the deadline having been after the striker for weeks.

Will Grigg scores Wigan's famous winner against Manchester City
Will Grigg


PALACE AGREE BATSHUAYI LOAN DEAL

Crystal Palace agree deal to sign Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea.

Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi


PSG PUSH FOR GUEYE

Sky Sports News is reporting that PSG have made a new bid of €30m (£26.2m) for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

It is understood that the bid has been rejected by Everton.

Idrissa Gueye


VILLA SIGN GUILBERT

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Frederic Guilbert from Caen for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old defender will return to the Ligue 1 side on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.


KING SET FOR DERBY LOAN MOVE

Andy King is currently undergoing a medical at Derby ahead of his proposed loan move from Leicester, Sky Sports News has reported.


CLARKE BACK AT BRADFORD

Billy Clarke's contract at Charlton has been terminated to allow him to rejoin Bradford City.


NEWCASTLE TRIO CLOSE ON LOANS

Three players are on the verge of leaving Newcastle on loan, according to Sky Sports News.

Jacob Murphy is closing on a move to West Brom, while Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar are on their way to Sheffield Wednesday.


ANOTHER CHELSEA LOAN


RIDGEWELL RETURNS

The 34-year-old defender, formerly of Aston Villa, Birmingham and West Brom, had been in the MLS with Portland Timbers.


ONE OUT, ONE IN AT LEICESTER

A loan swap for the Foxes with Monaco...


RAMS UPDATE

Sky Sports say Leicester midfielder Andy King is currently travelling to Derby to discuss a loan deal, while that Tom Huddlestone to Udinese deal we just mentioned is now off. 

Derby were not sure they wanted to lose him, and the deal eventually ran out of time - Huddlestone wasn’t able to get over to Italy to complete a medical and the necessary paperwork in time, before the Italian window closed. 


📺 SKY SPORTS HAVE NEWS FROM TOTTENHAM

  • Presenter: 'News from Tottenham, IS IT A NEW SIGNING?'
  • Reporter: "No, no it's not..."

Just a youngster going out on loan.


LIKE A NEW SIGNING

None in at Tottenham, but Harry Kane is stepping up his return from injury...


ITALY MOVE FOR WATFORD YOUNGSTER

Nineteen-year-old Ben Wilmot moves to Italy on loan with Udinese, who share owners with the Hornets.

The centre-back has made six appearances for Watford this season, starting four cup games and coming off the bench in two Premier League matches.

Wilmot, who has represented England at youth level, was a second-half substitute in Watford's last league outing in the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday.

The former Stevenage man joins Watford team-mates Stefano Okaka and Marvin Zeegelaar in moving to the Serie A outfit.

They could be joined by Tom Huddlestone too, with the Derby man


MASS EXODUS AT SWANSEA

Wilfried Bony celebrates
Wilfried Bony celebrates

Look away now, Swans fans...

Jefferson Montero and Daniel James are expected to join West Brom and Leeds respectively before the deadline and the Welsh club have confirmed the exit of their biggest earner, Wilfried Bony, who goes to Qatar.


MAN UNITED LOAN DEPARTURE

A good move for Joel Pereira, considering he was at least fourth choice goalkeeper at the club...


STOKE SIGN VOKES

As part of the Crouch deal, with Stoke reportedly paying £7m...


BURNLEY SIGN CROUCH


MONTERO IN FOR BAGGIES MEDICAL

Jefferson Montero in action for Swansea
Jefferson Montero in action for Swansea

Swansea winger Jefferson Montero is in the West Midlands for a medical with West Brom ahead of a move.

The 29-year-old has made 12 appearances for the Swans this season, contributing three assists.

Elsewhere, Leeds have concluded a deal for Swansea's Daniel James, who will join on-loan initially before a permanent move should the Whites reach the Premier League.


IORFA SET FOR OWLS SWITCH

Wolves defender Dominic Iorfa undergoing a medical at Sheffield Wednesday ahead of a permanent move, according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old defender made 23 appearances for Ipswich in the Sky Bet Championship last season but has failed to make any Premier League appearances for his current club.


SMITH ROWE MAKES LEIPZIG MOVE

Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe has joined Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

On the deal, Gunners Head coach Unai Emery said: "Emile is a promising young player. This move will get him valuable competitive action which is important as he continues his development."


LEEDS YOUNGSTER JOINING SCUNTHORPE

Tom Pearce (right) in action for Leeds
Tom Pearce (right) in action for Leeds

Leeds youngster Tom Pearce is set to join Scunthorpe on-loan for the remainder of the season.

The left-back broke into the first-team last season but has been out-of-favour under current boss Marcelo Bielsa.


SUNDERLAND LOOK TO WINNALL

Derby celebrate Sam Winnall's winner
Sam Winnall during his time at Derby

Sunderland's striker search has taken them to Sheffield Wednesday where they are looking to bring in Sam Winnall on-loan for the remainder of the season.

The 28-year-old scored seven goals and contributed two assists in 19 Sky Bet Championship games last season during stints at the Owls and Derby.


OXFORD TO AUGSBURG

West Ham defender Reece Oxford has joined Augsburg on loan for the rest of the season.


BRADFORD CLOSE IN ON BUTTERFIELD

Jacob Butterfield
Jacob Butterfield is joining Bradford

Jacob Butterfield is undertaking a medical with Bradford City ahead of a loan move from Derby, according to Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old has not made an appearance for Frank Lampard's side in more than a year, but is one of the club's top earner.


BONATINI JOINS FOREST

Leo Bonatini is congratulated after opening the scoring
Leo Bonatini has joined Nottingham Forest

Wolves forward Leo Bonatini has completed his loan move to Nottingham Forest for the rest of the season. 


OWLS EYE NEWCASTLE DUO

Rolando Aarons is set to join Sheffield Wednesday
Rolando Aarons is set to join Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign Newcastle duo Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar on loan, according to Sky Sports.


HESKETH MAKES MK SWITCH

Jake Hesketh scores the goal that put Burton into the Carabao Cup semi-final
Jake Hesketh scores the goal that put Burton into the Carabao Cup semi-final

MK Dons have signed midfielder Jake Hesketh on loan from Premier League Southampton for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Burton, scoring three goals in 23 appearances.

Hesketh becomes the Dons' third signing of the January transfer window following the arrivals of Russell Martin and David Wheeler.

"I'm very happy to be here," Hesketh told iFollow MK Dons. "I'm looking forward to getting started and giving my best for the team.

"I'd like to think I can bring some creativity, work-rate and a few goals and assists as well.

"The team are going for promotion so every goal matters - hopefully I can contribute in that sense."


BACUNA JOINS CARDIFF

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock

Leandro Bacuna has joined Cardiff City from Reading. Sky Sports report that the fee is around the £3m mark.

Speaking about joining, Bacuna said: "Every game I play I give 100%, and I’ll be fighting hard to help our team.

"I’ve played against the manager and you can see he always wants to win.

"He is so passionate. It’s going to be great to work under him and hopefully he will push me on as a player."


ELSEWHERE...

Of course, it's not just the transfer deadline that is the big news in the sporting world this weekend.

Super League starts tonight with 12 teams looking to begin their route to Grand Final glory. Tom Carnduff and Dave Ord pick out their best bets for the upcoming season.

It's also Superbowl weekend and Sporting Life has all the NFL content you need over on our NFL page.


RAMS TARGET PENNINGTON

Matt Pennington
Matt Pennington may switch Ipswich for Derby

Sky Bet Championship side Derby County have made an approach to sign defender Matthew Pennington.

Pennington is currently on-loan at Ipswich from Everton, but the Rams are wanting to conclude a temporary deal for the centre-back.


DERBY ODDS-ON FOR KING

Frank Lampard: Pictured during Derby's FA Cup win over Southampton
Frank Lampard: Pictured during Derby's FA Cup win over Southampton

Frank Lampard's Derby County™️ are 4/5 favourites to sign Leicester midfielder Andy King.

EFL title sponsors Sky Bet make the Rams odds-on to bring him in before the deadline, while a price of 9/4 is available on King not making a move today.

Head here to view Sky Bet's full transfer market specials


DYCHE DISCUSSES CROUCH

Peter Crouch makes it 1-0 for Stoke against West Ham
Peter Crouch is joining Everton

"What interests me is motivated players. Michael Duff was one of those for us at 37 and I think Peter Crouch is the same.

"There’s no issue about his fitness and I think he has an intention and a desire to still make a mark in football.

"We know what a good character he is and he still has that edge. We know he’s an effective footballer and he has a hunger to come here and make a mark."


BOLASIE CLOSE TO ANDERLECHT

Yannick Bolasie
Yannick Bolasie

Unwanted Everton winger Yannick Bolasie could be on his way to Anderlecht if the Belgian club can thrash out a loan deal.

The DR Congo international decided to cut short his spell at Aston Villa earlier this month, but Toffees boss Marco Silva has no plans to bring him back into his squad.

A stumbling block for Anderlecht, however, could be the winger's £70,000-a-week wages and they will have to reach a compromise with Everton to progress further.

"Anderlecht can be interesting for me," Bolasie told Belgian newspaper HLN.

"I have seen the information circulate, I do not say, 'No'. After all, I have to play with a view to the African Nations Cup that is coming."


KAMARA MAKES LOAN SWITCH

Aboubakar Kamara argues with Aleksandar Mitrovic over the penalty
Aboubakar Kamara argues with Aleksandar Mitrovic over the penalty

Now it's confirmed!

Fulham have announced that Aboubakar Kamara has joined Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor on loan until the summer.

The 23-year-old fell out of favour at Fulham after he was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage after a fight at the club's training ground.


BENITEZ ON ALMIRON

Miguel Almiron has joined Newcastle
Miguel Almiron has joined Newcastle

Rafael Benitez has challenged record signing Miguel Almiron to fulfil his potential in the Premier League after completing his move to Newcastle.

The 24-year-old Paraguay international has joined the club on a five and a half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £21million, and has been handed the number 24 shirt.

Almiron, who could make his debut at Tottenham on Saturday, is now the Magpies' most expensive acquisition after owner Mike Ashley finally sanctioned a purchase costing in excess of the £16million then chairman Freddy Shepherd paid to lure Michael Owen to Tyneside from Real Madrid in 2005.

For more on that story, click here


RANIERI CONFIDENT OF SIGNINGS

Claudio Ranieri during his first press conference as Fulham manager
Claudio Ranieri is looking to add signings

Claudio Ranieri remains confident Fulham will strengthen their squad before the conclusion on Thursday of the transfer window.

On the final day of the summer transfer window Fulham signed five new players, under then-manager Slavisa Jokanovic, and even if that instability has contributed to their struggle against relegation, Ranieri said: "I am confident. In the last market on the last day five players arrive; if we have a chance we'll sign some good players, the group needs some good players.

"The club is working hard until 11pm and something good can happen. If it happens, much better, if it doesn't, we stay stronger together and continue to fight.

"We are working hard and I hope something could happen and I am positive."


WAIT, HAS KAMARA GONE?

Aboubakar Kamara argues with Aleksandar Mitrovic over the penalty
Aboubakar Kamara argues with Aleksandar Mitrovic over the penalty

Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor have announced the signing of Aboubakar Kamara from Fulham on loan and have unveiled the striker at a press conference.

However, Fulham are saying the deal has not been completed, according to Sky Sports.

So, doesn't look like that one has been done yet...


SPURS WINGER JOINS MONACO

Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has joined Monaco on loan for the rest of the season.


JAMES IN FOR LEEDS MEDICAL

Leeds are looking to do a deal for Swansea's Daniel James
Leeds are looking to do a deal for Swansea's Daniel James

Swansea winger Daniel James is in for a medical ahead of his switch to league leaders Leeds, Sporting Life understands.

James will join the Elland Road club on-loan initially, for a fee believed to be around the £1.5m mark, before a permanent switch for £8m if Leeds are promoted to the Premier League.


🚨 ALMIRON MAKES CLUB RECORD SWITCH

Miguel Almiron is set to join Newcastle
Miguel Almiron is set to join Newcastle

Newcastle have completed the signing of Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron for a club record fee.

The 24-year-old has penned a five-and-a-half-year deal which will keep him at St. James' Park until June 2024.

On the signing, Rafa Benitez told their club website: "We were following Miguel Almirón for a while, and we saw a player with some pace in attack, who can play behind the striker. We have someone who can score goals and give assists.

"We know that MLS is a different challenge to the Premier League but he has the potential to do what we are expecting, and what we need.

"From talking to the lad, you can tell that he is really focussed and wants to do well. He wants to be successful and he wants to help the team, to score goals and give assists if it is possible.

"His impact in MLS has been really good - he's been one of the best players this year - and hopefully he can give us more competition and more quality in the final third.

"I am pleased that the hard work behind the scenes has ended positively and I thank everyone for their efforts."​


MINGS MOVES TO THE MIDLANDS

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings.

He joins the club on-loan for the remainder of the season.


NO HUDSON-ODOI TO BAYERN MOVE

Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates after scoring in the Europa League
Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates after scoring in the Europa League

Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac has stated that he doesn't expect to do any late business, meaning there won't be any further movement for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi this month.

"It's clear that other clubs don’t want their good players to leave. We have a big squad now, almost all of the players are fit again. 

"Franck (Ribery) and Arjen (Robben) have been training, so I have to leave one, two at home anyway. That's why it does not make sense for us to get three or four more players."


NEWCASTLE WINGER DEPARTS

Callum Roberts celebrates after scoring his first goal for Newcastle, against Blackburn in the FA Cup
Callum Roberts celebrates after scoring his first goal for Newcastle, against Blackburn in the FA Cup

Joselu may not be going anywhere, but one Newcastle player on the move is Callum Roberts who has joined League Two side Colchester.

He was a winning 6/1 tip for anytime scorer when the Toon played Blackburn in the FA Cup - so it remains to be seen if he can carry over that form in front of goal to more regular senior football.


JOSELU GOING NOWHERE

Newcastle striker Joselu had been linked with a move away, but it looks like he's staying put according to Sky Sports' Keith Downie.


SUAREZ SAYS HELLO

Denis Suarez has done one of those generic "hello, I am happy to be here" videos. You can enjoy it below.


EMBARGO COMPLICATES POTENTIAL ADAMS MOVE

Birmingham forward Che Adams
Birmingham forward Che Adams

Birmingham City have told Burnley that under the terms of their EFL transfer embargo, they are not allowed to sell Che Adams and then loan him back, according to Sky Sports.

Burnley were exploring that possibility as a compromise, so that Adams could be bought now, but remain at St Andrews for the remainder of this season.


LEEDS TO CONCLUDE JAMES DEAL

Leeds are looking to do a deal for Swansea's Daniel James
Leeds are looking to do a deal for Swansea's Daniel James

Leeds are set to complete a deal for Swansea winger Daniel James.

The 21-year-old has been the club's top target this month and they are believed to have finally struck a deal with the Swans that will see him link up with Marcelo Bielsa's promotion chasing side.

James will join the Elland Road club on-loan initially, for a fee believed to be around the £1.5m mark, before a permanent switch for £8m if Leeds are promoted to the Premier League.


NEWCASTLE BRING DEFENDER IN

Newcastle have confirmed the loan signing of Antonio Barreca from Monaco on loan until the end of the season.

On the signing, Rafa Benitez told their club website: "The left-back/left-wing-back position is one we've been looking to strengthen for a while and he's an Italy under-21 international who we know has quality, good delivery and is good going forward.

"He has the attributes, he has the quality and he has the characteristics that we look for. Now we must see how quickly he can adapt, but we will try to help him and if he can give us more competition in this area, and more quality in the final third with his deliveries, the only thing I can see is a positive."


SINCLAIR JOINS OXFORD

Watford striker Jerome Sinclair is heading on loan to Oxford until the end of the season.


FULHAM GET CZECH BOOK OUT

Fulham are in talks with Cameroon captain Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui over a proposed move to Craven Cottage. Ngadeu-Ngadjui, 28, plays for Slavia Prague in the Czech Republic and can operate in either central defence or as a defensive midfielder.

"Slavia gave Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui permission to travel to London for negotiations with @premierleague side @FulhamFC," the club said on their official Twitter account.


BLUES STAND FIRM OVER ADAMS

The Che Adams story rumbles on with Sky reporting a second Burnley bid having been turned down by Birmingham.

Sky Bet make the Blues 1/3 to keep the striker beyond the deadline but he's 9/4 to leave for any club, with Southampton currently on offer at 5/2.

Saint boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was certainly sounding like he hoped to do some deadline-day business.

"On the last day there are always a few options that suddenly pop up and it show us that is maybe a chance to get an interesting player," he said.

"We are still busy and the last day is a day where everyone stops with the poker and then the cards come on the table and it's not about wasting time then. It can happen that we do something today. Let's have a look."

It is understood that Southampton may require Charlie Austin to leave the club if they're going to bring in a striker.

Birmingham forward Che Adams
Birmingham forward Che Adams


IN AND OUT...

Manchester City have announced the signing of Ante Palaversa, who has completed his move from Hadjuk Split for a fee that could rise to £7m. The 18-year-old midfield man has re-joined Hadjuk on loan until the end of the season.


WHO WINS RACE FOR BATSHUAYI?

Chelsea have agreed loan deals, in principle, for Michy Batshuayi with West Ham and Real Betis. However, the Blues value him at around £30m and would prefer to sell to Everton, according to Sky Sports.

West Ham are now 5/4 favourites in Sky Bet's Transfer Special market. Click on the image below to check out all the latest Deadline Day betting...

Michy Batshuayi and the Chelsea fans celebrate
Michy Batshuayi and the Chelsea fans celebrate


HOLA, DENIS

"The notification you've all been waiting for."

Not my words, the words of Arsenal FC after finally announcing the loan signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona.

Hola, Denis.


#BUTCHERISTANGERINE

Let's just pause for a moment and appreciate the production levels on this tweet from Dundee United FC...

United have signed Calum Butcher on an 18-month loan and manager Robbie Neilson said, "Calum will add strength and drive to our midfield. He has grown as a player during his spell back in England and is an important addition to our squad. He knows the Scottish game and Dundee United well. I am pleased to have got him signed."

Meanwhile, Dundee FC have signed Ryan McGowan and Ethan Robson from Bradford and Sunderland respectively.


BLACK CATS POUNCE ON MORGAN

Another loan deal tied up in the Sky Bet Championship as Sunderland seal a move for Celtic's 22-year-old winger Lewis Morgan.

The man himself said: "I’m joining coaching staff I’ve worked with before, and once I got the opportunity to speak with them, my decision was made.

“My game is based around scoring and creating goals, but I obviously also try to work hard for the team, and that is the most important thing.

“Something special is happening at the club this season, and hopefully I can contribute to that."

At least Morgan, yet to score a goal this season, sounds positive about the switch.


'SHARP' McLOUGHLIN MOVES TO WIMBLEDON

AFC Wimbledon have signed Shane McLoughlin on a permanent deal from Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich. The 21-year-old midfielder could be in contention for his Dons debut in Saturday's League One match at Sunderland.

"Shane is versatile and very sharp and accurate on the ball," manager Wally Downes told the Dons website.

""He has great energy, a superb attitude, and he fits the age bracket we want. He is the type of player that we want here.

"Shane has been on my radar for ages. A couple of friends I know that used to play for Ipswich told me about him quite a while ago, so I kept my eye on him. He is young and hungry to do well, which is what we want, and he has a great attitude."


SKY BET TRANSFER SPECIALS

There's still bags of time to have a thumb through the live odds from Sky Bet, with one or two potential moves still hanging in the balance.

Che Adams can be backed at 5/2 to join Southampton before the window closes and Michy Batshuayi is evens to secure a move to Everton and 3/1 to hook up with Monaco.

Just click on the image below to check out all the latest prices.

The latest done deals and transfer rumours on Deadline Day with Sporting Life
The latest done deals and transfer rumours on Deadline Day with Sporting Life


CHASING CARS

It doesn't sound like Hearts will be making any late deals, with manager Craig Levein stating he's off out tonight to watch Snow Patrol.

"No, I'm going to watch Snow Patrol tonight, my phone will be off. Brilliant, eh?"

Brilliant.


SCOTTISH SWITCH

Irish striker David McMillan has joined Hamilton on loan. The 30-year-old arrives in Scotland after a successful spell at Dundalk.

"During his time across the water, McMillan became the League of Ireland’s all-time leading goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League," according to the Accies website.


HOGAN MAKES BLADES MOVE

Lovely Twitter graphic from Sheffield United as Scott Hogan is unveiled as their latest signing, joining on loan from Ascot Villa until the end of the season.

He's made limited appearances for Villa this term - six league outings to be precise - but was a mainstay the previous season, when he scored nine goals in all competitions.


PLYMOUTH SIGN CENTRE-BACK JONES

Formerly captaining Liverpool Under-23s, centre-half Lloyd Jones has signed for Plymouth from fellow Sky Bet League One side Lutown on loan until the end of the season.

He's a product of the Plymothian Argyle Academy so is another player 'returning home' on this Transfer Deadline Day.


SOUTTAR TO SECURE HEARTS STAY

Hearts boss Craig Levein has revealed defender John Souttar is close to agreeing a new deal at Tynecastle. The defender returned against St Johnstone on Saturday after three months out with a hip injury and has another 18 months to run on his current contract.

But Levein said this morning: "I don't want to say too much, but we're very, very close to John Souttar signing a new contract."

Hearts have already handed extended deals to Christophe Berra and Michael Smith and Levein added: "There are two or three others as well (close to agreeing new contracts) and that is solely based on trying to get this stability that we're after."


KAMARA OFF TO TURKEY

Fulham's controversial forward Aboubakar Kamara is closing in on a move to Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor, Press Association Sport understands.

The 23-year-old has been suspended by the Cottagers pending internal disciplinary proceedings due to a training ground incident last week.

Kamara was arrested on suspicion of ABH and criminal damage, with the forward now set for a fresh start in Turkey. The player has landed in Turkey to finalise the move, which is reported to be a loan agreement until the end of the 2019-20 season.


BUNNEY BOUNCES BACK

“I don’t really feel like I’ve left – it has only been a year. I’ve not had a lot of football in that year, so it’s good to be home."

Joe Bunney is buzzing after securing a return to Rochdale from Northampton Town on loan. He made almost 150 outings for the club but his switch to Northampton last year didn't work out.


CROUCH SET FOR PREM RETURN

Just two goals and a smashing podcast from 26 Stoke appearances this season but Peter Crouch is still very much in demand it seems. The most amazing thing to emerge from this story is that Crouch has never played for Burnley before... He was simply made for Burnley.

As if he genuinely needs a medical.

Going the opposite direction is Sam Vokes. He's reportedly going to cost Stoke £10m.

Wales international Vokes has netted three goals in 20 Premier League appearances this term. The 29-year-old joined Burnley from Wolves in 2012, having already had a loan spell at Turf Moor.


NO JAN MOVE FOR OZIL?

Suggestions from German media that Mesut Ozil has no interest in leaving Arsenal at present, with PSG standing by with a loan offer. He's clearly not in Unai Emery's main plans and will presumably look for a permanent switch in the summer.


N'KOUDOU HAVING MONACO MEDICAL

Tottenham's Georges-Kevin N’Koudou is having a medical at Monaco according to Sky Sports.

The winger is set for Deadline Day a loan move to the Ligue 1 club.


HEISE IS A CANARY

German left-back Philip Heise has signed a (relatively long-term) deal with Sky Bet Championship side Norwich which will tie him to the club until 2022.

He's been playing for Dynamo Dresden in the second tier of Germany football having previously played in the Bundesliga for Stuttgart.

“I’ve seen the training ground which is very nice, and I’ve also seen the stadium which was amazing,” he said. “It’s a dream for every German player to play somewhere like this."

Good luck to you, Herr Heise.


PELE SIGNS FOR FOREST!

Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Pele, AKA Judilson Mamadu Tuncará Gomes.

The 27-year-old midfield man joins on loan from Monaco until the end of the season.


OTTO MAKES MOVE PERMANENT

Wolves full-back Jonathan Castro Otto has turned his loan deal from Atletico Madrid into a permanent move.

Jonny has made 25 appearances in all competitions for last year's Sky Bet Championship winners, scoring a Premier League goal in the 2-0 win over Southampton at the end of September.

He's cost a reported £18m - matching the club record fee - so has clearly impressed those at Molineux since joining the club in the summer.


NEILSON GETS HIS MAN

Robbie Neilson has made a signing he knows pretty well, with Dundee United snapping up Peter Pawlett for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old moves from MK Dons, who Neilson left early last year.


FELLAINI PASSES MEDICAL

Marouane Fellaini is one of those players who hobbles and limps his way around the pitch before a game has even kicked off but it's good news (I presume it's good news, Man United fans?) - he's passed his medical and will be linking up with Chinese Super League outfit Shandong Luneng, subject to all the paperwork going through in time.

Quite a significant statement from Ole Gunnar Solskaer to get rid of Jose Mourinho's go-to man. He was close to unplayable at times for Belgium in the World Cup and one would suspect he won't be easy to handle in China. He will be handsomely paid, that much is clear.

Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring for Belgium v Egypt
Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring for Belgium against Egypt


PAPER ROUND-UP

PSG's interest in Willian features quite heavily in today's Deadline Day Paper Talk but the strongest line from the back pages this morning would appear to be Real Madrid ramping up their interest in Man United striker Marcus Rashford, with a £100m bid being mooted in the summer.

It's a strange beast Deadline Day... it's never quite going to be the same since the young fella waving that item behind the camera outside Stoke's ground a couple of years back. It's all a bit clinical now isn't it?

Anyway, there's a spot of snow around, particularly in the north west based on the shots from outside Everton's training ground this morning, which has spiced things up a bit.

The Toffees are reportedly trying to hang on to Idrissa Gueye, with interest from Arsenal and one or two others. They are also showing some interest in saving Michy Batshuayi from his tough time out on loan at Valencia, but the costs could be just out of reach.

Gueye in action for Everton


COUNTDOWN BEGINS...

Here we go then, it's almost over. The doors to Vegan-uary slam shut at midnight tonight. I sincerely hope you've enjoyed it. Roll on Fat February.

Before then, though, we're counting back from 11pm which is the deadline for the January transfer window. Scottish clubs have that vital extra hour to get the deals over the line, don't forget.

So who goes where?

Well, Sky Sports are reporting some interest in William from French giants PSG, which is relatively interesting if you're that way inclined, with Chelsea could make a move for Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Fulham are one of three Premier League clubs who are pursuing Birmingham striker Che Adams, who has been in great form in the Sky Bet Championship, while Arsenal are still waiting to tie up the loan deal which will see Denis Suarez become a Gunner - on loan.

It didn't work out badly for another Suarez who joined the Premier League mid-way through the season a few years ago...

Sky Bet have a bunch of Transfer Specials on the go, including 'Jim White Deadline Day Bingo', and you can gently peruse the markets throughout the day by clicking on the image below.

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Ivan Perisic: 3/1 to join Arsenal


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