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Transfer Deadline Day 2020 LIVE: Get live updates and the latest transfer news

On transfer deadline day 2020, we bring to you the latest football transfer rumor and updates LIVE
Updated: 01 February 2020 05:39 IST - Published: 31 January 2020 11:30 IST
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Odion Ighalo will join Manchester United on loan for the rest of the season
Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo will be joining Manchester United on loan until the end of the season. The 30-year-old once played for Granada and Watford before moving to China to play for Shanghai Shenhua. The Telegraph understands that the deal does not involve an option to buy.
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OGC Nice sign Moussa Wague on loan from Barcelona
Moussa Wague

Barcelona and OGC Nice have agreed on a loan deal for Moussa Wague on deadline day. The deal involves an option for the Ligue 1 club to buy the player for €10 million after his loan. Wague has made just three appearances for Barca this season including two in the UEFA Champions League.
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Leicester City have confirmed the arrival of Ryan Bennett
Ryan Bennett

Leicester City have announced that Ryan Bennett is joining the club on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season. The 29-year-old has struggled to get game time, making 19 appearances in all competitions this season. According to The BBC, the deal involves an option for the Foxes to sign Bennett at the end of the season. 
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Barcelona sign Matheus Fernandes
Matheus Fernandes


FC Barcelona have announced the signing of Matheus Fernandes. The midfielder joins from Palmeiras for a potential fee of €10 million, and his release clause has been set at €300 million. 

He'll join the Barca squad in July 2020.
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Manchester United in talks with Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo


Reputed Sky News journalist Fabrizio Romano understands that Manchester United are in talks with the representatives of former Watford striker Odion Ighalo. He currently plays in China for Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. 

The Old Trafford club are keen to land a striker before transfer deadline, with top scorer Marcus Rashford facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
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Boubakary Soumare rejects Newcastle move

RMC confirm that Newcastle had a €45m + €10m bonuses offer for Boubakary Soumare accepted by Lille, but the player rejected advances from the Magpies, as he wants to finish the season with the Ligue 1 club and reevaluate his future in the summer. Soumare is widely regarded as one of the brightest young midfielders in world football and the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with him in the past.
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Premier League clubs never had a chance with Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani


With Edinson Cavani set to stay in Paris till the summer, Sky News journalist Fabrizio Romano has stated that Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United had no chance with the Uruguayan.

The Italian journalist understands that the Uruguayan has already agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid. Cavani will join the Madrid based club for free in the summer.
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While teams have frantically attempted to add to their squads for the business end of the season, here are some of the deal that have happened on Deadline Day:

- Emre Can to Borussia Dortmund from Juventus
- Yannick Ferreira Carrasco to Atletico Madrid from Dalian Professional FC
- Paco Alcacer to Villareal from Borussia Dortmund
- Richairo Zivkovic to Sheffield United on loan from Changchun Yatai
- Nathan Bishop to Manchester United from Southend United
- Cedric Soares from Southampton to Arsenal on loan
- Ianis Hagi to Rangers on loan from Genk
- Fransisco Trincao from Braga to Barcelona 
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With just under 6 hours to go for the January transfer window to slam shut, here are some of the deals that could still happen

- Josh King to Manchester United from AFC Bournemouth
- Dries Mertens to Chelsea from SSC Napoli
- Islam Slimani to Inter Milan
- Angelino to RB Leipzig from Manchester City 

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Maya Yoshida could leave Southampton to join Sampdoria
Maya Yoshida

Maya Yoshida is tipped to join Sampdoria according to Di Marzio. The Japanese defender signed for Southampton in 2012 and has made over 190 appearances for the club. Claudio Ranieri now wants to bring in the 31-year-old to boost his side's defence.
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Kevin-Prince Boateng set to join Besiktas on loan
Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng is reportedly on his way to Istanbul to join Besiktas on loan. The 32-year-old joined Fiorentina in July 2019 and has since made 15 appearances in all competitions. Fiorentina are currently 13th in the Serie A table and they will face Juventus this Sunday.
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Wolves working on deal for teenage wonderkid Luke Matheson
Matheson in action for Rochdale

According to BBC Sport Wolves are looking to sign 17-year-old Rochdale right-back Luke Matheson in a deal worth £1m. The talented teenager, who rose to prominence by scoring against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup in September, will reportedly be loaned back to the League One club for the rest of the season. 

Matheson became Rochdale's youngest-ever first-team player at 15 years and 336 days and has been attracting lots of attention from clubs all over England with defensive performances that display a maturity beyond his years.

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Ki Sung-Yeung to leave Newcastle United
Ki Sung-Yeung

According to Sky Sports, Ki Sung-Yeung and Newcastle United have come to an agreement to terminate the player's contract. The 31-year-old played for Celtic and Swansea City before joining the Magpies in 2018. The South Korean's contract is supposed to expire this summer but he will be a free agent from tomorrow. 
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Tottenham Hotspur explored late move for Emre Can
Emre Can


The Telegraph understands that Tottenham Hotspur put in a late bid for ex Liverpool midfielder Emre Can. The midfielder is understood to have been snapped up by Borussia Dortmund on loan from Juventus. 

With Christian Eriksen leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this winter, Jose Mourinho's side have been keen to strengthen their numbers in midfield.
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Manchester United have signed Nathan Bishop from Southend United
Nathan Bishop

Manchester United have announced the arrival of 20-year-old Nathan Bishop from Southend United. The goalkeeper has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Red Devils. Since making his debut for Southend United in 2017, Bishop had made 39 appearances. Upon signing for Manchester United, the England Under-20 international commented that it was a dream come true for him. 
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Nicolas Gaitan to complete Lille move?

Nicolas Gaitan playing for Chicago Fire

Former Benfica and Atletico Madrid midfielder Nicolas Gaitan has been linked with a deadline day move to Ligue 1 outfit Lille, according to TyCSports. The 31-year-old playmaker, who was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, is currently a free agent having last played for MLS side Chicago Fire. Gaitan, who scored four goals in 28 matches during his time in the States, also spent a season in China with Dalian Yifang.
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Chelsea decides to keep Olivier Giroud & discontinue their striker search
Olivier Giroud


According to Sky News journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea will rebuff all advances on Olivier Giroud, but will instead keep him at Stamford Bridge till the end of the season.

The journalist also understands that Chelsea will be ending their pursuit of a striker this winter. The Blues have been linked so far with unsuccessfull moves for Dries Mertens and Edinson Cavani.
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Dries Mertens and Teemu Pukki among Manchester United's deadline day targets
Teemu Pukki

Manchester United's quest for a striker is in full throttle, as they have been sounding off potential targets all over Europe. The latest names in the long list are Norwich City's Teemu Pukki and Napoli's Dries Mertens.

The Independent understands that United have made enquiries about both strikers, but Norwich swiftly shot down their advances, stating that Pukki is not for sale under any circumstances.
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Manchester United made an enquiry for Danny Ings
Danny Ings

The Telegraph understands that Manchester United approached Southampton in their quest for a striker this winter. However, The Saints rebuffed their advances, stating that the in-form goal getter is not for sale.

The Old Trafford outfit have been linked to several strikers this window, as they are keen to mitigate the effects of Marcus Rashford's injury. It's understood United will pursue their Ings interest no further.
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Olivier Giroud is expected to stay at Chelsea
Olivier Giroud

Chelsea are expected to keep Olivier Giroud at the club after the Blues failed to secure a replacement for him. Tottenham and Lazio were reportedly keen on signing the striker but The Athletic reported that he is unlikely to leave Stamford Bridge in this transfer window. Since Frank Lampard took over, the Frenchman has played just five Premier League matches. 
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Barcelona and Braga reach agreement for Francisco Trincao transfer
Barcelona have reached an agreement with SC Braga for the transfer of Francisco Trincao for €31 million. The Portuguese forward will join the Catalan giants in the summer in a five-year deal which will run until the end of the 2024-25 campaign. Tincao’s contract at the Camp Nou will also include a massive buy-out clause of €500m. The 20-year-old is considered as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, who is in the twilight of his glittering career.
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Tottenham Hotspur and Celtic in talks over Victor Wanyama deal
Victor Wanyama

Tottenham and Celtic are in talks over the possibility of sending Victor Wanyama on loan to the north of the border, according to Evening Standard. The defensive midfielder, who played for the Scottish giants between 2011 and 2013, has found game time extremely hard to come by in the present campaign. Although Spurs were holding out for a permanent transfer for Wanyama, it now seems they are not against the idea of letting him leave on loan. The finer details of the deal are yet to be finalised but it seems it will likely include a purchase option.
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Cedric Soares completes loan move to Arsenal
Cedric Soares


Arsenal have completed a deadline day loan swoop for Cedric Soares. The full-back leaves Southampton after the arrival of Kyle Walker-Peters at The St Mary's Stadium. 

The loan deal will run till the summer, after which the full-back will be a free agent, available to sign a permanent contract with Arsenal or move on. 

Arsenal's technical director, Edu, had this to say:

"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..."
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer skeptical, but doesn't rule out a move for Joshua King
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


In a press conference ahead of the weekend's fixtures, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was quizzed with regards the Joshua King speculations. The Old Trafford club has already tried unsuccessfully to sign the striker this window. Solskjaer had this to say:

"I don’t think we’ll do any more business, no. Anthony (Martial) and Mason (Greenwood) they can break their noses as well. No worries about that". 

The Norwegian boss however added:

“I expect nothing to happen, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.”
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Rangers complete loan signing of Ianis Hagi from Genk

Hagi posing with Steven Gerrard at his unveiling


Ianis Hagi, son of Romania legend Gheorghe, has completed a loan move to Scottish outfit rangers till the end of the season. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has joined from Genk subject to international clearance, with the Light Blues having an exclusive option to buy at the end of the six-month spell.

The Gers' new signing was excited about his move, saying, “Being in such a huge club and having this mentality of winning every game made me take this decision and I am really happy. I can’t wait to meet the fans and I can’t wait for them to meet me and try to build this relationship as good as possible."

His new manager Steven Gerrard echoed his sentiments, saying, "We have been scouting him for some time and it was clear that he has the quality to help to make a difference to the team.

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Eddie Howe refuses to rule out Old Trafford move for Joshua King
Joshua King

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has refused to rule out a Manchester United move for Joshua King and has admitted that the ultimate decision for a transfer lies in the hands of the chief executive and owner. Speaking to reporters about the links, he said, "I'm not going to deny anything you have read but I don't want to talk about it too much. He is much valued and loved by us. He is a massive part of our team, he brings that unique pace and strength, coupled with technical ability and an eye for goal. With a day to go in the window, it's very difficult to find a replacement. It's going to be [a decision] between the chief executive and owner. I love Josh as a player and a person. I know what Manchester United means to him with his history with the club, so I understand his position."

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Tottenham Hotspur make progress in their quest for Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale


According to The Times, Gareth Bale could be making a return to London with Tottenham Hotspur. The winger has been courted for a while now by his former club, but his agent had repeatedly shot down the notion recently.

However, it is understood that Spurs supremo Daniel Levy has held discussions over a possible deal with Florentino Perez.
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Steve Bruce confirms Newcastle United have failed a bid for Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that the club have failed in a bid for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. In an interview with talkSPORT, the 59-year-old claimed that the Frenchman, who has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, might be heading elsewhere. Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan are believed to be heavily interested in signing the former Arsenal man and it remains to be seen how this saga will pan out in the next few hours.
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Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are reportedly desperate to bolster their ranks before the conclusion of the transfer window. With teams facing a race against time, here are 5 last-minute deals that could still go through:

- Dries Mertens from Napoli to Chelsea
- Islam Slimani to Inter Milan from AS Monaco
- Yannick Ferreira Carrasco to Atletico Madrid from Dalian Yifang
- Willian San Jose from Real Sociedad to Manchester United 
- Edinson Cavani from Paris-Saint Germain to Atletico Madrid
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Norwich City confirm the signing of Sam McCallum from Coventry City
Norwich City have completed the signing of Coventry City defender Sam McCallum, the club announced on Friday. The 19-year-old will spend the rest of the campaign on loan with the Sky Blues before joining Daniel Farke's squad next season.
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