Transfer deadline day: Live updates from Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga in last hours

The winter transfer window in Europe's big leagues has come and gone with transfer deadline day on Friday. The windows for the big five leagues closed at 6 p.m. ET, and while some moves may trickle in later that were completed before the window closed, it was a rather quiet day overall with no superstars switching teams as expected. A couple teams stood out for moves they made on Friday and the days leading up before the window closed. Here are a couple of the most active teams that had windows that could really shape their season.

Manchester United

United brought in Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes who is a highly-rated player with fine attacking ability. He's versatile in that he can play in the middle or as a secondary striker and gives the Red Devils the creativity it has been lacking. 

But with Marcus Rashford injured, who will score the goals? Well, United hopes its second key move will fix that. Sky Sports is reporting that former Watford striker Odion Ighalo is joining United on loan from the Chinese Super League. The Nigerian international is a double digit scorer for mid-to-lower-table clubs but now gets his dream move to United. At worst, he adds a bit of depth but will be motivated to prove he can deliver and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is counting on it. Sky Sports says he'll fly to England this weekend. 

Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin, led by former U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, had a fantastic end to the window on paper by bringing in two strikers as the club aims to stay in the top flight. AC Milan's Krzysztof Piatek was headed for stardom after leaving Genoa for Milan in 2018 and quickly gave them 11 goals in 21 games. But just five goals in 20 games this season him saw him depart the San Siro with the eagerness to prove himself, with Hertha landing him for €27 million. Matheus Cunha of RB Leipzig is another player Klinsmann brought in that is full of potential, with the young Brazilian not getting quality minutes at the Bundesliga leaders. The team also added talented defensive midfielder Santiago Ascacibar at the beginning of the window. 

Here are some of the notable, officially announced deals from the final days of the window.

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Manchester United gets its forward, according to Fabrizio Romano of Sky Sports Italia. He's going to United on a loan with an obligation to buy, flying to England this weekend. A surprising move and really feels like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is just trying to take whatever he can get at this point to solve the striker situation.

Some Premier League news now -- West Ham's search for a striker may just see them land Jarrod Bowen of Hull City. ESPN reports the Hammers are offering around $25 million for the 23-year-old, which would be quite the deal for Hull. He's scored double digit goals the last two seasons and already has 17 goals in 32 games this season.

Salomon Kalou could be set to join West Ham, sources tell CBS Sports. The Ivorian striker is on the outs at Hertha Berlin after the German club has brought in Piatek and Cunha. Hammers are trying to get the deal done, sources tell CBS Sports. Hold up is permit related, while there is increasing interest in MLS.

Well, it looks like Manchester United is indeed signing Ighalo after coming to terms on a deal, according to Sky Sports Italia. It's an interesting move for a talented, quick striker, but he's far from the big name one would expect United to sign. At this point, they don't really have a true striker, so just take it and hope for the best.

Will Manchester United get a forward before the deadline? According to Sky Sports, United are in talks to sign former Watford striker Odion Ighalo on a six-month loan deal. He's currently at Chinese Super League team Shanghai Shenhua. 

ESPN says that United have been offered the chance to sign Ighalo. 

It's not the attractive striker name fans will love, but if anything it adds a bit of depth if they can get the deal done. Time is ticking.

Matheus Cunha has joined Hertha Berlin from RB Leipzig in what's another massive move for Jurgen Klinsmann. He lands Milan's Piatek and then gets Cunha, greatly boosting their chances of survival.

USMNT defender Antonee Robinson's move from Wigan to AC Milan has fallen through, the English club announced.

From the club:

Wigan Athletic defender Antonee Robinson will remain at the DW Stadium after his move to AC Milan could not be completed.

Robinson, 22, traveled to Milan this morning after the two clubs agreed a fee for the permanent transfer on Thursday evening.

The USA international underwent a medical examination with AC Milan, though further medical tests with the Italian authorities were required, which were subject to a 72-hour deadline.

As such, the deal could not be formally ratified before the 8 p.m. Italian transfer deadline on Friday.

Some MLS news now as Inter Miami has made a move, signing Celtic winger Lewis Morgan who has played in the Champions League and for his national team of Scotland. He doesn't come in as a designated player but adds speed a precision on the wing for Diego Alonso's squad.

"Lewis is an exciting player that will contribute to our attack," said Inter Miami CF Sporting Director Paul McDonough in a release. "He is a pacey and dynamic player who operates well in space. He has shown his quality in Scotland and in England and we're happy to acquire him."  

Borussia Dortmund has announced the move to sign Emre Can for Juventus. The German international returns to his native country.

Man City left back Angelino, who joined the team last summer, is off to RB Leipzig on loan for the remainder of the season. The Bundesliga leaders have the option to buy his contract for approximately £25 million at season's end, per the Daily Mail.

January 31, 2020, 5:17 PM

Former Chicago Fire man Nicolas Gaitan looks to be on the move. Sources told CBS Sports that there were talks with Argentine club Lanus, but The Guardian reports he may be off now to Lille in France. It would be an interesting move for a really talented player that just hasn't shown his big-time quality. He was linked with Manchester United in the past when he starred at Portuguese club Benfica.

Player missing?!?

Gervinho hasn't been seen at Parma it seems, which is a bit alarming. 

"We haven't seen him for days," Parma coach Roberto D'Aversa said, according to The Guardian

La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that the former Arsenal and Roma player has agreed a deal to join Al Sadd and may have said "peace" much earlier than expected.

Former Japan star Honda is off to Brazil with Botafogo! Linked with MLS in the past, he did also play at Pachuca in Mexico. He made his name at CSKA Moscow and earned a move to AC Milan as a result but has dealt with injuries. Honda most recently played in Australia and Holland.

Will Manchester United finally find a striker to replace Romelu Lukaku. That remains to be seen, but it won't be Joshua King of Bournemouth. According to Sky Sports, the Cherries' forward is not headed to Old Trafford as the Red Devils look to find stability with Marcus Rashford still out injured.

Looks like Manchester City could be making a move, but it's a departure and not an arrival. Defender Angelino looks to be on his way to RB Leipzig on loan, according to Sky Sports. The young Spanish defender got some serious minutes for City earlier on the season but heads to Germany in search of more consistent playing time. 

MLS' top goalkeeper last year has now found a new team with Minnesota United's Mannone heading to Denmark. 

Reading Football Club announced the Italian goalkeeper has been loaned to Esbjerg fB through the end of the season. The 31-year old is a veteran of both the Premier League and Championship with stints at Arsenal, Barnsley, Hull City, Sunderland and Reading.

"With the addition of Vito, we get a goalkeeper with an incredible amount of experience and a very high level," Sporting Director Jimmi Nagel Jacobsen said. "We are pleased that we now have a player of that caliber affiliated with EfB." 

Not a whole lot of actual moves this morning, but that's expected to pick up as the day goes on. All eyes on the Premier League for any last-minute surprises.

Luis Suarez's replacement coming in the summer? Not quite. But a potential big-time player down the road.

FC Barcelona announced the Trincão signing early Friday morning. SC Braga received 31 million euros for the forward who has signed on for five seasons with Barca, with a 500 million euro buyout clause.

The 20-year old left-footed forward has notched three goals and assisted on six others in his 21 appearances for the Portuguese club this season. He has also contributed to the Portugal U21 national squad and was the top scorer (five goals) on the U19 side that won the 2018 European championships.

Described by some reports as the "New Cristiano Ronaldo," Barca are looking to the "technically gifted" forward for his speed, vision and technical ball control to help create goals at Camp Nou.

Edisnon Cavani will apparently be remaining at Paris Saint-Germain. The Uruguayan striker had reportedly submitted a transfer request in January. Atletico Madrid are interested in signing him to bolster their attack, but will now have to wait until the summer. 

PSG coach Thomasm Tuchel was quoted saying, "There are worse things in life than remaining one of PSG's attackers" in response to a question about Cavani.

Meanwhile, in Spain ...

Yannick Carrasco returns to Atletico Madrid on loan until the end of the season. He's already practicing with Los Colchoneros

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January 31, 2020, 1:54 PM

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti responds to the Richarlison rumors:

January 31, 2020, 1:52 PM

Liverpool is running away with the Premier League, with 23 wins and one draw through its first 24 matches. The Reds have a comfortable 19-point gap on Manchester City with 14 matches to go, which is why Jurgen Klopp is probably standing pat in the closing hours. Here's what he said during Liverpool's press conference on Friday:

January 31, 2020, 1:45 PM

Pep Guardiola explains why Manchester City has stayed relatively quiet on previous deadline days ...

January 31, 2020, 1:42 PM

It looks like Olivier Giroud will remain with Chelsea for the remainder of the season, with a possibility of a transfer in the summer.

January 31, 2020, 1:37 PM

That's it for today as it's nearly midnight in Europe. Be sure to come back early on Friday and throughout the day before the window closes. Thanks for joining us.

Chelsea may be looking for a late move, according to ESPN. The report suggests that the Blues are trying to lure Napoli's Dries Mertens to Stamford Bridge. 

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