Transfer deadline day part two as it happened

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1 February 2013 Last updated at 00:35 GMT

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  1. 0031: 

    And that is that.

    Thanks for your company over the last seven hours or so. Join Big Mike Henson on Saturday for your usual dose of football action.

    See you later.

  2. 0027: 

    West Brom have released a statement calling Peter Odemwingie 'unprofessional' after he drove to Loftus Road tonight.

    The statement says: "Albion can confirm that no agreement was reached with QPR over the transfer of Peter Odemwingie before the closure of the January window and that the striker remains under contract at The Hawthorns.

    "The club were extremely disappointed to witness TV footage of Odemwingie arriving at Loftus Road on Thursday evening despite further talks between the two Premier League sides proving fruitless. Odemwingie was also never given permission to speak to QPR about a potential move.

    "Chairman Jeremy Peace said: "This evening's developments have brought a conclusion to what has been an unsavoury affair.

    "The only way we would have considered letting Peter leave was if an acceptable offer was forthcoming and if we had found a suitable replacement at relatively short notice.

    "Neither materialised and, in the end, the matter became a point of principle as much as anything.

    "Peter has acted wholly unprofessionally. He must now accept the fact he remains under contract for a further 18 months and has to focus on his Albion commitments."

  3. 0022: 

    Premier League clubs spent nearly twice as much as they did last January - with a cool £35m being spent today alone.

    A full list of all the deadline days can be seen on our transfers page.

  4. 0022: 

    The sequel is never as good as the original of course.

    If you missed any business prior to 1700 GMT, take a look through the first part of our live text offering.

  5. 0017: 
    New Arsenal signing Nacho Monreal

    Arsenal signed left-back Nacho Monreal from Malaga for a fee in the region of £10m.

  6. 0013: 
    AC Milan's Mario Balotelli

    Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli completed his £19m move to AC Milan.

  7. 0012: 
    QPR's Jermaine Jenas

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp raided former club Tottenham for Jermaine Jenas, who signed on an 18-month deal. QPR also signed Andros Townsend on loan from Spurs.

  8. 0011: 
    Chris Samba

    QPR signed former Blackburn defender Chris Samba in a £12m deal from Russian side Anzhi.

  9. 0008: 
    Stoke's Jack Butland

    Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland joined Stoke on a four-and-a-half year deal for a fee rising to £3.5m. The teenager will spend the rest of the season with Birmingham.

  10. 0007: 
    Danny Graham

    Striker Danny Graham left Swansea to join Sunderland in a £5m deal.

  11. 0005: 
    David Beckham

    Former England captain David Beckham joined Paris Saint-Germain on a five-month contract.

  12. 2359: 
    DONE DEAL- Magaye Gueye, Everton to Brest

    A very late deal, as Everton winger Magaye Gueye joins French club Stade Brest on loan until the end of the season.

  13. 2358: 

    It is looking more likely that DJ Campbell's move to Blackburn is now off. He has missed that boat.

  14. 2356:  
    Robbie Savage on Football Focus

    "Who's had the best January transfer window? I'd say Liverpool with the signings of Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge."

  15. 2351: 

    Looking ahead to the weekend, and QPR play Norwich on Saturday in the early kick-off.

    There could be debuts a plenty there. Becchio, Jenas, Townsend, Samba...

  16. 2349: 

    RobY in Wigan, via text: "City have 4 strikers. We have John Guidetti. Everyone will know who he is in the next few months."

  17. 2345: 

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "It's been a relatively calm transfer deadline over most of Europe - reflective of the limited means of the bulk of clubs out there. The real January fireworks went off earlier, with Galatasaray's double signing of Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba. Bagging such a top-class pair - who are both available to play in the last 16 of the Champions League - at a relatively modest initial outlay is not to be sniffed at, and will only strengthen the branding of Turkey's SuperLig.

    "The real money has come from the east, with Anzhi's soon-to-be-completed £30m swoop for Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian making us wonder whether the English Premier League is to be usurped as the most lucrative destination for players. With Rubin Kazan having snared France midfielder Yann M'Vila with an even bigger contract than the one on offer from QPR, Russia's current clout is impressive. With the Russian and Ukrainian Premier Leagues having a month still to go until deadline day, there could be more fun and games ahead."

  18. 2343: 

    Devongeordie on Twitter: "Other than Beckham, that was a rubbish deadline day! QPR waste money and more deals NOT done than actually completed."

    Ryan Evans on Twitter: "Either Mancini thinks current squad of players can retain title or he's off in the summer so didn't get financial backing."

    Alan Short on Twitter: "I believed Wenger would not sign Diame as he has stated before that the era of the specialist defensive midfielder is over."

  19. 2341: 

    Scott in Ipswich, via text: "Quiet window? Beckham has moved and he is playing for charity. First deal of its kind makes this window unique."

    James, Liverpool fan via text: "Odemwingie having his heart set on something, making a huge effort and journey to get there and tell them how he feels only to be rejected. Sounds like every one of my romantic encounters to date."

  20. 2339: 

    Blackburn haven't given up on signing DJ Campbell - we understand that they are talking to the Premier League and Football League in hope of having the deal ratified.

  21. 2338: 

    More Harry Redknapp on QPR's deadline-day business: "We missed out on one or two - but that happens. We were very fortunate to get Christopher Samba as a replacement for Ryan Nelsen. We've replaced one excellent player with another. We've also took a couple from Tottenham, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend, and I'm sure they will do well for us. This morning we were optimistic of getting Peter Crouch and Peter Odemwingie - they were on our radar - but unfortunately it didn't happen."

  22. 2337: 

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp speaking to BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Football Focus about Peter Odemwingie: "We were trying to sign him and the lad thought a fee had been agreed between the two clubs. It hadn't - there was still some haggling going on. It was unfortunate really. Wires got crossed somewhere. He's a good lad - it was just a mistake. That one is dead."

    You can watch Football Focus's transfer deadline special on BBC Two and online.

  23. 2336: 

    Reading have confirmed that they failed with a club-record bid tonight.

    Director of Football Nick Hammond said: "We have been working throughout the day on one last record deal to bring a player to the club but it hasn't come to fruition.

    "We've made four very good signings in this window and you can see that the players we've brought in have already made an impact."

    It was heavily rumoured that they were in the market for Blackpool winger Thomas Ince...

  24. 2332: 

    It started slowly but we ended with a flurry of late deals - you may have lost track of just who did, and who didn't make the move in the end - so why not check out the definitive list? Go on.

  25. 2330: 

    New QPR signing Jermaine Jenas on Twitter: "Delighted to have joined QPR and looking forward to getting started tomorrow at training and seeing all you fans on Saturday!"

  26. 2330: 

    Dan in Evesham, via text: "Amongst all this woe from my fellow Spurs fans I'd like to propose Lewis Holtby as potential best buy of the January window."

    From Conor in York, via text: "I just don't buy the argument that Fergie should have bid for Butland. De Gea is a young goalkeeper, there is not a single goalkeeper at De Gea's age who is as solid as Cech, Reina or any other top club's goalkeeper. Casillas, 31, Cech 30, Reina 30, Hart 25. De Gea is only 22, for him to be playing as well as he is at the moment is incredible. The lad has immense promise and talent, get off his case please."

    Pete from Newbury, via text: "No move for Fellaini . Could he not convince his hairdresser to move??"

  27. 2326: 
    DONE DEAL- Stephen Dobbie, Brighton to Crystal Palace

    A late one here as play-off specialist Stephen Dobbie signs for Crystal Palace on loan. He has played under Eagles boss Ian Holloawy at Blackpool before.

  28. 2325: 

    Alexander Jones on Twitter: "The Butland signing is a thronker of a deal! I'm absolutely over the moon."

    Will Taylor on Twitter: "Who's come out of the window in the best shape?' - Most clubs have limped over the line, wheezing and begging for it to end."

  29. 2324: 

    BaggiePhil, via text: "Can't wait for Odemwingie's mileage claim for his trip to West London to hit our chairman's desk..."

    Bryan in Devon, via text: "Worst shape has to be Forest - another farcical day at the City Ground. Rumours Big Eck has walked. What a shambles."

    David, Worcs, via text: "Would be interesting to see at the end of the season how many of the frantic, over-priced signings have made any difference."

  30. 2322: 

    Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony on the collapse of the move of George Boyd to Nottingham Forest:

    "George agreed terms with Forest, he went there for a medical at 1030 this morning and he's been there all day.

    "I got a phone call off him in bits. He said that he passed the medical then they made him do an eye test. He's played 300 games and scored from the halfway line the other month but Forest say he has an eyesight problem.

    "The whole thing stinks. Alex McLeish wanted to sign him. I'm devastated for George. It's the most ridiculous thing that's happened to me. He will be back at Peterborough."

  31. 2319: 

    There's a Football Focus transfer deadline special on BBC TWO and online at 2320 - You can also watch it on this page.

  32. 2319: 

    It appears that DJ Campbell's proposed move to Blackburn from QPR has fallen through. Late paperwork appears to be the reason. Oh dear...

  33. 2319: 

    BBC Sport's Jacqui Oatley on Twitter: "Would someone at WBA please video Peter Odemwingie's arrival at training in the morning and kindly pop it on Twitter? Many thanks."

  34. 2318: 

    Manchester City lost Mario Balotelli and now have just three recognised strikers in Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez. Did they need another body?

  35. 2316: 

    Jagjit from Wolverhampton, via text: "Great bit of business for Arsenal. Champions league spot secured."

    Karl in London, via text: "I completely disagree with 2309. When you fail to beat a teams when you hold 60 percent possession something is going very wrong at the front."

    Matt in London, via text: "Another frustrated Spurs fan here. Why we bother putting some tame bid in for Damiao is beyond me. It was never going to be accepted. Levy and AVB are naive and stupid if they think we can stay in the top 4 with our incredibly weak strike force. Very, very disappointing. Again."

  36. 2314: 

    Neil in Newquay, via text: "Cheer up QPR fans. At least your manager/chairman are trying to keep you up! We (Sheff Wed) just loaned our joint top scorer to Barnsley, 1 of only 4 teams below us in the league! Madness!"

    Marc from Altrincham, via text: " I've just seen a Spanish guy wandering around Manchester city centre with an upside down map looking for the Etihad. I guess he is an Aston Villa fan because he had 'Villa' written on his jacket."

    Ellis in Godalming, via text: "Finally can go to bed, cheers BBC for keeping us updated, great job!"

  37. 2314: 

    Arsenal fans will be pleased to bring in cover at left-back in Nacho Monreal, but their rivals from across London Tottenham did not add to the squad today.

    They did bring in Lewis Holtby earlier in the week though.

    Chelsea signed Demba Ba earlier this month, while Swansea surprisingly chose not to replace the Sunderland-bound Danny Graham. Let's hope that Michu stays fit...

  38. 2312: 

    New QPR signing Andros Townsend on Twitter: "Delighted to have finally signed for QPR on loan until the end of the season with minutes to spare."

  39. 2311: 

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "It's been a quiet window in Spain, reflecting the deep financial problems that are affecting the majority of clubs - and the country in general.

    "The biggest move was Real Madrid's recruitment of goalkeeper Diego Lopez from Sevilla, but that was forced upon them by the broken hand suffered by captain Iker Casillas.

    "La Liga fans can be very pleased to have avoided the departure of more star names. Players like Radamel Falcao, Isco, Kaka, Alvaro Negredo and David Villa were all heavily linked with moves overseas, but they're all still in Spain and that's good news for the league.

    "The only really notable departures were Malaga's left back Nacho Monreal to Arsenal and Fernando Llorente, who will join Juventus from Athletic Bilbao in the summer."

  40. 2310: 

    So who's come out of the transfer window in the best shape?

  41. 2310: 

    Andy Lang on Twitter: "Well that's it. The biggest gossip probably a single tweet by GM Police. Who knows. Anyhow, welcome to Arsenal, Nacho Monreal."

    Joshua Pallett on Twitter: "I imagine that after today Peter Odemwingie will be more commonly known as Peter Odem-whinge-ie."

    James Craig on Twitter: "John Stones seems like a good lad. Moyes may have picked up another gem there."

  42. 2309: 

    Chris in London, via text: "I'm one Spurs fan who is happy not to see us trying to sign every name under the sun. I don't agree that Spurs desperately need a striker. If we did get another decent striker, either Defoe or Adebayor would be left very frustrated and most probably unsettle the squad."

    Abz in Leicester, via text: "Surprised Sir Alex didn't put a bid in for Butland, especially with all these goalkeeping 'issues' people seem to be going on about, would have provided decent competition to De Gea, and give it a few years he's probably going to be worth closer to £30million, Regrets? Time will tell."

  43. 2308: 

    French football writer Matt Spiro reports: "Unless there is some late drama, it looks like being a pretty good day for Ligue 1 at the end of a difficult month. Top talents Younes Belhanda, Etienne Capoue, Bafetimbi Gomis and Lisandro Lopez all appear to be staying, and one French international Alou Diarra has returned, joining Rennes on loan from West Ham.

    "After seeing the likes of Yann M'Vila, Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy all leave earlier this month, today's better news - combined with David Beckham's arrival at PSG - has provided the French League with a much-needed fillip."

  44. 2306: 

    Everton midfielder Darron Gibson on Twitter: "New song by Odemwingie 'Sign Me Maybe'...'Hey, I just drove here. And this is crazy. I'm in your car park. So sign me maybe' hahaha class!"

  45. 2305: 

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been speaking about his signing of Nacho Monreal.

    He says: "We are delighted that Nacho Monreal has agreed to join us. We have been monitoring him for some time now and are really pleased that we've been able to agree this move today.

    "Monreal is a strong left-sided defender with good experience at both club and international level. He is a technically gifted player, a good crosser in the final third and strong in the air. Monreal will add quality to our squad and of course, to our defensive unit. We all look forward to him playing for us."

  46. 2304: 

    Missed all of today's transfer deadline action? Here's an at-a-glance look at the most eye-catching deals.

    David Beckham [Unattached - Paris St-Germain] Free

    Mario Balotelli [Manchester City - AC Milan] £19m

    Christopher Samba [Anzhi Makhachkala - QPR] £12.5m

    Jack Butland [Birmingham - Stoke] £3.5m

    Nacho Monreal [Malaga - Arsenal] £8.3m

    Danny Graham [Swansea - Sunderland] £5m

  47. 2302: 
    DONE DEAL- Nacho Monreal, Malaga to Arsenal (undisclosed)

    Arsenal confirm the signing of left-back Nacho Monreal on a long-term deal.

    The deal is reported to have cost £8.3m, and the signing is subject to the completion of formal registration processes.

  48. 2300: 

    There is of course still time for any late deals to filter through. Will Arsenal complete the signing of left-back Nacho Monreal in time?

  49. 2300: 

    Big Ben hits 11. Window - closed...

  50. 2259: 

    Dean in Devon, via text: "I wonder if Butland joining Stoke could pave the way for Begovic joining one of the bigger sides in the summer. Man Utd perhaps?"

    Gurunam in Wolverhampton, via text: "Never mind the deadline day transfers, Mr Odemwingie has provided us with enough entertainment."

    Mark in Manchester, via text: "David Villa to Manchester City. 6 month loan. Done deal."

  51. 2256: 

    European football expert Andy Brassell: "Done deal in the Netherlands - Ajax have confirmed that previously-mentioned loan signing of Barcelona's Isaac Cuenca, valid until 30 June."

  52. 2255: 

    Jack Merton on Twitter: "Re 2240. Could the special Spanish guest at the Etihad just be David Silva, looking for a lost phone charger?"

  53. 2255: 

    Jason in Birmingham, via text: "Will Alex Ferguson get an extra 7 mins after the transfer deadline has finished?"

    Peter in Rugby, via text: "Has Daniel Levy gone to sleep?"

    Steve Hickey in York, via text: "Now would be a good time to check the paper in the fax machine."

  54. 2254: 
    DONE DEAL- Andros Townsend - Tottenham to QPR

    As expected, Spurs winger Andros Townsend joins QPR on loan until the end of the season.

  55. 2252: 
    DONE DEAL- Wes Thomas - Bournemouth to Birmingham

    Striker Wes Thomas joins Birmingham on loan.

  56. 2251:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    New Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland: "It's been an incredible day - a very exciting one, but I'm glad it's finished. I love playing and I don't want to sit on the bench. For me, it was important I went to a club where I can play and develop my game."

    On remaining at Birmingham for the rest of the season: "I've got unfinished business there and I want to help them this season. They have been very good to me."

  57. 2251: 

    Harry in Edinburgh, via text: "Really hope 22:40 isn't a joke...."

    Steve, via text: "Oh my word I'm 80% certain I just saw Fernando Torres at the Etihad!"

    Greg in Tonbridge, via text: "QPR fans reading this screen will find it similar to eBay items they have bid on with 15 minutes left."

  58. 2251: 

    We are still waiting for confirmation that Andros Townsend has joined QPR from Tottenham but Harry Redknapp says it is done.

  59. 2250: 

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp: "It's been a frustrating day. We managed to get Andros Townsend and Jermaine Jenas from Tottenham. I don't know what happened with Peter Odemwingie, it was all a bit of a mix up.

    "I feel sorry for the lad. He was advised that he should turn up here but the wires got crossed. It can't be done now."

  60. 2248: 

    Stoke confirm that Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland has cost them 'up to' £3.5m. Bargain?

  61. 2247: 

    Any more last-minute deals?

  62. 2246: 

    Xisco wasn't out of work for long - he had his contract terminated at Newcastle 15 minutes or so ago - and now he has signed for Spanish Segunda Division side Cordoba.

  63. 2245: 

    Sinead in Cardiff, via text: "I think this has been the transfer window where the global financial crisis has caught up with the world of football. Less big money moves and more attempts to keep wage bills down. QPR have been the exception today, and I'm worried for them if they don't manage to stay up."

    Sam in London, via text: "What's taking Arsenal so long to confirm the signing?"

    Mike in Edinburgh, via text: "It's not the same deadline day without a Michael Owen rumour...there's still time."

  64. 2245: 
  65. 2243: 

    BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter: "Here's Jack Butland getting ready for interviews. He's on 5 Live Sport shortly!!"

    Stoke's Jack Butland
  66. 2242: 
    DONE DEAL- Eyong Enoh - Ajax to Fulham

    Ajax midfielder Eyong Enoh will join Fulham for the rest of the season, the Dutch club have confirmed.

  67. 2240: 

    That is an interesting one...

  68. 2240: 

    Greater Manchester Police Moston Harpurhey on Twitter: "We've just escorted a very special Spanish guest into the Etihad... ;)"

  69. 2239: 

    New QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas says: "The fact that Harry Redknapp was here was a big factor. There's a big challenge ahead of us in staying in league and I want to be part of it.

    "There's no time to waste in this situation, so we need to hit the ground running, starting on Saturday with a win."

  70. 2237: 

    Arsenal winger Alex Ox-Chamberlain on Twitter: "Does Odemwingie need a place to stay tonight?"

    Reading striker Noel Hunt on Twitter: "Wow Odemwingie how awkward is this last hour for him! Probably won't be as awkward as walking back into his old dressing room tomorrow!"

  71. 2237: 

    Andy in Rochdale, via text: "Villa fans are worried, but I'm a Hammers fan and I can see us sliding into the dog fight without any new players."

    Mathew Campbell in Wallasey, via text: "Quite frustrated as a Everton fan, had high hopes of signing a player that could help our 4th place push."

  72. 2236: 
    DONE DEAL- Matthew Upson - Stoke to Brighton

    Former England international Matt Upson joins Brighton on loan until the end of the season. He will be able to play in any play-off games.

  73. 2236: 

    James Lee on Twitter: "I always find it brilliant that the clubs leave it till the last minute. It's a bit like doing your homework on Sunday night."

  74. 2233: 

    South American football expert Tim Vickery: "Highly-talented Ecuadorian attacking midfielder Jefferson Montero is unlikely to be joining Wigan. He is currently in Mexico with Morelia, where director of football Heriberto Morales said that 'a very low offer came in and we decided not to accept it'."

  75. 2233: 
    DONE DEAL- Stephen Henderson - West Ham to Ipswich

    West Ham United confirm that goalkeeper Stephen Henderson has rejoined Ipswich on loan until the end of the season. The deal includes a 24-hour recall option.

  76. 2232: 
    DONE DEAL- Jack Butland - Birmingham to Stoke (£3.5m)
    Birmingham keeper Jack Butland

    England goalkeeper Jack Butland completes his move to Stoke on a four-and-a-half-year deal. He will stay at St Andrew's on loan for the rest of the season.

  77. 2232: 

    Joshua in Cardiff, via text: "Odemwingie woooahhh, Odemwingie woooahhh, he drove to QPR, they left him in his car!"

  78. 2231: 

    Wolves boss Dean Saunders says there has been interest in Kevin Doyle from Celtic. The offer has been turned down and Deano doesn't want it to go any further.

  79. 2230: 
  80. 2229: 
    DONE DEAL- Mohamed Kamara - Partizan Belgrade to Bolton

    Bolton tweet to announce they have added Sierra Leone international Mohamed Kamara, commonly known as Medo, to their ranks after agreeing a deal with Partizan Belgrade, subject to international clearance.

  81. 2229:  
    BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Bolton manager Owen Coyle: "For me, middle to front Aston Villa have effective players. But they need to defend set-pieces and shut up shop to give themselves the platform to win games."

    Coyle is discussing all the latest transfer news with Mark Chapman, former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage and ex-Tottenham manager David Pleat on BBC Radio 5 live's special deadline day programme. You can also watch them in the studio on the Red Button.

  82. 2227: 
    DONE DEAL- Jermaine Jenas - Tottenham to QPR

    England midfielder Jermaine Jenas joins QPR on an 18-month deal. Job done. What about the other top lads queuing up to sign for QPR?

  83. 2226: 

    At Ewood Park, Blackburn Rovers striker Ruben Rochina has tweeted to say he's joining Zaragoza on loan for the rest of the season.

  84. 2226: 

    Michael on Twitter: "Peterborough's Boy George doesn't have 20/20 vision, apparently. What's he kicking around? A golf ball?"

    Kristian Bach on Twitter: "I'm either getting tired or ready for some music. I read 22:13 as "Boy(d) George" and 22:16 as "Joss Stone"."

    Aaron Young on Twitter: "Villa are in serious trouble if they don't bring in any experience in the next 30 minutes."

    Get involved using the #bbctransfernews hashtag on Twitter.

  85. 2225: 

    Dave from West Brom, via text: "Odemwingie's poor education? Both his parents are doctors and he speaks about 5 languages. This is all about being a mercenary prima donna!"

    James in Birmingham, via text: "I'm glad Villa haven't taken the QPR approach of throwing cash around in a panic. Sylla and Dawkins won't keep us up by themselves, but an injection of optimism, fight and enthusiasm into the dressing room can make a significant difference."

    Gary in London, via text: "Arsene needs to sort this out. Why will he not sign a new centre-back of a defensive midfielder, we are facing Bayern Munich with a Sunday team defence!"

  86. 2225: 

    Newcastle fans, remember striker Xisco?

    He joined in 2008 for £5.7m and made just nine appearances.

    Well Mick Lowes at BBC Newcastle reports that the club have terminated his contract. Ouch.

  87. 2223: 

    Peterborough confirm that the proposed transfer of George Boyd to Nottingham Forest is off due to an inconclusive vision test as part of the medical.

    I didn't know players had eye tests! Well there you go.

  88. 2221: 

    Is John Stones the new Tony Hibbert? The fee for Stones is reported to be around £3m.

  89. 2220: 

    Norwich winger Elliott Bennett on Twitter: "Haha Peter Odemwingie is mad! Very good player but I'm sure WBA won't let him go easy. Just rocked up at QPR to sign. Deadline day madness."

  90. 2219: 

    Tom in Greenwich, via text: "All these supporters of other clubs laughing/moaning about QPR need to think for a second, what if the circus that is QPR was happening at your club? It is frankly embarrassing for most of us supporters of the Super Hoops."

  91. 2218: 

    Mark in Bury St Edmunds, via text: "Just driven by White Hart Lane and the lights are on and you can hear the fax machines going berserk!"

    Joe in London, via text: "My fellow Spurs fans need to remember that Levy will be cautious, particularly considering the reported £4m loss or whatever it was. Curious to know if that was a loss or just down by that much in revenue."

  92. 2216: 
    DONE DEAL- John Stones - Barnsley to Everton (undisclosed)

    Everton have completed the transfer of defender John Stones from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee on a five-and-a-half-year deal.

    The 18-year-old said: "I am very excited to be joining Everton. I've been very impressed with everything I have seen at Finch Farm already. Now the hard work begins."

  93. 2213: 

    So it looks like George Boyd's move from Peterborough to Nottingham Forest is off. Anyone else want the Posh playmaker?

  94. 2213:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveQPR LATEST

    BBC Sport's Richard Conway at Loftus Road: "Peter Odemwingie turned up here, wasn't allowed in and then went away. The chances of that deal going through are extremely slim. As we head into the final minutes of this transfer window, it appears he will be staying at West Bromwich Albion - unless there is another strange twist."

  95. 2212: 

    Barry from Devon, via text: "I just can't believe AVB and Mr Levy don't think Spurs need a striker?! Then they try to buy a young talented striker for pennies. They need to wake up or may not even get Europa League football next season. Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton looking stronger."

    Duncan, via text: "The best transfer of this window was done on the first day it opened. Chris Wood to Leicester. Scored 7 goals in 5 games already. Cost 1.75 million but taking Leicester to the Premier League could mean £40 million. That's good business."

    Simon in Leicester, via text: "Has Paul Lambert looked at our goals against column? A defender is needed."

  96. 2210:  
    David Pleat, BBC Radio 5 liveASTON VILLA LATEST

    "Simon Dawkins is a good player. He trained with Spurs last year and they really liked him. He was there as a youngster before suffering with injury problems and then going back. They got the boy over to America and he did well over there. Will he keep Aston Villa up? Not necessarily."

    Pleat is discussing all the latest transfer news with Mark Chapman, former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage and ex-Bolton manager Owen Coyle on BBC Radio 5 live's special deadline day programme. You can also watch them in the studio on the Red Button.

  97. 2209: 

    Middlesbrough midfielder Kevin Thomson has left the club after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent.

  98. 2209: 

    Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony on Twitter: "What is with Nottingham Forest messing around with my club? First my manager, now after putting George Boyd through a medical since 10am this morning, their owner has xxxx the deal at last minute when their manager wants him. Farcical & ridiculous. Apparently after playing 300 games in six and half years, his vision isn't 20/20 so no deal. Total disgrace the whole thing."

  99. 2206:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England defender Martin Keown on the Peter Odemwingie saga: "It stinks of a poor education - Odemwingie should have behaved better. He's a good player but can be replaced by West Brom. It's clear the move is all about the money for Odemwingie."

  100. 2206: 

    BBC Sport Scotland's Brian McLauchlin on Twitter: "Sheffield United have bid turned down for Dundee United striker Johnny Russell. Burnley showing late interest in the player."

  101. 2205: 

    Aston Villa fans - what do you make of that signing? Is Simon Dawkins the answer?

  102. 2204: 

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Not too much news from Spain, although Marca are reporting that Real Zaragoza are in for Blackburn's Spanish striker Ruben Rochina.

    "It's also half-time in the Copa del Rey first leg between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. It's goalless but Atletico have been the better team and finished the half very strongly.

    "Amazingly, Atletico are aiming for their 20th consecutive home win in all competitions. Is there any top flight team in the world with a better recent home record than that?"

  103. 2204: 

    European football expert Andy Brassell: "Speaking of Dutch players, there's still the smallest glimmer that a late, late Ricky van Wolfswinkel move might happen - because reports in Portugal have Sporting close to agreeing a loan move for Porto's Brazilian striker Kleber as his replacement. They'd better get their skates on…a rare done deal in Portugal is Benfica sealing a deal for 20-year-old left-back Bryan, who has arrived from America Mineiro."

  104. 2203: 

    Ryan Doyle on Twitter: "I am a worried little Spurs fan now! Does Mr Levy think deadline day is tomorrow?!"

    Elliott Bambrough on Twitter: "Odemwingie saga isn't a modern problem. Wiltord went on-strike to force a move to Arsenal as did Van Hooijdonk at Forest."

    Joey Daniel Waldron on Twitter: "Seriously, Swansea need to sign a striker now. Running out of time now. Come on, please do the business!!!

  105. 2203: 

    Chris in Southend, via text: "Re: Mike @2126: In February 1925 Albert Pape was playing for Clapton Orient and travelled to Man Utd as an O's player. He transferred to Man Utd during the warm up and went into United's dressing room, got a shirt and went out to play for them and promptly scored. That's team loyalty for you."

  106. 2201: 
    DONE DEAL- Simon Dawkins - Tottenham to Aston Villa

    Here's that young lad from the MLS - it turns out Aston Villa have signed Simon Dawkins from Tottenham on loan until the end of the season.

    Dawkins had been impressing on loan at San Jose Earthquakes.

  107. 2200: 
  108. 2157: 

    John Francis in Kent. via text: "It's not going to be a happy 6 months for Peter Odemwingie if this proposed move does not go through."

    Mark in Birmingham, via text: "I hope that Pete clears off to QPR or else we are going to be stuck with our highest paid player probably on strike."

    Phil in Tipton, via text: "Odemwingie cited wanting to leave WBA because the club once doubted his commitment. I think it's now obvious to the rest of the country as to why."

  109. 2157: 

    European football expert Andy Brassell: "It's almost the witching hour, which means a few last-minute, speculative punts. Voetbal International say PSV Eindhoven have admitted defeat in their bid to sign AZ's teenage midfielder Adam Maher. Manager Dick Advocaat apparently sanctioned an improved PSV bid of around £5.5m today, but the Alkmaar club are holding out for nearer £9m for the Netherlands international."

  110. 2155: 

    So then, with just over an hour of the window remaining, what can we expect?

    Jack Butland is still to complete his move from Birmingham to Stoke.

    Nacho Monreal is expected to sign for Arsenal, while QPR could yet bring in Peter Odemwingie, Jermaine Jenas and David Bentley. And Andros Townsend.

    Willian is set to join Anzhi from Shakhtar, while Aston Villa may sign a youngster from the MLS. Any more for any more?

  111. 2150: 

    Bolton have made two signings already today, and they're still hopeful of completing a deal for Partizan Belgrade midfielder Medo Kamara. Watch this space as we head into the last hour of the window...

  112. 2150: 

    You're got the transfer deadline day munchies bad, haven't you?

    Dan in Southampton, via text: "Craven Cottage Pie is ridiculous. They'd obviously play at White Tart Lane."

    Robbie, via text: "Tomas Rosticky Toffee Pudding for captain?"

    Lewis in London, via text: "The Food XI could have a solid reserve keeper in Ali Al Kebabsi."

  113. 2149: 

    French football writer Matt Spiro: "Lyon fans will be keeping their fingers crossed for another a couple of hours. The club's two main strikers Lisandro Lopez and Bafetimbi Gomis have both been linked with moves, and OL president Jean-Michel Aulas may be inclined to sell one of them if he receives a good offer.

    "Tottenham have been linked with both players, and reports in England suggest Fulham are also keen on Gomis. The France forward turned the Cottagers down last summer, and I think he would probably do so again. His stock has risen in the last six months - during which time he has scored 12 league goals - and he has a chance to win the title with Lyon this term."

  114. 2149: 

    On A Sixpence on Twitter: "In reality, the transfer deadline day is just like waiting outside a job centre - not really classy."

  115. 2146: 
    DONE DEAL- Steve De Ridder - Southampton to Bolton

    Belgian winger Steve De Ridder has completed a deadline-day move to Bolton on a month-long deal.

    Also heading out of St Mary's is Lee Barnard, who has joined Oldham on loan until the end of the season.

  116. 2144: 

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports: "DJ Campbell tells me the Blackburn deal is for two and a half years."

  117. 2144: 

    Gareth Midwood on Twitter: "Looks like its getting spicy in France, mine's a Vindalou Diarra."

    John Monks on Twitter: "Gabby Agbonla-hors d'oeuvres."

  118. 2143: 

    A big win for Leicester then - are they going to be back in the Premier League next year?

  119. 2140: 

    Simon in Highgate, via text: "In response to Mike in Southampton, I don't think anyone will be bidding for any Leicester players tonight with how badly we're playing!"

    Simon from Macclesfield, via text: "Following on from Mike's question - has anyone ever played a game on deadline day, and then gone on to sign for the opposing team after the game?"

  120. 2139: 

    Sam Johnson on Twitter: "Odemwingie epitomises everything wrong with the modern day footballer, absolutely disgusting way to treat the club and fans."

    Chris Kayode on Twitter: "Odemwingie's action is absolutely unacceptable, really gutted with his behaviour."

  121. 2137: 
    FULL-TIME- Leicester 2-1 Wolves

    Leicester cut Cardiff's lead at the top of the Championship to seven points with a home win over Wolves.

  122. 2136: 
    DONE DEAL- Kevin Phillips - Blackpool to Crystal Palace
    Kevin Phillips

    Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has returned to former club Blackpool to sign veteran striker Kevin Phillips on loan for the rest of the season.

  123. 2136: 

    New Lorient signing Ryan Mason, who joins the French club on loan from Spurs [see 2023], on Twitter: "Thanks for all the messages guys! Wish I paid a bit more attention in French at school now!"

  124. 2133: 

    Truro City say goalkeeper Luke McCormick has joined League Two side Oxford United.

    The 29-year-old has not played a Football League game in four-and-a-half years after spending two years in jail for killing two children in a car crash in 2008.

    Oxford's first-choice keeper Ryan Clarke is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.

  125. 2133: 

    Will in London, via text: "West Ham need to bring in some form of midfielder - with Diarra and possibly Diame leaving, a huge hole in the midfield is all but guaranteed."

    Brett in Liverpool, via text: "I have it on good authority that Pepe Reina to Arsenal will go through before 11pm."

  126. 2132: 

    Stevenage have signed Leyton Orient centre half Ben Chorley reports BBC Three Counties Radio Sports Editor Geoff Doyle. "His first match could be interesting: Stevenage play Orient on Saturday. The defender has signed a two and a half year contract at Broadhall Way. He has had spells at MK Dons and Tranmere. Stevenage boss Gary Smith worked with him at Wimbledon early in his career."

  127. 2132: 

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports: "QPR striker DJ Campbell has told me he is set to complete a move to Blackburn."

  128. 2132: 
    DONE DEAL- Habib Habibou - SV Zulte to Leeds

    Leeds make their third signing of the day as the Central African Republic striker Habib Habibou joins on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.

    The 25-year-old is perhaps best known for a video of him throwing a duck from the pitch.

  129. 2126: 

    Mike in Southampton, via text: "Question: as Leicester are playing Wolves as we speak has there ever been a bid for a player on deadline day whilst he is playing in a match?"

    A great question Mike.

  130. 2122: 
    DONE DEAL- Brek Shea - FC Dallas to Stoke (£2.5m)

    Stoke confirm that USA international Brek Shea has finalised his £2.5 million move from FC Dallas.

    Manager Tony Pulis says: "It's fantastic news that we have been able to push through the deal.

    "Brek is a very, very exciting player, and one who we firmly believe could go on to become an outstanding player for this football club. He has terrific pace, a very good left foot and is capable of scoring goals. He has all the tools needed to be a success here."

  131. 2121: 

    There's our first Juan Roman Riquelme shout of the night...

  132. 2121: 

    Tom in Birmingham, via text: "One thing is for sure, the WBA chairman Jeremy Peace is a fearsome negotiator. He will not be held to ransom and I wouldn't be surprised if the Odemwingie deal didn't happen. He'll only deal on HIS terms."

    Dan from Chilworth, via text: "Strong rumours I've heard from member of medical team at Southampton that manager Pochettino and chairman Cortese want to sign a big name and have offered former team mate Riquelme, who's a free agent, an 18-month deal."

    Simon in Norwich, via text: "Just heard Darren Bent coming to NCFC as a last resort to Gary Hooper not signing. Oh my oh my."

  133. 2120:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Bolton and Burnley manager Owen Coyle on BBC Radio 5 live: "The way that West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace runs his club, he will not be intimidated by Peter Odemwingie's actions. The fans have every right to be outraged."

  134. 2119: 

    Burnley fans have been worried that they may lose striker Charlie Austin before the window closes - but we have been told that he is going nowhere. He is staying at the Clarets.

  135. 2116: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE- Leicester 2-1 Wolves

    Leicester go back ahead with a classy finish from David Nugent, who runs at the defence before curling into the far corner. Lovely finish.

  136. 2114:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live

    "From a player's perspective. Peter Odemwingie must have a huge pair. To get in your car and drive to a club when you have not had permission to do so is the craziest thing I have ever heard. I have put in a transfer request and told a few lies to get away from a club during my career, but I would never have had the nerve to do that."

  137. 2113: 
    DONE DEAL- Mark Hughes - Bury to Accrington

    Accrington have had a busy old day as they land former Everton centre-half Mark Hughes on loan from Bury.

    I once went to a fancy dress party in Liverpool where Hughes won a prize for best costume. He was dressed as a shark eating a person. Hard to describe but an absolute joy to behold. Strange, but true...

  138. 2108: 

    Two hours to get those deals over the line. It looks like a few more in at QPR, and a new left-back at Arsenal, but elsewhere it's very quiet.

    Can anyone line up a shock deal or two? Please?

  139. 2108: 

    Alex in Edgware, via text: "This Food XI is going to need some half time refreshments, Roque Santa Booze anyone?"

    Ollie in Southampton, via text: "The Food XI can play at Craven Cottage pie."

    Jill in Leamington Spa, via text: "Table manners please, don't forget to use a Harry Rednapkin."

    Text in your thoughts as the transfer window starts to wind down to 81111 (UK only), or tweet using the hashtag #bbctransfernews.

  140. 2106: 

    South American football writer Tim Vickery: "Lazio might end up thanking that fax machine (see 2046).

    "They were paying over the odds for Felipe Anderson a player who had an appalling time in the South American Under-20 Championships, and who is often singled out for criticism at Santos by coach Muricy Ramalho. 7.5 million euros is a lot for someone who is all promise and - as yet - little achievement. "

  141. 2104: 

    So where are we up to? Er, basically the same place as over three hours ago. There have been a few done deals, including ex-France skipper Alou Diarra leaving West Ham for Rennes, but none big enough to muscle these transfers out of the top six moves.

    David Beckham [Unattached - Paris St-Germain] Free

    Danny Graham [Swansea - Sunderland] £5m

    Mario Balotelli [Manchester City - AC Milan] £19m

    Christopher Samba [Anzhi Makhachkala - QPR] £12.5m

    Luciano Becchio [Leeds - Norwich] Undisclosed plus Steve Morison

    Urby Emanuelson [AC Milan - Fulham] Loan

  142. 2102:  
    Chief football writer Phil McNultyEVERTON LATEST

    "It looks very much like Everton's business will be restricted to Barnsley's John Stones coming in and winger Magaye Gueye heading back to France on loan.

    "Everton were unable to make progress on a deal for Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo and this is expected to be the extent of their transfer business today."

  143. 2101: 
    DONE DEAL- Alou Diarra - West Ham to Rennes

    Hurrah! A done deal as West Ham confirm that midfielder Alou Diarra has joined French club Rennes on loan for the rest of the season.

  144. 2100: 

    Michael Stanley on Twitter: "Think we need to cut our losses and accept a bid for Odemwingie. Get a new striker in with ambition and commitment."

    Matt Waring on Twitter: "Is it just me or has this deadline day been a bit disappointing? Aside from QPR panic over-spending, not much has happened."

    Nigel Aston on Twitter: "Tell Odemwingie to stay at QPR because we don't want him back here."

  145. 2100: 

    Shaun in Lincolnshire, via text: "As a Baggies' fan, I'm immensely disappointed by Peter Odemwingie's actions tonight. The club has denied him permission to speak to QPR and he's still gone there to discuss a potential move. Who does he think he is? Dimitar Berbatov? I wish I could treat my mobile phone contract the same way that players treat their own with clubs."

    James Cook, via text: "All okay Spurs fans, I've just spotted Levy getting out of bed."

    Scott Miles, via text: "Loving how David Villa's name keeps popping up every transfer window. There is more chance of Aston villa playing in the Premiership next year."

  146. 2100: 
  147. 2057: 

    Your Food XI suggestions are being dished out quicker than a half-time pie at Wembley. Keep them coming using the #bbctransfernews hashtag.

    Aiden Barrett on Twitter: "How about Julio Cesar Salad as goalkeeper?"

    Jack Flowers on Twitter: "Chowmein Jenas at QPR, Harry's on it."

    Elliot Colman on Twitter: "Gregory Van Der Veal."

  148. 2055: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP LATEST- Leicester 1-1 Wolves

    A scorcher from Bakary Sako has put Wolves level with Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Chris Wood then instantly missed a sitter at the other end for Leicester. There are 35 minutes left there.

  149. 2053:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFULHAM LATEST

    BBC Sport's Karthi Gnanasegaram at Craven Cottage: "Eyong Enoh of Ajax is the third player expected to join Fulham today. The midfielder is someone who Martin Jol knows well from his time in Dutch football."

  150. 2053: 

    Baz, via text: "As an Everton fan hope Leighton Beans and Marouanne Panini don't go anywhere."

    Howard in Weston-super-Mare: "Re: Food XI - Mark Battenburg to referee the matches?"

  151. 2052: 

    That Willian deal could be the most expensive move of the day. We'll let you know if it goes through.

  152. 2052: 

    European football expert Andy Brassell: "That big transfer from Ukraine to Russia is on the brink of being sealed, with Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu talking about Willian's imminent exit to Anzhi Makhachkala for £30m.

    "'This is his personal decision that we must respect" Lucescu told reporters after Shakhtar's friendly win over CSKA Moscow. "It's probably very strong pressure from his agent and friends. And in the end we could not resist. Instead of the dream of a strong club from the English league, Willian chose money. I'm sorry, but, I repeat, it is his right.'"

  153. 2051: 

    Celtic are still adamant that striker Gary Hooper is going nowhere.

    BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin reports that another Norwich bid has been received and rejected. The offer is valued at around £9million.

  154. 2047: 

    Every year we ask who on earth still uses a fax machine, and every year we get an example. Lazio are the latest team to end up with some fax-related woe.

    European writer James Horncastle: "Lazio were also left frustrated tonight, as they saw their deal to sign Brazil Under-20 starlet Felipe Anderson for 7.5m euro collapse because - wait for it - a fax never arrived. Lazio had agreed a fee with the player's club Santos, but because 30% of his rights were held by a third-party, said in Italy to be an English fund, they had to reach an agreement with them too.

    "Lazio apparently offered the fund 30% of Felipe Anderson's future sale. Everything seemed done and dusted. But, according to Lazio's club secretary the paperwork, supposedly required from the fund, didn't turn up in time. Lazio understandably are screaming blue murder."

  155. 2046:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveWEST HAM LATEST

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith: "I've got some good news for West Ham fans. I am assured by a very good source at West Ham that there has been no bid today for Mohamed Diame. yet."

    You can listen to Mark Chapman, former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage, former Tottenham boss David Pleat, and ex-Bolton manager Owen Coyle for a special deadline day programme on BBC Radio 5 live.

  156. 2045: 

    Mark Gregersen, via text: "Sad to see Pizza Crouch hasn't moved to Q Pea R."

    Simon Buckley in Manchester, via text: "Would be a close choice for full back between Gregory van der Wagon Wiel and Gael Quichey."

    Tim, via text: "Re: the Food Transfer XI, there are plenty of puddings at Villa that could do with moving on..."

  157. 2043: 

    French football expert Matt Spiro: "Manchester City have completed the signing of Lorient youngster Seko Fofana, according to reports in France. The 17-year-old midfielder, who plays for the France Under-18s, turned down the Ligue 1 club's offer of a professional contract, preferring to pen a three-year deal with the English champions."

  158. 2043:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer

    "Approaching 'Levy Time' on transfer deadline day. Maybe we've all had Diame and Damiao mixed up all along. Diame would also be excellent for Arsenal as well of course."

  159. 2039: 

    Fulham striker Pajtim Kasami - whose move to Pescara fell through due to a wifi probem - on Twitter: "Why is everything going against me..."

  160. 2038:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFULHAM LATEST

    BBC Radio 5 live chief football reporter Ian Dennis: "Before now and 2300 there will be another signing for Fulham. I don't think it's Bolton striker David Ngog because I spoke to Bolton earlier. But I've got to find out who it is.

    "Earlier there was talk of Chris Baird leaving for West Brom - but the completion of that deal looks tight."

  161. 2038: 

    Jacqueline Cameron on Twitter: "Re 2030: Theo Walnut."

    Jamie D on Twitter: "Terry Vegetables is taking over at Chelsea, first signing is Ryan Babel and Squeak and getting Jon Obi Pickle back."

    Conor Brown on Twitter: "Every football club needs a manager- including the Food XI! May I suggest Kenny Jackett-Potato?"

  162. 2036: 
    Adebayo Akinfenwa

    Quite literally the biggest story of the night - Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd has texted Robbie Savage to let me - I mean you lot - know that the Cobblers' goal machine Adebayo Akinfenwa is not leaving Sixfields. BeastMode.

  163. 2032: 

    From South American football writer Tim Vickery: "Internacional director of football Marcelo Medeiros has told Globo Esporte that Leandro Damiao will not be joining Tottenham today. ""The numbers were below our expectations," he said, adding that the Tottenham bid was susbstantially lower than the £20million reported in the English media.

  164. 2031:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg on potential Arsenal signing Nacho Monreal: "He's a good player. He played at Osasuna at the same time as Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta - and a lot of clubs were there watching both players. Azpilicueta went to Marseille and then eventually Chelsea, while Monreal went to Malaga. If Arsenal do get him, he's a great player."

  165. 2031: 

    BBC Sport's Richard Conway on Twitter: "Odemwingie, Jenas, Townsend all inside Loftus Rd. Talking to QPR about potential moves. But Odemwingie deal looks complex."

    You can say that again Richard...

  166. 2030: 

    Keep your FoodXI suggestions coming in...

    Allan in London, via text:"Dimitar Burgertov in with a shout for the Food XI?"

    Neil in Blackpool, via text: "Nani Bread?"

    Bill in Fulham, via text: "Bacary Lasagne, David Bacon, and John Arne Ricecake."

    Si, via text: "Re: Alex 20:20, as a City fan I'm just glad Vincent Canopies isn't going anywhere."

  167. 2030: 
    David Villa

    Spanish football expert Andy West: "We've not seen David Villa's name mentioned for a while...let's rectify that. The impending loan deal between Ajax and Barcelona for the Catalan club's winger Isaac Cuenca - revealed below by Andy Brassell (20.03) - is another good reason to believe that Villa is NOT moving to the Premier League tonight.

    "Cuenca, who has recently returned from a lengthy absence through injury, performs the same left wing role for Barca as Villa, and it's difficult to foresee the Nou Camp club allowing Cuenca to leave if they thought there was any chance of Villa heading to England."

  168. 2025: 

    West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster on Twitter: "Nice to see a football club that does deals legitimately. Deadline day is the best!"

  169. 2025:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg on Peter Odemwingie talking to QPR: "In this country it is frowned up to talk to a player before the two clubs have agreed a deal. But in every other country it is quite common. In every other business you would do due diligence before spending millions of pounds."

  170. 2025: 

    We've all probably had some internet issues in the past. It can be annoying. But this is a gem...

    European writer James Horncastle reports: "Football agent Mino Raiola is known as the pizza man in some circles because of his past as a restauranteur. He almost always delivers and certainly has done in this window brokering Mario Balotelli's move from Man City to AC Milan. But things don't go his way all the time. He claims the transfer of his client Pajtim Kasami from Fulham to Pescara was scuppered this evening because the wifi at the ATA Hotel in Milan where all of Italy's deadline day deals are done tripped out. Raiola was seen in a fit of rage. "There wasn't a [wifi] connection, can I not say that?" he said. The rest of his outburst is, shall we say, unprintable.

  171. 2024: 

    Steve in Caversham, via text: "QPR! I'm singing The Eagle's 'Desperado' at moment. Good money after bad, there's going to be some class, highly paid players in the championship next season."

  172. 2023: 
    DONE DEAL- Ryan Mason - Tottenham to Lorient

    Bit of movement at White Hart Lane, as Spurs youngster Ryan Mason has joined French Ligue One club Lorient on loan until the end of the season. Not Leyton Orient - Lorient.

  173. 2021:  
    David Pleat, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Peter Odemwingie talking to QPR at Loftus Road when West Brom haven't agreed to sell him is a nonsense. The boy can talk all he wants and agree terms with QPR. But West Brom have to sign the forms and if they don't then the move doesn't happen. Simple."

  174. 2021: 

    BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington at Stoke's training ground: "Jack Butland going through the finer details of his move. Delay more to do with the paperwork of his loan move back rather than the deal itself."

  175. 2020: 

    Alex - that is a superb effort. Top work. Any more to add?

  176. 2019: 

    Conrad Edkins in Halifax, via text: "If Beckham is donating salary to charity, why not join West Ham so the money went to the area he grew up?"

    Tim Whelan in Guildford, via text: "Yippee! My glass overfloweth! Warnock and Morison good signings for Leeds. Wembley here we come!"

    Alex Stogdon, via text: "I think we need to start a Food Transfer XI to challenge the Wardrobe XI after all this nacho talk. Kicking things off with a selection of David Vanilla, Gary Spaghetti Hooper and Peter Chickenwingie, not forgetting Christopher Salsa."

  177. 2017: 
    Nacho Monreal

    From BBC Sport's David Ornstein: "Arsenal are set to complete the signing of Malaga left-back Nacho Monreal.

    "The clubs have agreed fee in the region of 10m euros (£8.3m).

    "The 26-year-old Spain international will now discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.

    "Arsenal had been monitoring Monreal for some time but decided to make their move after Kieran Gibbs suffered a thigh strain in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Liverpool."

  178. 2016: 

    We actually have some news! Of a signing...!

  179. 2015: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP LATEST- Leicester 1-0 Wolves

    Anthony Knockaert has put the Foxes ahead, running unchallenged down the right before firing itno the roof of the net. Slack defending.

  180. 2014: 

    Kevin Davies to Celtic? But it looks like Everton won't be signing Alvaro Negredo...

  181. 2012:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveBOLTON LATEST

    Former Bolton boss Owen Coyle on interest in skipper Kevin Davies from a Scottish club: "Kevin is an outstanding man and someone I've got a lot of time for, he is a great skipper.

    "If it was a Scottish club, it could only be a club of Celtic's stature. It couldn't be anyone else. I know they have always admired him."

  182. 2011: 

    Pete in Berkshire, via text: "Brendan Rodgers lamented for half a season about his lack of squad depth, Gerrard has played every PL minute this season, yet LFC bring in TWO and send out FIVE! I'm no genius but that to me looks like bad business."

    Andrew in Norwich, via text: "Has anyone heard anymore about whether Norwich have made another offer for Hooper?"

    David Denby in Liverpool, via text: "Will QPR have the most expensive Championship squad ever assembled? Will be an interesting end to the season."

  183. 2009: 

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "Atletico Madrid and Sevilla have named their teams for tonight's Copa del Rey semi-final.

    "Alvaro Negredo is included in the Sevilla line-up, so that kills off any lingering hopes of Everton fans that the Spain international will be heading to Goodison before midnight. Unless he's planning on taking his medical and negotiating terms during the half-time interval...

    "The same applies to Atletico trio Arda Turan, Koke and Adrian, who have also been linked with Premier League moves in recent weeks.

    "Atleti are without star striker Radamel Falcao, but that's through injury rather than in preparation for a last-minute move."

  184. 2009: 

    Stand by Everton fans...

  185. 2008: 

    New Leeds United signing Stephen Warnock insists he and fellow newcomer Steve Morison have not arrived at Elland Road to settle for Championship football.

    "Leeds offered me a contract and at first it was a shorter term contract, but I was on my way to West Ham earlier in the week and Leeds came back in and really made me feel wanted," said the ex-England international.

    "When you see the size of Leeds and the magnitude of the club there's only one choice, and once I'd spoken to the manager I knew I wanted to come. I haven't come here to be a Championship player and I'm sure Steve Morison is the same."

  186. 2006: 

    Nedgredo Gompertz on Twitter: "Monreal is a great player but it still doesn't change the fact that Ribery will be up against Santos in the Champions League for Arsenal."

    Miles Davies on Twitter: "Cantona to Grimsby. They have seagulls and trawlers."

    cyndaqui on Twitter: "Odemwingie can go, not many goals so far and Lukaku/Long have filled the spot."

  187. 2005: 

    This could turn into the Peter Odemwingie saga now. West Brom sound in no mood to play ball...

  188. 2003: 

    Spurs youngster Alex Pritchard on Twitter: "Happy to have signed a new two and a half year contract with Spurs and also going on loan to Peterborough till the summer." [see 1724]

  189. 2003: 

    European football writer Andy Brassell: "That Barcelona - Ajax connection is alive and kicking, with La Masia product Isaac Cuenca set to seal a loan move to the Amsterdam ArenA. Frank de Boer has beaten a clutch of La Liga clubs to the signing of the wide player, who is keen to regain match fitness after injury. According to Dutch football expert Mohamed Moallim, he will become the 19th player to play for both Ajax and Barca."

  190. 2000: 

    Andy Simm in Exeter via text: "There should be a rule that you can only change managers in the transfer window, just to annoy Chelsea."

    Matt Pickering in London via text: "Tom, you should sign Arsene Wegner to assist you with all this typing - he's usually pretty bored on transfer deadline days."

  191. 2000: 

    That's a fairly extraordinary statement from West Brom.

  192. 2000: 
  193. 1959: 
    Peter Odemwingie

    West Bromwich Albion statement: "Albion have moved to clarify developments regarding Peter Odemwingie after the striker was filmed a short while ago arriving at Loftus Road.

    "The club can confirm they have held further discussions with QPR today but those talks have so far proven fruitless and no agreement has been reached.

    "Albion would also like to make clear that Peter has not been given permission to speak to QPR about a potential move."

  194. 1957: 

    Stand by for a West Brom statement...

  195. 1956: 

    We don't want this to turn into a QPR live text, but Jermaine Jenas has just been speaking outside Loftus Road.

    He says: "QPR are a top club and I'm confident they'll stay up. It's just about me playing football for QPR now if the deal gets done.

    "I'm confident they'll stay up."

  196. 1952: 
    DONE DEAL- Cian Bolger - Leicester to Bolton

    Bolton have completed the signing of Leicester defender Cian Bolger for an undisclosed fee. He has signed a three-and-a-half year deal.

  197. 1951: 

    Sam - I'm in. I'll try and get it commissioned this end...

  198. 1951: 

    Gareth Dobson in Hackney, via text: "Still waiting for the biggest transfer out today: Rafa Benitez. Abramovich must be thinking about it."

    Nick Evans in London, via text: "Newcastle still chasing deals for Gerard Depardieu, Nicolas Sarkozy and Asterix."

    Sam, via text: "Anyone else think that a Challenge Anneka style reality show about 'arry's exploits on deadline day would be a guaranteed hit?"

  199. 1950: 

    News in from Villa Park! The club say that they are looking to do a loan deal with a promising player who has recently done well in the MLS. No names as yet, not that I could offer any...

  200. 1947: 
    KICK-OFF- Leicester 0-0 Wolves

    Leicester have kicked off in tonight's match.

  201. 1947: 

    BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on Twitter: "Tony Pulis is back from London. He's just arrived at the Stoke training ground."

    I presume TP was down in London working on the work permit for Brek Shea.

  202. 1946: 

    Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp tells the club's official weekly radio phone-in show 'London Call-In' that new signing Chris Samba has taken a "massive pay cut" to join from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in a £12.5m deal.

    Reports in some of Tuesday's national newspapers suggested Samba had signed a £100,000-a-week wage, but Redknapp said: "He was willing to take a massive pay cut because I don't think he was enjoying it over there.

    "I've tried to sign him loads of times. Tony (Fernandes) said to me 'I'm going to get you these players and when I do you're going to build a statue of me in your back garden."

  203. 1943: 

    Alex in Winchester, via text: "Great to see Jol busy on deadline day and bringing in two players already. Emanuelson is a big coup for us from Milan. Hoping on a last-minute Huddlestone deal and maybe a back up striker to ease pressure on Berbatov."

    James in South Wales, via text: "An unhappy Arsenal fan here, we need Hummels, Baines, Fellaini and Villa at the very least. Anyone believe in miracles?"

    Mark in Blackpool, via text: "Tom Ince to Man City, a deal agreed. Personal terms underway. How will dad feel?"

    James - you've got a more unrealistic shopping list than my missus at Christmas there. Dreamland...

  204. 1943: 

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports: "Former England striker Kevin Davies could be on the move from Bolton. His contract is up in the summer and I understand a Scottish club and a Championship team are interested."

    Kevin Davies
  205. 1942: 

    Matt Green on Twitter: "All this talk of Nachos Monreal has made me very peckish. Some chilli and salsa on top, definitely a good signing for me."

    Chris White on Twitter: "Just spoke to my estate agent mate who reckons Carlos Bocanegra just bought a flat off him in Whitechapel."

    Cort Robson on Twitter: "Why is every Spurs fan getting their knickers in a twist? Everyone knows Levy only starts work half an hour before deadline."

  206. 1939: 

    We have some news about a key Bolton player coming up...

  207. 1939:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "ON AIR: Ian Brown and Steven Reid bring you live commentary of Leicester v Wolves in the Championship."

  208. 1937: 
    LINE-UPS- Leicester v Wolves (1945 GMT)

    Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Keane, Konchesky, Knockaert, King, Drinkwater, Marshall, Wood, Nugent. Subs: Logan, Vardy, Dyer, Waghorn, Gallagher, Wellens, Futacs.

    Wolverhampton: Ikeme, Foley, Batth, Berra, Ward, Doumbia, Henry, O'Hara, Sako, Sigurdarson, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: De Vries, Edwards, Peszko, Davis, Doyle, Margreitter, Cassidy.

    Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

  209. 1936: 

    George in Gloucester, via text: "An uninspiring transfer window for AVB, bring back Harry and his last-minute (sometimes after the last-minute) Del-Boy style wheeling-dealing!"

    Tom in Croydon, via text: "Hearing reports of an agreed fee between Liverpool and Arsenal for Reina? Surely not?!"

  210. 1935:  
    David Pleat, BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think they are a few clubs that will be chasing West Ham's Mohamed Diame right up to tonight's deadline. In fact I can promise you that."

    Pleat joins Mark Chapman, former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage and ex-Bolton manager Owen Coyle for a special deadline day programme on BBC Radio 5 live.

  211. 1935: 

    Liverpool midfielder Suso on Twitter: "I'm making clear that I'm not going on loan to Wigan. I'm really happy in Liverpool and I'll try my best to be playing here every game."

  212. 1934: 
    Harry redknapp

    Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp tells the club's official weekly phone-in show 'London Call-In' that he is still hopeful of signing West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie.

    "He's got pace, I really like him and I think he could help us," said Redknapp. "Whether we can get him, I'm not sure."

    Redknapp says his pursuit of Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is off, but hopes to sign Tottenham Hotspur duo Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend.

    "I've signed Crouchy so many times and he's had a great career. Tony (Pulis) decided in the end not to let him go. He thought long and hard about it.

    "Townsend has been unlucky because he's got both Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon in front of him. He's strong, quick, brave and he scores. I think both he and JJ would be good players for us."

  213. 1933: 

    Everyone ready for our latest update from Harry Redknapp?

  214. 1931: 

    Shrewsbury Town have signed defender Rob Edwards from Championship strugglers Barnsley on a one-month loan deal.

    The 30-year-old joined the Tykes in 2011, but has failed to make an appearance for the club this season, and was sent on loan to League Two Fleetwood earlier this season.

  215. 1929: 

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith on Twitter: "I am assured Spurs are still trying to sign Leandro Damiao. Unlike Spurs to leave it to the last minute..."

  216. 1928: 

    Spanish football writer Andy West: "It looks like the deal to bring Malaga left-back Nacho Monreal to Arsenal is drawing closer, with various reports stating that the Spain international has completed his medical at the Emirates.

    "This would be a very good signing if it goes through. Monreal is an excellent ball-playing full back with a solid all-round game both defensively and going forward, and at the age of 26 he's coming into his prime.

    "The only negative is that he'll be cup tied for the Champions' League but, if the reported fee of around £8m is accurate, it's an excellent long-term deal.

    "It's also worth bearing in mind that Monreal will be teaming up again with his former Malaga teammate, Santi Cazorla, which should significantly help the settling-in process both on and off the pitch.

    "It is believed that Arsenal had been in talks with Malaga to sign Monreal in the summer, but the injury suffered by Kieran Gibbs during Wednesday's game against Liverpool brought the deal forward.

    "Incidentally, Malaga have moved quickly to line up a replacement - Vitorino Antunes from Portuguese side Paços de Ferreira."

  217. 1927: 

    Florent Malouda - good shout. He's not even in Chelsea's Premier League squad so he can't play. Someone must want him? Shall we have a ring round?

  218. 1927: 

    ArryTwit on Twitter: "Wenger has turned in for the night. Not that he had big plans tonight anyway."

    Pastor TT on Twitter: "Louis Saha spotted at St. James Park; heard there was vacancy for French born players."

    Mohamed Musthafa on Twitter: "One of the quietest transfer deadline day in a while for Chelsea fans....not even Malouda moving out...remember him?"

  219. 1925: 

    Bertie Watson, via text: "Just seen Frank Lampard outside of Loftus Road, just visiting Uncle 'arry or a surprise family reunion deal?"

    David in London, via text: "Have just seen two German removal men in North London struggling to turn a large object around. Could Mertesacker be heading home?"

    Guy, via text: "With the influx of French talent, apparently NUFC have just hired another French interpreter. Just spotted Joey Barton in Central station! Coincidence?"

  220. 1925: 
    DONE DEAL- Mehdi Abeid - Newcastle to St. Johnstone

    Newcastle midfielder Mehdi Abeid has completed a loan move to St. Johnstone in the SPL.

  221. 1922: 
    DONE DEAL- Roy O'Donovan - Coventry to Northampton

    Big news at Sixfields. No, it's not Gazza signing on, but former Sunderland striker Roy O'Donovan has joined the Cobblers. Does this mean that Adebayo Akinfenwa is on his way out?

    Please, please no.

  222. 1921: 

    Anthony in Nottingham, via text: "Re: Liam @1911. I wish you were telling the truth. I really do. Sigh."

  223. 1921:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live

    "During the January transfer window you see a lot of players going for a lot of money and earning a lot more money that they are worth."

  224. 1921: 

    You may remember an hour or so ago that we told you that Liverpool goalkeeper Alexander Doni has joined Botafogo.

    Well, our man in south America Tim Vickery has been on with a very important point.

    He says: "We should clarify that former Brazil international goalkeeper Doni is leaving Liverpool to join Botafogo of Ribeirao Preto, not the much more famous Botafogo of Rio.

    "His new club are currently disputing the Sao Paulo state championship, hoping to get back to national fourth division.

    "Meanwhile, the big transfer news in South America is the return to Argentina on loan of central midfielder Fernando Gago, who has never really come off in Europe, but who was in top form last year for the national team. He leaves Valencia and will spend six months with Velez Sarsfield."

  225. 1918: 

    It's been a very busy day at Ewood Park so far, and some more news as Rovers announce they have terminated the contract of attacking midfielder Simon Vukcevic by mutual agreement with immediate effect.

    The Montenegro international, 27, arrived at Ewood Park from Sporting Lisbon in August 2011 and made 21 appearances for the Ewood Park club.

  226. 1916: 

    Andrew Nicholls, via text: "Wake up Levy, Gareth Bale will be leaving in the summer unless we get some serious talent in! Shows no ambition waiting till the next transfer window, and finishing mid-table this term will damage any chance of keeping our few remaining talents! We need a striker!"

    Dianne in Swansea, via text: "Are Swansea getting a new striker or what??"

    Dale in Bedford, via text: "Anyone else think that the lack of any news whatsoever from Stamford Bridge points towards another shock late signing?"

  227. 1916: 

    BBC Wiltshire's Chris Wise at Swindon Town's County Ground: "Bradley Wright-Phillips is due to arrive in Swindon at 2000 GMT to discuss a possible loan move from Charlton. Team-mate Danny Green is also set to sign until the end of the season, along with Cheltenham midfielder Marlon Pack."

  228. 1914: 

    BBC Sport's Richard Conway, who is outside Loftus Road, on BBC Radio 5 live: "QPR are talking to West Brom about signing Peter Odemwingie - but it is going to go down to the wire. West Brom are hoping to get Junior Hoilett as part of any deal, but that is something QPR are not prepared to countenance. I think we will definitely see some more signings here this evening."

  229. 1912: 

    Harry Redknapp has been talking about new signing Christopher Samba.

    "He's great in the air, quick as lightning. He's a top, top defender," Redknapp says.

    He also says that Samba has taken "a massive" wage cut to join QPR. Wow!

  230. 1911: 

    Skippy, via text: "Just seen Wes Brown outside Finch Farm, arriving in a blacked out range rover. Potential defensive back up at Everton for David Moyes?"

    Liam, via text: "Just seen Cavani in London. Wenger spending at last?"

    Steve, Kingston Upon Thames, via text: "Come on City, blow the transfer market out with your muscle and buy Messi for 100M, you know you want to!"

    Steve - you've gone beyond credibility there son.

  231. 1909: 

    Has anyone started a charter flight between Leeds and Norwich yet? If not, I'm on it. Guaranteed moneymaker.

  232. 1908: 

    Sam North on Twitter: "Spotted Nwankwo Kanu turning up at Arsenal's Under 18s."

    Jamie on Twitter: "Seen Eider Gudjohnsen step off a train at Exeter St. Davids, if he's only here to admire the cathedral I'll eat my hat!"

    Tim Bean on Twitter: "Seen Delia Smith examining the Town Hall in Leeds. Rumour has it she's trying to cart it off to Norwich."

    Tell us your 'sightings' by using the #bbctransfernews hashtag on Twitter.

  233. 1908: 

    West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has been linked with a move to QPR for several weeks now, and the Mirror are carrying some quotes from the Nigeria international.

    They report him as saying: "I am disappointed this is all happening. I met with Dan Ashworth this morning and we shook hands that I could leave with his blessing if the £3.5m fee was met.

    "Once the bid came in I went home and said goodbye for the day to my wife. Now, as I am on my way, I find that there are more complications. It is frustrating to say the least. But I am hopeful a solution can be found."

    Will he be a QPR player by the end of the day? Will West Brom replace him?

  234. 1905: 

    Sam in Kent, via text: "Waiting for a Torres story. I'm surprised he hasn't put in a transfer request. But as history shows he still has a few hours yet!"

    Phil, via text: "Why again are Derby County doing nothing during this transfer window?"

    Text in your thoughts in the final few hours of the transfer window to 81111 (UK only), or tweet us using the hashtag #bbctransfernews. Get involved now.

  235. 1904: 
    DONE DEAL- Stanislav Manolev - PSV to Fulham

    This one has come in under the radar - Fulham sign right-back Stanislav Manolev on loan from PSV until the summer, with an option of two further years.

    The 29-year-old is a Bulgaria international who will be linking up with compatriot Dimitar Berbatov. Does that classify as an exciting signing?

  236. 1902: 

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan: "Nigel Reo-Coker is talking to more than one Major League Soccer club. New York Red Bulls are in the mix, but movement is more likely tomorrow. Reo-Coker is a free agent after leaving Ipswich."

  237. 1900: 

    Leeds boss Neil Warnock on new left-back Stephen Warnock: "He's a player I've tried to sign a few times before and I'm pleased he turned down West Ham to come here."

  238. 1900: 
  239. 1858: 
    DONE DEAL- Alexander Doni - Liverpool to Botafogo

    Liverpool confirm goalkeeper Alexander Doni has joined Brazilian side Botafogo. He has not figured for the Reds since the final day of the 2011-12 season at Swansea City.

  240. 1856: 
    DONE DEAL- Barry Robson - Vancouver Whitecaps to Sheffield United

    Former Celtic and Midlesbrough winger Barry Robson has signed Sheffield United until the end of the season.

    The 34-year-old left MLS side Vancouver earlier this month. Boss Danny Wilson says: "When someone of his experience and quality comes along you have to sit up and take notice."


  241. 1852: 

    BBC Sport's Matt Slater at the Etihad Stadium: "Manchester City may have lost Mario Balotelli and there is no sign of Edinson Cavani or Falcao. But there is 18-year-old Godsway Donyoh, who has arrived from Ghana's Right to Dream Academy.

    "Of course Donyoh won't be Balotelli's replacement but I think there are a few reasons why City are keeping the £20m in their pockets. Firstly, they won't really miss Balotelli as he only scored one Premier League goal this season. And they already have got a striker they like in John Guidetti. He is very highly-rated and has been likened to fellow Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic."

  242. 1851: 

    Southampton fan Conrad, via text: "Rumour that Manuel Lanzini is joining us from River Plate. Though Saints have said they are unlikely to sign anyone, you never know."

    Sam in Manchester, via text: "Just seen Arsene Wenger by the hat stands in John Lewis, interviewing left backs it seems."

  243. 1851: 

    Remember former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris? He of the 'trombone' celebration? He's on the hunt for a new club after leaving Bristol City by mutual consent. Sign him up.

  244. 1848: 
    Jermaine Jenas

    As mooted earlier, QPR are in talks with Tottenham over a deal to bring Jermaine Jenas to Loftus Road.

    It is still not clear whether this will be a loan deal or permanent transfer.

  245. 1846: 
    DONE DEAL- Stephen Warnock - Aston Villa to Leeds

    Minutes after his missus confirmed the news on Twitter - a first surely? - Aston Villa confirm that left-back Stephen Warnock has completed a move to Leeds United on a permanent basis.

    He went to the 2010 World Cup let's not forget.

  246. 1845: 

    BBC Africa's Nick Cavell on Twitter: "Re 1812. New Hull City signing Gedo was top scorer as Egypt won 2010 Nations Cup including only goal of the final."

  247. 1844: 

    Ed in London, via text: "Took a detour past Motspur Park on my way home from work and got lucky! Just seen Tomas Rincon get out of a cab: Played under Jol at Hamburg, good versatile player, ideal replacement for Baird!"

    Jack in Portsmouth, via text: "Can't believe there's been no report of this potential transfer yet, Alassane N'Diaye has been on trial at Portsmouth, with a view to a permanent deal. Come on BBC, sort it out!!"

    Jack, via text: "Any updates on West Ham? We have had a nightmare window."

  248. 1843: 

    We need a big one to get cooking here don't we?

    What do we think is the latest you could theoretically start a transfer and get it done by 2300 GMT?

  249. 1841: 

    Jez Bebbington on Twitter: "Time left for QPR to make one last 'big name' signing - Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink?"

    The old jokes are the best...

  250. 1837: 

    I'd love it if Sean Dundee popped up somewhere. Love it.

    Someone get Titi Camara on the phone. And Erik Meijer...

  251. 1837: 

    I know you all love a spurious transfer rumour so here's a few more for your entertainment.

    Gareth Hursthouse on Twitter: "My brother's girlfriend has just driven by Owen Hargreaves near Forest's ground."

    Nick Spragg on Twitter: "Just saw Sean Dundee on the TransPennine Express to Stalybridge. A good signing for the 'Celtic."

    Daniel Jerome on Twitter: "Just seen Darren Bent walk into my local chippy near my home in west London! Perfect signing for Fulham."

  252. 1836: 

    Stoke City defender Matthew Upson, veteran of 21 England caps, is close to signing for Brighton & Hove Albion, says Daily Telegraph football correspondent John Percy on Twitter.

    He also reveals that Aston Villa are in talks with Stoke over a loan for out-of-favour Potters midfielder Wilson Palacios. He would beef up that Villa midfield a treat.

  253. 1832: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW- Leicester v Wolves (1945 GMT)

    Who scheduled this one?

    In the middle of deadline-day madness, there's a key Championship fixture about to break out. Second-placed Leicester are at home to Wolves, who need the points to stop the slide toward the relegation zone.

    Will we see players taking phone calls in the middle of the game? Crazy.

  254. 1831: 

    You can also watch the Football Focus deadline day special at the top of this web page...

  255. 1830: 

    From Chris in Uppingham, via text: "Re: Mark in Bury @1811, it's not a gamble for Redknapp as if they go down he gets the sack so he doesn't care. That's the problem. Managers at the moment have no incentive to think about the future."

  256. 1830: 

    Dan Walker is presenting a Football Focus: Deadline Day special at 1830 GMT on the BBC News Channel with former Arsenal defender Martin Keown and ex-Blackburn man Robbie Savage.

    Savage then moves across to BBC Radio 5 live at 1900 GMT, where he joins Mark Chapman, former Tottenham boss David Pleat and ex-Bolton manager Owen Coyle for a special deadline day programme.

    Finally, the Football Focus: Deadline Day special returns on BBC Two at 2320 GMT as Walker, Keown, Savage and Coyle review all the events on what is certain to be one of the busiest days on the sporting calendar.

  257. 1829:  
    Dan Walker, BBC Sport

    "We're ready. See you on the news channel in two minutes."

    BBC Sport
  258. 1827: 

    French football expert Matt Spiro: "I've been a little sidetracked by that Beckham bonanza at the Parc des Princes, but here is a recap of what is and isn't happening in France.

    "West Ham midfielder Alou Diarra will complete a loan move to Rennes if he passes a medical tonight and Toulouse have sold striker Emmanuel Riviere to Monaco, replacing him with Brest's Israeli forward Eden Ben Basat.

    "Meanwhile, PSG are making room for Beckham in their midfield after loaning Adrien Rabiot to Toulouse, ex-Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko has gone to Fiorentina until the end of the season, and Mathieu Bodmer could be joining St Etienne tonight."

  259. 1826: 

    Ajay Deshpande on Twitter: "Stekelenburg stuck on a plane for London unaware that his transfer to Fulham is off is the funniest story of the day."

  260. 1825: 

    Another one out at Portman Road - Nathan Ellington has left the club.

  261. 1824: 

    QPR chairman Tony Fernandes on Twitter: "Junior Hoillet not going anywhere. He is a key player for the future. Needs a good run in the team."

  262. 1824: 

    Danny in Hendon, via text: "Delighted that Becks is donating his salary to charity. But don't be fooled into thinking that this move is entirely altruistic. I'm guessing there will be offshore image rights payments circumventing the oppressive French tax regime, additional endorsements and sponsorship deals in the UAE and possibly some role promoting Qatar's 2022 World Cup. One thing is for sure - he hasn't signed up for six month's work for free!"

    Danny, you're such a cynic...

    Matt, via text: "Just seen Andre Santos board a plane for Turkey- oh wait, I must be dreaming!"

    Grant in Cornwall, via text: "Any news from Spurs? Will be very annoyed if we haven't signed a decent striker by the close of play this evening."

    You can text in your thoughts on the movers and the shakers to 81111 (UK Only), or tweet us using the hashtag #bbctransfernews. Get in!

  263. 1822: 

    Stoke City have moved closer to finalising the transfer of Brek Shea with the American winger being granted a work permit to join up. Stoke have been trailing the winger for a while, and he was training with Tony Pulis's side this morning. Will that pave the way for someone to leave?

  264. 1820: 

    Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Slew joins League Two side Rotherham United on a month's loan. It is a return to South Yorkshire for the 20-year-old, who joined Rovers from Sheffield United in 2011.

  265. 1820: 

    Rewind the clock back a decade to January 2003 - the first January transfer window.

    Do you remember it? I recall watching my Bolton-supporting housemate fall to his knees in despair at the sale of Michael Ricketts. Christophe Dugarry, Yakubu and Jonathan Woodgate were all also big hitters on the move.

    Take a look at this excellent feature which recaps the first window...

  266. 1817: 

    French football expert Matt Spiro: "French League president Frederic Thiriez says David Beckham's arrival in Ligue 1 is 'like a firework in the January transfer window sky'. I'm not sure the expression works very well in French either. However, there's no doubt PSG's glamour signing has lifted some of the gloom created by the long list of players leaving the country."

    David Beckham
  267. 1812: 
    DONE DEALS- Mohamed Nagy and Ahmed Fathi - Al Ahly to Hull

    Hull City have signed Egyptian pair Mohamed Nagy and Ahmed Fathi from Al Ahly on loan until the end of the season.

    Striker Nagy, 28, is also known as Gedo and has scored 17 goals in 32 international appearances. Fathi, also 28, has previously played in England for Sheffield United.

    Steve Bruce knows a good Egyptian when he sees one. Remember Amr Zaki at Wigan?

  268. 1811: 

    Raig in Harrogate, via text: "Just landed and collecting bags in Manchester airport - and an Indian international called Syed Nabi claimed to be signing for Blackburn his evening."

    Mark in Bury, via text: "If QPR go down can they still afford to pay the huge wages to their new signings or will they have to sell them? Huge gamble by Harry!"

  269. 1811:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writerEVERTON LATEST

    "Can confirm that Everton's £8.6m deal for FC Twente's Leroy Fer is not back - and never has been."

  270. 1810: 

    BBC Radio Leeds understands Leeds United are to imminently announce a deal to sign Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock.

  271. 1809: 

    European football writer James Horncastle: "The bell tolls on another transfer window in Italy and what a window it has been. Serie A has waved goodbye to Wesley Sneijder, Philippe Coutinho and Alexandre Pato, but it has also said hello or should that be welcome back to Mario Balotelli and Giuseppe Rossi, which is nothing if not good news for Italy's national team and their coach Cesare Prandelli. For what it's worth, Serie A clubs can still sell players to their counterparts abroad, but they can no longer buy. So tighten those pursestrings and put the chequebook away."

  272. 1807: 

    No signings for Ipswich today. But notoriously relaxed wideman Carlos Edwards has extended his Portman Road contract until 2014. The 34-year-old needed to make 30 appearances this season to earn the 12-month extension - he's made 31. Job done.

  273. 1806: 

    I can't help but feel that the Premier League has lost two major assets today.

    Mario Balotelli will no longer light up our weekends with his moments of madness, and Rory Delap's long throws will no longer cause havoc at the Britannia. I shall miss them both in equal measure.

  274. 1804: 

    Ruridh Allen ‏on Twitter: "Re 1753. Arsene needs to send someone to whatever airport Stekelenberg is flying to and sign him up. Immediately."

    Joseph Broderick on Twitter: "Just seen Eric Djemba-Djemba get off a plane at Humberside Airport and be driven away by Steve Bruce."

    Dutchy Holland on Twitter: "Just seen Crouch boarding a plane at Manchester airport. Heading south."

  275. 1803: 
    DONE DEAL- Jonathan Forte - Southampton to Sheffield United

    Striker Jonathan Forte has moved on loan from Southampton to Sheffield United until the end of season. Forte started his career with the Blades and will replace Nick Blackman, who joined Reading yesterday.

  276. 1802: 

    The transfer windows in Italy and Germany are now officially CLOSED. They are slammed shut.

    The next one to go on our radar is Portugal - which closes at 2200 GMT.

  277. 1800:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "David Beckham is donating his PSG salary to a Parisian charity. As beautifully delivered as one of his crosses."

  278. 1800: 
  279. 1755: 

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports that further to information about QPR striker DJ Campbell from Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis, the player is yet to decide between Blackburn and Hull but hopes to have it sorted one way or the other by the end of play tonight.

  280. 1754: 

    Departing QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin on Twitter: "I wanna thank the QPR fans for all the nice support and the nice tweets! Many thanks!"

  281. 1753: 

    More on the proposed transfer of Maarten Stekelenburg to Fulham from European football writer James Horncastle: "Try not to laugh.

    "Sky Italia are now reporting that Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has in fact boarded a flight to London thinking that he's on his way for talks with Fulham. He's apparently expected to land at London Heathrow at 1910. Unbeknownst to Stekelenburg, 35,000ft below, Roma have stopped the deal. Pity the man who has to break it to him at arrivals."

  282. 1751: 

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith reports Fulham defender Chris Baird is in talks over a £1m move to West Bromwich Albion.

    You can't sell Bairdinho! He's in the goalscoring form of his life...

  283. 1751: 

    How about this for sighting of the day? Paul Gascoigne has rocked up at Sixfields, home of League Two promotion hopefuls Northampton Town.

    Yeah, ok, he may be doing an after-dinner speech tonight - but come on Aidy Boothroyd, sign him up...

  284. 1748: 

    League Two leaders Gillingham sign midfielder Anton Robinson from Huddersfield on loan until the end of the season.

    Gills boss Martin Allen also reveals he left a phone message for his chairman Paul Scally about a 'Premier League' club making an offer for one of their players.

    "Mr Scally called my mobile 1.7 seconds later asking who it was and which club it was? I let him know it was from Lewes (Ryman Premier). The phone line went dead and I must say I laughed and laughed and laughed."

    He isn't nicknamed 'Mad Dog' for nothing...

  285. 1746: 

    James from Surrey on text: "Tom - if City are "a striker short" with Tevez, Aguero and Dzeko, what are Chelsea with just Ba and Torres?! A striker microscopic?"

  286. 1743: 

    David Beckham [Unattached - Paris St-Germain] Free

    Danny Graham [Swansea - Sunderland] £5m

    Mario Balotelli [Manchester City - AC Milan] £19m

    Christopher Samba [Anzhi Makhachkala - QPR] £12.5m

    Luciano Becchio [Leeds - Norwich] Undisclosed plus Steve Morison

    Urby Emanuelson [AC Milan - Fulham] Loan

  287. 1743: 

    BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis reports that Blackburn Rovers are now favourites to sign DJ Campbell from QPR. He had held talks with Hull City.

    Blackburn will also sign Jerome Thomas from WBA on a permanent deal. Busy few hours ahead at Ewood Park it seems...

  288. 1741: 

    European football writer James Horncastle: "There were reports beginning to emerge in Italy that suggested Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was to catch a private jet to London to negotiate directly with Fulham.

    "But it now appears that any potential deal has fallen through. Why? Because the transfer window shuts in Italy at 1800 UK time and Roma don't fancy their chances of finding a replacement in time."

  289. 1740: 

    French football expert Matt Spiro: "Beckham really turned on the charm in that press conference. But not everyone is convinced by Beckham's claims he can bring PSG something extra on the pitch. L'Equipe journalist Damien Degorre just told me he thinks Beckham's arrival is 'nothing more than a media stunt'."

  290. 1738: 
    DONE DEAL- Godsway Donyoh - Right to Dream to Manchester City

    There we go! I told you City needed a forward, and they announced the signing of Ghanaian striker Godsway Donyoh from his country's Right to Dream Academy.

    The 18-year-old has immediately been loaned out to Swedish side Djurgarden for the rest of the year.

    Djurgarden manager Magnus Pehrsson said: "The combination that Donyoh is a talented player who fits into our style of play, and that Manchester City believes in him, makes him an interesting addition to our squad."

    One for the future there...

  291. 1737: 

    Crewe Alexandra extend the loan deal of Newcastle United midfielder Bradden Inman until the end of the season. The 21-year-old has scored four times in 10 games during his spell at the Alexandra Stadium so far.

  292. 1736: 

    The moves are coming thick and fast - but we've not had a massive signing in the Premier League as yet. This Arsenal search for a left-back could be big news, and I still reckon Manchester City are a striker short. Don't you?

  293. 1735: 

    BBC Sport East's Chris Osborne: "As things stand Curtis Davies from Birmingham to Norwich is dead in the water. The Canaries are unwilling to go higher than £2m plus Leon Barnett. Blues are understood to be holding out for a bit more and unless somebody blinks, it's not happening."

  294. 1734: 

    Accrington Stanley extend the loan spell of Rotherham defender Nicky Hunt until the rest of the season.

  295. 1733:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writerEVERTON LATEST

    "Everton are now also believed to have had a bid accepted for Barnsley's teenage defender John Stones - who was discussing terms with Wigan Athletic earlier after they agreed a fee with the Yorkshire club."

  296. 1733: 
    DONE DEAL- Ahmed Elmohamady - Sunderland to Hull

    Sunderland midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady, who enjoyed a loan spell at Hull earlier in the season, on Twitter: "On my way back to the Tigers."

    Shortly after the Egyptian's tweet, the Wearside club confirm he will join Hull on loan for the remainder of the season.

  297. 1732: 

    Nacho Monreal - is he the left-back that Arsenal need?

    He sounds like a cracking starter at a Mexican restaurant.

  298. 1732: 

    Spanish football expert Andy West from his Barcelona base: "A new signing from Spain in the offing for Arsenal...but it's not David Villa. Radio Marca are reporting that Malaga's Nacho Monreal has caught a flight to London to negotiate terms with the Gunners.

    "The 26-year-old is Malaga's first choice left back and a full Spain international. Malaga don't want to sell but it appears their financial problems have forced them to accept an offer reported to be in the region of £8m."

  299. 1730: 

    Who would have thought that we would end today talking about David Beckham?

    He may be 37, he may have last played in Europe three years ago, but Becks has rather stolen the show today by confirming a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    Manchester, Preston, Madrid, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris. Not a bad list of residences that...

  300. 1730: 

    Grimsby Town sign striker Lenell John-Lewis on an 18-month deal after his contract with Bury was terminated by mutual consent.

    His surname is only a hyphen away from a famous department store - hence his wonderful nickname of "the shop".

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