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  1. Transfer window now closed in England and Scotland
  2. Stoke sign Porto midfielder Imbula for £18.3m
  3. Everton sign forward Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow for £13.5m
  4. Rhodes joins Middlesbrough for initial £9m fee
  5. Sunderland striker Fletcher joins Marseille on loan

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Good night

Not the busiest transfer deadline day but a compelling one all the same. PEP IS ON HIS WAY.

A game-changer?

See you Tuesday night.

Great Norma reference

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The overwhelming feeling is one of City on the way up and Utd taking over from Liverpool as the Norma Desmond of the Prem. I hope Pep to City is the catalyst to Utd having a massive overhaul of manager, players, scouting, recruitment, facilities and youth team. However, I'm not so biased that I can't be excited to see what Pep in the Prem will bring, I just hope Utd can keep up


Three clubs are going down. Two of them will have wasted a lot of money.

JR in Brighton

Gutted that Villa have brought no-one. Also worried that the new chairman works for a firm of liquidators!

Stuart in Tamworth

On the up

The figures are in from Deloitte and this year's total January transfer window spending was £175m – the biggest January transfer spending for five years.



Hearts end a very busy day by announcing the signing of defender John Souttar. The 19-year-old arrives from Premiership rivals Dundee United for an undisclosed fee and has thrashed out a three-and-a-half-year deal at Tynecastle.

A busy enough week?

Tuesday sees eight Premier League fixtures after a quiet transfer deadline day for most top-flight clubs.

Who could make their debuts? Who is out injured? And what do the BBC Match of the Day commentators have to say?

Find out here...

Arsenal v Southampton (19:45)

Leicester v Liverpool (19:45)

Norwich v Tottenham (19:45)

Sunderland v Man City (19:45)

West Ham v Aston Villa (19:45)

Crystal Palace v Bournemouth (20:00)

Man Utd v Stoke (20:00)

West Brom v Swansea (20:00)

All times are GMT.

You win some, you lose some...

Despite improved bids for specific targets today, no incoming transfers completed. Loan window opens next week #twitterblades

'Rhodes is proven'

Danny Murphy

MOTD pundit and ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

"Jordan Rhodes is proven at Championship level. He's a very calm finisher, two-footed, and around the box he's as good as anyone I've played with. Where you lose a bit is in terms of his pace and link-up play. If Boro are behind in games, is he the man to help you get out of it, because he's not the quickest?"

An excellent question

If Ritchie De Laet helps Middlesbrough win the Championship title, and Leicester go on to win the Premier League, will he be the first player to get both winners medals in the same season?

Wayne, Sunderland

'Rhodes is the man for Boro'

Football Focus

BBC Sport's Mark Clemmitt: "Boro obviously think Jordan Rhodes is the man for them. What a palaver it has been. There has been some contrition today though and he is clearly the man Boro have been chasing. They think Jordan is the man to score the goals for them. He has a one in two ratio and if he continues that for Boro they will be there or thereabouts for the Premier League."

Canaries land a steal?

Norwich have signed James Maddison late in the day - and the man from the Coventry Telegraph believes the Canaries have landed a snip...

Any #NCFC fans not sure about James Maddison - you are getting one of the most talented young players in the Football League. A gem.

Absolute snip in this market. Maddison will be worth £10m+ in a few years.…

Are City now bigger than United?

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Manchester City - the club once branded "the noisy neighbours" by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson  - now have a manager who will be the envy of most supporters at Old Trafford, a man many would have regarded as the perfect Old Trafford appointment.

While Manchester United have served up a dull brand of football under the much-criticised Louis van Gaal, City have landed the man who has made his name producing football of the highest quality - with success to match.

Since arriving at Bayern at the start of the 2013-14, Guardiola's teams have an 88% passing accuracy in Bundesliga games, averaged 71% possession and scored 224 goals, with Borussia Dortmund their nearest rivals on 179.

United may be able to call themselves a bigger business and have a larger worldwide fan base - but by acquiring Guardiola, a man who would have been welcomed any club in the game, City have confirmed they are currently moving forward at a greater pace.

'Liverpool created own problems'

Danny Murphy

MOTD pundit and ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

"It's unfortunate for Liverpool that the Alex Teixeira move didn't work out, because he's a super talent. But Liverpool have created their own problems in that regard, because they've overspent on players in the past."

'Garde unimpressed'

Football Focus

The Times chief football writer Henry Winter: "Remi Garde is really unimpressed with the fact that he hasn't got any of his targets. But it's difficult. Are players really likely to go to a club that seems doomed?"

Reasonable Austin?


Charlie Austin for £4m - best buy of the year, pound-for-pound? 

'I'm impressed with Newcastle's signings'

Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on Football Focus

"I think it is clear that their issue is scoring goals. They have dropped 12 points from leading positions. That is not good enough. And in 10 games they haven't scored. Players have missed gilt-edged chances in situations they should be scoring and in games when they were playing well.

"I have been impressed with the work they have done. They have brought players in who know the league, like Jonjo Shelvey, who is creative. The one player I am most excited about is Andros Townsend, who is direct and has pace and can score goals."

'Saido set on Spurs'

Danny Murphy

MOTD pundit and ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

"The fact that Saido Berahino hasn't played very much says something to me. Tony Pulis doesn't quite trust him - after all, they're not exactly flush with goals. He's probably got his heart set on Tottenham and I think that's where he'll end up."

'Pellegrini is a wanted man'

Football Focus

The Times chief football writer Henry Winter: "I think a lot of people will be in for Manuel Pellegrini, particularly because, as is likely, he could leave with a trophy."

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I am utterly speechless. The one team that needed signings makes none, whilst our rivals open the coffers and indulge in new blood. The white flag? A massive white flag with 'We are going down' emblazoned on it. The final nail in the Aston Villa coffin.

Matt in Manchester

'Guardiola arrival a huge moment'

Football Focus

The Times chief football writer Henry Winter: "I feel it's one of the most significant moments in the history over the Premier League. You've got the number one coach in the world here. The statistics are incredible, but it's not just the statistics, it's the style of play."

'A step in the right direction'

Danny Murphy

MOTD pundit and ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC One

"Manchester City are trying to create longevity and success over a period of time. They're not the biggest club in England yet, but it's a step in the right direction."

'No guarantees for Pep'

Former Barcelona and Real Madrid player Luis Figo on whether Pep Guardiola can be a success at Manchester City: "I don't know. I hope so. He is a friend. He has been successful in the past with Barcelona and Bayern Munich so I think so. You can never guarantee anything though."

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Cass Blakeman: Love Manuel Pellegrini, so dignified & decent. Much like Claudio Ranieri. Good luck to him in future.

Tom Lester: Just imagine if Pellegrini went on to win the quadruple now.

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Canaries clinch Maddison deal

Norwich City

Norwich have signed James Maddison from Coventry, with the midfielder going straight back to the League One side on loan. 

White flag?

Aston Villa

What do you make of that transfer window then, Aston Villa fans? Basically a write off...



Kilmarnock add a second new face today, with the loan capture of Northern Ireland full-back Lee Hodson on loan from MK Dons.

Coming Up

Football Focus special

Football Focus

Tune in for a special Football Focus on BBC One from 23:15-23:50 GMT (23:40-00:15 in Wales). Jermaine Jenas, Danny Murphy and journalist Henry Winter are the guests and you can watch at the top of the page too.

Catch up with all of the deals

It won't take long!

All of the deadline day deals are on this page here. Fill your boots.


Scunthorpe United

Right in the nick of time, Scunthorpe United have brought in Wrexham forward Dominic Vose for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has scored 10 goals in 28 National League appearances this season.

'Newcastle still short'

Andy Brassell

European Football Expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think Newcastle, for all their signings, are still a player or two short. Sunderland have made some excellent signings and I'm interested to see where it takes them."

Jay Stays

YES Leyton Orient fans, you have not sold Jay Simpson...

"Oi lads, do you think it's safe for me to come out now?" #JayStays #LOFC #DeadlineDay

"Oi lads, do you think it's safe for me to come out now?" #JayStays #LOFC #DeadlineDay

'Foxes flying'

Ian Dennis

BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

"I think Leicester have had the best transfer window. They've kept hold of their best players, and made one of the signings of the season in Demarai Gray."


Finito. Get out of here. All over. Done. Dusted. Stick a fork in it.

Who has done well?

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think James Tarkowski is a great signing for Burnley. And I think Barry Fry and Peterborough have done well to sign Tom Nichols from Exeter."

Wigan working overtime

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

If Wigan had a fax machine, it might be asking to be retired now anyway.

The arrival of Conor McAleny might not have created much attention, even on the quietest of deadline days.

But it was worth noting for one reason at least.Since the end of last season, Latics manager Gary Caldwell has now signed a staggering 27 players.

Some were loans, one Richard O’Donnell, came on a permanent deal in the summer, and then left again – the keeper has now joined Bristol City.

Here is the full list.

Richard O’Donnell (Walsall, July)

Jussi Jaaskelainen (Free agent, August)

Reece James (Man Utd, August)

Andy Kellett (Bolton, September)

Donervon Daniels (West Brom, June)

Craig Morgan (Rotherham, June)

Kevin McNaughton (Free agent, August)

Donald Love (Manchester United, October) – LOAN

Jack Hendry (Partick, August)

David Perkins (Free agent, May)

Max Power (Tranmere, July)

Samni Odelusi (Bolton, July)

Michael Jacobs (Wolves, July)

Francisco Junior (Everton, July) – LOAN – Now returned to Everton.

Haris Vuckic (Newcastle, July) – LOAN

Yanic Wildschut (Middlesbrough, October) – INITIALLY ON LOAN, NOW PERMANENT

Will Grigg (MK Dons, July)

Craig Davies (Free agent, July)

Jordy Hiwula (Huddersfield, August) – LOAN

Jonjoe Kenny (Everton, July) – LOAN

Shaq Coulthirst (Tottenham, August) – LOAN

Sean Murray (Watford, August) – LOAN

Alex Revell (Cardiff, November) – LOAN

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield, January)

Ryan Colclough (Crewe, January)

Reece Wabara (Free agent, January)

Conor McAleny (Everton, February) - LOAN

Valencia back GNev

Andy Brassell

European Football Expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"It's been interesting to see Gary Neville get some real backing from Valencia over the past couple of days. They've signed Atletico Madrid left-back Siqueira and Real Madrid midfielder Denis Cheryshev."