Everton and Tottenham provided a late flurry of activity in what proved to be a subdued final day of the January transfer window.
But there was no repeat of the big-money transfers of last year, as Premier League clubs spent about £60m, a reduction of 70% on the record level of £225m from January 2011.
Spurs secured a deal to
take Louis Saha from the Toffees
, with Steven Pienaar going in the opposite direction, while
Everton brought in Scottish Premier League top scorer Nikica Jelavic from Rangers
Leaving Spurs was out-of-favour striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, who was
on his way back to his native Russia to join Lokomotiv Moscow
, while defender Sebastien Bassong joined Wolves, and
Vedran Corluka moved to Bayer Leverkusen
Kevin De Bruyne
Elsewhere, unsettled striker
Bobby Zamora moved from Fulham
to be reunited with Mark Hughes at QPR, who earlier in the day had
brought in ex-Liverpool front man Djibril Cisse
Fulham signed Russian striker
Pavel Pogrebnyak from Stuttgart
as a replacement.
It was Chelsea who again sealed the biggest deal of the day,
signing Genk winger Kevin de Bruyne
for a fee believed to be £6.7m, with De Bruyne returning to the Belgian club on loan until the summer.
The Blues also secured a late deal for teenage striker
Patrick Bamford from Nottingham Forest
But there was to be no move for Manchester City's Carlos Tevez, who - barring a move to South America or Russia - looks set to remain on the books at Etihad Stadium until the end of the season.
City manager Roberto Mancini added to his squad with the signing of Chile midfielder
David Pizarro on loan from Roma
, while unwanted full-back
Wayne Bridge left to join Sunderland
for the rest of the campaign.
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Also arriving in a loan deal on Wearside was
former Liverpool defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos
, but Martin O'Neill was unable to tempt Kevin Davies from Bolton.
And the Trotters added to their forward ranks in a last-minute deal to take striker and youth-team product Marvin Sordell from Watford, and
Arsenal teenager Ryo Miyaichi on loan
Also in transfer action well into the night were Swansea, who brought in 22-year-old right-back Curtis Obeng from Wrexham.
West Bromwich Albion added defender Liam Ridgewell from Birmingham, and
Keith Andrews arrived at the Hawthorns on a free transfer from Blackburn.
And fellow promoted side
Norwich added to their back line with defender Ryan Bennett from Peterborough
, but the England Under-21 international will be loaned straight back to the Posh.
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Premier League clubs have spent around £60m in this year's January transfer window. That compares to £225m in 2011 and £30m in 2010.
Meanwhile, Rovers manager Steve Kean signed forward
Marcus Olsson from Swedish side Halmstads BK to join up with twin brother Marcus, and defender Bradley Orr
moved to Ewood Park from QPR.
The biggest movers in the Championship were West Ham.
brought in highly rated teenager Ravel Morrison from Manchester United
for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half year deal.
The Hammers also sealed late deals for strikers Ricardo Vaz Te from Barnsley and Nicky Maynard from Bristol City.
Sir Alex Ferguson broke a quiet transfer window to sign 19-year-old Swiss centre-back Frederic Veseli
from local rivals Manchester City.
It was also a quiet day for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, who secured the services
of 19-year-old Thomas Eisfeld
from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract.