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Transfer Deadline Day tracker 2023: Latest news, updates as January winter window closes

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Expect another wild 24-48 hours as Europe’s 2023 January winter transfer window comes to a close with a host of clubs across the continent hoping to use the urgency brought by the deadline to get deals done.

The top leagues in Europe will all see their winter window close at the end of day on Tuesday, January 31, but other countries have extended deadlines, such as Portugal (Feb. 2), Turkey (Feb. 8), and Serbia (Feb. 10). 

After the window closes, teams are limited to signing players who are free agents and out of contract. If there is a transfer from another club involved, it will have to wait until the summer 2023 window opens.

Here are some of the reported potential player moves we’re watching closely for the latest news and updates. They include: 

  • Man City sending Joao Cancelo on loan to Bayern Munich
  • Chelsea’s pursuit of Benfica’s World Cup-winning midfielder Enzo Fernandez
  • Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and his potential signing by title hopefuls Arsenal
  • Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie heading to Leeds United
  • AS Roma’s young Italian attacker Nicolo Zaniolo to Bournemouth or Milan
  • Liverpool’s pursuit of midfield help
  • PSG’s acquisition of Inter defender Milan Skriniar and another winger
  • Nottingham Forest linked with 4-5 more players
  • Man United looking for loan deals if Christian Eriksen’s injury is a bad one

MORE: Updated list of most expensive deals of January 2023 winter window

Transfer Deadline Day tracker

Here is the list of notable deals that are official and have been formally announced by the clubs involved (most recent transfers at the top):

MORE: A look back at the summer 2022 and winter 2022 deadline day

Transfer Deadline Day news

Here are the latest updates on the biggest transfer stories of the moment:

Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich (Mon, 12:34 GMT / 07:34 ET)

Well, this has happened fast. Joao Cancelo looks to be on a verge of signing for Bayern Munich on loan from Manchester City. According to Pol Ballus of The Athletic, the deal will likely include a buy option in the region of £65m. Cancelo has lost his starting place at City in recent weeks, with Pep Guardiola preferring Rico Lewis, John Stones and even Nathan Ake at right-back.

Milan Skriniar to PSG (Mon, 09:30 GMT / 04:56 ET)

Milan Skriniar is heading to PSG, but the only question is when. Since his Inter contract expires in June 2023, the centre-back has already signed a pre-deal with the French champions beginning then. The clubs are still negotiating on a potential fee to have him arrive in January. It’s clear Inter Milan have little leverage.

Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea (Mon, 08:30 GMT / 03:30 ET)

It looks like Chelsea are willing to raise their offer as long as Benfica accommodate the terms, which probably involve amortising the transfer over an extended period of years.

Moises Caicedo to Arsenal (Mon, 08:30 GMT / 03:30 ET)

Arsenal have upped their bid to £70m, but that was rejected by Brighton on Sunday night as the club insists they do not want to transfer their prized midfielder.

Weston McKennie to Leeds United (Mon, 08:20 GMT / 03:20 ET)

The American is set to undergo a medical on Monday ahead of a loan (£1.3m) + purchase option (£35m + add-ons) deal.

Pedro Porro to Tottenham (Mon, 07:51 GMT / 02:51 ET)

The Athletic’s David Ornstein reports that the €45m transfer for the right-back has fallen through, after Sporting CP apparently did not meet terms agreed upon. A move by Sporting CP for Barcelona right-back Hector Bellerin to replace Porro hinges on this one going through.

MORE: When does the 2023 January transfer window close?

Transfer Deadline Day reports, rumours

This table contains a roundup of players we’re tracking based on reports and rumors of a potential transfer (in alphabetical order):


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