Key events

Chelsea are closing in on the £115m signing of Enzo Fernández after productive talks with Benfica over a deal that would break the British transfer record, writes Jacob Steinberg.

Manchester City: Unhappy with the amount of playing time he’s been getting at Manchester City, having featured in fewer than half of their games since the World Cup, Joao Cancelo is off on loan to Bayern Munich, who will have an option to buy the Portuguese full-back in the summer.

Nottingham Forest have agreed a fee with Atlético Madrid to sign the veteran Brazilian centre-back Felipe, who is on his way to England to cough for the Forest medics. Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is also Nottingham-bound, while Steve Cooper is also hiopeful of bringing Keylor Navas in from Paris Saint-Germain as cover for his injured goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

Atlético Madrid defender Felipe is on his way to the CIty Ground.
Atlético Madrid defender Felipe is on his way to the CIty Ground. Photograph: Jose Breton/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

Leicester City: Former Syracuse University striker Nathan Opoku has forfeited the opportunity to be first pick in the MLS draft to sign for Leciester City instead. The Ghanaian youngster has signed a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium and will be loaned out to Belgian side OHL Leuven in Belgium to further his development.

Women’s football: “Arsenal have tabled a world-record bid for the Manchester United and England forward Alessia Russo,” reports Suzanne Wrack. Read on …

Bournemouth: Gary O’Neil’s relegation-threatened side have just agreed a £24m deal to sign Ukrainian central defender Ilya Zabarnyi from Dinamo Kiev. The 20-year-old will travel to London this morning to conduct his medical. Bournemouth have already finalised the loan signing of Uruguayan left-back Matias Vina from Roma and are also reported to be after Sassuolo’s Ivorian midfielder Hamed Traore.

Dynamo Kyiv defender Ilya Zabarnyi is en route to Bournemouth.
Dynamo Kyiv defender Ilya Zabarnyi is en route to Bournemouth. Photograph: Łukasz Gągulski/EPA

Transfer Deadline Day

Here we are, then. With the transfer window due to close at 11pm (GMT), there’s still time for plentry of horse-trading as football clubs the length and breadth of the country engage in a last-minute scramble to get their ducks in a row ahead of the final months of the season.

On a day when the good and the great of Sky Sports News are forced to reassess their life choices as they stand in the freezing cold outside stadiums and training grounds around the country, we’ll bring you all the news that’s fit to print and much that almost certainly isn’t as the final Deadline Day deals of the window are thrashed out.

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