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Tom Rostance, Chris Bevan and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Well that's it then. A mere 17 hours after Marc Higginson kicked this live text off, we are calling it a day!

    Good night one and all and the good news is we are back in nine hours or so to chew over all the fallout before Saturday's action.

    Over and out.

  2. Post update

    Martin Keown

    Football Focus

    "The trials and tribulations of Transfer Deadline Day - it's well worth it!"

  3. Post update

    Owen Coyle

    Football Focus

    "This day puts a lot of people under pressure, particularly smaller clubs. And there's huge pressure in the Premier League, a rush to get things in place for the end of the window."

    Enjoy Football Focus: Deadline Day Special on BBC One.

  4. Post update

    On Twitter, there were more than 1.6m references to transfer deadline day on Friday 31 January (up to 23:00 GMT).

    The most mentioned players were:

    1. Kim Kallstrom

    2. Yevhen Konoplyanka

    3. Julian Draxler

    4. Dimitar Berbatov

    5. Kurt Zouma

    Interestingly, two of those five didn't go through in the end...

  5. Post update

    Martin Keown

    Football Focus

    "Kim Kallstrom will come into the Arsenal midfield. It's a temporary signing, but the front of the Gunners team is still a problem. It's a gamble, though we trust in Arsene Wenger. There is no big worry, but compare what Man City have and the forward line is still a problem for Arsenal."

    Enjoy Football Focus: Deadline Day Special on BBC One.

  6. Text us on 81111

    Ethan: I will guarantee that Konoplyanka will move to another Premier League club in the summer. Just do the deals Liverpool, and get them done.

    Andrew: So instead of Arsenal signing a striker that they so desperately need, they've gone and loaned one out to Watford for the rest of the season! Classic Arsene Wenger transfer logic.

  7. Valencia confusion

    We were all a bit surprised that Valencia signed Philippe Senderos earlier on this evening. But perhaps Valencia's tweet welcoming him to the club but showing a picture of Brede Hangeland may explain it all.

    Mistaken identity...?

  8. Post update

    Martin Keown

    Football Focus

    "Tom Ince is at Palace and I feel he's a real talent. I'm surprised a lot of the bigger clubs haven't gone for him - I expect him to go from strength-to-strength now. He'll be a breath of fresh air for them now, as Palace look like they're getting themselves out of trouble."

    Enjoy Football Focus: Deadline Day Special on BBC One.

  9. Rat released

    A late one has gone through, a move of sorts, as Razvan Rat has been released from West Ham by mutual consent. The Romanian left-back has been reasonably heavily involved this year so it's a bit of a strange one. He does free up a place in the squad though.

  10. Liverpool update

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith

    "Liverpool had a deal agreed with Yevhen Konoplyanka - the player wanted to come to Liverpool. In the end it didn't happen because the owner of the Ukrainian club refused to sign the relevant paperwork."

  11. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Lee Tomlin to Middlesbrough

    Done deal

    Middlesbrough have beaten the deadline to sign Peterborough's Lee Tomlin, initially on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

  12. Ince on Ince

    Crystal Palace

    New Palace winger Tom Ince on 5 live Sport: "It's never nice to leave a club like Blackpool, who have done ever so well for me. I had three fantastic years there, but when an opportunity like this comes around... as soon as I met Tony Pulis and Steve Parish at Palace it felt like the right thing for me. I'm very happy.

    "I spoke to Tony and it's amazing how well Tony has done there since he came in, and he said to me I was someone he needs, someone who can run at people and create some magic in the final third. Steve has worked hard behind the scenes to get me to Palace and I'm grateful for that.

    "I had a gut feeling - Palace was for me and I'm going to be happy to play in a Palace shirt."

  13. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Joe Ledley to Crystal Palace

    And Crystal Palace's fine deadline day concludes with confirmation that they have signed Joe Ledley from Celtic on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

    Stephen Dobbie has also moved to Blackpool on loan until the end of the season.

  14. Ince on Ince

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Paul Ince on BBC radio 5 live: "I feel like [Crystal Palace chairman] Steve Parish is my wife, the amount of time I've spent with him today but we got there in the end.

    "Other clubs wanted a permanent deal but we felt that wasn't right - we wanted to take a loan deal and see what the options are at the end of the season.

    "Steve Parish has been fantastic and I'd like to thank Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston because he's played a massive part in getting this over the line.

    "The only ones who could take Thomas were Palace and Swansea. I had a good conversation with [Swansea chairman] Huw Jenkins but we felt that Tony Pulis sold the club to Thomas and that he'd be part of the club and play games. He'll have that opportunity to show what he can do under Tony Pulis."

  15. Middlesbrough latest

    Peterborough confirm that they have accepted a bid from Middlesbrough for forward Lee Tomlin but the clubs must wait and see if the deal went through before the deadline.

  16. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Thomas Ince to Crystal Palace

    Thomas Ince has confirmed that he has joined Crystal Palace on loan from Blackpool until the end of the season.

  17. Post update

    Thomas Ince is on BBC Radio 5 live - that should clear up where he has gone...

  18. Liverpool latest

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham manager on 5 live Sport

    "I saw Liverpool beat Everton the other day - they played superbly well. I don't think it's a tragedy that they did not sign this eastern European winger today. No-one knew him that well, and any foreign player is a bit of a gamble. They would have paid good money for him as well. I don't think it's a tragedy for Liverpool - they've got a good, settled squad at the moment. If I was Liverpool gunning for the top four I wouldn't worry."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  19. Still to come

    Any business still to come?

    We are still waiting for Crystal Palace to confirm that they have indeed signed both Joe Ledley and Thomas Ince before the deadline, while Middlesbrough hope to land forward Lee Tomlin from Peterborough.

  20. LIVE NOW

    Football Focus

    The Football Focus deadline day special is live now on BBC One and online. Get it on.

  21. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hamish Kale: Liverpool don't need anyone, we've proven this season that we have depth and stability within the squad

    Waqar Hussain: Bravo @LFC, you had the entire month to sign just ONE player, and now the hierarchy have millions of angry fans to respond to.

    Nathan Pedersen: How annoyed would you be if you were a striker and didn't get a call from Harry Redknapp today.

  22. Post update

    So after a month of trying to get someone in, and failing with a bid for now Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, it's a frustrating end to the transfer window for Liverpool.

    Did they need another forward in? Let us know your thoughts.

  23. Liverpool update


    Stand by for some Liverpool news then...

  24. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Jonathan Legard on Crystal Palace transfers: "Joe Ledley is done. Tom Ince is done and therefore Stephen Dobbie goes the other way."

  25. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Modibo Maiga to QPR

    Modibo Maiga

    They were terribly short of strikers weren't they. but QPR have got another one in on time! West Ham's Modibo Maiga joins fellow deadline day signings Will Keane and Kevin Doyle at the club, as well as Charlie Austin, Andy Johnson, Bobby Zamora and Dellatorre.


    Ready for a catch-up?

    Dan Walker and guests present a Football Focus: Transfer Deadline Day Special at 23:25 on BBC One with a look at all the major events as the January transfer window closes on this frantic finish to Deadline Day.

    Reporters and football experts from the BBC Sport Centre have been in place all day and will bring you up-to-date with all the transfers that have happened.

  27. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis

    "It's important to stress that although the window has closed there is still a drip-drip effect that deals can still be announced. I must stress that because Yevhen Konoplyanka is an international deal Liverpool have an extra hour to file the paperwork. But there's still no word from Liverpool.

    "Graham Dorrans didn't join Middlesbrough from West Brom - the Baggies pulled the plug right at the end.

    "And QPR are still hopefully of that Modibo Maiga deal on loan from West Ham."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  28. Post update

    So most of the loose ends have been tied up, it's just Liverpool that we are waiting on...

  29. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Andreas Cornelius to Copenhagen

    Cardiff striker Andreas Cornelius - who was their record signing at one point this summer - has returned to Copenhagen just six months after leaving.

  30. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Park Chu-Young to Watford

    Watford have signed Arsenal forward Park Chu-Young on loan until the end of the season, subject to Premier League clearance.


    Jack Baldwin to Peterborough

    Peterborough sign Hartlepool defender Jack Baldwin for £500,000.

    Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony says: "Posh fans will love this young man, trust me! Been working on this one all week & has been our number one target all month, a lot of top clubs wanted this lad, ambition over greed!!!"

  32. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Man Utd

    Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has moved to Doncaster Rovers on a four-week loan, subject to Football League approval.


  34. Post update

    Minutes to go, though clubs can push deals through after the deadline as long as they can prove that an agreement was signed in time...


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Philip Beard, chief executive of QPR, on 5 live Sport: "We're in the process of sorting Modibo Maiga before the deadline. You get a bit of leeway with the timings with a loanee, and we're confident we can get it sorted. If you ask most clubs their priority going in to the window, people who can score goals are at a premium. We had identified that as an issue and that was magnified massively last weekend when Charlie Austin damaged his shoulder. He's out for certainly a few months.

    "Will Keane is coming to us on loan from Manchester United. Harry Redknapp is a fantastic manager of young talent. Look at what happened with Andros Townsend, who performed at a high level when he was here and then became one of the top international players last season."

  36. Cobblers update

    Here we go! Northampton have signed Crawley striker Emile Sinclair on loan to end of season, with a view to a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The basement boys doing business...

  37. Post update

    Into the last 10 minutes. Northampton's new striker is about to be announced plus, er, slightly other bigger signings...

  38. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Will Keane

    QPR have signed another striker! They can't resist in the final hour. Impossible.

    They have signed Manchester United youngster Will Keane on loan. Harry Redknapp's fourth deadline day signing,

  39. BreakingDONE DEAL?

    Thievy Bifouma to West Brom

    West Brom fans wanted a striker, and it looks like they've got one. Espanyol have announced that Thievy Bifouma has joined the Albion on loan until the end of the season.

    You know, Thievy Bifouma? Nope, me neither...

  40. Post update


    New Fulham defender John Heitinga: I want to thank all the people of Everton and the great fans for 4.5 unforgettable years. Forever blue.

  41. Boro update

    BBC Sport's Steve Crossman reports: "So, Danny Graham looks like's joined Middlesbrough - we're awaiting confirmation but my understanding is that it's gone through.

    "Graham Dorrans is also a target. West Brom may have pulled the plug on this one at the last minute. If that's true - and it looks increasingly like it is - it's still possible Boro will turn their attention to Lee Tomlin from Peterborough.

    "If either join, Marvin Emnes will go to Swansea. If neither join, Aitor Karanka will have a big decision to make about allowing him to leave."

  42. Everton done

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    "Everton have confirmed there will be no more dealings tonight. They were trying to get a midfield player in but it hasn't happened. It would have been a bonus. There are areas of the squad that are a bit thin but they seem happy with what they've got."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.


    BBC Radio 5 live

    Thomas Ince

    Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston on 5 live Sport: "I've left the ground and our poor secretary is sitting in his cold office waiting for various faxes. He will call me if anything gets concluded.

    "We were open-minded to start with regarding Tom Ince, then we've become minded to seek a permanent deal. The player wants to go on loan and play in the Premier League, and we understand that.

    "I think the transfer window, various aspects are a bit pointless. We all whip ourselves into a frenzy on the last day when we could have done our business weeks ago.

    "We'd agreed after Paul Ince left that Tom could go out on loan. It's no secret that various clubs have been spoken to.

    "We're working on bringing Stephen Dobbie the other way from Crystal Palace. This one has been one of the most protracted things I've been involved in in 15 years in football. I won't be surprised if we have a last-minute hitch.

    "But Palace have been around asking questions for months, so I'll be pleased if they land their man. It'll be great to see him in the Premier League."

  44. Post update

    Twenty minutes left - where's Tom Ince? Let's find out...

  45. Everton update


    Everton boss Roberto Martinez on Sky Sports: "For us this window has been about not losing what we've got, and it's about having the right quality at the club and we're really happy with the players that we've brought in."

    Everton signed Lacina Traore, Aiden McGeady and Jindrich Stanek in the transfer window.

  46. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Jack Hobbs to Nottingham Forest

    The man with the 1920s name, in-demand Jack Hobbs, has completed a permanent move from Hull to Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

  47. Text us on 81111

    Nick: Last year we had Beckham and Balotelli. This year we've got Berbatov and Senderos. Another classic deadline day.



    Johnny Heitinga

    Johnny Heitinga has completed his move from Everton to Fulham on a deal until the end of the season.

    He says: "I'm really pleased to get the move completed and I'm looking forward to playing my first game.

    "This is a club with a great history and I always enjoyed playing at Craven Cottage, I really like it as a stadium. It's not one of the biggest but it's got something special.

    "The main thing is to keep Fulham in the league and hopefully the boys will start with a win against Southampton."

  49. Fulham update

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein

    "Fulham's permanent deals for Manchester United pair Ryan Tunnicliffe and Larnell Cole are close to completion. The paperwork is being processed."

  50. Live video

    For the latest video analysis and live stream of Radio 5 live's Transfer Deadline Day special, click on the 'play' button at the top of this page, or use the 'live coverage' tab. For clips of all the latest news and signings use the 'highlights' tab.

  51. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tom Bailey: Arsenal failed to learn any lessons from United's embarrassing deadline day in the summer. Can't help but feel for Giroud

    Joe Smith: Heitinga should hopefully provided some much needed stability at the back ESPECIALLY now that Senderos has gone!!


    It's now or never. Liverpool, I'm looking at you.

  53. Post update

    No confirmation on any details of that Heitinga move as yet, I'll bring you them when we have them. Solid enough performer - you happy with that Fulham fans?

  54. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Johnny Heitinga to Fulham

    And that's a done deal - Johnny Heitinga joins Fulham from Everton.

  55. Post update

    Ah there we go - a cast-iron panic signing. Classic Redknapp...

  56. Post update

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith

    "West Ham striker Modibo Maiga is undergoing a medical ahead of a proposed loan move to QPR."

  57. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Kortney Hause to Wolves

    It's been a busy day at Molinuex of ins and outs, as Wolves announce the signing of defender Kortney Hause from Wycombe on a two-and-a-half year contract after joining for an undisclosed fee. He sounds like a character from the Expendables...

  58. Post update

    There's still time Hull - you can always get someone in on loan...

  59. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Danny Graham to Middlesbrough

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis

    "Danny Graham has joined Middlesbrough on loan from Sunderland. I knew about this 11 hours ago but Sunderland delayed this move so long that it leaves Hull unable to fill their now vacant loan berth."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  60. Senderos, send him off...

    He may not have signed in time, but Philippe Senderos's first game at Valencia could technically be tomorrow - away at Barcelona!

    Messi v Senderos...

  61. Post update

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    "5 live understands Crystal Palace have still not filed the necessary paperwork with the club over a proposed loan move for Tom Ince.

    "Blackpool have been waiting for the paperwork from Selhurst Park for the last two hours, but it still has not been received."

  62. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Done Deal

    Swansea have signed striker Marvin Emnes on loan from Middlesbrough - the 25-year-old completes some unlikely transfer business for the Swans. He had a loan spell there in 2010.

  63. Liverpool latest

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis

    "We've said all day on 5 live that Liverpool's pursuit of Yevhen Konoplyanka would go to the wire. It's certainly going to be the case. We know he's completed his medical, so it's just getting over those final stumbling blocks, all within this last hour."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  64. Post update

    Manchester United have just announced that winger Nani - has not left the club - but has a hamstring injury and will be out for a further month.

    He was linked to a host of Italian clubs, maybe that injury put pay to that move.

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Real Stealth: 60 minutes to go and Messi is about to make a £120m transfer to Doncaster.

    Rob Shacklock: Can something interesting happen please? Messi to Accrington!

    Jamesly: Just drafting a tweet to #bbcfootball about Messi signing for a lowly football club, because the joke is that he is good. #footballbantz

  66. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Philippe Senderos to Valencia

    Fulham confirm that Philippe Senderos has joined Valencia on a permanent transfer. Presumably Johnny Heitinga is on his way...

  67. Senderos latest

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein

    "Fulham centre-back Philippe Senderos is on the verge of joining Spanish club Valencia in a permanent deal.

    "The 28-year-old Switzerland international joined the Cottagers from Arsenal on a free transfer in 2010 and has made 67 appearances.

    "Senderos expects find out within the half an hour if the move is going through - it is likely to depend on Fulham's bid to sign John Heitinga from Everton."

  68. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis

    "I said 11 hours ago on timeline Danny Graham to Middlesbrough would be close to deadline. Still believe that will be the case. Tactical."

  69. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Oldham have signed much-travelled striker Jon Stead on loan from Huddersfield.



    Big Ben (and every other clock of course) sounds out and we have 60 minutes of the transfer window remaining. Any other moves to come?

  71. Post update

    Big news - for some of us anyway - as Northampton Town confirm that a player is undergoing a medical at Sixfields.

    From the top of the Premier League to the very bottom of the Football League, it's all going on...

  72. Fulham latest


    As reports begin to land of Philippe Senderos penning a move to Valencia, does that mean Johnny Heitinga has joined Fulham?

    All will (may) be revealed in the next hour...

  73. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sean Cole: Just seen Tom Ince outside the Britannia Stadium!

    Gareth Thomas: I don't understand Everton! Terrible injury list, pushing for Europe and plenty of cash after the sales of Fellini, Jelavic etc..

    Dazzler: Why are Everton fans moaning? Traore and McGeady added to a decent squad. No point spending for the sake of it.

  74. Post update

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham manager on 5 live Sport

    "The clubs at the bottom of the table, fighting to survive, have done all the business. The mid-table sides haven't been too busy at all. Crystal Palace's window has been interesting. The surprising thing to me is £3m on goalkeeper Hennessey, whereas I think Julian Speroni has done really well over a number of seasons. Tony Pulis is bolstering his squad while looking to the summer when he may ship a few players out."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  75. Get involved via Facebook

    Arsenal have completed the signing of Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan until the end of the season from Russian club Spartak Moscow:

    Kris Smith: He has international pedigree and is a good, experienced head in a young midfield. Not a stellar signing by any means, but is a real world signing in a real world game.

    Walid Mohammed: Good player!

    Alfie Smith: Panic buy! Ha ha ha!

  76. Medicals matter

    Danny Murphy

    5 live Sport

    "Clubs will get experts to read your scan, but the expert might not be available. Sometimes the guy will be in London or in Sweden whose expertise is a specific part of the body, and the clubs will only deal with them, they will only listen to certain people.

    "Sometimes clubs will do the medical, find a problem, then renegotiate the contract. Instead of a three-year contract, two years with a third based on appearances. That can be the way of nicking a little more money back."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  77. Still to come

    So which deals could still happen before the end of the window in just over an hour?

    Liverpool remain keen on signing Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

    Fulham want to sign Johnny Heitinga from Everton as well as two young players from Manchester United.

    Swansea could sign Marvin Emnes, Stoke remain keen on Jonathan Pitroipa, Thomas Ince has to sign for someone and Crystal Palace are in the hunt for Joe Ledley as well.

    Stay tuned...

  78. Medicals matter

    Danny Murphy

    5 live Sport

    "I moved from Crewe to Liverpool. I turned up to sign and they found a problem with my medical. I'd never had an injury, but the deal was off. It was a dream move for me. For a day it was off.

    "I was in bits - I'd told everyone I was going to sign, my family and friends. Then a day later they got a second opinion and it turned out they'd read the scan wrong. I was fine, and I joined Liverpool."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  79. Post update

    We had a lot of people texting or tweeting in to ask about medicals earlier on as we awaited confirmation of the Kim Kallstrom deal. The consensus was that it was taking too long.

    Well here's a cautionary tale on medicals from Danny Murphy...

  80. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Done Deal

    Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta has completed a loan move to Lazio until the end of the season.

    The French winger or attacking midfielder, who spent the past season and a half on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, moved to Chelsea from Lens in 2007 and has made 16 appearances for the first team. He has also been on loan at Fulham and Bolton.

  81. Post update


    Here's Dimitar Berbatov in Monte Carlo. He looks magnificent doesn't he? What a jacket.

  82. 90 minutes to go...

    Into the last 90 minutes of the transfer window...

  83. Live video

    For the latest video analysis and live stream of Radio 5 live's Transfer Deadline Day special, click on the 'play' button at the top of this page, or use the 'live coverage' tab. For clips of all the latest news and signings use the 'highlights' tab.

  84. Liverpool latest

    Martin Keown

    5 live Sport

    "Yevhen Konoplyanka is an outstanding player, beyond all doubt. It shows real intent from Liverpool. My own reservation would be that those sorts of players from eastern Europe often don't do it in the Premier League. That would be my worry, but he is an outstanding talent."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  85. Get involved via Facebook

    Leeds United have sacked manager Brian McDermott, reports BBC Radio Leeds:

    Peter Murphy: Crazy night. What are Leeds thinking of?

    Andrew Webb: Very strange - McDermott stabilised Leeds, so sacking is very harsh.

    Gareth Palfrey-Evans: Feel sorry for Brian McDermott as he is a good guy with incredible integrity in a ruthless industry.

  86. Get involved via 81111

    Dimitar Berbatov

    Phoebe: As a Villa fan I'm very nervous about the lack of signings - worried that this could be the year we eventually go down.

    Simon: Best deal of the day for Fulham? Getting rid of lazy, disruptive Berbatov. Let's hope it's not too late...

    John: As a life-long Fulham fan, I'm glad Berbatov's gone. He did nothing for us. I hope the replacement keeps us in the Premier League.

  87. Peterborough latest

    Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed on Twitter that three different clubs have bid for forward Lee Tomlin today.

    The 25-year-old wants leave for a bigger club. Posh are desperate to keep him, but director of football Barry Fry is in his office at London Road, just in case their valuation is met. Celtic were keen on him in the summer.

  88. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ian Marks: It's times like this, as a Spurs fan, that I miss Harry Redknapp.

    Neil Gray: In all seriousness, how much more turmoil are Leeds fans going to suffer at the hands of successive owners?

    Iain Russell: Blackburn better not lose Rhodes in the last minute of this window...

  89. Arsenal latest

    Martin Keown

    5 live Sport

    "Not bringing in a striker is a huge gamble by Arsenal at this stage of the season, especially when you look at Man City raining goals. If Arsenal don't win the title then people will point to this. Be sure, the next big cheque that's signed in the summer will be for a striker."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  90. Post update

    I've nothing against Adam Le Fondre, he's a good striker, but if Cardiff wanted to buy him surely they could have got him early in January? Nobody makes a move now unless it's a panic buy...

  91. Post update

    I was just mentioning a panic buy or two, particularly of a striker - here's one...

  92. Stoke latest

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Stoke chairman Peter Coates on 5 live Sport: "The Lee Cattermole deal is dead. We thought that was going to happen and it hasn't - we're not quite sure why. We thought there was a deal to be done, but now there isn't - you need to ask Sunderland about that.

    "Blackpool wanted a loan deal for Tom Ince, but we were unable to do that. We were unable to secure the purchase, so that won't happen.

    "Jonathan Pitroipa of French club Stade Rennais is a late possibility now, the only player we're still trying to bring in. Then that would be that, with nobody leaving."

  93. Post update

    Well there we go, a flurry of activity at the start of a new hour.

    We are into the 'panic buy' zone now. Anyone fancy a punt on a striker? Someone?

  94. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Graham Brown: Shame Everton didn't sell Fellaini for £27m, Jelavic for £6m, received TV money of £60m. Could buy players then. Wait...

    Harry Robinson: Arsene Wenger needs to dig out just a bit of money to pay for Draxler...

    Iain Jeffree: As a Palace fan, what a great set of captures these are. Safety here we come!

  95. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Dimitar Berbatov to Monaco

    Rarely has a player suited a club more. Footballing playboy Dimitar Berbatov signs for Monaco on loan from Fulham until the end of the season.

  96. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Scott Dann to Crystal Palace

    Scott Dann

    Defender Scott Dann joins Crystal Palace from Blackburn for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.


    TWO HOURS TO GO. The length of a good film, Two good albums. The duration of the average phone call made by my girlfriend.

    In other words, plenty of time.

    As Messrs Murphy and Dennis say there, we have plenty of deals bubbling away...

  98. Swansea latest

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins on 5 live Sport: "If you look at our first team squad, it was always Michael Laudrup's decision to keep a small, close-knit squad. It's been well documented how many injuries we've had in the last six to eight weeks, but now they're all coming back to fitness. So the majority of signings we've made are for our youth team, our under-21 squad.

    "There was no bid for Chico Flores today - that rumour was completely untrue.

    "As things stood earlier we were trying to complete a deal for Middleborough forward Marvin Emnes - and I think that will still go through.

    "Today we looked at Barry Bannan but I don't think any deal was possible."

  99. Live Video

    For the latest video analysis and live stream of Radio 5 live's Transfer Deadline Day special, click on the 'play' button at the top of this page, or use the 'live coverage' tab. For clips of all the latest news and signings use the 'highlights' tab.

  100. Post update

    Yohan Cabaye has just come on for his Paris St-Germain debut, the French champions lead Bordeaux 1-0 with 22 minutes remaining. Their goal was scored - would you believe it? - by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  101. Everton update


    BBC Chief football writer Phil McNulty: "Everton manager Roberto Martinez is still at their Finch Farm training headquarters - but I gather the odds are lengthening on him adding to his squad unless chairman Bill Kenwright pulls anything out of the bag."

  102. Barcelona update

    BBC World Service's Steve Crossman reports: "Spanish radio station Cadena SER say that the deal is done for Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to join Barcelona in June.

    "He will replace Victor Valdes whose contract expires in the summer. An end of an era at the Nou Camp."


    The Blackpool Gazette claim that Thomas Ince is set to join Crystal Palace on loan, with Stephen Dobbie coming the other way.

    Dobbie has already had three loan spells with Blackpool.

  104. Post update

    Owen Coyle

    5 live Sport

    "[On reports that Gianluca Festa was around the Leeds dugout in midweek] If you come in as a manager then you're there, to pick the team and run it your own way. You have to stand by your principles and convictions. I don't know what's happened at Leeds, but for me if a new owner came in and told me someone was sitting next to me on the bench... well, I wouldn't have it.

    "The Leeds fans are quite right to be up in arms. There has been such turmoil, but I think that's down to the things behind the scenes. That can't have helped Brian McDermott.

    "There are no doubts that Brian would have had Leeds up there, fighting for the promotion places."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  105. Deadline Day Shopping List

    Accrington Stanley

    Here's Accrington Stanley's shopping list. The League Two side have just over two hours left to fill their boots. On the plus side, the pies and Tomas Brolin may well come together.

  106. Post update

    Scott Dann is expected to be confirmed as a Crystal Palace player imminently, but you would imagine they will wait and announce all three signings at once - if they get done.

  107. Get involved via 81111

    Malone: Just seen Toni Kroos at Old Trafford. Fingers crossed!

    Richard: I'm bored of the Tom Ince story, and I'm a Blackpool fan! I don't care if he stays or goes any more...

    Ken in Norwich: Could someone please ring Chris Hughton and let him know that today is Transfer Deadline Day?

  108. Post update

    Adam Pope, BBC Radio Leeds reporter: Brian McDermott has told me: "I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart each and every Leeds fan for their support. You've been amazing."

  109. Post update

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    "Wonderful deadbat from Crystal Palace Steve Parrish (20:14) but sounds like Scott Dann, Joe Ledley and Tom Ince are the names in the frame."

  110. Post update

    So Palace look like being busy for the next few hours, while we are still waiting to hear any news on Liverpool's pursuit of Yevhen Konoplyanka. Will Dimitar Berbatov sign for Monaco? One of the easier transfers to agree you'd think...

  111. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon on 5 live Sport: "I've known Leigh Griffiths for a while and he scored 29 goals for a struggling Hibs last season. he then started this season well for Wolves. We've been looking for a scorer in the box and we think he'll just keep getting better, developing into an all-round striker. And strikers, of course, are at a premium."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  112. European latest

    Dani Osvaldo has spoken to Juventus's official website after leaving Southampton.

    He admitted to missing Italian football during his "exciting experience" in England. "I'm very happy, it's all been a bit of a whirlwind" he said. I suspect Southampton might echo that last bit.

    Meanwhiel, Algerian striker Ishak Elfodil - who has been linked with both West Ham United and QPR this month - is set to leave Inter for Livorno on loan until the end of the season according to reports in Italy.

  113. Get involved via 81111

    Chris in North Ferriby: How are we ever going to progress as a club if we keep making stupid decisions? McDermott was doing a decent job under tough conditions. Very disappointed.

    Sam: Can't believe Brian McDermott has gone - he was a good manager and it's a shame to see him go.

    Tom, a Forest fan: Malky Mackay to Leeds?

  114. Post update

    Man City

    Joleon Lescott is out of contract in the summer, could he be going to the World Cup? And where will he end up playing next season?

  115. Post update

    Man City defender Joleon Lescott: A loan move was never on the cards for me - it had nothing to do with wages, just simply a chance to win four trophies with City this season.


    For the latest video analysis and live stream of Radio 5 live's Transfer Deadline Day special, click on the 'play' button at the top of this page. For clips of all the latest news and signings use the 'highlights' tab.

  117. Post update

    Crystal Palace

    Potentially big news for Palace fans then - with three more on their way in...

  118. Palace latest

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Steve Parish, co-Chairman of Crystal Palace, on 5 live Sport: "We're very close to signing three other players - we should have those done before the window closes. The medicals are all done and we're just finalising paperwork. We're very pleased with today, and I think the supporters will be when the final ones are announced. It's been a long, difficult day and we've got the four that we wanted, as long as we get them over the line."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  119. Leeds latest

    Leeds website

    We are still awaiting official confirmation from Leeds United that they have parted company with boss Brian McDermott, with the club's website still suggesting that the former Reading boss is preparing for tomorrow's game with Huddersfield.

  120. Get involved via Facebook

    Leeds United have sacked manager Brian McDermott, reports BBC Radio Leeds.

    Ashley Padget: He was the right man for the club who has been betrayed by yes men. I wish him all the best, but I wish even more he was given a chance.

    Matt Pateman: And in come the Italians. Ridiculous decision.

    Paul Lang: Pathetic. What difference is a new man going to make now?

  121. Fulham latest

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    "Fulham are still trying to persuade Netherlands defender Johnny Heitinga to move from Everton to Craven Cottage. He is on around £65,000-a-week at Goodison Park so there may be work to do on personal terms on this deal.

    "As we said earlier, whether Heitinga departs on or not may well impact on whether Everton manager Roberto Martinez adds to his squad."

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Happy Duck: It's shocking the way Leeds as a club is being run.

    Alan Cadden: Disgrace, but not surprising these days.

    Sam L Robinson: McDermott's sacking is nothing to do with recent poor form - the fans still back him. It's all a behind-closed-doors political farce.

  123. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Federico Macheda to Birmingham

    Man Utd

    Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has joined Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season. Tom Thorpe and Tyler Blackett did the same earlier today.


    Three hours left of the transfer window then. Any more for any more?

  125. What is going on at Leeds?

    Brian McDermott

    Crazy goings on at Elland Road then.

    It was reported earlier this afternoon that Massimo Cellino, the owner of Italian club Cagliari, was close to an agreement to buy a stake in Leeds, believed to be about 75%.

    Before that, managing director David Haigh had announced on Thursday that his consortium's bid for the club had collapsed because of a lack of funds.

    The Elland Road club is currently - as far as we know - owned by Dubai-based investment group GFH Capital.

    Cellino had been reported to be keen to replace manager Brian McDermott with former Middlesbrough defender Gianluca Festa.

    And speaking to Radio Leeds on Friday, McDermott admitted he was not sure if he would be in charge of the club beyond their Championship derby against Huddersfield Town.

    "I've got no idea if I'll be here after Saturday's match. In football any game could be your last match so you have to make the most of it, especially at a club like Leeds United," he said.

    As it turns out McDermott didn't even make it to Saturday's game. Festa the answer?

  126. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jonny Mahoney: Sacking the manager the day before a big Yorkshire derby? More sound logic from Leeds.

  127. Post update

    Blimey - whoever gets the Leeds job won't have long to get any signings done will he? What an odd time to make that call.

  128. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chris Leggett: The Tom Ince saga is slowly becoming this years Peter Odemwinge moment! Carrow Road next or even Stamford Bridge?

    Simon Awdry: I'm sure Kim Kallstrom loan is a good bit of business, but I was hoping for something a bit more sexy!

    Greg Andrews: I support the complete and utter joke of a football club that is Leeds United. Words fail me.

  129. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Leeds sack McDermott

    BBC Radio Leeds report that Leeds have sacked manager Brian McDermott.

  130. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brian Murray: What's happening at Wolves? 5 big players gone in the window. Johnson, Hennessy, Griffiths, Doyle, Sigurdarson. Trouble

  131. Second time around

    Swansea City

    Marvin Emnes

    Marvin Emnes had a loan spell with Swansea in 2010, scoring twice in four games in the Championship, and he could be on his way back to the Liberty Stadium.

    Who else is on the way back? Lee Trundle? Adebayo Akinfenwa? Bob Latchford?

  132. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Leigh Griffiths to Celtic

    The exodus of strikers from Wolves continues as reigning SPL player of the year Leigh Griffiths joins Celtic on a four-year deal.

    Griffiths scored 31 goals on loan at Hibs from Wolves and is heading back north of the border.

    Lee Griffiths
  133. All about Kim

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "Kim Kallstrom is a hugely-experienced player. He is a midfielder with proven quality at both club and international level. We welcome Kim to Arsenal."

    Kallstrom said: "Arsenal is an amazing club with a lot of great players and a coach who has done really well here for a long time. I am so pleased to come here to learn as much as possible. I'm here to do my best for Arsenal and to help out the team, so we can achieve good results for the last part of the season."

  134. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Kim Kallstrom to Arsenal

    Done deal

    At last! A major deal is completed as Arsenal confirm the signing of Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season.

  135. Text us on 81111

    Simon in Rochester: We should go for Tom Ince at Everton!!!

    Tom: The Tom Ince story is boring some of us to tears. He's hardly pulling up trees with Blackpool in the Championship, and I support a team in that league.

  136. Post update

    Owen Coyle

    5 live Sport

    "There are so many complexities involved in each and every transfer. The Cattermole move is fraught with danger - he's now returning to Sunderland, a club that pretty much told him today he was surplus to requirements. He will now return to that dressing room and the manager Gus Poyet will have to deal with that."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  137. Swansea in for Emnes again

    Swansea City

    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup, who has already signed David N'Gog from Bolton this week, is clearly a fan of Championship strikers because BBC World Service's Steve Crossman reports that the Welsh side have asked to loan Middlesbrough forward Marvin Emnes until the end of the season.

    Emnes was previously on loan at the Liberty Stadium in 2010.

  138. Ge involved via 81111

    Rich: Alan Pardew's phone mysteriously runs out of battery on deadline day again? Somebody buy the guy a charger!

    Mark in Winchester: As a Saints fan, I'm happy to see back of Osvaldo. Our academy players are twice as good. Who needs primadonnas?

    Matt from Hythe: Come on Roberto, please bring in some cover for Everton - we need to cover the loss of Bryan Oviedo.

  139. Thomas Ince latest

    Hmmm, it looks like the next club Tom Ince visits on his tour around the country could be Blackburn Rovers... when he plays for Blackpool at Ewood Park on Saturday.

  140. Thomas Ince latest

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    "Just on Tom Ince, it's incredible. Two clubs were given permission to speak to him about a loan move, which was Swansea and Crystal Palace. Stoke wanted a permanent move, but the player wants a loan move and to keep his options open.

    "But Blackpool won't be bullied and I believe they're now in favour of a permanent transfer, bearing in mind Ince's contract is up at the end of the season. Half an hour ago, there was no progress whatsoever, It could be Tom Ince ends up back at Bloomfield Road tonight."

    Listen to transfer deadline day latest on BBC Radio 5 live right now.