EPL transfer guide: who’s in and who’s out?

Our comprehensive list of the the business conducted by the Premier League clubs this transfer window. Look who moved in and who moved out.

Southampton's £4m buy of Charlie Austin was the deal of the transfer window.   -  Reuters


In: Mohamed Elneny (Basel, £5m)

Out: Mathieu Debuchy (Bordeaux, loan), Glen Kamara (Southend, loan)

Arsenal did just what its manager Arsene Wenger would have wanted. None of its star players left and it managed to rope in impressive young defensive midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who can act as a cover for the injury-prone Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta.


In: None

Out: Joe Cole (Coventry City, free), Callum Robinson (Preston North End, loan), Joe Bennett (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Gary Gardner (Nottm Forest, loan), José Angel Crespo (Rayo Vallecano, loan), Jed Steer (Huddersfield), Tiago Ilori (Liverpool, loan ended), Philippe Senderos (released)

Much like its season, things were bad in the transfer window for Premier League’s bottom-most club which couldn’t seal the deal for any new player. Remi Garde had targeted Frenchmen Loic Remy and Mathie Debuchy, but Chelsea did not let its striker leave while Debuchy opted for a move to Bordeaux. Unless there is a dramatic change of fortunes at Villa Park, Remi’s men are favourites to be relegated by the end of the season.


In: Lewis Grabban (Norwich City, £7m), Benik Afobe (Wolves, £9m), Juan Iturbe (Roma, loan), Rhoys Wiggins (Sheffield Wednesday, £200,000), Marius Adamonis (FK Atlantas, loan)

Out: Jayden Stockley (Exeter City, loan), Yann Kermorgant (Reading, loan), Lee Tomlin (Bristol City, loan), Elliott Ward (Blackburn, undisclosed), Alessandro Cannataro (released), Tomas Andrade (released), Ryan Allsop (Wycombe Wanderers, loan)

The club’s record signing from Wolves, Benik Afobe, seem to have gelled into the team effortlessly, scoring two goals in as many matches. Lewis Grabban will add more attacking firepower to the team and manager Eddie Howe should be quietly confident about staying up in the league.


In: Alexandre Pato (Corinthians, loan), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls, undisclosed)

Out: Wallace (Grêmio, loan), Papy Djilobodji (Werder Bremen, loan), Alex Kiwomya (Fleetwood, loan), Christian Atsu (Málaga, loan), Ramires (Jiangsu Suning, £24.3m), Patrick Bamford (Norwich City, loan), Charly Musonda (Real Betis, loan), Mitchell Beeney (Newport, loan), Marco van Ginkel (PSV Eindhoven, loan)

Ramires’ move to China for a hefty fee will help Chelsea’s finances. Missing out on a Champions League berth will help too as many players can earn hefty bonuses if the team makes it to Europe. Young midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is expected to get more game time, but the arrivals of Pato and Miazga are hardly an improvement to a side that desperately needs to get things right in the second half of the season.


In: Emmanuel Adebayor (free)

Out: Jonny Williams (MK Dons, loan), Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday, £1.2m), Jake Gray (Hartlepool, loan), Jerome Binom-Williams (Leyton Orient, loan)

Crystal Palace had a shortage of strikers that it badly wanted to rectify in the transfer window. But moves for Islam Slimani and Khouma Babacar failed to materialise. Instead, they secured Emmanuel Adebayor, who has just played 17 minutes of Premier League football this year.


In: Oumar Niasse (Lokomotiv Moscow, £13.5m), Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers, £3m), Matty Foulds (Bury, undisclosed)

Out: Steven Naismith (Norwich City, £8.5m), Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday, loan) Liam Walsh (Yeovil Town, loan), Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers, loan)

Roberto Martínez secured the services of talented forwards Oumar Niasse and Shani Tarashaj in the window while allowing Steven Naismith and Aiden McGeady to leave. It remains to be seen where Niasse will fit in, with Romelu Lukaku in red-hot form for the Blues.


In: Daniel Amartey (FC Copenhagen, £5m), Demarai Gray (Birmingham City, £3m), Daniel Iversen (Esbjerg, undisclosed)

Out: Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim, loan), Joe Davies (Fleetwood Town, undisclosed), Alie Sesay (Barnet, undisclosed), Jak McCourt (Barnsley, undisclosed), Simonas Stankevicius (Zalgiris, undisclosed), Tom Lawrence (Cardiff City, loan), Yohan Benalouane (Fiorentina, loan), Ritchie de Laet (Middlesbrough, loan)

Leicester has managed to keep in-demand Vardy and Mahrez in the team, while adding Ghanaian international Daniel Amartey to the team. It still remains to be seen if Ranieri’s men have enough in them to be in the thick of things come end of the season. Their pursuit of Chelsea striker Loic Remy ended futile.


In: Marko Grujic (Red Star Belgrade, £5.1m), Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers, loan), Kevin Stewart (Swindon, recalled from loan), Tiago Ilori (Aston Villa, recalled from loan)

Out: Ryan Fulton (Portsmouth, loan), Allan Rodrigues de Souza (Sint Truidense, loan)

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp’s first transfer window was all about its negotiations with Shakhtar Donetsk for forward Alex Teixeira ended with the Reds failing to secure the Brazilian’s signature. Liverpool however had some success with Marko Grujic, who it signed from Red Star Belgrade.


In: Anthony Caceres (Central Coast Mariners, undisclosed)

Out: Anthony Caceres (Melbourne City, loan), Patrick Roberts (Celtic, loan), George Evans (Reading, undisclosed), Shay Facey (Rotherham United, loan), Ian Lawlor (Bury, loan), Bruno Zuculini (AEK Athens, loan)

Though City secured the services of manager Pep Guardiola, it might regret not bringing in a new defender, considering Vincent Kompany’s ongoing injury problems and the unreliable form of Eliaquim Mangala, Nicolás Otamendi and Martin Demichelis


In: Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund, recalled from loan)

Out: Victor Valdés (Standard Liège, loan), Ben Pearson (Preston North End, undisclosed), Liam Grimshaw (Preston North End, undisc.), Dean Henderson (Stockport County, loan), Kieran O’Hara (Morecambe, loan)

Manchester United had a quiet transfer window with Adnan Januzaj returning from loan. Manager Louis van Gaal will quickly have to figure out a way to get his team to fire or face the wrath of the Red Devil fans.


In: Seydou Doumbia (Roma, loan), Henri Saivet (Bordeaux, £5m), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City, £12m), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur, £12m)

Out: Kyle Cameron (York City, loan), Mike Williamson (Wolves, undisclosed), Lubo Satka (York City, loan), Florian Thauvin (Marseille, loan), Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City, loan), Shane Ferguson (Millwall, undisclosed)

Newcastle is a team on a mission after having spent a lot in the January window. The trio of Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Seydou Doumbia is bound to give nightmares to the opposition defence.


In: Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, loan), Steven Naismith (Everton, £8.5m), Timm Klose (Wolfsburg, £8.5m), Ben Godfrey (York City, undisclosed), Ivo Pinto (Dinamo Zagreb, £2.2m), Matt Jarvis (West Ham, £2.5m), Ebou Adams (Dartford, undisclosed), James Maddison (Coventry, undisclosed)

Out: Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth, £7m), Gary Hooper (Sheff Weds, undisclosed), Jamar Loza (Southend, loan), Elliott Bennett (Blackburn, undisclosed), Jake Kean (Colchester, loan)

Manager Alex Neil strengthened his attack by signing Steven Naismith for £8.5m from Everton and Patrick Bamford on loan from Chelsea. Norwich also made defensive additions, signing Ivo Pinto from Dinamo Zagreb and Timm Klose from Wolfsburg.


In: Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers, £4m)

Out: Steven Caulker (QPR, loan ended), Sam McQueen (Southend, loan), Ryan Seager (Crewe Alexandra, loan), Gastón Ramírez (Middesbrough, loan)

Most importantly, Southampton ensured that its stars Sadio Mane and Vitcor Wanyama stayed at the club. It also managed to pull the deal-of-the-window by signing Charlie Austin for £4m.


In: Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux, £9m), Jan Kirchhoff (Bayern Munich, £750,000), Dame N’Doye (Trabzonspor, loan), Steve Harper (free), Lamine Koné (Lorient, £5m)

Out: Costel Pantilimon (Watford, undisclosed), Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United, loan), Will Buckley (Birmingham City, loan), Danny Graham (Blackburn, loan), Lynden Gooch (Doncaster, loan), Sebastián Coates (Sporting, loan), Christian Mavrias (Fortuna Düsseldorf, loan), Steven Fletcher (Marseille, loan), Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers, loan)

Sunderland’s new signing Wahbi Khazri, the £9m buy from Bordeaux, is supposed to have much in common with Mesut Özil. Can his talent ensure Sunderland’s survival in the top league though? Sam Allardyce also brought in French centre-half Lamine Kone.


In: Alberto Paloschi (Chievo, £8m), Leroy Fer (QPR, loan), Ryan Blair (Falkirk, undisclosed)

Out: Gerhard Tremmel (Werder Bremen, loan), Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United, £12m), Franck Tabanou (St Etienne, loan), Éder (Lille, loan), Daniel Alfei (Mansfield, loan)

Highly-rated Italian striker Alberto Paloschi joined the team, having previously worked with coach Francesco Guidolin at Parma. Swansea did, though, allow Jonjo Shelvey to leave for Newcastle for £12m, while Leroy Fer was a late loan addition from QPR.


In: Shilow Tracey (Ebbsfleet United, undisclosed)

Out: Andros Townsend (Newcastle United, £12m, left), Kenny McEvoy (York City, undisclosed), Alex Pritchard (West Bromwich Albion, loan), Shaq Coulthirst (Peterborough, undisc.), Federico Fazio (Sevilla, loan), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen, undisclosed)

Tottenham had a quiet transfer window but Mauricio Pochettino must be happy with his squad. Son and Kane have been in good form up front while young Dele Alli has been exceptional in the midfield.


In: Nordin Amrabat (Málaga, £6.7m), Abdoulaye Doucouré (Rennes, £8m), Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland, undisclosed), Mario Suárez (Fiorentina, £4m), Adalberto Peñaranda (Udinese, undisclosed)

Out: Alessandro Diamanti (Atalanta, loan), Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool, loan), Giedrius Arlauskis (Espanyol, loan), Connor Smith (released), Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham, undisclosed)

Watford’s signings Nordin Amrabat, Abdoulaye Doucouré and Mario Suarez are all players who can improve the quality of most teams in the world today. Quique Flores’ men certainly will be looking to secure a top-half finish this season.


In: Sandro (Queens Park Rangers, loan), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur, loan)

Out: Anders Lindegaard (Preston North End, loan), Adil Nabi (Peterborough, undisc.)

A couple of midfielders arrived on loan, and after much frenzied speculation Saido Berahino, as promised, stayed put. Not too bad for West Brom, but considering the improvements their rivals made, it might still not be enough to keep them afloat.


In: Sam Byram (Leeds United, £3.7m), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce, loan)

Out: Matt Jarvis (Norwich City, £2.5m), Diego Poyet (Charlton, loan), Lewis Page (Cambridge, loan), Elliot Lee (Colchester, loan), Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina, £1.6m), Stephen Hendrie (Southend, loan)

It was a very decent transfer window for the Hammers, who signed promising right-back Sam Byram from Leeds United. They also completed a loan deal for Fenerbahce’s Emmanuel Emenike, who would add depth to the attack.

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