Sportsday - transfer deadline day reaction

Arsenal sign Mesut Ozil, Marouane Fellaini joins Man Utd, US Open, Ireland v England, plus more.

3 September 2013 Last updated at 18:04 GMT

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  1. 1855: 

    Well that's it for another day of Sportsday Live. The calm after the storm that was transfer deadline day. Thanks for your company and don't forget we're back from 0800 BST on Wednesday. Hope you are too.

  2. 1847: 
    Leytown races

    A bumper crowd has been enjoying the sunshine at the unique once-a-year Irish fixture on the beach at Laytown, County Meath.

    Toufan Express clocked up a 10th career success when winning the Neptune Claiming Race for trainer Aido McGuinness.

    The BBC Sport website has all today's results from Laytown, along with meetings at Goodwood, Leicester, Lingfield and Musselburgh.

  3. 1839: 
    Liverpool defender Glen Johnson

    Liverpool defender Glen Johnson suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday's 1-0 win over Manchester United, the club confirm. The 29-year-old has been forced to withdraw from England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

    A club statement says: "After being examined by the club's medical staff at Melwood, Johnson is required to rest his ankle this week. A further review will then take place to check stability and decide on further management.

    "Therefore, Liverpool have not put a timeframe on Johnson's return to fitness at this stage."

  4. 1822: 

    Leeds Rhinos will be without prop Ryan Bailey for Thursday's Super League game at Wigan.

    Bailey has received a one-match ban and a £300 fine by a Rugby Football League disciplinary committee for punching during his side's 20-12 win over Catalan Dragons.

  5. 1816: 

    Australia warm up for the first one-day international against England on Friday by defeating Scotland by 200 runs in Edinburgh. Batsmen Aaron Finch hits 148 and Shaun Marsh 151 as the tourists post 362-3 off 50 overs. Scotland are bowled out for 162, Mitchell Johnson finishing with 4-36.

  6. 1809: 

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is backing Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

    "I was fortunate enough to participate in the Olympics and it is a fantastic experience for any athlete, and I think it could be something very important for the city of Madrid," said the 26-year-old, an Olympic gold medal winner with Argentina in 2008.

    "I think Madrid has a good chance for what it [the city] represents, Spain's position in the world of sport, where it has triumphed in many different areas, and that can have an influence too."

  7. 1759: 

    Alan Lewis, ex-Ireland batsman on BBC Test Match Special: "There was a chance of victory for Ireland, they'd bowled with discipline, had four back in the hutch for 48. But I have to say, watching Morgan and Bopara has been an education for any of the young people in the crowd. They've been excellent."

  8. 1756: 

    England overcome Ireland by six wickets with 42 balls remaining to win the one-day international in Dublin. Eoin Morgan is unbeaten on 124, while Ravi Bopara finishes on 101.


    Rian Hoskins: Joe Kinnear stated he would take full responsibility for transfers and he would be to blame. Wonder if he wishes he hadn't said so.

    Lee Robson: Hearing Man Utd fans moaning, they should appreciate the situation they're in. Try being a Newcastle fan.

  10. 1747: 

    Manchester United announce the signing of 17-year-old right-sided player Saidy Janko from FC Zurich. The teenager impressed Reds representatives at a tournament when he played against United and enjoyed a successful trial spell at United's Carrington training base.

    Zurich will receive an undisclosed sum for Saidy, who was born in Switzerland but has a Gambian father and a Swiss-Italian mother. Although versatile, he is believed to feature most regularly at full-back and will look to initially make his mark in the lower age groups with United.

  11. 1744: 

    England require 33 runs from 57 deliveries for victory in the one-day international against Ireland in Dublin. Dublin-born Eoin Morgan is unbeaten on 108.

    "Every time England skipper Eoin Morgan finds the boundary, it feels like a dagger to the heart for Irish cricket fans." Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.


    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has urged fans to stay positive despite missing out on summer targets. Newcastle signed two players during the window - Olivier Kemen and Loic Remy. Who is to blame for the lack of incomings? Tweet #bbcfootball

    Nathan Clarke: Joe Kinnear has no respect for the fans and vice versa. This was doomed from the start, cheer the team not the regime.

  13. 1731: 
    Tyson Keats

    London Welsh are fined £8,470 by an independent disciplinary committee for fielding ineligible scrum-half Tyson Keats in the Amlin Challenge Cup last season. European Rugby Cup launched misconduct proceedings in May, claiming the 32-year-old New Zealand-born player was not correctly registered to feature in the competition when he faced Stade Francais on 13 October.

  14. 1725: 

    Coventry City manager Steven Pressley says he hopes to sign a winger at a Championship club during the loan window, which opens next week. The Coventry Telegraph reports the Sky Blues boss was close to taking the player on a permanent deal on Monday, just hours before the 2300 BST transfer deadline.

    But complications and the fact that time was running out meant the deal broke down, but Pressley revealed: "It could still surface as a loan deal."

  15. 1719: 

    Carlisle United sign free agent Leon McSweeney on a four-month contract to bolster the squad at the League One club. McSweeney, 29, left Leyton Orient at the end of last season, having moved to Brisbane Road in June 2011.

  16. 1716: 

    More from new Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil on his move to Emirates Stadium: "Arsene Wenger will give me the trust to help me develop further. I want to be completely fit for the World Cup. I know what I can do and what potential I have. I could have established myself at any club. I know that because I'm convinced of my own ability.

    "At Arsenal, I can feel that there is trust. I'm looking forward to the challenge. I will develop under my new manager and I'm looking forward to [playing in] the Premier League too. Wenger gives me the faith and I can develop further."

  17. 1710: 
    Mesut Ozil

    New Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil says the influence of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was the key reason behind his move to the Premier League club.

    "I'm really looking forward to it because I have the faith of the coach," the Germany midfielder tells DFB TV in an interview which has been published on Arsenal's official website. "I had spoken to him at length on the telephone and he explained his plans and that he has faith in me and that is what I need as a player.

    "I'm also looking forward to being on the same team as [Germany team-mates] Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker. I'm looking forward to the new challenge there."

  18. 1703: 

    Hamilton Academical say they will use a cash windfall from the sale of Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy to Everton to develop more young talent.

    The midfielder became the most expensive Scottish-born player when he was sold by Wigan for more than £13m. And Hamilton are expected to receive a seven-figure sum following a sell-on clause in the 22-year-old's contract.

    "It just will allow us to invest in our infrastructure," Accies chairman Les Gray told BBC Scotland.

  19. 1659: 

    Durham v Sussex

    BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson: "Durham are all out for 245, five runs short of a second batting point, as Graham Onions is dismissed for 3. It is certainly not the best score at Chester-le-Street but is around 15 to 20 short of a first innings par here and remains one of the highest scores in the country in the two divisions today."

    "So having picked up only one of the five batting points on offer things now look like this: If Durham take their three bowling points and lose the game, they will be 1.5 points behind Yorkshire and will have played the same.

    "A maximum bowling points draw would see them 1.5 points ahead. A win with maximum bowling points would see them with a lead of 14.5 points going into the final three games."

  20. 1652: 

    Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff on Mesut Ozil's move to Arsenal: "Firstly, I am very happy for Mesut that he has joined such a great club. I believe that he will develop further in London, both athletically but also personally.

    "After three years of Spain, and the departure now, I think he ha established himself well. And now it is another country, a new mentality, a different way of playing football, an outstanding traditional club with a great coach who can deal well with young people.

    "And a team that might not have the glamour of Madrid, for now, but in which he can take on more responsibility."


    Tunde Akere: Newcastle finished fifth two seasons ago, Pardew got eight years. They finished 16th. Kinnear is appointed. Relegation next.

    Jamie Hardesty: The problem is multi-layered at Newcastle and sadly we, the fans, know this. Ashley, Kinnear, Pardew. The lot.

  22. 1642: 

    Former champion Roger Federer may have bitten the dust at Flushing Meadows, but that can only be good news for defending champion Andy Murray at the US Open.

    The Briton faces Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin later, while the likes of Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka, who is currently trailing to Ana Ivanovic, are also in action.

    Victoria Azarenka

    Our live text commentary of day nine of the US Open is underway with Aimee Lewis.

  23. 1638: 

    Osasuna, who have lost their first three matches in La Liga, sack manager Jose Luis Mendilibar. The 52-year-old had been in charge since 2011.


    Ben McSkelly: Blame lies with Ashley, bringing in Kinnear was foolish. Pardew is sycophantic/apologist but not in charge of signings.

    J Tang: No one actually got the point of Joe Kinnear's appointment from the beginning and it proved that this is correct.


    Daz, Cumbria, via text: With an unambitious owner, a director of football that tells more porkies than Pinocchio and a tactically useless manager, the Toon Army are never going to succeed!

  26. 1620:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveTENNIS

    BBC Radio 5 live's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller on Great Britain's Davis Cup team to face Croatia: "It looks very strong, especially if Andy Murray has enough energy to play three consecutive best of five set matches so soon after the US Open.

    "He partnered Colin Fleming to the final of the doubles in Montreal recently, but if he decides three matches is too much, then captain Leon Smith could add Jonny Marray to his line up and still field a pair that reached the US Open quarter-finals.

    "With both Marin Cilic and Ivo Karlovic unavailable, Croatia don't have much back up for Ivan Dodig. They have included a 16-year-old junior, and their likely number two singles player is Antonio Veic, who's 187 in the world and has not won a tour level match all year."

  27. 1615: 

    Leon Smith, captain of the GB Davis Cup team, names Andy Murray, Dan Evans, James Ward and Colin Fleming to face Croatia in a world group play-off tie from 13-15 September.

    BBC Radio 5 live's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller: "Jonny Marray is very likely to be the man added to the team if Andy Murray reaches the US Open final in New York, and doesn't feel he can play three best of five set matches in three days."


    It has not been a glorious summer for Newcastle in the transfer market - and it would be a gross understatement to say the majority of the Toon Army are unhappy. Recently-installed director of football Joe Kinnear has copped most of the flak after helping sign just Loic Remy on a season-long loan from QPR.

    Where do you think the blame lies at Newcastle? Tell us using #bbcfootball on Twitter, via text on 81111 or on our Facebook page.


    Sean Elvidge: I'm assuming the BBC have just forgotten to mention Newcastle and actually there are loads of transfer updates for us.

    Ravi Sood: I agree 100% with what Ian Dennis says about Newcastle's statement (see 1547). Pardew hung out to dry once again.

  30. 1608: 

    Hampshire v Northamptonshire

    BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton: "A moment to savour for Dunstable's Rob Keogh as he made his maiden first class hundred and helped Northants recover into a position of some strength at 204-5 at tea.

    "For once, Northants' batting order had largely crumbled and they'll be relieved after being 32-4 and 162-6, to see Keogh steer them into this position on an easy-paced pitch. Strong on the leg side, Keogh reached his hundred with a quick single off Neil Mackenzie and was warmly applauded when he came back into the dressing room at the tea interval."

  31. 1604: 

    Surrey v Middlesex

    BBC Sport's Kevin Hand: "Middlesex edged a tense afternoon with the loss of only two further wickets to take tea on 200-4 on day one at the Oval.

    "Chris Rogers was run out without facing just after lunch, while Dawid Malan fell just after bringing up his fifty.

    "Surrey kept it tight as the piled the pressure on but Neil Dexter and John Simpson showed great resolve to guide the visitors away from the potential of another collapse."

  32. 1602: 

    Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire

    BBC Sport's Dave Bracegirdle: "Warwickshire are 210-8 at tea on the first day of their match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

    "Having been well-placed at lunch, the departure of Varun Chopra, for 76, heralded a collapse of three wickets in 15 balls soon afterwards.

    "Andre Adams claimed three of the six afternoon wickets to fall, giving him four for 63 on the day. Luke Fletcher has taken two of the other wickets, giving 150 in first class cricket."

  33. 1558: 

    Durham v Sussex

    BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson: It's been a difficult afternoon for Durham as they struggled to 214-6 at tea. Lewis Hatchett has done most of the damage with a spell of 3-7 in 3.1 overs after lunch.

    "That spell claimed Mark Stoneman, who appeared to get an inside edge onto his leg stump when on 96. Paul Collingwood then went lbw for 1 and Phil Mustard played the wrong line and edged one to the slips.

    "No doubt every wicket is being cheered down the A1 in Yorkshire, but a partnership of 44 from Usman Arshad (20) and Michael Richardson (31) has at least seen them to a first batting point."

  34. 1555: 

    Championship side Reading say they have discussed the signing of ex-Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko, who left French champions Paris St-Germain by mutual consent on Tuesday,

    The Mali international, 28, played 87 times for the Reds between 2005 and 2007, with his other previous clubs including Valencia, Juventus and Fiorentina.

    "On deadline day and Tuesday morning the Royals held talks with vastly experienced midfielder Momo Sissoko, and talks with him may continue in the future as he is out of contract," says a Royals statement.


    Luke, the Midlands, via text: With WBA at the foot of the table, and not having scored in the first three Premier League games, the window was important. Hopefully both Sessegnon and Anichebe can recapture form and prove to be good signings. Alongside Sinclair, Vydra and Amalfitano gives us more options and a greater depth. Shame with Lukaku, but good window overall - hopefully enough to see us safe.

  36. 1547:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFOOTBALL

    BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis on Alan Pardew's statement regarding transfers at Newcastle [see 1515 BST entry]: "Alan Pardew on Saturday was keen to strengthen his squad and talked about targets in front of Joe Kinnear. The statement under his name doesn't tally. Operative words "under his name". Pardew not responsible for signings yet his name is used to explain inactivity."

  37. 1543: 

    Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner issues a statement through his management company saying he was 'very disappointed' not to leave the club during the summer transfer window. But the 25-year-old Denmark international says he has had positive talks with Arsene Wenger and is looking forward to helping the club challenge for silverware.

    "An agreement had been reached with more than one club this week but as Arsenal were unable to secure the services of another striker, they reserved their right to not sanction any deal to be concluded," reads the statement.

    "Naturally, I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to a new challenge, with a new club and a fresh start in English football.

    "I still feel very strongly about Arsenal Football Club and following positive talks with the Manager, I am looking forward to working hard to regain full fitness and doing my very best to help to the team and the Manager fulfil our objectives and ambitions this season."


    Daz, via text: WBA are worrying me. Nearly sell Long, then sign two 'strikers' who barely know what the goal looks like for record fees, not good. We're missing Dan Ashworth it seems.

    Mark, Hunstanton, via text: I'm a Southampton fan and proud how we've gone about our business quietly and made some potentially great signings, it would seem Cortese was right to change manager, not sure Adkins would have attracted the players we're now able to.

  39. 1527: 
    England's James Milner

    England midfielder James Milner has been addressing the media ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with Moldova.

    "We have four games left and it's in our hands. It's down to us to perform in them and finish the job," said the Manchester City player. "We have a tough game on Friday first, but when we go out to Ukraine there will be a great atmosphere."

  40. 1521: 

    Matthew Hatton, who has announced his retirement: Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. Sad day but enjoyed every second.

  41. 1515: 

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew explains the club's lack of signings in a statement posted on the club's official website. "We are delighted to have brought Loïc Remy to the club in this window and we believe he will form an exciting and effective partnership with Papiss Cisse," it reads.

    "Joe [Kinnear] has worked hard on numerous targets, particularly an additional offensive player. However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had.

    "There is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward. We did the majority of our business in the January window, signing five excellent first team players. With the strong squad we have we should all approach the season in a positive, optimistic frame of mind."

  42. 1506: 
    Matthew Hatton

    Former European champion and world title challenger Matthew Hatton announces his retirement after a career stretching 13 years ago.

  43. 1502: 

    Manchester United made a £34m attempt to sign 26-year-old Germany midfielder Sami Khedira before Monday's 2300 BST deadline, reports the Daily Mail.


    Following Mesut Ozil's move to Arsenal, we are asking who deserves the 'most creative player in Europe tag' (see 1421)? You decide.

    Matt Reddan on Facebook: Eriksen cost Spurs £31m less than Ozil cost Arsenal. Eriksen produced 125 chances last year, Ozil only created 85. For £31m less than Ozil, Eriksen is a bargain.

    Christopher Faulkner on Facebook: I'd say Ronaldo and Messi were forwards. Once you take them out then Mata, Isco, Ozil, Schweinsteiger, Xavi, Silva, Hazard. People like that.

    Samarendra Pulicherla: Fabregas it is. He has proved that with arsenal and has improved significantly in Barcelona and he even became a good finisher !!

  45. 1455: 

    Wales manager Chris Coleman praises Real Madrid for allowing new world record £85.3m signing Gareth Bale to link up with the national team ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Macedonia and Serbia.

    Coleman says: "Credit to them, they have not put any barriers in front of him. I know Carlo Ancelotti's right-hand man Paul Clement very well, he coached with me at Fulham, so that can help us going forward."

  46. 1445: 

    Former England striker Gary Lineker: Carlton Cole not resigning from West Ham, but re-signing for West Ham. Brilliant.


    Most of your chat today has focused on the top end of the Premier League transfer market. But what about the bottom end?

    Which of the teams outside of the top four have been the most impressive? Which are best equipped to sneak into the European places? Newly-promoted Crystal Palace have been the busiest side after bringing in 14 players, while fellow new-boys Cardiff and Hull have also invested heavily. Can that trio survive?

    Let us know using #bbcfootball on Twitter, via text on 81111 or on our Facebook page.

  48. 1435: 

    Former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko is having talks with Reading, the Championship club announce. The 28-year-old Mali international helped the Reds win the FA Cup in 2006.

    Sissoko left Anfield in January 2008 for Juventus. He has just been released by Paris St-Germain.


    James, via text: Call me cynical about Ozil, but while he is a great player, if you have Ronaldo smashing in your passes, you're bound to get a few assists...

  50. 1432: 

    "Life is filled with ups and downs - today is a down but I'll be back! Carlton Cole has left the building," the striker tweeted when his Upton Park exit was announced on 22 May.

    "Carlton's need at his age is to be playing football as often as he can. We felt it better he found pastures new," added Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.

    I wonder what has changed since then? And why on Earth does he need a medical after only leaving two months ago?

  51. 1425: 
    Carlton Cole

    Striker Carlton Cole, who only left the club earlier in the summer after seven seasons, is having a medical with a view to re-joining the Hammers, the Premier League club announce.

    "The club are pleased to announce that popular striker Carlton Cole is undergoing a medical with a view to returning to the Boleyn Ground on a short-term deal," says a club statement.

    West Ham only announced on 22 May that Cole was leaving the club.

  52. 1425: 

    Mark Baker on Facebook: Re 1421. Cesc is a far better player than Ozil. Will have a massive season.

    Mäetro Ford on Facebook: Ozil is super creative. But Xavi is more reliable.

  53. 1422: 

    Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire 148-6

    BBC Sport's Dave Bracegirdle at Trent Bridge: "Sixth and seventh in the Division One table, the morning honours were just about shared as Warwickshire reached 103-2.

    Ian Westwood, for 10, was the first to be dismissed, edging Andre Adams through to Chris Read, who claimed the 900th dismissal of his career. Harry Gurney picked up the scalp of Ateeq Javid for a duck, caught at slip by Steven Mullaney."

  54. 1421: 

    New Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has produced 72 assists in the last five seasons - more than any other player across Europe's top five leagues.

    But who is the best creative midfielder in the world? Have your say on our Facebook page. You can also get involved on Twitter using #bbcfootball, go behind the scenes photos on our instagram account and download our mobile app to get all the latest news on the go.

  55. 1416: 

    Wales manager Chris Coleman says new Real Madrid signing Gareth Bale will "not play a full 90 minutes" in either of the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Macedonia and Serbia.

    But Coleman confirms the 24-year-old has taken a "full part" in training with the squad on Tuesday.

  56. 1411: 

    Durham 137-3 v Sussex

    BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at Durham: "Durham have recovered from the early losses of Keaton Jennings for two and Scott Borthwick for nine, to reach 137-3.

    "At one point opener Mark Stoneman was batting like it was a one day game, but by the time he reached his 50, the sixth of the season, it actually took him 69 balls. He had an element of luck as well, having been dropped in the slips by debutant Harry Finch when he was on 44.

    "Stoneman has since moved on to 81 off 117 deliveries."

  57. 1405: 
    Gary Mills

    Gary Mills, who steered York City back to the Football League in 2011-12, is named the new manager of Conference side Gateshead.


    Jake, Spurs fan, via text: Needed some creativity since Van der Vaart left and Erikson looks like he'll fill that hole. also glad we bought before Bale was confirmed, we didn't get over charged like arsenal did after they lost Nasri and Fabregas.

  59. 1357: 

    Surrey v Middlesex 151-3

    Kevin Hand at The Oval: "Chris Rogers fully justified his decision to bat first with an unbeaten fifty at lunch on day one. The Middlesex Championship captain and opener helped his side recover from 24-2 to 117-2 at the interval, with Dawid Malan not out on 46.

    "Surrey had looked as though they would get on top with the early scalps of Sam Robson and Joe Denly and now need quick wickets as it appears to be a good day for batting on a pitch that is likely to turn."

  60. 1356: 

    Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass insists his team can cope without striker Kenny Miller ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Belgium.

    Miller, 33, retired from international football after scoring his 18th goal during August's 3-2 defeat by England. But Norwich star Snodgrass is confident the likes of Leigh Griffiths, Jamie Mackie, Ross McCormack, Steven Naismith and Jordan Rhodes can trouble the Group A leaders on Friday.

    "Whoever gets their chance, there's no doubt these boys can finish," he says.

  61. 1352: 

    Hampshire v Northamptonshire 117-4

    BBC Northampton's Chris Egerton: "Northamptonshire's batsmen have been made to suffer by some excellent early Hampshire bowling. In what has been their stickiest start for some time, the visitors were put in under heavy cloud cover - Hampshire's James Tomlinson and David Balcombe exploiting the conditions superbly.

    "Having been in trouble at 32-4, Andrew Hall and Rob Keogh have hit back and with the skies clearing, there is every reason to expect this to continue."

  62. 1348: 

    England forward Theo Walcott on the inclusion of young trio Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling and Andros Townsend in the senior squad: "We've got a good balance now and it's only going to be good for England with the young players coming through. It's very important to get to know the players and staff and can only help you at a big tournament.

    "These guys have worked hard, I've seen them in training and they look very bubbly. To feel like one of the older players with England is quite surreal. The balance we've got is very fresh."

  63. 1345: 
    England's Theo Walcott

    England forward Theo Walcott on in-form Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge's injury concern: "He's here that's the positive. Hopefully he can get over that knock and I think he played with it in the last game. So fingers crossed he's OK."

    On the possibility of himself playing as a central striker: "It's not for me to comment - the manager knows the players to pick. I'm happy to play anywhere for England and I'm there if manager wants that option."

  64. 1340: 

    England and Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is facing the media at St George's Park ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with Moldova. The first question is about Arsenal's new signing Mesut Ozil.

    "It's very exciting. I played against him for England Under 21s, he showed his qualities then and he has showed them since," says Walcott. "He's a great addition and personally I'm looking forward to playing alongside him."

  65. 1338: 

    More from new Everton loan signing Gareth Barry, who insists he has no ill feeling towards Manchester City despite failing to secure a regular place in the team.

    "I'm grateful for four fantastic years at Manchester City," he said. " I went there to try to win trophies and I was lucky enough to win a couple. I have only good things to say about the club."


    Barnaby Chesterman: People have short memories: ManUtd were champs by 10 points last year and have strengthened...


    Dave Gibson, via text: Despite our loss on Sunday I still believe Spurs have done the best business. We've brought in several top drawer players and recouped most of that money through Gareth Bale. Arsenal may wax lyrical about Mesut Ozil but from what I've seen of Andros Townsend he could well be as good if not better than Bale in a couple of years. We'll challenge this year.

  68. 1324: 

    Ireland captain Will Porterfield moves to his century by launching England debutant Boyd Rankin over deep midwicket for a six.

    Catch all the action from the one-day international in Dublin with our live text commentary.

  69. 1320:  

    "Just had confirmation that Manchester United's attempts to pull off an 11th hour loan move for Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao did indeed fail.

    "The first part of the paperwork was submitted to the Premier League before the 2300 BST deadline. That one page document contained a rough outline of the deal, the signature of the player and was signed off by both clubs.

    "That then gave all parties an extra hour to complete the finer points of the deal. But no further attempt was made to push on with the deal and it is understood that Real Madrid backed away from the process when their attempt to recruit a replacement left back, Guilherme Siqueira from Granada, fell through because he in turn had been loaned out to Benfica."

  70. 1318: 

    Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost insists he will not rush into naming a replacement for Red Bull-bound Daniel Ricciardo.

    The Australian, 24, has been named as world champion Sebastian Vettel's team-mate in 2014, following his countryman Mark Webber's decision in June to quit Formula 1 at the end of the season.

    "As to who will replace Daniel, we will now look at all our options and make a decision at a later date as there is no immediate need to rush," Tost says.

  71. 1315: 
    Adlene Guedioura

    Crystal Palace finalise the signing of Algeria international midfielder Adlene Guedioura from Nottingham Forest on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old joins Ian Holloway's side despite the closing of the transfer window at 2300 BST on Monday.

    Part of the deal was agreed before the deadline, allowing the club to conclude the transfer on Tuesday.


    David Kelly: Fergie would have done this, Fergie wouldn't have done that. Time to move on United fans Fergie is no longer there.

    Ryan Amos: Arsenal, best signing. Also, most disappointing in the lack of signings. It's a long way to January if things go wrong!

    Philip Semper: Everton shocked me, I didn't think we were going to make any signings then we made three!

  73. 1310: 

    Blackpool defender Craig Cathcart withdraws from the Northern Ireland squad due to a knee problem, the Irish Football Association announces.

    Aberdeen's Josh Magennis and Kilmarnock's Rory McKeown are added to Michael O'Neill's squad for the World Cup qualifiers at home to Portugal on 6 September and away to Luxembourg on 10 September.


    James, feeling blue in Halstead, via text: Devastated that Chelsea have farmed Lukaku out on loan again. Not only did he show us through last season and pre-season that he had all the attributes, he was supposed to be the 'something different' in what is honestly an otherwise threadbare strikeforce.

  75. 1301: 
    Gareth Barry

    New Everton signing Gareth Barry has been facing the media and says he feared his loan move from Manchester City would not happen as Monday's transfer deadline approached.

    "When you get into that last hour and there are still a few snags between the two clubs you do fear the worst and start thinking you might be going into training with Manchester City tomorrow," said the 32-year-old midfielder, who will remain at Goodison Park until the end of the season.

    "I am grateful it all went through. I was desperate in the end to join Everton - the chance to join this great club with its history and more chance to play regular football."

  76. 1252: 

    The Arsenal Supporters' Trust urges the Premier League club to overhaul their player recruitment structure after a summer that saw the Gunners fail in their pursuits of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Luis Gustavo.

    Despite the arrival of midfielder Mesut Ozil for a club-record £42.5m, the AST, whose members hold around 4.5 per cent equity in the club, issues a statement which says: "We welcome the statement of intent Arsenal have made with the signing of a world-class player like Mesut Ozil.

    "It is a transformational signing for the club in terms of both transfer fee and wages paid. It is, however, frustrating that once again a window has closed with over £50m left unspent. The AST would like to see all available resources put toward strengthening the team."


    Anthony McGarrigle: Hard to see Chelsea scoring enough with Just Eto'o Torres and Ba up front! Need plenty of goals from those midfielders!

    William Fordham: Liverpool have been fantastic. Got real depth in key areas now and Moses could prove to have a similar impact to Sturridge.

    Jonny Robson: Fellaini will not be a bad signing, 11 goals from midfield for Everton, more than any of United midfield. Keep the faith!

  78. 1245: 

    It is not only Manchester United who missed out on key targets as the summer transfer window closed. Spanish champions Barcelona were left to reflect on one that got away as attempts to sign Paris St-Germain defender Thiago Silva ended in failure.

    "In the history of Barcelona, the signing of a centre back has always been complicated," says Barca's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta. "We have the squad we wanted and one that will be able to compete extraordinarily well."


    Alex, Clapham, via text: Hasn't really been mentioned much so far, but as a Chelsea fan I'm really disappointed that we've sent Lukaku off on loan again. Thought he could be an important player this season.

    Danny, Sheffield, via text: Signing of the summer - Prince Abdullah to Sheffield Uinted. Over the Moon.

    Jonny, via text: Disappointed to see Gareth Barry go, he does all of our dirty work in midfield which allowed Yaya Toure to push forward. Can see his loan being a huge success.

  80. 1235: 

    While Arsenal and Manchester United were busy scrabbling around tying up deals in the late hours of deadline day, the transfer moguls at Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham were kicking back on the settee with their feet up. And, no doubt, watching what their rivals were up to.

    There was no such drama for this trio, who spent the majority of their combined £270m outline relatively early. They have been the top three spenders in the Premier League - but have they used their cash wisely? Share your views using #bbcfootball on Twitter, via text on 81111 or on our Facebook page.

  81. 1229: 

    We have been hitting you with some wallet-busting figures about Premier League clubs' summer expenditure, courtesy of financial experts Deloitte. And here's another...

    The four Premier League clubs competing in this season's Champions League - Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United - had a combined gross transfer spend of £230m during the summer transfer window, representing 37% of the aggregate gross transfer spend by Premier League clubs.

  82. 1223: 

    A second wicket for England spinner James Tredwell and Ireland are 122-4 after 27 overs having put into bat in the one-off one-day international in Dublin.

    Live text commentary continues on the BBC website with uninterrupted audio commentary on 5 live sports extra.

  83. 1219: 

    Hampshire say seamer David Griffiths will leave the club at the end of this season and join Kent from the beginning of 2014.

    The 27-year-old from the Isle of Wight played for England Under-19 before making his county debut in 2006.

    Hampshire manager Giles White says: "Griff has always been a very popular member of our squad so he leaves with our best wishes. We look forward to playing against him next season."

  84. 1214: 

    Sheffield United owner Kevin McCabe believes the new investment in the club from Saudi Arabian Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is "game-changing".

    Al Saud, 47, who is the grandson of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, has bought 50% of the League One club become the co-owner alongside McCabe.

    "We've been looking for partner investors for six years and this is fantastic," McCabe tells BBC Radio Sheffield. "This is game-changing for this club and the funds being invested in the team are substantial."

  85. 1209: 
    Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier

    ...Gerard Houllier.

    The Frenchman, who led Liverpool to an FA Cup, Uefa Cup and League Cup treble in 2000-01, is celebrating his 66th birthday. Houllier went on to steer Lyon to two league titles in his native France before returning to England in 2010 to manage Aston Villa.

  86. 1205: 

    James Tredwell strikes for England in Dublin, removing Niall O'Brien for 26 to leave Ireland on 95-3 after 21 overs in the one-off one-day international. Commentary continues on 5 live sports extra.


    Karl Bristow: Fellaini brings strength and goals to our midfield, Carrick free be more creative. Keeping Rooney was Moyes best business.

    Paul Challoner: Think Liverpool had the best transfer day. Two good signing and a great loan deal with Victor Moses.

    Tiki-Taka: Bar Spurs, Liverpool had the best window - quality players in, players lacking out and most importantly kept Agger and Suarez.

  88. 1200: 

    Queens Park Rangers striker Andy Johnson says he is 100% committed to the club despite holding talks with Crystal Palace on Monday.

    The 32-year-old former Everton and England player saw a return to Palace, one of his former clubs, collapse.

    "The interest from Palace was flattering but I never once asked for a transfer," said Johnson. "I owe it to QPR, who stood by me when I was injured last season, to stay and help get this club back to the Premier League."

  89. 1155: 

    Australia batsman Aaron Finch, who made 156 from 63 balls in the opening Twenty20 international with England last month, reaches fifty from 53 balls in the one-off one-day international against Scotland.

    The Australians are 92-0 in the 18th over - follow all the latest from Edinburgh with our live scorecard.

  90. 1152: 

    Wigan chairman Dave Whelan reveals that he turned down an offer for 22-year-old striker Callum McManaman ahead of the transfer deadline.

    "We had an offer for Callum McManaman, but there's too much potential in that boy for us to even think about selling," he tells the Wigan Evening Post.

    McManaman has scored eight times in 45 appearances for the Latics.


    Hagrid, via text: Liverpool could be a real force with some of these signings. Sakho and Agger will be brilliant at the back and Suarez Sturridge and Coutinho will be lethal going forward.

  92. 1144: 

    Arsenal and Germany forward Lukas Podolski publishes a picture of himself and new Gunners team-mate Mesut Ozil with the Premier League club's home shirt on Instagram.

    "AHA! Welcome as a new Gunner bro! So happy that Mesut is joining AFC and we can play together in the club, too. Come on Arsenal," says Podolski.

  93. 1140: 
    Stephen Ireland with Mark Hughes [right]

    New Stoke City signing Stephen Ireland says he has 'something to prove' after completing a loan move from Aston Villa for the rest of the season. But the 27-year-old midfielder believes being reunited with Mark Hughes will help revive his career.

    Ireland played under Potters boss Hughes at Manchester City but has endured a frustrating three years at Villa.

    "I had a great relationship with Mark at Manchester City and I was desperate to work with him and his staff again," he says. "Mark knows how I play and how to get the best out of me. I do feel as though I've something to prove and I'm coming here to get myself back playing."


    Jan Kalinowski: Re 1126. Great signings at Liverpool. Sakho was even labelled as wonderkid in previous versions of FM. Moses will add some width to right wing.

    Alex: Happy with Liverpool's transfers and to keep Luis Suarez. It's a shame Kolo Toure and Aly Cissoko have injuries.

    Alex Timperley: As a LFC supporter I'm pretty pleased, we didn't make a marquee signing as such but we added depth and strengthened in places.

  95. 1133: 

    Early Championship leaders Blackpool confirm the signing of Dutch winger Marvin Zeegelaar on loan from Turkish side Elazigspor until January, subject to international clearance.

    The 23-year-old, who plays on the left, started his career with Ajax and he made 16 appearances in all competitions for Elazigspor last season.

  96. 1129:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "Liverpool: very strong purchases. Did their business early avoiding late brinkmanship. The Reds are gradually re-emerging under Rodgers."

  97. 1126: 

    Not heard too much from Liverpool fans today - you must have plenty to say about your summer signings? Eight players have arrived at Anfield, including the deadline day trio of Tiago Ilori, Mamadou Sakho and Victor Moses. Enthused by that trio? If Sakho is half as good as he is on Football Manager then you're laughing...

    Don't be afraid to tell us what you think by using #bbcfootball on Twitter, via text on 81111 or on our Facebook page.


    Andy Tasker: Great stuff from Liverpool, good early signings then marquee and more decent signings yesterday, also Suarez stays.

  99. 1121: 
    Roy Hodgson

    England boss Roy Hodgson is putting out the cones at St George's Park as his players limber up for their first training session ahead of their important World Cup qualifying double-header against Moldova and Ukraine.

    But four players are not training with the rest of squad. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, Spurs striker Jermain Defoe and Cardiff defender Steven Caulker are taking part in a light training session instead.

  100. 1116: 

    Skipper Ed Joyce is the second Ireland wicket to fall in the one-off one-day international with England.

    Joyce bizarrely hits his wicket off the bowling of Boyd Rankin - which means a second wicket for the debutant and former Ireland player.

    Ireland are 36-2 in the eighth over having been asked to bat. Live commentary is on 5 live sports extra with live text on the BBC website.


    Frank, Somerset, via text: Everton fan here, those United fans who are unhappy with Fellaini just don't know how good he is, I expect a lot of words will be eaten. I'm happy with our business, excited to see Lukaku!

    Mike Nolan, via text: Ozil signing is truly big picture stuff for Arsenal. Regardless of the perceived shortcomings in other areas, his signing will change the tone of the club completely. Great strategic thinking.

  102. 1111: 
    Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

    Gareth Bale is Real Madrid's new 'Bulletman' says Marca, the Spanish national daily sports newspaper. The publication has wall to wall coverage of Bale's introduction on Monday following the 24-year-old's £85m world record move.

    "Real Madrid is picking up one of the quickest and most complete all-round players in world football," says one of the articles. "After gradually making his name, all of a sudden he was one of the most powerful wingers in one of the best leagues in the world.

    "Week after week, he proved himself one of the fastest players in the Premier League. Now the time has come for him to show off that lightening pace at the Santiago Bernabeu."

  103. 1105: 

    The Rugby Football League is set to examine allegations of illegal approaches made by big-spending Salford.

    Wakefield coach Richard Agar claimed in the wake of scrum-half Tim Smith's move to the City Reds that Salford had also directly contacted other Wildcats players who were under contract.

    "Salford will deny it and there is a third-party agent working for them but I know that players under contract have been approached," says Agar. "That's a disappointing mode of operation."


    Stewart MacDonald: Pleased with Ozil signing shows we aren't all about selling but Flamini's return gives us leadership and steel in the middle.

    Sean Moss: Ozil has never played in England but is a great signing, Fellaini has been a cracking player in the PL and is labelled a dud?

    Keith Pugsley: Fellaini: top quality. Creates ball time, reads the game, attacking and defensive strength, links play, keeps possession...

  105. 1058:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "Everton: Clever last few hours. Some good additions and kept Baines. Will though miss Fellaini.


    Chris Byrne on Facebook: For me, Everton did the best business. Three quality loan deals and a further four signings, and got a nice hefty wad of cash to help ease the pain of Fellaini leaving. Anichebe leaving is a bit of a blow but best of luck to him.

  107. 1054: 

    England midfielder Gareth Barry says he is relieved to complete his season-long loan move from Manchester City to Everton.

    "It was a long day and the deal was done late but it was something that I always hoped would get over the line," he tells the Toffees' official website. "I'm really looking forward to meeting up with the lads and helping Everton to progress."

  108. 1049: 
    New Everton signing James McCarthy

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez went back three times to his former club as the Spaniard made a total of seven signings during the summer transfer window. But will former Wigan trio Arouna Kone, Antolin Alcaraz and James McCarthy improve the Toffees?

    Can striker Romelu Lukaku recreate the form he showed at West Brom last season after signing on loan from Chelsea? Is Gareth Barry's lack of match action this season a concern? Tweet us #bbcsportsday or via text on 81111 or the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  109. 1043: 

    Wigan midfielder James McArthur: Good luck @JamesMcCarthy_4 going to be missed around the club but hope he can go to Everton and do as well for them as he did Wigan.

    James McCarthy's four year Wigan career came to an end shortly before Monday's 2300 BST transfer deadline when the 22-year-old midfielder moved to Everton. The Toffees say he signed for £13m while Wigan claim the fee is in the region of £15m.

  110. 1039: 

    Struggling Nottinghamshire have started their match with Warwickshire at Trent Bridge without James Taylor, who is on international duty with England, although he can play in the game from Thursday.

    Warwickshire, who have been asked to bat by Notts, have recalled Steffan Piolet from his loan spell at Sussex and he takes his place in the starting XI.

  111. 1036: 

    With title rivals Yorkshire not in action in this round of matches, Durham have the chance to go clear at the top of the Division One table against Sussex.

    But the hosts will be without in-form bowlers Mark Wood and Jamie Harrison who were injured last week. Third-placed Sussex hand a first-class debut to 18-year-old all-rounder Harry Finch. Durham have won the toss and decided to bat.


    Adam, Leicester, via text: Ozil is a fantastic signing. But does he make Szczesny, Flamini or Giroud world class? A creative number 10 was about the last thing Arsenal needed. They don't lose games through a lack of creativity and flair.

  113. 1030: 

    In another one-off one-day international, Scotland win the toss and elect to field first against Australia in Edinburgh.

    Follow all the latest from the Scottish capital with our scorecard.

  114. 1028: 
    Boyd Rankin

    Michael Carberry, Boyd Rankin and Gary Ballance make their one-day international debuts for England against Ireland in Dublin.

    Irishman Rankin becomes the eighth player to have played for two teams in ODIs. England will field first after winning the toss.

    Live text coverage with Marc Higginson is on the BBC website now, with live commentary on 5 live sports extra and Radio 4 LW.

  115. 1025:  
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerMANCHESTER STAY UNITED

    "MUFC: Don't panic. Kept Rooney, which was vital and added Fellaini. Moyes was always going to ease his way in rather than rock Fergie's boat."


    Chris, Cumbria, via text: Having been a Man United fan for well over 30 years I am more than happy with Fellaini's signing. Some of these so called United supporters probably don't know what it was like pre-Fergie so my message get a grip and support Moyes and the club and stop gobbing off.

  117. 1022: 

    Daily Telegraph's Mark Ogden: Fabio Coentrao to Man United is off. Paperwork not done. Real failed to sign Guilherme Siqueira in time to sanction Coentrao loan to United.

  118. 1021: 

    One deal where the plot is thicker than an episode of Eastenders is Manchester United's late move for Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao. Has the Portuguese international signed? Hasn't he?

    A Premier League spokesman tells BBC Sport: "It's not for us to confirm whether a club has signed a player or not. It's up to the club."

  119. 1018: 

    We know Arsenal spent £42.4m on Real Madrid's Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil and Manchester United signed Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini from Premier League rivals Everton for £27.5m. But what was the total sum Premier League clubs parted with during Monday?

    According to business advisory firm Deloitte, top-flight clubs concluded player acquisitions totalling a whopping £140m on deadline day. The equivalent deadline day figure in the summer 2012 was around £110m.


    Sir Paul of Upward, via text: It amuses me that the majority of Arsenal fans seems to think that one marquee signing has defined their summer business when in reality it was poor to leave it this late, it could take some time for Ozil to bed into the squad. It also does not solves the teams problems with depth that they need to challenge for major honours at home and abroad.

  121. 1009:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "Ozil is a great signing. Not because he's necessarily the kind of player Arsenal lacked, but more for the statement it made. He'll improve an already strong area of the team, but signing a genuine world class talent sends a message that Arsenal can compete again."

  122. 1006: 
    Mesut Ozil

    Arsenal fans are easy to spot. They are the ones with a smile on their faces after the arrival of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. But has Arsene Wenger dropped a clanger by failing to strengthen other areas of his team?

    The summer transfer window saw the Gunners sign three additional players - striker Yaya Sanogo, midfielder Mathieu Flamini and goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano. Is Wenger's squad strong enough to make a serious challenge for the title?


    Kevin Boulter: Shows desperation by Man U that they could have had Fellaini for £23m earlier in window. Moyes realised he getting left behind.

    Sami Khan: I think Fellaini will provide some steel that the squad has been missing, he can be a good target man in the box. Good signing.

    Samuel Bromley: Keeping Rooney turned out to be more important than it was a month or so ago given the lack of signings.

  124. 0958: 

    Paris St Germain terminate Mali midfielder Momo Sissoko's contract by mutual consent.

    The 28-year-old former Valencia, Liverpool and Juventus player has dropped down Laurent Blanc's pecking order at the Parc des Princes and was loaned out to Serie A side Fiorentina last season.

  125. 0954: 

    After all the excitement of his unveiling in Madrid, Gareth Bale is back in Cardiff having joined the Wales squad late on Monday.

    He faces a fitness checks and a training session this afternoon as Chris Coleman's squad prepare for World Cup qualifying matches against Macedonia on Friday and Serbia on Tuesday.


    Alex, via text: Am I the only United fan happy today? Even with no transfer activity this squad won the Premier League last season. The midfield has looked a little unconvincing since so glad Fellaini has joined, but otherwise more than happy with the quality of the side.

    Chris, via text: This transfer window has confirmed the united job is too big for Moyes. He's never had a decent transfer budget before and has shown he doesn't know what to do with one, other than sign players not worthy of wearing the shirt.

    James, Kings Lynn, via text: "Fergie must biting his tongue, would he have signed Fellaini - never. Is Fellaini the answer to our problems - never. Upset beyond words...

    Marouane Fellaini

    Are these three Manchester United fans right? Should David Moyes be disappointed with his summer signings? Only Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini and young Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Valera have arrived at Old Trafford but (perhaps more importantly?) Wayne Rooney has stayed.

    What do you think about United's dealings? How important was the 'Fergie Factor' in attracting star names? Tell us using #bbcfootball on Twitter or via text on 81111.


    Think it's pretty to safe the majority of Manchester United fans are not happy with their club's transfer activity...

    Tim Snr: As a Man U fan, just praying for a top four finish now. Transfer activity has been a shambles.

    Sagar Gawas: Fellaini will add muscle to the midfield...dunno how Moyes ignored Ozil Everything depends on Kagawa form now!

    Craig Taylor: David Moyes has well and truly been let down by Ed Woodward. It was never gonna be easy summer with two newbies. Expected more!

  129. 0936:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC SportFOOTBALL

    "Manchester United's late dash for Marouane Fellaini - and the price they paid - exposed the flaws in their summer transfer strategy. Arsenal can congratulate themselves on 'super quality' signing Mesut Ozil - and Everton chairman Bill Kenwright had an excellent deadline day.

    "And to add to the frustration for Manchester United fans they may watch Ozil this season and believe he fitted their requirements more than Fellaini."

  130. 0932: 

    Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand: @fellainiM welcome to Manchester United, good luck in internationals and come back healthy.

    Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini joined Manchester United from Everton shortly before Monday's 2300 BST transfer deadline for £27.5m.

  131. 0925: 

    So Roger Federer is no longer in the US Open hat - and that can only be good news for Great Britain's Andy Murray. The defending champion faces Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in Tuesday's night session at Flushing Meadows (about 0200 BST).

    He follows women's champion Serena Williams who plays Spanish 18th seed Carla Suarez. Victoria Azarenka kicks off day nine's play at 1600, with Jamie Murray, Novak Djokovic, Lleyton Hewitt and Li Na also on court.

  132. 0919:  
    BBC Sport's Piers Newbery at Flushing MeadowsTENNIS

    "What was billed as 'Stormy Monday' turned into a night to forget for Roger Federer, who went down in straight sets to Tommy Robredo in the last 16 to make his earliest US Open exit since 2003. 'I kind of self destructed, which is very disappointing,' admitted the Swiss after an error-strewn performance.

    "Rafael Nadal dropped his first set in a tie-break against Philipp Kohlschreiber but ground down the German to win in four, and he has yet to drop serve. The Spaniard looks a sure thing to make the final at least."

  133. 0915: 

    The transfer window is shut and the calculators are out. So just how much money did Premier League clubs part with during the summer?

    According to business advisory firm Deloitte, gross spending totalled £630m, 29% up on the equivalent 2012 figure of £490m and £130m more than the previous record of £500m set in 2008.

    "The story of this summer transfer window is of new records - a new record for Premier League spending as well as a new world transfer record fee," says Deloitte's Dan Jones.

    Sportsday Live will be listing the facts and stats from a hectic transfer window throughout the day.


    Isaac, via text: I think a lot of people have forgotten about Man City's transfer business, signed four quality players to strengthen the squad really early in the window, and saw that there was a hole in the defence and filled it with an experienced player. No deadline day scramble for us. Well played Mr Pellegrini, well played.

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    There's a curious mixture of outraged and jubilant on my timeline depending on who you support. Remember there'll be more bad buys than good.

  136. 0906: 

    Sheffield United announce that HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, grandson of the King of Saudi Arabia, has become joint owner of the League One club.

    Prince Abdullah, 47, buys a 50% interest in Blades Leisure Ltd, the holding company for Sheffield United, and will invest substantial new capital into the South Yorkshire side.

    The Prince becomes co-chairman with current owner Kevin McCabe of Blades Leisure and Sheffield United.


    Khalil Patel: As a Chelsea fan I'm glad we kept hold of David Luiz and Juan Mata was panicking until 11pm last night.

    Martyn Carlisle: Signed Wanyama, Lovren and Osvaldo and kept Luke Shaw and Gaston Ramirez. Superb transfer window for the Southampton! Top 10 finish.

    Thomas Knights: West Brom needed to strengthen and did it well. Sunderland are now even more reliant on Fletcher now Sessegnon is gone.

  138. 0858: 

    World champions Red Bull choose Daniel Ricciardo to replace Mark Webber in the team next season.

    The Australian, 24, who has driven for Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso for the last two seasons, will partner triple world champion Sebastian Vettel.

    "Ricciardo is very talented, committed, has great attitude and in the end it was a very logical choice," says team principal Christian Horner.

  139. 0852: 

    Let's move away from football for a moment and see what else has been happening across the sporting world.

    Roger Federer

    There is a big story across the Atlantic at the US Open, where Roger Federer's hopes of winning a sixth title ended with a shock fourth-round defeat by Spain's Tommy Robredo in New York.

    The 32-year-old Swiss, who lost in the second round of Wimbledon two months ago, went down 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-4 on the Louis Armstrong Stadium.


    Happy or not with your summer transfer business? Fans of Arsenal to Aldershot, Manchester United to Morecambe, we want to hear your views.

    As well as Tweets and texts, you can also go to the BBC Sport Facebook page to tell us which club did the best business in the transfer window and which player was the outstanding signing.


    Kristen Gauci: Great signings by Everton. Have done such fantastic business. no need for Fellaini.

    James Williams: Think lot of people forgot Arsene only spent half of his £80m transfer kitty.

    Alec Crutchley: I like Fellaini and will give him a chance, but I don't believe he's what United need. Unimpressed with our transfer activity.

    Arsene Wenger

    So who are the winners and losers of transfer deadline day? Many managers will be reaching for the paracetamol tablets this morning to relieve their transfer-induced headaches - some will have been celebrating their deals, others left rueing their inability to land top targets.

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger must have enjoyed a rather large glass of delectable red wine (French, of course) following the marquee signing of Mesut Ozil, while David Moyes might have felt like a Scotch after seeing a number of players slip through his grasp.

    What do you think? Share your thoughts using #bbcfootball on Twitter or via text on 81111.

  143. 0833: 

    A whopping 62 transfers were pushed through by English clubs on transfer deadline day. Missed any? Here's the complete list.

  144. 0828: 

    Fellaini's exit from Goodison Park loosened Everton's purse strings and allowed boss Roberto Martinez to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, Wigan midfielder James McCarthy and Manchester City's England international midfielder Gareth Barry.

    Everton say McCarthy, 22, has signed for £13m, although Wigan say the fee is in the region of £15m. Belgium international Lukaku, 20, and Barry, 32, join on season-long loans.


    Manchester City and Belgium captain Vincent Kompany: Congratulations Marouane Fellaini! Any countryman doing well, I'm happy for. So now we will be neighbours. Careful I can be quite noisy!"

  146. 0820: 

    But it wasn't all good news for Manchester United and David Moyes.

    The Premier League champions failed in their attempts to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Everton full-back Leighton Baines before the deadline. They were also left waiting on a deal for Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao which is yet to be confirmed.

    Remember, those disappointments also followed United's failed pursuit of Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas, while another target Thiago Alcantara moved to German champions Bayern Munich.

  147. 0814: 

    Manchester United signed Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m shortly before the transfer window closed.

    United had made a joint bid of £28m for both Fellaini, 25, and full-back Leighton Baines in August, which the Toffees had described as "derisory". Belgium international Fellaini had a release clause of £23.5m in his Everton deal until 31 July.

    United manager David Moyes said: "He is a player with great ability and strength and I think he will make a real difference to our squad."

  148. 0810: 
    Mesut Ozil of Arsenal

    First of all, let's recap on the deadline day headlines for those who were unable to stay awake until the bitter end.

    The biggest deal saw Arsenal capture Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil in a £42.4m deal. The Germany international, 24, has signed a five-year deal at the Gunners.

    "I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League," he said.

  149. 0805: 

    The transfer window may have closed at 2300 BST on Monday but that does not mean there is nothing to talk about. Oh no. On the contrary, there is plenty to catch up on and discuss today. So grab yourself a coffee, maybe a spot of breakfast, and let Sportsday keep you entertained.

  150. 0800: 

    Morning. Anyone else feeling hungover? I am - and it's nothing to do with alcohol. Nope, it's the consequences of staying up late to follow all of transfer deadline day. Mine won't be the only pair of bleary eyes staring at the computer screen today...

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