Wednesday 23 January 2019

Deadline day transfer round-up

All the biggest deals from the final day of the transfer window.

Olivier Giroud has joined Chelsea
Olivier Giroud has joined Chelsea

By Press Association Sport staff

The transfer chain involving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi reached a conclusion on deadline day as all three strikers sealed moves to new clubs.

Borussia Dortmund forward Aubameyang was announced as an Arsenal player on Wednesday morning, signing a long-term contract for a club-record fee, before Giroud replaced Batshuayi at Chelsea.


Giroud arrived on an 18-month deal at the same time Batshuayi left Stamford Bridge to become Aubameyang’s replacement at Dortmund on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Mathieu Debuchy left Arsenal and joined French side St Etienne until the end of the season.

Tottenham signed Paris St Germain midfielder Lucas Moura on a contract until 2023.

Paul Lambert splashed the cash at Stoke, bringing in Badou Ndiaye from Galatasaray for £14million, while Swansea reunited the Ayew brothers after re-signing Andre Ayew from West Ham for an undisclosed fee and lured Andy King to Wales on loan from Leicester.

Newcastle finally agreed a loan deal with Leicester for striker Islam Slimani and, after a move to Anderlecht broke down, Aleksandar Mitrovic followed Rolando Aarons and Henri Saivet out of the door by joining Fulham.

Jordan Hugill was left out of Preston’s matchday squad against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night and secured a move to West Ham for an undisclosed fee the next day.

Everton forward Ademola Lookman headed to Germany for first-team football, signing a loan deal with RB Leipzig.

The Toffees snapped up Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala on a loan deal for the rest of the season, subject to Premier League clearance.

West Ham defender Reece Oxford rejoined Borussia Monchengladbach on loan for the final 14 fixtures of the Bundesliga season.

Watford took Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong on loan until the end of the season, sent goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon to Nottingham Forest and cancelled Ben Watson’s contract.

Cardiff and Aston Villa both bolstered their strikeforces for their Championship promotion push. The Bluebirds took Gary Madine from Bolton, reportedly for a fee of £6million, while Lewis Grabban linked up with Villa.

Liverpool let Jon Flanagan join Bolton and although Derby lost Johnny Russell to the MLS, they replaced him with Kasey Palmer from Chelsea.

Leeds signed forward Tyler Roberts from West Brom for an undisclosed fee, while Reading borrowed Chris Martin from Championship rivals Derby.

Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri left Antalyaspor after just six months in Turkey.


Manchester City ended their interest in Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez.

The Premier League leaders enquired about the Algeria winger with a view to a deadline-day move but were put off by the costs of a potential deal.

It was understood that the Foxes were only prepared to do business if City could put together a deal worth around £95million.

Ki Sung-yueng committed himself to Swansea’s survival battle and insisted his West Ham suitors “are no better than us”.


Southampton’s attempts to sign forward Quincy Promes were met by resistance from Spartak Moscow.

Davy Klaassen’s proposed move from Everton to Napoli was off after talks between the two sides broke down.

Brighton had a second offer to sign Wigan striker Nick Powell rejected.

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