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imageIT’S THE FINAL day of the January transfer window so sit back and let the rumours roll in.

Between now and 11pm, we’ll have all the sightings, whispers, tittle-tattle and maybe even some genuine news of moves in between.

  • Chelsea sign French defender Kurt Zouma from St Etienne for around €14m but he will be loaned back to them for rest of the season
  • Greek striker Konstantinos Mitroglou signs for Fulham from Olympiakos
  • Cardiff confirm arrival of Wilfried Zaha (loan) and Fabio Da Silva (permanent) from Manchester United
  • Lewis Holtby joins Fulham on loan from Tottenham
  • Arsenal rule out Julian Daxler move but confirm signing of Kim Kallstrom from Spartak Moscow today
  • Monaco complete the signing of Dimitar Berbatov
  • Ireland’s Kevin Doyle goes on loan to QPR, Andy Keogh heads to Blackpool
  • David Moyes rules out additions to Manchester United’s squad in this window
  • Norwich refuse to sell Wes Hoolahan despite bid from West Brom
  • Liverpool move for Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka falls through
  • Man City’s £35million bid to sign Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando fails
  • Celtic sign Leigh Griffiths from Wolves on a four-year deal, with Joe Ledley joins Crystal Palace.

From agents to tea ladies, reports on transfers can come from just about anywhere. Independent TD Mick Wallace has this morning tweeted news about Ireland international Kevin Doyle, who wants out of League One side Wolves.

The striker, who was managed by Wallace at Wexford Youths, was believed to be on his way to Middlesbrough on loan but suggestions are now that QPR have joined the races:

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Here are some of the deals worth looking out for:

  • Chelsea are close to signing French defender Kurt Zouma from St Etienne. The 19-year-old is likely to join today for around £12m.
  • Liverpool haven’t given up hope on Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka arriving from Dnipro.
  • West Ham and Fulham are going head-to-head to bring in Kostas Mitroglou of Olympiacos with the Greek forward ready to make the switch to the Premier League.
  • Tottenham’s Lewis Holtby could be on his way out on loan to Fulham, with talk that Dimitar Berbatov coming in the other direction to rejoin Spurs.
  • Southampton forward Daniel Osvaldo is being lined up for a return to Serie with Juventus hoping to get the Argentine-born Italian international on loan for the rest of the season.
  • Arsenal are set to miss out on talented German midfielder Julian Draxler as the Gunners won’t meet Schalke’s asking price of around £37m.

Which transfers would you like to see go through today?

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says Dani Osvaldo will never play for the club again.

When asked if he still has a future after the training ground bust-up with team-mate Jose Fonte, Pochettino answered: “Your question answers itself, if you know what I mean; meaning no. It’s clear.”

“As soon as anything happens about this matter, the club will make it public.”

Juve will be rubbing their hands together.

Sunderland boss Guy Poyet has linked up with a former player with the arrival of Scottish midfielder Liam Bridcutt from Brighton. The 24-year-old is the Black Cats’ fifth signing this month.

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I’m hearing through my sources that Regi Blinker is on his way to Manchester City…

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Got any good spoof rumours? Tell us in the comments section below.

Scottish champions Celtic are set to lose midfielder Joe Ledley to Crystal Palace. The Hoops have reportedly accepted a £2.5m offer for the Welsh international, who is out of contract in the summer.

Arsenal are believed to be after Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom, who is currently plying his trade at Spartak Moscow. He’s the one on the left.

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It seems that Dimtar Berbatov is close to joining Monaco, who are in need of striker with Radamel Falcao injured and Lacina Traore joining Everton on loan. If ever there was a match made in heaven…

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“That signing should be done by now. His name is on the paperwork. He is a Cardiff player,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wilfried Zaha’s loan move from Manchester United.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp, surprisingly speaking in a conference room and not out his car window, has confirmed to Sky Sports that Ireland’s Kevin Doyle is close to joining on a loan move. He is at their training ground this afternoon.

Bad news for West Hoolahan as Norwich City are insisting the Dubliner is “100%” not leaving the Canaries today. If the first half of the season is anything to go by, he can look forward to warming the bench in the coming months.

DONE DEAL — Chelsea have announced the signing of French defender Kurt Zouma, as expected. They will pay around £12 million for the  19-year-old and loan him back to St Etienne for the remainder of the season.

Zouma tackles Monaco’s Radamel Falcao. Credit: Lionel Cironneau/AP/Press Association Images

Joining his Manchester United team-mate Wilfried Zaha at Cardiff is one half of the Da Silva twins, Fabio. The Brazilian has signed on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.

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David Moyes is being a right party-pooper today. The Manchester United boss has got some advice for the Sky Sports reporters:

You can stand the cameras (at the gates of the training ground) down; they won’t be required. We’ve done our business and we’ll get on with it,” said Moyes today.

“There’s no disappointment because I said at the start of the window that we probably wouldn’t do much business in January. That’s for lots of different reasons, not any one thing.”

The good folk at League One club Crawley Town, these days managed by John Gregory, are getting slightly ahead of themselves by lining out kits for three players they’re “hoping” to sign.

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They tweeted: “Paperwork’s done. Helipad ready. Just need three squiggles. Can anyone help with phone numbers? #DeadlineDay

DONE DEAL — Fulham have beaten off competition from West Ham to secure the signature of Konstantinos Mitroglou who arrives from Olympiakos.

Here’s glimpse of what the 25-year-old Greek international can do (we advise you watch the clip on mute):

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The latest in the Wes Hoolahan saga is that a fourth bid from an unnamed club has been mande for the Norwich man — the first three being from Aston Villa. Time is running out, however, with just over seven hours until the window shuts.

Which Wexford native could this be? Half a season in League One and Kevin Doyle can’t get a QPR jersey over his head…

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So Ireland striker Kevin Doyle joins Harry Redknapp’s QPR until the end of the season, meaning he will be battle for promotion to the Premier League with the Rs — currently second in the Championship.

“The club’s in a great position for a tilt at promotion and I can’t wait to be part of it” Doyle said.

“It was a massive draw to know I’ll be part of a promotion push and obviously the manager played a huge role in my decision to come here as well.”

Best of luck to him. Here he is looking chuffed with life alongside Richard Dunne at training today.

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Sky Sports now reporting that West Brom are the club hoping to lure Wes Hoolahan away from Norwich. The plot thickens…

Paul Fennessy here, taking over for the next while.

I’ll be keeping you up to date on Kevin Doyle, Wes Hoolahan and the rest of the Deadline Day shenanigans.

Avram Grant is today’s guest on Sky Sports News. He says there are two types of players you look for — some for a problem position, where a player is injured for example, and others to improve the team.

No sign of Niall Quinn yet.

As Liverpool’s move for Yevhen Konoplyanka falters, it’s being reported that they’re considering a move for Tottenham’s Nacer Chadli.

Meanwhile, AC Milan, who have wrapped up a move for Adel Taarabt from Fulham, are now considering a move for Man United winger Nani.

BREAKING: Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando will apparently not be signing for Man City for £35million deal, with the deal called off.

Probably for the best as far as their rivals are concerned — they’re hardly a club in dire need of strengthening.

Seems as if Lee Cattermole is set to sign for Stoke, with Liam Bridcutt’s move to Sunderland paving the way for his departure from the Stadium of Light.

It doesn’t sound like good news for Glenn Whelan.

In more low-key Irish transfer news, David Connolly has gone from Portsmouth to Oxford on loan. He’s 36 now. Here he is scoring against Ajax many years ago.

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Just five hours now until the 11 o’clock deadline.

But more importantly, just two hours until Jim White’s arrival on SSN.

Not too much happening at the moment.

Alan Smith is discussing Arsenal’s prospective acquisition of Kim Kallstrom, and says the Gunners will likely have more competition in signing Draxler if he has a good World Cup this summer.

Meanwhile, Dani Osvaldo’s move to Juventus has been confirmed.

It’s understood that the Yevhen Konoplyanka transfer is being held up because the two clubs can’t agree a fee.

In addition, the rumours surrounding Chadli possibly going to Liverpool has also gone quiet, seemingly.

Meanwhile, it’s being suggested that, despite suggestions to the contrary, Lazio’s Miroslav Klose won’t be moving to Arsenal.

Kim Kallstrom has completed his medical and looks set to move to Arsenal.

Here’s a taste of what Gunners fans have to look forward to…

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BREAKING! Lee Cattermole’s move to Stoke has seemingly fallen through at the final hurdle (Sky Sources).

I’m sorry, there’s just been a lack of excitement lately.

At least one Sky Sports News presenter has come highly prepared for the wet and windy conditions.

Sky are now saying that the Hoolahan-to-West Brom deal is “unlikely,” as Norwich want someone on loan to replace him first.

£126million has been spent by Premier League clubs so far this January.

So here’s every deal that’s been confirmed so far today (h/t BBC Sport)

Nicky Adams (Crawley – Rotherham) Undisclosed

Gary Alexander (Crawley – Burton) Undisclosed

Ben Alnwick (Charlton – Leyton Orient) Undisclosed

Pablo Armero (Napoli – West Ham) Loan

Ross Atkins (Derby – Crawley) Loan

Marvin Bartley (Burnley – Leyton Orient) Free

Yannick Bastos (FC Differdange – Bolton) Undisclosed

Tyler Blackett (Man Utd – Birmingham) Loan

Daniel Boateng (Arsenal – Hibernian) Loan

Liam Bridcutt (Brighton – Sunderland) £3m

Mitch Brundle (Bristol City – Cheltenham) Loan

Prince Buaben (Carlisle – Partick Thistle) Loan

Sam Byrne (Man Utd – Carlisle) Loan

Erik Cikos (Slovan Bratislava – Ross County) Free

David Connolly (Portsmouth – Oxford) Loan

Craig Conway (Cardiff – Blackburn) Undisclosed

Craig Davies (Bolton – Preston) Loan

Mark Davies (Nottingham Forest – St Johnstone) Loan

Guilherme Dellatorre (Desportivo Brazil – QPR) Loan

Modibo Diakite (Sunderland – Fiorentina) Loan

Samba Diakite (QPR – Watford)Loan

Rory Donnelly (Swansea – Coventry) Loan

Kevin Doyle (Wolves – QPR) Loan

Charni Ekangamene (Man Utd – Carlisle) Loan

Ross Forbes (Partick Thistle – Dunfermline) Free

Emmanuel Frimpong (Arsenal – Barnsley) Undisclosed

Curtis Good (Newcastle – Dundee United) Loan

Danny Grainger (St Mirren – Dunfermline) Free

Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough – Blackpool) Free

Danny Haynes (Notts County – Hibernian) Loan

Wayne Hennessey (Wolves – Crystal Palace) £3m

Lewis Holtby (Tottenham – Fulham) Loan

Aaron Hughes (Fulham – QPR) Undisclosed

John Johnston (Leek – Crewe) Undisclosed

David Moberg Karlsson (Sunderland – Kilmarnock) Loan

Andy Keogh (Millwall – Blackpool) Loan

Yann Kermogant (Charlton – Bournemouth) Undisclosed

Joseph Mills (Burnley – Shrewsbury) Loan

Konstantinos Mitroglou (Olympiakos – Fulham) £11m

George Moncur (West Ham – Partick Thistle) Loan

Hayden Mullins (Birmingham – Notts County) Loan

Michael Ngoo (Liverpool – Walsall) Loan

Dani Osvaldo (Southampton – Juventus) Loan

Piotr Parzyszek (De Graafschap – Charlton) Undisclosed

George Porter (Burnley – Rochdale) Free

Jason Puncheon (Southampton – Crystal Palace) Undisclosed

Gareth Roberts (Bury – Notts County) Free

David Rodriguez (Celta Vigo – Brighton) Free

Bjorn Sigurdarson (Wolves – Molde) Loan

Jindrich Stanek (Sparta Prague – Everton) Undisclosed

James Tarkowski (Oldham – Brentford) Undisclosed

Tom Thorpe (Man Utd – Birmingham) Loan

Liam Trotter (Millwall – Bolton) Loan

Rhys Turner (Stockport – Oldham) Undisclosed

David Vaughan (Sunderland – Nottingham Forest) Loan

Martyn Waghorn (Leicester – Wigan) Loan

Duncan Watmore (Sunderland – Hibernian) Loan

Ben Whitfield (Guiseley – Bournemouth) Free

James Wilson (Bristol City – Oldham) Free

Martin Woods (Unattached – Barnsley)

Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United – Cardiff) Loan

Kurt Zouma (St Etienne – Chelsea) £12m

Kurt Zouma (Chelsea – St Etienne) Loan

Chelsea, Man United and erm, Hull, are the top three biggest spenders so far this January (h/t Sky Sports News).

Meanwhile, Cardiff have been the busiest Premier League club, signing six players.

HOOLAHAN LATEST! He is apparently “nowhere near” signing for West Brom at the moment.

Ross McCormack is speaking on Sky now, saying he’s “gutted” that Brian McDermott is sacked.

He seems to be suggesting that the manager’s departure makes him more likely to leave the club.

The forgotten man at Old Trafford, Federico Macheda, has gone on loan to Birmingham. They’ll be hoping he scores more goals like the one below on a regular basis.

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Sky must be relieved at that controversial Ross McCormack interview.

It has undoubtedly livened up a somewhat uneventful last few hours.

*TRANSFER KLAXON* Dimitar Berbatov’s move to Monaco has been sealed.

Apparently, six clubs have expressed an interest in Ross McCormack since his controversial interview on Sky Sports News this evening.

The power of the media etc…

Sky Sports News informs me that Yevhen Konoplyanka is undertaking a medical at Liverpool.

The clubs still haven’t agreed on a fee though.

Apparently Nani won’t be leaving United, with the club refusing to sell their winger to Juventus.

So who do you think has been the best January transfer signing so far?


Poll Results:

Kevin Doyle to QPR (336)
Juan Mata to Man United (68)
Nemanja Matic to Chelsea (36)
Shane Long to Hull (29)
Dimitar Berbatov to Monaco (26)
Other (25)
Yohan Cabaye to PSG (22)
Kim Kallstrom to Arsenal (10)
Aiden McGeady to Everton (9)
Kurt Zouma to Chelsea (5)










The news that Philippe Senderos has left Fulham for Valencia has been greeted with loud cheers by the supporters of the former.

The Swiss defender was clearly not a fan favourite at Craven Cottage.

*TOM INCE KLAXON* He’s finally agreed a loan deal to Palace.

The club also seem to have sealed deals for Wayne Hennessy and Joe Ledley.

Less than 20 minutes to go before the closure of the transfer window.

Yevhen Konoplyanka to Liverpool seems to be the only high-profile transfer that may still go through.

West Brom may have missed out on Wes Hoolahan, but they’ve just signed Espanyol striker Thievy Bifouma.

Meanwhile, QPR have signed their FOURTH striker of the day — Modibo Maiga comes in on loan from West Ham.

As the Deadline Day closure looms, it looks like Liverpool are set to seal the signing of Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Could he be the man to inspire them to finish in the top four?

IT’S ALL OVER! The familiar noise of the Big Ben tells us that the transfer window has closed for another few months.

Can any last-minute deals still be pushed through?

Nothing too dramatic to report in terms of late deals.

The best Sky can come up with is that Stoke have seemingly signed Rennes midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa.

Still no confirmation on Yevhen Konoplyanka to Liverpool. Here’s a YouTube video of his skills to keep you amused.

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Joe Ledley has officially signed for Palace.

Celtic fans won’t be too happy with that!

So it seems that Yevhen Konoplyanka’s move to Liverpool is off.

Dnipro and the Reds couldn’t agree a fee, apparently, with some disputes involving agents also confusing matters.

So here’s an updated list of every transfer that’s been confirmed today:

Nicky Adams (Crawley – Rotherham) Undisclosed
Gary Alexander (Crawley – Burton) Undisclosed
Ben Alnwick (Charlton – Leyton Orient) Undisclosed
Pablo Armero (Napoli – West Ham) Loan
Ross Atkins (Derby – Crawley) Loan
Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool – Peterborough) £500,000
Marvin Bartley (Burnley – Leyton Orient) Free
Yannick Bastos (FC Differdange – Bolton) Undisclosed
Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham – Monaco) Loan
Thievy Bifouma (Espanyol – West Brom) Loan
Tyler Blackett (Man Utd – Birmingham) Loan
Daniel Boateng (Arsenal – Hibernian) Loan
Liam Bridcutt (Brighton – Sunderland) £3m
Mitch Brundle (Bristol City – Cheltenham) Loan
Prince Buaben (Carlisle – Partick Thistle) Loan
Sam Byrne (Man Utd – Carlisle) Loan
Erik Cikos (Slovan Bratislava – Ross County) Free
David Connolly (Portsmouth – Oxford) Loan
Craig Conway (Cardiff – Blackburn) Undisclosed
Scott Dann (Blackburn – Crystal Palace) Undisclosed
Craig Davies (Bolton – Preston) Loan
Mark Davies (Nottingham Forest – St Johnstone) Loan
Guilherme Dellatorre (Desportivo Brazil – QPR) Loan
Modibo Diakite (Sunderland – Fiorentina) Loan
Samba Diakite (QPR – Watford) Loan
Rory Donnelly (Swansea – Coventry) Loan
Kevin Doyle (Wolves – QPR) Loan
Charni Ekangamene (Man Utd – Carlisle) Loan
Ross Forbes (Partick Thistle – Dunfermline) Free
Emmanuel Frimpong (Arsenal – Barnsley) Undisclosed
Curtis Good (Newcastle – Dundee United) Loan
Danny Graham (Sunderland – Middlesbrough) Loan
Danny Grainger (St Mirren – Dunfermline) Free
David Gray (Stevenage – Burton) Free
Leigh Griffiths (Wolves – Celtic) Undisclosed
Faris Haroun (Middlesbrough – Blackpool) Free
Kortney Hause (Wycombe – Wolves) Undisclosed
Danny Haynes (Notts County – Hibernian) Loan
Johnny Heitinga (Everton – Fulham) Free
Wayne Hennessey (Wolves – Crystal Palace) £3m
Jack Hobbs (Hull – Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed
Lewis Holtby (Tottenham – Fulham) Loan
Aaron Hughes (Fulham – QPR) Undisclosed
Iriney (Watford – Real Mallorca) Loan
John Johnston (Leek – Crewe) Undisclosed
Sam Johnstone (Manchester United – Doncaster) Loan
Gael Kakuta (Chelsea – Lazio) Loan
Kim Kallstrom (Spartak Moscow – Arsenal) Loan
Will Keane (Manchester United – QPR) Loan
Tom Lawrence (Manchester United – Yeovil) Loan
Modibo Maiga (West Ham – QPR) Loan
David Moberg Karlsson (Sunderland – Kilmarnock) Loan
Andy Keogh (Millwall – Blackpool) Loan
Yann Kermogant (Charlton – Bournemouth) Undisclosed
Federico Macheda (Manchester United – Birmingham) Loan
Joseph Mills (Burnley – Shrewsbury) Loan
Konstantinos Mitroglou (Olympiakos – Fulham) £11m
George Moncur (West Ham – Partick Thistle) Loan
John Mousinho (Preston – Stevenage) Loan
Hayden Mullins (Birmingham – Notts County) Loan
Michael Ngoo (Liverpool – Walsall) Loan
Dani Osvaldo (Southampton – Juventus) Loan
Piotr Parzyszek (De Graafschap – Charlton) Undisclosed
George Porter (Burnley – Rochdale) Free
Jason Puncheon (Southampton – Crystal Palace) Undisclosed
Gareth Roberts (Bury – Notts County) Free
David Rodriguez (Celta Vigo – Brighton) Free
Jose Salomon Rondon (Rubin Kazan – Zenit St Petersburg) Undisclosed
Philippe Senderos (Fulham – Valencia) Undisclosed
Bjorn Sigurdarson (Wolves – Molde) Loan
Emile Sinclair (Crawley – Northampton) Loan
Jindrich Stanek (Sparta Prague – Everton) Undisclosed
Jon Stead (Huddersfield – Oldham) Loan
James Tarkowski (Oldham – Brentford) Undisclosed
Tom Thorpe (Man Utd – Birmingham) Loan
Liam Trotter (Millwall – Bolton) Loan
Rhys Turner (Stockport – Oldham) Undisclosed
Ed Upson (Yeovil – Millwall) Undisclosed
David Vaughan (Sunderland – Nottingham Forest) Loan
Martyn Waghorn (Leicester – Wigan) Loan
Duncan Watmore (Sunderland – Hibernian) Loan
Ben Whitfield (Guiseley – Bournemouth) Free
James Wilson (Bristol City – Oldham) Free
Martin Woods (Unattached – Barnsley)
Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United – Cardiff) Loan
Kurt Zouma (St Etienne – Chelsea) £12m
Kurt Zouma (Chelsea – St Etienne) Loan

Right, that’s all from us for another transfer window as far as the liveblog is concerned, though we’ll have more reaction to come.

Thanks for reading and commenting, and enjoy your weekends.

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