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Coral presents 2016 winter transfer window done deals LIVE

| 31.01.2016

Jamie Clark, Sam Barnard, Holly Thackeray, Matt Haynes and Lee Gormley | January 2, 2016

Main January news

  • Afobe, Grabban and Iturbe join Bournemouth
  • Zidane replaces Benitez as Real Madrid manager
  • Leicester sign Gray from Birmingham
  • Januzaj returns to Man Utd
  • Newcastle net England duo Shelvey and Townsend
  • Southampton sign Charlie Austin from QPR
  • Chelsea loan in Pato

Winter transfer window done deals

A frenzy of transfer activity is expected this winter transfer window, so Coral bring punters and readers an easy go-to list of all the big-name exits and arrivals that take place this January.

Read on below for live updates and confirmation from clubs…

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Sunday, January 31st

(17:06) Thauvin leaves Magpies for Marseille on loan

French attacker Florian Thauvin has re-joined former club Marseille for the rest of the season on loan from Newcastle United.

Saturday, January 30th

(20:15) Bamford comes to Canaries on loan

Chelsea’s ex-England Under-21 forward Patrick Bamford will spent the rest of the season with Norwich City.

(19:10) Suarez signs for Hornets

Not Luis, but Mario! The Spain international midfielder arrives at Vicarage Road from Fiorentina on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

(17:10) Sunderland complete Kharzi capture

Sam Allardyce lands Tunisia international Wahbi Kharzi on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Bordeaux.

(13:15) Amat extension at Swansea

Spanish centre back Jordi Amat signs a new one-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

Friday, January 29th

(21:16) Pato joins Blues on loan

Chelsea have announced the loan signing of Alexandre Pato from Corinthians until the end of the season.

(21:15) Baggies swoop for Sandro

West Brom bolster their midfield with a loan deal for QPR’s former Brazil internationla anchorman Sandro. The Hoops had some trouble getting a permit for him to continue, but Tony Pulis shows no sign of expereicning visa issues allowing the player to come to The Hawthorns.

(20:45) Swans complete Paloschi purchase

Swansea boost their striking options with the capture of Chievo Verona striker Alberto Paloschi on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

(16:00) Watt a signing by Blackburn

Charlton Athletic have loaned forward Tony Watt to Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season, and will make it into a permanent move this summer.

(12:05) Vidic announces retirement

Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic has announced his retirement from football, after seeing his time with Inter Milan recently come to an end.

(11:30) Dembele signs new Spurs deal

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele has agreed a new contract keeping him in London until 2019.

Thursday, January 28th

(15:44) Rotherham complete Dawson deal

Rotherham have snapped up former free agent and Leeds United midfielder Chris Dawson, securing the 21-year-old to an 18-month contract.

(12:20) Sporting snatch Coates on loan

Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon have secured the loan signing of Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates until the end of the season.

Wednesday, January 27th

(16:21) Cole signs to become star at Galaxy

Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea left back Ashley Cole as finally signed on the dotted line to join MLS outfit LA Galaxy.

(14:09) Ramires leaves Chelsea for China

Chelsea have sold Brazilian midfielder Ramires to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning.

(13:37) Birmingham bag Fabbrini

Birmingham City have confirmed the signing of Diego Fabbrini for £1.5m on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Tuesday, January 26th

(17:25) Palace sign Adebayor

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor until the end of this season.

(16:47) Rams reach Olsson deal

Championship promotion hopefuls Derby County have signed left-back Marcus Olsson from Blackburn Rovers.

(15:34) Sunderland Pick-up new deal

Shot stopper Jordan Pickford has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract with Sunderland, tying him to the club until 2020.

(12:25) Boro bag Ramirez

Championship promotion-chasers Middlesbrough have announced the loan signing of Gaston Ramirez from Southampton until the end of the season.

(11:34) Burnley bag experienced Robinson

Burnley have added experienced former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson to their squad, after he signed a deal making him a Clarets player until the end of this season.

Monday, Janaury 25th

(16:30) Brighton snap up Sidwell on loan

Stoke City midfielder Steve Sidwell has joined Brighton and Hove Albion on loan until the end of the season.

(15:21) Leeds wrap up Diagouraga deal

Championship club Leeds United have completed the capture of Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Sunday, January 24th

(12:15) Valdes loaned to Liege

Manchester United have loaned back-up goalie Victor Valdes to Belgian club Standard Liege until the end of the season.

Saturday, January 23rd

(18:05) Lindegaard joins Preston

Former Man Utd keeper Anders Lindegaard has joined Preston North End from West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season.

(10:07) Posh pounce for Nuneaton pair Chettle and Williams

League One club Peterborough United have snapped up midfielder Callum Chettle and forward Aaron Wiliams, both from Nuneaton Town.

Friday, January 22nd

(17:00) Foxes capture Amartey

Leicester City have secured the arrival of Daniel Amartey from FC Copenhagen for a fee believed to be around £5m.

(13:38)Ivanovic inks new Chelsea deal

Defender Branislav Ivanovic has agreed a new one-year contract with Premier League champions Chelsea.

(13:32)Fleetwood reel in forward Cole

Fleetwood Town have signed Andy Cole’s son Devante Cole from Bradford City for an undisclosed fee.

(13:30)Tractor Boys tie up Mick

Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor have extended their contracts with Ipswich Town until 2018.

(13:20)Soure extends Palace stay

Crystal Palace left back Pape Souare has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal at Selhurst Park.

(12:45) Rossi joins Levante on loan

Former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi has signed with Levante on loan from Fiorentina for the rest of the season.

(11:30) Meyler furthers Hull stay

Republic of Ireland international midfielder David Meyler has agreed a new two-year contract extension with Championship club Hull City.

Thursday, January 21st

(17:22) Cardiff clinch Immers deal

Cardiff City have completed the signing of Feyenoord playmaker Lex Immers on loan until the end of this current Championship campaign, subject to international clearance.

(16:51) Vokes earns new Burnley deal

Burnley have extended the stay of forward Sam Vokes, after he put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half-year deal.

(16:02) Doncaster grab Gooch

Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of Lynden Gooch on a one-month loan from Sunderland.

(14:13) Swindon sign Williams up

Swindon Town have confirmed the appointment of Luke Williams as their new manager until the end of the season.

(14:08) Tabanou joins St Etienne

Swansea City defender Franck Tabanou has joined St Etienne on loan for the rest of the season.

(13:15) Werder you going Djilobodji?

Chelsea have allowed defender Papy Djilobodji to join up with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for the remainder of this current campaign.

(11:54) Rotherham reel in Becchio

Ex-Leeds United striker Luciano Becchio has joined Rotherham United on loan until the end of the season.

(10:34) Kevin Nolan appointed Leyton Orient player-manager

Former West Ham United man Kevin Nolan has inked a two-and-a-half deal to become League Two team Leyton Orient’s player-manager until summer 2018.

Wednesday, January 20th

(23:20)Yann Kermorgant captured by Reading

Reading have signed striker Yann Kermorgant from Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee on an 18-month contract.

(17:40) Cherries assure Francis future

Simon Francis has penned a new three-and-a-half-year deal with Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.

(16:35) Rovers capture Ward

Blackburn Rovers have completed their second deal of the day with the signing of Elliott Ward from Bournemouth.

(17:08) Foxes outcast Kramaric joins Hoffenheim on loan

Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim have announced the signing of Leicester City’s Andrej Kramaric on loan until the end of the season. The striker had fallen behind the likes of Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa in the pecking order this term.

(14:10) Byram bought by Hammers

Leeds United right-sided player Sam Byram has signed for West Ham United on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

(11:30) Rovers grab Graham on loan

Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers have completed the loan signing of Sunderland striker Danny Graham until the end of this current campaign.

(11:00) Vallecano capture Crespo

La Liga side Rayo Vallecano have secured a season-long loan deal for Aston Villa’s Jose Angel Crespo.

Tuesday, January 19th

(16:45) Norwich net Naismith

Norwich City have finally confirmed the capture of Scotland forward Steven Naismith from Everton on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

(16:35) Watford bag Costel Pantilimon

Watford have secured the signing of goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from fellow Premier League side Sunderland, with the shot stopper agreeing a three-and-a-half-year deal.

(14:55) Pearce follows Gladwin to Ashton Gate

Two quickfire loan signings for Bristol City, as Derby County defender Alex Pearce also signs up with the Robins until the end of the season.

(14:50) Bennett joins Wednesday on loan

Aston Villa left back Joe Bennett has signed for Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the rest of the season.

(14:43) QPR welcome Washington from Posh

Championship club QPR have completed the signing of striker Conor Washington from Peterborough United.

The Hoops have also loaned midfielder Ben Gladwin to Championship strugglers Bristol City.

(11:03) Arsenal agree Monreal extension

Arsenal have confirmed that full back Nacho Monreal has agreed a new long-term contract at the Emirates, having featured in all 22 of the Gunners’ Premier League matches so far this season.

(08:00) Hibs agree Stokes loan

Republic of Ireland international Anthony Stokes has re-joined former club Hibernian until the end of the season from Scottish champions Celtic.

Monday, January 18th

(19:05) Amrabat joins Hornets

Morocco winger Nordin Ambrabat has signed for Watford from Malaga.

(18:15) Canaries complete Klose capture

Switzerland centre back Timm Klose has joined Norwich City from Wolfsburg on a deal until the summer of 2019.

(17:06) Mignolet extends Liverpool deal

Liverpool and Belgium stopper Simon Mignolet has penned a new five-year deal which should keep the custodian at Anfield until 2021.

(16:18) Swansea appoint Francesco Guidolin

Swansea City have confirmed the appointment of Francesco Guidolin as the club’s new head coach, with 60-year-old Italian replacing Alan Curtis at the helm.

(12:00) Scunthorpe sack management staff

Scunthorpe United have confirmed the dismissal of both manager Mark Robins and assistant manager Ned Kelly with immediate effect.

Monday, January 17th

(14:00) Celtic capture Sviatchenko

Celtic have secured the signing of Denmark international Erik Sviatchenko, with the defender joining the Scottish Premiership champions on a four-and-a-half year deal from FC Midtjylland.

Saturday, January 16th

(12:01)Southampton sign QPR’s Charlie Austin

Southampton have snapped up striker Charlie Austin from Championship club QPR on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Friday, January 15th

(15:35) Black Cats loan Buckley to Birmingham

Sunderland have allowed winger Will Buckley to join Championship club Birmingham City on an initial month’s loan!

(14:09) Boro secure Sola loan

Middlesbrough have wrapped up the loan signing of Athletic Bilbao frontman Kike Sola, with the striker agreeing a move until the end of this current campaign.

(14:04) Canaries capture Godfrey

Norwich City have completed the signing of York City midfielder Ben Godfrey for an undisclosed fee.

(13:58) Wednesday skipper Loovens his time in Sheffield

Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract

Thursday, January 14th

(16:36) N’Doye arrives at Sunderland

Relegation strugglers Sunderland have snapped up Senegal international striker Dame N’Doye on a season-long loan deal from Turkish side Trabzonspor.

(14:30) Cocu extends PSV contract

PSV boss Phillip Cocu has extended his current contract with the club until 2019.

(14:24) Spalletti becomes Roma boss…again

After sacking Rudi Garcia, Roma have moved swiftly and appointed Luciano Spalletti as their new man at the helm. The Italian has previously taken charge of the Serie A between 2005 to 2009 and will look to overturn the club’s recent poor form.

(14:17) Bannan commits to Wednesday

Barry Bannan has put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half year deal with Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.

(12:15) Riga returns to Charlton

Championship strugglers Charlton bring former boss Jose Riga back on an 18-month contract.

(11:02) Elneny finally becomes a Gunner

Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed for Arsenal from Basel.

Wednesday, January 13th


(22:00) Monaco find Love

Former CSKA Moscow and Brazil striker Vagner Love signs for Monaco from Corinthians until the end of next season.

(12:15) Roma give Garcia the boot!

Serie A side Roma have sacked Rudi Garcia as boss, with the club down in fifth.

Tuesday, January 12th


(18:07) Shelvey signs for Newcastle

Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of England international midfielder Jonjo Shelvey on a five-and-a-half-year deal from Swansea City, with the fee believed to be around the region of £12m.

(16:20) Oldham sack boss David Dunn

Oldham Athletic confirm that they have sacked David Dunn and his assistant Dean Holden from the club, after the club’s winless run of seven games in League One.

(14:01) Vidic becomes free agent

Inter Milan have mutually agreed with former Man Utd skipper Nemanja Vidic to terminate the Serb’s contract.

(13:05) Liverpool complete loan capture of Caulker

Perhaps one of the more surprising deals of this transfer window, QPR centre back Steven Caulker has ended his spell with Southampton and instead joined injury-hit Liverpool until the end of the season.

(11:08) Alli signs Spurs extension

England international midfielder Dele Alli has penned a new long-term contract with Tottenham, keeping him at the London club until at least 2021.

Monday, January 11th

(20:10) Toon sign Senegal’s Saivet

Senegal international midfielder Henri Saivet has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with Newcastle United after joining from Bordeaux.

(18:00) Bournemouth re-sign striker

Prolific frontman Lewis Grabban has decided to go back to the Cherries from Norwich City for a reported £7m fee.

(17:50) Leeds get two for one

Leeds United have snapped up promising Scottish twins Jack (striker) and Paul McKay (centre back) from Doncaster Rovers.

(14:20) Man Utd offload youngster

Former Manchester United Under-21 midfielder Ben Pearson has joined Preston North End on a two-and-a-half year contract, joing ex-teammates Sam Johnstone and Marnick Vermijl.

Saturday, January 9th

(17:00) Bournemouth bring in attacker Afobe

The Cherries have finally signed young striker Benik Afobe from Wolverhampton Wanderers for a club record fee of around £10m. Read more on the story here.

(07:30) Wigan wangle Wildschut

After spending the first half of the season on loan at Wigan Athletic, the Latics have now signed Yanic Wildschut permanently from Middlesbrough.

Friday, January 8th

(17:20) Coventry Hunt their man

Ambitious promotion-chasing League One outfit Coventry City have announced the signing of former Reading winger Stephen Hunt on a short term deal, following Joe Cole’s arrival.

(16:20) Forest grab Gardner again

Two in a day for Forest, as Aston Villa’s deep-lying midfielder Gary Gardner rejoins the City Ground on loan.

(13:02) You’ve got to be Jokic?

Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi confirms that Slovenia left back Bojan Jokic has joined from Villarreal on loan.

(12:30) Porto give boss Lopetegui the boot

Portuguese giants Porto have sacked manager Julen Lopetegui despite suffering just one league defeat this season.

(12:17) Palacio pens new Inter deal

Argentine attacker Rodrigo Palacio has agreed a new contract with Inter Milan which runs until 2017.

(11:34) Wallace and Gremio

Chelsea starlet Wallace has joined Brazilian club Gremio on loan until the end of next season.

(11:30) Leeds capture Carayol

Leeds United have snapped up Middlesbrough wideman Mustapha Carayol on loan for the rest of the season.

(11:21) Husband emergency in Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of Middlesbrough defender James Husband on an emergency loan deal until February 6th.

(10:38) Vie for Vaughan

Birmingham City have signed striker James Vaughan on loan until the end of the season.

(10:02) MK Dons capture Forster-Caskey

Championship strugglers MK Dons have re-signed promising midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion, after the 21-year-old spent a five-week emergency spell with them earlier this season.

(9:43) Norwich take Pinto punt

Norwich have signed defender Ivo Pinto from Dinamo Zagreb for an undisclosed fee.

Thursday, January 7th


(20:32) Black Cats pounce for Bayern defender

Sunderland have signed 25-year-old centre back Jan Kirchoff from Bayern Munich.

(17:10) Brighton bring in Knockaert

Brighton have signed Anthony Knockaert from Standard Liege for an undisclosed fee.

(15:32) McGregor extends Hull stay

Alan McGregor has signed a new two-year deal with Championship club Hull City, keeping him there until at least 2018.

(13:55) Ramage agrees Coventry switch

Coventry City have completed the signing of former Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and QPR defender Peter Ramage on a free transfer.

(13:46) Southend snap up Barnett

Southend United have signed striker Tyrone Barnett from Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season.

(13:22) Toffees take Tarashaj

Everton have snapped up Swiss Under-21 international Shani Tarashaj from Grasshopper Club Zurich, with the player signing a four-and-a-half year contract at Goodison Park. Tarashaj will rejoin Grasshoppers on loan until the end of the season.

(12:00) Dundee nab Darren O’Dea

Former Celtic defender Darren O’Dea has been snapped-up by Dundee on a deal until the end of the season.

(12:00) Adnan arrives back at Old Trafford

Manchester United have confirmed that their Belgium international attacker Adnan Januzaj has returned to Old Trafford, after Borussia Dortmund agreed to terminate his loan spell in the Bundesliga.

Wednesday, January 6th


Liverpool grab Grujic

The Reds have finally announced the signing of Marko Grujic from Red Star for £5.1m, though the Serb midfielder will rejoin his former club on loan until the end of the season.

(11:20) Latic take Torquay keeper

Wigan Athletic have confirmed the capture of teenage Torquay United goalie Dan Lavercombe on a two-and-a-half-year contract, and are loaning him back to Plainmoor for the rest of this season.

(09:50) Blackman leaves Royals for Rams

Reading forward Nick Blackman has signed for Championship rivals Derby County on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Paul Clement now has some extra firepower at Pride Park to bolster their promotion push.

Tuesday, January 5th


(19:40) Bennett moves to Blackburn

Norwich City winger Elliott Bennett has dropped down a division by joining Blackburn Rovers on a two-and-a-half-year deal, and is reunited for former Canaries coach Paul Lambert.

(14:45) Bridcutt extends Leeds stay

Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt has extended his loan spell with Championship club Leeds United and will remain at Elland Road until the end of this current campaign.

(14:17) Ramsey returns to QPR

Former QPR boss Chris Ramsey has returned to the club as technical director and will take on a variety of roles relating to both coaching and player development.

(13:37) Barcelona make 77 signings

With Barcelona’s transfer ban having been lifted during the turn of the New Year, they have celebrated by recruiting no less than 77 new players.

Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan were captured last summer but are now fully eligible, while Daniel Gudjohnsen, the son of former Barca and Chelsea striker Eidur, is among the rest of the club’s new registered players. The majority of the Catalan’s 77 signings will be part of the club’s renowned La Masia academy.

(12:24) Inter handed Handanovic boost

Inter Milan have extended the contract of shot stopper Samir Handanovic until 2019, the club have confirmed, with the 31-year-old goalkeeper ending speculation surrounding his future, stating: “When both parties want to extend then there are never any problems.”

(11:55) MK Dons release Benavente

After just three appearances in all competitions for MK Dons, since joining the club from Real Madrid B in the summer, Spain-born Peru intentional attacker Benavente has now had his contract terminated.

(09:45) Kevin-Prince returns to AC Milan

Having trained with the Serie A side he last played for in 2013 since being released from Schalke in December, Kevin-Prince Boateng has now rejoined the Rossoneri until the end of the season.

Monday, January 4th

(19:18) Zidane replaces Benitez as Real Madrid boss

Real Madrid have sacked Rafa Benitez after just seven months in charge, replacing him with former player and director Zinedine Zidane.

(18:02) Derby fill in missing picture with Camara?

Championship outfit Derby County have snapped up Guinea striker Abdoul Camara from Ligue 1 side Angers on a three-and-a-half year deal.

(17:00) Foxes grab Gray

Leicester City have signed attacking midfielder Demarai Gray from Midlands rivals Birmingham City, The young English talent joins the Foxes on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a reported fee of £3.75m, after the Premier League side met the teenager’s release clause.

(15:15) Addicks pounce for Poyet

Charlton Athletic have secured the loan signing of West Ham midfielder Diego Poyet until the end of the season.

(14:11) Swift deal

Chelsea midfielder John Swift has extended his loan deal with Brentford until the end of the season.

(12:40) Johnson joins Charlton

Charlton Athletic have re-signed defender Roger Johnson on an 18-month deal.

Sunday, January 3rd

(14:23) Rangers recruit goalie

Rangers have snapped up goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski on a six month contract.

(11:30) From Hamlet to Palace

Crystal Palace sign 19-year-old winger Randell Williams until the end of the season from non-league outfit Tower Hamlets, after impressing during a trial.

Saturday, January 2nd

(17:16) Charlton sign Williams

Charlton have signed Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams on a 28-day loan.

(16:42) Ipswich sign Digby

Ipswich Town have signed Paul Digby on loan from Barnsley until the end of the season.

(16:05) Huddersfield sign Steer

Huddersfield Town re-sign Aston Villa goalkeeper on loan until the end of the season.

(15:51) Cambridge sign West Ham’s Lewis Page on loan

Cambridge have signed 19-year-old West Ham defender Lewis Page on a one-month loan deal.

(14:20) Peterborough loan Lawrie Wilson

Peterborough have pounced on a one-month loan deal for Bolton Wanderers defender Lawrie Wilson.

(14:02) Barnsley bag Bradley Ash

League One club Barnsley have snapped up 19-year-old striker Bradley Ash from non-league Weston-super-Mare, for an undisclosed fee.

(13:15) Everton sign Matty Foulds

Everton have signed 17-year-old Bury defender Matty Foulds for an undisclosed fee.

(11:42) Ipswich Town sign Paul Digby on loan

Championship club Ipswich have pinched 20-year-old midfielder Paul Digby on loan until the end of the season from League One Barnsley.

(11:38) Rotherham capture City’s Facey

Rotherham have signed Manchester City defender Shay Facey on loan for the remainder of this current season, with the 22-year-old versatility player set to boost the club’s prospects in the Championship.

(07:30) Iturbe loaned by Bournemouth

Bournemouth began the January transfer window in style, after capturing talented Roma wideman Juan Iturbe from the Serie A club on loan for the rest of this current campaign. The 22-year-old has already linked up with the Cherries squad but did not feature against Leicester City.


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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.