Ince signs Palace loan, Dobbie returns to Blackpool

Crystal Palace have completed the loan signing of coveted Blackpool winger Tom Ince, who moves to Selhurst Park until the end of the season.

Liverpool academy graduate Ince has been linked with a wide array of clubs during the January transfer window, with Stoke City, Swansea City and Hull City reported to be among those interested in securing his services.

However, the 22-year-old will now spend the remainder of the season working under Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park as Palace seek to continue their recent resurgence and secure Premier League survival.

Crystal Palace Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Tom Ince on a loan deal until the end of the season,” read a statement on Palace’s official website.

Palace sit 14th in the table on the back of consecutive victories and the capture of Ince capped off a busy transfer deadline day for manager Pulis.

Joe Ledley, Scott Dann and Wayne Hennessey all signed on at Selhurst Park, while Jason Puncheon’s loan deal from Southampton was made permanent.

This freed up a loan space for Ince – who has scored seven goals in his 25 appearances for Blackpool this season – to join.

Ince managed 18 goals in the Championship last season and recently saw his father, Paul, sacked as Blackpool manager.

Stephen Dobbie has moved in the opposite direction from Palace to Blackpool, and will remain at Bloomfield Road until the end of the season.

Dobbie has already had three previous loan spells with the club.

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Graham ends Hull loan, moves to Middlesbrough

Sunderland’s Danny Graham has ended his loan spell at Hull City and moved to Middlesbrough on a temporary basis for the rest of the season.

Graham moved to the KC Stadium in July on a season-long loan, but fell down the pecking order after Hull captured Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long from Everton and West Brom respectively.

Hull have therefore agreed to terminate Graham’s loan, enabling the former Swansea City forward to return to Middlesbrough, where he began his career.

News of Graham’s switch was confirmed by Hull on their official Twitter account, with a message reading: “The club has agreed to an early termination of Danny Graham’s loan deal from Sunderland.

“The termination of the loan deal allows the striker to join Middlesbrough until the end of the season. We wish Danny all the best.”

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Diego returns to Atletico Madrid, Canales moves to Sociedad

Atletico Madrid sealed a deadline day return of Brazilian playmaker Diego from Wolfsburg, two years since he left the Vicente Calderon.

The 28-year-old made 30 La Liga appearances during his single season in Spain, scoring three goals before he was sold to Wolfsburg.

With Atletico pushing for the title this season, coach Diego Simeone will hope the midfielder can help keep them on target.

While Diego arrives at Atletico, two players left the club on loan – youngster Oliver Torres joined Villarreal while 23-year-old Frenchman Joshua Guilavogui returned to former club Saint-Etienne.

Valencia midfielder Sergio Canales completed a move back to the north of Spain with a move to Real Sociedad for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the club, while Dorlan Pabon followed him out of the door to Sao Paulo on an 18-month loan.

It was not just outgoings at the Mestalla with Seydou Keita completing his deal until the end of the season, and Philippe Senderos arrived from Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

Sevilla agreed a deal with Napoli for defender Faouzi Ghoulam, with Hernan Perez and Thievy Bifouma also leaving La Liga for other countries in Europe.

Perez agreed a deal with Olympiacos after Villarreal accepted a bid from the Greek Super League side for the midfieder, and immediately replaced him with a more for Barcelona B left winger Juan Roman while Pepe Mel made Espanyol’s Thievy Bifouma his first West Brom signing.

Celta de Vigo completed a loan move for Spartak Moscow striker Welliton until the end of the season, while Mohamed Sissoko, who left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season, completed a short-term deal with Levante.

Rayo Vallecano welcome Inter Milan youngster Samuele Longo on loan for the remainder of the league campaign, and Alexander Iakovenko also moved from Italy as he agreed a loan move from Fiorentina to Malaga.

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QPR sign Maiga, Keane

QPR have concluded a hectic day of transfer activity with the signings of forwards Modibo Maiga and Will Keane.

Maiga has arrived on loan from West Ham until the end of the season, with Manchester United youngster Keane, who spent time on loan at Wigan Athletic earlier this season, agreeing a similar deal.

The Championship promotion-chasers had already brought in Kevin Doyle, Dellatorre and Aaron Hughes on Friday.

Discussing the arrival of Hughes, Rangers manager Harry Redknapp told the club’s official website: “Will is a young player with fantastic potential.

“He’s got a good eye for goal, leads the line well and will provide us with good competition in the final third.”

The Loftus Road outfit sit second in the table as they bid for an immediate return to the Premier League.

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Monaco sign Abdennour on loan

Monaco have signed Toulouse defender Aymen Abdennour on loan with a view to a permanent move.

The Tunisia international has signed a deal until the end of the season with the Ligue 1 title challengers, who have the option to sign the 24-year-old on a four-year deal following the end of his loan spell.

Abdennour has made 82 appearances for Toulouse, earning a reputation as one of the more talented defenders in the French game.

And the centre-back, who can also operate on the left side of the defence, was quick to express his delight at securing a move to the Stade Louis II.

“I am very proud, AS Monaco FC is a great club, very professional, with excellent staff, great players and great ambition,” he told the club’s official website.

“I am ready to help my team-mates. I will do everything to succeed. We have a special purpose.”

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Nani still a month away from fitness

Manchester United winger Nani is still a month away from a return to action after suffering a hamstring injury.

The Portugal international has not been named in a matchday squad since the League Cup win over Stoke City on December 18, having sustained the problem in training.

And manager David Moyes confirmed on Friday that the 27-year-old, who was linked with moves to Tottenham and Milan before Friday’s transfer deadline, would be out at least until March.

“Nani has had a bad hamstring injury. He’s getting closer now but I think it will be another month until he will be about ready to play,” Moyes told Manchester United’s official site.

However, midfielder Michael Carrick is in contention for Saturday’s trip to stoke, and defender Rio Ferdinand is back training.

“Carrick is improving with his ankle and has got a good chance of being in the squad (on Saturday),” Moyes added. “He’s improving and has done some training. We’ll just check to see if he can twist and turn correctly before we make a decision.

“Rio is back in training and in the squad as well. I’ll continue to use Rio at the right times when we think we can play him.

“He has made a great contribution, especially in the first half of the season. He played a big part in helping me settle and get my feet under the table a little bit.

“He’s got competition for places at centre-half but he is very much valued and looked at as one of the senior players here.”

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Emnes makes Swansea return

Swansea City have announced the loan signing of Middlesbrough forward Marvin Emnes, subject to approval.

The 25-year-old will join the Welsh club until the end of the season and is eligible to represent Swansea in the UEFA Europa League if needed.

Emnes has previously played for Swansea, spending a month on loan at the club in October 2010.

He made five appearances in that stay, scoring twice, including the winner in a south Wales derby against Cardiff City.

“Marvin Emnes is set to return to Swansea City after agreeing a loan deal from Middlesbrough that is now subject to Premier League and international clearance,” a statement on Swansea’s website read.

Emnes has made 24 appearances for Middlesbrough this season, scoring one goal.

The Netherlands attacker has played 160 times for Middlesbrough since joining from Sparta Rotterdam in July 2008.

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Transfer round-up: Serie A

Juventus completed the biggest deal in Serie A on transfer deadline day with the signing of Daniel Pablo Osvaldo from Southampton.

The move, which is initially a loan with view to a permanent deal at the end of the season, comes six mon
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Also on the move was midfielder Hernanes, the Lazio playmaker joining Inter until 2018, while Chelsea’s French forward Gael Kakuta replaced him in the Italian capital on loan until the end of the current campaign.

Across the city Milan completed the loan signing of Adel Taarabt from QPR, and Fiorentina agreed a temporary deal for Sunderland defender Modibo Diakite.

Roma manager Rudi Garcia added two players to his title-chasing squad, although one will not feature for the first team this season.

Rafael Toloi agreed a loan deal with view to a permanent deal from Sao Paulo, while Petar Golubovic signed a four-and-a-half-year contract before being immediately loaned to Serie B side Novara until the end of the season.

Marquinho made his way out of the Stadio Olimpico to sign on loan for Verona, while their rivals Chievo made a double loan swoop for Tiberio Guarente and Victor Obinna from Sevilla and Lokomotiv Moscow respectively.

West Ham completed a loan move for Pablo Armero from Napoli, with Rafael Benitez’s side bringing Faouzi Ghoulam in from Sevilla to replace him.

Parma, unbeaten in 10-games in the Italian top flight, welcomed full-back Cristian Molinaro on loan from Siena, while Nicola Pozzi moved from Sampdoria to Parma and Stefano Okaka went the other way as part of the same deal.

Mid-table Atalanta completed the signing of PSV striker Ruben Bentancourt for an undisclosed fee, while Ukranian Oleksandr Iakovenko moved to Malaga on loan from Fiorentina until the end of the season.

Strugglers Bologna loaned Isuf Cela from Prato, Sassuolo agreed a deal with Napoli for Paolo Cannavaro, initially on loan with view to a permanent deal, and bottom club Catania agreed a deal for Juan Manuel Rios from Montevideo Wanderers in Uruguay.

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Juventus sign Osvaldo, Hernanes completes Inter move

Juventus completed the biggest deal in Serie A on transfer deadline day with the signing of Daniel Pablo Osvaldo from Southampton.

The move, which is initially a loan with view to a permanent deal at the end of the season, comes six months after he became Southampton’s club record signing.

Also on the move was midfielder Hernanes, the Lazio playmaker joining Inter until 2018, while Chelsea’s French forward Gael Kakuta replaced him in the Italian capital on loan until the end of the current campaign.

Across the city Milan completed the loan signing of Adel Taarabt from QPR, and Fiorentina agreed a temporary deal for Sunderland defender Modibo Diakite.

Roma manager Rudi Garcia added two players to his title-chasing squad, although one will not feature for the first team this season.

Rafael Toloi agreed a loan deal with view to a permanent deal from Sao Paulo, while Petar Golubovic signed a four-and-a-half-year contract before being immediately loaned to Serie B side Novara until the end of the season.

Marquinho made his way out of the Stadio Olimpico to sign on loan for Verona, while their rivals Chievo made a double loan swoop for Tiberio Guarente and Victor Obinna from Sevilla and Lokomotiv Moscow respectively.

West Ham completed a loan move for Pablo Armero from Napoli, with Rafael Benitez’s side bringing Faouzi Ghoulam in from Sevilla to replace him.

Parma, unbeaten in 10-games in the Italian top flight, welcomed full-back Cristian Molinaro on loan from Siena, while Nicola Pozzi moved from Sampdoria to Parma and Stefano Okaka went the other way as part of the same deal.

Mid-table Atalanta completed the signing of PSV striker Ruben Bentancourt for an undisclosed fee, while Ukranian Oleksandr Iakovenko moved to Malaga on loan from Fiorentina until the end of the season.

Strugglers Bologna loaned Isuf Cela from Prato, Sassuolo agreed a deal with Napoli for Paolo Cannavaro, initially on loan with view to a permanent deal, and bottom club Catania agreed a deal for Juan Manuel Rios from Montevideo Wanderers in Uruguay.

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Inter confirm Hernanes capture

Inter have announced the signing of Lazio midfielder Hernanes on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The 28-year-old has signed on at San Siro for an undisclosed fee and will aim to boost Inter’s flagging bid to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Walter Mazzarri’s men are 11 points behind the third-placed Napoli after a poor run of form saw them lose their early-season momentum.

“F.C. Internazionale wishes Hernanes a very warm welcome to the club,” an Inter statement read.

“The Brazilian midfielder’s transfer from S.S. Lazio has now been completed and all the paperwork filed with the Lega Serie A.”

Hernanes has made 24 appearances for Inter in all competitions this season, scoring four goals.

He spent three and a half years at Lazio after arriving from Sao Paulo in his native Brazil.

Hernanes is a Brazil regular and played in all five matches at last year’s FIFA Confederations Cup, which they won.

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