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Transfer deadline day: As it happened

All the latest news and rumours ahead of the close of the summer transfer window at 11pm tonight

  • The Arsenal exodus continues, although this is one Gooners won't be shedding too many tears about. Nicklas Bendtner has gone to Juventus on a season-long loan.
    8/31/2012 4:37:06 PM
  • Sky Sports are reporting Tottenham's deal to sign Joao Moutinho has broken down. Better news for Spurs fans on the Hugo Lloris front though - the goalkeeper has been seen wandering around the Tottenham training ground.
    8/31/2012 4:44:47 PM
  • We've started a hash tag! Get involved on Twitter and send us your thoughts, news and tips by tweeting using the hash tag #IndyTransfers
    8/31/2012 4:51:49 PM
  • We're hearing a number of strong reports that Liverpool have agreed a price with Fulham for want-away striker Clint Dempsey.
    8/31/2012 5:03:25 PM
  • Everton assistant manager Steve Round has announced that his side will be looking to close a deal for a new midfielder before midnight tonight.
    8/31/2012 5:04:17 PM
  • Although there are also reports that Tottenham have joined the race for Fulham's Clint Dempsey. #saga
    8/31/2012 5:05:00 PM
  • According to the BBC's Alistair Magowan:
    Aston Villa are still in discussions with Genk's Belgian striker Christian Benteke and Crewe midfielder Ashley Westwood. Could be more news later.
    8/31/2012 5:05:36 PM
  • Man City buying Rodwell, Sinclair, Wright & Maicon hardly smacks of strengthening. Equivalent of Hargreaves' signing last yr. #IndyTransfers
  • Unconfirmed reports from Sky Italia claim that Southampton have signed Gaston Ramirez from Bologna... more on this soon.
    8/31/2012 5:08:55 PM
  • Chelsea have announced Gael Kakuta has signed with dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem on loan for the season.
    8/31/2012 5:10:07 PM
  • Spurs get rid of van de Vaart's 11 goals a season in favour of Dembele's 2. Talk of being sold a dummy then nutmegged to boot #IndyTransfers
  • Tottenham or Liverpool?!?! Where will he land? #indytransfers @AOHartford @AmericanOutlaws

    I'm going with Liverpool - Jamie
  • We're dying to see what you think of the latest transfer rumours. Give us a comment or tweet. Let's hear your tip-offs! #IndyTransfers
    8/31/2012 5:13:58 PM
  • Sky Sports are reporting that their sources say that Christian Benteke is on a private jet to Birmingham to have a medical at Aston Villa.
    8/31/2012 5:15:06 PM
  • We're dying to see what you think of the latest transfer rumours. Give us a comment or tweet. Let's hear your tip-offs! #IndyTransfers
  • Brenden Rodgers was quoted as saying as he left the Liverpool training ground:
    The business people at the football club are looking to put deals in place. As a manager and a coach the earlier you can get it done the better. But I've always said if we can get the players we want in by the end of the window then I can be happy. There's still a bit of time left and a bit of work to do, and hopefully we can get things done.
    8/31/2012 5:24:45 PM
  • Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has joined Scottish side St Mirren until January on loan.
    8/31/2012 5:25:23 PM
  • Arsenal quiet so far. Hoping for a late surprise like last year. #IndyTransfers
  • Deadline day deals have been among the best, what was your favourite eleventh hour deal in history? Tweet us: #IndyTransfers
    8/31/2012 5:27:51 PM
  • Please Liverpool, SIGN Dempsey! You're killing me with the whole transfer window, last day suspense! #whatarewewaitingfor!?
  • Dont get too excited Charlton Fans, Heskey 58caps Goals 7, Higuita (keeper) 68 caps 8 goals and Chilavert (keeper) 74 caps 8 goals #NufSaid
  • Sky sources are expecting Italian Serie A side Napoli to announce a contract extension for Edinson Cavani.
    8/31/2012 5:36:43 PM
  • Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on Twitter:
    Good luck to Nigel de Jong at AC Milan. Was great to play alongside him.
    8/31/2012 5:38:19 PM
  • It's very quiet at the moment and we're expecting a number of big signings in the coming hours. Stay with us for the latest news and tweet us your thoughts and expectations #IndyTransfers
    8/31/2012 5:39:50 PM
  • According to QPR's official Twitter feed:
    Jay Bothroyd has joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on loan until January 2nd 2013. #QPR
    8/31/2012 5:41:49 PM
  • Rangers' defender Maurice Edu has confirmed he has joined Stoke City. Details to come.
    8/31/2012 5:43:49 PM
  • Birmingham have signed Swindon defender Paul Caddis on a season-long loan.
    8/31/2012 5:45:04 PM
  • No Sturridge or Essien in the Chelsea squad tonight, this has helped to cement rumours for possible moves away.
    8/31/2012 5:47:00 PM
  • Bologna have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Uruguay winger Gaston Ramirez.
    8/31/2012 5:48:49 PM
  • Marseille's Stephane Mbia is currently having a medical at QPR. More to come.
    8/31/2012 5:49:28 PM
  • van der Vaart said following his move:
    It feels a bit like I am coming back home. Everybody knows that I still have a strong bond with Hamburg and it is a compliment when a club wants you every year. This season was the right time.

    Of course I am no superman, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. But I do think that I can help the team. I have always followed Hamburg's progress and I think that the team is good. There are many talented players, but self-confidence is lacking.
    8/31/2012 5:54:01 PM
  • Ryan Babel looks set to sign a deal with Ajax after passing a medical.
    8/31/2012 5:55:29 PM
  • Mark Lawrenson speaking on BBC 5Live:
    Liverpool cannot sign just Clint Dempsey, who is not an out-and-out striker. They need someone else as well, otherwise their problems will be the same as last year - not enough goals. I can just see them being in the same predicament as last season.
    8/31/2012 5:59:18 PM
  • Rangers hopes of signing Jordan Ayew from Marseille on loan have taken a nose after reports the French club refused to let him leave.
    8/31/2012 6:01:15 PM
  • Unconfirmed reports that Fulham have REJECTED a bid from Liverpool. More to come.
    8/31/2012 6:10:54 PM
  • AVB dismantles the squad that came 4th in the PL.2 marquee signings on deadline day won't ameliorate the damage done. #IndyTransfers
  • Nigel Adkins, Southampton's manager, said of his new signing Gaston Ramirez:
    There is a lot of ambition at the football club and we are all delighted that Gaston is going to come and join us.
    8/31/2012 6:17:29 PM
  • Edison Cavani has signed a new deal with Napoli which will keep him at the Serie A side until 2017. A sad day for Premier League clubs hoping to sign the Italian.
    8/31/2012 6:22:35 PM
  • It's suddenly gone quiet again... Not much is happening right now. Stick with us for when it all kicks off, though!
    8/31/2012 6:27:57 PM
  • Forgettable Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has signed on a season long loan for Malaga.
    8/31/2012 6:36:07 PM
  • Celtic have signed Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose on a three-year deal from FC Ashdod, the Scottish champions have confirmed.
    8/31/2012 6:37:15 PM
  • Rumours that Liverpool have had a bid turned down for Clint Dempsey are becoming stronger. Sky are now reporting it too.
    8/31/2012 6:39:25 PM
  • Lloris has completed his medical at Tottenham and looks set to sign. More to come.
    8/31/2012 6:39:54 PM
  • Sky Sports are reporting that Everton could make an eleventh hour bid for Birmingham youngster Jack Butland.
    8/31/2012 6:45:46 PM
  • Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that Essien was left out of the Chelsea squad tonight in hope of a loan move.
    8/31/2012 6:48:21 PM
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