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Live Reporting

By Craig Lowe

All times stated are UK

  1. Mangala to become a Magpie?

    Newcastle United

    Eliaquim Mangala

    Newcastle have enquired about signing defender Eliaquim Mangala on-loan from Manchester City.

    The Premier League leaders are poised to complete a deal for Athletic Bilbao centre-back Aymeric Laporte and would want the Magpies to pay the majority of his £80,000-a-week wage, report the Daily Mail.

  2. Bees sign Ogbene

    Chiedozie Ogbene

    Brentford have signed Chiedozie Ogbene from Irish Premier Division side Limerick for an undisclosed fee.

    The 20-year-old forward has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Championship club following a spell on trial with the Bees.

    "We have been monitoring Chiedozie for quite a while and we like what he can bring," head coach Dean Smithsaid.

  3. Afobe to Wolves?


    Benik Afobe

    Championship leaders Wolves have made a bid to sign striker Benik Afobe on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season.

    The 24-year-old is out-of-favour at Vitality Stadium and scored 23 goals between 2014 and 2016 at Molineux, report the Express and Star.

  4. McClean loan bid rejected

    West Bromwich Albion

    James McClean

    West Brom have rejected a loan offer from Championship side Derby for winger James McClean, report Sky Sports.

    Boss Alan Pardew sees the 28-year-old as a key member of the squad in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

  5. 'Personal terms agreed for Ndiaye'

    John Bennett

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Badou Ndiaye

    One that is moving...

    Senegal international Badou Ndiaye is hoping to arrive in England later today to complete a £15m transfer from Galatasaray to Stoke City.

    But the move is subject to a work permit and a visa being granted.

    This may be a stumbling block as Ndiaye hasn't played the requisite number of senior internationals for Senegal (60% over the last two years).

    Personal terms have been agreed and I understand Ndiaye did not consider a move to Newcastle despite interest.

    Ndiaye is a combative midfielder who only joined Galatasaray in August. He is expected to be in Senegal’s World Cup squad.

  6. Layun joins Sevilla

    Miguel Layun

    La Liga side Sevilla have signed full-back Miguel Layun on loan from Porto until the end of the season.

    The former Watford player, 29, had been out of favour at the Portuguese side, making just two starts for the league leaders this season.

  7. Celtic's Carson bid rejected

    Trevor Carson

    Celtic have had a £200,000 offer for goalkeeper Trevor Carson rejected by Motherwell.

    The Scottish Premiership champions want the 29-year-old following an knee injury to number on Craig Gordon.

  8. Palace in Hugill talks

    Ian Dennis

    Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    Crystal Palace are in talks with striker Jordan Hugill from Preston North End.

    No price has yet been agreed for the 25-year-old who is under contract with the Championship side until 2019.

  9. Fred the Blue?

    Manchester City


    Not content with just completing a deal for Aymeric Laporte...

    Manchester City are in advanced talks to sign midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.

    The 24-year-old Brazilian would join at the start of the summer, report the Daily Telegraph.

  10. Martinez to Elland Road?

    Emiliano Martinez

    Championship side Leeds United are close to signing Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

    The 25-year-old is currently on-loan at Spanish side Getafe, but has not got the minutes expected and wants to leave, according to AS.

  11. Musa leaves Leicester

    Leicester City

    Ahmed Musa

    CSKA Moscow announce they have re-signed winger Ahmed Musa from Leicester until the end of the season.

    Nigerian Musa, 25, joined the former Premier League champions for £16m in 2016 and scored five goals in 33 games for the club.

  12. Toffees duo to go?


    Morgan Schneiderlin and Davy Klaassen

    Everton midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and Davy Klaassen could both leave the club before the close of the transfer window.

    Frenchman Schneiderlin, 28, has been linked with a £20m move to West Ham.

    Dutchman Klaassen, 24, has been told to leave the club on loan, report The Times.

  13. Wilson leaves Rangers

    Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson has left Rangers to join Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids.

    The 26-year-old central defender had signed a three-year contract, with the club holding an option for a fourth year.

    The former Liverpool player was out of contract this summer and allowed to leave after the signing of Scotland international Russell Martin on loan from Norwich City.

  14. Get Involved


    David Thackeray‏: Just imagine that Olivier Giroud scuppered the deal for Aubamayang, his life at Arsenal wouldn't be worth living. He'll get a lot of misery from fickle fans.

    Steve Gibbs: Should we be selling Giroud to a rival eight points ahead in race for top four? He will score and help them!

  15. Stoke says aye to Ndiaye

    Stoke City

    Badou Ndiaye

    Stoke City have agreed a fee of £15m with Galatasaray for midfielder Badou Ndiaye.

    The 27-year-old Senegal international will now fly to England to discuss personal terms and complete a medical, report Sky Sports.

  16. Just go, will you!

    Ricky Miller

    This is an excellent story...

    Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony says striker Ricky Miller is "driving me mad" by turning down chances to leave the League One club.

    Miller, 28, joined from Dover last summer but has not scored in 13 games.

    "It hasn't worked out, we see value in him, all these clubs see value in him," MacAnthony told BBC Cambridgeshire.

    "He'd prefer a move closer to home - typical footballers - but I'm not willing to do that, the club closer to home isn't even competing financially.

    "Ricky's turned down about five different clubs. He's turning loads of them down and it's driving me mad because he's not going to get game time here.

    "If he's going to base it on geography and whatever else he's in the wrong industry - if you're going to base moves on geography being a football player, don't play football."

  17. No go for Fredericks

    Ryan Fredericks

    Fulham have told Southampton and Swansea that Ryan Fredericks is not for sale for any price this month.

    Both clubs have made enquiries for the 25-year-old, who is out-of-contract in the summer.

    However, Fulham have a 12-month option on Fredericks and they have told the player they will be activating it, report TeamTalk.

  18. Regis funeral to take place

    Video content

    Video caption: Cyrille Regis goal of the season strike ended Norwich City's FA Cup dream

    Away from transfer deadline chat...

    The funeral of former West Brom and England forward Cyrille Regis is taking place today in Birmingham.

    Regis died two weeks ago aged 59.

    You can follow the latest here

  19. Palmeiri to Chelsea?


    Emerson Palmieri

    Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Roma defender Emerson Palmieri, according to a source close to the Serie A club.

    Reports state that the Blues will pay an initial £17.6m for the 23-year-old Brazil-born left-back.

    Palmieri, who had a season on loan at Palermo during 2014-15, signed for Roma from Santos in December 2016.

  20. A Pep type player

    Julien Laurens

    French football expert on BBC Radio 5 live

    Aymeric Laporte is a Pep Guardiola type of player, so good on the ball. He carries the ball into midfield, he is perfect for City and City are perfect for him.

    City were ready to pay 60m Euros for him in 2016 but he said he was not ready and he wanted to stay at Athletic Bilbao. Now 18 months later they are back for him and he feels ready.

    He knows now is the time, the World Cup is in six months and he has not been capped by France yet. Didier Deschamps is sceptical about him, physically especially. That is the only question mark over him coming to the Premier League. He will face different types of strikers than in Spain.

    He has only been called up once by France and he is even considering switching allegiances to Spain, where he qualifies through residency