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Check out all of the biggest deals that have gone through during the January 2017 transfer window.

January 31

Manolo Gabbiadini to Southampton — £14million

Southampton secured one of the biggest transfer of deadline day when they signed Italy striker Manolo Gabbiadini for £14million from Napoli.

The Saints have struggled to replace the goals of Graziano Pelle who left for China in the summer, only finding the net 23 times in 23 games — only three other sides have scored fewer so far this season.

Gabbiadini made just one start for the Serie A club this term, but has scored five goals in all competitions, including three in his last three appearances.

Robbie Brady to Burnley — £undisclosed

Burnley broke their transfer record with the signing of Robbie Brady from Norwich City on deadline day, in a deal that could reach £13million.

The 25-year old Republic of Ireland striker has found the net four times for the Canaries so far this season, while also providing four assists.

Prior to joining Norwich in 2015, Brady spent two years in the Premier League with Hull City.

Andrea Ranocchia to Hull City — loan

Andrea-Ranocchia-Inter-Milan-defender Hull City made Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia their fourth signing of the January transfer window after acquiring the 28-year old Italian's services on loan.

Ranocchia has made 166 appearances for the Nerazzurri in a six year spell with the Milanese club, which also included loan spells with Genoa and Sampdoria, and has been capped 21 times for Italy.

Emmanuel Adebayor to Istanbul Basaksehir FK — free

adebayor-playing-for-crystal-palace Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish title hopefuls Istanbul Basaksehir FK on a free transfer.

The 32-year old Togolese hitman has been without a club since leaving Crystal Palace in the summer, but captained his homeland in the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

Jordan Ayew to Swansea City — £exchange

Premier League side Swansea City have brought Jordan Ayew to the club in a deal that sees Welsh defender Neil Taylor go the other way, while the Welsh club could end up paying Villa up to £5million in addition.

Ayew, the brother of former Swans forward Andre Ayew, scored two and provided four for Aston Villa in the first half of the season, and signs for Swansea on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Neil Taylor to Aston Villa — £exchange

Aston Villa have signed Wales international defender Neil Taylor in an exchange deal with Swansea City for Jordan Ayew.

Taylor has made 160 league appearances in a six-and-a-half year spell with the club.

Luka Milivojevic to Crystal Palace — £13million

Serbian international midfielder Luka Milivojevic has joined Crystal Palace on a three-and-a-half year deal after signing from Olympiakos for around £13million.

The 25-year old scored nine goals in 34 appearances for the Greek side in the first half of the season, and the player has impressed for the club since making the move from Anderlecht back in 2015.

Odion Ighalo to Changchun Yata — £20million

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Chinese Super League side Changchun Yata have signed Odion Ighalo from Watford for a fee believed to be in the region of £20million.

The 27-year old Nigerian striker has managed just one goal in 14 appearances for the Hornets this season, in contrast to 15 goals in 36 league appearances last term.

His sale follows the arrival of attacking players M'Baye Niang and Mauro Zarate during this window.

Kamil Grosicki to Hull City — £8million

Kamil Grosicki

Hull City have looked to replace the hole left in their squad by the departure of Robert Snodgrass to West Ham with the acquisition of Poland's 28-year old winger Kamil Grosicki.

The former Rennes player scored four and provided three in the first half of their Ligue 1 campaign, and Hull will hope his creativity will help to make up for a lack of goals following the loss of their top scorer.

Grosicki has also been capped 48 times for Poland's national side, scoring nine goals.

Ashley Westwood to Burnley — £undisclosed

Premier League side Burnley have signed midfielder Ashley Westwood from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year old made 23 appearances in the Championship this season, and had been with the Midlands club since signing from Crewe Alexandra in 2012.

Branislav Ivanovic to Zenit St Petersburg — free

branislav-ivanovic Serbian international Branislav Ivanovic has joined Zenit St Petersburg on a two-and-a-half year deal after leaving Chelsea.

The 32-year old has made 376 appearances for the Premier League side since joining from Lokomotiv Moscow in January 2008, and has won two Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Europa League and three FA Cups in his nine year spell with the club.

“I am motivated and I think that I can play for many more seasons at the top level,” he told the club's website.

“I have to get used to the team and get physically ready for the upcoming official and important matches.”

Arnel Jakupovic to Empoli — £undisclosed

Serie A side Empoli have signed Middlesbrough's young striker Arnel Jakupovic on a permanent deal.

The 18-year old impressed with Boro's under-23 side last term, scoring 20 goals in 20 appearances, and has joined the Azzurri on a four-and-a-half year deal.

Jese Rodriguez to Las Palmas — loan

Middlesbrough target Jese Rodriguez has moved on loan to hometown club Las Palmas from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 23-year old striker, who scored 13 goals in 63 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid, has made just 13 appearances for the French champions since his transfer last summer, 12 of which have been from the bench. 

Marc Wilson to West Bromwich Albion — loan

West Brom have loaned Bournemouth midfielder Marc Wilson on loan until the end of the season.

Wilson has yet to make a Premier League appearance for the south coast club since making his permanent move from Stoke City last summer.

Alfred N'Diaye to Hull City — loan

Hull City have loaned Villarreal's Senegalese midfielder Alfred N'Diaye on loan until the end of the season.

N'Diaye — who has been capped eight times for his country but was not chosen for their 2017 African Cup of Nations squad — has played just 132 minutes of football in La Liga this season following his move from Real Betis in the summer.

The 26-year old has appeared in the Premier League with Sunderland in the 2013/14 season making 16 appearances, before having loan spells with Eskisehirspor and Betis.

Calum Dyson to Grimsby Town — loan

League Two side Grimsby Town have signed Everton's 20-year old striker Calum Dyson on loan until the end of the season.

Krystian Bielik to Birmingham City — loan

Arsenal have sent out 19-year old Polish defender Krystian Bielik on loan to Championship side Birmingham City until the end of the season.

Bielik has made two appearances for the Gunners since his £2.4million switch from Legia Warsaw, both coming in the EFL Cup.

Marc Bola to Notts County — loan

League Two side Notts County have signed Arsenal defender Marc Bola on loan until the end of the season.

Bola signed his first professional contract with the north London club last April, and was a regular feature in their under-21 side.

Molla Wague to Leicester City — loan

 

Premier League champions Leicester City have signed 25-year old defender Molla Wague from Granada CF.

Wague had been on loan with Serie A side Udinese, making six league appearances.

Reece Oxford to Reading — loan

West Ham defender Reece Oxford, linked with Rangers

Promotion-chasing Reading have signed West Ham's young defender Reece Oxford on loan for the rest of the season.

Oxford, who had been linked with a loan move to Rangers, signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with the Hammers in December, but has not made a Premier League appearance this season.

Mouez Hassen to Southampton — loan

Southampton have signed Nice goalkeeper Mouez Hassan on a five month loan deal.

The 21-year old stopper worked under Saints boss Claude Puel when he was manager at the Ligue 1 club.

Conor McAleny to Oxford United — loan

Everton's 24-year old striker Conor McAleny has moved on loan to Oxford United for the rest of of the season.

McAleny has made two senior appearances for the Toffees since signing in 2009, and was recently on loan with Wigan Athletic.

David Faupala to Chesterfield — loan

Former France under-18 international striker David Faupala has joined Chesterfield on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year old made his debut against Chelsea in the FA Cup in February 2016, scoring a goal in a 5-1 defeat.

Stephy Mavididi to Charlton Athletic — loan

League One side Charlton Athletic have signed young Arsenal Stephy Mavididi on loan until the end of the season.

The 18-year old has yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners, but he was top scorer for their under-21 side last season, scoring 17 goals in 30 games.

Kaylen Hinds to Stevenage Borough — loan

League Two side Stevenage have signed 19-year old Arsenal striker Kaylen Hinds on loan until the end of the season.

Hinds has represented England up to under-18 level but has yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners.

January 30

 

Dimitri Payet to Marseille — £25million

Dimitri Payet The long-running and bitter transfer saga of Dimitri Payet that endeared the player to no one in England, was finally ended after West Ham agreed a £25million fee with Marseille for their former player.

The France international had refused to play again for the Premier League club, and for a long time it seemed as though the Hammers were happy for their former star player to stay put to make an example of him.

The 29-year old signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Ligue 1 club where he previously made 72 appearances before joining West Ham in 2015.

Patrick Van Aanholt to Crystal Palace — £14million

 

Dutch international defender Patrick Van Aanholt has linked back up with Sam Alladyce after the Crystal Palace manager made the 26-year old his second January signing.

Van Aanholt has been integral to Sunderland's season, appearing in all but one of their 22 games this term, while he was also crucial for the Black Cats last year as they successfully avoided relegation under Big Sam.

Darron Gibson to Sunderland — £undisclosed

Sunderland have signed Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson from Everton to help with their relegation battle.

The former Manchester United player has signed on an 18 month deal having not made a Premier League appearance for the Toffees since May.

Bryan Oviedo to Sunderland — £undisclosed

 

Premier League basement club Sunderland made Costa Rica international Bryan Oviedo their second acquisition from Everton after securing the 26-year old's services on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Like Darron Gibson, Oviedo has rarely featured for the Merseysiders this season, making just seven appearances.

Alexandre Pato to Tianjin Quanjian — £undisclosed

alexandre-pato Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato has become the latest big name to move to China after signing for Fabio Cannavaro's newly-promoted Tianjin Quanjian.

The former AC Milan star had spent the first half of this season with La Liga side Villarreal, but moves on having made just 11 league appearances.

Pato was named as the Best Player in Europe in 2009, but has failed to replicate that form in subsequent spells with Corinthians and Sao Paulo, as well as a six month loan with Chelsea last season.

January 29

 

Bojan Krkic to MSV Mainz 05 — loan

Stoke City have sent out Spanish forward Bojan on loan to Bundesliga side Mainz until the end of the season, disappointing Premier League suitors Middlesbrough and Watford.

The 26-year old has been unhappy at the amount of playing time he has gotten this season, having been restricted to just nine appearances.

Bojan had also been linked with permanent moves to Malaga or Espanyol, but Stoke's £12million valuation of the player priced the two La Liga clubs out of any potential deal.

January 28

 

Sean Goss to Queens Park Rangers — £500k

QPR have signed young midfielder Sean Goss from Manchester United on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The 21-year old never made a senior appearance for the Red Devils, and the closest he came to doing so was making the bench for a Premier League game against Watford in 2015.

January 27

Robert Snodgrass to West Ham United — £10.2million

Robert Snodgrass will need to replace Dimitri Payet West Ham made Scottish international midfielder Robert Snodgrass their second signing of the January transfer window after Premier League strugglers Hull City sold him to the east London club for just over £10million.

Snodgrass had been Hull's top scorer so far this season, with seven goals from 20 appearances, but the Tigers were unable to hold on to their talisman.

“I'm delighted, this is a massive club with great tradition,” said the 29-year old.

“The owners and the manager are trying to build something here and I just can't wait to get started.”

Cameron Brannagan to Fleetwood Town — loan

Liverpool have loaned out 20-year old Cameron Brannagan to League One Fleetwood Town until the end of the season.

The midfielder made his debut for the Reds in a Europa League clash against Bordeaux back in 2015.

Dion Conroy to Swindon Town — £undisclosed

Chelsea's academy product Dion Conroy has signed for League One Swindon Town on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The 21-year old defender never made a senior appearance for the Premier League side and joins Swindon with the club battling relegation.

Luke Amos to Southend United — loan

League One Southend United have signed Tottenham Hotspur's young midfielder Luke Amos on loan until the end of the season.

Amos has represented England at under-18 level, but the 19-year old has never featured for Spurs' first team in a competitive match.

January 26

 

M'Baye Niang to Watford — loan

Mbaye-Niang-AC-Milan Premier League side Watford have signed the French forward M'Baye Niang from AC Milan on loan until the end of the season.

Niang, who has represented France at under-21 level, has scored 12 goals for the Rossoneri in 77 appearances. Watford will have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer.

Jonny Burn to Bristol Rovers — £undisclosed

League One side Bristol Rovers have signed defender Jonny Burn from Middlesbrough on a permanent deal.

The 22-year old never made a first team appearance for the Premier League side, and has previously had loan spells with Oldham Athletic and Kilmarnock.

January 25

 

Goncalo Guedes to Paris Saint-Germain – £25.5million

Guedes celebrates a goal for Benfica Manchester United target Goncalo Guedes has joined French champions PSG on a four-and-a-half year deal from Benfica.

The 20-year old winger has played 68 times for Benfica, scoring 11 goals, including two goals and two assists so far in this season's Primeira Liga.

Mauro Zarate to Watford – £undisclosed

 

Mauro Zarate is returning to the Premier League after signing for Watford on a two-and-a-half year deal from Fiorentina.

The 29-year old, who has previously had spells with West Ham, QPR and Birmingham City, has made just seven appearances for La Viola this season, but has scored two goals and provided one assist in that time.

Patrice Evra to Marseille – free

Patrice Evra challenges Lionel Messi Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has joined Marseille on a free transfer following his departure from Italian champions Juventus.

The 35-year old made just six league appearances for the Old Lady this season, and the Frenchman has sought a return to his homeland in the hope of securing more first-team football. In a statement, Juventus said:

“It was not merely on the pitch that Evra made his mark for the Bianconeri, but undoubtedly in the dressing room too, his bubbly, larger than life personality rubbing off positively on his peers, whilst he also showed genuine leadership qualities and a more serious side when the time was right.”

Matty James to Barnsley – loan

Championship side Barnsley have signed Leicester City's 25-year old midfielder Matty James on loan until the end of the season.

James, who was absent for the entirety of the Foxes' title-winning campaign due to a kneee injury, joined Leicester from Manchester United in 2012.

January 24

Joleon Lescott to Sunderland – free

Former Aston Villa and Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has signed for Premier League side Sunderland on a short-term contract.

Lescott, 34, had a short-term contract with AEK Athens cancelled in November after suffering an injury. The defender is Sunderland's first signing of the January window.

Luis Hernandez to Malaga – £undisclosed

 

Spanish defender Luis Hernandez has been signed by La Liga side Malaga, just six months after joining Leicester City.

Hernandez made just eight appearances for the Premier League champions after joining on a free transfer from Sporting Gijon, the last one coming in the 1-0 away defeat to Bournemouth in December.

January 23

 

Alexander Isak to Borussia Dortmund — £8.65million

 

German side Borussia Dortmund have won the race to sign the highly-rated Swedish striker Alexander Isak, beating Real Madrid to the signature of Sweden's youngest ever goalscorer.

The fee is reportedly €10million (£8.65million), and the 17-year old is said to have chosen Dortmund over the European champions because of their track-record of developing young players.

Isak had scored 10 goals in 19 appearances for AIK so far this season and scored his first international goal earlier this month.

Gerard Deulofeu to AC Milan — loan

 

Serie A side AC Milan have signed Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year old signed permanently from Barcelona in 2015 following a season-long loan the year before, but he has struggled for game time so far this term, making just 13 appearances, eight of which were from the bench.

The Spaniard joins Milan with the club lying 7th in Serie A, three points off the Champions' League places.

Lazar Markovic to Hull City — loan

 

Liverpool forward Lazar Markovic has joined Hull City on loan until the end of the season.

The former Benfica man had been on loan with Sporting Lisbon, but that deal was cancelled by mutual consent, paving the way for his move to the KCOM.

Markovic, who was signed by Brendan Rodgers from Benfica for £20million in 2014, has made just 19 league appearances for the Anfield club, having spent all of last season on loan with Turkish side Fenerbahce.

 January 22

 

Nathan Holland to West Ham United — £undisclosed

West Ham United made England under-19 international Nathan Holland their second addition of the window after signing him from Everton on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Holland never made an appearance for the Toffees after signing his first professional contract a year ago.

January 20

 

Memphis Depay to Lyon — £16million

Holland's Memphis Depay Dutch forward Memphis Depay's unsuccessful spell with Manchester United has been brought to an end after the Old Trafford club sold the 22-year old to Lyon.

Depay scored just two Premier League goals in the 18 months since signing from PSV Eindhoven for £31million, and has struggled for minutes in a position that is oversubscribed at United. Henrikh Mkhitaryan,

Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young have all featured out wide for the Red Devils this season, but manager Jose Mourinho had nothing but praise for the player following his move.

“The guy is a fantastic professional, a kid that respected everyone, worked hard to have more chances, a kid that was frustrated because he was not having that.

“I only have good things to say about him.”

Jake Livermore to West Bromwich Albion — £10million

 

West Brom made Jake Livermore their first signing of the January transfer window with the £10million acquisition of Jake Livermore from Hull City.

The former Spurs midfielder had been ever-present for the Tigers so far this season, scoring one and setting up another, but manager Marco Silva allowed the player to leave after stating the club required the money from the transfer to reinvest back into the squad.

“It was important to get the funds.

“Of course he was a really important player for us but we got a very good proposal for him and the deal is closed. It is football and what we need is to find a similarly placed player.

“We don't have a big budget to find the best solutions sometimes, but it is football and we need to continue to fight to improve our squad.”

Jose Fonte to West Ham United — £8million

 

Despite reported interest from Manchester United, Portuguese defender Jose Fonte has signed for West Ham United on a two-and-a-half-year deal, having handed in a transfer request earlier this month.

The fee is reported to be in the region of £8million and is the Hammers' first signing of the January transfer window.

Fonte spent seven years with the Saints in which he made 288 appearances, while he was also the club captain.

The Euro 2016 winner cited manager Slaven Bilic and the history and ambition of West Ham as one of the main reasons he chose to join the east London club.

Saido Berahino to Stoke City — £12million

 

Saido Berahino finally got his move away from the Hawthorns after he put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal with Stoke City.

The Potters have apparently been chasing the 23-year old for some time, and the move finally brings to an end a difficult period in Berahino's career following his fall out with the West Brom hierarchy back in 2015.

The young striker handed in a transfer request after Tottenham Hotspur made a £15million bid which was rejected, and his relationship with manager Tony Pulis never fully recovered.

Berahino made just four Premier League appearances for the Baggies in the first half of the season and missed a penalty as West Brom were knocked out in the second round of the EFL Cup by Northampton.

“I’m so overwhelmed and happy and I just can’t wait to get started and meet all the lads and get cracking on,” Berahino told stokecityfc.com.

“I didn’t expect anything to happen but I got a call from West Brom telling me I was free to speak to Stoke. I was the happiest man on the motorway driving up here this afternoon.”

Omar Elabdellaoui to Hull City — loan

Hull City boss Marco Silva has raided his former club Olympiakos and taken right-back Omar Elabdellaoui on loan until the end of the season.

Elabdellaoui has made just three appearances for the Greek champions so far this season.

January 19

Billy O'Brien to St Mirren — loan

Scottish side St Mirren have signed Manchester City youngster Billy O'Brien on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The Scottish Championship's bottom club targeted a new keeper after Number 1 Scott Gallacher picked up an injury.

Bruno Zuculini to Hellas Veronas — loan

Manchester City have loaned 23-year old midfielder Bruno Zuculini to Serie B side Hellas Veronas for the rest of the season.

The Argentine has yet to make an appearance for City following his move from Racing Club in 2014.

January 18

Patrick Bamford to Middlesbrough — £5.5million

Young striker Patrick Bamford has returned to Middlesbrough after signing from Chelsea on a four-and-a-half year deal.

Bamford previously had a loan spell with Boro' last season in which he scored 18 goals and was named Championship Player of the Year.

Boss Aitor Karanka will be hoping the 23-year olds arrival will help turn around the club's misfortunes in front of goal, having only registered 17 times so far this term — the worst record in the Premier League.

Emilio Nsue to Birmingham City — £undisclosed

Championship side Birmingham City have signed Middlesbrough winger Emilio Nsue for an undisclosed fee.

The Equatorial Guinea international has been with the club since 2014 but hasn't made an appearance for the club since September.

Tiago Ilori to Reading — £undisclosed

Championship club Reading has signed out-of-favour Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Ilori never appeared for the Reds, spending the majority of his spell at the Anfield club on loan with Granada, Bordeaux and Aston Villa.

Andraz Struna to Hearts — free

Slovenian international defender Andraz Struna has joined SPL side Hearts on a free transfer, signing a deal until the end of the season.

Struna, who has won 25 caps for Slovenia, was most recently playing with Greek Superleague side PAS Giannina.

Gethin Jones to Barnsley — loan

Championship side Barnsley have signed under-21 Welsh international Gethin Jones from Everton on loan until the end of the season.

January 17

Martin Olsson to Swansea City — £4million

Premier League strugglers Swansea City have signed Swedish left-back Martin Olsson from Norwich City on a two-and-a-half year deal.

With the Swans losing Welsh left-back Neil Taylor to injury for at least three weeks, the acquisition of Olsson is well-timed, and it is hoped the player who made 18 appearances for Norwich this season will help to shore up the Premier League's leakiest defence.

Tom Carroll to Swansea City — £4.5million

tom-carroll-spurs Swansea City have brought former England under-21 captain Tom Carroll back to the Liberty Stadium, the midfielder having spent the 2014/15 season with the Swans on loan.

The 24-year old made just three appearances in all competitions for Tottenham Hotspur this season and has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Welsh club.

Malaury Martin to Hearts — free

Scottish Premier League side Hearts have confirmed the signing of former Middlesbrough midfielder Malaury Martin on a free transfer.

The 28-year old had been playing for Norwegian side Lillestrom until his contract expired. Hearts have signed the Frenchman on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Martin Demichelis to Malaga — free

Former Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has rejoined former club Malaga on a short-term deal for the rest of the season.

The Argentinian was a free agent having left Espanyol this month, and is back at the club he spent two seasons with between 2011 and 2013.

Joe Riley to Sheffield United — loan

Manchester United under-21's left-back Joe Riley has signed for League One side Sheffield United on loan until the rest of the season. 

January 15

Simone Zaza to Valencia — loan

Italian international Simone Zaza's disappointing spell with West Ham has been brought to an end, with the striker signing for Valencia on loan until the end of the season.

Zaza failed to score in 11 appearances for the Hammers, with manager Slaven Bilic deciding against playing him again as the club was obliged to buy the player on a permanent deal if he made 14 appearances.

Valencia are currently struggling in La Liga, sitting in 17th place and four points clear of the relegation zone, although Los Che do have a game in hand.

January 1

Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton — £20million

Morgan Schneiderin Manchester United In a move that was first mooted last month, Everton have completed the signing for French international midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United.

The Toffees have paid an initial £20million for the 27-year-old, with that fee potentially rising to £24million if conditional bonuses are triggered.

Jeffrey Schlupp to Crystal Palace — £12million

Jeffrey Schlupp leicester Sam Alladyce made Jeffrey Schlupp his first signing with the former Leicester City winger signing a four and a half year deal.

The transfer is reported to be around the £12million mark. Schlupp made his debut in their 3-0 away defeat to West Ham, coming on as an 81st minute substitute for Joe Ledley.

January 12

Luciano Nursing to Swansea City — £4million

Luciano Narsingh Holland Swansea City have sealed the £4million capture of speedy winger Luciano Narsingh from PSV.

The 26-year-old, who has Champions League experience thanks to his spell with the Dutch champions, becomes new Swans boss Paul Clement's first signing at the Liberty Stadium.

Kouassi Eboue to Celtic — £undisclosed

Celtic target Kouassi Eboue in action for Krasnodar

Celtic have completed the signing of 19-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Kouassi Eboue from Russian side Krasnodar.

We studied footage of the young midfielder to put together an in-depth scout report.

Eoghan O'Connell to Walsall – loan

Scottish champions have agreed to loan 21-year-old defender Eoghan O'Connell to Walsall for the rest of the season, as the youngster hopes to gain some valuable first-team experience.

Tom Cleverley to Watford – loan

Tom Cleverley Everton

Former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has joined Watford on loan for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old has featured in just 516 minutes of action for Everton this season under Ronald Koeman, and will now join Watford in their battle to avoid relegation.

January 11

Sandro to Antalyaspor — £undisclosed

Sandro QPR Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has joined Turkish side Antalyspor from Queens Park Rangers.

The Championship club have confirmed that the Brazilian midfielder has moved to the Turkish Super Lig side on a three-year deal.

January 10

Holger Badstuber to Schalke 04 — loan

Holger Badstuber after a game Manchester City have missed out on defensive target Holger Badstuber after the Bayern Munich player signed for fellow Bundesliga club Schalke 04 on loan for the rest of the season.

Despite making just one appearance for the German champions this season, manager Carlo Ancelotti stated that any move away from the Allianz Arena would not be permanent Swansea City were also linked with the 27-year old.

Stevan Jovetic to Sevilla — loan

Jovetic W2W Former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Spanish side Sevilla on loan until the end of the season, with the option to make the move permanent in the summer.

The Montenegrin hitman has made just five appearances for Inter Milan this season, following six goals in 26 Serie A matches last term.

January 9

David Nugent to Derby County — £2.5million

David Nugent in action for Middlesbrough After a year and a half with the north-east club, striker David Nugent has signed for Championship club Derby County.

The former Leicester City and Portsmouth man has played just 54 minutes in the Premier League this season, following eight goals in 37 Championship appearances last term.

Despite a prolific scoring career in England's second tier, the 31-year old has never quite made it in the top division, and manager Steve McClaren will be hoping that Nugent's proven ability at that level will boost the attacking threat of the Rams' faltering front line.

The seven strikers that have appeared for Derby this season have mustered just six league goals between them which, despite the team lying seventh, has contributed to them having scored just 24 in 25 — the joint-second worst record in the league.

This will need to improve if Derby are to return to the Premier League — could Nugent be the man to do it?

Ricardo Carvalho to Shanghai SIPG — fre

Another familar face to Chelsea supporters rocks up at Shanghai SIPG – just how tempted you are to follow in their footsteps, John Terry?

Ricardo Carvalho, most recently seen in Monaco, celebrates the year of his 39th birthday with what is sure to be a bumper 12-month deal.

Oscar had already been tempted by the Chinese Super League's riches in a transfer fee that was worth £52m to Chelsea, while former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas manages the club.

January 8

Nathan Ake to Chelsea — returns from loan

 

Chelsea have a staggering 37 players away on loan but Nathan Ake has proved they are not all just window dressing for a sale down the line.

The 21-year-old had been in superb form for Bournemouth and has quite noticeably stepped up a level since spending time with Watford last season.

Equally composed at left-back and centre-back, the Dutchman's return to Stamford Bridge could well spell the end of John Terry should he sufficiently impress Antonio Conte.

January

Ryan Loft to Stevenage — loan

Young Tottenham Hotspur striker Ryan Loft has joined Stevenage on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old bagged 14 goals from 22 appearances for Spurs' under-18s last season, and has been sent to the gain some senior playing experience.

Loft spent some time on loan in the National League with Braintree Town last term where he was twice an unused substitute.

January 6

John Obi Mikel to Tianjin TEDA — undisclosed

After over a decade which saw John Obi Mikel feature for Chelsea more than 300 times, the Nigerian international has joined the list of former stars to head for the Chinese Super League, signing for Tianjin TEDA.

Mikel won 11 major honours with the Blues and has seen ten different managers come and go, but the player Chelsea signed from Manchester United, following a bizarre transfer saga, finally moves on having failed to make an appearance so far this season under Antonio Conte.

The midfielder follows former team mate Oscar's switch to the Far East, and at 29-years old should still have plenty to offer, particularly in the reduced quality of the CSL.

Pedro Chirivella to Go Ahead Eagles — loan

Liverpool have sent young Spanish midfielder Pedro Chirivella on loan to Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles for the rest of the season.

Hans de Koning's side currently lie bottom of the Eredivisie having been promoted via the promotion/relegation play-off last season, and will likely be looking to bring in further additions as the Eagles look to retain their top-flight status.

Izzy Brown to Huddersfield — loan

Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown

The Chelsea youngster was on loan at Rotherham, where he'd scored three goals in the first half of the season. But the Blues recalled him before sending him promptly to Huddersfield at the other end of the Championship.

He'll join up with fellow Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer in Yorkshire.

January 5

Ademola Lookman to Everton — £7.5 million

With Ronald Koeman announcing that Yannick Bolasie could be out until 2018 with the cruciate ligament injury picked up against Manchester United last month, Everton have made a move to bolster their attacking options, bringing in exciting young prospect Ademola Lookman in from Charlton Athletic.

The England under-20 international has scored 12 goals in the 15 months since his debut for the Addicks against MK Dons last season, and had become an integral part of the club's attack in the first half of their League One campaign.

His seven goals and two assists helped his former employers to 11th place, five points off the play-off positions.

Lookman has signed a four and a half year contract for an initial £7.5 million fee, with add-ons potentially taking the transfer to around £10 million.

Sam Johnstone to Aston Villa — loan

Third-choice Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has been sent on loan to Aston Villa until the end of the season, his eighth loan spell since graduating from the United Academy back in 2011.

The Old Trafford club recalled Joel Pereira from his loan spell with Belenense earlier this month, making way for the 23-year old to move to Villa Park.

Clement Lenglet to Sevilla — undisclosed

Last year's Europa League winners Sevilla have added to their defensive options with the signing of Clement Lenglet from Nancy for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year old French centre-back has made 17 appearances for the Ligue 1 club this season, boasting height and strength that is complimented by composure under pressure.

Lenglet isn't the quickest of defenders, but this is made up for his reading of the game.

Yunus Malli to Wolfsburg — £10.7 million

Yunus Malli in action for previous club Mainz Currently embroiled in an unexpected relegation battle, Wolfsburg have acquired exciting attacking midfielder Yunus Malli from Mainz on a four and a half year deal.

The Turkish international has been involved in 11 of Mainz' 26 league goals this season, scoring six and assisting five, while the 24-year old has found the net 29 times and set up a further 19 in total during his Mainz spell.

Malli's contribution is one of the main reasons the Bundesliga club qualified for the Europa League last season following a sixth place finish — five points ahead of the forward's new club Wolfsburg. He went on to score one and assist another during Mainz' unsuccessful European campaign.

Considering the player's talent, and the fact that he has proven he can deliver in Germany's top league, he should be considered an absolute bargain at €12.5 million.

January 4

Rudy Gestede to Middlesbrough — undisclosed

Rudy Gestede takes a penalty for Aston Villa

It is hard for a club struggling to score goals to remain in the Premier League, and after 20 games Middlesbrough have found the net the joint-least in the division, along with Hull City.

Aitor Karanka will be hoping that the signing of Rudy Gestede for an undisclosed fee from Aston Villa will go a long way to solving this problem.

Impressive performances for Blackburn Rovers encouraged Aston Villa to splash out £6 million on the striker, but the 28-year old managed to find the net just five times as the Villains went down last season.

The Benin international has scored four goals in 17 appearances so far this term, but his playing time has been limited under Steve Bruce, appearing for just 232 minutes out of the 13 Championship matches the new manager has been in charge of.

The Boro have acquired a talented player, but his track record over the previous 18 months doesn't suggest that goals are guaranteed.

Lee Grant to Stoke City — £1.3 millio

Having impressed during his six month loan spell, Stoke City have signed goalkeeper Lee Grant on a permanent deal.

The 33-year old barely featured for previous club Derby County last season, with Scott Carson preferred as the number one, but six clean sheets in 15 appearances, not to mention a man of the match performance in Stoke's 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, has earned Grant his move to the Premier League.

The Potters' number one, Jack Butland, is expected to return from the broken ankle that has kept him out since March next month, but the young England stopper won't be guaranteed a starting berth immediately.

Timothee Kolodziejczak to Borussia Moenchengladbach — £6.4 million

Timothee Kolodziejczak in action for Sevilla

German side Borussia Moenchengladbach have signed French defender Timothee Kolodziejczak from Sevilla on a four and a half year deal.

Kolodziejczak, who had previously been linked with Middlesbrough, has been brought in as a replacement for Alvaro Dominguez who was forced to retire last month due to a persistent back injury.

The 25-year old featured regularly for the Spanish side last season, but he has been limited to just five appearances so far this term.

Adalberto Peñaranda to Malaga — loan

Despite signing for Watford on a four and a half year deal last February, Venezuelan forward Adalberto Peñaranda has yet to appear for the Hornets, instead spending the last 12 months on loan with Granada and Udinese.

The 19-year old, who scored five goals in 23 appearances for the Spanish side last season, will spend the rest of this season on loan too, having heading to Málaga on a six month loan with the option of extending it for another season.

Cohen Bramall to Arsenal — £40,000

Arsene Wenger has added to his defensive options with Cohen Bramall, a left-back for Hednesford Town who recently completed a trial with the Gunners.

The 20-year old will be on hand to provide cover for fellow full-backs Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs.

January 3

Wilfred Ndidi to Leicester City — £15 million

It's fair to say that Leicester City have missed N'Golo Kanté since his move to Chelsea.

The Premier League champions can't blame all of their woes this season on the Frenchman's absence, but they have certainly looked a lot less solid, conceding six more goals than after the same amount of games last term.

The Foxes will be hoping that their new £15 million signing from Genk, Wilfred Ndidi, can help the team to rediscover some of that combative spirit that made them so hard to beat last year.

Ndidi can play at centre-back and right-back, but it is expected that the 20-year old will feature in midfielder as an energetic ball-winner.

Julian Draxler to PSG — £35 million

EURO 2016 - Semi final Germany vs France

Julian Draxler's high profile transfer to PSG for £35million, plus a potential £10million in add-ons, was exactly what the player had been pushing for.

Draxler, who was desperate to leave Wolfsburg in the summer, was clearly unhappy in Germany and the move to Unai Emery's star studded side represents a brilliant opportunity to get his career back on track.

While his talent is undeniable, his attitude has been questioned in the past, and he'll have to prove to the meticulous Emery that he's ready to go from the off.

Capable of playing across the attacking midfield line, Draxler's ability to play centrally or out wide will give his manager plenty of flexibility as to how best deploy him.

In addition, his pace, silky ball control and passing acuity should ensure he'll be a real weapon for the Parisiens.

Former Wolfsburg teammate, Josuha Guilavogui, recently made some intriguing comments on what a technical master Draxler is.

“In the way he controls the ball, he reminds me of Zidane. His stepovers too. He's not particularly quick, but he's able to dribble past any opponent,” Guilavogui said to L'Equipe.

“He's able to control the ball wonderfully. Even at full stretch, he still manages to keep the ball close to him.”

If he knuckles down right away and gets his head in the right space right, there's no reason why Draxler can't be a success at the French giants.

January 2

Ryan Babel to Besiktas — free

Ryan Babel has returned to Turkey after after leaving Kasimpasa in 2015.

The Dutch winger has had somewhat of a nomadic career since leaving Liverpool, and Besiktas are his sixth club since his Anfield departure in 2011.

His short-term contract at Deportivo La Coruña ran out in December and he has joined Besiktas on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

He made 12 appearances in Spain, scoring five times and will look at resurrecting his career in Turkey.

His last spell there saw him score 14 times and get 12 assists in two years.

Joey Barton to Burnley — free

joey barton rangers

Barton is back at Turf Moor after only leaving the club this summer following his well-publicised release from Scottish side Rangers.

After guiding Burnley to the Championship title last season, the club’s official Twitter account confirmed that Barton has agreed to rejoin the Clarets in principle and the deal was sealed on January 2.

Barton made eight appearances for Rangers during his short spell in Glasgow but was released by Mark Warburton after a training ground spat with other members of the first team squad following their 5-1 defeat to rivals Celtic at Parkhead earlier this season.

It has certainly been a period to forget for the outspoken midfielder who has also been charged by the FA this month for breaking gambling laws during a ten-year period dating back to 2006.

However, the former Manchester City midfielder has accepted a lifeline from former coach Sean Dyche and will join up with the Burnley squad for the second half of the season. Barton made 38 appearances for the Clarets last season and was also voted the club’s Player of the Season.

Before January

Marco van Ginkel to PSV — loan

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Marco van Ginkel has returned to PSV for the rest of the season on loan from Chelsea.

The Dutch midfielder spent the second half of last season there, scoring eight times in 16 appearances.

The 24-year-old has also extended his contract at Stamford Bridge until 2019 as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury.

He joined Chelsea in 2013 but has only made four appearances for the Blues.

Van Ginkel said: “I am now ready for top football and PSV gives me that opportunity. I came here last season, had a great time and I hope that we can match it.”

The box-to-box midfielder can do a role both defensively and in attack, due to his excellent stamina and pressing, matched with his creativity and goal-scoring touch, and he’ll hope to replicate his good form he showed last season in PSV’s 4-3-3.

With Antonio Conte giving chances to players like Victor Moses and Nathaniel Chalobah who have been away from the club for a number of loan spells, van Ginkel will hope to prove himself and force his way into the Chelsea team next season.

Carlos Tevez to Shanghai Shenhua — £9 million

Carlos Tevez was excellent for Allegri at Juventus

Shanghai Shenhua's capture of Carlos Tevez for £9million from Boca Juniors is yet another example of the formidable financial power the Chinese clubs now possess. Although the transfer fee doesn't boggle the mind like Oscar's, Tevez's reported wage of £615,000-per-week, a figure that would make him the highest paid footballer in the world, sure does.

Now 32, the former West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus sensation, will bring some class and polish to his new employer's work in the final third. A prolific goalscorer with a superb understanding of space, who can also link play superbly well in the final third, Tevez's multifaceted set of attributes will be sure to bring the crowds in.

Whether Tevez settles in smoothly at his new home, something he's had difficulty with in the past, will be a key defining component if he's to succeed, though. If he can, it'll be a real treat for the Chinese to have the pleasure of watching the little genius weave his magic week in, week-out.

Callum McManaman to Sheffield Wednesday — loan

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion - St James' Park

The tricky winger has temporarily escaped from his Hawthorns nightmare with a loan move to Championship promotion contenders Sheffield Wednesday until the end of the season. The 25-year-old is certainly out of favour with West Brom boss Tony Pulis who hasn’t picked the former Wigan midfielder at all this season.

Despite joining the Baggies in a deal worth £4.75million from Wigan in January 2015, McManaman has struggled to live up to his price tag and has found first team football hard to come by with the likes of James McClean, Matt Phillips and Nacer Chadli all preferred over him in recent months.

The talented midfielder burst onto the scene three years ago winning the Man of the Match award in Wigan’s phenomenal 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley but after making only 25 appearances during his 18-month stint at the Hawthorns his career seems to have stalled.

However, this hasn't deterred the Owls who were keen on making the Scouse midfielder their first signing of the January window as Carlos Carvalhal looks to strengthen ahead of the Championship promotion run-in.

Wednesday, who are currently sixth in the Championship table, are hoping to improve on their 1-0 play-off final defeat to Hull City last season and will be hoping the likes of McManaman will be able to take them one step further this time round.

Oscar to Shanghai SIPG — £52 million

In terms of what's been the most talked about move in the UK so far, Oscar's transfer to Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG definitely takes the cake.

Having found his playing time limited within Antonio Conte's high flying Chelsea, Shanghai smartly pounced and sensed an opportunity to sign the Brazilian.

They got their man too, acquiring the 25-year-old for a whopping £52million. While Oscar cited the reasons for the move as being his lack of minutes and his desire to return to the Brazilian national team, the fact he's getting £400,000-per-week surely helped.

Oscar, whose versatility is also great asset, can be deployed in central midfield, as a true trequartista, out wide or even as a false nine. On his day, his creative genius is a joy to behold, as he's able to unlock any defence with his imaginative passing and dribbling capacity. Moreover, his intelligent movement and reading of the play serve as additional factors why Oscar should be a real hit in China.

Find out who we think Chelsea could spend Oscar's transfer fee on here

Riechedly Bazoer to Wolfsburg — £10.2 million

Riechedly Bazoer has moved to Wolfsburg

Signing the enormously talented Riechedly Bazoer for a reasonable €12million is a fantastic piece of business by Wolfsburg. For Ajax, the deal ensures they make a tidy profit for the man they signed as a 16-year-old for €300,000 from fierce rivals PSV Eindhoven.

This season hasn't gone to plan for him under new Ajax manager, Peter Bosz, who unlike Frank de Boer last term, doesn't envisage him as a regular starter. Despite interest coming from such clubs as Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona, the chance to obtain valuable first-team minutes was clearly a crucial motive in his decision to join the wavering Bundesliga side.

During his time at PSV, Bazoer was mainly used as a centre-back, but at Ajax he's since developed into a quality midfielder. While that defensive background certainly helps the energetic Bazoer in this aspect of the game, his work in possession is arguably more impressive.

Whether operating at the base of midfield or in a slightly more advanced central midfield position, Bazoer's shown himself to be a rather well rounded, technically sound player. Boasting excellent speed and power, the athletic 20-year-old's ability to embark on barnstorming forward bursts are another endearing feature of his game.

All in all, getting a player like Bazoer, who's already a class act and got so much scope for improvement, certainly lessens the blow of losing Draxler despite their differing positions.

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