After a frantic final day of dealing twelve months ago, this year’s January transfer window has passed off in a far less febrile atmosphere.
Despite not going anywhere, Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez still managed to hog the headlines as he lodged an appeal with the English Premier League over his six-week fine ($1.6 million) for gross misconduct imposed by his club.
The Premier League confirmed Tuesday that it had received correspondence from Tevez informing them of his intention to appeal.
The Argentine striker hasn’t played for the Blues since he allegedly refused to take the field during a Champions League tie against Bayern Munich in September.
One Manchester City player who did manage to leave the Etihad Stadium was Wayne Bridge who has joined Sunderland on loan until the end of the season.
The 31-year-old defender made just one appearance for Roberto Mancini this term and has played just 58 times for the club since he joined from Chelsea in 2009.
Bridge’s former London employers announced Monday the signing of winger Kevin de Bruyne from Belgian side Genk for a fee of £6.7 million ($10.5 million).
But the 20-year-old prospect will remain at the Belgian champions where he will play out the rest of the season on loan to gain more experience.
Heading out of Stamford Bridge is 18-year-old striker Philipp Prosenik, who has joined AC Milan for an undisclosed fee.
The Austrian under-19 international joined the west London club from Rapid Vienna in 2009 but hasn’t done enough to impress new coach Andre Villas-Boas.
Deadline-day: A football agent’s inside story
North London neighbors Tottenham Hotspur have loaned out Croatian defender Vedran Corluka to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old, who joined Spurs from Manchester City in 2008, has only made eight appearances in all competitions this season.
Another Croatian on the move is Glasgow Rangers’ striker Nikica Jelavic who joins Everton on a four-and-a-half year deal.
The 26-year-old striker joins short-term loan signing Landon Donovan (from LA Galaxy) and Darron Gibson who arrived for an undisclosed fee from Manchester United earlier in the month.
Gibson fires Everton to win over Man City
Everton’s French striker Louis Saha has joined Tottenham Hotspur for the remainder of the season, according to the club’s website.
Fulham have agreed sell England international Bobby Zamora to West London rivals Queens Park Rangers for a fee of around £4 million ($6.3 million).
Also on his way to Loftus Road is Lazio striker Drijbril Cisse who returns to the Premier League after a three-year absence.
According to the Italian news agency Ansa, the former Liverpool and Sunderland striker has signed a two-and-a-half year deal worth €5 million ($6.5 million).
Meanwhile in Italy, Inter Milan made three signings before Tuesday’s deadline passed.
Colombian midfielder Freddy Guarin joins on a four-and-a-half year deal from Portuguese champions Porto.
The 25-year-old Colombian forward is joined by Italy midfielder Angelo Palombo — on loan from Sampdoria with an option of making a permanent move at the end of the season — and 20-year-old defender Juan, who arrives from Brazilian club Internacional on a four-and-a-half year deal.
The triple signing is offset by the departures of midfielder Thiago Motta — who has moved to Paris St Germain in a deal reported to be worth €10 million ($13 million) — and Sulley Muntari who has joined local rivals AC Milan on loan.
AC Milan have also signed the 21-year-old Brazilian forward Lucas Roggia on loan according to Internacional president Giovanni Luigi.
Juventus have signed midfielder Simone Padoin on a five-year deal from Atalanta, while 32-year-old striker Vincenzo Iaquinta leaves the Serie A league leaders to join Cesena on loan for the rest of the season.
Thank : cnn.com