Transfer Deadline Day 2018 - live coverage

It's the last day of January, which means that transfer deadline day is upon us.

Join us for all the breaking news, confirmed transfers, spurious gossip and general madness that will inevitably ensue.

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On Feb 1, 2018
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In Summary

And now the end is near...

Actually it is already here. That is the end of the deadline day live blog.

Be sure to follow Football Wire to find all the completed deals latest news and transfer gossip.

Now for sleep.

00:12 CONFIRMED: Newcastle sign goalkeeper as Mitrovic exits

Aleksandar Mitrovic has left Newcastle to join Fulham on loan.

The Serbian's move to Anderlecht earlier in the day fell through.

Freddie Woodman and Jack Colback have also departed.

Coming is Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka.

Read more on Football Wire.

00:03 CONFIRMED: West Ham sign striker Jordan Hugill

Can Jordan Hugill break the West Ham striker curse?

He has signed from Preston North End having scored 10 goals in 29 games - his most prolific spell.

He is a physical striker who will give his all and make sure defenders know he is there.

Read more on Football Wire.

00:00 CONFIRMED: Swansea sign Andy King as Oli McBurnie departs

Andy King arrived at Swansea on loan from Leicester City.

He joins Andre Ayew as the club's new arrivals on deadline day.

Oli McBurnie, meanwhile, has departed on loan, signing for Barnsley.

Read more at Football Wire.

23:30 CONFIRMED: Nottingham Forest make more signings

Aitor Karanka has made more additions to his Forest team with the signings of Lee Tomlin and Joe Lolley.

Ben Watson is also expected to be signed after being released by Watford.

Read more on Football Wire.

23:11 RUMOUR: Aleksandar Mitrovic set for Fulham move

The Serbian's move to Anderlecht may have fallen through but his agent has acted quickly.

Reports suggest the player is on his way to Fulham.

23:08 CONFIRMED: Newcastle United sign Islam Slimani

Rejoice Newcastle fans! You have a striker.

Islam Slimani has signed on loan from Leicester City.

All that's left is for the obligatory scarf over the head picture.

Read more on Football Wire.

23:00 Transfer window closes

And there it is. The window has closed.

There will be some deal still to get pushed over the line so watch this space.

22:54 CONFIRMED: Barnsley sign duo

The Tykes have added experienced defender Matt Mills and Christoph Knasmüllner to their squad.

Out goes Angus MacDonald to Hull City.

Read more on Football Wire.

Revoke the signing! NOW!

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22:32 CONFIRMED: Aston Villa sign Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth

Aston Villa have landed Lewis Grabban until the end of the season.

The forward was on loan at Sunderland in the first half of the campaign, netting 12 goals.

Read more on Football Wire.

22:11 CONFIRMED: Nottingham Forest sign duo as three leave

Aitor Karanka has signed Costel Pantilimon and Ashkan Dejagah.

However Forest have allowed Tyler Walker, Matt Mills and Mustapha Carayol all to leave.

Read more on Football Wire.

COMMENT: The most intriguing out-of-contract players

With an hour left of the English transfer window intrigue will switch to those players whose contracts expire at the end of the season.

Here are 10 players who will attract a lot of interest - well, less than 10 since some have moved or signed a new deal.

Read it on i.

21:52 CONFIRMED: Stoke City complete Badou Ndiaye signing

Badou Ndiaye has signed for Stoke City, completing a £14 million move from Galatasaray.

The athletic midfielder, who has an eye for goal, has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal, becoming the club's third January signing.

Read more on Football Wire.

21:42 CONFIRMED: Swansea re-sign Andre Ayew in club record deal

Andre Ayew has returned to Swansea after sealing an £18 million move from West Ham.

The forward left 18 months ago but returns on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Read more on Football Wire.

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Tom Cruise or Yuto Nagatomo? Some interesting artwork from Galatasaray

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21:32 REJECT: Arsenal rebuffed in efforts to sign Jonny Evans

West Brom have rejected an offer for Jonny Evans from Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger is keen on the centre-back but the clubs are reportedly far apart in their valuation of the player.

The money has been put back under the mattress by Mr Wenger.

Read more on Football Wire.

21:24 CONFIRMED: Duo leave Arsenal

Mathieu Debuchy's unhappy spell at Arsenal has ended, paving the way for him to sign for Saint Etienne.

He has been followed through the exit door by Chuba Akpom who has moved to the Belgian top-flight in search of competitive football.

Read more on Football Wire.

21:11 CONFIRMED: Sunderland seal deal for Liverpool youngster and want two more

Sunderland have signed Ovie Ejaria on loan from Liverpool.

The 20-year-old midfielder replaces Didier Ndong.

Chris Coleman is also hopeful of adding Lee Camp and Ashley Fletcher.

The seconds tick away.

Read more on Football Wire.

21:01 CONFIRMED: Ademola Lookman leaves Everton for surprise RB Leipzig move

RB Leipzig have signed Everton's Ademola Lookman on loan until the end of the season.

The Merseyside club have performed a u-turn after Sam Allardyce said the player would not leave in the window.

Good one, Sam.

Read more on Football Wire.

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20:51 CONFIRMED: Chris Martin signs for Reading

Chris Martin has left Derby County after much speculation.

He has joined fellow Championship side Reading on loan until the end of the season.

Read more on Football Wire.

20:37 BIZARRE: Scott Bain arrives to sign for Celtic in his Hibs gear

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20:32 CONFIRMED: Hearts sign Angolan midfielder

Heart of Midlothian have confirmed the signing of Joaquim Adao.

The Angolan international arrives from FC Sion.

He could play a key part as Hearts aim to win the Scottish Cup.

Read more on Football Wire.

20:24 OFF: Aleksandar Mitrovic's Anderlecht move falls through

Mitro-goal could yet be staying at Newcastle.

The Serbian's move back to Anderlecht has hit the buffers after the Belgians failed to offload a player.

Read more on Football Wire.

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19:49 COMMENT: 10 of the worst January signings

There have been some absolute stinkers.

But who has been the worst and will some team manage to take it to another level this year?

Find out some of the worst at i.

19:22 BIZARRE: Scott Allan to Hibs as part of three-way loan involving Celtic and Dundee

Scottish football is putting Arsenal, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund to shame with a unique three-way loan deal.

Forget Giroud, Aubameyang and Batshuayi.

Scott Allan, on loan at Dundee from Celtic, is heading on loan to Hibs. Simon Murray is going on loan to Dundee from Hibs. Scott Bain, on loan at Hibs from Dundee, is going on loan to Celtic.

Aye. So there!

Read more on Football Wire.

Scottish football fans working out the three-way loan deal

19:06 CONFIRMED: Lucas Moura signs for Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs have landed their man.

They've signed Lucas Moura for £25 million from PSG.

He will wear the fabled number 27.

Read more on Football Wire.

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18:45 CONFIRMED: Watford sign Didier Ndong from Sunderland

The Hornets are great fun. Even in November and December they are playing players you had no idea were at the club.

They appear keen on keeping that tradition up by ringing the changes.

Ndong is the latest player to join - the third in the last couple of days.

Three more have left.

Find out more on Football Wire.

18.33 CONFIRMED: All the deals done in Scotland so far

There have been transfers left, right and centre in Scotland today totaling HUNDREDS of pounds.

Find out all the done deals via The Scotsman.

18:16 HOT TAKE: This is an excellent signing from Chelsea

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In total, Giroud has scored 73 Premier League goals but perhaps more importantly given Chelsea’s apparent motive to sign him, 27 of those (or 36.9 per cent) have been with his head.

Oliver Young-Myles

18:13 COMMENT: What does the Manchester City's spending say about Pep?

They've been by far the best team in the country.

They've also spent A LOT of money.

But what Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz et al?

Does Pep Guardiola risk his reputation as a promoter of youth?

Read more on i.

18:09 CONFIRMED: Reece Oxford rejoins Borussia Monchengladbach

West Ham United have allowed Reece Oxford to return to the Bundesliga for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old returns to Borussia Monchengladbach, where he spent the first half of the season.

"Give me a B!"

Read more on Football Wire.

17.39: OFF: Mahrez will not be joining Man City

The widely reported deal to bring wantaway star Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City is off, according to multiple sources.

The Premier League leaders have ended their interest after the clubs could not agree on a fee.

Leicester City reportedly wanted a package (cash and swap player combined) amounting to £95m, a price Manchester City were not prepared to pay for the Algerian.

Where that leaves Mahrez now remains unclear. He has reportedly handed in a transfer request, and has apparently gone AWOL before Leicester's match against Everton tonight.

Read more on Football Wire.

Where next for Riyad Mahrez?

17.15: CONFIRMED: Hibs defender Fontaine joins Ross County

The Hibs centre-back and Scottish Cup hero Liam Fontaine has left the Edinburgh club to join Ross County, and goes straight into the squad for Wednesday's game against Aberdeen.

He has struggled for game time at Easter Road, where Darren McGregor and Paul Hanlon are the regular starters at the back.

Read more on Football Wire.

Hibs defender Liam Fontaine (left) has headed north to Ross County

17.10: CONFIRMED: Chelsea sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal

Another one we've been waiting for... Chelsea have completed the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal for a reported £16.25 million on an 18-month contract.

The French striker becomes the club's third signing of the window, joining midfielder Ross Barkley and left-back Emerson Palmieri at Stamford Bridge, and will wear the No. 18 shirt.

His transfer allowed striker Michy Batshuayi to join Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal earlier today for £56m.

Read more on Football Wire

Olivier Giroud: the first player to move from Arsenal to Chelsea since Ashley Cole

16:40 CONFIRMED: Kilmarnock sign right-back and allow two to exit

Killie have added Wolves right-back Aaron Simpson to their squad for the rest of the season.

Cammy Bell, however, has been released while Daniel Higgins has been allowed to leave on loan.

Read more on Football Wire.

16:29 COMMENT: The Premier League's best January signings

Believe it or not, good deals can be done in January.

You can get a Luis Suarez or a Christophe Dugarry.

Find out the 11 best January deals at i.

16:26 CONFIRMED: Isaac Success leaves Watford on loan

After 20 games for the Watford Isaac Success has returned to Spain.

The winger has signed a loan deal with Malaga.

*Insert joke about success or lack of*

Read more on Football Wire.

16:14 CONFIRMED: Manchester United sign teenage goalkeeper

United have swooped to sign 17-year-old highly-rated Czech goalkeeper Matej Kovar.

David de Gea need not worry. He will link up with the under-18 side.

Read more on Football Wire.

15:55 RUMOUR: Rangers in talks with Swansea for Oli McBurnie

Rangers could be planning for the loss of Alfredo Morelos after opening talks with Swansea City for striker Oli McBurnie.

The Scottish forward has been on the fringes of the Swans squad and has attracted interest from Sunderland.

Morelos has been the subject of bids from the Chinese Super League.

Read more on Football Wire.

15:47 CONFIRMED: Andy Lonergan's move to Sunderland falls through

Andy Lonergan will remain at Leeds after his proposed move to Sunderland collapsed.

The goalkeeper failed to agree personal terms with the Mackems.

Sunderland have also been in talks with Eldin Jakupović.

Read more on Football Wire.


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If you can look past the cringe, check out those graphics!

15:36 BIZARRE: Riyad Mahrez goes missing ahead of Everton game

We have it! The Peter Odemwingie and Diafra Sakho move of #deadlineday.

Riyad Mahrez has gone awol to force through his move to Manchester City.

The player was in Claude Puel's starting line-up plans for Wednesday night's game but failed to turn up for Leicester City's Tuesday training session without notifying anyone.

Has anyone checked the Etihad car park?

Read more on Football Wire.

Which January signing has impressed you most?

Calculating results

Never forget the greatest moment in #deadlineday history

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14:52 RUMOUR: West Ham offer for Belgian star rejected

It's going to be one of those transfer windows for West Ham, isn't it?

They've had their opening offer for Belgium international midfielder Leander Dendoncker rejected.

They are also set to miss out on striker Islam Slimani.

At least they still have Mark Noble.

Read more on Football Wire.

14:43 The making of an announcement video

It appears Konyaspor have stolen the march on announcement videos on deadline day (scroll down to see Samuel Eto'o's unveiling).

But it will be hard to beat Motherwell's Manchester United parody earlier in the window.

We spoke to the club communications officer to see how it came about.

Read about it on i.

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14:27 RUMOUR: Erik Lamela wanted by Southampton

Southampton are 19th, they need to get better.

That need as taken them to Spurs and Argentine Erik Lamela.

Him and Dusan Tadic in the same team.

Read more on Football Wire.

14:18 CONFIRMED: St Johnstone sign Welsh international

Fulham's George Williams has joined St Johnstone on loan until the end of the season.

The winger has been capped seven times by Wales.

Read more on Football Wire.

13:59 CONFIRMED: Atiker Konyaspor announce signing of Samuel Eto'o with Game of Thrones clip.

Samuel Stormborn of the House Eto'o
First of His Name
The Unburnt
King of the Forwards
Breaker of Chains
Father of Eagles

Just watch the damn video!

Read more on Football Wire.

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Could they not have used Michael Owen's helicopter?

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13:45 CONFIRMED: Motherwell sign Stephen Hendrie

Motherwell have had a BIG BREAK, signing Stephen Hendrie.


The Steelmen have signed the left-back on loan from Southend United until the end of the season.

Read more on Football Wire.

13:27 CONFIRMED: Glenn Middleton signs for Rangers

Rangers have made an addition to their development squad with the signing of Glenn Middleton.

The winger arrives from Norwich City.

Read more on Football Wire.

13:13 CONFIRMED: Leeds United sign Tyler Roberts

Leeds United have pulled of a coup by recruiting Tyler Roberts from West Brom.

The Elland Road side have £2.5 million for the highly-rated teenager.

For that money, maybe they can get him to design the new badge.

Read more on Football Wire.

12:58 BREAKING: Mesut Ozil signs new Arsenal contract

Arsene Wenger has taken a wad of cash out his pockets and he's not scared to use it.

Mesut Ozil has just been made Arsenal's highest paid player, in the club's history.

Arsenal fans can begin to get excited at the prospect of the German nonchalantly popping passes through for Aubameyang to run on it.

Then again. He never runs. Or moves. Just stands and does nothing. Or so we are often told.

Read more on Football Wire.

12:48 COMMENT: Arsenal, Chelsea or Dortmund: Who is getting the best deal on deadline day?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang > Arsenal
Olivier Giroud > Chelsea
Michy Batshuayi ? Borussia Dortmund

Three quality players to three big teams. All should be good signings but how will they work out?

Who wins? (via i)

12:41 RUMOUR: Sunderland are in talks with two goalkeepers

Defeated 3-1 by Birmingham, Chris Coleman may think playing two goalkeepers is the only way to avoid relegation to the third tier.

Sunderland are in talks with Leeds United about the transfer of Andy Lonergan, and have opened talks with Leicester City over the prospect of Eldin Jakupovic moving to the Stadium of Light.

Does Chris know that if he signs both, he won't be able to play both?

Read more on Football Wire.

12:25 CONFIRMED: Hibs sign Swiss striker

Hibernian have added Swiss striker Florian Kamberi following a trial.

The forward arrives until the end of the season.

He will provide Hibs with a back to goal option in attack.

Meanwhile, Danny Swanson has rejected the opportunity to move to former club St Johnstone.

Read more on Football Wire.

Did anyone say Philippe Albert?

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12:10 RUMOUR: Jack Colback in talks with Nottingham Forest

To say the Newcastle United midfielder is out of favour would be underplaying the matter.

There is more chance of Philippe Albert of pulling on his boots again and striding out at St James' Park.

It is unclear whether Colback's move to the City ground will be a loan or permanent.

Read more on Football Wire.

Michy Batshuayi sends cryptic tweet

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We have absolutely NO idea what this means.

12:02 CONFIRMED: No Brighton bid for Wigan Athletic star

Remember Nick Powell?

Back in 2012 Manchester United recruited the midfielder from Crewe Alexandra when the player was still a teen.

Well, the forgotten man of English football is tearing it up at Wigan Athletic.

He's been rumoured to be interesting Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Latics have said there has been no bid despite reports to the contrary.

Read more on Football Wire.

Speaking of Dmitri Kharine

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11:53 RUMOUR: Celtic want Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper

Celtic's hunt for a goalkeeper has taken them to Sheffield.

With Craig Gordon injured and bids rejected for Trevor Carson they have targeted 33-year-old Wednesday stopper Kieren Westwood.

He's just above Jonathan Gould and Dmitir Kharine.

Read more on Football Wire.

11:44 What does Aubamyeang bring to Arsenal?

Goals and pace.

Including 2011/2012 his goal return since has been: 18, 21, 16, 25, 39, 40 and 21 (so far this season).

It can't be emphasised too much. He's really, really quick.

How Arsenal can fit Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan and Lacazette into their starting XI - iNews

11:27 Time for Arsenal fans to welcome the signing of PEA

Jokes. Don't try that at home.

11:21 CONFIRMED: Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


It's done. Arsenal have done it!

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrives from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term deal for a club record fee.

Well done to everyone involved.

It takes some of the sting away from being bodied by Swansea City last night.

Read more on Football Wire.

11:12 BREAKING: One in and one out on loan at Newcastle

It was foolish to think Mike Ashley would break Newcastle United's transfer record in this window. Or any window really.

The club won't be signing Islam Slimani permanently but are set to sign the Algerian on loan from Leicester City.

A fine signing, and an upgrade on Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Mitro-goal appears to be heading back to Anderlecht on loan.

Read more on Football Wire.

11:04 Danny Ings will only leave if Jurgen Klopp is unconscious

There is one way to say a player is not available for transfer. Then there's the Jurgen Klopp way.

"We will see what happens but there is no chance that Ingsy is on the market - only if I'm unconscious."

That is pretty unequivocal.

Read more on Football Wire.

10:55 CONFIRMED: Sheffield Wednesday loan highly-rated Matt Penney to Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town have completed a coup with the loan signing of teenager Matt Penney.

The wide man arrives from Sheffield Wednesday and will be managed by Steve Evans.

It will be a peaceful time with the Stags.

Read more on Football Wire.

RUMOUR: Scott Allan back to Hibs in three-way deal


  • Hibs want an attacking midfielder
  • Scott Allan fits the bill
  • Scott Allan has played a bit-part role at Dundee
  • Simon Murray could be used as a makeweight to Dens Park
  • Celtic own Scott Allan
  • Celtic want Scott Bain
  • Scott Bain is owned by Dundee
  • Scott Bain is on loan at Hibs

Paracetamol please.

Read more on Football Wire.

10:36 RUMOUR: Hull City want Rolando Aarons

Hull City are in talks with Rolando Aarons to try and convince the player to move on loan.

Following the arrival of Kenedy to St James' Park, Aarons is available.

Fellow player Henri Saivet is in talks with Sivasspor regarding a move from the north east.

Read more on Football Wire.

10:08 RUMOUR: Newcastle ready to break transfer record for Islam Slimani

Newcastle United or West Ham United. That's the potential choice facing Islam Slimani.

He must be thinking where it all went wrong.

The Magpies are finally ready to break their transfer record to FINALLY bring in a forward.

It could be key to keeping Rafa Benitez.


Read more on Football Wire.

09:49 RUMOUR: Hearts target Dundee's Marcus Haber

With Kyle Lafferty and Steven Naismith the only recognised strikers at Hearts, Craig Levein wants to add another.

And he's went big. Big as in tall. Not big as in big name.

Dundee's target man Marcus Haber is one of many being looked at.

Read more at Football Wire.

09:37: And Barcelona reply. The internet, eh?

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09:36: St Mirren turn into Barcelona

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Let's break up the transfer talk with some actual football.

09:30 BREAKING: Borussia Dortmund agree loan deal for Michy Batshuayi

The Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea striker saga has taken a big step forward.

Dortmund have agreed a loan move for Michy Batshuayi which should set in motion Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal and Oliver Giroud's move to Chelsea.

Then everyone can have a lie down.

Read more on Football Wire.

09:20: RUMOUR - Islam Slimani on verge of West Ham move

Is Islam Slimani the man to FINALLY fix West Ham's striking problems.

The Algerian could be set to follow in the footsteps of illustrious forwards such as Ilan, Ashley Fletcher, Wellington Paulista and Brian Montenegro. You may think we are making these names up but you can(check out the full list here.

The Leicester target man has a good pedigree having been recruited from Sporting in Portugal where he scored 57 goals in 111 appearances. He has scored 13 times for the Foxes.

Read more on Football Wire.

09:09: RUMOUR - Eliaquim Mangala wanted by Everton

Sam Allardyce has made moves to strengthen his dad's army defence.

With the Manchester City's signing of Aymeric Laporte, the Everton boss has spotted an opportunity to get Mangala in on loan.

He hasn't fulfilled his £32 million transfer to City and spent time on loan at Valencia.

Well, he can't be much worse than Phil Jagielka.

Read more on Football Wire.

08.45: League One and Two gossip

Here's a round-up of deals that may* happen today from the Football League:

* or may not

  • Deadline day for Blackpool owners with £10m payment to Belokon due
  • Luton confirm interest in Liverpool defender Lloyd Jones
  • Portsmouth seek to clinch Hanson deal - and are not just focusing on loan deals
  • Aberdeen move for Carlisle striker Cosgrove
  • Brighton bid £3m for Wigan forward Nick Powell
  • Yeovil's Bristol Rovers target not set to move
  • Northampton to sign Scunthorpe United striker Kevin van Veen
  • Stevenage seal free transfer deal for Northampton striker Alex Revell
  • Port Vale aiming for second new signing after Charlie Raglan deal
  • Chesterfield lining up move for experienced forward
  • Bradford City striker hunt will go the distance
  • Doncaster Rovers complete loan deal for Ireland international defender
  • Wigan Athletic boss targets another 'one or two'
  • Xemi leaves Oxford United by mutual consent
  • Bid in for Roberts as Crawley prepare for busy day
  • Colchester 'hopeful' of new signings before transfer deadline

Read more on Football Wire

08.38: How could Arsenal accommodate Aubameyang?

This year's official transfer window 'saga' is surely Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's protracted move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal.

The thought of the Gabonese striker lining up with former team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a frontline that will also include Ozil and Lacazette has Gunners salivating.

But how will Wenger fit all his stars in one team? Louis Dore looks at the possible formations for The i.

08.21: Premier League gossip

We've trawled the papers to bring you a round-up of today's Premier League gossip. Take some of it with a large bucket of salt.

  • Leicester tell Man City it will take 'mind-blowing' offer to sign Mahrez - as the Algerian star 'hands in a transfer request'
  • Man Utd star Ibrahimovic signed LA Galaxy deal 'three weeks ago'
  • Newcastle players discuss potential moves away
  • Lucas Moura arrives at Spurs training ground as club look to complete £25m move
  • Southampton have £25m offer for Quincy Promes rejected
  • Man City sign Jack Harrison from New York and loan him straight to Boro
  • Chelsea complete £25m signing of Emerson Palmieri
  • Giroud to join Chelsea for £18m, paving away for Arsenal to complete Aubameyang transfer
  • Arsenal academy graduate Marcus McGuane joins Barcelona
  • Roma keen to sign Man Utd's Daley Blind
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy to sign for Saint-Etienne
  • Everton loan Sandro to Sevilla with view to £7.8m permanent exit
  • Wolfsburg join Swansea in race to sign Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic

Read more on Football Wire

Riyadh Mahrez has been linked with a big money move away from Leicester (again) - but will it happen this year?

08.10: The what-might-have-beens

While we wait on those fax machines lighting up, let's look back at the most far-fetched transfers that almost, almost happened.

Ronaldo to Rangers?
Maradona to Sheffield Utd?
Ronaldinho to St Mirren?
Cruyff to Leicester?

We swear we're not making this up.

Remember when Rangers tried to sign Ronaldo? He opted for Milan over Govan

07.55: Scottish gossip

There might not be the same levels of money sloshing around in Scotland, but there could still be some movement among SPL clubs today, mostly involving league leaders Celtic.

  • Brendan Rodgers eyes two Celtic signings
  • Celtic ramp up Trevor Carson bid to £375k and set 2pm deadline
  • Rangers face £8m bid for Morelos - but Murty say holding on to the striker shows finances are stable
  • St Johnstone set to land Manchester United kid on loan
  • Hearts eye up move for Sion midfielder Joaquim Adao
  • Hibs release striker Stokes from two-year contract - and Lennon hopes to add attacking midfielder
  • Ross County make move for Hibs defender Liam Fontaine
  • Dutch defender on trial at Dundee amid growing interest in Jack Hendry from Celtic

Read more on Football Wire

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Celtic are still looking to add two new players on transfer deadline day.

07.31: Championship gossip

We've scoured the papers and here's this morning's Championship gossip, in a nutshell:

  • Didier Ndong leaves as Sunderland close to two deals
  • Cardiff agree fee for Bolton striker Madine
  • Leeds United aiming to wrap up £2.5m signing of West Brom's Roberts
  • Bolton want West Ham's Oxford on loan
  • Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu wanted by Sunderland
  • Goalkeeper Lonergan quits Leeds for Sunderland
  • Barnsley braced for loss of skipper
  • Alex Neil insists PNE won't sell Hugill
  • Aston Villa leave door open for deadline day business
  • Mollo leaves Fulham after agreeing contract termination
  • Bristol City in talks with top Premier League clubs over loan link

Read more on Football Wire

Chris Coleman is prepared for a busy deadline day at Sunderland

07.24: hey big spenders!

You thought last year's transfer window was one giant festival of excess? You ain't seen nuthin' yet.

The record for the most money Premier League clubs spent in a month was set in January 2011 at £225m.

But this window has already smashed that figure. Man City's signing of French defender Aymeric Laporte for a club record £57m yesterday took spending by Premier League clubs to £252m - and we still have 15 hours to go!

To put it in real world perspective, that transfer brought City's annual spending on defence to £203.3m, which is more than 52 actual countries (The i).

07.16: last night's deals

And in case you missed them, there were a few late night deals done:

Emerson Palmieri: Roma to Chelsea for a reported £17.6m
Sandro Ramirez: Everton to Sevilla on loan until the end of the season
Dodi Lukebakio: Anderlecht to Watford
Jack Harrison: New York City FC to Man City, who immediately loaned him out to Middlesborough

07.14: today's big moves to watch

A recap of some of the big moves that *could* get finalised today:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal
Olivier Giroud: Arsenal to Chelsea
Riyad Mahrez: Leicester to Manchester City
Lucas Moura: PSG to Tottenham


Morning all, and happy #deadlineday!

We'll bring you all the latest deals, reports and bizarre updates, whether it's yet another  'derisory and insulting' offer or a 'come and get me' plea.

Which clubs will open their war chests to swoop on that wantaway star striker? Which midfield maestro will be locked in talks as the window gets close to slamming shut? Stay right here.

That's enough clichés - ed.

REPORT: Arsenal monitoring Carrasco but no hope for Lemar

Arsenal are keeping an eye on Yannick Carrasco and could be ready to pounce in the summer.

The Belgian winger has not had the most productive season at Atletico Madrid, with Arsenal keen to prise him away from the Spanish capital.

The Gunners have also been interested in Monaco's Thomas Lemar, as have Liverpool.

But both sides will have to wait until the summer after the Ligue 1 club's vice president Vadim Vasilyev said the player is going nowhere this month.

Read more on Football Wire

‘It means a lot that the Club have shown faith in me and I am excited to get started.

Aymeric Laporte

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REPORT: Aberdeen target goalkeeper signing

Derek McInnes has targeted a goalkeeper ahead of the closure of the January transfer window.

With Joe Lewis out for two to three months it has left the Dons with Danny Rogers.

McInnes expects to have a goalkeeper in place before Aberdeen face Ross County on Wednesday night.

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REPORT: Man City make £50m Mahrez bid

After completing the signing of Aymeric Laporte, Manchester City have switched their attention to Riyad Mahrez.

The league leaders have tabled a bid of £50 million for the Foxes' forward.

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Intrigue for Sunderland fans...

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REPORT: Hibs set to sign Kamberi from Grasshoppers

Hibs are set to complete the signing of striker Florian Kamberi.

The Easter Road side are awaiting international clearance for the striker.

The 22-year-old, former Swiss Under-21 international, has been on trial at the club from Swiss Super League side Grasshoppers.

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OFF: David Moyes blocks Joe Harts exit from West Ham

Joe Hart won't be allowed to leave West Ham United, as David Moyes wants to keep the England No.1 at the club.

Hart has lost his place to Adrian but the Hammers manager hinted at more opportunities for the Manchester City loanee.

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REPORT: Aubameyang's Arsenal move edges closer

Arsenal's record breaking move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has moved closer after the striker was spotted in London after leaving Dortmund.

The clubs have agreed a fee for the transfer, and Gunners are getting understandably excited.

Aubameyang spotting in London...

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