Transfer Deadline Day: Villa, Ince and Diame LIVE

31 January 2013 09:59

Right Guys! We're all done here but feel free to click this link and follow our very own other LIVE BLOG for the remainder of Deadline Day! I've been Ben Adam, your host throughout today! Thanks Guys! 

16.35 All Manchester City and AC Milan fans will be happy to hear that Mario Balotelli scored one and set up Stephan El Shaarawy for another in AC Milan's 10-0 friendly victory over Serie D punching-bags Darfo Boario this afternoon! COME HOME MARIO!

16.30 Elsewhere in the footballing world, Reading boss Brian McDermott has tipped Adam Le Fondre for an England call up after his brace against Chelsea. The 26-year-old has now scored five goals in his last three Premier League games to take his tally to 10 for the season. Wow

16.15 FINALLY SOME ARSENAL TRANSFER NEWS!!!!!!!! Crewe Alexandra have re-signed Gunners midfielder Chuks Aneke on loan until the end of the season!!!! Sorry Gunners.

16.12 Now here's a surprising story consider the player's links to the Premier League, but Willian looks set to leave Shakhtar Donetsk to sign for Anzhi in a 34million pound deal. Spurs? Chelsea?

16.10 UPDATE ON QPR. AGAIN! Harry Redknapp has told Sky Sports News that he does not expect to sign Peter Crouch from Stoke City today. "I don't think that is going to happen," he remarked, "I think Tony [Pulis] wants to keep him. I would have loved to have brought Crouchy back to QPR. Oh Harry.

16.05 FINALLY! Arsenal have been linked with a new left back! Gaetan Bong! Sounds err promising! From French outfit Valenciennes!

16.04 At PSG, Beckham will be hoping to win a league title in a fourth country, having already enjoyed success in England with Manchester United, Spain with Real Madrid and the US with the Galaxy. What a man!

15.59 OFFICIAL. Stoke City have launched Rory Delap out of the club to Barnsley on loan until the end of the season.

15.54 Inter Milan have signed Mateo Kovacic. The Croatian wonderboy has delightedly told the club's official TV channel: 'Joining Inter is a dream come true.' Good luck Mateo!

15.53 Raheem Sterling, Phil Jones and Wilfried Zaha ALL make the England U21 squad. Wow, looking strong!

15.47 David Beckham SHOULD be unveiled as a PSG player in just over 10 minutes. How exciting!

15.39 Are there any clubs you're surprised haven't done any business? Arsenal for me. Although of course, there is NOBODY out there that could imrpove them at the moment, eh Arsene Wenger? They will SURELY get a new left back in?

15.31 Didier Deschamps had this to say at a press conference in France."The arrival of Beckham would be a good thing for the media exposure Ligue 1 gets. It would raise the profile of French football. "He's a great athlete because his image goes beyond football. Together with someone like [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, they can boost the profile of the French game."

15.20 OFFICIAL! Barnsley HAVE terminated the contract of former Tottenham striker Mido.

15.19 Has your club made any deals today? Feel free to tweet me and i'll be sure to mention you in here!

15.11 BREAKING NEWS: It's official! Jack Butland has completed a move to Stoke City for just under £5m. He'll be loaned back to Birmingham.

15.08 STOKE FANS. I'M BACK. Sky Sports News claim that Jack Butland has signed for Stoke City AND will be loaned back to Birmingham City for the rest of the season. I'll let you know if, as and when that is confirmed.

15.06 Something tells me the Leandro Damiao deal will take a similiar trend to that of Joao Moutinho. Daniel Levy will HAVE to break the funds for this one! Is he worth it?

15.01 MASSIVE NEWS regarding QPR. Adel Taarabt not keeping any secrets as he made his way out of the QPR training ground: 'I think there will be two or three more players joining. I think they have made an offer for Crouchy.'

14.52 BREAKING. Reports claim that Tottenham have made a last-ditch £16 million bid to bring in Leandro Damiao to White Hart Lane. But will they be successful?

14.44 GREAT NEWS FOR WEST HAM FANS. Not so great for Arsenal & Spurs fans mind you. West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame is poised to sign a new deal, which will REMOVE the current release clause and increase his weekly wage.

14.35. THE DAY GETS WORSE. There are reports doing the rounds that Arsenal want Malaga's Nacho Monreal as a REASON to avoid playing Andre Santos at left-back. What did Andre do to deserve this?? Oh yeah.

14.35. RUMOUR: There is a possibility that Kevin Phillips COULD be joining Crystal palace from Blackpool. More to follow.

14.33 OFFICIAL. Fenerbahce have announced on their official website that they have secured the services of Emre Belozoglu from Atletico Madrid for 350,000 euros.

14.31 BREAKING. Fulham have made enquiries about bringing Ajax midfielder Eyong Enoh to Craven Cottage, the Dutch club have confirmed. Martin Jol and his links with Ajax eh?

14.29 So England boss Roy Hodgson has only picked 24 players for the friendly against BRAZIL. Better leave my phone switched on.

14.26 Nottingham Forest are in talks with Stoke City over winger Michael Kightly. Strange one, that.

14.24 For all you guys interested in international football over Deadline Day (haha), here is the England squad for the up and coming friendly against Brazil!

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Joe Hart.Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Joleon Lescott, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Leon Osman, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere.

Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck.

14.20 BAD NEWS EVERTON FANS! Alvaro Negredo's agent has said 'it is impossible' that the Sevilla striker will join Everton today.

14.18 Stepping away from the Transfer Window, Ashley Cole is back in the England squad! Roy Hodgson has revealed his team to face Brazil and the Chelsea full back is once again back in the squad. Set to make his 100th appearance me thinks.

14.15 Sunderland have confirmed that Danny Graham has joined on a three-and-a-half-year contract, with the Black Cats paying Swansea City £5 million for the privilege. I can't wait for his debut

14.10 ITS OFFICIAL GUYS. Danny Graham HAS joined. Sunderland! All the details soon.

14.09 MALAGA SELL ATTACKING MIDFIELDER! You thought it was Isco, didn't you? Unfortunately not. In fact, it was Diego Buoananotte. He's off to Grana on a four and a half year deal for 2.1million.

14.08 Reports emerging from France that David Beckham HAS passed his medical. Kudos to you David, strapping young fellow aren't you.

14.06 What a signing Chris Samba will be at QPR. My money is on them for staying up, the guy is a beast! If only we were treated to Nelsen and Samba once again.

14.01 TIME FOR SOME FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS. Leeds goalkeeper Paul Rachubka has joined Accrington Stanley (who are they?) on loan until the end of the season but there's a shock in at Middlesbrough, with manager Tony Mowbray confirming to the BBC that Kieron Dyer has joined on a short-term deal.

13.53 BREAKING. Fulham have successful signed AC Milan's versatile Dutchman Urby Emmanuelson on LOAN until the end of the season. Urby has worked with Jol before during the duo's spell at Ajax.

13.50. Recent reports were suggesting that Roma stalwart Danielle De Rossi COULD of been on his way to PSG. HOWEVER Roma Director Walter Sabatini had THIS to say. “There has never been anything between PSG and Roma with regards to De Rossi’s situation."

13.47 UPDATE. David Beckham writes on Facebook: "On my way to Paris, excited. Will update you all later." I wonder what he means

13:35 Middlesbrough sign Kieron Dyer on short-term deal

13:30 Liverpool goalkeeper Alexander Doni is set to be released by the club as he is surplus to requirements.

13:23 Marseille have rejected a bid for defender Rod Fanni from Stoke City

13:21 Norwich City are on the verge of a deal to sign Birmingham City defender Curtis Davies

13:20 Liverpool's Daniel Pacheco has joined Sociedad Deportiva Huesca on-loan until the end of the season.

13:00 UPDATE Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is undergoing a medical at Hoffenheim ahead of loan move.

12:54 DEAL DONE: Yacouba Sylla has completed a £2m move to Aston Villa from French club Clermont Foot

12.40 Good morning Aston Villa fans! How are you? Busy day today? Ok ok, lets cut to it. Yacouba Sylla will sign for Villa from French club Clermont Foot this afternoon!

12.39 Chris Samba on Twitter: "My reason for leaving is to be closer to my family and my 2 little boys. Now I'm excited to joins the new teammates and try to help the club remain in the league and more." Got to love a family man!

12.37 A worrying stat for all you Leeds fans out there. Your new signing, Steve Morrison, has the worst pass accuracy both this season AND last of Premier League outfielders to start at least 3 games. Ut oh.

12.30 ITS OFFICIAL. QPR HAVE COMPLETED THE SIGNING OF CHRISTOPHER SAMBA. The former Blackburn Rovers man signs a 4 and a half year deal.

12.28 GREAT NEWS FOR AC MILAN. After securing the signing of Mario Balotelli, they are also set to secure top scorer Stephan El Shaarawy's future at San Siro! The youngster has signed a deal till 2018!

12.24 Bolton striker and former Liverpool wonder kid David N'gog COULD be returning to the Premier League, with Fulham reportedly preparing a late offer for the Frenchman. Berbatov and N'gog partnered upfront together, anyone?

12.20 UPDATE. Stoke City's bid for Jack Butland is 4million PLUS add-ons. He WILL be loaned back to Birmingham, crushing any speculation regarding the future of Asmir Begovic. Stoke may be holding out till the summer before a Begovic sale?

12.12 UPDATE. Tom Ince is set to STAY at Blackpool until the summer. He had been holding out for a return move to Liverpool, who are now expected to move for him again then.

12.10 Some news for you Newcastle fans! The Magpies are done for the window and will not be signing or selling anyone else, according to managing director Derek Llambias. He told Sky Sports: "We’re absolutely done. It’s been a really busy window and we’re delighted that we have those targets. Last summer we had a lot of pressure on the last two days. Too much pressure. That’s not going to happen." Phew!

12.09 UPDATE: Leeds United have signed Steve Morrison from Norwich in a swap deal for Luciano Becchio!

12.01 BREAKING: Stoke City have made a formal bid for Birmingham City Jack Butland, the fee rumoured to be in the region of 4million. Interesting could this be the first step of Asmir Begovic leaving the club?

11.58 Good morning Fulham fans! Some news for you! The Cottagers are in talks with Ajax about the signing of Cameroon midfielder Eyong Enoh.

11:49 Staying with PSG for the moment, they've loaned out young midfielder Adrien Rabiot to Toulouse. Making room for David Beckham perhaps?

11.43 Gary Neville on David Beckham's move to PSG: "He’s played for some big football clubs in big cities; Milan, Madrid, Manchester, Los Angeles. Paris is a great city as well. I spoke to him 10 days ago, he loves playing football. He’s still incredibly fit, I don’t think there will be a problem with his medical and he’s always been an incredibly fit player and someone who has got incredible stamina." Touching stuff right there from the Sky Sports Pundit.

11.40 UPDATE. Luciano Becchio WILL be confirmed as a Norwich City player at 1pm today.

11.35 You gotta love them! Wigan have had a 3million pound bid accepted for Barnsley right-back John Stones. Good move lad!

11.31 According to, Arsenal are ready to offload Andre Santos! WHAT? Arsene Wenger has reportedly eyed up a new centre-half, and plans to play captain Thomas Vermaelen at left back, till Keiran Gibbs recovers from his injury. Prepare for the 'BOOOOOOM' of Piers Morgan.

11.29 UPDATE. Andros Townsend turned up at QPR for a medical, only to be told the deal is now off. Aww, Andros. Poor guy


11.25am DESPITE filing four bids for Celtic striker Gary Hooper, Leeds striker Lucciano Becchio has passed a medical at Norwich City.

11.21am Ah, what would Deadline Day be like without a bit of Joey Barton? The QPR midfielder on loan at Marseille had this to on Twitter: "Really hope Beckham goes to PSG. Double header against them in French Cup and League back end of Feb at their place." Barton is quite the fan of Beckham I see

11.19am BREAKING NEWS. Contrary to earlier reports(woops), Sunderland HAVE agreed a 5million pound fee with Swansea for Danny Graham. What a lovely reception he got Tuesday evening though.

11.17am UPDATE. David Beckham WILL have a medical at PSG this afternoon! So THAT's why he was training at Arsenal.

11.13am WOWZERS! Paris Saint-Germain have cancelled Carlo Ancelotti's press confernece originally scheduled for 17.00CET. David Beckham is apparently on his way to the French capital for some reason. I wonder why.

11.11am Ah, at last! The first Helicopter of the day! Newcastle are close to wrapping the signing of Swiss teenager Kevin Mbabu later today, with Mike Ashley helicoptering (English) into the Magpies' training ground to seal things. Swiss??? What about the French?

11.09am Napoli star Edinson Cavani claims Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City should NOT be put off by his bumper price tag. "If a club has a clear project and they want to focus on me, they can't be frightened in front of this figure," he said. Interesting

11.07am Chelsea are poised to make a deadline day move for Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as they look for an able deputy to Petr Cech. After Ross Turnbull's er, less than impressive display's, Begovic will be great back-up!

11.03am QPR MENTIONEDAGAIN! This time though, its a player on his way out! Alejandro Faurlin has joined Italian side Palermo on loan until the end of the season!

11.01am Sky Sports are reporting that former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson WILL join West Ham by the end of today, linking up with former boss Sam Allardyce.

10.57am Brazilian news site 'Zero Hora' are reporting that Daniel Levy will make a bid for Brazilian star Leando Damiao. The striker will cost Spurs £20million. Go on Levy!

10.52am QPR MENTIONED AGAIN! Spurs player Andros Townsend is set to have a medical at Loftus Road, subject to a loan deal for the rest of the season. What a signing!

10:47am MARIO HAS SPOKEN OF HIS MOVE. Mario Balotelli told Manchester City's official website: "For sure I will remember my brilliant team-mates, the manager and all the supporters. They are the best, they were great with me and I will always have a very special place in my heart for City, it’s a great club with a great future. I thank them for all of their support of me. Maybe one day we will see each other again. I think to win the Premier League was a very special moment, and I am proud to have been a part of that. I said goodbye to everyone at the meal in London before the game at Queens Park Rangers. It was very emotional for me." I miss you already Mario

10:44am INJURY UPDATE. Arsenal defender Keiran Gibbs will miss three weeks after suffering an injury against Liverpool. With 'fan favourite' Andre Santos the only left back at the club, could, or should Arsenal bring in a replacement?

10:37am Blimey! Norwich City have made a FOURTH bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper. Will they ever give in? He's got to be on his way to the Prem soon, surely!?

10:36 EVEN WORSE NEWS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED FANS! Sir Alex Ferguson has said their will be NO signings for the Reds on the final day of the transfer window. “We are not going to sign anyone,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

10.30am. Mario WILL wear the number 45 at AC Milan as he had done at Manchester City and Inter Milan. The striker has signed a deal till 2017, with the two clubs settling on a £20million fee that will be spread over five years. I think that works out to £4million a year?


10:17am LIVERPOOL FANS. I BRING YOU GOOD NEWS. Kinda. Lazio defender Mobido Diakite says Liverpool are his 'first choice' once his contract expires with the Italian club in June.'Liverpool are our first choice for June, but there is no hurry', said his agent Ulisse Savini 'We’ll see in the next few days, however, it would be very difficult to say no to a club like that.' Anyone know much about this guy?

10.14am Rememer Florent Malouda anyone? The Chelsea player has JUST tweeted "Today is the last day of that transfer window !! I wonder what's the last rumor will be . #propaganda". Could he be off anywhere? Let us know!

10:03am BIG NEWS surrounding Tom Ince! 10:03 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed the chances of the Reds signing Blackpool winger Thomas Ince on transfer deadline day, branding the deal “too complicated”, according to ESPN. He said: “I think it will be difficult now. We could still do the deal but it looks like one that is a bit too complicated at this stage. It's about affordability as well. If Tom stays at Blackpool it doesn't mean he won't join Liverpool at a later stage."

10:00am Ah! Good old Wigan! The Latics have completed the loan signing of Paul Scharner! The Austrian has returned to the DW Stadium on a loan deal until the end of the season.

9:59am Middlesbrough have reportedly agreed a deal with Swansea City for striker Danny Graham according to Sky Sports. The 27 year old has requested to leave the Liberty Stadium having seen his role in the club’s first team compromised by the good form shown by new signing Michu. I guess that ends all the rumours to Sunderland?

9:55am Everton have launched a 9million Deadline Day Bid for Spanish International Striker Alvaro Negredo, according to the Daily Mail. Having seen their move for FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer collapse the Toffees have switched tack and are not pursuing Sevilla forward Alvaro Negredo and a £9m bid may just be enough to persuade the cash strapped La Liga side to consider selling their star striker.

9:50am Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is set to join Hoffenheim on-loan for the rest of the season. What a loss for Tottenham!

9:43 Bad news for Manchester United fans, as Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has ruled out a move to United this January! He told the Daily Record; "I can confirm to you that I will be at Celtic,We are playing well and our Champions League dream is on right now, so I am looking forward to the big game against Juventus." How bad do Manchester United need him?!

9:38am MORE on Christopher Samba's move to QPR! Or is it? Harry Redknapp has told reporters: "I like Christopher Samba and he is a very good player but at this stage I don't see him leaving Russia. Things can change but at this stage we're not close to doing anything." QPR HAVE activated his release clause, but who knows what'll happen?

9:35am Mario Balotelli has spoken of his delight at finally completing his move to Milan from Premier League champions Manchester City, the Daily Mirror has reported. Balotelli said: “I'd wanted to play for Milan for such a long time. Obviously I played for other teams and couldn't come. But when there was the chance, I ran. I didn't have a good start to the season with City and I hope to do well here at Milan."

9:31am According to The Times; Chelsea are preparing a Deadline Day move for Chelsea midfielder Marouane Fellaini! The midfielder has apparently got a release clause in his contract worth up to 25million pound! Massive move for Chelsea!

9:29am: Harry Redknapp has just hung out of the window of Kevin Bond's car and confirmed that he expects a deal to be completed for the defender very soon. Word has been swirling around that Chris Samba has been offered £100,00-per-week by QPR. Not bad work if you can get it!

9:19am:Reports suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur have identified Lisandro Lopez as a potential deadline day signing. The Argentine, who plays for French club Lyon was thought to be on his way to Juventus, but Daniel Levy could come swooping in.

9:16am:Celtic boss Neil Lennon has rejected a THIRD bid from Norwich City for striker Gary Hooper. Bhoys boss Neil Lennon admitted that the Canaries had come back once more with a bid believed to be in the region of £6million and they are unwilling to part with the 25-year-old for anything under £8million.

9:01am: WOW what a start we have here! Arsenal have reportedly tabled a late offer for Barcelona star David Villa.The offer, believed to be between £10-11million, has been submitted as the Gunners test the resolve of the Catalan giants to hang on to Spain's all-time record goalscorer.But Wenger has refused to accept defeat in his pursuit of the forward and is prepared to pay up to £13.8m to sign him on a permanent deal and match his current £110,000-a-week wages. More on that to follow im sure!

Good morning folks! It's that time again! We have reached TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY!

We all know what this means. Money, rumours and lies galore will all be arriving thick and thin throughout today, as the likes of Mr. 'Wheeler Dealer' Harry Redknapp will no doubt be sniffing around for the cheapest deals his club can bring in to stay in the top flight.

I'm Ben Adam and I'll be your host this morning in what will no doubt be a massive final day of the window. Feel free to tweet me personally with any questions on the latest deals, and ill be sure to mention you and answer them in here! You can find my Twitter link in my writer profile by clicking the link on my name, and clicking 'join the conversation' on the bottom of my feed.

So far we've seen the likes of Daniel Sturridge move to Liverpool and Demba Ba dump Newcastle for Chelsea; whilst Crystal Palace starlet Wilfried Zaha crushed any speculation regarding his future with a huge move to Manchester United, and finally Philippe Coutinho recently joining Liverpool from Inter Milan.

And of course, who could forget the likes of Keiron Dyer being released from QPR? Or Daniel Carrico joining Reading from Sporting Libson! Or the beast that is Marouane Chamakh joining West Ham on loan from Arsenal? Or even Danny Wilson leaving for Hearts?! Ok, fine. I guess not.

However, one thing that will dampen the festivity of today is the loss of Mario Balotelli. The former Manchester City striker has packed his bags and flew off back to Italy with AC Milan.
Addio Mario.

We'll start off this morning with a list of CONFIRMED TRANSFER STORIES.

Right now for you guys; I've got The Premier League Confirmed Transfers Story ready for you, so you guys can keep up to date with all confirmed Premier League moves this season - so far.


Be sure to stay tuned in here for our LIVE blog of all the latest moves, rumours and complete deals in the Premier League.

Source: DSG