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Monday, February 2, 2009

Transfer Dealine Day Events - The Very Latest!

14.18pm: The Premier League has announced it will grant applications from clubs to complete transactions after the 1700 deadline today if there is email confirmation from the two clubs involved that a deal has been agreed in principle. The club signing the player must also satisfy the board that the prevailing weather conditions have prevented the signing from being completed by the deadline.

14.14pm: Everton have signed Brazilian striker Jo on loan from Manchester City for the rest of the season. The £18m man scored just one Premier League goal for City.

14.13pm: The Ledley deal might not be done yet but Stoke have signed Henri Camara on loan from Wigan until the end of the season.

14.07pm: The Joe Ledley to Stoke deal we mentioned earlier looks to be on - a fee of £7m has been mentioned.

14.05pm: Blackpool have completed their seventh signing of the January transfer window with Francesco Carratta joining on a free transfer.

14.04pm: TalkSport (yes, we know) claim that Liverpool will only sell Keane if they bring in a replacement first. The name of Javier Saviola was being mentioned this morning.

14.03pm: SSN are following 5 Live in saying that Santa Cruz is unlikely to join City as they failed to meet a £25m asking price set by Blackburn.

14.00pm: Brighton have completed the signing of Oldham striker Craig Davies for an undisclosed fee.

13.43pm: That Dos Santos to Pompey deal could be off because of concerns about the Mexican's fitness. Is he still hungover after that Xmas party?

13.19pm: Liverpool have confirmed that they have given permission for Robbie Keane to talk to Spurs but no fee has been agreed. A Liverpool official has said: "We've allowed Robbie to talk to Spurs but we've not yet finalised a deal with them for the player."

13.14pm: BBC Radio 5 Live is reporting that Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz is staying at Ewood Park and not going to Manchester City.

13.06pm: 'Arry Redknapp's camapign to wind the clock back 12 months to Tottenham continues apace with Giovani Dos Santos apparently having a medical at Portsmouth.

12.57pm: Portsmouth have signed another. Angelos Basinas has arrived from AEK Athens on an 18-month deal.

12.54pm: Word on players moving to Stoke. Cardiff's Joe Ledley, Wigan's Henri Camara and Burnley's Chris McCann are the names being bandied around this afternoon.

12.53pm: As well as Michael Mifsud, busy Barnsley have also siged Andranik Teymourian on loan from Fulham and winger Adam Hammill on loan from Liverpool.

12.52pm: Sky Sports News are claiming that Inter Milan want either David Bentley or Jermaine Jenas from Tottenham in a swap deal with Ricardo Quaresma.

12:46pm: Hereford have signed Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi on loan from Liverpool.

12:40pm: Keeping up? The latest from the forum is that 'Reliable sources at the Arsenal Supporters Trust have informed us that Andrei Arshavin is currently at Highbury House, the turquoise carbuncle of an office building the club use near the stadium above the North Bank bridge, the non-matchday box office and the All Arsenal Store. Significantly, it also houses the directors' boardroom.'

12:37pm: Sky now claim that Robbie Keane is at Tottenham and is having a medical.

12:35pm: Wycombe Wanderers have signed highly-rated Crawley Town striker John-Paul Pittman for an undisclosed fee.

12:26pm: Wolves have completed the signing of Hearts captain Christophe Berra on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

Bristol City have turned down an undisclosed bid for striker Dele Adebola from Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

12:09pm: Brighton & Hove Albion have persuaded Jim McNulty to join the club from League One rivals Stockport County.

12:07pm: Sky Sports News are now also claiming that Arsenal's talks with Arshavin are continuing. This is bonkers.

The station has defied the Forum by insisting that a medical did not take place earlier this day and claims that Arshavin is still at a London airport awaiting developments...

12:05pm: Coventry City frontman Michael Mifsud has joined Championship rivals Barnsley on a loan deal until the end of the season.

12:01pm: Cardiff City have confirmed that they have lodged a £3million bid for an unnamed striker, reported to be Steven Fletcher.

Watford boss Brendan Rodgers is confident that Tommy Smith will remain with the Hornets, despite Championship rivals Cardiff making a £1.6million enquiry.

12:00 noon Only five hours left in the transfer deadline.

11:58am: On-loan Sunderland striker Djibril Cisse has rejected reports that he is looking to engineer an early exit from the Stadium of Light.

11:52am: Sunderland defender Michael Liddle's loan deal at Carlisle has been extended until the end of the season.

11:50am: Finally some official word from Arsenal!

'Due to adverse weather conditions, the FA Cup fourth round replay against Cardiff City scheduled for February 3rd at 7-45pm has been postponed.

'A date is yet to be determined but match tickets for this fixture remain valid.'

11:48am: News from Radio Five Live is that, wait for it, talks between Arsenal and Arshavin are continuing.

And that Keane is on 'the verge' of going back to Tottenham.

11:38am: As reported earlier... Sky are now saying that Deadline Day is set to be extended. Premier League, the FA and FIFA are apparently in talks over an extension beyond tonight's 5pm deadline...

11:36am: Man City keeper Kasper Schmeichel is looking for a loan move away from the club.

11:34am: Latest claims from the Famous Football365 Forum: Ricardo Quaresma has been spotted at the Emirates, Keane deal is 'done', Arshavin may have failed a medical...

11:32am: Sheffield Wednesday have signed Michael Gray on a permanent basis from Championship leaders Wolves.

Bristol City have turned down a bid from their Championship rivals Nottingham Forest for veteran striker Dele Adebola.

11:24am: Inter Milan have left Ricardo Quaresma out of their updated Champions League squad, prompting reports he could be offered to Tottenham in exchange for midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

11:20am: Huddersfield are set to snap up French forward Jonathan Tehoue.

Barnet have made a double transfer deadline day swoop by signing Mark Hughes and Matt Lockwood on loan.

11:05am: SSN update: Robbie Keane is on his way to London (No idea how; perhaps he can ski).

11:03am: Coventry striker Michael Mifsud is set to join Barnsley on loan.

11:02am: Hang on a moment, you might want to cancel your plans for tonight...

There's a rumour going round that the Premier League is considering extending transfer deadline day because of the weather conditions. Good grief...

11:00am Only six hours left in the transfer deadline.

10:52am: Newcastle United have reportedly firmed up their interest in Michael Johnson by lodging a bid for the Manchester City midfielder.

Coventry City have completed the signing of Livingston defender James McPake for an undisclosed fee.

Scunthorpe United manager Nigel Adkins has confirmed his interest in signing Barnsley striker Kayode Odejayi.

10:47am: Norwegian forward Rune Lange hopes to complete a move to Hartlepool after visiting the League One club.

10:40am: SSN claim that Spurs have tabled an improved bid for Robbie Keane and that Liverpool have promised to give them an answer by 12pm. The offer, though, is cash-only offer...

10:32am: Schalke striker Kevin Kuranyi believes that the Bundesliga club are ready to let him leave the Veltins Arena after being linked with a possible deadline-day move to Blackburn.

10:30am: Middlesbrough have offered a new contract to goalkeeper Ross Turnbull.

10:27am: Veteran Roma defender Christian Panucci will remain at the club until the end of the season, according to his agent.

10:11am: Man City striker Jo has arrived at Everton ahead of the completion of a loan deal.

10:06am: Peterborough United have signed Manchester United defender James Chester on a month's loan.

10:00am: Only seven hours left in the transfer deadline.

9:55am: Hibernian are braced for a busy day of transfer activity after offers were received for Rob Jones and Steven Fletcher.

9:52am: Sky are now saying that Arshavin deal is off as Arsenal are not prepared to meet Zenit's valuation and the station is reporting that he is returning to Russia. If, that is, he can find an airport that is open...

9:46am: Norwich City have signed Rangers forward Alan Gow on loan until the end of the season.

9:31am: Portsmouth manager Tony Adams insists he is not worried despite reports saying Avram Grant has been linked to his job.

9:29am: Stoke City boss Tony Pulis says he is 'desperately' trying to add to his squad before the transfer window shuts and has been linked with several players, including Guirane N'Daw and Gary O'Neil.

8:53am: Bayer Leverkusen rejected a bid from Espanyol before allowing Theofanis Gekas to join Portsmouth on loan.

8:47am: Reading have reiterated that there have been no firm bids for Premier League target Stephen Hunt.

8:39am: Seems as if Andrei Arshavin has managed to make it to England despite the snow. SSN report that the Russian playmaker is in Hertfordshire - presumably that means near or at Arsenal's training base. Added to that they've now televised pics of him at a hotel about a mile from the hospital where Arsenal hold their medicals.

8:25am: Skysports.com reports that Tottenham Hotspur are set to sign Inter Milan winger Ricardo Quaresma on loan.

8:16am: Zenit St Petersburg have snapped up Celtic target Szabolcs Huszti from Hannover.

8:11am: Sky Sports News are saying that Aaron Lennon could be part of the deal that sees Robbie Keane go back to Spurs.

8.02am: Christian Panucci's agent has claimed the Roma defender has turned down the chance to move to Hull City.

Nottingham Forest are set to seal the signing of Hibernian captain Rob Jones.

Fulham are believed to have lodged a bid for highly-rated Spanish forward Alvaro Negredo.

7.50am: The Daily Andrei Arshavin Update Ahoy!

Sky Sports News claims that the Russian left Zenit's training camp last night in a private jet to fly to Arsenal to complete personal terms.

That's the encouraging news, Arsenal fans.

The bad news is that SSN say that a fee has still yet to be agreed with Zenit and that it was Arshavin's personal decision to leave the camp...

7.40am: Gossip of a different kind...

The Sun is repeating yesterday's story that Tony Adams is on the brink at Portsmouth and Avram Grant is poised to replace him.

One interesting new claim in the story is that, with Pompey still trying to sign players yesterday. 'Adams has been used to persuade players to join the club before being given the push'. Yikes. Now that's ruthless.

7.32am: Some of the overnight completed deals you might have missed:

Sunderland have signed Manchester City defender Tal Ben Haim on loan until the end of the season.

Shay Given revealed on Sunday night the prospect of "going places" with Manchester City persuaded him to move from Newcastle.

Portsmouth have signed Bayer Leverkusen striker Theofanis Gekas on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal.

Norwich City have snapped up Celtic striker Chris Killen on loan for the rest of the season.

7.31am: Fulham are believed to have lodged a bid for highly-rated Spanish forward Alvaro Negredo.

7.30am: The headline news so far is that Robbie Keane is apparently heading back to Tottenham from Liverpool.

There is some confusion about how far the proposed deal has progressed, however.

While The Guardian says a £15m bid has been made, The Daily Telegraph says it has been rejected. 'Although Anfield sources said they would consider selling the player if Spurs increased their offer considerably, Rafael Benitez's confidence that Keane will remain a Liverpool player after the 5pm transfer window closes this evening looks well placed,' it reports.

The Independent, however, claims that it's a done deal:

'Tottenham Hotspur last night clinched the £15m deal for Robbie Keane to return to White Hart Lane. Negotiations with Liverpool concluded around 11pm with Spurs confident that their former striker will sign today before the 5pm transfer deadline'

Reports also claim that Liverpool are in for Javier Saviola and that Tottenham want Internazionale striker Mario Balotelli.

7.24am: Gossipy news in very brief:

Charles N'Zogbia is believed to be having a medical at Wigan ahead of a £6.5m move.

Newcastle and Sunderland have both been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Sami Hyypia from Liverpool.

Pompey have rejected an attempt - believed to be by Bolton - to sign Sean Davis.

The Times claims that 'Hull City are in talks to sign Christian Panucci, 35, on loan after the former Chelsea defender fell out with Roma last week.'

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