Transfer deadline day

Chelsea target Juan Cuadrado
Chelsea target Juan Cuadrado
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Welcome to the Lancashire Evening Post’s coverage of the final day of the transfer window.


So who can we expect to be active today? As ever on this day, QPR are likely to be in action. Harry Redknapp is being linked with a striker, in particular Spurs’ Emmanuel Adebayor.

Stoke have also been mentioned as possible suitors for the Togo forward, while they are also believed to be one of a number of clubs looking at Spurs’ out-of-favour winger Aaron Lennon.

Elsewhere Chelsea have still to confirm the signing of Juan Cuadrado, despite him tweeting live from the Bridge on Saturday, while Spurs are being linked with MK Dons hotshot Delle Ali.

There’s also the issue of Danny Ings and whether or not Burnley will allow their key to survival to go before the deadline. If he went to Liverpool what would that mean for lifelong Kopite Rickie Lambert?


QPR continue to be linked with Cesena forward Gregoire Defrel, while West Ham are reportedly in for Senegalese defender Kara Mbodj. Sam Allardyce has ruled out any moves out, though, saying players who are wanting out will “have to grin and bear it”.


Jonjo Shelvey was linked with a move away from Swansea after manager Garry Monk criticised his discipline, but the midfielder stood up to be counted at Southampton yesterday, scoring a stunning winner.

“I’m staying at Swansea,” says Shelvey. “I want to stay and fight for my place. That’s the most important thing for me.”


Hearts announce the signing of Kenny Anderson, a Dutch midfielder from RKC Waalwijk.

“I’m delighted to get Kenny on board,” says manager Robbie Neilsen. “He’s a quality player, one who I believe will slot right into our side.”


Juan Mata decided to cut the press officers out of the loop by using his blog to all-but confirm that Manchester United’s Anderson is finally leaving the club.

He’s been out of favour for so long it’s hard to remember what he looks like, and Mata has written: “Also, I want to wish good luck to my friend Anderson, who is back to football in his native Brazil. All the best, my friend!”


The Twitter account @BL_Latest has put out a picture of what appears to be Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle outside Wolfsburg’s ground.


Spurs get Harry Kane tied down to a new five-and-a-half-year contract.

Kane has scored 20 goals already this season and is surely a dead-cert to make the England squad in March. He has scored more goals than any other player in the Premier League this campaign, and regardless of signings, that will be one of the deals of the day.


Down in the Championship, Cardiff are being linked with the “David Beckham of Australia” in Swindon’s Massimo Luongo, who scored for Australia in their Asian Cup final win last week, is rated around £3.5million.


More on that Schurrle deal and the official Bundesliga website lists the Chelsea man as an incoming signing.

Meanwhile, Swansea full-back Neil Taylor continues to be linked with West Bromwich.


Centre-back Robert Huth joins Leicester City on loan from Stoke City.


Low-key in the Championship as Wigan allow Fraser Fyvie, their Scottish midfielder, to leave by mutual consent.


In the Championship, Michael Tonge swaps struggling Leeds for even-more struggling Millwall on loan.

While Cardiff are reported to be trying to gatecrash a Sheffield United move for hot Chesterfield striker Eoin Doyle.


Liverpool teenager Sheyi Ojo has joined Wigan on loan


Leeds sign Albanian striker Edgar Cani on loan from Catania .


The biggest news in the last 15 minutes is that winger Mark Duffy has joined Chesterfield from Birmingham on an emergency loan up to and including March 1.


Big news as Wilfried Zaha rejoins Crystal Palace from Manchester United on a permanent deal, signing a five-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.


Possibly the biggest deal of the day has just been completed, with Chelsea confirming winger Juan Cuadrado has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.

It was only a matter of time once Andre Schurrle’s move to Wolfsburg was announced really. It seems that transfer has dragged for a while so it’s nice that it won’t stretch past midnight or become a will he, won’t he saga. “I am very happy and thankful for this opportunity I’ve been given. This is a great club and honestly it is like a dream to join the Chelsea family and to know that the manager believes in me. I’m happy,” said the 26-year-old, who has been capped 37 times by Colombia, on Chelsea’s website.


Jack O’Connell has joined Brentford from Blackburn for an undisclosed fee on a deal until summer 2018.

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