LiveTransfer deadline day as it happened

Summary

  1. Man Utd complete loan signing of Falcao
  2. Arsenal sign Welbeck for £16m
  3. Man City's Negredo joins Valencia on loan
  4. Southampton sign £10m Senegal striker Mane
  5. Hull sign Ben Arfa on loan

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By Tom Rostance, Gary Rose and Marc Higginson

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Anyway, after 19 hours of live text from myself, Gary Rose and Marc Higginson we're all done.

You can continue the chat in Sportsday Live which will start again in just a few hours. Until then, good night/good morning...

It's been a massive summer outlay for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal.

His squad now almost leaves him no room for error or excuse. With such an array of talent he must surely have to deliver a top-four finish. Surely?

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BBC Sport's Simon Stone: "Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao have all made reference to United being "the biggest club in the world." After a record summer outlay of almost £150m, now they have to prove it."

FALCAO SIGNS

Man Utd

Here's some more info on the news that Manchester United have signed Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.

They have signed him on a £6m season-long loan deal from Monaco.

Falcao had been linked during the summer with a move away from the French Ligue 1 side, whom he joined for £50m in May 2013.

The 28-year-old scored 11 goals in 20 league appearances for Monaco, and two in three games this season.

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Ben: Ridiculous, two months to sign players, deadline shuts at 11pm, a two-hour extension to 1AM, yet the deal has been completed 30 minutes after the extension.

Chris, London: Surely £300,000+ per week is enough to buy a watch? It'll definitely buy goals though.

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Aidan Williams: Make or break season now more than ever. Last time they can sign this kind of calibur without significant league improvement

Dave Scott: Falcao is no way an expensive luxury! He would be an asset to any team he's apart of!

Darren Bateman: No Heskey?

Manager reaction

FALCAO SIGNS

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal; "When a player of Radamel Falcao's calibre becomes available it's an opportunity not to be missed."

FALCAO SIGNS

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So Manchester United finally secure the signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco. A cracking move? An expensive luxury? A player they didn't need?

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FALCAO SIGNS

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Manchester United sign Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan deal.

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Leicester sign Manchester United duo Nick Powell and Tom Lawrence. Powell has penned a season-long loan while Lawrence signs a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

I'm giving Manchester United until 2am. Then I'm going home.

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Lee Marlowe: Surely a deadline is a deadline... at this rate they may as well lift the transfer window

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Lee: The suspense is killing me... I've almost fallen asleep three times waiting for this Falcao deal but it's still the most awake I've felt all day.

Richard in Telford: Think Welbeck should have gone for 20m on potential alone and slightly concerned Van Gaal is so willing to cast of our young English players

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Michael Keane is not the only Manchester United player to leave the club tonight - and he won't be the last. Two more exits set to be confirmed soon....

Louis van Gaal has had a total clearout of the youth team/reserves at Old Trafford hasn't he? Michael Keane is on his way. The 21-year-old was never going to break through at United and is off to the Clarets.

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Burnley have signed Manchester United defender Michael Keane on loan.

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BBC Sport's Simon Stone: "Manchester United have three-quarters of an hour to confirm Falcao's arrival earlier than they managed with Marouane Fellaini 12 months ago.

"On that occasion it was just after 2am that they announced the Belgian had signed from Everton for £27m."

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Andy via text: £16m for an unprolific forward who has never played regularly as a centre forward could be considered as being a bit much. Manchester United look like they are the winners in this Danny Welbeck deal.

Eli in London via text: Sorry to see Danny Welbeck leave Manchester United, but deep down he'll always be a Red.

Martin in Stafford via text: Seems to me like Arsenal have got themselves a bargain. Danny Welbeck has masses of potential and if this deal turns out to be anything like the Daniel Sturridge move from Chelsea to Liverpool then Man United might just kick themselves for letting him go.

When I woke up this morning I do not think I would have imagined Danny Welbeck being an Arsenal player by the end of the day. That's the beauty of Transfer Deadline Day though.

Anderson - the great survivor of Old Trafford. He'll outstay Louis van Gaal you know...

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Daniel Handley: How on earth do we end up letting Welbeck, Hernandez and Kagawa go and end up keeping Anderson, Fellaini and Young?

Pitmen Barmy Army: That's an start! One of the two, hurry up Falcao then I can go sleeeeppppp.

Chris Komorek: I will admit, I'm slightly concerned that Danny Welbeck will go on and do a Daniel Sturridge and star for Arsenal.

Check the list

Welbeck is in meaning we just wait on news of Radamel Falcao.

For a full list of confirmed transfers throughout the day, visit our dedicated page on the BBC Sport website.

BreakingDONE DEAL

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Arsene Wenger insisted he didn't need a striker but anyone who saw Yaya Sanogo toil at Leicester can tell you that's not the case. Danny Welbeck was not exactly prolific for Manchester United - scoring 29 goals in 142 appearances - but that's 29 more than Sanogo.

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Pete in Greenwich via text: "All the people saying that Danny Welbeck is not worth the money need to realise he is exactly what Arsenal are looking for."

Welbeck signs

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Arsenal confirm that Danny Welbeck is currently on international duty with England and will then join up with his new team-mates to prepare for the Premier League home match against Manchester City on Saturday, 13 September.

Welbeck signs

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Danny Welbeck at Arsenal then - that just leaves Radamel Falcao to Manchester United as his replacement...

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Arsenal confirm the signing of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.

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Tarun in Hoxton: Though he may not yet realise it, Alan Pardew should be informed that Hatem Ben Arfa's signature on Hull City headed letter paper will be his kiss of death. The boy Ben Arfa did not defend, but on his day he could stop the traffic at Old Trafford and make it rain in the Gallowgate. As a Newcastle fan, I hope that Steve Bruce makes Hatem dream again.

Pete in Newcastle: Ben Arfa deal has gone through and my heart is broken. I hope hull treat him better than we have in the last few months!

How would you line up?

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Football Focus pundits Phil Neville and Danny Murphy have had a go at fitting all Manchester United's new signings into a team. What do you think?

Michael Carrick may need some new legs if Louis van Gaal goes with Phil Neville's suggestion...

Hatem Ben Arfa will stay with Hull until the end of the season. Good business in my book. Well done Steve Bruce.

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Hull City

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Hull have finalised the loan signing of winger Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle.

What is gong on?

Clubs sometimes conclude deals at the last minute and it is not always easy for them to get everything completed and sent over by 11pm. The so called 'deal sheet' allows a club to confirm that a deal has been reached in order to allow for additional time to submit the remaining documentation.

The sheet cannot be used prior to 21:00 BST and needs to arrive fully completed before the transfer window closes. Once the sheet arrives, clubs have got until 1am to submit the full paperwork.

So technically Arsenal still have quarter of an hour to conclude the Danny Welbeck deal...

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Simon in London: Biggest disappointment for me today is the lack of Ricardo Quaresma sightings. Pretty sure that guy is the most commonly 'spotted' player in the history of Transfer Deadline Day.

Karen MCR: Reading updates under bed sheets. In deep trouble if caught by my partner! Falcao you have a lot to answer for!

Tennis update

While we were getting excited about Uruguayan wingers, Andy Murray saw off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets to reach the US Open quarter-finals and claim his first top-10 win in over a year.

The Briton won 7-5 7-5 6-4 in humid conditions in New York, and goes on to face world number one Novak Djokovic in the last eight.

Read more here.

Celtic update

BBC Sport's Alasdair Lamont

"Celtic's hopes of signing John Guidetti on loan from Manchester City look to have been scuppered. They had hoped to add the Swede as well as Stefan Scepovic but the final details could not be processed before the Scottish FA's midnight deadline.

"Although there is a possibility the SFA can appeal to Fifa over the circumstances, for the moment it looks like the Serbian Scepovic will prove to be Celtic's only deadline day acquisition."

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James in Basingstoke via text: Look, I started my night shift at 7pm. I've been looking at my phone ever since waiting for Falcao to sign. Really need to get some work done. Chop chop.

Sam in Devon via text: Surely something has happened with this Falcao deal, it was meant to be complete at 9.30pm. It's been hours now.

Faisal via text: Don't worry Manchester United fans. Taxi has taken Falcao to Manchester City's stadium by accident.

Today's big deals

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While we wait for the two big ones - here are some more big ones you may have missed:

Hull City have signed Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez from Palermo for a club-record fee, thought to be £10m

Crystal Palace have broken their transfer record by spending £7m to make Wigan midfielder James McArthur one of three deadline-day signings.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has joined Spanish side Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

Manchester City's Micah Richards has ended his 12-year stay at the club by joining Fiorentina on a season-long loan deal.

Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby has signed for Hamburg on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move.

For a full list of confirmed transfers throughout the day, visit our dedicated page on the BBC Sport website.

Celtic latest

Where did Celtic get to in the end then?

They have completed the £2.3m signing of Serbia striker Stefan Scepovic from Sporting Gijon.

The 24-year-old has agreed a four-year contract just 24 hours after withdrawing from an agreement with the Scottish champions.

But a switch to Getafe collapsed, allowing Celtic to land the forward who scored 22 goals in the Spanish second tier last season.

Celtic are also working on a deal to sign Manchester City's John Guidetti.

I might go and watch the Expendables. Tweet me your number if you're still up and I'll give you all a bell if these deals go through...

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Mo in London via text: Come on, hurry up with Welbeck, Arsene, so I can go to bed!

Jason in Kent via text: Do these people not realise we have to work later? Someone tell Falcao to hurry up and sign so Welbeck can sign for Arsenal and I can get some sleep!

Niall in Liverpool via text: This extra hour to sign Falcao is taking "Fergie time" a bit far isn't it?

Extra-time

If your deal hasn't gone through yet - don't panic!

Clubs sometimes conclude deals at the last minute and it is not always easy for them to get everything completed and sent over by 11pm. The so called 'deal sheet' allows a club to confirm that a deal has been reached in order to allow for additional time to submit the remaining documentation.

The sheet cannot be used prior to 21:00 BST and needs to arrive fully completed before the transfer window closes. Once the sheet arrives, clubs have got until 1am to submit the full paperwork.

So don't go to bed yet...

The Expendables?

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Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie, Adnan Januzaj - Radamel Falcao?How will Manchester United get them all in one team? Too many big names?

Well that's what they said when Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes signed up for Expendables III. If Sly Stallone can make it work, LvG can...

Falcao update

David Ornstein

BBC Sport

"There were some last-minute rumours that Radamel Falcao had failed his medical at Manchester United. But we are assured that Falcao has passed his medical. We're just awaiting official confirmation."

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John Roberts: So I awoke to the news of Falcao signing for my club, now I'm going to bed wondering if they'll sign him in time... bizarre!

Gary Rush: Falcao as non-existent as the Man United defence just now...

Chris Turner: Coventry City have four strikers, Man City have three. Madness.

Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville

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"Had Tom Cleverley wanted to sign for Aston Villa he would have done so. To be fair he probably didn't want to leave Manchester United. United were never going to let him out on loan. The best thing for him now is to sit out his contract."

Falcao latest

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Here's a poser for you.

The Manchester United website has not (as far as I know) mentioned Radamel Falcao all day.

If this deal does not go ahead, what is their strategy? Do they acknowledge that the move is off? Or just keep quiet and pretend it never happened...?

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Tim Oliver: Manchester United have invented a new game. Instead of Where's Wally, it is Where's Falcao?

Welbeck latest

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy

BBC Sport

"Danny Welbeck to Arsenal will be the signing of the day. Any Arsenal fans worried. . . don't be. He has a point to prove to so many people but he will be so hungry to do well."

Living after midnight...

...rockin' to the dawn. We tick into Tuesday and still no sign of either of the two biggest deals of the day being completed.

Make yourself another pot of coffee, we're going to sit this one out together.

Find Falcao

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Has anyone in the Greater Manchester area seen this man? Presumed dangerous inside the penalty area, he will be accompanied by several agents and a suitcase of signing-on fee money...

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Kate, London: Did Man U just pretend to be signing Radamel Falcao, just so that Arsenal couldn't get him - and would have to settle for taking Danny Welbeck off their hands instead?!? #conspiracytheory

Falcao latest

BBC Sport's Simon Stone: "No truth in rumours Falcao has failed a medical. United have been given an extra hour to complete deal."