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  1. Post update

    What next?

    Premier League

    Benoit Assou-Ekotto left Tottenham today and as a free agent could be allowed to join another club in the Premier League outside of the window.

  2. Text us on 81111

    Andy - Season ticket holder: I'm glad QPR haven't signed anyone we already have good players. All we need is a manager with modern ideas to get the best out of the squad.

    Andy: Good luck Darren Fletcher, all the best for the future at WBA you served United well, all the best.

    James, Finsbury Park: Kellett to United is the strangest loan since Conor Thomas from Coventry to Liverpool in 2011. He never played a minute.

  3. BreakingDONE DEAL

    A late one - Norwich sign midfielder Tony Andreu from Hamilton, following recently-appointed Canaries boss Alex Neil to Carrow Road.

  4. Post update

    Cahill does China

    Tim Cahill

    Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill will not be coming back to the Premier League - he has joined Shanghai Shenhua after the New York Red Bulls announced he had left the club by mutual consent.

    The 35-year-old said: "I've done the Premier League, I've done America. New York was amazing for me but China is a growing market in football.

    "You see in the Asian Cup quarter-final game that we played against China, millions of people watched it and I'm someone who is embracing culture and a different aspect of life.

    "I'm at an age where I want to give something back to football and still play at a high level.

    "I think it's exciting. To still be in demand and have the offers I've had is special but this will be massive for me as a player on and off the park."

  5. Post update

    N'Doye done

    Hull City

    Hull vice-chairman Ehab Allam on the signing of Dame D'Noye:

    "It's taken us three weeks and we almost missed the deadline so it's been fantastic news to get it over the line. It's just been a long day of negotiations, very stressful. It's broken down on several occasions but Steve Bruce was in France with the player and he managed to get it over the line."

  6. Celtic wrap up double deal

    Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven have joined Celtic from Dundee United after the clubs agreed deals on transfer deadline day.

    Celtic had offered United £250,000 to take winger Mackay-Steven, 24, now rather than wait until the summer, a move that had already been agreed.

    And the Glasgow club agreed a deal for both players of £2m plus add-ons.

  7. West Ham woe

    West Ham

    West Ham co-chairman David Gold: "Sorry for keeping you up late but at the last moment the main deal collapsed and the rest folded like a pack of cards. Stay strong.

    "I'd like to thank David Sullivan and Sam Allardyce for their efforts to secure new players during this window. However, no matter how hard you tried there are people out there that you just can't do business with."

  8. Vote result

    Cuadrado on top

    Who has been the best signing of the January window? Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea tops the list according to you, winning 24.1% of the vote. He edged out new Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony (15.6%) and Sunderland's Jermain Defoe (14.8%).

    Thanks for voting.

  9. Join the debate at #bbcdeadlineday

    Bentley Baxter: Not only did QPR sign no players on deadline day, they also alienated the one signing they did make in Zarate. Disastrous day.

    Gregory P: Think Derby have had a great day, strengthened the squad whereas the other top championship clubs haven't

    Lloyd Grose: Kellett was terrific for us, but can't say I'm not shocked @ManUtd have taken him! #pafc

  10. Post update

    We take it from that announcement - and various unconfirmed reports - that West Brom have failed in their bids to sign Carlton Cole from West Ham and Martin Olsson from Norwich.

    No confirmation as of yet though.

  11. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Albion sign Fletcher

    West Brom

    David Ornstein told you the news a while ago but official confirmation that Darren Fletcher has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at West Brom.

  12. BreakingDONE DEAL

    N'Doye done

    Hull City

    Steve Bruce is a man of his word. Hull confirm the signing of Senegal international striker Dame N'Doye from Lokomotiv Moscow for an undisclosed fee. The 29-year-old has penned a two-and-a-half-year deal.

  13. Post update

    N'Doye done?

    Hull City

    It seems that Hull's pursuit of a striker has paid off. Steve Bruce has just texted the BBC's Simon Clark to say the Dame N'Doye deal to Hull City is done. Bruce has spent the day in Paris on the deal.

    We are awaiting official confirmation that it is all done and dusted.

  14. Post update

    Who is Andy Kellett?

    Man Utd

    Plymouth Argyle: "Sometimes you have to accept missing out on a player. Good luck at @ManUtd, @AndyKell13. We'll always have this.."

    Andy Kellett's only career goal came for Plymouth against Northampton Town in League Two.

  15. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Oldham Athletic have added another striker to their squad, with Dagenham's Rhys Murphy joining for an undisclosed fee. Manchester United were presumably keen on a loan move.

  16. Post update

    Who is Andy Kellett?

    Andy Kellett was number 43 for Bolton and has made one appearance for Wanderers this season. A quite bizarre signing.

    I can't imagine Louis van Gaal was at Rotherham last week to see him play 50-odd minutes in a 4-2 defeat at Rotherham...

  17. Post update

    West Ham

    West Ham co-chairman David Gold: "Sorry for keeping you up late but at the last moment the main deal collapsed and the rest folded like a pack of cards. Stay strong."

  18. Post update

    Who is Andy Kellett?

    Man Utd

    There's something very odd about this. Bolton defender Andy Kellett signs for Manchester United having recently returned from a three-month loan spell at Plymouth.

    That's United signing players from Salford City and Bolton in the last few weeks. Very odd...

  19. BreakingDONE DEAL

    United sign Bolton youngster

    Man Utd

    Possibly the oddest signing of the day! Manchester United have signed young defender Andy Kellett on loan from Bolton Wanderers until the end of the season, with Saidy Janko going the other way.

  20. Post update

    There are reports that snow on the A14 may have played a part in the breakdown of Martin Olsson's proposed move from Norwich to West Brom, and Graham Dorrans' move the other way.

    Mother nature cannot be tamed, deadline day or no deadline day...

    We await confirmation on all of those moves at The Hawthorns.

  21. Post update

    Darren Fletcher is a done deal then, but we are still waiting to hear whether West Brom managed to complete any other business tonight.

  22. Text us on 81111

    Alex in Leeds: As a Man Utd fan I don't want to see Darren Fletcher turning out for West Brom. Would be as painful as seeing Ji Sung Park's career go down the drain at QPR.

  23. BreakingDONE DEAL

    David Ornstein

    BBC Sport

    "West Brom have signed midfielder Darren Fletcher on a free transfer from Manchester United."

  24. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Sheffield Wednesday sign Portugese midfielder Melo on a three-and-a-half year deal.

  25. BreakingDONE DEALS

    Remarkable stuff at Rangers, who have signed not one, not two, but FIVE Newcastle players on loan.

    Gael Bigirimana, Kevin Mbabu, Shane Ferguson, Remie Streete and Haris Vuckic have all joined. How is that even allowed?

  26. Text us on 81111

    Dave Light in Maidstone: Always liked Aaron Lennon, I'm glad to see him at Goodison Park. Well done Everton.

    Will Chatterton in Eastbourne: Think Zaha has a second chance now to show what a talent he can be. England superstar?

  27. BreakingDONE DEAL

    League One Bradford City have signed Blackpool centre-half Gary MacKenzie on loan until the end of the season.

  28. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Still some late transfers trickling through from the Championship - Wigan Athletic's Andy Delort has returned to French club Tours on loan until the end of the season.

  29. Post update

    Former England midfielder Danny Murphy

    BBC Sport

    "Darren Fletcher could be a big influence for West Brom if the deal is confirmed. With Callum McManaman and Carlton Cole, that could be enough to keep them up."

  30. Outstanding deals

    So there are still a few moves that could yet go through. Will any of these come off tonight?

    Martin Olsson - Norwich to West Brom.Darren Fletcher - Manchester United - West Brom.

    Carlton Cole - West Ham to West Brom.

    Emmanuel Adebayor - Tottenham to ?

    Dame N'Doye - Lokomotiv Moscow to Hull.

  31. Post update

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder

    "There are a few deals that were done early doors, such as Wilfried Bony to Manchester City and Kyle Naughton to Swansea. It has been a quiet day. For me, this is the way it should be. The rush mentality is not that great."

  32. Text us on 81111

    Chris in Chester: Looking forward to the first Lennon and McCarthy headline at Everton.

    Laser Clay Shooter in Bristol: I was longing to hear Derby had loaned Januzaj from Utd but heyho Jesse Lingard and Tom Ince will help us get to the promised land, come on you Rams.

  33. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Bolton manager Neil Lennon has returned to former club Celtic to sign Czech midfielder Filip Twardzik for an undisclosed fee.

  34. Post update

    We are 20 minutes past the deadline but we still expect a fair few signings to go through. West Brom were hoping to get three signings through the door. We'll see...

  35. Post update

    Former England midfielder Danny Murphy

    BBC Sport

    "Crystal Palace will be happy with the business they have done during the transfer window. What Alan Pardew has done there is establish a real feel-good factor."

  36. Text us on 81111

    Nick in Nottingham: Such a disappointing transfer deadline day for us Liverpool fans by not managing to sell Mario Balotelli.

    Tjay from Kings Lynn: Lennon to Everton has to be the best transfer of the window, right? My beloved Manchester United have done themselves no favours by letting Zaha go.

  37. Vote

    January's best signing

    Let's be honest, it's not been the most exciting deadline day, but there have been some significant signings throughout the month.

    But which one represents the best bit of business? Have your say by voting at the top of this page. The vote will close at 00:00 GMT and terms and conditions can be found here.

  38. Post update

    Spurs sign Alli

    Football League fans will be no stranger to the talents of Dele Alli, he has scored 12 goals this season from centre midfield and looks to be a cracking prospect.

  39. Post update

    Spurs sign Alli

    Phil Neville

    BBC Sport

    "Dele Alli is very impressive, he played in the England youth teams. He can go all the way to the top. Liverpool were linked to him but a great buy for the future for Spurs.

    "He is brave, box-to-box player and has great technique. He has learnt his trade at MK Dons and can now have the confidence to take it on to the big stage."

  40. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Spurs sign Alli


    Tottenham have agreed to sign MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli on a five-and-a-half-year contract for a fee in the region of £5m plus add-ons.

    Ali will be loaned back to the League One side until the end of the season. What a move for the 18-year-old.

  41. Text us on 81111

    Kim in Southampton: Not a surprise to Saints fans, Ryan Bertrand stated he wanted a permanent move earlier in the season. Excellent news. Can I go to bed now?

    Not yet, Kim. We still think there's one or two more deals to be confirmed in the Premier League within the next hour or two.

  42. Post update

    Kane's new deal

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder

    "It is good business all round from Spurs, the lad Harry Kane deserves his new contract. Liverpool do that a lot, when a player is performing well, they reward them. He is so prolific now and a joy to watch.

    "Kane used to be hard working in training, grabbing a bag of balls when it finished and finding a goalkeeper to take shots on goal whenever everyone had left."

  43. Post update

    Tigers on time?

    Hull City

    Hull say that a deal sheet has been submitted for a late move. "Did we make it in on time? Currently awaiting confirmation" they say...

  44. Post update

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    "Hull City are still confident of signing Dame N'Doye from Lokomotiv Moscow. It is a work permit issue. Manager Steve Bruce is in France trying to sort it out."

  45. Post update

    Former England midfielder Danny Murphy

    BBC Sport

    "Callum McManaman is a creative, quick, talented young lad who is going to get better. He's good value for West Brom, not too expensive. He's a bit different to what they have got. West Brom are struggling a little bit in creative areas so he will add some energy and give them a lift."

  46. Post update

    Is Leon Clarke the man to keep Wigan up?

  47. Post update

    Phil Neville

    BBC Sport

    "When you try and recruit a player, you look at every facet. Gabriel looks like someone who ca read the game and has great potential for Arsenal."

  48. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Wigan Athletic have signed striker Leon Clarke from fellow Championship side Wolves on loan until the end of the season.

  49. Text us on 81111

    From Andrew in St Andrews: Re 22:24: I do believe that when Keith Hill is referring to the number 9/11 position, this would be what Football Manager would call a Wide Target Man - a target man with a bit of flair. Think maybe of a tall Jesus Navas or a slightly quicker Peter Crouch. In real-life/FM (same thing really) an example would be Hearts' Callum Paterson.

  50. Post update

    Ryan Bertrand won the Champions League with Chelsea a few years ago, Ronald Koeman has built a formidable squad hasn't he this year?

  51. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Bertrand to Saints


    A bit of a surprise this one, as Southampton complete the permanent signing of left-back Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea after his successful loan spell.

  52. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard has joined Derby County on loan for the remainder of the season.

  53. Post update

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder

    "Everton was the better choice than Hull for Aaron Lennon. Hull are in the relegation fight and Everton will get a lift from his signing. Aaron will get the game time he needs so it is good business for both player and club."




    That's it. The January transfer window is officially closed.

    No more deals to be done. Except for the 10 or 15 that will come through in the next few hours anyway...

  55. Post update

    Fletcher on the move?

    Phil Neville

    BBC Sport

    "Darren Fletcher has missed so much football for Manchester United because of his illness, he wants to just play football now. He will give great experience and leadership to West Brom."

  56. Post update

    Former England midfielder Danny Murphy

    BBC Sport

    "What Chelsea get by signing Juan Cuadrado is a real competition for places. The players Chelsea have signed have improved them - none of them have been big risks."

  57. Post update

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    "With the deadline minutes away, a draft sheet can buy clubs an extension, then we get the drip of deals after the 23:00 GMT deadline. West Brom manager Tony Pulis is hopeful of adding West Ham striker Carlton Cole, Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher and Norwich full-back Martin Olsson."


    Into the final five minutes of the transfer window. Clubs can get an extension as long as they have submitted a 'draft sheet'.

    I know. It's ridiculous isn't it...

  59. Post update

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder

    "One of the reasons why Jose Mourinho let Andre Schurrle go is because he couldn't be trusted. He needs players in their positions doing their jobs. Schurrle could only go forward and score goals."

  60. Post update

    Phil Neville

    BBC Sport

    "Juan Cuadrado is a brilliant signing, he has great running power from box to box. He is a good dribbler but is devastating when he passes and moves forward."

  61. Post update

    So as we enter the final 10 minutes of the window, West Brom are still hopeful of landing three targets, while the future of Emmanuel Adebayor remains up in the air.

    My three-hour window for cooking some brisket earlier was criticised by Marek on twitter who advises that we now have 'just enough time to rustle up a ham and egg toasted sandwich in the Breville'.


  62. Post update

    Lennon signs for Everton


    "We all know what Aaron will bring to our squad with his experience and know-how, his involvement with England in two World Cups and the landmarks he has set in the Premier League," Roberto Martinez told Everton's website.

    "At 27, Aaron will be a really important asset to our squad and he will represent a real boost in terms of attacking options from now to the end of the season. His pace and trickery will fit in well at Goodison."

    Aaron Lennon
  63. LIVE NOW

    Deadline day special

    Football Focus

    Tune in now on BBC One or at the top of the page for a Football Focus deadline day special.

  64. Post update

    Joey Barton

    QPR midfielder

    "You say it's risky leaving it until quarter to 11 to negotiate - but surely it's the best time?"

  65. Text us on 81111

    Simon in Bedford: David Gold's 'cryptic' tweet could be a red herring. I remember that Leeds did something similar in the last window before they sold Matt Smith to Fulham.

  66. Post update

    French Ligue 1

    BBC World Service Sport's John Bennett:

    "Finally one of the top three in France has done some business. Lucas Ocampos has completed his move to Marseille, on loan from Monaco.

    "He was tipped for big things when he was at River Plate and now he'll be hoping to help Marseille to their first Ligue 1 title since 2010."

  67. Adebayor deal off?

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    "I am told Emmanuel Adebayor's proposed move to West Ham is being blocked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. Unlikely to happen at this stage."

  68. Join the debate at #bbcdeadlineday

    Moves are piling up in the Premier League now - but what are your reactions to the day's moves?

    Get in touch at #bbcdeadlineday pop on to the BBC Sport Facebook page or BBC Sport's Google+ area.

    You can also text us on 81111 in the UK only - don't forget to say who you are and where you are texting from.

  69. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Palace re-sign Zaha

    Crystal Palace

    It's all going on at Selhurst Park as they confirm the permanent signing of Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United.

    We first reported that hours ago but now it has gone through.

  70. Text us on 81111

    Cameron in Chichester: Shame to see Aaron Lennon move, he's always been head and shoulders above all our wingers in the past, not in height though.

  71. Post update

    Italian Serie A

    BBC World Service Sport's John Bennett:

    "It's been a bad day for Sampdoria after Samuel Eto'o reportedly stormed out of the training centre but some better news for the club just before the deadline.

    "Ezequiel Munoz has signed from Palermo on loan until the end of the season. The centre-back's contract at Palermo is up at the end of the season so it could turn into a permanent deal.

    "Munoz was also linked to AC Milan and West Ham."

  72. Post update

    Two Premier League moves there - it is starting to happen again. Hang on for the next half hour or so...

  73. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Lee/Bannan swap deal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace have signed winger Lee Chung-yong from Bolton, with Scotland midfielder Barry Bannan joining Bolton on loan as part of the deal.

  74. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Lennon signs for Everton


    Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon joins Everton on loan for the rest of the season.

  75. BreakingDONE DEALS

    Accrington have made their third signing of the day, bringing in Fleetwood goalkeeper Scott Davies on loan until the end of the season.

    And there's another arrival in at Port Vale, with Hull striker Greg Luer joining for a month.

  76. Post update

    West Brom

    Carlton Cole and Darren Fletcher are having their medicals at West Brom - both deals are expected to go through without a hitch in the next half an hour or so.

  77. Text us on 81111

    Steve in Norwich: Daniel Levy does it again! He's completely ruined Tottenham's chance of a decent run to the end of the season, just like when he failed to buy a striker in the Bale days.

  78. Latest from Hull

    Hull City

    BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington reports: "Hull City remain hopeful of completing the permanent transfer of Senegal striker Dame N'Doye. It's been a long negotiation process and manager Steve Bruce is still in Paris along with club secretary Matt Wild as they try to push through the move before tonight's deadline."

  79. The view from the gamer world

    Adebayor to West Ham?

    David Bytheway

    Fifa gamer

    Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor

    "Emmanuel Adebayor would be a decent signing for West Ham should they pull it off. He's a tall, strong player just like Andy Carroll but less injury prone. With 84 strength and 85 heading accuracy, he's similar to Carroll in that sense albeit not as good.

    "However, he does offer better play on the ground with 81 dribbling and 82 finishing compared with Carroll's 66 dribbling and 76 finishing. Overall Adebayor is three ratings better than Carroll and would add some depth to the squad."

  80. The old 9/11 position

    Rochdale manager Keith Hill may not look like a football hipster, but he is at heart. Here's what he had to say about Matty Done's move to Sheffield United.

    "Matty Done has had a hell of time at the club. He helped us get promoted, albeit in a different position, and has been magnificent since we moved him to a number nine/11 position."

    Any idea what that is?

  81. Post update

    Forty minutes to go. Those panic signings I was hoping for don't look like arriving.

  82. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Alli on his way?


    Spurs have been strongly linked with a move for MK Dons' outstanding young midfielder Dele Alli all day - and the Dons have just re-signed Keith Andrews on loan from Bolton.

    Is Andrews a replacement for Alli? Andrews was brilliant for the Dons in his previous spell there.

  83. Text us on 81111

    Chris in Hitchen: Wonder if Tom Ince regrets snubbing a move to the San Siro in the summer?

  84. BreakingDONE DEALS

    Another Stevenage signing to tell you about - striker Danny Johnson has joined on a month's loan from Cardiff City.

    And after signing Thomas Ince on loan in the last hour, Derby have allowed teenager Ivan Calero to join neighbours Burton on a month's loan.

  85. Post update

    West Ham

    And maybe West Ham fans are set for more transfer news. Co-chairman David Gold has just tweeted the cryptic message ' Don't go to bed.'

  86. The view from the gamer world

    Doria – linked with West Ham

    Alex Stewart

    Football Manager computer game expert

    Today, Fifa Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final competitor David Bytheway and Football Manager expert Alex Stewart will be providing insight and analysis of players involved in deals from a gamer's perspective.

    "Doria was one of last year's Football Manager's outstanding defenders, the Alvarez Balanta of 2013-14. He is athletic and develops into a superb defender, although clubs are often warned off him by a supposedly selfish attitude and a lack of ambition. That's in a computer simulation, though; in the real world, Doria would likely be a brilliant signing for the Hammers."

  87. Text us on 81111

    Andy in York: Well this is exciting - not! Only one great signing so far and that's Cuadrado to Chelsea.

    Andy in Coventry: You know it's a boring deadline day when the most exciting news you can find is that Darren Fletcher 'might' move somewhere!

    Leo in Norwich: If Adebayor completes a loan move to West Ham, Tottenham will be left with only two recognised strikers. Risky with Europa League commitments.

  88. Post update

    Redknapp at it again

    Harry Redknapp

    It wouldn't be the last hour of transfer deadline day without some Harry Redknapp wheeling and dealing. And yes, I know he doesn't like that.But how else can you explain him trying to sign West Ham winger Matthew Jarvis on loan by sending West Ham forward Mauro Zarate back from his loan spell?Zarate only joined QPR a few weeks ago and it is against rules, never mind manners, to get rid of him so soon.

  89. BreakingDONE DEALS

    Another Done deal! No, really, it's literally a Done deal. Versatile attacker Matt Done has left Rochdale for fellow League One promotion-chasers Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee.

    Elsewhere in the Football League, QPR's Bruno Andrade has joined Stevenage on a one-month loan deal.

  90. The view from the gamer world

    Tom Ince to Derby County

    David Bytheway

    Fifa gamer

    Tom Ince

    Today, Fifa Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final competitor David Bytheway and Football Manager expert Alex Stewart will be providing insight and analysis of players involved in deals from a gamer's perspective.

    "Tom Ince is a great signing for Derby. He showed at Blackpool that he's a good Championship player and he could play a key part in Derby's automatic promotion push. Derby don't have great pace in wide positions but Ince brings 82 acceleration and 85 agility which can make him really tricky down the wings."

    Read more about Tom Ince joining Derby County from Hull City on loan on the BBC Sport website.

  91. Post update

    'It gets frothy'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ex-Hull City chairman Paul Duffen: "Benchwarmers have been around for a long time. Getting players out in the market, there are problems such as liquidity. Clubs don't have it, apart from Chelsea today. It gets frothy when a lot of things start happening a the same time, today that hasn't happened.

    "There is the danger in January for a player that if it goes wrong, it could harm their career. They could find they go on-loan at a club who get relegated and end up in a worse situation than they were."

  92. Post update



    ONE HOUR TO GO. The final countdown has begun. We are into true panic signing territory now. Twitchy ass time as LvG would probably call it.

    There must be at least one more big move out there. Emmanuel Adebayor? Aaron Lennon? Darren Fletcher? Anderson? Dele Alli?

  93. Post update

    Adebayor on the move?

    West Ham

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith: "I am told West Ham are still working on a deal to sign Emmanuel Adebayor. QPR are interested and remain so but the player has indicated that he is willing to join West Ham. Now down to whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy allows him to."

  94. Text us on 81111

    Sam in Bury St Edmunds: This has got to be one of the most boring deadline days in history, Cuadrado is class, he should shift Willian out of the way no problems whatsoever, but what are the bottom clubs thinking?

    Tim in Marlow: Transfer "DUD" line day?

    Chris in Aberystwyth: Great to hear Rickie Lambert is staying at Liverpool. With Sturridge back and Sterling's pace, Liverpool will hopefully finish the season better than they started.

  95. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ex Hull City chairman Paul Duffen: "It is always an interesting day, one you don't want to be thrust into. It is such a dangerous game, as the clock is ticking down, you are only in there because you are desperate at one end or ambitious at the other.

    "Deadline day means that if you haven't done your business, it means you are waiting for a transfer target to get freed up from the domino effect. Otherwise it is precarious, waiting for something to pop up.

    "The medical side of things, after lunchtime you won't get a meaningful medical. You then need to have to have faith in your doctors to have a good relationship with the transfer team."

  96. Post update

    Fletcher on the move?

    Man Utd

    Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher

    Manchester Evening News reporter Alice McKeegan earlier on tonight: #MUFC have arrived at their hotel ahead of tomorrow's game. Darren Fletcher was with them. Gave thumbs up to fans."

    It is believed that Fletcher has since travelled down to West Brom.

  97. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Cheltenham have made their fourth signing of the day, bringing in midfielder Jordan Wynter on a free transfer from League One leaders Bristol City.

  98. Post update

    Salah leaves Chelsea


    MOhamed Salah

    Mohamed Salah scored twice against Chelsea while at Basel but since joining the Blues from the Swiss side last year - but he's made just six league starts.

    His highlight was scoring in a 6-0 win over Arsenal.

  99. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Sheffield Wednesday striker Mani Dieseruvwe has turned his loan move at Chesterfield into a permanent deal.

  100. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Salah leaves Chelsea


    We expected this one as part of the Juan Cuadrado deal but confirmation that Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has joined Italian side Fiorentina on loan for the rest of the season.

  101. The view from the gamer world

    Aaron Lennon - Tottenham

    David Bytheway

    Fifa gamer

    Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon

    Today, Fifa Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final competitor David Bytheway and Football Manager expert Alex Stewart will be providing insight and analysis of players involved in deals from a gamer's perspective.

    "Aaron Lennon is one of the fastest and most agile players on Fifa. If I ever play with Spurs, he's always a starter. 92 pace, 94 agility and 92 balance - he would be a good fit for Everton who lack any real pace in wide positions."

  102. Join the debate at #bbcdeadlineday

    Joey Barton is currently on BBC Radio 5 live talking about Louis van Gaal and the current Manchester United squad:

    neil146146: Joey Barton does talk a lot of sense. enjoying him on #bbcdeadlineday

    Ben Grounds: If Joey Barton was half the player he is a pundit, he'd be one hell of a footballer. Scathing of the current Man Utd squad.

    Mark Rogerson: Totally agree with @Joey7Barton. This is worse Man Utd team since early Sir Alex days.

    Tune in to BBC Radio 5 live or on the BBC Red Button.

  103. Post update

    This has been the transfer deadline day when austerity hit home. Only three incoming transfers to the Premier League all day. Two of those are loans and with Andre Schurrle going out for big cash I make it the Prem has spent about £1m (net) all day...

  104. BreakingDONE DEALS

    Two Football League strikers on the move - Bolton's Conor Wilkinson has joined Oldham on loan for the rest of the season, while Shrewsbury have brought in Tyrone Barnett from Peterborough for an undisclosed fee.

  105. Text us on 81111

    Chris in Cirencester: YAAAWNN..Zzzzzzzzz. Transfer what day?

    Jack in Telford: With this sudden wave of inactivity amongst the bottom clubs, it seems that some are already resigned to their fate!

    Chris in Kent: To be honest, this transfer window was always going to be a bit quiet, lot of the big deals were done ages ago. Still not as exciting as when Torres went to my beloved Chelsea - people forget that second goal against Barcelona!

  106. Post update

    BAE on his way


    Tottenham confirm that Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been released from his contract with the club. Who knew he was still there?

  107. The view from the gamer world

    Darren Fletcher - Manchester United

    David Bytheway

    Fifa gamer

    Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher

    Today, Fifa Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final competitor David Bytheway and Football Manager expert Alex Stewart will be providing insight and analysis of players involved in deals from a gamer's perspective.

    "Darren Fletcher has been on a slow decline in the past few versions of Fifa but still has some good defensive stats that would make him a good player to have in front of your defence. 89 aggression, 83 interceptions and 85 passing suggest he is a very good defensive player who can pick a pass as well. As a Wolves fan I'd rather see him retire than play for West Brom but he seems a perfect fit for the struggling Baggies."

  108. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Derby County have signed Tom Ince on loan until the end of the season. The 23-year midfielder has struggled to make an impact at the KC Stadium since his move from Blackpool.

    Derby will be his second local spell away from Hull having made six appearances for Nottingham Forest earlier this season.

    Tom Ince
  109. Text us on 81111

    Oli from Hull: Why haven't Hull done more in this window? We need more depth to the squad and will someone please buy Aluko, so Bruce can't play him!

    Kevin from Woking: Don't know why people are surprised at the lack of activity. If clubs are scratching around on deadline day then it smacks of poor management.

    Lee in London: Good window for Spurs off loading dead wood, but could do with signing at least one player!

  110. Doria to Upton Park?

    West Ham

    BBC World Service Sport's John Bennett:

    "According to the French newspaper La Provence, West Ham could be frustrated in their efforts to sign the Marseille centre-back Doria. They say Doria passed his medical ahead of a potential move to East London but there are still more details to be completed. And a source has told them that the Brazilian player "will still be 'a Marseillais" tomorrow.""

  111. Post update

    Panic signings

    Panic room

    The hours before the end of the transfer deadline are where agents make their livelihoods and clubs make their mistakes.

    You've had all month to sign someone but no, you had to wait until the last few hours didn't you?Yes, I'm looking at you Liverpool when you signed Andy Carroll.

    And you, City, when you signed Benjani even as he fell asleep at an airport.

    Shame on you. Shame on you.

    Read the stories behind more deadline day panic signings here.

  112. Text us on 81111

    Adam from the Wirral: Liverpool and Rickie Lambert is like finding your childhood sweetheart when she's a bit older and she still looks good. But then you start dating and realise she's not all that. Plus she has a long list of men's names tattooed on her arm. Better to break it off.

  113. Time for a panic signing?

    Stoke have missed out on Aaron Lennon. Aston Villa appear to have missed out on Rickie Lambert.

    Brace yourselves as we enter 'the panic buy zone'.



    BBC Sport reporter Ben Smith tells us that Rickie Lambert has decided to stay at Liverpool.

    Aston Villa, you have 100 minutes and £5m to find a striker. This is like the plot of Brewster's Millions.

  115. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty has left Championship club Norwich City to join Turkish side Caykur Rizespor on loan for the rest of the season.

    And Plymouth Argyle have snapped up Anthony O'Connor from Blackburn Rovers on a permanent deal.

  116. Post update

    Into the final two hours and I'm beginning to wish I'd decided to watch The Mask tonight too. What can I tell you - Roger Johnson has left Wolves after having his contract terminated, Cabral has left Sunderland.

    In short, nothing much.

  117. Posh rage

    There will be no incomings at League One Peterborough, and chairman Darragh MacAnthony is not happy. MacAnthony claims a Championship club has failed to make an agreed large payment preventing Posh from strengthening their squad.

    "Truthfully it is a disgrace and their chairman is the same," MacAnthony says on Twitter. "It has put us last minute in a terrible predicament which I shall now fix and once the loan window opens, we shall bring in a couple of players to help the squad.

    "It's also a shambles the Football League allow this nonsense to carry on and not for the first time. I'm also sure we are not only club who it has happened to but the knock on effect is outrageous and doesn't help a club like Peterborough that's for sure!"

  118. Post update



    TWO HOURS on the clock. Barely time for a medical now, more a quick once-over. 'Yeah, looks fine that.'

    You have time to watch The Mask, cook yourself a nice roast dinner or enjoy 'The Bends' followed by 'OK Computer'.

    Which to be honest, is a far better evening than waiting for Rickie Lambert to decide if he fancies a trip to Villa Park.

  119. Text us on 81111

    Lambert to Aston Villa?

    Chris in Winchester: Brendan Rodgers should be ashamed if Liverpool sell Rickie Lambert. He knew what he was getting yet never played to his strengths or gave him a run in the side.

    Micky Poh in Sheffield: Why are we trying to spend £5m on an over-rated, aged poacher when we've just loaned out another in Darren Bent? Surely a good bit of spark in midfield for that kind of money.

    John in Warrington: We should keep Lambert at Liverpool and send Villa Balotelli instead! I'll even pay his train fare.

  120. Turf Moor latest


    From BBC Sport's Ian Dennis:"Burnley wanted West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans and indeed lodged a bid but now he's part of the deal involving Martin Olsson going to WBA.

    "Burnley are looking elsewhere and one target is Henri Lansbury at Nottingham Forest - but the Championship side are reluctant to sell."

  121. The view from the gamers world

    Jesse Lingard - Manchester United

    David Bytheway

    Fifa gamer

    Jesse Lingard

    Today, Fifa Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final competitor David Bytheway and Football Manager expert Alex Stewart will be providing insight and analysis of players involved in deals from a gamer's perspective.

    "Jesse Lingard has some decent stats that would be useful at Championship level. As a Wolves fan I wouldn't mind seeing him add a bit more pace to the team so we can make a push for promotion - 81 acceleration and 82 balance, he would be a decent fit to the majority of Championship teams as he proved for Birmingham City when he scored four in one game last season."

  122. Post update

    I wouldn't say we were bored but we've just polished off a pack of chocolate HobNobs (other chocolate biscuits are available) and then had a five-minute chat about which biscuits would be which footballers.

    Help us.

  123. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Emmanuel Sonupe

    St Mirren manager Gary Teale has moved to compensate for the by signing Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Sonupe on loan until the end of the season. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder came through Spurs' academy and has played for England Under-18s.

  124. Post update

    If there is a finer way for hundreds of thousands of people to spend a Monday evening than waiting to see if Aaron Lennon and Rickie Lambert move to Everton or Villa, I don't know it.

    Is the blockbuster deadline day a thing of the past?

  125. BreakingDONE DEALS

    Four Football League transfers to tell you about. Wigan have signed the wonderfully-named Gaetan Bong, a Cameroon international defender who was a free agent after leaving Greek side Olympiakos.

    Tommy O'Sullivan has left Cardiff to join Port Vale on a month's loan, while Scunthorpe's David Mirfin has linked up with Hartlepool on a similar deal.

    And Dagenham & Redbridge have added Huddersfield striker Daniel Carr on loan for the remainder of the season.

  126. Text us on 81111

    Lambert to Aston Villa?

    Jason in Stoke: As an Aston Villa fan of course I would welcome Rickie Lambert. But the sad truth is I also wouldn't blame him for not wanting the move. Such is the club at the moment.

    Matt in Berkshire: If I was Rickie Lambert I would pick up the phone and call Ronald Koeman and tell him that I made a mistake leaving Southampton, then ask if it would be possible to come back.

    Tom in Swadlincote: All very well signing Rickie Lambert but it's just another player in the box not getting deliveries.

  127. Post update

    All over for Ben Arfa?

    BBC World Service Sport's John Bennett:

    "The end of Hatem Ben Arfa? After confirmation that he won't be able to play until the end of the season Ben Arfa's agent has hinted that he may decide to quit football for good.

    "Ben Arfa is not allowed to play for Nice this season, after Fifa ruled that a Newcastle Under-21 game counted as a competitive match. He joined Nice from Newcastle earlier this month after cutting short a loan spell at Hull."

    "The 27 year-old is leaving Nice and lawyer Jean-Jacques Bertrand told Infosport+ "he has it in his head to quit football. The question is, will football - which he still dreams about still want him - and if yes, where will he go?""

  128. 'Arry needs a miracle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Reporter John Southall says he has just spoken to QPR manager Harry Redknapp who told him: "Unless there is an absolute miracle, nothing is going to happen.

    "Emmanuel Adebayor? Nothing there either unless there is a change of heart from the player."

  129. 'A Fiat Punto in an F1 race'

    David Bytheway

    Fifa gamer

    Today Fifa Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final competitor David Bytheway and Football Manager expert Alex Stewart will be providing insight and analysis of players involved in deals from a gamer's perspective.

    "Rickie Lambert on Fifa is one of the slowest strikers I've seen - 49 acceleration and 52 sprint speed. I'd compare him to a Fiat Punto in a Formula 1 race. That being said he's a strong player with good aerial stats. That combined with 81 finishing, 85 free-kick accuracy and 95 rated penalties suggest he could be key to ending Aston Villa's offensive woes."

  130. Post update

    Lingard on the move?

    Man Utd

    Manchester United have confirmed England Under-21 international Jesse Lingard was a late withdrawal from tonight's reserve game with Fulham at Leigh.

    Lingard had loan spells at Birmingham and Brighton last season. He started United's opening game of this season against Swansea but suffered a serious knee injury from which he has only just recovered.

    It is anticipated Lingard will be leaving Old Trafford on some kind of loan deal.

  131. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Aston Villa striker Callum Robinson has returned to League One side Preston North End on a loan deal for the rest of the season. Robinson scored five goals in 11 appearances for Preston earlier in the campaign.

  132. The view from the gamers world

    Demarai Gray – currently at Birmingham

    Alex Stewart

    Football Manager computer game expert

    Demarai Gray

    Today, Fifa Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final competitor David Bytheway and Football Manager expert Alex Stewart will be providing insight and analysis of players involved in deals from a gamer's perspective.

    "Demarai Gray is a very useful prospect who develops into a good Premier League winger. Within a few seasons, his stats for dribbling, first touch and vision improve significantly, as do his physical attributes. In Football Manager, he's not the sort of player who gets signed by an Arsenal or a Juventus, but he would be worth a punt for any mid-table Premier League side with an eye on development."

    Birmingham have rejected an improved £5m bid from Championship rivals AFC Bournemouth for teenage winger Gray.

  133. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Championship strugglers Millwall have signed Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer on loan for the remainder of the season.

  134. Post update

    Latest from Scotland

    Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven, 24, and 22-year-old midfielder Stuart Armstrong are undergoing medicals at Celtic after the clubs agreed deals totalling £2m plus add-ons.

    Mackay-Steven had already agreed to move to Celtic in the summer but, assuming there are no problems with the medical, will now move to Glasgow sooner. United's resolve to hang on to Armstrong had been tested by Celtic bids of £1.5m, then £1.6m, the latter rejected on Sunday. But talks on the final day of the transfer window has booked an exit from Tannadice.

  135. BreakingDONE DEAL

    Defender Tom Aldred has joined Blackpool for an undisclosed fee, two days after sealing a loan move from Accrington Stanley.

  136. Text us on 81111

    Alan in Bath: If Rickie Lambert signs for Aston Villa, who is coming in at Liverpool?

    Martin in Bradford: Manchester United could have done with Robert Huth on loan! Got to be better than Jones, Smalling and Evans.

    Earl, Fulham: What are the odds on Fulham doing nothing positive in the transfer window?

  137. Post update

    Keep on the list

    Know your Jordy Hiwula from your Ola Adeyemo?

    Even the most thorough deadline day watcher will have missed the odd signing here or there.

    Check out the full list.

  138. What would you do?

    Phil Neville

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rickie Lambert is perfect for Aston Villa but it is a massive emotional decision for him. He is finally at the club which he supported as a kid.