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Transfer Deadline Day live tracker 2023: Enzo Fernandez record deal to Chelsea, Marcel Sabitzer to Man United

There was the move that happened and the one that didn’t on Deadline Day of the 2023 winter transfer window.

Chelsea pulled off the Enzo Fernandez transfer at the last minute, paying a record transfer fee for a Premier League club (€121 million) to land the Benfica and Argentina World Cup winner. 

But the Blues, who were busy sending Jorginho to Arsenal in another notable move, also played a big part in the Hakim Ziyech loan that fell through with PSG. The Parisian club was keen on bringing in attacking help as they seek to finally win the Champions League, but Chelsea’s paperwork didn’t come through on time.

The top leagues in Europe all saw their winter window close at the end of the day on Tuesday, January 31, but other countries have extended deadlines, such as Portugal (Feb. 2), Turkey (Feb. 8), and Serbia (Feb. 10). 

In the countries where the transfer window has closed, teams are now limited to signing players who are free agents and out of contract. If a move involves a player under contract with another club, it will have to wait until the open of the summer 2023 window.

Here is some of the drama we witnessed on Transfer Deadline Day 2023: 

  • Chelsea seal deal for Benfica’s World Cup-winning midfielder Enzo Fernandez
  • Man United landed Marcel Sabitzer to cover for the injury to Christian Eriksen
  • Barcelona see deal for World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat fall through
  • PSG miss out on Hakim Ziyech and they’ll have to wait for Milan Skriniar
  • Chelsea offloaded Jorginho to Arsenal, who needed midfield cover
  • Sporting CP star right-back Pedro Porro finally joined Spurs 
  • Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo didn’t get their move
  • Nottingham Forest land deadline day trio and Southampton make double swoop

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

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Transfer Deadline Day news

Here are the latest updates on the biggest transfer stories of the moment:

Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea a done deal (Wed, 00:35 GMT / 19:35 ET)

The Blues are getting the World Cup winner in the end with the paperwork completed in time. The final fee is a Premier League record (€121 million), but it will be paid in six installments over the life of the 8.5-year deal per David Ornstein of The Athletic.

Red Devils announce Sabitzer loan (Wed, 00:10 GMT/ 19:10 ET)

Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has joined Manchester United on loan for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old Austrian international will provide cover in the Red Devils’ midfield after the injury suffered by Christian Eriksen.

Nottingham Forest complete double swoop (Tues, 23:18 GMT/ 18:18 ET)

The promoted Premier League side have attempted to boost their chances of Premier League survival with the double signing of Keylor Navas and Jonjo Shelvey.

Navas, who will provide cover for the injured Dean Henderson, joins on loan until the end of the season, while Shelvey has signed from Newcastle to June 2025 for an undisclosed fee.

Tottenham confirm Pedro Porro acquisition (Tue, 22:55 GMT/ 17:55 ET)

Sporting right-back Pedro Porro has joined Tottenham on loan with the Premier League having an obligation to buy at the end of the season.

The fee for Spurs to make the deal for permanent for the Spanish international is believed to be around £40m.

Gunners loan out Lokonga to Palace (Tue, 22:45 GMT/17:45 ET)

With Jorginho joining Arsenal, the Gunners have decided to let midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga move to Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season.

The Belgian international will be hoping to get Premier League minutes after falling behind Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka in the Arsenal midfield pecking order.

PSG closing in on Chelsea’s Ziyech (Tue, 22:05 GMT / 17:05 ET)

This would be one of the biggest moves of Deadline Day should Champions League hopefuls PSG acquire the Chelsea winger. As previously reported by Santi Aouna and confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, the clubs are putting the final touches on a loan until the end of the season without an option for a full transfer.

Pedro Porro to join Spurs (Tue, 20:17 GMT / 15:17 ET)

One day after The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported that the €45m transfer for the right-back fell through, Fabrizio Romano on Monday reported an agreement in place and on Tuesday confirmed the deal. Spurs are about to get a new right-back who can run all day.

Jorginho joins Arsenal (Tue, 20:03 GMT / 15:03 ET) 

Italian international Jorginho has completed a £10m move (plus £2m in add-ons) from Chelsea to rivals Arsenal. The Blues have opted to transfer the veteran midfielder, due to his contract expiring in June, with Mikel Arteta seizing his chance and signing him to an 18-month deal at the Emirates Stadium, with the option for a further year.

What helps explain this move is that Mohamed Elneny could miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.

Barcelona will not sign Sofyan Amrabat (Tue, 18:59 GMT / 13:59 ET)

With news emerging that Barcelona were not in position to lock in a mandatory purchase option, the loan deal for World Cup star Sofyan Amrabat has fallen through, according to Fabrizio Romano. It’s no surprise Fiorentina were not willing to accept a loan without a purchase for one of their most important players.

Man United eye Sabitzer as Eriksen replacement (Tue, 18:08 GMT / 13:08 ET)

Man United’s deadline day plans were forced into a late change following the news of Christian Eriksen’s injury setback. Erik ten Hag confirmed the Danish international will be missing until May due to an ankle problem.

Reports from Daily Telegraph writer Jason Burt claimed United reached out to Atletico Madrid over a potential loan offer for Yannick Carrasco, but instead the Red Devils have settled on Marcel Sabitzer of Bayern Munich, according to Manchester Evening News writer Samuel Luckhurst. The Austrian midfielder will arrive on loan to the end of the season. The deal was later confirmed by Fabrizio Romano.

Bayern confirm Joao Cancelo loan (Tue, 11:21 GMT / 06:21 ET)

One of the biggest surprise moves of the window has finally been made official with Joao Cancelo moving from Manchester City to Bayern Munich on loan for the rest of the season. Reports suggest Bayern will have a €70m option to make the move permanent in the summer.

MORE: Why Joao Cancelo is leaving Man City for Bayern Munich

Tottenham offload players (Tue, 10:00 GMT / 05:00 ET) 

One of those transfers that comes out of the blue and suggests we might be heading for a pretty wacky deadline day. Tottenham’s long pursuit of Sporting CP wing-back Pedro Porro is close to coming to fruition, which means even Antonio Conte has to concede he has too many wing-backs. As a result, Matt Doherty is on his way to Atletico Madrid. Swapping Conte for Diego Simeone, you have to hope the Republic of Ireland international is a fan of brooding intensity.

Tottenham have already offloaded one right back, with Djed Spence joining Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais on loan until the end of the season.

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):


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