Transfer news from La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A

While transfer ban headlines the transfer scene in La Liga, things have been relatively cold at Germany, with most clubs opting to stick with their current squads. Roma has been the most active Serie A club in the transfer window.

Jonas Hofmann's eight million pound move from Borussia Dortmund to Borussia Monchengladbach has been the biggest deal of the German window so far.   -  AP

Real Madrid’s winger Denis Cheryshev will join Sevilla on Monday.   -  Reuters

The biggest news to come out of La Liga is the transfer ban slapped on Madrid clubs Real and Atletico. The punishment was meted out by FIFA to the clubs for breaching rules regarding the registration of under-18 players. Atletico were fined 900,000 Swiss francs (£622,000), while Real were told to pay 360,000 (£249,000).

The ban was set to cover the next two transfer windows: July/August 2016 and January 2017.

Barcelona was given the same penalty in April 2014 for breaching rules on the transfer of under-18 players. The ban, which ended this month, did not stop the La Liga side from signing players. They bought Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal in 2015, though both players were prevented from playing until the current window opened. There are also rumours flying around that the Catalans might be interested in Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado who is now on loan at Juventus.

As expected, both clubs appealed and the governing body provisionally suspended the transfer bans imposed on Spanish sides Real and Atletico Madrid.

With that sorted, does this mean the Spanish giants now have the green signal to pursue Manchester United’s David de Gea? The Spanish custodian has been the silver lining in United’s dreary campaign and the goalkeeper is pulling out all the stops to keep the club in the hunt for a Champions League place.

What has been confirmed is that Real Madrid’s winger Denis Cheryshev will join Sevilla on Monday, in what must be one of the most ironic signings of the winter transfer window.

The Russian international, who is not in the plans of Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, will join Sevilla on loan until the end of the campaign in order to strengthen their challenge in the La Liga, Europa League and King’s Cup, reports Xinhua.

The fact Cheryshev could theoretically play in Sevilla’s Cup semi-final first leg against Celta Vigo this coming week must annoy Real Madrid fans, given that it was his inclusion in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Cadiz earlier this season which saw Madrid expelled from the competition.

Bundesliga

Newcastle has spent more than all the clubs in the Bundesliga combined this January. Things have been relatively cold at Germany, with most clubs opting to stick with their current squads. Jonas Hofmann's eight million pound move from Borussia Dortmund to Borussia Monchengladbach has been the biggest deal of the German window so far.

Borussia Dortmund was looking to strengthen its team by signing Mainz striker Yunus Malli, but the offer was turned down. Dortmund is still reportedly interested in signing Spanish talents Oliver Torres (Atletico Madrid) and Mikel Merino (Osasuna).

In an interview with Sky Sports, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Rummenigge confirmed that the Bavarians will not sign any defender, despite injuries to Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez.

Serie A

Roma has been the most active Serie A club in the transfer window. Ivorian forward Gervinho made a 18 million pound move to Hebei China Fortune while English left-back Ashley Cole’s contract was terminated.

They have signed Italian forward Stephan El Shaarawy on a loan deal for a fee of €1.4million. The agreement also includes an option to make the deal permanent, for a fee of €13million, before the beginning of the 2016-17 season.

Roma is also expected to seal the deal for Genoa forward Diego Perotti. Multiple reports suggest that the exciting forward is set to join the Giallorossi on an initial six month loan.

There has also been a lot of talk about Juventus striker lvaro Morata, who has not enjoyed being under the shadows of Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic this season. Liverpool is apparently interested but chances of the Reds getting his signature before the deadline are slim. Similarly, Carlos Bacca has had interest from a host of clubs including Chelsea, but AC Milan is likely to ward off any approach after his heroics in the Milan derby.

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