Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Alexis Sanchez 'pictured' in Manchester United No.7 shirt, Chelsea agree terms with Edin Dzeko

TOM DUTTON, Tom Doyle, ALEX YOUNG

Welcome to the London Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the winter transfer window.

The main saga of the window is the battle to sign Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. Manchester United are expected to sign him in the next 26 hours as Henrikh Mkhitaryan heads the other way.

Arsenal are also readying a huge offer of £35million plus Olivier Giroud for Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and there could yet be more action at the Emirates with the Gunners battling Tottenham for Malcom.

Elsewhere, Chelsea were hoping to complete an shock move for West Ham striker Andy Carroll, having already completed a £15m deal for Ross Barkley, but Chelsea want a stunning double move for Roma duo Emerson Palmieri and Edin Dzeko, while Peter Crouch is also of interest.

So far, Barcelona have completed the signing of Philippe Coutinho for a whopping £146m after Liverpool made a huge, early move of their own with the £75m signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.

Stay tuned for all of the transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Premier League right here.

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China January 1 to February 28
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Denmark January 5 to January 31
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Netherlands January 3 to January 31
Northern Ireland January 1 to January 31
Norway January 8 to March 31
Poland February 1 to February 28
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Russia January 23 to February 22
Scotland January 1 to January 31
Spain January 1 to January 31
Sweden January 8 to March 31
Switzerland January 16 to February 15
Ukraine January 31 to March 2
USA February 7 to May 1
Wales January 1 to January 31