January sales: Window must be flung open
Sunday 24 January 2010
As we go into what is effectively the final week before the winter transfer deadline, the window is still barely ajar. It will have to be flung wide open in the next few days to match even the comparatively low spending of 2004 and 2005 (£50m each), and is clearly going to finish nowhere near last year's £180m. With 31 January falling on a Sunday, the deadline is extended until 5pm tomorrow week.
Players linked with Premier League clubs last week:
Arsenal Sergio Canales (Racing Santander), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Milan), Chris Smalling (Fulham).
Aston Villa James Beattie (Stoke), Kris Boyd (Rangers).
Birmingham Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege), Maxi Lopez (FC Moscow), Aiden McGeady (Celtic), Kieran Richardson (Sunderland). Signed: Craig Gardner (Aston Villa).
Blackburn Yildiray Basturk (Stuttgart), Eidur Gudjohnsen (Monaco), James Beattie (Stoke), Sebastian Eguren (Villarreal, loan).
Bolton Clarke Carlisle (Burnley), Jamie O'Hara (Tottenham), Andy Wilkinson (Stoke). Signed: Vladimir Weiss (Manchester City, loan).
Burnley Nicky Weaver (unattached), Lee Grant (Sheffield Wednesday). Signed: Frédéric Nimani (Monaco, loan).
Everton Hatem Ben Arfa (Marseille), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Milan), Jan Mucha (Legia Warsaw), Jermaine Beckford (Leeds), Knut Olav Rindaroy (Molde). Signed: Philippe Senderos (Arsenal, loan).
Fulham James Beattie (Stoke), Roberto Canella (Sporting Gijon), Daniel Cousin (Hull), Graham Hutchison (Lincoln), Mido (Middlesbrough), Marco Streller (Basle).
Hull City David Healy (Sunderland), Mido (Middlesbrough), Vladimir Weiss (Manchester City, loan).
Liverpool Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Milan), Kenwyne Jones (Sunderland).
Manchester City Valon Behrami (West Ham United), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Mathieu Flamini (Milan, loan), Fernando Gago (Real Madrid), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Middlesbrough).
Manchester United Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Manuel Neuer (Schalke), Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse).
Portsmouth Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham, loan).
Stoke City Lee Grant (Sheffield Wednesday), David James (Portsmouth), Gary O'Neil (Middlesbrough).
Sunderland Habib Beye (Aston Villa), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ports-mouth), Guy Demel (Hamburg), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan), Ben Foster (Manchester United), Nuno Gomes (Benfica), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Milan), Adam Johnson (Middlesbrough). Signed: Matt Kilgallon (Sheffield Utd).
Tottenham Mathieu Chalme (Bordeaux), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Ben Foster (Manchester United), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Milan), Younes Kaboul (Portsmouth), Simon Kjaer (Palermo), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid).
West Ham James Beattie (Stoke), Alan Hutton (Tottenham), Benni McCarthy (Blackburn), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Luke Young (Aston Villa), Bobby Zamora (Fulham), Clarke Carlisle (Burnley).
Wigan Aritz Aduriz (Mallorca), Roberto Canella (Sporting Gijon), Marco Ruben (Villarreal).
Wolves James Beattie (Stoke), Craig Gardner (Aston Villa), Stephen Hunt (Hull), Adam Johnson (Middlesbrough), Tommy Smith (Portsmouth, loan). Signed: Geoffrey Mujagi Bia (Charleroi, loan).
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