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TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY LIVE: All the ins and outs as they happen…


  • Crystal Palace have signed teenage midfielder Adam Wharton from Blackburn for a fee rising to £22million.
  • Bournemouth have completed the signing of Turkey striker Enes Unal on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy for £14m at the end of the season.
  • Burnley have signed French defender Maxime Esteve on loan from Montpellier. They have also snapped up Lorenz Assignon on a similar deal from Rennes.
  • Aston Villa have signed forward Morgan Rogers from Middlesbrough. Villa will pay an initial £8m potentially rising to £16m if all add-ons are met.

2300: And that is that!! The window is closed!

One deal to mention before we go is Strasbourg goalkeeper Matz Sels has joined Nottingham Forest for a reported fee of £5m.

Another one to watch out over the next hour or so is Chelsea striker Armando Broja finalising his loan deal to Fulham. We will round everything up in the morning. Until then, goodnight!

2250: With just 10 minutes to go till the deadline, Tottenham striker Alejo Veliz has joined Sevilla on loan until the end of the season.

2240: As we mentioned earlier, Bournemouth have completed the signing of Turkey striker Enes Unal on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy for £14m at the end of the season.

Sunderland have snapped up Hungary international Callum Styles from Barnsley on loan.

2215: Struggling Burnley have signed another defender, Lorenz Assignon, on loan from Rennes until the end of the season.

Aston Villa have signed Australia goalkeeper Joe Gauci from Adelaide United for an undisclosed fee.

2150: Villarreal have signed Bertrand Traore on a free transfer after his Aston Villa contract was cancelled earlier in the day.

2130: Lyon have signed Nottingham Forest midfielder Orel Mangala on loan until the end of the season. The Ligue 1 club have the option to make the move permanent in the summer.

Another player moving to France from London is Chelsea’s Andrey Santos who has joined Strasbourg on loan. Santos spent the first half of the season on loan at Forest.

Sheffield United have signed centre-half Mason Holgate on loan from Everton until the summer.

2100: A few deals to catch up on. West Brom have signed Celtic winger Mikey Johnston, Brighton have snapped up Sunderland youngster Josh Robertson and Liverpool have sent defender Billy Koumetio to Blackburn on loan for the rest of the season.

Manchester City have also allowed a defender to leave with Josh Wilson-Esbrand moving to Cardiff on loan.

1925: Back to football and the BBC are reporting Bournemouth have completed the loan signing of Turkey striker Enes Unal from Getafe until the end of the season. The deal will be confirmed following tonight’s game at West Ham.

Bournemouth have also let a player go with Wales striker Kieffer Moore joining Ipswich on loan until the end of the season.

1920: Who’d have thought Lewis Hamilton would be involved in the biggest deal on deadline day? The seven-time world champion’s move from Mercedes to Ferrari has been confirmed and he will join the Italian team ahead of the 2025 season. Read more on that here…

1900: Things are finally starting to happen! Burnley have completed the loan signing of France Under-21 defender Maxime Esteve from Montpellier until the end of the season. As is often the case, Burnley have also won the presentation video on Twitter…

1845: As mentioned earlier, Crystal Palace were expected to complete the signing of Blackburn’s Adam Wharton today and it has finally been done! Wharton, 19, has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal at Selhurst Park for a fee reported to be £18m rising to £22m. He said: “I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League and to play for such a big club like Crystal Palace is a great honour. The way they’ve brought players from the Championship and developed them into world-class players in the Premier League is something that stood out to me, and it’s a big reason why I wanted to come here.”

1815: Eintracht Frankfurt have completed the loan signing of Paris-Saint Germain striker Hugo Ekitike until the end of the season. Eintracht also have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer for a fee in the region of €30m.

1744: Widespread reports suggest Fulham have agreed a fee with Chelsea to take striker Armando Broja on loan for the rest of the season. The Independent suggest the price is £750k but it could rise to as much as £4m if he does not play in a certain number of games.

1705: Manchester United have allowed 19-year-old midfielder Isak Hansen-Aaroen to join Werder Bremen on a permanent deal. Hansen-Aaroen moved to Old Trafford from Tromso in 2020 but failed to make a first-team appearance.

1650: One deal that was expected to go through today was Crystal Palace signing Blackburn midfielder Adam Wharton. A £22.5m deal has reportedly been agreed but still no official confirmation as yet.

1640: The BBC are reporting Real Betis have agreed an €8m fee with West Ham to take midfielder Pablo Fornals back to Spain. That seems a bargain price in today’s market.

West Ham also appear set to lose Benrahma with the winger pictured in Lyon training gear prior to undergoing a medical.

1630: Still very little going on. One deal that went through earlier was Rodrigo Ribeiro signing for Nottingham Forest on loan from Sporting Lisbon. The 18-year-old has been discussing the move on the club’s YouTube channel. He said: “I’m very happy to be here, it is a great opportunity for me. I’m very excited to know my new team-mates, the team, the club, the stadium. I’m very happy. It’s the best league in the world. For me, it’s a dream to play in this league and for this club.”

1600: Another deal in the Championship with Hull signing Turkey international Abdulkadir Omur from Trabzonspor for an undisclosed fee.

1525: It’s not just England that has seen little action today – the same can be said for the rest of Europe. One deal that has gone through, though, is Bayern Munich bringing forward their signing of Bryan Zaragoza from Granada. Zaragoza was due to move to Bavaria at the end of the season but the Bundesliga champions have decided to take him permanently now.

1515: It’s so quiet on the football front, Sky Sports News are discussing Lewis Hamilton’s move to Ferrari with Paul Merson and David Prutton…

1500: Another outgoing at Arsenal with winger Charles Sagoe Jnr joining Swansea on loan until the end of the season.

1438: Arsenal have recalled goalkeeper Alex Runarsson from his loan spell at Cardiff and terminated his contract. That allows him to join FC Copenhagen with confirmation from the Danish end expected this afternoon.

1425: Lazio, who were reportedly interested in Sunderland’s Jack Clarke, have agreed a verbal deal to take Fenerbahce’s former Rangers winger Ryan Kent to Rome, according to Sky Italy.

Sky Sports News are also reporting Real Betis are interested in signing West Ham midfielder Pablo Fornals.

1400: Forest have apparently made a breakthrough in their search for a new goalkeeper with Matz Sels flying to England from Strasbourg to undergo a medical, that’s according to transfer don Fabrizio Romano.

Elsewhere, Sean Dyche says it’s “improbable” Everton will strengthen today – no real surprise given their financial situation.

Fulham boss Marco Silva was remaining tight-lipped on his reported pursuit of Armando Broja.

1230pm: This is shaping up to be one of the quietest deadline days in recent years. It will likely heat up as 11pm approaches but it seems the PSR have scared clubs off.

In moves that may happen, Burnley are closing in on right-back Lorenz Assignon from Rennes. That could free up  Connor Roberts to join Leeds on loan.

12pm: One man who is not going anywhere is Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Denmark midfielder had been linked with Lyon but, speaking after last night’s win over Brentford, he confirmed he will remain at Spurs. He said: “I definitely feel I can help the team, and again I showed today that I’m ready. Of course, like everyone, want to start every game – there’s no secret in that. We’re all ambitious but I think the importance is we stay ambitious on behalf of the team. This is the main [thing] that we keep our ambitions from the team’s perspective.”

Dipping into the Championship and there’s been two expected moves at Sunderland with experienced midfielder Alex Pritchard leaving to join former boss Tony Mowbray at Birmingham while the Wearsiders have spent a reported £2m on signing former Tottenham youngster Romaine Mundle from Standard Liege.

West Brom are close to a deal to sign Celtic winger Mikey Johnston and Leeds have reportedly enquired about Leicester’s former Stoke centre-half Harry Souttar.

It seems Ipswich have won the race to sign Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore on loan for the rest of the season. It’s reported the Championship high-flyers will cover 75 per cent of Moore’s £40k-a-week wages.

1145am: We don’t have any more big completed moves to bring you, but there is still plenty of activity across the Premier League and elsewhere.

West Ham winger Said Benrahma has been linked with an exit throughout the month, and he is reportedly on his way to France after the Hammers accepted a loan offer from Lyon, who will take on an obligation to buy the Algerian for £15m at the end of the season.

However, there have also been reports that Fulham want to hijack the move, and we expect Marco Silva’s men to be busy today. The Athletic have reported that Sebastien Haller rejected the chance to join them from Borussia Dortmund overnight, so they are still chasing a striker.

We’ve also seen suggestions that Chelsea are interested in versatile Paris Saint-Germain defender Nordi Mukiele, though it seems his current club are unwilling to sell on deadline day.

1115am: Finally, we have a significant move in the world of football with Aston Villa snapping up young forward Morgan Rogers from Middlesbrough. Rogers only joined the Teessiders six months ago from Manchester City but has made a big impression, scoring seven goals and assisting eight in all competitions this season. The fee is reported to be £8million rising to £16m.

11am: The biggest move on deadline day might not even involve a footballer given the sensational news that Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of joining Ferrari from Mercedes. Read all about it here…

1015am: Plenty of rumours knocking round as you would expect, although it seems the ‘big’ clubs (depending on Richard Masters’ definition) appear to be quiet with few, if any, incomings expected at the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal.

Elsewhere, Fulham are sniffing around Chelsea striker Armando Broja. Wolves are another suitor having been knocked back in their bid to sign Brazilian Yuri Alberto.

Sky Sports News report Bournemouth have agreed a deal to sign Getafe striker Enes Unal. The deal is an initial loan with an obligation to buy for £13.3m (€16.5m). This does not mean Dominic Solanke will be heading out, however.

Nottingham Forest love a transfer. In addition to signing Ribeiro, they are reported to be chasing Strasbourg goalkeeper Matz Sels while full-back Serge Aurier could be heading to Galatasaray.

10am: Good morning and welcome to our deadline day blog, covering all the moves before the window closes at 11pm tonight.

It has been a quiet window so far with clubs worried about overspending, particularly given Everton’s 10-point penalty for breaching the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability rules.

Nevertheless, there could well be some late moves as clubs look to strengthen their squads for the remainder of the season and beyond.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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