Transfer deadline day live

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Transfer deadline day live

Darren Fletcher reportedly underwent a medical at West Brom but no confirmation of a deal before the window closed.


And that's officially it - the transfer window has closed.

Thanks for joining us here on our live blog - plenty of deals on a busy final day.

There are still a few deals not confirmed - we can expect to hear more about Emmanuel Adebayor, Darren Fletcher and possibly Tim Cahill.

The last deal to go through before the window closed was Aaron Lennon's

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Here are the biggest stories of the day:

Chelsea confirm signing of Juan Cuadrado - read more

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Andre Schurrle joins Wolsburg - read more

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Wilfried Zaha permanently re-signs with Crystal Palace - read more

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Newcastle's Davide Santon returns to Inter on loan - read more

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Update 22.59

It would certainly appear that the Emmanuel Adebayor deal to West Ham is now dead in the water if what Jack Sullivan, the son of co-owner David Sullivan, says is anything to go by.

“Sadly despite trying to do 8 deals today everyone has collapsed in the last 2 hours and are now unlikely to do any business,” he wrote.

Update 22.56

Sky Sports News reporting that the Emmanuel Adebayor's possible move to West Ham has fallen through as Spurs did not want him to go to such a close rival.

Another incoming for Crystal Palace after it is announced Lee Chung-Yong has joined from Bolton on an undisclosed fee.

After four years of being stifled in his transfer dealings at Newcastle, Eagles boss Alan Pardew is certainly making up for lost time. Chung-Yong joins Yaya Sanogo, Shola Ameobi, Jordon Mutch, Pape Souare and Andreas Breimyr in joining Palace this month.

Update 22.50

We have a belated announcement from Manchester United that Wilfried Zaha has completed his permanent move back to Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, Tim Cahill, who you may remember is now a free agent after leaving the New York Red Bulls today, is set to make an announcement on his future very soon.

We can’t give you an exact time as to when that will be as it depends on where in Australia he is.

Update 22.45

The Emmanuel Adebayor move to West Ham is gaining momentum with reports that the striker is keen to move to Upton Park but the powers that be at Tottenham want him to stay.

Perhaps don’t put the mortgage on it...

Other potential deals/non-deals: Etienne Capoue will not be joining West Brom on loan. It’s all quiet on Younes Kaboul to West Ham front. Dele Alli still expected to sign for Tottenham.

Update 22.35

Everton have announced the signing of Aaron Lennon from Tottenham on loan for the rest of the season with just under half an hour to go until the transfer window shuts.

The pacey winger has played 17 times for Tottenham this season but most of those came as a substitute, while he hasn’t featured in over a month. Capped 21 times by England, the 27-year-old will hope to give his career a boost at Goodison Park.

And we have another Irish transfer - Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews has joined MK Dons until the end of the season on loan from Bolton Wanderers.

Update 22.25

A cryptic tweet from West Ham co-owner David Gold, who posted “Don’t go to bed.”

We presume he’s talking about Emmanuel Adebayor. You’ve got just over 50 minutes DG. Get cracking!

A bit of news from Paul Hirst on Twitter:

“Still time for a couple of outgoings at Manchester United,” he says.

“Darren Fletcher is having a medical at West Brom and Jesse Lingard could leave on loan to a Championship club before 11pm.

“Lingard was removed from the United Under-21 team to face Fulham at the last minute tonight. Derby have been mentioned as a possible destination for the 22-year-old, who is back to full fitness after a serious knee injury he suffered on the opening day of the season.

“Another youngster, Paddy McNair, looks set to commit his future to Manchester United in the coming days.

“The 19-year-old defender, who has played 11 times for the first-team this year, looks to have come to an agreement with the club on the framework of a new deal, which could be officially announced over the next few days.”

Update 22.10

HARRY REDKNAPP INTERVIEW ALERT: The QPR boss just can’t help hauling himself in front of the TV cameras although it was face-to-face. His car might have been in for a service.

He didn’t seem in the best of moods, though, as he confirmed that Matt Jarvis is the only player the Rs are in for.

“That’s a possibility. Other than that, it’s been a long, difficult day. Matt Jarvis is a good player, great crosser of the ball,” he said on Sky Sports News HQ.

He added, rather modestly for someone who has a habit of signing players on deadline day: “Last day of the window, it’s difficult to get deals done.”

Meanwhile Emmanuel Adebayor's future in still up in the air.

Update 22.00

Harry never lets us down, with reports of late activity at QPR.

“So much for things being quiet at QPR. Matt Jarvis set to join on loan for remainder of season, with Mauro Zarate being returned to West Ham,” reports Simon Peach.

“QPR not been impressed with Zarate’s fitness and Rs can’t have two loans from same club.”

“Zarate,” I hear you say. “Didn’t he only join QPR last month?” You’d be quite right. It seems he has made no impact at Loftus Road. Harry Redknapp certainly doesn’t waste time when it comes to deadline day.

We are expecting more to come from West Ham too, with Carlton Cole and maybe Darren Fletcher apparently heading to West Brom.

Update 21.55

Another Chelsea exit - Mohamed Salah has gone to Fiorentina on loan for the rest of the season. Andre Scurrle also left to Blues today, as they welcomed new signing Juan Cuadrado.

Update 21.50

West Brom seem to be the busiest club at the moment - trying to sign both Carlton Cole and Darren Fletcher.

Do you remember 'highly-regarded' Tom Ince? A couple of seasons ago you may have expected him to be linked with the Premier League giants but it just hasn't worked out for him, and he has joined Championship club Derby on loan for the rest of the season from Hull.

After joining the Tigers last summer, he was farmed out to Nottingham Forest towards the back end of the year and will now go on loan to their fierce rivals Derby, who sit second in the Sky Bet Championship.

Believe it or not, that is the first ’in or out’ for Hull in this transfer window.

Another forgotten man, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been released by Tottenham. The Cameroon international made over 150 appearances for Spurs but has not featured since the 2012-13 season.

Still plenty more expected to happen at White Hart Lane. Watch this space...

Update 21.35

Looks like one transfer definitely isn't going to happen - Rickie Lambert has

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He is ahead of Mario Balotelli in the pecking order after all so there’s still plenty to fight for.

He has scored three goals but most of his 24 appearances in all competitions have come as a substitute, and we imagine he will get used to that role for the rest of the season.

Update 21.20

There is plenty going on in the Championship - raise your game, Premier League! - as Norwich announce Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty has moved on loan to Turkish side Caykur Rizespor until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old striker only moved to Carrow Road last summer but has struggled to make much of an impression, scoring just once in 17 matches.

Just under two hours to go until the window slams shut now with the futures of several big Premier League players – including Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor – still to be decided.

Update 21.00

Reports Liverpool are talking to Aston Villa with a view to selling them Rickie Lambert.

Seems a risky move for a club desperately short of goals to sell a striker - other commentators say the talks have come to nothing and Lambert will stay at Anfield.

Only two hours of the transfer window left, is there a big move left in deadline day?

Update 20.55

Who else is watching Sky Sports news? They are having a ball there, but it's not all fun and games.

Update 20.50

And in Irish transfer news, Michael Duffy has signed for Celtic FC from Derry City.

The 20-year-old midfielder played for Republic of Ireland at U18 level and has since played for Northern Ireland.

Duffy will be joining the development squad at Celtic Park.

Update 20.40

Still waiting for confirmation that Aaron Lennon is bound for Everton - with Newstalk's Off the Ball crew concerned about what the move might mean for Ireland's Aiden McGeady.

Hearing suggestions Southampton may not be done. Ryan Bertrand’s loan move from Chelsea could become permanent.

There are also reports Tottenham are closing in on a move for highly sought after MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli.

Update 20.20

Sky Sports now also reporting that Aaron Lennon is bound for Everton for the rest of the season.

A couple of minor bits of Championship news as Jim White graces us with his presence. We're into the home straight now.

Paul Hirst says Luciano Becchio won’t be leaving Norwich for Leeds after the clubs were unable to agree a deal. There was interest too from Argentina but Becchio will stay at Carrow Road.

Meanwhile, Jack O’Connell has joined Brentford from Blackburn for an undisclosed fee on a deal until summer 2018.

Update 20.05

A done deal as Southampton confirm they have signed Filip Djuricic on loan until the end of the season...a few days after the Football Association of Serbia (FSS) announced the deal.

Djuricic signs from Benfica, having spent the first half of the season with German club Mainz. The FSS said on its Facebook page on January 29 that a six-month deal had been agreed and suggested the move had been confirmed on Southampton’s official website, which was incorrect.

The governing body may have jumped the gun over one of its players, but was ultimately proved spot on.

Sky Sports are reporting that Southampton aren't finished yet and may sign another, as yet unnamed, player.

It always looked like Aaron Lennon was on the move - the question was where?

According to BBC's Mark Chapman, Everton.

Update 20.00

Southampton have completed the deadline-day loan signing of Benfica’s Filip Djuricic.

Having added Eljero Elia earlier in the window, manager Ronald Koeman was not planning to bring in any new faces to St Mary’s.

However, mounting injury problems and Jack Cork’s move to Swansea has led Saints to act, with Serbia international Djuricic arriving on loan until the end of the season.

Update 19.55

We're less than 10 minutes away from Jim White and that pearly white grin beaming across our TV screens. Rumours that he's doing deadline day pull-ups to burn off excess energy are as yet unfounded.

I hope you’ve remembered to put your bets on for his first words. In case you missed it earlier: a leading bookmaker has decided to offer odds on what Jim’s first words will be when he takes to the air on Sky.

Elsewhere, Emmanuel Sonupe has joined St Mirren from Tottenham on loan until the end of the season. Not a back page splash, but worth documenting.

Update 19.35

Now this is interesting!

Can't see Man United fans being too happy to have their hero playing elsewhere in the Premier League.

Update 19.20

Meanwhile it looks like Aaron Lennon could end up just about anywhere - although Hull have reportedly taken themselves out of the equation.

Update 19.15

Davide Santon's protracted loan move to Inter Milan has been completed with Newcastle confirming the full-back will stay at San Siro for the remainder of the season.

It appeared at one point today that the move might fall through after a couple of unfortunately timed Facebook and Twitter posts from Santon himself and his girlfriend respectively.

Injuries have limited the 24-year-old’s appearances in the last few months while the emergence of Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara at left-back have pushed him down the pecking order.

Meanwhile, Paul Hirst has been informed that “Anders Lindegaard won’t be leaving Manchester United tonight. His agent was looking for a new club for him but hasn’t found one.”

Update 18.50

Possibly the biggest deal of the day has just been completed, with Chelsea confirming winger Juan Cuadrado has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.

It was only a matter of time once Andre Schurrle’s move to Wolfsburg was announced really. It seems that transfer has dragged for a while so it’s nice that it won’t stretch past midnight or become a will he, won’t he saga. Rest easy, Blues fans.

“I am very happy and thankful for this opportunity I’ve been given. This is a great club and honestly it is like a dream to join the Chelsea family and to know that the manager believes in me. I’m happy,” said the 26-year-old, who has been capped 37 times by Colombia, on Chelsea’s website.

A little more on Cuadrado then, with Chelsea describing their latest big-money recruit as ``pacy and agile...with an eye for the spectacular''.

His efforts for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup may have been slightly overshadowed by James Rodriguez, but he was one of his country’s key players in their run to the quarter-finals at Brazil.

Indeed, no player made more assists at last year’s global tournament in Brazil, creating four goals and scoring once.

Update 18.37

Chelsea have announced the signing of Colombia forward Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

Update 18.25

More Irish transfer news - Cork born Eoghan O'Connell has signed a two-year contract extension with Celtic FC.

Update 18.20

Stepping away from deadline day for a minute and it looks like Premier League clubs who resort to panic buying in the January transfer window to try and escape relegation have been no more successful than those who have stuck with their squads, according to research.

A study of the transfer window over the last 10 years by Professor Chris Brady, director of Salford Business School’s centre for sports business, shows clubs who bring in lots of new players are just as likely to go down as those that do not.

Spending in this January by top-flight clubs is likely to be around £110million slightly down on the last two years, and well down on the record £225million spent in 2011.

Brady told Press Association Sport: “Purely statistically, there is zero correlation between buying lots of new players in the transfer window and avoiding relegation. You can buy loads and get relegated, buy loads and stay up or buy none and stay up.

“In 2005 Fulham bought no players in January and escaped relegation but others such as Cardiff last season and Derby in 2008 bought seven or eight news players and still went down.

“If you look at the ratio of January spending compared to the overall spend then there are clubs in panic mode but in recent years only one has spent more than 40 per cent of their annual spend in January and no surprises that is QPR.”

Update 17.55

Deadline day really is spoiling us now as Andre Schurrle's transfer to Wolfsburg has been announced by the Bundesliga side.

The forward was never first-choice under Blues boss Jose Mourinho but a record of 11 goals in 44 appearances – including a hat-trick against Fulham – isn’t terrible.

Schurrle has signed a deal until 2019 as he returns to his homeland. Now, potentially putting two and two together, does that mean Juan Cuadrado’s deal to Chelsea is imminent?

Update 17.45

Finally confirmed - Wolfsburg have announced the signing of winger Andre Schurrle from Chelsea, who has signed a contract until 2019.

Update 17.40

Interesting news from the USA where Tim Cahill has left the New York Red Bulls.

"I've enjoyed every moment of my time at the Red Bulls and leave with great memories."

Former Red Bulls teammate Thierry Henry told Sky Sports News...

“It’s kind of weird to be honest. Everyone thought he would stay there for another year. We have a player who can still do something in the Premier league. Harry if you’re listening...

“I played with that guy.I still think it can happen. He’s definitely not going to hurt you. I think he can help with his presence in the box. He’s a fighter.”

From Larry Ryan, Irish Examiner Sport

Update 17.15

Wilfried Zaha’s ill-fated spell at Manchester United is over, with the 22-year-old rejoining Crystal Palace on a permanent deal.

He never really settled at United and Simon Peach wisely points out: “Alex’s last MUFC buy wasn’t one of his best.”

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Is this the start of deadline day flickering into life? Keep your fingers crossed.

Update 17.05

Update 16.45

Some excellent...well welcome news for Swansea fans as Bafetimbi Gomis confirms that he will be stopping at the Liberty Stadium for now.

The last thing the Swans would have needed would be to see another striker walk out the door this month, but Gomis, linked with a move to West Ham on deadline day, tweeted: “I have spoken With the coach and I have his confident and he have mine. I am lucky to play and live to Swansea.

“I have decided to stay With Swansea. I wanted to share this With you before the end of the transferts Windows. It’s the best choice for me.”

“Lucky” may be over egging the pudding but no one can doubt that his heart remains in South Wales.

There’s still just under five and a half hours left for clubs to throw up the odd surprise. Let’s hope this is just a lull.

Update 16.20

Irish striker Eoin Doyle is going to the Championship. Chesterfield confirm they have accepted an seven figure sum for the in-form player from Cardiff FC.

The Dublin born striker has scored 25 goals so far this season. More to follow.

Update 15.55

Cani cut it in England? I don't know, Cani?

Leeds sign Albanian striker Edgar Cani on loan from Catania – their third signing since being placed under a transfer embargo.

Not much else happening at the moment - check out a round-up of the morning's activity

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Update 15.25

Things have ground to a real halt at the moment and somehow, Charis Mavrias leaving Sunderland on a loan deal still ranks in one of the top five moves of the day!

Looking ahead, we still have the future of Adebayor to be sorted, possibly Aaron Lennon too, but at present, everyone appears to be happy with their lot.

Update 14.53

Reading Football Club have announced the signing of experienced striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni, who joins the Royals until the end of the season.

The Nigeria striker tells the world, via Reading’s vine account which shows him penning a deal, that he’s back in English football.

Update 14.34

Chris Kamara has told Sky Sports News he believes West Ham might be in for Sylvain Distin of Everton or Tottenham’s Younès Kaboul.

Oh the rumours!

Update 14.15

Liverpool teenager Sheyi Ojo has joined Wigan on loan.

It’s all kicked off in Newcastle though, as Damian Spellman explains.

“Santon was closing in on a move to Inter Milan and was undergoing a medical, while confirming his move on Facebook. However, the club said no deal had been agreed and then Santon deleted the post.

“Then the clubs agreed terms, before Santon’s partner, Chloe Sanderson, said on Twitter she was ’disgusted’ at how Santon had been treated and had been ’pushed out’.”

Update 13.43

Phil Blanche of the Press Association has said Cardiff are trying to gatecrash a Sheffield United move for Chesterfield's red hot Irish striker Eoin Doyle.

Michael Tonge swaps struggling Leeds for even-more struggling Millwall on loan.

Update 13.18

Birmingham have rejected a £5m bid from Bournemouth for Demarai Gray, the club have confirmed.

Update 12.06

Leicester have signed Robert Huth on loan from Stoke until the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

The Foxes describe German centre-half Huth as having earned a “number of Premier League admirers” during his career and the 30-year-old has almost 250 appearances in the Premier League to his name.

His City debut will be delayed by a game, though, for he has to serve the end of a ban given to him at Stoke for some infamous Twitter dealings that can’t be printed on a family feed.

Update 11.35

More on that Schurrle deal and the official Bundesliga website lists the Chelsea man as an incoming signing.

Meanwhile, Swansea full-back Neil Taylor continues to be linked with West Brom but a move would really come as a surprise to the Welsh international – because he thought the window shut on Saturday!

“I always thought the window closed on January 31,” Taylor said to Phil Blanche. “Has it closed in February before?

”I think that tells you everything really. I thought it was closed.“


Update 10.35

DONE DEAL out of Sunderland as Charis Mavrias heads off to Greece to sign for Panathinaikos on loan until the end of the season.

Another done deal which doesn’t feel like it deserves capital letters, as Hamilton sign Nico Sumsky from Slovakian club Dukla Bystrica.


Update 10.05am

AS GOOD AS A NEW SIGNING KLAXON And in this case, it actually is, with Spurs getting Harry Kane tied down to a new five-and-a-half-year contract.

Kane has scored 20 goals already this season and is surely a dead-cert to make the England squad in March. He has scored more goals than any other player in the Premier League this campaign, and regardless of signings, that will be one of the deals of the day.

The Twitter account @BL_Latest has put out a picture of what appears to be Chelsea's Andre Schurrle outside Wolfsburg's ground.

Either the forward has gone shopping in the club store after their stunning win over Bayern or he's heading there today.

Update: 9.30am

We've had a first sighting of Lord Transfer himself at QPR, as PA's Tom Allnutt reports.

“Redknapp is in the building. Just drove into the training ground. Busy day ahead? £QPR want Adebayor but claim a lot of work to do still”.

In the north west, Carl Markham tells us that no first-team arrivals or departures are expected at Liverpool, which would put an end to talk of Ings in and Lambert out.

Youth-team winger Sheyi Ojo could go to Wigan, but there is no immediate rush on that.


So who can we expect to be active today? As ever on this day, QPR are likely to be in action, especially after Joey Barton described their recent defending in terms that would make Kim Sears blush. Consequently, Harry Redknapp, the patron saint of deadline day is being linked with a striker, in particular Spurs' Emmanuel Adebayor.

Stoke have also been mentioned as possible suitors for the Togo forward, while they are also believed to be one of a number of clubs looking at Spurs’ out-of-favour winger Aaron Lennon.

Elsewhere Chelsea have still to confirm the signing of Juan Cuadrado, despite him tweeting live from the Bridge on Saturday, while Spurs are being linked with MK Dons hotshot Delle Ali.

There’s also the issue of Danny Ings and whether or not Burnley will allow their key to survival to go before the deadline. If he went to Liverpool – as has been mooted – what would that mean for lifelong Kopite Rickie Lambert?

Will Manchester City feel moved to do anything in order to catch Chelsea and will Aston Villa look to sign a goal, any goal, any how?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger doesn’t think he “will be busy and we have done what we wanted”, while as mentioned, the Chelsea-Caudrado deal remains unsigned but may depend on Mohamed Salah going out on loan.

Also, QPR continue to be linked with Cesena forward Gregoire Defrel, while West Ham are reportedly in for Senegalese defender Kara Mbodj. Sam Allardyce has ruled out any moves out, though, saying players who are wanting out will “have to grin and bear it”.

Jonjo Shelvey was linked with a move away from Swansea after manager Garry Monk criticised his discipline, but the midfielder stood up to be counted at Southampton yesterday, scoring a stunning winner.

“I’m staying at Swansea,” says Shelvey, via our Wales reporter Phil Blance.

“I want to stay and fight for my place. That’s the most important thing for me.”

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