11:30pm BST / 6:30pm EST
With that tame end to the day, we’ll end our coverage here too. Thank you for joining us on this most quiet of all January deadline days. We leave you with this comprehensive look at the five players who moved today, and where this leaves them and Everton.
11:05pm BST / 6:05pm EST
The definitive source of all Belgian football Kristof says that Bolasie is done, with no loan-to-buy clauses.
11:00pm BST / 6:00pm EST
That’s it, the window is now slammed shut*, did Everton get any deals over the line*?
(* - mandatory transfer window cliches)
Quick recap - three young ‘uns went out on loan, of which one was reassigned. From the senior squad Martina was also reassigned while Bolasie’s deal is still up in the air, not clear if it got done or not.
The big news is that Everton held off Paris St. Germain’s advances for Idrissa Gueye - the midfielder might be disappointed but we trust he will be back to his normal self come Saturday in a big six-pointer against Wolves.
10:50pm BST / 5:50pm EST
There it is! Not Gueye, silly! Beni Baningime’s move to Wigan on loan confirmed.
10:15pm BST / 5:15pm EST
Sounds like there’s a bit of a dispute in the media about this second bid for Gueye. On one hand is the Telegraph saying that PSG’s second bid for Gana was earlier in the day and that they haven’t been back since, and on the other is a number of other respected media sources insisting that PSG are still lurking.
10:00pm BST / 5:00pm EST
One hour to go!
9:45pm BST / 4:45pm EST
Oh what’s this then.
IGG reported to be very upset that he hasn’t been allowed to move to PSG— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) January 31, 2019
Gueye has been a consummate professional so far, especially with this PSG stuff, so this is a bit out of the Blue. That said, if joining PSG was really his dream then it’s understandable why he’s unhappy.
9:25pm BST / 4:25pm EST
There were rumours that this had happened, but here’s confirmation now.
PSG bid £26m for Gueye. Offer Rejected by Everton— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) January 31, 2019
9:15pm BST / 4:15 pm EST
Some light reading here for you.
9:00pm / 4:00pm EST
More youth news! Callum Connolly has been recalled from Wigan Athletic, only to be sent to Bolton Wanderers for the rest of the season.
Callum Connolly moves to Bolton Wanderers on loan after his time at Wigan Athletic was cancelled— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) January 31, 2019
8:50pm / 3:50pm EST
Oh it’s all happening now. Another youngster has gone out on loan. Pete, who does our loan recaps, is going to have his hands full pretty soon.
Everton’s Anthony Evans joins Blackpool on loan— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) January 31, 2019
8:40pm BST / 3:40pm EST
Where’s Beni Baningime I hear you asking.. there he is!
Everton Midfielder Beni Baningime is having a medical at Wigan Athletic ahead of loan for the rest of the season— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) January 31, 2019
8:15pm BST / 3:15pm EST
Some news on the Bolasie front - the winger has landed in Brussels and is headed to Anderlecht for a medical, presumably.
7:46pm BST / 2:46 EST
If ever you needed a reminder of how we’ve wasted money in previous transfer windows, there’s this.
Sandro Ramirez still at Real Sociedad - not scored yet in 14 apps this season.— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) January 31, 2019
7:30pm BST / 2:30pm EST
Since it’s gone a bit quiet on the Everton front, here’s a signing video you’ll enjoy, and for fans of Peter Crouch, you’ll be glad to hear he’s back in the Premier League with Burnley.
6:15pm BST / 1:15pm EST
We have confirmation from Everton on the Cuco Martina news. At least that he’s headed out to Feyenoord on loan.
5:30pm BST / 12:30pm EST
Starting to sound like Silva and Everton have won this round against PSG. Multiple outlets on both sides of the channel are now saying that the French side are moving on.
La Voix du Nord claim that PSG have definitively moved on from trying to sign Idrissa Gueye from Everton after the Toffees refused to lower their asking price from €40m, much to Thomas Tuchel's disappointment https://t.co/ur93L5je12— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 31, 2019
4:00pm BST / 11:00am EST
Gueye to stay?!
Paris Saint-Germain have given up hope of signing Idrissa Gana Gueye despite the midfielder submitting a formal transfer request.
Everton have steadfastly refused to budge in their stance that Gueye is not for sale during this window and rejected bids of £21.5million and an improved offer of £26.2million for the 29-year-old.
Gueye was desperate to secure the move but Everton have held firm despite pressure from PSG who are keen to add a defensive midfielder before they face Manchester United in the Champions League. They are now considering other options having believed, at one stage, that they would sign Gueye.
3:30pm BST / 10:30am EST
ACTION!! Cuco Martina is back!! Luckily it’s only because he’s being permanently sold (at the end of the season) to Feyenoord, thereby going off the Everton payroll, yay!
Cuco Martina being recalled by Everton from StokecCity ahead of a loan move to Feyenoord which will become permanent.— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) January 31, 2019
3:00pm BST / 10:00am EST
Lille midfielder Thiago Mendes has been mooted as a Gueye replacement for either PSG or Evertonm, depending on who doesn’t get him. He also has an offer from China but will wait to see if he gets called by either European side.
2:30pm BST / 9:30am EST
Matthew Pennington has been playing well on loan for Ipswich Town, but the Tractor Boys are still bottom of the Championship. Now it looks like Frank Lampard’s Derby County who are chasing promotion want him on loan. (Derby Telegraph)
Playing for a top Championship side is definitely better for the defender from the Blues perspective.
2:15pm BST / 9:15am EST
Is this something? Yannick Bolasie going abroad?
1:50pm BST / 8:50am EST
Here’s a name we haven’t heard in a while - Kevin Mirallas. Apparently Fiorentina are looking to make his loan deal permanent, and are willing to pay about £6 million (Sport Witness). Sell?
1:30pm BST / 8:30am EST
Further confirmation that there has been no second bid for Gueye, and that Everton are
holding firm outright refusing to talk to PSG anymore!
Maybe Marco Silva will still be manager at the end of today after all
Malgré le forcing du joueur, qui souhaite absolument rejoindre Paris, Everton refuse de poursuivre les négociations avec le PSG au sujet d’Idrissa Gueye. #Mercato @telefoot_TF1 https://t.co/opLxAXsezG— Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) January 31, 2019
Breaking | Everton are now outright refusing to continue to negotiate with PSG for midfielder Idrissa Gueye, according to TF1 https://t.co/ur93L5je12— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 31, 2019
1:10pm BST / 8:10pm EST
The Michy to Everton story seems pretty dead now, but here are some of the Premier League teams interested in Cenk Tosun - Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion, AFC Bournemouth.. thought Crystal Palace were in for him too.
LATEST— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) January 31, 2019
Everton's move for Michy Batshuayi could directly impact Cenk Tosun if it goes ahead. Burnley, Brighton, Bournemouth are interested. Cenk is committed to #EFC. He has already turned down several offers. It's going to be an interesting few hours pic.twitter.com/O4ibxb8I4U
1:05pm BST / 8:05am EST
Well, nothing really happened after that. But there is this, no second bid for Gana yet.
Les Parisiens have activated discussions for Thiago Mendes (Lille) as a viable back-up option for Idrissa Gueye (Everton) - the capital club have not yet made a formal, 2nd bid for the Senegalese international https://t.co/ur93L5je12— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 31, 2019
12:15pm BST / 7:15am EST
Is it all kicking off now? Apparently Gana is already in Paris waiting for the two clubs to work out a deal.
12:00pm BST / 7:00am EST
Looks like Batshuayi will not be coming to Everton after all.
Chelsea have agreed terms with West Ham and Real Betis over loan deal for Michy Batshuayi. Barring a late bid from Everton, player will decide where to go soon— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) January 31, 2019
Also Denis Suarez to Arsenal appears to be done.
11:45am BST / 6:45am EST
Everton quite insistent that Gueye is not leaving per the Mirror, and will go to the lengths of reporting PSG if needed.
11:30am BST / 6:30am EST
On the other hand we have Get French Football News reporting Sky Germany saying that DC United’s Luciano Acosta is pretty much signed and sealed.
Sky Germany claim that Luciano Acosta already has a medical with PSG booked & that the Argentine will join for €9m from DC United https://t.co/ur93L5je12— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 31, 2019
On one hand, the Gueye-to-PSG talk is not dead by any means.
A lot of noise around Idrissa Gueye & PSG still; he wants to go and has told @Everton but the club adamant he will stay, as they are about Cenk Tosun and James McCarthy.— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) January 31, 2019
11:00am BST / 6:00am EST
James McCarthy loan chatter heating up - surely Everton will not let both him and Idrissa Gueye go today?
10:30am BST / 5:30am EST
TEAMtalk are playing up this Arsenal angle for Gueye.
Meanwhile, talkSPORT insist that with Mesut Ozil refusing to move to PSG, the Gunners are actually interested in getting one of their fringe midfielders instead.
Arsenal are working on a deal for PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunkuhttps://t.co/DbRd5wsH5q— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 31, 2019
10:15am BST / 5:15am EST
Not much new to report here, but apparently Michy Batshuayi wants to move to Everton, who will only spend the cash if they have an outgoing transfer.
#Batshuayi's first choice is to join #efc on a permanent basis but Merseyside club have to raise the funds. #whufc have made an inquiry over a loan deal. The striker is in Spain, where he is still on loan at Valencia, so time is running out.— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) January 31, 2019
10:00am BST / 5:00am EST
Is it going to be that kind of January Deadline Day?
Transfer Deadline Day last summer was a thriller for Everton, with the Blues completing a number of deals to beef up the squad. While the season hasn’t quite gone how we all would have liked, it’s clear that Marcel Brands and Marco Silva are building the team in the image they want while trying to undo damage from years past when their incumbents were in charge.
The Toffees have already loaned out some players, but there could be more action today too. The club has taken the stance so far that there will be no incoming players until transfers out happen, but we will see how far that holds today.
The Blues have lacked teeth in the striker department with Richarlison, Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin all getting a shot at becoming the starter - will an established striker get added today?
Right back and midfield are also areas of concern, Seamus Coleman appears to be past his best while Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Gomes look like they’ve been run into the ground after playing virtually every game for the last couple of months.
Michy Batshuayi, Thomas Meunier
(Amadou Diawara and Wilmar Barrios in case Gueye leaves)
Idrissa Gueye, Yannick Bolasie, James McCarthy, Cenk Tosun, Morgan Schneiderlin, Tyias Browning, Antony Evans
Kieran Dowell*, Mason Holgate*, Shayne Lavery*, Oumar Niasse*