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Coral’s Transfer Deadline Day blog for 2016 January window LIVE!

| 01.02.2016

Jamie Clark, Sam Barnard, Holly Thackeray, Lee Gormley and Matt Haynes | February 1, 2016

Main stories on deadline day

Stoke smash transfer record to sign midfielder Imbula
Oumar Niasse netted by Everton
Middlesbrough complete Rhodes raid from Rovers
Steven Fletcher loaned to Marseille by Sunderland
Doucoure joins Watford in club record deal
Roma’s Doumbia joins Newcastle on loan
Guardiola will replace Pellegrini as Man City manager in summer
John Terry confirms he will leave Chelsea at end of season
West Ham sign Emenike on loan

Deadline day news and done deals

A frenzy of transfer activity is expected on Deadline Day as always, so Coral keep punters and readers updated in this extensive blog throughout the day until the January window for English leagues shuts at 11pm.

Read on below for live updates and confirmation from clubs and other official sources…

(23:35) Thank you and goodnight

It’s been wonderful having your company throughout transfer deadline day, but all the deals look to be done and dusted.

We hope you enjoyed our little blog as much as we did writing it for you. So, from everyone on the Coral team, we wish you sweet dreams!

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(23:17) DONE DEAL: Norwich in Maddison move

Looks like one for the future, but teenage midfielder James Maddison has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal at Carrow Road, but loaned back to Coventry City for the rest of this term.

Canaries storm a march on Liverpool and Spurs. Nice work Alex Neil. You might say he was on the ball, City! The oldest song in football is fair game for satire…

(23:15) Foxes frustrated

Premier League leaders Leicester City missed out on their attempts to secure attacking reinforcements.

CSKA Moscow wanted much more money for Ahmed Musa than the Foxes offered, then a combination of bad weather and Chelsea’s inability to offload Radamel Falcao meant they refused interest in Loic Remy.

Finally, Stoke City gave them short shrift over a late bid for Mame Biram Diouf. Claudio Ranieri must make do with what he’s got.

(23:10) Deals recap

  • Stoke smash transfer record to sign midfielder Giannelli Imbula
  • Everton splash £13.5m on Senegal striker Oumar Niasse
  • Middlesbrough bolster Premier League promotion push with Jordan Rhodes raid
  • Steven Fletcher loaned to Marseille by Sunderland
  • Seydou Doumbia netted by Newcastle on loan


Stick a fork in it, this one is done. For you, and for me, the winter window is over!


Not long left now, no more signing seem to be in the works, but who knows?!

(22:50) Changing of the Garde

Reports surface tonight that Aston Villa head coach Remi Garde is considering his future in the West Midlands. No winter window signings have been made.

Sad times at Villa Park. Relegation is looming large there…

(22:45) DONE DEAL: Benalouane loaned to Viola

Tunisia defender Yohan Benalouane has been loaned to Fiorentina by Leicester City.

(22:37) DONE DEAL: Imbula confirmed as a Potters player

Stoke smash their transfer record, paying an £18.3m fee for Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula!

All you need to know on this deal here, courtesy of Jamie Clark.

(22:35) DONE DEAL: Van Ginkel completes PSV switch

Marco can Ginkel has gone on loan for PSV Eindhoven after a similar spell at Stoke ended, and that means big news for Potters fans…

(22:32) DONE DEAL: Boro make third signing

Belgian defensive midfielder Julian De Sart is also at the Riverside, joining from Standard Liege.


Just 30 minutes to go now. Stoke are keeping us all waiting with bated breath!

(22:28) DONE DEALS: Dons add Revell and Emmanuel-Thomas

Alex Revell and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas have signed permanently from Cardiff and on-loan from QPR to bolster MK Dons’ attacking options.

(22:24) Rovers wrangle Gomez loan
Sunderland have finally managed to find a willing home for midfielder Jordi Gomez, as Blackburn have bagged the Spaniard on loan for the rest of the season.

(22:15) Berahino bucks trend

West Brom’s wantaway striker Saido Berahino is not falling into that old Twitter outburst trap again, with a move now looking unlikely, as he bid a rather anti-climatic goodnight…

(22:04) DONE DEAL: Church swaps Milton Keynes for Aberdeen

Now, that is one heck of a train journey! Simon Chruch joins the Dons on loan from, erm, the Dons.

Don’t want to sound pedantic, but Churches in Scotland are known as Kirks… if the Wales frontman can have the same impact up there as Andy Kirk, well Derek McInnes has got himself a player!

(22:02) DONE DEAL: Fer deal for Swans

Netherlands international midfielder Leroy Fer has joined Swansea City on loan from QPR until the end of this season.


A mere 60 minutes to go, and we’re just waiting on Imbula to Stoke. Hope we didn’t prep that piece for nothing Potters!

Mark Hughes will not be amused, but still time to get the deal done…

(21:44) Niasse is nifty, according to Opta

Much as they sound like a forgotten book of the Bible, perhaps outlawed from authorised versions by the Lateran Council, the footballing disciples at Opta astutely point out Everton new boy Oumar Niasse has made a telling club contribution:

Maybe he is a reverse Baros then!

(21:41) Editor’s apology

Sorry Tigers fans, I do love you and the KC Stadium… second only to KC and the Sunshine Band!

And that’s why they told me to give it up, give it up; baby, give it up!

(21:35) DONE DEAL: Powell spends time in Hull

No, it’s not a punishment. Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell has been loaned to Steve Bruce’s Tigers for the rest of this season to build up some much needed fitness!

(21:32) DONE DEAL: De Laet loan at Boro confirmed

Leicester City’s Belgian right back Ritchie De Laet joins Jordan Rhodes at Middlesbrough. He’ll spend the rest of the season at the Riverside.

(21:28) DONE DEAL: Charlton add Rod Fanni to their defence

What an unfortunate name that is… nonetheless the former France international defender is at the Addicks for the rest of this term on loan.

(21:22) DEAL OFF: Remy to Foxes scuppered

A dagger through the hearts of all Leicester fans! OK, maybe I’m being overtly dramatic, but deadline day does to you.

Chelsea striker Loic Remy will not be joining the Foxes on loan. Stormy weather had something to do with it, as did Falcao failing to secure an alternative destination.

Alternative target Mame Biram Diouf isn’t going anywhere insist Stoke City!

(21:16) DONE DEAL: Tigers snare Kuciak

That’s Slovakia stopper Dusan Kuciak, not Polish counterpart Tomasz Kuszczak, Hull City fans. Again it rhymes, so that means he must be good, right?

The Legia Warsaw goalie, signed on an 18-month deal, will compete with Allan McGregor for a starting spot at the KC Stadium.

(21:10) Developments in the Potteries…

Sorry Stoke fans for teasing you, but it’s not Imbula yet, but rather Marco van Ginkel’s season-long loan is being cut short.

He’s back in his native Netherlands in talks with PSV Eindhoven about a similar switch!

(21:05) Je presente Monsieur Fletcher

Just doesn’t roll off the tongue does it? Nonetheless, Steven Fletcher’s loan switch to Marseille is complete, comprene?

(21:03) DONE DEAL: Go on loan Sanogo, again, at Addicks

Yaya Sanogo will spend the rest of this season with Charlton Athletic. Arsenal fans, remember Alex Song and Francis Coquelin? Loan spells at The Valley turned them from Boyz 2 Men, so it could be third time lucky with the French forward!


Time is moving on folks. Still waiting on Imbula to Stoke, Remy to Leicester and could there be late, late drama somewhere else?

Who knows? Who dares to dream! If I hear anything, I promise faithfully you’ll be the first to know…

(20:55) DONE DEAL: Seagulls swoop for Skalak

Rhymes with Ballack, so must be good, right? Czech Republic international winger/striker Jiri Skalak has joined Brighton and Hove Albion from his homeland.

(20:50) DONE DEAL: Everton net Niasse

No pausing for breath here, folks. Oumar Niasse, the Senegal forward with a highly impressive goals to games ratio at international level, has arrived at Everton from Lokomotiv Moscow for a reported £13.5m. Maybe he’s the new Milan Baros?

(20:47) DONE DEAL: Rhodes a Boro player at last!

And another Scotland striker, one Jordan Rhodes, has finally come to Middlesbrough. It’s an initial £9m paid to Blackburn Rovers, rising to £11m on add-ons.

Here’s the full story from our very own Holly Thackeray!

First it was on, then off, and now it’s over the line. Are Boro Premier League bound? Brave man to bet against them…

(20:45) DONE DEAL: Fletcher makes Marseille move

Sacre bleu! The French theme just keeps on coming, with Scotland striker Steven Fletcher signing on loan for Marseille from Sunderland for the rest of this season.

Just need Imbula confirmed, and it can keep going!

(20:41) Always preferred a Claret myself…

Couldn’t resist, and after all, why not mention Burnley on deadline day? Earlier, the Turf Moor team captured Brentford and former Oldham defender James Tarkowski.

Completing a lengthy pursuit of a player must be like drinking a fine wine for Sean Dyche, but he’s always looked more like a stout man!

(20:35) Au revoir, Debuchy!

But not goodbye… The Arsenal right back returns to his native France on loan to Bordeaux for the rest of this season.

Let’s see what a specialist player in that area, Willy Sagnol, can make of him on the banks of the Garonne! That’s wine country, folks.


Like INXS storming the charts 30 years ago, transfers I need you tonight:

  • Midfielder Imbula on verge of signing for Stoke
  • Senegal’s Niasse set for Everton switch
  • Will Remy’s Leicester move be scuppered by the weather?

(20:26) DONE DEAL: Watford win race to sign wonderkid

Watford have beaten off the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham to sign Venezuelan wonderkid Adalberto Penaranda. The 18-year-old, like Doucoure, has signed for a reported £8m fee and has been loaned to Granada.

(20:20) Neville brings in Cheryshev

Despite still being win-less in La Liga with Valencia, the club have allowed Gary Neville to sign Russian Denis Cheryshev on loan from Real Madrid. He looks delighted…

(20:10) Storm Henry strikes York

York City’s welcome sign has become a victim of Storm Henry…

(20:12) Song rejoices Emenike signing

West Ham United’s Alex Song has expressed his delight at the signing of fellow African Emmanuel Emenike on loan.

(20:00) Three hours to go!

Not long to go, but still expecting Rhodes to join Boro and Diasse to sign for Everton. Remy to Leicester is also still on.

(19:28) Best fan of deadline day

Besides the announcement that Guardiola will take over a Man City boss in the summer, this is perhaps the highlight of deadline day so far…

(19:20) DONE DEAL: Celtic confirm Colin

Scottish champions Celtic have signed London-born Turkey international Colin Kazim-Richards from Feyenoord, after also bagging Roberts from Man City on loan.

(19:13) De Jong bids farewell

LA Galaxy-bound Nigel de Jong has tweeted a statement to thank his former club, who released him to pave a way for the Dutchman to move to America.

(19:11) Fer to Swans?

QPR’s Leroy Fer is said to be on his way to join Swansea City on loan, to replace Jonjo Shelvey.

(19:07) Richard Keys with late thoughts

There could be an awkward moment if Man City and Bayern Munich are drawn together in the Champions League, should they come through their last 16 Champions League ties with Guardiola to replace Pellegrini, which Richard Keys has just picked up on…

(19:02) Storm Henry to halt Remy move?

There’s always drama on deadline day, and the weather may play a part in things this time, as Storm Henry could prevent Leicester City flying over Remy from London by helicopter.

(18:45) Fulham hope to add another!

The west Londoners have certainly been busy on deadline day, and hope to bring in another loanee – talented Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

(18:43) Chelsea close curtain on incoming deals

Although the Blues won’t be bringing in anymore players, they have said that Remy could still go out on loan, while forgotten man Radamel Falcao is in line to return to Monaco or former club Atletico Madrid.

(18:40) Nearing the end of the Rhodes?

The stop-start transfer saga involving Jordan Rhodes looks set to be concluded, with the Blackburn Rovers frontman at Middlesbrough’s training ground to complete the move.

(18:37) DONE DEAL: Watford sign Doucoure

Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 23, has given up his Rennes clubman status by signing for Watford on a four-and-a-half year deal for a reported £8m – a club record. He will spend a six-month loan spell with Granada.

(18:30) Where will Remy end up?

Check out Coral’s odds for Loic Remy’s destination on February 3rd…

(18:20) Bayern bag Tasci

After an injury crisis at the back for Bayern Munich, they’ve snapped up former Germany international centre back Serdar Tasci on loan from Spartak Moscow.

(18:16) Ex-Red Devil Buttner on the move again

It seems it’s left back hour, and ex-Man Utd flop Alex Buttner has just joined Belgian outfit Anderlecht on loan from Dynamo Moscow.

(18:08) DONE DEAL: Wiggins cycles back to Bournemouth

Uncapped Welsh left back Rhoys Wiggins, 28, has re-joined the Cherries from Sheffield Wednesday until 2018, to cover for still-injured summer signing Tyrone Mings.

(18:09) No homecoming for out-of-favour Liverpool defender

With just under five hours to go until the Premier League transfer deadline, which stars are expected to stay or go? One man, Jose Enrique, will not be returning to former club Newcastle United from Liverpool.

(18:05) Roma poach Perotti

Argentina winger Diego Perotti has joined Roma from Genoa on an 18 month loan deal, and can be signed for 9m euros at the end of the spell.

(18:00) Marseille mayhem!

Strikers Steven Fletcher and Peter Odemwengie were both linked with the French top flight club earlier in the day, but only one is said to be set to sign – the Scot. A deal for Stoke’s Odemwengie, though, looks to have fallen through.

(17:53) Brace of Seagulls fly away

Brighton and Hove Albion pair Elvis Manu and Rohan Ince have joined Huddersfield Town and Fulham respectively on loan. The Cottagers have also signed Zakaria Labyad from Sporting until the end of the season.

(17:49) Will Man Utd get anyone?

With the Red Devils lacking in attack, as well as many other positions, surely someone will join before the deadline? Perhaps the club are not willing to splash out yet again…

(17:45) Foxes miss out on Musa

Ahmed Musa will not be joining Leicester City, with the Foxes not willing to pay £23m for the CSKA Moscow forward, but are still in the hunt for Loic Remy and Mame Biram Diouf.

(17:37) Gayle to stay and Debuchy to leave London?

Arsenal right back Mathieu Debuchy looks to get his wish by leaving north London to get first-team football ahead of the Euros, as he is set to go back to his homeland with Bordeaux on loan. However, Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle will stay put and is lining up a new four-year deal.

(17:32) Imbula to Stoke deal ever nears

Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula is edging closer to Stoke City for a club record £18m deal. Will the Potters get their man before the 11pm Premier League deadline?

(17:24) QPR capture El Khayati

Championship club QPR have snapped up striker Nasser El Khayati from manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s former club Burton Albion. The forward arrives at Loftus Road on a two-and-a-half year deal.

(17:09) Bayern bag Tasci

Defender Serdar Tasci has joined Bayern Munich on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season as the Bavarians seek to boost their backline. Planning for a future without Pep?

(17:05) Sheringham and Stevenage part ways

Man Utd and Spurs playing legend Teddy Sheringham has cut short his managerial stint with League Two Stevenage after recording just two wins in 29. Former Red Devils aren’t doing too well in the dugout of late…

(17:00) Gers lure attacker O’Halloran

Scottish giants Rangers have raided St Johnstone for striker Michael O’Halloran, who has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal. Will the Gers be back in the top-tier by the time he is to renew?

(16:55) Charlton cut two loose

There have been more departures in the Championship, this time as Charlton Athletic have released duo Franck Moussa and Ricardo Vaz Te. Good luck for the future guys!

(16:29) Swans say adieu Eder!

Swansea City have loaned out-of-favour forward Eder to Ligue 1 club Lille for the rest of the season. The giant dog in the background of Lille’s snap doesn’t look too impressed though…

(16:16) Two more for the Magpies?

Could Newcastle capture two more on deadline day? That’s what the rumours say, with press singing the same Toon, as Berahino and Liverpool left back (and former Magpie) Jose Enrique continue to be linked to St James’ Park. Newcastle to actually buy a defender? Perhaps take this one with a pinch of salt!

(16:07) Ismail offloaded to Oxford

Championship club Wolves have let promising cub Zeli Ismail leave on loan to Oxford United in a month-long deal.

(15:59) Henshall exits Ipswich

With just seven hours to go before the window slams shut, Tractor Boys midfielder Alex Henshall has left Ipswich by mutual consent. Will Mick McCarthy be farming anyone else out?

(15:49) On your Eder! Lille looking to loan Swans striker

Keep your eye on the clock, and this blog, as Swansea City striker Eder could be heading to French club Lille on loan. We’ll keep you in the loop!

(15:43) Thompson leaves Canaries cage on loan

Norwich City midfield starlet Louis Thompson has rejoined Swindon Town on loan in a lease until the end of the season.

(15:34) Pardew to let McCarthy fly Eagles nest?

Crystal Palace coach Alan Pardew has hinted goalkeeper Alex McCarthy could go on loan, stating: “He’s a great goalie and we want to get him up to speed and get him back playing his best football, so he needs game time.” Rumour has it Fulham could provide a willing home for the stopper.

(15:20) Samp swoop for former forward Fabio Quagliarella

Serie A side Sampdoria have wound back the clock by re-signing striker Fabio Quagliarella on loan from Torino, but a permanent move could be in the works. It’s never too late to go back in Italy!

(15:11) Bournemouth bid goodbye to midfield duo

The Cherries have put midfield duo Alessandro Cannataro and Tomas Andrade out to pasture, with both terminating their contracts by mutual consent. Which club(s) will pick up the pair?

(15:08) Imbula edging closer

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has fanned the flames about potential Potters buy Giannelli Imbula, saying: “Talks have been progressing. Hopefully by the end of the day we’ll be able to announce something.” The ex-Man City boss clearly just likes to keep us on our toes, transfer tease!

(15:02) Klopp coy

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp seems to have quashed hopes of a new Anfield addition, as the German told press: “I’m not sure what’s better for your job. So I can say maybe something happens or I can say the truth! No, you can finish work for the day. The outgoing side I’m not 100 percent sure.” Does the gaffer doth protest too much?

(14:48) Gomis goes to Motherwell

No, not that one. Midfielder Morgaro Gomis has switched Scottish Premier League sides, and will spend the rest of the season on loan at Motherwell from Hearts.

(14:38) Cowie shows some Heart in jammy deal

Midfielder and former free agent Don Cowie has joined Scottish club Hearts, inking a two-and-a-half year deal with the Jam Tarts – a tasty bargain!

(14:32) Perez pens Magpies extension

Big Newcastle United news regarding a striker, but it is not about Berahino. Spanish sharpshooter Ayoze Perez has signed on the dotted line and committed to a new Magpies contract until 2021.

(14:26) Transfer update: Deals imminent

Do not go anywhere! We expect deals for Giannelli Imbula, Jordan Rhodes and Steven Fletcher, while nothing is resolved yet on Saido Berahino. Watch this space!

(14:01) Mont the man for Betis

Real Betis have signed Barcelona full back Martin Montoya on loan until the end of the season.

(13:56) Drmic decides on Hamburg

Swiss striker Josip Drmic joins Bundesliga outfit Hamburg on loan until the end of the season from Borussia Monchengladbach.

(13:42) Baggies strike it Pritch

West Bromwich Albion have signed Alex Pritchard from Spurs on loan until the end of the season.

(13:33) Fulham reel in Rohan

Fulham have signed Rohan Ince form Brighton on loan until the end of the season.

(13:33) Newcastle not Doumb-ing down

Newcastle United have confirmed that Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia will join on loan until the end of the season from Roma subject to visa approval, with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

(13:10) Manchester City managerial changes

Manchester City have confirmed that Manuel Pellgrini will leave at the end of the season, with Pep Guardiola replacing him. The Spanish coach has signed a three-year deal from the start of the 2016/17 season.

(12:55) Wise move for Owls?

Winger Aiden McGeady joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season from Everton.

(12:55) Rob raid

Celtic have signed Manchester City striker Patrick Roberts on loan for 18 months.

(12:47) Im to Stoke?

Coral sources indicate that Stoke City have agreed a deal to sign Gianelli Imbula from Porto for a fee of £18.2m.

(12:33) Fed up? Fazio joins Sevilla

Spurs defender Federico Fazio joins Sevilla on loan until end of the season.

(12:31) Werder loan Veljkovic

Werder Bremen have brought in Spurs defender Milos Veljkovic on loan until the end of the season.

(12:09) Bristol bring in O’Donnell

Richard O’Donnell joins Bristol City from Wigan Athletic on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

(12:03) Canaries feather their nest

Norwich City have added 18-year-old Ebou Adams to their development squad, with the defender joining from Dartford on an 18-month deal.

(12:03) Bluebirds peck at Foxes

Cardiff City sign Tom Lawrence on loan from Leicester City until the end of the season.

(11:55)U-turn in the Rhodes?

Latest reports indicate that Blackburn Rovers’ Jordan Rhodes is en-route to Middlesbrough for talks, despite his club earlier reporting that the move was off.

(11;41) Rovers raid Vale

Doncaster Rovers have signed goalkeeper Chris Neal from Port Vale on a 28 day loan.

(11:30) Gibbs going nowhere

Arsenal full back Kieran Gibbs has been heavily tipped for a loan switch to the likes of Aston Villa, but the Gunners, who are 15/8 for a Premier League victory, are set to hold on to their defender during Deadline Day.

(11:15) Barca don’t Mata to Juan

Today’s random rumour was that of Barcelona’s supposed interest in acquiring Man Utd playmaker Juan Mata, but such reports have since been squashed. Will the Red Devils make a late signing of their own though?

(11:05) Midday play deadline for clubs

Clubs in England’s top-flight have until midday to sign players so they can feature in the midweek Premier League fixtures!

(11:00) All Rhodes to nowhere

Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes is training with his current club this morning after Middlesbrough pulled out of a move for him late last night. Will there be anymore options opening up for the frontman on Deadline day?

(10:51) Last orders around Europe

The Premier League transfer window will slam shut tonight at 11pm, but what about the others?

Scottish business must be completed by midnight, while Spain and France follow the English set-up of 11pm, with Italy seeing their window close at 10pm and Germany have until 5pm tomorrow evening.

(10:40) Massive total January spending

The total spending by clubs during this January transfer window so far has reached a mammoth £132,650,000. Stick with us for all the updates, as many more moves are expected before closing time!

(10:34) No Spurs Berahino bid

It’s believed that Tottenham will not be making another bid for Baggies misfit Saido Berahino, with the striker’s future still in limbo. The former England Under-21 forward is 8/1 with Coral to make Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016 this summer.

(10:20) Watford agree Doucoure fee

Watford have agreed a fee for Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, with the player on his way to the club to complete a medical this morning.

(10:14) Scotland have extra time

As we reported earlier, Celtic are hoping to tie up a deal for Colin Kazim-Richards, and they will have an extra hour to get that done tonight, with the Scottish transfer window slamming shut at midnight.

(10:07) Cardiff capture Zohore

Championship club Cardiff City have completed the loan signing of Kenneth Zohore from Belgium outfit KV Kortrijk, subject to an international clearance.

(09:55) Celtic close in on Kazim-Richards

Colin Kazim-Richards is on his way to Glasgow to try and finalise a move from Feyenoord to Scottish champions Celtic. The Bhoys suffered League Cup heartache recently and Ronny Deila is keen to strengthen his squad.

(09:45) Messi to arrive at Arsenal?

Wenger was hoping to acquire one more player in this window before it slams shut at 11pm tonight, but could it be Lionel Messi? The French boss stated he may not sign anybody else, unless the world’s greatest player came calling. Don’t get your hopes up Gunners fans!

“If Lionel Messi knocks on my door at 5.50pm, you never know,” joked Wenger.

(09:39) Wenger’s winter window worries

Ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Southampton, Arsene Wenger admitted his difficulty in this winter window, claiming he was hoping for one more signing. Could the Gunner still snap a new face up?

“The whole period was much quieter than I expected,” stated Wenger. “The fact that we are all here means it is still quiet.

“If possible, I would have been open to one more but there is a rarity of players.”

(09:26) Berahino bound for Hawthorns exit?

Saido Berahino is one player that could be on the move today, despite West Brom rejecting a £21m bid from Newcastle. The sought-after striker is odds-on 1/3 to be a Baggies player when the window shuts, 6/5 to arrive on Tyneside and 3/1 for a Spurs witch.

(09:17) Reds dealt Teixeira blow

It seems Liverpool will miss out on Brazilian target Alex Teixeira on Deadline Day, with his current employers Shakhtar Donetsk having remained firm on their non-negotiable stance. The Samba star does look pretty content in his present surroundings!

(09:05) Late Man Utd business on the cards?

Louis van Gaal has yet to open the Manchester United wallet in this winter window but, with the club dropping to 50/1 outsiders for a Premier League triumph, will the Dutchman seek some late acquisitions? The Red Devils are now 9/2 second-favourites for an FA Cup victory too.

(08:58) Remember me? Odemwingie subject of French bid

Peter Odemwingie was once the subject of bizarre Deadline Day antics, but the Stoke City attacker is being targeted by Ligue 1 outfit Marseille this January, with the French side seeking a loan deal.

(08:40) Toffees bid for Moscow marksman

Roberto Martinez isn’t waiting around on Deadline Day, with Everton having made a bid for Lokomotiv Moscow forward Oumar Niasse and hope to tie up a £13.5m deal swiftly, while Aiden McGeady is set for a loan exit.

(08:33) Will Berahino finally depart Baggies?

We have a huge day ahead of us, with plenty of potential deals set to go through during another thrilling transfer window finale. Saido Berahino is one to watch out for, with the West Bromwich Albion misfit being targeted heavily by the likes of Spurs, Newcastle United and Stoke City. Watch this space!

(08:24) Terry set for Chelsea exit

Following 18 years at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea skipper John Terry confirmed after his side’s FA Cup win over MK Dons that he is to leave the club at the end of this current campaign, with no new contract having been offered.

(08:23) Hammers snap up Emenike

We start with one of the big deals confirmed late last night, with West Ham United bagging Emmanuel Emenike on loan for the remainder of this season. Another great swoop for Hammers boss Slaven Bilic!

Good morning folks and welcome to our Transfer Deadline Day blog, live here with Coral!

We will keep you up-to-date with all the latest transfer stories throughout the day until the 11pm deadline on Monday evening, with a whole host of names said to be on the move.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.