January transfer window - deadline day - Live coverage - The Independent

January transfer window - deadline day

Follow all the latest developments as clubs frantically make last minute transfers in the run up to tonight's 11pm deadline

  • Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the January transfer window deadline. It promises to be an incredibly hectic day with a number of deals having already taken place this morning.

    Mario Balotelli has completed his switch to AC Milan, David Beckham is to be unveiled as a PSG player this afternoon, Paul Scharner has re-joined Wigan and Sunderland have signed Danny Graham from Swansea.

    Elsewhere, QPR are after just about any player that can kick a ball - that includes Jermaine Jenas, David Bentley, Peter Crouch, Chris Samba and Andros Townsend.

    Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes appears to be off on loan and while AVB says he does not expect anyone to arrive at Tottenham, Joao Moutinho and Leandro Damiao continue to be linked.

    Fulham could also be busy today; Martin Jol is interested in AC Milan's Urby Emanuelson, right-back Stanislav Manolev and Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
    1/31/2013 12:17:01 PM
  • The biggest move so far today is Mario Balotelli's switch to AC Milan, which has set the Serie A side back a cool £19m.

    Balotelli's arrival in Milan prompted chaotic scenes and celebrations which reportedly ended in a clashes between fans and police as hundreds of Ultras gathered outside a restaurant where the striker met club officials.
    1/31/2013 12:22:27 PM
  • Norwich have signed striker Luciano Becchio from Leeds in a swap deal for Steve Morison, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

    Argentinian forward Becchio, who has scored 19 goals for Leeds this season, handed in a transfer request at Elland Road last week after talks over a new deal faltered.
    1/31/2013 12:35:59 PM
  • Christopher Samba has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with QPR for an undisclosed club-record fee from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed.

    Read here how Harry Redknapp is snapping up players his predecessor Mark Hughes baulked at.
    1/31/2013 12:42:02 PM
  • Here is a tweet by Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes confirming his departure:

    On my way to Germany for a medical !!!!

    — HEURELHO GOMES (@GOMESNUMBER1) January 31, 2013
    1/31/2013 12:45:08 PM
  • Mario Balotelli in Italy last night. The striker completed his £19m move to AC Milan today (Getty Images).

    1/31/2013 12:47:23 PM
  • Fulham complete deal for AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson to join on loan until the end of the season.
    1/31/2013 12:49:55 PM
  • The Club is delighted to confirm the loan signing of Urby Emanuelson from AC Milan until the end of the season ow.ly/hi9Qu

    — Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) January 31, 2013

    1/31/2013 12:50:15 PM
  • The Independent's Football Editor with good news for Arsenal fans:

    Don't despair #afc fans. Russian transfer window shuts next month, can still shift Arshavin if he doesn't go today

    — Glenn Moore (@GlennMoore7) January 31, 2013
    1/31/2013 12:53:33 PM
  • Harry Redknapp describes Samba as an 'unbelievable signing' on the club's official website:
    "This is an unbelievable signing. [Chairman] Tony Fernandes deserves a lot of credit for this one - he has worked so hard on bringing him in.
    1/31/2013 12:58:46 PM
  • Dutch media report Ajax technical director Marc Overmars has confirmed Fulham's interest in Cameroon international midfielder Eyong Enoh.
    1/31/2013 1:17:05 PM
  • Norwich City have signed striker Luciano Becchio from Leeds United in a swap deal for Steve Morison. Read more here
    1/31/2013 1:20:03 PM
  • Stoke City have made a £4m bid for Birmingham City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland. The deal would allow Butland to stay with the Championship club until the end of the season.
    1/31/2013 1:31:29 PM

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    From Bobby Charlton to David Beckham, a new exhibition shows how the beautiful game can be anything but
    1/31/2013 1:33:45 PM
  • Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray confirms to the BBC that Kieron Dyer has joined on short-term deal
    1/31/2013 1:35:28 PM
  • Norwich City's deadline day signing Luciano Becchio (Norwich City FC)

    1/31/2013 1:52:23 PM
  • David Beckham is seen at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital for his medical examination in Paris. A news conference is scheduled for 4pm during which he will be unveiled as a PSG player.

    1/31/2013 2:01:28 PM
  • The 'One Day More' song from Les Miserables re-worked for transfer deadline day, by James McNicholas of Gunnerblog...

    1/31/2013 2:07:23 PM
  • Sunderland have signed Danny Graham from Swansea City
    1/31/2013 2:12:10 PM
  • Sunderland's new signing Danny Graham (Sunderland AFC)

    1/31/2013 2:12:44 PM
  • Sunderland's new signing Danny Graham explains why wanted to move back north:

    "I was born and brought up in the north east so I know first-hand the intense passion that people have for their football in this part of the world - it's special and there's nowhere else like it," he told the club's official website, safc.com.
    1/31/2013 2:21:34 PM
  • Everton's hopes of signing Alvaro Negredo look slim after the player's agent said a deal was "impossible". The Toffees have been linked with a move for the Sevilla striker. An £8.6m deal for midfielder Leroy Fer collapsed.
    1/31/2013 2:43:44 PM
  • Paul Robinson is set to join West Ham, with reserve stopper Stephen Henderson going the other way, according to reports. Read more here
    1/31/2013 2:44:35 PM
  • Aston Villa have announced they are set to complete the signing of French midfielder Yacouba Sylla from Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot this afternoon. Read more here
    1/31/2013 2:46:17 PM
  • Stoke City have made a £4m bid for Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland according to reports. Read more here
    1/31/2013 2:50:09 PM
  • David Beckham is in Paris today undertaking a medical ahead of a move to PSG. The club have called a press conference for 4pm.
    1/31/2013 2:52:08 PM
  • In non-transfer related football news... Scott Parker has been excluded from Roy Hodgson's England squad to face Brazil in next week's friendly at Wembley.

    England squad for the friendly against Brazil on Wednesday, February 6:

    Butland (Birmingham) Hart (Manchester City);

    Baines (Everton), Cahill (Chelsea), Cole (Chelsea), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson (Liverpool), Lescott (Manchester City), Smalling (Manchester United), Walker (Tottenham);

    Carrick (Manchester United), Cleverley (Manchester United), Gerrard (Liverpool), Lampard (Chelsea), Lennon (Tottenham), Milner (Manchester City), Osman (Everton), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Walcott (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal);

    Defoe (Tottenham), Rooney (Manchester United), Sturridge (Liverpool), Welbeck (Manchester United).
    1/31/2013 2:56:22 PM
  • Samba in his QPR training kit at Harlington earlier after signing (QPR FC)

    1/31/2013 3:04:05 PM
  • Celtic have rejected a fourth bid from Norwich for their striker Gary Hooper.
    1/31/2013 3:14:46 PM
  • Stoke have agreed a deal with Birmingham for goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to reports. Read more here
    1/31/2013 3:15:48 PM
  • David Beckham is set to join Paris St Germain today after passing a medical at the French club. Press conference is coming up shortly. Read more here
    1/31/2013 3:49:03 PM
  • QPR have made bid for Peter Crouch, according to Adel Taarabt. Read more here
    1/31/2013 3:53:53 PM
  • Arsenal have made an improved bid for David Villa, according to reports whilst left-back Gaetan Bong of Ligue 1 side Valenciennes has been offered to the club. Read more here
    1/31/2013 3:58:10 PM
  • Aston Villa have have completed the signing of French midfielder Yacouba Sylla from Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot this afternoon. Read more here
    1/31/2013 4:01:10 PM
  • QPR confirm a departure today:

    Alejandro Faurlin has joined Italian outfit Palermo on loan. #QPR

    — QPR FC (@OfficialQPR) January 31, 2013

    1/31/2013 4:02:07 PM
  • New Villa signing Yaciuba Sylla:
    I can’t wait to fight for the club and help us climb the table.
    1/31/2013 4:03:48 PM
  • 1/31/2013 4:05:03 PM
  • Jack Butland has been spotted at Stoke's training ground with his agent, according to reports. Read more here
    1/31/2013 4:06:21 PM
  • Paul Lambert on his new signing Yacouba Sylla:
    Yacouba will add a bit of steel into the midfield which will help the other lads in there.
    1/31/2013 4:09:55 PM
  • 'Le Spice Boy' comes to Paris! French excitement reaches fever pitch as David Beckham signs for Paris-Saint Germain. Read more here
    1/31/2013 4:17:17 PM
  • Chelsea and Tottenham target Willian is set for a £34m transfer to Anzhi Makhachkala, according to reports. Other sources though claim the deal has collapsed. Read more here
    1/31/2013 4:32:55 PM
  • Louis Saha has left Sunderland, the Black Cats have announced.
    1/31/2013 4:41:35 PM
  • Paris St Germain have confirmed the signing of David Beckham, on a five-month contract.
    1/31/2013 4:43:13 PM
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