Crystal Palace confirm the signing of Michy Batshuayi on loan until the end of the season, seeing off reported interest from Everton, West Ham, Tottenham and Real Betis.
Fulham brought in Serbian winger Lazar Markovic from Liverpool. The 24-year-old signed on a short-term deal until the end of the season after being released by the Anfield club.
West Brom kept their fans waiting on deadline day. But they struck late to announce a trio of loan signings – Jacob Murphy from Norwich, Stefan Johansen from Fulham and Jefferson Montero from Swansea.
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has got another loan move, leaving Merseyside for Belgian side Anderlecht.
There are likely to be plenty of deals announced after the cut-off. We wait for news on Batshuayi et al.
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Some big signings in the Championship.
Leicester midfielder Andy King has got his move away from the King Power in order to gain more game time. The Welshman has joined Frank Lampard’s Derby County.
Jacob Murphy has linked up with West Brom from Newcastle, who have sent Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar on loan to Sheffield Wednesday.
Celtic get the job done. The Hoops have signed Borussia Dortmund right-back Jeremy Toljan.
Wigan have taken 20-year-old midfielder Beni Baningime off Everton’s hands.
Into the last half an hour now. Still no more news on whether Palace are going to get the Batshuayi deal over the line. The chase is on!
Steve Bruce, back from watching the England cricket team in the Caribbean, has made his first signing as Sheffield Wednesday manager. The former Villa boss has taken Dominic Iorfa from Wolves on a permanent deal.
Struggling Fulham had a great win the other night and now their fans will be even happier after signing the versatile Havard Nordtveit. Known to many English fans from a spell with West Ham, the 28-year-old has arrived at Craven Cottage on loan from Hoffenheim until the end of the season. Can play in defence of midfield. A useful option for Claudio Ranieri.
This is your 60-minute warning! The man below could feature among the deals done in the last hour.
Like the Leeds fans, defender Pontus Jansson wants to know what is going on at Elland Road!
Sky Sports are reporting that Batshuayi could be on the move. Will the striker’s reported destination be Tottenham or Everton? Neither, they say the Belgian is going to Crystal Palace! Interesting late development. It is all systems go!
The deals in the Premier League are slowing up. It could be the Championship where it hots up over the next 90 minutes. Plenty of teams are looking to strengthen their squads for promotion pushes or relegation battles. Stay with us!
So who is still to make their move? Everton or maybe even Tottenham? Plenty of reports are linking Michy Batshuayi with a move away from Chelsea. Could anything happen before 11pm?
With only two hours to go before the transfer window shuts, here are the biggest deals of the day so far.
Spurs let another youngster depart, this time allowing 20-year-old striker Kazaiah Sterling to sign a loan deal at Sunderland.
Liam Ridgewell. Remember him? The former Aston Villa, Birmingham and West Brom defender, a free agent after leaving Portland Timbers, has joined Hull until the end of the season.
Lucas Piazon has had plenty of loan spells away from Chelsea. The latest is at Italian outfit Chievo.
Big news from Leicester. The Foxes have lured Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans to the King Power Stadium from Monaco on loan for the rest of the season. Adrien Silva has moved in the opposite direction.
Tielemans said: “I’m really excited to get going. The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world and when I was young, I always watched Premier League games. I’m really happy to be here and I’m excited to get started.”
Three hours to go! The clock is ticking…
Activity at Spurs! But it’s not what you think… It’s another departure! Levante sign Anthony Georgio on loan.
Another English player travelling overseas is Ben Wilmot, who leaves Watford for a loan deal with Italian side Udinese.
If reports are to believed, Wilfried Bony could be the first of many departures from Swansea tonight. The experienced striker, who is out of contract at the end of the season, appears to have played his last game for the Welsh club after joining Qatar outfit Al-Arabi. Daniel James, Jefferson Montero and Leroy Fer to follow? Watch this space!
A departure from Old Trafford. No, it’s not Marouane Fellaini, just yet. It’s Joel Pereira. The Manchester United goalkeeper is off to Belgium to join KV Kortrijk on loan.
There we have it. Peter Crouch is back in the English top flight. The 38-year-old striker’s move to Burnley is official, with Sam Vokes heading to Stoke in a permanent deal. 🤖
Brighton are busy tonight. You wait for one signing and get two in quick succession! Another youngster arrives in the form of 20-year-old Slovenian striker Jan Mlakar, who has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal and will return to NK Maribor on loan.
Another young English player departs for Germany for regular first-team football. Jadon Sancho, Reiss Nelson, Reece Oxford and now Emile Smith Rowe. The Arsenal midfielder has joined RB Leipzig on loan.
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.”
Press Association Chief Football Writer Simon Peach reports that things are quiet at Southampton at the moment. The same can be said for Tottenham, again!
Brigton have added to their squad, signing Romanian midfielder Tudor-Cristian Baluta on a three-and-a-half-year deal. The 19-year-old will return to FC Viitorul Constanta for the rest of the campaign.
We said earlier (1515) that we had it on good authority that Reece Oxford was heading to Germany. West Ham have now confirmed that the defender has linked up with Bundesliga outfit Augsburg. Stick with us! 😉
A big move in the Championship. Nottingham Forest have lured striker Leo Bonatini, who netted 12 times last term, from Wolves on loan for the remainder of the season.
Not an incoming, but some good news for Celtic fans. Captain marvel Scott Brown will continue his long association with the club after signing a two-year contract extension. The Scot was linked with a move to Australia.
Another transfer window, another loan move for Watford forward Jerome Sinclair. Having played 19 times for Sunderland earlier this season, the 22-year-old has now joined League One strugglers Oxford.
Cardiff have bolstered their squad for their Premier League relegation battle with the signing of Reading midfielder Leandro Bacuna for an undisclosed fee.
The 27-year-old, who has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal, said: “I’m very happy and looking forward to getting started. Every game I play I give 100 per cent, and I’ll be fighting hard to help our team.”
Newcastle may have made two signings already today but there could be an outgoing too. Sky Sports are reporting that winger Jacob Murphy is having a medical at West Brom ahead of a possible loan switch. The Baggies are, of course, in the market for another wide player after Leicester recalled Harvey Barnes.
Everton have cut short defender Cuco Martina’s loan at Stoke in order to give him another temporary spell with Dutch side Feyenoord.
Former England international Peter Crouch is heading back to the Premier League at the grand old age of 38. Burnley boss Sean Dyche, speaking at a press conference, has confirmed the striker is on the verge of a move to Turf Moor until the end of the season. Sam Vokes is heading to Stoke.
Yannick Bolasie is on some journey this season! The winger left Everton to join Aston Villa on loan in the summer before ending his stay in the Championship earlier this month. Now he could be heading to Anderlecht.
The DR Congo international told Belgian newspaper HLN: “Anderlecht can be interesting for me. 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.”
Reece Oxford is a player highly rated at West Ham. Press Association Sport understands his development could continue on loan at Augsburg for the rest of the season. One to watch!
Aboubakar Kamara has left Fulham for Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor. Can the Cottagers get anyone in?
Spurs transfer activity klaxon! But it’s an outgoing one, as Georges-Kevin Nkoudou joins Monaco on loan for the rest of the season. The north London club have confirmed it.
The fee for Almiron is understood to be £21million, breaking the club record set in 2005 when Michael Owen moved to Tyneside.
Almiron has signed a five-year deal with Newcastle, the club have confirmed.
Magpies boss Rafael Benitez said: “From talking to the lad, you can tell that he is really focused 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.”
Almiron provided 13 goals and 13 assists as Atlanta won the 2018 MLS Cup.
Newcastle announce the capture of Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron from MLS side Atlanta United.
Pictures circulating on social media appearing to show Belgium international Youri Tielemans in a Leicester training kit. Watch this space. Here’s one of him from the PA archive.
Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings completes a loan move to Aston Villa for the rest of the season.
Still no activity at Spurs, which means this remains the last signing Spurs made, exactly one year ago.
Moving to Arsenal will not be Denis Suarez’s first experience of playing for an English club. Here’s a picture of him as a 17-year-old playing for Manchester City in a Dublin Super Cup match in July 2011.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has been talking about new loan recruit Antonio Barreca.
He said: “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.”
Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is confident there could be players coming in before the deadline passes. Slavia Prague have confirmed permission for the Cottagers to speak to their defender Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui.
Newcastle announce they have brought in Monaco’s Italian defender Antonio Barreca on loan until the end of the season. They will hope they can follow up with the club-record signing of Miguel Almiron.
Looks like Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi isn’t going to be moving to Bayern Munich in this window. The Bavarian giants’ coach Niko Kovac said at a press conference this afternoon that there is “nothing more happening” on the transfers front.
Burnley have had a second bid for Birmingham’s Che Adams turned down, according to Sky Sports. This one could rumble on right up to 11pm and beyond.
Fulham have been given permission to speak to Cameroon defender Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui according to his Czech club Slavia Prague.
Gunners boss Unai Emery had this to say about the Suarez signing: “He is a player we know well and I have worked with him at Sevilla. He brings us quality and options in many different attacking positions, so he’ll be able to help the team.”
Arsenal announce the signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona until the end of the season.
Croatian club Hajduk Split say Manchester City have signed 18-year-old Ante Palaversa from them. Under the deal, he goes back to Split on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season.
Michy Batshuayi is reported to be leaving Chelsea on a loan deal before the deadline passes. Any excuse to wheel out this beauty from the World Cup…..
Check out our video round-up looking at some of the done deals of the January window so far – and those that could still happen.
If Arsenal do get Denis Suarez over the line, they’ll hope he does as well for them as this Dennis did.
Southampton fans will need to buckle up for a busy end to the window by the sounds of it – here’s what their boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has said at his press conference today.
The English exodus to the Bundesliga looks set to continue – Sky Sports reporting that Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe is undergoing a medical at RB Leipzig.
Denis Suarez bids farewell to his Barcelona team-mates. Move to Arsenal inches closer.
An update on Aboubakar Kamara from our Chief Football Writer Simon Peach.
Peter Crouch is to undergo a medical at Burnley as he moves closer to completing a move from Stoke, PA reporter Phil Medlicott understands. Sam Vokes set to go in the opposite direction.
Crouch turned 38 on Wednesday.
Sky Sports News has footage of Miguel Almiron arriving at Newcastle’s training ground. Are Michael Owen’s days as the club’s record signing finally over?
Nottingham Forest have signed Pele everyone! Well, at 78 you can’t argue against his experience.
It’s a different Pele, you say? And he’s not even Brazilian? Forest have actually signed 27-year-old Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes, nicknamed Pele, from Monaco on loan. As you were.
Wolves midfielder Jonny Otto has made his loan move from Atletico Madrid permanent, the club have announced.
The contract runs until 2023, and the fee is reported to be a club-record £18million.
Manchester United have reached a deal in principle with Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng for the sale of Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to PA Chief Football Writer Simon Peach. He has only featured twice for the Red Devils since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took interim charge at Old Trafford.
Fuelled by Premier League TV money, 2017-18 was a record-breaker when the summer and winter transfer spending totals were combined. What will be the final figure for 2018-19?
Premier League clubs’ estimated total transfer fee spending (PA Graphic)
There could be activity at Spurs after all – but it may be a player going out. The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Dutch striker Vincent Janssen could be heading to Spanish side Real Betis. He has not featured for the Londoners all season.
It’s fair to say this deal went rather well. Can the Gunners strike deadline-day gold again today?
For any Newcastle fans who haven’t seen much of Miguel Almiron, here’s a clip of him in MLS action for Atlanta.
Quick blast from the past – 2011 was a deadline day in the classic mould. Fernando Torres joined Chelsea from Liverpool in a £50million deal which smashed the British transfer record, with the Reds moving for Andy Carroll in a £35million transfer from Newcastle. It’s probably fair to say neither deal could be judged as a success.
Deadline day is all about the interesting sub-plots. Could Tottenham go through a second successive transfer window without any signings? Fernando Llorente filled the Harry Kane void with his winner against Watford last night, but do Spurs need greater depth? And what will Mauricio Pochettino make of another window with no activity?
Birmingham striker Che Adams is reported to be on the deadline-day shopping list of Burnley, Fulham and Southampton, but Blues say the former Sheffield United man is not for sale.
The 2018 winter window began with Liverpool splashing out £75million to sign Dutch centre-back Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton, which looks like a bargain in hindsight. Here’s a look at the biggest fees ever spent by Premier League clubs.
Could Willian be on his way out of Chelsea? It’s being reported that the Brazilian winger could join Paris St Germain.
Newcastle could also be one of the more active sides on deadline day – there are reports they could smash their club record transfer fee by signing Paraguay international Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United. The current record signing? Michael Owen back in 2005. The Magpies have also been linked with Monaco full-back Antonio Barreca.
Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is reportedly undergoing a medical with Aston Villa – the Cherries’ defence certainly managed without him on Wednesday night as they thrashed Chelsea 4-0.
Panic on the streets of London, panic on the streets of Birmingham…..
Welcome to PA’s Transfer Live page – it’s that time of year again. The trend in this winter window has been towards loan deals, with Gonzalo Higuain’s switch to Chelsea probably the most high-profile to be completed so far and Denis Suarez’s move to Arsenal from Barcelona all but there.
January 2018 was a record-breaker but it’s unlikely we’ll get even close to those levels today.