Transfers, contracts and stuff. Get the latest updates from around the Premier League right here in the 90min transfer blog, which we'll carry on right through the day. 

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19:07: ​Bremen In Talks With Chelsea Over Papy


Papy Djilobodji's exhilirating Chelsea career could be over after the ​Mail reported that Werder Bremen had started talks over taking him on loan.

Though a loan would mean he could return at a later date, he just won't, will he?

18:40: City Youngster Joins Reading

George Evans has joined Reading from Manchester City on a three-and-a-half year contract, the club have confirmed.

His new manager Brian McDermott said, “I am delighted we have secured the signing of George. I saw him play for Walsall while I was scouting for Arsenal and we’ve followed him ever since. He is a great guy and a terrific young midfielder with great pedigree, and I’m sure he will become an even better player working in our environment at Reading.” 

17:55: Amrabat Can't Wait to Get Started

New Watford signing (yesterday's one) Nordin Amrabat has actually seen the Hornets play! He's pretty happy to be a new Premier League player. 

He said: “I’m really excited. I’m looking forward to playing for the Hornets. It was a dream to play in the Premier League and I had a chance one year ago but I joined Malaga.

"I’ve seen Watford play several times, I saw them beat Liverpool 3-0. They have a Spanish coach who tries to get them playing good football, and I’m looking forward to being part of the team.”

17:34: CONFIRMED! Cashley Out

Roma have sent a lovely goodbye message to Ashley Cole, who's set to join LA Galaxy. It's especially nice considering they really didn't like him.

17:09: Sorry for Party Roc...Podcasting

Bloody hell, been off recording this week's 90min podcast and Charlton have gone and signed a new face at centre half. Lord do they need it. Welcome to the Valley, Jorge Teixeira...


Finally, Norwich City have ​completed the signing of Steven Naismith from Everton for an undisclosed fee. 

The 29-year-old old the club's website: "I'm very happy to have signed because now I can concentrate on the football side of things.

"Norwich have displayed class in the way they've done their business all the way through. They've shown how much they wanted me, which is great, and I'm delighted to be here."

16:32: Watford Sign Pantilimon!

DEAL! DEAL! Costel Pantilimon has signed for Watford from Sunderland. ​Here's the club's confirmation.

15:49: Andros Talks Drag On...

Tottenham Hotspur U21 v Manchester City U21 - Barclays U21 Premier League

Spurs have rejected two offers from Newcastle for winger Andros Townsend, according to Sky Sports sauces.

A loan offer and permanent transfer proposal have been rebuffed, but talks are currently ongoing. This one doesn't seem to be over yet.

15:23: Happy Days, Joe

There's more transfer action from the Championship, as Aston Villa's Joe Bennett looks delighted to have signed for Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season.

14:54: Ins and Outs At QPR

Not a bad day of business at Queens Park Rangers, as they've confirmed the signing of striker Connor Washington from Peterborough and confirmed that Ben Gladwin has joined Bristol City on loan.

14:22: Klopp Lifts Lid On Transfers

Liverpool v Manchester United - Premier League

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he has the final say on transfers in and out of Liverpool, but does admit he needs to gain permission from the club's transfer committee to pull off big money moves.

He used the example of Zlatan Ibrahimovic today, according to the ​Guardian, saying: "Yes. But does anybody have the final say?

"For example, say I wanted to take Zlatan Ibrahimovic and we have to pay £100m plus a big contract at 35, I think I would have to ask first.

“Yes. It’s how I am used to work. If I don’t want a player to come to the club he will not come. It’s normal.”

13:41: Swansea Close to Securing Return For Old Face

Jonathan De Guzman is on the verge of re-joining former club Swansea on loan for the rest of the season.

De Guzman has been freed to make the switch from Serie A giants Napoli.

13:10: Markovic Happy At Fener


Lazar Markovic is happy out on loan at Fenerbahce at the moment, and will review his long-term future at the end of the season. The youngster is on loan from Liverpool, but isn't thinking about returning at the moment.

Markovic told Lig TV: "I know I am a Liverpool player but I play here like I am a Fenerbahce player. I give my best in every game, in every training. I'm coming here to be champions and let's see after the season."

12:49: Spurs Make £23m Jackson Bid

Club Atletico de Madrid v Rayo Vallecano de Madrid - La Liga

Tottenham have offered £23m to Atletico Madrid to sign out of sorts Colombian striker Jackson Martinez, according to ​reports.

ITV carry the story that Spurs are looking to end the former Porto man's Spanish nightmare with an offer to come to the Premier League, and challenge Harry Kane for a place up front.

12:30: Cole Off to LA

Ashley Cole's Roma nightmare is finally over. He's been released and is set to join LA Galaxy. Not a bad move for him, really?

12:05: Sinclair Opts for Sunny Watford Over Cold Spain?

SL Benfica v Liverpool FC  - UEFA Youth League: Round of 16

Jerome Sinclair is on the ​verge of joining Watford from Liverpool, despite reports the striker is looking to move to Spain. The Reds youngster is out of contract in the summer...

11:42: West Ham to Sign Byram

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United   - Sky Bet Championship

West Ham are set to win the race to sign highly-rated Leeds youngster Sam Byram, and the player will undergo a medical with the club today.

Byram has turned down Everton but ​is now set to seal a £3.7m switch to Upton Park, and he could be loaned out for the rest of the season.

11:21: Well, That Was Short-Lived

A-League Rd 11 - Central Coast v Brisbane

Manchester City's new signing Anthony Caceres has been sent out on loan to sister club Melbourne City for the rest of the A-League season, and it's caused a bit of a stir down under.

City signed him from Central Coast Mariners, but A-League clubs aren't allowed to transfer players between them. And City's move for Caceres seems to just be a smart little loophole.

Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata tweeted: "The loaning of Caceres to City is wrong."

11:05: New Nacho Deal!

Southampton v Arsenal - Premier League

Nacho Monreal has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, after an excellent couple of seasons with the club.

The Spaniard has been perhaps the stand out left-back in the division this season, and there's more on his deal just ​here.

10:38: But Someone's NOT Leaving...

Manchester City v Sunderland - Premier League

Toure's City and international teammate Wilfried Bony, though, is not going anywhere. And that's come from his agent. What a nice fellow, not ramping up the pressure to try and earn some more cash monies from elsewhere.

Anyway, ​Francis Kacou said"Wilfried will stay at Manchester City. They are all just rumours. A departure this winter was never on the agenda, and City simply wouldn't sell him."

10:16: FFS, This Again?


Yaya Toure's agent is being a pain in the arse again. Dimitri Seluk says his client could leave the club in the summer - like we haven't heard that before.

Seluk, talking on ​SportItalia, said: “He will not move in January. However in the summer things can change. We are ready to listen to any offers that are on the table.”



Hold on to your hats. Jermaine Pennant has put the endless speculation over his future to bed and completed his move to Singapore side Tampines Rovers, becoming the highest-paid player in the league's history.

He's taking home £19k-a-month, which ain't too bad really is it? And "doesn't look at it as a lesser league, it's just another chapter in my career."

Alright mate.

09:34: Schmeichel: The Second Coming

Aston Villa v Leicester City - Premier League

Jamie Spencer brought us the fascinating story this morning that ​Kasper Schmeichel is being considered by Manchester United as a potential replacement for David de Gea.

How long the Spaniard remains at Old Trafford is anyone's guess, but there's contingency plans in place just incase Real Madrid worm out of the transfer ban that's been thrust upon them.

09:12: Could It Happen?! Could It?!

Arsenal's Ivoryan midfielder Emmanuel Eb

With Debuchy off to Villa, could that open the door for Emmanuel Eboue to make his triumphant return to Arsenal? He certainly hopes so. The ​Mail report he's not too happy at Galatasaray at the moment, and a space at full back seems to be opening up...

He said: "We (Eboue and his agent) are looking for options, but I'd love to come back to Arsenal."

09:00: Debuchy Set for Relegation Battle, Then


Mathieu Debuchy's loan move to Aston Villa is edging closer according to the Express, as Arsenal and the Premier League's bottom club have agreed a £1.2m loan fee.

The right-back has made just two appearances for the Gunners this season, and Chris Deeley has the full deets on the story just ​here.

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