Soccer / football transfers
Benalouane joins Fiorentina on loan
Fiorentina have signed Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane on loan until the end of the season. France-born Benalouane, 28, signed a four-year deal when he joined the Foxes in August from Italian side Atalanta. He is yet to start a top-flight game for the Premier League leaders.
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Imbula moves to Stoke in club-record deal
Stoke have completed the club-record signing midfielder Giannelli Imbula from Porto in an €24.3m deal. The 23-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half year deal at the Britannia Stadium just a few months after moving to Portugal from Marseille last summer. The Belgian-born former France U21 international is seen as an ideal replacement for Steven N'Zonzi, who joined Spanish club Sevilla in July.
Swansea seal Fer loan deal
Swansea have signed QPR midfielder Leroy Fer on loan for the rest of the season. Fer has played 19 times for QPR this season and been in good form - he was one of the Premier League's best performers in midfield last season despite the West London club's relegation to the Championship. He signed for Rangers from Norwich in August 2014 and has scored eight goals in over 50 games for the squad.
Valencia sign Cheryshev
Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev has signed for Gary Neville's Valencia on a six-month loan deal. The 25-year-old Russia international has made just one start for the La Liga giants this season and five substitute appearances, only two of which have come in the league. Cheryshev has risen through the youth ranks at Real and previously and spent time on loan at Sevilla and Villarreal.
Everton complete Niasse capture
Everton have completed the €18m signing of Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse. The 25-year-old Senegal international has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal after completing a medical and agreeing personal terms, having arrived at the club's Finch Farm training ground earlier in the day.
Fletcher joins Marseille
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher has joined Marseille on loan until the end of the season. The Black Cats striker was given permission to travel to the south of France to undergo a medical with the Ligue 1 club, before the move was confirmed tonight. Scotland international Fletcher is in the final six months of his contract with the Wearsiders, and is unlikely to be offered a new deal which means he will be able to leave on a Bosman free transfer in the summer.
Debuchy joins Bordeaux
Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy has joined Bordeaux on loan for the remainder of the season. Debuchy joined Arsenal from Newcastle United in July 2014 but his first season at the club was undermined by serious injuries, first to his ankle and then to his shoulder - both of which required surgery. He lost his place in the team to Hector Bellerin and, this season, he has been on the periphery, making only seven appearances.
Eder joins Lille on loan
Swansea striker Eder has joined Lille on loan for the rest of the season. Eder only signed a three-year Swansea deal last summer after completing a €6.5m move from Portuguese club Sporting Braga. But the 21-times capped Portugal international has had limited opportunities at the Liberty Stadium and made only four starts in his 15 appearances. The 28-year-old has started only two Barclays Premier League games and failed to score a single goal for Swansea.
Bayern sign Tasci
Bayern Munich have signed centre-back Serdar Tasci on loan from Spartak Moscow. Tasci, 28, will initially join Bayern until the end of the season but the German champions will have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer. Tasci had started 16 of Spartak's 18 league games this season prior to the move.
Drmic joins HSV on loan
Hamburg have signed Switzerland international Josip Drmic on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach until the end of the season. The 23-year-old forward, who has scored eight goals in 25 appearances for his country, has passed his medical with Hamburg and will link up with his new teammates at training on Tuesday.