There have been 55 players signed by English league clubs so far, including seven confirmed incoming Premier League transfers.

The BBC Sport website updates with each new deal and now in the eighth day of the January window, Cenk Tosun and Ross Barkley’s moves have brought the amount spent by Premier League clubs up to around the £150m mark.

The January transfer window closes in England at 11pm on Wednesday 31 January, the same as France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

So including what remains of today, there are 24 shopping days remaining until the window closes.

However, before this January window opened, Rafa Benitez said he hoped to have all of his signings completed by Monday 15 January, or failing that, Saturday 20 January at the very latest.

The weekend though saw the Newcastle boss confirm that he still hadn’t even been told how much money, if any, he would have to spend this month.

Looking at the Premier League transfers so far, the good news is that none of the clubs below Newcastle are yet to strengthen.

Although Huddersfield who are two points and two places higher, have moved quickly to bring in Dutch international defender Terence Kongolo on loan until the end of the season. He made his debut on Saturday and played the full 90 minutes as Huddersfield won at Bolton in the FA Cup.

Brighton are only one point and place above Newcastle at the minute but their signing Viktor Gyokeres is one for the future, the 19 year old going into Chris Hughton’s Under 23 squad rather than first team one.

Confirmed Premier League transfers so far in January as listed by BBC Sport:

1 January 2018

Viktor Gyokeres [IF Brommapojkarna – Brighton] Undisclosed

Adrien Silva [Sporting Lisbon – Leicester] £22m

Virgil van Dijk [Southampton – Liverpool] £75m

2 January

Terence Kongolo [Monaco – Huddersfield] Loan

4 January

Konstantinos Mavropanos [PAS Giannina – Arsenal] Undisclosed

5 January

Ross Barkley [Everton – Chelsea] £15m

Cenk Tosun [Besiktas – Everton] £27m

  • TheNutJob

    Nee panic, Fatty`s just asserting his authority, he`ll have spat his dummy out with Rafa & this is his revenge

  • Paul Patterson

    What’s quite worrying, is that the transfers of Coutinho, Van Dijk and Mahrez add up to the ball park figure our club is apparently worth . .

    • Clarko

      Why is that worrying?

      • Paul Patterson

        Three players are worth a PL club. Fees have gone mad.

        • mentalman

          if you think about the likes of Burnley and Bournemouth and probably a few others, two players would be worth the same

  • Arty Hume

    IMHO the big issue of the time we take to get players in is the ones who are already sold or nearing completion of a deal. Ashley again screwing Rafa and the club. With each passing day its another nail in our coffin.

  • Scooter

    one signing of any quality would be a major surprise, when did we last buy a player of real quality who could hit the ground running, over to Clarko for the answer

    • Jezza

      Probably before May 2007.

  • Mrkgw

    Shelvey is again, odds on favourite to join West Ham according to reports hitting Newsnow moments ago. If we sell as reported, then what a shocker as why sell one of our best players to a rival relegation threatened club? Hopefully its mere speculation.

    • Jezza

      The club will sell Shelvey and/or anybody else thay can purely so Ashley can recoup the £11.5 million net spend from the summer.

  • ghostrider

    We need to bring in players that are better than we’ve got. Not just in talent but also in work ethic and temperament.
    Sounds easy but it won’t be.

    The genuine better one’s that are surplus to requirement will be offered for sickening prices which I hope we don’t pay.

    Not as we stand currently that is.

    • Jezza

      You must have been devastated back in 1996 when Newcastle signed Alan Shearer for a world record “sickening price”.

      • ghostrider

        Nope, I was over the moon.

  • I think we are looking for 2-3 loan deals with options to buy like Atsu was. I will be happy at that, plenty of players from big sides who are good, but will never be given a chance due to big stars playing regularly. I wonder what happened to McCarthy? Rafa was a big fan of his.