Wrapping Up Monday's Transfer Madness

Monday was expected to be and was the busiest day of the January transfer window. In a shock move, Liverpool got Andy Carroll from Newcastle to join King Kenny's new reign at Anfield, which saw the new owners, New England Sports Ventures, drop big money on a new attacking combination.

Part of the old attacking combination at Liverpool, Fernando Torres is now a member of Chelsea, who spent the most money of all Premier League teams on Monday.

Andy Carroll: Newcastle to Liverpool

In the big transfer news of the day, Newcastle and their owner, Mike Ashley, let the young England striker go to Anfield for a fee of 35 million pounds. Ashley tried to put some blame on Carroll for the departure by stating that the striker put in a transfer request, but that is just plain rubbish as Ashley just wanted the money that will eventually not go for more players, which is unfortunate for the Magpies and their fans. The move leaves Newcastle with just three formidable strikers in Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi.

Fernando Torres: Liverpool to Chelsea

After the Carroll move went through, Torres was given the go ahead to move to Stamford Bridge in a 45 million pound deal that gives the Blues a formidable attack option to go along with Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. Chelsea were able to keep Anelka, who rumored to be swapped to Liverpool in the deal, and they will look to show off their new talent ironically against Liverpool on Sunday, where the fixture has gotten a lot more interesting.

Luis Suarez: Ajax to Liverpool

The Suarez saga ended over the weekend with Ajax and Liverpool agreeing on a 22.7 million pound transfer fee for the Uruguayan forward. The signing was made official on Monday with Suarez putting pen to paper on a five and a half year contract as well. Suarez will now be partnered alongside Andy Carroll in manager Kenny Dalglish's new look frontline for the Reds.

Charlie Adam: Staying at Blackpool

The sought after midfielder is staying at Bloomfield Road after having rumors surrounding him for most of January. With clubs like Aston Villa, Manchester United and especially Liverpool being linked with Adam. The final rumors on Monday came early with Liverpool supposedly offering a 14 million pound offer, which actually ended up being only a 6.5 million pound offer instead. A late bid from Tottenham as the deadline closed almost took Adam away for Bloomfield Road, but the bid was rejected by Blackpool. It looks like the midfielder will be sold in summer time but for now he is still a member of Blackpool.

David Luiz: Benfica to Chelsea

Another month long transfer saga has come out to benefit a Premier League club as Chelsea finally agreed to terms with the 23 year old. News came late on Monday that Luiz would be signing the contract in Portugal and that the transfer papers would be faxed in before the deadline. The final fee agreed upon for Luiz was 25 million pounds and the Brazilian could be in Chelsea blue for Sunday's clash with Liverpool.

Michael Bradley: Borussia Monchengladbach to Aston Villa

Villa grabbed headlines when they moved for the American midfielder on loan until the end of the season. The 23 year old Bradley has starred in Germany and before that the Netherlands with Heerenveen and will now look to become the next successful American in the Premier League following in the footsteps of Clint Dempsey and Stuart Holden. The Villains have a chance to sign Bradley on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

Stephen Ireland: Aston Villa to Newcastle

Ireland, who has barely seen the pitch in the past six months joined his third club in less than a year. After falling out of favor at Manchester City and then with new boss Gerard Houllier at Aston Villa, Ireland will look to get into first team action at St, James' Park.

Daniel Sturridge: Chelsea to Bolton

With all of the madness surrounding a forward being brought in to Stamford Bridge, a forward was on his way out on loan to Bolton. The 21 year old Englishman has made 17 appearances for the Blues this season in all competitions and will be able to form a partnership with in the form Johan Elmander until the end of the season at the Reebok Stadium.

Eidur Gudjohnsen: Stoke to Fulham

Gudjohnsen's case is a typical one of a player not getting enough playing time and transferring to a club on loan to get the playing time. The Iceland forward will give the Cottagers plenty of insurance at the position before Bobby Zamora returns from injury.

Obafemi Martins: Rubin Kazan to Birmingham

Martins makes the Blues his fourth club in the past two years by joining the team on loan from Russian side Rubin Kazan. Having missed out on Robbie Keane, manager Alex McLeish turned for the Nigerian who joins Curtis Davies and David Bentley as new signings at St. Andrews' Stadium.

James Beattie: Rangers to Blackpool

Beattie returns to the Premier League on loan as he provides a boost to the attacking core at Bloomfield Road. Beattie joins new signings Andy Reid, Jason Puncheon and Sergei Kornilenko who all signed with Ian Holloway's club in the last weekend of the transfer window.

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