Welcome to FC Yahoo‘s daily transfer roundup, where we’ll dissect the January market, assess the credibility of gossip, and discuss the likelihood that deals come to pass. Every day, we’ll split the various links between players and clubs into four categories to sift through the BS and direct your attention to the reports that deserve it.
Here’s the transfer roundup for Friday, January 26:
FRIDAY’S DONE DEALS
Joao Mario | Inter Milan —> West Ham United — The 2016 European champion has sealed a loan move to East London. Still just 25, Mario failed to impress under admittedly chaotic circumstances at Inter, but his creative flair is something West Ham manager David Moyes has touted, and the Hammers will likely need him as they sit just four points above the drop zone.
Lucas Moura | Paris Saint-Germain —> Tottenham Hotspur — Reports out of France say the wantaway Brazilian winger has agreed to a four-year contract with Spurs in the neighborhood of $35 million. He’ll help vary Tottenham’s attack, and the club reportedly warded off the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool for his signature.
Benitez won’t sell Serbian striker to a Premier League club — Aleksandar Mitrovic can go anywhere he wants. Just not to another club in England’s top flight, according to Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. A move could hinge on Benitez’s pursuit of Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen, who wants to join the Tyneside club but whose fee also might be too high for Newcastle to pay.
Real Madrid is rich — We know, huge newsflash there. But Marca still reported club president Florentino Perez is preparing to spend 300 million euros this summer. So it could be an eventful summer in the Spanish capital.
West Ham has its hands in everything — If the London club doesn’t sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, it could turn its attention toward Watford’s Troy Deeney. Or so the rumors go. Grab that grain of salt as fast as possible.
Chelsea circling as Olivier Giroud saga drags on — As Arsenal tries to work out a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the window closes, the French striker appears to be part of the package heading to Borussia Dortmund in exchange. Manager Arsene Wenger has shot that notion down, but the rival Blues are still keen on monitoring the situation and potentially bolstering their own strike corps.
Chelsea also in pursuit of Edin Dzeko — Speaking of the reigning Premier League champions, they’re also reportedly in the hunt for the Roma striker, who is on the wrong side of 30 but also a two-time English champion with Manchester City. In any event, Chelsea’s interest in signing a striker this window seems very real.
JANUARY’S TOP DONE DEALS
Guido Carrillo | Monaco —> Southampton ($27.2 million)
Gabriel Barbosa | Inter Milan —> Santos (loan)
Neven Subotic | Borussia Dortmund —> Saint-Etienne (free)
Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla | Montreal Impact —> Barcelona (undisclosed)
Axel Tuanzebe | Manchester United —> Aston Villa (loan)
Lassana Diarra | PSG (free)
Aaron Lennon | Everton —> Burnley (undisclosed)
Kenedy | Chelsea —> Newcastle (loan)
Jaroslaw Jach | Zaglebie Lubin —> Crystal Palace ($2 million)
Javier Mascherano | Barcelona —> Habei ($12.3 million)
Rafinha | Barcelona —> Inter Milan (loan)
Alexis Sanchez | Arsenal —> Manchester United (swap)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan | Manchester United —> Arsenal (swap)
Leon Goretzka | Schalke —> Bayern Munich (summer, free)
Jurgen Locadia | PSV Eindhoven —> Brighton (19.5 million)
Ezequiel Barco | Independiente —> Atlanta United ($15 million)
Robin van Persie | Fenerbahce —> Feyenoord (free)
Kostas Stafylidis | Augsburg —> Stoke City (loan)
Cedric Bakambu | Villarreal —> Beijing Guoan ($49 million)
Theo Walcott | Arsenal —> Everton ($27.6 million)
Martin Hongla | Grenada —> Barcelona (loan)
Lisandro Lopez | Benfica —> Inter Milan (loan)
Manuel Akanji | FC Basel —> Borussia Dortmund ($27 million)
Alex Pritchard | Norwich City —> Huddersfield Town ($16.6 million)
Yerry Mina | Palmeiras —> Barcelona ($14.2 million)
Francis Coquelin | Arsenal —> Valencia ($14.4 million)
Fousseni Diabate | Gazélec Ajaccio —> Leicester City ($4.8 million)
Renato Steffen | FC Basel —> Wolfsburg ($2 million)
Mark Uth | Hoffenheim —> Schalke (summer, free)
Moritz Bauer | Rubin Kazan —> Stoke City ($6.8 million)
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou | Tottenham —> Burnley (loan)
Kevin Mirallas | Everton —> Olympiacos (loan)
Philippe Coutinho | Liverpool —> Barcelona ($192.5 million)
Cenk Tosun | Besiktas —> Everton ($36.5 million)
Wesley Sneijder | Nice —> Al-Gharafa (undisclosed)
Ross Barkley | Everton —> Chelsea ($20.3 million)
Marko Pjaca | Juventus —> Schalke (loan)
Konstantinos Mavropanos | PAS Giannina —> Arsenal ($2.4 million)
Terence Kongolo | Monaco —> Huddersfield Town (loan)
Virgil van Dijk | Southampton —> Liverpool ($101.4 million)
Diego Costa | Chelsea —> Atletico Madrid (€71.5 million)
Adrien Silva | Sporting CP —> Leicester City ($29.8 million)