LIVE: Transfer deadline day

  • Cedric Soares joins Arsenal on loan from Southampton

  • Norwich sign Sam McCallum from Coventry

  • Kamil Grosicki leaves Hull for West Brom

  • Rangers bring in Genk midfielder Ianis Hagi

11.45am – Barcelona are in the market for a striker following a lengthy injury to Luis Suarez. Everton forward Richarlison was linked, but they have snared Francisco Trincao from Braga for 31 million euros. The 21-year-old will arrive at the Nou Camp on a five-year deal on July 1 and his contract includes a 500 million euros buy-out clause. Wow!

11.37am – Wolves defender Ryan Bennett is heading to Leicester. The Foxes have beaten off plenty of interest to secure the 29-year-old’s signature.

11.33am – Watford have recalled Alex Jakubiak from his loan spell at Gillingham. Game-time was an issue for the striker under Steve Evans.

11.20am – Grosicki to West Brom is done. Baggies boss Slaven Bilic craved new arrivals to boost his struggling side, who are second in the Championship despite a winless run of seven matches. The Hull winger follows Callum Robinson through the door at the Hawthorns.

11.12am – With Hull set to lose Bowen and Grosicki, manager Grant McCann is looking for replacements. Motherwell have rejected a bid, believed to be around £700,000, from the Tigers for forward James Scott. Well boss Stephen Robinson said: “There was a bid put in and it hasn’t been accepted. He’s a very, very talented young player. I said at the start of the season that I thought I would get a million pounds for him. We will hold on to him for as long as we can.”

11am – Interesting quotes from Howe on King from his press conference this morning. He said: “It’s going to be (a decision) between the chief executive and owner. I love Josh as a player and person. I know what Manchester United means to him with his history with the club, so I understand his position.” Old Trafford bound?

10.45am – John Fleck’s excellent form for Sheffield United has reportedly alerted other clubs. But the Scottish midfielder will not be leaving the Blades today, with boss Chris Wilder saying in quotes on the club’s Twitter: “He’s never been made available by us, not previously, not now. I want him to be a lifer at Bramall Lane. It’s that simple.”

10.39am – Arsenal have got their man! Southampton defender Cedric Soares has arrived at the Emirates on loan until the end of the season. Gunners technical director Edu said: “Cedric is a defender with good experience of the Premier League, and of course at international level. He is another strong addition to our defensive unit who will provide our squad with quality. I know he is a player who plays with absolute full commitment and energy. We are all looking forward to going into the last stages of the season with Cedric as part of the club.”

10.30am – Solskjaer has also said youngsters James Garner or Angel Gomes will not be leaving Old Trafford today.

10.23am – Giroud has been linked with a move away from Chelsea today, but he won’t be joining Newcastle. Magpies boss Steve Bruce has said he has failed to sign the Frenchman. Bruce also revealed the club had seen a sizeable bid for an unnamed midfielder fall down when the player decided to stay put.

Steve Bruce is looking to add to his Newcastle squad (Owen Humphreys/PA)Steve Bruce is looking to add to his Newcastle squad (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Steve Bruce is looking to add to his Newcastle squad (Owen Humphreys/PA)

10.20am – Steven Gerrard has added to his Rangers squad. Ianis Hagi – son of former Romania midfielder Gheorghe Hagi – has arrived on loan from Genk. The Light Blues may also move for a striker after Jermain Defoe suffered a calf injury earlier this week.

10.11am – Well that did not last long! Bad news for Spurs fans wanting Bale back. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has just spoken at a press conference previewing the derby with Atletico Madrid. On Bale, the Frenchman said: “Gareth is with us at the moment. I am still using him and I don’t contemplate any changes.”

10.09am – Solskjaer expects a quiet day at Old Trafford. He said: “Sometimes I say something here and something else happens. Sometimes I say I am happy with a player and he gets a different message so I don’t want to help or make speculations grow more and more today. I expect nothing to happen but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.” Fernandes will be in United’s squad for Saturday’s clash with Wolves.

10am – King may not be the only player heading back to his former club today. The Times are reporting that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could make a sensational return to Tottenham today. One to watch!

Could we see Gareth Bale back in a Spurs shirt? (Stephen Pond/PA)Could we see Gareth Bale back in a Spurs shirt? (Stephen Pond/PA)
Could we see Gareth Bale back in a Spurs shirt? (Stephen Pond/PA)

9.55am – It is not just British clubs doing deals today. Serie A side Atalanta have strengthened their defence by signing Adrien Tameze from Nice on a loan-to-buy, while Alan Pardew’s ADO Den Haag have snapped up Cardiff striker Omar Bogle.

9.45am – Solskjaer finally got his man last night when Bruno Fernandes signed from Sporting Lisbon. The Portugal international’s goals and assists should get United firing and he has big shoes to fill after choosing his shirt number. Fernandes will don 18 on the back of his jersey and follow in the footsteps of United great Paul Scholes.

9.30am – Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addresses the media shortly. What information will he have with regards to signing a striker today? Bournemouth’s Joshua King, a former Red Devil, was rumoured on Thursday night. Now that would make Howe look to the loan market…

9.20am – Bournemouth, also struggling at the bottom end of the Premier League, may feel the need to strengthen their squad in a bid to beat the drop. Cherries boss Eddie Howe has said they could dip into the loan market if an appealing deal arises.

9.13am – Norwich, six points from safety in the top flight, appear to be building for the future with their latest signing. The Canaries have taken left-back Sam McCallum off Coventry’s hands for an undisclosed fee, but he will stay on loan at the Sky Blues for the rest of the season. The 19-year-old has signed a deal until 2024 at Carrow Road.

9am – Sheffield United splashed the cash yesterday, breaking their club record to lure Genk midfielder Sander Berge to Bramall Lane. It is fair to say club captain Billy Sharp was happy with the news… The Norwegian may not be the last arrival for the Blades before the close of play today either…

8.40am – There will be plenty of deals completed in the English Football League today. Tranmere have done some business early doors, bringing in Everton defender Morgan Feeney on loan until the end of the season.

Pepe Reina is back in the Premier League with Aston Villa (Gareth Fuller/PA)Pepe Reina is back in the Premier League with Aston Villa (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Pepe Reina is back in the Premier League with Aston Villa (Gareth Fuller/PA)

8.20am – Aston Villa have proved to be the busiest club this month so far, bringing in four players. Danny Drinkwater, Pepe Reina, Mbwana Samatta and Louie Barry have all arrived at Villa Park and boss Dean Smith is looking for more as he attempts to keep his side in the Premier League.

8am – Hull fans will be dreading today with their two star men likely to depart. Forward Jarrod Bowen has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace and West Ham, having scored 17 goals this season, while winger Kamil Grosicki is in talks with West Brom. The Tigers may have a scramble on their hands later on to replace the duo.

7.45am – Jose Mourinho is desperate to find a replacement for the injured Harry Kane as Spurs attempt to break into the top four. The England captain provided a glimmer of hope that he was on the road to recovery on Thursday night by uploading a Twitter video stretching his hamstring with the caption: “Working hard. Making progress.”

7.30am – Charlton kicked off deadline day early, announcing the signing of Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady on loan until the end of the season at 12.30am! The Republic of Ireland international was out of favour under Phil Parkinson at the Stadium of Light.

7.20am – A lot of clubs still have business to do on the final day. Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea are all on the lookout for a striker, Arsenal want to bolster their defence, while Crystal Palace seem to be in the market for young talent from the Championship.

Jarrod Bowen has scored 17 goals for Hull this season (Richard Sellers/PA)Jarrod Bowen has scored 17 goals for Hull this season (Richard Sellers/PA)
Jarrod Bowen has scored 17 goals for Hull this season (Richard Sellers/PA)

7.15am – Good morning and welcome to the PA news agency’s transfer deadline day blog. Stay here for all the latest news on what could be an action-packed conclusion to the January window. Will your club announce any arrivals or departures before the 11pm cut-off?

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