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3 September 2013

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  1. 0108: 

    After 18 hours of live text commentary, that's your lot. Drama, heartache, frustration, woe and joy all collided on another classic Transfer Deadline Day.

    We've got all week to digest these moves as well as it's an international break. And remember, Arsenal actually did sign Mesut Ozil.


  2. 0058: 

    OptaJoe: Mesut Ozil has 72 goal assists in the last five seasons - more than any other player across Europe's top five leagues.

  3. 0050: 

    It's worth remembering that two weeks ago Manchester United had a 'derisory' bid of £28m rejected from Everton for both Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. That bid was £28m - today they've paid £27.5m just for Fellaini - 1-0 to Everton...

  4. 0048: 

    Luke Child via 81111: Why, oh why did United pay that for Fellaini? Why not just pay the get out clause which they let expire? Fellaini is plan D after Fabregas, Alcantara and Herrera. He is not United quality and all we can hope for is that he takes Cleverley's place in the team.

  5. 0039: 

    Libolius Ndjaba: Manchester United keeping Wayne Rooney is the best thing Moyes has done this summer.

    Tom Rigler: Happy with Marouane Fellaini, gives the United midfield much needed strength that is missing, and possibly Coentrao, could be decent

  6. 0032: 

    West Ham joint-chairman David Gold: "The window is closed, we did our best. It didn't work out the way we hoped.

    "Now let's prepare for Southampton and go there and get a result."

  7. 0030:  

    "BBC Sport has learnt that Manchester United did submit their paperwork for their season-long loan deal for Fabio Coentrao before the 2300 BST deadline. But the move will only go ahead if both United and Real Madrid entered the correct details of the deal on Fifa's new transfer matching system. The deadline for that system closed at midnight."

  8. 0029: 

    Will Adams via 81111: I think Reading did better transfer business than Manchester United, and we brought Wayne Bridge.

    Wayne Bridge
  9. 0026: 

    Mina: Liverpool have done very well. Actually strengthened the areas that needed reinforcements - Not to mention keeping Suarez & Agger.

  10. 0015: 

    So I make that two moves we are waiting for official confirmation on. Shane Long's move from West Brom to Hull and Fabio Coentrao's move to Manchester United.

    Both deals look dead - but there could still be time to sneak them in.

  11. 0014: 
    Done Deal

    One in from the Championship, where Middlesbrough have signed Jacob Butterfield from Norwich on a three-year deal.

  12. 0010: 

    From Josh in Wiltshire: All these deals, including Bale and Fellaini, puts into perspective how much of a spectacular bargain Van Persie was.

    Chris from Belfast: How many days until the January transfer window opens?

    Manchester United paid about £24m for Robin van Persie...

  13. 0008: 

    Who's done well out of today's window then? Everton have kept Leighton Baines, sold Marouane Fellaini for more than they should have, swapped Victor Anichebe for Romelu Lukaku and got James McCarthy and Gareth Barry into midfield. Pretty good?

    Crystal Palace have had a strong day, West Brom broke their transfer record, and Arsenal bought a genuinely world-class playmaker...

  14. 0003: 

    So Everton get three in and about £20m in cash. Not a bad day at all, though Marouane Fellaini will be a huge loss. Physically and metaphorically...

  15. 0003: 

    Mike in Edinburgh on text: And the transfer deadline day winners are...Everton!!

  16. 2359: 

    Bosh! Five deals confirmed in one go. No messing about. That's how you write a press release!

  17. 2359: 
    DONE DEALS- Everton confirm five deals
    Marouane Fellaini

    Everton have sold Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United for a £27.5m fee, with Victor Anichebe heading to West Brom for a fee which could rise to £6m.

    Coming into Goodison are James McCarthy for £13m from Wigan and a pair of season long loan deals for Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry.

  18. 2357: 

    What a saga. But hang on there's more...

  19. 2355: 
    Done Deal

    Manchester United sign midfielder Marouane Fellaini from Everton for £27.5m.

  20. 2354: 

    The big news is now confirmed...

  21. 2353: 
    Done Deal

    Further signs that a change in style is well and truly under way at Stoke. Long-throw merchant Ryan Shotton has joined Wigan on loan.

  22. 2351: 
    Romelu Lukaku

    Chelsea have now confirmed the news we had earlier that Romelu Lukaku has joined Everton on loan for the season. Job done.

  23. 2350: 
    New Cardiff signing Peter Odemwingie

    "Absolutely delighted to be joining Cardiff City FC! Can't wait to hear the famous Cardiff fans roar! I promise GOALS!!!"

  24. 2350: 
    Done deal

    I've still not had official confirmation that Shane Long's move from West Brom to Hull has fallen through, but the Tigers have signed Egyptian Gedo on a season-long loan deal from Al Ahly. Gedo was there last season as well.

  25. 2347: 

    BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis reports that a Crystal Palace bid for Andy Johnson from QPR collapsed at the last minute. Almost a last-gasp return to his old club.

  26. 2345: 

    Nottingham Forest chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi got carried away by deadline day as well, it seems. In a statement he says that "we today attempted to sign four players in a bid to further bolster our squad.

    "Regrettably, the value of each player rose over the course of the day to a point where we no longer considered any of our targets as suitable signings at this time.

    "This should not detract from the work we carried out earlier in the window. A lot of money has been invested and I am delighted with the nine players we have brought to the club this summer."

  27. 2342: 

    Milo Mannion: Wish United had made some big signings but far too much hyperbole about Moyes & United doomed to fail. Early days still...

    Allan Gorman: Man Utd should sign those three imposters, they look to have made better strides in a signing today than Moyes and Woodward.

    Sean Lightfoot: Wish everyone would stop throwing the kitchen sink at United. Give Moyes and Fellaini a chance.

  28. 2340: 

    Jonah S from London: Looks like all of United's negotiators this window were imposters.

    Oly Williams: Momo Sissoko to Reading would be unreal!

    Paul: Don't dress the Fellaini signing up. Desperation, nothing else. If you really wanted him why pay £27.5 mill now when you could have had him before for £23mill? Moyes got desperate and brought in a panic.

  29. 2335: 

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Contradictory reports within Spain on the Fabio Coentrao situation. Some media claiming the United loan bid came through, others saying it was too late. Similarly with Madrid's attempts to sign Siqueira from Granada, who would be Coentrao's replacement.

    Fabio Coentrao

    "There's a suspicion that Madrid have learned their attempts to get Siqueira didn't make it, in which case they would not want Coentrao to leave and therefore will attempt to argue the United bid was too late.

    "Complications complications...if you must leave it until the last three minutes when you've had three months, this is what can happen."

  30. 2335: 

    Andrew Priestley: Fellaini a good fit for Man Utd. Play him in midfield alongside Carrick with Kagawa playing in the hole behind the striker.

  31. 2334: 
    Done deal

    Harry Redknapp on Deadline Day can only mean one thing can't it? No, it's not Peter Crouch. Or Jermain Defoe. The other one he always signs - Niko Kranjcar is a QPR player.

    The Croatian has landed on a season-long loan deal from Dynamo Kiev. How many players have QPR got now?!

  32. 2331: 

    Still no concrete news on the futures of Shane Long, Victor Anichebe, Marouane Fellaini, Fabio Coentrao, James McCarthy, Gareth Barry, Andy Johnson...

    Don't go to bed just yet.

  33. 2330: 

    Statisticians Opta: 11 - Marouane Fellaini scored 11 PL goals last season, only one Man Utd midfielder (Kagawa, 6), scored more than two. Welcome.

  34. 2330: 

    Richard Jones via 81111: Laughing stock. That's what Moyes and Woodward have made Man Utd. An ageing team and good chance no Champions League football next season.

  35. 2326:  

    "Confirmation from Manchester United that three men who reportedly attempted to negotiate a deal to sign Athletic Bilboa midfielder Ander Herrera were not acting on behalf of the Premier League champions and were, for want of another word, imposters.

    "Reports in Spain claim three men dressed in black suits and claiming to be United "representatives" spent an hour at the La Liga offices attempting to negotiate a deal. The move collapsed at the 11th hour."

  36. 2325: 

    Incredible confirmation of some odd goings on in Spain coming up...

  37. 2323: 
    Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler

    "Good player Marouane Fellaini... But just not a Manchester United player."

  38. 2322: 

    Fabio Coentrao to Manchester United? We are still waiting for confirmation on that one. Do Manchester United need another left-back? What will Patrice Evra think if that goes through?

    Fabio Coentrao
  39. 2321: 

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "It's been a busy enough day on the continent, though we won't know the full extent of all the last-minute ones that snuck through until tomorrow - spare a thought for those poor Russian club staff members sweating over the last details in their Premier League's offices.

    "A lot of the drama happened earlier in the week with Kevin-Prince Boateng's surprise move to Schalke and a few clubs got stuck in 'chains' today - Feyenoord were planning to use money from selling defender Bruno Martins Indi to Everton to offer free agent Otman Bakkal a deal, say Voetbal International, but the former falling through meant they had to can the latter."

  40. 2321: 

    The social media world has got extremely excited by Arsenal's record transfer deal. Mesut Ozil has now been mentioned on Twitter over 3 million times today. Gareth Bale, in comparison, has been mentioned just over 800,000 times.

  41. 2318: 

    Craig Stewart: Seriously though, £13m for McCarthy makes £84m for Bale seem an absolute bargain.

    Tangerine Coyote: Best piece of business a Bloomfield Road today? Keeping Tom Ince!

    Leigh Young: Manchester United trying to do things on cheap, by bringing in Woodward and Moyes they have just saved about £100m in transfer fees.

  42. 2318: 
    Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku

    "Signed at Everton on a season loan."

  43. 2316: 

    It could all end up nice for Everton then. Romelu Lukaku in - a cracking signing - with Gareth Barry and James McCarthy to come. And Marouane Fellaini to go out?

  44. 2316: 
    Done Deal

    Everton have signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan deal, according to the player himself.

  45. 2315:  
    BBC Sport's David OrnsteinCOENTRAO TO MAN UTD?

    "Understand Man Utd are making a move for Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao on loan."

  46. 2315: 

    Paul via 81111: Can someone now please explain the phenomenon that is Joe Kinnear? Truly inspired appointment!

    Mike from Manchester via 81111: Manchester United's dreams of winning the Premier League, Champions League or anything else this season well and truly over now. Suddenly League Cup tie with Liverpool looks incredibly crucial, only realistic chance at a trophy with this threadbare midfield.

    Dane via 81111: Best deal of the summer goes to... Liverpool for keeping hold of Luis Suarez, when he comes back from suspension that'll be like a new signing, surely.

  47. 2314: 
    Done Deal

    Burnley complete the signing of Stoke City midfielder Michael Kightly on a season-long loan deal.

    The winger, who joined the Potters from Wolves for £2m in 2012, has fallen out of favour under new Stoke boss Mark Hughes.

  48. 2314: 

    So it's a bit like enforcing the extra half an hour at the end of a day's play at a Test match if you fancy you can sneak a result...

  49. 2313:  

    "If a club gets a 'deal-sheet' into the Premier League before 2300 BST they can keep working on the fine details of a transfer after the deadline.

    "The deal-sheet has to be signed by the buying and selling club and the player and must include the agreed terms of fee and wages. If that is completed correctly and is in before 2300, clubs will be granted extra time.

    "If it is an international transfer deal, the clubs have until midnight, because that is when Fifa's Transfer Matching System closes. If it is a domestic deal, the clubs have until 0100 BST."

  50. 2312: 

    So the window is closed, but plenty of moves are rumbling on. How can that be? Here's Ben Smith to fill us in...

  51. 2311: 
    Done Deal

    Fulham, ghosting in under the radar like a stealth bomber, announce the signing of Elsad Zverotic from BSC Young Boys on a two-year contract.

  52. 2309: 

    Steve Harr: I am distraught West Ham have made no signings. We lack depth, have plenty of injuries and only one recognised forward fit, Modibo Maiga.

    Ady Lindsay: Serious joke we have done nothing in this window, Sir Alex Ferguson would never have left it late to get a deal done.

    Darren Allan Kyeyune: Good move for Arsenal to get Ozil but they really needed a defender in the last minutes of the window.

  53. 2308: 
    Done deal

    Blackpool have signed Derby County striker Nathan Tyson on a free transfer.

    The 31-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Championship leaders, with the option of a further year.

  54. 2307:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington at Everton's training ground

    "James McCarthy is at Everton's training ground."

  55. 2305: 

    Remember former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko? The long-legged man is apparently finalising a move to Reading from Paris St-Germain. He would be quite a signing for the Championship side...

  56. 2303: 

    BBC Sport's Luke Reddy has had Wigan chairman Dave Whelan back on the blower for the latest on the transfer of James McCarthy.

    James McCarthy

    Whelan confirms offer in the region of £13m for James McCarthy has been accepted.

    Whelan said: "They've been realistic and have matched our valuation. They are going to pay us much, much quicker than they said they would earlier.

    "It's now up to them and they have to try and get it through.

    "If he goes, he goes, and we wish him all the best, if it doesn't go through then I hope he'll play as normal for Wigan."

  57. 2302: 
    done deal

    QPR confirm they have signed Tom Carroll and Benoit Assout-Ekotto from Tottenham. Both join up with former manager Harry Redknapp on season-long loans.

    Elsewhere in the Championship, Leicester City striker Marko Futacs joins Hungarian side Diosgyori VTK on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

  58. 2301: 

    The window may be closed, but lots of chairman have lots of plates spinning in the air. Will these deals go through?

    Shane Long to Hull?

    Victor Anichebe to West Brom?

    James McCarthy to Everton?

    Romelu Lukaku to Everton or West Brom?

    Gareth Barry to Everton?

    Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United?

    Anyone to QPR?

  59. 2300: 

    That's it. The transfer window has officially closed!

  60. 2258:  
    Wigan owner Dave Whelan on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Why they leave it so late, I do not understand. But we have accepted the offer from Everton for James McCarthy."

    James - you have 90 seconds to agree personal terms...

  61. 2256: 
    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

    "Signing of the summer! Easily! Fantastic player, plays the 'Arsenal way'. Welcome Mesut Ozil, absolutely buzzing!"

  62. 2255: 

    Kiyonga: The best thing Manchester United and Moyes can do at the moment is use Shinji Kagawa. Why look for creativity when yet you have it?

    Raj Lakhani: Fellaini such a panic buy. All the talk of Arsene Wenger panic buying and now Moyes. How can the rest of the board allow this.

    Andrew Priestley: I don't feel that the mess at Manchester United is David Moyes' fault. The blame rests with Ed Woodward. Bring back David Gill!

  63. 2255: 

    Quite literally now or never...

  64. 2252: 
    Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla

    "Welcome Mesut Ozil. Such an amazing player!"

  65. 2251: 

    Can you honestly 'be considering a bid' for a player with nine minutes of the transfer window left? Come on now...

  66. 2251: 

    Ben from Norwich via 81111: Would love to know Moyes and Woodward's mind set about this transfer window and how not signing anyone shows the club moving forward? Mancini signed players considered average and got the sack, and yet we're signing no-one as champions!!! Says everything!!

  67. 2251: 

    Who's got an idea of what an Arsenal XI may look like now then? When everyone's fit, naturally?

    Podolski on the left, Walcott on the right, Cazorla, Wilshere and Ozil in the middle? Good luck getting the ball back off that lot.

    But good luck hoping for anyone to track back and make a tackle...

  68. 2250: 

    Charlton Athletic have signed winger Cameron Stewart on loan from Premier League side Hull City until January.

  69. 2247:  
    Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage on Football Focus, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I am gobsmacked about Manchester United. There was no creativity in the middle of the park against Chelsea and Liverpool, they have nobody who can go past a man.

    "They need somebody. I do not think Marouane Fellaini is the answer for them."

    Watch the Transfer Deadline Day edition of Football Focus on BBC One and the BBC Sport website now.

  70. 2247: 

    German football writer Mark Lovell: "So Ozil is finally a done deal - joining fellow German internationals Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski at the Emirates. It will be interesting to follow how his career in the national side progresses with the World Cup on the horizon.

    "Both Mertesacker and Podolski have regressed in 'Die Mannschaft' since their move to England and are bench players now for national manager Joachim Low. Wenger will argue Ozil is a different calibre of player. £50million or half a Bale."

  71. 2246: 

    Olufemi Adegbe: In years to come, we all will remember this moment. What we were doing when Arsenal announced Ozil.

  72. 2246:  

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "After the drama of Ander Herrera falling through and Mesut Ozil going through, there probably won´t be any more deals in Spain now. Business for the day probably done. Unless some more men in black suits turn up at the league's offices, of course."

  73. 2245: 

    Gareth Barry, Marouane Fellaini - get those pencils sharpened...

  74. 2244:  
    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty

    "Great signing for Arsenal in Ozil. If Man Utd were not interested then they should have been. Quality. Or "super quality" as Wenger said."

  75. 2244: 

    Chris Grieve: Manchester United leaving it a bit late aren't they! Not much ambition either trying to sign Fellaini.

  76. 2242: 

    "Can I have a midfielder. Actually, let-let-let me rephrase that. Can I... No, in fact I'll just repeat the question - can I have a midfielder..."

  77. 2242: 

    Alex in Cambridge: Absolutely gutted about Ozil! Why didn't Utd try and gazump the deal today since we have been after a world class midfielder all summer?

    Steve H in York: This Fellaini thing is like watching Alan Partridge trying to get his contract signed for the second series. Come on Roberto tell the the price has just gone up to £40m in the last 10 minutes while Moyesey has been in the Gents...

    Nick: It's good that a team with Cazorla, Arteta, Rosicky, Podolski, Ramsey, Walcott, Oxlaide Chamberlain and Wilshere finally have an attacking midfielder.

  78. 2239: 

    Twenty minutes left of the Transfer Window. What can they get done in 20 minutes? I struggle to buy a paper and some milk in 20 minutes.

  79. 2238: 

    Dan: Real Madrid have been taken to the cleaners by north London.

    Graeme Worrall: Woodward and Moyes between them have turned this window into a shambles for United.

    Joe: Woodward and Moyes between them have turned this window into a shambles for United.

  80. 2238: 

    Tune in now - live at the top of this page, on BBC One and BBC One HD for a Deadline Day special edition of Football Focus...

  81. 2236:  
    Former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane on Monday Night Club

    "Gareth Barry brings a lot of experience for Everton. He has played so many games around top, top players."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  82. 2235: 

    Speaking of Gareth Barry - who was skinned by Mesut Ozil at the 2010 World Cup - he has apparently just arrived at Everton's training ground to discuss a move.

  83. 2235: 
    Mesut Ozil

    And here is word from the man himself, Mesut Ozil.

    Taking to his Facebook account, the new Arsenal signing says: "Dear fans of Real Madrid. Thank you very much for three wonderful years with all of you.

    "My time at Real Madrid was unique and special for me.

    "Sometimes things develop differently, than I would have expected them to a few days ago. Although I'm leaving Real Madrid, I wish you and the team the very best for the future.

    "Now, I'm looking forward to my new club: THE GUNNERS!"

  84. 2233: 

    That is a cracking signing from Arsenal. Gareth Barry will have nightmares now that Ozil is in the country...

  85. 2232:  
    Former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane on Monday Night Club

    "Into the next window, there will be more faces coming into Arsenal.

    "I think Arsenal will be very, very strong over the next few years."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  86. 2231: 
    Shane Long

    30 minutes to push these deals through...

  87. 2229: 

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We are extremely pleased to have signed Mesut Ozil. He is a great player, with proven quality at both club and international level. We have watched and admired him for some time as he has all the attributes I look for in an Arsenal player.

    "I have said throughout the summer that we have been working hard to bring in top quality players to this football club. This has involved many many people across the club and I have always had the full support of the club in making decisions on the football side.

    Mesut Ozil

    "Mesut is a top quality footballer who will be a fantastic addition to our talented squad. We are all looking forward to him joining up with us after his international matches with Germany and working with us as an Arsenal player."

  88. 2229: 
    Done deal

    Relax Arsenal fans - Mesut Ozil has signed from Real Madrid on a 'long-term contract.'

  89. 2225:  

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Some bizarre reports coming out regarding United's collapsed Herrera deal. Apparently a group of men claiming to be United representatives spent an hour at the La Liga offices in Madrid today, but it turns out they had nothing to do with the club and were presumably just attempting to get a cut of the deal in an elaborate fraud.

    "Must be stressed these are just rumours but the Spanish media have published pictures of men in black suits - supposedly the United "representatives" - coming out of the league offices carrying briefcases.

    "All very strange and no doubt the truth will come out in the next few days."

  90. 2225: 

    Richard in Putney via 81111: Sitting here thinking that someone has made a right mess dealing with the departure of Ferguson. Taking over was always going to be difficult but to have another inexperienced addition to this level in Ed Woodward has backfired massively. You would expect better forward thinking from Manchester United.

  91. 2223: 
    Stephane Sessegnon

    Wow! West Brom break their transfer record to sign Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon.

    He has signed a three-year deal at the Hawthorns for an undisclosed fee - which is more than the £6m they paid for Shane Long.

  92. 2220: 

    Alan: Can someone teach the Manchester United board how minimum buyout clauses work? Can't get the Herrera one right and let Fellaini's expire!

    Rolly Rollinson: As a Manchester United fan, I'm absolutely fuming. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has a lot to answer for.

    David Moyes

    Mark Roberts: Rumours are that David Moyes is hanging on for a marquee signing after George Weah rang him about his cousin.

  93. 2218: 

    As we close in on the deadline, here are some of the day's biggest moves...

    Gareth Bale completed his world record move from Tottenham to Real Madrid on Sunday night for a whopping £86m.

    Arsenal have agreed a club record fee of £42.4m for Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil.

    Liverpool have signed central defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori for a combined fee of about £25m.

    Liverpool have also signed Chelsea forward Victor Moses on loan for the rest of the season.

    Aston Villa have signed Czech Republic striker Libor Kozak from Lazio in a deal worth about £7m.

    Cardiff City have signed striker Peter Odemwingie from West Brom on a two-year deal for £2.25m.

    Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell joins Wigan on a season-long loan.

    Swansea sign striker Alvaro Vazquez from Spanish side Getafe, subject to international clearance.

  94. 2218:  
    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty

    "Astonishing that a club of Manchester United's stature reaching the last hour of the transfer window without a big signing confirmed. Strategy?"

  95. 2217: 
    Done Deal

    Sunderland make yet another signing as former Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena joins from Napoli. Does that make Adam Johnson their longest-serving player?

  96. 2216:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportUNITED LATEST

    "Manchester United have failed in their bid to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.

    "It is understood the player had indicated a willingness to join the Old Trafford club and that United were willing to meet Herrera's £30.5m release clause but the deal will not now go through.

    "Confusion surrounds the collapse of the deal in Spain, but United are now concentrating all efforts on their attempts to sign Everton's Marouane Fellaini with 45 minutes of the window remaining."

  97. 2215: 

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Somewhat (to say the least) better news for Arsenal fans: sources in Spain claim Real Madrid have now officially communicated Mesut Ozil's departure from the club with the La Liga authorities."

  98. 2213: 

    Bristol City have completed their second deadline-day signing with the loan capture of Nottingham Forest winger Stephen McLaughlin until 2 January.

    The Robins had earlier signed Derby defender James O'Connor on loan until 13 January.

  99. 2213:  
    MOTD commentator John Motson

    "I am quite amazed we have got to the stage where one of the most celebrated clubs in the world, Manchester United, have not bought a senior player."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  100. 2212: 

    No, really. Please do.

    The first editions of tomorrow's papers are in and the Daily Mail have gone with 'Arsene Spender: Gunners land £42m dream signing Ozil.'

    That could look a bit embarrassing in a few hours' time...

  101. 2210: 

    Into the last hour then, time to hear your thoughts for the last time. What do you make of the goings on at Arsenal? At Manchester United? Everton? Chelsea? Anywhere else?

    Who is the big signing of the day? Have there been any yet?

    Text in with your name to 81111 (UK Only) and tweet us at #bbcfootball.

  102. 2209:  

    France football writer Matt Spiro: "Reports are gathering pace in France that Juan Mata has agreed to join Paris St Germain, but the move remains in the balance because Chelsea have not yet accepted the French club's offer."

  103. 2208: 

    Mat in Chelsea via 81111: Unless things really kick off in this last hour, I have to say that transfer deadline day has been a damp squib at best.

    It could catch fire yet...

  104. 2207: 

    While we await confirmation of the signing of Mesut Ozil for Arsenal, his potential transfer has undoubtedly been the main talking point on social media on deadline day. With an hour of the window still to go, Ozil has been mentioned over 2.3 million times worldwide on Twitter today.

    By comparison, Juan Mata has been mentioned almost a million times, while Gareth Bale has been mentioned just over 800,000 times today. Follow all the latest news from the window on the BBC Sport Twitter page.

  105. 2206:  
    Serie A updateITALY UPDATE

    Italian football writer James Horncastle: "The calciomercato is now closed in Italy. This transfer window has generated so much enthusiasm around Serie A. There was plenty of razzmatazz as Napoli sold Edinson Cavani then went about spending the €64m they received for him on Gonzalo Higuain et al. Juventus got the so-called 'top player' they've been after in Carlos Tevez, not to mention Fernando Llorente.

    "Fiorentina waved goodbye to Stevan Jovetic but said 'Hello' to Mario Gomez, a member of Bayern's treble-winning side. Roma bought the future captain of Holland, Kevin Strootman and replaced Erik Lamela with arguably the best player in Serie A towards the end of last season, Adem Ljajic. Oh, and Milan fans woke up this morning to discover Kaka is coming back to San Siro. No wonder season ticket sales are up more than 30,000 on this time last year."

  106. 2205: 

    It looks like Marouane Fellaini or nothing for Manchester United now then. David Moyes won't be going to Spain ever again...

  107. 2204: 

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Big news breaking in Spain that Manchester United will NOT meet the buyout clause for Ander Herrera. According to these reports, the deal is off. Note this isn't confirmed but more details will emerge very soon."

  108. 2203: 

    Stand by for some BIG Manchester United news from Spain...

  109. 2202: 
    Done deal

    Done deal at Sunderland! Paolo Di Canio has signed Liverpool striker Fabio Borini on a season-long loan.

    The 22-year-old was Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool boss after completing a transfer from Serie A outfit Roma in July 2012.

  110. 2200: 
    Mesut Ozil

    Der-de-der Der. Der-de-der-de Der! The Final Countdown!

    Into the last hour. Now or never time. Make sure that fax machine has paper in it...

  111. 2157: 
    Andy Johnson

    Andy Johnson then Palace fans? He was a hero in his first stint with the club, winning penalties galore. How do you feel about that?

  112. 2156: 

    Palace have had a busy day, with chairman Steve Parish telling BBC Radio 5 live that he is trying to get two more in the door as well.

    One who is going out though is Peter Ramage - who has been loaned out to Barnsley for the season.

    Parish said: "We have made a bid for Andy Johnson we are waiting to hear, that would be a permanent deal. We are trying to get someone else in on loan and we are trying to buy another one as well."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  113. 2151: 

    Alexi via 81111: Fear that my beloved Fulham might be in for a struggle this season if we don't reinforce our striking options and/or find a new left back. We need new owner Khan to splash some much needed cash!

    Berbatov, Bent, Ruiz, Taarabt, Rodallega not enough for you Alexi?

  114. 2150: 

    It's almost the last hour. I'm starting to think that we're going to have to put Barry Bannan top of the website overnight...

  115. 2149: 
    Fulham's German defender Sascha Riether:

    "Welcome to London Mesut Ozil."

    Steady on there Sascha. No deal confirmed yet. Anyone would think Mesut Ozil was waiting for a better offer...

  116. 2142:  
    Russian Premier LeagueRUSSIAN UPDATE

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "The Russian Premier League window has shut. Sport-Express - who have, it has to be said, covered it quite brilliantly - report that Zenit *do* still have a club rep in there, but that we're not expected to find out until morning which deals have made it over the line.

    "So Spartak and CSKA fans face a wait to to see if Serdar Tasci and Vitinho (respectively) were registered in time. The good news? Minor adjustments to the documents are allowed if you're in the Premier League office by the cut-off time. Like when a shop closes its doors at 1700 here - once you're in, you still get served."

  117. 2141: 

    It's bound to all kick-off in the next hour or so, when Dan Walker will present a Transfer Deadline Day special edition of Football Focus from 2235 BST.

    He will be joined by an expert panel including ex-Stoke manager Tony Pulis and former Wales international Robbie Savage to round up the day's events.

    Watch the show on BBC One and BBC Sport website.

  118. 2141:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Conor McNamara at Manchester United's Training Complex

    "Manchester United's club photographer & various club media & MUTV people arriving at Carrington. Maybe they've come to design the Christmas Party invites?"

  119. 2137: 
    Done deal

    Wigan confirm that loan signing of Nick Powell from Manchester United. The 19-year-old ex-Crewe man will stay with the Latics all season.

  120. 2137: 

    Robert McConnell: The shame is that David Moyes will get stick if Manchester United sign no one, when it is almost certainly executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward that has failed all summer!

  121. 2137: 
    West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster

    "Deadline Day is awesome! Hope big Romelu Lukaku is on his way!"

  122. 2134: 

    As reports circulate that Victor Anichebe is at West Brom's training ground to discuss a move from Everton, and Marouane Fellaini has handed in a transfer request, could Everton end the day two men down with no bodies in through the door?

    Get on the phone Roberto!

  123. 2131: 

    Birmingham City have signed former Swindon Town skipper Paul Caddis for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

    The 25-year-old Scot was first loaned to Blues a year ago after falling out with ex-Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio.

  124. 2130: 
    Marouane Fellaini

    Kick-off in the final 90 minutes of the transfer window...

  125. 2124:  

    France football writer Matt Spiro: "The longest running transfer saga in France is over as Florian Thauvin completes his move to Marseille. The winger, who was attracting the attention of Arsenal and Newcastle, leaves Lille without having played a single game for the club.

    "When Lille signed him from Bastia for £3m in January, they loaned him straight back to the Corsican club. Then, after inspiring France to their Under-20 World Cup triumph, Thauvin decided he no longer wanted to play for Lille and went on strike.

    "His behaviour has been widely criticised but Marseille won't be complaining; they've just secured the services of the one the most exciting young talents in Europe for £12.7m."

  126. 2124: 

    Chris via 81111: What is Manchester United manager David Moyes doing! The only area that needed addressing and we still have no new central midfielders. I have no faith in him, at this rate United will be unravelling as quick as Liverpool did when Souness succeeded Dalglish!

  127. 2122: 

    Astounding - We are nearly at 10 million page views for today's live text commentary.

    Just think positive Arsenal and Manchester United fans, if we tick into eight figures those deals may get done...

  128. 2121: 
    Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy

    "Surprised to see Shane Long might be allowed to leave WBA. Always thought he was a top player and causes all sorts of problems!"

  129. 2120:  
    Wigan owner Dave Whelan on BBC Radio 5 liveWIGAN LATEST

    "Everton are not matching what we are looking for. We asked for a certain price from Everton for James McCarthy, and they have not come near it.

    "We have to be fair with the player, and our football club. They said they were going to pay us over four years.

    "We did not make an offer for Jordan Rhodes. We would not do that until we sold James McCarthy."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  130. 2120: 

    Stoke City winger Michael Kightly, 27, is a loan target for Bolton Wanderers and Burnley. But Everton's move for Wigan's James McCarthy appears to be off...

  131. 2119: 
    Julio Cesar

    What a bizarre situation for QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar. Brazil's number one - Championship side's number three as it stands...

  132. 2116: 

    Farrell Monk: Essou-Ekotto to QPR? That's a missed opportunity for a load of Premier League clubs.

  133. 2115: 

    Italian football writer James Horncastle: "Got to say, I'm as bemused as Harry Redknapp was on BBC Radio 5Live, that "not one club has come in to try to take" QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar. Throughout the summer there has been reported interest from Italy. Fiorentina in particular were said to have sounded him out but his wages were too high.

    "An apparent unwillingness to compromise appears to have put potential suitors off. It leaves Julio Cesar in a difficult spot. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari warned that he wouldn't pick him unless he was playing in a major league. Perhaps he should take a leaf out of Kaka's book and take a pay cut if he wants to be involved in the World Cup back home next summer. It's getting late, though."

  134. 2114: 
    Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere

    "On my way up north, but don't worry Gooners I'm not involved in any last minute deal, just meeting with the England boys!"

  135. 2112:  

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "It looks like Brazilian left-back Guilherme Siqueira, mooted as a possible target for Manchester United or Everton by Andy West (1826), will not be coming to the Premier League. Well-connected Andalucian daily Ideal says Siqueira is currently en route to Lisbon, where he will sign for Benfica on loan with an option to buy.

    "He'll replace former Liverpool target Lorenzo Melgarejo there, who has now officially signed what Kuban Krasnodar describe as "a long-term contract" with the Russian Premier League club."

  136. 2112:  
    BBC Sport's Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    "Having said Lukaku is Everton bound - now hearing West Bromwich Albion still right in the mix."

  137. 2111: 

    Luke, somewhere north of Peterborough: Stephane Sessegnon still looking relaxed in the first class carriage on the 1905 east coast train from Newcastle to Kings Cross!

    Martin, Oldham: Currently trying to prep for a big job interview tomorrow, wonder if I could impress with my deadline day knowledge instead.

    Gavin in Swindon: Arsenal refusing to stump up the £3 million for Demba Ba is a mistake. We're far too short in attack. Signing Ozil is not enough. What happened to getting Michu? Top 4 place is going to be a struggle.

  138. 2108: 

    Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam: "Final couple hours of the deadline. Which players would you like your clubs to sign?"

  139. 2106: 

    BBC Sport's Luke Reddy reports: "Dave Whelan has just told me Wigan have agreed a deal to take Manchester United's Nick Powell on a season-long loan.

    Whelan said: "We obviously had Tom Cleverley on loan and I think United were happy with the job we did with him, so it's good news that we've got the lad.

    Nick Powell

    "We've done the deal for a season long loan."

  140. 2105: 

    News coming in from Manchester United - but this is an out. And it's good news for Wigan...

  141. 2104: 

    There are a lot of balls currently in the air. This is either going to be a crazy last two hours or a very, very disappointing end to the transfer window. Everyone ready?

  142. 2103:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "Even in the Championship you can always rely on Harry Redknapp for a late one. Benoit Assou-Ekotto currently signing forms through Redknapp's car window."

  143. 2103:  
    BBC Sport's David OrnsteinDEAL OFF

    "Arsenal have called off Nicklas Bendtner's proposed transfer to Crystal Palace after failing in their attempt to sign Chelsea striker Demba Ba on a season-long loan.

    "Unless there is any last-minute turn of events, Bendtner will remain at Emirates Stadium and provide back-up to Arsenal's first-choice striker Olivier Giroud."

  144. 2101: 

    Tashfeen Khalid: You know it has to be a bad dream when Arsenal is more successful in the transfer market than Manchester United.

    Ben Rabinovich: WHERE IS OZIL?

    Shohidur Rahman: Even if we bring in the players needed the Moyes & Woodward partnership doesn't bring much hope for the future.

  145. 2101: 
    Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-EkottoREDKNAPP PLEA ANSWERED?

    "Let's go to QPR! I'll keep one eyes on you Spurs, have good luck this season."

    That was quick. Harry was only asking for loan signings at 2051...

  146. 2100: 
    Arsene Wenger

    This is your two-hour warning. Two hours until the end of the transfer window. TWO HOURS ARSENE!

  147. 2057:  
    BBC Sport's Chief Football Writer Phil McNultyLUKAKU LATEST

    "Another twist in the future of Chelsea's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku. I'm told that if he leaves Chelsea don't look any further than Everton..."

  148. 2056: 

    Trance Gemini: Shane Long out. Good news, he's never made much impact and has looked especially uninterested this season.

    Matt Collingwood: Manchester United don't need a creative midfielder. There's a very good reason Dortmund are so keen to bring Kagawa back. Fellaini will do

  149. 2055:  

    France football writer Matt Spiro: "With Arsenal's move for Demba Ba collapsing, will Arsene Wenger turn to the foreign league he knows best for a late deal?

    "One striker he would surely be able to sign if he wanted to is Olivier Giroud's France colleague Bafetimbi Gomis.

    "Lyon have spent much of the summer trying to sell Gomis, who has one year left on his contract and is refusing to sign an extension. Their talks with Newcastle fell through a month ago, however. The powerful attacker, 28, has never been prolific but consistently weighs in with 10-20 goals a season.

    "Nice striker Dario Cvitanich could be another possibility. The Argentine poacher scored 19 goals in his first Ligue 1 season last year and has been seeking a move this summer. However, it is un likely Nice would sell at this stage.

    "The alternative of course for Wenger would be to keep Nicklas Bendtner at the club."

  150. 2051:  
    QPR manager Harry Redknapp on BBC Radio 5 liveREDKNAPP WRAP-UP

    "There are one or two things on the go, I might make a couple of late swoops.

    "Hopefully, we will get Tom Carroll from Tottenham. I am pretty confident, he is a proper footballer.

    Harry Redknapp

    "We are looking to take a few loans, maybe three or four. They will be good players, proper players."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  151. 2050: 

    League One promotion chasers Brentford have re-signed young striker Marcello Trotta on loan from Fulham.

    The Bees have done a second deadline day deal by bringing in 19-year-old Raphaël Calvet from French second division side Auxerre for a small fee.

    Trotta, 20, who has signed until 5 January, spent six months on loan at Griffin Park last season.

    It was his last-minute penalty miss that cost the Bees automatic promotion on the final day of the season.

  152. 2049:  
    Jordan Rhodes

    Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer: "My phone has not been as hot as I thought. There is always going to be speculation with Jordan Rhodes, he is a fantastic finisher. We paid £8m and the rumour of a bid of was £6m. The owners have categorically stated he wasn't for sale.

    "His goals last season kept us in the division. If we are to progress we need to keep him. The owners have stated from the off they are not going to sell him. The owners want the club to do well."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  153. 2047: 

    It wouldn't be Transfer Deadline Day without 'Arry Redknapp would it? He's just tapped up Danny Murphy live in our studio...

  154. 2047:  

    Spain football writer Andy West: "Spanish radio station Cadena Cope is claiming that Manchester United have seen a bid of €40m for Sami Khedira rejected by Real Madrid, making the Germany international approximately the 612th La Liga midfielder that United have failed to sign this summer.

    "On that subject, there's still no word on whether the Ander Herrera deal will go through, with the issue believed to be tax payments that would be triggered if United meet the €36m buy-out clause for the Athletic Bilbao midfielder. Could be a very late one.

    "Two deals, however, have been finalised by Atletico Madrid. As reported earlier today, Diego Simeone's team have now confirmed the signings of defender Toby Alderweireld and midfielder Josuha Guilavogui from Ajax and St Etienne respectively."

  155. 2046: 

    As the deadline gets ever closer, some news from across the waters in Spain on Manchester United's search for a new midfielder...

  156. 2044: 

    Would Mesut Ozil to Arsenal be the best signing of the transfer window? If not, who would be?

    Mesut Ozil

    Have your say on the BBC Sport Facebook Page.

    You can also get the latest breaking news on Twitter @bbcsport and follow us on Instagram for behind the scenes photos on deadline day.

  157. 2042:  

    France football writer Matt Spiro: "Paris St Germain have pulled the plug on midfielder Mathieu Bodmer's proposed move to Nice. Bodmer is certainly not the same kind of player as Juan Mata, but this may be a sign that the French club are not confident of getting the Chelsea man."

  158. 2042:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Conor McNamara at Manchester United's Aon Training Complex

    "Scanning cars for Belgian number plates outside Manchester United's training ground. This now feels like being on a stakeout."

  159. 2039: 

    BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis reports that goalkeeper Shay Given will not be joining Liverpool on loan from Aston Villa.

  160. 2038: 

    Tristan in Bishops Stortford via 81111: Any chance Danny Murphy back to Fulham? We'll have a whip round before the West Brom game for him.

  161. 2037: 

    Hull have agreed a club record fee in the region of £5m for West Brom striker Shane Long. He is undergoing a medical at the moment but any deal is subject to the Albion adding Stephane Sessegnon or Victor Anichebe.

  162. 2037: 

    The window is warming up. News of two more moves coming up...

  163. 2036: 

    It appears that West Ham have now also been told that Demba Ba will not join them on loan, with the latest reports suggesting that Romelu Lukaku - if anyone - will be the striker allowed to leave Stamford Bridge.

    Romelu Lukaku

    West Ham believe that the Belgian striker's preference is to return to West Brom on loan...

  164. 2035: 

    BBC Sport's Ian Dennis: Shay Given will not be joining Liverpool on loan from Aston Villa.

  165. 2031: 
    Gareth Bale

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury: Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement tells BBC Sport that both he and manager Carlo Ancelotti have been discussing how to use £85m-man Gareth Bale at Real Madrid. Clement, who worked with Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris St-Germain, says the 24-year-old's ability to play in different positions during his career will benefit the Spanish giants.

    "We've been talking about it a lot already," he said. "Carlo has an idea of how to use him - but things can change quickly. Carlo is a flexible enough coach to use Gareth and others in different capacities. Gareth brings that quality. At Southampton, he played at left-back which he also did at Spurs before becoming a more left-sided player and then moving more central."

  166. 2028: 

    BBC Radio Sheffield understands that Crystal Palace defender Peter Ramage is having a medical at Barnsley ahead of a move to Oakwell.

    They have also spoken to Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones in the last half an hour. He says he is not expecting to do any business before 2300 BST.

  167. 2026: 

    One big and hairy cat among the pigeons then. Marouane Fellaini may have had since last May to hand in a transfer request but he's waited until this evening, but there it is on Roberto Martinez's desk.

    How much can Everton get for him now? That appears to be the burning question at Goodison...

  168. 2024:  
    BBC Sport's Chief Football Writer Phil McNultyEVERTON UPDATE
    Marouane Fellaini

    "We reported earlier today that Marouane Fellaini was ready to push hard for his move from Everton to Manchester United if there were any signs of the deal faltering. It looks like he has pushed with an official transfer request - with less than four hours left in the window.

    "Everton have a lot of business to do. And will need to do it very quickly."

  169. 2024: 

    Here's that update on Marouane Fellaini...

  170. 2022: 

    So no Demba Ba for Arsenal then, which I guess means that Nicklas Bendtner will not be joining Crystal Palace. Arsenal won't be able to find another striker at this time of night. Can they?...

    Demba Ba
  171. 2021:  
    BBC Sport's David OrnsteinDEAL OFF

    "Arsenal's loan move for Chelsea striker Demba Ba is off, as Chelsea do not want to loan him to a rival club."

  172. 2019: 

    Luke Handley: David Beckham to come out of retirement for Arsenal or Man Utd for a final season? Long shot, but desperate times!

    Vishnu Ladwa: One deal that has fizzled out is Yohan Cabaye to Arsenal. What happened there?

    Paul Cunno: About to spend the evening pressing F5 every 30 seconds!

  173. 2015: 

    What was Marouane Fellaini up to at Everton's training ground then? Stand by for an update...

  174. 2013:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy on Football Focus

    "Firstly there is no doubting Ozil's ability. He has class and talent, is gifted and is creative. Arsenal don't struggle in that department though and for me Arsenal are lacking a bit of strength and power. Even though he is a quality player, maybe not what Arsenal are wanting."

  175. 2010:  
    BBC Sport's David OrnsteinOZIL LATEST
    Mesut Ozil

    "There a no issues or problems surrounding Arsenal's club-record signing of Mesut Ozil. The deal is being processed and Arsenal plan to announce it in the next couple of hours."

  176. 2010: 

    How's that marathon Mesut Ozil medical going on at Arsenal then?

  177. 2005: 
    Nicklas Bendtner

    Here's a man we've not mentioned yet this afternoon - Arsenal misfit Nicklas Bendtner. He spent last season on loan with Juventus but may be off to slightly less glamorous surroundings this year.

    Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has just told Sky Sports News that the Eagles are hopeful of luring the big Dane.

    He said: "We're waiting to hear. I think it all depends on whether Arsenal get someone in or not. We've got contingencies in place, but hopefully we can get it done."

  178. 2004: 
    Done Deal

    Swansea have completed the signing of Spanish Under-21 international Alvaro Vazquez from Getafe on a season-long loan.

  179. 2003: 

    Everton on Twitter: "We appreciate your patience. As soon as we have any CONFIRMED news you will be the first to know."

  180. 2001: 

    Three hours to go in the summer transfer window. 180 minutes. 10,800 seconds.

    Roberto Martinez

    Can we get any business done?

  181. 2000:  
    Marouane Fellaini

    Here is a picture from BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington of Marouane Fellaini leaving Everton's Finch Farm training ground.

  182. 1958:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "Mesut Ozil has signed for Arsenal. Terrific acquisition. Always rated him, but wonder why Real Madrid didn't and why Mourinho preferred Willian?"

    We have no official confirmation that Ozil has signed yet by the way...

  183. 1956: 

    Having seen Moussa Sow play against Arsenal recently, the man is a weapon. He is massive. He'd certainly prove a handful up front in the Premier League...

  184. 1955: 
    Moussa Sow

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "There are still some rumours knocking around regarding a possible move to the north-east for Fenerbahce forward Moussa Sow, with Sunderland and Newcastle both said to be keen.

    "Sounds a non-starter to me; they'd both struggle to meet the wages he receives in Istanbul, and Sow himself told me he was really happy at the club just last week. It wouldn't be the first time a player's lied to a journalist's face, obviously..."

  185. 1952:  
    Tony Pulis, Former Stoke manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Mesut Ozil will be a fantastic signing for Arsenal but it is a lot of money. He has made a statement, do they need an extra midfield signing? Arsene Wenger probably needs one or two at the back or up front as well."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  186. 1952: 

    Doncaster midfielder Richie Wellens signs a fourth-month contract having initially joined on a short-term deal. The 33-year-old, who played for Rovers from 2007 to 2009, has started five of their six games this season.

    Wolves sign Wrexham striker Bradley Reid for an undisclosed fee thought to be £200,000.

    Sheffield United sign Stoke midfielder Florent Cuvelier for an undisclosed fee and Manchester City striker Harry Bunn on a one-month loan deal.

  187. 1949: 

    Ben Foster is in prime position for the big striker hunt at West Brom. Odemwingie out, Long out, Anichebe in? That would still leave Steve Clarke a man down wouldn't it?

  188. 1949: 
    West Brom and England goalkeeper Ben Foster

    "Looks like its going to be a busy night at our training ground... Can't take my eyes off this!"

  189. 1946: 

    Austin G: Will Arsenal hurry up and complete the Mesut Ozil deal. This is too long when we have not signed a big player yet!

  190. 1943: 
    Romelu Lukaku


    No doubt that Romelu Lukaku would be a cracking signing for Everton - or any Premier League club for that matter - but if Chelsea were to let him and Demba Ba leave then Chelsea will only have Fernando Torres up front. And new signing Samuel Eto'o of course - who I may have forgotten about momentarily...

  191. 1943:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington at Everton's training groundEVERTON LATEST

    "Truth in Romelu Lukaku Everton rumour."

  192. 1943: 

    If you're sneaking a peek while you're eating your dinner, or getting the tea on, here's a catch-up of the biggest moves.

    Gareth Bale completed his world record move from Tottenham to Real Madrid on Sunday night for a whopping £86m.

    Arsenal have agreed a club record fee of £42.4m for Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil.

    Liverpool have signed central defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori for a combined fee of about £25m.

    Liverpool have also signed Chelsea forward Victor Moses on loan for the rest of the season.

    Kaka has left Real Madrid and rejoined former club AC Milan.

    Aston Villa have signed Czech Republic striker Libor Kozak from Lazio in a deal worth about £7m.

    Stoke City have signed midfielder Stephen Ireland on a season-long loan deal from Aston Villa.

    Cardiff City have signed striker Peter Odemwingie from West Brom on a two-year deal for £2.25m.

  193. 1938: 

    This is some medical for Mesut Ozil isn't it?

  194. 1937: 
    Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones

    "This should be a national holiday."

  195. 1937: 

    Will on text: Finally, Odemwingie out! He was taking 60,000 pounds a week for sitting on the bench and causing a bad vibe around the Hawthorns. Cardiff I wish you luck!

  196. 1934: 

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the loan signing of Emiliano Viviano: "Viviano is a player that we have rated for some time and we are very pleased to have signed him on loan. He's experienced and has proved himself at a high level, and provides us with excellent cover to our existing goalkeepers."

  197. 1933: 

    Simply_Lanre: Peter Odewingie to Cardiff City is one of the best transfer coups of the day. Barring his age, think he's got a lot to offer them.

  198. 1931: 

    There's still time to get Carlton Cole back at West Ham lads. Or Demba Ba. It seems the Hammers are desperate to re-sign a striker before 2300 BST.

    Trevor Morley

    Where's Trevor Morley?

  199. 1929:  
    Serie A update

    Italian football writer James Horncastle: "An interesting line to emerge in Italy over the last hour or so. Sassuolo have apparently reached out to former West Ham striker and free-agent Carlton Cole, though they're not confident of luring him to the Mapei stadium."

  200. 1928:  
    Maroune Fellaini

    BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington says it has been confirmed to her that Marouane Fellaini has arrived at Everton's Finch Farm training ground.

    Has he gone to clear his locker? To say goodbye to the tea ladies? Or to force through his move to Manchester United?

    We will find out in the next few hours.

  201. 1926:  
    Former Stoke manager Tony Pulis

    "It is disappointing the Marouane Fellaini deal has not been sorted out.

    "David Moyes has worked with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright for 11 years. I would be disappointed, if I was United manager Moyes, that this was not done behind the scenes."

    Listen to the special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  202. 1926:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportDEMBA BA LATEST

    "West Ham have made a move to rival Arsenal for the loan signing of Chelsea striker Demba Ba.

    "While Arsenal remain strong favourites to sign Ba, West Ham believe they have a slim chance of hijacking the deal and bringing them former striker back to East London on a season-long long.

    "That deal could be partly funded by the departure of Ricardo Vaz Te. Norwich have made a move to sign the forward on loan but West Ham would rather the player leave on a permanent deal."

  203. 1923: 

    A striker with a proven goal record who is available? Clubs are queuing up to sign Southampton's Billy Sharp on loan but BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan reports that the Saints are stalling on a deal.

  204. 1922: 
    Done deal

    Southend United have signed Fulham youngster Cauley Woodrow on an initial one-month loan.

    The 18-year-old striker joined Fulham in 2011 from Luton Town, where he became the first non-league player since 1974 to win a full England age-group cap by playing for the under-17s.

  205. 1922: 

    Jack: As a Liverpool fan, today has been brilliant. It is poles apart from the debacle we saw in last years deadline day. Delighted.

    Nobert Nyandire: Come on Manchester United make the signings, a properly planned team gets its players earlier like Manchester City rather than wait for deadline day.

  206. 1922: 

    An update then on the big transfer stories bubbling away in the Deadline Day pressure cooker.

    Mesut Ozil.

    The Real Madrid man is having a medical after agreeing personal terms on a £42.4m move to Arsenal.

    Demba Ba.

    The Chelsea forward continues to be linked with a loan move away from Stamford Bridge, with Arsenal, West Ham and a number of other Premier League clubs.

    Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini.

    Manchester United remain heavily linked with moves for both midfielders, with the latest sightings of a car 'with Belgian numberplates' at Everton's training ground. Has Fellaini gone to discuss a move? Or has Kevin Mirallas just forgotten his phone?

    Juan Mata.

    Rumours persist that the Chelsea man - who was dropped from the Spain squad last week - could yet leave Chelsea before midnight, with French moneybags PSG the latest club linked.

  207. 1916: 
    Shane Long

    A surprise this one, especially with Peter Odemwingie leaving West Brom, but Shane Long has been given permission to leave the Republic of Ireland squad to discuss a transfer, with Hull City the rumoured suitors.

    West Brom are really staking a lot on Victor Anichebe it seems...

  208. 1913: 

    Cardiff fans - West Brom fans - your thoughts on the Peter Odemwingie move please. Good business?

    Don't forget you can tweet us at #bbcfootball and text us at 81111 (UK Only.) Pop your names on those texts though.

  209. 1913:  
    BBC Radio 5 live5 LIVE SPECIAL

    On BBC Radio 5 live now, former Stoke manager Tony Pulis, ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy and BBC commentator John Motson are digesting the day's events and bringing you those last-minute deals on a special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club.

  210. 1912: 
    Done deal

    Cardiff City have signed striker Peter Odemwingie from West Bromwich Albion.

  211. 1910: 
    Done deal

    Fulham have confirmed their under-21 striker Cauley Woodroow has joined League Two side Southend United on a one-month loan deal.

  212. 1908: 

    You may remember West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie stealing the show during the last transfer window when he rocked up at QPR unannounced, cap in hand, asking for a deal.

    The big man is on the move again - we have some news on his whereabouts coming up...

  213. 1905:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy on Football Focus

    "I was not a big fan of deadline day as a player. It was all so rushed, it was so difficult to settle after you've changed clubs so quickly.

    "I did not expect my move from Liverpool to Charlton. I would like to see it moved forward to the first day of the season."

    Watch Football Focus's Transfer Deadline Day special on the BBC Sport website and BBC News channel now.

  214. 1905: 
    Libor Kozak

    Alex R, Villa fan from Birmingham: There is an uncanny resemblance between new Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak and German comedian Henning Wehn. Hopefully Kozak isn't a joke on the pitch!

    Lee Leighton Buzzard: Crystal Palace are adding some depth to their squad, creating competition for the rest of the team, they will definitely be in for a battle to stay up but this team can and I reckon will do it. CPFC in the Prem next season.

    Paul: 2 strikers who can't score. 1 of which got relegated last season, letting Anichebe go and wants to sign another relegated player. Martinez is going get crucified if Everton don't start scoring and winning.

  215. 1901:  
    Former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane on Football Focus

    "It does look like a panic because United have left it so late. Moyes said he was going to sign players so it does come down to this, you have to make these signings count. We all know Fellaini is a top player but I just think United need an Ozil type - a runner from midfield."

    Watch Football Focus's Transfer Deadline Day special on the BBC Sport website and BBC News channel now.

  216. 1900: 
    David Moyes

    This is your four-hour warning people. Four hours to go. Get on the phone Dave...

  217. 1854: 
    Barry Bannan

    New Crystal Palace signing Barry Bannan says that Ian Holloway was a big factor in his move from Aston Villa.

    "I went back home to Scotland over the weekend ahead of meeting up with the international squad so I've had to travel back down but it's a great bit of news for me," he said.

    "I was at Blackpool with the gaffer here when they got promotion that year and that was probably the highlight of my career so far.

    "It is a big move for me to leave Villa and I would like to thank the fans there but it's a new chapter in my life now and I can't wait to get started.

    "I want to get myself in the door and start training and hopefully get myself in the team. I haven't played this season and didn't much last year so I can't wait to get going."

  218. 1853:  
    Dutch EredivisieEUROPE UPDATE
    Lerin Duarte

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "In the Netherlands, Ajax have just confirmed the signing of midfielder Lerin Duarte from Heracles, and that he'll inherit the number eight shirt left behind by Christian Eriksen when the Dane upped sticks to join Tottenham.

    "Frank de Boer's boys - who, remember, have a devilishly difficult Champions League group containing Barcelona, Milan and Celtic - are still looking for a winger and Voetbal International reports they will try for Werder Bremen's Eljero Elia after Benfica knocked them back for Ola John."

  219. 1852:  
    Former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane on Football Focus

    "Leaving the potential sales of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines so late puts pressure on Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

    "He needs at least one of those deals to go through to free things up for him. I am not sure if Wigan's James McCarthy is the answer for them, as Everton already have several quality midfielders."

    Watch Football Focus's Transfer Deadline Day special on the BBC Sport website and BBC News channel now.

  220. 1851: 

    So that's two signings today, and four in the last 48 hours, for Crystal Palace. Will it be enough to keep the Eagles up? Is there more to come?

  221. 1850:  
    BBC Sport's Chief Football Writer Phil McNultyEVERTON LATEST

    "I've been told there is "a strong possibility" that Everton striker Victor Anichebe will join West Bromwich Albion in a deal worth around £5m. Everton will need to bring in a striker as a matter of urgency if he leaves.

    "As for James McCarthy, Everton have yet to make another firm bid for the Wigan Athletic midfielder since an initial offer, believed to be £7m rising to £10m, was rejected.

    "Everton still retain hope of signings Manchester City's Gareth Barry but time is marching on - and still no Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United."

  222. 1849: 
    Done Deal

    More arrivals at Crystal Palace - as the Eagles sign Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

  223. 1845: 
    BBC Sport

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live for a special Deadline Day edition of the Monday Night Club, which will be hosted by Mark Chapman.

    He will be joined from 1900-2300 BST by a number of top guests, among them former Stoke manager Tony Pulis, ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy and BBC commentator John Motson, to digest the day's events and bring you those last-minute deals.

    The BBC's World Service will also be tracking the big deals from across the globe, with reporters in Europe, Africa and South America.

    You will be able to follow all the deadline-day deals via the @BBCSport account on Twitter. There will be also behind the scenes coverage on the BBC Sport Facebook and Instagram pages, and you can download the BBC Sport app.

  224. 1843: 

    Some news from Goodison Park on the horizon...

  225. 1843: 

    Chelsea can't sell Juan Mata. Can they?

  226. 1841: 
    Juan Mata

    France football writer Matt Spiro: "Still no news on the state of these reported talks involving PSG, Chelsea and Juan Mata. That potential deal is sparking most debate on French radio and TV this evening, although the protracted and ongoing discussions between Lille and Marseille for Florian Thauvin are also provoking animated debate.

    "According to the radio station RMC the two clubs are "haggling over centimes" in what has become one of the most acrimonious transfers in recent French history, but it still looks as though last season's Young Player of the Year - who passed a medical today - will ultimately complete at £12.7m switch to the Stade Velodrome.

    "Meanwhile, Marseille have confirmed that Newcastle target Andre Ayew is staying. Another player strongly linked with a move to St James' Park, France forward Bafetimbi Gomis, also looks set to remain with his current club Lyon."

  227. 1839: 

    Aaron Trundley: Rhodes - Everton? They need goals and Jordan Rhodes is a proven goal scorer.

    Mwangikiara: So frustrating for Manchester United fans that we haven't signed anyone, considering those hapless performances against Liverpool and Chelsea.

    Nigel Carroll: Too late now but i wish we'd used Vaz Te in a deal to get Jordan Rhodes.... Looks like Ba or bust for West Ham!

  228. 1839:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy on Football Focus

    "Gareth Bale was much quieter when he first joined Tottenham, but he has grown rapidly.

    "He has the capability to match Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi."

    Watch Football Focus's Transfer Deadline Day special on the BBC Sport website and BBC News channel now.

  229. 1837: 

    Everton failing to sign a midfielder on Deadline Day? I feel we've been here before...

  230. 1837: 

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "Everton's pursuit of defensive midfielder Fernando looks to have failed as he tells the Porto fans on his Instagram page they can "count on me" and that he's keen to stick around as Paulo Fonseca's team attempt to win their fourth Liga in a row."

  231. 1835: 

    Here's a sight AC Milan fans thought they would never see again - Kaka is back at the San Siro.

    Is he even half the player he was when he left four years ago? No. No, he's not. But I still saw him have the odd cracking performance last year. He's still got it. Just.

  232. 1834: 

    David in Leicester: Re: 1822. Hearing Harry Redknapp has offered £1.50 to take the sausages to QPR...

  233. 1832: 

    Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, 27, has six caps for Italy and spent last term on-loan at Serie A outfit Fiorentina - where he made 32 appearances. He began his career at Fiorentina and has previously had a spell at Inter Milan.

    Emiliano Viviano

    He also looks extraordinarily like former Arsenal man Manuel Almunia. Though the less said about that the better probably...

  234. 1830: 

    Flick over to the BBC News channel, or flick it on at the top of this page, for a Transfer Deadline Day special now with Dan Walker, Danny Murphy and Kevin Kilbane. Can they shed any light on the latest developments?

  235. 1827: 

    Bidex: His major problem at Everton, according to everyone, was lack of funds. Now he has the funds and he's not spending. Oh David Moyes.

    Atif Asif: The signing of Marouane Fellaini could be genius from Manchester United as he could be our own Yaya Toure. He's got the ability to bully players.

    James Craig: Please not Gareth Barry for Everton! Slower than a snail in treacle.

  236. 1826:  
    Spain's La LigaSPAIN LATEST
    Guilherme Siqueira

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "If Manchester United's reported pursuit of Leighton Baines fails to bear fruit, it's conceivable they could turn their attentions to Granada's Guilherme Siqueira in their bid for a new left-back.

    "The Brazilian was linked with Liverpool before they signed Aly Cissokho from Valencia, and he's also been touted as a possible replacement for Baines if the Toffees star does end up reuniting with David Moyes.

    "Granada are more or less resigned to losing the 27-year-old, and he would come much cheaper than the £15 million that has been quoted for Baines. Whether it's Goodison or Old Trafford, there's every chance Siqueira will be swapping Andalusia for the North West of England by the end of the day."

  237. 1822: 

    It is staggering that two clubs with the resources of Arsenal and Manchester United have left it this late without signing any players isn't it? Are there any benefits at all to doing your shopping at the last minute?

    I mean, a supermarket over the road from our offices do some cracking deals an hour before they shut, I'm talking quality sausages for under a pound sometimes, but I don't think international class midfielders have the same depreciation.

  238. 1821: 

    Rob from London via 81111: Alarmingly quiet at West Ham!"! I'd take Cottee and McAvennie at this rate! Someone tell manager Big Sam we need goals!!!!

    Kevin Martin from Grantham via 81111: Man Utd do not need any new players; they have an excellent squad which they can call on. Save the money until the next window!

    Dan in Malvern via 81111: I'm super happy that we're on the cusp of signing someone as class as Ozil and everything, but am I the only one who's scared that'll be ALL the business Arsenal will do today?

  239. 1818: 
    Libor Kozak

    What do we know about new Villa striker Libor Kozak then?

    The 24-year-old has won four caps for the Czech Republic, stands at 6ft 4ins tall and will add some cover for the prolific Christian Benteke.

    Villa boss Paul Lambert said: "We've been on this one for the last few months, trying to bring him to the club, so I'm delighted to get it across the line.

    "Libor has an unbelievable scoring record in the Europa League, incredible really. He wasn't given much opportunity for Lazio in Serie A but he showed proper potential in leading the line there at a strong club with a great tradition and we need somebody like him as we only have Christian Benteke really as a main target man."

  240. 1818:  
    Ben Smith, BBC SportDEMBA BA LATEST

    "West Ham United still believe they have a chance of pinching Demba Ba on loan. Arsenal are in the box seat, other Premier League clubs interested too."

  241. 1817: 
    Done deal

    Palermo have confirmed goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano has joined Arsenal on a season-long loan deal which gives the Gunners an option to buy.

  242. 1816: 

    And news from Arsenal as well...

  243. 1815: 
    Done deal

    Aston Villa confirm the signing of Czech international striker Libor Kozak from Lazio.

    Kozak has signed a four-year deal at Villa Park.

  244. 1813: 

    Some news in from Aston Villa...

  245. 1810:  
    BBC Sport's Chief Football Writer Phil McNultyEVERTON LATEST

    "Sounds like Everton manager Roberto Martinez's journey to a work permit hearing to plead the case for Porto's midfield man Fernando was wasted. The word out of Portugal is that there will be no deal - a deal which also dependent on Marouane Fellaini completing his move to Manchester United."

  246. 1809: 

    Shane Parkes: Getting impatient waiting for the announcement that Mesut Ozil has officially signed for Arsenal.

    Sunil Rijal: It's the deadline day and Manchester United haven't signed a single marquee midfielder. Where's the cover for Scholes and Giggs?

    Henry Dunn: Marouane Fellaini is a thug that promotes long ball?! He's a unique talent with unbelievable ability. Consistent and ever improving

  247. 1807: 

    It still seems weird typing James Beattie next to the word 'manager.'

    Who next - Emile Heskey player-manager at Leicester?

  248. 1807: 

    Fulham announce that goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, 21, is to stay at League Two side Accrington Stanley on loan for the season. Bettinelli has made two appearances for James Beattie's side since joining in June.

  249. 1804: 

    The clock ticked Six when I wasn't looking - and we have FIVE hours left of the summer transfer window. Somewhere in London Harry Redknapp is emerging from his afternoon nap to hit that phone.

    Will we get any of the big deals over the line?

  250. 1803: 

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith reports: "Southampton will receive £2m as a result of Bale's world-record move to Real Madrid but that figure could have been 10-times as much, had they not decided to allow Spurs to buy out the player's 15% sell-on clause in 2007. At the time, Southampton were struggling financially and so decided to sell the clause back to Tottenham for £3m.

    "As part of the deal Southampton got Spurs youth goalkeeper Tommy Forecast although he never played a senior game. So instead of an £11m windfall, Southampton will have to make do with a £2m Fifa solidarity payment, which comes their way because they developed the player."

  251. 1801: 
    Stephen Ireland

    Stoke City chief executive Tony Scholes on the signing of Aston Villa's Stephen Ireland: "Arguably the most successful period of Stephen's career to date was when he played for Mark at Manchester City and we hope that he can rediscover that form.

    "Stephen is a player that Mark [Hughes] knows really well and when the opportunity arose he was keen to add him to his midfield and attacking options."

    Ireland, 27, made 138 league appearances for Manchester City between 2005-2010, scoring 16 times. His last Premier League appearance? 29 December 2012.

  252. 1800:  
    Russian Premier LeagueRUSSIA LATEST

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "News that might interest Manchester City fans concerning one of their Champions League opponents - Russian Premier League leaders CSKA Moscow have completed a deal for 19-year-old Brazilian attacker Vitinho.

    "The highly-rated youngster arrives from Botafogo for an estimated €10m, and not a moment too soon with the news that the prolific Seydou Doumbia will be out injured for six weeks. Vitinho will wear the number 31 shirt."

  253. 1759: 

    West Ham have been very quiet indeed. Very, very quiet.

    They do need a striker, and Carlton Cole hasn't joined anyone yet. Would you Hammers fans welcome him back? Let me know.

    In the meantime, how about some news from Russia?

  254. 1758: 

    Fqiren: Heard that Paul Scholes is coming out of retirement for the 2nd time and is now undergoing a medical! Desperate times indeed!

    Elliott Marks: Not seen much movement by West Ham today, at this rate we'll be lucky to get Carlton Cole back!

    Shaun Farrelly: Just seen someone walking through Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester with a Fellaini-esque hair style. If it was him, he seemed v.calm & casual.

  255. 1754: 

    Stephen Ireland - the Irish enigma. Can he possible find his best form again under Mark Hughes? If he can get back to the player who burst on to the scene at Manchester City all those years ago then he could be a real asset for the Potters.

  256. 1752: 
    Done deal

    Stoke confirm the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland on a season-long loan deal.

  257. 1752: 

    Ben in Colchester on text: Re 1724 - Tommy Forecast is now playing for Dean Holdsworth at Chelmsford City. Think he is earning a tad less than Bale!

    Jason in Belfast: The way things are going today, I'd take Muzzy Izzet at United.

    Geoff, Spurs fan on text: Not liking this deadline day. Its like opening all your Xmas gifts early, we've already got a broken present & now others are getting better stuff, bah!

  258. 1747: 
    Done Deal

    A move for Ian Holloway as Crystal Palace sign Reading defender Adrian Mariappa on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

    Mariappa, 26, only joined the Royals last summer from Watford.

  259. 1746: 
    Mesut Ozil

    Spanish newspaper Marca are reporting that Mesut Ozil's proposed move from Real Madrid to Arsenal will make him the most expensive sale in Real's history, eclipsing the 43m Euros that Manchester City paid them for Robinho back in 2008.

    It all seems so un-Arsenal like. I just hope there's not been a huge breakdown in communication and Muzzy Izzet isn't haring down the M1 to sign a multi-year deal with the Gunners...

  260. 1740: 

    The fickle finger of footballing fate continues to scupper as many deals as it confirms.

    Just 10 minutes after I told you it was on, Burak Yilmaz's on-off move from Galatasaray to Lazio seemed is now definitively off.

    Italy football writer James Horncastle reports: "Bryan Perea, the Colombia Under-20 international striker, has joined Lazio and takes the non-EU spot that, for a time, looked to have Yilmaz's name on it.

    "He will replace Libor Kozak, last year's top scorer in the Europa League, who appears en route to Aston Villa, but it's too much to expect him at such a tender age to share the goalscoring burden with Miroslav Klose. So with that in mind Lazio are now expected to challenge Roma in their attempt to prise Fabio Quagliarella away from Juventus, a veritable Derby della Capitale on Transfer Deadline Day."

  261. 1736: 

    One million mentions on Twitter? If that doesn't persuade Mesut Ozil to sign for Arsenal then nothing will.

    Is he really going to sign for Arsenal? What a signing he would be. A brilliant player.

  262. 1736: 

    We've been tracking on Twitter which players have been mentioned most on deadline day. Mesut Ozil has captured the imagination of Arsenal's fans today, with over one million mentions, and has managed to attract over three times the attention that Gareth Bale has today, despite the new Real Madrid signing being unveiled in Spain.

    Other players that have attracted plenty of social media attention have been Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. You can keep up to date with all the latest transfer news by following the BBC Sport account on Twitter and the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  263. 1733: 
    Burak Yilmaz

    Italy football writer James Horncastle: "Gazzetta and Sky Italia are reporting that Lazio have made a breakthrough in their attempt to sign striker Burak Yilmaz from Galatasaray. A fee has apparently been agreed as well as a structure of payment. All that's reportedly left now is to work out the commissions owed the agents involved.

    "Elsewhere, AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani is still working on reinforcing the team's defence. After offering Napoli Cristian Zaccardo in exchange for their captain Paolo Cannavaro only for that to be rejected, he has touched base with Cagliari again with a view to re-signing Davide Astori."

  264. 1733: 
    Done Deal

    Carlisle United have signed left-back Conor Townsend from Premier League side Hull City on a one-month loan.

    Townsend, 20, who will remain at the club until Sunday, 29 September, is a product of the Tigers youth set-up and has made one first-team appearance. He has also spent time on loan at Grimsby and Chesterfield.

  265. 1732: 

    Jonny Whitworth: Seems all the top clubs have enforced their midfield, apart from the one team who need to. Pull your finger out, Manchester United boss David Moyes.

  266. 1729: 

    Stephen Ireland at Stoke? If that doesn't signal a change in playing style at the Britannia I don't know what will. Happy with that Stoke fans?

  267. 1729: 

    Daily Telegraph's John Percy: Stephen Ireland has passed his medical at Stoke City and is set to sign on loan for the season. Effectively ends his career at Aston Villa.

  268. 1727: 
    Nemanja Matic

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "One man almost certainly not going anywhere is former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. The 25-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United, Real Madrid or even a return to Stamford Bridge after a stunning 2012-13 season, but Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira's insistence he'll only let his man go for €50m (£42.4m) seems to have put a stop to that.

    "Today isn't the end of the uncertainty for some, of course. The race is also on to agree paying up some contracts before close of play, allowing the players to move as free agents after deadline. Otman Bakkal is one - famous for being Luis Suarez's snack of choice before Branislav Ivanovic - the forward has mutually agreed to rescind his contract with Dynamo Moscow, who have signed SIX Anzhi players in this window, including Christopher Samba."

  269. 1724: 

    Spain football writer Andy West: "For Madrid fans, Mesut Ozil's departure makes this a bittersweet day. Although Gareth Bale's arrival has prompted great excitement, Ozil was a fans' favourite and there's already a lot of debate over whether or not today's moves will actually improve the team.

    "Aside from a keepy-uppy session, Gareth Bale hasn't pulled on a Real Madrid shirt yet and he's already generating heated debate and analysis. Welcome to Spain, Gareth!"

  270. 1724: 

    Tommy Forecast - one of the great footballing names...

  271. 1724: 

    Anthony in Aberystwyth on text via 81111: Can we re-sign Sir Alex on a season loan from upstairs? Just so he can teach David Moyes how to write a cheque.

    Jeff from Woking: On a bus to Aberdeen to attend an offshore event; sneaking over my neighbour's tablet to keep updated on deals!

    Dan from Dorchester: Southampton have just re-signed Tommy Forecast on a six-year deal and will later tonight sell him to Barcelona for £86million. Turns out we did OK out of that Gareth Bale deal after all!

  272. 1719: 
    Done deal

    As the Premier League takes a tea break, the moves keep coming further down the Football League ladder.

    Cheltenham Town have signed midfielder David Noble, 31, on loan from League One side Rotherham United until January.

  273. 1718: 

    German football writer Mark Lovell: "Mesut Ozil is a luxury signing. Alas trophy winners are built on sound defence and goalkeeper and Arsene Wenger has neglected these key areas.

    Mesut Ozil

    "Arsenal will still get bullied."

  274. 1716: 

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "Ding dong, the bell has gone in Germany. It's 1700 BST which means the Bundesliga's window has shut, with only players registered on the lunchtime list eligible to join the league's clubs. Among those so far confirmed are Tranquillo Barnetta to Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) and Karim Haggui from Hannover to Stuttgart.

    "Hertha Berlin and Hamburg have been good to each other; Hertha have borrowed Per Skjelbred for the season and send Pierre-Michel Lasogga in the opposite direction. The capital club have also got Wolfsburg's Tolga Cigerci after Alexander Baumjohann tore knee ligaments at the weekend. No news yet on 'Arry Redknapp favourite Niko Kranjcar, who was on the list and thought to be on his way to Werder Bremen."

  275. 1713: 
    Everton's Marouane Fellaini

    Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is granted more time by the Belgian FA to join up with the squad as he resolves his future, with a possible move to Manchester United on the cards.

    BBC Sport understands that Toffees manager Roberto Martinez is hopeful of completing the signing of midfielder James McCarthy from Wigan Athletic, although the transfer is not reliant on 25-year-old Fellaini going to United.

    If Fellaini does go, that opens the door for Porto's £15m-rated midfielder Fernando to join Everton.

  276. 1711: 

    Freddy: I wonder if Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear is going to earn his crust today? Not sure the loan signing of Remy matches JKs supposed prowess.

    Kaarthig Pattam: Probably the most exciting and frustrating transfer deadline day ever for a Manchester United fan! We love to do things late!

    Ryan Palliser: I think Sunderland are not buying the quality in the positions which are needed, the midfield and full-back positions look weak.

  277. 1711: 

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury: "Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said last week that a 'couple more signings' might be needed before the transfer window shuts. The bad news for Magpies fans is that it's a bit quiet as regards to incomings, but the good news is that it's quiet on the outgoings front too. As it stands, midfielder Yohan Cabaye will remain a Newcastle player. But I had it pointed out to me that, 'you never know with this club'."

  278. 1709: 
    Done Deal

    Here we go - actual transfer activity!

    Blackpool have signed Blackburn Rovers full-back Bradley Orr on loan until 2 January.

    The 30-year-old, who spent time on loan at Ipswich last season, has not featured for Rovers this campaign.

  279. 1706: 

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer reports that Burnley are being frustrated in their attempts to sign Brighton striker Ashley Barnes, 23. The Clarets have had two offers rejected today after making a first bid last month.

    Burnley lost key striker Charlie Austin to QPR earlier in the summer of course.

  280. 1705: 
    Transfer Deadline Day Live

    As the summer transfer window reaches a frantic conclusion, keep up-to-date with all the latest events by watching BBC Sport's Transfer Deadline Day Live.

    The show will run on the BBC Sport website and Red Button throughout the day. Tune in now to see Dan Walker joined by an expert panel, including former Wales international Robbie Savage and ex-Stoke manager Tony Pulis. You can even see us drinking tea and eating biscuits in our office.

    TV Gold.

    The News Channel will broadcast a Transfer Deadline Day edition of Football Focus at 1830 BST and will simulcast the 2235 BST show on BBC One.

  281. 1702: 

    Ah, Shinji Kagawa.

    David Moyes may have the creative midfielder he is after in his squad after all. The Manchester United man did play a lot of games for Japan during the summer so may not be 100% fit, but will he play a crucial role at Old Trafford this season?

  282. 1701: 

    Tim G: Was expecting to spend today nervously waiting to see if Suarez moves. As a Liverpool fan, I am very relaxed. Some very good signings.

    Gareth McFarland: Can't see Mesut Ozil solving Arsenal's off the ball issues. No doubt he's a superb attacking prospect though.

    Sean Whittall: Fellaini = elbows & long ball tactics. Kagawa = technique & passing vision. Why waste money? Just give Kagawa a chance.

  283. 1700: 
    Alberto Gilardino

    It's not just deadline day on our shores, of course. We've got reporters stationed across Europe to bring you the latest.

    Italy football writer James Horncastle: "Serie A is dancing a merry waltz at the moment. Roma director of sport Walter Sabatini has met his counterparts at Genoa to discuss the sale of striker Marco Borriello. If that goes through then Genoa are prepared to let Alberto Gilardino move to Juventus, who in turn will sell Fabio Quagliarella to Roma. Should it all unfold like that then we'll come full circle. Dizzy yet?"

  284. 1656: 

    Spain football writer Andy West: "Swansea's signing of 22-year-old striker Alvaro Vazquez from Getafe, initially on loan, is an interesting one.

    "He's never quite fulfilled his obvious talent, either with Getafe or former club Espanyol, failing to establish a regular place or become a regular goalscorer - he's never managed more than five league goals in a season.

    "But he's a talented player with a good attitude and is still young, so there's plenty of opportunity for him to improve and gain consistency. At first he'll be there to provide back-up, especially bearing in mind the Swans' Europa League campaign, but given time Michael Laudrup might have unearthed another Spanish gem."

  285. 1656: 

    Small, tricky, technically gifted midfielders may be the flavour of the month over the next few hours. Here are a few potential moves which could come to fruition between now and the close of the window at 2300 BST.

    Mesut Ozil - The German genius is locked in talks over a possible club record move from Real Madrid to Arsenal. That would be a staggeringly good signing for the Gunners in my book. Not that my book counts for a lot. Will that get over the line?

    Juan Mata - The Chelsea man does not seem to be first choice for Jose Mourinho does he? He's been the club's player of the year for the last two years but the signings of Andre Schurrle and Willian have pushed him down the pecking order. PSG are apparently keen on taking him away. Will Chelsea really let him go?

  286. 1649: 

    Toby [below] - you've had a shocker there. Like Arsene Wenger, you had all summer to get the deal done and you left it until Deadline Day.

    What were you thinking?

  287. 1648: 

    Andy Brzezicki: We gain nothing from selling Juan Mata. Been Chelsea's best player and we need a left foot player to cut-inside in Mourinho style.

    Toby Pascoe: My second wedding anniversary today! Trying to hide my phone looking for updates. Mesut Ozil and others would be a lovely present!

    Keith Mills: Could Jo be lured back from Brazil to play for Everton? He looked sharp at the Confederations Cup.

  288. 1647: 

    Manchester United boss David Moyes has been chasing midfielders around Europe like a dog on heat this summer, with a strike rate of exactly 0%.

    Ander Herrera

    But has he finally found their man in Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera? Reports suggest that United are closing in on a £30m-ish deal for the 24-year-old. But is he what United need?

    We asked former assistant Mike Phelan. He said: "He's obviously a dynamic midfield player. The way he plays the game, he's more of a link player, he makes things happen as far as keeping the continuity going. At Bilbao he was quite the fulcrum of the operation.

    "He's obviously come on the radar, for specific reasons that Moyes is looking for. Obviously, he did put a couple of good performances in against Manchester United in Europe, so he would be on the radar from that point of view."

  289. 1644: 

    From Aldershot to Arsenal, Cheltenham to Chelsea, Wigan to Wycombe, moves are being finalised by fax machine and carrier pigeon all over the country.

    All the big ones will be covered right here, of course, but a full list of all the finalised moves can be found on our transfers page. Open it. And keep it open...

  290. 1642:  
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    BBC Radio 5 live reporter Pat Murphy: "I understand talks between the club and Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon are progressing well with the clubs hopeful of securing a permanent deal.

    "I also believe there are no hitches as yet in the proposed transfer of Peter Odemwingie to Cardiff."

  291. 1640: 

    For football fans around the land, today is the sporting equivalent of Valentine's Day. An evening to be reserved, to be savoured, to make sure you are absolutely, positively not double booked.

    So I want to hear from any of you out there who have made special plans for tonight. Anyone having a deadline day party? Called in sick at work? Dodged a hospital pass of a social invite? Let me know.

    You can text in on 81111 (UK Only) or tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

  292. 1639: 

    If you're just finishing work, back from school, heading home or waking up and have missed the transfer news so far - here's a catch-up of the biggest moves.

    Gareth Bale completed his world record move from Tottenham to Real Madrid on Sunday night for a whopping £86m.

    Arsenal have agreed a club record fee of £42.4m for Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil.

    Liverpool have signed central defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori for a combined fee of about £25m.

    Liverpool have also signed Chelsea forward Victor Moses on loan for the rest of the season.

    Kaka has left Real Madrid and rejoined former club AC Milan.

  293. 1636: 

    Football's maddest day is entering the finale, and there are a shed load of deals bubbling away under the surface. Will they come to a boil before the window closes at 2300 BST?

    You bet. Hope you're excited...

  294. 1630: 

    Reserve the TV. Order a pizza.

    Anders Herrera

    Unplug the phone. Put the cat out.

    Mesut Ozil

    Bring the kettle into the front room. Shut the curtains.

    Marouane Fellaini

    Dismiss anyone not interested in football from the house altogether. Including the kids.

    It's time to hunker down for the business end of Transfer Deadline Day. Quite literally anything could happen between now and midnight...

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