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Transfer deadline day, as it happened! Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham land targets

All the Premier League transfer deadline day moves as they happen – though record-breaking deals for Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Alessio Russo all hit the buffers

Tottenham Hotspur new loan signing Pedro Porro poses for a photo at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on January 31, 2023 in Enfield, England.
(Image: © Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Welcome to FourFourTwo’s January 2023 transfer deadline day liveblog! We’ll be here, holding your hand all the way through to the 11pm transfer deadline and beyond.

Major news


The big transfer news to kick us off is that Chelsea have made a British transfer record bid for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez, who won the World Cup with Argentina last month.

You can find our history of the British transfer record right here, going back all the way to the heady days of the, erm, first Premier League season.

The women's world transfer fee record could also be broken today.

Will Arsenal move again for Brighton's Moises Caicedo again today? They apparently had a massive £70m bid rejected yesterday, having nabbed Leandro Trossard from the Seagulls earlier in the window.

Joao Cancelo's surprise loan move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City has yet to be confirmed, but the full-back did land in Germany yesterday.

Jorginho could be on his way to Arsenal, in a move that has taken FourFourTwo a little by surprise.

Bournemouth are set to have a busy day. The Cherries are close to announcing the signing of Hamad Traore in a €30m deal from Sassuolo:

Southampton are ready to spend money today to bolster their battle against relegation. Football Insider reports that the Saints have met the £26.2m release clause for Portuguese striker Vitinha from Braga.

Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo has been a target for Tottenham in the transfer window, causing no end of unrest in the Italian capital – with Giallorossi boss-i Jose Mourinho moaning that "unfortunately, he's staying" earlier this week.

Decisions, decisions for Arsenal. The Gunners know they want a midfielder. Caicedo is the priority, but Brighton have dug in their heels. Jorginho is now a possibility at a cut-price – but at 31, would not have much resale value. Could long-term target Youri Tielemans be a deadline day option from Leicester? 

We could be set for the biggest January transfer deadline day we've ever seen. In 2018, Arsenal splashed out £56m on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. In 2011, Chelsea paid Liverpool £50m for Fernando Torres – with Liverpool immediately reinvesting that cash on Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.

DONE DEAL: Leeds have confirmed the signing of Diogo Monteiro from Swiss side Servette. Just 18, the centre-back has represented Portugal at the U15, U16 and U17 levels.

Here's the photo of Monteiro definitely signing his contract, for anyone interested:

The Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea deal could be hitting the breaks. Somehow, the Blues' 'let us give you all the money' approach to the transfer market is either not enough to convince Benfica to part with a player they spent just £15m on, or the Portuguese side are prepared to bluff in an attempt to shake down Todd Boehly for even more wonga.

Former Manchester City star Sergio Aguero has backed his compatriot to smash it in the Premier League should Enzo Fernandez's move to Chelsea come off, though.

Manchester United Women have reportedly rejected the world record transfer bid from Arsenal for forward Alessia Russo.

Here's a fun story away from the big spenders in the Premier League: Real Madrid legend Isco is on the verge of signing for Union Berlin.

Tottenham are close to landing right-back Pedro Porro from Sporting, initially on a loan deal. On the way out of north London are Matt Doherty, who is off to Atletico Madrid (no, really) and Djed Spence, who's heading to Rennes.

Arsenal and Chelsea have now agreed a fee for Jorginho – barring a big unexpected development, this is likely to be a done deal.

DONE DEAL: Bayern Munich have confirmed the loan signing of Joao Cancelo until the end of the season.

Here's some more details on Joao Cancelo's move to Bayern Munich, which comes after an apparent 'bust up' with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. That would expect the unexpected haste of this move, at least...

Here's a surprise: Tony Pulis has just announced his retirement from management on Sky Sports News.

A Manchester City rebuild this summer?

Liverpool midfield target forcing through surprise move to Barcelona

Will Jorginho become Arsenal's penalty taker?

Eriksen could be out for season

Also a moment to reflect on the fact that Andy Carroll is Reading's No.2. What a travesty.

Sabitzer to Old Trafford?

Pedro Porro to Tottenham

Manchester United's Sabitzer move progressing quickly

Isco fever

Man City plot James Maddison bid

Isco to Union Berlin is OFF

AC Milan blasts media for “unfounded and damaging” reports 

Nottingham Forest working to sign Keylor Navas on loan

Apparently, Chelsea want Marcel Sabitzer, too. Who's suprised? 

West Brom have confirmed signing Nathaniel Chalobah from Fulham.

OK – so not all Arsenal fans are happy with Jorginho. #EduOut is trending on Twitter, as a minority of Gooners take exception to their club signing yet another "Chelsea reject" (their words, not ours).

Could Jorginho even be the Thomas Partey backup? Perhaps not. 

One more on the Jorginho deal – Marc Cucurella's reaction is priceless

Marcel Sabitzer to United has been given the famous "Here we go" by FabRom himself. It's a done deal, now.

Chelsea have apparently turned down five teams over Conor Gallagher.

Big twist for Manchester United – they could be landing Houssem Aouar

"Ginger Messi" is trending on Twitter

Everton apparently explored a move for Michy Batshuayi in the transfer window. The now-Fenerbahce striker said no, however, and apparently only wants to go somewhere more "stable". Burn.

We knew Fulham wouldn't be able to resist some deadline day action!

Chelsea star Omari Hutchinson is going on loan.

Harvey White has joined League One side Derby County on loan from Tottenham.

Crystal Palace have signed midfielder Naouirou Ahamada from Stuttgart.

Leicester City are signing World Cup star Harry Souttar from Stoke City. 

Jonjo Shelvey has waved goodbye to the Newcastle fans ahead of a move to Nottingham Forest

Chelsea star Cesare Casadei has joined Reading on loan for the rest of the season.

Nottingham Forest have signed Felipe from Atletico Madrid.

Tottenham have terminated the contract of Matt Doherty.

Crystal Palace have confirmed the capture of Albert Sambi Lokonga on loan from Arsenal.

PSG are set to sign Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea. It's a loan with no buy clause included. Big move for the Moroccan. 

It's looking like Keylor Navas is going to Nottingham Forest.

Pedro Porro has officially signed for Spurs. It's a loan with obligation to buy – and Tottenham have handed him the No.23 shirt. 

So Chelsea are yet to confirm Enzo Fernandez but it's a done deal according to Sky Sports. 

We're going to leave it there. Thanks everyone for joining us today. 

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