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January Transfer Window: FST’s Daily Update

The 2019 January transfer window is officially open, with all manner of money-spinning moves and transfers set to take place over the course of the next month. To help you keep your finger on the pulse, FST will use this page to bring you daily updates on latest confirmed transfers and most interesting rumours.

Check out the latest entries in our January Transfer Window: FST Daily Update below:

DONE DEAL: Jan Siewert – Huddersfield Town Jan Siewert

Huddersfield have appointed Jan Siewert as their new head coach on a two-and-a-half-year contract until 2021.

The 36-year-old German leaves Borussia Dortmund II to replace outgoing boss David Wagner, who departed the Terriers just last week.

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle revealed that Siewert was identified over two years ago while working with German side Bochum, and that the Terriers have maintained contact with him since.

“When David let us know he intended to step aside at the end of the season, we quickly moved to meet Jan; his name was still at the top of our list of possible successors.

“There was an immediate connection; you could see why he was so highly thought of. He is articulate, passionate and he has a huge ambition to be a success.

“Many of his core philosophies and beliefs about how he wants his teams to play match our own. He likes high effort, high intensity, high pressing football that is good to watch.

DONE DEAL: Kevin Prince Boateng – Barcelona

Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined Barcelona on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

The La Liga champions and current leaders have the option to sign the 31-year-old from Italian side Sassuolo for a £7.1m fee in the summer.

Boateng joined Spurs from Hertha Berlin in 2007, but was soon sent on loan to Dortmund, then moved to Portsmouth.

The German-born ex-Ghana international had spells at Hertha Berlin, Tottenham Hotpsure, two stints AC Milan, and he has also played for Schalke, Las Palmas and Frankfurt.

DONE DEAL – Ashley Cole – Derby County

Veteran full-back Ashley Cole has completed a short-term move to Derby County. The 38-year old signed a six-month contract with the Rams to link up with former Chelsea and England teammate Frank Lampard at Pride Park. The three-time Premier League winner has been without a club since leaving LA Galaxy in November.

RUMOURS

Rabbi Matondo – Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Manchester City starlet Rabbi Matondo. The highly rated 18-year old forward’s City contract expires next year and Bayern are ready to take advantage of the situation with by launching a £10m bid. (Sun)

Daniel James – Leeds

Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds are planning a move for Swansea’s Daniel James. The 20-year old Welsh midfielder has made 17 appearances in the league for the Swans this season and is valued in the region of £5m. (Daily Mail)

Stefano Sensi – Barcelona

Barcelona are targeting Sassuolo midfielder Stefano Sensi according to reports. The combative 23-year old midfielder’s contract expires in 2020 and his progress is also being monitored by AC Milan. (Daily Express)

James Rodriguez – Tottenham

Real Madrid favour selling James Rodriguez to Tottenham over their London rivals Arsenal to sweeten relations with Spurs ahead of making a move for Danish schemer Christian Eriksen. Rodriguez is currently on loan at German club Bayern Munich. (Daily Star)

Callum Hudson Odoi Chelsea

Callum Hudson-Odoi – Bayern Munich

Callum Hudson-Odoi will reject Chelsea’s massive £85,000-a-week new contract offer according to reports. The youngster has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich and despite featuring a little more in the Blues’ team in recent weeks, the 18-year old sees his future away from Stamford Bridge (Sky Sports)

Wesley Hoedt – Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo are locked in talks with Southampton over a deal to bring centre-back Wesley Hoedt to Spain. The potential deal would be a loan move initially with a view to a permanent transfer for the 24-year-old in the summer.

Duvan Zapata – West Ham

West Ham have had a €40m euros bid rejected by Serie A club Atalanta for their Colombian international attacker Duvan Zapata. The 27-year old has scored an impressive 14 goals in 15 league starts for La Dea so far this season. (Calciomercato)

Josh Maja – Cardiff City

Cardiff are lining up a £2m offer for Sunderland starlet Josh Maja. The 20-year old has bagged 16 goals for the Black Cats this season. Sunderland are believed to want double the money on offer from Cardiff for the youngster. (Sun)

January Transfer Window: Completed Deals

Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea to Monaco – Free
Dominic Solanke – Liverpool to Bournemouth – £19m
Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool to Bournemouth – loan
Christian Pulisic – Dortmund to Chelsea – £57.5m (loaned back to Dortmund for remainder of 2018/19 season)
Jaden Brown – Tottenham to Huddersfield – Free
Jason Puncheon – Crystal Palace to Huddersfield – loan
Brahim Diaz – Man City to Real Madrid – £15.5m
Steven Davis – Southampton to Rangers – loan
Samir Nasri – Unattached to West Ham – Free
Ryan Babel – Besiktas to Fulham – Free
Emiliano Sala – Nantes to Cardiff – £15m

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