Transfer Deadline Day: Rooney To China? Ivanovic To Zenit? Nani To Hull? – All Transfer Updates

It’s that day again.. It’s the transfer deadline day and we at FootTheBall will bring you every update as the day goes through.

A lot is expected today with clubs across Europe looking to make that one signing that will -help them go the extra-mile and provide the much needed boost.


As in the previous window, Premier League clubs can complete deals by 1 am, thanks to the Deal Sheet.

Clubs and players must do the following to get any last-minute deals over the line…

  • Form must be submitted to Premier League 9pm – 11pm;
  • It must be submitted by the clubs involved and signed by the player;
  • Info required includes total fee, add-ons and player signature confirming they have agreed personal terms;
  • If Premier League receive Deal Sheet by 11 pm, clubs have until 1 am (midnight for international deals) to legally complete.

Loko With A Motive!

According to Mirror, Steven Caulker is heading to Russia and collect a bumper windfall of nearly £1million. The QPR defender had a medical in Marbella with Lokomotiv Moscow, who are at a warm weather training camp.

The stopper,25, capped once by England in 2012, is then due in the Russian capital next week to finalise his loan switch.

Caulker, currently recovering from a hip injury, is due to play for Lokomotiv for the remainder of their season from March until the end of May.


If rumours are true, according to this Russian football journalist Chelsea’s Branislav has well and truly signed off for Zenit, more details soon…!

Well Well Well…!!

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared that he wants to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

“If I want to go to the next level, I need to leave in summer. Real Madrid is still a dream”, said Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Ivanovic Lands In Saint Petersburg

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanović has just landed in Saint Petersburg to sign for Zenit on a free transfer.

Branislav Ivanovic Faces Fight For Chelsea Future As Conte Looks To Reshuffle Defense

Wayne Rooney Considering Mammoth Offer From China

A number of Chinese clubs have made it clear they are prepared to offer Wayne Rooney a contract worth a bank-busting £140 million. Wayne Rooney is seriously considering ending his 13-year stay with Manchester United next month.

Two Chinese Clubs To Offer Rooney Man Utd Exit By Making Him Highest Paid Football Star In World

 Leicester Reject Sunderland’s Approach For Leonardo Ulloa

Leicester City have rejected Sunderland’s £7.5m plus add ons bid for Leonardo Ulloa.

Is Leonardo Ulloa Taking One From Payet’s Book To Force A Move Away From Leicester City?

Done Deal: Juan Carlos Paredes Signs For Olympiakos

Watford wing-back Juan Carlos Paredes has secured a loan move to Olympiakos until the end of the season.

Done Deal: Jordon Mutch Sign Reading

Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch has signed for Reading on loan until the end of the season.

Justin Johnson’s Contract Cancelled By Dundee United

Dundee United forward Justin Johnson has had his contract at the club cancelled by mutual consent.

Cheick Tiote Off To China?

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has agreed a move to a club in Shanghai or Beijing on a two-year deal

Meanwhile, Ravel Morrison teaching us how to troll like a pro!

Done Deal: Matt Smith Joins QPR

Queens Park Rangers have signed Matt Smith from Fulham for £1m.

Done Deal: Nice’s Hassen Mouez Joins Southampton On Loan

Southampton have signed Hassen Mouez on loan from Nice until the end of the season.

Done Deal: Glenn Murray Join Brighton Permanently

Glenn Murray has signed on a permanent deal for Brighton in a deal worth £3m from Bournemouth.

Sergi Enrich On Fulham’s Radar

Fulham are said to be weighing up an offer for Eibar striker Sergi Enrich. His release clause is currently sit at around £8.6m, according to reports from Spain.

Done Deal: Liverpool’s Cameron Brannagan Joins Fleetwood

Liverpool have loaned midfielder Cameron Brannagan to Fleetwood Town until the end of the season.

Done Deal: Eggert Jonsson Joins Soenderjyske

Fleetwood have confirmed that Iceland international midfielder Eggert Jonsson, 28, has joined Danish side Soenderjyske for an undisclosed fee.

Done Deal: Ulrich Nnomo Signs For French Side Paris FC

Fleetwood’s 20-year-old winger Ulrich Nnomo has joined third-tier French side Paris FC on loan from Leyton Orient until the end of the season.

Done Deal: João Teixeira Joins Forest On Loan

Benfica midfielder João Teixeira has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season.

Alex Bruce And James Weir Off To Wigan

Hull City duo Alex Bruce and James Weir are set to join Wigan on loan until the end of the season.

Leicester City Uninterested In Lamine Kone

Leicester City are not interested in Sunderland defender Lamine Kone.

Watford Accept Multiple Bids For Adlène Guedioura

Watford have agreed fees of £3.5m with Hull & Middlesbrough for Adlène Guedioura. Up to the player where he now goes.

Done Deal: Inter Milan Sign Trent Sainsbury From Jiangsu Suning

Inter Milan have signed Trent Sainsbury from Jiangsu Suning on loan until the end of the season.

Ashley Westwood Completes Medical At Burnley

Ashley Westwood has completed a medical at Burnley ahead of his proposed move from Aston Villa.

Done Deal: Farès Bahlouli Signs For Lille

Ligue 1 side Lille have signed Farès Bahlouli from Monaco on a contract until 2020 for around €3.5m.

Done Deal: Notts County Boss Kevin Nolan Registers Himself As A Player

Notts County manager Kevin Nolan has registered himself as a player after the club’s transfer embargo was lifted.

Palace Offloading Jordon Mutch To Reading?

Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch is currently at Reading ahead of completing a loan move to the Championship club until the end of the season.

Done Deal: Bayern Lose Wonderkid Antonio Trograncic

Bayern Munich have lost one of their most highly-rated young stars. Antonio Trograncic, 17, was called into Bayern’s first-team squad by Pep Guardiola at the age of 15, but has now signed for Ajax.

Begovic Staying At Chelsea!

Chelsea keeper Asmir Begovic won’t be moving as the trail has gone cold after Bournemouth made a £10m offer.

BANTER ALERT: Meanwhile ‘Boring James Milner’ tweeted this to let us know that he is not going to leave Liverpool anytime soon.

 Yanic Wildschut Off To Norwich?

Wigan have accepted a £7million bid from Norwich for Yanic Wildschut after the Dutch full-back slapped in a transfer request.

Done Deal: Leicester Star Callum Elder Joins Barnsley On Loan

Leicester City defender Callum Elder has joined Barnsley on loan until June.

Done Deal: Beşiktaş Sign Demba Ba

Beşiktaş have signed Demba Ba from Shanghai on a contract until the end of the season.

Turkish Delight: Demba Ba Signs One Year Contract With Besiktas

J-Rod to Spurs?

Spurs have been linked with a late move for Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez, Mauricio Pochettino worked with the 27-year-old at St Mary’s when the former Burnley man ruptured hi anterior cruciate ligament in April 2014.

Gabbiadini IN, Jay Rodriguez OUT: Saints Ready To Ditch Former England Striker For Arriving Italian

Mamadou Sakho Spotted In London

Mamadou Sakho has been spotted in London and is expected to sign for Crystal Palace in the next few hours.

Crystal Palace Begin Talks To Sign Liverpool Outcast Mamadou Sakho

Sunderland Make Last Minute Bid For Leonardo Ulloa

Sunderland have made a last-ditch bid of £7.5m plus add-ons for Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa.

Is Leonardo Ulloa Taking One From Payet’s Book To Force A Move Away From Leicester City?

Done Deal: José Rodríguez’s Loan Move To Malaga Confirmed

La Liga outfit Málaga have signed José Rodríguez from Mainz on loan until the end of the season.

Villa Set To Welcome Scott Hogan For Medical

Aston Villa have agreed a deal with Brentford to sign Scott Hogan for £15m. He’s on his way to Villa for a medical.

Gboly Ariyibi Having Medical At Nottingham Forest

Chesterfield winger Gboly Ariyibi is having a medical at Nottingham Forest after deal agreed between the clubs.

Done Deal: Inverness Caledonian Thistle Sign Billy McKay 

Wigan striker Billy McKay has joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle on loan until the end of the season.

Charlie Wyke Having Medical At Bradford!

Carlisle striker Charlie Wyke is having a medical at Bradford after the League One side triggered his release clause, which we believe to be £250,000.

Steven Caulker Having Medical At Lokomotiv Moscow

Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker is having a medical with Lokomotiv Moscow ahead of a loan deal.

Southampton Lining Up Serdar Tasci Move

Southampton are preparing for the absence of Virgil van Dijk for the League Cup final against Manchester United by signing Serdar Tasci on loan from Spartak Moscow

QPR Set To Sign Ravel Morrison

Ravel Morrison is set to join Queens Park Rangers on loan until the end of the season from Italian side Lazio.

Hull Want Nani!

Hull City are interested in signing former Manchester United winger and Portugal international Nani from Valencia today.

Swansea Still Fearing Llorente Exit!

Swansea boss Paul Clement feared Premier League leaders Chelsea would tempt Spain striker Fernando Llorente away.

Potters Reject Loan Move For Giannelli Imbula

Stoke City have reportedly rejected a loan offer from Torino for midfielder Giannelli Imbula, although Mark Hughes would be willing to consider a permanent move for their record £18.3million signing.

Ashley Young Set To Leave Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand is expecting Ashley Young to leave Manchester United on the transfer deadline day after struggling under Jose Mourinho.

Ashley Young To Leave Man Utd Before Deadline Day, Says Club Legend Rio Ferdinand

Carl Jenkinson Rejects Crystal Palace

Carl Jenkinson’s move to Crystal Palace stalled when he was offered £35k-a-week & discovered Schlupp was on £56k-a-week.

Done Deal: Wigan Athletic Sign Matt Gilks

Wigan Athletic have signed Rangers goalkeeper Matt Gilks for an undisclosed fee on a one-and-a-half year deal.

Done Deal: Chesterfield Land Osman Kakay

QPR youngster Osman Kakay has joined League One Chesterfield FC on loan until the end of the season.

Done Deal: Hull Wrap Up Andrea Ranocchia Loan Deal

Hull City have confirmed the loan signing of Andrea Ranocchia from Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Alfonso Pedraza Having Medical At Leeds

Villarreal winger Alfonso Pedraza is having a medical at Leeds ahead of an initial loan with a view to a £8.5m deal.

Pepe Set To Leave Real Madrid

Pepe will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and move to Chinese club Hebei China Fortune. He’ll earn €15m a year.

Contract Outcast Pepe Set For Huge CSL Offers

Done Deal: FSV Mainz 05 Sign Robin Quaison

Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05 have signed Robin Quaison from Palermo on a contract until 2021 for €2.5m.

Done Deal: Nice Snap Mounir Obbadi

Ligue 1 side OGC Nice have signed Mounir Obbadi from Lille on a free transfer.

Bilic Confirms Ashley Fletcher Will Not Be Leaving

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed that striker Ashley Fletcher will not be leaving the club today.

Jonathan Biabiany Rejects Chelsea’s Loan Advances For China

Jonathan Biabiany has rejected the chance to join Chelsea on loan this January. He wants a China move.

QPR Looking To Offload Steven Caulker

QPR have offered Steven Caulker to Russian Premier League clubs in a bid to get his £30k-a-week off the wage bill.

Pure Banter! Bristol City Trigger Matty Taylor’s Release Clause

Bristol City have triggered the release clause in Bristol Rovers’ top goalscorer Matty Taylor. That’s banter.

Yanic Wildschut Hands In Transfer Request

Wigan’s Dutch forward Yanic Wildschut, 25, has handed in a transfer request following bids from two rival Championship clubs over the weekend & yesterday.

Dembele Seen On Flight To London.. Chelsea Calling?

Celtic’s Moussa Dembélé has reportedly been spotted on a flight to London. Chelsea a possible destination?

Chelsea Step Up Moussa Dembele Interest With Late £30 Million Bid

Done Deal: Middlesbrough Sell Their Highly Rated Teen!

Middlesbrough have surprisingly sold their highly-rated young striker Arnel Jakupovic to Serie A side Empoli.

Done Deal: Las Palmas Secure Jesé Rodríguez Loan

Las Palmas have signed Jesé Rodríguez from Paris Saint-Germain on loan for the rest of the season.

Las Palmas Beat Liverpool To Sign PSG Star Jese Rodriguez On Loan

Done Deal: Lille Sign Ghazi From Ajax

Anwar El Ghazi has joined Lille from Ajax for around €9 million. The winger will wear the no.7 shirt.

Done Deal: Jordi Gomez Joins Rayo Vallecano On Loan

Wigan Athletic F.C midfielder Jordi Gomez has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan for the rest of the season.

Bilic Wants Batshuayi At London Stadium

Hammers are plotting a loan deal for unsettled Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi. The Belgian has failed to establish himself in Antonio Conte’s regular first team this campaign.

Demba Ba And Michy Batshuayi Emerge As Key Targets For West Ham

Done Deal: Arsenal Youth Gedion Zelalem Joins VVV Venlo

Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem has joined Eerste Divisie side VVV Venlo on loan until the end of the season.

Emenalo In Italy To Seal Belotti Deal For Chelsea

Chelsea director Michael Emenalo is in Italy to seal a deal for Torino striker Andrea Belotti.

Wolves Make Helder Costa Their Record Signing

Wolves smash their transfer record to permanently sign on-loan midfielder Helder Costa from Benfica for 13 million pounds.

Everton Eyeing Keane To Solve Defensive Problem

Ronald Koeman has revealed he is keen on a last gasp attempt to snatch Michael Keane from Burnley.

Demba Ba To West Ham Is Off

David Sullivan said the Hammers looked at bringing Demba Ba back to the club, but the Shanghai Shenhua striker has still not fully recovered from a gruesome broken leg he suffered last year. “We looked to bring Demba Ba back in this window but were told he was three weeks from playing after recovering from his injury,” he said.

Demba Ba And Michy Batshuayi Emerge As Key Targets For West Ham

Done Deal: Rossoneri Capture Lucas Ocampos

Lucas Ocampos has left Genoa for a six-month loan to join AC Milan making him the Rossoneri’s third signing of the winter window.

Birmingham Close In On Sinclair

Jerome Sinclair is having a medical at Birmingham ahead of a loan move from Watford.

Done Deal: Milan Clear-Out Continues

Italian defender Rodrigo Ely joins Alaves on loan from AC Milan.

Done Deal: Juventus Capture Ascoli’s Ricardo

Juventus have signed Riccardo Orsolini from Ascoli for a fee rising to €10 million on a contract until 2021.

Done Deal: Leverkusen Sign Bailey

Bayer Leverkusen have signed Leon Bailey from Gene for €20 million on a contract until 2022.

Done Deal: Blackburn Sign Lucas Joao

Blackburn have signed Lucas Joao on loan until the end of the season from Sheffield Wednesday.

Done Deal: Real Oviedo Capture Middlesbrough Star On Loan

Carlos De Pena has joined Real Oviedo on loan from Middlesbrough until the end of the season.

Done Deal: Granada Complete Loan Move For Hector Hernandez

Granada have completed the loan signing of Hectór Hernández from Real Sociedad until July.

Watford Want Tim Krul On Loan

Watford boss Walter Mazzarri is considering a loan move for Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul before the transfer window shuts.

Walter Mazzarri Targets Loan Move For Newcastle Shot Stopper Tim Krul

Baggies Want Jay Rodriguez

Tony Pulis has reprised his long-term interest in Jay Rodriguez by making a £12million bid for the Southampton striker.

Gabbiadini IN, Jay Rodriguez OUT: Saints Ready To Ditch Former England Striker For Arriving Italian

Foxes Set To Sign Udinese Full-Back

Udinese defender Molla Wagué is flying to England to have a medical at Leicester City. He’ll join on loan.

DEAL DONE: Hamburger SV Sign Walace From Grêmio

Hamburger SV have signed defensive midfielder Walace from Brazilian side Gremio to boost their chances of avoiding their first relegation from the Bundesliga.

Done Deal: Marvin Emnes Is Back At Rovers For Another Loan Spell

Swansea striker Marvin Emnes has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan… two weeks after his last loan spell with the club ended.

Bournemouth Looking For Chelsea Double Swoop

Bournemouth are considering a dramatic late bid to buy Nathan Ake as well as Asmir Begovic from Chelsea before tonight’s deadline.

Hull City Ready To Raid Inter Milan

Hull City are due to sign none other than Inter Milan and Italy centre-back Andrea Ranocchia on loan today.

Conte Eyeing Shalke’s Sead Kolasinac

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is looking to secure a late deal for Schalke’s 23 year old wing back Sead Kolasinac.

Antonio Conte To Make Deadline Day Swoop For Schalke Wing Back Kolasinac

Can This Really Happen?

Chelsea finalizing club legend Frank Lampard’s return but he is yet to agree personal terms according to FootTheBall sources.

Chelsea On The Verge Of Resigning Frank Lampard

Saints Close To Signing Nice Stopper

Southampton are close to completing signing of Nice goalkeeper Mouez Hassen and could seal the deal before the clock runs out.

Watford Keen To Cash-In On Ighalo

Watford are working on a deal to sell Odion Ighalo for a fee of up to £25 million to Chinese club Changchun Yatai.

Watford Accept £20 Million Ighalo Bid From Chinese Side Changchun Yatai

Villa Emerge Favorites To Land Scott Hogan

West Ham have pulled out of the race to sign Brentford striker Scott Hogan and Aston Villa have emerged as favourites – despite Hogan saying he is only interested in a move to a Premier League club.

Reece Oxford Set For Loan Move To Forest

West Ham prospect Reece Oxford is set to join Nottingham Forest on loan. Oxford, 18, has been wanted by Forest, Brentford and Glasgow Rangers.

Chelsea Seek Loan For Inter Milan Winger Biabiany

Chelsea boss has a surprise loan target from Serie A. Antonio Conte is reportedly keen on signing Jonathan Biabiany from Inter Milan.

Sakho Wanted By Palace

Liverpool’s unwanted defender Mamadou Sakho is reportedly wanted by a Crystal Palace as Sam Allardyce looks to turn the tide and avoid the fall.

Crystal Palace Begin Talks To Sign Liverpool Outcast Mamadou Sakho

Ullao Goes On Striker After Ranieri “Betrays” Him

Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa went on strike on Monday after incredibly accusing the champions’ manager Claudio Ranieri of “betrayal”.

Is Leonardo Ulloa Taking One From Payet’s Book To Force A Move Away From Leicester City?

Adebayor Signs For Turkish Giants Basaksehir

Ex-Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir.

Jagielka Is Staying At Goodison Park

Ronald Koeman will refuse to even consider any bids for skipper Phil Jagielka, despite his interest in signing a replacement.

Saints On The Verge Of Signing Napoli’s Manolo Gabbiadini 

Manolo Gabbiadini is having his medical at Southampton medical before a deal is finalised on transfer deadline day after they agreed a £17.2m deal with Napoli.

Gabbiadini IN, Jay Rodriguez OUT: Saints Ready To Ditch Former England Striker For Arriving Italian

Chelsea Want Celtic’s Moussa Dembele

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Chelsea are interested in signing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele – but it may cost them £40 million to secure the player.

Chelsea Step Up Moussa Dembele Interest With Late £30 Million Bid

DEAL DONE: Brighton Sign Chuba Akpom from Arsenal

Brighton have signed Chuba Akpom from Arsenal on loan until June.

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