Transfer Deadline Day Update: Done Deals, Chelsea FC’s Loic Remy May Still Depart

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Jim White attends the World Premiere of 'Ronaldo' at Vue West End on November 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Jim White attends the World Premiere of 'Ronaldo' at Vue West End on November 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) /

With just over six hours left in this winter transfer window, let’s take a moment to round-up all the happenings so far. Will Loic Remy leave Chelsea FC?

Let’s be frank about it, this transfer deadline day has been pretty dead so far. The biggest piece of news that has surfaced is not even about a player either. Manuel Pellegrini has announced that he will leave Manchester City at the end of the season and Pep Guardiola will replace him.

Having said that, there have a been a few done deals, so let’s take a look at them.

Newcastle United have loaned Seydou Doumbia from Roma. Those familiar with Football Manager will know that the forward is an outstanding talent, but it would not be surprising to see the neverending car crash that is the Toon ruin him.

Potential Premier League dark horses Tottenham Hotspur have made a pair of loan moves, although both see players leaving White Hart Lane. Scarcely used defender Federico Fazio will head to Sevilla temporarily while the highly-rated Alex Pritchard will join West Bromwich Albion. The latter of the deals is quite a coup for the Baggies, as they try to distance themselves from a relegation battle.

That’s not all from Spurs, though. Milos Veljkovic has transferred to German outfit Werder Bremen for an undisclosed fee. The 20-year-old has failed to break into the senior team after graduating from their youth ranks and will now attempt to kick on in the Bundesliga.

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Swansea City, meanwhile, have dispatched recent arrival Eder to Lille. The Portuguese forward has done little since joining for a sizeable £5 million fee and thus the Liberty Stadium officials have sent him out on loan.

On Merseyside, Everton have sent Aiden McGeady to Sheffield Wednesday temporarily while Leicester City have loaned Cardiff City Tom Lawrence.

The rest of the deals have been largely youth-centred. Norwich City have signed prospect Ebou Adams from National League South club Dartford FC. Manchester City have loaned 18-year-old striker Enes Unal to NAC Breda, while sending a more mature Bruno Zuculini to AEK Athens.

As you can see, very little of note has happened thus far, but there is still time. Claudio Ranieri is believed to be optimistic of driving home a Loic Remy deal so we will have to see how this plays out. The Foxes were reportedly close to finalising a £11.5 million bid towards the end of last week, but nothing has so far materialised.

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