Posted by News Express | 31 January 2022 | 641 times
Premier League clubs are preparing for what could be one of the busiest transfer deadline days in recent years, with January spending already far above last year.
The deadline in Europe’s major leagues is on Monday, with the English top flight and Football League windows closing at 23:00 GMT.
Premier League clubs have spent about £195m going into deadline day, compared with £70m at the end of January 2021.
So when exactly is the deadline around Europe, who has already moved, what could happen and how can you follow it?
What could happen?
Newcastle United, who became one of the world's richest clubs after their Saudi Arabia-backed takeover in October, could stay busy as they attempt to build a team that can avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Manager Eddie Howe has agreed the signing of Brighton defender Dan Burn for £13m, which will take their January spending to almost £90m. The Magpies have been linked with a string of other players including Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett and Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.
Several Premier League teams, including Newcastle, want Jesse Lingard - but Manchester United are reluctant to let him leave.
Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to make their first signings since Antonio Conte took over, having been frustrated by several deals falling through. They are working on deals for two Juventus players - Uruguay midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski.
Another Juve player has been linked with the Premier League, with Newcastle, Burnley, Evert
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has not played since early December, is a reported loan target for Barcelona.
Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has agreed to join Frank Lampard's Everton on loan, but the deal has not yet been confirmed, while centre-back Phil Jones has had talks with Ligue 1 side Bordeaux over a temporary move.
Manchester City are expected to confirm a deal for 21-year-old River Plate striker Julian Alvarez, although he is then set to return to the Argentine club on loan.
Brentford are also trying to sign free agent Christian Eriksen, while Juventus' former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has also been rumoured for a potential return to the Premier League.
Paris St-Germain have agreed terms with Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, which could spark a move by the Spanish club for Morata, Aubameyang or PSG's Mauro Icardi.
What has happened so far?
Liverpool made the biggest signing of the window in England on Sunday, with Porto's Colombia winger Luis Diaz joining in a deal worth 45m euros (£37.5m), with a further 15m euros (£12.5m) in potential bonuses.
Newcastle have already sealed Lyon's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes for £35m with £6.6m in add-ons, Burnley striker Chris Wood for £25m and Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier for £12m.
There have been four other Premier League signings worth £10m or more.
Wolves made the loan signing of RB Leipzig forward Hwang Hee-chan permanent for £14m.
The biggest signing in Europe came when Juventus signed Fiorentin
Aston Villa, Brentford and Southampt
Villa also signed Arsenal defender Calum Chambers on a free transfer.
When is the deadline?
The deadline for all of Europe’s top leagues is on Monday, 31 January.
The Premier League and English Football League have theirs at 23:00 GMT, with the Scottish Premiership deadline at midnight.
In Germany’s Bundesliga it is 17:00, while it is 19:00 in Italy's Serie A, and 23:00 in both Spain’s La Liga and France’s Ligue 1 (all GMT). (BBC)
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