• Stoke City sign Gianelli Imbula for a club record £18.3m
  • Saido Berahino and Loic Remy remain at West Brom and Chelsea respectively
  • Mathieu Debuchy joins Bordeaux on loan until end of season
  • Steven Fletcher joins Marseille on loan
  • Nick Powell joins Hull City on loan from Manchester United
  • Premier League spending in 2015-16 season set to break £1bn mark.
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Not the frantic closure of the transfer window we had hoped for, then. Stoke left it a bit late in confirming the biggest move of the window, but it seems that was never in any real danger of not being done. Saido Berahino trained with West Brom this morning, went home and tweeted for a bit. That's about as exciting as it got. Still, we had fun. Right?

Before we go, here's a rundown of the biggest deals we've seen confirmed today.

Giannelli Imbula – FC Porto to Stoke City - £18.3m
Oumar Niasse – Lokomotiv Moscow to Everton - £13.5m
Jordan Rhodes – Blackburn Rovers to Middlesbroigu - £9m
Leroy Fer – Queens Park Rangers to Swansea City – Loan
Mathieu Debuchy – Arsenal to Bordeaux – Loan
Steven Fletcher – Sunderland to Marseille – Loan
Marco van Ginkel – Chelsea to PSV Eindhoven – Loan


Hang on a minute, looks like there is a late confirmation of another move. Norwich City have confirmed they have completed the signing of Coventry City's highly rated midfielder James Maddison.

The 18-year-old has been heavily linked with Liverpool today, albeit with a view for a summer move, but Norwich have nipped into secure a deal for the starlet, who has been loaned back to the League One club for the rest of the season.


In a change of pace, there doesn't appear to be any lingering deals that go on into the early hours of Tuesday morning. The deals that haven't been done yet are dead in the water, namely the one involving Saido Berahino who remains at West Brom.

Remi Garde has been frustrated in his attempts to make a single signing with Loic Remy remaining at Chelsea. The Frenchman is understandably unhappy with the situation, and has appeared to suggest the club's quiet window could see him leave the club. [via the Guardian]

Maybe it was not as clear when I signed, but it's something that I don't want to discuss too much.

"I understand that you cannot carry on doing the same things when you have not been as successful as you have wanted. I cannot say the club hasn't done everything they could. It wouldn't be fair. I'm not happy about this situation. I am not stupid and saying we need nobody.

"Some people have to be brave enough to say what have we done wrong in the past and what we should be doing now to stop that and to be better, maybe not in the next months but the next season or in two or three years.


That's it! The January transfer window is now closed.


More on Marco van Ginkel's move to PSV Eindhoven.

Marco van Ginkel has today joined PSV Eindhoven on loan until the end of the season.

"The Dutch midfielder returns to the Netherlands having spent the first part of the campaign on loan at Stoke City, where he made 21 appearances.

"The 23-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Vitesse Arnhem in the summer of 2013 and made his debut in a 2-0 win over Hull City. He spent last season on loan at AC Milan.


CONFIRMED: With Imbula's arrival at Stoke City, Marco van Ginkel's loan at the club has come to an end. The Chelsea midfielder has instead joined PSV Eindhoven until the end of the season.


Just 10 minutes left now, are we all done? Imbula's arrival at Stoke City was the last big deal we were waiting for. We have heard nothing regarding Loic Remy's loan move away from Chelsea in a while, we will assume that particular move is dead in the water.


The Belgium-born midfielder has signed a five-and-a-half year contract with Stoke. A huge statement of intent from the club.


What a huge signing for Stoke City. They have shattered their club record fee for the second time in six months to bring Imbula to the Britannia Stadium. Here's what Potters chief executive has had to say,

Giannelli is a player we have been trailing for some time and we are delighted to have concluded a deal to sign him.

"At one stage it looked unlikely that we would be able to get the deal over the line but things accelerated quickly earlier today and Giannelli is really excited about the prospect of playing in the Premier League with us.


CONFIRMED: Stoke City have completed the signing of Giannelli Imbula for a club record fee of £18.3m.


Just over half an hour remains on the clock.


Looks like West Ham are closing up for the evening.


Another piece of business from the north east, Sunderland have confirmed Jordi Gomez has joined Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season.


CONFIRMED: A late deal for Swansea City, the club have completed the signing of Leroy Fer on loan from Queens Park Rangers.


Saido Berahino is the other big move we have been focusing on all day. At this point, I'm not sure why that is; nothing has actually happened since Newcastle United saw their £21m bid rejected.

But wait! Something has happened! He's tweeted!

That's that, then.


Just an hour of the January transfer window remains. Most of the day's late moves have been confirmed but we are still waiting to hear whether Stoke City have completed the club record signing of Giannelli Imbula.


Transfer deadline day and tabloid headline regular Rod Fanni has completed his move to Charlton on loan until the end of the season.


Louis van Gaal's super-sub Nick Powell has joined Hull until the end of the season, have we seen the last of him in a Manchester United shirt? The 22-year-old is out of contract at Old Trafford in July.


CONFIRMED: Manchester United's Nick Powell has completed his loan move to Hull City until the end of the season.


Charlton have done the sensible thing and posted a video of Yaya Sanogo smashing four past Benfica for Arsenal at the Emirates Cup last summer. Great times for him.

Just a shame this happened since then.


Marseille's statement on the arrival of Steven Fletcher may be the best thing we have read all day.


CONFIRMED. Steven Fletcher has joined Marseille on loan until the end of the season. Chris Waddle, Tony Cascarino. Tyrone Mears. Joey Barton. It's a mixed bag of players to have swapped English football for the French giants. He's the latest.


Yaya Sanogo, remember him? The Frenchman who started in the Champions League against Bayern Munich last season has returned to London from his loan spell at Ajax. He's south of the river now, however, having joined Charlton on loan until the end of the season.