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Meziesblog is here to keep you up to date with all the latest transfer rumours, gossip and general nonsense as the window approaches its conclusion.

There have been some big movers during January, but the chaos is starting to pick up and clubs from all across Europe will be planning late deals to strengthen their squads.

Porto’s Malian forward Moussa Marega celebrates during the Portuguese League football match between Nacional and Porto at the Madeira Stadium in Funchal on May 12, 2019. (Photo by HELDER SANTOS / AFP) (Photo credit should read HELDER SANTOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Live transfer blog

12:01pm – DONE DEAL! Diaz joins Liverpool

We have completed the signing of Luis Diaz from FC Porto, subject to the successful granting of a work permit and international clearance ✍️? #VamosLuis— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 30, 2022

We’ve got our first big deal of the day confirmed!

Liverpool have brought in Luis Diaz, who has signed a long term contract after doing a medical and finalising personal terms.

The Colombia international will link up with the squad once he’s back from international duty and will wear the number 23 shirt.


11:58am – Brighton defender travelling to Newcastle

Newcastle have agreed a fee of £13m with Brighton for defender Dan Burn. The 29-year-old is now travelling up north to get the deal done, according to Sky Sports’ Keith Downie.


11:46am – Everton agree Donny loan

Donny van de Beek has agreed to join Everton on loan on loan, Meziesblog understands.

The Netherlands international hasn’t had a chance at United and the move away from Old Trafford will do him some good.


11:13am – Bournemouth in Cantwell talks

Bournemouth and Norwich are in talks over a loan deal for Todd Cantwell, according to The Telegraph’s John Percy.

Cantwell hasn’t been a regular in the Canaries’ starting XI this season and could instead help the Cherries secure promotion back to the Premier League.


10:55am – Newcastle to let goalie leave

Newcastle will allow goalkeeper Freddie Woodman to leave on loan, with Bournemouth one of the sides interested.

The Athletic say the Magpies want to open up a spot in their Premier League squad and Woodman wants regular football, so the 24-year-old can go if the right offer comes in.


10:52am – Ndombele heading for Lyon

Spurs have been hoping to shift Tanguy Ndombele this month and it looks like he’ll be heading back to former club Lyon on loan.

Bruno Guimaraes is set to leave for Newcastle, so the Ligue 1 side need a replacement. Ndombele might be that guy, according to Telefoot’s Julien Maynard.


10:31am – Arsenal reject Palace bid for Nketiah

Arsenal have rejected another bid from Crystal Palace for striker Eddie Nketiah.

The young forward wants to leave due to a lack of game time, though Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is eager to keep him at the Emirates. Newcastle and West Ham are also interested.

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10:07am – Kulusevski to Spurs gets ‘Here we go’

Say the line, Fabrizio!

The deal to take Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus to Tottenham has all but been concluded. It’s a loan with a buy option dependant on Champions League qualification and a certain number of appearances. It’s around €40m.

Elsewhere, Bryan Gil – only signed in the summer – is in Spain for his medical with Valencia.


10:00am – River Plate president confirms City deal for Alvarez

Julian Alvarez has completed a move to Manchester City, according to River Plate president Jorge Brito.

He said: “We’ve a full agreement with Manchester City to sell Julian. The deal is done.”

He’ll go back to River on loan until July.


9:34am – Zakaria to Juve agreed

With Rodrigo Bentancur being eyed by Spurs, Juventus will need another central midfielder.

Denis Zakaria is their chosen target, with La Gazzetta dello Sport claiming a €5m deal has been struck with Borussia Monchengladbach. The Swiss midfielder will sign a four-and-a-half year contract with the Italian giants.


9:30am – Diaz completes part of Liverpool medical

Luis Diaz has completed the first part of his Liverpool medical, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The Colombian is expected to sign a contract which will run until 2027, giving the Reds increased attacking firepower.


9:10am – Burnley schedule medical for striker target

Wout Weghorst is expected to undergo a medical ahead of his £12m move to Burnley, The Daily Mail report.

Chris Wood left for Newcastle earlier this month, leaving the Clarets short on goals. However, standing at 6’6, you can imagine Weghorst causing some mayhem up front for Sean Dyche.


9:06am – Van de Beek latest

You cannot help but feel sorry for Donny van de Beek. He was signed by Man Utd for big bucks in 2020 and has done absolutely nothing. Neither Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nor Ralf Rangnick have given him an extended run in the starting XI.

Thankfully for the Netherlands international, United have now approved his departure on loan.

The Red Devils just need to have their demands met by any approaching club – Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Everton have all declared their interest.


9:02am – City to listen to Sterling offers

Premier League champions Manchester City will listen to offers for Raheem Sterling in the summer if the two parties cannot agree a new contract.

Sterling’s deal runs out in 2023 and he has been linked with moves all over Europe.


9:00am – West Ham eye Phillips

90min told you of West Ham’s interest in Raphinha, and now The Sun on Sunday claim they also want Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

They report a £50m bid has been made by the Hammers for the England international.


8:54am – Tottenham close to signing Juve duo

Our first story of the day is for Tottenham.

The club are confident of signing Juventus pair Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.

Having seen approaches for Adama Traore and Luis Diaz go south this month, two signings would be really handy for Antonio Conte.

#THFC are confident of signing both Kulusevski and Bentancur from Juventus. Club also expect Gil and Lo Celso to join Ndombele in leaving on loan

With @GraemeBailey/@90min_Football https://t.co/0DYD6TryeS— Jude Summerfield (@judesummerfield) January 30, 2022


8:42am – Good morning!

It’s a truly glorious morning. The sun is shining and agents are scrambling to get players transferred from one club to another.