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

  • Interested in football fashion? Well then this should be of interest…

    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
  • 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

  • David Beckham: "I've not spoken French for quite a few years, since I was at school. I'm definitely going to have to brush up on it. I'm excited to be here. It's something we've been talking about for quite a while. My wife and children will stay in London because the children go to school there. But we're all very excited."
    1/31/2013 4:46:39 PM
  • David Beckham: I am excited, it’s something we have been talking about for quite a while. We are all excited as a family.
    1/31/2013 4:46:47 PM
  • David Beckham: I chose Paris because I can see what the club are trying to do. Now there is a club that is gonna have a lot of success in the next 10-20 years.
    1/31/2013 4:47:00 PM

  • David Beckham: Why PSG? Because every club I have played for throughout the years I have been successful. I have always said I would not play for another English club [after Manchester United].
    1/31/2013 4:49:08 PM

  • David Beckham: I am honoured by the offers I had from the Premiership teams.
    1/31/2013 4:49:14 PM

  • David Beckham: "I am very lucky. I'm 37 years old and I got a lot of offers, more offers now than I have had in my career.
    1/31/2013 4:52:45 PM

  • David Beckham: "I've not lost any of my pace because, to be honest, I've not had a lot of pace during my career. For me, Carlo [Ancelotti] is one of the best managers I have played for. It's exciting on a number of levels."
    1/31/2013 4:53:10 PM

  • David Beckham: One of the reasons I wanted to come to Paris was we decided on something quite unique. I won't receive any salary. My salary will go to a local children's charity. That's one of the things we're excited and proud to do. It's something exciting and I'm not sure it's been done before. It is something special.
    1/31/2013 4:55:18 PM
  • David Beckham: I expect to come into this team & help them but I don't expect to start, I have to work for that.
    1/31/2013 4:56:58 PM
  • David Beckham: I felt last year that I still had something to achieve in Los Angeles. I won the championship in the last year of my contract. Yes, I spoke to Leonardo a number of times [last year] but I think we both came to the thought that it wasn't the right time. So we parked it but right now is the right time.
    1/31/2013 4:59:03 PM
  • David Beckham: [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic has been a player I have looked at over the years. He is one of the best players in the world. He proves it all the time with Sweden. We need characters like him. He is one of the players I am excited to be playing alongside.
    1/31/2013 5:01:11 PM
  • David Beckham: I've been training at Arsenal so my fitness won't take long but [he laughs] I won't be fit for next Friday.
    1/31/2013 5:02:57 PM
  • Here is a guide to transfer deadline day in the style of an old BBC Learning Zone programme

    1/31/2013 5:32:40 PM
  • Reports in Italy claim Maarten Stekelenburg has left Roma's training ground and is on his way to London to join Fulham.
    1/31/2013 5:40:22 PM
  • Newcastle have signed teenage defender Kevin Mbabu from Swiss side Servette.

    The 17-year-old, who is predominantly a central defender, has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal after a successful trial and will go into the club's development squad.

    Read more about it here.
    1/31/2013 5:55:05 PM
  • 1/31/2013 5:57:40 PM
  • Stephen Warnock has swapped the Barclays Premier League for the npower Championship by moving to Leeds from Aston Villa.

    The 31-year-old former England full-back has fallen out of favour with Villa boss Paul Lambert and had been a target of West Ham.

    Read more here...
    1/31/2013 7:30:27 PM
  • Stoke have given the go-ahead for Rory Delap to join Championship club Barnsley on loan until the end of the season. #throwin
    1/31/2013 7:32:08 PM
  • West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie tells Sky Sports News about a potential move to QPR:
    West Brom is my home but it's a new chapter to start in my life. I'm very optimistic, a few good players have already arrived here. I just hope things will go well in the last few hours.
    1/31/2013 7:41:57 PM
  • Dutch media report Fulham are closing in on the loan signing of Ajax's Cameroon international midfielder Eyong Enoh.
    1/31/2013 7:44:36 PM
  • Liverpool striker Suso denies rumours of a move to Wigan:

    Im making clear that im not going on loan to Wigam.Im really happy in liverpool and ill try my best to be playing here every game..#YNWA

    — suso30fernandez (@suso30fernandez) January 31, 2013
    1/31/2013 7:46:17 PM
  • Peter Crouch transfer to QPR ruled out by Stoke More details here
    1/31/2013 7:49:36 PM
  • Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas on his move to QPR:
    QPR are a top club & I'm confident they'll stay up. It's just about me playing football for QPR now if the deal gets done.
    1/31/2013 7:56:12 PM
  • Interesting post from the official Aston Villa Twitter account:

    The club is looking to do a loan deal with a promising player who has recently done well in MLS. #AVFC

    — Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) January 31, 2013

    1/31/2013 8:00:15 PM
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