Transfer Deadline Day: Live Blog

Transfer Deadline Day: Live Blog
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17:18 You know things are getting serious when people are flying across the continent for deadline talks. Dutch goalkeeper has Maarten Steklenburg has flown into London to hold talks with Fulham.

17.03: Bloody hell. Jim White is on the roof of the Sky building.

(pic via @101gg)

16:58 Whatever your opinion of David Beckham the footballer is, you can't denying the gesture he has made here. His will donate his salary during his five month stint in PSG to a childrens charity.

16:53 Beckham is currently being unveiled as a PSG player. He has signed a five month deal. Will be interesting to see if either party wants to extend the contract at the end of it.

16:39 It isn't just the English transfer market that is buzzing today. Chelsea target Willian is apparently in talks to join Anzhi Makhachkala from Shaktar Donetsk.

16.34 Jack Butland arrives at Stoke City.


16:00 Some moves are starting to take place now. Highly rated goalkeeper Jack Butland has been signed by Stoke but like Wilfried Zaha is set to spend the remainder of the season on loan with Birmingham. QPR continue to set the pace today and are apparently close to signing West Brom stirker Peter Odemwingie.

15:02 Norwich have had another bid rejected for Celtic's in form striker Gary Hooper. After the signing of Luciano Becchio earlier today if Norwich could get Hooper as well it would be a fantastic days work for the club. This back and forth will probably be one that won't be resolved til just before midnight.


14:47 Liverpool fans that were hoping their club would sign Thomas Ince today might be unhappy as it appears letting go of goalkeeper Doni may be their only business today.

14:34 This is the first picture of David Beckham arriving in Paris. I really doubt this will be the last time he is mobbed over in the French capital.

14:22 Sunderland's signing of Danny Graham for a fee a £5m has been confirmed. Not a huge fee so will Sunderland fans be optimistic about the deal?

13:03 Fulham have announced a loan deal for Dutch international Urby Emanuelson from AC Milan. The 26 year old has 16 caps for his country and has previously worked under Martin Jol at Ajax.

13:00 *10 hours to go klaxon*


12:50 Looks like Swansea striker Danny Graham has completed his move to Sunderland. Decent signing.

12:35 And here's the "monster" pictured with his new shirt


12:30 Harry has completed his first deal of the day. Record fee for Samba. Is he worth it? Can't help but see this being a similar scenario to Portsmouth. And just to prove that 'arry is buzzin' here's what he had to say on the deal ""An unbelievable signing. He’s a monster...hard as nails. He’s a proper centre-half."


12:15 That Becchio move has now been confirmed by Norwich City. That's a big blow for Leeds' promotion hopes. Steve Morrison moves to Elland road as part of the deal. In typically clichéd fashion, Becchio says "I cannot wait to play my first game for Norwich and the chance to play in the Premier League."

12:10 Today is like Christmas day for Harry Redknapp. Expect this to be a reoccurring image throughout the day. As one journalist put it earlier, you think giving your daughter your credit card is a bad idea, try being Redknapp's chairman. Fitting.


11:59 Young England goalkeeping prodigy Jack Butland is in demand. Earlier in the week, he refused a move to Chelsea in favour of more game time elsewhere, which is admirable in itself. Stoke appear to be the main front runners for the Birmingham 'keeper who has one English cap to his name. If that deal was to go through, it will be interesting to see what happens with Asmir Begovic. Man United are said to be keen admirers of the Stoke number 1.

11:50 And just in case there were any doubts about where Samba was at the moment, here's a couple of tweets from the man himself.


11:47 It's only a matter of time before Harry Redknapp has his first coup of the day with former Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba joining QPR for a fee believed to be in the region of £12.5 million with a weekly wage of £100,000.

11:40: PSG have announced an official press conference for 5 o'clock today - presumably to unveil Beckham as their new signing.

11:35 Reports are suggesting that Leeds Striker Luciano Becchio has passed a medical at Norwich ahead of a move to the Canaries. Becchio will follow former Leeds players Robert Snodgrass, Bradley Johnson and Johnny Howson who all made the same move in the last few years.

11:32 Monsieur Barton was happy to hear about Beckham's arrival in France. Here's what he had to say on said matter

11:27 It looks like Posh and Becks are set to take over Paris as Beckham is on his way to PSG for a medical. Interestingly, he will be able to play in the Champions League.

11:25 Good morning! It's January 31st and that can only mean one thing in the football calendar - Transfer deadline day has arrived. Whether you're stuck in work, college or simply haven't got the time to sit in front of Sky Sports News and listen to Jim White for the next 14 hours, never fear, we'll be bringing you the latest comings and goings in the crazy day that it is.

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