Man City to seal late Mangala deal?

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Eliaquim MangalaGettyImagesEliaquim Mangala is highly-rated by FC Porto.

Manchester City have launched a last ditch attempt to sign Porto's French centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, RMC Sport reporting the Portuguese club have accepted a bid of 34.5 million pounds.

They also claim City are interested in Mangala's teammate Fernando. While the Brazilian's contract is set to expire in the summer, it is understood a bid of seven million pounds could see Manuel Pellegrini's side land a late double deal.

22.46 GMT: The Mirror are reporting that Spurs midfielder Lewis Holtby has passed a medical at Fulham and is set to join on loan until the end of the season. The deal includes an option to buy, with the paper saying the fee could be as high as 8 million pounds -- a significant profit for Daniel Levy on the 1.5 million pounds he paid for the Germany international.

22.19 GMT: Momo Sissoko won't be returning to the Premier League with Crystal Palace, because he's signed a deal until the end of the season with Spanish outfit Levante. The 29-year-old is a free agent after leaving PSG last season and has previously played for Juventus, Valencia and Liverpool.

22.02 GMT: Reports that Chelsea are set to splash yet more cash in this transfer window are gathering pace, The Guardian claiming St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma is to sign for 12.5 million pounds. The 19-year-old France youth international could immediately be loaned back to St Etienne for the rest of the season, but Jose Mourinho appears to have earmarked him as a long-term replacement for John Terry.

21.41 GMT: Olympiakos have completed the signing of Paraguay forward Nelson Haedo Valdez - a deal which is expected to pave the way for Kostas Mitroglou to join Fulham. That, in turn, could see Dimitar Berbatov leave Craven Cottage, with Tottenham and Arsenal supposedly interested.

21.22 GMT: Former Leeds United star Max Gradel has been heavily linked with a loan move to West Ham, and the St Etienne midfielder has confirmed via Twitter that he is in London.

21.09 GMT: Juventus are thought to be close to announcing they have completed a loan deal for Southampton striker Pablo Osvaldo. The Italian is currently suspended at Saints for a training ground bust-up with Jose Fonte, and the deal will have an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

20.47 GMT: Seattle Sounders striker Fredy Montero has joined Sporting Lisbon on a permanent deal. "Fredy has been and will always be a special member of our family," Sounders FC Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer said. "Fredy had a wonderful career in Seattle and is continuing that success overseas. Hopefully his quality of play gives him an opportunity to be added to the Colombia World Cup roster. We wish him well with this next chapter of his career."

20.26 GMT: The BBC's David Ornstein, who is generally well connected to all things Arsenal, is reporting that Draxler to Arsenal is NOT going to happen. He says Arsene Wenger was unwilling to meet Schalke's asking price, and if there is to be another addition, it will only be a loan.

20.13 GMT: According to Estadio Deportivo, Sevilla winger Diego Perotti is holding out for a move to French side Monaco and has rejected loan moves to Genoa and Werder Bremen as a result.

19.49 GMT: QPR's move for Inter Milan forward Ishak Belfodil has hit the buffers with Sky Sports reporting the club have failed to agree personal terms with the 22-year-old. Rangers had been looking for cover for Charlie Austin, who is set to be sidelined for a spell after shoulder surgery.

19.15 GMT: DONE DEAL! Hot on the heels of Yobo is another done deal, as Brighton confirm the signing of Charlton midfielder Dale Stephens.

19.12 GMT: DONE DEAL! Joseph Yobo is back in the Premier League, with Norwich City.

19.09 GMT: It looks as if Clement Grenier won't be swapping Lyon for Newcastle. Le 10 Sport are carrying quotes from Grenier's agent Frederic Guerra saying: "It is not easy to say no to a big club like Newcastle, but Clement has finally decided to stay in Lyon. Clement would have arrived at Newcastle not as Clement Grenier, but as replacing Yohan Cabaye." He goes on to say Grenier considered moving a risk with the World Cup just six months away.

18.57 GMT: Milos Jojic is hoping to tie up his move from Partizan Belgrade to Borussia Dortmund by the end of the day. The 21-year-old Serbia international is set to sign a four-year contract, according to Bild.

18.36 GMT: The Daily Star report that West Ham are on the verge of securing a loan deal for Napoli left-back Pablo Armero. The Colombian would act as cover for Joey O'Brien, who dislocated his shoulder in West Ham's 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday. Read more.

18.19 GMT: With doubts about the availability of Clement Grenier, Newcastle have reportedly turned their attention to Benfica's Serbian star Filip Djuricic, as we told you earlier. Now quotes have surfaced from the 21-year-old’s agent, Ulisses Santos, on Backpage, confirming that theory. He said: "It is true about Newcastle, I have been speaking with Alan Pardew this week and so let us see what happens."

17.38 GMT: DONE DEAL! Swansea starlet Lee Lucas has joined Cheltenham Town on a one-month loan deal.

17.35 GMT: The Mail reports that Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has inadvertently revealed Lewis Holtby is moving from Tottenham to Fulham. "It's going to be a tough game against Fulham. They've made a lot of changes a lot of signings. They've just signed Lewis Holtby from Tottenham," the Saints boss said. The best laid schemes o' mice an' men ...

17.28 GMT: Barnsley have signed goalkeeper Iain Turner until the end of the season. The 30-year-old journeyman has played briefly for Everton, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.

17.24 GMT: Reports in Italy claim Monaco are close to signing 20-year-old Inter forward Mauro Icardi.

17.18 GMT: Meanwhile Rennes are also keen on making their busy January work known with a triple unveiling of Kamil Grosicki, Ola Toivonen and Paul-George Ntep, while also revealing they have loaned Zana Alle to Auxerre for the season.

17.14 GMT: Cardiff are showing off new striker Kenwyne Jones, who joined the Premier League's bottom-placed side from Stoke on a player exchange deal involving Peter Odemwingie going to the Potters.

17.10 GMT: Charlton youngster Joe Pigott has joined Gillingham on a one-month loan deal, the Championship club announced on their website.

17.04 GMT: Le 10 Sport reports that Tottenham could make a shock loan move for Manchester United misfit Nani. The Portuguese winger has failed to impress David Moyes despite a new deal at Old Trafford, and Tim Sherwood is apparently interested in the Portuguese forward.

17.00 GMT: DONE DEAL! Lazio have completed the loan signing of Helder Postiga, the Italian club have announced on their website.

16.56 GMT: It seems that Hernanes is all set for a move to Inter after he was filmed leaving Lazio's training centre in tears earlier on today. Nothing has been confirmed over the 28-year-old Brazilian's future yet, but it looks like an emotional goodbye for all concerned.

16.49 GMT: DONE DEAL! Sunderland midfielder Alfred N’Diaye has joined Spanish side Real Betis on loan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club have confirmed on their website.

16.45 GMT: New Sunderland forward Ignacio Scocco has tweeted a picture of himself signing his deal with the Black Cats, saying: "A new challenge, new objectives...Thanks for all the support." Read more.

16.41 GMT: And we have the latest on Thibaout Courtois now, with Atletico Madrid director Clemente Villaverde claiming Jose Mourinho's comments about the future of the young goalkeeper do not count for much -- because the Portuguese does not make transfer decisions at Chelsea. Read more.

16.35 GMT: Here's our full story on Barcelona selling 17-year-old striker Tonny Sanabria to Serie A minnows Sassuolo for an initial fee of 4.5 million euros. Read more.

16.26 GMT: The Mail reports that Chelsea have agreed a 12.5 million-pound fee for Kurt Zouma, with the St Etienne defender set to become Jose Mourinho's fourth signing of the January transfer window. Any deal for the 19-year-old centre-back could have repercussions for John Terry, whose contract is up this summer.

16.18 GMT: Duncan Castles of the Times reports that Newcastle could be spending some of the hefty fee they received from PSG for Yohan Cabaye on Benfica playmaker Filip Djuricic.

16.13 GMT: According to kicker, Frankfurt attacker Srdjan Lakic will resign for his former club Kaiserslautern today. The 30-year-old [for reasons unknown] had briefly been linked with a move to lazio.

16.06 GMT: Blaise Matuidi is set to snub Arsenal's advances and sign a new deal with PSG, reports Goal. The France midfielder is out of contract this summer and the arrival of Yohan Cabaye raised questions about his future, but Matuidi will apparently stay with the French champions rather than make a move to the Premier League.

16.03 GMT: Sky Sports reports that Crystal Palace have agreed a loan deal with Blackpool for Tom Ince -- this particular January saga could be coming to an end shortly if that is indeed the case.

16.00 GMT: Fulham have made a huge offer for Bundesliga 2 top scorer Simon Zoller, kicker reports. The 22-year old Kaiserslautern attacker could be worth some 6 million euros, but so far Zoller is not interested in leaving Kaiserslautern. He told kicker that he feels honored “when a Premier League club comes knocking at your door,” but “for my development it is the best to stay at Kaiserslautern.”

15.53 GMT: Here's our full story on Schalke's sporting director Horst Heldt being "convinced" that Julian Draxler will not be joining Arsenal this January. Heldt also revealed that reports suggesting Draxler has a 45.5 million euro release clause for the summer are "not correct."Read more.

15.49 GMT: DONE DEAL! Adel Taarabt has completed his move from QPR to Milan on loan, according to the Serie A side's website. The player revealed his delight at the move, stating: "I'm very happy to be here and it’s an honor to play for the strongest team in Italy. I already spoke to [Clarence] Seedorf and he told me what he expects of me. I can’t wait to start playing."

15.46 GMT: The Saints boss also ruled out the sale of Jack Cork, stating: “He is a very important player for us. There's no possibility of him leaving." Pochettino also revealed his difficulties if trying secure the right players during January: “It's not easy to sign someone who fits the profile of player we want.”

15.43 GMT: Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has told a news conference this afternoon that there are no deals in place for Dani Osvaldo, but suggests the striker could still leave in January.

15.40 GMT: Sky Sports are reporting that Sunderland defender Mo Diakite is set to have a medical with Fiorentina ahead of a loan move until the end of the season -- we'll have more on that as it develops.

15.37 GMT: DONE DEAL! Carlos Gruezo has completed his move from Barcelona SC to Stuttgart, the Bundesliga club confirmed on their website.

15.32 GMT: DONE DEAL! Jordan Spence has re-joined League One side Milton Keynes Dons on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club have confirmed on their website.

15.27 GMT: Here's more on the news that Norwich are in talks with Fenerbahce over a loan deal for defender Joseph Yobo.

15.20 GMT: Everton are close to signing Ajax defender Niklas Moisander for around 3.5 million euros, according to the Times. The 28-year old's contract expires in 2015, and the Toffees want to strengthen their back line -- presumably after being thumped by city rivals Liverpool 4-0 on Tuesday.

15.12 GMT: Ferencvaros have been linked with the Hertha duo Peer Kluge and Maik Franz. Ferencvaros' German coach Thomas Doll is reportedly interested in taking the pair on loan. Kluge has also been linked to Hapoel Tel Aviv. The transfer windows in both leagues shut later than the big leagues [Feb. 5th in Israel, Feb. 21st in Hungary], so there's plenty of time left for any deals to go through.

15.06 GMT: Despite his expression, Jermaine Jones can't contain his excitement about moving to Besiktas on his Twitter account.

15.03 GMT: DONE DEAL! Swansea have completed the signing of Raheem Hanley, the club confirmed on their website. The 19-year-old has been snapped up by the Swans after leaving Blackburn Rovers last week.

15.00 GMT: Crystal Palace look to be winning the race to sign Blackpool winger Tom Ince, according to Sky Sports. Swansea, Hull, Stoke and Sunderland are also interested in the promising attacker.

14.56 GMT: Here's Valencia's Dorlan Pabon looking rather pleased with his loan move to Sao Paulo on the Brazilian club's Instagram account... 14.51 GMT: Middlesbrough want to extend Shay Given's loan deal from Aston Villa until the end of the season, according to the Irish Independent.

14.46 GMT: DONE DEAL! Eintracht Braunschweig have signed the Switzerland under-21 international Salim Khelifi from FC Lausanne-Sport. The midfielder will not take part in Braunschweig’s match against Dortmund on Friday, and is to begin team training next week.

14.42 GMT: DONE DEAL! VfB Stuttgart have announced that left back Cristian Molinaro has made the switch to Seria A side FC Parma. The 30-year-old joined the Bundesliga club from Juventus Turin in 2010.

14.39 GMT: Another Julian Draxler update for you now -- and Schalke 04 sporting director Horst Heldt told a news conference in Gelsenkirchen this afternoon that he believes Julian Draxler will not be joining Arsenal this January: “I am very convinced that Draxler will be playing for us in the Rueckrunde."

14.35 GMT: DONE DEAL! Jermaine Jones has signed a deal with Besiktas, the Turkish club have confirmed on their official website.

14.25 GMT: Wilfried Zaha's loan move to Cardiff hasn't been confirmed yet by the club, but the player has just put a picture of himself on Instagram in a Bluebirds training kit with the caption: "First session done #ccfc" -- that deal should be confirmed today, you'd think.14.16 GMT: Demoted Mainz keeper Heinz Mueller, 35, hopes to leave the club during the window. According to kicker, a few clubs from the lower tiers in Germany and from abroad are interested in signing the former Barnsley keeper.

14.07 GMT: Arsene Wenger has revealed to Arsenal's official website that the club are "active" in the transfer market, but are not close to any deals. “Are we active? Yes,” he said. “Are we close to sign anybody? No. There's not long now that's true. First, the situation was going like always in a transfer market - week by week. In the last two weeks it goes day by day, now it goes hour by hour. In any hour anything can happen or change but at the moment, unfortunately, we are not signing anybody.” That may disappoint Gunners fans who hoped to see Julian Draxler arrive this month, but the coach cannily refused to rule out any deals -- so stick with us for the latest transfer news as it happens.

14.00 GMT: DONE DEAL! West Ham have signed Ivory Coast midfielder Abdul Razak on a short-term contract, the club have revealed on their website. The 21-year-old began his career at Manchester City and recently played for Anzhi Makhachkala.

13.57 GMT: Borussia Moenchengladbach could make a late move for Hoffenheim's Fabian Johnson, kicker reports. They believe that Gladbach want to land him on a free in the summer, and also have set their sights on Stuttgart's Ibrahima Traore, who was praised as an “interesting player” by Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl yesterday.

13.50 GMT: All things Werder Bremen for you now -- midfielder Mehmet Ekici could still move on to Turkey, kicker reports. The club are also closing in on Sevilla midfielder Diego Perotti, 25, with kicker suggesting that the clubs currently are negotiating a deal. “We don't only want to loan,” sporting director Thomas Eichin says. The Bundesliga side want to loan with a buy option, and Sevilla want to sell for 4 million euros. It also appears that Bremen have done a deal with Vallecano defender Alejandro Galvez, 24, who is set to join Bremen on a free in the summer.

13.45 GMT: DONE DEAL! Charlton have now confirmed they have signed Reza Ghoochannejhad from Standard Liege on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, the club announced on their official website.

13.38 GMT: Lacina Traore looks at home at Everton already -- here's a post from the club's Instagram account...13.33 GMT: Even more Derby news for you now, as the Rams have confirmed that goalkeeper Saul Deeney has left the club by mutual consent.

13.30 GMT: The Rams also confirmed that Michael keane has returned to parent club Manchester United. The 21-year-old wanted regular football, and Steve McClaren stold the club's website: “We're disappointed to lose Michael but we couldn’t guarantee him games and he wants to play regular first-team football right now."

13.25 GMT: DONE DEAL! Derby have signed George Thorne on loan from West Brom until the end of the season.

13.20 GMT: The former Germany international Marcel Schaefer, who seems somewhat surplus to requirements at Wolfsburg, says that currently he is “not happy” about his situation in Wolfsburg and he is in his most difficult phase as a professional. Says it is his dream to end his career in MLS. “I will do that,” the 29-year-old said when asked about a MLS move when his contract ends in 2017.

13.10 GMT: DONE DEAL! Sunderland have signed 28-year-old Internacional striker Ignacio Scocco on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club confirmed on their official website.

13.06 GMT: The January transfer window represents new beginnings, and Anderson has been [predictably] busy on instagram today, posting pictures of his new surroundings at Fiorentina. The Manchester United midfielder looks unlikely to return to Old Traffold following his loan move to La Viola, who will be hoping he can show some of his early promise in Serie A.13.03 GMT: Mamadou Niang has said he would love to return to Marseille from Qatari club Al Saad, with the club seeking an experienced player to bolster their squad. "Of course I would like to return, they're the club in my heart," he said. "I have a lot of friends there. I wouldn't be against going back, even to sit on the bench." Read more.

12.59 GMT: The Mirror reports that Swansea have had a bid 3 million-pound bid for Jack Cork rejected by Southampton. The Swans are desperate for players to save them from a potential relegation battle, but the Saints seem loathe to lose the 24-year-old after working his way back into Mauricio Pochettino's first-team plans.

12.55 GMT: Bild and B.Z. [both from the same publishing house] report that Adrian Ramos to Borussia Dortmund in the summer is all but a done deal. According to Bild, Ramos has already informed Hertha BSC of his departure, and Ramos' agent Wennin teold Bild that he is “not authorized to provide any information.” However, Hertha's sporting director Michael Preetz rubbished the rumours, saying: “Should a club want [Ramos], they first have to come to us and ask. No one has done that so far.”

12.50 GMT: Roberto Martinez has all but ruled out any further January signings for Everton: “If I'm honest, bringing in Aiden McGeady and Lacina Traore were the big priorities we had,” the Toffees boss told a news conference this morning.

“I’m more focused now on trying to get the players we have fit. With Johnny Heitinga at the moment, there is no real solution for him, so any movement between now and the end of the window will depend on how his situation develops.

12.45 GMT: Lewis Holtby is on his way out of Tottenham, according to the player's agent. “My feeling is he will leave but it's not in our hands at the moment," Marcus Noack told the Metro. Read more.

12.40 GMT: DONE DEAL! Danish midfielder William Kvist has joined Fulham on loan from VfB Stuttgart. The deal includes an option to buy the 28-year-old at the end of the season.

12.36 GMT: Yohan Cabaye has said he moved to Paris Saint-Germain to win titles after completing his switch from Newcastle United. "I think it's difficult for a player to turn PSG down. I want to win titles, and PSG offers me that opportunity. There was no hesitation from me," he said. Read more.

12.29 GMT: Inter are set to decide whether to move for Nani or Hernanes as the transfer window closes tomorrow. The potential sale of Fredy Guarin sale could still be key to them bidding for either, with the Mail reports that the Nerazzurri are keen on signing the manchester United winger on loan.

12.26 GMT: Chris Hughton is after defensive reinforcements, and Norwich have revealed that they are in talsk with Fenerbahce to sign Joseph Yobo on loan.

12.23 GMT: Eintracht Braunschweig have just informed the press that they will announce a new signing at the pre-match presser before their game against Dortmund tomorrow.

12.20 GMT: Jermaine Jones is undergoing his medical at Besiktas -- we'll have confirmation on that deal a little later. The U.S. international doesn't look too happy, to be honest.

12.17 GMT: DONE DEAL! Fulham have allowed goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli to join Accrington Stanley on loan until the end of the season.

12.13 GMT: DONE DEAL! Sheffield Wednesday have signed Arsenal striker Benik Afobe on loan until the end of the season. The Owls lost Connor Wickham this week as Sunderland recalled the forward, and may be on the lookout for more striking options besides Afobe.

12.10 GMT: Valencia have agreed a deal for Seydou Keita, according to their official website. The midfielder was at Chinese Super League side Dalian Aerbin FC in December, but has agreed a deal until the summer with the option of a further year. The Mail international will arrives this afternoon at 16.35 at Manises airport, and will sign pending a medical.

12.07 GMT: German media reports that Dortmund are set to sign the 21-year old Partizan Belgrade midfielder Milos Jojic, who can play in most positions across the midfield. The one-time Serbia international is due for his medical today, and set to sign a four year contract, several German papers report.

12.05 GMT: Rafa Benitez has welcomed new signing Henrique to the club, but says he still expects more signings before the transfer window closes.

12.03 GMT: VfB Stuttgart will make the transfer of Ecuadorian under-20 international Carlos Gruezo, 18, official today, kicker reports.

11.59 GMT: DONE DEAL! Shrewsbury have signed Peterborough winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laingn on a one-month loan deal.

11.55 GMT: DONE DEAL! Danny Fox has left Southampton for Nottingham Forest, the Premier League club have revealed on their official website. The defender has signed on loan until the end of the season and will complete a permanent three-year deal in the summer.

11.51 GMT: A mischievous soul changed Julian Draxler's Wikipedia page to state his current club as Arsenal -- the mistake has been rectified, but will it need to be changed back once again before the transfer window shuts?

11.46 GMT: Here's our full story on Liverpool facing rival interest from another Premier League club for Ukraine international Yevhen Konoplyanka, according to the player's agent, amid reports of interest from Arsenal and Tottenham. The player's father, Oleg, had also said the winger could join an English club this week, telling Espreso TV: “I don't want to talk too specifically, but the reports about a transfer to England -- they are true. He might change clubs later this week. We are not considering offers from within the Ukraine.” Read more.

11.41 GMT: Malaga are taking winger Nordin Amrabat, 26, on loan from Galatasaray. "I hope to help the team, to play, to be useful and that we can fulfill our objectives," he said on arrival on Costa del Sur yesterday. "I am really happy to be here." The deal for the Dutch-Moroccan is just a loan, and there is no agreement for summer permanent transfer, according to reports in Malaga.

11.37 GMT: Kicker reports that the former Dortmund and Bremen attacker Nelson Valdez is about to join Olympiakos on loan until the end of the season from Abu Dhabi club Al-Jazira. The deal also includes an option to buy.

11.33 GMT: Sergio Ramos celebrates 10 years at Real Madrid this week, and has ruled out a move away by saying he believes he can carry on playing for a long time for Los Blancos. "It is true that these have passed very quickly for me because I have enjoyed myself a lot, but you never know. What I can say is that I get up every day really excited. The day I do not have that, I will start to get worried. While the body holds up, the fans want me ,and my teammates feel the need for Sergio Ramos to be bringing positive things to the group, you can keep trying. I do not know about so much time... but for me why not."

Here's a striking example of Ramos' transition at Madrid courtesy of Marca... GMT: Real Sociedad are close to a deal for Sergio Canales for 4 million euros -- just half of Valencia's original asking price, according to AS. La Real at first wanted a loan with an option to buy in summer, but talks have brought them close enough to meeting in the middle of their valuations. Superdeporte says Villarreal are coming in late with 3 million euro offer to try and hijack deal thoug, sop watch this space.

11.25 GMT: DONE DEAL! Birmingham have signed former Southampton centre-back Aaron Martin on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

11.20 GMT: Goal reports that Southampton are set to hold on to left-back Luke Shaw, with Manchester United and Chelsea ready to battle for the 25-million-pound-rated player in the summer instead.

11.13 GMT: Bristol City have signed Cardiff goalkeeper Simon Moore until the end of the season, the club confirmed on their website.

11.08 GMT: DONE DEAL! Inter have signed Danilo D'Ambrosio from Torino for an undisclosed fee on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

11.02 GMT: Sunderland have agreed a 2.5 million fee for Brighton's Liam Bridcutt, according to Sky Sports sources. Gus Poyet has made no secret of trying to land his former Seagulls player, and the Black Cats look set to sign the midfielder before the deadline.

10.56 GMT: Jermaine Jones is in talks with Besiktas and is set to complete a loan move from Schalke to the Turkish Super Lig club.

10.50 GMT: Charlton boss Chris Powell has confirmed the club have signed Iranian forward Reza Ghoochannejhad, while Joe Pigott is set to leave on loan imminently.

10.42 GMT: Another day, another Nemanja Vidic rumour -- according to la Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter still want the Serbian defender despite him rejecting the Nerazzurri earlier in the week. Vidic could well move on from Manchester United in the summer given his contract is up, and he surely won't be suffering from a lack of offers.

10.36 GMT: AC Milan have confirmed on their official website that Adel Taarabt has landed at Linate on a private flight. The 24-year-old Moroccan forward is set to ljoin from Fulham on a loan deal. Read more.

10.31 GMT: It's always nice to tie up two transfer 'sagas' into one neat bundle, but three is almost unheard of -- but here it is. Dimitar Berbatov and Lewis Holtby could well trade places on loan according to Goal. Tottenham are after striking cover and Fulham need some creativity from midfield -- but the Cottagers will only let Berbatov go if they can find cover up front themselves in the form of Olympiakos striker Kostas Mitroglou, who is rated at 11 million pounds.

10.24 GMT: Ipswich have revealed that Jack Marriott is being recalled from Gillingham and is set to rejoin his former club Woking.

10.20 GMT: DONE DEAL! Wolves have signed Coventry striker Leon Clarke on a permanent deal. Clarke joins for an undisclosed fee and has signed an 18-month contract, with the option of a further year.

10.14 GMT: DONE DEAL! Borussia Dortmund defender Koray Guenter has joined Galatasaray. The 19-year old has signed a contract until 2018, and cost 2.5 million euros. BVB have the option to buy Guenter back for seven million euros in 2015.

10.11 GMT: DONE DEAL! Kevin Gomis has completed his loan move from Nice to Nottingham Forest.

10.08 GMT: DONE DEAL! Hannover have loaned Frantisek Rajtoral from Viktoria Plzen. The 27-year-old right back could start against Borussia Moenchengladbach at the weekend, with doubts over U.S. international Steven Cherundolo's fitness growing.

10.05 GMT: DONE DEAL! Werder Bremen have signed FC St. Pauli midfielder Fin Bartels. The 26-year-old will join Bremen in the summer, and has signed a contract until 2017. Bartels has scored six goals in 19 Bundesliga II games this season, and has made 50 Bundesliga apperances for Hansa Rostock and St.Pauli, plus a further 136 in the second tier.

10.00 GMT: Everton's new loan signing Lacina Traore has told a news conference that he chose the Toffees ahead of West Ham, and the Monaco forward is looking forward to playing in Roberto Martinez's team to utilise his technique.

09.55 GMT: In case you missed it last night, Goal reported that Tottenham are trying to hijack Liverpool's move for Ukrainian forward Yevhen Konoplyanka. The Telegraph reported the same story, and it remains to be seen whether the winger will be moving to Anfield or White Hart Lane before the window shuts tomorrow night.

09.48 GMT: We've got more on Kurt Zouma for you this morning -- according to RMC, Chelsea have agreed a 15 million euro fee with Saint Etienne for the 19-year-old defender. The Mirror meanwhile says that the French club want 18 million pounds for Zouma. The situation will inevitably become clear over the next two days...

09.43 GMT: Juventus have confirmed they are lining up a bid for Southampton forward Pablo Osvaldo, just as soon as they have trimmed their wage bill. "Osvaldo is an Italy international and there are a lot of clubs who like him, not only me," general manager Beppe Marotta said in La Gazzetta dello Sport. "But before we can buy, we've got to sell." Read more.

09.39 GMT: Atletico director Clemente Villaverde had a dig at Mourinho after game on TV, when asked about comments from Chelsea boss saying Thibaut Courtois would not be sold to Atletico. "I do not know why he said that. You would have to ask him. I can say that we are very happy with Thibaut, and that Atletico Madrid will do everything possible for him to stay with us. Normally when I negotiate with Chelsea, or any team, it is not a negotiation with the coach. Never."

09.34 GMT: DONE DEAL! Valencia have confirmed the loan of Colombian forward Dorlan Pabon to Sao Paulo until the summer of 2015. The Spanish club have also agreed loan deals for Helder Postiga to Lazio and Andres Guardado to Bayer Leverkusen, both loans with options to buy for those clubs at the end of the season. Both players have travelled to the respective clubs today to complete medicals, and have the option to stay at the end of the season.

09.28 GMT: Everton boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed John Heitinga could finally be on his way out of Goodison Park this January.

09.23 GMT: Barca have also finally completed the sale of 17-year-old Paraguay striker Tonny Sanabria to Sassuolo. The fee is 4.5 million euros up front, which could rise to 12 million euros in total [given that he could well end up at Roma]. Sanabria has only scored three goals in 10 games for Barca B this season, but Sassuolo have splashed out nonetheless. The Spanish club's statement reads: "The process to purchase the player started with AS Roma, but the transfer was closed with US Sassuolo." Regardless of the confusion, Sanabria will be a Sassuolo player.

09.15 GMT: Adel Taarabt is due to undergo a medical in Milan before signing for the Rossoneri, but Cristian Zaccardo has not agreed terms with Fulham and is not set to move in the opposite direction. Taarabt is likely to join on loan until the end of the season.

09.10 GMT: Reports in Italy suggest Mirko Vucinic is set to join Arsenal, unless the Gunners' bid for Julian Draxler is accepted.

09.00 GMT: Schalke have told ESPN FC that their "position remains unchanged" amid reports that Arsenal have provisionally agreed a deal for Germany attacker Julian Draxler. FULL STORY.

08.57 GMT: AS reports that Portugal left-back Fabio Coentrao would like to leave Madrid Madrid, with Manchester United and Napoli interested, but Carlo Ancelotti is standing firm and refusing to let him go.

08.47 GMT: There had been numerous reports in Germany that Valencia midfielder Andres Guardado would not join Bayer Leverkusen as the Spanish side were only willing to sell the player. However, the Rheinische Post's Leverkusen reporter Stefan Kluttermann has now tweeted that a loan deal is all but done.

08.40 GMT: Several German newspapers Borussia Dortmund are set to sign 21-year old Partizan Belgrade midfielder Milos Jojic, who can play in various positions across midfield. The one-time Serbia international is due for his medical today and set to sign a four-year contract, it is claimed.

08.24 GMT: Liverpool face rival interest from another Premier League club for Ukraine international Yevhen Konoplyanka, according to the player’s agent, amid reports of interest from Arsenal. FULL STORY.

08.12 GMT: German football magazine kicker believes that Bayern Munich bosses are not currently willing to give Toni Kroos the pay rise he is requesting to extend his contract, and compile a list of previous cases in which Bayern played hardball: Robert Kovac, Michael Ballack, Claudio Pizarro and Miroslav Klose. Kroos, incidentally, was substituted at the hour mark during yesterday's win over Stuttgart and did not look too happy when throwing his gloves towards the Bayern bench.

07.33 GMT: Inter Milan are weighing up whether or not to make a move for Manchester United’s Nani or Lazio’s Hernanes as the transfer window closes tomorrow. The sale of Fredy Guarin could still be key to them bidding for either.

07.25 GMT: Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has confirmed that Juventus want Southampton striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Arsenal and Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have provisionally agreed in a 36 million pound deal for Julian Draxler -- a player many are calling the next Robin van Persie. It was thought that Arsenal wouldn't go up on their initial 24 million pound bid for the 20-year-old attacking midfielder but with his release clause going into effect this summer, Arsenal likely didn't want to get into a bidding war with Europe's top sides. Once the technical terms of the transfer are sorted -- payment instalments and future clauses -- the deal will become official according to the newspaper.

Draxler would see his wages go up from just under 50,000 pounds to 80,000 pounds and could be fit sooner then expected as a German doctor says he could play in a week or so, a better prognosis than the original return date of mid-March.

Staying with Arsenal, their business doesn't end with the talented German. The same report also claims that the club is looking into loan deals for Cristian Tello from Barcelona and Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid to add depth -- should make for a very interesting locker room dynamic for the two Spaniards. After potentially getting Draxler, Tello and Morata, you'd think Wenger would be done with adding to his firepower but nope there's more. Tuttosport is reporting that Juventus and Arsenal have agreed to a deal that would send Mirko Vucinic to England. The deal is pending the striker's approval but considering his current fractured situation in Turin, it should go down unless another team gets into the mix. Hey, Arsenal are the called the Gunners for a reason...

In other English transfer news, big spenders Manchester City have had a quiet transfer window but that could change very soon. Sport TV is reporting that Porto would like to cash in on their coveted Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernando. The 26-year-old's contract expires this summer and the club's chairman wants to make sure the club doesn't lose him for nothing. Reports suggest that Porto would want City's promising Marcos Lopes on loan along with a monetary bid. ESPN FC reported yesterday that Fernando is also on Manchester United's radar.

Another Premier League club looking to boost their midfield is Cardiff City, who have agreed to purchase Hamburg SV's Tomas Rincon, according to Sky Sports. Rincon will fly into England to start talks with the club.

Outside of England, things have been relatively quiet but Monaco could change that. The Ligue 1 club is looking at Inter's Mauro Icardi in a possible loan move to replace injured striker Falcao, Sky Sport Italia reports. The six-month pact has an option to buy for an undisclosed amount.


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