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That, I’m afraid, is that until the summer. We’ve very much enjoyed your company over the last month or so. We didn’t get as many major done deals as we’d have hoped, but what can you do? We’ll be back in June to do it all over again. See you then! Only 3534 hours to go...
It's almost time for us to say goodbye until the summer, so here's a little recap of the big done deals from deadline day...
1. Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea from Fiorentina
2. Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg from Chelsea
3. Mohamed Salah to Fiorentina from Chelsea
4. Andy Kellett to Manchester United from Bolton
5. Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace from Manchester United
Premier League title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City can be pleased with their January recruits, but how about elsewhere around Europe? Goal’s Peter Staunton has taken a look at good transfer activity involving the likes of Real Madrid and Inter and bad business involving Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan...
Who had a good transfer window?
Picture the scene. A 21-year-old reserve player is at Bolton Wanderers on deadline night expecting to be told he’ll spend the rest of the season at Plymouth Argyle.
“Sit down, Andy. We’ve got some good news and some bad news,” first-team coach Gerry Parker says. The bad news? “You’re not going back to Plymouth,” he's told. The good news? “You’re going to Manchester United.”
As good news goes, that ain’t too shabby. Find out more about the young defender below.
Meet Manchester United new boy Andy Kellett
Paul Clennam reports: "The level of United's spending will be determined by their finishing position in this season's Premier League table. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who long insisted that there would be no January arrivals unless priority targets became available, has warned investors that the club's projected profits and losses depend on a third-place finish. Subsequent transfer spending would therefore be impacted by a failure to achieve that, let alone finish outside of the Champions League qualification places."
Unknown defender Andy Kellett was the only incoming at Manchester United on deadline day, but don’t be fooled! The Insider understands United are pressing ahead with plans to sign Marco Reus this summer, when a €25 million (£18.8m at current exchange rates) buyout clause is inserted into his contract, and held talks with Borussia Dortmund at the weekend.
Manchester United make Reus enquiry
Further down the Football League, it's been confirmed today that goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown has joined League Two club Oxford United on a free transfer.
The shock resignation of Harry Redknapp was confirmed by QPR earlier today. The official line from the club is that he has stepped down due to imminent knee surgery, but is there more to this situation than meets the eye?
Goal's Greg Stobart has taken a look at how the 67-year-old struggled to sign any players on deadline day and how he was backed so heavily in the transfer window last summer...
Redknapp resignation 'a poke in the eye' after summer spending
The rumour mill was abuzz on Monday with talk that Samuel Eto’o could leave Sampdoria after just six days at the club. The veteran striker walked out yesterday after a disagreement with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic over his plan to hold a double training session.
"Nothing has happened," Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero said. "It was just a small argument. An exchange of views if you want. We are all calm, the club is united."
Hello, hello, hello. Could we have some imminent news from Arsenal? BBC Sport reports that Chuba Akpom is set to sign a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Gunners today. The 19-year-old is out of contract in the summer and had been linked with several clubs around Europe, including Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.
Premier League titles: 4
Champions League trophies: 1
Full 90 minutes: 19
He adds that he informed Tony Fernandes of his decision to resign at 05:30 GMT today after being told he needs replacements for both his right and left knees.
“I can't even walk the dogs,” he said. “I stand watching the team play, and I'm struggling. It's reached a point where I can't ignore it any longer. It's not a decision I would take lightly. I've thought about it a few times this season, but have always decided to give it one last go. The last week has been the tipping point. I can barely move and I'm not enjoying my life.”
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Harry Redknapp has dismissed talk that he is leaving QPR because he failed to sign any of his main targets on transfer deadline day.
“I haven't got the hump, we haven't had a row,” he said. “I knew some while ago that we were not going to be able to get much done in January. We had one real target on the last day, Emmanuel Adebayor, because we are short upfront. But he was too much money. I accept that. There are no hard feelings on my part – I've not had a problem with Tony Fernandes in all my time there.”
Greg Stobart reports: “Lille sensation Divock Origi will complete his £10m move to Anfield when the summer window reopens, with Liverpool having tried and ultimately failed to bring forward his arrival date to January.
“Danny Ings is another who will be considered as a potential arrival although the Reds will face competition from the likes of David Moyes's Real Sociedad, as well as Premier League rivals Tottenham.
“Qualification for the Champions League will go a long way to dictating just how ambitious Rodgers can be in the summer, though, with the Merseysiders currently seventh in the table - four points off fourth-placed Southampton.”
On the face of it, Liverpool were very quiet on transfer deadline day. Behind the scenes, they were trying to hijack Tottenham’s move for Dele Alli. The Insider understands Brendan Rodgers was prepared to match the £5 million fee Spurs agreed but the MK Dons midfielder had already decided on a move to White Hart Lane.
How Liverpool rivalled Tottenham for Alli
The Everton grumpster clearly noticed the #buzz among The Twittersphere and has addressed the trending topic of the day...
Even though i may not look it in the pics I'm buzzing to be here,enjoyed my 1st day at training and everyone made me feel really welcome,— Aaron Lennon (@Aaron7Lennon) February 3, 2015
Can't wait for the next few months now!!!— Aaron Lennon (@Aaron7Lennon) February 3, 2015
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