LIVE: Transfer Deadline Day

With three names linked with moves to Stamford Bridge, Alison Bender and Don Hutchison discuss who the Blues could sign.

Deadline Day is here! As usual, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to which rumours are picking up steam. Check out all the latest deals here.

TOP STORY: Blues fail with Dembele, Kolasinac moves

Chelsea seem intent on adding to their squad before the transfer window slams shut — but they’re not having too much luck at the moment.

Following a report from the Guardian that the Blues were lining up a £30 million move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, the 20-year-old was seen boarding a flight to London on Tuesday morning…

However, sources at the Scottish club have told ESPN FC that the only reason Dembele has travelled south of the border is in order to have a scan on his injured knee — and not to hold talks with Chelsea.

Meanwhile, the Blues have failed in their pursuit to sign Schalke wing-back Sead Kolasinac, with the German club’s sporting executive Christian Heidel having said that they knocked back an approach from Stamford Bridge.

And to further add to Chelsea’s frustration, Sky Sport Italia has claimed that Inter Milan winger Jonathan Biabiany has turned down a loan offer from the Blues.

Will Antonio Conte’s men sign anyone before Tuesday’s night’s 11 p.m. deadline?


14.59 GMT: DONE DEAL Crystal Palace have loaned out Jordon Mutch to Reading for the rest of the season…

14.55 GMT: Jose Mourinho has told his news conference today that there won’t be any transfer dealings at Manchester United ahead of tonight’s deadline. “We don’t have players in, we don’t have players out,” he said.

14.50 GMT: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told his news conference today that the club will not be making any new signings ahead of the transfer deadline…

14.44 GMT: Sources have told ESPN FC that Manchester City are interested in signing 19-year-old Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera from Atletico Venezuela. A deal is not expected to be completed today and he could be loaned out to sister club New York City FC once he does sign.

14.41 GMT: Branislav Ivanovic has landed in Russia ahead of completing his move from Chelsea to Zenit St Petersburg…

14.37 GMT: DONE DEAL Championship leaders Brighton have signed Glenn Murray from Bournemouth on a permanent deal…

14.28 GMT: Sources have told ESPN FC that Hull are trying to sign Bournemouth forward Max Gradel.

14.20 GMT: DONE DEAL Queens Park Rangers have signed striker Matt Smith from local rivals Fulham.

14.16 GMT: Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood has arrived at Burnley for his medical, according to Sky Sports News.

14.12 GMT: DONE DEAL Darmstadt have signed 21-year-old defender Patrick Banggaard from FC Midtjylland on a three-and-half-year deal.

14.05 GMT: We’ve a DONE DEAL in the Premier League, where Southampton have signed goalkeeper Mouez Hassen on loan from Nice…

13.59 GMT: An update for you on Odion Ighalo, who has now passed his medical ahead of a move from Watford to Chinese side Chongchun Yatai, sources have told ESPN FC.

13.55 GMT: DONE DEAL Another loan exit at Arsenal, with midfielder Ismael Bennacer joining Ligue 2 side Tours — the former club of Gunners teammates Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny. Story here.

13.52 GMT: Joe Hart has been pictured in Milan today… Perhaps he’s in town to wrap up a move to Inter or AC?

13.48 GMT: Could Nani be set for a return to the Premier League? Well, the Daily Mail is reporting that Hull have made a bid to sign the Valencia winger.

13.38 GMT: DONE DEAL Nottingham Forest have announced that midfielder Joao Teixeira has signed on loan from Wolves…

13.32 GMT: Liverpool are holding out for £20 million for Mamadou Sakho from Crystal Palace as the two clubs negotiate over a transfer, Sky Sports claims.

13.25 GMT: DONE DEAL Premier League champions Leicester have loaned out Callum Elder to Barnsley for the rest of the season…

13.23 GMT: Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker is close to completing a move to join Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, according to PA Sport.

13.19 GMT: After West Ham pulled out of the running to sign Scott Hogan from Brentford, Aston Villa now look set to sign the striker, the Daily Mail’s Laurie Whitwell reports…

13.15 GMT: DONE DEAL Inter Milan have signed Australia international Trent Sainsbury on loan from Jiangsu Suning. Story here.

13.09 GMT: Danny Rose says Harry Kane has no thoughts about leaving Tottenham and says the club do not have to worry about losing any players in “the foreseeable future.” Story here.

13.00 GMT: DONE DEAL Demba Ba has rejoined Besiktas on loan from Shanghai Shenhua after another of his former clubs, West Ham, chose not to sign him…

12.52 GMT: Reports in Italy claim Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison will complete a move to Championship side Queens Park Rangers before the day is out.

12.45 GMT: Sunderland are hoping to sign unsettled Leonardo Ulloa from Leicester before the transfer window shuts, says Sky Sports’ Keith Downie…

12.36 GMT: Sources close to Southampton have told ESPN FC that their move for Spartak Moscow defender Serdar Tasci is off, while they have agreed a deal for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini. Story here.

12.31 GMT: Tottenham have been linked with a move for another striker, with the Daily Mirror claiming they are interested in signing Feyenoord’s Ozancan Kokcu in the summer.

12.25 GMT: Andy Robertson, who has been linked with a move to Burnley, is staying put at Hull, Tigers boss Marco Silva has confirmed…

12.18 GMT: Sources have told ESPN FC that Odion Ighalo has not yet completed his move to Chongchun Yatai, but is having a medical with the Chinese club. Story here.

12.15 GMT: Sunderland are prepared to offload Wahbi Khazri before the transfer window closes, sources have told ESPN FC, with the 25-year-old having struggled to impress Black Cats boss David Moyes, who is open to offers for him.

12.11 GMT: Sources have confirmed to ESPN FC that Celtic striker Moussa Dembele did fly to London this morning — but in order to have a scan on his injured knee and not to hold discussions with Chelsea. Story here.

11.55 GMT: Odion Ighalo has completed his move to Chongchun Yatai from Watford, according to the Daily Telegraph’s Matt Law… 

11.47 GMT: Reports in Spain claim that Manchester City have signed 15-year-old Nabil Touaizi from Valencia, though the Premier League club would have to wait until he turned 16 before his arrival at the Etihad Stadium due to FIFA’s rules on signing youngsters from abroad.

11.42 GMT: Sky Sport Italia has claimed that Inter Milan winger Jonathan Biabiany has turned down a loan offer from Chelsea.

11.32 GMT: West Brom have not received any offers for striker Salomon Rondon, the club has told Sky Sports.

11.23 GMT: DONE DEAL Hull have completed the signing of Andrea Ranocchia on loan from Inter Milan… Story here.

11.21 GMT: West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has said his club will not be signing Brentford striker Scott Hogan, while Ashley Fletcher will not be leaving the London Stadium.

11.15 GMT: DONE DEAL Istanbul Basaksehir have confirmed the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor on a free transfer… Story here.

11.11 GMT: Barcelona are closing in on a deal to sign Uruguayan 18-year-old defender Santiago Bueno from Penarol, according to Sport.

11.04 GMT: Moussa Dembele has flown to London — but not for talks with Chelsea, Celtic say…

10.54 GMT: DONE DEAL Juventus have sent Ouasim Bouy out on loan to PEC Zwolle for the rest of the season…

10.40 GMT: DONE DEAL Another outgoing at Middlesbrough — Arnel Jakupovic has left to join Empoli for an undisclosed fee…

10.34 GMT: DONE DEAL Las Palmas have finally got their man… Jese Rodriguez has joined his hometown club from Paris Saint-Germain on loan for the rest of the season. Story here.

10.30 GMT: There’s been talk of Ashley Young leaving Manchester United before the transfer window closes, but he looks set to stay at Old Trafford with Red Devils sources telling ESPN FC that the club are not anticipating any first-team incomings or outgoings today. Young earns £120,000-a-week at United and so has proved too expensive for potentially interested Premier League sides.

10.25 GMT: Talking of Arsenal, their young striker Stephy Mavididi is set to join Charlton on loan, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Story here.

10.17 GMT: DONE DEAL Arsenal have announced that Gedion Zelalem has been loaned out to Eerste Divisie side VVV Venlo for the rest of the season…

10.12 GMT: Will Tottenham be conducting any business before the transfer window closes? Well, The Sun claims that Spurs are monitoring Jay Rodriguez and will make a move for the striker if he is told by Southampton later today that he is free to leave the club.

10.06 GMT: Schalke sporting executive Christian Heidel has clarified that there was no official bid from Chelsea for wing-back Sead Kolasinac, but that the Blues instead made an approach for the player — which the German club knocked back. Story here.

09.58 GMT: West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan has been speaking to talkSPORT about his club’s transfer dealings… He’s confirmed Reece Oxford looks set for a loan move to Reading, while revealing that the Hammers attempted to bring back former player Demba Ba.

09.48 GMT: Swansea’s Borja Baston is set to cut short his stay at the Liberty Stadium for a return to Spain with Villarreal, sources close to the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.

09.42 GMT:  DONE DEAL Lille have completed the signing of Anwar El Ghazi from Ajax on a four-and-a-half-year deal…

09.37 GMT: There’s a similar situation at Leicester’s training ground, where Udinese defender Molla Wague is for a medical ahead of a loan switch to the King Power Stadium, according to Sky Sports.

09.34 GMT: Sky Sports is reporting that Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia is currently at Hull’s training ground to undergo a medical ahead of a loan move to the Tigers.

09.26 GMT: DONE DEAL Eintracht Frankfurt have offloaded midfielder Joel Gerezgiher to German third-tier side Holstein Kiel on a free transfer…

09.15 GMT: Everton full-back Seamus Coleman has played down talk of a deadline-day move to Manchester United. “It is that time of year, I haven’t heard about the story. I am preparing for a game on Wednesday and that is all I am concentrating on,” Coleman was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

09.04 GMT: Manolo Gabbiadini‘s agent has confirmed the forward is set to leave Napoli, with Southampton reported to have won the race for his services. “It’s a choice he and the club have taken together,” Silvio Pagliari said. “Nothing is concrete yet, but the club have opened up to it.” Story here.

08.55 GMT: DONE DEAL Middlesbrough have loaned out Carlos de Pena to Spanish Segunda Division side Real Oviedo for the rest of the season…

08.53 GMT: Steven Nzonzi, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Manchester City, has committed his future to Sevilla, signing a contract until 2022 with the Spanish club.

08.37 GMT: It looks like being a busy day for Crystal Palace, who are considering a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, according to our Reds correspondent Glenn Price… Story here.

08.31 GMT: DONE DEAL Marvin Emnes has returned to Blackburn Rovers, with the striker rejoining the Championship club on loan from Swansea until the end of the season. Emnes had been on loan at Blackburn for the first half of the campaign.

08.25 GMT: It seems we now know which Turkish club Emmanuel Adebayor is signing for… beINSPORTS Turkey is reporting that the free agent has signed a one-and-a-half-year deal with Istanbul Basaksehir…

08.18 GMT: News from HLN in Belgium, where Crystal Palace have apparently been knocked back in their pursuit of Anderlecht’s Kara Mbodji

08.11 GMT: Schalke have confirmed that they’ve rejected Chelsea’s bid to sign wing-back Sead Kolasinac. “There was an offer [from Chelsea], but it was off the table immediately,” sporting executive Christian Heidel said. Story here.

08.06 GMT: We have our first DONE DEAL of the day — Leon Bailey has signed for Bayer Leverkusen from Genk, penning a contract with the Bundesliga club until 2022… Story here.

07.52 GMT: Sky Sports News reports that free agent Emmanuel Adebayor is in Istanbul for a medical but apparently his representatives don’t want to say which Turkish Super Lig club he’s off to.

07.32 GMT: More West Ham news from Sky Sports News. They’re apparently also set to miss out on Brentford striker Scott Hogan — Aston Villa are apparently leading the race to sign him from their Championship rivals.

07.26 GMT: West Ham have no chance of landing Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas as a replacement for Dimitri Payet, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol.

07.21 GMT: Championship promotion hopefuls Reading are apparently set to beat relegation-battling Nottingham Forest to the loan signing of West Ham youngster Reece Oxford.

07.10 GMT: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is to fly out to Spain to finalise his move to Zenit St Petersburg, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Story here.

06.36 GMT: Former Brisbane Roar star Henrique has flown to Thailand for a medical with Chiangrai United. Full story.

05.50 GMT: News from Australia kicks off our Deadline Day live blog. Aaron Mooy’s agent has denied rumours that the Manchester City loanee would be leaving Huddersfield Town before the window shuts.

The Socceroo had been linked with a £7 million move to an unnamed Championship rival. Full story.

ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden sheds light on the lack of movement in this January transfer window, and its history of poor decisions.

Gabbiadini in, Rodriguez out at Saints?

It could be a case of one striker arriving and another leaving at Southampton as the deadline draws ever closer.

The Sun reports that the Saints have agreed to a £17m deal for Napoli’s Manolo Gabbiadini, with his arrival likely to spark the departure of Jay Rodriguez.

Gabbiadini had interested both Everton and West Ham but is poised to put pen to paper on a four-year Southampton contract.

And that means Rodriguez could be heading for the Hawthorns, with West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis looking to bring in another striker following the departure of Saido Berahino.

The Sun reports that Southampton are ready to listen to offers for Rodriguez, who it says would cost in the region of £15m.

Jay Rodriguez could be on his way out of Southampton on Tuesday, according to reports.

Talking of West Brom, the Mail says they have turned down a £32m offer for Salomon Rondon from Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, telling them he is not for sale at any price this winter.

Koeman won’t sell Jagielka

Everton could be the eventual destination of sought-after Burnley defender Michael Keane, who had been reported to be of interest to both Chelsea and his former club Manchester United among others.

The Mirror reports that Goodison Park manager Ronald Koeman is making “a last-ditch bid to persuade the Clarets to sell him their England under-21 defender, with the two clubs locked in negotiations.”

But it adds that a successful move for Keane would not mean a move away for captain Phil Jagielka, with Koeman stressing he would not let him leave “because we need more than 11 players, and we need competition.”


– Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is a frustrated man, according to the Sun. Why might that be? Well, he wants to re-sign Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace and “cannot understand why the club do not get the deal done.” The Magpies sold Townsend to Palace last summer, and the Sun says Benitez “will wait with bated breath” as a deal to bring the winger in on loan with a £13m move to follow is negotiated. Benitez, it adds, “will be furious if he ends up with no new arrivals.”

– Brentford striker Scott Hogan has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham but could end up staying in the Championship and joining Aston Villa instead, the Mail reports. It says Villa boss Steve Bruce is set to sell Ashley Westwood to Burnley for £5m to help finance a £9m move for the prolific Hogan. But with reports having suggested the Bees want nearer £15m, that amount is unlikely to cut much ice down at Griffin Park.

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