ANWAR EL GHAZI (LILLE)

Dutch international forward Anwar El Ghazi penned a four-and-half-year deal with Lille after joining the French side from Ajax. The 21-year-old scored 23 goals in 101 matches for the Amsterdam club and has been capped twice for the Netherlands.

LUCAS OCAMPOS (AC MILAN)

Italian giants AC Milan snapped up Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos on loan from Genoa until the end of the season. The 22-year-old was shipped to Genoa by parent club Marseille in June, with Ocampos scoring three goals in 17 appearances for the Serie A side. He arrives at the San Siro to offset the departure of French striker M'Baye Niang to Watford.

TAYE TAIWO (LAUSANNE SPORT)

Former Nigeria international Taye Taiwo could make his debut for Lausanne Sport on Sunday after signing a six-month deal with the Swiss outfit following his exit from HJK Helsinki. The ex-Marseille left-back, who won the French league title in 2010, has earned 54 caps for Nigeria and played for his country at the 2010 World Cup.

TRENT SAINSBURY (INTER MILAN)

Australia centre-back Trent Sainsbury joined Inter Milan from sister club Jiangsu Suning, also owned by Chinese electronics retailer Suning, on loan for the remainder of the Serie A season. Sainsbury, 25, spent two years at Zwolle in the Dutch top flight before moving to China last January. He has played 21 matches for the Socceroos and was part of the side that won the 2015 Asian Cup.

ANTHONY MOUNIER (ATALANTA)

French winger Anthony Mounier ultimately stayed in Italy and signed for Atalanta after his loan move from Bologna to Saint-Etienne was terminated following strong backlash from of a section of the French club's fans. The cause of the uproar? Mounier, 29, started his career with Saint-Etienne's bitter rivals, Lyon.

LACINA TRAORE (SPORTING GIJON)

La Liga strugglers Sporting Gijon signed Ivorian international striker Lacina Traore on loan from Monaco to bolster their bid for survival. Traore's nomadic career has taken him to now eight different clubs in six countries, including two appearances on loan at Everton in the 2013/14 season. He scored six goals in 21 appearances on loan at CSKA this season.

ADAMA TRAORE (RIO AVE)

Mali international midfielder Adama Traore was shipped out to modest Portuguese side Rio Ave on loan after finding first-team opportunities limited at Monaco. Traore, voted player of the tournament at the 2015 Under-20 World Cup, had scored two goals in seven games for the Ligue 1 side this season and just returned from the Africa Cup of Nations.

LUCAS SILVA (CRUZEIRO)

Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva returned to Brazilian side Cruzeiro on an 18-month loan deal, two years after leaving his homeland to join the Spanish giants. Silva joined Madrid for €13 million in 2015, but made just nine appearances for the European champions before being shipped out on loan to Marseille last season. He hasn't played at all this season after not being given a squad number at Madrid.