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Live Coverage: Transfer Talk - Deadline Day

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Sports Mole provides updates of all the transfer news on deadline day.

Welcome to Sports Mole's live transfer deadline day blog.

Today is the day when Premier League and Football League clubs need to finalise their business by 6pm this evening.

Yesterday, the window closed for most clubs around Europe, but there is still time for English outfits to get deals over the line.

Premier League clubs have spent more than £700m on players so far in this window, but that figure could rise by this evening.

Good morning everyone, and happy transfer deadline day! In just under 12 hours' time, the window will be closed for another summer. Business ceased in Europe yesterday, but the Premier League and Football League still have time to get deals over the line. Who will dominate the headlines today? If you stick with us, you'll find out!
So, let's kick things off with news about David de Gea's future. Yesterday, it seemed as though the Spaniard was on the verge of moving to the Bernabeu in a £29m deal, which would involve Keylor Navas going to Old Trafford. However, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, the transfer fell through as Madrid did not get the paperwork completed before the midnight deadline. Does that mean that De Gea will be a United player for the rest of the season? Or will the deal somehow go through? Hopefully we'll find out today!
Chelsea outcast Victor Moses is expected to be on the move again as he seeks a loan move. Yesterday, it was widely reported that the Nigerian would join West Ham United on loan, but now, the Daily Mail are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing him on a temporary basis. In order to make room for Moses, the report adds that Spurs will send Aaron Lennon to West Ham.
Manchester United have been very busy in the last 24 hours, with plenty of outgoings in particular. Another man who could be on his way out of Old Trafford is young striker James Wilson. According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion are keen to sign him on a season-long loan deal. Should Wilson depart, that would mean that United currently have just Wayne Rooney as an option up front. However, the Red Devils are believed to be in talks over the £36m capture of Monaco forward Anthony Martial.

Sticking with Manchester United, and what does the future hold for goalkeeper Victor Valdes? The Spaniard was rumoured to be closing in a switch to Besiktas after manager Louis van Gaal criticised him publicly. However, yesterday it emerged that the deal had fallen through, and now, Valdes has indicated that he is staying put after he uploaded United's club crest and selected it as his cover photo on Facebook...
It's been a very quiet transfer window for Arsenal as they have only signed goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea. Will Arsene Wenger get his wallet out today? That remains to be seen, but The Mirror have reported that a certain Arsenal player has attracted interest from Galatasaray. It is believed that the Turkish outfit are preparing a late bid for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate put on an impressive display against Liverpool at the weekend, and it appears as though Tottenham Hotspur are keen to swipe him. Newspaper reports have claimed that Spurs will make a move for the Senegal midfielder within the next few hours. With Tottenham having been linked to numerous players, including Victor Wanyama and Saido Berahino, this could be a busy day at White Hart Lane!

Deadline day is always a hectic one, with players and cheques flying at us at all angles! However, there are a few questions that need to be answered. Will David de Gea's move to Real Madrid go through? Will Tottenham Hotspur convince West Bromwich Albion to sell Saido Berahino? Have Chelsea finally given up on Everton's John Stones? Will anyone snap up Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin, and will Arsenal pull off a shock signing?
I don't think Gary Neville is a fan...

As mentioned earlier, Arsenal have basically been non-existent in the transfer market in the last month or so, but with many suggesting that the team need a new attacking player, will there be a late arrival at the Emirates? According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners have held talks with Paris Saint-Germain duo Edinson Cavani and Adrien Rabiot.

Premier League new boys Watford recruited a handful of players at the start of the window, but it appears that they want to welcome another. The Watford Observer reports that Roma forward Victor Ibarbo is due to undergo a medical today ahead of a loan move. However, complications in the transfer could arise as the player is only at Roma on a temporary basis from parent club Cagliari.
DE GEA UPDATE: There has been no official word from either club regarding the status of David de Gea's move to Real Madrid. We know from various reports that the paperwork was not finalised in time. According to Sky Sports News, United have said that their half of the work was sent through before last night's midnight deadline, and AS reports that it was Madrid officials who submitted their paperwork 28 minutes after the cutoff point. In normal circumstances, this would indicate that the deal is dead, but you never know, these complications are sometimes resolved.
DONE DEAL! Overnight, Porto finalised the capture of Watford defender Miguel Layun on a season-long loan, with the option of a permanent deal. Read more.

On Monday afternoon, Sunderland completed the signing of Fabio Borini from Liverpool. It appears as though the Black Cats are returning to Anfield this morning as they reportedly try to agree a loan deal for defender Tiago Ilori. The 22-year-old, who moved to Merseyside in 2013, is yet to make a competitive appearance for Liverpool.
Emmanuel Adebayor has been mentioned on occasion during this summer transfer window. The Togolese forward has dropped down the pecking order at Tottenham Hotspur and has been linked to West Ham United, Aston Villa and even Manchester United! The Hammers were favourites to land Adebayor, but the 31-year-old was not thought to be keen on switching to Upton Park. According to the Daily Mail, the striker may have had a change of heart and a loan move to West Ham is back on!
Everton have done well (so far) in keeping Chelsea target John Stones, and the Toffees are expected to add another defender to their ranks today. The Mirror reports that Ramiro Funes Mori will finalise a £6m switch from River Plate to Goodison Park at some point today after receiving a work permit. A deal was agreed last week, but both parties were just waiting on the Home Office.
There's rumours of another possible outgoing at Manchester United... According to The Mirror, Marcos Rojo's future at Old Trafford is in doubt due to a rumoured bust-up with manager Louis van Gaal. The Argentine, who failed to show up for United's pre-season tour following the Copa America, has not featured at all this season so far. In the last few days, United have offloaded Jonny Evans, Adnan Januzaj, Javier Hernandez and Anders Lindegaard, while David de Gea's future remains uncertain. Could Rojo be added to that list?

DONE DEAL! West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has confirmed that Alex Song has rejoined the club on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

Interestingly, Twitter user @wenxuan_yu has posted a photo of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in Paris. Earlier, we brought you reports that the Gunners have held talks with Paris Saint-Germain duo Edinson Cavani and Adrien Rabiot. Is Wenger's presence in France related to those rumours, or does he just fancy a return to his homeland? Perhaps we're clutching at straws!

Let's turn our attention to the Championship now. According to BBC Radio Derby, Huddersfield Town midfielder Jacob Butterfield is on the verge of moving to Derby County for a fee of around £3.5m.
It looks as though Glenn Murray's switch from Crystal Palace to Bournemouth is edging ever closer. Reports yesterday claimed that a £5m fee has been agreed, and according to Sky Sports News, the forward will undergo a medical at the Vitality Stadium at 8am this morning. Murray is expected to sign a three-year deal.

On Monday, reports emerged claiming that Tottenham Hotspur were preparing a late £13m offer for Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel. AC Milan were also registered with an interest, but the Italian club's chief executive Adriano Galliani has conceded defeat. He told reporters: "We tried to the end for Witsel, but we knew it would finish this way."
Is Dimitar Berbatov on the verge of signing for Aston Villa? This transfer seems to have come out of nowhere, but Sky Sports News claim that the former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker has touched down in the Midlands this morning. The 34-year-old, who left England last year following a two-year spell at Fulham, was released by Monaco at the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

It seems as though Virgil van Dijk has played his last game for Celtic. According to The Mirror, the defender will finalise a move to Southampton before the 6pm deadline after undergoing a medical last night. It is believed that an £11m fee has been agreed between the two parties.
Football pundit Steve Claridge has had his say on BBC Radio Five Live about the David de Gea situation. It's not nice reading for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal...

"Manchester United have backed themselves into a corner," he said. "Everyone knows they are absolutely desperate to get players in. I have been a critic of Louis van Gaal for a long time I still don't know what he is doing.

"They feel like a feeder club for Real Madrid. Nothing feels right. There is no plan, no pattern. I cannot see what direction he is taking the club. I don't get what he is doing."

Manchester City look as though their spending is complete in this window, but is there a chance of a few outgoings? Sky Sports News report that Samir Nasri's future may be discussed today. Previously, the French international was linked with a switch to Inter Milan, but now it is believed that Juventus are interested in the midfielder.

As mentioned earlier, there are reports that Marcos Rojo's Manchester United future is in doubt following a bust-up with manager Louis van Gaal. The player himself, though, is keen to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford.

"I have received offers but my idea is to stay here and fight for a position because it is a great club," ESPN quotes Rojo as saying. "I'll try to play as much as possible. I talked to Van Gaal when I returned and was upset by everything that had happened but he said he was counting on me."

So, will Rojo be staying after all?

In case you missed it, Sunderland confirmed yesterday that Emanuele Giaccherini has joined Bologna on a season-long loan.

Have Chelsea missed out on another defensive target? The Blues have already had three bids for John Stones knocked back by Everton, and now it appears that they were also rejected by Roma. According to Tuttomercatoweb, the reigning Premier League champions recently made an approach for Kostas Manolas, but they failed to get Roma on side. Chelsea are expected to sign Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji today.
Earlier this morning, West Ham United confirmed the signing of Alex Song on a season-long loan. The Barcelona midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Upton Park, has been speaking about his return to the club's official website.

"I am very happy. For me it was very important to come back because when I was here I had a great rapport with the fans and the club. It was a very easy choice for me to come back here and I'm very happy to be here."

DEA GEA UPDATE: Following last night's paperwork mishaps, Real Madrid have now reportedly appealed to FIFA in order to push through their deal to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. The Spanish giants are said to have agreed to pay £29m and hand over Keylor Navas as part of the deal, but the paperwork was not finalised by last night's midnight deadline. It seems as though Madrid are determined to sort out the issues, but it does not look hopeful. What does that mean for De Gea? Will he resume his place as United's number one goalkeeper? Remember, manager Louis van Gaal has not selected the shot-stopper at all this season so far.
Southampton are believed to be standing firm on their refusal to sell Victor Wanyama to Tottenham Hotspur. The 24-year-old Kenyan reportedly told the coastal club 10 days ago that he wants to leave this summer to move to White Hart Lane, and according to The Mirror, the midfielder is furious that the club will not sanction the transfer. Wanyama has two years left on his current contract at St Mary's.

Let's bring you some news from Scotland now. The Daily Record reports that Celtic are close to finalising deals for Ryan Christie and Jozo Simunovic. Note that the transfer window in Scotland does not close until midnight.
Saido Berahino made it known that he wants to leave West Bromwich Albion before the 6pm deadline by handing in a transfer request earlier this month, but the Baggies are not making it easy for the England Under-21 international to depart. Widespread reports have claimed that officials at The Hawthorns are braced for a third bid from Tottenham Hotspur. Will it be accepted this time?
In relation to Saido Berahino, L'Equipe are reporting that Erik Lamela's proposed move to Marseille was dependent on whether Tottenham Hotspur signed Berahino or not. It is believed that Spurs' club-record £30m player was on the verge of moving to France, but the deal is now off due to the uncertainty surrounding Tottenham's pursuit of Berahino.
UPDATE: As mentioned earlier, Chelsea winger Victor Moses has been tipped to join West Ham United on a season-long loan. Emmanuel Adebayor has also been linked with a switch to Upton Park. According to Sky Sports News, Moses signed a contract extension with Chelsea last night and has agreed to join the Hammers. The Nigerian's impending arrival means that West Ham will have their loan quota filled, which indicates that Adebayor can only join the London club on a permanent transfer.
Aston Villa have reportedly been in pursuit of Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, but according to The Mirror, the Midlands outfit have failed to land him on a season-long loan. The Eagles are willing to let Gayle go, but only for a £10m fee. Earlier this month, Bristol City agreed to pay the sum, but the 25-year-old forward turned down a switch to Ashton Gate. It seems as though Gayle is staying put at Palace.

Let's bring you some news from Liverpool, but it's regarding a departure as opposed to a new arrival. Sky Sports News are reporting that full-back Jose Enrique is close to joining West Bromwich Albion. The Spaniard has struggled for regular game time at Anfield as he seems to be third choice behind Joe Gomez and Alberto Moreno.
Earlier, we brought you reports that Sunderland are trying to secure a loan move for Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori. However, according to The Mirror, the Portugal Under-21 international has rejected the Black Cats' advances and wants to remain at Anfield to fight for a place in Brendan Rodgers's first team.
DONE DEAL! A first piece of business today in the blue half of Merseyside as Everton complete the signing of Ramiro Funes Mori. More on this soon.

Leeds United have been linked with a move for a new winger, but it doesn't look like their man will be Sunderland's Will Buckley. Find out why here.
Click here for more on the arrival of Mori at Everton. Roberto Martinez appears to be going to South America in the search of gems this summer.
DONE DEAL! A transfer out at St James' Park as young French midfielder Olivier Kemen leaves Newcastle United to join Lyon. He moved to Tyneside from FC Metz two years ago, but never made a senior appearance for the Magpies. Maybe Newcastle couldn't stand this hairstyle any longer?

We brought you the news earlier that Derby County could be interested in Huddersfield's Jacob Butterfield. It seems that Paul Clement is desperate for a new central midfielder as they have also been linked with Norwich City's Bradley Johnson.
West Brom could be willing to hand over Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe to secure the services of Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips, according to the Daily Mail.
Belgian journalist Kristoff Terreur is often bang on when calling the movements of Belgian players and he believes that there is interest from English teams in Club Brugge's Obbi Oulare.

More news from Everton and it looks like Aaron Lennon could be returning to the club. @SkyBet tweet: "We've suspended betting on Aaron Lennon moving to #EFC after a large bet at 1/3." Watch this space.
Click here for the full story on Kemen's transfer from Newcastle to Lyon.
BBC Sport journalist Richard Conway with the latest on the De Gea disaster: "Fifa assessing De Gea transfer collapse. Position should be clearer soon. Any appeal would need to come from Spanish FA. #DeadlineDay"
I'm sure he's just off to meet up with his Belgium teammates, but was it the best idea for Romelu Lukaku to send out this photo on Instagram?


Sky Sports News claim that Crystal Palace have rejected an offer from Aston Villa for striker Dwight Gayle. He's been constantly linked away in recent weeks, but will a deal for the poacher go through today.
Manchester City have sold 19-year-old Jose Manuel Pozo to Deportivo Almeria. He joined City's Elite Development Squad in 2012 aged 15 and made four senior appearances last season.
Matej Vydra has been an unused substitute for Watford so far in the Premier League this season and reports suggest that a loan move to the Championship could be on the cards. Reading are the latest to be linked with a move.
News from Chelsea as Alex Davey extends his loan at Peterborough United until January.
DONE DEAL! Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna sign former Newcastle United man Jonas Gutierrez on a free transfer.

With Glenn Murray soon to become a Bournemouth player, is Yann Kermorgant up for grabs today? It seems that Sheffield Wednesday could be keen on the French striker.
Not confirmed yet, but this picture suggests that Nikica Jelavic will soon be revealed as a West Ham man.

It had been reported that the paperwork for De Gea was submitted 28 minutes late, but now, according to Sky Sports News, La Liga did not receive anything from Real Madrid.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are hoping to sell Mathieu Flamini today, with Galatasaray said to be interested in the Frenchman.
Leeds United have one of the brightest young midfield duos in the Football League and Newcastle United might try to snatch one of their brightest talents. Find out who here.
Speaking of Leeds, Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay says that the Championship club could be eyeing Watford's Lloyd Dyer. They seem desperate to sign a winger today.
PROFILE | Just who is Manchester United-bound Anthony Martial? This profile contains everything you need to know.

Spurs are seemingly in the market for a powerful midfielder, but after being reportedly knocked back by West Ham when keen on Kouyate, they've now lost any hope of getting Victor Wanyama from Southampton, according to Sky Sports News.
Click here for more on the report that Real Madrid failed to file any paperwork at all with La Liga over the De Gea move. Surely not?
And here's the full story on Jonas Gutierrez signing for Depor after his release by Newcastle.
PA journalist Simon Peach tweets about Fulham: "#FFC have agreed a loan move with Dundee United for Adam Taggart. Nikolay Bodurov is attracting interest from a few clubs on #DeadlineDay."
Turkish publication Beyaz Gazete claim that Manchester United could be readying a €36m bid for Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu. Could be a big day at Old Trafford.
DONE DEAL! Wolves make a signing that could help fill the void left by Bakary Sako.

Byrne signs a three-year deal at Molineux for around £1m. Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says: "Nathan is an exciting young player who can play wide on either side, or as number 10 behind the striker." One in, but it could soon be one out as Richard Stearman is believed to be close to joining Fulham.
According to Sky Sports News, Bournemouth are going to sign Tomas Andrade on loan from River Plate. The 19-year-old playmaker has been pictured at the club this morning. He will sign a one-year loan deal.
It looks like Andrade might be happening because a deal to sign Jonathan de Guzman fell through. More on that, here.
SEVEN HOURS TO GO! And there's interesting murmurings that suggest that Norwich could be trying to sign Steven Naismith from Everton.
DONE DEAL! Why hasn't he got a shirt on?

Moses is still just 24 and has signed a new four-year deal with Chelsea as well as being loaned to the Hammers. Find our developing story here.
It's unlikely Arsenal will make any new signings today. Arsene Wenger is reportedly content with the options at his disposal, but if he has a change of heart, Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin could be the man they go for, according to the Daily Mail.
Click here for the full story on River Plate youngster Andrade's potential move to Bournemouth.
BBC Sport journo David Ornstein confirms that little is expected at Arsenal today: "Very unlikely #AFC will make any signings today. Explored options but nothing was close & almost certainly no ins or outs now #DeadlineDay." Some Championship teams have spent more this summer than the Gunners. A lack of ambition?
For those who play Fantasy Premier League. Not sure I'll fork out for him :/

Luke O'Neill is a free agent after his Burnley contract was cancelled by mutual consent.
Benfica's Ola John has been photographed arriving at Reading for talks. The Dutch international scored three goals in 26 Primeira Liga appearances last season.
DONE DEAL! West Ham announce the arrival of Nikica Jelavic on a two-year contract.

Newcastle left-sider Shane Ferguson extends his loan at Millwall until January 9, 2016.
It didn't take Luke O'Neill long to find a new club. He signs a two-year deal with Southend, who he was on loan with until his Burnley contract was cancelled today.
According to Sky Sports News, Anthony Martial has completed his medical with Manchester United and returned to France. Guessing he forgot his toothbrush. In case you missed it a little earlier, here's our profile on the player set to become the most expensive teenager ever.
DONE DEAL! French side Nantes announce that defender Papy Djilobodji has joined Chelsea.
Nothing from Chelsea yet, but Nantes say on their website that the 26-year-old Senegal international has signed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge. This is a bit harsh, but the only picture we've got of Djilobodji in our system is him being sent off!

From our columnist Sam Matterface on Twitter: "Stuart Pearce idea: #WindowWildcard! Each club puts a player in hat they don't want & each club pulls one out! Who would you put in?" That would certainly be fun!
Both Sky Sports News and BBC Sport have started using data from Football Manager to analyse unknown players and this what the latter has been told on Djilobodji: "Physically strong and good in the air, this limited defender is not exactly a marquee signing and is rated by FM as being no more than a good Championship level player with little scope for improvement. He's valued at just over £1m and can be bought from Nantes for little over that. In my longest save, he never leaves the French club and never averages over 7.00 in a season, suggesting that Chelsea's mooted purchase is a little panicky."
According to the Leicester Mercury, Bristol City have won the race to sign Liam Moore on loan from Leicester City. Leeds United had been interested in the England Under-21 international.
French footy expert @RBairner tweets: "#Djilobodji wasn't a particular standout in Ligue 1. Brawny defender. Signs for Chelsea for four years but doubt he'll last that long. #CFC" Hardly comparable to John Stones!
Anyhoo, that's my stint on the blog all done. Matt Law is taking over for the next three hours. I've been Pascal Lemesre, and you've been the best!
Thanks Pascal! Has De Gea joined Real Madrid yet? No... never mind. Joleon Lescott, however, is believed to be on the verge of completing a move from West Brom to Aston Villa. Good signing?
The latest on the De Gea saga is that the deal will not go through - no chance, none. However, after last night - who knows? Will Manchester United play him? It is without question one of the most bizarre turn of events that you could ever imagine.
Staying with Manchester United - Anthony Martial has reportedly passed his medical with the club ahead of a £36m move from Monaco. More here.

According to Sky Sports News, Martial has returned to the French squad and an announcement from Manchester United is moments away. The forward completed his medical last night after the two clubs agreed a fee. Will he be given the number nine shirt?
James Wilson is also believed to be heading out of Manchester United on loan. What is this - a bootie to get rid of all the strikers? Quite bizarre scenes at Old Trafford.
Bournemouth and Watford are both believed to be preparing late moves for Genoa winger Diego Perotti. According to The Mirror, Watford have had a £7m bid rejected. Still plenty of time to get the deal done!
Arsenal fans, listen up. Actually don't... nothing is happening at the moment. No rumours, no deals. It is shaping up to be a quiet end to the window. Only Petr Cech has arrived at the Emirates this summer and that looks to be the end of it. But who knows? We shall see...
BREAKING! David de Gea is staying at Manchester United! Real Madrid will not appeal the decision of the league, according to Guillem Balague. Wow! Case closed!
Deal or no deal? No deal! De Gea's reaction below, or maybe not...

This is a delightful video - Atletico have paid tribute to outgoing midfielder Raul Garcia, who has made the move to Athletic Bilbao. Everyone loves a slideshow...

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is due to speak to the press in the next couple of minutes. Maybe the situation with De Gea will become clearer. Stay tuned!
That is that then. No deal for De Gea, he stays in Manchester. Now we can focus on other matters. Just a reminder that the window is due to slam shut at 6pm, a nice early finish this time.
Chelsea are close to signing a defender, according to Sky Sports News. John Stones? No. Michael Hector of Reading. Big step up to that level from the Championship!
Chelsea will reportedly part with £4m to sign Hector from Reading. Strange one?!
According to Sky Sports News, Leicester have made an approach to Stoke for Jonathan Walters, who recently handed in a transfer request. Stoke want £3m, but have not yet received an offer that matches their valuation. Norwich City are also in the hunt!
Hold the phone...

Joe Ledley is believed to be heading out of Crystal Palace this summer. Derby County and Cardiff City have both been linked with the midfielder, who has struggled to get in the team this season.
Staying with Crystal Palace... Dwight Gayle. Aston Villa, according to Sky Sports News, have had a bid turned down, but Norwich City are also closely monitoring proceedings.
Is Alexandre Pato leaving Sao Paulo for the Premier League? Not according to the Brazilian club's president Ataide Gil Guerreiro: "I am determined to keep him. I'm working a way we can keep him permanently after December." Pato is actually contracted to Corinthians, but currently on loan with Sao Paulo!
Just a reminder that there is expected to a statement from Real Madrid over the next hour or so. It does seem strange that they are just allowing the De Gea deal to collapse. Still no news on Martial's confirmed move to Manchester United, but an announcement is expected to be close.
Arsenal were believed to be preparing a late move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, but according to the Daily Mail, the Gunners would not meet PSG's asking price of £50m.
Real Madrid have released a statement...
... the Spanish club have released a statement full of bullet points, explaining what occurred from their side. At 9.43pm Spanish time, they had to make minor alterations to the contracts that were submitted, but the contracts were signed at 11.32pm Spanish time. From there, Manchester United reached a final agreement with Keylor Navas. After midnight Spanish time, Manchester United sent the documents, which was too late. We shall get a full statement when possible!
Real Madrid timeline: Manchester United reached agreement with Navas at 11:53pm - Manchester United entered De Gea info to TMS at midnight, and Real Madrid received it at 12.02am. This is all so utterly bizarre. Almost like kids in the playground!
In short, Real Madrid are blaming Manchester United for the breakdown of the De Gea deal. Once the confirmation had been sent, it was too late, according to the Spanish league.
There are always transfer sagas in every window, but this De Gea business has taken the biscuit. Two of the biggest clubs in world football - maybe the two biggest - and they are squabbling.
More on Real Madrid's statement can be found here.
Still no word from Manchester United on the De Gea business or indeed Anthony Martial, who has reportedly completed his medical ahead of a £36m move. Elsewhere, nothing to bring you at the moment in terms of confirmed deals!
Lyon confirming the Martial deal?

Not too much is happening around Charlie Austin at the moment, which is really bizarre. Much of that, however, is down to QPR's valuation, which is in the region of £15m. A fair whack!
According to The Mirror, Charlie Austin could be on his way to Crystal Palace, if the London outfit can sell Dwight Gayle. It could be a domino effect in the remaining hours!
DONE DEAL! Bristol City have signed Nathan Baker on a season-long loan from Aston Villa.
BREAKING! Glenn Murray is joining Bournemouth from Crystal Palace. It is understood that the striker has signed a three-year deal with the Premier League club.
It is understood that Manchester United are preparing to release a statement in response to Real Madrid's version of events regarding De Gea. That will be an interesting read...
According to The Mirror, Norwich City have had a bid turned down by Everton for Steven Naismith. No chance of that deal, according to various reports.
According to Sky Sports News, West Ham United have agreed terms with Nottingham Forest attacker Michail Antonio and the player is on his way to London for a medical.
Hang on a minute - something fishy is going on here. You can put De Gea down as another one of Manchester United's striking options...

LESS THAN FOUR HOURS TO GO! Don't mention De Gea. Still no confirmation of Martial to Manchester United, but it is all done and dusted according to various sources.
According to Sky Sports News, Nathan Dyer is close to joining Leicester City on loan from Swansea City. More pace set to join the Leicester attack? Stay tuned for possible confirmation.
STAYING? Saido Berahino is now 1/6 with SkyBet to remain at West Bromwich Albion this summer. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly dropped their interest.
According to Sky Sports News, there will be at least two more players arriving at Bournemouth in the final hours of the transfer window, joining new addition Glenn Murray.
We have passed £800m in terms of Premier League spending in this transfer window...
According to Sky Sports News, Fulham are attempting to sign Gary Hooper on loan from Norwich City. Just a reminder that we are building towards a 6pm deadline tonight.
Manchester United fans listen up... according to Wales Online, your club are close to signing Regan Poole from Newport County in a deal that could rise to £400,000. The 17-year-old is reportedly on his way to Carrington for a medical. Not quite Neymar, but close.
Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, but the Belgian has just told RTBF: "I will not leave anymore. Zenit took the decision yesterday because in that short time they can't find someone to play on my position. It's a pity because I hoped to make a transfer. It is now certain that I will stay at Zenit until January."
DONE DEAL! Virgil van Dijk has signed a five-year deal at Southampton after leaving Celtic.
Just a reminder that the window will slam shut at 6pm UK time this evening - plenty of time to get deals done, but clubs will need to get a shift on. Aaron Lennon is still waiting to learn his future as he prepares to leave Tottenham Hotspur. A permanent move to Everton is a possibility!
West Ham fans listen up...

Dimitar Berbatov is currently a free agent after leaving Monaco and according to the Daily Mail, the former Manchester United striker is in talks with Aston Villa over a move to Villa Park.
Nothing much happening at Arsenal or Liverpool at the moment, but there is still time. It has been a fairly quiet deadline day thus far, aside from the De Gea saga of course!
Little over three hours until the transfer window slams shut at 6pm UK time. Jonathan Walters's future is still no clearer after leaving the Stoke training ground earlier this afternoon.
Update from Liverpool... Tiago Illori is still expected to leave the club on loan this afternoon, while Jose Enrique is also interesting a number of Premier League clubs. We shall see what develops!
Right, that is just about it from me, Matthew Law, this afternoon! Thanks for following the coverage and be sure to stick with us as I hand things over to Barney Corkhill for the next four hours...
THREE HOURS TO GO! Thanks Matt! We're into the home straight, folks! There are plenty of deals still to be concluded in the final three hours of the transfer window, so stick with us for up-to-date information right up to the 6pm deadline and beyond.
Nantes announced it a few hours ago, but Chelsea have now arrived fashionably late to the party. They have confirmed the signing of Papy Djilobodji on a four-year contract.


A couple of lines for the lower leagues quickly, as Peterborough United's Jack Payne has completed a loan move to Leyton Orient, while Chester have also sealed a temporary deal with Bournemouth youngster Josh O'Hanlon.
DONE DEAL! One more from the Football League as Eoghan O'Connell crosses South of the border from Celtic to Oldham Athletic on an initial loan deal until New Year's Day.
Norwich fans, the latest news from Carrow Road is not particularly encouraging in terms of incomings. Reports suggest that Alex Neil's side are no closer to bringing in reinforcements despite being linked with Jonathan Walters, Steven Naismith and Steve Cooke. Gary Hooper and Lewis Grabban, meanwhile, have been linked with moves away from the club.
There is a lot of action going on in the lower leagues of English football at the moment as we tick closer to that deadline. From League One, Barnsley have brought in striker Harry White, while Wigan Athletic are understood to be on the verge of signing Haris Vuckic on loan from Newcastle. Danny Kearns, meanwhile, has left League Two side Carlisle by mutual consent.
An interesting transfer could be developing up in Newcastle, with the Magpies reportedly keen to tie up a swap deal with QPR for Charlie Austin. Papiss Cisse is the man they are willing to send in the opposite direction in addition to cash, although it remains to be seen whether Cisse would be willing to drop down a division.
STAYING? Perhaps that Austin rumour will be the shortest-lasting one in transfer deadline day history! The QPR striker has strongly hinted that he will be staying with the Hoops this season.


DONE DEAL! Hibernian have wrapped up a loan deal for Chelsea's 19-year-old striker Islam Feruz. He will move North of the border for the entire 2015-16 season.
CAVANI LATEST: Arsenal have been heavily linked with a striker all summer, and the latest reports suggest that their hopes of bringing Edinson Cavani in from PSG are not yet dead. More on that story here.
Speaking of strikers, although admittedly not quite as high profile ones, Marvin Sordell has been told that he can find a new club by Burnley. The club have parted company with the player by mutual consent.
And sticking with that striking theme, Norwich's Gary Hooper is understood to be undergoing a medical ahead of his proposed move to Fulham. That full story can be found by clicking here.
It has been a good deadline day for Hull so far, with Steve Bruce being able to keep hold of all of his key players. Tom Huddlestone, Michael Dawson, Mohamed Diame, Abel Hernandez and Ahmed Elmohamady have all be linked with moves away, but reports suggest that, as of that, there have been no approaches for any of them.
More than £813m has been spent this summer, and we're on course for the most expensive transfer window ever. Anthony Martial to Manchester United is expected to boost that further in the coming hours, but so far the biggest deal of deadline day has been Van Dijk to Southampton for £11.5m.
Big questions remain over the future of Jonathan Walters, and the latest on that move is that Stoke have set a £3m asking price for the attacking. Leicester are thought to be front-runners as things stand, while the Foxes are also closing in on a deal for Nathan Dyer from Swansea City.
Speaking of Jonathan Walters, Norwich City's Robbie Brady has been speaking of the prospect of seeing the Stoke man join him at Carrow Road. Here is what he had to say...


"I think there are a few hours left and I'll be buzzing if it does happen for him, and if he does end up at our place I'll be over the moon. But obviously it's his decision and he's got to sort that out today. I'm sure I'll speak to him later on at some stage and find out all the ins and outs."

Michail Antonio has revealed that his move to West Ham is not quite wrapped up, with the paperwork still needing to be completed. The medical has been done, however, so it seems like just a matter of time before he is officially confirmed as a Hammer.
DONE DEAL! News of a done deal from up in Scotland to bring you as Andy Murdoch drops down a division, joining Cowdenbeath on loan from Rangers until January.
Watford are understood to be closing in on the season-long loan of Victor Ibarbo from Roma. The Colombian striker is reportedly undergoing a medical at Vicarage Road, so that deal could be concluded shortly.
Preston could be closing in on a couple of strikers from fellow Championship clubs before the deadline. Sheffield Wednesday's Stevie May and Eoin Doyle from Cardiff are reportedly close to joining the newly-promoted side at Deepdale.
Some news for Sunderland fans, who will be crying out for a new defender after the start to the season they have had. Well, DeAndre Yedlin is the man being linked with the Black Cats, and it is understood that the club are confident of completing a deal with the American.
BREAKING! Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Joleon Lescott. That developing story can be found here.
And here is that confirmation...


ARSENAL LATEST: No doubt Arsenal fans are eagerly waiting for some news, any news on a striker coming to the Emirates. Well, the latest is that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on their radar, although considering they have also been linked to Cavani and Benzema this summer, I wouldn't hold my breath.
Villa have just sealed the signature of Joleon Lescott, but they are looking less likely to add a striker to their ranks before the end of the window. They earlier pulled out of the race to sign Adebayor, and now the same is true of Dimitar Berbatov. More on that story here.
TWO HOURS TO GO! Just two hours remain in this summer's transfer window! Still plenty of news to come, most notably the confirmation of Anthony Martial to Manchester United.
We brought you the news of Ibarbo's ongoing medical at Watford earlier, but that is certainly not the only action going on at Vicarage Road. Obi Oulare, who featured for Club Brugge against Manchester United in their recent Champions League playoff, is on the verge of completing a £6m move on a five-year deal, while Adlene Guedioura is understood to have joined the club from Crystal Palace. Matej Vydra, meanwhile, looks to be on his way to Reading on a season-long loan deal.
BREAKING! West Ham confirm the signing of Michail Antonio from Nottingham Forest!

BREAKING! That is swiftly followed by Oulare completing his move to Watford!


Stoke are expected to bid farewell to Jonathan Walters today, but they could also be bringing in a new midfielder, with Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak on their radar. Jedinak has not been a first-team regular for the Eagles so far this season and could be seeking pastures new as a result.
Back down to the lower leagues, where Stevenage have signed up 17-year-old Jack Storer on professional terms, while Jonathan Obika is reportedly on the verge of joining Sheffield United from Swindon on a loan deal.
BERAHINO LATEST: Berahino is another whose future is up in the air and faces an uncertain few hours, but some breaking news is that West Brom have rejected a third bid for the striker from Tottenham Hotspur. That could be the killer blow in those negotiations.
BREAKING! Some more breaking news to bring you, this time from Chelsea, who are still desperate to bring in a defender by the looks of things. It is emerging that they have had two big-money bids rejected for PSG's Marquinhos today. Will they go in for a third?

ADEBAYOR LATEST: West Ham have been the standout performers of deadline day so far, but they may not be done yet. According to Sky Sports News, Emmanuel Adebayor is desperate to join up the the Hammers, but a loan deal is not an option as Carl Jenkinson and Victor Moses are already at the club on temporary deals from fellow Premier League sides. That looks like being a complicated one, so we'll keep a close eye on it in the next few hours.
News from Notts County as the Magpies have parted company with 21-year-old striker Billy Daniels by mutual consent after just seven months with the club.
Sticking with the lower leagues, Colchester United have confirmed that they have completed the signing of 19-year-old goalkeeper Dillon Barnes on a free transfer.
Things have just got a leeeeeetle bit quiet in the last few minutes. We're expecting a flurry of transfers to be confirmed soon, though, with United still to confirm Martial and Watford on the verge of tying up a number of transfers. The futures of the likes of Berahino and Adebayor also remain uncertain, and I haven't even mentioned David de Gea yet...
LENNON LATEST: Aaron Lennon is another who wants to leave Tottenham if reports are to be believed, and Everton are understood to be confident of completing a permanent deal with the winger before the deadline. He spent time at Goodison Park on loan last season, of course.
BERAHINO LATEST: Everything right now seems to be Tottenham related, which is not a surprise considering Daniel Levy's transfer history. Spurs have reportedly not lodged a FOURTH bid for Saido Berahino, although that is expected to be the final offer they will submit.

Palace have already seen Murray leave Selhurst Park today, and he could be followed out of the exit door by Dwight Gayle. The striker is reportedly nearing a move to Norwich on what would be a four-year deal, although the clubs are currently wrangling over the fee.
DONE DEAL! Dundee have completed the signing of Rhys Healey on loan from Cardiff City. That deal is initially until January.
BREAKING! Steven Naismith has been linked with what would be a surprise move away from Everton today, but that speculation appears to have been quelled. The Toffees are understood to have rejected an offer of between £7m-£8m from Norwich City, while Sunderland's interest never progressed into a formal bid.
DONE DEAL! News of another deal from the Football League to bring you as Coventry have announced the signature of Lateef Elford-Alliyu on a four-month contract from Maltese side Valletta.
There will be no more business for Southampton today, who as things stand have wrapped up the biggest deal of the day in bringing Virgil van Dijk to the club.


Tony Fernandes of QPR, however, has suggested that there is still "lots to do" for his side, although he may well be talking about the upcoming season rather than the final hour or so of the transfer window. His biggest signing of the day may well be keeping Charlie Austin at the club.


BBC Sport are reporting that Tottenham's bid for Saido Berahino contains just £5m up front, with the rest arriving in instalments and incentives. It is no surprise that they keep getting knocked back if that is the case...
DONE DEAL! Celtic have lost star defender Virgil van Dijk today, but I can't imagine too much of the £11.5m they received for him has gone on their latest signing. They have brought in 20-year-old Ryan Christie from Inverness, although they will loan him back to Caley Thistle for the 2015-16 season, with an option to recall in January.
DONE DEAL! Fulham midfielder Larnell Cole has completed a move to Shrewsbury Town, with the 22-year-old arriving at New Meadow on loan until January.
Nathan Dyer has arrived at Leicester's base via helicopter! The Foxes seem desperate to push that deal over the line, and we'd expect that one to be confirmed before or just after the 6pm deadline.
It's all been very quiet for Liverpool so far today. It doesn't appear as though they will bring any new players in on deadline day, but defenders Tiago Ilori and Jose Enrique could be on their way out of Anfield.
ONE HOUR TO GO! It's the one-hour warning! Just 60 minutes remain of the transfer window and STILL we await confirmation of Anthony Martial to Manchester United. Surely it's not going to be David de Gea take two?!
Speaking of United - there have been links between Louis van Gaal's side and Marco Reus towards the closing stages of the transfer window too. However, the Red Devils are understood to have been put off by the asking price for the German.
Very interesting...


BERAHINO LATEST: More on that Berahino deal, as the latest suggests that the Baggies have rejected the fourth and final offer from Spurs for the striker. It looks like he will be staying at The Hawthorns this summer, but he doesn't seem happy about it.
DONE DEAL! Things are starting to heat up in this final hour! News from the Championship to bring you as Brighton's Chris O'Grady has joined Nottingham Forest on loan. The 29-year-old striker will be at the City Ground until the end of the season.
More lines from the lower leagues to bring you as Shrewsbury left-back Mickey Demetriou has joined Cambridge United on a six-month loan deal, while Doncaster Rovers have signed Oscar Gobern from QPR until January.
DONE DEAL! Good news for Sunderland fans as they have succeeded in their bid to sign pacey defender DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham on loan.


BREAKING!


There is the news that Manchester United fans have been waiting for! Anthony Martial is now confirmed as a United player on a four-year contract with the option of a further year on top of that. The fee for the 19-year-old is believed to be around £36m. That full developing story can be found here.
DONE DEAL! Another deal to bring you from the Premier League as Crystal Palace's Adlene Guedioura has moved to Watford for an undisclosed fee.


That Martial signing takes the spending in this transfer window to more than £858m, which is a new record and comfortably the biggest deal of the day so far. This is what he has had to say about the move:

"I'm so excited to join United. I've always wanted to play in the Premier League and look forward to meeting my teammates."

Some more done deals to bring you from the Football League: Championship club Brentford have brought in Ryan Woods on a three-year deal from Shrewsbury for an undisclosed fee, while Barnsley have signed 20-year-old goalkeeper Nick Townsend from Birmingham on a permanent basis, also on a three-year contract.
It wasn't long ago that Michu was one of the hottest prospects in the Premier League, but he has been told that he has no future at Swansea and, according to reports, Stoke are now interested in the Spaniard.
Speaking of no future, how about Berahino? Anthony Martial becoming the most expensive teenager in football history has taken some of the attention away from that tweet, but what lies ahead for him after he declared that he would never play for Jeremy Peace again?
It is looking increasingly likely that Jose Enrique will stay at Liverpool until at least January, but Ilori could still be on his way out. Reports suggest that he could move to Aston Villa on a £1m loan deal, with the option to buy at the end of that.
30 MINUTES REMAINING! Just half an hour remains until the deadline, but remember that deals will continue to filter through beyond 6pm. There are still a lot of issues to wrap up, not least this Berahino mess.
BREAKING! Watford have been very busy today, and they have another one in as Ibarbo joins from Roma on a one-year loan deal.


First Austin reveals that he is staying, and now Matty Phillips has suggested that he is doing the same. It's been a good day for QPR...


DONE DEALS! More from the Football League as Newport County bring in 21-year-old defender Matt Partridge on a one-year deal from Dagenham & Redbridge, while Birmingham's Wes Thomas has joined League One side Swindon on loan until January.
A reminder that the biggest deal of the day has seen Anthony Martial join Manchester United for £36m, becoming the most expensive teenager in football history. The pressure will certainly be on the 19-year-old, but United legend Gary Neville believes that he could be a success...


Stoke have been linked with a move for Jedinak today, but the latest on that one is that the deal is being held up on personal terms. Less than 20 minutes remain for them to push that one over the line!
DONE DEAL! Fulham's Adam Taggart is the latest to move North of the border on a temporary basis, with the 22-year-old joining Dundee on loan until January.
Bournemouth could be entering the madness in the very late stages of this window. They have been linked with a six-month loan move for Aston Villa's Joe Bennett.
DONE DEAL! Huddersfield Town have secured a season-long loan deal with Jamie Paterson from Nottingham Forest, who have been very busy today.
10 MINUTES TO GO! Just 10 minutes remain in this record-breaking transfer window, and along with the 10-minute warning I can bring you the news that Jonathan Walters, linked with a move to Leicester and Norwich today, will NOT be leaving Stoke.
DONE DEAL! Hull have left it late but, in addition to keeping hold of their key players, they have also signed Adama Diomande from Stabaek on a three-year deal.


BREAKING! Chelsea have added a second defender to their ranks today, with Michael Hector arriving at Stamford Bridge from Reading. Not quite the blockbuster John Stones move some Chelsea fans may have been hoping for.


Hector will rejoin Reading on loan initially, but he has signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. More on that developing story here.
STAYING! It looks like Jedinak will be staying at Crystal Palace after talks over a move to Stoke broke down over personal terms. The clubs are understood to have an agreement, but Jedinak will be staying as a Palace player.
TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSED!
The 2015 summer transfer window comes to an end, but the drama is not yet done! Anthony Martial was the headline switch of a busy deadline day, taking the total amount spent to more than a record £860m. There is still time for deals to trickle through, however, with the futures of Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor among those still uncertain.
STAYING? By all accounts, Adebayor is desperate to leave Spurs, and they're keen to get him out of the door too. However, the striker was demanding that the club pay £5m to cancel his contract, and it is understood that the two parties have failed to agree a deal. That would see him remain at White Hart Lane.

BREAKING! Big news from the Championship as Derby County have boosted their ranks with the signature of Norwich City's Bradley Johnson, who drops down from the Premier League to aid the Rams in their promotion push.


The latest in terms of Tiago Ilori, by the way, is that the deal sheet for a loan move to Aston Villa has been submitted. That one is not completed so far, but could still be done within the next two hours.
Liverpool have also had an incoming in the dying stages of this window, with Allan Rodrigues de Souza, who has been training with the club this summer. That one should also be confirmed shortly.
DONE DEAL! Another deal that was confirmed just after the deadline passed was 19-year-old midfielder Aaron Kuhl joining Dundee United on loan from Reading until January.
DONE DEALS! A couple of lines to bring you from Swansea City, now. The first is that Dwight Tiendalli has left the club having seen his contract cancelled by mutual consent, while Alex Samuel has joined Greenock Morton on loan until January.
DONE DEAL! Another loan from the Premier League as West Ham full-back Sam Westley has joined VVV-Venlo until the end of the season.
DONE DEAL! We've heard that Derby have significantly strengthened their ranks with the signing of Bradley Johnson, and promotion rivals Middlesbrough have looked to do the same. They have announced the signing of Carlos de Pena on a three-year deal.
Speaking of that Bradley Johnson deal, it is one that certainly took us by surprise. Derby are understood to have spent £6m on the midfielder, with that fee potentially rising to £7m. Johnson was Norwich's Player of the Year last season as they sealed a return to the Premier League, so Canaries fans will not be happy to see the back of him. What a signing for Derby, though.
DONE DEALS! Preston have struggled in front of goal a little this season, but they have looked to rectify that with the double signing of Stevie May from Sheffield Wednesday on a three-year deal and Eoin Doyle on a season-long loan from Cardiff.
DONE DEAL! Sticking with the lower leagues, Swindon striker Michael Smith has joined fellow League One club Barnsley on loan until January.
LENNON LATEST: We're still waiting for official confirmation, but all the signs point to Aaron Lennon's switch to Everton being done and dusted now. The fee for the Spurs winger is through to be around £4.5m.

DONE DEAL! The deadline-beating transfer continue to come through almost 30 minutes after 6pm, and the latest sees Bolton's Andy Kellett - on loan at Manchester United last season - join League One side Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.
Some strong words from the Arsenal Supporters Trust after the Gunners failed to bring in any new faces today. Indeed, they are the only club in Europe's top five leagues not to have signed an outfield player this summer:

"So another frustrating transfer window shuts with Arsenal sitting on huge financial resources despite there being a widely held view squad additions were needed. The AST would like the club to review its scouting and playing purchasing arrangements. If they believe all is well they should reflect on what the point is of a football club.

"If Arsenal run for the benefit of supporters - why does the Club sit on huge cash piles year after year? Whether it needs to be spent on the team is a matter of opinion. If the opinion of the manager is that it doesn't, and the board back him, so be it. However, give the money back to the supporters in lower ticket prices and other benefits".

There have been a few moves from the Football League up to Scotland today, and the latest sees another departure from Swindon as striker Miles Storey joins Inverness on loan until January.
DONE DEAL! Napoli have confirmed the signing of Nathaniel Chalobah on a season-long loan deal. He is the 33rd (THIRTY-THIRD!) player to leave Chelsea on loan this summer.
Jose Enrique was linked with a move to West Brom today, but the Spaniard has taken to Twitter to address that speculation:


DONE DEAL! We brought you news of this one earlier, but it has now been confirmed. Haris Vuckic has signed a new one-year deal with Newcastle before immediately being loaned out to Wigan.
News is coming through that Aston Villa were interested in signing Dimitar Berbatov today, but couldn't agree terms with the veteran free agent.
DONE DEAL! Rotherham United have confirmed the signing of Bournemouth goalkeeper Lee Camp on a permanent deal, which has also seen Kelle Roos return to parent club Derby County.
There have been some notable developments throughout the day, but teams would do well to fare better than West Ham have today. Co-chairman David Gold certainly seems to be happy with how things have gone:


ILORI LATEST: Deals are still to be concluded tonight and one of those looks like being Tiago Ilori's loan switch from Liverpool to Aston Villa. He has now arrived at Villa's training ground as they look to push through the move in time, and that one is understood to have the option of making it a permanent deal at the end of the season.
BREAKING! A late deal from Bournemouth, who have completed the signing of Joe Bennett on loan until January.


BERAHINO LATEST: The Saido Berahino saga continues to rumble on, and Jeremy Peace has now spoken out about the striker's failed move to Tottenham Hotspur. Here is what he has had to say:

"We have a key player who has been very unsettled by antics which were designed to get him out of our club cheaply. Those tactics have continued despite my making our position clear in my first conversation with Daniel Levy on this subject in mid-August.

"I said selling Saido so late in the window was not on our agenda. Tottenham's offers failed substantially to reflect Saido's true value while the timing made no allowance for our own recruitment of a suitable replacement for a proven Premier League goalscorer.

"Saido has been unsettled to the point where our Head Coach has not felt able to select him for our last three games. We are now left with the task of repairing the damage created by this unfortunate episode."

DONE DEAL! Things have been awfully busy at Watford today, and the expected departure of Matej Vydra has finally been confirmed. He joins Reading on loan for the season.
DONE DEAL! There has been a goalkeeping departure from Manchester United, ladies and gentlemen! However, it is not the latest of twists in the David de Gea saga. Instead, teenage keeper Kieran O'Hara has joined Morecambe on a youth loan deal.
DONE DEAL! There has also been a late incoming at Old Trafford, and it is a pretty strange one. Young Regan Poole, a teenage defender from Newport County, who sit bottom of the football league, has joined the Premier League giants.
Phew! It has been a busy few hours on deadline day, and we're not done yet! That's my stint done, but I'll pass you over to Callum Mulvihill, who will mop up all of the deals that continue to trickle through...
Thanks Barney! It's been a hectic day of deals and non-deals, but we're expecting a few more official announcements before the night comes to an end. There is just under an hour for clubs to complete paperwork had they submitted the deal sheet in time.
DONE DEAL! Nathan Dyer's season-long loan move to Leicester from Swansea has been confirmed. Claudio Ranieri has certainly done a good job of boosting the club's attack

Speaking to talkSPORT about the reports of West Ham's interest in Adebayor, co-chairman David Gold has said: "He's a very expensive player. Slaven decided against it."

That sounds very familiar, doesn't it? Adebayor will be a Spurs player until January, and possibly longer.

DONE DEAL! Jack Hendry, a 20-year-old defender, has joined Wigan Athletic from Partick Thistle on a four-year contract.
DONE DEAL! It's been a busy day for the admin staff at Bournemouth. Tomas Andrade has arrived at Dean Court.

We're still waiting to hear whether Aaron Lennon's move to Everton has been completed, while Adebayor also looked to be on the way out of Spurs at one point today. Another player linked with a move was Federico Fazio, but reports have suggested that Sevilla failed with a late bid to re-sign the defender.

Real Madrid were quick to release a statement earlier today and they placed the blame on Manchester United after the David de Gea fell through last night. United have responded with a press release of their own. Here are the key points below.

"Manchester United did not seek contact from Real Madrid for the sale of David. David is a key member of our squad and the club's preference was not to sell. No offer was received for David until yesterday.

"At lunchtime yesterday, Real Madrid made its first offer to buy David. A deal was agreed between the clubs, which included Navas being transferred to Old Trafford. The deals were dependent on each other."

United seem happy to keep De Gea for the final year of his deal and they are certainly not ready to take the blame for the collapse of the move.

More from the statement: "Real Madrid didn't upload David's documents to the Spanish league in time, per reports it seems some 28 minutes after the deadline The fact that Manchester United filed the papers on time was acknowledged by the Football Association, who offered to support that claim in any discussions with FIFA. The Club offered this assistance, as well as its own timestamped documents to Real Madrid but they have chosen not to go down this route.

"Manchester United acts appropriately and efficiently in its transfer dealings. The Club is delighted that its fan-favourite double Player of the Year, David de Gea, remains a Manchester United player."

It has been reported that Spurs were keen to terminate Adebayor's contract today, but with over £5m remaining on the final year of his deal, the striker refused to walk away without compensation. An experienced player will be training with the youth team players for at least the next four months.
DONE DEAL! Rotherham have been busy today and the double signing of Tony Andreu and Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe from Norwich on loan deals has been confirmed. Andreu will be with the club until January, while Odjidja-Ofoe signs on a one-month loan.
It must be considered a brilliant day for QPR, who have avoided selling Charlie Austin and Matty Phillips today.

Chris Ramsey has told the club's website: "I think QPR have helped put players like Charlie and Matty on the map, and it's great to see them acting with such integrity and loyalty.

"Obviously, from a professional point of view, you feel a little disappointed for them as all players want to play at the highest level possible, but they're in a great place here at QPR."

DONE DEAL! Reading have announced the signing of Benfica winger Ola John on a season-long loan deal.
DONE DEAL! It has been a move which was rumoured to be close for most of the day and Everton have finally confirmed the signing of Aaron Lennon on a three-year deal after he spent the second half of last season on loan at the club. The fee is reported to be close to £4.5m.

Lewis Grabban has upset a few people at Norwich with his eagerness to leave the club in recent weeks, but he will be at Carrow Road for at least another few months. Reports have suggested that Bournemouth failed with two offers for the striker.
Responding to the Berahino story, former West Brom defender Curtis Davies has tweeted: "Jeremy never loses! He gets his money or you stay put. #TrustMe."
One man who did not make a move today was Abdoulaye Doucoure, who has confirmed that he is staying at Rennes after failing to agree personal terms with Watford. He was also rumoured to be a target for West Brom.
Interesting reports emerging about Mohamed Diame. Aston Villa are believed to have launched a late move for the midfielder, but Hull City were unable to come to terms over a price for the 28-year-old.
DONE DEAL! One of the latest deals of the day has finally been confirmed. Tiago Ilori has joined Villa from Liverpool on a season-long loan and there an agreement in place for the move to be made permanent next summer.

DONE DEAL! You'll remember that Michail Antonio and Victor Moses both arrived at West Ham earlier today, which ensured the opportunities on offer to Matt Jarvis would be reduced. Norwich have reacted to sign the winger on a season-long loan.
Perhaps one of the most surprising deals of the day was Norwich's decision to sell Bradley Johnson, who played such a key role in securing promotion last season. Derby are believed to have paid £6m for the midfielder with the fee possibly rising to £7m. Paul Clement is certainly a happy man.

"Being able to bring Bradley to Derby represents and major coup for the football club. As I have said before, the midfield position is one we have been trying to strengthen, not just with numbers but with quality, and Bradley certainly brings that in abundance," the Derby boss told the club's website.

Is Nathan Redmond not very happy with Norwich's business today?

Andre Carrillo caught the eye with some impressive displays in the Champions League last season, and it has been reported that Leicester failed with two bids for the Sporting Lisbon winger before signing Nathan Dyer on loan. The second bid for Carrillo was reported to be worth close to £9m.
Some news from Germany now. Kevin Grosskreutz looks certain to be leaving Borussia Dortmund when it was revealed he was in talks with Galatasaray, but it has been confirmed that the deal was not completed before the deadline. Both clubs are now waiting to hear a final decision from FIFA.
Dwight Gayle has proved that he can score goals in the Premier League and it seems incredible that he is still a Crystal Palace player after the speculation which has surrounded his future. A report has claimed that the Eagles pulled out of a deal to sell the striker to Norwich City earlier today.
DONE DEAL! FIFA are not wasting time tonight. After it was revealed that Dortmund and Galatasaray struggled to push through a deal for Kevin Grosskreutz, the Turkish club have now been able to confirm the signing of the Germany international.
Victor Moses, who signed a four-year extension before joining West Ham on loan today, has revealed his delight after making the switch to the other side of the capital. Can the winger be a success at Upton Park?

"I want to add my quality to what West Ham already have and hopefully we can do even better than last season. I am very pleased to work under the new manager [Slaven Bilic]. There is a huge amount of talent with Alex Song and Nikica Jelavic joining the club and I want to help the club finish as high up in the table as possible," he told the club's website.

Curtis Davies has been speaking about Jeremy Peace's decision to keep hold of Saido Berahino, who has threatened to go on strike after being prevented from joining Spurs.

The former Baggies defender told BBC Radio 5 Live: "If Jeremy doesn't get the money he wants, he doesn't need to sell anyone to balance the books. I don't know what Saido's been told behind the scenes or if he's been told he can go if the offer reached a certain level.

"But I had a scenario where I was told that I'd be allowed to leave if we didn't go up. I did manage to go, but it went all the way down to the wire on deadline day. I ended up going to Aston Villa"

Ramiro Funes Mori and Aaron Lennon both arrived at Everton today, and Roberto Martinez is happy with the business done by the Toffees, whose most important decision may have been rejecting Chelsea's offers for John Stones.

"I feel really pleased about the way in which our business during this transfer window will allow us to carry on with the continuity in our squad and develop some of our young talent while adding some outstanding characters to the football club," Martinez told the club's website.

Phil Neville, living it up in the sun as Valencia's first-team coach, is ready to ignore all of the transfer gossip for a few months.

Could there be some late movement in Scotland? The deadline for Scottish clubs is at midnight and rumours tonight are claiming that Michu, who has been told that he has no future with Swansea, has made the trip to Glasgow to hold talks with Celtic. Is there a deal in place, or is the gossip in overdrive with less than three hours remaining in the window?

Napoli seemed to be battling to keep all of their key players this summer and the club's president, Aurelio De Laurent, has confirmed that Juventus failed with a bid to sign midfielder Marek Hamsik.
DONE DEAL! Wigan have announced the signing of Andy Kellet from Bolton Wanderers on a three-year deal. The 21-year-old had spent time on loan at Manchester United at the end of last season.
Club legend Thierry Henry has admitted that he believes Arsenal should have signed more players in the summer window. Petr Cech was the only arrival and the Gunners are the only club in Europe's top five leagues to have not signed an outfield player in the summer.

"I think he should have tried to bring players and I think he did try, it could not happen, but I still think that team needed some players," Henry told Sky Sports News.

DONE DEAL! It was confirmed earlier this evening that Kevin McHattie had left Hearts by mutual consent and Kilmarnock have now announced the signing of the defender on a three-year deal.
The biggest news from the last couple of days is the collapse of David de Gea's move to Real Madrid, but reports in Spain are claiming that the Man Utd goalkeeper will receive compensation from the La Liga club.
Carlos de Pena became Middlesbrough's 10th signing of the window earlier today, and Aitor Karanka is confident that he will quickly become a key player for the club after making the switch from Nacional.

"Carlos will be a very good signing for us. Everyone is going to see that he is a very good player," the Boro boss told the club's website. "One of the biggest things is how much he wanted to join us. He told me from the first minute that he couldn't wait to start working with us and that is the main thing."

Incredible figures being confirmed by the guys over at Deloitte.

Harry Redknapp was the man who brought Emmanuel Adebayor to Spurs and he enjoyed success with the Togolese striker leading his attack, but he is concerned about the direction his career is taking.

"He needs to go and play somewhere, his career is wasting away," Redknapp is quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

DONE DEAL! Hearts are busy letting players leave this evening, with Queen of the South confirming the arrival of striker Gary Oliver for an undisclosed fee.
How does a 19-year-old react to moving to one of the biggest clubs in the world for £36m? Well, Anthony Martial insists that he is not affected by the pressure which comes with the transfer.

"I don't feel the pressure," Martial told the club's official website. "I know there is pressure but I'm ready for it," he told the club's website.

"I spoke with the coach, Louis van Gaal, and I know that I need to work very hard. It's not easy to speak about myself but I am a very fast player. I hope that everything will go well for me at this club."

Jose Enrique claimed that he was never given the chance to join West Brom today and has vowed to fight for his place at Liverpool. The Spanish full-back posted one final message to fans on Twitter before quitting social media this evening.

"I thought it was good to share with the fans pictures but I think they have been killing me for that," he posted. "Ok, chao (sic) Instagram and Twitter. Focus on football and show myself again."

Joleon Lescott was one of the movers on transfer deadline day as he left West Brom for Aston Villa, and the centre-back is hopeful of settling in quickly at his new club.

"We now have a young, energetic squad but hopefully I can bring some experience and help it develop over the next few years," he told the club's website. "I've been lucky enough to play with Micah [Richards] both at Man City and with England. I know he can go on and be one of the best centre-halves."

Thierry Henry voiced his disappointment with Arsenal's failure to land another player after Petr Cech's signing, and Martin Keown agrees with his former teammate. Will Arsene Wenger regret not adding someone else to his squad?

"I feel it's a missed opportunity - because the Premier League, without Manchester City there, is almost there for the taking. If you could put it together now and go on a run, then you can do something. Arsenal might go on a run anyway, but it's probably unlikely," Keown told BBC Sport.

You may have remembered that we told you about rumours suggesting that Dimitar Berbatov was in talks with Aston Villa earlier in the day. According to Sky Sports News, the 34-year-old was met by Villa ambassador Stylian Petrov at the airport but the former Spurs and Man Utd striker was unable to come close to agreeing personal terms.
Will Matt Jarvis return to Upton Park? It certainly could be the end of his career in East London, but he has a big opportunity to rediscover the form that earned him an England call-up in 2011.

There's been plenty of talk about Arsenal in recent weeks without a player even arriving at the Emirates Stadium. Reports tonight have claimed that the Gunners approached Juventus over a deal for Simone Zaza, who was also linked with West Ham, but the Serie A champions rejected the enquiry.
Marc Roberts only joined Barnsley from Halifax Town in May!

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Devlin MacKay has already built an impressive reputation at the age of 18, and the youngster will be given the chance to continue his development after joining Derby on loan until January.
My stint on the blog has come to an end, but Chris Dodd is here to take you through the next three hours as we round up all of the transfer news from a busy day. Over to you, Chris!
Thank you Callum, evening everyone! We now have just under an hour until the Scottish window comes to a close. I'll be letting you know if we have any more developments north of the border.
DONE DEAL! We have some news from Forfar Athletic, where Omar Kader has made a return to his former club having been released by Alloa Athletic just yesterday. The 29-year-old will go straight into Athletic's match-day squad at the weekend.
DONE DEAL! Hibernian have also concluded a piece of late business for themselves. The club have announced the signing of Henri Anier on a season-long loan from Dundee United. The 24-year-old Estonian striker has joined on the same day that fellow frontman Islam Feruz made his loan move across from Premier League outfit Chelsea.
DONE DEAL! And another one, this time as St Johnstone reveal that 18-year-old midfielder Greg Hurst has signed a deal with the club until the end of the season.
How must poor old David de Gea be feeling right about now, pretty miffed I reckon... Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos has opened up to talk about the summer's biggest transfer saga this evening by stating that life will go on and that the United stopper must focus on keeping up on his previous level of performances:

"I have not talked to David and do not know his opinion, [but] life goes on. Nobody has died for this. He must maintain his level, he is one of the best keepers.

"The world of football and signings is like this. Everyone tries to get the most and this is never easy for any player. He has had a bumpy summer because he has decided his future and that of his family. But it is something we have to go through at times, everyone has to understand the facts and do their best wherever they are."

A lovely touch from Glenn Murray this evening after making his move from Crystal Palace to Bournemouth on deadline day:

Madrid stopper Keylor Navas has clearly been put through the ringer today and it is being reported by several sources that Costa Rica's football federation have allowed the stopper to remain in Spain instead of travelling for international duty this weekend.
DONE DEAL! Another Scottish development to bring you. St Johnstone's youngster George Hunter has gone out on a development loan deal to Airdrie until January.
Papy Djilobodji made a life-changing switch to Premier League champions Chelsea earlier today. The young centre-back has been speaking about the transfer tonight. Here is what he has had to say, according to the Daily Star:

"I'm very happy to sign for a big club like Chelsea and I want to do my best to help the team win titles. I want to thank the club for giving me this opportunity."

DONE DEAL! We mentioned earlier that reports have suggested that Celtic were closing in on Dinamo Zagreb defender Jozo Simunovic. We can now confirm that deal has been completed, with the 21-year-old moving to Glasgow on a five-year contract.
Sunderland made their eighth summer signing earlier after bringing in Tottenham Hotspur and USA full-back DeAndre Yedlin. The American has since stated that he decided to move to the Stadium of Light after hearing glowing reviews of the club from his fellow USA teammates:

"I'm delighted to be given the opportunity to play for a club with such great history. I've heard fantastic things about Sunderland and the supporters from Claudio Reyna and Jozy Altidore. Claudio speaks very highly of Dick Advocaat from his time at Rangers."

Southampton did a bit of impressive business this morning after landing Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman has since revealed that he has a huge respect for the Glasgow club, who he says did everything they could to try and keep him at Celtic Park:

"Celtic did not want me to leave and wanted to extend my contract. The club did everything to keep me and I appreciate that, but I felt the time was right for a new challenge in the English Premier League. I thank everyone at Celtic, the manager and all the staff. Celtic is a brilliant football club. It will always be in my heart and I will always be a Celtic supporter myself."

DONE DEAL! Some positive news for Motherwell fans. The Scottish club have managed to land Manchester United's Under-21 skipper Liam Grimshaw on loan until January.
Much has been made of Berahino's situation today. A report in The Mirror this evening is suggesting that West Brom manager Tony Pulis is thought to be 'furious' that the club did not cash in on the want-away striker, who earlier took to Twitter to reveal that he never wants to play for chairman Jeremy Peace again.
We have had nothing more regarding those circulating rumours that Swansea striker Michu could move to Celtic. There are just eight minutes left of the Scottish window...
Retired midfielder and BBC pundit Danny Murphy is one of many former players who have spoken out about Berahino's situation at West Brom. Here's what the ex-Fulham man has had to say:

"It will be very difficult for Saido Berahino but you have to toe the line and be professional and conduct yourself in the right way. I don't understand the logic of keeping him. West Brom have already got a replacement in [Solomon] Rondon. What is the advantage?"

Bradley Johnson made a switch from Norwich City to Derby County today. Here is a clip of the midfielder somehow managing to get the name of his new team wrong, referring to the Rams as "Derby City"...

SCOTTISH WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED!
So the curtain has closed on both windows in the UK. If anything extra gets announced beyond the deadline from Scotland, you will be the first to know.
Despite missing out on John Stones, Chelsea completed the signing of promising Reading centre-back Michael Hector today. The 23-year-old took to Instagram a little earlier to reveal his delight and post this snap of himself posing with a Chelsea shirt:

New Olympiacos frontman Brown Ideye has been doing a bit of social media work too. The striker used Twitter to thank West Bromwich Albion fans for their support after he completed his move to Greece yesterday:

According to the Daily Star, a Manchester United insider has suggested that Real Madrid initially only offered £11.4m for David de Gea, before they were made to negotiate a £29m deal with the Old Trafford club that would eventually collapse before the Spanish transfer deadline.
Joey Barton had been offered to a few Premier League teams during the window. The midfielder eventually signed for Burnley, and has now suggested that his controversial image led a number of top-flight sides to turn down the chance to bring him onboard:

"From time to time, people think it's Charles Manson or Fred West that is going to come into the building, but that's the ridiculous legacy I have, which is baffling. 'I think if you're a Premier League club, anyone from 10th downwards, and you had the opportunity to take me on a free transfer it's an absolute no-brainer.

"But they are lazy, they don't do their homework so they tune into things you did in 2006, 2007, rather than look at what's going on, what you've done in the last three years, how your family circumstances have changed."

Despite Bournemouth doing some impressive business recently, they club could be rocked by a trio of injuries. It is being reported by a number of sources that Max Gradel may miss up to six months with a torn knee ligament, while defenders Charlie Daniels and Tyrone Mings could also spend lengthy periods on the sidelines. I'm sure that there will be more on those stories come tomorrow.
The Express is reporting that Manchester United's huge payout for Anthony Martial came as the club did not want to have to battle both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain for the youngster's signature next summer.
Arsenal fans must be frustrated this evening, after they failed to add an outfield player during this window. Given that the club continuously turns a profit, some fans have hit out at Arsene Wenger's lack of spending. Here is what the Arsenal coach has had to say about the club's transfer and development policies:

"We want to continue to combine stronger financial resources with faith in our philosophy and policy. That means we want to continue to give chances to young players and build players from inside our club with our culture. Afterwards, if we can buy the exceptional players, we can compete today but that will not be the basis of our policy."

Some commentators are starting to push around the idea that a January move for David de Gea could falter given that Real and United have seemingly entered into a war of words over who was to blame for the breakdown of the goalkeeper's transfer. One thing is for sure, the Spaniard will have to return to Old Trafford after the international break. Will he be reintegrated into the squad? He is surely too good to sit on the bench for an entire season...
We have got a little more information from new Southampton signing Virgil van Dijk about his move from Celtic. The defender has stated that the prospect of playing in the Premier League was too good to turn down. Here is what he has had to say to Southampton's official website:

"I'm delighted. It was a very easy decision to join this club. This is a very ambitious club, who have been doing very well in the last couple of years. It's a great place to be and it's the right step for me.

"For me now to get the opportunity to play in the Premier League is unbelievable and I will enjoy it. I know it's an ambitious club – they have been through a lot throughout the years. They are trying to play football and that's something that really attracted me."

Manchester United made a surprise swoop for Newport County youngster Regan Poole this evening. Poole's former coach Terry Butcher has said that the move will help give youth players confidence and hope that they can develop to reach the ranks of Europe's top clubs:

"It's a great boost for the club, in terms of the academy, the first team and the area of Newport. The region produces a lot of good, young footballing talent. We are active in the transfer market and there will be options for us when the loan window re-opens again in a week's time.

"There is a small legacy in many aspects that Regan has created, the money that he has generated could help to get other players and to give the younger boys that inspiration to possibly do what he's done one day."

Preston North End's new striker Stevie May completed a move from Sheffield Wednesday on deadline day. The Scotland international has revealed that he is "ecstatic" having sealed the switch. You can read more from the frontman right here.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal made the decision to ship out fan favourite Javier Hernandez yesterday. Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez has come out to criticise the United boss for his treatment of the Mexican striker following his penalty miss in United's clash with Club Brugge.
Celtic's new signing Ryan Christie has also been speaking about the completion of his move. The youngster has suggested that a switch to the Glasgow club was too good for him to turn down.
Charlie Austin's future has been all over the place this summer, with the frontman finally remaining at Queens Park Rangers for the rest of the Championship season. It has now emerged that the London club saw their striker turn down an offer from Crystal Palace today.
Swansea City's Nathan Dyer completed a loan move to Leicester City this afternoon. The winger has since stated that he is ready to give his all for the Foxes as they aim to keep themselves in the Premier League come the end of the current campaign.
Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins appeared to be a busy man tonight. He turned up to his side's Johnstone's Paint Trophy game late as he sought to conclude some business for the club. However, after the clash the manager revealed that the proposed deal had fallen through at the last minute.
In Italy, AC Milan midfielder Alessandro Matri wrapped up a loan switch to fellow Serie A side Lazio. The Italy international has claimed that he cannot wait to play for his new club.
Aaron Lennon finally completed his move to Everton after a successful loan spell at the club last season. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has spoken highly of the club's new winger tonight:

"He had a major role in the second half of our season and we're looking forward to Aaron kicking on and continuing to enjoy his football, as well as being the productive player we know he can be. He is well-respected in the dressing room, his experience in the Premier League is immense and he will immediately add to our squad and to the ambition we have as a club."

The Merseyside club also completed the signing of midfielder Ramiro Funes Mori, who has had this to say regarding his switch to the Premier League:

"Everton did everything to bring me over and I wanted to come. They have a lot of good players so I'm very happy to be here. When I heard about Everton's interest, I didn't think twice and I'm going to give it 100% every time I go out there to play."

We will be leaving you with the news that this window has proven to be the richest in Premier League history, with spending topping £870m. You can read more on that story here.
Thank you all for joining us on this hectic final day of the transfer window, which has seen some major spending and a number of potentially season-changing acquisitions. This will not be all that we have to give you on the transfer front, however, as we will be back with a daily transfer update up until the January window opens next year. Take care for now!
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2Chelsea431091810
3Liverpool431091810
4Everton4310104610
5Manchester CityMan City4301111109
6Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton43015329
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs43013309
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham422010558
9Leicester CityLeicester420246-26
10Brentford41213215
11Crystal Palace41215505
12Aston Villa411257-24
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves410323-13
14Southampton403146-23
15Watford410337-43
16Arsenal410319-83
17Leeds UnitedLeeds4022411-72
18Burnley401338-51
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle4013512-71
20Norwich CityNorwich4004111-100
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