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Lewis Ambrose·31 January 2023

👀 As it happened: Another crazy transfer window shakes up football

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The January transfer window has officially closed, as clubs worldwide pulled off some brilliant (and interesting) signings.

Here is what went down on another crazy Deadline Day.

  • Arsenal complete sensational move for Chelsea’s Jorginho
  • Tottenham unveil Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon
  • Multiple UCL winner Keylor Navas joins Nottingham Forest
  • João Cancelo joins Bayern Munich on loan

All times CET

00:45 – It’s a bit eerie now as fans wait for some of the final deals to be announced, but that is all from us at OneFootball.

A few big moves have yet to be confirmed, so keep an eye out. Will Sabitzer join Manchester Utd? Will Ziyech stay at Chelsea?

We’ll be back for more in the summer.

00:40 – Benfica manager Roger Schmidt has confirmed Enzo Fernandez will in fact be announced by Chelsea soon. Tick tock…

00:38 – A major, major update between PSG and Ziyech here.

Multiple outlets in France reporting the deal is off the table and the player is upset with how things went down.

00:32 – Keep an eye out on Fulham and Arsenal’s socials in the late hours as Cedric nears a Premier League swap.

00:30 – DONE DEAL! We have a late recruitment for Leicester City as Australia international Harry Souttar signs a five-year-deal from Stoke City.

00:25 – DONE DEAL! One in and one out for PSV as Marco van Ginkel departs to Vitesse and the club welcomes in Patrick van Aanholt.

00:20 – Trouble in Spain, perhaps?

00:19 – DONE DEAL! Some news from Newcastle as Karl Darlow departs for Hull City on loan.

00:17 – We’re still awaiting the big one. Will Enzo Fernandez prove he’s worth a record transfer fee for Chelsea?

00:15 – DONE DEAL! Signing #27 could be the most significant of the window for Forest as multiple Champions League winner Keylor Navas officially arrives on loan from PSG.

00:12 – Hold on, there’s been a plot twist in Paris.

According to L’Equipe, LFP has intervened on Ziyech’s move from Chelsea. Could it be off the table?

00:07 – Funny how things turn out, eh Matt?

00:05 – DONE DEAL! Another statement from Bournemouth as Siriki Dembélé joins Auxerre on a loan deal.

00:04 – Choose your words wisely.

00:02 – DONE DEAL! Well it wasn’t Keylor Navas (yet?) but Newcastle ace Jonjo Shelvey joins Forest after seven years at St. James’ Park.

00:00 – THE TRANSFER WINDOW HAS CLOSED! Now we wait for more announcements.

23:56 – Nottingham Forest are somehow still not done signing players.

23:54 – DONE DEAL! Antonio Conte has secured his man as Pedro Porro is unveiled as a new Tottenham player arriving from Sporting.

23:52 – Transfer guru Fabrizio Romando continues to work until the late hours of the night.

23:50 – Here is your 10-minute warning!

23:43 – This is out of left field a bit, but could Luka Modric and Karim Benzema follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s lead?

23:43 –  Here’s a quick breakdown of Enzo Fernandez’s career. The kid, yes, kid, is only 22! Has he proven himself enough to smash the British transfer record?

23:40 – Could we see a Morocco reunion at PSG soon? Ziyech’s deal has yet to be confirmed.

23:30 – Leeds United star Jack Harrison looked set to depart the club but turns out he will be staying with Jesse Marsch’s side as a move failed to materialise.

23:25 – This would have been the most talked about deal if Everton pulled it off, surely.

23:23 – DONE DEAL! Burnley have confirmed the signing of Anderlecht starlet Enock Agyei on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

23:20 – Well, money does technically grow on trees!

23:16 – Some more on Barça’s right-back updates.

23:14 – DONE DEAL! The right-back merry-go-round has kicked off! Héctor Bellerín departs Barcelona for Sporting Lisbon on loan until the end of the season.

Pedro Porro to Spurs is imminent now.

23:04 – It looks like the race for World Cup-winning starlet Enzo Fernandez is almost wrapped up, according to the Athletic.

Additionally, the Telegraph says it will be a ‘British record deal.’

The Benfica star will supposedly move to the Premier League with Chelsea immediately and not later this summer.

23:01 – DONE DEAL! Arsenal’s Sambi Lokonga has made the Premier League switch to Crystal Palace.

23:00 – It’s all going off now, buckle up!

22:56 – DONE DEAL! Tottenham’s Matt Doherty has departed the Premier League side to join Atlético Madrid.

22:52 – DONE DEAL! Marseille have confirmed the arrival of Vitinha from Braga following numerous rumours. Quite the video, too!

22:50 – Looks like we’re still in for some late blockbuster deals as PSG ‘reach an agreement’ for Hakim Ziyech.

22:45 – DONE DEAL! Here is signing number… we’ve lost count… for Nottingham Forest. Felipe joins the English club from Atlético Madrid until 2024.

22:40 – MLS insider Tom Bogert has reported Atlanta United are ‘in the final steps’ to sign forward Giorgos Giakoumakis from Celtic. Tick tock.

22:33 – Some unfortunate news for Everton fans. The Athletic confirmed the Toffees have seen a late move for Watford’s Ismaila Sarr rejected.

Sean Dyche might just have to deal with the squad he has to try and avoid relegation.

22:25 – Manager Nathan Jones promised Southampton fans a striker and it looks like he’s fulfilling it.

22:20 – Expect a right-back merry-go-round to wrap up the final hours as La Galaxy, Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham are all set for new signings.

22:15 – Every Chelsea fan right now.

22:12 – So many twists and turns in this January window, we’re not sure who has pulled off the best signing! Hours to go still.

22:08 – Chelsea continue to try and get Tiemoue Bakayoko to Adana Demirspor…

22:06 – LaLiga leaders Barcelona don’t want to be on the outside looking in, it seems like.

Can Xavi’s side complete a late move for MLS star Julian Araujo? Only time will tell.

22:02 – DONE DEAL! Another Premier League arrival as Crystal Palace signed midfielder Naouirou Ahamada to a three-and-a-half-year contract from VfB Stuttgart.

21:57 – DONE DEAL! Some transfer news for any American fans out there. Twenty-one-year-old striker Matthew Hoppe has joined Hibernian for the remainder of the season from Middlesbrough.

Notably, Hoppe became the first American to net a hat-trick in the Bundesliga when he played for Schalke.

21:50 – Ah yes, the Jude Bellingham saga continues. Liverpool have been extremely quiet this window, as have Real Madrid.

Get ready for this chaos to continue in the summer as the football world tries to sign the latest up and coming midfield star.

21:46 – This one is going right down to the wire, isn’t it…

21:44 – Some more Premier League movement incoming for Manchester United and Leicester?

21:36 – DONE DEAL! Tottenham have confirmed the departure of Harvey White to Derby County on loan.

21:33 – DONE DEAL! Another Ukranian talent has joined the Premier League as Bournemouth confirmed the arrival of defender Illia Zabarnyi.

21:30 – Erik ten Hag looks to be closing in on his replacement for Christian Eriksen as Bayern Munich’s Marcel Sabitzer touches down in Manchester.

21:27 – Caught a funny moment between Twitter admins here as RB Leipzig poked fun at Union Berlin’s failure to sign Isco. Turn out he’s not named in their DFB Pokal XI, naturally.

21:23 – We have some conflicting reports now as the Liverpool Echo claims Everton’s move for Andre Ayew is nothing but a rumour.

21:18 – Another big signing in the Premier League is about to be announced, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano. Tottenham look set to unveil Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon.

21:17 – Here’s a glimpse at Arsenal’s new No. 20!

21:16 – Yesterday Newcastle United confirmed the arrival of Anthony Gordon from Everton. The Magpies are facing Southampton right now in the EFL Cup semi-final and paraded their new man to some wide-eyed fans.

21:07 – DONE DEAL! It looks like West Ham United aren’t done announcing new names in the WSL either. Former Arsenal ace and England U19 defender Shannon Cooke joins the club’s back line.

21:04 – DONE DEAL! One of the biggest deals of the window has been confirmed now, with Jorginho swapping Chelsea blue for Arsenal red! Can he lift the Gunners closer to the Premier League title?

21:02 – Keep an eye out on Nottingham Forest in the final hours. After 25 signings, they look close to another, with Keylor Navas reportedly having his medical soon.

20:51 – Could Everton finally be about to make their first signing of the window?

20:40 – DONE DEAL! Haris Seferovic has joined Celta Vigo from Benfica having been recalled from Galatasaray.

20:31 – DONE DEAL! Fulham have confirmed the signing of Sasa Lukic from Torino on a four-and-a-half year deal.

20:21 – David Ornstein has been a busy man this evening and he’s reporting that Cedric Soares is about to leave Arsenal and sign for Fulham on loan.

20:18 – Something slightly more domestic here with news that West Ham loanee Emmanuel Longolo could be staying at Birmingham permanently.

20:09 – Another update about Enzo Fernandez’s potential move to Chelsea, this time from the Telegraph’s Matt Law:

20:03 – DONE DEAL! Watford have announced the signing of Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt from Anderlecht.

19:55 – It looks as if Barcelona’s pursuit of Soyfan Amrabat are over with Mundo Deportivo claiming that negotiations have finally hit a wall.

19:41 – It looks like Ayoze Perez could be about to leave Leicester with the striker ready to join Real Betis on loan for the rest of the season.

19:38 – According to David Ornstein of the Athletic, Everton looked at signing Michy Batshuayi from Fenerbahce on loan but the striker wanted to stay in Turkey.

19:30 – Albert Lokonga is reportedly on the verge of joining Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season from Arsenal.

19:22 – The deadline for domestic transfers may have passed but Arsenal are still trying to sign Signe Bruun from Lyon despite the French side not playing ball in negotiations.

19:18 – DONE DEAL! Lyon have confirmed the signing of Jeffinho from Botafogo.

19:08 – Sasa Lukic’s protracted move to Fulham is reportedly over with Torino having agreed terms with the west London club.

19:05 – DONE DEAL! Ajax midfielder Victor Jensen has left the capital club to join Utrecht.

18:51 – Some more updates on Marcel Sabitzer’s proposed move to Manchester United here:

18:45 – L’Equipe are reporting that Hakim Ziyech has passed a medical at Paris Saint-Germain but is now waiting on Chelsea to agree terms with the French club.

18:32 – DONE DEAL! Another deal as snuck through in the WSL though, with Natasha Dowie rejoining Liverpool.

18:24 – DONE DEAL! Hertha have looked to add some experience to their squad with Tolga Ciğerci joining from Turkish side Ankaragücü.

18:21 – The deadline for Women’s Super League transfers has now passed meaning that Alessia Russo will not be leaving Manchester United for Arsenal.

18:04 – DONE DEAL! Nathaniel Chalobah has joined West Brom from Fulham.

18:02 – And here’s the video of the Austria international.

18:00 – Marcel Sabitzer is believed to be flying to Manchester right now to try and force through a move to Old Trafford from Bayern.

17:47 – DONE DEAL! Sergi Canós is leaving Brentford to join Greek side Olypiacos for the remainder of the season.

17:45 – And here we have yet more information on Chelsea’s proposed most to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica.

According to the Athletic there is ‘heightened optimism’ that the deal can be done before the deadline later this evening.

17:35 – A story from Portuguese paper Record has claimed that Barcelona had an offer for Bernardo Silva rejected by Manchester City.

17:30 – DONE DEAL! Middlesbrough have lost a stalwart of theirs over the past few seasons, with Duncan Watmore leaving the north east to join Millwall.

17:25 – A report from Spanish outlet Relevo has claimed that Barcelona are not signing anyone else in this window, meaning their pursuit of Sofyan Amrabat is over.

17:21 – DONE DEAL! Bristol City have signed Anis Mehemti from Wycombe with the Championship signing the Chairboys youngster on a three-year deal.

17:16 – Lyon are on the verge of signing Botafogo winger Jeffinho with the Brazilian youngster currently undergoing a medical.

17:10 – Paul Onuachu is set to join Southampton from Genk in a deal worth around €18m.

17:04 – DONE DEAL! Manchester City youngster Luke Mbete has been recalled to the Etihad from his loan spell at Huddersfield.

But that didn’t last long with Mbete now going to Bolton till the end of the season.

17:01 – Hibs have confirmed that Emmanuel Johnson has left the Edinburgh side and will join Austin FC on loan.

16:56 – Hector Bellerin is reportedly in Lisbon and ready to sign on the dotted line with Sporting.

16:55 – More from Chelsea’s pursuit of Enzo Fernandez with Sky Sports saying that the Blues are ready to do a medical with the midfielder in Portugal.

16:36 – DONE DEAL! Hertha Berlin have confirmed that Myziane Maolida is leaving the club to join Stade Reims.

16:34 – And here’s a report from Spain claiming that Keylor Navas is close to joining Nottingham Forest from Paris Saint-Germain.

16:32 – More news from Chelsea with Fabrizio Romano claiming that Chelsea’s deal for Enzo Fernandez is reportedly back on after reports earlier that the move had collapsed.

16:26 – It’s still absolutely wild that this has happened.

16:22 – Sofyan Amrabat has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona today, but reports in Spain say that the Morocco international will only leave Fiorentina for €50m.

16:17 – Tiemoué Bakayoko, remember him? Well the French midfielder could be returning to his homeland with Fabrizio Romano saying that Lyon are hoping to sign the Chelsea midfielder – currently on loan at Milan – on a short-term deal before the window closes.

16:09 – And that Thestrup rumour we were mentioning earlier, that has now gone through with West Ham signing one of the most exciting strikers in Europe.

16:07 – DONE DEAL! Man Utd have allowed youth team star Dishon Bernard to join Portsmouth on loan until the end of the season.

16:01 – DONE DEAL! Some contract news from Sevilla who have confirmed that Kike Salas has put pen to paper on a deal to 2026 but has moved to Tenerife on loan for the rest of the season.

15:56 – Some WSL news from the Telegraph who claim that West Ham looking to sign PSV striker Amalie Thestrup before the deadline later.

15:50 – Milan have felt the need to comment on an article from Gazzetta earlier today which claimed that the club and Rafael Leao are at a contract impasse.

Their official Twitter account has denied the allegations put forward in the article claiming they are “harmful to all parties”.

An interesting step from the Rossoneri there.

15:33 – Bournemouth, what have you done?

Gianluca Di Marzio says Nicolò Zaniolo accepted a move to the Cherries last night and was ready to move this morning only for the club to call it off as they had already committed too much money to other deals.

15:21 – Isco to Union Berlin is off! Talks have collapsed.

“The negotiating partners were no longer ready to talk in the terms we originally spoke about,” someone close to the player has told Transfermarkt.

15:01 – This is starting to feel like the calm before the storm. Are all the agents at lunch?

14:54 – PSG want to sign Marco Asensio and they want to do it today, report Relevo. The report adds that Real Madrid will not sanction a move.

Does that mean no Hakim Ziyech?

14:45 – Finally a chance to breathe, so here’s our take on the Cancelo move.

14:32 – Preston-linked Josh Onomah has had his contract terminated at Fulham and is now a free agent.

14:23 – Arsenal are not giving up on their efforts to sign Alessia Russo from Manchester United, with the Gunners reportedly upping their bid to £500k, per the Telegraph, who have been told the striker “is not for sale at any price.”

The bid from Arsenal would double the current WSL record fee, set when Tottenham signed Beth England from Chelsea this month.

14:20 – DONE DEAL! Omar Rekik joins Wigan on loan after Arsenal recalled the defender from Sparta Rotterdam.

14:15 – Sky Germany say there are talks between Bayern Munich and Manchester United and Chelsea. The Premier League clubs are hoping to sign midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.

14:08 – DONE DEAL! An EFL loan reshuffle as Premier League club Bournemouth recall Gavin Kilkenny from Stoke and send him to Charlton until the end of the season.

14:05 – Arsenal have now confirmed a “significant” knee injury for Mohamed Elneny has seen him undergo surgery. That’ll explain the Jorginho deal …

13:54 – The BBC say “a lot of Premier League clubs” have approached Chelsea with a view to signing Conor Gallagher on loan. Watch this space.

13:44 – The Telegraph say Manchester United will now try to bring in a midfielder on loan due to Christian Eriksen’s injury.

13:34 – DONE DEAL! And a sixth winter signingg for Schalke as defender Éder Balanta joins on loan from Club Brugge.

13:34 – Any deals for Manchester United today? Erik ten Hag doesn’t seem to think so:

“Something on Deadline Day is difficult, you can’t make policy on bad injuries.”

13:24 – With Ibrahima Konaté now out for three weeks, the Athletic report Liverpool will now keep Nat Phillips at the club today.

13:18 – Not one for today but the Daily Mail say Manchester City are interested in signing Leicester’s James Maddison this summer.

13:13 – Xavi has been asked about Sofyan Amrabat.

“He’s a very good player, nothing more. I can’t speak about players who aren’t here.”

13:08 – No dice for PSG and Milan Škriniar, with L’Équipe reporting he will not join from Inter today but in the summer for free instead.

12:57 – Not transfer news as such — it’s surely too late for the club to react — but Manchester United say Christian Eriksen will be out until April or May with an ankle injury.

12:45 – A blow for Everton as L’Équipe say Kamaldeen Sulemana has opted to join Southampton over the Toffees.

Both clubs reportedly had a €25m bid accepted by Rennes.

12:35 – DONE DEAL! A move from Amsterdam to Aberdeen for Ajax goalkeeper Jay Gorter, who joins the Dons on loan.

12:35 – Issues for Ziyech? The Daily Mail say his proposed move to PSG has now hit a snag but it is not dead.

12:21 – DONE DEAL! João Cancelo to Bayern Munich on loan is official!

12:15 – DONE DEAL! Florian Thauvin is back in Europe as he joins Udinese.

12:13 – Thorgan Hazard to PSV Eindhoven! Sport1 say the Belgian is on his way to Eindhoven from Dortmund and should complete a loan move to the end of the season.

12:08 – The latest on Enzo Fernández from Portugal — Record say the Benfica team have arrived at their hotel for tonight’s game without the Argentine.

12:03 – DONE DEAL! Tottenham have signed teenage striker Jude Soonsup-Bell from Chelsea on a permanent deal.

11:53 – Sky Germany say Ajax have rejected an offer from Lyon for Florian Grillitsch. The bid, said to be worth €3m, was turned down and they add the player wants to stay at the Dutch club.

11:50 – One in, one out? The Evening Standard, the Daily Mail and goal say Arsenal are in talks with Crystal Palace over a loan move for Albert Sambi Lokonga.

11:44 – “The phone hasn’t stopped ringing since this morning,” says Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl.

Oh to have that job on deadline day. We hope he got a good night’s sleep last night.

11:42 – An issue for Southampton? Sky Sports report Marseille are now challenging the Saints’ €30m bid for Braga striker Vitinha.

11:34 – As per Matteo Moretto, Sofyan Amrabat has angered Fiorentina by not arriving for training as, right now, the club are not open to agreeing a deal with Barcelona.

11:29 – DONE DEAL! Sunderland have announced the arrival of defender Joe Anderson from Everton.

11:21 – Record in Portugal now claim Enzo Fernández is most likely stay at Benfica! Can Chelsea do enough to get a deal agreed? Will this impact Jorginho to Arsenal?

11:20 – And a blow for Everton as Sky Germany say Union Berlin will not allow Sheraldo Becker to leave.

11:15 – Bad news for Barcelona? Fabrizio Romano says their offer of a loan plus a €40m option for Sofyan Amrabat has ben rejected.

11:08 – João Cancelo has said goodbye to Manchester City on Instagram.

11:03 – DONE DEAL! Brandon Aguilera has left Nottingham Forest to join Estoril on loan until the end of the season.

11:01 – DONE DEAL! Newcastle have signed defender Harrison Ashby from West Ham.

10:57 – According to Matteo Moretto, Atlético Madrid will sign Matt Doherty on loan from Tottenham.

10:50 – DONE DEAL! Philipp Max is back in the Bundesliga, joining Eintracht Frankfurt from PSV Eindhoven.

10:46 – More on Jorginho to Arsenal as the Independent say the fee will be £13m and the Evening Standard say he will cost Arsenal £13m.

10:36 – Everton battling Southampton? L’Équipe say Rennes have accepted €25m bids from both clubs for winger Kamaldeen Sulemana, per Get French Football News.

10:28 – According to The Athletic, Nottingham Forest’s ambitious bid to sign Keylor Navas is being held up by PSG.

10:12 – The Athletic now say Arsenal have all but conceded they will not sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton and a move for Jorginho is ‘advancing’ instead.

10:09 – Though Mundo Deportivo say Fiorentina are open to an agreement, Marca claim the Serie A club will turn down Barcelona’s offer of a loan deal with a €35m option for Sofyan Amrabat.

10:03 – DONE DEAL! Marquinhos joins Norwich on loan from Arsenal.

10:01 – DONE DEAL! Leeds have signed teenage centre-back Diogo Monteiro from Servette.

10:00 – We’re also waiting for Isco to complete his move to Union Berlin, with Sky Germany claiming West Ham and Everton are in for Union forward Sheraldo Becker.

Mundo Deportivo say Fiorentina are read to allow Sofyan Amrabat join Barcelona on loan.

The Athletic and Sky Sports have revealed Bournemouth have agreed to pay £20m for Ukrainian defender Ilya Zabarnyi.

9:53 – Chelsea are the ones to watch yet again today as they try to sign Enzo Fernández for a new British record fee of €120m and could yet go for Arsenal target Moises Caicedo as well.

9:51 – Good morning! We hope everyone’s ready to go …