LIVE: Transfer Deadline Day - Ghanaian players chase last minute deals in Europe - transfer window prepares to slam shut
It’s Transfer Deadline Day in Europe and it’s now or never for several Ghanaian players and other stars seeking moves before the window slams tonight.
Ghanasoccernet.com is providing live coverage of all the deals, sightings and signings involving Ghanaians and other top stars in the top leagues of Europe as the January transfer window closes at 23:00 GMT on Friday.
Follow our live coverage as our team of reporters bring you the latest on every deal, helicopter dash, medical and hastily printed shirt as we bring you all the news as it happens on one of the biggest days of the campaign.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has warned players that lack of activity at club level could cost them their places at the World Cup which has forced players to make moves in January. Michael Essien, Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew and Samuel Inkoom all made moves this month.
With plenty of teams still chasing players to boost a European push or fend off relegation, find out which Ghanaian players and players in the top leagues of Europe are tempted into a last-minute trolley dash before the transfer window closes at 2300 GMT (11pm Ghana time). Refresh for the latest news
18: 47- Former Ghana youth international Abeiku Quansah has signed a two-year contract with Egyptian Premier League side El Gouna, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
16: 30-Leicester City have rejected Swansea’s attempt to sign Jeffrey Schlupp.
14:55 – Still no word on any club interested in John Mensah. The defender wants to play at the World Cup but there is no news of any club ready to sign him after Kotoko rejected a report of the defender joining their club as false.
14:50: Derek Boateng was seeking a move away from Fulham but it doens’t look like any club has sealed a deal for him yet. If he stays at Fulham his World Cup place is at risk.
14:07 – Michael Helegbe (Midfielder, Ghana) could join a South African club before midnight, according to MTNFootball.com.
The midfielder has been a pillar in Ghana’s set-up during CHAN and his performances in the tournament have caught the eyes of some top PSL teams.Helegbe could follow a well-worn path of Ghanaians that have come to the PSL recently, such as Jonathan Mensah (Free State Stars), Mohammed Awal (Maritburg United) and Fatau Dauda (Orland Pirates).
13:55 – Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Awal-Issah has threatened to quit the South Africa club AmaZulu after returning to Ghana without the KwaZulu-Natal outfit’s permission.
13:20: Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has left English Premier League side Arsenal and joined English second tier side Barnsley in a bid to boost chances of making Ghana’s World Cup squad in June.
12:45: Black Stars hopeful Razak Nuhu has joined Cypriot club Appollon Limassol after leaving Norwegian side Stromsgodset. The deal will leave him with the chance of fighting for a place at the left-back of the Black Stars.
11:20: CONFIRMED – Ghanaian duo of Matthew Amoah and Kwame Quansah will not be sold by Dutch side Heracles by midnight. Their futures will be decided later in May, GHANAsoccernet.com exclusively reveal this.