Transfers: Bojan & Stoke to part ways

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The January transfer window is in its mid-phase and teams are looking to bring in and get rid of players in a bid to perhaps get their balance right.

Here, Sport360 brings you the latest news on some of Monday’s biggest transfers.

LUIZ ADRIANO (AC Milan to Spartak Moscow)

DONE DEAL

The Brazilian forward will move east to feature for Russian side Spartak Moscow after only seven brief appearances this season.

Luiz Adriano was expected to leave AC Milan this time last campaign before his move to China failed to materialise. The former Shakhtar Donetsk attacker leaves Italy with six goals and four assists in 36 competitve games.

SIMONE ZAZA (Juventus to Valencia)
LOAN

It’s been a turbulent time for the 25-year-old since the notorious penalty miss during the European championships in France. Zaza has failed to impress during his loan spell at West Ham United before his subsequent return to Vinovo.

With the new deal struck at the Mestalla for the remainder of the season, Zaza blames his “negativity” and lack of mental preparation for failing to make the grade at West Ham but remains confident his forthcoming role with Los Che will spell success.

BOJAN KRKIC (Stoke City to Middlesbrough)
INTEREST

The former Barcelona forward has made his intent to leave Stoke clear.

According to Sky sources, Bojan Krkic, who wasn’t in Mark Hughes’ squad against Sunderland, is being closely watched by Middlesbrough who have enquired over his services.

Aitor Karanka is closely looking at the 26-year-old after playmaker Gaston Ramirez has been tempted by Leicester City’s advance.

MAURO  ZARATE (Fiorentina to Watford)
LOAN

Former West Ham flop Mauro Zarate is nearing a return to the Premier League, a year on from his West Ham departure.

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri capitalised on the Argentine’s dissatisfaction, having only clocked 276 minutes for Fiorentina this campaign. Despite lack of game time, the former Lazio man netted four times and registered a single assist in nine presences.

CARL JENKINSON (Arsenal to Crystal Palace)
IN TALKS

Sam Allardyce is closing in on another signing since last week’s purchase of Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp.

Arsenal and Crystal Palace have reached an agreement over Carl Jenkinson but the officiality still “hangs in the balance” amid negotiations over personal terms.

As a lifelong Gunner, the former England right-back is set to leave North London after spending five years with Arsenal since joining from Charlton.

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Diego Costa to leave Chelsea?

Well, well, well…The heat is on.

The January Transfer Window is in its mid-phase and teams are looking to make those additions and subtractions to perhaps get their balance right.

Sport360 brings you the latest news on some of the big transfers.

DIEGO COSTA (Chelsea to Chinese Super League)
OFFER

Chelsea’s Premier League title bid has been put through a stern test, after it was reported that forward Diego Costa did not train with the squad for the last three days and was subsequently not named in the squad visiting Leicester.

An argument with boss Antonio Conte and a tempting £30m-per-year bid from a Chinese Super League Club then followed.

What’s more is that his agent is currently in China. That would be some story for this Transfer Window!

DIMITRI PAYET (West Ham to Marseille)
INTEREST

While West Ham are not eager to sell Dimitri Payet, his agent probably had a talk with West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan and it looks as though despite Slaven Bilic’s keen interest one of his best players, Payet will be heading out this January.

Marseille might just be the preferred location for him, his old club have an interest and Payet looks to have refused to play for the Hammers again.

JEFFREY SCHLUPP (Leicester City to Crystal Palace)
DONE DEAL – £12.5m 

Leicester City full-back Jeffrey Schupp has signed a four-and-a-half year contract with Crystal Palace.

While Palace seem delighted with the move, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri admitted on Thursday that Schlupp had informed him about the intention to leave.

PATRICE EVRA (Juventus to Crystal Palace)
INTEREST

A move back to the Premier League after two-and-a-half years might see Evra playing alongside Schlupp.

Palace are close to signing the Juventus defender and it looks like Palace are as keen to strengthen their defense line as Evra is to leave Juventus.

OUMAR NIASSE (Everton to Hull City) and EVANDRO (Porto to Hull City)
DONE DEALS

While Oumar Niasse has joine Hull City for a six-month loan until the end of the season, the deal can be made permanent.

Evandro on the other hand, is an attacking midfielder and has been signed for a term of two-and-a-half years for an undisclosed fee by Hull.

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Mamadou Sakho.

The rush is on… With just three weeks to go until the end of the January transfer window, clubs are scrambling for last minute additions as they attempt to bolster their squads for the rest of the season.

Sport360 brings you latest news on some of the latest big transfers.

MANU GARCIA (Manchester City to NAC Breda)

LOAN – DONE DEAL

The 19-year-old has joined the Dutch side on loan until the end of the season after he had his previous loan at La Liga outfit Alaves cut short. The Spaniard was due to spend the season in Spain after he joined in August but made only one appearance.

ROBERTO GAGLIARDINI (Atalanta to Internazionale)
LOAN – DONE DEAL

An initial loan which will become a transfer worth an estimated €25million (Dh93m) in the summer. The move to the San Siro caps a stratospheric rise for the 22-year-old who has only played 14 Serie A games but has been drafted into Giampiero Ventura’s Italy squad.

FRANCK KASSIE (Atalanta to Everton)
£30m (Dh133m) – IN TALKS

The Toffees are making all the moves in this transfer window but have hit a snag in their attempts to sign the Ivory Coast striker after a £15m bid was rejected by the Serie A club. The 20-year-old is a target of Chelsea, too, having scored six times in 16 games this season.

MAMADOU SAKHO (Liverpool to Southampton)
£20m (Dh89m) – NEW TARGET

After a pre-season bust up with Jurgen Klopp, the France defender has been consigned to Liverpool’s U-23 team as he seeks a move away from Anfield. With Jose Fonte angling for a transfer, the Saints are willing to pay the £20m asking price to bolster their defence.

JAMES MCCARTHY (Everton to West Brom)
£20m (Dh89m) – NEW TARGET

Loan bids have been rejected with the club only interested in selling McCarthy. That’s unlikely to deter West Brom. He’s been on the outside looking in with summer signing Idrissa Gueye and Gareth Barry preferred at the base of Ronald Koeman’s midfield.

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