Transfer Deadline Night: As it happened

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Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of the final hours of the summer transfer window...

Good evening and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of the final hours of the summer transfer window.

As has become the tradition, there are expected to be a number of last-minute deals as managers decide to let a player go or accept an offer that's just that bit too good.

Highlights in recent memory of extraordinary late transfers include Fernando Torres to Chelsea, Robinho to Manchester City, Andy Carroll to Liverpool, Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United and Wayne Rooney to Manchester United.

Stay tuned to this page as we bring you all the latest deals as they happen.


00.30Ok, that's it from me for tonight. Keep up to date with any more signings (possibility of Moutinho to Tottenham) on Sports Mole throughout the night. Below is a roundup of today's big moves. Good night.
Javi Garcia to Manchester City; Hugo Lloris and Clint Dempsey to Tottenham Hotspur; Michael Essien to Real Madrid; Dimitar Berbatov to Fulham; Rafael van der Vaart to Hamburg; Pablo Hernandez to Swansea City.

00.20Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen was unable to find a new club on transfer deadline day.

00.15It is 15 minutes past midnight, still no official confirmation of Moutinho's move to Tottenham.

00.10Fulham have revealed that striker Chris David will not join them despite FC Twente's claims that a deal has been struck with the Premier League club.

00.05In Italy the transfer window closed at 6pm UK time. Among the last-minute deals, Torino signed midfielder Valter Birsa on loan from Genoa and Marko Bakic and Alessandro Agostino on permanent contracts, Sassuolo welcomed back Richmond Boakye on loan from Juventus, Pescara acquired Francesco Modesto from Parma on loan and Leonardo Malazzi left Danubio for Genoa on loan.

23.58These are the five players Manchester City signed on deadline day: Scott Sinclair, Richard Wright, Maicon, Matija Nastasic and Javi Garcia. The Premier League champions have just got stronger.

23.55Christian Benteke talks about his move to Aston Villa from Genk: "Villa are a very historic club and my colleagues on international duty have said good things about English football. I know Darren Bent is a great striker and I want to play with him and work hard for the team."

23.50It has finally happened! Manchester City have signed midfielder Javi Garcia from Benfica for £16m on the final day of the summer transfer window!

23.45Striker Nicky Maynard has left West Ham United for Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.

23.43Former Portsmouth striker Dave Kitson has signed a contract with Sheffield United until December 31.

23.41Stoke City have signed midfielder Steven N'Zonzi from Blackburn Rovers.

23.38Blackburn have also added Nuno Henrique to the squad, the Portuguese signing a three-year contract after completing his move from Academica De Coimbra.

23.35Blackburn Rovers have signed Portuguese attacking midfielder Diogo Rosado from Sporting Lisbon on a three-year contract.

23.30Blackburn Rovers striker David Goodwillie has joined Crystal Palace on loan until January.

23.30Blackburn Rovers striker David Goodwillie has joined Crystal Palace on loan until January.

23.29Carlos Bocanegra speaks on his loan move to Racing Santander from Rangers: "I really enjoy it here at Rangers, but this is mutually beneficial for both parties. I'm excited to get the opportunity to play in Spain, but I'm also excited it's only a loan because I get to come back. I enjoy it here, and I was lucky enough to be club captain. But that's football, these things happen. I've got to get on with it."

23.30Blackburn Rovers striker David Goodwillie has joined Crystal Palace on loan until January.

23.29Carlos Bocanegra speaks on his loan move to Racing Santander from Rangers: "I really enjoy it here at Rangers, but this is mutually beneficial for both parties. I'm excited to get the opportunity to play in Spain, but I'm also excited it's only a loan because I get to come back. I enjoy it here, and I was lucky enough to be club captain. But that's football, these things happen. I've got to get on with it."

23.29Carlos Bocanegra speaks on his loan move to Racing Santander from Rangers: "I really enjoy it here at Rangers, but this is mutually beneficial for both parties. I'm excited to get the opportunity to play in Spain, but I'm also excited it's only a loan because I get to come back. I enjoy it here, and I was lucky enough to be club captain. But that's football, these things happen. I've got to get on with it."

23.27Sheffield Wednesday have signed defender Martin Taylor from Watford on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

23.24Fulham have signed winger Ashkan Dejagah from Wolfsburg on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

23.20We are still waiting to hear on Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia?s move to to Manchester City and Tottenham?s deal with Porto over the transfer of Joao Moutinho. Even though it is past 11pm, it could be a case of the clubs not making it official on their respective websites.

23.16Northern Ireland defender Ryan McGivern has joined Hibernian on loan from Manchester City until January.

23.14Meanwhile, Lassana Diarra is set to leave Real Madrid to join Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.

23.11In another major signing, Real Madrid have recruited midfielder Michael Essien on loan from Chelsea for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.

23.08What an amazing turn of events in the Dempsey transfer saga! The player was keen to join Liverpool, who were holding talks with Fulham until this evening, only for the USA international to end up at Tottenham.

23.05This was done before the 11pm deadline, but news has just come in. Clint Dempsey has officially joined Tottenham Hotspur from Fulham on a three-year contract said to worth ?6m.

23.02Out live coverage of the transfer deadline night here at Sports Mole has not ended, though, as we will continue to look at the transfer dealings of the evening for the next hour.

23.00That is it - it is 11pm now and the summer transfer window has officially ended.

22.58Two minutes left on the clock now...

22.56Just four minutes left before the summer transfer window official slams shut!

22.55Meanwhile, QPR have signed Stephane Mbia from Marseille on a two-year contract.

22.51Joey Barton has completed his move from Queens Park Rangers to French club Marseille on a season-long loan.

22.48Hugo Lloris' has this to say on his move from Lyon to Tottenham: "I'm here because I believe in Tottenham. I think everything is okay for the future of Tottenham, we have great players in the team and a great coach and everything is alright and in place to get to the Champions League next year. I think we have to prove ourselves on the pitch and I'm here because I believe in, and am ready to give my best for, the team and also the fans."

22.45Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has just tweeted: "All the best to Nathan Eccleston. I know he will do well. Top player, top man!"

22.43Blackpool have signed 21-year-old striker Nathan Delfouneso on a season-long loan deal from Aston Villa and 21-year-old Nathan Eccleston on a permanent contract from Liverpool.

22.40Carlos Bocanegra has joined Racing Santander from Rangers on a season-long loan.

22.34Tom Huddlestone could leave Tottenham tonight, according to Sky Sports.

22.32Just under 30 minutes left for the summer transfer window to slam shut. It has already been a busy evening for many clubs, but a few more deals are still hanging in the balance.

22.30Brighton have signed David Lopez on a one-year contract from Athletic Bilbao.

22.28Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young has joined Celta Vigo
on loan
.

22.27Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has joined Marseille on a season-long loan deal, according to Sky Sports.

22.25No bid from Everton for goalkeeper Jack Butland, Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has told Sky Sports News.

22.21Aston Villa have signed striker Christian Benteke from Genk. Another signing for the Villan.

22.19Tottenham Hotspur have signed Clint Dempsey from Fulham on a three-year contract, according to Sky Sports News. He was in talks with Liverpool just a few hours ago, wasn?t he? How things change on transfer deadline day!

22.15Getafe striker Nicolas Fedor has joined Celtic on loan for the 2012-13 season.

22.12Brighton have signed striker Stephen Dobbie from Swansea City on a three-year contract. The transfer fee has not been disclosed.

22.10West Ham United have signed Yossi Benayoun on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea. Paperwork still needs to be completed, though, for move to go through before 11pm.

22.07This is Lyon?s official statement on the departure of Lloris to Tottenham: ?Olympique Lyonnais confirm the transfer of Hugo Lloris to Spurs. Lloris has signed a four-year contract with the team for a fee that could rise to a total of ?15 million (�11.9m) with an initial payment of ?10m (�7.9m). Olympique Lyonnais would like to thank the player for his qualities which made him the captain of France and one of the best goalkeepers in the world and his rapport with the whole organisation and the supporters.?

22.05Tottenham Hotspur have signed Hugo Lloris from Lyon for �8m on a four-year contract. Spurs finally bag the goalkeeper they have been longing for all summer.

22.00Just one hour left before the summer transfer window slams shut. A number of deals are still hanging in the balance.

21.56West Bromwich Albion have signed Dynamo Kiev's Macedonia international left-back Goran Popov on a season-long loan deal.

21.52Westwood after his move to Villa: "I see myself as a Michael Carrick-type of player, someone who stays out of the limelight and keeps it simple, retaining the ball and laying it off to team-mates. From the conversations I've had with the new manager (Paul Lambert) I think that I will fit in perfectly here. He said to me that he's looking for younger lads to work with him, step up and lift this club to the next level and I'm really looking forward to the challenge."

21.49Aston Villa have signed Ashley Westwood from Crewe.

21.47Everton have signed 17-year-old winger Matthew Kennedy from Kilmarnock.

21.45Fulham attacker Clint Dempsey has arrived at White Hart Lane for talks over a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

21.45Manchester City have signed defender Matija Nastasic from Fiorentina. Stefan Savic has moved in the opposite direction.

21.40It is all over at Stade Louis II as Atletico Madrid have defeated Chelsea 4-1 to win the UEFA Super Cup. Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick for the Spanish club.

21.35According to latest reports, Real Madrid want to sign Michael Essien from Chelsea on loan.

21.31Southampton have confirmed that 19-year-old American goalkeeper Cody Cropper has signed a permanent deal with them.

21.27According to the BBC, Stoke City have said that there was no contact with Michael Owen today.

21.22Nottingham Forest have signed Billy Sharp on a season-long loan deal from Southampton.

21.20According to the BBC, Nathan Eccleston is on his way to Blackpool, while Danny Pacheco is also on his way out of Liverpool - back to Spain.

21.17Chelsea have scored in Monaco through Gary Cahill. It is now 4-1 between the Blues and Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

21.15Carlton Cole says that he will stay at West Ham United despite the arrival of Andy Carroll on a season-long loan.

21.11Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has just tweeted this: "If Michael Essien did ever come to Arsenal I would be the happiest man in the world. My role model. Love him."

21.10Marco Borriello has joined Genoa from Roma on loan for this season.

21.06Meanwhile, in Monaco Miranda has scored the fourth goal for Atletico Madrid as they lead Chelsea 4-0 in the UEFA Super Cup.

21.03Luca Toni has joined his old club Fiorentina as a free agent.

20.59Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia is currently undergoing a medical ahead of his move to Manchester City, according to latest reports. We will keep you updated on this transfer here on this page.

8.55West Ham United have failed to sign Joe Cole from Liverpool and are now trying for Yossi Benayoun, according to Goal.com.

8.52Bryan Oviedo on his move to Everton: ?I am so very happy. This is a very good opportunity for me. The last two or three days have been very stressful and tiring but I am so happy now. I am feeling good and right now everything is positive. I know a lot about Everton. I watch Everton games and Premier League games on the TV and it is a very good league."

8.50Ibrahim Afellay speaks on his loan move from Barcelona to Schalke: "When you recover from an injury you must play again as soon as possible, and that's what I'll do now at Schalke. There was no point staying stagnant [at Barcelona]. I have not played much at Barcelona and this season I was told that I was going to have wait to play. It was agreed with the coach (Tito Vilanova) that a transfer would be the best option. I have good feelings [about the loan move].".

8.45Brighton are closing in on Swansea City striker Stephen Dobbie, according to Sky Sports.

8.40Anzhi Makhachkala are holding talks with Real Madrid over the transfer of midfielder Lassana Diarra, according to the AS.

8.37According to the BBC, Liverpool?s deal with Fulham over the signing of Clint Dempsey could collapse.

8.34It is half-time in the UEFA Super Cup between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, as it is the Spanish club who lead 3-0. Radamel Falcao has scored a hat-trick at Stade Louis II in Monaco.

8.31New Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart writes on Twitter: ?Of course I am sad to leave Spurs and especially all the fans which have been nothing but great!! Thanks to the best fans in England for an amazing time!! All your tweets and messages really mean a lot to me!?

8.27Everton captain Phil Neville has just tweeted; "Welcome Bryan Oviedo. Watched him play last week looks top drawer to me and he has the second best stepover in the club!!!"

8.25Back to England now, and Blackburn Rovers have just signed goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski on a season-long loan deal from Genk.

8.22In France, Lille have signed attacker Ryan Mendes from Le Havre.

8.20New Fulham signing Dimitar Berbatov is delighted with his move from Manchester United and said, "I will fit in pretty quickly, I think. (While speaking about manager ) Sometimes in life when you meet someone you know straightaway you will work well with them. Let's hope this will happen again. I am a football player so I need to do whatever the manager wants from me. But I like playing football, so hopefully the manager will like me."

8.17According to the BBC, Joe Cole will stay at Liverpool and fight for his place in the team. There were various enquiries but no offers or realistic deals were presented.

8.15Barnet have signed Wales Under-21 international defender David Stephens on a free transfer.

8.14Dedryck Boyata has joined Dutch club FC Twente on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City, according to Sky Sports.

8.12Everton have signed Bryan Oviedo from FC Copenhagen on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

8.09Meanwhile, in Monaco, Falcao has scored yet again for Atletico, as they lead Chelsea 2-0 in the UEFA Super Cup.

8.07A number of deals could be completed over the course of the evening. Liverpool and Fulham are still negotiating over the transfer of Clint Dempsey , Manchester City are in talks with Benfica over Javi Garcia, while Hugo Lloris has reportedly undergone a medical at Tottenham Hotspur and will complete his switch from Lyon tonight.

8.05Winger James Coppinger is set to join Championship club Nottingham Forest on loan from Doncaster Rovers.

8.02Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta has agreed a season-long loan switch to Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem,
according to reports
.

8.00It is 8 pm now. Three more hours to go before the transfer window comes to a close. Stay tuned to this page as we will bring you all the last-minute deals as they happen.

7.55There has been a goal at Stade Louis II where Chelsea are playing Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Radamel Falcao has given the Spanish club the lead in the early minutes with a brilliant goal.

7.52Tottenham Hotspur have
reportedly
re-opened talks with Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho.

7.50Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has reportedly said that midfielder Michael Essien will leave the club on loan tonight. The Italian appeared to have made this announcement before the Blues? clash with Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

7.45Peterborough United have signed teenager Kane Ferdinand from League Two side Southend United.

7.40Roque Santa Cruz has joined Malaga on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City.

7.37According to Sky Sports, Everton are negotiating with Birmingham City over a deal to sign goalkeeper Jack Butland.

7.35Fulham have reportedly rejected a bid from Liverpool for USA international Clint Dempsey. Read the full story here.

7.33Alberto Gilardino has joined Bologna on a season-long loan deal from Genoa.

7.30Crawley Town have signed midfielder Mike Jones from Sheffield Wednesday on a two-year contract. The transfer fee has now been disclosed.

7.28Edinson Cavani was linked with a move away from Napoli earlier this summer. But official confirmation has just come in that he has signed a new contract with the Italian club. So he is one player who is not switching clubs this evening!

7.25Uruguayan goalkeeper Mario Daniel Goicoechea has completed a loan move to Roma from Danubio.

7.22Striker Jay Bothroyd has completed a six-month loan move from Queens Park Rangers to Sheffield Wednesday.

7.20Man City also completed the signing of goalkeeper Richard Wright on Friday. Roberto Mancini's side have reportedly agreed a fee with Benfica over the signing of midfielder Javi Garcia.

7.18Another big, big transfer story of the day is Manchester City?s signing of Brazilian right-back Maicon from Inter Milan.

7.16Earlier on Friday Rafael van der Vaart joined his former club Hamburg from Tottenham. Speaking following the move, the Dutchman said, "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.

7.14Southampton have finally reached an agreement with Italian club Bologna to sign Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Ramirez. This has been on-and-off for days!

7.11According to Deloitte, the Premier League spending during this summer's transfer window was up to �401m at 5pm. Surely, that will increase in the coming hours.

7.08Here are some of the other major transfers that were completed on deadline day:
Dimitar Berbatov joined Fulham from Manchester United; Eden Hazard's younger brother Thorgan signed for Zulte Waregem on loan from Chelsea; Nicklas Bendtner left Arsenal for Juventus on loan; Celtic signed Efe Ambrose from Ashdod;

7.05Here are some of the major transfers that have been completed today: Fulham signed Kieran Richardson from Sunderland; Ibrahim Afellay joined Schalke on loan from Barcelona; Nigel de Jong joined AC Milan on loan from Manchester City; Giovani dos Santos joined Real Mallorca from Tottenham Hotspur; Rafael van der Vaart left Tottenham for Hamburg

7.01It is just past 7 pm now and we have four hours left for clubs to finish their transfer dealings this summer. This has been one of the most exciting transfer periods, and we can be sure that there will some late drama this evening.


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