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

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance, Chris Bevan and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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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

BBC Radio 5 live

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.

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