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Live Reporting

Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    We started at 06:30 GMT and the time has come to bring this live to a close.

    The main headlines from deadline day:

    • Manchester United sign former Watford striker Odion Ighalo on loan.
    • West Ham sign striker Jarrod Bowen from Hull for £20m
    • Wolves sign teenager Luke Matheson for £1m and loan him back to Rochdale.
    • Arsenal sign full-back Cedric Soares from Southampton on loan.

    Thanks for being with us, now get to bed.

    We are back in the morning for Premier League action.

    Until then.

  2. 'A great lad and very professional'

    Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Odion is an experienced player. He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us.

    “A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.”

  3. Post update

    Oluwashina Okeleji

    BBC Sport

    Fifteen years after football fans witnessed the collapse of John Mikel Obi's transfer to Manchester United, Nigerians will finally get a chance to see one their own become a Red Devil.

    At 30, Odion Ighalo becomes the first Super Eagle to move to Old Trafford.

    Born in a poverty-stricken Lagos ghetto, Ajegunle, Ighalo is a boyhood fan of Man United. He watched on TV as his striking favourites Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole helped them to the treble in 1999.

    Fans in his West African nation closely follow the Premier League, which recruit some of the continent's best players.

    Man United has a huge fan base in Nigeria and many believe Ighalo will be a success at Old Trafford having retired from international football on a high in 2019.

    Ighalo finished as top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations before calling time on his international career at the end of the tournament in Egypt.

    He produced seven goals to finish top scorer in the qualifying and his five goals and one assist helped Nigeria finish third last summer.

    Many expected him to fade away in Asia after leaving Watford for Chinese Super League (CSL) club Changchun Yatai. But his pace, instinctive finish and ability to find space has helped him to relative success in China

    Ighalo finished as the 2018 CSL's second-top scorer with 21 goals and despite an injury-hit season he scored 10 goals in 17 appearances for new club Shanghai Shenhua in 2019, helping them to FA Cup success.

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    Noel Fitzpatrick: Is all the down to the wire action in transfers less to do with players arguing over personal terms and more to do with them spending the time making these ridiculous transfer announcement videos??!!

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    Wallsie99: Good to see Man United signing someone who actually wants to play for us. Haaland was never interested and insisted on a crazy low release clause. Good business from United and Ole.

    Robert A E Simon: Odion Ighalo, the first Nigerian to wear the Man Utd jersey. He's going to the theatre of his dreams. This can only be good. Man Utd's season about to experience a turn-around. Ole is getting players who want to play and fight for the club.

  6. 'Bowen deal could be worth £22m'

    David Burns

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A record sale completed for Hull City as Jarrod Bowen joins West Ham. Club sources suggesting £22m inc add-ons. Has a significant impact on potential selling price of club but doesn't necessarily follow you get a "better" pool of potential owners.

  7. BreakingDONE DEAL - Bowen joins West Ham

    West Ham United

    West Ham have signed striker Jarrod Bowen from Championship side for a £22m fee.

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    And the last one is in folks...

  9. Ighalo's 'homecoming' to Manchester

    John Bennett

    BBC World Service

    Back in 2015 after Watford’s promotion from the Championship Odion Ighalo told me where he was most looking forward to playing in his first Premier League season. No hesitation: “Old Trafford. It’ll be a dream come true to play against Manchester United, the team I supported in my youth.” Little did he know what would happen five years later.

    I’m genuinely happy for him because Odion is one of the nicest, most genuine players I’ve met in football. Someone who does a huge amount of charity work for people in Nigeria. He’s also still a very talented striker.

    I admit it’s a left field move by United and I’m also sure that you’ll have read and heard all the negatives so to balance things out let me give you some positives: Ighalo is a natural number 9 and a natural goalscorer with pace and power. Barcelona tried to sign him just 12 months ago because they wanted that type of player. He turned them down.

    He is a very strong character too. The Nigerian got a lot of criticism back home after missing chances when the Super Eagles got knocked out by Argentina at the last World Cup (including abuse aimed at his family) but he came back stronger to finish top scorer not only in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying but also at the tournament itself, ahead of the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez.

    Ighalo’s proven in the Premier League and will be able to hit the ground running fitness permitting. He’ll also be a very popular team-mate, who will give his all to be a success at United. Nobody will work harder.

    It’s almost like a homecoming too. Ighalo’s family has been based in Manchester. It’s a fairytale move for the United fan from Lagos. Now let’s see if, not for the first time in his career, he can prove the doubters wrong.

  10. DONE DEAL - Hull sign Motherwell's Scott

    David Burns

    BBC Radio Humberside

    James Scott is a done deal from Motherwell FC to Hull City. The fee is in the region of £1.5m for the 19-year-old striker, who has scored four goals in 36 league games.

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