Transfer news LIVE: Thursday January 31
- Arsenal have announced a loan deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez
- Man Utd star Anthony Martial has extended his stay at Old Trafford until 2024
- Chelsea are in the market for a midfielder with Nicolo Barella among the options for Maurizio Sarri
- Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is the player Manchester United need according to Rio Ferdinand
- Newcastle have completed the record signing of Miguel Almiron
16.45 UPDATE: Aston Villa looking to do more deals
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has confirmed the club are looking to make more signings before the transfer deadline tonight.
“It’s been very busy [behind the scenes],” Smith said.
“We are looking to still bring others in and Suso and Christian are well at work at that.
“Possibly [deals could go to the 11 pm deadline], I think that normally how it works, doesn’t it?!
“There will be chats going on and there will be paperwork being done and normally at 11 pm, there is a big rush.”
Transfer news LIVE: Tyrone Mings has joined Aston Villa
16.30 UPDATE: Man Utd make late move for youngster
Manchester United have launched a late bid to sign Monaco starlet Hannibal Mejbri, according to RMC Sport.
The 16-year-old is a hot prospect with several leading European clubs interested.
The Ligue 1 club are said to have turned down the initial offer United have made.
United also announced today they had tied down Anthony Martial to a new long-term contract.
The midfielder has submitted a transfer request.
Transfer news LIVE: Aboubakar Kamara has left Fulham
16.15 UPDATE: Fulham announce Aboubakar Kamara exit
Aboubakar Kamara has left Fulham for Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor, the club have announced.
A statement read: “Fulham can now confirm that Aboubakar Kamara has joined Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor on loan until 30th June 2019, subject to international clearance.
“Kamara joined Fulham in July 2017 from Amiens and has scored five goals in 15 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
“The Club would like to wish Kamara all the best for the remainder of the season in Turkey.”
Transfer news LIVE: Peter Crouch is set to join Burnley
16.00 UPDATE: Burnley close to signing Peter Crouch
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has confirmed the club are close to signing Peter Crouch.
And Sam Vokes will move in the opposite direction to Stoke.
It will mean an unlikely return to the Premier League for the 38-year-old.
15.45 UPDATE: Yannick Bolasie set for Everton exit
Yannick Bolasie is in advanced talks with Anderlecht, according to Sky Sports.
The Everton midfielder spent the first half of the season on loan at Aston Villa but failed to impress.
Bolasie has failed to make an impact at Goodison Park since making the switch last January.
Everton have plenty of other options in wide positions.
Transfer news LIVE: Yannick Bolasie is on his way out of Everton
15.30 UPDATE: Bayern Munich abandon plans to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi
Bayern Munich appear to have abandoned their pursuit of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in this transfer window.
The 18-year-old had been linked with a big-money move to the German champions, who have made no secret of their admiration for the England youth international.
Hudson-Odoi had even handed in a transfer request last week to try and push through a move to the European giants.
Bayern were relentless in their pursuit of the forward, but it seems they’ve now conceded defeat to Chelsea.
The Blues would’ve made assurances of Hudson-Odoi’s playing time and will probably look to tie him down to new long-term contract.
Transfer news LIVE: Callum Hudson-Odoi will not be leaving Chelsea
15.15 UPDATE: Tottenham loan Georges-Kevin N’Koudou to Monaco
Monaco have completed the loan signing of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou from Tottenham.
The attacking midfielder will do his best to help the French side avoid relegation.
He said: “I am very happy to meet Ligue 1 and to get involved with AS Monaco.
“I look forward to meeting my teammates and giving everything on the field with this red and white jersey.”
15.00 UPDATE: Daniel James is having medical at Leeds
Swansea ace Daniel James is undergoing a medical at Leeds ahead of a deadline day move.
Marcelo Bielsa is keen to bolster his squad as they bid to return to the Premier League.
The deal is expected to go right to the wire as Leeds face a race against time to complete the move.
James netted in the 3-3 draw against Birmingham on Tuesday night.
Transfer news LIVE: Daniel James is undergoing a medical at Leeds
14.45 UPDATE: Philippe Coutinho on his Barcelona future
Philippe Coutinho has refused to rule out a move away from Barcelona in the summer.
The Brazilian netted twice in the 6-1 win over Sevilla last night.
“Nobody knows what will happen in the future,” he told beIN Sports post-match.
“All I have in my head right now is to work hard.”
Coutinho has been linked with Manchester United in the January transfer window.
Transfer news LIVE: Philippe Coutinho has spoken on his Barcelona future
14.30 UPDATE: Newcastle sign Miguel Almiron
Newcastle have completed the signing of Miguel Almiron.
The 24-year-old has penned a five-and-a-half-year deal which will keep him at St. James’ Park until June 2024.
“I’m very happy and eager to start and to meet my new team mates,” Almiron said.
“The league is very competitive, this is a historic club, and Rafa Benitez himself were the main reasons why I am here now.
“I think it is a great responsibility, something beautiful for me, and I will try to offer the best I can to repay the trust the club put in me.”
Transfer news LIVE: Newcastle have signed Miguel Almiron
14.22 UPDATE: Arsenal in race to sign Yannick Carrasco
Arsenal are in a race against time to sign Yannick Carrasco on loan before today’s transfer deadline.
Unai Emery wants to bring in another winger after signing Denis Suarez from Barcelona until the end of the season.
The Gunners turned their attention to Carrasco as talks stalled with Inter Milan over Ivan Perisic.
Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang would be willing to let Carrasco leave if Arsenal subsidise his wages, according to the Evening Standard.
His wages are reportedly £8.8m-a-year.
Transfer news LIVE: Yannick Carrasco continues to be linked with Arsenal
14.02 UPDATE: Marcus Rashford to Real Madrid vow
Marcus Rashford has been promised he will be played through the middle if he quits Manchester United for Real Madrid, reports claim.
Rashford is one of the hottest prospects in Europe with his goalscoring form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turning heads.
Real are long-term admirers of the England international, with The Sun claiming a £100m offer being prepared.
And it has been reported that Rashford has been told he will be their main man up front should he head to Spain.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is yet to sign a new contract
13.55 UPDATE: Latest on Sunderland pursuit of Will Grigg
Sunderland are facing frustration as they seek to arrange a deal for Wigan striker Will Grigg.
The Black Cats want the Northern Ireland international in the wake of Josh Maja’s move to Bordeaux.
However, transfer insider Alan Nixon claims Stadium of Light chiefs have seen a fresh offer knocked back.
“SUNDERLAND. Latest Grigg bid turned down,” Nixon wrote on Twitter this afternoon.
Transfer news LIVE: Sunderland want to buy Will Grigg from Wigan
13.48 UPDATE: Che Adams move unlikely
Birmingham are holding firm on their stance that Che Adams will not be leaving St Andrew’s today.
That is according to Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett, who has highlighted problem with the deal Burnley were proposing.
“#bcfc adamant they won’t sell Che Adams, despite persistent interest from #saints and #burnley,” Dorsett tweeted.
“The latter offered to buy and loan back, but EFL transfer embargo means Birmingham wouldn’t be allowed to do that, having already reached limit of 5 new player registrations.”
Transfer news LIVE: Southampton and Burnley want Birmingham hotshot Che Adams
13.37 UPDATE: Tottenham hold Chelsea talks
Tottenham have spoken to Chelsea about a shock loan move for Michy Batshuayi, reports Sky Sports man Kaveh Solhekol.
“Now, a big, big development as well in the last few minutes because we have been told that talks have also been held with Spurs about Michy Batshuayi moving on loan to Spurs,” Solhekol said.
“But we are being told that is not going to happen. Spurs have decided not to pursue signing Michy Batshuayi on loan.
“But the main development with Michy Batshuayi is that it looks like he’s going to go out on loan again.It looks like it could be West Ham or Real Betis.”
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham and Chelsea have spoken about a loan deal for Michy Batshuayi
13.30 UPDATE: Anthony Martial explains new Man Utd deal
Manchester United star Anthony Martial has revealed his delight after extending his stay at Old Trafford until at least 2024.
“I am loving my time at this club,” Martial said. “From the day I joined I have been made to feel part of the United family and I have been incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and love of our fans, who continue to amaze me with their support.
“I would like to thank Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] and his coaching staff for their belief in me and for helping me to take my game to the next level. This club is all about winning trophies and I am sure the next piece of silverware is not that far away.”
United have revealed there is an option in Martial’s contract to keep him in Manchester for another 12 months.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United can extend Anthony Martial’s contract until 2025
13.20 UPDATE: Brighton in for two signings
Brighton have launched moves for two youngsters with less than 12 hours to go before the transfer deadline.
Sky Sports man Mark McAdam says the Seagulls have are finalising details and a medical for Viitorul Constanta midfielder Tudor Baluta.
Maribor striker Jan Mlakar is also on his way to the south coast, with a late switch being sorted out.
Brighton are said to have identified Baluta and Mlakar as prospects for the future, so they are unlikely to feature in the Premier League this season.
Transfer news LIVE: Brighton are adding Tudor Baluta and Jan Mlakar to their ranks
13.13 UPDATE: Anthony Martial signs new Man Utd contract
Manchester United star Anthony Martial has signed a new contract to put an end to speculation surrounding his future.
The France international has put pen to paper on a deal which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2024.
Martial’s agency leaked the news, which has now been officially announced by United, on their Instagram account.
Their story featured videos from United’s Carrington base, including one of a signed shirt with ‘2024’ across the bottom of it.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United have tied Anthony Martial down until 2024
13.00 UPDATE: Wolves move falls through
Sardar Azmoun’s move to the Premier League is off after Wolves and Rubin Kazan failed to agree the terms of the deal.
Kazan were eager for Azmoun’s move to become permanent in the summer – but Wolves would not commit to that.
Azmoun, dubbed the ‘Iranian Messi’, was due to cost Wolves an initial loan fee of £1.75m, Sky Sports claim.
But Kazan’s insistence that an £11.5m end-of-season switch went through means the move has fallen through.
Transfer news LIVE: Sardar Azmoun will not be joining Wolves from Rubin Kazan today
12.50 UPDATE: Fulham deal on the cards
Fulham might be about to sign the defensive recruit Claudio Ranieri has been desperate for.
“Slavia Prague defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui could be joining #FFC,” Press Association reporter Simon Peach tweeted.
“The Czech club have given him permission to travel to London to discuss personal terms.
“Slavia sporting director Jan Nezmar says negotiations are ongoing between the clubs.”
Transfer news LIVE: Fulham have lined up Slavia Prague and Cameroon star Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
12.45 UPDATE: Man Utd sale backed
Marouane Fellaini was never up to the standard Manchester United required, says former Liverpool and Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp.
“I’m not surprised [United are selling Fellaini] actually,” Redknapp said. “I think with the way they’re trying to play right now, he was a player who you’d bring on to try and make an impact at times under Jose Mourinho.
“He never really, in my eyes, fitted the bill of a Man United player. Obviously talented, plays for Belgium, has had a really good career.
“But if you’re looking at how United play, trying to play through midfield, it didn’t suit him. But 10-15 minutes to go you’d bring him on, he did it countless times didn’t he.
“He’s such a focal point to the team, he’s great in the air. But I never felt he was the right fit as a Manchester United player in my opinion.”
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United are selling Marouane Fellaini to Shandong Luneng
12.40 UPDATE: Two Tottenham exits to be finalised
Tottenham are prepared to let go of both Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Vincent Janssen today, with interest in both.
That is according to talkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams, who said: “Georges-Kevin N’Koudou will be leaving on loan to Monaco.
“It not looks like one of their strikers could be leaving. Vincent Janssen, Burnley and Cardiff are both said to be interested and so too are Real Betis. [Betis] are also interested in the West Ham striker Lucas Perez.”
Tottenham could also loan out academy product Kazaiah Sterling before 11pm.
Transfer news LIVE: Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Vincent Janssen can leave Tottenham today
12.30 UPDATE: Latest on potential Newcastle exit
Isaac Hayden’s hopes of leaving Newcastle depend on Andreas Samaris arriving at St James’ Park.
Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie said: “We caught a glimpse of Isaac Hayden a little bit earlier on this morning. He looked in pretty fine fettle when he arrived, gave a smile to the cameras, said hello.
“He spent a bit of time out on his phone out the front here of the training ground, perhaps trying to negotiate some sort of deal. He does want to leave and move back further south for family reasons.
“There has been an approach from Aston Villa but as it stands Isaac Hayden remains a Newcastle player.”
Transfer news LIVE: Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden wants to return to the south of England
12.25 UPDATE: Arsenal fans will love what Denis Suarez has said
Arsenal new boy Denis Suarez has moved quickly to endear himself to Gunners supporters by revealing his reverance for two club legends.
“One thing no one knows about me is that when I was little and I used to watch the Premier League on the TV, Arsenal were a team that really inspired me,” said Suarez.
“I used to watch [Dennis] Bergkamp and [Thierry] Henry – they’re both legends of the club and hopefully we can follow in their footsteps.”
Suarez could make his Arsenal debut when they face his old team, Manchester City, at the weekend.
Transfer news LIVE: Denis Suarez will have impressed Arsenal fans with his first interview
12.09 UPDATE: Arsenal announce Denis Suarez deal
Arsenal have confirmed the loan signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona with the midfielder to wear No 22 at the Emirates.
Barcelona broke ranks last night by announcing the switch, only to delete their post within a matter of minutes.
However, the move has now been confirmed, with Suarez heading to north London until the end of the season.
Arsenal will then have the opportunity to sign the Spanish playmaker on a permanent basis.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal have confirmed Denis Suarez’s arrival at the Emirates
11.56 UPDATE: Craig Levein reveals reason for no Hearts deals
Hearts boss Craig Levein has revealed that he is sure that no deals will be done today – because he is going to a gig in Glasgow.
“No, I’m going to watch Snow Patrol tonight, my phone will be off. Brilliant, eh?” Levein said.
“I don’t see [anyone going out]. It will be hard to get hold of me.”
Hearts are currently fifth in the Scottish Premiership, 12 points adrift of leaders Celtic.
Transfer news LIVE: Hearts boss Craig Levein will not be doing any business today
11.50 UPDATE: Man City complete deal for midfielder
Manchester City have signed highly-rated midfielder Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split.
Palaversa rose through the academy ranks after joining his boyhood club as a kid.
And the Croatia Under-19 international’s performances have convinced City to swoop.
Palaversa has been sent back to Split on loan until the end of the season.
Transfer news LIVE: Ante Palaversa has joined Manchester City from Hajduk Split
11.44 UPDATE: Man Utd target rising Monaco star
Monaco prospect Hannibal Mejbri is in the sights of Manchester United as the transfer window draws to a close, reports in France indicate.
United have kept their powder dry this month with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer content with the squad at his disposal.
But academy chief Nicky Butt is always on the lookout for gems of the future, with recent debutant Tahith Chong proof of that policy.
RMC Sport now claim United are interested in snaring Mejbri, who had a trial at their Premier League rivals Arsenal in 2016.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United like the look of Monaco youngster Hannibal Mejbri
11.35 UPDATE: Arsenal stance on Mesut Ozil
Arsenal will rebuff any advances for playmaker Mesut Ozil today – but they will reportedly sanction his exit in the summer.
Ozil has not been a sure starter under Unai Emery this season, leading him o plenty of speculation over his future.
The Sun, though, claim Arsenal are eager to retain his services as they seek to secure a spot in the Premier League’s top four.
Ozil played 76 minutes on Tuesday as the Gunners beat Cardiff 3-1 at the Emirates.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil cannot leave the Emirates on deadline day
11.24 UPDATE: Denis Suarez confirms Barcelona exit
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has bid farewell to his Nou Camp team-mates as he gets set to be presented by Arsenal.
Taking to Twitter this morning, the Gunners’ top target hinted he will be heading back to Spain at the end of his loan spell.
“You’re a group of amazing people! Thank you for everything, see you soon. Good luck and Força Barça,” Suarez wrote.
It remains to be seen what shirt number Arsenal will assign to Suarez, with his favoured No 6 shirt already in use.
Transfer news LIVE: Denis Suarez is joining Arsenal on loan from Barcelona today
11.16 UPDATE: Everton discover price tag
Everton will have to stump up £30m if they are to get Michy Batshuayi on board, reports claim.
Chelsea misfit Batshuayi is currently on loan at Valencia but that deal could be cut short.
And Everton would like to bring him back to England to spearhead Marco Silva’s attack.
However, Sky Sports report Chelsea will not do business with the Toffees on the cheap.
Transfer news LIVE: Everton want to sign Valencia loanee Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea
11.03 UPDATE: Chelsea will not sanction two deals
Chelsea duo Gary Cahill and Willian are unlikely to quit west London before the transfer window closes, Express Sport understands.
Cahill had been expected to leave Stamford Bridge to get some much needed minutes under his belt.
While Paris Saint-Germain are desperate for Willian to bolster their forward line following Neymar’s injury.
However, it is understood Cahill and Willian will be going nowhere, despite the interest in him.
Transfer news LIVE: Gary Cahill and Willian are set to stay at Chelsea for now
10.53 UPDATE: Denis Suarez to Arsenal latest
Arsenal are expected to announce the signing of Denis Suarez in the next few hours.
The Spain international is heading to the Emirates until the end of the season, with a permanent summer transfer possible.
Suarez has proved unable to force his way into Ernesto Valverde’s plans and is well down the Nou Camp pecking order.
He will reunite with Unai Emery at the Emirates, having previously played under the Arsenal manager at Sevilla.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Man Utd and Newcastle have been busy
10.46 UPDATE: Liverpool departure possible
Liverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella could head for the exit door at Anfield – months on from knocking back Rosenborg.
Goal claim the former Valencia youngster is free to bring down the curtain on his Liverpool career.
However, it seems Chirivella will take some convincing it is the right move, given he rejected Rosenborg last summer.
Celtic, Swansea and Nottingham Forest have previously been credited with interest getting Chirivella on board.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool will sanction a move for Pedro Chirivella if a suitor comes in
10.37 UPDATE: Danny Drinkwater decision
Chelsea misfit Danny Drinkwater is planning to stay at Stamford Bridge despite having no place in Maurizio Sarri’s team.
Fulham and West Ham have both been tipped to offer the 2016 Premier League winner a route away from Chelsea.
However, Express Sport understands Drinkwater is planning to hold out for an end of season switch.
The England international is likely to have more options to choose from in the summer, with clubs on the lookout for permanent signings.
Transfer news LIVE: Danny Drinkwater has not played in the Premier League for Chelsea this season
10.28 UPDATE: Peter Crouch to make Premier League return
Premier League icon Peter Crouch is on his way back to the top flight with Burnley, it has been reported.
The Telegraph’s John Percy tweeted: “It’s happening. Peter Crouch – 38 yesterday – is returning to the Premier League and is on his way for a medical at #Burnley.
“Sam Vokes to Stoke is also close to completion for around £7m #scfc”
Crouch is best known for his stints with Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham and Stoke in the Premier League, as well as his prolific England career.
Transfer news LIVE: Peter Crouch is poised to join Burnley as Sam Vokes heads to Stoke
10.18 UPDATE: West Ham exit prediction
Marko Arnautovic could leave West Ham in the summer despite extending his contract until 2023, Jack Collison believes.
“I think there’s a potential [Arnautovic will leave in the summer] isn’t there,” Hammers old boy Collison said.
“Your best players are always going to be linked with big moves away. A bit of a surprise with China, I’m going to be honest.
“I think if it’s one of the top four, top six coming in, as West Ham fans you think: ‘Okay, look, he’s trying to move on to play Champions League football.'”
Transfer news LIVE: Marko Arnautovic may leave West Ham at the end of the season
10.00 UPDATE: Two potential Liverpool exits
Liverpool could wave goobye to two players before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm tonight.
Lazar Markovic finally looks set to end his Anfield nightmare, with Beskitas at the front of the queue for the winger.
Ben Woodburn, meanwhile, might leave Liverpool on a temporary basis having returned from Sheffield United.
Hull are eager to secure a loan deal for Woodburn, who is said to be keen to get game time under his belt.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool flop Lazar Markovic could leave Anfield for good today
09.55 UPDATE: Man Utd done deal
Manchester United have this morning loaned Matty Willock to Crawley Town for the rest of the season.
Willock, brother of Arsenal ace Joe, is yet to make his senior debut having been on the Red Devils’ books since 2012.
But he has gained experience of senior football with Utrecht in Holland and St Mirren in Scotland.
Willock should be available for Crawley when they face Bury, who may have Rangers’ Jordan Rossiter among their ranks, on Saturday.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United have loaned out young midfielder Matty Willock
09.50 UPDATE: Juventus consider shock Chelsea swoop
Out-of-favour Chelsea defender Gary Cahill may complete a surprise deadline day move to Serie A giants Juventus.
Italian transfer guru Alfredo Pedulla claims Juventus are serious about a loan raid for the former England international.
Chelsea are happy for Cahill to go today because he is not in Maurizio Sarri’s plans for the rest of the season.
Pedulla also reckons Juventus are pushing for Parma’s Bruno Alves having already lured Martin Caceres to Turin this week.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is wanted by Serie A giants Juventus
09.41 UPDATE: Marouane Fellaini drops transfer clue
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has hinted he is flying to China today to complete his move.
Shandong Luneng are believed to have agreed a fee with United for the Belgium international.
And Fellaini has suggested he is gearing up to sign for the Chinese Super League club.
Fellaini has posted a picture of himself and friends at Brussels Airport, captioned: “Let’s go.”
Transfer news LIVE: Marouane Fellaini has hinted he is leaving Manchester United to go to China
09.35 UPDATE: West Ham deal close
West Ham are closing in on a club-record deal for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, it has been reported.
Manuel Pellegrini is keen to bring in a striker to help propel his team up the Premier League table.
And Sky Sports reckon a £45m deal for Gomez, which meets his release clause, is close to completion.
Gomez could form a partnership with Marko Arnautovic, who has confirmed he is staying at West Ham.
Transfer news LIVE: Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez looks to be on his way to West Ham
09.25 UPDATE: Man Utd exit confirmed
Manchester United have sold young defender Ro-Shaun Williams to Shrewsbury.
In the wake of his permanent move, Williams said: “Yeah I’m delighted, I’m really happy I’m just looking to getting started playing here.
“There was good interest from the club, it’s got a good fanbase and I’m just looking forward to getting some league minutes in me.
“Everyone’s been really welcoming to me, everyone’s made me feel really welcome and I’m happy to be here.”
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United have sold Ro-Shaun Williams to Shrewsbury
09.20 UPDATE: Newcastle in for three new signings
Newcastle are set to follow up their imminent club-record signing of Miguel Almiron by wrapping up two loan deals.
The Toon will pay an initial £1m fee Monaco defender Antonio Barreca, with the option to buy him in the summer for about £8m.
Newcastle are also hopeful of sorting out an agreement for Benfica midfielder Antonio Samaris.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez will be hoping the trio can help his side pull further away from the relegation zone.
Transfer news LIVE: Newcastle are closing in on three deadline-day deals
09.09 UPDATE: Tottenham stars want deals
Joe Cole claims Tottenham stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli will be eager for Spurs to get their cheque book out.
“If you are a Harry Kane or a Dele Alli, then you want bodies coming through that door,” Cole said.
“Sometimes you are in a dressing room and you think ‘we’re a good team, we don’t want anybody else coming in’.
“But if I am a Tottenham player and I want to win things at Tottenham, then I’m thinking: ‘Yes, we need players, why are the club not signing anyone?'”
Transfer news LIVE: Harry Kane and Dele Alli will want deals to be done, says Joe Cole
09.01 UPDATE: PSG planning Chelsea loan raid
Chelsea star Willian has been identified by Paris Saint-Germain as a potential temporary replacement for Neymar, reports claim.
Neymar is out of action with a metatarsal injury which will keep him on the sidelines for PSG’s Champions League tie against Manchester United.
Parc des Princes chiefs want to beat the clock and bring in an attack-minded ace who can slot in for him.
And the Daily Mail report PSG are interested in taking Neymar’s compatriot Willian on loan from Chelsea.
Transfer news LIVE: Paris Saint-Germain are keen on Chelsea winger Willian
08.45 UPDATE: How Man Utd helped Arsenal
Arsenal have only got the chance to sign Inter Milan wideman Ivan Perisic because Manchester United were unwilling to meet his price tag.
That is according to journalist Lars Siverston, who claims United were in for the Croatia international last summer.
“Jose Mourinho was keen to have him at United but United weren’t prepared to pay the kind of transfer fee Inter wanted for him because he’s also 29, if I’m not mistaken,” Siverston said.
“So a loan deal to Arsenal would seem to be slightly less exciting.”
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United have opened the door for Arsenal to sign Ivan Perisic
08.38 UPDATE: Newcastle players delighted by move
Miguel Almiron has yet to kick a ball for Newcastle but has already brought the feel good factor to St James’ Park, according to Matt Ritchie.
The midfielder, penalty hero of Newcastle’s shock 2-1 win over Manchester City on Tuesday, said that news of Almiron’s impending arrival was just the tonic the players needed to beat the champions.
“The fans want signings so I am sure they’re pleased and it will be good for the group,” Ritchie said. “When a new player comes in, it not only boosts the fans but the players as well because everyone wants to impress in training.
“I don’t think the transfer record is a big issue, it’s more about bringing bodies in to compete and make the squad stronger.”
Transfer news LIVE: Newcastle are close to wrapping up a deal for Miguel Almiron
08.24 UPDATE: Fulham offered World Cup star
Fulham have been handed the opportunity to sign Croatian World Cup star Domagoj Vida from Besiktas.
Fulham have the worst defensive record in the Premier League and Claudio Ranieri is also trying to sign Chelsea’s Gary Cahill.
Besiktas are already close to signing 23-year-old Uruguayan Mauricio Lemos as a replacement for Vida, 28.
Vida was linked with Liverpool last summer after impressing in Croatia’s shock run to the World Cup final.
Transfer news LIVE: Domagoj Vida has been offered to Fulham by Besiktas
08.15 UPDATE: Tottenham to make £80m signings
Tottenham will have plenty of cash to spend once they move into their new White Hart Lane home, claims Chris Waddle.
“I think Daniel Levy will give Pochettino the spending power of Man City and Liverpool once they move in to the new stadium,” Waddle said.
“Daniel Levy will have promised Pochettino that. I expect Tottenham to soon be making £80m signings that can push them to the next level.
“Tottenham fans are used to seeing their side finish in the top 4 and will now be wanting to win silverware. Once Tottenham move in to the new stadium and start signing top players, they won’t have any excuses not to and I think they will.”
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham will have to wait to make huge signings, claims Chris Waddle
08.07 UPDATE: Arsenal could scupper Napoli deal
Arsenal could re-sign Ismael Bennacer 18 months on from selling the midfielder to Empoli.
Bennacer left the Gunners for Empoli having spent time on loan at Tours is now wanted at Napoli.
Napoli have offered Empoli £10.5m to snap up the the 21-year-old Algeria international.
Arsenal have first refusal on the deal or could accept it, meaning they would get a 30 per cent cut – around £3.15m – from his sale to Napoli.
Transfer news LIVE: Ismael Bennacer could return to Arsenal if they take up their option on him
07.57 UPDATE: Burnley reveal price for striker
Burnley have slapped a £9m price tag on Stoke target Sam Vokes as they look to fund their move for Birmingham striker Che Adams.
Sean Dyche’s Burnley are happy for Adams to stay at Birmingham on loan until the end of the season if they agree a deal to sign him before today’s transfer deadline.
Burnley are scrapping with Southampton to sign Birmingham’s top scorer Adams, who notched his 15th goal of the season at Swansea on Tuesday.
They are also in talks with Stoke over a player-plus-cash deal for Vokes which would involve former England striker Peter Crouch moving to Turf Moor.
Transfer news LIVE: Burnley could sign Peter Crouch and Che Adams if they sell Sam Vokes
07.48 UPDATE: Ivan Perisic – Mesut Ozil to trade clubs?
The latest on a potential Arsenal swap deal involving Ivan Perisic and Mesut Ozil has been revealed by transfer expert Guillem Balague.
“Swap deals are very, very difficult,” Balague said on the GB Transfer Show. “We are reaching the end of the transfer window, that’s not going to happen.
“Do Arsenal want it to happen? I’m not sure that’s the case either because they are two completely different situations. We know that Arsenal want two loan deals.
“One they want it not be a defender but not so much a centre-back, perhaps a full-back because of injuries and so on.”
Transfer news LIVE: Ivan Perisic has handed in a transfer request in a bid to join Arsenal
07.34 UPDATE: Leicester – Monaco swap on cards
Leicester look poised to land young Belgium star Youri Tielemans in a £20m loan swap with Monaco.
The 21-year-old midfielder was due to have a medical with the Foxes on Wednesday night, with Leicester’s Adrien Silva going the other way.
Initially the deal would be a straight swap loan arrangement with views to making both permanent moves in the summer.
Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim is a big fan of Silva having worked with the Portugal international at Sporting Lisbon.
Transfer news LIVE: Leicester are signing Youri Tielemans on loan from Monaco
07.22 UPDATE: Liverpool spending spree
Manchester United legend Andy Cole is tipping Liverpool to spend big in the summer whether or not their Premier League title bid is successful.
“They’ll go again in the summer, Liverpool will, because it doesn’t matter if you win the league because you’ve still got to try and better yourself,” Cole explained.
“You’ve got to try and bring in players better than what you already have to strengthen for the next season because if Manchester City win the league or Liverpool win the league, guarantee one of them is going to turn around and say: ‘We need to add players because we lost the league or this and that.’
“That’s how competition gets better and that’s how those players become better players. They will go again, they definitely will go again.”
Transfer news LIVE: Jurgen Klopp could bolster his Liverpool squad with pricey recruits
07.12 UPDATE: Rangers to sanction exit
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed Jordan Rossiter is on his way to Bury for the rest of the season.
“There will be no ins. I can’t see it unless something crazy happens,” Gerrard said after last night’s win over Cowdenbeath.
“Regarding outs, Jordan is very close to joining Bury. He’s been down there all day and it is 99 per cent done.”
Rossiter has endured an injury-hit spell since joining Rangers from Liverpool in the summer of 2016.
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Transfer news LIVE: Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter is poised to join Bury on loan today
07.01 UPDATE: Chelsea eye late Watford raid
Chelsea could make a last-ditch move for Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure to bolster their midfield ranks, reports claim.
Doucoure has forged a reputation as one of the best players outside of the Premier League’s big six during his time at Vicarage Road.
And the Mirror reckon Chelsea could move for the Frenchman today, in the wake of Wednesday night’s chastening 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth.
Watford are likely to demand around £50m for Doucoure, who has also been targeted by Paris Saint-Germain during January.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea are interested in Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure
06.53 UPDATE: Man Utd exit ON
Manchester United are poised to part ways with Marouane Fellaini as midfielder edges closer to a move to China.
Injury has restricted Fellaini’s playing time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he is not in the Norwegian’s plans.
The former Everton star is now set for the Chinese Super League, with Shandong Luneng believed to be his destination.
A deal could be delayed until next month, with the Chinese transfer window open until February 28.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United ace Marouane Fellaini is on his way to Chinese Super League
06.40 UPDATE: Celtic chasing loan deal
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to seal a deadline-busting loan deal for Borussia Dortmund ace Jeremy Toljan today.
It is anticipated Toljan will link up with the Scottish Premiership leaders until the end of the season, with the option of a permanent deal.
On Wednesday night, Rodgers revealed he was hopeful of completing one more January signing to bolster his team’s title bid.
“We would hope we could get at least another one in,” Rodgers said. “We know specifically what we want, so hopefully we can do that.”
Transfer news LIVE: Celtic want to strike a deal for Jeremy Toljan with Borussia Dortmund
06.30 UPDATE: Liverpool raid revelation
Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk is the man Rio Ferdinand would love to see Manchester United lure away from Anfield.
Ferdinand conducted a Q&A on Twitter ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League draw with Leicester on Wednesday night.
And that’s when he revealed he would love to see United get former Southampton ace Van Dijk on board.
“I’m going @VirgilvDijk.. the position we’re in most need! #AskRio,” Ferdinand said, when asked which player he would take to United.
Transfer news LIVE: Rio Ferdinand would love to see Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk at Manchester United
06.20 UPDATE: Chelsea want one deal
Chelsea are still eager to snap up a midfielder before the transfer window shuts at 11pm tonight.
Chelsea waved goodbye to Cesc Fabregas earlier this month as the two-time Premier League winner joined Monaco.
They missed out on target Leandro Paredes earlier this week as the Argentine signed for Paris Saint-Germain.
However, Express Sport understands they have Nicolo Barella in their sights, despite Cagliari’s insistence he will stay put.
Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea are keen on Nicolo Barella to replace the departed Cesc Fabregas
06.10 UPDATE: £100m Man Utd plot
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is the target of a £100m plan being devised by Real Madrid, reports claim.
Rashford is enjoying a strong run of form which began just prior to Jose Mourinho’s sacking back in December.
And Real are set to launch an end-of-season raid to prise him away before United have the chance tie him down with a new deal.
The Sun claim Real are willing to pay £100m for the forward, as well as offering him £250,000 a week to head to the Bernabeu.
Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid want to make Manchester United star Marcus Rashford their main man
06.00 UPDATE: Arsenal announcement TODAY
Arsenal are set to announce the loan signing of playmaker Denis Suarez from Barcelona today.
The Gunners resurrected a deal for Suarez on Tuesday and he jetted in to London yesterday to finalise the move.
Barcelona jumped the gun by confirming the deal, prior to deleting the article from their website.
However, the switch is on and Arsenal will announce the arrival of Suarez later today.
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are signing Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan until the summer
05.55 UPDATE: Transfer news LIVE
Transfer news LIVE is up and running with all of the latest updates on what’s sure to be an exciting deadline day.
Express Sport will bring you news and gossip with Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all potentially sanctioning deals.
The Premier League’s January transfer window slams shut at 11pm tonight.
So stay tuned as all of the big hitters make late forays into the market and cast off unwanted players.