Ultimate day football transfer news : English premier league Friday 31st August
Part one of today's transfer news on the final day of the window !! Should be many exciting stories evolving throughout the day hence Part one now, more later !
Deals done and press talk
The biggest news so far is the capture of ANDY CARROLL by WEST HAM from LIVERPOOL. Initially on a season long loan with the option to buy at the end of. A great signing I think by the Hammers, Carroll should fit perfectly into a team with two good wingers supplying an arsenal of crosses for the big centre forward!!
QPR bad boy JOEY BARTON has completed his move to MARSEILLES which appears to have placated all concerned.
After many malign comments, DIMITAR BERBATOV has now virtually sealed his move to FULHAM, after turning his back on FIOERENTINA, enfuriating them in the process!
ARSENAL's NIKLAS BENDTNER looks set to join Italian giants JUVENTES.
Staying with the Gunners, it looks like they are going to try and sign CHELSEA veteran MICHAEL ESSIEN on loan. A good holding midfielder but very injury prone and certainly not the player he was some 4/5 years ago. Bit of a gamble on Wenger's part I would have thought.
CHELSEA looking to bolster their attacking options with a £20m bid for very impressive German ANDRE SCHURRLE. If they do land him expect to see DANIEL STURRDIGE leave, probably on loan to LIVERPOOL.
After a little speculation that MAN UTD may be ready to cash in on WAYNE ROONEY, both parties have now declared the rumours as rubbish and that the striker is going nowhere.
Prolific spenders QPR on the verge of signing STEPHANE MBIA after securing the services of REAL MADRID ace ESTEBAN GRANERO. Expect to say vet defender RICARDO CARVALHO at Loftus Road too.
WBA looking to pay £3m for Blackburn's MARTIN OLSSON.
STOKE to land MAURICE EDU from RANGERS.
MAICON set to join MAN CITY from AC MILAN with NIGEL DE JONG swapping places.
SUNDERLAND looking to add to their summer signings by taking JERMAINE JENAS on loan from SPURS.
ASTON VILLA are hoping to finally seal the purchase of GENK wantaway CHRISTIAN BENTEKE today.
LIVERPOOL's CHARLIE ADAM will move to either STOKE, EVERTON or FULHAM today. Everton are probably faves as he will not need to uproot so much. Stop press, it would seem ADAM has just arrived at STOKE for a medical!!
EVERTON are also in the frame to buy relegated BLackburns N'ZONZI.
Rumours, whispers, mutterings!
ARSENAL being linked with a move for out of favour MAN CITY striker EDIN DZEKO.
LIVERPOOL apparently to secure the signing of CLINT DEMPSEY. Also LLORENTE and very surprisingly MICHAEL OWEN!! Can't see that last one myself !
NORWICH are after ANDERLECHT striker MBOKANI.
Another striker linked with Liverpool is Dutch hotshot KLAAS VAN HUNTELAAR.
An apparent bid expected for CHECK TIOTE from MAN CITY for £23m!!
Having been banded about for a while SUNDERLAND look set to get Tottenham's DANNY ROSE on loan.
And finally, for now, YOSSI BENAYOUN could be on his way back to WEST HAM on loan, lovely !!
That's it for this morning part one, I'll be back approx 17:00 GMT with an update as there should be many more twist and thurns as the day progresses!!