Arsenal land Auba, Spurs sign Lucas Moura, Man City end Mahrez bid
The January window is shut! Transfer Talk brings you updates on all the latest rumours and done deals. Plus, check out all the COMPLETED DEALS on transfer deadline day.
- The biggest deal of the day came as Arsenal completed the signing of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €63.75m (£56m).
- Then Chelsea completed the signing of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal for a reported £16.25m on an 18-month contract and Blues striker Michy Batshuayi joined Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season.
- Tottenham confirmed the capture of Lucas Moura for €28 million from Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian winger has signed a contract until 2023.
- Manchester City pulled out of a deadline day bid for Riyad Mahrez after failing to reach an agreement with Leicester, sources have told ESPN FC.
23.00 GMT: That's it! The transfer window has closed!
The transfer window is CLOSED!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 31, 2018
Time to pick the winner... pic.twitter.com/PfQxSlEK4y
22.58 GMT: Middlesbrough's Martin Braithwaite has moved back to France, joining Bordeaux on loan until the summer.
22.53 GMT: DONE DEAL! Anderlecht have secured another target, though, bringing in Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic on loan.
22.53 GMT: Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was heading back to Anderlecht on loan, but PA journalist Simon Peach says the forward could now join Fulham for the rest of the season.
22.51 GMT: While Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson has completed a temporary switch to Hull after signing a new contract at Anfield.
22.51 GMT: There are plenty of late deals rushing in now. Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is closing in on a loan move to Bolton, according to Sky Sports.
22.50 GMT: DONE DEAL! Barnsley have snapped up centre-back Matt Mills after he left Nottingham Forest.
22.49 GMT: DONE DEAL! Joe Lolley has left Huddersfield to join Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.
22.42 GMT: Fulham hope to complete a last-minute deal for Middlesbrough defender Cyrus Christie, sources have told ESPN FC.
22.30 GMT: It sounds like Sam Allardyce was reluctant to let Ademola Lookman join RB Leipzig on loan. The winger has played only 30 minutes in the Premier League since the Everton boss was appointed.
Allardyce on Lookman decision: It's one of the most unusual situations I've been in. It was his choice. He was adamant he wanted Germany. We tried to persuade him not to. But his stubbornness got him his way.— David Prentice (@prenno) January 31, 2018
22.21 GMT: DONE DEAL! Aston Villa have announced Lewis Grabban's loan move from Bournemouth.
22.11 GMT: Barnsley have won the race to sign Swansea striker Oliver McBurnie on loan, with the transfer expected to be announced soon.
22.07 GMT: Meanwhile, Jordon Mutch could be heading out the Selhurst Park exit door with Bolton trying to sign the midfielder on loan.
22.05 GMT: Here's one to keep your eye on -- Lille defender Ibrahim Amadou is hoping to seal a £16m move to Crystal Palace but the French club are refusing to sell.
As we speak Lille are adamant that they will not sell Ibrahim Amadou.— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) January 31, 2018
Amadou linked with a move to Crystal Palace but at present Lille say there will be no more departures.
22.00 GMT: ONE HOUR TO GO! Are any more big moves going to happen as the clock ticks down?
21.44 GMT: Bolton have brought Reece Burke back from West Ham on loan until the end of the season.
21.34 GMT: Manchester City are sending youth striker Olarenwaju Kayode to Amiens on loan, sources have told ESPN FC.
21.27 GMT: Ouch! Chelsea are trailing 3-0 at home to Bournemouth...
21.25 GMT: DONE DEAL! Swansea have confirmed Andre Ayew's return for a club-record fee.
21.23 GMT: DONE DEAL! Cardiff have signed Bolton's in-form striker Gary Madine for a reported £6m. The 27-year-old has scored eight goals in his last 14 matches.
21.17 GMT: DONE DEAL! Excuse the pun, but Stoke aren't ready to curl up 'Ndiaye' in their Premier League relegation battle. The Potters have completed the €16m capture of Galatasaray midfielder Badou Ndiaye, who was paraded on the pitch at half time against Watford.
21.11 GMT: Reports in the North East say Newcastle have finalised a loan deal for Leicester striker Islam Slimani. Here's Lee Ryder of the Chronicle...
Slimani deal done #nufc— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 31, 2018
21.04 GMT: Mustapha Carayol looks thrilled to have joined Championship side Ipswich Town after leaving Nottingham Forest...
20.59 GMT: ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick is at Wembley Stadium to see Lucas Moura unveiled on the pitch at half time. The Brazilian will like what he has seen so far, with Spurs cruising into a 2-0 lead against Manchester United.
20.56 GMT: The BBC's David Ornstein reports that Andre Ayew has completed his return to Swansea from West Ham. The 28-year-old will team up with his brother Jordan at the Liberty Stadium just 18 months after leaving.
20.47 GMT: Nottingham Forest have been busy on deadline day and Aitor Karanka's side have been linked with two more signings before the window closes. Michael Dawson and Lee Tomlin are the players in question.
20.34 GMT: DONE DEAL! Watford have signed Sweden under-21 keeper Pontus Dahlberg on a five-and-a-half-year deal from IFK Göteborg. Dahlberg will return to the Swedish club on loan for the rest of the season.
👐 | Promising Sweden Under-21 keeper Pontus Dahlberg has signed for #watfordfc on a five-and-a-half-year deal.— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2018
The 19-year-old will return to IFK Göteborg on loan for the rest of this season.
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20.24 GMT: Elsewhere in the Championship, Sunderland are hoping to bring in former Manchester United youth striker Ashley Fletcher from Middlesbrough, reports Gazette Live.
20.13 GMT: DONE DEAL! Bolton have snapped up Nottingham Forest forward Tyler Walker on loan.
20.04 GMT: Rayo Vallecano have agreed a deal to sign former Manchester United striker Bebe from Eibar at the end of the season.
19.53 GMT: DONE DEAL! Here's an intriguing move -- Ademola Lookman has completed his loan switch from Everton to RB Leipzig.
19.35 GMT: DONE DEAL! Reading have signed Derby striker Chris Martin on loan until the end of the season.
Reading manager Jaap Stam said, "With the large number of games still to play this season, it was important to strengthen the attacking options available to us with a player who can add to what we already have within the squad.
"In Chris Martin, we have a striker who has proven his goalscoring ability at the clubs he has played for in the past and hopefully he can give us an extra impetus going forward and score goals for us."
19.23 GMT: DONE DEAL! It's all happening now. Sunderland have picked up Liverpool youngster Ovie Ejaria on loan, with Black Cats boss Chris Coleman delighted to get his man.
🤝 The boss has had his say on our new signing...— Sunderland AFC 🔴⚪ (@SunderlandAFC) January 31, 2018
"Ovie is a talented young player with strength and imagination on the ball. He's here to join our fight and has shown me how motivated he is to be here - and I'm sure he's ready for the challenges ahead." pic.twitter.com/sV7NGent8r
19.20 GMT: DONE DEAL! Newcastle have confirmed that winger Rolando Aarons will spend the rest of the season with Serie A side Hellas Verona before returning to St. James' Park in the summer.
19.19 GMT: Let's make it a hat trick! French club Angers have confirmed the capture of Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide for a temporary spell in Ligue 1.
Le club et les supporters souhaitent la bienvenue à Jeff Reine-Adélaïde#laforcedusco pic.twitter.com/BjxiAsxwGJ— Saïd chabane (@SadSaidchabane) January 31, 2018
19.14 GMT: And another Arsenal loan exit. Young defender Krystian Bielik will spend the rest of the campaign in League One with Walsall.
19.06 GMT: DONE DEAL! Following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's arrival, Arsenal have loaned striker Chuba Akpom to Belgian side STVV until the end of the season.
18.51 GMT: Arsenal have made enquiries for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, but according to Sky Sports the Gunners are unlikely to strike a deal on deadline day.
18.40 GMT: DONE DEAL! Arsenal have allowed right-back Mathieu Debuchy to join French club St Etienne on a free transfer. Full story here.
18.34 GMT: Nottingham Forest are making all the signings. The Championship club are close to re-signing Adlene Guedioura from Middlesbrough while Watford's Ben Watson is also set to join on loan, according to the Telegraph's John Percy.
Understand #nffc set to sign Watford midfielder Ben Watson on loan. Pulled out of squad for the Stoke game tonight— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 31, 2018
18.25 GMT: Meanwhile, Everton are targeting a loan deal of their own, with Eliaquim Mangala expected to complete a temporary switch from Man City this evening.
18.23 GMT: The German transfer window shut at 17.00 GMT, but sources have told ESPN FC that Red Bull Leipzig are trying to sign Everton's Ademola Lookman on loan. The Bundesliga club may have to apply for an extension to complete the deal.
18.15 GMT: DOUBLE DONE DEAL! Nottingham Forest have loaned Costel Pantilimon from Watford for the rest of the season and signed former Fulham winger Ashkan Dejagah on a free transfer after he left Wolfsburg last summer.
18.10 GMT: It looks as though Aston Villa have won the race to sign Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban on loan. The forward spent the first half of the season at Sunderland.
18.02 GMT: Leicester City midfielder Andy King is set to join Swansea on loan, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.
17.59 GMT: DONE DEAL! Watford have agreed a deal to loan Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong for the rest of the season with an option to buy.
📝 | Fancy some transfer news?!— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 31, 2018
Didier Ndong has signed for #watfordfc on loan from @SunderlandAFC for the rest of this season, while the club also have the option on a permanent transfer in the summer.
Welcome, Didier! 🐝
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17.54 GMT: While Ozil is set to continue his Arsenal adventure, Olivier Giroud has logged on to Twitter to say a fond farewell after signing for Chelsea...
I spent five and a half amazing years within the arsenal family. This beautiful story ends today. Thank you for your warm welcome. I would like to especially thank the fans for their unconditional support upon my arrival #nananana #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/GofNGAi3pW— Olivier Giroud (@_OlivierGiroud_) January 31, 2018
17.48 GMT: A bit of deadline day fun from Mesut Ozil now, whose three-year contract extension at Arsenal is expected to be announced soon.
17.43 GMT: Levante have strengthened their attack with the arrival of veteran forward Giampaolo Pazzini on loan from Hellas Verona, the La Liga club announced.
17.25 GMT: Liverpool winger Harry Wilson is set to sign a new deal at Anfield before going on loan to Hull, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Read more here.
17.22 GMT: Meanwhile, United youngster Matty Willock has moved to St Johnstone on loan until the summer.
#MUFC's Matty Willock has joined St Johnstone on loan for the rest of the season, having returned from Utrecht earlier on #DeadlineDay. The 21-year-old goes straight into the squad to face Hearts on Saturday pic.twitter.com/GE1OGDBu6F— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) January 31, 2018
17.11 GMT: It doesn't look like there will be any first-team acquisitions at Manchester United today, but the club have snapped up teenage goalkeeper Matej Kovar, PA journalist Simon Peach reports.
Quiet #DeadlineDay at Old Trafford, but #MUFC have signed 17-year-old Matěj Kovář from Czech side FC Slovácko. The goalkeeper has signed a pro deal & will soon up with the U18s having impressed on a one-week trial in November pic.twitter.com/J9GshGcu4N— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) January 31, 2018
16.55 GMT: DONE DEAL! And on the same transfer merry-go-round, Michy Batshuayi has left Chelsea to join Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season. That's some tidy transfer business all round.
16.51 GMT: DONE DEAL! And it's a big one... Chelsea have confirmed the arrival of Olivier Giroud for a reported £16.25m fee from Premier League rivals Arsenal. The striker will wear the No.18 shirt and has signed an 18-month contract at Stamford Bridge. Read more here.
16.50 GMT: Meanwhile, young Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik is in talks to join Walsall on loan until the end of the season, sources have told ESPN FC.
16.43 GMT: Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song is training with the Gunners after he was released by Russian side Rubin Kazan, reports the Independent. Could Arsene Wenger be tempted to offer the 30-year-old a short-term contract?
16.30 GMT: Napoli's hopes of signing Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen on loan have fallen through after talks broke down and he will remain at Everton for the rest of the season, Sky Sports reports.
16.25 GMT: DONE DEAL -- West Bromwich Albion defender Kyle Howkins has moved to League Two Port Vale on loan for the rest of the season.
16.15 GMT: Here's an intriguing possibility to mull over as the Arsenal-Chelsea transfer merry-go-round continues to spin:
Hearing whispers (nothing concrete) Arsenal have been exploring possibility of signing David Luiz from Chelsea as part of Giroud deal - as per @DavidWoodsStar yesterday - or Roma's Kostas Manolas. Would be one or other, no idea if it will happen. Defence a clear concern #AFC #CFC— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2018
16.10 GMT: Watford's Isaac Success has been linked with a loan move away from Vicarage Road, and now he has joined Malaga on a temporary basis:
15.55 GMT: Another Championship DONE DEAL for you -- Ben Marshall has joined Millwall on loan from Wolves.
15.45 GMT: West Ham forward Andre Ayew is having a medical at his former club Swansea City, sources have told ESPN FC.
15.35 GMT: Now then -- the Mirror reports that Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez, linked with Manchester City in recent days, "has put the club under pressure to sell him by going AWOL amid interest from Man City."
15.25 GMT: To Germany, where Werder Bremen have signed Kosovo international midfielder Milot Rashica, with the fee remaining undisclosed.
15.15 GMT: As Japan international Yuto Nagatomo prepares to end his long stay at Inter Milan and join Galatasaray, he has a message of thanks for Inter's supporters.
15.10 GMT: Bournemouth have had a £5.5m bid for Brentford defender Chris Mepham turned down by the London club, Sky Sports has reported.
15.01 GMT: DONE DEAL! Chelsea have loaned Todd Kane to League One side Oxford United for the rest of the season.
✍️ #OUFC are delighted to announce the #DeadlineDay signing of right-back Todd Kane (@Toddy_Kane) on loan from @ChelseaFC until the end of the season 👉 https://t.co/eXNeOSPHRw pic.twitter.com/FJHhykHJWu— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) January 31, 2018
14.49 GMT: Time for an Islam Slimani update! The Leicester man has landed at Newcastle Airport ahead of his move to the Magpies!
Here's video of Islam Slimani landing at Newcastle Airport (you may need to zoom 🧐🤷♂️) pic.twitter.com/vKbMmUXNwK— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 31, 2018
14.35 GMT: Sandro has completed a loan move to Sevilla from Everton, the Spanish club have announced.
14.25 GMT: Colchester United have brought in QPR winger Olamide Shodipo on loan for the remainder of the season.
14.15 GMT: Reports suggest West Ham could have a busy day, and that day could be about to get busier - sources have told ESPN FC that they are in for Preston striker Jordan Hugill, also linked with Crystal Palace.
14.05 GMT: Pep Guardiola sanctioned Manchester City's signing of New York City winger Jack Harrison to scupper plans by Stoke to seal a deal for the England under-21 international, sources have told ESPN FC.
13.50 GMT: DONE DEAL -- Rochdale have signed striker Stephen Humphrys on loan from Fulham.
BREAKING NEWS | ✍️👀 Rochdale Football Club is delighted to announce the loan signing of striker Stephen Humphrys from Championship side Fulham until the end of the season.— Rochdale AFC (@officiallydale) January 31, 2018
👉 https://t.co/52YJjVKezu #RAFC pic.twitter.com/4fSMVRhktw
13.40 GMT: More on Mesut Ozil for you now -- a source close to the player has told ESPN FC that he has signed a new three-year deal worth £12 million a year after tax.
The source said his decision was not related to the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal but he "simply decided he wanted to remain at Arsenal and in London."
13.30 GMT: Inter Milan have rejected a bid of €65 million for Milan Skriniar from one of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United this month, according to the player's agent.
13.25 GMT: Now, where could he be off to?
Islam Slimani has gone all Alexis Sanchez on us, putting a video on Instagram of him boarding a private jet. Bound for Newcastle? (IG: islamslimani09) pic.twitter.com/FumTF57Oco— Tony Mabert (@TonyMabertESPN) January 31, 2018
13.10 GMT: To Elland Road, where Leeds United have announced the signing of forward Tyler Roberts from West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed fee.
13.00 GMT: Aston Villa are now favourites to sign Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban, who shone on loan for Sunderland in the first half of the season, the Birmingham Mail reports.
12.50 GMT: DONE DEAL -- Ipswich Town have confirmed that striker Monty Patterson is returning to his native New Zealand and joining Wellington Phoenix on loan until the end of the season.
12.45 GMT: Championship strugglers Burton Albion have signed defender Jacob Davenport on loan from Manchester City.
12.40 GMT: Deadline day wouldn't be deadline day without some sort of contribution from Mino Raiola, so here's one. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has not ruled out a move to the Major League Soccer for his client amid rumours of an impending transfer to LA Galaxy.
12.30 GMT: Arsenal fans would, I'm sure, have felt like a day of good news after last night's result at Swansea. First Aubameyang, now this:
EXCLUSIVE: Mesut Ozil signs a new three-and-a-half year contract to remain at Arsenal until summer 2021. Becomes highest-paid player in club history on around £350k per week before tax. Deal agreed last weekend, signed at Colney this morning. Could take him to 8yrs at #AFC & 32yo pic.twitter.com/600XtVnbnH— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2018
12.20 GMT: Another DONE DEAL -- Notts County have signed defender Ben Hall on loan from Brighton.
12.10 GMT: There's likely to be a flurry of deals throughout the football league today, and here's one of them: Doncaster Rovers have signed Burnley defender Tom Anderson on loan until the end of the season.
12.00 GMT: Brighton, beginning to struggle ominously for both goals and form, have been linked with a move for Wigan's Nick Powell -- but it appears those hopes will be dashed:
11.50 GMT: Out-of-favour Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has told So Foot: "What I am going through with PSG is proving to be very complicated. I feel like I do not exist."
11.40 GMT: A move from the Championship that has seemed likely for a while could be about to materialise -- Derby striker Chris Martin is set to join Reading on loan, sources have told ESPN FC.
11.30 GMT: There could be up to five -- count them -- five deals for West Ham today, the London Evening Standard reports. It says they could include loan moves for Leicester striker Islam Slimani and Lille midfielder Ibrahim Amadou and a full-time switch for Fulham's Tom Cairney.
11.20 GMT: Here's Dortmund's Michael Zorc on Aubameyang: "Apart from the unpleasant happenings of the last few weeks, we like to remember that the story of Aubameyang at BVB was a success story for more than four years.
"He's done great things for the club and scored a lot of important goals. He was part of the cup winning team in 2017. We wish him all the best."
11.15 GMT: DONE DEAL -- Almost immediately, confirmation from Arsenal, whose official website says Aubameyang "has joined us from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract for a club-record fee."
It goes on to describe the Gabon international as "one of the world's most highly-rated strikers" and stresses his outstanding record of 98 goals in 144 Bundesliga games for Dortmund.
11.10 GMT: Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is joining Arsenal, with a statement to shareholders saying the fee will be €63.75 million. The statement said: "The contractual documentation of today's agreement should be completed immediately."
11.00 GMT: Liverpool defender Lloyd Jones is set to wrap up a permanent move to Luton Town, flying high in League Two, sources have told ESPN FC.
10.50 GMT: Daley Blind has not started a league game for Manchester United since August, but the Manchester Evening News reports that the club will not allow him to move to Roma until the summer.
10.40 GMT: A DONE DEAL from the Football League, where Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Matt Penney has joined Mansfield Town on loan.
10.35 GMT: Things are moving with Michy Batshuayi -- he is to undergo a medical ahead of a loan move from Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund, sources have told ESPN FC.
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte had said Batshuayi remained in his plans to face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday, but the Belgian will fly to Germany to complete the proposed deal ahead of the 5 p.m. Bundesliga transfer deadline. And does that mean the arrival of Olivier Giroud at the Bridge?
10.25 GMT: Sources have told ESPN FC that FC Midtjylland striker Alexander Sorloth is travelling to London to finalise a move to Crystal Palace.
10.20 GMT: Everton are close to completing a season-long loan deal for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, sources have told ESPN FC.
France international Mangala, who became the world's most expensive defender when he signed for City from Porto for £42m in 2014, had also been a target for Valencia and Newcastle this month.
10.10 GMT: If Leicester star Riyad Mahrez does end up going to Manchester City, who might replace him? The Leicester Mercury names Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend as a contender, but it adds that they are "unlikely to be interested in doing a Mahrez deal for the figures that have tentatively been mooted."
10.00 GMT: Over to France now, where L'Equipe reports that Guingamp are set to pip Fiorentina, Saint-Etienne and Norwich City to the signing of highly rated Le Havre forward Nathael Julan, 21.
09.50 GMT: DONE DEALS -- Viktor Fischer has returned to his native Denmark, leaving Mainz to join FC Copenhagen, while Mainz keeper Jannik Huth has joined Spart Rotterdam on loan.
09.40 GMT: A Newcastle double bill: Sources have told ESPN FC that they are keen on a loan move for Leicester forward Islam Slimani, while striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is close to loan move to Anderlecht.
09.35 GMT: Borussia Dortmund have said winger Andrey Yarmolenko, 28, is set for a longer spell on the sidelines than thought with a tendon injury -- meaning that Andre Schurrle's loan move to Swansea is likely to be called off.
09.20 GMT: Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons, who has struggled for first-team opportunities, could be on his way to Hull City on loan, according to Sky Sports.
09.10 GMT: And on the heels of that one, here's another DONE DEAL -- and we stay in Germany for this one, with Wolfsburg having signed attacker Admir Mehmedi from Bayer Leverkusen.
Jannik #Huth wird sich bis zum Saisonende @SpartaRotterdam anschließen. Der 23-jährige Keeper wurde für die verbleibenden Monate der laufenden Spielzeit an den niederländischen Erstligisten ohne Kaufoption ausgeliehen. Viel Glück, Jannik! 🍀 #Mainz05 #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/rmBRWWaEb5— 1. FSV Mainz 05 (@1FSVMainz05) January 31, 2018
08.55 GMT: DONE DEAL klaxon! Late last night Borussia Dortmund completed the signing of Spain under-17 forward Sergio Gomez from Barcelona. It's reported BVB paid the €3m buyout clause in the player's contract.
Unsere Wölfe verpflichten Admir #Mehmedi von @bayer04fussball. Der Schweizer erhält einen Vertrag bis zum 30. Juni 2022 sowie die Rückennummer 22 bei unseren Grün-Weißen. Wir freuen uns auf dich, Admir! 🐺💪 #VfLWolfsburg pic.twitter.com/WyuptRdHxO— VfL Wolfsburg (@VfL_Wolfsburg) January 31, 2018
08.43 GMT: Oh dear, Arsenal! It seems the official website last night made a huge gaffe and uploaded the wrong post-match video -- Arsene Wenger confirming Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move!
08.32 GMT: Bild reports that Mesut Ozil, who is out of contract in the summer, is set to sign a new deal with Arsenal. The paper carries no direct quotes, but says the signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have been key in his decision.
08.21 GMT: Mathieu Debuchy is set to end his difficult spell at Arsenal by returning to France to join St Etienne, states L'Equipe. The 32-year-old, who has just six months left on his contract with the Gunners, will be reunited with Jean-Louis Gasset, formerly assistant to Laurent Blanc with France and now boss of Les Verts.
08.10 GMT: L'Equipe is reporting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed a contract to join LA Galaxy three weeks ago. The 36-year-old, who is out of contract at Manchester United in June, has made no secret of his desire to play in MLS at some stage in his career. Worth noting here that the MLS season starts in March, with the transfer window open until May 1, so there's no rush to do the deal today.
07.49 GMT: Newcastle hard-man Aleksandar Mitrovic looks set to be on his way out of the club after making just six Premier League appearances all season. ESPN FC sources say that his former club, Anderlecht, want to take him back on loan.
07.28 GMT: This man has his finger firmly on the pulse of all things to do with players in the Belgium national team, so it sounds like Michy Batshuayi might be on his way to a small town in Germany?
Michy Batshuayi didn't join up with the Chelsea squad yesterday evening. We all know what that means, don't we? Dortmund bound. Medical + last details to be arranged today. #cfc #bvb pic.twitter.com/CuByjmhQIT— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) January 31, 2018
07.00 GMT: Tick tock, tick tock! Time is almost up in the transfer window and we have two huge deals that could go through. Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sign for Arsenal, and where will Riyad Mahrez be when the window closes at 11 p.m. GMT in England.
Zlatan set for Galaxy switch
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed an agreement to join the LA Galaxy with the Mail reporting the Manchester United star penned the deal three weeks ago.
Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will not stand in the way of the Swede from pursuing a new adventure, should he wish to leave Old Trafford.
Ibrahimovic's deal with the Red Devils expires in June, meaning he will miss the start of the MLS season in March unless there is a deal in place with United too.
Ibrahimovic's second season at Old Trafford has been disappointing despite low expectations following his serious knee ligament injury.
But despite Romelu Lukaku's struggles at times, United signed Alexis Sanchez this month to effectively signal the end of any hopes of a starring role under Mourinho for the remainder of the season.
Real target Icardi
Real Madrid are targeting Mauro Icardi with Corriere dello Sport reporting that Los Blancos are tracking the Inter Milan star.
The Argentina international could front a new look attack with Florentino Perez rumoured to be ready to rip up the two-time reigning Champions League holders with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema's futures all uncertain.
Icardi's national team manager Jorge Sampaoli has confirmed that "he is being followed by Real."
The Nerazzurri will hope to hold on to their captain as one of their only world-class players as they battle to return to the Champions League with a top-four finish this season.
- Danny Ings certainly won't be leaving Liverpool in January, with Jurgen Klopp laughing off move questions from reporters after Liverpool's 3-0 win over Huddersfield.
"It would be funny if someone calls for Ingsy. I would love to respond," Klopp said. "No chance. We will see what happens. There's no chance Ingsy is on the market tomorrow. Only if I'm unconscious! Maybe something happens."
- Andre Ayew appears close to a return to Swansea City -- David Moyes confirmed as much after West Ham's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
"We have had a bid from Swansea and we are considering it," Moyes said.
- Inter Milan could be set to give the green light for a big-money move that will send Marcelo Brozovic to Sevilla, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Croatian, who has agreed to the move, will cost €1m on loan with an obligation to buy set at €28m.
- West Ham will attempt to wrestle Lille captain Ibrahim Amadou away from Crystal Palace before Wednesday's deadline, reports the Mirror.
- Inter Milan are growing concerned that they will be unable to push the Javier Pastore deal over the line before the transfer deadline, with Tuttosport reporting they have identified a backup target.
Nico Gaitan is the Nerazzurri's Plan B, should they be unable to sign the Paris Saint-Germain star, following the Atletico Madrid star snubbing a move to Swansea.
- Manchester United defender Daley Blind has been given the green light to seal a move to Roma, reports Corriere dello Sport, with the Dutch international an ideal replacement for Chelsea's latest signing Emerson Palmieri.
The Brazilian left-back was unveiled by the champions on Tuesday and Blind can offer cover for first choice Aleksandar Kolarov, as well as an option at centre-back and in midfield.
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