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Liverpool winger joins Bristol City

13:45: Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has joined Bristol City on loan for the rest of the season.

Kent spent the first half of the campaign with Bundesliga side Freiburg but failed to make an impression in Germany. 

City boss Lee Johnson said: “I’m delighted to bring in a player of Ryan Kent’s quality.

“He did very well at Barnsley last year and he’ll bring genuine speed, athleticism and ball control to our squad.

“We thank Liverpool for entrusting us with another top player’s development and I’m looking forward to welcoming him into the group.”

Leeds signing

13:15: Leeds have completed a permanent deal for Oliver Sarkic.

The 20-year-old striker joined the Championship club on loan from Benfica last summer and has now put pen to paper on a long-term deal. 

He has committed his future until 2020 and Leeds have the option to extend his contract for a further season. 

Writing on Twitter, Sarkic said: “Can’t describe how happy I am to now call myself a @LUFC player, a dream come true.” 

James Vaughan leaving Sunderland

12:45: Sunderland flop James Vaughan is set to join Wigan.

The 29-year-old striker joined the Black Cats for £500,000 from Bury last summer but has failed to impress. 

The transfer is set to be confirmed later today. 

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