Transfer news LIVE: Carvalho Liverpool move collapse, Alli joins Everton, Chelsea Dembele talks – deadline day reaction

THE January transfer window is now CLOSED

On a dramatic deadline day, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed his FREE transfer to Barcelona.

The Gabon striker is taking a significant pay cut to sign for Barca.

Elsewhere, Dele Alli joined Frank Lampard in signing for Everton also on a free transfer.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy negotiated a deal which will see his club secure £10m if Alli makes over 20 appearances on Merseyside.

But Everton will have to pay four times that amount if Alli goes on to be a regular for the club over the remainder of his contract.

Follow ALL the latest transfer gossip and news with our live blog below…

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  • Jake Lambourne

    Delayed summer Biss-ness

    Aston Villa are reportedly prepared to battle Arsenal and Liverpool for the £50million rated Brighton star Yves Bissouma.

    The midfielder, 25, has 18 months left on his deal with the Seagulls and has a number of clubs keen on him.

    Villa allegedly had a £25m offer for the star rejected earlier in the transfer window.

    Brighton are believed to be looking for a figure of over £45m for the Mali international.

    Several teams appear unwilling to meet that valuation, including both Arsenal and Manchester United as well as Tottenham.

    The Daily Mail reports that Villa also ‘decided against’ making a move for Bissouma before the close of the window yesterday.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Homecoming for Jermain

    Jermain Defoe has completed his return to Sunderland on a short-term deal until June.

    The 39-year-old striker left Glasgow Rangers last month and had several clubs chasing his services.

    Oxford United were also keen, but it is the League One promotion-chasing Black Cats that have secured his signature.

    Defoe said: “I can't stop smiling because this is a special move for me for many reasons.

    “I've had so many messages saying, 'remember when you said you would come back', as I said that I would one day and when I left, I wasn't ready to leave.

    “I have a special bond with the fans here and the club is in a fantastic position to get promoted.

    “I want to be a part of more special times here and I'm looking forward to it.”

  • Alex Terrell

    Newcastle target Botman frustrated

    Lille centre-back Sven Botman admitted it would have been “fun” to join Newcastle, writes OSCAR PAUL.

    The Dutch defender was Toon’s first-choice target but the Magpies were left frustrated by the French club’s reluctance to do business.

    Newcastle had offered £30million and could reignite their interest in Botman, 22, in the summer.

    And he said: “I can confirm both Newcastle and AC Milan were concrete options this winter.

    “Both were good options for me, I was ready to make the next step. These will be my last months at Lille.

    “Newcastle is working on a great project and I thought it would be fun to be part of.”

  • Alex Terrell

    Kulusevski helps Spurs Champions League push

    Daniel Levy escaped the wrath of Antonio Conte after his deadline-day double deal for Juventus pair Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski.

    Tottenham boss Conte had been unhappy at no new signings in this transfer window.

    Kulusevski has arrived on an 18-month loan for an £8.3m fee with an option to buy for £29.2m. Still only 21, he already has 20 caps.

    He said: "I'm very much looking forward to working with the coach, because I know him from Inter. He's a winner and that's what I want to be.

    "Since I was 15 I was thinking about the Premier League because that's what we watched in Sweden. Then, when this opportunity came, I didn't think twice."

    Spurs turned their attention to him after missing out on Porto winger Luis Diaz, who joined Liverpool.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Saved by the Bel

    Chelsea made a last-ditch effort to sign Barcelona outcast Ousmane Dembele on Monday's transfer deadline day.

    The Blues looked to take advantage of Dembele's contract situation as his Barca deal runs out in June, according to Sky Sports.

    The west Londoners' manager Thomas Tuchel was desperate to add some extra attacking firepower for the second half of the season after his team's title charge all-but crumbled over Christmas.

    However, a deal involving the France international failed to be materialised before the transfer window slammed shut

  • Alex Terrell

    Neco Williams' loan DOES go through

    Liverpool fans joked they had been “finessed” by Fulham after the West Londoners sealed a stunning loan switch for Neco Williams, writes ISABELLE BARKER.

    Confirmation of the Liverpool right-back’s arrival for the remainder of the season came after Fabio Carvalho’s Merseyside move sensationally broke down.

    Williams' deal sent social media into meltdown with one Reds supporter writing on Twitter: “How the f**k have we been finessed by Fulham?”

    The move means that Fulham agreed to sell fellow full-back Denis Odoi to Club Bruges for £580,000

    The deadline day transfer brought an end to six years of service at Craven Cottage for the Belgian right back.

    Odoi was signed for a similar fee from Lokeren in 2016 and has played a part in three promotions, making more than 150 appearances for the club.

  • Alex Terrell

    Recap – Carvalho’s move falls through

    Liverpool have seen their £8million transfer for Fulham wonderkid Fabio Carvalho COLLAPSE.

    A five-year deal had been in place for the talented winger, 19, after lengthy deadline day talks.

    But Carvalho will stay at Fulham for the rest of the season after Liverpool failed to get the necessary paperwork signed by Monday's 11pm deadline.

    Liverpool thought they had sealed a deal after a breakthrough in talks during a two-hour meeting.

    But they were unable to get the forms filed in time and that was that.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Crawl-ing back

    Manchester United have been accused of making a "right balls-up" after youngster D’Mani Mellor's failed loan move to Crawley Town by the League Two side's manager.

    John Yems said when asked about his deadline day plans: "Yeah stay up tonight – there’s a good film on Film4.

    "We are trying a few but we had some disappointing news concerning the Manchester United player, there was a right balls-up with the paperwork from their end and I don’t think that will go through, we are trying to rectify it.

    "Clare [James, club secretary] has been working all night to try and get some in.

    "It’s one of those things, we have been coming over adversity all season so it doesn’t concern me that much but it’s annoying.

    "You do things because you think things are going to happen, then all of a sudden they have a great way of kicking you right up the jacksie.

    "Very, very, very disappointing, and it was nothing to do with us. He came down, he’s been training with us, he’s a real nice kid"

  • James Orr

    Where is Erling Haaland?

    Erling Haaland reportedly dashed to Monaco to have urgent talks about his future with agent Mino Raiola – who’s recovering in hospital.

    The Borussia Dortmund star striker’s been courted by a slew of European giants since a £65million buy-out clause in his contract became active.

    The reduced fee allows him to open talks with other clubs who meet the valuation in summer 2022.

  • James Orr

    Dele Alli's Everton deal

    Dele Alli becomes Frank Lampard's second signing after Everton confirmed his appointment this morning, following Donny van de Beek to Merseyside.

    Under the terms of the two-and-a-half-year deal for the former England midfielder, 25, there is no upfront payment.

    Instead, a series of clauses will kick in at various stages, with Spurs receiving the first tranche of £10million after Dele has made 20 appearances for the Toffees.

    In total, Everton could pay £40m.

    Although that would require Dele to return to the sort of form that made him one of the game’s hottest properties under Mauricio Pochettino.

    On his move, Dele revealed: “I’m delighted to have signed for Everton, a huge club with a great fanbase and history

  • James Orr

    Man Utd speed king joins Bees

    Brentford landed former Manchester United academy speedster Deji Sotona on a deadline day loan deal.

    The winger, 19, agreed to a switch from OGC Nice until the end of the season, with an option to buy.

    Sotona was regarded as one of the fastest players at United's academy during his time there and has impressed Bees staff during a recent spell training with the club.

    The starlet was at Old Trafford until 2020, where he once clocked a top speed of 22.9mph during sprinting sessions, before moving to France.

  • James Orr

    Burn's buzzing

    Newcastle have completed a £13million deal for Brighton defender Dan Burn.

    The giant 6ft 7in centre-back will beef up Eddie Howe's backline after becoming the latest ace to sign for mega-rich Toon.

    Burn has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at St James' Park.

    And he becomes the third defender to join Newcastle this month after right-back Kieran Trippier and left-back Matt Targett.

    Burn said: "I'm buzzing to be here. I never thought I'd be in this position so to be a Newcastle player and to be around St. James' Park, it's something I've dreamt of since I was a kid.

  • James Orr

    Liverpool fail in Carvalho bid

    Liverpool saw their £8million transfer for Fulham wonderkid Fabio Carvalho COLLAPSE on deadline day.

    A five-year deal had been in place for the talented winger, 19, after lengthy deadline day talks.

    But Carvalho will stay at Fulham for the rest of the season after Liverpool failed to get the necessary paperwork signed by Monday's 11pm deadline.

    Liverpool thought they had sealed a deal after a breakthrough in talks during a two-hour meeting.

  • James Orr

    Cantwell joins Bournemouth

    Bournemouth capped their incredible deadline day by announcing the arrival of Todd Cantwell on loan from Norwich City.

    The Cherries had already signed Nat Phillips, Kieffer Moore, Freddie Woodman and Siriki Dembele on an action-packed day of transfers.

    The attacking midfielder joined on an initial loan with an £11million permanent option.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Everton clinch Alli free transer

    Dele Alli's Tottenham nightmare is officially over after he agreed a transfer to Everton that will not cost the Goodison side a penny until next season, write MARTIN LIPTON and JOSHUA JONES.

    Newcastle made a late swoop to try and get the Spurs man on loan after missing out on Jesse Lingard.

    But Dele becomes Frank Lampard's second signing after Everton confirmed his appointment this morning, following Donny van de Beek to Merseyside.

    Under the terms of the two-and-a-half-year deal for the former England midfielder, 25, there is no upfront payment.

    Instead, a series of clauses will kick in at various stages, with Spurs receiving the first tranche of £10million after Dele has made 20 appearances for the Toffees.

    In total, Everton could pay £40million.

    Although that would require Dele to return to the sort of form that made him one of the game’s hottest properties under Mauricio Pochettino.

    On his move, Dele revealed: “I’m delighted to have signed for Everton, a huge club with a great fanbase and history.

  • James Orr

    Goodbye Aubameyang

    Arsenal fans look away now.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who has completed his move to Barcelona – has been the most valuable striker in the Premier League in the last four years.

    And that is because his goals have won his team more points than any other player in the league.

  • Ian Tuckey

    United 'blocked Henderson exit'

    Manchester United's frustrated second-choice keeper Dean Henderson had an eleventh-hour loan switch to Watford 'blocked'.

    That's according to the Manchester Evening News – meaning Henderson faces a tough fight to get in regular action this season ahead of the World Cup next winter.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Burton borrow Red Devils keeper

    Burton have borrowed Manchester United keeper Matej Kovar for the rest of the season.

    The 21-year-old ws on loan at Swindon last season has been with United since 2018 and spent last season on loan at Swindon.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Erling dashes to Monaco for talks on future

    Erling Haaland reportedly dashed to Monaco to have urgent talks about his future with agent Mino Raiola – who’s recovering in hospital, writes JUSTIN LAWRENCE.

    The prolific Borussia Dortmund striker’s been courted by a slew of European giants – including Manchester United and City – since a £65million buy-out clause in his contract became active.

    The reduced fee allows him to open talks with other clubs who meet the valuation in summer 2022.

    Spanish behemoths Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been strongly linked with the 21-year-old goal-scoring phenomenon.

    City were said to be on the brink of winning the race to sign the Yorkshire-born sensation – who’s scored a staggering 80 goals in 79 appearances for Dortmund since arriving from RB Salzburg two years ago.

    However, it’s been reported in the last few days that Haaland has his heart set on a move to Barca – and he’s prepared to wait until the Blaugrana get their dismal finances in order to get his dream transfer.

    But it’s emerged that Haaland won’t be going anywhere before the transfer window closes today, or in the foreseeable future.

    That’s because his agent Raiola, who pulls the strings in Haaland’s transfer saga, is recovering in hospital with an unknown illness, Spanish publication Marca report.

  • Ian Tuckey

    The main deals

    It's surely safe now to run through the main deals on an unexpectedly dramatic transfer deadline day.

    That's because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's permanent switch from Arsenal to Barcelona was confirmed shortly after the window shut at 11pm.

    Ex-Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen got the ball rolling with a six-month deal at Brentford.

    Man City landed River Plate's Argentina striker Julian Alvarez for £14million but loaned him back to his home-country club.

    Newcastle made Brighton centre-back Dan Burn their third defensive signing.

    And Arsenal legend Aaron Ramsey joined Rangers on loan from Juventus.

    Finally, Manchester United's misfit midfielder Donny van de Beek completed a busy first full day for new Everton boss Frank Lampard with a loan switch.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Henderson to Watford?

    Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson could move to Watford on loan, according to the BBC.

    That would certainly be a last-minute shock – but it's unsure if the reported approach got through the necessary paperwork in time.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ince 'swap' with Moore

    Stoke winger Tom Ince is off to Reading and centre-back Liam Moore is moving the other way – in a last-minute loan swap.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Fabi-NO deal

    Liverpool's deadline swoop for Fulham whizkid Fabio Carvalho is reportedly OFF.

    Time run out for the Reds – complicated by the Cottagers insisting on the Portuguese midfielder returning on loan for the rest of the season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Aubameyang deal CONFIRMED

    Arsenal frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed his permanent move to Barcelona just before deadline.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Wing Wanderer

    Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Lewis Wing has cut short his Sheffield Wednesday loan to join Wycombe in a permanent deal.

    The former non-league star, 26, previously had temporary spells at Yeovil and Rotherham.

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