Deadline day: Graham seals Sunderland move

Striker moves from Swansea in £5m deal while defender Christopher Samba signs for QPR

Danny Graham has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at Sunderland

Sunderland have made their third signing of the January transfer window with the capture of Swansea City striker Danny Graham.

The 27-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Stadium of Light after completing a £5m move.

Graham began his career at Middlesbrough and after spells at Carlisle United and Watford, he joined Swansea in 2011. Last season he was the club's top scorer with 14 goals.

"We're delighted to have Danny and I genuinely think he’ll do well for us," said Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill. "He has a real desire to do well."

QPR sign Samba in record deal

Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of former Blackburn Rovers centre-half Christopher Samba for a club record fee.

The 28-year-old has penned a four-and-a-half year deal after agreeing to move from Russian side Anji Makhachkala. The deal is subject to international clearance.

Samba, who made 161 appearances in a five-year spell at Rovers, is seen as the ideal replacement for the departing Ryan Nelsen, who is leaving to become head coach of Toronto FC.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp said: "Chris is just what we need. He's a monster. Great in the air, quick, a leader, strong, fantastic in both boxes, hard as nails. He's a proper centre-half."

Meanwhile, QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has signed for Serie A side Palermo on loan until the end of the season.

You can keep up to date with all the latest transfers by clicking here for a club-by-club record of all the January signings.

Key Points

  • Danny Graham completes £5m move to Sunderland
  • QPR sign defender Christopher Samba for club record fee
  • Catch up with all the deadline-day signings on premierleague.com