Chelsea finally unveil Enzo Fernandez
Chelsea have officially announced the signing of Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for a British record fee worth £106.8 million ($131m).
A late-night deal meant he wasn't unveiled Tuesday, but the Argentina midfielder had time to pose for pictures Wednesday.
Newport send out Collins to Torquay United
Academy graduate 𝗟𝗲𝘄𝗶𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝘀 has today completed a temporary switch to National League outfit Torquay United.— Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) February 1, 2023
Good Luck in Torquay, Lewis! 🧡🖤
Read More 👉 https://t.co/MzJlBNWbUF pic.twitter.com/syo8MCLFJz
Exiled Caicedo returns to Brighton training
Moises Caicedo was back in Brighton training on Wednesday after trying to force a transfer to Arsenal before the deadline.
Caicedo had been sent away from the squad until after Tuesday's deadline had passed but has now been welcomed back with the Seagulls pushing for a European place.
Cambridge extend McConnell loan
Glenn McConnell's loan with @stalbanscityfc has been extended until the end of the season. ✍️— Cambridge United FC 🇺🇦 (@CambridgeUtdFC) February 1, 2023
Keep up the great work, Glenn!#CamUTD | @glennnascimento pic.twitter.com/Y2EDjZPV5W
Man City could raid Chelsea for Chilwell (Times)
Manchester City don't expect Joao Cancelo to return after his loan to Bayern Munich, and Ben Chilwell is among their replacement targets, writes The Times.
The Chelsea left-back was a Pep Guardiola target in 2020.
Read about Cancelo's potential replacement here.
Burton allow duo to exit
PLAYER UPDATE 💛🖤— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) February 1, 2023
Charlie Williams and Daniel Moore have left Burton Albion, allowing both players to find regular first-team football elsewhere.
Everyone at the club wishes Charlie and Dan all the very best for the future. More here.#BAFC
Leao's lawyer insists attacker wants to stay at AC Milan
Rafael Leao has no desire to leave AC Milan anytime soon, according to his lawyer Ted Dimvula.
The representative was clear in a series of remarks to Fabrizio Romano, denying reports out of Italy that had linked Leao to a summer transfer to the Premier League.
"The player's priority has not changed: he wants to stay at AC Milan and continue to grow and progress in this institution and this city that he loves so much," he said.
Thiago Silva set to sign a new contract at Chelsea
Thiago Silva has confirmed he is close to agreeing a new contract with Chelsea, as the club continues to rebuild under new ownership.
The centre-back is one of the most experienced and accomplished players in the Premier League, and Graham Potter feels his leadership is crucial to turning around the Blues' fortunes.
Read Silva's full comments here.
Talks continuing for Andre Ayew over PL return
The free agent Andre #Ayew is ready to return to the #PremierLeague: talks ongoing with #Everton and #NottinghamForest. #transfers #EFC #NFFC— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) February 1, 2023
Chelsea defender confirms new deal imminent
Thiago Silva confirms new deal talks are advancing: “We are negotiating, it will probably happen in the next days. My plan is to continue at Chelsea and Chelsea want to continue with me”, tells ESPN. 🚨🔵🇧🇷 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2023
“Chelsea need me with the rebuilding of the club — and here I’m”. pic.twitter.com/VYCYbAVJ8y
Benfica star leaves after 10 years with club
According to CNN Portugal, Andre Almeida has terminated his contract with Benfica after over 10 years at the Portuguese side.
The versatile right-back signed in 2011 and has made over 300 appearances for the club.
Details surrounding Cancelo's loan to Bayern emerge
Bayern Munich did not have to pay Manchester City a loan fee to secure the services of Joao Cancelo, according to BILD.
The full-back made a surprising switch to the Bundesliga giants before the transfer window came to a close, with Bayern having an option to make the move permanent in the summer.
BILD further report that Die Roten are covering Cancelo's wages in full.
55-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura finds new club in Europe
Kazuyoshi Miura, the footballer who turns 56 in February, has signed for Portuguese second-tier outfit Oliveirense, on loan from Yokohama FC, it has been confirmed by the BBC.
The legendary Japanese forward is the oldest professional footballer in the world and has played the game in five separate decades, having started out at Santos in 1986.
Wolves confirm permanent deal for midfield loanee
In for the long term.🔒@BoubaTraore_8 will become our permanent player on 1st July 2023.— Wolves (@Wolves) February 1, 2023
Lafferty leaves Kilmarnock via mutual consent
Kyle Lafferty has left Kilmarnock via mutual consent, it has been confirmed.
A statement reads: "It’s with regret that Kyle Lafferty and Kilmarnock Football Club have parted company by mutual consent. We thank Kyle for his service to the club."
The 35-year-old only re-joined the club in January 2022.
Ayew boards flight to London to negotiate with Everton and another PL club
André Ayew, on his way to London now to negotiate with two Premier League clubs — including Everton. 🔵✈️ #EFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2023
Ayew, available as free agent and open to new step. pic.twitter.com/VqNmdDjk8X
Caicedo back to train with Brighton teammates
Moises Caicedo has got back to training with Brighton after the Seagulls stalled his move to Arsenal.
The Ecuadorian tried to force his way out of the club and missed sessions to put pressure on Brighton management. He was even kept out of the matchday squad against Liverpool in the FA Cup.
The Gunners were prepared to pay £70m for the player but Brighton CEO Paul Barber stuck to his demand of £100m or nothing.
Fernandez has already boarded the flight to London ✈️
Enzo Fernández, on his way to London ✈️🔵🇦🇷 #CFC pic.twitter.com/QCpXmy0Whi— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2023
Athletic trigger Herrera purchase clause
ℹ️ #AthleticClub sign midfielder @AnderHerrera on a permanent basis until June 30, 2024.— Athletic Club (@Athletic_en) February 1, 2023
The Club have activated the purchase clause included in his loan deal from @PSG_English
Sabitzer yet to complete Visa process
Marcel Sabitzer has still not completed his Visa procedure but is expected to be over in the next few hours, according to Sky Sports.
The midfielder will be present at Old Trafford when Manchester United play in the Carabao Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest later tonight.
Everton continue to push for Ayew
Everton have not given up on Andre Ayew and the forward is expected to join the Toffees within the next 24 hours as he looks set to leave Al-Saad following a £2.5million golden handshake, according to Daily Mail.
Ayew has scored four goals in his last five games for the Qatari champions and arrives in England in good form.
Cancelo explains his reasons to leave Man City
Joao Cancelo on why he left Man City: "I've not had much game time, which influenced my decision - it's not about Pep. I really wanted new adventure, Bayern is dream club" 🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2023
"I took this chance when it came. I knew this big club and I wanted to take this opportunity". pic.twitter.com/bEE678dfDk
PSG lose Ziyech appeal
Hakim Ziyech will continue with Chelsea after the Professional Football League (LFP)’s legal committee decided against approving the loan to PSG.
The committee met on Wednesday morning to deliberate on the matter and decided against the move. Ziyech had already arrived in Paris on Tuesday to complete the move but will now return to London.
City 'monitoring' Arsenal's Saka
Manchester City "really like" Bukayo Saka of Arsenal and have "monitored" him for the long term, according to Ben Jacobs.
The 21-year-old has a contract with the Gunners until June 2024 and it remains to be seen whether Man City pursues the player in the summer transfer window.
Conte to undergo gallbladder surgery
Antonio Conte recently became unwell with severe abdominal pain.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 1, 2023
Following a diagnosis of cholecystitis, he will be undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder today and will return following a period of recuperation.
Everyone at the Club wishes him well 💙 pic.twitter.com/h91LfV8lD9
Saudi contact Madrid duo and Ramos over potential switch
Real Madrid legends Luka Modrić and Karim Benzema along with PSG's Sergio Ramos have been contacted by the Saudi Arabia government for a potential switch to the Gulf country, according to El Mundo.
Since they have been approached by the government the players will be free to choose the club, as mentioned in the report. They have been offered a two-year contract with an average of €30m per season.
Haaland has the 'key' to Man City exit
Rafaela Pimenta, Erling Haaland's agent and heiress to former super agent Mino Raiola, has confirmed that the forward has the 'key' to Manchester City exit if he wants to.
"I am in favor of freedom. It is my battle. I always say that one of my priorities as an agent is to offer the player what I call 'the key to the door'. When the player goes to a club, I do everything to create the conditions so that the key to the door is in his hands," she told in an interview with AS.
On being pressed whether Haaland has it in his Man City contract, she replied, "I will answer in general. I have done all the contracts for this agency in the last 25 years. Everybody. There wasn't a single time a player said “I want to go” and he couldn't do it."
Motherwell sign Obika on loan
Another one in the door 👊— Motherwell FC (@MotherwellFC) February 1, 2023
Chelsea saw two other deals fail along with Ziyech to PSG
Omari Hutchinson's loan to West Brom and Xavier Simons permanent to Hull are also not going through after Ziyech's has run into problems.— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) January 31, 2023
It sounds like Chelsea's lawyers had too much work load resolving Enzo Fernandez: https://t.co/LVZaQ14RjW #CFC
Man Utd send Tuanzebe on loan to Stoke
➡️ Axel Tuanzebe has joined Stoke City on loan for the remainder of 2022/23.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 1, 2023
Good luck, Ax 💪#MUFC
Bayern fend away Inter approaches for Pavard (L'Equipe)
Bayern Munich rejected Inter Milan's advances for defender Benjamin Pavard in the last few hours of the transfer window, according to L'Equipe.
The Serie A outfit views him as a replacement for Milan Skriniar, who will join Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent in the summer. Pavard's contract with Bayern also expires in June but the Bavarian outfit decided to stall the move for now.
Ziyech to PSG: Why the deal collasped
Paris Saint-Germain reached a verbal agreement with Chelsea over the loan signing of winger Hakim Ziyech on deadline day - but the deal did not go through.
GOAL understands that the required paperwork was submitted late due to Chelsea repeatedly sending incorrect documents. As a result, Ziyech's transfer was submitted late.
Can PSG appeal?
Read the full story here in GOAL.
Forest do not have a buy option in Navas deal
Keylor Navas deal does not include any buy option. Straight loan to Nottingham Forest until end of the season. 🔴🌳 #NFFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2023
He will be back to PSG at the end of the season. pic.twitter.com/vADRwUd3YY