Transfer Deadline Day: All of the transfer news and completed deals


It’s transfer deadline day in Europe today. Instead of scouring through all of the newspapers and websites, you can get all of the up-the-minute breaking news here throughout the day.

The transfer deadline is 6pm ET in England and France tonight. In Germany, the deadline is Noon ET. Italy’s deadline is 5pm ET, while the transfer window is already closed in Spain. Portugal’s deadline is tomorrow at Noon ET.

To catch up on some of the good buys and bad buys from earlier in the January transfer window, read Kartik Krishnaiyer’s columns from last week, the week before and three weeks before where Kartik gave his views on the Wilfried Bony transfer.

So far, the £28 million signing of Wilfried Bony by Manchester City is the biggest transfer deal of the window.

Also, don’t forget to read our Transfer News section to catch up all of the transfer rumors and deals from the past month.

The following open thread will be updated live throughout the day as soon as news breaks.

All times Eastern.

6:09pm: The Premier League transfer window is closed. That’s all from me unless any late breaking news happens that’s approved by the Premier League. Thanks everyone for reading the open thread.

Now that the window has been completed, you can watch the Transfer Deadline Day show on NBCSN from 6-8pm ET for their analysis.

6:08pm: Alejandro Bedoya extends contract with FC Nantes through 2018 (

6:01pm: Southampton have completed the permanent signing of Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea.

5:58pm: Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon has been loaned to Everton. Read more.

4:48pm: Chelsea confirm that Mohamed Salah has joined Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season.

4:32pm: Tottenham announce that “[we] can confirm that Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been released from his contract with the Club. We wish him well.”

4:27pm: Reports are that Derby County have signed Tom Ince on loan.

4:24pm: Southampton are trying to make the loan of Ryan Bertrand a permanent deal from Chelsea.

4:21pm: Matt Jarvis may be moving from West Ham United to QPR on loan, while Mauro Zarate will be returning to West Ham.

4:20pm: Rickie Lambert will not be leaving Liverpool to join Aston Villa.

4:02pm: Emmanuel Adebayor move to West Ham blocked by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy (source)

3:59pm: Sunderland can confirm that midfielder Cabral has left the club by mutual consent.

3:58pm: Tottenham’s Etienne Capoue has turned down an opportunity to join West Brom on loan.

3:57pm: Roger Johnson, who was once upon a time regarded as one of the up-and-coming defenders in the Premier League, has terminated his contract at Wolves by mutual consent.

3:56pm: Leicester City will not be doing any additional business in today’s transfer window. Foxes fans, it’s time for a cup of tea and a relaxing night (or some beers if you’re feeling depressed).

3:51pm: Norwich defender Martin Olsson is on his way to West Brom to try to complete a deal.

3:21pm: West Ham United’s Carlton Cole has arrived at West Brom to push through a move to the Hawthorns club.

3:19pm: Have to laugh at Sky Sports and Jim White about how choreographed their Transfer Deadline Day is with Jim White pretending to look at his mobile phone as if someone just texted him to let him know that Aaron Lennon is joining Everton — even though BBC Sport reported the story more than 20 minutes earlier.

3:15pm: Bobby Wood leaves USMNT camp to seal loan deal at 1860 Munich (source).

3:06pm: Darren Fletcher has left training to head to West Brom for medical and talks about a deal to join Tony Pulis’ team.

3:00pm: MK Dons footballer Deli Alli has announced that he has joined Spurs after completing a medical. “Happy to announce I have signed a contract for @SpursOfficial. Cannot wait for the future ahead!”

2:58pm: Aaron Lennon is set to sign for Everton on a loan from Tottenham.

1:41pm: Burnley are in talks to try to sign Henri Lansbury from Nottingham Forest.

1:37pm: Chelsea have signed Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina for £26.8 million.


1:34pm: Bolton have signed Bulgarian international Simeon Slavchev.

1:32pm: Striker Filip Djuricic has joined Southampton from Benfica on loan according to Mainz.

Filip Djuričić.

1:10pm: Tim Cahill is set to join Shanghai Shenhua in China, Didier Drogba’s former club, after leaving New York Red Bulls.

12:44pm: Rumors are that Aston Villa are interested in signing Rickie Lambert from Liverpool.

12:31pm: Wolfsburg officially confirm signing of Andre Schurrle from Chelsea.

12:25pm: Emmanuel Adebayor’s proposed move to West Ham has stalled.

12:24pm: “It’s kind of weird to be honest,” says Thierry Henry regarding Tim Cahill‘s decision to leave New York Red Bulls. Henry says Cahill can help any team in EPL

12:14pm: Tim Cahill has announced that he’s left New York Red Bulls by mutual consent.

12:12pm: Crystal Palace has signed Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United on a five-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

12:10pm: Genoa has signed Marco Borriello from AS Roma.

12:09pm: Wolfsburg‘s deal to sign Andre Schurrle from Chelsea looks to be completed, which means the move for Juan Cuadrado is edging closer to completion.

12:06pm: Barcelona‘s Dani Alves future is still in limbo as players agent admits interest from clubs.

11:52am: Sheffield Wednesday have signed Manchester United defender Marnick Vermijl for an undisclosed fee.

11:39am: As previously thought, Guillem Balague has confirmed that Danny Ings has not signed a pre-contract with Real Sociedad.

11:15am: Lee Chung-Yong has arrived at Crystal Palace to try to finalize a move from Bolton.

11:12am: Bafetimbi Gomis has confirmed that he will be staying at Swansea. Gomis wants to stay and reassess his position in the summer. The striker won’t be joining West Ham or Crystal Palace — two clubs who have reportedly made bids for him.

10:58am: New York City FC has signed Slovakian International Adam Nemec from Union Berlin in the second division of the Bundesliga.

10:43am: Fenerbahce are interested in signing Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko for £12million (source).

10:33am: QPR are trying to sign Dani Osvaldo on a loan deal from Inter Milan.

10:14am: World Soccer Talk writer Pete Quinn is reporting that Arda Turan will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of this season, according to Arda Turan‘s agent.

10:12am: West Ham United have made an offer to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on loan from Tottenham Hotspur (Source).

10:08am: West Brom‘s Nigerian striker Brown Ideye looks set to join a club in Qatar for £3.75 million. This is after WBA signed the player in August for £10 million.

10:05am: The Guardian write today that the transfer window should be abolished. Personally, I disagree. It ends up being a more level playing field for clubs instead of big sides trying to sign players in April or May to try to win a title.

09:49am: Sampdoria striker Samuel Eto’o has gotten into an argument with the head coach after refusing to take part in a double training session. I’m sure Everton are glad to have gotten rid of him.

09;47am: Former Everton striker Yakubu has joined Reading for the rest of the season. Remember him?!

09:32am: Ivorian midfielder Serey Die has signed for VfB Stuttgart from FC Basel until July 2017, for an undisclosed fee.

09:30am: Liverpool academy player Sheyi Ojo has joined Wigan Athletic on loan.

09:28am: Tottenham’s Etienne Capoue could be on a move to another Premier League club today, while West Ham United are trying to sign a central defender — which could be Sylvain Distin, according to Chris Kamara.

09:27am: Aston Villa will reportedly make no transfer signings today because Paul Lambert doesn’t have funds available from Villa owner Randy Lerner.

09:26am: QPR midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips could be on a move to Brighton on a loan deal.

09:16am: Manchester United tried to get Aston Villa to sign Tom Cleverley for £7million today but Villa turned down the opportunity. United could bring the player back from loan, away from Villa Park, or let him stay at Aston Villa for the remainder of the season on the season-long loan deal.

09:10am: There are reports that Burnley striker Danny Ings has signed a pre-contract with Real Sociedad. Personally, I don’t believe it. Burnley are adamant that they’re not willing to sell Ings in this window. A pre-contract could be a possibility but if Ings was going to sign one, it’s more likely that he’d stay in the Premier League instead of going to Spain.

09:07am: Bloody hell! I know that the UEFA Champions League trophy is a large one, but I didn’t realize it was this big. See AC Milan new signing Gabriel Paletta (from Parma) standing next to the fabled silverware.

Gabriel Paletta

09:06am: Chelsea are still trying to finalize the signing of Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, but the deal will likely be completed today.

09:05am: The BBC brings transfer deadline day to new levels of absurdity with “weather” report and “computer game expert”, according to Dirty Tackle

09:01am: Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah has completed his medical in Italy to force through a move to Fiorentina according to Sky Italia.

08:59am: Arsenal are ready to meet the £13.5m release clause for Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya, says reports.

08:59am: AC Milan have re-signed left-back Luca Antonelli on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Genoa.

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