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Winter transfer window closes on 31 January at 11pm.

That's all from on this hectic, jam-packed transfer deadline day. Hope you had as much fun keeping track of it as we did covering it.

Have a very good night.

A late deal for the Baggies.

Palace left it late, but they have got their man.

A slightly left-field signing from the Humbersiders.

Leicester City have signed Molla Wague from Udinese on loan until the end of the season.

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce confirms his intent to sign Everton's Arouna Kone. The Eagles have just secured three points after beating Bournemouth 2-0.

While Bournemouth send one striker packing, their south coast rivals welcome one in. Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini has joined Southampton for a fee of £17m.

Lewis Grabban has joined Jaap's chaps on loan until the end of the season.

Bournemouth have completed the signing of talented young goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United.

Crystal Palace have finally confirmed the signing of Luka Milivojevic from Olympiakos.

Another late departure from Swansea City as Neil Taylor joins Championship outfit Aston Villa.

The Everton exodus continues as Conor McAleny joins Oxford United on loan until the end of the season.

He joins former Blues starlets Ryan Ledson and John Lundstram at the Kassam Stadium.

Queens Park Rangers announce Ravel Morrison.

Josh Laurent becomes Wigan's fifth signing of transfer deadline day. Warren Joyce preparing for the fight to stay up.

Norwich confirm the signing of defender Mitchell Dijks.

Some late activity from West Bromwich Albion.

Tim Krul completes his switch to AZ Alkmaar.

A bit of half-time business from the Teessiders.

Swansea's Modou Barrow flies the Liberty Stadium nest to join promotion-pushing Leeds United. Could the two clubs swap divisions at the end of the season?

Burnley have completed the club-record signing of Robbie Brady. Believed to be around £13m.

Some transfer news from across the pond for your viewing pleasure.

More activity at Selhurst Park...

Queens Park Rangers have been busy today. Wszolek, good Irish name.

How the mighty have fallen.

Watford trying to test Chelsea's hand after their Krul chase was unsuccessful.

Where will Arouna Kone end up? Sunderland also believed to be interested in the Ivorian.

Norwich finalise a replacement for Burnley-bound Robbie Brady.

Branislav Ivanovic in the colours of Zenit. A done deal, surely.

Fulham Gohing-Big as they attempt to replace Matt Smith, who signed for Queens Park Rangers earlier this afternoon.

A little bit of transfer activity at The Etihad Stadium. Arguably not on the same level as Robinho's summer deadline move.

Bit of movement up in Lancashire.

Will Palace get this one over the line in time?

Watford confirm Ighalo's move to Changchun Yatai.

McCormack may have trouble trying to navigate a way to Nottingham...

The Ivorian looks set for a shock loan move to Crystal Palace.

Could Tottenham make a surprise move this evening?

Mauricio Pochettino is keen to be reunited with former Southampton cohort Jay Rodriguez.

Read the full story here.

Jay Rodriguez
Rodriguez has scored five times this season. Getty Images

Ighalo's move to the Chinese Super League has been confirmed.

Ravel Morrison posted this on Twitter an hour ago... where could he be off to?

Somehow glossed over this earlier. Adam Le Fondre has completed his loan move to Bolton Wanderers.

Silva has not enjoyed the most fruitful of spells at the Bernabeu. Madrid have now loaned him back to his former club.

A major twist in Tim Krul's future. Seemed set for a move to Vicarage Road.

There we have it. A mundane end to the saga that never was.

A transfer bound to send shockwaves through the footballing world.

Mikael Mandron, who netted 15 times for Eastleigh in the National League during the first half of the season, has joined Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic.

West Ham United starlet Reece Oxford has joined Reading (Jaap's chaps) on loan until the end of the season.

Moussa Dembele breaks his silence in the most cryptic way he can.

Could Nathan Ake be in line for a sensational return to Bournemouth?

Chelsea call it a day on Moussa Dembele.

Odion Ighalo on his way to China from Watford it seems. Changchun Yatai are willing to pay £20m for his services and the Hornets appear happy to sell. Some good business that, from the Premier League side.

Odion Ighalo

Former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison is on his way back to London. QPR having a look.

It looks like Leonardo Ulloa's hopes of leaving Leicester for Sunderland, or anywhere else, look dead in the water.

Another arrival at Crystal Palace. Luka Milivojevic switches from Olympiacos for between £13m and £14m.

Plenty of sense contained within....

Quick line from the Premier League on the profit made by clubs in the January window. It remains a seller's market.

Third Premier League deal of deadline day confirmed; Ashley Westwood joins Burnley from Aston Villa. Doubt many tears will be shed in the Midlands.

Jerome Sinclair moves to his third different club in less than 12 months. Birmingham City is the destination this time. Mr Cotterill will be thrilled.

A potential transfer merry-go-round brewing between Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Mamadou Sakho at the centre.

Newcastle are aware that Palace are pushing to sign Sakho from Liverpool and will need to find room in their wage bill if he joins. That ...

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... *may* help with Townsend. Benitez mentioned a midfielder today, but think that referred to a loan recall rather than new signing.

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Matty Taylor's move from Bristol Rovers to Bristol City has been met with swaths of abuse for the forward. Football really doesn't matter that much.

Leeds have signed another Spanish youngster for the rest of the season.

Seven hours of the January transfer window remaining and it must be said the month is ending on a bid of damp squib. Deals are few and far between [only two players have joined Premier League clubs today] while the rumours are not even delving into the ridiculous. Do we even need the transfer window? Let's hope today's slow deals sparks a change.

Even by QPR's standards, you'll go some way to beat this as bizarre transfer deal of deadline day.

Arsenal have been conspicuous by their absence throughout this January window, and Arsene Wenger was keen to stress on Monday that he does not need any new faces this month. Former Gunners forward Alan Smith is content with the stance, particularly given the recent return of Danny Welbeck.

Birmingham City's David Cotterill has used Twitter as a way of venting his frustration over a failed move away from St. Andrews. Not wise.

Looks like Sunderland's attempts to sign a striker continue to be halted. Jay Rodriguez staying at Southampton it seems. West Brom were also interested.

The most controversial deal of deadline day close to being formerly announced.

By our count, there have been just two incoming deals in the Premier League today. Southampton have brought in a goalkeeper who may very well act as their third choice option, while Andrea Ranocchia has arrived on loan at Hull City from Inter Milan.

Please pick up a bit. Please.

We've got more from Jose Mourinho's press conference this afternoon right here, with Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young still subject to lingering transfer rumours on deadline day.

Jose Mourinho
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Hull City's David Meyler is well and truly on a wind-up this afternoon. Remember that rumour of Nani linking up with the Tigers today? Seems David has seen it too.

Jordan Mutch has completed his loan move from Crystal Palace to Reading.

Jose Mourinho insisted at the weekend the only player who had even a slight chance of leaving Manchester United ahead of tonight's deadline would be Ashley Young. That ship would appear to have sailed too, with the manager now confirming the versatile midfielder will remain at Old Trafford until the end of the season. He told a press conference:

Young is definitely staying. He is selected for tomorrow. He stays with me until the end of the season.

In case you missed it earlier, Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem has completed his loan move to Dutch second-tier outfit VVV-Venlo for the remainder of the season. Here's our story.

Hassen links up with his former Nice boss Claude Puel on the south coast for the remainder of the season. Here's what Southampton executive director of football Les Reed has had to say on the deal:

Mouez is a promising young goalkeeper, and we are very pleased to have been able to bring him to Southampton.

"He has built an excellent reputation during his time with Nice and also in his country's youth teams, and will provide us with further depth in the months ahead.

"As well as adding to our squad, we believe Mouez can continue his development in his time at Southampton and make strides in his own game under the expert guidance of our Head of Goalkeeping, Dave Watson, as well as working alongside Fraser Forster.

"Harry Lewis has had opportunities and gained great experience while Alex McCarthy has been injured, and Stuart Taylor has brought excellent experience to the group and now Mouez will add to our strength in depth."

Southampton have finally sprung into action today, they have confirmed the arrival of 21-year-old Nice goalkeeper on a five-month loan deal.

Reading are hopeful of securing a deal to take West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford on loan today, but the Royals have also bolstered their forward line with the arrival of Romanian forward Adrian Popa from Steaua Bucharest for an undisclosed fee.

Seamus Coleman to Manchester United, anyone? The Everton full-back has shot down the latest rumours linking him with a move to Old Trafford.

Seamus Coleman and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Here is something resembling transfer news for Arsenal fans today: French starlet Ismael Bennacer has returned to his homeland to join Ligue 2 side Tours FC on loan.

The attacking midfielder joined the Gunners' ranks from AC Arles-Avignon in the summer of 2015 and has just one senior appearance for the club to his name.

Is David Meyler bemoaning the loss of another Hull City teammate being sold? Or is he just enjoying a bit of Queen on his way up to Old Trafford for tonight's match? #Cryptic tweets are all the rage today.

Inter have acted quickly to bring in another body to replace Andrea Ranocchia who has joined Hull City on loan this afternoon; 25-year-old Australia international Trent Sailsbury has arrived from Jiangsu Suning. They are doing transfers with the Chinese Super League all wrong.

In case you haven't noticed, Leonardo Ulloa is a bit miffed at Leicester City at the moment. The Spaniard says he is now refusing to play for the club and accused Claudio Ranieri of betraying him.

A deal for him is expected later today, but for now, Leicester have been busy confirming the departure of Callum Elder to Barnsley on loan.

It's all kicking off at Hull City today. In what is possibly our favourite story of the day, the Daily Mail now claim the Tigers are trying to lure former Manchester United winger Nani back to the Premier League.

Ashley Williams beats Nani to the ball
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Another outgoing deal at Middlesbrough...

Crystal Palace are the footballing-equivalent of an episode of Supermarket Sweep today. Another name to be linked with a move to south east London is Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour, although the La Liga side have rejected an offer to take the player on loan, according to France Football.

It's all business at Hull City today with Andreas Ranocchia the latest to join the Premier League strugglers. But will anyone leave? Reports have suggested the club have accepted another offer for one of their players, this time Andy Robertson.

However, Marco Silva insists the full-back is going nowhere and will be involved against Manchester United tonight.


We have a completed deal. Potentially the first of many updates from Hull to come today...


In true deadline day fashion, there are rumours flying around on Twitter that Dembele is currently on a flight to London. However, Celtic apparently claim that the striker is set to undergo a scan on a knee injury.

The plot thickens...

Another striker Chelsea have been linked with on deadline day is Andrea Belotti. However, speculation that technical director Michael Emenalo is en route to Turin to thrash out a deal may be wide of the mark...


You can read IBTimes UK's profile of a man known as 'The Rooster' here.

A new twist in the Ighalo saga. Palace appear to be intent on signing anyone and everyone today...


Here's more from IBTimes UK football reporter Eduardo Fernandez-Abascal on the news that Steven N'Zonzi has ended fervent speculation over his future by signing a new contract with Sevilla...

Sky Sports Italia now claims that Biabiany has rejected a loan move to Chelsea...

Jonathan Biabiany

This won't improve Karanka's mood one iota...


Heading back to Middlesbrough for a second, Aitor Karanka, having missed out on first-choice targets such as Jese Rodriguez, Bojan Krkic and Snodgrass, may be treading on thin ice after hitting out at the club's board over their transfer failings.

We need to improve the team, and the club knew a month and a half ago the players that I wanted. I always said the aim in the transfer window was to improve the squad. At the moment, we haven't done that. We will be disappointed if nobody else comes in, but I have tried my best.

Teams in our position are signing players for £14 million – we are signing players that didn't play in the Championship. Patrick [Bamford] didn't play for almost 18 months, so I don't think it is an amazing improvement. We can see, and the people who know Patrick, know that he is not currently the same as he was 18 months ago.

If we are expecting that Patrick was going to arrive and score five goals straight away then we are making a big mistake because he is not ready now. I don't know why we haven't signed our targets. That is not my job. I am the coach. It is easy [to accept] because, here, and for whatever reason, I am blamed. It is always going to be the same. I am the one responsible, and I am used to that.

It is difficult, but when we got promotion last season, there were a lot of people who got a medal. A lot of people had a medal, and a lot of people had done their job. Now? I don't know.

[quotes via The Telegraph]

This comes after he controversially criticised fans following a recent home defeat to West Ham...

A couple of outgoings in the Championship to make you aware of. Sheffield Wednesday have loaned Senegalese striker Modou Sougou to Primeira Liga outfit Moreirense, while Jordi Gomez has left Wigan Athletic and joined Rayo Vallecano on a permanent basis.

To put Taylor's proposed switch into context, the Bristol Post claims that no player has swapped Rovers for City since Trevor Morgan 30 years ago.

Several other Championship clubs are also said to be interested in a player who signed a new contract at the Memorial Stadium in July 2016 after coming close to rejoining hometown club Oxford United.

Arsenal have confirmed Gedion Zelalem's loan move to Dutch second division side VVV-Venlo. The 20-year-old German midfielder spent last season helping Rangers to win promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.


Speaking at a press conference held before tomorrow's visit of Manchester City, Slaven Bilic confirms that West Ham are no longer chasing Hogan. He also reveals that the presence of Stam was a big factor behind his decision to send Oxford to the Madejski Stadium.


Bilic further admits that he was after a right-back, but "couldn't find someone who could improve our starting XI".

God knows that City need some sort of spark after an abysmal run of eight successive league defeats.


The 28-year-old has yet to make a single appearance during a frustrating loan spell with Eredivisie giants Ajax...


Speaking of Watford, Jerome Sinclair could potentially follow both Guedioura and Ighalo out of the Vicarage Road exit door today with suggestions that he is set to undergo a medical at Birmingham City. That would be a loan deal until the end of the season.

Transfer deadline day just would not be the same without Emmanuel Adebayor, would it?

The journeyman striker, without a club since being released by Crystal Palace last summer, has now linked up with Turkish Super Lig outfit Istanbul Basaksehir...


No surprises there...


This certainly has the potential to ruffle a few feathers in the West Country. Taylor has scored 19 goals in 33 appearances for Rovers so far this term.

That release clause is believe to be worth in the region of £300,000...


One wonders if the ugly Leonardo Ulloa saga may finally come to an end over the coming hours. While Leicester City do not want to sell after rejecting a bid from Sunderland, their hand may be forced after the striker produced a tweet yesterday in which he resolved not to play for the club again.


"I feel betrayed by Ranieri and let down by the club," lamented the Argentine, who has also been the subject of interest from Alaves and Galatasaray.

Speaking to Talksport, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has confirmed that Oxford might indeed be heading to Reading. He also claims that injury scuppered any return to east London for Demba Ba, who now looks set to rejoin Besiktas on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.


The phrase "subject to a medical" is one that you are likely to hear a lot today.

IBTimes UK's senior sport reporter Tony Mogan previously travelled to Perform at St George's Park to see what the medical process actually entails...

Aside from any late Chelsea business, none of the rest of the top six are expected to make any new signings today.

Arsene Wenger predictably dismissed rumours of interest in Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema during his pre-Watford press confernce yesterday, although admitted that right-backs Carl Jenkinson and Mathieu Debuchy could still depart.

Those sorts of minor outgoings are far more likely, with fringe players such as Ashley Young, Ola Aina and Fabian Delph angling for potential loan moves.

Another club expected to be extremely active today are Hull City, with up to five new signings wanted before the deadline including Watford midfielder Adlene Guedioura and Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia.

Having already seen influential duo Jake Livermore and Robert Snodgrass sold over recent weeks, Marco Silva could also be set to lose the services of versatile full-back Andy Robertson amid reports of a £10m bid from Burnley.


Sky Sports believe that Chelsea have submitted a proposal to Inter Milan that would see them take French winger Jonathan Biabiany on loan for the rest of the season.

They also state that Crystal Palace, already on the verge of completing a deal for Olympiacos midfielder Luka Milivojevic after yesterday's capture of Patrick van Aanholt, are trying to sign out-of-favour Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho and have made an enquiry regarding Scott Hogan with West Ham having possibly now ended their long-running pursuit of the Brentford striker.

It's going to be a busy old day at Selhurst Park, but you would not expect anything less where Sam Allardyce is concerned.

Swansea striker Marvin Emnes joins Blackburn Rovers on loan for the second time...


News of early movement at the Riverside Stadium. Things have not quite worked out for De Pena since his move from Nacional in September 2015.

The Uruguayan winger has made just 10 senior appearances for 'Boro and now heads to the Spanish Segunda Division on a six-month loan deal.


The Telegraph claim that Chelsea have been quoted £40m in their pursuit of Celtic striker Moussa Dembele. However, deals for Craig Gordon and Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac, the latter of whom is out of contract this summer, appear unlikely at this stage.

Speaking of the top-flight leaders, Branislav Ivanovic looks likely to complete his free transfer to Zenit Saint Petersburg soon. Antonio Conte has made it repeatedly clear that Asmir Begovic's proposed switch to Bournemouth depends on his ability to source an adequate replacement, so that Gordon saga could have an enormous impact on his future.

Let's kick things off with an early morning paper review, shall we?

According to The Mirror, Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini is set for a medical at Southampton after the two clubs finally settled upon a deal worth £17.2m after weeks of negotiations. £14.6m of that is due up front, with £2.6m included as add-ons.

Manolo Gabbiadini
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18-year-old West Ham United prodigy Reece Oxford is expected to join Nottingham Forest on loan after also being linked with Rangers, although rival reports suggest that Reading boss Jaap Stam has also joined that particular race.

Watford are said to have agreed a £20m fee with Chinese outfit Chongchun Yatai for Odion Ighalo, while Ronald Koeman does not expect to sell captain Phil Jagielka even in the unlikely event that Everton do manage to seal a late deal for highly-rated Burnley defender Michael Keane.

Good morning and a very warm welcome to the biannual day that certain broadcasters relish and football traditionalists have come to typically despise.

Get comfy and stay with IBTimes UK as we guide you through all the shocks and downright silliness involved in the modern phenomenon that is transfer deadline day.

Today's market antics will no doubt be complicated enormously by the fact that we have seven Premier League games to come later - including that eagerly-anticipated heavyweight clash between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield - as well as a busy Football League programme.

It's going to be a busy one, so let's get this show on the road...