THE final week of the January transfer window edges closer and Premier League teams continue to work on bolstering their squads.

Cherries on Tuesday completed their pursuit of Brentford defender Chris Mepham for a fee understood to be £12million.

The 21-year-old has signed a long-term deal with the Dorset club and could feature against Chelsea at Vitality Stadium on Wednesday.

On the same day, Marc Pugh completed his loan move to Hull. The experienced winger joins the Championship outfit for the rest of the season.

Speculation continues to surface regarding defender Tyrone Mings and a potential loan deal.

A number of Championship clubs are interested in the former Ipswich talent but West Bromwich Albion "is his most likely destination", according to Sky Sports.

The short-term future of striker Sam Surridge remains uncertain.

Earlier this month the Cherries academy graduate was recalled from his loan at Oldham after scoring in the Latics' FA Cup win at Fulham.

League One clubs Bradford and Oxford have both confirmed their interest in the 20-year-old.

This afternoon Cherries youngster Charlie Seaman joined Dundee United until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old full-back has impressed this season under the stewardship of Shaun Cooper and on Tuesday scored the winner against Shrewsbury in the Central League Cup semi-final.

Elsewhere, Gonzalo Higuain has completed his loan move to Chelsea.

The former Real Madrid striker had been with AC Milan, however a deal was reached between the Blues and parent club Juventus.

Higuain could make his Premier League debut against Cherries next week.

The signing appears to have quashed speculation that Callum Wilson could be the focus of attention from the London club this month.

However the future of West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic remains in doubt.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said he was not sure if the marksman will be included in the squad for the FA Cup fourth-round tie against AFC Wimbledon.

West Ham had been linked with a move for Wilson if Arnautovic left the club.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton this morning said: "I don’t think we will be bringing anyone in."

The Seagulls sit one place behind Cherries in the Premier League.

Hughton added that January "is not a good time to buy".

Crystal Palace have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Lucas Perri on loan from Sao Paulo until the end of the season.

The London club can choose to buy the 21-year-old once the loan spell ends.

Newcastle have added to their defensive options with the loan signing of Jordan Lukaku from Lazio.

The brother of Manchester United striker Romelu will join Rafael Benitez's squad at St James's Park.