Deadline day as it happened: Ighalo joins Man Utd; shock Bowen clause

Date published: Friday 31st January 2020 9:16

Odion Ighalo: Linked with WBA


12.06am: Thanks for your company today, not been the busiest of deadline days but lots of excitement as per usual. We’ll have loads more reaction to all today’s movers on Saturday ahead of a busy day of Premier League and Championship action!

12.02am: There we have it! Manchester United have confirmed the loan signing of Odion Ighalo until the end of the season!

11.28pm: And there is it. Jarrod Bowen is a Hammer!

11.21pm: Ligue 1 side have brought in Argentinian playmaker Nicolas Gaitan from MLS side Chicago Fire.

11.19pm: Hull City have signed Motherwell forward James Scott for an undisclosed fee.

11.17pm: Sheffield Wednesday have signed midfielder Josh Windass on loan from Wigan for the rest of the season.

11.15pm: The financial details of Odion Ighalo’s move to Man Utd have been revealed. Check out the costs involved for the Red Devils here!

11.12pm: West Ham are reported to have completed the paperwork on Jarrod Bowen just in time to beat the 11pm deadline. An announcement is expected imminently.

11pm: Sources in the Midlands are reporting that Aston Villa rejected the chance to sign Odion Ighalo on Thursday pm, leaving United with a free run at the striker.

10.52pm: Aston Villa have their man as Borja Baston signs from Swansea.

10.47pm: Rangers have signed striker Florian Kamberi from Hibernian on loan until the end of the season.

10.45pm: Former Brentford target Emre Mor has joined Olympiacos on loan from Celta Vigo after his spell at Galatasaray was cut short.

10.42pm: Palace striker Connor Wickham has joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season

10.37pm: Cardiff have signed Nottingham Forest winger Albert Adomah on loan until the end of the season.

10.36pm: Croatian defender Filip Benković has secured a loan move from Leicester to Bristol City.

10.27pm: And just like that, Odion Ighalo to Manchester United is done! Wow! The deal does not contain an option to make permanent.

10.23pm: Multiple sources reporting Odion Ighalo to Manchester United is DONE!

10.20pm: West Brom have signed Lee Peltier from Cardiff.

10.15pm: Doncaster have completed the loan signing of forward Jason Lokilo from Crystal Palace until the end of the season.

10.05pm: Leicester have confirmed the signing of Ryan Bennett from Wolves

9.58pm: Watford have had a third offer to sign Ben Gibson on loan until the end of the season rejected by Burnley. The Clarets are not budging!

9.50pm: Markus Henriksen has completed a loan move from Hull City to Bristol City

9.37pm: Two deals we’re expecting confirmation of soon: Jarrod Bowen to West Ham for £20m, while Borja Baston will join Aston Villa from Swansea on a free transfer. Odion Ighalo to Man Utd….? We’re not so sure…..!

9.27pm: A quick in and out at Sheffield United as Mark Duffy hooks up with Alan Pardew.

9.25pm: Two departures at Tottenham late in the day as Kaziah Sterling joins Leyton Orient while Shilow Tracey moves to Macclesfield. Both are loan deals

9.13pm: As we revealed on Thursday, Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Antoine Semenyo from Bristol City.

9.10pm: Lincoln City have signed former Brighton, Sunderland and Leeds midfielder Liam Bridcutt on loan from Nottingham Forest.

9.01pm: The paperwork is complete for Borja Baston join Aston Villa with a medical now underway. Villa are essentially taking over his contract until the end of the season so no fee involved. There’s a chance it can be extended if he performs well.

8.52pm: Everton goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has agreed a surprise return to Huddersfield Town on loan.

8.45pm: A departure at Sheffield United as former Man Utd man Ravel Morrison joins Middlesbrough on loan.


8.39pm: Ighalo has now agreed personal terms with Man Utd. A transfer is edging closer…..!

8.32pm: What a great servant to Southampton he’s been. Maya Yoshida is a Saint no more after sealing a loan move to Sampdoria. The Japanese star is out of contract in the summer.

8.25pm: A departure at Vicarage Road as Sebastian Prodl leaves the club after having his contract terminated by mutual consent. The Austrian has struggled with injuries of late.

8.17pm: Jarrod Bowen’s move from West Ham is expected to go through in the next hour or two. We’re told the departing Hull forward has asked for a clause in his contract allowing him to move on again in the summer in the event that the Hammers are relegated!

8.11pm: Sky Sports are claiming a deal for Odion Ighalo to join Manchester United on a six-month loan deal has been agreed. Surely (surely) this one isn’t happening…..!

7.53pm: Wolves have signed teenager Luke Matheson from Rochdale in a £1million deal, although the defender will remain on loan at the League One club for the remainder of the season.

7.44pm: Greece defender Panos Retsos has joined Sheffield United from Bayer Leverkusen on an initial deal until the end of the season.

7.32pm: Brighton have completed their second signing of the January window, with young defender Tariq Lamptey arriving from Chelsea

7.23pm: Sky Sports are reporting that Odion Ighalo is now United’s ONLY active striker pursuit going into the final hours and they state talks are ongoing and the chances of the Red Devils signing him are “50/50”.

7.09pm: Jarrod Bowen has completed his medical at West Ham and is now travelling to the London Stadium to finalise personal terms with the Hammers ahead of a £20million deal.

7pm: DEAL DONE: Rennes have confirmed they have signed Roma midfielder Steven N’Zonzi on a six-month loan deal, with the option of a further year.

6.39pm: Aston Villa are thought to have agreed a surprise deal to sign Swansea striker Borja Baston.

6.25pm: Wigan full-back Antonee Robinson’s dream move to AC Milan is OFF!

6.19pm: Brighton forward Jurgen Locadia has been recalled from his loan spell with Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

6.02pm: Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of former Liverpool man Emre Can.

5:57pm: Watford have signed teenage defender Teddy Perkins from Burnley, after missing out on the Clarets’ Ben Gibson.

5:53pm: Emre Can’s move to Borussia Dortmund is about to be made official, report Sky in Germany.

5:50pm: The Athletic back up claims from earlier (5:05pm) that Man Utd are pushing for former Watford striker Odion Ighalo.

5:49pm: Done deal – Bournemouth loan Matt Butcher to St Johnstone for the remainder of the season.

5:39pm: Watford have seen an offer rejected by Birmingham for left-back Krystian Pedersen, according to Sky Sports.

5:32pm: Ravel Morrison is having a medical at Middlesbrough ahead of a move away from Sheffield United, reveal Sky Sports.

5:29pm: Newcastle are not interested in signing Jarrod Bowen, according to BBC Sport, despite the player delaying any agreement with West Ham in favour of a move to St James’ Park.

5:26pm: Sunderland have signed Declan John on loan from Swansea for the rest of the season.

5:22pm: Derby have turned down the chance to sign Oumar Niasse from Everton, claim the Mirror, with the striker now set to stay at Goodison Park.

5:15pm: DONE DEAL – As speculated earlier (3:41pm), Man City full-back Angelino has joined RB Leipzig on loan for the rest of the campaign.

5:14pm: Accrington Stanley have sealed the deal – Wolves striker Benny Ashley-Seal has joined them on loan.

5:10pm: Another loan exit for Aston Villa, as Jacob Ramsey moves to Doncaster Rovers.

5:08pm: Burnley have turned down a new offer from Watford for defender Ben Gibson, according to Sky Sports.

5:07pm: After rejecting a move to Newcastle (10:28am), Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare wants to join a top six Premier League club in the summer, according to RMC Sport.

5:05pm: Odion Ighalo remains on the agenda for United, claim BBC Sport.

5:03pm: Press Association have a Manchester United update, revealing they are now looking into the loan market for a new player. It is not likely to be Josh King, after all.

5:00pm: One of the more eye-catching moves of Deadline Day has hit a stumbling block. Despite undergoing a medical with AC Milan earlier, Wigan defender Antonee Robinson’s move has hit a snag, according to Sky Sport Italia, prompting the San Siro side to recall Diego Laxalt instead.

4:53pm: Brighton have recalled Jurgen Locadia from his loan spell at Hoffenheim. A move to the MLS with FC Cincinnati has been touted.

4:48pm: Sheffield United have terminated the contract of defender Jake Wright, it has been confirmed.

4:46pm: Celtic are the latest side to make an approach for Newcastle winger Christian Atsu, claim Sky Sports.

4:27pm: Wolves’ pursuit of Rochdale’s Luke Matheson is all wrapped up, according to BBC Sport, who report that the deal will be announced later tonight. Matheson will return to Rochdale on loan.

4:17pm: Chelsea youngster Clinton Mola has left the club on a permanent basis to sign for Stuttgart.

4:15pm: Watford have loaned Alex Jakubiak to St Mirren for the rest of the season.

4:12pm: Southampton’s efforts to sign Jacob Maddox from Chelsea (1:36pm) are accelerating, with Sky Sports adding that they will have an option to buy the midfielder – who will team up with their Under-23 squad.

4:09pm: A couple of loan exits for Premier League players – Wolves’ Jordan Graham has joined Gillingham, and Tottenham’s Anthony Georgiou has joined Bolton.

3:53pm: Southampton defender Maya Yoshida is set to sign for Sampdoria, according to Sky Sport Italia.

3:41pm: Manchester City full-back Angelino is close to joining RB Leipzig on loan, claim Bild – but the German transfer window closes at 5pm GMT.

3:40pm: With a move to Chelsea seemingly off the cards, Dries Mertens will be offered a new contract by Napoli, claim Calciomercato – although he is not guaranteed to sign it.

3:36pm: Everton midfielder Anthony Gordon has been denied the chance to join Celtic on loan, according to the Mirror.

3:33pm: Done deal – Hull City have signed Marcus Maddison on loan from Peterborough United.

3:16pm: Newcastle United have confirmed that Ki Sung-Yueng has been released from his contract.

3:14pm: Sky provide another twist, this time in the Joshua King story, as they claim Man Utd’s interest has cooled.

3:12pm: A twist in the Jarrod Bowen saga. Sky Sports claim a deal with West Ham is being held up over personal terms.

2:52pm: Sheffield United are closing in on a second signing of the day. Panagiotis Retsos has completed his medical, say Sky Sports.

2:47pm: Thomas Tuchel on Edinson Cavani: “There are worse situations in life than staying at PSG. I think he will feel good. He must regain the confidence and the rhythm. Edi is here, he’s a great player. We won’t change this group and that’s good.”

2:45pm: Do Hull have their Jarrod Bowen replacement? Sky Sports News reveal that a deal has been agreed with Motherwell for James Scott, who is now travelling for a medical.

2:43pm: West Ham made contact with Hertha Berlin yesterday about former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, according to Kicker.

2:39pm: Reading have loaned former Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone out to Danish side Esbjerg for the rest of the season.

2:33pm: Done deal – Chester’s move to Stoke has quickly been made official.

2:30pm: James Chester has completed his medical at Stoke ahead of his move from Aston Villa, report Sky Sports.

2:22pm: Lazio are hoping to sign Victor Wanyama from Tottenham, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, with sporting director Igli Tare in London after failing to convince Chelsea to sell Olivier Giroud. A return to Celtic was earlier ruled out for Wanyama (12:18pm).

2:21pm: Huddersfield full-back Florent Hadergjonaj has joined Kasimpasa in Turkey on loan for the rest of the season.

2:20pm: Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle have turned down an offer from Blackburn Rovers for Christian Atsu. Nottingham Forest and Fulham were also linked earlier in the day (10:53am).

2:17pm: Tottenham defender Juan Foyth could be on his way to Italy, with Il Secolo XIX claiming that Sampdoria have agreed to sign him on loan until the end of the season – but personal terms are yet to be agreed.

2:15pm: West Brom manager Slaven Bilic confirms that defender Nathan Ferguson is set to join West Ham. – but Ferguson has rejected the chance to rejoin the Baggies on loan.

2:07pm: A glimmer of hope for Man Utd in their striker search? Sky Sports claim they have found an agreement with Bournemouth for Josh King – but it will only go through if the Cherries can find a replacement in time.

2:05pm: David Moyes has confirmed West Ham’s interest in Jarrod Bowen. He says: “We’re always interested in players who can score goals and make a difference. He can certainly do that. We’re interested in him, but I can’t confirm whether the deal is done.”

2:01pm: Two Premier League players have moved to Shrewsbury Town on loan – Harry Burgoyne from Wolves and Kayne Ramsay from Southampton.

1:52pm: The joint owner of Inter Miami, Jorge Mas, has confirmed they are interested in Edinson Cavani. “We have had conversations about Cavani. But I don’t want to make any comments further than that based on that he is a PSG player at the time. We have two of our designated spots open so we’ll see where this ends up. A lot of it depends on the window closing on Friday so we’ll see what happens,” he says.

1:47pm: DONE DEAL – Man Utd make their second January signing by bringing in Southend United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop.

1:45pm: Frank Lampard confirms that Olivier Giroud will be staying at Chelsea, and that they will not be bidding for Dries Mertens.

1:43pm: Dani Ceballos will not be leaving Arsenal prematurely, according to AS, after reports suggested his loan would be cut short.

1:41pm: Sky Sports have more details of Man Utd’s bid for Josh King. The offer was worth £20m, they claim, but Bournemouth value him higher.

1:37pm: Wigan defender Antonee Robinson has arrived for his medical ahead of a move to AC Milan.

1:36pm: Southampton want to sign midfielder Jacob Maddox on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season, according to Football Insider.

1:23pm: Real Sociedad have released a statement to deny that Willian Jose will be leaving, amid earlier links with Man Utd and Tottenham.

1:16pm: Man Utd are unlikely to sign Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City today, report ESPN, with Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund also interested.

1:14pm: Stoke have agreed to sign James Chester on loan from Aston Villa, according to BBC Sport.

1:11pm: Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy is travelling to England amid interest from four English sides, with Brighton having made an offer of a loan with an option to buy.

1:02pm: DONE DEAL – Sheffield United announce the signing of Richairo Zivkovic from Changchun Yatai.

12:56pm: Man Utd continue to be linked wit a range of strikers, and the Independent claim they have had enquiries turned down for Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Norwich’s Teemu Pukki.

12:53pm: The Athletic‘s David Ornstein reports that Josh King wants to move to Man Utd from Bournemouth.

12:49pm: Rochdale midfielder Luke Matheson – who scored against Man Utd in the EFL Cup this season – is having a medical at Wolves.

12:18pm: Reported Celtic interest in Victor Wanyama (10:57am) has been ruled out by the Scottish champions, via Sky Sports.

12:13pm: Olivier Giroud has another suitor, with Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare reportedly on his way to London to negotiate with Chelsea for the striker.

12:10pm: Done deal – Atletico Madrid have re-signed Yannick Carrasco from Dalian Yifang until the end of the season.

12:09pm: Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has been named as the “only realistic possibility” for RB Leipzig by Tag 24, but the chances of a move still seem slim.

12:01pm: Nuno Espirito Santo says Wolves will not be signing a replacement for Ryan Bennett as he undergoes a medical at Leicester. “We have enough players who can play in that position. We have to appreciate what Ryan Bennett has done. The loan is what he wants and we wish him all the best.”

11:55am: Eberechi Eze will be staying at QPR despite interest from Crystal Palace, claim Sky Sports.

11:53am: Rangers have identified Burnley’s Matej Vydra as a top target after Jermain Defoe picked up an injury, according to the Express.

11:50am: A done deal in Europe – Barcelona have agreed to sign Francisco Trincao from Braga for €26m in the summer.

11:43am: With Nathaniel Clyne nearly ready to resume full training, Liverpool are willing to let him leave on loan today, say the Evening Standard.

11:42am: Millwall have re-signed Luke Steele on loan from Nottingham Forest, just weeks after he returned to the City Ground after a previous loan at the Den.

11:38am: West Ham have been snubbed by Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunez, say AS, but Bayern Munich could sign him in the summer.

11:36am: Sheffield Wednesday are weighing up another bid for Wigan’s Josh Windass, claim BBC Sport.

11:26am: Manchester United asked about Danny Ings in their search for a striker, but Southampton told them he was not for sale, according to the Telegraph.

11:24am: The Evening Standard are reporting that Crystal Palace may still sign Nathan Ferguson from West Brom full-back, despite an issue arising from his medical.

11:21am: Done deal in the Championship – West Brom have signed Kamil Grosicki from Hull City on an 18-month deal.

11:17am: Emre Can has arrived at Borussia Dortmund for a medical after reports Arsenal and Tottenham were hoping to hijack his signing (9:10am).

11:16am: Chris Wilder says Arsenal target John Fleck will not be leaving Sheffield United today. “He’s never been made available by us, not previously, not now. I want him to be a lifer at Bramall Lane. It’s that simple.”

11:15am: Zinedine Zidane has also poured cold water on rumours linking Bale with a Real Madrid exit. He has told a press conference: “Gareth is here with us and I am counting on him. I am not contemplating this possibility.”

11:13am: Ryan Bennett’s proposed move from Wolves to Leicester is likely to push Filip Benkovic on loan to Bristol City, claim Sky Sports.

11:04am: Gareth Bale’s agent has seemingly ruled out a return to Tottenham. “I won’t comment on made up stories,” he tells Sky Sports News.

11:02am: Hull City have agreed an initial loan deal with Yeovil for midfield starlet Alex John, TEAMtalk can reveal.

10:59am: Done deal – Norwich have signed Sam McCallum from Coventry City, but have loaned him back there for the rest of the season.

10:58am: Man Utd are weighing up another bid for Bournemouth’s Josh King, claims The Guardian.

10:57am: Tottenham are considering loaning Victor Wanyama back to Celtic, according to the Evening Standard.

10:53am: Nottingham Forest, Blackburn and Fulham are all chasing Newcastle’s Christian Atsu on loan, according to the Daily Mail.

10:51am: Crystal Palace want to sign Jordon Ibe from Bournemouth after missing out on Jarrod Bowen, claim The Sun.

10:49am: Wolves defender Ryan Bennett is set to undergo a medical at Leicester City, according to Sky Sports.

10:47am: Brighton have agreed to bring back Argentina international Alexis Mac Allister from his loan at Boca Juniors, according to multiple sources.

10:32am: DONE DEAL – Arsenal have signed Cedric Soares on loan from Southampton.

10:28am: Sky Sports reveal that Newcastle have seen a club record £45m bid for Lille’s Boubakary Soumare turned down by the player – but they may revisit him in the summer.

10:18am: Eddie Howe has provided an update on Josh King’s links with Man Utd. “I know what Manchester United means to him with his history with the club, so I understand his position,” says the Bournemouth boss.


10:14am: Burnley are weighing up a late loan move for Everton striker Oumar Niasse, claim Sky Sports.

10:09am: Looks like Bruno Fernandes was Man Utd’s last signing of the month. “I don’t think we will do any more business,” says Solskjaer.

10:08am: Done deal – Rangers have signed Ianis Hagi on loan from Genk.

10:07am: With Newcastle missing out on Giroud, Inter Milan have launched a fresh bid, say Sky Sports.

10:04am: Sky Sports are reporting that Panagiotis Retsos is having a medical at Sheffield United, with the Blades also close to Richairo Zivkovic.

9.43am: Steve Bruce has told talkSPORT that Newcastle have failed in a move to sign Olivier Giroud.

9.10am: Arsenal, Spurs and PSG are hoping to hijack Borussia Dortmund’s move for Juventus’ Emre Can, claim Sport1.

9.06am: The Guardian claim Hull are looking to sign Peterborough’s Marcus Maddison as a replacement for Jarrod Bowen.

9.05am: West Ham have agreed a £22m move for Jarrod Bowen, report The Guardian.



9.00am: Welcome to today’s deadline day blog.


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