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In Pictures: Eleven biggest moves of the January 2013 transfer window

February 1, 2013

Queens Park Rangers spent £12.5 million (Dh72.8m) on former Blackburn defender Chris Samba, who had been at Anzhi Makhachkala, in a bid to strengthen their defence in the battle to stay in the English Premier League. PicL Andrew Yates/AFP
Queens Park Rangers spent £12.5 million (Dh72.8m) on former Blackburn defender Chris Samba, who had been at Anzhi Makhachkala, in a bid to strengthen their defence in the battle to stay in the English Premier League.  PicL Andrew Yates/AFP
Ricardo Quaresma's free transfer to Al Ahli may not have made the same media noise as Beckham to PSG, but the Portugal international winger's decision to join the Pro League side represents a huge boost to football in the UAE. Christopher Pike / The Nati???
Ricardo Quaresma's free transfer to Al Ahli may not have made the same media noise as Beckham to PSG, but the Portugal international winger's decision to join the Pro League side represents a huge boost to football in the UAE.  Christopher Pike / The Nati???
The long wait over David Beckham's future was finally resolved after the former England captain signed with Paris Saint Germain until the end of the season - although the ex-Man Utd midfielder will donate his salary to a local children's charity. Pic: Mi???
The long wait over David Beckham's future was finally resolved after the former England captain signed with Paris Saint Germain until the end of the season - although the ex-Man Utd midfielder will donate his salary to a local children's charity.  Pic: Mi???
Mario Balotelli, seen here shaking hands with AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani, left Manchester City to join the San Siro club on a four and a half year deal. Pic: Studio Buzzi/AP
Mario Balotelli, seen here shaking hands with AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani, left Manchester City to join the San Siro club on a four and a half year deal. Pic: Studio Buzzi/AP
Daniel Sturridge made an immediate impact after joining Liverpool from Chelsea on day one of the January transfer window, and has brought much needed goals to the side. Pic: Jon Super/AP
Daniel Sturridge made an immediate impact after joining Liverpool from Chelsea on day one of the January transfer window, and has brought much needed goals to the side. Pic: Jon Super/AP
Chelsea exploited a clause in Demba Ba's contract to land the prolific striker in a cut-price deal from Newcastle United - and he has weighed in with his share of goals as the European Champions look to get back into the Premier League title race. Andy R???
Chelsea exploited a clause in Demba Ba's contract to land the prolific striker in a cut-price deal from Newcastle United - and he has weighed in with his share of goals as the European Champions look to get back into the Premier League title race.  Andy R???
Wesley Sneijder's move to big-spending Galatasaray, followed days later by the signing of Didier Drogba, underlined the ambition the Turkish side has shown during the January transfer window. Pic: AFP
Wesley Sneijder's move to big-spending Galatasaray, followed days later by the signing of Didier Drogba, underlined the ambition the Turkish side has shown during the January transfer window. Pic: AFP
Wilfried Zaha was signed by Manchester United during the transfer window for more than £10m, but will remain with current side Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season. Pic: Carl Court/AFP
Wilfried Zaha was signed by Manchester United during the transfer window for more than £10m, but will remain with current side Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season. Pic: Carl Court/AFP
Arsenal sprang a deadline day surprise with the £10m signing of Nacho Monreal from Malaga. The left-back completed his deal just minutes before the transfer window closed. Pic: AFP
Arsenal sprang a deadline day surprise with the £10m signing of Nacho Monreal from Malaga.  The left-back completed his deal just minutes before the transfer window closed.  Pic: AFP
Liverpool completed their protracted pursuit of Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan, eventually landing the 20-year-old for £8.5m. Pic: Getty
Liverpool completed their protracted pursuit of Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan, eventually landing the 20-year-old for £8.5m.  Pic: Getty
The biggest deal of the transfer window was already organised long before January 1, with Lucas Moura officially moving to PSG on that date for EU40m. The Brazil midfielder had been a target for a host of clubs during the summer, but the big-spending, Qa???
The biggest deal of the transfer window was already organised long before January 1, with Lucas Moura officially moving to PSG on that date for EU40m.  The Brazil midfielder had been a target for a host of clubs during the summer, but the big-spending, Qa???