7pm Transfer Talk Update: Ever Banega, Juan Mata, Michael Essien

7pm Transfer Talk Update: Banega, Mata, Essien
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Sports Mole rounds up all the latest transfer news and gossip doing the rounds.

With just seven days left to go until the transfer window slams shut, Sports Mole brings you all the latest rumours and deals that have emerged throughout the day.

This evening's headlines:

Sunderland make Banega enquiry?
Sunderland reportedly make an enquiry to Valencia about signing midfielder Ever Banega.

Mata move delayed until next week?
Juan Mata may have to wait until next week to complete his move to Manchester United from Chelsea.

Essien agrees 18-month Milan deal
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien reportedly agrees an 18-month deal with AC Milan.

Everton complete Traore signing
Everton complete the signing of AS Monaco striker Lacina Traore on loan until the end of the season.

Courtois still waiting on Chelsea
Thibaut Courtois reveals that he is still waiting on Chelsea to make their minds up regarding the goalkeeper's future.

Report: West Ham bid for McCormack
West Ham United reportedly launch a bid for Leeds United captain Ross McCormack.

Berget completes Cardiff move
Cardiff City announce that Jo Inge Berget has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the club.

Swansea bid £3m for Pilkington?
Swansea City reportedly bid £3m for Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington.

Ayala makes permanent Middlesbrough move
Middlesbrough sign Daniel Ayala from Norwich City on a permanent deal following the defender's loan spell.

Rosler confirms Cardiff's Ramis approach
Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler confirms that Cardiff City are in talks with defender Ivan Ramis.

Sharp: 'My Southampton career may be over'
Billy Sharp hints that his career with Southampton could be coming to an end.

Sheff Utd loan Brayford
Sheffield United sign John Brayford from Cardiff City on loan for the rest of the season.

Nunes leaves Blackburn for Latina
Blackburn Rovers allow winger Fabio Nunes to leave the club to join Italian side Latina on a free transfer.

Akpa Akpro joins Bury on loan
Tranmere Rovers frontman Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro joins Bury on loan until the end of the season.

Southend sign Barnard on loan
Southampton striker Lee Barnard rejoins Southend United on loan until the end of the season.

McGregor rejoins Notts County
Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor rejoins Notts County on loan until the end of the season.

Bury sign Platt
Free agent Clive Platt joins Bury until the end of the season.

Maksimenko joins Kilmarnock on loan
Brighton & Hove Albion defender Vitalijs Maksimenko joins Kilmarnock on loan for the remainder of the season.

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