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Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

  1. Get Involved


    Jack Cato: When Odemwingie just turned up at QPR hoping for a transfer. Basically rocking up to a job interview without applying for it.

    Rob Byles: Van Der Vaart to Spurs was easily my favourite moment. I was so excited when I woke up the next morning!

    Sam Latham: Its #TransferDeadlineDay time to play Odemwingie Roulette which stadium will he park his range rover outside of this time?

  2. A day of surprises at Spurs?

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Georges-Kevin N'Koudou
    Image caption: Georges-Kevin N'Koudou to Spurs?

    Alan Fisher of Tottenham On My Mind: "Twice a season the reticent Spurs chairman Daniel Levy emerges from the shadows to take centre stage. It's deadline day. 

    "Against type he did our main business early. Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama provide choice and competition up front and in defensive midfield, and the squad are signed up to long-term contracts. I expect a third buy, Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, to go through and give us the option of pace in attack.

    "Then it all went quiet. Sales of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason weaken the squad if not the first-choice team, Alex Pritchard and Nacer Chadli less so. 

    "Quality costs money, now more than ever. So far there is little sign of Levy recognising this to deepen the squad plus add a classy midfield playmaker to rival Christian Eriksen. Low bids for Moussa Sissoko and Isco have been rejected. Could be a day of surprises or disappointment for Spurs fans. Typical Levy in fact."

  3. Post update

    It's all well and good me sitting here and waffling on about who could go where, but it's you, the fans, who truly know what your club needs. That's why we've asked supporters of the 20 Premier League teams to give an insight into what to expect from their club on transfer deadline day. 

    Let's kick things off with some thoughts on Tottenham...

  4. Quiet day for Wenger


    Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will not be making any deadline day signings after pushing through a £50m double signing earlier this week.

    The Gunners brought in Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez and Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi.

    Germany international Mustafi, 24, who won the World Cup in 2014, joins for a fee in excess of £35m, while uncapped Spaniard Perez, 27, scored 17 goals in 37 games for Deportivo last season.

    "We have no plans for anyone else now," he said. 

  5. Who's going to be busy?

    Jack Wilshere
    Image caption: Could Jack Wilshere be on his way to Crystal Palace?

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis said on 12 August that his team needed four or five more players and since then they have added winger Nacer Chadli from Tottenham for £13m and Everton defender Brendan Galloway on loan.

    "The club needs a lift. We need five players to come in and make a difference straightaway - we need almost half a team," Pulis told BBC WM.

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew said his team had lost two "iconic" players with the exits of Mile Jedinak and Yannick Bolasie, although the Eagles have fended off a Spurs bid for winger Wilfried Zaha.

    Palace have already signed striker Christian Benteke for £27m from Liverpool and Chelsea forward Loic Remy on a season-long loan but could yet do more business. Jack Wilshere has been suggested as a potential addition, with Arsenal keen to give the England international some game time.

  6. Get Involved


    Philip Stothers: There should be roulette wheel transfers! 2 wheels, 1 with players assigned numbers and the 2nd with clubs assigned numbers.

    William Woodland: I tried to send a fax the other week.It took just over a day to send. Have some sympathy for these poor, behind-the-times clubs

    Bobbie Hough: Spotted: Riquelme wearing Everton's new third strip wandering around John Lennon Airport

  7. Seagulls sign Pocognoli

    Sebastien Pocognoli

    Brighton completed a deal late last night, signing Belgium left-back Sebastien Pocognoli from West Brom.

    The 29-year-old joins the Seagulls on a season-long deal.

    Seagulls boss Chris Hughton said: “We are delighted to add Sebastien to our squad. He has a vast amount of experience, having played in some of the top divisions in Europe, as well as in the Champions League." 

  8. Get involved #bbcfootball

    While we wait for the first sniff of a deal going through, we want to hear what your hopes for transfer deadline day are. Who do you want your club to sign, and how many signings are you hoping for?

    Also, what are your favourite stories and memories from past deadline days?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball, text in on 81111 (UK only) or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  9. Get involved #bbcfootball

  10. Premier League spending to break £1bn

    Dr Evil
    Image caption: Spending to reach one BILLION pounds

    Arsenal's £50m double signing of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi pushed top flight summer transfer window spending to the brink of the £1bn mark.

    It has already surpassed the previous high of £870m set last year.

    Twelve clubs have set new transfer records for single deals, benefiting from the new £5.1bn television deal.

    So, what should you expect today to bring?

  11. How to follow on the BBC

    Fans, players and club officials will be ready for one of the busiest days of the 2016-17 football season when the summer transfer window closes on Wednesday, 31 August.

    Managers will be looking to make final additions to their squads before the deadline passes at 23:00 BST in England and midnight in Scotland.

    The BBC has several ways for you to keep up to date with all the latest deals, speculation and analysis on what could potentially be a frantic climax to the transfer window.

    Click here for full details.

  12. Post update

    Hello! Welcome along to our coverage of a day that is like Christmas Day for football fans.

    Unlike Santa, recent editions of transfer deadline day have failed to deliver after so much promise, but I've got a feeling today could be different.

    With transfer-window spending having already reached a record high, and no loan window for lower league clubs to fall back on any more, this deadline day - above all others - is well-primed to throw up a few surprises.

    The only thing missing is Harry Redknapp hanging out of a car window...

    Harry Redknapp
  13. Let the madness begin

    There'll be several references to these...  


      ...countless 'sightings' of this man...  


    ...and hopefully plenty of delighted-looking new signings...  


    Welcome to transfer deadline day.