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Arsenal sign Suarez, Fellaini closing in on China switch and Newcastle complete double deal: Premier League transfer deadline day

Peter Crouch is heading to Burnley (Dave Thompson/PA)
Peter Crouch is heading to Burnley (Dave Thompson/PA)

Denis Suarez has joined Arsenal on loan while Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is off to China. Here's the latest from transfer deadline day across the Premier League:

Suarez's arrival from Barcelona came with Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe expected to join Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig on loan.

"We are very happy that Denis Suarez is joining us," boss Unai Emery told the official Arsenal website.

"He is a player we know well and I have worked with him at Sevilla. He brings us quality and options in many different attacking positions, so he'll be able to help the team."

Marouane Fellaini's imminent departure from Manchester United to the Chinese Super League was the first significant development on transfer deadline day.

Fellaini appears set to end his five-and-a-half year stay at Old Trafford as Press Association Sport understands that United have reached an agreement in principle regarding his sale to Shandong Luneng.

The 31-year-old midfielder has passed a medical and been given permission to discuss terms with Shandong.

The move is subject to paperwork and the 31-year-old posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday morning of himself at an airport alongside the phrase: "Let's go."

Fellaini was the first major signing of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era when his former Everton manager David Moyes paid £27.5million for him in 2013.

The Belgium international has played nearly 180 games for United, but he has made only two substitute appearances since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took interim charge at Old Trafford last month.

Chinese Super League clubs have until February 28 to complete signings.

Newcastle have broken their own transfer record by signing Miguel Almiron for £21m, eclipsing the £16.5m they paid for England striker Michael Owen in 2005.

The 24-year-old Paraguayan midfielder completed his move from Major League Soccer side Atlanta United on Thursday afternoon, after United had already added Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca on loan.

Champions Manchester City have signed teenager Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split, with the midfielder immediately re-joining the Croatian side on loan.

Former England striker Peter Crouch is closing on a move from Stoke to Burnley, with Wales international Sam Vokes heading in the opposite direction.

Crouch, 38, has been with Stoke since the summer of 2011 and scored 108 goals in 462 Premier League games.

Vokes, 29. joined Burnley from Wolves in 2012 and has scored three goals in 20 Premier League outings this term, 10 of which have been starts.

Wolves equalled their club record transfer fee of £18m to make Jonny Otto's loan switch from Atletico Madrid permanent.

The 24-year-old Spain left-back has penned a contract until 2023, having played 22 times for Wolves this season.

"I'm really happy to continue to be involved with the team. I am very happy here, the truth is that it was very easy to decide," Jonny told the club's official website.

"They are treating me very well, there are great staff, great team-mates and great supporters. It is a big club and, really, I am very happy to be here."

Fulham are set to boost their defensive problems by signing Cameroon captain Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui, 28, from Slavia Prague.

"Slavia gave Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui permission to travel to London for negotiations with @premierleague side @FulhamFC," the Czech club said on their official Twitter account.

The Cottagers' controversial forward Aboubakar Kamara, though, is set to leave the Premier League strugglers by joining Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor on loan.

The 23-year-old has been suspended by Fulham pending internal disciplinary proceedings due to a training ground incident last week.

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