With just days to go until the January transfer window slams shut it is all beginning to heat up as teams race to improve their seasons, and players seek moves to pastures new. Here is my round-up of what’s been going on today.
Didier Drogba has agreed an 18-month deal with Galatasaray after just six months with Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. The deal will be finalised when Drogba is finished with his Africa Cup of Nations duties with Ivory Coast.
Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal that will see Lewis Holtby join the club this week rather than in the summer. A deal, believed to be around £1.5 million, was struck due to the injury that will keep Sandro out for the rest of the season. The Germany international will undergo a medical in the next few days.
Despite constant denial regarding a move for Mario Balotelli it is believed that Manchester City are locked in negotiations with AC Milan about a move in the next couple of days. Expect plenty more on this in the last few days of the window.
Everton have signed Holland international Leroy Fer from FC Twente. The £8 million deal was completed today as the player agreed personal terms and passed his medical.
According to the Evening Standard, West Ham are close to signing Aston Villa’s Stephen Warnock and Emanuel Pogatetz from Wolfsburg.
Aston Villa have confirmed that Alan Hutton will be leaving the club to join Real Mallorca before the end of the month. The deal would see the Scotland international join on loan until the end of the season.
Wayne Routledge is close to signing a new deal with Swansea that will keep him at the club until 2016. Swans striker Danny Graham has also handed in a transfer request with many believing Sunderland to be his preferred destination.
Isco has signed a new deal at Malaga ending the speculation linking him with a move to England, with Spurs, Arsenal and Man City all previously being linked with the midfielder.
There will be plenty more to come in the last few days of the transfer window and The Football Family is the place to find it.