Transfer news live: Why Ighalo chose Man United over Tottenham, details on Arsenal’s Cedric deal

Hello and welcome to the football.london ‘s transfer blog following deadline day.

The transfer window slammed shut at 11pm last night, and clubs must now wait until the summer before adding players to their squads.

In London, Arsenal confirmed deals for Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.

Tottenham completed a deal for Steven Bergwijn from PSV and wanted to sign at least one striker – but they failed in a move for Odion Ighalo, who chose to join Manchester United instead.

Chelsea were also searching for a forward, but Frank Lampard came up empty handed in his chase, with the likes of Dries Mertens and Edinson Cavani staying put. 

West Ham announced deals for Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen from Hull – will that be enough to save them from relegation this season?

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Manchester United also completed the signing of midfielder Bruno Fernandes, while Manchester City and Liverpool stayed quiet in the market.

We’ll bring you all the latest transfer news as it happens throughout the day, so don’t go anywhere.