Transfer deadline day LIVE: Spurs could bank £40m on Dele Alli, Chelsea made late Dembele enquiry, Bentancur DONE

THE January transfer window is now CLOSED

On a dramatic deadline day, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed his FREE transfer to Barcelona.

The Gabon striker is taking a significant pay cut to sign for Barca.

Elsewhere, Dele Alli joined Frank Lampard in signing for Everton also on a free transfer.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy negotiated a deal which will see his club secure £10m if Alli makes over 20 appearances on Merseyside.

But Everton will have to pay four times that amount if Alli goes on to be a regular for the club over the remainder of his contract.

Follow ALL the latest transfer gossip and news with our live blog below…


  • James Orr

    Goodbye Aubameyang

    Arsenal fans look away now.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who has completed his move to Barcelona – has been the most valuable striker in the Premier League in the last four years.

    And that is because his goals have won his team more points than any other player in the league.

  • Ian Tuckey

    United 'blocked Henderson exit'

    Manchester United's frustrated second-choice keeper Dean Henderson had an eleventh-hour loan switch to Watford 'blocked'.

    That's according to the Manchester Evening News – meaning Henderson faces a tough fight to get in regular action this season ahead of the World Cup next winter.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Burton borrow Red Devils keeper

    Burton have borrowed Manchester United keeper Matej Kovar for the rest of the season.

    The 21-year-old ws on loan at Swindon last season has been with United since 2018 and spent last season on loan at Swindon.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Erling dashes to Monaco for talks on future

    Erling Haaland reportedly dashed to Monaco to have urgent talks about his future with agent Mino Raiola – who’s recovering in hospital, writes JUSTIN LAWRENCE.

    The prolific Borussia Dortmund striker’s been courted by a slew of European giants – including Manchester United and City – since a £65million buy-out clause in his contract became active.

    The reduced fee allows him to open talks with other clubs who meet the valuation in summer 2022.

    Spanish behemoths Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been strongly linked with the 21-year-old goal-scoring phenomenon.

    City were said to be on the brink of winning the race to sign the Yorkshire-born sensation – who’s scored a staggering 80 goals in 79 appearances for Dortmund since arriving from RB Salzburg two years ago.

    However, it’s been reported in the last few days that Haaland has his heart set on a move to Barca – and he’s prepared to wait until the Blaugrana get their dismal finances in order to get his dream transfer.

    But it’s emerged that Haaland won’t be going anywhere before the transfer window closes today, or in the foreseeable future.

    That’s because his agent Raiola, who pulls the strings in Haaland’s transfer saga, is recovering in hospital with an unknown illness, Spanish publication Marca report.

  • Ian Tuckey

    The main deals

    It's surely safe now to run through the main deals on an unexpectedly dramatic transfer deadline day.

    That's because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's permanent switch from Arsenal to Barcelona was confirmed shortly after the window shut at 11pm.

    Ex-Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen got the ball rolling with a six-month deal at Brentford.

    Man City landed River Plate's Argentina striker Julian Alvarez for £14million but loaned him back to his home-country club.

    Newcastle made Brighton centre-back Dan Burn their third defensive signing.

    And Arsenal legend Aaron Ramsey joined Rangers on loan from Juventus.

    Finally, Manchester United's misfit midfielder Donny van de Beek completed a busy first full day for new Everton boss Frank Lampard with a loan switch.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Henderson to Watford?

    Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson could move to Watford on loan, according to the BBC.

    That would certainly be a last-minute shock – but it's unsure if the reported approach got through the necessary paperwork in time.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ince 'swap' with Moore

    Stoke winger Tom Ince is off to Reading and centre-back Liam Moore is moving the other way – in a last-minute loan swap.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Fabi-NO deal

    Liverpool's deadline swoop for Fulham whizkid Fabio Carvalho is reportedly OFF.

    Time run out for the Reds – complicated by the Cottagers insisting on the Portuguese midfielder returning on loan for the rest of the season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Aubameyang deal CONFIRMED

    Arsenal frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed his permanent move to Barcelona just before deadline.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Wing Wanderer

    Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Lewis Wing has cut short his Sheffield Wednesday loan to join Wycombe in a permanent deal.

    The former non-league star, 26, previously had temporary spells at Yeovil and Rotherham.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ramsey: Rangers too big to snub

    Aaron Ramsey revealed the lure of signing for Rangers was simply too big to turn down, writes GRAEME BRYCE.

    The 31-year-old Juventus and Wales ace rejected four Premier League clubs and major interest from abroad, to complete a sensational loan move to Rangers in a stunning coup for Scottish football.

    And the former Arsenal midfielder confessed the enormous pulling power of Rangers and prospect of playing European football in front of 50,000 passionate fans blew away the competition.

    The 71-times Wales legend arrived at Ibrox shortly before 9pm and gave waiting fans the thumbs up before revealing: “I am really pleased to be joining a club like Rangers, where there is so much to look forward to between now and May.

    “I had a number of offers on the table, but none matched the magnitude of this club, with European football and the chance to play in front of 50,000 fans every other week.

    “I have had some fantastic conversations with the manager and (Sporting Director) Ross Wilson, and I’m really looking forward to working with both of them, and to meeting the supporters.”

    Manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, himself a former Arsenal midfielder, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we have been able to add a player of Aaron’s quality, experience and leadership to our squad.

    “As soon as it was mooted as a possibility, I was really keen for us to try everything to get the deal done. I look forward to welcoming Aaron to the training centre tomorrow.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Todd deal could be worth £11m

    Todd Cantwell has joined Bournemouth on loan from Norwich – and a permanent deal could be worth £11m, writes CHARLIE WYETT.

    The former England under-21 midfielder has switched to the south coast in a deal until the end of the season.

     Bournemouth have an option to sign Cantwell but it will cost them £11m.

     Having been at Norwich since he was aged 11, he is out of contract at the end of the season but the Canaries have a one-year option which they will trigger.

    Cantwell had fallen out of favour with former boss Daniel Farke and then made just three appearances for new boss Dean Smith.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Cottagers hold out for Carvalho loan return

    Fulham sources insist they will only let Fabio Carvalho join Liverpool if they get a loan back clause in the deal, writes ANDY DILLON.

    The two clubs have agreed in principle for the attacking midfielder to move to Anfield.

    But the teenager is seen as so important to Championship Fulham's promotion push that they want him until the end of the season.

    The Londoners are playing hardball despite the obvious attraction for the 19-year-old.

    Carvalho would still be subject to a tribunal even though he is out of contract at the end of the campaign. 

  • Ian Tuckey

    Bees nip in for ex-Man Utd kid Sotona

    Brentford have landed former Manchester United academy speedster Deji Sotona on loan, writes ISABELLE BARKER

    The winger agreed to a switch from OGC Nice until the end of the season, with an option to buy.

    Sotona was regarded as one of the fastest players at United's academy during his time there and has impressed Bees staff during a recent spell training with the club.

    The starlet was at Old Trafford until 2020, where he once clocked a top speed of 22.9mph during sprinting sessions, before moving to France.

    Deji found regular matches difficult to come due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on youth football in France.

    Whilst with United Deji featured regularly in the Under-18 Premier League and also made appearances in the FA Youth Cup and the EFL Trophy. 

    He will link up once again with Ben Hockenhull and Max Haygarth from their time at Old Trafford.

    Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane said: “Deji has electrifying speed and we've been interested in him prior to his move to Nice. 

    “Our recruitment team have done a fantastic job in producing a trial game recently with the highest performing players. 

    “He did really well and we're pleased to bring him in. It's a good opportunity for Deji to keep his career moving forwards.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    IT'S SHUT!!

    The 11pm deadline has passed but….!

    Clubs could still finalise other signings -IF a deal sheet was properly completed and submitted before the transfer window officially ended.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Potter praise for Burn

    Brighton boss Graham Potter says Dan Burn's move to Newcastle is the centre-back's chance to become a legend at his boyhood club.

    Potter said: "We were not actively looking to sell Dan during this window but the transfer represents a very good transfer for our club and the player.

    “Newcastle are Dan’s boyhood club and this move allows him to potentially play out the rest of his career at his home club.

    "Dan has been brilliant for me. He is a superb professional, adaptable and a great character on and off the pitch.

    “We will miss him here, but we understand his reasons for wanting to move and he goes with our thanks and very best wishes for the future.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Wright time to move

    Aston Villa's Irish winger Tyreik Wright is off to help struggling Colchester stay in League Two.

    It's the 20-year-old's third loan spell in the lower divisions.

    Wright was previously with Walsall last season and Salford this term.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Cantwell is Bournemouth's FIFTH deadline signing

    Bournemouth have completed their incredible deadline day by announcing the arrival of Todd Cantwell on loan from Norwich City, writes DAVE FRASER.

    The Cherries had already signed Nat Phillips, Kieffer Moore, Siriki Dembele and Freddie Woodman on an action-packed day of transfers.

    Phillips joins from Liverpool on loan until the end of the season, while Newcastle stopper Woodman is another short-term signing.

    Kieffer Moore has joined from Cardiff on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.

    And now the promotion-chasers have added Cantwell, 23, to their ranks as they aim to break back into the Premier League.

    Cantwell has slipped down the pecking order at Carrow Road following the arrival of Dean Smith.

    But Bournemouth see him as just the ticket to complete their busy deadline core – signing a goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker.

    Canaries star Cantwell was once on the radars of Manchester United and Tottenham.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Now it's officially Burn's night

    Newcastle have confirmed Dan Burn's arrival from Brighton.

    The 6'7" centre-back is Eddie Howe's THIRD defensive signing of the Toon's busy past week in the transfer window.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Tigers complete double swoop

    Along with a permanent deal for Brighton's Ryan Longman, Hull have borrowed FEnerbahce's Iranian striker Allahyar Sayyadmanesh until the end of the season.

    The 20-year-old had loan spells with Turks İstanbulspor and Ukraine side Zorya Luhansk.

    Sayyadmanesh said: “First of all, I am really happy to be here at a great club with amazing fans.

    “When I was a child, I always followed the English leagues. I am really excited to play here.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Late Long story for Hull

    Loan hit Ryan Longman has joined Hull City permanently from Brighton in a deal worth up to £1.5million.

    The Surrey-born midfielder, 21, has starred for the Tigers this season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Cardiff borrow Uche

    Middlesbrough striker Uche Ikpeazu has joined Championship rivals Cardiff on loan for the remainder of the term.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Kop sweating on completing Carvalho deal

    Having agreed an £8million fee for Fulham's Fabio Carvalho, Liverpool are anxiously trying to squeeze in a medical and personal arrangements.

    The deal is complicated by the Reds arranging to loan the midfielder back to the Cottagers until the summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Sho close to deadline

    Carlisle United have brought in winger Tobi Sho-Silva from League Two rivals Sutton United for an undisclosed fee.

    Sky Sports say the deal for the 26-year-old ex-Halifax attacker includes an 18-month contract.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Rovers pounce for Toon's Anderson

    Newcastle's Scotland Under-21 midfielder Elliot Anderson. 19, has joined Bristol Rovers for the rest of the campaign.

    The Whitley Bay-born stsrlet played for England at U-19s level.

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