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Transfer Deadline Day as it happened

The transfer window shut at 2300 GMT.

Everton complete the £5.5m signing of Nikica Jelavic from Rangers

Tottenham seal deal for Everton striker Louis Saha

Lokomotiv Moscow agree fee for Tottenham forward Roman Pavlyuchenko

West Ham complete signing of Manchester United's Ravel Morrison and Bristol City's Nicky Maynard

Full transfer list.


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By Chris Bevan
BBC Sport

0102: Right, it is now more than two hours since the transfer window closed, which seems a good time to wrap our deadline day coverage up. Thanks to you lot for keeping me company over the last eight hours or so, to Saj Chowdhury and Sam Sheringham for their work earlier on today, and to all the BBC journalists who fed news into the commentary today. Keep checking the BBC website for news of Marvin Sordell's move from Watford to Bolton and Ryan Nelsen's potential move to Tottenham - and hopefully we will have news of what happened to them by the time I see you all again for Wednesday night's Premier League games. Cheerio for now.

1259: I know you haven't forgotten but, just in case you have, here's a quick reminder that the new BBC Sport website will be ready for its relaunch at 0600 GMT on Wednesday. So, have a quick doze, dream of those deadline day signings which never happened, and get ready to fill your boots in a few hours time.

From Tom in Durham, via text: "Think Everton fans might be celebrating too early. Pienaar and Gibson good signings, but signings from Scotland have usually struggled in the Premier League."

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From Homer J in Everton, via text: "Well done Bill Kenwright and all @ Everton FC for putting a huge smile on all The Blues fans faces tonight. Great performance @ Goodison too. Keep it up!"

0045: We may not have seen a deadline day to match January 2011, when Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres were among the late movers for a combined total of £85m, but I've still quite enjoyed today. A lot less money has been spent over the course of the month too - an estimated £60m compared to around £225m - but I guess the introduction of Financial Fair Play was always going to have that sort of effect.

0038: Last August it was Peter Crouch who kept us all waiting. This time it is (still) Marvin Sordell and Ryan Nelsen. Clearly, if they are signing for Bolton and Tottenham respectively, then it that happened before the 2300 GMT deadline... but getting official confirmation takes a little bit longer. Almost two hours (and counting) longer to be exact.

New Tottenham striker Louis Saha on Twitter: "I want to thanks fans for the great support I had at Everton.Great club,top players and staff,brilliant spirit. Love & wish u the very best."

I seem to recall Louis Saha tweeting prolifically in a rather different mood after being left out of the Everton team earlier this season. Still, he seems happy now. Oh, and is there an Everton player who doesn't tweet? They are all at it tonight... David Moyes will be on next (or maybe not!).

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Ash, Northumberland, via text: "Re 0012. After what happened 12 months ago with Andy Carroll, I am just happy the Newcastle squad is still together. Also some interesting transfers. Harry knows what he is doing with both Louis Saha and Ryan Nelsen. The last push for the title now!"

JamesIPatience on Twitter: "Re 0016. Shame to lose Sordell, seems like yet another class player has left Watford. Thankfully we got to keep Mariappa."

matt_ball_1 on Twitter: "Re 0012. How can Arsenal not be considered massive losers in this window? Surely Arsenal fans must want rid of Wenger by now?"

Stephen Gibson, Rickmansworth, via text: "Re 0012. Everton are big winners today. The feelgood factor is back and that has done us proud many times. Nil Satis Nisi Optimum."

Mathew_SE_Stock on Twitter: "Re 0012. Everton by far are up there! Jelavic, Pienaar and Gibson, not to mention Donavon, Straq and Drenthe from August, good deals!"

BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "As Redknapp suggested Pienaar deal was dead - but intervention from Bill Kenwright and talks with Daniel Levy got the deal back up and running."

Sam, Wirral, via text: "Re 2353. Everton were owed £1.5m by Rangers from the Michael Ball transfer back in 2001 hence the lower transfer fee."

Everton attacking midfielder Tim Cahill on Twitter: "Welcome Jelavic and Pienaar. Fantastic lift for players, staff and fans. And to Louis Saha - good luck my friend you will be missed."

0016: BBC Sport understands the paperwork surrounding Watford striker Marvin Sordell's £3m move to Bolton is all but done, and the move should be officially confirmed soon. Defender Adrian Mariappa, who played at Millwall tonight, was the Hornets player who seemed most likely to leave Vicarage Road but he will be staying until the summer after Wigan failed with a bid today. So, the Championship side keep the player they thought they would be losing, and lose one they thought they would be keeping. What do their fans make of that?

0012:Everton, Tottenham and QPR have been busy, among others, but who have been your deadline day winners and losers? I'm nominating Fulham for the latter category if only because they have effectively exchanged Bobby Zamora for Pavel Pogrebnyak. But what do you think? Tweet the commentary via the hashtag #BBCFootball, Tweet me @chrisbevan_bbc or text in via 81111 (UK).

Former Arsenal and England defender Martin Keown on Match of the Day's Transfer Deadline Day special: "Saha is a good signing for Tottenham. I've played against him and I had a taste of his pace. He's class."

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BBC Radio 5 live's senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Match of the Day's Transfer Deadline Day special: "Many managers complained about having to play games on the same night as the transfer window shut. I think it has certainly hampered their chances of completing some business."

Everton captain Phil Neville on Twitter: "If u asked me on jan 1st pick anyone in the world to sign for us this window I would of said only 1 man and my prayers have been answered."

0006: Still no news on Ryan Nelsen's arrival from Blackburn but Tottenham say they have agreed a fee to sell their 30-year-old striker Roman Pavlyuchenko to Lokomotiv Moscow. Pavlyuchenko will have to undergo a medical and agree personal terms before that becomes a done deal but, as I said earlier, the Russian deadline is not for another three weeks.

Former England defender Martin Keown on Match of the Day's Transfer Deadline Day special: "QPR look as though they've been the busiest with Mark Hughes going for what he knows. It looks promising. He's got players in who he knows can do a job."

0001: Here's Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers on his new signing from Wrexham, 22-year-old right-back Curtis Obeng: "Technically he can deal with the ball, he's calm in possession and passes it well. He has great, great pace. And no doubt mentally he is hungry and I like hungry players that have a point to prove and want to get better."

Everton defender Johnny Heitinga on Twitter: "Pienaar coming back is great news. What a great day for the Blues! Sleep well."

2359: Sorry, it's not ALL about Marvin Sordell (now, that's a sentence I never thought I'd write). We're also waitng for confirmation from Tottenham that they have signed a 34-year-old New Zealand defender with long-standing knee trouble. I'll bring you news of Ryan Nelsen's move from Blackburn when I get any.

Steven Pienaar on his last-gasp loan move from Tottenham to Everton on Twitter: "Happy days. Look like we just beat the clock. Holding thumbs for next few hours."

From Lee Price, via text: "Why did Rangers sell Jelavic to Everton for £5.5m when they'd rejected £7m from West Ham? Bizarre."

My guess is that Everton were offering more money up front. Rangers needed cash quickly.

2353: Which just leaves us waiting on a 20-year-old Watford striker. Bolton have reportedly agreed a £3m fee for Hornets frontman and youth-team product Marvin Sordell, who has scored 10 goals in 29 games this season, and he was discussing personal terms earlier tonight. Is he the man to keep Wanderers in the Premier League? Mind you, he will have some help. The expected departure of Kevin Davies, subject of a bid from Sunderland on Monday, was one of the deals that, like Owen Coyle's attempt to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, did not happen.

have confirmed they have signed their former midfielder Steven Pienaar, 29, on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season.

From Joel in London, via text: "As a Spurs fan, I'm pretty gutted at the news of Pav's apparent departure to Moscow. He's a striker who's had to feed off scraps throughout his time at The Lane, yet still has a healthy goals to games ratio, while 'star players' like Adebayor stand offside for 90 minutes week in week out. Louis Saha is an intriguing deal and could prove a masterstroke but I'm gutted to lose the Russian. Nelsen over Samba is straight up bizarre."

2343: Right then, that just leaves Bolton target Marvin Sordell and potential Everton loanee Steven Pienaar as players with their futures to be decided tonight.

Blimey, that was quick. It is still subject to paperwork but Norwich have definitely signed 21-year-old defender Ryan Bennett from Peterborough on a three-and-a-half year deal. And he will rejoin Posh until 28 February on loan.

2336: Here's an update on Ryan Bennett's move from Peterborough to Norwich, which Grimsby fans were were waiting on (below). BBC Sport understands Posh are waiting on the paper that confirms he will return to them on loan, which will be for a month to give them time to find a replacement. If it goes through, the fee will be a record sale for Peterborough, around £3m, with Grimsby receiving a sell-on percentage.

SBOmad on Twitter: "Re 2324. Can sleep easy now. Demba Ba still at Toon."

harry350 on Twitter: "Re 2324. Absolutely delighted to hang on to our players (Portsmouth). Fees agreed for two but they refused to go!"

2332: We're also waiting on news of Roman Pavlyuchenko's move from Tottenham to Lokomotiv Moscow, but don't hold your breath on that one because the Russian transfer window doesn't close for another three weeks.

Jeff, via text: "Any news on whether Ryan Bennett's move to Norwich got through in time? A lot of Grimsby fans waiting for the sell-on clause money!"

No news on that one yet either...

TaylorEightSix on Twitter: "What a day for Toffees. Let's hope we get Pienaar back. The we can charge up the table like every year."

IshyKaratas on Twitter: "Re 2324. I think the team that's made the best transfers has been QPR. Tottenham were the talk of the town but could only disappoint us."

domstirling12 on Twitter: "Re 2324. As a #BRFC fan, gutted about Nelsen to spurs, club captain and legend, disgusted with Venkys even more!"

Rhys_Arsenal14 on Twitter: "Re 2324. As an Arsenal fan I had hoped for a big name winger or full-back to join. I should know better by know though!"

2324: So, how was deadline day for you? Were you expecting more from your club, or were you happy to hang on to your best players? Tweet the commentary via the hashtag #BBCFootball, Tweet me @chrisbevan_bbc or text in via 81111 (UK).

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From anonymous Tottenham fan, via text: "Re Rory in Leeds about Ryan Nelsen. A lot of Spurs fans were disappointed with the summer activity and look how that's paid off. If Harry Redknapp says a player is good enough, that's all the convincing I need."

have sealed the signing of Portsmouth's 18-year-old winger Ryan Williams for an undisclosed fee. The Australian, who has signed a two-and-a-half year deal, played for the west London club's reserve team against Wolves on Monday night.

2320: We're not waiting on much now (apart from Steven Pienaar) but we are still in the dark over Marvin Sordell's proposed £3m move from Watford to Bolton. He was discussing personal terms last I heard...

Breaking news
2316: There's always at least one. Yes, the window has closed but... Steven Pienaar could still be on his way back to Everton after all in a loan deal. I'll keep you posted.

Troubled Blue Square Bet Premier side Darlington have made a double transfer - Sunderland defender Liam Bagnall on loan and Clark Keltie on non-contract terms.

This one affects Blackburn too. Wolves have signed 25-year-old Tottenham centre-back Sebastien Bassong on loan for the rest of the season which, going on what Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said earlier, would suggest Ryan Nelsen is on his way to White Hart Lane.

From Rory in Leeds, via text: "As a Spurs fan I'm a bit disappointed in Harry Redknapp this window, no marquee signing and talk of Ryan Nelsen is worrying."

I guess the Blackburn defender that most people might have expected Tottenham to try and sign today would be Chris Samba. He is definitely staying at Ewood Park though.

Fulham defender Aaron Hughes on Twitter: "Good luck to Zamo on his move. It's not gonna be the same without him around the place. Gonna miss man!"

This one definitely beat the deadline. Tottenham have brought in Everton striker Louis Saha, initially on loan until the end of the season but with the option of a permanent deal for the 33-year-old.

2305: West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson on his capture of Blackburn's Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews: "Keith is a player I know well and have admired for several years. He's a flexible midfielder who can play in a number of roles across midfield. He will bring experience to the squad and also has a good scoring record."

2303: And that was the January transfer window, 2012. It wasn't a classic, but a string of late deals meant it wasn't dull either. Who beat the deadline, and who didn't? I guess we will find out in the next hour or two..


In the nick of time, West Ham have swooped to bring in 25-year-old Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard. When I get details of the fee, I'll let you know.

Swansea City
have completed a deal for 22-year-old Wrexham right-back Curtis Obeng, who has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

2255: QPR boss Mark Hughes on the £4m signing of Bobby Zamora from the his former club Fulham: "Bobby is a guy that makes things happen on the pitch - be it scoring goals or creating chances for others. He's a great foil for any team. We needed a player of his ilk at the football club and I couldn't be more delighted." The England striker added: "I think this was the right time for me to have a fresh challenge."

2252: So, as the window prepares to SLAM shut, Marvin Sordell (to Bolton), Nicky Maynard (to West Ham), Roman Pavlyuchenko (to Lokomotiv Moscow) and Ryan Nelsen (to Tottenham) appear to be the big deals we are waiting on. Are there anymore out there?

have signed forward Michael Symes from League One rivals Bournemouth on loan until 5 May.

2250: Time running out for these deals to go through. Norwich are close signing highly-rated Peterborough full-back Ryan Bennett, and BBC Sport understands he will be loaned back to Posh for rest of the season. They'd better hurry up though...

A triple whammy from Glanford Park with Scunthorpe United making three late signings. Cardiff City striker Jon Parkin and Watford defender David Mirfin have joined the Iron on loan, while midfielder Robbie Gibbons arrives after leaving Cypriot Alki Larnaca following a pay dispute.

At last! QPR have sealed the £4m capture of Fulham striker Bobby Zamora. The England international, 31, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road. What took him so long... ?

West Bromwich Albion
have completed a swoop for Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews. The 31-year-old Republic of Ireland star joins the Baggies on free transfer until end of season.

2246: DONE DEAL Manchester City
have officially announced the arrival of Chile midfielder David Pizarro, 32, on a free loan from Roma for the rest of the season.

2244: We knew at 6pm that he wouldn't be going to Italy, and reports tonight from other sources that out-of-favour Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is looking to join Russian or South American clubs are understood by BBC Sport to be wide of the mark. A move to a western European club in the summer is still the most likely outcome for the player. The Russian transfer deadline not until 24 February, and the South American deadline is at a similar time so don't expect that story to disappear anytime soon.

2240: One potential move which went awfully quiet was Wilfried Zaha's switch from Crystal Palace to Bolton, after Wanderers made an improved £7m bid for the 19-year-old winger. Mind you, Bolton are now pre-occupied with wrapping up a deal for Watford striker Marvin Sordell, with just 20 minutes of the transfer window to go.

2236: More from White Hart Lane, and this concerns Blackburn too. Louis Saha's move to Tottenham will be a loan until the end of the season, with the option of another season on a permanent basis after that, depending on the 33-year-old's fitness. And Sebastien Bassong's move to Wolves depends on whether Spurs can bring in 34-year-old Ryan Nelsen on a free transfer from Blackburn. I'm not sure I understand that last bit - Nelsen is a decent defender but he has a whole load of injury problems.

Northampton Town
are doing enough deals to keep this deadline day going single-handedly. The Football League's bottom club have given a contract goalkeeper Neal Kitson, 26, who arrives from USL Professional Division side Rochester Rhinos. The Cobblers have also signed striker Lewis Wilson from Newport Pagnell Town on a contract until the end of the season.

Two of them at the City ground. Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest, who lost to Burnley tonight and are on a dreadful run, have bolstered their backline with the signings of two Premier League defenders. Stoke City's experienced full-back Danny Higginbotham and Scott Wootton, Manchester United's 20-year-old centre-back, both join on loan until the end of the season.

2225: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini on his move for Roma midfielder David Pizzaro: "We took David Pizzaro on loan. He is a good midfielder, he has experience and I know him very well. I hope he can help us out."

Sam Allardyce has been reunited with Ricardo Vaz Te after the Barnsley striker completed his move to Championship rivals West Ham. Big Sam, who brought the Portuguese player to England during his spell in charge at Bolton, has paid an undisclosed fee for the 25-year-old.

2222: Everton boss David Moyes, speaking to the media after his side's 1-0 win over Manchester City about his deadline day dealings: "If I can get out of these interviews I might do something else."

Breaking news
2221: BBC Sport understands that Bolton have agreed fee of around £3m for Watford striker Marvin Sordell. The striker is now discussing personal terms.

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From Tom in Southampton, via text: "In my opinin Louis Saha is a decent player, and could be a good signing for Tottenham - when given the chance, he's proven to be clinical."

BBC Northampton report that midfielder Ben Harding has now signed for Northampton Town permanently on a free transfer. He has agreed an 18 month contract having initially been on loan from Wycombe until the end of the season.

BBC Sport's Frank Keogh on Twitter: "West Ham expect to sign striker Nicky Maynard from Bristol City. Good day at office, bad day out of it."

2216: I've got a feeling the next 45 minutes or so wil be pretty hectic, don't you? Bring it on, and let's hope it will be worth the wait.

2214: Oh, and Harry Redknapp also said that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is handling striker Roman Pavlyuchenko's prospective move to with Lokomotiv Moscow, and he thinks that will go through too. I knew Spurs would be busy, they always are...

Breaking news
2212: More news from Tottenham. Lots of it. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp says he tried to sign Juventus winger Milos Krasic this week but he only wanted the Serbia international on loan and the Italian side were only interested in a permanent deal. Redknapp also says he could not let Steven Pienaar goes back to Everton because he has too many injuries and has revealed that Wolves want to sign Sebastien Bassong but he will need to complete a deal for an unnamed defender before he lets that one go through.

Breaking news
2206: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says Spurs have agreed a deal with Everton for striker Louis Saha and "thinks it is all sorted". Redknapp added: "He is sharp and he has got good movement".

have completed the signing of teenage Nottingham Forest striker Patrick Bamford, for a reported fee of £1.5m. Bamford will join the Blues reserve-team set-up, and Forest have negotiated a sell-on clause fo the 18-year-old.

From Will Rider, via text: "To those who commend Wenger's 'genius' signing - it wasn't inspired at all. He blatantly went for Gotze, got rejected and bought another (to quote Wenger's handbook) 'player with potential'."

QPR manager Mark Hughes on his transfer dealings since taking charge at Loftus Road on 10 January: "I'm delighted with the work we've done so far. Djibril Cisse knows the Premier League and he gives us pace and power which we have been lacking. On Bobby Zamora: "Not sure if that is confirmed yet."


2158: It's all over at Goodison Park, where Everton have beaten Premier League leaders Manchester City 1-0. Manchester United's 2-0 win over Stoke means Sir Alex Ferguson's side are now level on points with their neighbours at the top of the table. Tottenham and Liverpool were the other winners tonight, while Chelsea rescued a point late on against Swansea. That's the top-flight action over and done with for the evening... which leaves us just over an hour to tidy up a few outstanding transfers...

QPR co-owner Amit Bhatia on Twitter: "Heading home after a long day at Loftus Road. We've done well and I'm exhausted."
Anon, via text on 81111: "Gooners signing of Dortmund's Eisfeld - genius signing. He has the potential to be great. Well done Wenger. Let's hope Arsenal back him."

AndyGraysdouble on Twitter: "Re 2108. If Ravel Morrison is looking forward to the Premier League soon, he'd better be hoping West Ham get decent defenders by 11pm."

Just to explain, the Hammers are top of the Championship but got, erm, hammered tonight, losing 5-1 at Ipswich.

2140: Attacking midfielder Thomas Eisfeld, 19, on his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund: "It's a real honour to be team mates with the great players at Arsenal, and also training everyday with players like Tomas Rosicky - who I grew up watching play at Dortmund. I will give it everything I have here and do my best to make the manager, players and fans happy.

2133: It's more of a trickle than a flood but the transfers are still coming in. BBC Sport understands talks are under way regarding Keith Andrews moving from Blackburn to West Brom. A few clubs have been chasing the 31-year-old former Wolves midfielder this week

2128: The goals have been flying in around the grounds in the Premier League. Darron Gibson's deflected goal has put Everton ahead against leaders Manchester City. Dirk Kuyt has wrapped up the points for Liverpool against Wolves and James MacArthur has pulled a goal back for Wigan against Tottenham. Oh, and Chelsea's Ashley Cole has just been sent off against Swansea after picking up his second booking. The Welsh side still lead 1-0.

He tweeted about it earlier but, just to confirm, Blackburn have signed 29-year-old defender Bradley Orr from QPR for an undisclosed fee.

West Bromwich Albion
right-back Gonzalo Jara Reyes, 26, and left-back Joe Mattock, 21, have joined Championship outfit Brighton on loan until the end of the season.

2121: Have any of you lot seen Bobby Zamora recently? Do me a favour if you do, and tell him to get a move on and complete his £4m move from Fulham to QPR. Please.

2117: Former Liverpool and Sunderland striker Djibril Cisse on his return to the Premier League with QPR: "QPR have a highly ambitious project. When I talked to the manager he spoke highly of the club and where he wants to take it over the next few years. He wanted to sign me at Manchester City and now I'm finally here with him at QPR. I have unfinished business in England."

2112: Frederic Veseli, who was part of the Switzerland side that won the Under-17 World Cup in 2009, never really got a look in at Manchester City, although he did play on their pre-season tour of the United States last summer. On his move to Old Trafford, Veseli said: "I am very happy and it is an honour to sign for Manchester United. Manchester United has a long history of younger players coming through and hopefully I can follow and do the same."

Manchester United
have signed 19-year-old Swiss defender Frederic Veseli from neighbours Manchester City.

2108: Here's new West Ham signing Ravel Morrison, talking about his move to Upton Park: "The move has happened very quickly and I'm looking forward to hopefully moving up to the Premier League with West Ham soon. I'm an attacking player and I'm hoping to get the fans on their feet."

Another one that we have been waiting a while to be signed and sealed but Ravel Morrison has now completed his move from Manchester United to West Ham. The midfielder, who turns 19 on Thursday, has signed a three-and-a-half year deal after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Defender Bradley Orr, speaking about his move from QPR to Blackburn on Twitter: "Well after a very hard day of medical and fitness testing i am delighted to say that im a Blackburn player!Cant wait to get started. #buzzing"

From Anon, via text: "Scholes and Henry are back where they belong - when is Lloyd Owusu coming back to Griffin Park? Sign someone Brentford."


2058: It's all happening at Goodison Park. Everton's new signing Nikica Jelavic, who is probably wondering why a Toffees fan chose to handcuff himself to a post during the first half, has just been paraded round the pitch at half-time. He got a great reception, too.

2056: It's January transfer deadline day, so we should probably have expected Andy Carroll to get involved at some point. Exactly a year on from his £35m move to Liverpool from Newcastle, Caroll has put the Reds ahead against Wolves after making the most of some slack defending.

2055: DONE DEAL See, I told you stuff was still happening. Chelsea reserve team forward Milan Lalkovic, 20, has agreed to join Dutch club ADO Den Haag on loan until 30 June. It is the second loan spell for the Slovakian Under 21 international, who made six appearances for Doncaster earlier this season.

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BBC Radio 5 live's senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "Hearing Bolton Wanderers in for Marvin Sordell of Watford for £3m."

maledictus on Twitter: "Alexander Hleb undergoing medicals at Olympiakos (who also signed Kazim-Richards). Will be signed tomorrow as a free agent."

Oliver, Lancs, via text on 81111: "I hope somewhere there is a 20-goal-a-season man getting in his car, plane, helicopter, etc, and heading for Anfield."

Sorry, but there have still not been any authentic sightings of Jermain Defoe in the Merseyside area. There have been plenty of made-up ones, though...

Liverpool can confirm that goalkeeper Martin Hansen has left the club after to join Danish side Viborg FF. The 21-year-old joined the Reds' Academy in the summer of 2006 from Brondby.

2042: Manchester United are ahead against Stoke, with Javier Hernandez scoring from the spot after Jermaine Pennant fouls Park Ji-sung in the area. By the way, they have just restarted play at Goodison Park, after removing the fan and his handcuffs from Joe Hart's goal.

Blackburn defender Martin Olsson, whose twin brother Marcus joined him at Ewood Park earlier today, on Twitter: "I'm very happy that my brother has signed for Blackburn and thanks for the positive tweets."

2041: Unbelievable scenes at Goodison Park. A fan has handcuffed himself to the goal posts. Suffice to say the game has stopped while they look for the key, or a hacksaw.

From Anon, via text: "Now that Mariappa won't come to Newcastle, it's time for Pardew to step up and sign Samba."

BBC Radio 5 Live
Former England full-back and BBC Radio 5 live pundit Danny Mills on Everton's transfer dealings: "Harry Redknapp has a tremendous ability to rescue players, but Louis Saha just isn't fit enough for me. I'm surprised other teams weren't interested in Jelavic. Everton certainly need a striker and I assume they're happy with that deal - get Saha out and bring an in-form striker in."

2036: DONE DEAL We've had to wait an eternity for this one to go through but I can finally confirm that 26-year-old Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic has completed his £5.5m move from Rangers to Everton, and signed a four-and-a-half year contract. The first of a flurry of late deals? I hope so...

From Will walking his dog in Stanley Park, via text: "Re 1902. Defoe has just landed in a helicopter on Stanley Park. I've just seen him get bundled into the back of a Ford Courteener."

QPR midfielder Joey Barton on Twitter: "Deadline day, getting tasty now. Great move for Bradley Orr to Blackburn. Good signing for them. Sorely missed at our place. Great pro... Already some exciting additions to our squad, hopefully a few more before it closes."

2024: More goals. Luka Modric has put Tottenham 2-0 ahead against Wigan, with another super strike, and Spurs are completely dominant, which is not surprising. Here's a bit of a shock, though... Scott Sinclair has hooked Swansea into the lead against Chelsea, latching on to a loose ball from a free-kick. Sinclair refused to celebrate against his former club.

BBC football reporter Mike Sewell on Twitter: "Huddersfield confirm signing of Falkirk defender Murray Wallace on a contract until 2014. He returns to Falkirk on loan until end of season. I understand fee is an initial £300k potentially rising to £700k. Wallace turned down both Brighton and Ipswich."

2018: Gareth Bale has just put Tottenham ahead against Wigan, and it was a real cracker too. The Welshman chests down a delicious ball from Luka Modric and cracked home a peach of a shot. If there are any managers out there considering a late bid for Bale, I reckon that has added another £10m to his asking price. About £160m should be enough to get him though...

BBC's Football League Show presenter Manish Bhasin on Twitter: "Good luck to Marvin Sordell if he gets a big money move tonight. I'd like to think the Football League Show has played a small part!"

Norwich City chief executive David McNally on Twitter, possibly hinting at some late news from Carrow Road? "It is always worth watching the last few hours of transfer deadline day."

2014: Things are still happening, though. MK Dons have released winger Anthony McNamee by mutual consent. The 28-year-old made had just eight appearances since signing from Norwich in the summer.

2012: No goals anywhere in the top flight yet tonight, and no really tasty transfers to tell you about either. I suspect we might learn more about a few of the moves that are being mooted - involving the likes of Everton, Spurs, Manchester City and Swansea, when the managers speak to the media at the final whistle.

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Anon, via text on 81111: "Why oh why have Rangers not bought Jelavic's replacement yet? We already have no strikers other than Healy. Practically handing Celtic the title. "

JoshHewlett on Twitter: "Re Alex McLean. Can you take Arshavin too?"
What's this, Luis Suarez is on the move? That would light up this deadline day, wouldn't it. No, wait, it's Louie Soares. The 27-year-old Barbados international has joined Grimsby from Hayes and Yeading.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live's senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "News from White Hart Lane - Wigan enquired about loan for Giovani dos Santos but Spurs wanted loan fee and deal fell through."

A real heavyweight deal, this. York City have signed versatile Sheffield United midfielder Erik Tonne on loan until the end of the season. The 20-year-old Norwegian joined the Blades from Strindheim in April 2011.

2003: Not long left now people, and here is where we are at. Everton are still to wrap up their £5.5m deal for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic, and are close to selling Louis Saha to Tottenham. Should the Saha deal go through, Roman Pavlyuchenko will be allowed to leave to join Lokomotiv Moscow. Oh, and Bobby Zamora is STILL on the brink of joining QPR. The Fulham striker is either having a medical or discussing personal terms but that is expected to go through before 2300 GMT, which is when the window closes. Got all that? Good.

Alex McLean, Spurs fan, London, via text on 81111: "Sooner Pavlyuchenko leaves the better in my opinion. I'd happily drive him to Russia."


1959: Ipswich's attempt to raid crisis club Portsmouth looks like it will end in failure on three front. Along with defenders Jason Pearce and Joel Ward (see below), Pompey keeper Stephen Henderson will not be joining Ipswich Town. Henderson has tweeted: "Putting this to bed now! I'm not going anywhere, I'm very happy at Portsmouth and look forward to Hull Saturday!"

Breaking news
1954: You know what, it seems there is something in this Roman Pavlyuchenko story. BBC Sport understands Spurs and Lokomotiv Moscow are in talks over a move, but nothing concrete yet. Tottenham signed him from Spartak Moscow, where he is still a big favourite, so he would be returning home to join his former club's big rivals.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live's senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "Danny Higginbotham has left Stoke City for Nottingham Forest on loan."

BBC South reporter Nabil Hassan on Twitter: "Reports from East Anglia say Portsmouth and Ipswich agree fee for Joel Ward and Jason Pearce but duo turn down the move."

Rumour Mill
1949: RUMOUR MILL More transfer news/team news, and it is an intriguing one. No Roman Pavlyuchenko on the bench for Tottenham tonight and a rumour doing the rounds at White Hart Lane is that the Russian striker is going to be sold to Lokomotiv Moscow. What's your train of thought on that one?

samblitz7 on Twitter: "Re 1934. Judging by Wenger's history maybe Hleb will be next to put pen to paper at Arsenal?"

1943: Not signings, but still news of players moving on. As well as signing Clarke Carlisle today, Northampton Town have terminated the contracts of defender Ashley Corker and young goalkeeper Paul Walker are the two concerned, and they have left the club. "It is right for both lads to move on," said boss Aidy Boothroyd. "They are both good lads, but they need to be playing regular football. I wish them both well and thank them for their efforts."

jamesbjacobs on Twitter: "It's a shame - it hasn't quite felt like transfer deadline day without Harry Redknapp doing an interview from his car window."

I agree. But he's got a press conference after his side's game tonight, so I don't think it will happen at all... sorry.

FdotRose on Twitter: "Any idea what eccentric hairstyle Cisse is currently sporting? Won't be hard to spot him on the pitch tomorrow."

Hull City
defender Paul McShane has extended his loan spell at Crystal Palace until the end of the season. The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland Euro 2012 hopeful has made three appearances for the Eagles since his initial one-month switch.

Kyle, Magherafelt, via text on 81111: "Re 1929: Chris, I've got dual screens so don't need to choose. Best of both worlds!"

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From John in Cambridgeshire, via text: "Re Jordan Rhodes. His club have made it clear he won't be sold and why would he want to go to a broke and struggling Premier League club? He's better off where he is for the time being and Huddersfield need him to try and get out of League One."
Four of them, to be precise. Lincoln City have signed four players on transfer deadline day as they bid to avoid relegation to Blue Square Bet North. Utility man Peter Bore, striker Jefferson Louis, winger Nialle Rodney all join until the end of the season, with Blackpool striker Louis Almond arriving on loan.

Nath, Kent, via text on 81111: "If Watford lose Sordell tonight, and don't manage to replace him with proven quality this late in the window, we're as good as relegated."

Breaking news
1935: I've got a bit more news for you on Watford striker Marvin Sordell. Two clubs are in for him - one from the Premier League and one from the Championship. No names yet, but obviously the Hornets are taking the interest seriously. Watch this space, as they say.

Sean_Lunt on Twitter: "Surprised Everton didn't make a move for Jordan Rhodes. Could have been another Moyes lower league coup."

Time for some news of what has been happening away from these shores. In Italy, AC Milan did not get Carlos Tevez but they have signed former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari on loan from rivals Inter until the end of the season. Also on the way out of Inter is midfielder Thiago Motta, who has moved to big spending Paris Saint-Germain in a deal thought to be worth around 10 million Euros (about £8.3m). Oh, and do any of you remember former Manchester City forward Valeri Bojinov, who always seemed to be injured during his time at Eastlands? The Bulgarian is set for a second spell with Serie A outfit Lecce after joining the club on loan from Sporting Lisbon. Meanwhile, in Spain, Barcelona have announced that former Arsenal forward Alexander Hleb has been released from his contract.

1929: By the way, I will keep you updated with how tonight's Premier League games are going, but for more in-depth coverage you should join Mike Henson elsewhere on the BBC Sport website. Transfers or goals - you decide.

1925: Watford fans, be afraid. Be very afraid. Adrian Mariappa is playing for the Hornets against Millwall tonight and looks likely to be staying put. But striker Marvin Sordell, who looked very lively when I saw him against Tottenham in the FA Cup last week, is not playing. BBC Sport understands he was withdrawn from the starting line-up at the request of the club's owner.

From Anon, via text: "Just seen someone on Brighton Pier eating a pot of jellied eels. I think it's Michael Owen!"

1921: We know what's happening with Bobby Zamora, in that he is having a medical at QPR, but it's all gone quiet on the 'Louis Saha to Tottenham' front. That doesn't mean it won't happen, though. Steven Pienaar, mentioned as a makeweight in the deal, is on the bench for Spurs against Wigan tonight - again, that doesn't mean it won't happen.

1920: I told you at 1830 it was one to watch out for, and it appears I was right. BBC Radio Nottingham understands that Chelsea are set to sign 18-year-old striker Patrick Bamford from Nottingham Forest for about £1.5m. Bamford has only played two first-team games but has been in prolific form in the FA Youth Cup this season, and Chelsea were one of a number of clubs to take note.

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From Anon, via text: "Rumour doing the rounds that might not be a million miles from the truth - Bolton have enquired about Burnley's Jay Rodriguez. Great player and ex-favourite of Coyle from his days with the Clarets. "

League Two promotion hopefuls Crawley Town, who lost top scorer Matt Tubbs to Bournemouth this week, have signed Notts County striker Karl Hawley, 30, on loan until the end of the season.

1912: DONE DEAL Bournemouth
have signed Huddersfield winger Donal McDermott for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old joined the Terriers in the summer after being released by Manchester City.

1911: The deals are still dropping thick and fast, but what do you make of them? Thrilled with Djibril Cisse? Pleased with Pavel Pogrebnyak? Cursing over Sotirios Kyrgiakos? Tweet the commentary via the hashtag #BBCFootball, Tweet me @chrisbevan_bbc or text in via 81111 (UK).

hallam116 on Twitter: "Re 1904. Just seen the whole Man City squad at Everton. Really doing some business on deadline day are Everton aren't they?"

Breaking news
have completed the loan signing of Greek defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos from Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg until the end of the season. The 32-year-old former Liverpool centre-back only left Anfield last summer.

1904: More team news/transfer news (fun this, isn't it?). Watford defender AKA Wigan and Newcastle target Adrian Mariappa is in the Hornets XI to face Millwall at the New Den tonight, which should put to bed any chance of him leaving the club. If you do spot him undergoing a medical, agreeing personal terms and signing a contract in between his defensive duties tonight, then again let me know, yeah?

Rumour Mill
There's been a rumour doing the rounds all day about Jermain Defoe leaving Tottenham for Liverpool. Now, there is still nothing to stand that up at all BUT Defoe is not in the Spurs squad that takes on Wigan at White Hart Lane tonight. Before any Reds fans get carried away, Defoe has been carrying a hamstring injury. Still, if you spot him flying over your house in a helicopter en route to Anfield, then please let me know.


BBC Sports News correspondent Dan Roan at Loftus Road on Football Focus Transfer Deadline Day special: "Bobby Zamora looks like he will be reunited with QPR manager Mark Hughes. He was here at Loftus Road and has now gone for a medical. That's expected to go through but the pitfall could be personal terms, amid reports he could be demanding as much as £90,000 a week in wages. I've just spoken to officials at QPR - they say business is pretty much done for the day, They will be very happy to get the Zamora deal done in the next couple of hours. Apart from Zamora, business is done for the day."

Anon, via text on 81111: "QPR signing all of these strikers just annoys me as a Man Utd fan. Macheda on another wasted loan. Will he ever get a chance?"

Breaking news
have confirmed they have signed 19-year-old attacking midfielder Thomas Eisfeld from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract. The Gunners will have to pay around £400,000 in compensation for Eisfeld, who was out of contract next summer.

Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson, at White Hart Lane ahead of Tottenham's Premier League clash with Wigan, speaking on Football Focus Transfer Deadline Day special: "With regards Tottenham, the name of Juventus winger Milos Krasic is being whispered around White Hart Lane this evening."

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From Anon, via text: "Am I the only Spurs fan hoping that Harry Redknapp still has something tucked up his sleeve? A signing of Pato, Sanchez or Drogba would be amazing."

Deadline day would just not be the same if Tottenham were not rumoured to be trying to sign big name late doors. Still plenty of time for Harry to get involved, speaking of which...

Former England defender Martin Keown on Football Focus Transfer Deadline Day special (which is on now, on the BBC News channel and this website): "There's no big surprise that most of the activity is around the clubs with new managers. Mark Hughes said he was desperate to strengthen his strikeforce when he joined QPR. And he's trying to do just that by signing Cisse and Zamora. Zamora is the interesting one because Hughes knows him from his Fulham days. He knows what he is capable of and QPR can build around him."

Chief football writer Phil McNulty: "Plenty of activity behind the scenes at Everton as they play Manchester City at Goodison Park. Nikica Jelavic is expected to complete the formalities of his £5.5m move from Rangers. Louis Saha's move to Spurs should then be confirmed and I'm told the prospect of Steven Pienaar returning to Everton is still a possibilty."

1840: DONE DEAL Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman has delved into the Ryman League for the second time today, snapping up Dulwich Hamlet defender Michael Chambers. The 17-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Selhurst Park.

1838: A long awaited update on QPR's attempt to sign Fulham striker Bobby Zamora now. In case you've forgotten, the two clubs have already agreed a £4m fee, and now BBC Sport understands Zamora is undergoing a medical with Rangers. Talks over finalising his personal terms will continue this evening. No done deal yet, though.

BBC Football Focus presenter Dan Walker on Twitter: "Transfer Deadline Day special on BBC news channel at 6.30pm. We're live at tonight's PL games with updates on today's moves with Lord Keown."

Cambridge United
have signed AFC Wimbledon wideman Ryan Jackson on loan until the end of the season. The 21-year-old had a loan spell at Fleetwood in October.

James, London, via text: "Re Stuart. Surely Pogrebnyak fits perfectly within Boney M's classic 'Brown Girl In The Ring'!"

ianhanmorefarru on Twitter: "Can't believe no Premier League clubs have taken a chance on Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes. Surely worth a gamble for a struggling broke club?"

Andy, London, via text on 81111: "Re BarryDoc. Moyes was seen this morning buying lottery tickets and now this evening. He must be getting desperate or taking the Saha money as an investment opportunity. Yes, I have been with you all day."

1830: Another one to watch out for is a late Chelsea move for teenage Nottingham Forest striker Patrick Bamford, who is out of contract in the summer. The Blues bid £1.5m for him at the start of the week and Forest boss Steve Cotteril said at the time: "We need to find out where this one goes."

On the back of signing defender Sam Craven from FC New York, Mansfield Town have also brought in 27-year-old striker Matt Rhead on a free transfer from Corby Town.

1822: DONE DEAL Here's an interesting one I meant to tell you about earlier - Crystal Palace have signed 21-year-old Margate striker Kwesi Appiah, who has scored 35 goals in 33 games for the Gate in the Ryman League Premier Division this season. Not a bad turnaround for a man who was released by Blue Square Bet South side Thurrock in the summer. Appiah almost joined Blackpool earlier in January - is he the new Ian Wright?

BarryDoc, Ireland, via text on 81111: "Just spotted David Moyes buying a EuroMillion's ticket in a bid to raise transfer funds."

1816: DONE DEAL He tweeted about it earlier but, just to confirm, Professional Footballers' Association chairman Clark Carlisle has been recalled from a loan at Preston and joined the Football League's bottom club Northampton Town on loan from Burnley until the end of the season. Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd signed Carlisle when he was manager of Watford.

Stuart, bemused Fulham fan, via text on 81111: "'One Pogrebnyak, there's only one Pogrebnyak.' That's going to be an easy chant on the Cottage terraces!"

1814: News like this won't help us break the £50m mark, let alone £200m. Leicester City have had a £1m bid rejected by Fleetwood Town for free-scoring striker Jamie Vardy, BBC Radio Leicester understands. The 25-year-old has scored 21 goals in 24 games this season but Blue Square Bet Premier table-toppers Fleetwood have previously said they are not interested in selling him. Probably because promotion to the Football League is in sight.

1810: By the way, the January transfer window spending in 2011 went well over the £200m mark. So far in 2012, we are hovering around £40m. Less money being spent, then, but that doesn't mean we won't see a late blockbuster of a deal. Even if it almost definitely won't involve Carlos Tevez...

1806: Here's some big news. Ok, it doesn't involve transfers but it is still pretty massive, I'm sure you'll agree. The new BBC Sport website will be ready for its relaunch at 0600 GMT on Wednesday. So, after tonight's transfer deeds are done and dusted, take a nap, and return over breakfast to see what we've done with your favourite sport site.

BBC football commentator Jacqui Oatley on Twitter: "Interesting that Bradley Orr's been giving interviews about his Blackburn Rovers move. I'm told deal definitely not done yet!"

1802: Now then. Big Ben striking six is very significant for the blue half of Manchester. English clubs still have until 2300 GMT to sign or sell players but the transfer window in Italy is now CLOSED. That means AC Milan will NOT be signing out-of-favour Manchester City striker Carlo Tevez this month, despite various rumours they were trying to resurrect that deal.


Asomani, from South Norwood, via text: "Any Crystal Palace fans worried about losing star man Darren Ambrose can be rest assured he won't be going anywhere. Not for the immediate time anyway. I've just seen him in his Range Rover stuck in a massive traffic jam in Norwood Junction."

1756: DONE DEAL MK Dons
have completed the loan signing of defender James Tavernier from Newcastle. The 20-year-old makes the switch 48 hours after his former Magpies team-mate Alan Smith.

1752: They have conceded nine goals in their last three matches so you can see why Nottingham Forest might be trying to strengthen their defence. BBC Sport understands that Forest boss Steve Cotterill is hoping to tie up a deal for Stoke's veteran defender Danny Higginbotham, 33, who has also been tracked by Birmingham and Ipswich, following Wes Morgan's £1m move to Leicester. Watch this space, Forest fans.

Jonny, an Aston Villa fan, via text on 81111: "Would like to wish Agent Ridgewell good luck at West Brom, after his successful mission at Birmingham City."

Arsenal midfielder Yossi Benayoun, who joined the Gunners from Chelsea on August's deadline day, on Twitter: "Last day of the transfer window always interesting. So many things happening..."

Lots to tell you about. Rochdale have signed West Ham striker Paul McCallum on loan and extended the loan deal of his Hammers team-mate Peter Kurucz until May. Oxford United have signed Wycombe Wanderers forward Scott Rendell on loan until the end of the season and brought in Doncaster midfielder Mark Wilson on a free transfer. And, last but not least, Hayes & Yeading have re-signed midfielder James Mulley on a one-month loan deal from AFC Wimbledon. The 23-year-old left Hayes in October 2010 for Chelmsford.

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle, who has left Preston North End for Northampton Town, on Twitter: "Many apologies to those asking for the silence! I didn't want to say anything until everything was signed, sealed and delivered!"

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From Steve, confused Leeds fan, via text: "So let me get this straight. Leeds have signed Adam Smith from Spurs via MK Dons. But declined to sign Alan Smith...who has joined MK Dons. Am I missing something?"

Breaking news
One of the ones we were waiting for... Fulham have completed the signing of 28-year-old Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak on a permanent deal. More details to follow on this one.

1740: Anyone else remember when Colin Kazim-Richards was the Coca-Cola Kid? The former Brighton and Sheffield United striker - who the Seagulls signed from Bury with the proceeds of a fizzy drinks competition for fans, has joined Olympiakos until the end of the season on a loan deal from Galatasaray . The defending Greek champions will have an option to sign the London-born Turkey international permanently, on a two-year contract, in the summer.

I know a few Leyton Orient fans who have been dreading this moment. Their popular 26-year-old captain Stephen Dawson has joined Championship Barnsley, signing a two-and-a-half year deal at Oakwell after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Dave, Stoke, via text on 81111: "Might be interesting to see who is in the stands at tonight's matches."

While we wait for the big deals to drop, lets keep mopping up the 'slightly' smaller ones.AFC Telford United have made their second signing of the afternoon, with 21-year-old Southport winger Jonathan Brown joining on loan until the end of the season. Oldham midfielder Ryan Brooke, 21, earlier joined on a month-long loan.

MrJempson on Twitter: "Only Fulham would sell their main striker on the cheap on deadline day and to their biggest rivals without a decent replacement."

1726: For Norwich's Grant Holt, read Watford's Adrian Mariappa. BBC Sport understands the Hornets defender will not be joining Wigan. That doesn't mean he won't be joining someone else, though. Plenty of other Premier League sides, including Newcastle, are interested.

1724: One of the novelties of today's deadline is that teams are having to balance chasing deals before 2300 GMT with preparing for games which start in the next couple of hours. One example is Swansea, who play Chelsea at 1945 GMT and still haven't tied up a deal for Curtis Obeng, although talks continue. BBC Sport understands the Swans do not want to pay "too much money" for another highly-rated defender - Peterborough's Ryan Bennett - so that deal looks far less likely.

BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin on Twitter: "Motherwell stiker Jamie Murphy will not be joining Blackpool despite fee being agreed."

Graham from Liverpool, via text: "We've just ignored the fire alarm in our office. Didn't want to miss any deadline day rumours. You know what they say: 'There's no smoke without fire!'"

coloscurlylocks on Twitter: "Re 1709. The only advantage for Holt is the chance of Champions League Football at a late stage of his career."

From Howie, via text: "Re 1709. The quality of the SPL aside, at Grant Holt's age will he ever get another chance to compete for silverware or play in Europe?"

Bristol Rovers
have signed left-sided utility man Jim Paterson on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The 32-year-old ended 2011 playing Europa League football with Shamrock Rovers. One player leaving the Pirates is 22-year-old midfielder Ben Swallow, who leaves by mutual consent.

HRHPrince_Malik on Twitter: "So Liam Ridgewell has played for Villa, Birmingham and now for West Brom! Is he taking a scenic view of the West Midlands?"

1715: So, you know what HAS happened (see 1658) - this is what is about to happen (probably). David Pizarro is set to undergo a medical ahead of his proposed loan move from Roma to Manchester City, while across the city Manchester United are poised to sell Ravel Morrison to West Ham. Louis Saha looks set to join Tottenham from Everton, with Steven Pienaar possibly going in the opposite direction. QPR have agreed a fee for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, Fulham hope to replace him with Stuttgart's Pavel Pogrebnyak and Everton are (still) on the verge of signing Nikica Jelavic from Rangers. As soon as they are done deals, I'll let you know.

1712: DONE DEAL Luton Town
have signed midfielder Andre Boucaud from Blue Square Bet Premier promotion rivals York City. The Hatters have paid £25,000 for the 27-year-old Trinidad & Tobago international.

1709: I'm yet to hear from anyone who thinks Grant Holt should swap Carrow Road for Ibrox, but get in touch if you disagree. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Did you know you can watch a Football Focus deadline day special with Dan Walker at 1830 GMT on the BBC News Channel, and this website? You do now.

From Ian in Norwich, via text: "The Canaries would be mad to sell Holt at such a late stage in the window. If we did, we would need to bring in a last minute replacement. Fernando Torres? Not much has been said about him?"

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From Andy, via text: "Re 1654. No chance Holt will leave the Premier League for SPL! Bit ambitious from Rangers really."

BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Blackburn tell me "absolutely no enquiries" for Chris Samba today. They expect late interest from #qpr & #thfc but won't sell."


1658: Time for a recap, I think. This deadline day may seem a bit quiet but plenty of deals have been done and dusted around the country. While the day started with Genk midfielder Kevin de Bruyne joining Chelsea, arguably the biggest transfer so far is Lazio striker Djibril Cisse signing for QPR. Sunderland have taken Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge on loan until the end of the season and another temporary move sees Bolton snap up Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi. Blackburn now have twin brothers on their books after bringing in Marcus Olsson, sibling of Martin, and West Brom have completed the acquisition of Birmingham centre-back Liam Ridgwell.

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From anonymous via text on 81111: The most publicity our Fulham have got for a while. Rivals QPR getting a bargain for Zamora, him and Cisse will keep R's up. Come on Martin replace him with Tevez!!!

EventsFalmouth on Twitter: "Jose Mourinho just seen leaving the Emirates - apparently letting Van Persie know, he'll have a defence behind him next year."

1654: Here's some news of a move that looks like it won't be happening. Rangers have confirmed they have had a bid for Norwich striker Grant Holt turned down by the Canaries. The likes of Chris Woods, 'Disco' Dale Gordon and, er, Kevin Drinkell have all made the move from Carrow Road to Ibrox in the past but, with Norwich doing so well in the Premier League and with him having cult status in Norfolk, you have to ask why the 30-year-old Holt would want to leave, even if Norwich were willing to sell him? Thoughts?

1649: Here's Wayne Bridge talking about his loan move to Sunderland, and the chance to play some football after his long spell in the shadows at Manchester City: "I'm delighted to make the move. I have met the manager and the lads and everyone seems great. I'm just excited to start playing football and playing a few games. The club is on the up - the manager has come in and done very well. Just coming in and speaking to him, everything has been positive. I have trained with the lads and they are a great bunch who are feeling really positive. Hopefully I can help the club progress even more."

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC radio 5 live football reporter Mike Sewell on Twitter: "The two Premier League players Brighton are close to signing are the West Brom pair - Joe Mattock and Gonzalo Jara."

Mansfield Town
have signed defender Sam Craven until the end of the season after a successful trial. The 23-year-old former Notts County youngster was playing for USL Professional Division side FC New York.

Er, not quite the biggie we are all waiting for but AFC Telford United have signed 21-year-old Oldham Athletic midfielder Ryan Brooke on a month's loan as a replacement for Ilkeston-bound James Reid.

1637: QPR manager Mark Hughes has been pretty busy today but he says his dealings will not have a negative impact on his side's preparations for Wednesday night's Premier League game against Aston Villa. "Having to prepare for a game is obviously important from my point of view as it is that my focus isn't taken away from the game, which it won't be," he said. "It is the distractions you have to be conscious of and make sure they don't have an impact on your performance."

1632: A few of you are wondering how Mickey Gray in Leeds (below) managed to see Clint Dempsey a couple of hundred miles south in Kings Cross. It was quite a spot to be fair. No sign of Ryan Babel's transfer deadline day helicopter yet, but it won't be long, surely... ?

Sheffield United
have signed Brighton striker Will Hoskins on loan until the end of the season. It is a return to South Yorkshire for the 25-year-old, who started his career at Rotherham United.

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From Matt in Mansfield, via text: "From a neutrals view QPR has made good attacking signings in Cisse and Zamora if they can both stay fit but is the defence and midfield good enough to balance it out in the sense midfield to supply and the defence to keep a clean sheet? Or they just going to rely on attack??

Taye Taiwo and Nedum Onuoha should help make them a bit more solid at the back... and still time for them to make more signings too, remember.

1622: I spoke to Swansea target Curtis Obeng a few years ago when he was a highly-rated youngster at Manchester City and for England Under-19s - he had his head screwed on too. He had the chance to join clubs in the Premier League and Championship but chose to join Wrexham because he thought he would play more games there. Looks like his decision might just be paying off...

mistermarkjones on Twitter: "Chris, I wanted you to have an early exclusive. I have decided to move from My Desk At Work to My Sofa At Home."

Confirmation of a couple of moves we heard about earlier. Crawley Town have completed the signing of 24-year-old Blackpool striker Billy Clarke for an undisclosed fee and Chesterfield have signed 20-year-old Peterborough striker Nicky Ajose on a youth loan until the end of the season.

1614: News from Wales now, and Swansea City are in talks to sign former England youth international Curtis Obeng from non-league Wrexham. BBC Sport understands Swansea are closing in on signing the 22-year-old right-back who has impressed for the Blue Square Bet Premier high-fliers. Swans boss Brendan Rodgers watched Obeng play for Wrexham in their FA Cup third round replay defeat to Brighton. The Premier League club are also interested in Peterborough United's England under-21 defender Ryan Bennett.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "Good news for #FFC and #MCFC both Pizarro and Pogrebnyak have been granted work permits."

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Micky Gray in Leeds via text, on 81111: "Just seen Clint Dempsey at Kings Cross getting on a train to Newcastle. Wouldn't comment why."

shinydh on Twitter: "Has any footballer adopted the approach recommended last year, of taking multiple domestic flights today to spark rumours?."

West Brom
confirm signing of Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell on a two-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee. The Baggies have the option of extending the deal by a further year.

1602: I have two requests for you before we continue. Firstly, manually refresh this page so you can see who is talking to you now Saj has left to pour cold water on his smoking fingertips. Secondly, get involved. Loads of deals to be done in the next 428 or so minutes, and loads of chat needed from you lot too. How? I'm Chris Bevan, and you can tweet me at @chrisbevan_bbc (using the hashtag #BBCFootball please). Or feel free to text me via 81111 (UK) instead.


1558: Afternoon all. No offence to Djibril Cisse, Bobby Zamora and Wayne Bridge but we have not exactly had a mountain of mind-blowing deals so far. No drama, though, because that just means this transfer deadline day can only get bigger and better, right? Plenty of twists, turns, surprise moves and helicopter dashes to come. Hopefully. Whatever happens, I'll be with you every step of the way.

By Saj Chowdhury
BBC Sport

1555: It's time for me to hand over the reins to Chris Bevan. Thank you for all your tweets and texts. Remember, this hotline of transfer news is open until 0100 GMT. I'll now hand you over to the grandmaster.

1550: Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami ends transfer speculation by pledging to stay with the Craven Cottage club. Kasami was linked with a move to Juventus. "I'm really happy at Fulham and I'm not going anywhere," he said through his Twitter account.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Sport's Mike Sewell on Twitter: "Brighton's Will Hoskins has joined Sheffield United on loan until the end of the season. #BBCfootball #BHAFC #SUFC"

1547: According to Press Association Sport, the deal for Cisse is in the region of more than £4m.

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David in Leeds via text, on 81111: "As a Tottenham fan, I'm hoping not to hear about a signing of Tevez to Spurs during 'Arry time, late tonight."

1544: Oldham Athletic midfielder Ryan Brooke has joined AFC Telford United on loan, reports BBC Radio Shropshire.

Breaking news
1543: DONE DEAL QPR confirm the signing of Lazio striker Djibril Cisse on a two-and-a-half year contract, for an undisclosed fee.

1541: Brighton & Hove Albion do not expect any other players to be leaving (either on loan or permanently) today, according to BBC South East. But the club is closing in on deals for two Premier League players.

1535: Plymouth Argyle have signed strikers Juvhel Tsoumou and Alex MacDonald on loan deals.

1533: BBC Sport understands Falkirk's 19-year-old defender Murray Wallace has turned down a move to the Championship with either Brighton or Ipswich to instead join League One Huddersfield.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "One to from Italy says Spurs are being linked with Milos Krasic of Juventus. Zenit St Petersburg also interested #bbcfootball"

Jimmy_Bearman on Twitter: "Over 30? Over rated? Over paid? If yes to all of the above, QPR are probably speaking to your agent."

1525: Crawley Town have signed 24-year old-striker Billy Clarke from Blackpool on a two-and-a-half year deal. Clarke did not manage to make his mark at Ipswich earlier in his career, but the slight striker with a fierce shot has the chance to shine at the Sussex club.

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Shaun in Northampton via text, on 81111: "Bolton have just got themselves a touch of class. IMO Miyachi is better than Walcott, he can actually shoot and cross! Come on Wenger you're killing us, sign someone!"

1518: Here's a bit of non-transfer news which is likely to disappoint Newcastle fans furthermore following their FA Cup exit - Senegal duo Demba Ba and Papiss Demba Cisse will not be involved in the squad for Wednesday's Premier League trip to Blackburn.

richeymack on Twitter: "Transfer deadline day as an Arsenal fan is like sitting in detention and watching all the other kids play in the playground."

1514: Chesterfield have signed Peterbrough striker Nicky Ajose on a youth loan deal until the end of the season.

1512: Burnley forward Alex MacDonald, 21, has clinched a loan move to Plymouth Argyle. The Scotland under-21 international has joined the League Two side on an emergency loan deal until 6 March.

Breaking news
1510: Bolton have completed the loan signing of Ryo Miyaichi from Arsenal. The Japan winger has moved to Reebok Stadium for the rest of the season.

1507: How are you guys feeling so far? #bbcfootball

Fintolini on Twitter: "Wow 2 great signings for QPR -safety guaranteed for them now. I'd say there are some excited Rangers fans"

Chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Hearing no go on Alessio Cerci for Everton - but other options of bringing in players being actively pursued by David Moyes. Louis Saha lined up for 18-month deal at Spurs - and still plenty of whispers about Steven Pienaar returning to Everton."

'New QPR player' Djibril Cisse: "Hi we are on the way to the train station 1st game tomorrow as a QPR player."


Breaking news
BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Corluka loan deal from Spurs to Bayer Leverkusen done."

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Mark via text, on 81111: "Re: Zamora to QPR. If he goes then England can wave goodbye to the Euros. I keep saying that until England have a Fulham player in the team we won't win anything - I give you George Cohen 1966. Unless of its part of Fabio's masterplan to recall Danny Murphy!"

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis: "Four clubs want Keith Andrews. Blackburn Rovers expecting him to leave before deadline #bbcfootball"

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis: "I'm told personal terms have been agreed between QPR and Fulham striker Bobby Zamora. Just the medical"

1448: France forward Djibril Cisse has said bid farewell to Lazio following reports that he has agreed a deal to join QPR. "I want to thank all the Lazio fans and everyone I've met in these months for their affection and support," he wrote in Italian on Twitter. "I'm sorry if I've been a disappointment for some people but I want to say that I've always given 100%."

Breaking news
1441: BBC Sport have learnt that QPR have agreed a fee with Fulham for Bobby Zamora, believed to be £4m. Medical and personal terms still to be agreed.

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Richard, a Barnsley fan (also suffering with man flu) via text, on 81111: "In response to Chris the Orient fan [1428], I'm sorry we are stealing Dawson off you but at least you have had him longer than we've had our best player Ricardo Vaz Te. West Ham are stealing him and we have only had him 6 months!"

1439: Italian journalist Massimo Marianella tells BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm a little bit surprised about Manchester City's choice. David Pizarro is a playmaker, very good, very talented - but not in his prime. He was kind of a superstar when he signed from Inter, a kind of a secret weapon. But in the last couple of seasons there have been different problems. There have been physical problems and he didn't get on with Claudio Ranieri then the managers who followed him."

eddoublef on Twitter: "Just seen Moyes buying a lottery ticket...trying to raise funds for Jelavic perhaps?"

1434: We managed to grab a word with BBC Match of the Day commentating legend John Motson. Watch Motty share his views about transfer deadline day on the BBC Sport homepage.

Head in hands
1428: By the way, you may have seen in my 1424 entry that I did not name the player - I thought I'd introduce a new game 'Guess the Player in one of my Entries' - erm, you could just refresh the page, instead.

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Chris, dejected and also suffering from man flu, in Southampton via text, on 81111: "Can't believe my club, Orient, are selling captain Stephen Dawson to Barnsley. Am gutted about this. Brilliant player. Will thrive at that level."

Breaking news
1424: BBC Sport understands there has been no new offer today from Newcastle for Watford's Adrian Mariappa and they have not yet accepted a bid from Wigan, although multiple bids have been made.

Lancashire Telegraph sports editor Andrew Cryer on Twitter: "Manager Steve Kean has confirmed business done for Blackburn once Bradley Orr signs."

1418: BBC Radio Leicester understands that Leicester City have completed the signing of Stoke City winger Ben Marshall for a fee of around £1m. The 20-year-old has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The Times journalist Ben Smith on Twitter: "Marseilles chairman claims #Spurs made an £18mi offer for Loic Remy. It was rejected."

1412: Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has joined Serie A champions AC Milan on loan from city rivals Inter Milan.

1408: I just had a peek at the Wayne Bridge story on the Sunderland website. Lovely headwear.

1406: Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill on the loan signing of Wayne Bridge: "I'm hoping that with Wayne's undoubted experience and ability he can be a big help to the team until the end of the season. I'm very pleased to have him here and with the number of injuries we've sustained recently I'm sure he'll be a great help to us."


Arsenal striker Benik Afobe on Twitter: "For all you that keep asking me, I am not going anywhere on loan. I'm back training with the team very soon but not match fit just yet #bbcfootball."

1356: BBC Sport's Pat Murphy reports that there will be no transfer business at Aston Villa. Manager Alex McLeish says: "I never thought we'd be doing major business and that's proved to be the case." Chairman Randy Lerner has talked of financial stability and McLeish says he understands that.

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Anonymous on text, via 81111: "Bob hope and no hope of Defoe to Liverpool. Why would he want risk losing out on potentially playing in the Champions League next season?."

1354: Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has told BBC Tees, "as far as he's aware", there has been no approach from Bolton Wanderers for Australia international Rhys Williams, despite reports of a £6m rejected bid.

1351: BBC Sport understands that Swansea do not expect to sign Peterborough's Ryan Bennett before the window closes. Talks are continuing between the Swans and Posh, but the Welsh club are understood to be unhappy with the cost of the deal.

Breaking news
1349: DONE DEAL Sunderland have signed Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge on loan until the end of the season.

1347: Anon, a popular person via text on 81111, asked a lot of questions about Spurs. Four strikers may be three by 2300 GMT. I would type an emoticon wink, but I wouldn't lower myself to that ;)

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From Anon, via text "As a Spurs fan in highly sceptical about this alleged Saha move. Firstly, how much are we paying, if anything? Secondly, how are we meant to juggle four strikers when we can't juggle three with Van der Vaart? Thirdly, he's 33 years old, why sign him now? Fourthly, why not someone else?"

1342: I've noticed that Defoe to Liverpool is trending on Twitter. Now that would be a major deal. Surely Tottenham can't afford to let him go?

1338: Manchester United are on the brink of signing former Switzerland Under-17 skipper Frederic Veseli from Manchester City, according to reports.

BBC Sport's Matt Slater "I just spoke Preston North End chairman Peter Ridsdale. He said the club are signing Chris Robertson from Torquay and Graham Cummins from Cork City. Clarke Carlisle's loan deal from Burnley has been terminated and he's gone to Northampton."

jonnybunt on Twitter: "Saha to Spurs. 'arry said he'd only sign someone special this window. Seems a bad time to undermine his credibility. #THFC #bbcfootball."

1329: So, it's quiet and it seems like nothing from left of field is about to hit the world of football, until BANG!, news of Everton striker Louis Saha possible move to Tottenham surfaces. What do Everton and Spurs think of that? I was a little bit thrown by it in all honesty - nearly dropped my homemade cheese and salmon pate sandwiches. That's how I roll.

1324: Watford defender Adrian Mariappa seems to be a popular man this transfer window - Newcastle have made their final bid, according to Magpies manager Alan Pardew.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis: "Not that busy a morning so far but don't fret, there is plenty of potential for the rest of deadline day to be busy. There are things bubbling along that suggest deadline day might not be as quiet as was envisaged 48 hours ago. However, it won't be as dramatic as 12 months ago."

1320: Doncaster Rovers have signed French midfielder Fabien Robert, brother of ex-Newcastle Laurent Robert, on loan from FC Lorient until the end of the season.

Terrier_Luke on Twitter: "SouthLondonToday journo confirms that Huddersfield have tabled a 750k bid for Crystal Palace midfielder Sean Scannell #BBCFootball"

1308: Hello again, it's me Saj Chowdhury. If you refresh the page you'll see that I'm back at the helm. So, anything happen while I've been away?

By Sam Sheringham
BBC Sport

1306: BBC Radio Bristol understands Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard is at Upton Park but there has been no official bid from West Ham.

Dan380 on Twitter: "Hugo Rodallega? Louis Saha? Poor choices for Spurs I think, assuming they're still aspiring for Champions League football."

1304: I spent some time in Chile in 1999-2000 when David Pizarro was called up to the national team for the first time. Takes a stunning free-kick as I remember.


BBC Radio Northampton's Geoff Doyle: "Plenty of rumours linking Northampton's young winger Michael Jacobs to Championship side Blackpool. I understand no official bid has been made but there is 'interest'."

Legendary BBC Sport commentator John Motson: "I think Jelavic might be the biggest signing we see today if it comes off. Everton have been restricted by finances but, when they sold Billy (Bilyaletdinov), it gave David Moyes a bit of flexibility for the first time in a long while. This is a position that Everton have struggled with. They haven't been lucky with strikers. This could be a very telling transfer." UK web users can watch John's full interview at the top of this page.

Breaking news
1252: Middlesbrough have turned down a £6m bid from Bolton for defender Rhys Williams, the Press Association are reporting.

1249: Louis Saha to Spurs. Now there's a deadline day deal and a half. There's talk of Steven Pienaar going in the other direction as well. We'll bring you more on that as and when.

Breaking news
Chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Louis Saha from Everton to Spurs now looking a done deal. Really intriguing move that."

1243: DONE DEAL Leeds United have signed Tottenham's England under-21 international defender Adam Smith on loan until the end of the season.

1238: A quick recap of some of the deals that are bubbling away alongside the lunchtime soup pots in Premier League kitchens up and down the land. Nikica Jelavic is on the verge of a move from Rangers to Everton, Wayne Bridge is having a medical at Sunderland, QPR have made a bid for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, and Manchester City have made a loan move from Roma midfielder David Pizarro to name but a few. You are in the right place for any developments on those deals, or any others.

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From Dave, via text Surprised at Stoke selling Marshall, he has been different class in League One for both Carlisle and Sheff Wed, he was surely worth a loan to the Championship before assessing whether he should get a look at the 1st team at Stoke. Definitely Leicester's gain in my opinion."

1232: Shrewsbury striker Terry Gornell is a potential target for Rochdale, but BBC Radio Shropshire understands club are unwilling to let him go.

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Jack on text, via 81111: "Late Liverpool interest in former red Djibril Cisse who is available at a cut price £4m. Could yet scupper move to QPR."

1228: Tottenham Hotspur have recalled right-back Adam Smith from MK Dons after cancelling his season-long stay at the League One side. The 20-year-old arrived at MK Dons in August and went on to make 17 league appearances for Karl Robinson's side.

Man Utd's Michael Owen on Twitter: "Love transfer deadline day. Off to watch our match tonight then back home to catch up on all the movers and shakers!!!"

1226: In terms of length, this Tevez-AC Milan saga is a football transfer version War & Peace, although it perhaps lacks the drama and plot twists of Tolstoy's great tome. Any thoughts Man City fans? I imagine you'd rather send him to a foreign club than a Premier League rival.

From BBC Sport's Richard Conway: "I understand that a deal for Ravel Morrison to join West Ham is "99% done", with his medical underway. It's a permanent deal, with no option included for Manchester United to buy the player back at a later date.

BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Interesting - hearing that Pato to PSG could be back on after all - which means..... Tevez to AC Milan could be revived."

1215: Leicester City are close to agreeing a deal for Stoke City winger Ben Marshall, BBC Radio Leicester understands. It is not done and dusted yet but barring any late hiccups, Marshall will become Nigel Pearson's fourth signing of the January transfer window.

JoeBillGibbo on Twitter: "I have just spotted Watford captain Adrian Mariappa enjoying a Chunky Steak Pie in Galloways in Wigan town centre."

Breaking news
BBC Sport's Matt Slater: "Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has just told me that Wilfried Zaha and Nathaniel Clyne are 'going nowhere'."

1208: Give your page a quick manual refresh and all should be clear as mud in the byline department. Now then, we have a bit of momentum. Blackburn weren't happy with just the one Olsson, so they've signed his twin brother, Liam Ridgewell is heading across-town from Birmingham to West Brom, Chelsea have signed promising Belgian winger Kevin de Bruyne and Robbie Fowler is returning to Liverpool for the third time. I made that last one up of course, but I can't help feeling transfer deadline day is just as much about what could happen as what is happening. Keep your news, rumours and wild speculation heading our way.

1206: Saj Chowdhury is off for a well-earned break, but he'll be back. It's now my turn, Sam Sheringham, to bring you the latest football transfer news.

By Saj Chowdhury
BBC Sport

1202: More news from the East Midlands. Nottingham Forest are desperately trying to sign a defender after Wes Morgan left for Leicester City, but BBC Radio Nottingham's Colin Fray says that may not happen until the emergency loan window opens next week, It's expected to be a quiet deadline day at Meadow Lane though with Notts County's main bit of business done last week when Jonathan Forte joined. Meanwhile, Mansfield Town are hopeful of bringing a striker to Field Mill by the end of the day.


1158: There will be plenty of video to watch throughout the day, so give this page a manual refresh and you'll see our video console at the top.

The Insider
Preston North End general manager Ben Rhodes: "So far it has been fairly quiet. We are looking to bring a couple in and those players are now undergoing medicals, so that means its just a case of getting paperwork lined up. As we publicised yesterday, we have had a bid accepted for Graham Cummins of Cork City. If this one happens it will mean a lot of work later as its a 'foreign' transfer, so we have to use the Fifa system to transfer him; so at the moment it s a case of getting everything lined up ready to push the 'go' button later!"

1151: QPR's Matthew Connolly joins Reading on loan for rest of the season.

JamesyyyC on Twitter: "Once again Arsenal fans wait in anticipation as to which £30m player Arsene Wenger won't sign this deadline day."

BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Only thing preventing Zamora to QPR is whether they'll pay him what he's demanding. Fulham won't stand in his way deal effectively agreed."

1146: Derby County's incoming transfer business seems to have been completed yesterday with the signing of Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll, but midfielder Paul Green could well be leaving. Meanwhile Burton Albion fans will no doubt be hoping they keep hold of top scorer Billy Kee. Crawley Town are interested with Brewers boss Paul Peschisolido saying they have received a "substantial" bid. BBC Radio Derby understands that Kee is keen to stay in the East Midlands for family reasons but maybe we haven't heard the last of this one.

1143: Now then, ready to be tickled? If so, then check out Newsround Kickabout's transfer deadline skit.

Reading striker Adam Le Fondre on Twitter: "Bored out of my head on the coach! Any1 wanna ask me some questions? #askalf hahaha."

1136: Swindon Town have completed the signing of Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Lee Cox on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Alex_Wilshaw on Twitter: "Jordan Rhodes looking like Bent's replacement at Villa if he goes to Liverpool for £20 million."

1133: It seems like there is a lot of interest in Falkirk teenager Murray Wallace. What do Falkirk fans think of his possible departure? Tweet us via hashtag #BBCFootball. For the latest football news go to Scotland's Transfer Deadline Day page.

BBC Sport's Mike Sewell on Twitter: "19 y/o Falkirk defender Murray Wallace understood to be deciding whether to join Brighton, Ipswich or Huddersfield. #BBCfootball"

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "Matt Upson will stay at Stoke if Danny Higginbotham leaves #SCFC. A lot of Championship clubs keen on Higginbotham #bbcfootball"

1118: BBC Radio Manchester understands Rochdale are working on a couple of loan signings before tonight. Bury, Oldham and Macclesfield are not currently pursuing any deals.

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Josh on text, via 81111: "If that rumour about Defoe [1053] is true (which I highly doubt), then surely Spurs have a big signing on the cards which they are keeping very quiet indeed."

1118: BBC Humberside's Matt Dean has been told by Hull City's head of football operations, Adam Pearson that "nothing is happening, period" - either in or out - on the transfer front at the KC Stadium.

1115: Ravel Morrison's next destination may not be London Road I'm afraid. The Manchester United midfielder, who is 19 on Thursday, is in talks with West Ham.

noobasaurous on Twitter: "Can't Fergie send Pogba and Ravel Morrison, maybe Rooney to his son in the post today? The Posh need some reinforcements."

1112 DONE DEAL: Blackburn have signed Marcus Olsson, twin brother of Martin, on a free transfer from Swedish side Halmstads BK .

Breaking news
1107: BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher has learnt Watford have turned down a bid from Wigan for defender Adrian Mariappa, who came through the ranks at the Championship club and has also been linked with Newcastle and Arsenal.

1104: More news from Scunthorpe - manager Alan Knill has told BBC Humberside sports editor Matt Dean that they're waiting on a decision from Watford about whether defender David Mirfin can rejoin the League One club on loan.


Breaking news
BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Dortmund's Thomas Eisfeld to Arsenal done deal, just awaiting paperwork. Ryo Miyaichi will leave on loan & 1 other exit (not a big name) expected #bbcfootball."

astansell1986 on Twitter: "I'm working in Liverpool airport and have just seen Jermain Defoe being rushed into a waiting car. Praying he's going to Melwood."

1049 DONE DEAL: AC Milan have signed teenage Austrian striker Philipp Prosenik from Chelsea, the Italian club confirmed today.

1044: A bit of non-transfer news for you - Wales striker Craig Bellamy admits he is considering international retirement after the Gary Speed memorial match against Costa Rica in February. The full story is the BBC Football Welsh page.

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Bowdo on text, via 81111: "My brother works to Spurs website, Adebayor is to sign a permanent deal with them... As Defoe goes to City! Replacement for Tevez? Will Harry get another striker?

1040 DONE DEAL: Striker Andy Keogh has joined Millwall from Wolves for an undisclosed fee, the West Midlands club have announced.

1038: Unless, you've been in winter hibernation you may have heard that Liverpool's Andy Carroll - he of '£35m move to Anfield last January' fame - has been the subject of more speculation this January. This year, the giant ex-Newcastle forward has been linked with a swap-deal involving Manchester City's Carlos Tevez moving the other way. You can read the full story on the BBC Football page.

1033: Confirmation, if you needed it, that this January transfer window has been a quiet one thus far. Deloitte's Sports Business Group have been doing the sums and they've worked out that at 0945 this morning, spending by Premier League clubs had reached £35m, compared with £90m at the same time last year.

1031: Here is some transfer news from Scotland - Hibernian have tabled a bid for Scunthorpe's Northern Ireland international midfielder Michael O'Connor, Iron manager Alan Knill confirmed to BBC Radio Humberside. You can find out about the latest developments in Scotland on the BBC's Scottish Premier Transfer Deadline page.

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "Hearing QPR interest for Bobby Zamora #QPR #FFC @bbcsport #BBCFOOTBALL."

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Phil in the Isle of Man on text, via 81111: "Rumours surfacing about a loan swap deal between Everton and Spurs, with Pienaar heading back to Goodison and Saha heading to Spurs. "

1024: BBC Radio Northampton sports editor Geoff Doyle reports that it is likely to be a busy day for League Two's bottom club Northampton Town, although any deals are unlikely to happen before late afternoon, while a return to the club for Leicester striker Steve Howard is thought to be unlikely.

1023: Pizarro isn't a spring chicken anymore - he's 32 - but the Chilean's experience may be invaluable for City as we get closer to May. The midfielder won the Serie A title with Inter Milan in 2006.

Breaking news
BBC Sport's David Ornstein "Manchester City looking at signing Roma's David Pizarro on free loan for rest of season."

RossiiBowater on Twitter: "Tottenham need a prolific goalscorer. Jordan Rhodes' form so far this season deserves some recognition."

1013: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has been on the club's radar for quite a while. "It's a target that's decided by the club, that I knew about for quite some time," he said. "He was under the scrutiny of the club for some time. We've been following this player."

Breaking news
1010: Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell is finally poised to join West Brom after the two clubs agreed a fee, Press Association Sport understands.

1007: So Luke has heard that midfielder Craig Gardner may be going back to the Midlands. Has he not settled Sunderland fans?

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Luke Birmingham on text, via 81111: "I've heard James Collins going to Sunderland for £3m with Craig Gardner going back to Villa in exchange. Also Heskey on O'Neill's radar if Kevin Davies deal falls through. "

1005: No January transfer deadline day 2012 is complete without mentioning Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. The latest reports suggest that French club Paris St Germain have dropped out of the running to sign the Argentine striker. The saga continues.

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Tom in Brighton on text, via 81111: "Just spoke to my brother in France, rumours circulating in local media that Newcastle are looking at Nancy goalkeeper Remi Pillot. Are they expecting bids for Tim Krul?"


0958: Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has tweeted his frustrations about his transfer deadline day. "Jeez the stress of this transfer deadline business. "Why is it always such last minute stuff both ways. Frustrating. Not going great sorry to say,all players we after, clubs doing to well & will never sell until the summer. Still time of course but tough."

0950: Right, just time to pause for breath and tell you this. If you like the way this page looks today, wait for our live pages - and the whole site - to look even better when gets a fancy makeover. It'll have better stats, with new clickable tables too. It's coming soon. You'll like it. Promise. Anyway, back to the transfer madness at hand.

BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan on Twitter: "#bbcfootball #readingfc: Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews is attracting the interest of Ipswich and Reading, according to reports."

citygroundmike on Twitter: "As a Forest fan, if we can end the day having batted away any interest for our youth players, I'll be pleased."

0940: So Chelsea fans will have to wait until the summer to see Kevin De Bruyne in a Blues shirt. We now go south west to St James Park. BBC South West sports reporter Brent Pilnick says Exeter City are expected to complete the signing of 23-year-old Bradford City full-back Luke O'Brien. He comes in as a replacement for Scott Golbourne who left the club for Barnsley on Monday.

0937: DONE DEAL Genk midfielder Kevin De Bruyne completes his move to Chelsea on a five-and-a-half-year contract, the Belgian club have confirmed. He will remain with Genk until June.

Mr_AGD on Twitter: "Re Ev3rt81 [0927]. Demba Ba would be a nice addition to Arsenal. We need someone to take some of the load off of Van Persie."

BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis on Twitter: "Bradley Orr heading for Blackburn from QPR #BBCFOOTBALL #BRFC #QPR"

Chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "In what might be a flurry of activity at Everton, Fiorentina's Alessio Cerci remains on the radar today. Loan deal still a possibility..."

0927: So while, rumours circulate about Premier League clubs spending millions on high-profile players, here's a sobering update from BBC Radio Cumbria sport editor Paul Newton who reports that Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott is hoping for a quiet transfer deadline day with no activity planned barring any late interest in his players.

Ev3rt81 on Twitter: "Dear Mike Ashley, please don't sell Demba Ba today, regards, all Geordies everywhere."

0924: By the way, if you want to follow what promises to be an exciting day in Scottish football then have a look at Scotland's Transfer Deadline Day.

0918: So Zaha may move to the Trotters. I've seen Zaha a few times this season - a very exciting prospect. But is the 19-year-old worth £7m?

Breaking news
BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Bolton have now offered improved £7m for Zaha but Palace holding out - suggests interest elsewhere - but lot of money for them to turn down."

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Rangers fan Sam in Stoke-on-Trent on text, via 81111: "Gutted to see Jelavic leaving. Started the season with Jelavic and Naismith up front, now we have Healy and Lafferty. There goes our league challenge."

BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Bolton & Palace still can't agree fee for starlet Wilfried Zaha - but could be movement in next few hours."

DanHutch89 on Twitter: "Re Rich in London (0900). Rich, why do you have to be so pessimistic! He is a proven goalscorer. I am extremely happy! #followthejelavicroad"

DanielJacobs on Twitter: "Deadline Day, where footballers get seen at petrol stations and airports all over England. Just seen Rodallega on the North Circ."

Breaking news
BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Spurs' Croatian defender Vedrun Corluka on verge of loan to Bayer Leverkusen. Expect deal to be done by end of today."

0904: Bolton fans may have to wait a little bit longer to see new signing Tim Ream in action. The centre-back is unlikely to feature against Arsenal on Wednesday because he's back in the United States sorting out passport issues


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Rich in London on text, via 81111: "Thoroughly disappointed to see Jelavic coming. Big, slow, no record outside Scotland. Not even young. Utter waste of our limited money."

0854: BBC Radio Sheffield reporting that Barnsley have accepted an undisclosed offer from West Ham for top scorer Ricardo Vaz Te. He's now discussing terms.

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Steve in The Wirral on text, via 81111: "Juan Roman Riquelme arrived at Liverpool John Lennon Airport this morning. I spotted him leaving with a representative from Everton."

0850: Plymouth Argyle owner James Brent tells BBC Radio Devon "there is a possibility" of new players coming to Home Park and that manager Carl Fletcher has "limited funds available" to bring new faces in.

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From anonymous, via text: "Alrite, I work at a bookies and we've been told to prepare to slash our odds on Darren Bent to Tottenham. Any news on that?"

BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce on Twitter: "10am start for day 7 of Redknapp/Mandaric. Today Mandaric will continue questioning by his defence team and then face cross examination."

0845: Swedish international defender Martin Olsson is to be joined at Blackburn by his twin brother Marcus Olsson, report Swedish newspaper Sportbladet. "I was there [in Blackburn] for a training session and we just laughed about being on the same pitch again," said Marcus. They're twins, if you didn't know. What is it with twins and the Premier League?

0842: Here's one for Blackburn fans...

Joeheard1 on Twitter: "We need a left back, so Wayne Bridge would be a decent signing for Sunderland, hopefully he can restart his career with us."

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From Chris, Manchester, via text: "Shame to see Bridge leave, but it is not nice watching him rot in the reserves. Hope he gets a permanent deal soon.

0833: The Premier League transfer deals will undoubtedly dominate Wednesday's backpages, but what about striker Billy Sharp teaming up again with former manager Nigel Adkins at Southampton? That deal went through on Monday. How do you feel about losing your top man Doncaster fans?

BBC Radio 5 Live
Sports and entertainment agent Sky Andrew on BBC Radio 5 live: "It's more sexy for fans seeing big figures but we're all going to have to get used to players moving, but not with big transfer fees."

0826: Everton spending money in a transfer window? Remarkable. It seems that Christmas has come very early for the fans. By the way, agent Sky Andrew has been on BBC Radio 5 live giving his take on the transfer window.

Chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter: "Nikica Jelavic to Everton almost done but David Moyes may try for one more. PSG striker Guillaume Hoarau still a loan target. ."

0823: Here's some more interesting transfer news for Everton fans...

0822: How do you feel about Wayne Bridge, Sunderland fans? Is that another good signing made by manager Martin O'Neill? And what do you think Frankie of The Saturdays will make of it? You don't have to have an opinion on my last question.

SkarlerMann on Twitter: "Let's Hope January Transfer Deadline is going to be as good as summers transfer deadline day."

Breaking news
BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan on Twitter: "Man City's out of favour defender Wayne Bridge is having a medical at Sunderland today with a view to a loan move."

0812: No transfer deadline day live text commentary is even worthy of the name without your assistance. This is how you get involved. Tweet the commentary via #BBCFootball or text us via 81111 (UK) instead. I am looking forward to the banter. By the way, we've just got some big news which has arrived at BBC Sport HQ.

Rumour Mill
The 'Andy Carroll leaving Liverpool' rumour just does not seem to go away. Quite a few publications have been carrying that story on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail are carrying a story suggesting that striker Emmanuel Adebayor is set to seal a permanent deal at Tottenham. The fee for the Manchester City striker? £8m.

0802: If you want a reminder of how tempted clubs have been to spend a few pennies in January then let us rewind back to 2011 when Fernando Torres joined Chelsea for a British record £50m from Liverpool. That started the chain that saw the Anfield club sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle for £35m and Luis Suarez for £22.7m from Ajax. Newcastle in turn signed... ah yes. So, what lies in store today? The BBC Sport transfer deadline day gossip column has thrown up some interesting rumours...

0800: Hello. I'm Saj Chowdhury. Today is the final day clubs have got the chance to stick or twist this season. There has been little activity from the Premier League 20 so far, but we all know temptation grows stronger as the time ticks down. BBC Sport will bring you extensive coverage of all the transfers across television, radio, online and the Red Button. Ready?

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Scottish Deadline Day as it happened
31 Jan 12 |  Scottish Premier
Saha completes move to Tottenham
01 Feb 12 |  Tottenham
QPR complete striker Cisse deal
01 Feb 12 |  QPR
Man City sign Pizarro from Roma
01 Feb 12 |  Man City
Corluka moves to Bayer Leverkusen
31 Jan 12 |  Tottenham
West Brom sign defender Ridgewell
01 Feb 12 |  West Brom
Arsenal's Miyaichi joins Bolton
01 Feb 12 |  Bolton
Newcastle make final Mariappa bid
01 Feb 12 |  Watford
Olsson and Orr sign for Blackburn
07 Feb 12 |  Blackburn
Bridge joins Sunderland on loan
01 Feb 12 |  Sunderland
Transfer deadline day on BBC Sport
31 Jan 12 |  Football
Transfer deadline day gossip column
31 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Transfers - January 2012
03 Feb 12 |  Football

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