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January transfer window report: How did your team do?

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A hectic final day in the transfer window took English clubs well past the £125m mark set last year.

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But who impressed with the funds at their disposal, and who disappointed their fans?

Here we look at each team's business and give them a grade from A-F.

(All gross/net spend figures are estimated with help from Transfermarkt and include loan fees where appropriate)

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ARSENAL

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: Kim Kallstrom (Spartak Moscow, loan)

Out: Chuba Akpom (Brentford, loan); Damian Martinez (Sheffield Weds, loan); Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe, free); Nico Yennaris (Brentford, undisclosed); Benik Afobe (Sheffield Weds, loan); Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley, undisclosed); Park Chu-young (Watford, loan); Daniel Boateng (Hibernian, loan)

Having failed to sign either Luis Suarez or Gonzalo Higuain in the summer, and with Nicklas Bendtner installed as second-choice striker, Arsenal's need for a new forward was painfully clear and to that end Wenger set his sights on Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler. But after refusing to pay £37m, and failing with late attempts to sign Miroslav Klose and Salomon Kalou, it was only Swedish midfielder Kallstrom who arrived on loan to plug a gap in midfield following Aaron Ramsey's injury. The veteran's arrival was not enough to sate the appetite of fans who pay the biggest ticket prices in England.

Grade: C-

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ASTON VILLA

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: Grant Holt (Wigan, loan); Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea, loan)

Out: Stephen Ireland (Stoke City, free); Michael Drennan (Carlisle, loan)

Paul Lambert's reasoning that he wanted Grant Holt because he was a "proper man" was rather alarming and the winter window has rather passed Villa by. Signing a player who started the 2012 Champions League final was a coup of sorts but Jose Bosingwa also fulfills that criteria. Bertrand certainly has much to prove if, as he has stated, he wishes to push his claims for a World Cup place. Lambert's summer signings didn't make the desired impact, for all manner of reasons, and his winter acquisitions hardly represent cause for optimism.

Grade: C-

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CARDIFF CITY

GROSS SPEND: £2.2m

NET SPEND: £2.2m

In: Mats Moller Daehli (Molde, undisclosed); Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Heerenveen, undisclosed); Jo Inge Berget (Molde, undisclosed); Fabio (Manchester United, undisclosed); Kenwyne Jones (Stoke, swap); Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United, loan)

Out: Peter Odemwingie (Stoke, swap); Rudy Gestede (Blackburn, undisclosed); Filip Kiss (Ross County, loan); Nicky Maynard (Wigan, loan); John Brayford (Sheffield United, loan); Craig Conway (Blackburn, undisclosed)

After working through the contacts book of his own agent to recruit three players from his home country of Norway to give Cardiff a Scandinavian infusion, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer later augmented his squad with Premier League signings without delving deep into Vincent Tan's pockets. Time will tell whether Daehli, Eikrem and Berget are of sufficient quality to help keep Cardiff in the top flight but after a summer in which Cardiff broke their transfer record three times, this was rather more unconvincing. Still, the deadline-day arrival of Zaha is genuinely exciting if he can replicate his form at Crystal Palace.

Grade: B-

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CHELSEA

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GROSS SPEND: £45.5m

NET SPEND: -£8.2m

In: Nemanja Matic (Benfica, £21m); Mohamed Salah (FC Basel, £11m); Kurt Zouma (St Etienne, £12.5m); Bertrand Traore (Association Jeunes Espoirs De Bobo, free)

Out: Juan Mata (Manchester United, £37.1m); Kevin de Bruyne (Wolfsburg, undisclosed); Michael Essien (AC Milan, loan); Bertrand Traore (Vitesse Arnhem, loan); Patrick Bamford (Derby, loan); Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough, loan); Nathaniel Chalobah (Middlesbrough, loan); Ryan Bertrand (Aston Villa, loan); Sam Walker (Colchester, free); Josh McEachran (Wigan, loan); Gael Kakuta (Lazio, loan)

On the face of things, losing a two-time reigning player of the year to direct rivals would represent a very bad transfer window, but there was no doubt Mata had become expendable under Jose Mourinho and the signing of 21-year-old Salah is an exciting one, helping to keep a good complement of wide attackers with Kevin De Bruyne also moving on for a healthy profit. While a net profit will look good on the FFP balance sheet and Matic, returning to the club for a big loss, filled a hole in midfield, Chelsea fans were denied the superstar striker which many had hoped for. Zouma is a big talent but his impact won't be felt at Stamford Bridge for a while.

Grade: B-

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CRYSTAL PALACE

GROSS SPEND: Unknown

NET SPEND: Unknown

In: Wayne Hennessey (Wolves, £3m); Jason Puncheon (Southampton, loan made permanent, undisclosed); Scott Dann (Blackburn, undisclosed); Tom Ince (Blackpool, loan); Joe Ledley (Celtic, undisclosed)

Out: Jason Banton (Plymouth, undisclosed); Jimmy Kebe (Leeds, loan); Kevin Phillips (released); Jack Hunt (Barnsley, loan); Jose Campana (Nurnberg, loan)

Tony Pulis has done a superb job since taking over at Palace but he was not supported adequately by the club until the very last day of January, despite his regular pleas for investment in the squad. However, their work on the final day was fairly spectacular, signing five players, of whom the highlight was the loan capture of Blackpool winger Ince until the end of the season, when he could join Monaco.

Grade: A-

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EVERTON

GROSS SPEND: £2m

NET SPEND: -£4.5m

In: Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow, undisclosed); Lacina Traore (Monaco, loan); Jindrich Stanek (Sparta Prague, undisclosed)

Out: Nikica Jelavic (Hull City, £6.5m); Tylas Browning (Wigan, loan); Shane Duffy (Yeovil, loan); Johnny Heitinga (Fulham, free)

Roberto Martinez was one of the canniest operators in the summer window, exploiting the loan system to great effect, and carried on his work by securing the highly-rated Monaco striker Lacina Traore for the rest of the season after he had previously been linked with West Ham. McGeady could also prove an astute purchase, coming on the cheap as his contract was running down in Russia, and a neat profit will keep Bill Kenwright happy. Unspectacular but promising nonetheless.

Grade: B+

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FULHAM

GROSS SPEND: £11m

NET SPEND: Unknown

In: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders, loan); William Kvist (Stuttgart, loan); Lewis Holtby (Tottenham, loan); Konstantinos Mitroglou (Olympiacos, undisclosed); Johnny Heitinga (Everton, free); Larnell Cole (Manchester United, undisclosed); Ryan Tunnicliffe (Manchester United, undisclosed)

Out: Bryan Ruiz (PSV Eindhoven, loan); Philippe Senderos (Valencia, undisclosed); Dimitar Berbatov (Monaco, undisclosed); Aaron Hughes (QPR, loan)

A succession of defeats made clear the necessity for winter reinforcements at Craven Cottage and in a flurry of last-day action, Fulham delivered them. The reported £11m signing of Olympiacos striker Mitroglu could well prove a coup, as he has been one of Europe's more prolific strikers over the past 18 months, while Lewis Holtby should add invention between the lines. Berbatov's departure to Monaco meant a big drop in the squad's nonchalance levels, but was a necessary bit of culling, along with dispensing with chronic underperformers Senderos and Ruiz.

Grade: A-

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HULL CITY

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GROSS SPEND: £13.5m

NET SPEND: £13.5m

In: Nikica Jelavic (Everton, £6.5m); Shane Long (West Brom, £7m)

Out: Tom Cairney (Blackburn, undisclosed); Cameron Stewart (Leeds, undisclosed); Conor Townsend (Carlisle, loan); Aaron McLean (Bradford City, undisclosed); Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)

Hull clearly identified a need for extra firepower and worked impressively quickly to sign up two Premier League forwards. While Jelavic has been troubled by a lack of goals for some time, and Long, while talented, isn't exactly prolific, both signings were nonetheless statements of intent. Long was convinced to link up with Bruce even after his girlfriend confidently announced on Twitter she had no intention of moving to Hull. A good window's work, if heavily weighted towards one end of the pitch.

Grade: B

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LIVERPOOL

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: None

Out: Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley, loan); Adam Morgan (Yeovil, undisclosed); Conor Coady (Sheffield Utd, loan); Michael Ngoo (Walsall, loan)

A familiar tale of frustration at the top end of the market. Brendan Rodgers said he was hopeful of making a "major signing" but having lost out to better-endowed clubs for Christian Eriksen and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer, Liverpool were gazumped by Chelsea for leading target Mohamed Salah and also failed to secure a deal for Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka when prolonged talks on deadline day proved fruitless. Liverpool's league form is impressive but they missed the chance for a bit of fresh impetus when rivals strengthened - and chief executive Ian Ayre is in the fans' firing line.

Grade: D

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MANCHESTER CITY

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: None

Out: John Guidetti (Stoke City, loan); Albert Rusnak (Birmingham, loan); Emyr Huws (Birmingham, loan)

City did all their key business in the summer and with his team notching up a century of goals in record time, it was no surprise that Manuel Pellegrini saw no need to tamper with his squad, apart from a late and failed attempt for Porto pair Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala. Their only notable business was allowing John Guidetti to get some game-time on loan with Stoke City, which should benefit the young Swede after some extensive injury problems.

Grade: C

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MANCHESTER UNITED

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GROSS SPEND: £37.1m

NET SPEND: £37.1m

In: Juan Mata (Chelsea, £37.1m)

Out: Anderson (Fiorentina, loan); Fabio (Cardiff, undisclosed); Jack Barmby (Hartlepool, loan); Wilfried Zaha (Cardiff, loan); Will Keane (QPR, loan); Tyler Blackett (Birmingham, loan); Sam Byrne (Carlisle, loan); Sam Johnstone (Doncaster, loan); Tom Lawrence (Yeovil, loan); Federico Macheda (Birmingham, loan)

United probably needed a couple of defenders and a handful of midfielders but instead they signed a playmaker who operates in between the lines and links up with the strikers. Still, if Juan Mata is a luxury signing, then what a luxury. Chelsea's player of the year for the past two seasons is now lining up in United's No. 8 shirt and the arrival of the Spaniard has given the whole club a much-needed lift. Moyes also did well to get Anderson off the payroll, if only on loan, while the underperforming Fabio was given a clean break. Rumours of further bids for Luke Shaw and the likes of Toni Kroos did not materialise.

Grade: A-

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NEWCASTLE UNITED

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: -£19m

In: Luuk de Jong (Borussia Moenchengladbach, loan)

Out: Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint-Germain, £19m); Jonas Gutierrez (Norwich City, loan)

Mike Ashley was unable to resist a good offer for Newcastle's best player so the squad was considerably weakened by the loss of Cabaye to PSG. There was no riot on Tyneside following his sale - despite promises of one in Cabaye's terrace ditty at St James' Park - but discontent supporters were at least mollified somewhat by the rarity of Joe Kinnear actually getting his hands on a player with striker De Jong joining on loan. A good transfer window for the balance sheet, not the team sheet.

Grade: D

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NORWICH CITY

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle, loan); Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, loan)

Out: None

A very quiet window for Norwich, who spent a substantial amount of money in the summer yet still find themselves struggling in the league. Gutierrez is versatile and has Premier League quality, while Yobo brings experience too, but Norwich needed more bodies well as cutting some of the unhappy elements of the squad, such as Wes Hoolahan. It could be a long, long second half of the season at Carrow Road.

Grade: D-

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SOUTHAMPTON

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: None

Out: Tadanari Lee (released); Lee Barnard (Southend, loan); Billy Sharp (Doncaster, loan); Danny Fox (Nottingham Forest, loan); Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace, undisclosed); Pablo 'Dani' Osvlaldo (Juventus, loan)

Nicola Cortese was arguably the most significant departure from Southampton having overseen their rise from League One and overhauled the philosophy of the club. Without their former chairman, they still managed to hold onto the vastly talented Luke Shaw despite prolonged interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, while club record signing Dani Osvaldo was packed off to Juventus on loan in some shame.

Grade: B

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STOKE CITY

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GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: Stephen Ireland (Aston Villa, undisclosed); John Guidetti (Manchester City, loan); Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution, free)

Out: Brek Shea (Barnsley, loan); Juan Agudelo (Utrecht, loan)

Agudelo had to make a swift exit due to work-permit issues so it was a rather quiet window for Stoke, with Ireland turning a loan move into a permanent deal and Guidetti arriving on loan. The talented Swede has already been making noises over a lack of opportunity under Hughes, who may have to handle the youngster carefully. Relegation remains a real possibility and Stoke did not do enough in January to suggest they will have the resources to steer clear of trouble. Signing Jonathan Pitroipa on deadline day from Rennes would have been nice.

Grade: C-

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SUNDERLAND

GROSS SPEND: X

NET SPEND: X

In: Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina, loan); Santiago Vergini (Estudiantes, loan); Oscar Ustari (Almeria, free); Ignacio Scocco (Internacional, undisclosed); Liam Bridcutt (Brighton, £3m)

Out: Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood, loan); Cabral (Genoa, loan); Ji Dong-won (Augsburg, undisclosed); Billy Knott (Port Vale, loan); Danny Graham (Sunderland, loan); Samba Diakite (Fiorentina, loan); David Moberg Karlsson (Kilmarnock, loan)

Sunderland's utterly haphazard recruitment policy continues apace. Paolo Di Canio signed an entirely new team in the summer and, as just when Gus Poyet was being given the resources to make his own signings in January, the club announced the departure of agent turned director of football, Roberto De Fanti. With no hope of any kind of continuity or a coherent plan, Sunderland recruited a number of players who are far from sure things in the Premier League. They need at least a couple to come off.

Grade: C

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SWANSEA CITY

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: David Ngog (Bolton, undisclosed); Adam King (Hearts); Raheem Hanley (Blackburn, free); Jay Fulton (Falkirk, undisclosed)

Out: Alan Tate (Aberdeen, loan)

Swansea's problem is not the quality in their squad, but Michael Laudrup's battle to extract maximum effort from his players on a consistent basis. As such, having embarked on an extensive recruitment drive in the summer, Swansea's business was rather low key with King an unknown quantity having started only two games for Hearts and Ngog a rather underwhelming addition.

Grade: C-

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: -£7m

In: None

Out: Simon Dawkins (Derby, undisclosed); Shaquile Coulthirst (Leyton Orient, loan); Jonathan Obika (Brighton, loan); Jermain Defoe (Toronto, undisclosed); Ryan Fredericks (Millwall, loan); Adam Smith (Bournemouth, undisclosed); Lewis Holtby (Fulham, loan)

Sporting director Franco Baldini blew a cool £100m in the summer so, despite the underperformance of a number of new signings, Tim Sherwood did not add to the squad he inherited from Andre Villas-Boas, even after allowing Defoe to join FC Toronto in February. The return to favour of Emmanuel Adebayor and the first-team integration of Nabil Bentaleb at least gave him a couple more bodies.

Grade: C-

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WEST BROMWICH ALBION

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: -£7m

In: None

Out: Lee Camp (Bournemouth, free); Shane Long (Hull City, £7m)

New manager Pepe Mel was unable to use what remained of the January window to bring in any of his own faces so the Baggies limp on for the remainder of the season without Long, and with the prospect of losing Nicolas Anelka for a prolonged period due to a likely FA ban for his quenelle gesture.

Grade: D

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WEST HAM UNITED

GROSS SPEND: £0

NET SPEND: £0

In: Antonio Nocerino (AC Milan, loan); Marco Borriello (Roma, loan); Carlton Cole (re-signed, free); Roger Johnson (Wolves, loan); Jaanai Gordon (Peterborough, undisclosed); Abdul Razak (Anzhi, short-term deal); Pablo Armero (Napoli, loan)

Out: Mladen Petric (released); Jordan Spence (MK Dons, loan)

Sam Allardyce had a budget Mascherano-Tevez moment when West Ham surprisingly announced the loan signings of Italy internationals Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino on the same day and finished the window with a flourish when doing deals for Ivory Coast midfielder Abdul Razak and Napoli defender Pablo Armero. Still, who knows how they will all fare in the Premier League?

Grade: C

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