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That's all, folks!


Deadline day ends


So there we have it - the January transfer window for Premier League clubs is officially CLOSED!

For a round-up of all the ins and outs on what was a busy final day, scroll down the page to re-live all the deadline-day movements.

And remember, only 101 days until the summer window's open! 🎉

Fulham complete last minute Markovic signing


Fulham have announced the signing of Lazar Markovic on a free transfer from Liverpool until the end of the season.

The winger will join the London club on a free transfer on a contract that is through the end of the season.

A Fulham club statement read: "Fulham received very good recommendations from Aleksandar Mitrović regarding the player."

Read the full story here on Goal!

Crystal Palace sign Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea


Crystal Palace have struck a deadline-day coup as the Eagles snapped up Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The striker had been looking for a way out of his failed loan at Valencia, with Chelsea even talking to rivals Tottenham over a potential deal.

Batshuayi will remain in London, but will do so with Crystal Palace, rather than Spurs, as he looks to revive his career in the Premier League.

Read the full story here on Goal!

Crystal Palace confirm Batshuayi loan


Chelsea striker joins Eagles

Fulham's Sabaly move falls through


Fulham's transfer for Youssouf Sabaly has fallen through despite the club meeting the full-back's £12 million release clause for Bordeaux, reports Sky Sports.

The London club not only met the fee but conducted a successful medical with the player with four hours to go before the window closed, but Bordeaux did not answer repeated attempts by Fulham to contact them.

While Sabaly may have a claim against Bordeaux for breaching contract, Fulham will not be able to land their desired target this window.

Aston Villa land Carroll on loan from Swansea


Arsenal, Morata, Pep & the winners and losers of the January transfer window 🏆


Chief correspondent Peter Staunton has penned a feature ranking the winners and losers of this January's transfer window.

Do you agree? 🧐

Read the full story on Goal!

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Are you happy with the signings your club made this month?

... though clubs are able to still negotiate transfers if they've completed a deal sheet pre-deadline.

Bordeaux announce Bellanova signing


Newcastle and West Brom agree loan move for Murphy and deals for Aarons and Lazaar to Sheffield Wednesday


Jacob Murphy

Wolves announce permanent and loan departures


🚨 30 MORE MINUTES!!!!! 🚨


It's going right down to the wire now!!! Which London club will Batshuayi end up at? 👀

The clock ticks away...

Adli completes Girondins de Bordeaux move from PSG


Bradford and Leeds announce loan arrivals


Barcelona bring forward signing of Toulouse's Todibo


The teenager was expected to move to Camp Nou in July, but Barca have snapped him up at the end of the window after striking a deal with his club.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Knight seals Peterborough switch from Leicester City


Bolton announce Connolly signing from Everton


Stoke confirm Pieters loan departure


Crystal Palace racing against the clock to complete Batshuayi transfer


He looked set for a move to Spurs, but Selhurst Park is now the more likely destination – will they be able to complete the deal in time?



If you listen really really closely, you can almost hear the sounds of the pens scratching, papers filing, and fax machines whirring away (or breaking).

It's the final countdown!!!

Connolly completes loan move to Luton from Brighton


Batshuayi to Crystal Palace?! 🤔


Well, that's a -turn...

Tottenham and Chelsea to begin talks for Batshuayi deal


Michy Batshuayi is still looking for an escape route from his nightmare loan move from Chelsea to Valencia, as rivals Tottenham begin talks over a possible deal, Goal understands.

Chelsea are unwilling to loan their 25-year-old striker to Spurs so they would only entertain a permanent deal from their fiercest rivals, while they are also asking for around £35 million ($46m) writes Nizaar Kinsella. ✍️

Read the full story on Goal!

Is Hudson-Odoi set for a summer move to Bayern Munich?


If at first you don't succed, try, try again... 🤷‍♀️



It's the final countdown! Are you happy with your club's transfer dealings this month? 📅

Will Chelsea be offloading Batshuayi anytime soon? 🤔


Spurs could make a swoop for the Belgium international

'Hudson-Odoi the only player Bayern wanted in January'


The teenage talent looks set to remain at Stamford Bridge for the time being, but Bayern Munich "nearly fell in love" with the young winger.

Will the Bundesliga giants land him in the summer? 🤔

Read the full story on Goal!

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Chievo confirm Radavanovic and Nuno deals


Radavanovic has made the move to Genoa, while Nuno has made the switch to Chievo.

Man Utd keeper Pereira secures loan move


The 22-year-old spent the first half of the 2018-19 campaign in Portugal and follows Matty Willock out of Old Trafford on deadline day.

Read the full story on Goal!

Joel Pereira

Corrigan completes permanent Stoke transfer


Tielemans could be a game-changer for Leicester, writes Peter Staunton ✍️


Youri Tielemans was in the right place at the wrong time, and joining Monaco in the summer of 2017 was supposed to be his big step in the right direction.

But now, the Belgium international will be able to offer an improvement to the Foxes midfield as they continue their attempts to diversify away from counterattacking.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Whelan seals Port Vale loan switch


Leicester confirm Tielemans loan deal


Monaco midfielder joins Foxes

Fenerbahce complete move for Ucan from Empoli




We're into the final stretch! Take a look at our Premier League completed deals piece if you need a refresher of all this month's events!

Is the Premier League ready for a return of the robot? 🤖


Holmes leaves Sheffield United on loan to Gillingham


Zajc completes move to Fenerbahce


Pereira makes Kortfijk loan switch from Man United


Oxford completes loan move to Augsburg


The 20-year-old defender will return to Germany for the second year in a row after spending time with Borussia Monchengladbach last season.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Burnley confirm details of Crouch transfer


The former England international will join the Clarets from Stoke City on a deal until the end of the season. 

Read the full story on Goal!

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Beckham cleared for Salford City shareholder's role


The former Man United star joins a host of his friends and old team-mates in picking up a stake in the National League club

Not quite a transfer, but what a 'signing'... 👀

Read the full story on Goal!

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Wilmot set to join Udinese


Shved joins Celtic on loan from Karpaty Lviv


Here's a flashback to #DeadlineDay 2011... 🕰


Layun's Monterrey move makes sense for player, club, writes Jon Arnold ✍️


The El Tri defender is receiving criticism for taking an easy return, but there's no shame in closing out his career in Liga MX.

Read the full story on Goal!

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A fruitful month for the Bundesliga leaders? 💸


Brighton announce Tudor-Cristian Baluta transfer


Brighton complete Mlakar signing


Dearnley completes Oldham loan move


Smith Rowe completes loan move to RB Leipzig


Arsenal youngster heading to Bundesliga

A move to Toronto for Sofiane Hanni?




Better start getting those fax machines ready...

Bayern Munich sign U.S. youth international Booth


The teenager leaves Real Salt Lake's academy and becomes the second young American to sign permanently with the Bundesliga champions in January.

Read the full story on Goal!

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Happy with the Martial news, Man United fans?


Bellerin provides injury update


Maybe Arsenal fans won't have to worry as much about signing a defender if Bellerin's back soon? 🙏

Bologna confirm Lyanco and Edera signings


What is a transfer deal sheet? 🤔


We've written up a full guide on what exactly is a transfer deal sheet and what goes into the paperwork when you want to a sign a player for your club. Certain clubs *cough* Real Madrid *cough* probably could have benefitted from a read of this back in 2015...

Liverpool youngster Millar joins Kilmarnock on loan


The 19-year-old forward signed a new long-term contract with the Reds on Thursday before travelling to Scotland to finalise his switch.

Already a full international with Canada, Millar will now provide an extra option for Steve Clarke’s side, who have been a surprise package in this season’s Scottish Premier League.

Read the full story on Goal!

Liam Millar Liverpool

Bonatini joins Nottingham Forest on loan


Bonatini completes Nottingham Forest loan move


Kamara's had a wild January! ⚡️


"It's great to be part of... if the deal happens!" 😅


Sometimes the players who are hopeful of signing for the club don't even know if the deal will or won't go through! 

Galatasaray sign Mitroglou from Marseille on loan


The Turkish side have completed the deal for the froward, and will not pay any fee to Marseille. The Greek striker will earn €4.1m for one and a half seasons with Galatasaray.

Dyche confirms Crouch arrival and Vokes departure


The Burnley boss has spoken on completing a move for Stoke City forward and ex-England international Crouch, with Vokes going the other way.

Will we be seeing the robot at Turf Moor soon?

"As for Peter, he has a hunger to come here and make a mark," Dyche said.

"We know he's a good character and he still has a desire. The main thing for me is having motivated people."

Read the full story on Goal!

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If you needed a handy reminder about all the deals that have been completed so far this window and today, check out our handy dandy full guide!

"It's a joke!" - Ex-Gunners star slams loans for ‘ninth richest club’


Charlie Nicholas has blasted his former club for only dabbling in loan deals and their inability to address their deficiencies at the back. Are you happy with Arsenal's transfer dealings from the past year?

"I'm happy with anybody now to be honest because this Arsenal transfer philosophy is an absolute joke," he said.

“It really is a joke and has been ever since David Dein left the building.

“I'm confused because we all need defenders and they are hard to get. Liverpool spent £60m to £70m getting one of the best you can get, and we can't seem to identify one.”

“We're the ninth richest club and we can only get loan deals. I don't care if the manager likes this player or not, please Arsenal, get some defenders in!”

Read the full story on Goal!

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Valencia announce Ruben Sobrino


The La Liga side have released an official statement on their website confirming the transfer of Sobrino from Deportivo Alaves on deal that will run until 2022:

"Valencia CF have reached an agreement with Deportivo Alavés for the transfer of striker Rubén Sobrino who has become a new Valencia CF player until June 30th, 2022."

Agents, agents everywhere! 😎


Transfer deadline day would not be what it is today without the presence of agents.

They're there in the background of nearly every single deal, working hard to get the best possible outcome for their clients.

Of course, they don't do it out of the goodness of their hearts - they enjoy lucrative rewards for a job well done.

Some agents earn millions over the course of their careers. Sounds appealing, right?

Maybe you fancy that as a career path. If so, Goal brings you everything you need to know.

Yeah, but what about the transfer window in FIFA 19? 🎮


It's deadline day in real life, but it can happen any time of the year for FIFA 19 Career Mode gamers.

Fear not, Goal has you covered, with all the best tips for how to get the most out of the transfer window in the game.

Read more!

Just seven hours to go! ⏳


The clock is ticking!

Will your team get the player they want? Stick around and see!

'Even without Hudson-Odoi we have five wingers'


Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is not worried about the fact that his team look set to miss out on Callum Hudson-Odoi in this window.

"Even without Hudson-Odoi we now have five wingers, so we can get through to the end of the season," Rumenigge told reporters in Dusseldorf.

St Mirren sign Mateo Muzek


Saudi football fans are in for a treat 🇮🇹🇸🇦


Sebastian Giovinco turned his back on the idea of staying with Toronto FC and signed for Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal earlier today.

Here's what they can expect from the former Juventus star.

Cambridge loan Doyle-Hayes & Coulson


Aston Villa youngster Jake Doyle-Hayes and Middlesbrough's Hayden Coulson join Cambridge United on loan.

It's happening. The Robot returns to the Premier League!


Stay up to date with all the completed deals!


Unsurprisingly, the deals are coming in thick and fast today, but what about the others from previous weeks?

You can stay up to date with all the latest completed January transfers with Goal's tracker.

Click here!

Bournemouth youngster Jordan joins Eastbourne Borough on loan


Bolasie set for Anderlecht loan


Yannick Bolasie is set to leave Everton to join Anderlecht on loan, according to a report on talkSPORT.

The 29-year-old had been on loan at Championship club Aston Villa, but now looks set for a temporary move to Belgium

Almiron surpasses Owen as record Newcastle signing


Miguel Almiron arrives at St James' Park with a lot to live up to after Newcastle broke their long-standing transfer record to sign him.

The Magpies paid £20 million ($27m) to Atlanta United for the 24-year-old Paraguay international, which smashes the previous record of £15m ($20m) paid for Michael Owen.

Read the full story.

Kovac signals end of Bayern's Hudson-Odoi chase


Bayern Munich have drawn their January pursuit of Chelsea’s teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to an apparent close, according to head coach Niko Kovac.

The Bundesliga champions had been heavily linked with a move for the 18-year-old after he reportedly grew dissatisfied at his lack of chances under Maurizio Sarri and Stamford Bridge.

Read the full story right here on Goal!

James having Leeds medical ahead of switch


Daniel James is reportedly having a medical with Leeds United ahead of a transfer from Swansea City.

Newcastle United confirm Almiron signing ⚫️⚪️


Newcastle United have completed the signing of Miguel Almiron from Major League Soccer side Atlanta United.

The 24-year-old joins the Magpies on a five-and-a-half year deal, which will see him remain at St James' Park until 2024.

Almirón has twice featured for the MLS All-Star team, and was selected in the MLS Best XI at the end of both of his seasons with the Georgia-based club.

He will wear the squad number 24 for the Magpies.

"I’m very happy and eager to start and to meet my new team mates," Almiron told NUFC TV. "The league is very competitive, this is a historic club, and Rafa Benitez himself were the main reasons why I am here now.

"I think it is a great responsibility, something beautiful for me, and I will try to offer the best I can to repay the trust the club put in me."

Amiens sign Guirassy on loan from Cologne


Memphis tells Lyon fans, 'get your facts straight!' 👊


Memphis Depay has hit back at Lyon fans, telling them to “get your facts straight.”

The forward was quoted as saying in a recent interview that he would like to play for one of Europe’s biggest sides in the future, which unsurprisingly did not sit well with the Lyon faithful.

Read the full story here

Aston Villa confirm Mings signing


Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Tyrone Mings from Premier League side Bournemouth.

The defender joins the Villains on loan until the end of the season.

Two new signings at Frankfurt


Bundesliga side Frankfurt have completed the signing of Tuta...

And Martin Hinteregger

Suarez out to emulate Arsenal greats


New Arsenal signing Denis Suarez says that he hopes to emulate the efforts of club legends Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp during his stay in the Premier League.

Read the full story here!

Man Utd consider Bergwijn swoop


The Dutch youngster is highly rated at PSV

Manchester United are pondering making a move for PSV winger Steven Bergwijn, according to Sky Sports.

According to the report, the Red Devils would have to part with at least £30 million ($40m) if they wish to land the 21-year-old.

Berwijn, who has been directly involved in 18 goals in 18 league appearances for PSV this term, has a known admirer in the form of United scout Marcel Bout.

However, a move is only likely to transpire in the summer, rather than the January window.

Athletic Club sign Kodro


Athletic Club have completed the signing of Kenan Kodro from Copenhagen.

Kodro has agreed a deal which will see him remain at the club until 2022 and has a release clause of €80 million.

Transfers incoming at Fulham 👀


Fulham are "working hard" to make "something good" happen this deadline day, according to manager Claudio Ranieri.

The Cottagers are in a desperate fight against relegation and will be hoping to bring in quality additions.

The Italian said: "In the last market, five players arrived on the last day. The Club is working hard and something good can happen. If it doesn’t, we'll remain strong."

Brighton prospect Connolly given new deal


Solskjaer: Man Utd the perfect club for Martial


Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Old Trafford is the ideal place for him to continue his development.

“Anthony is one of those naturally gifted players that any coach would love to work with," Solskjaer told the club website.

"For a young man, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his exceptional talent, makes for a player with an exciting future ahead of him.

"This is the perfect club for Anthony to progress his development as a top-class forward and we are all delighted he has signed a long-term deal.”

How quickly things can change, eh?

Martial signs new Man Utd deal 📝


The forward has pledged his long-term future to the club

Anthony Martial has signed a new contract with Manchester United, which runs until 2024, with the option to extend by a year.

“I am loving my time at this club," Martial told the club's official website.

"From the day I joined I have been made to feel part of the United family and I have been incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and love of our fans, who continue to amaze me with their support.

“I would like to thank Ole and his coaching staff for their belief in me and for helping me to take my game to the next level. This club is all about winning trophies and I am sure the next piece of silverware is not that far away.”

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New Martial contract set to be confirmed


It looks like Anthony Martial's future will be at Manchester United, with the forward believed to have signed a new deal with the club.

Images have been released by the France international's management agency which suggest that the new deal will take him up to 2024.

Bad news for Chelsea: Hudson-Odoi still wants out


Bayern Munich are unlikely to give up in their efforts to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi, who remains hopeful that Chelsea will allow him to leave in the summer, Goal understands.

Chelsea rejected the 18-year-old's transfer request on Monday and told him that they are not willing to sell him in January or in the summer, but the winger is still keen to join Bayern. 

Read the story in full from Goal's Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella!

Just 10 hours to go! ⏳


There are less than 10 hours to go until the 11pm GMT (6pm ET) transfer deadline.

Time is running out and the question is: will there be any bolts from the blue?! ⚡️

Newcastle sign Barreca


Newcastle United have announced the signing of Antonio Barreca on loan from Monaco.

The defender has joined the Magpies on loan until the end of the season and there is an option to make the deal permanent.

"I am very happy to be here. I have accepted this challenge with a great deal of enthusiasm and I can’t wait to start," Barreca told the club's official website.

"I know that Newcastle is a big and historic club. I know that the people here really love football and that the fans are really behind the team. I think that the Premier League is the best league, so for me this is further motivation to do well."

Suarez flattered by Iniesta comparisons


Could Arsenal have the new Andres Iniesta on their hands? 🤔

“The person I look up to most in the world of football is Andres Iniesta,” Suarez told the official Arsenal website.

“He’s always been my idol, ever since I was young. As well as the fact that he plays in a similar position to me, I was also able to spend two years with him - I learned a lot from him.

"It’s always been a massive compliment to be compared to him.”

Mitroglu passes Galatasaray medical


Gueye & McCarthy to remain at Everton


Idrissa Gueye and James McCarthy will both be staying at Everton, despite rumours linking them away from the club, reports Sky Sports.

Gueye had emerged as a target for Paris Saint-Germain, while McCarthy was poised for a move to Crystal Palace, but both moves may not transpire now.

Dortmund confirm imminent Kagawa exit


Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc has confirmed that Shinji Kagawa has been excused from team duties in order to complete talks regarding a move away from the club.

While Zorc did not confirm the identity of the club in question, it is believed that the former Manchester United midfielder is set to join Besiktas.

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Juve told Alves is going nowhere


Parma sporting director Daniele Faggiano has rejected speculation Bruno Alves is set for a deadline day move to Juventus.

The 37-year-old has reportedly become a surprise transfer target for Juve after Giorgio Chiellini hobbled out of Wednesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final defeat to Atalanta with a suspected calf injury.

Read the full story!

Yennaris joins Beijing Guoan


Former Arsenal midfielder Nico Yennaris has confirmed that he has left Brentford to sign for Beijing Guoan.

Everton not willing to pay £35m for Batshuayi


Everton are not willing to pay Chelsea's £35 million ($46m) asking price for Michy Batshuayi, despite holding an interest in signing the striker, Goal understands.

Chelsea are hoping to make back their initial investment after signing the 25-year-old from Marseille for around £33m ($43m) in 2016, as first revealed two weeks ago.

Read the full story from Goal's Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella!

Man City sign Palaversa


Manchester City have completed the signing of Hajduk Split midfielder Ante Palaversa, the club have announced.

The Croatian teenager has put pen to paper on a deal with the Premier League champions after completing a medical on Tuesday.

Read the story in full!

Emery: Suarez brings Arsenal quality and options


Unai Emery told Arsenal's website on bringing in a familiar face: “We are very happy that Denis Suarez is joining us.

"He is a player we know well and I have worked with him at Sevilla. He brings us quality and options in many different attacking positions, so he’ll be able to help the team.”

Get all the details about Suarez's move here!

Arsenal confirm Suarez signing ✅


At long last!

Aberdeen reject Stoke City bid for Mckenna


Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen have rejected a £5m ($7m) bid from Stoke City for Scott McKenna, according to Sky Sports.

The Potters are weighing up a second offer before the transfer deadline, with Aberdeen reportedly holding out for an £8m ($11m) fee.

McKenna has racked up 18 appearances in the Scottish top flight for the Dons this term, scoring once.

Lewis Morgan joins Sunderland on loan


Celtic winger Lewis Morgan has completed a loan switch to Sunderland, as the Championship club has announced on Thursday.

The 22-year-old moves to the Stadium of Light on a six-month deal, after only featuring in 13 games across all competitions for the Hoops this season.

Morgan expressed his delight after joining the Black Cats: “I’m joining coaching staff I’ve worked with before, and once I got the opportunity to speak with them, my decision was made.

“Something special is happening at the club this season, and hopefully I can contribute to that.”

Man Utd aim to seal deal for Monaco teenager Mejbri


AS Monaco midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is the subject of interest from Manchester United, who are hoping to push through a deadline day deal.

According to RMC Sport, the Red Devils have held talks with the Ligue 1 club over the last week, but no arrangement has been reached yet.

Mejbri is reportedly keen on leaving Stade Louis II this month, with a number of other European clubs also monitoring his situation.

Gael Kakuta close to Amiens return


Rayo Vallecano winger Gael Kakuta is on the verge of a return to French club Amiens, according to L'Equipe.

The Frenchman spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Amiens from Hebei China Fortune in China, before completing a La Liga switch last summer.

Kakuta has only managed nine La Liga starts for Rayo Vallecano though, after failing to establish himself as a first team regular.

Hogan completes loan move to Sheffield United


Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan has completed a loan transfer to Sheffield United, on a six-month deal until the end of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international has struggled for regular playing time at Villa Park this term, featuring in just six Championship games.

He will now try to aid the Blades' promotion push, with club boss Chris Wilder expressing his delight after the move was announced: "He is a player we know a lot about and we are confident that he will be a great addition to what we already have."

PSG close to landing Luciano Acosta


Paris Saint Germain are poised to complete the signing of DC United midfielder Luciano Acosta on deadline day, according to RMC Sport.

Club boss Thomas Tuchel requested attacking reinforcements after Neymar was ruled out of action for ten weeks, with the Argentine now set for talks in Paris.

Acosta contributed 10 goals and 15 assists for DC United in the MLS last season.

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Waddle confident Kane won't leave Spurs this summer


Harry Kane “won’t leave Tottenham this summer”, says Chris Waddle, with ongoing talk of interest from Real Madrid set to be ignored for at least one more transfer window.

The England international has seen his future called into question on a regular basis since establishing himself as one of the most prolific strikers in world football.

Waddle stated: “Harry Kane won't leave Tottenham this summer, but his head will eventually turn towards winning trophies.

“Real Madrid can practically guarantee that, as well as a very generous pay rise. He seems very settled at Tottenham and he's enjoying his football, but when he looks back at his career he will want his goals to have secured medals."

Read the full story on Goal.

Heise completes move to Norwich


Norwich City have announced the signing of German left-back Philip Heise, subject to international clearance.

The 27-year-old joins the Canaries on a three-year-contract from Dynamo Dresden, ending his two-year spell at the club.

Speaking after his unveiling on deadline day, Heise stated: "I’m very happy to be here. It’s the next step for me and my family.

"The football in England is a very high standard and I am excited to come here and learn about English football."

Suarez bids farewell to Barca


Denis Suarez has said his goodbyes to Barcelona ahead of his move to Arsenal.

The move has still not been officially confirmed, despite Barca jumping the gun last night, but is expected to be soon.

Chelsea demand £35m for Batshuayi


Chelsea are demanding a fee of £35 million before they will consider letting Michy Batshuayi leave the club, reports the Evening Standard.

Everton are reportedly keen on the Belgium international striker, who is currently on loan at Valencia, but will have to come up with the cash in order to secure his services.

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Carrasco to Arsenal move is off


Arsenal are set to miss out on the signing of Yannick Carrasco, according to the BBC.

The 25-year-old was reported to be close to sealing a loan move to the Gunners from Dalian Yifang, but the clubs could not agree on a fee.

Carrasco had also been on the radar of AC Milan, but it has been suggested that he will now remain in China.

No offers for Conte


Given his achievements with Chelsea and Juventus, you'd think clubs would be banging down the door to work with Antonio Conte.

However, the Italian coach has revealed that he has not had any job offers, despite being linked with Atalanta, AC Milan, Inter and Real Madrid.

Read the story in full!

Brighton youngster Ljubicic joins Eastbourne Borough


Brighton's Icelandic striker Stefan Ljubcic has signed for Eastbourn Borough on loan until April.


Some movement in Ligue 1 🇫🇷


Nantes have signed Valentin Eysseric from Fiorentina.

Saint Etienne sign Youssef Ait Benasser from Monaco.

'Bale has never wanted to leave Real Madrid'


Gareth Bale has “never wanted to leave Real Madrid”, claims his agent Jonathan Barnett, with “jealousy” having led to “really unpleasant” campaigns against the Welshman.

Read the story in full on Goal!

Nottingham Forest sign... Pele?!


Martin O'Neill's chances of earning promotion to the Premier League with Nottingham Forest have been given a boost after the club signed Pele.

The 27-year-old arrives at the City Ground from Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Wolves make Otto deal permanent


Wolves have confirmed that Jonny Otto will remain at the club until 2023 after making his loan deal permanent.

The defender makes the switch from La Liga side Atletico Madrid

Crouch set for Premier League return


Peter Crouch is expected to make a return to the Premier League, with reports indicating that a move from Stoke City to Burnley is imminent.

The former England international, who turned 38 yesterday, is believed to be moving to Turf Moor as part of a deal which sees Sam Vokes go the opposite direction.

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West Ham target Drinkwater loan


West Ham are lining up a move for Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, reports talkSPORT.

The former Leicester City star has struggled to replicate his form for the Foxes with the Blues and is eager to secure regular first-team football.

'Spurs will soon be making £80m signings'


Tottenham will “soon be making £80 million signings”, says Chris Waddle, with a return to White Hart Lane set to provide Mauricio Pochettino with the transfer funds he needs to compete.

The ex-Spurs star told Sportingbet: “I think Daniel Levy will give Pochettino the spending power of Man City and Liverpool once they move into the new stadium.

“Daniel Levy will have promised Pochettino that."

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Fellaini's exit from Man Utd set to be confirmed? 👀


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Rakitic reveals Barca future plans


Ivan Rakitic has been linked with various moves away from Barcelona in reason years, but is the Croatia international about to leave?

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Man Utd youngster Crawley heads out on loan


Crawley Town have completed the loan signing of Manchester United youngster Matty Willock.

The 22-year-old, who has had previous loan spells with Utrecht, St Mirren and St Johnstone, will remain with the League Two side until the end of the season.

Best deals of the transfer window so far...


✅ Kevin-Prince Boateng to Barcelona
✅ Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid
✅ Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea

Check out the 10 best deals of the window so far!

McCarthy set for Palace switch


Everton midfielder James McCarthy is set to join Crystal Palace, according to a report in the Irish Independent.

The Republic of Ireland international has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and is believed to be eager to reinvigorate his career with a fresh start.

RB Leipzig swoop for Arsenal youngster


Arsenal forward Emile Smith Rowe could be set to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson, with Bild reporting that RB Leipzig are keen.

The 18-year-old has yet to make a Premier League appearance this season, but has featured in the Carabao Cup, scoring in the 2-1 fourth-round win over Blackpool.

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'Arsenal need more than loans & £10m players'


Arsenal will find life “very, very difficult” if all they can offer Unai Emery is loan deals and £10 million ($13m) signings, says Nigel Winterburn.

The Gunners remain hopeful of bolstering their ranks before the January transfer window closes on Thursday.

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Who's your ideal deadline-day signing? ⭐️


In an ideal world, which player would you like your club to sign today?

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Kagawa move to Monaco off


Shinji Kagawa's proposed loan move from Borussia Dortmund to Monaco has broken down, according to Bild.

The Ligue 1 side have cooled their interest in the former Manchester United midfielder, instead opting for Tottenham's Georges N'Koudou.

Kagawa could still depart Dortmund, however, with Besiktas believed to be interested.

Galatasaray confirm talks for Mitroglu


Galatasaray have confirmed that they are in talks with Marseille over the signing of Kostas Mitroglu.

The 30-year-old Greece international, who lists Benfica, Olympiakos and Fulham among his former clubs, is being lined up for a loan move.

Leicester will have no option to buy Tielemans


Leicester City are closing in on a loan deal for Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, but the club will not have the option to buy, reports the Leicester Mercury.

Belgium international Tielemans is expected to arrive today before the deadline, with Adrien Silva moving in the opposite direction.

Sarri explains Hudson-Odoi absence


Callum Hudson-Odoi has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this transfer window and his absence in Chelsea's capitulation against Bournemouth was notable.

The Blues suffered a 4-0 defeat against the Cherries on Wednesday evening, just days after Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request to leave the club.

It had been suggested that the omission was a punishment and Maurizio Sarri has explained why the highly rated winger was left out of the game.

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'Griezmann would be perfect for Chelsea'


Chelsea have been told that Antoine Griezmann “would be perfect” for them, with William Gallas of the opinion that a move should be made for the Atletico Madrid striker.

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Chelsea keen on Doucoure


Chelsea are lining up a surprise move for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, according to the Daily Mirror.

Maurizio Sarri is keen to bring in a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who left for Monaco earlier this month, and Doucoure is said to fit the bill.

The 26-year-old had previously been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

LAFC sign Zelaya


Los Angeles FC have boosted their attacking options with the signing of striker Rodolfo Zelaya.

The El Salvador international joins the MLS club from Alianza on a two-year contract.

“We’re pleased to secure a player of Rodolfo’s quality as we continue our preparations for the 2019 season,” LAFC General Manager John Thorrington said.

“Rodolfo is a proven goalscorer, both at the club and international levels, and he will add another dimension to our attack. Along with our supporters, we are excited to welcome him to Los Angeles and integrating him to the group as soon as possible.”

PSG make $10m Acosta bid


Paris Saint-Germain have made a bid of $10 million (£7.6m) for D.C. United star Luciano Acosta, reports the Washington Post.

The 24-year-old midfielder previously played for Boca Juniors and Estudiantes before moving to Major League Soccer and could potentially be on his way to Europe.

Manchester City and Al-Hilal - who recently completed the signing of Sebastian Giovinco - are also said to be in the race.

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Chiellini injury could force Juve signing


Juventus have been forced to contend with a mounting injury crisis, with Giorgio Chiellini the latest player to be laid low.

Chiellini joins Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli on the sidelines meaning Daniele Rugani and new signing Martin Caceres are the only fit centre-backs.

As such, Massimiliano Allegri may have to look to the market for reinforcements, particularly with Champions League games on the horizon.

Portugal veteran Bruno Alves, who is now plying his trade with Parma following a stint in Scotland with Rangers, has been touted as a potential addition.

Man Utd managerial situation 'embarrassing'


Manchester United’s failure to find a suitable manager has been “embarrassing”, says Paul Ince, with the club needing to avoid the mistakes of David Moyes and Jose Mourinho when assessing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s claims to the job.

The former United midfielder told Paddy Power: “People are getting ahead of themselves in suggesting that Solskjaer should be made permanent manager.

"The game against Burnley [a 2-2 draw], despite coming back into it, proved that the team aren’t there yet. I’m not saying he’s not done well, he’s been fantastic, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready for the job yet.

“You’ve got to be careful. Whoever takes the job on a permanent basis must be the right man."

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Pochettino not expecting Spurs signings


This may come as a surprise, but Mauricio Pochettino is not expecting Tottenham to make any signings today...

However, the Argentine coach has hinted that there could be an exit from the club.

"I am going to talk now with my chief scout Steve Hitchen, I am going to ask for some news," Pochettino said. "I expect that maybe some player is going to leave but I do not expect that we are going to add to the squad.

"I am going to talk because I want some news, but not because I am expecting to sign a player."

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What is a transfer deal sheet? 📝


Something you might be hearing a bit about today is the 'transfer deal sheet', but what is it?

When time is running out to get a deal done, a deal sheet can save the day.

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Suarez to Arsenal to be confirmed? 🤔


Last night, Barcelona accidentally confirmed that Denis Suarez had joined Arsenal on loan before deleting the story from their official website.

There was no follow-up to the story from either Barca or the Gunners, but the expectation is that the deal will be announced at some point today.

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What deals have already been done?


There have already been a few big-name moves during the January window.

- Gonzalo Higuain and Christian Pulisic signed for Chelsea.

- Aaron Ramsey is set to join Juventus.

- Real Madrid landed Brahim Diaz from Manchester City

- Tottenham lost Mousa Dembele to Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou R&F.

Click here to see all the completed January deals in the Premier League.

Deadline Day is here! ⏳


Will we see many last-minute moves?

January transfer deadline day has arrived!

This is the final chance for clubs to get their recruitment done before the window shuts.The deadline is 11pm GMT (6pm ET) tonight, meaning there is roughly 16 hours to go.

Strap in for the ride as Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and completed deals!

Villa poised to land Bournemouth defender


Tyrone Mings is close to a loan move to Aston Villa as a number of Championship clubs chase the centre-back.

The Mail claim Villa are leading the race to sign Mings for the rest of the season, though Nottingham Forest and West Brom are both still in contention.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is willing to let Mings go out on loan for the rest of the season, willing the club get compensated to the tune of £1 million and Villa appears to be the player's preference as he looks to secure regular first-team football. 

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Ozil turns down PSG approach


Arsenal's out-of-favour star Mesut Ozil has rejected a possible loan move to PSG.

SZ claim the French heavyweights were interested in a possible loan deal with Neymar now out injured for up to 10 weeks, but Ozil was quick to turn down the chance.

Ozil has struggled to establish himself in Unai Emery's side but did start against Cardiff on Tuesday. 

Inter Milan were also reportedly interested in landing Ozil on loan this month, though any deadline-day move for the midfielder now appears very unlikely. 

West Ham keen to rekindle Giroud interest


The arrival of Gonzalo Higuain at Stamford Bridge has seen fresh interest in Chelsea's second striker Olivier Giroud.

With an injury cloud over Marko Arnautovic, West Ham are keen to make another attempt to land the Frenchman, according to The Mirror.

The Hammers also tried to sign Giroud as he was preparing to leave Arsenal early last year, but lost out to Chelsea on that occasion.

PSG linked to Willian swoop


With Neymar set to spend 10 weeks on the sidelines through injury, PSG have identified another Brazilian to replace him.

According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea's Willian has emerged as a surprise deadline day target. 

PSG face a battle to get any deal done, however, with the Blues putting a £40million price tag on their attacker and previously turning down an offer from Barcelona.

Willian also still has 18 months to run on his current Chelsea contract. 

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Real Madrid to make £100m Rashford bid


The Blancos hope to swoop before the striker signs a new contract at Old Trafford

Real Madrid are planning a £100 million ($131m) bid for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford before the summer, The Sun claims. 

United are hoping to tie Rashford down to a new contract in the summer in hopes of preventing the 21-year-old from leaving. 

But Madrid have promised Rashford they will make him their No.1 striker, and that they will top United's contract offer. 

Piazon set for Chievo medical


Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon is set for a medical at Chievo ahead of a loan move, according to Sky Sport Italia.

Piazon joined Chelsea in 2011 but has made five loan moves away from the Blues, playing for Malaga, Vitesse, Eintracht Frankfurt, Reading and Fulham.

The 25-year-old's contract with Chelsea is set to expire at the end of the season.

Milan reopen negotiations for Carrasco


AC Milan have reopened negotations with Dalian Yifang for winger Yannick Carrasco, reports.

The two sides are in negotations for a six-month loan for the 25-year-old Belgium international, who is keen to return to Europe after leaving Atletico Madrid last year. 

Arsenal are also interested in Carrasco, and Dalian Yifang's willingness to send the player on loan would suit the Gunners perfectly. 

Palace to move for £7m Okereke


Crystal Palace are lining up a move for Spezia forward David Okereke, reports the Mirror

The 21-year-old Nigerian has starred for the Serie B side this season, scoring six goals and assisting eight. 

Okereke is rated at £7 million ($9m).

Revolution land Gil as Designated Player


The New England Revolution have acquired midfielder Carles Gil from Deportivo La Coruna.

The 26-year-old, formerly of Valencia, Aston Villa and Elche, will join the MLS side as a Designated Player.