Premier League teams have spent only £50m in the winter transfer window so far – but what business could they still do on Deadline Day?
England’s top-flight clubs splashed £780m during the 2023 window, which equates to 16 times more than the current spending this year.
So what moves could still happen, and what do clubs actually need? Sky Sports news editor Lyall Thomas reveals the latest transfer activity at each club…
It has been a very quiet window at Arsenal despite Mikel Arteta admitting his squad is “really thin in certain areas”.
He wanted full-back support in the main, but it looks almost certain he will not get it, also stating: “It wasn’t possible [to do any winter deals].”
There have been some rumours of Galatasaray interest in unused right-back Cedric Soares before the deadline but we understand there is nothing in them. Youngster Lino Sousa has joined Aston Villa, while goalkeeper Alex Runarsson has been released on a free transfer.
Aston Villa have signed winger Morgan Rogers from Middlesbrough for an initial £8m. They are now expected to complete a move for goalkeeper Joe Gauci from Adelaide United after he completed a medical in Qatar.
Villa have also wrapped up a deal for 19-year-old left-back Lino Sousa from Arsenal. Sousa will join Championship side Plymouth Argyle on loan for the rest of the season.
Striker Jhon Duran is expected to stay at the club despite interest from Chelsea this month.
Bournemouth have agreed a loan deal with Getafe for striker Enes Unal, subject to a medical. The deal is an initial loan with an obligation to buy for £14m (€16.5m). The 26-year-old is having a medical in Madrid.
Unal’s imminent arrival will see Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore head out on loan to Ipswich, with a deal agreed in principle.
Tottenham have been linked with a late move for Dominic Solanke, but Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola says he does not expect the striker to leave.
Thomas Frank has confirmed that Brentford’s chances of a Deadline Day signing are at ‘five per cent’ as Antonio Nusa looks set to stay at Club Brugge and instead of joining the Bees in the summer.
Brentford are in no rush to push through the move before the deadline after issues were flagged in his medical on Monday.
Nusa’s preference remains to sign for Brentford, and the other interested clubs Tottenham and Chelsea have not shown an interest yet in making another move before the deadline.
Brighton have agreed to let midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud join Stuttgart. It is an initial loan deal with an option to buy him for £9m.
The German transfer window closes at 5pm today.
Montpellier and France U21 centre-back Maxime Esteve underwent a medical with Burnley yesterday. He is set to be announced on a permanent deal worth in the region of £12m (€14m), with Vincent Kompany confirming the player is “in the building.
Burnley have also agreed a loan deal with Rennes to sign right-back Lorenz Assignon. The player is expected to fly over to the UK early this afternoon to have a medical.
Right-back Connor Roberts is undergoing a medical at Leeds after a loan deal was agreed.
Chelsea look to be letting more players go on Deadline Day than bringing any in at this point.
They are in talks to let Armando Broja join Fulham but there is still a huge gap in valuation on the permanent element of any deal. Wolves also remain interested in Broja.
Chelsea would consider a straight loan deal for Broja, but they still want a sizeable fee – understood to be about £5m – and assurances he will play a certain number of games.
Strasbourg – a sister club of Chelsea – are also talking to them about taking Andrey Santos on loan.
Jhon Duran and Callum Wilson have been among the strikers the Blues have been looking at but, as things stand, they are expected to stay at Villa and Newcastle respectively.
Crystal Palace are set to announce the £22m signing of Blackburn midfielder Adam Wharton. The England U20 completed a medical on Wednesday and is set to sign a five-and-a-half-year deal.
Palace are also understood to be lining up a move for Bournemouth goalkeeper Ionut Radu if they lose Sam Johnstone today.
QPR, Coventry and Belgian club Molenbeek are trying to sign Palace youngster Malcolm Ebiowei on loan until the end of the season.
Everton are understood to still be open to bringing in a central midfielder today. However, given their severe financial problems, they cannot even pay a loan fee for a player.
Toffees manager Sean Dyche revealed on Thursday it is “improbable” that a new player could arrive on Deadline Day.
Their main intention this month has been keeping the squad together and they look to have been successful.
Fulham approached Chelsea on Wednesday over a deal for Armando Broja but there remains a gap in the club’s valuation of the player.
Sky in Germany have also claimed the Cottagers have made an offer for Stuttgart winger Silas. That bid is an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy for £12.8m.
Fulham have interest from Augsburg and Real Betis in Carlos Vinicius, who seems most likely to leave on Deadline Day.
There has been interest throughout the window from a number of clubs in Rodrigo Muniz. It is thought Muniz wants to stay at Fulham and fight for his place in the first team.
Meanwhile, Marco Silva revealed on Thursday that Tyrese Francois could complete a move to Denmark on Deadline Day.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp shocked the football world last week by announcing he will leave the club at the end of the season.
He will also be followed by sporting director Jorg Schmadtke and his technical staff, meaning the Liverpool owners have a whole new setup to decide and implement ahead of the summer.
Existing recruitment staff including chief scout Barry Hunter continue to assess potential targets for the summer.
Luton are still assessing the market for any additions they can make to improve their chances of staying in the Premier League.
They made an enquiry for Blackburn winger Tyhrys Dolan earlier this week but it did not progress.
Manchester City’s business looks complete. They are not expected to sign a replacement for Kalvin Phillips after he joined West Ham.
City confirmed the signing of Claudio Echeverri from River Plate but he remains on loan there until 2025.
Facundo Pellistri last night joined Granada on a straight loan until the end of the season. Granada are covering his wages in full and United have received a loan fee.
Hannibal Mejbri, Alvaro Fernandez, Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek and Sergio Reguilon have also all left the club. Isak Hansen-Aaroen will have a medical with Werder Bremen today ahead of a permanent transfer.
Newcastle look hamstrung because of profitability and sustainability rules and are unlikely to do any business today.
They needed to sell Miguel Almiron preferably to Saudi Arabia before that country’s deadline on Tuesday but he was not keen to go.
They did not want to part with Kieran Trippier, who had interest from Bayern Munich, nor Callum Wilson, who was on the list at several clubs.
It means Newcastle do not look like getting that much sought-after central midfield cover for Sandro Tonali and, now, the injured Joelinton.
Nottingham Forest look set to be the busiest club on Deadline Day with several possible incomings and outgoings.
After confirming the arrival of Giovanni Reyna from Borussia Dortmund last night, Forest announced the loan signing of young Sporting striker Rodrigo Ribeiro this morning with an option to buy him in the summer.
Forest also want to sign a goalkeeper and have agreed a fee with Strasbourg for Belgium international Matz Sels, who is on a flight heading to England to undergo a medical.
Out of the door will be Orel Mangala in a loan deal to Lyon. He is having a medical there later today and the French club will have the option to buy the midfielder at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Forest’s 28-year-old goalkeeper Ethan Horvath is having a medical at Cardiff, ahead of a loan move for the rest of the season.
Forest are continuing negotiations with Trabsonspor and Galatasaraay over a possible move for Serge Aurier, though the Turkish transfer window does not close until February 9.
Forest also remain hopeful they can seal a move for Joe Worrall, and are exploring options for him with more than one club. If Sheffield United do not complete an agreement with Everton’s Mason Holgate, Forest believe there is still scope that Worrall could move on loan to Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United are close to signing Everton’s Mason Holgate on loan. The centre-back, currently on loan at Southampton, is having a medical.
There was interest in Harry Souttar at Leicester, but his presence at the Asia Cup with Australia means there are some practical challenges in a potential deal.
Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall and Everton’s Ben Godfrey have also been on Chris Wilder’s radar this month.
Tottenham remain interested in signing teenage Swedish sensation Lucas Bergvall.
They face competition from Barcelona but, despite visiting the city this week, he has yet to decide which club he wants to sign for.
It has also been reported Spurs could make an attempt to sign Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke, but Ange Postecoglou says any business on Deadline Day is “unlikely”.
Spurs have also received a straight loan offer from Sevilla for striker Alejo Veliz, and there is uncertainty about whether Bryan Gil will also go on loan. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has confirmed he is staying until the end of the season.
West Ham are looking to make some changes in the forward positions.
Said Benrahma is on his way to France for a medical with Lyon. A few details of the deal are to be finalised but there is growing optimism a deal can be struck before the French window closes at 10pm.
West Ham and Real Betis are more hopeful a deal can be struck for midfielder Pablo Fornals before tonight’s transfer deadline.
Real Betis are understood to be closer to West Ham’s valuation as negotiations advance. The Spanish window closes at 11pm.
The Hammers have been trying to bring in another winger of their own with interest in Ibrahim Osman and Jota.
Wolves remain interested in signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja. However, Chelsea’s conditions for a deal – even on loan – make it look unlikely they can sign him at this point.
Their potential deal for Corinthians forward Yuri Alberto – a talented young Brazilian – has not progressed.
Last night, they announced the signing of Mario Lemina’s younger brother Noha from Paris Saint-Germain.
Follow the winter transfer window
The winter transfer window closes at 11pm in England and 11.30pm in Scotland on Thursday February 1.
To ensure harmonisation with the major leagues in Europe, the closing dates were set following discussions with the EFL, DFL, Serie A, LaLiga, and LFP, who will all close their summer and winter windows on 1 September and 1 February respectively.
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