LiveTransfer Deadline Day


  1. January transfer window is closed
  2. Liverpool fail to sign Konoplyanka from Dnipro
  3. Crystal Palace sign five players, including Tom Ince
  4. Berbatov signs for Monaco, Senderos joins Valencia
  5. Arsenal confirm Kim Kallstrom signing, Park departs
  6. Fulham Greek striker Mitroglou, Holtby and Heitinga

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By Tom Rostance, Chris Bevan and Marc Higginson

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Well that's it then. A mere 17 hours after Marc Higginson kicked this live text off, we are calling it a day!

Good night one and all and the good news is we are back in nine hours or so to chew over all the fallout before Saturday's action.

Over and out.

Martin Keown

Football Focus

"The trials and tribulations of Transfer Deadline Day - it's well worth it!"

On Twitter, there were more than 1.6m references to transfer deadline day on Friday 31 January (up to 23:00 GMT).

The most mentioned players were:

1. Kim Kallstrom

2. Yevhen Konoplyanka

3. Julian Draxler

4. Dimitar Berbatov

5. Kurt Zouma

Interestingly, two of those five didn't go through in the end...

Martin Keown

Football Focus

"Kim Kallstrom will come into the Arsenal midfield. It's a temporary signing, but the front of the Gunners team is still a problem. It's a gamble, though we trust in Arsene Wenger. There is no big worry, but compare what Man City have and the forward line is still a problem for Arsenal."

Enjoy Football Focus: Deadline Day Special on BBC One.

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Ethan: I will guarantee that Konoplyanka will move to another Premier League club in the summer. Just do the deals Liverpool, and get them done.

Andrew: So instead of Arsenal signing a striker that they so desperately need, they've gone and loaned one out to Watford for the rest of the season! Classic Arsene Wenger transfer logic.

Valencia confusion

We were all a bit surprised that Valencia signed Philippe Senderos earlier on this evening. But perhaps Valencia's tweet welcoming him to the club but showing a picture of Brede Hangeland may explain it all.

Mistaken identity...?

Martin Keown

Football Focus

"Tom Ince is at Palace and I feel he's a real talent. I'm surprised a lot of the bigger clubs haven't gone for him - I expect him to go from strength-to-strength now. He'll be a breath of fresh air for them now, as Palace look like they're getting themselves out of trouble."

Enjoy Football Focus: Deadline Day Special on BBC One.

Rat released

A late one has gone through, a move of sorts, as Razvan Rat has been released from West Ham by mutual consent. The Romanian left-back has been reasonably heavily involved this year so it's a bit of a strange one. He does free up a place in the squad though.

Liverpool update

BBC Sport's Ben Smith

"Liverpool had a deal agreed with Yevhen Konoplyanka - the player wanted to come to Liverpool. In the end it didn't happen because the owner of the Ukrainian club refused to sign the relevant paperwork."


Lee Tomlin to Middlesbrough


Middlesbrough have beaten the deadline to sign Peterborough's Lee Tomlin, initially on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Ince on Ince

Crystal Palace

New Palace winger Tom Ince on 5 live Sport: "It's never nice to leave a club like Blackpool, who have done ever so well for me. I had three fantastic years there, but when an opportunity like this comes around... as soon as I met Tony Pulis and Steve Parish at Palace it felt like the right thing for me. I'm very happy.

"I spoke to Tony and it's amazing how well Tony has done there since he came in, and he said to me I was someone he needs, someone who can run at people and create some magic in the final third. Steve has worked hard behind the scenes to get me to Palace and I'm grateful for that.

"I had a gut feeling - Palace was for me and I'm going to be happy to play in a Palace shirt."


Joe Ledley to Crystal Palace

And Crystal Palace's fine deadline day concludes with confirmation that they have signed Joe Ledley from Celtic on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Stephen Dobbie has also moved to Blackpool on loan until the end of the season.

Ince on Ince

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Paul Ince on BBC radio 5 live: "I feel like [Crystal Palace chairman] Steve Parish is my wife, the amount of time I've spent with him today but we got there in the end.

"Other clubs wanted a permanent deal but we felt that wasn't right - we wanted to take a loan deal and see what the options are at the end of the season.

"Steve Parish has been fantastic and I'd like to thank Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston because he's played a massive part in getting this over the line.

"The only ones who could take Thomas were Palace and Swansea. I had a good conversation with [Swansea chairman] Huw Jenkins but we felt that Tony Pulis sold the club to Thomas and that he'd be part of the club and play games. He'll have that opportunity to show what he can do under Tony Pulis."

Middlesbrough latest

Peterborough confirm that they have accepted a bid from Middlesbrough for forward Lee Tomlin but the clubs must wait and see if the deal went through before the deadline.


Thomas Ince to Crystal Palace

Thomas Ince has confirmed that he has joined Crystal Palace on loan from Blackpool until the end of the season.

Thomas Ince is on BBC Radio 5 live - that should clear up where he has gone...

Liverpool latest

David Pleat

Former Tottenham manager on 5 live Sport

"I saw Liverpool beat Everton the other day - they played superbly well. I don't think it's a tragedy that they did not sign this eastern European winger today. No-one knew him that well, and any foreign player is a bit of a gamble. They would have paid good money for him as well. I don't think it's a tragedy for Liverpool - they've got a good, settled squad at the moment. If I was Liverpool gunning for the top four I wouldn't worry."

Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

Still to come

Any business still to come?

We are still waiting for Crystal Palace to confirm that they have indeed signed both Joe Ledley and Thomas Ince before the deadline, while Middlesbrough hope to land forward Lee Tomlin from Peterborough.


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Hamish Kale: Liverpool don't need anyone, we've proven this season that we have depth and stability within the squad

Waqar Hussain: Bravo @LFC, you had the entire month to sign just ONE player, and now the hierarchy have millions of angry fans to respond to.

Nathan Pedersen: How annoyed would you be if you were a striker and didn't get a call from Harry Redknapp today.

So after a month of trying to get someone in, and failing with a bid for now Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, it's a frustrating end to the transfer window for Liverpool.

Did they need another forward in? Let us know your thoughts.

Liverpool update


Stand by for some Liverpool news then...

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Jonathan Legard on Crystal Palace transfers: "Joe Ledley is done. Tom Ince is done and therefore Stephen Dobbie goes the other way."


Modibo Maiga to QPR


They were terribly short of strikers weren't they. but QPR have got another one in on time! West Ham's Modibo Maiga joins fellow deadline day signings Will Keane and Kevin Doyle at the club, as well as Charlie Austin, Andy Johnson, Bobby Zamora and Dellatorre.


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Dan Walker and guests present a Football Focus: Transfer Deadline Day Special at 23:25 on BBC One with a look at all the major events as the January transfer window closes on this frantic finish to Deadline Day.

Reporters and football experts from the BBC Sport Centre have been in place all day and will bring you up-to-date with all the transfers that have happened.

BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis

"It's important to stress that although the window has closed there is still a drip-drip effect that deals can still be announced. I must stress that because Yevhen Konoplyanka is an international deal Liverpool have an extra hour to file the paperwork. But there's still no word from Liverpool.

"Graham Dorrans didn't join Middlesbrough from West Brom - the Baggies pulled the plug right at the end.

"And QPR are still hopefully of that Modibo Maiga deal on loan from West Ham."

Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

So most of the loose ends have been tied up, it's just Liverpool that we are waiting on...


Andreas Cornelius to Copenhagen

Cardiff striker Andreas Cornelius - who was their record signing at one point this summer - has returned to Copenhagen just six months after leaving.


Park Chu-Young to Watford

Watford have signed Arsenal forward Park Chu-Young on loan until the end of the season, subject to Premier League clearance.


Jack Baldwin to Peterborough

Peterborough sign Hartlepool defender Jack Baldwin for £500,000.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony says: "Posh fans will love this young man, trust me! Been working on this one all week & has been our number one target all month, a lot of top clubs wanted this lad, ambition over greed!!!"


Man Utd

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has moved to Doncaster Rovers on a four-week loan, subject to Football League approval.

Minutes to go, though clubs can push deals through after the deadline as long as they can prove that an agreement was signed in time...


BBC Radio 5 live

Philip Beard, chief executive of QPR, on 5 live Sport: "We're in the process of sorting Modibo Maiga before the deadline. You get a bit of leeway with the timings with a loanee, and we're confident we can get it sorted. If you ask most clubs their priority going in to the window, people who can score goals are at a premium. We had identified that as an issue and that was magnified massively last weekend when Charlie Austin damaged his shoulder. He's out for certainly a few months.

"Will Keane is coming to us on loan from Manchester United. Harry Redknapp is a fantastic manager of young talent. Look at what happened with Andros Townsend, who performed at a high level when he was here and then became one of the top international players last season."

Cobblers update

Here we go! Northampton have signed Crawley striker Emile Sinclair on loan to end of season, with a view to a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The basement boys doing business...

Into the last 10 minutes. Northampton's new striker is about to be announced plus, er, slightly other bigger signings...



QPR have signed another striker! They can't resist in the final hour. Impossible.

They have signed Manchester United youngster Will Keane on loan. Harry Redknapp's fourth deadline day signing,

Boro update

BBC Sport's Steve Crossman reports: "So, Danny Graham looks like's joined Middlesbrough - we're awaiting confirmation but my understanding is that it's gone through.

"Graham Dorrans is also a target. West Brom may have pulled the plug on this one at the last minute. If that's true - and it looks increasingly like it is - it's still possible Boro will turn their attention to Lee Tomlin from Peterborough.

"If either join, Marvin Emnes will go to Swansea. If neither join, Aitor Karanka will have a big decision to make about allowing him to leave."


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Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston on 5 live Sport: "I've left the ground and our poor secretary is sitting in his cold office waiting for various faxes. He will call me if anything gets concluded.

"We were open-minded to start with regarding Tom Ince, then we've become minded to seek a permanent deal. The player wants to go on loan and play in the Premier League, and we understand that.

"I think the transfer window, various aspects are a bit pointless. We all whip ourselves into a frenzy on the last day when we could have done our business weeks ago.

"We'd agreed after Paul Ince left that Tom could go out on loan. It's no secret that various clubs have been spoken to.

"We're working on bringing Stephen Dobbie the other way from Crystal Palace. This one has been one of the most protracted things I've been involved in in 15 years in football. I won't be surprised if we have a last-minute hitch.

"But Palace have been around asking questions for months, so I'll be pleased if they land their man. It'll be great to see him in the Premier League."

Twenty minutes left - where's Tom Ince? Let's find out...

Everton update


Everton boss Roberto Martinez on Sky Sports: "For us this window has been about not losing what we've got, and it's about having the right quality at the club and we're really happy with the players that we've brought in."

Everton signed Lacina Traore, Aiden McGeady and Jindrich Stanek in the transfer window.


Jack Hobbs to Nottingham Forest

The man with the 1920s name, in-demand Jack Hobbs, has completed a permanent move from Hull to Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

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Nick: Last year we had Beckham and Balotelli. This year we've got Berbatov and Senderos. Another classic deadline day.




Johnny Heitinga has completed his move from Everton to Fulham on a deal until the end of the season.

He says: "I'm really pleased to get the move completed and I'm looking forward to playing my first game.

"This is a club with a great history and I always enjoyed playing at Craven Cottage, I really like it as a stadium. It's not one of the biggest but it's got something special.

"The main thing is to keep Fulham in the league and hopefully the boys will start with a win against Southampton."

Fulham update

BBC Sport's David Ornstein

"Fulham's permanent deals for Manchester United pair Ryan Tunnicliffe and Larnell Cole are close to completion. The paperwork is being processed."

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Tom Bailey: Arsenal failed to learn any lessons from United's embarrassing deadline day in the summer. Can't help but feel for Giroud

Joe Smith: Heitinga should hopefully provided some much needed stability at the back ESPECIALLY now that Senderos has gone!!


It's now or never. Liverpool, I'm looking at you.