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Barnsley Burton Albion 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats New Barnsley head coach Jose Morais lost his first game in charge as Burton won 2-1 at Oakwell with first-half goals from Jamie Allen and Jacob Davenport.Barnsley applied strong pressure in the second half but they were restricted to a solitary goal, scored by Daniel Pinillos.The result ended Burton's run of seven games without a win and saw them climb off the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship, going above Barnsley.Allen struck inside the first minute, beating goalkeeper Nick Townsend with a fine...ESPN FC - Barnsley News 16 Feb 13:36
Jose Morais worked with Jose Mourinho for seven years. Barnsley have appointed Jose Morais, who worked under Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea, as their new manager. Morais, 52, succeeds Paul Heckingbottom, after he left to take over at Leeds earlier this month. He had worked with Mourinho since 2009, before which he had a nomadic coaching career in Europe, North Africa and Asia. After leaving Chelsea along with Mourinho in 2016, Morais has had spells managing Antalyaspor in Turkey and AEK Athens in Greece. Chief...ESPN FC - Barnsley News 10 Feb 15:36
Barnsley Sheffield Wednesday 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Barnsley started life without Paul Heckingbottom with a 1-1 draw in a South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Oakwell.Atdhe Nuhiu opened the scoring with a penalty kick for Wednesday before Oliver McBurnie hit back for the hosts, in their first outing since their manager took over as Leeds boss, as the game was settled in the first half.It was a derby played at a frantic pace in the first half - and it took the Owls 18 minutes to find themselves the opening goal. Lucas Joao tangled with...Barnsley – teamtalk.com 8 Feb 09:29
Liverpool and Arsenal are among five clubs looking to sign a Real Madrid creative midfielder this summer, while Tottenham are keen on a Watford star, all in Thursday’s papers.
LIVERPOOL, ARSENAL IN BATTLE FOR REAL STAR
Liverpool and Arsenal are among five clubs being backed to sign Real Madrid forward Isco.
Real are heading towards a huge summer shake-up after a disastrous La Liga title defence, with several of the their top names set to be up for grabs.
One of those is Spain star Isco, who has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot under Zinedine Zidane – whose own future is also up in the air.
Both Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger are believed to have shown an interest in the 25-year-old, while Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich have also been touted as potential destinations for the player, according to AS.
Gunners boss Wenger is still looking at creative midfield options, despite Mesut Ozil signing a new deal with the club, although Jack Wilshere’s long-term future still remains unclear.
As for Klopp, the Reds chief is still looking for a central creative midfield force, after Philippe Coutinho’s exit, while he has doubts over Emre Can’s future and Adam Lallana has had his fair share of injury issues.
AND THE REST
Luis Enrique is Chelsea’s first choice to replace Antonio Conte, but the former Barcelona boss does not want the job until the summer (Daily Mail)
Tottenham are interested in signing Watford’s 25-year-old French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in the summer (Daily Mail)
Harry Kane is the only person who can answer questions about his long-term future amid interest from Real Madrid, says Mauricio Pochettino (Daily Mail)
Theo Walcott believes Everton will avoid relegation from the Premier League and turn around their recent form, but admits results are now more important than performances (Daily Mail)
Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela can reach a ‘new level’ after he scored his first goal since returning from injury for Tottenham on Wednesday (Daily Mail)
Manchester United star Ander Herrera is facing trial over claims he was involved in an alleged match-fixing scandal in Spain (The Sun)
Lincoln manager Danny Cowley is Barnsley’s preferred choice for the vacant managerial role (Daily Mail)
Liverpool have drafted in goalkeeping expert Hans Leitert to help Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet, although Jurgen Klopp is still expected to sign a new keeper in the summer (The Sun)
Real Madrid are reportedly willing to allow Marco Asensio to leave for Chelsea in the summer, but only if they get Eden Hazard in return (Daily Express)
Antonio Conte has not been sacked as Chelsea manager because the club do not believe they can find a suitable caretaker to take charge (Daily Express)
Arsenal are considering a summer move for Barcelona wonderkid Pablo Moreno (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Monaco star Fabinho (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City are unlikely to return from Riyad Mahrez in the summer as Pep Guardiola is believed to be unimpressed with the winger’s behaviour since the transfer window closed (Daily Mirror)
Luke Shaw is set to be handed a new long-term deal at Manchester United before the end of the season after successfully winning over Jose Mourinho (Daily Mirror)
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred will move to Manchester City, according to the man who signed him for the Ukranian side, Mircea Lucescu (Daily Mirror)
Alexis Sanchez was offered to Real Madrid by Arsenal but was rejected by manager Zinedine Zidane (Daily Star)
Riyad Mahrez has been warned he will not be paid if he doesn’t return to Leicester (Daily Star)
Luis Enrique wants his next job in management to be in the Premier League and is preparing to make the move to England (Daily Telegraph)
New Stoke manager Paul Lambert says he does not care if he was not the club’s first choice to replace Mark Hughes as he has missed managing in the Premier League (Daily Telegraph)
A winter break could be staggered so that Premier League clubs take turns to rest to avoid a complete shutdown (The Times)
Marco Silva is threatening Watford with legal action over his compensation package (The Times)
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan has agreed to sell the League One club to a Hong Kong-based company who run a hotel and casino in the Philippines (Guardian)
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Paul Heckingbottom says he could not resist the lure of Leeds – but his switch across Yorkshire has angered Barnsley.
Leeds announced Heckingbottom as their new head coach on Tuesday, less than a week after he signed a new contract at Oakwell.
The 40-year-old, who had been in charge of Barnsley since February 2016, agreed new terms with them on Friday.
But Heckingbottom has now swapped that rolling contract for an 18-month deal at Elland Road to replace Thomas Christiansen.
Predictably the news did not go down well at Barnsley, who said in a statement: “Barnsley Football Club are thoroughly disappointed to announce that Paul Heckingbottom has joined Leeds United.”
Chief executive Gauthier Ganaye added: “Yes, it was unexpected. Yes, it has come during an already complicated period. Yes, it will make things more difficult short term, but our club is full of resources and it is certainly not dependent on one man alone.”
Heckingbottom’s backroom staff of Jamie Clapham, Nathan Winder and Alex Bailey will all be joining him at Leeds. Under-23s coach Paul Harsley has been put in caretaker charge of Barnsley.
Ahead of his first training session with his new players, Heckingbottom told Sky Sports News: “I can’t wait to get started.
“It’s a big opportunity at a big football club and it’s something that you work hard for.
“What appealed was the size of the club. When I spoke to Victor (Orta, director of football) and the owners they were aligned with what I was thinking and how I liked to work.
“I’m presuming that’s the reason they thought I was right for the job as well, because I’m aligned with how they like to work, so hopefully that will be good for us going forward.”
Christiansen was sacked on Sunday after a 4-1 home defeat by Cardiff which made it seven matches without a win.
That poor run included an embarrassing third-round FA Cup exit at the hands of League Two Newport.
Leeds began the season with a seven-game unbeaten run, raising hopes of a promotion push, but they have slipped to 10th in the Championship.
Heckingbottom will be expected to swap Barnsley’s relegation battle for an assault on the play-offs – Leeds are currently six points behind sixth-placed Bristol City.
Heckingbottom will begin his Leeds tenure with a Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday. Barnsley will be the visitors to Elland Road on April 21.
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Paul Heckingbottom has left Barnsley to take over at Leeds United. Leeds United have appointed Paul Heckingbottom as their new manager on an 18-month contract, the club have announced. The 40-year-old leaves Barnsley to move to Elland Road and has signed a contract that runs until the end of next season. He succeeds Thomas Christiansen, who was sacked on Sunday after a dismal run of form which has seen Leeds not win a match since Boxing Day. Leeds have fallen to 10th in the Championship and Heckingbottom leaves a side who sit 21st in the same division. Heckingbottom...Barnsley – teamtalk.com 6 Feb 10:33
Paul Heckingbottom is expected to take training of Leeds United’s first-team on Tuesday with his appointment as the club’s new head coach expected imminently.
The Whites have turned to the Barnsley boss after severing ties with Thomas Christiansen on Sunday night after failure to win a match since Boxing Day.
Heckingbottom travelled to West Yorkshire for talks with the club on Monday night and an announcement is expected soon with Leeds agreeing to pay the six-figure buy-out clause in the new Barnsley contract he signed just last week.
Heckingbottom’s appointment at Leeds appears to have divided fans with the Barnsley-born coach admitting his disliking of the club just a matter of weeks ago.
“It (Leeds) was always my favourite one [derby],” he said.
“When I was growing up, where I was from, you were a Barnsley fan or a Leeds fan when you played in the field behind my house.
“It was Leeds against Barnsley and the Leeds lads were always older than us and always used to kick smoke out of us. We hated Leeds and they hated us and that is how it was.
“You understand the support they have got and the size of the club and the tradition as it was always rammed down your throat with them bragging about it.
“It is a team everyone loves to hate, but a big club with a big tradition. It is a big derby for us.”
Heckingbottom is expected to sign an initial 18-month deal to take charge at Elland Road and will face Sheffield United on Saturday lunchtime in his first assignment in charge.
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Queens Park Rangers Barnsley 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Josh Scowen's superb strike against his former club gave QPR a 1-0 victory at home to Barnsley.Scowen netted a couple of minutes into the second half at Loftus Road, where Rangers played the final 19 minutes with 10 men after Ryan Manning was sent off for a challenge on Matt Mills shortly after coming on as a substitute.Scowen's goal was his first since joining Rangers from Barnsley last summer.The midfielder collected the ball 25 yards out and bent a glorious shot beyond goalkeeper Nick Townsend...Barnsley – teamtalk.com 2 Feb 19:00
Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom has signed a new deal at the Sky Bet Championship club.
The Tykes have not disclosed the length of the contract for Barnsley-born Heckingbottom, who will celebrate two years in charge of the club on Monday.
The 40-year-old, who also played at Oakwell, guided the Yorkshire side to victory in the Football League Trophy final and promotion from League One during his first season at the helm.
Heckingbottom led Barnsley to a 14th-placed finish in the Championship last season, but the club are struggling in 19th this term, one point off the relegation zone.
Barnsley chief executive Gauthier Ganaye told the club’s official website: “This is recognition of Paul’s hard work for the last two seasons.
“Coaching and development is a large part of our model as well as targeting young players so we need to have a head coach who embraces this philosophy and knows how to develop these players, while competing in one of the most competitive leagues in the world.”
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Follow along live as TEAMtalk brings you all the news, rumours, done deals and best of social media as the January transfer window reaches Deadline Day.
12.01am: That’s it from us – be sure to check the website first thing Thursday to find out about any late deals at Crystal Palace and Eliaquim Mangala to Everton. Thank you and good night.
11.57pm: Newcastle have signed Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan.
CONFIRMED: Newcastle United are pleased to announce the signing of Slovakian international goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka on loan from @ACSparta_EN until the end of the season!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 31, 2018
11.52pm: Fulham sign Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic on loan.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) January 31, 2018
11.50pm: Boro have completed the signing of Mo Besic on loan from Everton.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 31, 2018
11.48pm: Nottm Forest have signed Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback on loan.
11.38pm: Swansea sign Leicester midfielder Andy King on loan.
11.37pm: West Ham complete a deal to sign Preston striker Jordan Hugill.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 31, 2018
11.34pm: Newcastle complete loan signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani until the end of the season.
11.28pm: Chelsea’s Kasey Palmer joins Derby on loan.
11.18pm: Sky reporting that 4 deal sheets have been lodged with the Premier League and clubs have until 1am to get the deals done. Mangala to Everton and Crystal Palace’s 2 potential signings believed to account for 3 of those sheets.
11.14pm: Crystal Palace are hoping to complete deals for Danish goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow of Brøndby and Midtjylland’s Norway international striker Alexander Sorloth. Deal sheets have been submitted, claim the BBC.
11.09pm: Middlesbrough defender Martin Braithwaite has joined Bordeaux on loan until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.
11pm: The window is closed. Deals will still be going through though…
10.58pm: Wolves are in talks with Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe over a loan deal.
10.58pm: Watford have terminated Ben Watson’s contract by mutual consent, Sky Sports News report.
10.56pm: Winger Joe Lolley has left Huddersfield to sign for Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.
10.55pm: Matt Mills has signed for Barnsley. The centre-half was released by Nottingham Forest.
10.52pm: Leicester boss Claude Puel hopes Riyad Mahrez can get back to playing with the Foxes.
Puel said: “It was not a distraction, we don’t look for excuses.
“We will see with Riyad. Hopefully he will come back quickly with us and with a smile and happy to play with us.”
10.46pm: Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is going to Anderlecht on loan. Jon Flanagan has joined Bolton on loan and Harry Wilson has joined Hull on loan.
With 19mins to spare Liverpool have found a new home for Lazar Markovic. Loan move to Anderlecht. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) January 31, 2018
10.41pm: Newcastle are still hopeful over movement tonight.
Rafa Benitez said: “We still have time, I cannot say too much. We will see what happens. We are talking about different payers. You’ll maybe have to wait a couple of hours before you have all the information.”
10.38pm: Pep Guardiola says Man City will not sign anyone else to tonight, ending their interest in Riyad Mahrez.
“Mahrez is a Leicester player. I don’t talk about it too much. The transfer window is over so the guys who are here will finish the season.”
9.58pm: West Ham defender Reece Burke has re-signed for Bolton on loan.
9.56pm: Aleksandar Mitrovic heading for Bordeaux on loan now.
Hearing Mitrovic is back in the air and could now be on his way to Bordeaux.. #nufc
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) January 31, 2018
9.47pm: Sky reporting midfielder Ibrahim Amadou is desperate to join Crystal Palace but Lille are now refusing to sell him. Amadou is now in London and pleading on the phone with Lille to let him join Palace. Echoes of Peter Odemwingie…
9.32pm: BBC claim Crystal Palace are signing Alexander Sorloth from Midtjylland for £9m.
9.09pm: Swansea have re-signed Andre Ayew for a club-record fee from West Ham.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) January 31, 2018
9.08pm: Aston Villa have loaned Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth.
9.06pm: Cardiff have signed Bolton striker Gary Madine for £6m.
9.05pm: Stoke complete the signing of Badou Ndiaye.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 31, 2018
8.46pm: PA Sport claim Celtic are set to sign Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain and they could sign his Dundee dteam-mate Jack Hendry too
8.40pm: Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala is at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground undergoing a medical ahead of his proposed loan move, claim Sky.
8.38pm: BBC reporting that Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite is close to a move to Bordeaux.
8.20pm: Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy has joined Saint-Etienne on loan.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018
8.05pm: Chelsea’s new striker…
Chelsea's new £15m striker… pic.twitter.com/l6zkzf5ufx
— TEAMtalk (@TEAMtalk) January 31, 2018
7.48pm: Liverpool’s Ovie Ejaria will spend the remainder of the campaign on loan at Sunderland.
All the best at the Stadium of Light. pic.twitter.com/UvbidR0AOS
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 31, 2018
7.41pm: Everton’s Ademola Lookman has joined Leipzig on loan.
Good luck, Ademola! pic.twitter.com/flAowGPLRY
— Everton (@Everton) January 31, 2018
7.34pm: Swansea have signed Andy King on loan from Leicester.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 31, 2018
7.26pm: Anderlecht’s loan move for Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic’s has broken down because Anderlecht have failed to sell another player to fund the move.
7.16pm: Alan Pardew says Jonny Evans has a hamstring injury and that he is why he is not in the WBA squad tonight. Arsenal are believed to have failed with a bid to sign him.
7.15pm: Riyad Mahrez is not in Leicester’s matchday squad tonight. Man City pulled out of a deal for the Leicester man after refusing to pay more than £60m for the winger.
6.34pm: Lucas Moura is a Spurs player. He has signed a five-year deal after arriving for £25m from PSG.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2018
6.32pm: Swansea trying loan Leicester’s Andy King, so their interest in Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic has been shelved, report the BBC. Markovic is at Melwood, but another loan in the U.K looks unlikely now.
6.29pm: Sky Sports News understands Arsenal have failed with a late attempt to sign West Brom captain Jonny Evans. The Gunners have not been able to meet West Brom’s asking price.
6.16pm: Sky Sports News understand Sunderland have pipped Barnsley and Rangers to the signing of Swansea striker Oli McBurnie on loan until the end of the season.
5.58pm: Watford have got a deal over the line on deadline day, as they have signed a Sunderland midfielder on loan…
| Fancy some transfer news?!
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2018
5.55pm: There may be five hours of the window left, but this announcement video will take some beating…
Braga have signed Diogo Figueiras on a 4-and-a-half year deal.
This is some announcement video! pic.twitter.com/bEpvSMg6B1
— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) January 31, 2018
5.50pm: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Daley Blind are going nowhere on deadline day, according to Sky’s James Cooper.
“Daley Blind and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been at Carrington today for rehab,” he said.
“They will both still be Manchester United players by the end of this window, despite speculation.
“Roma were interested in Blind but United weren’t interested in loan deals – a sale couldn’t happen so he stays.
“Ibrahimovic is still not fit – he’s certainly on LA Galaxy’s agenda but I think it’s an ongoing situation. They’re waiting for him to prove his fitness.”
5.47pm: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s new number 14…
Introducing… our new No 14
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018
5.43pm: After their huge win last night, Swansea are set for another boost it seems…
Andre Ayew having Swansea medical. Deal from West Ham to Swansea almost done
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 31, 2018
5.22pm: Jack Colback is set to leave Newcastle United and join Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season, Sky Sports claims.
They report that he will be “one of five loan departures from Newcastle today, along with Henri Saivet, Rolando Aarons, Aleksandr Mitrovic and Freddie Woodman”.
5.07pm: Sky Sports News are now also claiming that Mesut Ozil has penned a new deal at Arsenal.
4.55pm: Manchester City are not going to pursue a deal for Riyad Mahrez and any move is off, Sky Sports News understands.
“I’ve had it confirmed that Man City are walking away from Riyad Mahrez – the deal is off. The fee was ultimately a sticking point,” Sky reporter Ben Ransom revealed.
“I’m told Leicester were after a combined package of around £95m – cash plus a player. City were very interested in bringing in Mahrez but he will not be moving to City in this window.
“As with Alexis Sanchez, the club were not prepared to pay what they thought was over the market value. Fees were discussed but no formal bid was ever placed.”
4.43pm: Aston Villa have agreed a deal with Bournemouth to take Lewis Grabban on loan for the rest of the season, according to Sky Sports.
4.30pm: Confirmation has seemingly arrived that Olivier Giroud has completed a deadline day move to Chelsea.
DONE DEAL. pic.twitter.com/67oCyDMafc
— CFC (@Conteholic) January 31, 2018
4.13pm: Arsenal are ready to lodge a last-gasp £12million bid to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom, according to reports. Good another Gunners be imminent…?
4.06pm: Isaac Success has left Watford to join Malaga on loan until the end of the season.
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2018
4.04pm: If you missed this earlier, here are 9 of the best photos as Arsenal completed the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
3.59pm: Who remembers Conor Thomas? The player joined Liverpool on loan from Coventry in 2011 – here he’s been talking about his career.
3.45pm: Leicester’s Andy King is en route to Swansea to discuss a move to the Liberty Stadium, according to reports. The Swans also remain hopeful of a deal for Lazar Markovic from Liverpool.
3.36pm: Widespread reports claiming the Giroud to Chelsea deal has been done. Still awaiting official confirmation from both clubs….
3.28pm: Manchester United have joined the transfer deadline day party after announcing the capture of Matej Kovar from FC Slovacko. The 17-year-old is a Czech U18 international.
3.16pm: A done deal for Millwall as Ben Marshall changes a promotion push for a relegation dogfight….
— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) January 31, 2018
3.07pm: Andy Lonergan’s move from Leeds to Sunderland is off…
Andy Lonergan to Sunderland is OFF. He and Sunderland haven't been able to agree the terms of his contract. On his way back to Leeds and set to stay here for the rest of the season. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 31, 2018
3.02pm: Manchester City have made a final offer of £65million for Riyad Mahrez. Sky Sports claims the approach is being considered by the Foxes, with the deal thought to include an as-yet undisclosed player moving in the other direction.
2.56pm: West Ham have had an offer, believed to be £22million, for Leander Dendoncker, rejected by Anderlecht. We understand they value the midfielder at nearer the £30m mark.
2.44pm: Nice feature here on the best deadline day deals of January windows gone by….
2.36pm: Reports on Wearside suggesting Sunderland are on the brink of announcing a deal for towering forward Atdhe Nuhiu from Sheffield Wednesday. The man to save the Black Cats from relegation….?
2.20pm: Rumours surfacing that Tottenham will allow Erik Lamela to join Southampton once their signing of Lucas Moura is finalised….
2.11pm: Marco Reus to Liverpool?! #Topbantz here from Jamie Carragher…
Not sure but I’ve just saw Reus buying the echo on Breck Rd. https://t.co/uDP9Z7x7OJ
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 31, 2018
1.57pm: Footage emerging of Islam Slimani arriving at Newcastle airport by private jet as a £20m move from Leicester draws closer. You can see him being a bit hit at St James’ Park…..
1.52pm: An outgoing at Liverpool as U23 captain Lloyd Jones completes a permanent move to Luton. The player joined the Reds from Plymouth in 2011, but failed to make a first-team appearance for the Reds.
1.39pm: A done deal at Leeds as £2.5m forward Tyler Roberts arrives from West Brom.
Firstly would like to start with saying a massive thankyou to everybody at @WBA for helping me grow not only as a player but as a person. Delighted to announce my move to @LUFC and ready to start a new chapter of my life and career pic.twitter.com/iMRpeanVhp
— Tyler Roberts (@official_tyro) January 31, 2018
1.38pm: A bit more nostalgia from Planet Football here as they look at every player signed by Harry Redknapp on January transfer deadline day
1.31pm: Reports in Germany claim Arsenal may not be done on deadline day….with a shock swoop for Schalke’s Max Meyer being reported.
Max Meyer: Youngster attracting interest
1.25pm: Cute from Charlie Adam….
Hopefully 1 day Louis can be involved in deadline day https://t.co/s91E5aIpMC
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) January 31, 2018
1.13pm: Reports in Belgium claim Anderlecht have won the race to sign Aleksander Mitrovic in a loan deal from Newcastle. There’s no word from the Belgians yet – though they have confirmed one deal today….
Meet our new number 10, Ryota Morioka!
— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) January 31, 2018
1.02pm: The Manchester Evening News claims Manchester United have been given the green light to complete a deal for Man City target Fred. The Brazilian midfielder is valued at around £35million by Shakhtar Donetsk.
12.53pm: News emerging that Mesut Ozil’s new Arsenal deal has been signed and sealed….
12.42pm: Swansea still hope to secure the signings of Andy King, Andre Ayew and Lazar Markovic on deadline day, according to the Daily Telegraph.
12.21pm: We understand Leicester have told Manchester City to raise their bid for Riyad Mahrez to £75m before they consider a sale. City have seen a £55m offer for the Algerian rejected by the Foxes….
12.14pm: How do Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s stats compare to Arsenal’s other strikers? Our friends at Planet Football have crunched the numbers….
12.11pm: Sky Italia are reporting that Napoli are close to signing Davy Klaasen on a season-long loan from Everton.
12.01pm: Another strong hint that Batshuayi to Dortmund is imminent with the player pictured in the club’s kit….
— Borussen Edition (@BorussenEdition) January 31, 2018
11.56am: Aston Villa are in talks with Bournemouth over a deal for Lewis Grabban, Sky Sports News are reporting….
11.55am: Daily Telegraph reporting that Giroud to Chelsea has been agreed. £18m deal, with the player set to sign an 18-month deal.
11.53am: Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback is believed to be a target for Championship side Nottingham Forest, according to reports in the North-East. The Tricky Trees best act fast….
11.45am: Meanwhile, on Batshuayi’s Twitter page. A hint that a move to Dortmund is imminent…..?
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) January 31, 2018
11.35am: This is how Arsenal announced the signing of Aubameyang. Impressive…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018
11.25am: The picture Arsenal fans everywhere have all been wanting to see….
11.20: The deal to take Aubameyang to Arsenal is likely to start a domino effect, with Olivier Giroud expected now to join Chelsea and Dortmund to confirm the loan capture of Michy Batshuayi….
11.14am: BREAKING: Arsenal confirm signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a club record deal and on a “long-term contract”.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 31, 2018
11.12am: We understand former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is training with the club, though it’s believed it’s just as a favour to the player, rather than a premise to him re-signing for the club….
11.11am: Borussia Dortmund have paid respect to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the striker prepares to seal a move to Arsenal.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 31, 2018
11am: There is now just 12 hours until the window shuts in England. 12 hours….
10.59am: Newcastle have agreed a deal with Leicester to take Islam Slimani on loan, according to Sky Sports. The Algerian had also been offered a move to West Ham….
10.50am: So go on, who remembers this on Sky Sports News’ Deadline Day?…. The best of deadline day on Sky Sports News
10.47am: Reading are closing on the loan signing of Chris Martin. The Scotland int’l had held talks with Sunderland last week but his high wages scuppered the deal.
10.39am: Southampton’s hopes of signing Quincey Promes from Spartak Moscow look to be over. It’s reported Saints agreed to pay his £30m asking price, which would have been a Saints club record, but the Russians’ struggles to sign a replacement means the deal will be canned….
10.36am: Roma’s hopes of landing Daley Blind from Manchester United are over, with the Serie A side moving on to another target….
10.22am: Stoke are closing on a deadline day signing after Sky Sports reported Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye has passed a medical at the club ahead of a £15m move.
10.20am: FC Midtjylland striker Alexander Sorloth is travelling to London to finalise a reported €12million move to Crystal Palace.
10.14am: Lucas Moura has reportedly passed his medical at Spurs as the player closes in on a £25million move from PSG. For the money, this looks like quite the coup for MoPo….
10.06am: Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund on an initial six-month loan deal, according to widespread reports. It’s believed the player is currently back home in Belgium awaiting for the move to go through after all the details were agreed during Tuesday. As with many deals today, watch this space….
10am: There’s a huge transfer tug o’war developing between Newcastle and West Ham over Leicester striker Islam Slimani, according to the latest reports.
9.54am: Looks like a goalkeeper arrival at Newcastle. As IF they needed another….
Newcastle agree deal to sign Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague https://t.co/1KsNxVI7p1
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) January 31, 2018
9.51am: Watford are trying to push Stefano Okaka to Fulham on loan, but it’s believed the player wants to go to Malaga as he does not want to drop down to the Championship
9.45am: Bordeaux are trying to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic – and Newcastle are open to the idea. They had also wanted Martin Braithwaite from Middlesbrough, but the Teessiders have ruled out a loan.
9.39am: Wolves midfielder Ben Marshall to have medical at Millwall ahead of loan until the end of the season, according to Sky sources. After the return of Tim Cahill and a promising draw at home to Derby, it looks like being a good week for Millwall…
9.31am: Word is that the imminent signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has convinced Mesut Ozil to pledge his future to Arsenal and a new contract is imminent…..
9.22am: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has arrived at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground to undergo his medical ahead of his move. It’s understand a fee and personal terms have all been agreed, so this – and Dortmund’s wish to sign a replacement – are all that’s standing in Arsenal’s way over the club record £57.2m swoop.
9.12am: Newcastle midfielder Rolando Aarons is in talks with Hull over a loan move to the end of the season, according to reports in the North-East
9.05am: If you missed it last night, Man City signed Jack Harrison from NYCFC before loaning him straight out to Middlesbrough. TEAMtalk broke the story exclusively and before anyone else over Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
9.02am: Sky Sports are reporting that Reece Oxford is poised for key talks with David Moyes over his West Ham future today. The Hammers boss is hoping to persuade the young defender to stay, despite a loan return to Borussia Monchengladbach having already been agreed…..
9.01am: A reminder that the transfer window in England shuts at 11pm tonight, while it’s a midnight deadline for those hardy Scots north of the border.
8.50am: Celtic have had a second bid of £375,000 rejected by Motherwell for goalkeeper Trevor Carson. We understand Well are seeking nearer the £500k mark.
8.45am: After allowing Sandro Ramirez to return to Spain on Tuesday night, Everton expect to bolster their defence with the signing of a Man City defender. Safe to say this one is another transfer snub for Newcastle….
8.38am: Here’s today’s Paper Talk – and there’s rumours abound about a big-name departure at Manchester United today….
8.24am: Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will complete a move to Sunderland today, while the Whites can expect to seal the signing of West Brom forward Tyler Roberts in a £2.5million deal.
8.20am: Man City could be on the verge of smashing their transfer record twice in the space of 48 hours after Riyad Mahrez handed in a transfer request at Leicester.
8.15am: We have serious doubts about this one…. Championship side Leeds are the surprising new bookies’ favourites to sign Celtic’s prolific striker Moussa Dembele. What a coup that would be!
8.05am: A good start to the day for Chelsea after they completed the signing of Brazilian left-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma for a fee believed to be £17.6m on Tuesday night.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 30, 2018
8.00am: Good morning and welcome along to our live transfer blog. Grab your coffee and take a seat as we bring you all the latest transfer offerings on the final day of the January window…..
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