00:12: THAT'S A WRAP! ✅
Right, that's all from us here at Goal. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have tuned in to our LIVE deadline day blog today - it's much appreciated!
We hope you enjoyed the coverage... and the poor jokes! To find out about any more transfer news, head on over to Goal's website HERE. Thank you!
00:09: A NEW STRIKER AT THE PALACE ⚽️
Late, late transfer news coming out of Crystal Palace!
The Eagles have completed the signing of FC Midtjylland ace Alexander Sorloth for an undisclosed fee on a four-and-a-half-year contract.
One to keep an eye out for!
23:59: NEWCASTLE SIGN NEW 'KEEPER! 👐
The Newcastle fans who went to bed early in anger at the club's lack of activity may be regretting that now as it's ALL happening late on at St. James' Park.
Rafa Benitez's men have confirmed the arrival of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who has joined on loan until the end of the season from Sparta Prague.
Surely that's it for the Magpies, surely...
23:56: MITROVIC LEAVES NEWCASTLE
Another one leaves Newcastle temporarily!
Championship side Fulham have confirmed the arrival of Aleksandar Mitrovic on a loan deal.
Get ready for some drama, Fulham fans...
23:53: FOREST LAND COLBACK! 🔴
A new start for Jack Colback?
The midfielder, frozen out at Newcastle, has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the current campaign.
Deals are trickling through rather quickly now!
23:48: PEP PLEASED WITH LAPORTE
There was no messing around from Pep Guardiola today after he named Aymeric Laporte in the starting lineup for Man City's clash against West Brom, having only signed him the day before!
But the Frenchman helped his new side keep a clean sheet in an easy 3-0 victory on home soil and Pep certainly seemed pleased with the centre-back's display.
23:42: HUGILL HEADS TO WEST HAM! ⚒
Another late deal and this time it's down at West Ham!
David Moyes has brought in a new striker in the shape of Jordan Hugill, who arrives from Championship outfit Preston.
23:36: SWANSEA SIGN A KING 👑
A king has arrived at Swansea!
The Welsh club have confirmed the capture of midfielder Andy King on loan from Leicester City.
It's been busy, busy, busy down in south Wales today.
23:32: NEWCASTLE ANNOUNCE SLIMANI 🍾
Pop the champagne, Newcastle fans! You've actually signed someone...
Is Slimani the man to keep Newcastle in the Premier League? We'll soon find out!
23:26: DERBY SIGN CHELSEA'S PALMER ⚪️
Hit that done deal claxon again because we have another!
The Rams will certainly hope he can help them reach the promised land by securing promotion to the Premier League...
23:17: FOUR DEALS STILL IN THE WORKS?
Four deals are currently subject to the Premier League Deal Sheet, sent in between 9pm-11pm GMT, according to Sky Sports.
Who could they possibly be? And will they get over the line before the 1am cut-off? Let's see!
23:11: TRANSFER WINDOW SHUTS! ⏰
We have entered into extra time here, football fans!
The English football transfer window has now officially shut, but there's no doubt that some deals will still trickle through from now until 1am GMT.
Here we go!
23:05: LIVERPOOL LET FLANAGAN LEAVE ON LOAN 🔴
Another one, as DJ Khaled would say...
Liverpool have announced yet another loan departure in a matter of minutes, confirming Jon Flanagan has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan.
Any more, Jurgen?!
22:59 - WILSON LEAVES LIVERPOOL ON LOAN ✍️
A busy few hours for Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson!
The winger has firstly signed a new long-term contract at Anfield and has been loaned straight out to Championship side Hull City.
So that's Ovie Ejaria, Lazar Markovic and now Wilson who have all left Liverpool temporarily so far today, while Lloyd Jones left to join Luton Town permanently.
22:53 - ALLARDYCE UNHAPPY AT LOOKMAN DEPARTURE
Well, well, well. Everton boss Sam Allardyce does not sound happy at all!
“It's one of the most unusual situations I've been in. It was his choice. He was adamant he wanted Germany. We tried to persuade him not to. But his stubbornness got him his way.”
22:47 - MARKOVIC LEAVES LIVERPOOL! 🔴
Another deadline day departure from Liverpool!
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Out-of-favour Lazar Markovic has left the Reds to join Belgian side Anderlecht on loan until the end of the season.
22:38 - PUEL CONFIRMS MAHREZ WILL STAY AT LEICESTER
And now we have further confirmation from Leicester City boss Claude Puel that Riyad Mahrez is definitely staying put.
The Frenchman has suggested Mahrez is clearly upset after failing to join Man City, but hopes the club can help put a “smile” back on the winger's face.
"It's always a difficult situation but I hope Riyad can come back quickly with a smile, happy to play for us."
22:23 - PEP REITERATES MAHREZ MOVE IS OFF
Sorry, Riyad. It looks like you're staying at Leicester City for at least another six months...
Pep Guardiola, speaking after Man City's 3-0 victory over West Brom, has reiterated the club's move for the Algerian is off.
“Mahrez is a Leicester player. I don’t talk about it too much. The transfer window is over so the guys who are here will finish the season.”
22:15 - ALLARDYCE ISSUES UPDATE ON MANGALA 🔵
Listen up, Everton and Man City fans...
Toffees boss Sam Allardyce has issued an update on the future of Eliaquim Mangala, who has been strongly linked with a late switch to Goodison Park.
"[It's] close but not over the line."
22:06 - VILLA SIGN GRABBAN ✍️
Aston Villa have added some extra firepower to their squad in their attempt to secure promotion from the Championship...
And he goes by the name of Lewis Grabban! The striker has moved from Bournemouth on loan until the end of the season.
21:56 - DERBY TURN TO CHELSEA'S PALMER
Deadline day has only caused anger for Derby so far, it appears...
The Telegraph are reporting that the Championship outfit thought they were signing Everton's Ademola Lookman on loan, only for the player to switch to RB Leipzig instead.
Who do they turn to now? Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer apparently. Let's see how this one pans out...
21:45 - MORENO JOINS SOCIEDAD
It's another done deal, folks. This time in La Liga!
Will Roma - who have been fairly quiet in terms of incomings of late - sign a late replacement? Time will tell...
21:34 - SLIMANI TO JOIN NEWCASTLE? ⚫️
Attention, Newcastle fans...
It looks as though you will see a new striker arrive at the club before the window shuts!
Sky Sports are reporting that Islam Slimani, surplus to requirements at Leicester City, has passed his medical and is therefore on the cusp of joining the Toon.
21:24 - REAL TO MISS OUT ON MARTINEZ? 🇦🇷
Racing Club have a got a good player on their hands in Lautaro Martinez, but he's in demand...
Hurry up before you miss out, Real! Read the full story HERE.
21:15 - LUCAS SAYS HELLO! 👋
Introducing to you... Tottenham's latest signing!
Lucas Moura headed onto the pitch to greet his new supporters during the half-time break between Spurs and Man Utd.
I bet he's liked what he has seen from Tottenham tonight with Mauricio Pochettino's men currently 2-0 up!
21:10 - AYEW RETURNS TO SWANSEA 🔙
First Wilfried Bony, now Andre Ayew is back at Swansea!
That's right. The Swans have brought back another one of their former players after confirming the signing of Ayew from West Ham, with some reports claiming the fee is £18 million.
Who's next, Swansea? Jonjo Shelvey?
21:00 - STOKE SPLASH THE CASH! 💶
There's a new face at the bet365 Stadium!
Stoke have FINALLY completed the signing of Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye.
And the Senegal international has cost the Potters a hefty €16 million euros. Boom!
20:50 - AMADOU NOT GIVING UP ON PALACE MOVE
Could Lille midfielder Ibrahim Amadou still join Crystal Palace before the window shuts? He certainly hopes so!
The midfielder is currently in London with his agent and is patiently waiting for a signal to complete a move to Selhurst Park, according to French source L'Equipe.
Watch. This. Space.
20:45 - SASSUOLO LAND BABACAR
Calling all Football Manager lovers...
Khouma Babacar - a wonderkid on the popular computer game for several years - has moved on from Fiorentina.
The striker, who has been on the Viola's books since 2008, has moved to Sassuolo on an initial loan with an obligation to buy. That's my new FM save sorted, then!
20:33 - SCHALKE'S MEYER TO DECIDE FUTURE 🤔
What's the latest on Schalke midfielder Max Meyer's future, I hear you ask...
Well we have an update for you, courtesy of Schalke CEO Christian Heidel! He has promised a resolution on the Germany ace's future is imminent.
Read the full story here on Goal HERE.
20:20 - LUCAS PROVIDES CL BOOST 🎉
Great news, Tottenham fans!
Not only are you currently leading Man Utd by a goal to nil, your new man - Lucas Moura - is free to play in the Champions League for you.
The winger did not feature for PSG in the competition prior to joining Spurs, meaning he is eligible to face Juventus in the last 16 for Mauricio Pochettino's men. Woop!
20:10 - GIROUD THANKS ARSENAL 😢
Somebody get the tissues out as it's all getting rather emotional.
Olivier Giroud has thanked everybody connected with Arsenal following his deadline day switch to Chelsea, bringing an end to his five-and-a-half-year spell in north London.
On Twitter, Giroud wrote: "This beautiful story ends today. Thank you for your warm welcome. I would like to especially thank the fans for their unconditional support upon my arrival #nananana #ThankYou."
19:58 - SERIE A LATEST
Compared to the big spending in the Premier League it's been a pretty quiet Deadline Day across the rest of Europe.
In Italy, left-backs have been the main talking points in terms of done deals.
19:45 - LOOKMAN GOES GERMAN 🔵➡️🔴
It's been a busy window at Everton, and while Toffees fans wait for the arrival of Eliaquim Mangala, one of their young stars has left on loan.
Ademola Lookman - who has struggled for minutes this season - has joined RB Leipzig until the end of the season.
Rumours claiming he has been sent there with the sole intention to injure Liverpool-bound Naby Keita in training are unconfirmed...
19:33 - UNITED 'LEGEND' BEBE ON THE MOVE 🔴
Manchester United have had a very quiet Deadline Day, but one of their club's modern 'legends' has been on the move...
Where does he rank among United's worst signings of the 21st century?
19:20 - STATE OF PLAY...
Right, so with Lucas to Tottenham all wrapped up, all of the big deals we were expecting overnight - other than Mahrez - have gone through.
There are still just under four hours to go until the window shuts in England, so here are the deals we're still waiting on...
- Eliaquim Mangala to Everton
- Islam Slimani to Newcastle
- Andre Ayew to Swansea City
- Jordan Hugill to West Ham
Will they get over the line? Stick with Goal to find out...
19:10 - ARSENAL BID FOR EVANS REJECTED ❌
Just when you thought Arsenal were done for the window, they make one final play...
Widespread reports suggest the Gunners made a last-ditch £12 million bid for Jonny Evans, but West Brom have rejected it out of hand.
HOWEVER, Evans is not in the West Brom squad for their clash with Manchester City. A late twist?
18:55 - MAHREZ MISSING FOR LEICESTER 🔵
Manchester City might not be interested in Riyad Mahrez anymore, but them pulling out of a deal has come too late for Leicester tonight.
The Foxes are at Goodison Park to take on Everton, but Mahrez has not travelled to Merseyside.
Reports suggest his team-mates are very angry with him - could he perhaps move elsewhere before the window shuts?!
18:45 - DEBUCHY DEPARTS ARSENAL 🔴
It's been a revolving door at the Emirates Stadium today, and another one has now left the Arsenal on Deadline Day!
Mathieu Debuchy has returned to France to join Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Does that mean the Gunners have an eye on a late swoop for a defender?!
18:34 - OFFICIAL: LUCAS MOURA JOINS SPURS 📝✅
Speaking of PSG, this is one we've been waiting for ALL DAY for that's finally been confirmed...
Lucas Moura has completed his £25 million move from PSG to Tottenham, signing a five-and-a-half year deal!
Happy with that Spurs fans?
18:11 - PASTORE TO INTER LATEST 🔵
One deal that many expected to go through today was Javier Pastore leaving PSG for Inter.
However, Goal now understands that the Argentina internaitional will not be moving to San Siro, with his agent having left Milan.
What does that mean for his World Cup hopes?
18:00 - LET ME SEE NDONG... 😳
The done deals are starting to come through as the final hours approach, and Watford are the latest to confirm a new signing.
Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong has moved to Vicarage Road on a loan deal with the option to make it permanent in the summer.
Is he the player to help the Hornets avoid relegation? 🐝
17:49 - CONFIRMED: MAHREZ TO CITY OFF! ❌
What next for Riyad Mahrez?! Sam Lee can now confirm he will NOT be joining Manchester City...
City were prepared to pay up to £65 million for Mahrez, but the Foxes were holding out for as much as £95m. Despite hours of talks throughout Tuesday and Wednesday the two clubs have been unable to find common ground, and City sources stress that they have ended their interest.
Check out Sam's full story right HERE...
17:33 - OZIL TEASES NEW CONTRACT ✍️
It's been a busy day of comings and goings at Arsenal, but perhaps the biggest news is that Mesut Ozil is about to extend his contract with the Gunners.
The man himself has taken to social media to add further fuel to the fire the little tease... 😂
17:16 - OXFORD HEADS BACK TO BULI
West Ham youngster Reece Oxford has been left in limbo over January, but now his future has been finalised.
Oxford spent the first half of the season on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, but was forced to come back to east London to ease an injury crisis.
The decision has now been made, though, for Oxford to head back to Gladbach for the second half of the campaign.
17:00 - MAHREZ TO CITY OFF?!
It came out of nowhere yesterday afternoon, and now it seems Riyad Mahrez's move to Manchester City is NOT going to happen.
Amid reports the Leicester City winger has gone AWOL, Sky Sports are now saying there will be no deal today.
Could City now look elsewhere for someone to cover for Leroy Sane? Fewer than six hours to go now... ⏲️
16:55 - OFFICIAL: GIROUD JOINS CHELSEA, DORTMUND UNVEIL BATSHUAYI ✍️
And just like that, the circle is complete!
Chelsea have now officially confirmed Olivier Giroud's arrival at Stamford Bridge while Michy Batshuayi is now a Borussia Dortmund player having completed his loan move.
Arsenal, Chelsea or Dortmund - who has got the best deal?
16:47 - LATEST ON DAVID LUIZ TO ARSENAL
Rumours of Arsenal making a late swoop for David Luiz are beginning to swirl, but Nizaar Kinsella has the latest on the Chelsea defender...
David Luiz is set to remain at Chelsea in this transfer window. There had been some suggestions that he might join Arsenal, who are looking the strengthen their defence, but he remains highly regarded by Roman Abramovich despite Antonio Conte dropping him to the bench in favour of Andreas Christensen.
Never mind Gunners fans... or is it a blessing in disguise?!
16:40 - AUBA APOLOGISES TO DORTMUND 😢
Arsenal supporters might be celebrating the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but it's easy to forget he's a bit of a troublemaker...
Aubameyang has been left out of Dortmund's side for disciplinary reasons TWICE this season, and now he has left, he's in an apologetic mood!
Check out his full explanation for his 'crazy' behaviour right HERE ...
16:26 - PREMIER LEAGUE LATEST
While Mahrez, Aubameyang and Giroud have dominated the Deadline Day headlines, elsewhere in the Premier League a number of other deals are being worked on. The big rumours include:
- Islam Slimani undergoing a medical at Newcastle ahead of a loan move from Leicester City
- Swansea closing in on re-signing Andre Ayew from West Ham
- West Ham agree a fee for Preston striker Jordan Hugill
Will any of them get over the line before the window slams shut? Stick with Goal to find out...
16:13 - DAVID LUIZ TO ARSENAL?! 🤯
We are waiting for Chelsea to officially confirm Olivier Giroud's move to Stamford Bridge from Arsenal, but maybe it's not as straightforward as we first thought...
BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein is reporting that the Gunners may be asking for David Luiz as part of the Giroud deal!
Wenger is apparently keen to bolster his defence - and after last night who can blame him?!
15:58 - WHERE WILL AUBA PLAY AT ARSENAL?
I bet Arsene Wenger can't believe his luck!
With Lacazette, Ozil, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan now at his disposal, how will Arsenal shape their team?
Our Gunners correspondent Chris Wheatley takes a look at their options!
Click HERE to read
15:47 - BRIGHTON LOOK TO FORMER MAN UTD HOPEFUL 👀
The Wigan star was said to be the subject of a £3m bid from the Seagulls, which was reected, as the Latics are determined not to sell the as they push for promotion to the Championship.
15:39 - LLORENTE TO STAY AT TOTTENHAM
Some more news concerning Chelsea, here, from our Blues correspondent Nizaar Kinsella!
Chelsea were in talks with Tottenham over a move for Fernando Llorente but the clubs fail to come to an agreement. Spurs had asked for Michy Batshuayi on loan as a replacement for Llorente but the Belgian was unwilling to go on loan as a back up for Harry Kane. Chelsea tried to do a deal without Batshuayi but made quicker progress negotiating for Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.
So there we have it, another player immersed in the striker merry-go-round ♻️
15:34 - SEVILLA SIGN EVERTON'S SANDRO RAMIREZ ✍️
Everton striker Sandro Ramirez has completed his loan move to Sevilla
The 22-year-old joined the Toffees just six months ago, having signed from Malaga, but has failed to established himself at Goodison Park this term and has made just three Premier League starts this season.
15:25 - QUIZ TIME: LONDON RIVALS 📝
Olivier Giroud becomes one of many to represent both Arsenal and Chelsea following the completion of his transfer.
Ashley Cole, William Galas and Cesc Fabregas are all on the list, but can you name the rest?
15:18 - OLIVIER GIROUD IS A CHELSEA PLAYER!
Finally, the second of the three-piece transfer falls into place
Chelsea's loan move for Olivier Giroud is complete, so it's all down to Michy Batshuayi to complete the set!
15:13 - AUBAMEYANG THE NEW HENRY?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has introduced himself to Arsenal fans by comparing himself to Thierry Henry...
"Finally! I’m really happy to be here. Of course, I can join Micki in this team, so I’m really happy to be here in this great team.
"I think the club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry. He's an example for us strikers. I’m really happy, like I said before."
When asked why he loves Henry, Aubameyang added:
"Because he was fast and scored a lot of goals. He's really an example.
"Maybe [Aubameyang's like Henry]! I think I have to work a lot to be like him, but I will do."
No pressure then, Auba 😉 Full news HERE
15:05 - 🔵 MORE MAN CITY NEWS 🔵
Some more exclusive news, here, from our man Sam Lee .
Regarding City's interest in Fred...
Goal understands Shakhtar Donetsk have been making a concerted effort to sign a replacement today.
Interestingly, it is only the first day of the Ukrainian transfer market, and they have another month to do business, so their frantic efforts on the very first day suggest a breakthrough could still be possible in the coming hours. However, they have so far not had any joy in their search, and their stance throughout January has been that Fred will not be allowed to leave this month.
If City cannot do a deal today, which looks increasingly likely, they may want to act fast to tie something up before the summer, as it is believed Manchester United are still on the scene, even if City are heavy favourites.
Either way, City will keep trying up until the 11pm deadline, because they are desperate to bring their summer business forward and also want a stocked squad for a final assault on all four competitions.
15:00 - RIYAD MAHREZ UPDATE!
Our Manchester City correspondent Sam Lee has the latest on City's potential signing of Riyad Mahrez!
Mahrez is pleading with Leicester City to let him leave, and a move to the Etihad will only be possible if the Foxes cede to his request and reduce their asking price. It is believed City are not willing to go any higher than £65m, which would be a club record.
It's worth noting, it wasn't until 2pm on deadline day in the summer that the Alexis Sanchez situation exploded into life, with City and Arsenal agreeing a £60m deal that would eventually fall through, proving that everything is possible, at any hour of the day.
Stay strapped in, City fans!
14:53 - CRYSTAL PALACE BID £16M FOR AMADOU
Roy Hodgson has been gathering change from the back of his sofa again...
Crystal Palace have made a £16m offer for Lille star Ibrahim Amadou, while West Ham have also made an offer, say Sky Sports.
A move to the Premier League looks imminent for the 24-year-old.
14:47 - RECAP! ⏲️
We have just over eight hours left of the window, so let's take a step back and recap on what's been happening.
The big news of the day is that Arsenal have completed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee.
The Gabon international's arrival is likely to see Olivier Giroud join London rivals Chelsea, in turn allowing Michy Batshuayi join Borussia Dormund!
Man Utd won't be signing Gareth Bale , but have signed teenage goalkeeper Matej Kovar, while Daley Blind looks to be staying put.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks to be leaving for LA Galaxy, while Mesut Ozil is to sign a new deal to keep him at Arsenal for the next three years.
14:37 - MANCHESTER UNITED SIGN GOALKEEPER 🖐️🖐️
Manchester United have announced the signing of young goalkeeper Matej Kovar from FC Slovacko.
The 17-year-old will join the club's academy before planning his march to steal David De Gea's number 1 spot.
14:31 - ALABA A TARGET FOR BARCELONA 🤑
Finally some news from Barcelona! We were wondering when they'd get involved...
So disengage, sit back and wait for the rest of the Deadline Deals roll in!
14:26 - HOW MANY GOALS FOR AUBAMEYANG?
After 31 goals in the Bundesliga last year, and 13 in 16 games so far in the current campaign, how many goals will Arsenal's new signing score before the end of the Premier League season?
Send us your predictions, and let us know your thoughts on the transfer!
14:18 - HOW DOES THIS LOOK, ARSENAL FANS?
14:15 - LAMELA TO SOUTHAMPTON?
Former club Roma are also said to be interested in taking the 25-year-old on loan, with just 18 months remaining on his current contract.
Does the Argentine need a fresh start away from north London? 🤔
14:08 - MAN UTD TO OFFER SHAW NEW DEAL 💸
Just the news you wanted, Man Utd fans!
United are ready to reward full-back Luke Shaw with a new long-term contract, according to The Sun ✍️
Well, you've signed Alexis Sanchez already, so don't be greedy!
14:00 - ARSENAL'S MOST EXPENSIVE SIGNINGS
So we know that Aubameyang's move to Arsenal makes him the club's most expensive signing of all time, but who else makes the top 10?
Be warned Arsenal fans, there are some shockers in here!
13:52 - MOURINHO TO BLOCK BLIND MOVE
It looked as if Daley Blind was on his way to Roma, but Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told the Serie A club to "va via"
The midfielder has made just three Premier League starts under the Portuguese this season, though is thought to remain in his manager's plans.
13:40 - NO BALE FOR MAN UTD ❌
Wales manager and former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs says that Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is going NOWHERE!
United had been linked with an ambitious move for the former Spurs man, but Giggs believes they have no chance in succeeding.
"He's happy at Real Madrid, he wants to stay, there's no doubt. He knows that the coach and the club respect him, and he wants to show the fans what he is capable of."
Onto the next one, Man Utd fans!
13:33 - ON THIS DAY IN 2011
How time flies!
This time seven years ago, we were talking about a relatively unknown striker named Luis Suarez joining Liverpool 🔴
The rest, as they say, is history
13:27 - WHEN DOES THE TRANSFER WINDOW SLAM SHUT?
Okay, so the window doesn't actually slam shut, but you know that...
However, we are working to some tight deadlines!
13:20 - THE STORY OF DEADLINE DAY SO FAR
* Gets calculator out*
So... Arsenal have signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , meaning Olivier Giroud can now join Chelsea, meaning Michy Batshuayi can now join Borussia Dortmund in place of Aubameyang.
That's how it works, right? 🤔
13:12 - SAMIR NASRI RELEASED
Who wants to start the bidding? 💰
Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been released from his contract at Antalyaspor!
West Ham? Newcastle? Where will the 30-year-old rock up next?
13:05 - WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 🔊
We have so much to talk about, why not join the conversation?
Tell us who you want your club to sign, or even get rid of!
13:02 - ARSENAL BETTER WITHOUT ALEXIS?
Who'd have thought it? Arsenal are actually piecing together a team which looks a genuine threat to those at the top.
A title challenge this season is off the cards, but will the Gunners be able to compete with the Manchester clubs next time round? 🤔
Our Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley says good riddance, Alexis, and hello to Arsene Wenger's sexy new attacking unit! 👇
12:54 - MAN CITY STARLET GOES OUT ON LOAN
And one from the Football League, now.
Burton Albion have captured Manchester City youngster Jacob Davenport ✍️
The 19-year-old joins the Championship side until the end of the season in a move which will certainly put hairs on his chest, if nothing else...
12:46 - ANOTHER BUNDESLIGA STAR FOR ARSENAL? 🔴
Arsenal may have already completed a record deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , but Arsene Wenger is looking to secure a late deal for Schalke's Max Meyer, according to Bild, via TalkSport .
The Germany international would be joining host of former Bundesliga players at the Emirates, including Henrikh Mkitaryan who the club signed from Manchester United earlier in the month.
If you haven't already wet yourselves in excitement, Arsenal fans, it might be a good time to prepare a spare pair of pants!
12:37 - ZLATAN AGREES TO JOIN LA GALAXY
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has an agreement in place to join LA Galaxy, according to French outlet L'Equipe .
It is believed that the contract was signed up to three weeks ago and that the Manchester United man will arrive ahead of the new MLS season in March.
12:26 - NAPOLI CLOSE IN ON EVERTON MIDFIELDER
Well, that lasted long...
Good luck, Davy!
12:12 - 👎 WHY ARE BARCA LOSING FANS? 👎
Because we love La Liga too, and Barcelona and Real Madrid are being spoil sports and not signing anyone...
Our Barca correspondent Ignasi Oliva (@IgnasiOliva) has looked at why the club, despite possessing arguably the best player on the planet, are losing supporters at Camp Nou. Do take a look 👀
12:00 - THE NEXT HENRY?
11:55 - GIROUD TO CONCLUDE CHELSEA BUSINESS
Nizaar Kinsella (NizaarKinsella) is expecting Olivier Giroud to Chelsea to be done soon after the club failed to land Edin Dzeko...
"Chelsea have already bagged Emerson Palmieiri and Ross Barkley but they will now look to complete their squad by bringing in Olivier Giroud.
"Michy Batshuayi is set for a loan move to Dortmund, joining Charly Musonda, Baba Rahman and Kenedy in leaving on temporary deals.
"The club had tried and failed to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko but, regardless, it is looking like it will be a fairly decent transfer window for the Premier League champions."
Surely Giroud's better than Carroll or Crouch, Chelsea fans? Let us know what you think! 🤙
11:48 - 🔵 MANGALA IN TALKS WITH EVERTON 🔵
Laporte IN, Mangala OUT!
Sam Lee has the latest with Eliaquim Mangala discussing a deadline-day move to Goodison Park...
11:44 - GOOD RIDDANCE, ALEXIS!
How do you deal with a problem like losing Alexis Sanchez? Sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang!
Our Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley thinks Arsenal are stronger now and better off without the man they sold to Manchester United! Check it 👇
11:39 - 📱 GIVE US A SHOUT! 📱
Don't forget to hit us up on social media with all your Deadline Day musings - we want to hear from YOU!
Do keep in touch!
11:31 - 📣 'A BVB SUCCESS STORY' 📣
And there he goes, off into the sunset. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc's had this to say...
"Apart from the bad things which happened in recent weeks we love to remind us that the story of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at BVB was a success story for more than four years."
Sad to see him go, Dortmund fans? 😭
11:22 - AUBAMEYANG DONE, GIROUD NEXT?
Hang on a sec, just doing some calculations...
So if Batshuayi goes to Dortmund, and Dortmund have sold Aubameyang to Arsenal, that means Arsenal are going to sell Giroud to Chelsea, right?
11:14 - 🚨 ARSENAL SIGN AUBAMEYANG! 🚨
Arsenal fans, you can relax - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Gunner!
That's right, it's FINALLY done! Both clubs have now confirmed that the Gabon international has signed for Arsene Wenger's side! Read all about it! 👇
11:06 - 👋 BATSHUAYI SET FOR DORTMUND 👋
Here we go!
Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella can confirm that Dortmund have reached an agreement with Chelsea to sign Michy Batshuayi on loan!
Read the full story here... 👇
10:55 - INTER'S PASTORE MOVE TO COLLAPSE?
Oh dear, oh dear!
Sky Sport Italy are reporting that Javier Pastore's proposed move to Inter from PSG has become 'increasingly complicated'.
Can't see that going down too well with Nerazzurri fans! 😠
10:46 - 🚑 LUCAS COMPLETES SPURS MEDICAL 🚑
It's all kicking off!
Sky Sports are reporting that PSG winger Lucas Moura has completed his medical and is ready to finalise his £25 million switch to Tottenham!
10:39 - WILL MAHREZ GET HIS BIG MOVE?
*Unlocks phone, compose new message*
'Bonjour Claude, hope you're well. So yeah, about Man City wanting me. Can we talk please? Like right now if you're available? Call me, yeah? Riyad x'
*Hits send* 📱
10:28 - 📣 MAHREZ MUST FORCE CITY MOVE 📣
Our Manchester City correspondent Sam Lee with the very latest on Riyad Mahrez 's potential move to the Etihad Stadium 👇
"Manchester City sources still believe they have only a small chance of signing Riyad Mahrez today, and they need the Algerian to force the issue.
"Of course, he has already handed in a transfer request, but given he has done that in the past and not been allowed to leave, he may have to go even further.
"It is also believed City are determined not to go above £65m for Mahrez, so if Leicester are not cowed by the winger's demands, the Premier League leaders could come away empty-handed."
What do you make of that City fans? Give Sam (Sammy_Goal) a shout on Twitter !
10:17 - MAN UTD HAVE CHANCE TO SIGN FRED
Come on. Really? REALLY?! Surely they're not going to do it AGAIN! 😲😲😲
The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Manchester United have the chance to sign Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred after City cooled their interest!
Does Jose Mourinho ever go for his own transfer targets?! 😂
10:06 - 📣 OZIL STAY 'BEST NEWS OF SEASON' 📣
Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley thinks Mesut Ozil committing his future to the Gunners is fantastic news for the club...
"Mesut Ozil extending his stay at Arsenal is the best news the club could have wished for this season. The German has shown in the past few months that he's by far the Gunners' best player.
"Coupled with the Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan signings, keeping hold of one of the best players in world football shows Arsenal's intent to challenge at the top!"
Oh, and be sure to give Chris (@ChrisWheatley_) a shout on Twitter - he'd love to hear from you! 👍
09:57 - BAYERN TO GO FOR PULISIC
Bayern Munich just absolutely LOVE screwing over Dortmund, don't they!
SportBild reports that the Bavarians are interested in signingUSA sensation Christian Pulisic as they look to eventually replace veteran wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.
Lewandowski, Gotze, Hummels and now Pulisic?!
Dortmund fans be like... 😡😡😡
09:48 - SCHURRLE STAYING PUT!
Sorry Swansea fans, it appears you're NOT going to be getting Andre Schurrle in from Dortmund.
Sky Sports is reporting that the Bundesliga club have pulled the plug on any deal taking the German to the Liberty Stadium after Andriy Yarmolenko was injured in training yesterday.
You had to go and ruin it, didn't you Andriy! 🚑
09:40 - 🚨 AUBAMEYANG TO ARSENAL DONE?! 🚨
Well... Arsene Wenger has, sort of!
The Arsenal manager admitted his delight at bringing in the Dortmund forward in a post-match interview last night, talking about the strengths he'll bring to his Gunners XI.
Read all about it... 👇
09:28 - ✍ MATA CONTRACT EXTENDED ✍
Manchester United, the sneaky so and so's, announced last night that they've triggered a clause in Juan Mata's contract to keep him at Old Trafford until 2019!
09:17 - MANGALA TO EVERTON?
Otamendi, Laporte, Kompany, Stones, Mangala... Man City have quite the centre-back collection but SURELY one of them has to go now!
And following the club-record €65m arrival of Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao , that's Eliaquim Mangala, if Sky Sports are to be believed.
Everton are apparently confident of sealing a deadline-day move as Sam Allardyce looks to improve his options in defence.
09:08 - GUNNING FOR GLORY!
About that Arsenal forward line... 😍
08:55 - 🔴 OZIL TO SIGN NEW ARSENAL DEAL! 🔴
Permission to get VERY excited Arsenal fans...
Chris Wheatley is reporting that Mesut Ozil IS going to sign a new contract and it's set to be announced over the next couple of days !
Read all about it! 👇
08:49 - 📱 GET IN TOUCH! 📱
We want to hear from YOU!
Let us know your thoughts on Deadline Day!
Get involved - don't leave me all alone in here... 😞
08:41 - DALEY BLIND TO ROMA?
This one's come a bit out of nowhere!
Sky Sport Italy are reporting that Daley Blind is being lined up by Roma, with Emerson Palmieri having completed his £17.5m move to Chelsea yesterday .
08:29 - REEEEEEECAP!
So where exactly are we at with some of these potentially huge transfer deals. Well...
- Goal's Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella is reporting that the Blues have agreed an £18m fee with Arsenal to sign Olivier Giroud
- Our Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley reports that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on standby ahead of completing a £55m move to Emirates Stadium
- Manchester City correspondent Sam Lee understands Riyad Mahrez has handed in a transfer request to try to force through a move to Man City
So, yeah... WATCH. THIS. SPACE!
08:20 - NEW CONTRACT FOR OZIL?
After the shambles that was last night (sorry Gooners!), it could well be a pretty phenomenal day to be an Arsenal fan!
BILD is reporting this morning that Mesut Ozil has only gone and agreed to sign a new contract with the club!
The report claims that he's so convinced by Arsene Wenger's decision to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that he's not going to do an Alexis Sanchez and leave.
Oh, and apparently he's also going to marry Amine Gülse after the World Cup - hopefully she's already been informed, apologies if not and you're reading this, Amine...
08:12 - WHO'S ON THE MOVE?
Let's get this party started by looking at a few of the BIG deals that could go through today...
* PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG - Dortmund to Arsenal
* RIYAD MAHREZ - Leicester to Man City
* OLIVIER GIROUD - Arsenal to Chelsea
* MICHY BATSHUAYI - Chelsea to Dortmund
* JAVIER PASTORE - PSG to Inter
* LUCAS MOURA - PSG to Tottenham
Excited much? 😄
08:00 - WELCOME TO GOAL'S DEADLINE DAY BLOG!
*Does a little jig*
Yes, Goal friends, it's finally here. IT'S DEADLINE DAY! Woohoo! 🕺
It's going to be fast, furious and we're hopefully going to see a hell of a lot of transfer activity over the next 15 hours or so! Strap yourselves in...