Transfer Deadline Day live: All the drama as it happened

Date published: Thursday 31st January 2019 7:12 - Oli Fisher

Deadline day blog

The 2019 January transfer deadline day – as it happened…

11.59pm: Well, I guess this is goodbye. Thank you for following along, and we’ll be back in August to do this all over again…

11.23pm: Leeds United will be pretty angry about how today played out…


10.50pm: Newcastle have been busy…

  • Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar have joined Sheffield Wednesday from Newcastle on loan
  • Jacob Murphy has joined West Brom on loan

10.14pm: Dominic Iorfa has escaped from the Wolves to start his new life as an Owl (at Sheffield Wednesday) (it’s late, we’re tired).

10.00pm: Fulham there, trying to stay relevant amid all the chaos, by signing Havard Nordtveit from Hoffenheim on loan until the end of the season.

9.40pm: OH HELL FIRE. RIGHT. Michy Batshuayi has apparently agreed terms with Crystal Palace, who want a permanent deal.

Meanwhile, Sky claim that PSG’s latest bid of €30m for Idrissa Gueye has indeed been rejected by Everton.

9.23pm: Chelsea are apparently asking for an £8m loan fee for Michy Batshuayi from Spurs, having requested just £2m from West Ham and Real Betis. That’s according to the Mirror.

Surely those late talks will be put on hold now?

9.15pm: It seems like Arsenal pulled the plug on a deadline day deal for Malcom…

9.09pm: Stoke defender Erik Pieters has joined French side Amiens on loan for the remainder of the season. See 7.52pm.

8.33pm: Well, this would be a late twist. In fact, it would be a double inverted helix (if that’s a thing?)…

Spurs and Chelsea have entered last-minute talks over a shock £40m striker deal, a report claims. Surely not…

8.24pm: Young Spurs forward Kazaiah Sterling has gone to Sunderland on loan until the end of the season.

Also, the more we look at that picture of Tielemans, the creepier it becomes…

8.12pm: There we go. That’s happened at last. Leicester have completed the loan signing of Youri Teilemans from Monaco until the end of the season, and Adrien Silva has gone the other way.

8.00pm: West Ham and Celta Vigo are trying to finalise a deal for Maxi Gomez, according to Sky. The only thing is, it’s a deal for the summer.

Lads, it’s deadline day. You’ve got like … *calculates* … 121 days to sort that stuff out.

7.53pm: Birmingham City winger Viv Solomon-Otabor has apparently turned down the chance to join Palermo. Small Heath over Sicily, is he mental?

7.52pm: Ah, it appears we’ve reached that time on deadline day where loads of really not-that-great-but-still-worth-mentioning deals go through.

Starting with Andy King, who is currently travelling to Derby to discuss a loan deal according to Sky.

7.46pm: This is a real shame. What might have been the most Football Manager transfer of the day has fallen through. Tom Huddlestone’s proposed move to Udinese is off.

7.42pm: Worth noting at this point that Manchester United have loaned out quite a few young players who may or may not be real…

  • Regan Poole (Newport, loan)
  • Matty Willock (Crawley, loan)
  • Joel Pereira (Kortrijk, loan)
  • Callum Whelan (Port Vale, loan)

7.35pm: Burnley have signed former England striker Peter Crouch from Stoke on a deal until the end of the season – with Sam Vokes heading in the opposite direction.

Fair play to Burnley for this announcement video, too…

7.28pm: Joel Pereira has joined Belgian side KV Kortrijk on loan until the end of the season.

7.14pm: Sky Sports have been absolute legends and have rounded up some of the key deals that could still happen…

  • West Ham striker Lucas Perez > Real Betis?
  • Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen > ?
  • Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi > West Ham or Real Betis loan?
  • Birmingham striker Che Adams > Burnley?
  • Newcastle midfielder Jacob Murphy > West Brom loan?
  • Newcastle duo Rolando Aarons & Ashraf Lazaar > Sheffield Wednesday?
  • Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen > West Brom loan?
  • Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans  > Leicester loan?
  • Leicester midfielder Adrien Silva >  Monaco loan?
  • Leicester midfielder Andy King > Derby?
  • Swansea winger Daniel James > Leeds?
  • Youssef Sabaly, Havard Nordveit, Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui > Fulham?
  • Everton winger Yannick Bolasie > Anderlecht loan?
  • Chelsea defender Gary Cahill > ?
  • Wolves defender Dominic Iorfa > Sheffield Wednesday?
  • Watford defender Ben Wilmot > Udinese loan?

7.00pm: Spurs really are useless when it comes to this whole transfer malarkey, aren’t they? Vincent Janssen’s proposed loan move to Betis has now collapsed, Sky claim.

6.56pm: As expected, Cuco Martina has been brought back from Stoke and sent to Rotterdam…

6.53pm: Nothing to see here it seems, Liverpool fans. Sky are reporting that Jurgen Klopp has gone home for the day.

6.46pm: Barcelona have beaten Liverpool, Arsenal and Watford to the signing of a talented Brazilian defender.

6.32pm: Emile Smith Rowe is a done deal…

6.12pm: Brighton have completed the signing of Tudor-Cristian Baluta on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

6.08pm: It’s all a bit quiet, really…

The 5pm German deadline has now passed, but Sky report that Emile-Smith Rowe’s loan to RB Leipzig from Arsenal will happen.

5.52pm: Burnley have seen a fourth bid rejected for Che Adams, according to Sky.

5.38pm: Newcastle have loaned defender Josef Yarney to National League side Chesterfield for the rest of the season.

5.34pm: The transfer window is now CLOSED in Germany, but not before FC Augsburg manage to confirm the loan signing of Reece Oxford.

5.31pm: Timothy Fosu-Mensah has rejected the chance to join struggling Huddersfield on loan.

5.28pm: Everton are planning on cancelling Cuco Martina’s loan at Stoke early and sending him to Feyenoord, Sky Sports report.

5.21pm: Youri Tielemens has been spotted at Leicester by Sky Sports cameras. Official announcement expected soon.

5.14pm: Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Leo Bonatini on loan from Wolves.

4.45pm: Scott Brown has signed a new two-year deal with Celtic which will keep him at the club until 2021.

4.43pm: Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has turned down potential moves to Juventus, Monaco and Fulham during the January transfer window, report Sky Sports News.

4.34pm: Leandro Bacuna signs for Cardiff from Reading.

4.26pm: Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone could be on his way to Serie A to join Udinese on a permanent move, report Sky Sports News.

3.45pm: Sean Dyche confirms that Peter Crouch is on the verge of joining Burnley. Sam Vokes is set to go in the opposite direction.

3.30pm: Tottenham confirm winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has joined Monaco on loan until the end of the season.

3.25pm: Aston Villa have signed defender Tyrone Mings on loan from Bournemouth.

3.24pm: Yannick Bolasie is in advanced talks with Anderlecht and is travelling to Belgium to finalise a deal, according to Sky sources.

3.23pm: ESPN claim Eliaquim Mangala will see out the final six months of his Manchester City contract after there was no serious interest in the defender.

2.30pm: The news Newcastle have been waiting for after they announced their club record signing of Miguel Almiron – for a fee of £21million.

2.11pm: Bayern Munich have tried to sign Chelsea’s Callum-Odoi this month, but head coach Niko Kovac says they won’t be doing any late business.

1.42pm: Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri: “In the last market, five players arrived on the last day. The club is working hard and something good can happen. It it doesn’t, we’ll remain strong.”

1.15pm: Newcastle have announced the signing of Antonio Barreca on loan from Monaco.

1.13pm: ESPN claim Michy Batshuayi faces a choice between joining West Ham or Real Betis on loan, with Everton unlikely to match Chelsea’s £35million asking price.

1.11pm: Southampton have rejected loan proposals from four Premier League clubs for striker Charlie Austin, according to Sky sources.

1.02pm: BBC reporting that Burnley have seen a bid for Birmingham City striker Che Adams rejected.

12.40pm: Now this would be a turn up: Matt Ritchie apparently wants out at Newcastle. Could a Deadline Day exit be on the cards?

12.20pm: Some bad news for West Ham – their chase for Maxi Gomez looks to have broken down due to the player’s wage demands, our sources have told us.

12.08pm: Denis Suarez has completed his loan deal to Arsenal. Read all about it – and what Unai Emery had to say – here.

12.02pm: Real Betis, Schalke, Burnley and Cardiff all want Spurs striker Vincent Janssen, report the BBC.

11.43am: TEAMtalk understands Slavia Prague defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui is set for a deadline day move to the Premier League. Fulham are leading Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Champ side Derby were also in the running for his signature.

11.40am: BBC claim that Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero is in line for a move to West Brom.

11.39am: Ralph Hasenhuttl says striker Charlie Austin could leave today if the club can find a replacement.

11.35am: TEAMtalk understands Everton and Southampton have both been rejected by Norwegian international midfielder Ole Selnaes – who is set to complete a move to China.

11.05am: Scott Hogan has joined Sheffield United on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.

10.59am: Manchester United are set to sign a 16-year-old midfielder called Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco. RMC report that the club have been in talks.

10.55am: The Evening Standard say Chelsea want £35m for striker Michy Batshuayi, who is currently on loan at Valencia. Everton are interested.

10.50am: ESPN report that Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah is set to join Bundesliga side Augsburg on loan.

10.48am: Sam Vokes having a medical at Stoke before completing a £10m permanent move with Peter Crouch going the other way.

10.36am: Celtic pull plug on two loan exits – but allow Calvin Miller to join Wycombe.

10.31am: Sky Sports reporting that PSG are looking for a replacement for Neymar and they are interested in signing Willian, but Chelsea say that he is not for sale.

10.30am: Nice Matin reporting that Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie has turned down the chance to return to Ligue 1 with Nice.

10.26am: Forest close to signing Wolves striker Leo Bonatini.

10.25am: Forest sign Pele!

10.18am: Wolves complete club-record £18m deal for Jonny Otto. Defender signs after a successful loan spell.


9.59am: Jordi Alba has denied media reports that he has agreed a new contract with Barcelona.

9.50am: TEAMtalk understands Rudy Gestede has turned down an offer to join Millwall on-loan. Other clubs are interested.

9.49am: We also understand Stoke have had £5million bid for Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna rejected – player told club he wanted to leave but they won’t relent. Aberdeen wanting £8million, so he won’t be leaving.

9.49am: We understand Birmingham want minimum £15million for Che Adams, otherwise he will be staying at St Andrews.

9.48am: Bristol City have rejected an opening offer of £1million plus add-ons from Chelsea for Antoine Semenyo. We understand talks are continuing but the teenager has made it clear to the club he wants to move to Stamford Bridge.

9.46am: TEAMtalk understands Arsenal are hoping they can beat Paris Saint Germain to Everton’s Idrissa Gueye. Arsenal are willing to meet Everton’s asking price of around £40million.

9.32am: Marouane Fellaini is one outgoing likely to be confirmed today – or in the coming days with the Chinese transfer window open for another month. The Belgium midfielder posted a picture on his Insta account entitled: Let’s Go! A £10.4m move to Shandong Luneng is on the cards.

9.27am: An Arsenal update (of sorts) as Ivan Perisic cuts a lonely figure to try and force a move to Arsenal

9.21am: Poor attempt at transfer deadline day banter from Crystal Palace? We’ll let you decide….

9.12am: There will, however, be just one outgoing at Liverpool today – with Besiktas reportedly closing on a deal for Lazar Markovic….

9.08am: The Liverpool Echo are reporting that there will be no incomings at Anfield today. However, Sport claims that the Reds and Tottenham have shown ‘the most interest’ in Adrien Rabiot since Barcelona reportedly pulled out of any deal for the PSG midfielder. Rabiot has six months remaining on his contract in France.

9.06am: News of an outgoing at Tottenham – we understand Real Betis are in talks with Vincent Janssen over a loan move after Spurs cleared the way for the Dutchman to move on….

9am: Paper Talk has dropped – with the headline news about how Real Madrid are planning a £100m swoop on Manchester United…. 😲

8.50am: The latest here on Dan James – with the winger now taking measures into his own hands to force a move to Leeds United

8.30am: Idrissa Gueye appears to be ever closer to a move to PSG after being left out of the Everton squad entirely against Huddersfield.

8.17am: Leeds’ attempts to try and sign Daniel James away from Swansea are looking more doubtful after they reportedly refused to increase their offer of £5m up front, plus add-ons.

8.02am: Chelsea are understood to be targeting a deadline day move for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, who has previously been linked with Tottenham and PSG.

7.51am: Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has turned down a sensational loan move to a European heavyweight, according to a report in Germany.

7.40am: Arsenal are set to ship out Emile Smith Rowe, with the young midfielder set to join RB Leipzig on loan, as the Gunners reportedly make room for Yannick Carrasco.

Yannick Carrasco TEAMTalk

7.36am: One player who won’t be on the move this January is Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho, though there was an interesting development on his future as per reports on Wednesday.

7.30am: Good morning! Welcome along to our Deadline Day live blog. We’ll be keeping you updated with all the done deals, all the rumours and one or two transfer exclusives too as clubs look to finalise their squads for the rest of the season.

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