Expect another wild 24-48 hours as Europe’s 2023 January winter transfer window comes to a close with a host of clubs across the continent hoping to use the urgency brought by the deadline to get deals done.
The top leagues in Europe will all see their winter window close at the end of day on Tuesday, January 31, but other countries have extended deadlines, such as Portugal (Feb. 2), Turkey (Feb. 8), and Serbia (Feb. 10).
After the window closes, teams are limited to signing players who are free agents and out of contract. If there is a transfer from another club involved, it will have to wait until the summer 2023 window opens.
Here are some of the reported potential player moves we’re watching closely for the latest news and updates. They include:
- Everton submitting an offer for Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher
- Man City sending Joao Cancelo on loan to Bayern Munich
- Chelsea’s pursuit of Benfica’s World Cup-winning midfielder Enzo Fernandez
- Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and his potential signing by title hopefuls Arsenal
- AS Roma’s young Italian attacker Nicolo Zaniolo to Bournemouth or Milan
- Liverpool’s pursuit of midfield help
- PSG’s acquisition of Inter defender Milan Skriniar and another winger
- Nottingham Forest linked with 4-5 more players
- Man United looking for loan deals if Christian Eriksen’s injury is a bad one
MORE: Updated list of most expensive deals of January 2023 winter window
Transfer Deadline Day tracker
Here is the list of notable deals that are official and have been formally announced by the clubs involved (most recent transfers at the top):
MORE: A look back at the summer 2022 and winter 2022 deadline day
Transfer Deadline Day news
Here are the latest updates on the biggest transfer stories of the moment:
Pedro Porro to Spurs back on (Mon, 20:23 GMT / 15:23 ET)
After The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported that the €45m transfer for the right-back fell through, Fabrizio Romano says that the two parties have finally reached agreement. Spurs are about to have a new right-back.
More on Pedro Porro exclusive story.
Tottenham and Sporting have finally reached full agreement… again after very long meeting — €45m, payment terms finally approved after Sporting’s change last night 🚨⚪️
Porro will travel to London tomorrow — he only wanted Spurs move. pic.twitter.com/pgtuMpCh2n
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2023
Weston McKennie to Leeds United (Mon, 17:56 GMT / 12:56 ET)
The American cleared his medical on Monday and the player himself announced the deal from Juventus was done: a £1.3m loan + purchase option of £35m + add-ons deal reportedly running through June 2028 with an option for the 2028/29 season.
Official, confirmed. Weston McKennie joins Leeds United on loan deal from Juventus for €1.2m fee plus €33m buy option clause and add ons. 🚨⚪️🇺🇸 #LUFC
Contract signed, deal completed. pic.twitter.com/E2Byg7HisP
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2023
Chelsea agree Enzo Fernandez fee (Mon, 17:40 GMT / 12:40 ET)
According to transfer journalist Graeme Bailey, Chelsea have now agreed a £115m British record fee for Fernandez.
Despite his release clause being set at £105m, they have agreed to pay more in instalments to Benfica in order to secure his signature now.
Here’s the full lowdown on Enzo Fernandez’s move to Chelsea.
Everton table offer for Conor Gallagher (Mon, 15:45 GMT / 08:45 ET)
Everton have submitted an offer of £40m with a further £5m in add-ons for Conor Gallagher.
Just hours after confirming Sean Dyche as their new manager and with money received from Anthony Gordon’s departure in the bank, the Toffees are attempting to sign the Chelsea midfielder.
The report claims Gallagher is unlikely to want to leave the Blues for a relegation-threatened Everton however.
Inter make enquiry for Harry Maguire (Mon, 15:00 GMT / 08:00 ET)
Inter Milan have sounded out the possibility of signing Harry Maguire, according to the Daily Mail.
The Serie A giants look set to allow Milan Skriniar to join PSG and are on the lookout for centre-backs and out-of-favour Maguire is seen as an option.
However, the report suggests Maguire wants to wait until the summer to make any decision on his future, meaning a deal in the next 36 hours looks unlikely.
Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich (Mon, 12:34 GMT / 07:34 ET)
Well, this has happened fast. Joao Cancelo looks to be on a verge of signing for Bayern Munich on loan from Manchester City. According to Pol Ballus of The Athletic, the deal will likely include a buy option in the region of £65m. Cancelo has lost his starting place at City in recent weeks, with Pep Guardiola preferring Rico Lewis, John Stones and even Nathan Ake in the full-back roles.
MORE: Why Joao Cancelo is leaving Man City for Bayern Munich
Milan Skriniar to PSG (Mon, 09:30 GMT / 04:56 ET)
Milan Skriniar is heading to PSG, but the only question is when. Since his Inter contract expires in June 2023, the centre-back has already signed a pre-deal with the French champions beginning then. The clubs are still negotiating on a potential fee to have him arrive in January. It’s clear Inter Milan have little leverage.
Moises Caicedo to Arsenal (Mon, 08:30 GMT / 03:30 ET)
Arsenal have upped their bid to £70m, but that was rejected by Brighton on Sunday night as the club insists they do not want to transfer their prized midfielder.
🗣️ “The door isn’t complete closed just yet”
The latest on Arsenal’s pursuit of Moises Caicedo after their fresh bid of £70m was rejected by Brighton 👇 pic.twitter.com/nAuwToDQst
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 30, 2023
MORE: When does the 2023 January transfer window close?
Transfer Deadline Day reports, rumours
This table contains a roundup of players we’re tracking based on reports and rumors of a potential transfer (in alphabetical order):