Chelsea broke spending records, Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo was sacked and there was plenty of money to offer in the Women’s Super League.
The January transfer window was active, with some major signings in the final hours of negotiations, including Chelsea agreeing to sign Enzo Fernandez for a .
Meanwhile in the WSL, a world record bid from Arsenal of almost £500,000 for Alessia Russo has been rejected by Manchester United.
Here are some of the stories from the last day of the window and how it all went down on social media.
Chelsea spent big
In a deal that went all the way, Argentina midfielder Fernandez agreed to become Chelsea’s eighth signing of the winter transfer window on Tuesday.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is certainly not afraid to put his hand in his pocket. Since taking over at Chelsea in May 2022, the American businessman has shelled out transfers to the tune of over £500m.
Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo joined Bayern Munich on loan for the rest of the season. It’s not something many people would have expected just 48 hours ago.
The 28-year-old has been a key player for Pep Guardiola in recent years but hasn’t been a guaranteed starter in recent seasons.
There are speculations that the Portuguese player has fallen out with his manager due to his lack of first-team involvement.
Bayern have the option to sign Cancelo permanently this summer for €70m (£61.5m).
Jorginho closes the gap for Arsenal
After seeing two bids rejected by Brighton for Moises Caicedo, Arsenal looked closer to home for a midfield reinforcement on the final day of the transfer window.
shooters signed Chelsea midfielder Jorginho in a £12million deal, with the 31-year-old’s deal at the Blues set to expire in the summer.
Nonetheless, the news came as a bit of a surprise to Jorginho’s Chelsea teammate Marc Cucurella.
Quiet on Merseyside
Liverpool and Everton may be struggling this season, but if fans of either club thought there would be plenty of fresh legs to help out in January, they will have been deeply disappointed.
The Reds wrapped up their deals early in the window, with the signing of 23-year-old Dutch striker Cody Gakpo for €40–50m (£35.4–44.3m).
Many fans wanted to see a midfielder arrive in this window with lingering issues in that area and a growing injury list.
Meanwhile, Everton, who sit 19th in the table, sold academy product Anthony Gordon to Newcastle for £45m without calling on replacements.
Russo stays put
Apparently money can’t buy everything.
Manchester United told WSL rivals Arsenal on Tuesday that 23-year-old England striker Russo was “not for sale” at any price. This came in response to receiving an improved and world-record bid for his services.
Barcelona set the bar high in September with a £400,000 deal for Keira Walsh. Arsenal sought to top that, but were rebuffed.
Euro 2022 winner Russo turned down a contract extension at United in June.
Forest tearing down trees
Nottingham Forest have added three-time Champions League winner Keylor Navas to their ranks.
With first-choice Dean Henderson currently injured, Forest have managed to hammer out a deal to sign the 36-year-old legend on loan from PSG for the rest of the season.
One last dance for Shelvey
And finally, Jonjo Shelvey leaves Newcastle United, after 200 matches on Tyneside. The 30-year-old midfielder has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Nottingham Forest.
Before leaving, he bid farewell to the Magpies in their Carabao Cup semi-final win over Southampton on Tuesday night and enjoyed one last team photo with the lads – just 28 minutes before the announcement official of his transfer to Forest.