Premier League Transfer Window Deadline Day Signings: Open Thread

Today is the busiest day in the Premier League transfer season as we’re on deadline day. Final transfers have to be completed by 6pm ET/11pm BST tonight. Instead of spending your day searching across the Internet on wild goose chases and poor rumors, stay with us here at EPL Talk as we scour the Internet to bring you all of the Premier League transfers as soon as they happen.

Plus, later tonight, the EPL Talk Podcast crew will be releasing a special episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, which will go into the analysis and news regarding all of the major transfers — discussing who will benefit the most, and who is going to be hurting after the window shuts tonight.

Here are the club-by-club transfer news from today. Come back throughout the day for updates, and be sure to use the comments section below to share your opinions and analysis.


  • 12:18pm ET — Nicklas Bendtner has signed for Juventus (Sky Sports)
  • 09:02am ET — Ju Young Park joins Celta Vigo on loan (Arsenal FC)
  • Earlier today — Nicklas Bendtner is having a medical at Juventus (EPL Talk)
  • Earlier today — The Telegraph is reporting that Arsenal is interested in signing Michael Essien on loan (EPL Talk)

Aston Villa

  • 05:40pm ET — Blackpool have signed Nathan Delfouneso on loan from Aston Villa (Sky Sports)
  • o5:25pm ET — Belgium international striker Christian Benteke has joined Aston Villa from Genk (Aston Villa)
  • 04:31pm ET — Ashley Westwood joins Aston Villa on four-year deal (Aston Villa)
  • 03:51pm ET — Liverpool’s bid £4m for Clint Dempsey but LFC refused to offer higher. Aston Villa bid £5m plus £2m add-ons. Dempsey stuck. (Sky Sports)
  • 01:14pm ET — Christian Benteke is on a private jet to Birmingham to discuss personal terms and have a medical at Aston Villa (Sky Sports)
  • 11:56am ET — Aston Villa are in talks to bring Crewe Alexandra skipper Ashley Westwood to the club (Sky Sports)
  • 10:44am ET — Paul Lambert defends Aston Villa transfer moves for lower league players (Sky Sports)
  • Earlier today — Clint Dempsey turns down Aston Villa move after club agreed fee with Fulham (EPL Talk)
  • Earlier today — Aston Villa is close to sealing a deal for Chesterfield’s Jordan Bowery (EPL Talk)


  • 06:00pm ET — Chelsea have confirmed midfielder Michael Essien has joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan (Sky Sports)
  • 04:30pm ET — Real Madrid is deep in negotiations with Chelsea to sign Michael Essien (Sky Sports)
  • 02:50pm ET — Di Matteo says he’s willing to let Michael Essien go out on loan except Arsenal (Sky Sports)
  • 02:47pm ET — Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed tonight Michael Essien was left out of the 18-man squad for the Super Cup because of a possible loan move (Sky Sports)
  • 01:10pm ET — Chelsea have announced Gael Kakuta has joined Eredivisie top-flight side Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan (Sky Sports)
  • 11:23am ET — Nathaniel Chalobah has been loaned to Watford (Sky Sports)
  • Earlier today — Thorgan Hazard has joined a club in Belgium on loan (EPL Talk)


  • 04:45pm ET — Everton sign Kilmarnock’s Matthew Kennedy for a nominal fee on a three-year deal (Everton FC)
  • 02:01pm ET — Everton is in talks to sign goalkeeper Jack Butland (Sky Sports)
  • Earlier today — Everton has signed Bryan Oviedo from Copenhagen (EPL Talk) — see photo below.


  • 07:56pm ET — Fulham confirm they have completed the signing of winger Ashkan Dejagah from Wolfsburg on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee (Sky Sports)
  • 05:41pm ET — Stoke City’s Wilson Palacios and Tottenham Hotspur’s Tom Huddlestone could be on their way to Fulham (Sky Sports)
  • 04:45pm ET — Fulham are understood to be on the brink of signing Wolfsburg winger Ashkan Dejagah (Sky Sports)
  • 03:51pm ET — Liverpool’s bid £4m for Clint Dempsey but LFC refused to offer higher. Aston Villa bid £5m plus £2m add-ons. Dempsey stuck. (Sky Sports)
  • 02:22pm ET — Derek Boateng deal is off (Sky Sports)
  • 02:02pm ET — Fulham has rejected a formal bid from Liverpool for Clint Dempsey (Sky Sports)
  • 12:39pm ET — Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have both lodged deadline day bids for Clint Dempsey (Sky Sports)
  • 10:25am ET — Fulham has confirmed that Dimitar Berbatov has joined the club (Fulham FC)
  • 09:45am ET — Le Parisien claim that Lyon have accepted a bid from Fulham for Michel Bastos (Sky Sports)
  • 09:33am ET — Fulham are hoping to push through a deal for Derek Boateng on deadline day after agreeing terms with Dnipro (Sky Sports)
  • 09:06am ET — Fulham have concluded a deal for FC Twente forward Chris David (Sky Sports)
  • 07:38am ET — Kieran Richardson signs three-year Fulham deal (The Daily Mail)
  • Earlier today — Clint Dempsey turns down Aston Villa move after club agreed fee with Fulham (EPL Talk)


  • 05:41pm ET — Blackpool has signed Nathan Eccleston on permanent deal from Liverpool (Sky Sports)
  • 03:51pm ET — Liverpool’s bid £4m for Clint Dempsey but LFC refused to offer higher. Aston Villa bid £5m plus £2m add-ons. Dempsey stuck. (Sky Sports)
  • 03:38pm ET — Liverpool are not expected to make any more signings today, so Dempsey and Sturridge deals look unlikely (Sky Sports)
  • 02:02pm ET — Fulham has rejected a formal bid from Liverpool for Clint Dempsey (Sky Sports)
  • 12:39pm ET — Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have both lodged deadline day bids for Clint Dempsey (Sky Sports)
  • 11:19am ET — Liverpool is interested in signing Yossi Benayoun on a loan deal (Sky Sports)

Manchester City

  • 06:00pm ET — Javi Garcia has joined Manchester City from Benfica for a fee believed to be £16m (Manchester City FC)
  • 04:48pm ET — Manchester City have announced the signing of teenage Serbia defender Matija Nastasic from Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee (Sky Sports)
  • 04:02pm ET — Javi Garcia is in England for his medical with Manchester City (Sky Sports)
  • 02:30pm ET — Malaga has reached a deal for Roque Santa Cruz (Sky Sports)
  • 02:27pm ET — Dedryck Boyata has joined FC Twente on loan (Sky Sports)
  • Noon ET — Sky Sports is now saying that Javi Garcia is joining Manchester City for a fee of £16m (Sky Sports)
  • 11:19am ET — A fee of £24 million has been agreed between Benfica and Manchester City for Javi Garcia, dependent on passing medical test and personal terms.
  • 10:52am ET — Maicon is officially a Manchester City footballer (Manchester City FC)
  • 10:44am ET — Maicon has officially joined Manchester City (Sky Sports)
  • 09:30am ET — Reports in Portugal say that Manchester City has signed Javi Garcia for £24 million (Sky Sports)
  • 09:03am ET — Roque Santa Cruz looks probable to sign for Malaga today (Sky Sports)
  • 08:33am ET — Inter Milan has confirmed that Manchester City is signing Maicon (Sky Sports)
  • 07:32am ET — Manchester City confirm signing of Swansea winger Scott Sinclair (Manchester City FC)
  • 07:32am ET — Scott Sinclair has completed his £6.2m move to Manchester City from Swansea (Manchester Evening News)
  • Earlier today — Nigel de Jong has agreed a deal to join Manchester City (EPL Talk)
  • Earlier today — Richard Wright has joined Manchester City as a back-up goalkeeper (Manchester City FC)

Manchester United

  • 10:25am ET — Fulham has confirmed that Dimitar Berbatov has joined the club (Fulham FC)

Newcastle United

  • 01:22pm ET — Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has joined St Mirren on loan until January (Sky Sports)

Norwich City

  • 7:38pm ET — Norwich City has signed 19-year-old Spurs striker Harry Kane on a season-long loan (Norwich City)
  • 10:16am ET — Norwich striker Steve Morison has turned down a loan move to Nottingham Forest (Sky Sports)
  • 10:08am ET — George Francomb has joined League Two side Wimbledon in a one-month loan deal (Sky Sports)

Queens Park Rangers

  • 06:00pm ET — Queens Park Rangers Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Cameroon international Stephane Mbia (QPR)
  • 05:37pm ET — Stephane M’Bia is on the verge of being announced a Queens Park Rangers player (Sky Sports)
  • 05:27pm ET — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has joined Marseille on a season-long loan (Sky Sports)
  • 01:37pm ET — Jay Bothroyd is going out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday (Sky Sports)
  • 12:25pm ET — QPR no longer interested in signing Ricardo Cavalho (Sky Sports)
  • 11:26am ET — Marseille say there is ‘quite a good chance’ that a deal for Joey Barton will be completed, although the move depends on Stephane Mbia sealing his switch to Queens Park Rangers (Sky Sports)
  • 09:48am ET — Joey Barton has agreed personal terms with Marseille (Sky Sports)
  • 08:54am ET — Stephane M’Bia is en route to sign a contract with QPR (Sky Sports)
  • 08:53am ET — Esteban Granero will make his debut against Manchester City tomorrow (Sky Sports)


  • 01:57pm ET — Marseille striker Jordan Ayew is likely to remain in France after the club indicated they would not let the player join Reading on a season-long loan deal (Sky Sports)


  • 04:23pm ET — Billy Sharp is going on a season-long loan deal to Nottingham Forest (Sky Sports)
  • 03:47pm ET — Southampton obliterate their transfer record to secure the £12 million arrival of Gaston Ramirez from Bologna (The Telegraph)
  • 01:45pm ET — Bologna have announced they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Gaston Ramirez (Sky Sports)
  • 12:49pm ET — Southampton has signed American goalkeeper Cody Cropper (Soccer By Ives)
  • 11:51am ET — The Saints have revealed new signing Zambian striker Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton FC)

Stoke City

  • 05:41pm ET — Stoke City’s Wilson Palacios and Tottenham Hotspur’s Tom Huddlestone could be on their way to Fulham (Sky Sports)
  • 02:52pm ET — Maurice Edu and Charlie Adam are both cleared to be able to play at Wigan Athletic tomorrow (Stoke City)
  • 01:03pm ET — Kenwyne Jones could be on his way to Marseille (Sky Sports)
  • 09:37am ET — Wolves in transfer deadline day move for Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan (Sky Sports)
  • 09:24am ET — Stoke City is hoping to get Maurice Edu ready to play against Wigan tomorrow (Sky Sports) after signing contract (see photo below)
  • 09:23am ET — Blackburn’s Steven N’Zonzi could be heading to Stoke (Sky Sports)
  • 07:40am ET — Charlie Adam has agreed terms with Stoke City (Sky Sports)


  • 09:04am ET — Jermaine Jenas‘ proposed loan switch to Sunderland from Tottenham has fallen through (Sky Sports)
  • 07:38am ET — Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson signs three-year Fulham deal (The Daily Mail)
  • 07:31am ET — Sunderland has signed Danny Rose from Tottenham on a loan deal (Sunderland FC)

Swansea City

  • 05:43pm ET — Brighton move late on deadline day to sign Swansea City striker Stephen Dobbie on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee (Sky Sports)
  • 02:52pm ET — Brighton & Hove Albion are closing in on the signing of Swansea City’s Stephen Dobbie (Sky Sports)
  • 12:40pm ET — Swansea City set to miss out on Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha (Wales Online)
  • 12:20pm ET — Swansea has received international clearance to complete the signing of Itay Schechter, who is now eligible to play tomorrow for Swansea (Swansea City FC)
  • 12:14pm ET — Swansea has officially announced the signing of Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez (Swansea City FC)
  • 09:36am ET — Swansea have been in discussions with Crystal Palace over a last-gasp deal for 19-year-old starlet Wilfried Zaha (Wales Online)
  • 09:16am ET — Jerson Cabral has decided to join FC Twente instead of Swansea (Sky Sports)
  • 09:05am ET — Swindon Town have snapped up Fede Bessone on a free transfer from Swansea City (Sky Sports)
  • 07:33am ET — Swansea have made an approach to sign winger Jerson Cabral from Dutch giants Feyenoord (Wales Online)
  • 07:32am ET — Scott Sinclair has completed his £6.2m move to Manchester City from Swansea (Manchester Evening News)
  • Earlier today — Andrea Orlandi has joined Brighton (EPL Talk)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • 05:41pm ET — Stoke City’s Wilson Palacios and Tottenham Hotspur’s Tom Huddlestone could be on their way to Fulham (Sky Sports)
  • 05:03pm ET — Clint Dempsey has signed for Tottenham Hotspur in a £6m deal (EPL Talk)
  • 04:31pm ET — Clint Dempsey has arrived at Spurs Lodge and is in talks about signing with Tottenham (Sky Sports)
  • 04:16pm ET — Hugo Lloris has passed his medical, and a deal with Tottenham has now been done (Sky Sports)
  • 02:13pm ET — Transfer talks between Spurs and Porto are back on for Joao Moutinho (Sky Sports)
  • 12:39pm ET — Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have both lodged deadline day bids for Clint Dempsey (Sky Sports)
  • 11:18am ET — Talks between Porto and Spurs have broken down over personal terms for Joao Moutinho (Sky Sports)
  • 10:49am ET — Hugo Lloris has arrived at Spurs Lodge as he closes in on a move to Tottenham (Sky Sports)
  • 10:47am ET — Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris deal ’50-50′ after Lyon attack on Daniel Levy (The Guardian)
  • 09:56am ET — Rafael van der Vaart has officially joined Hamburg (Sky Sports)
  • 09:34am ET — L’Equipe is reporting that Hugo Lloris is heading to Tottenham to have a medical (L’Equipe)
  • 09:04am ET — Jermaine Jenas‘ proposed loan switch to Sunderland from Tottenham has fallen through (Sky Sports)
  • 08:52am ET — Real Mallorca has agreed a four-year-deal to sign Giovani Dos Santos (Sky Sports)
  • 07:31am ET — Joao Moutinho is moving to Tottenham Hotspur from Porto for £22 million (Sky Sports)
  • Earlier today — Rafael van der Vaart is joining Hamburg (EPL Talk)

West Bromwich Albion

  • 4:47pm ET — West Brom sign Dynamo Kiev left-back Goran Popov (West Bromwich Albion)

West Ham United

  • 05:09pm ET — Yossi Benayoun deal is almost done for a season-long loan to West Ham (Sky Sports)
  • 04:47pm ET — Yossi Benayoun may end up at West Ham on loan (Sky Sports)
  • 09:49am ET — Andy Carroll looks set to make his debut against Fulham tomorrow (live on ESPN2 at 7.45amET)

Wigan Athletic

No news yet

87 thoughts on “Premier League Transfer Window Deadline Day Signings: Open Thread”

  1. 1. Charlie Adam to Stoke is a good move for everyone.

    2. I don’t begrudge Scott Sinclair a thing, but I think his playing career has pretty much come to an end for the time being.

    1. For the record, I’m a United supporter and a big EPL fan.

      You nailed it with Charlie Adam. I was just going to leave a post about that. His signing is one of the best of this transfer window. His free kicks and corners are going to be a HUGE addition to Stoke’s already well-executed set pieces. It’s such a smart signing. People can say what they want about Stoke and their style of play. But their players, coaches, and supporters are all bought into the system. And they keep adding like-minded players.

      1. if charlie(hack)adam is so great why did LFC have to sell at a lost i thought you were suppose to buy low and sell high.i think Stoke spent way to much.

        1. Liverpool have much higher expectations than Stoke. Besides, I don’t think many thought that L’pool didn’t over spend for Adam to begin with. The pressure would be lower at Stoke, possibly making it easier to fit in and feel confident. Liverpool has been pretty good at sucking up confidence recently.

          I’m definitely on the fence with Adam being signed by Stoke. If he becomes as good as people we originally saying he was at Blackpool, then it can work out. Otherwise, Stoke probably shouldn’t have that hard of a time selling him to break even.

          1. i guess i am on the side of the fence that thinks he is slow and lacks talent and he is good for a hatchet tackle or two each match,

      1. Here’s a text message, word for word that I sent to two Liverpool fans on Tuesday.

        “I can’t believe you paid £9m for Adam! I’m pissed off we’ve bid £5m! Robbing scouse bastards”

        And now we’ve got a daft rumour on our messageboard linking us to Henderson after I’ve spent a year taking the mickey out of them for spending stupid money on him.

        As for saying that the supporters have ‘all bought into the system’ that’s an absolute crock.

        Pulis is the most divisive manager we’ve ever had in both of his spells at the club, despite everything he’s done for us. If you looked at The Oatcake message board last week there were people calling for him to be sacked, in fact it’s been growing since the end of last season. I was even tempted to have a few quid on Benitez to replace him (he’s a regular sight at our training ground) I’m going to hold off until I see how much we spend today. There’s a rumour on our board that we could break our transfer record on a new striker but it depends on Jones leaving. If that happens I think he’s got the Chairman’s full backing.

        Despite all that best day of the year. Even Talksport have had a yank call up saying he was driving around listening to the show whilst he was working and loves it!

  2. Liverpool>
    Charlie Adam makes move to Stoke for 4 million, Jay Spearing joins Bolton Wanderers on loan, Andy Carroll joins West Ham on loan.

    Sturridge will probably join on loan if Schurrle joins Chelsea. Dempsey may be a last minute signing but Liverpool were more interested in player exchanges than paying cash only. Brazilian Leandro Damiao may be a surprise signing if Sturridge deal doesn’t happen.

  3. Scott’s move is bad move for his career,I wish he stayedd @ Swansea to develop into some type of Legend.Adam pls play well and dont dissapoint me and other fans

    1. I don’t know about Levy haters but there is some harsh criticism coming from the Shakhtar camp. Their CEO Sergei Palkin claimed that most of the Levy’s proposals were outright ridiculous and one cannot trust any word he says. Palkin also stated that in the end they couldn’t take him seriously and are not likely to have any dealings with Spurs in future. This is based on bits and pieces of information on Ukrainian websites and Shakhtar forums.

      1. I think the Shaktar ownership group are just sour at missing the opportunity ti sell their player. With all due respect to the Ukranian league, it not the same quality as the premier league and they overpriced thier player at 20 million. Moutinho is a proven quality and was bought for 22 million.

        1. Well in ridiculing Levy’s tactics they referred to his £10m offer paid in installments over 4 years. After he was told about about £20 valuation and that only full payment upfront offers would be considered Levy came back with £11.8 in installments again. And hinted that he would consider buying other players if Shakhtar agree on the deal. That’s when they stopped taking them seriously.

          As for missed opportunity you (and perhaps chairman Levy) should realize who you are dealing with. Shakhtar do not need Spurs money. They are only considering offers because Willian wants out. Maybe playing in EPL gives Levy some advantage as desired player destination but financially speaking Spurs are lightweights compared to Shakhtar. So Levy couldn’t possibly impress anyone there with his £11.8m offer. Besides, Shakhtar have a policy that they expect players who they bought at age 18-19 and brought trough their reserve system to play at least 2 seasons in the main team before Shakhtar will consider offers below valuation. On this basis they rejected Chelsea £25m offer last season and they the same thing to Levy. So if Levy wanted to play as an equal partner and curbed his “I’m smarter than all of you” attitude he could have Willian next summer at much discounted price.

          1. Shaktar having big money isn’t going to stop players wanting to leave as seen in the Willian case. As for levy being skater…I think he is LOL…

            As for the money situation, yes Shaktar have rich owners, but that doesn’t mean the club is worth more, it just means they have powerful backers. The Spurs club is worth alot more than Shaktar for many reasons, Location, League, Operating income and profits are the main ones.

            Unless you can show me otherwise. The last time I checked the Deloitte money league I didn’t see Shaktar Donesk but I could be wrong.

  4. Sad to see VDV go, wish we could have kept him for depth…but…he has wanted to go to germany for a while now, his wife is a tv personality there, supporting his misses career now he is getting older.

    Good Luck VDV!

  5. Oh man, the Sky Sports news coverage of Deadline Day is just about the best thing in the world. I wish I did not have so much work to do because I may have to shut that off just to ensure that I can get things done.

    After a slow start, good adds for City this year. Not like they need it, but all the depth you can get will help with a rough stretch in Europe coming up (stupid UEFA coefficient impacting where you get drawn…rrrrrrrrrrrrrr)

  6. Spurs are doing some great business. I dont think they will achieve top four just yet. but if they add more pieces in January. I can see them finishing 4th.

    1. What? we achieved top four last season and have just improved the squad greatly.. so … not sure you know what you are talking about.

        1. I feel their pain – my fave NFL team is the Cleveland Browns. Up to very very recently owned by the same idiot that has been running AVFC into a ditch.

  7. Just watching the blind five a side football at the Paralympics. Their passing and first touch is an improvement on most of Stoke’s first team.

  8. Here’s one for you regarding Kenwyne Jones to Marseille –

    Anyone remeber that Remy actually came to Stoke a couple of seasons back?

    Possible swap deal. Unlikely I know but it spins the story a little differently.

  9. I wonder if this Moutinho deal is gonna happen? it would be great but im not sure it will, I do hope that Lloris signs tho, I cant watch Freezel anymore. Every time the ball is put in the 18 yard box i nearly vomit with anxiety.

  10. 11:19am ET — Liverpool is interested in signing Yossi Benayoun on a loan deal (Sky Sports)

    Why? We already tried that – he had his moments, but not good enough to prevent us from selling. Now we want him back on loan? It makes my head spin.

  11. Allegedly the Moutinho deal is stuck on a loyalty bonus detail in the contract, but Moutinho wants the move to happen as does AVB but spurs are insisting he continues as a professional with Porto until all is resolved.

    The thoughts are the deal is going to happen. We will see!

    Allegedly the Lloris deal is done barring a medical completion. Even if he does sign he won’t play until the next game.

  12. 01:22pm ET — Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has joined St Mirren on loan until January (Sky Sports)

    I preferred “No news yet.”

  13. Fulham would prefer to sell Dempsey to Spurs instead of Liverpool to send a message to Dempsey. This one will go down to the wire and who knows what will happen.

  14. This transfer window has been brutal, the window closes then we only get 1 game before the international break.

    This September international break is an absolute joke, they need to figure something else out. After tomorrow th enext game is on Sept 15

    I have no interest in a bunch of bench warmers being picked by a muppet to represent England.

  15. @epltalk

    I don’t remember coverage of the transfer window like this by epltalk, I like the club splits with the stories showing the ups and downs throughout the day.

    Good job

  16. Falcao. Colombian futbol demigod. Up there with Messi and Ronaldo. Genius. and now Miranda. Atletico Madrid 4-0.

    Bayern Munich deserved the Champions League trophy. Feel for them.

  17. Chelsea do get a consolation goal courtesy of Cahill. I wonder if Roman made a call during the game and asked to buy another top player. Loic Remy has been mentioned as a target but I don’t see it as Chelsea said if they bought another striker they would send Sturridge out on loan. Sturridge is playing in the Super Cup.

    Cannot believe how good Athletico are and how poor Chelsea are. The score of 4-1 is deceptive as it could have easily been 6-1 or 7-1.

  18. I’d rather those muppets at fox soccer just didn’t even speak about spurs. I’d rather they just continue the Chelsea and Newcastle lovefest.

    Garbage not happy with that signing AT ALL

  19. How is it that Arsenal have gotten their hands on SO MANY PLAYERS?? Incredible. Wow.. Such astute and enthusiastic business. I could hardly catch up today.

  20. Ugghhh!! Wish he weren’t going to Spurs… Sure didn’t need a diva like Dempsey. Oh well. I don’t get a vote.

  21. Sky Sports radio reports Dempsey at WHL talking terms with Spurs after Spurs agree fee with Fulham.

    So Liverpool lose Carroll and now have no replacement because they couldn’t come up with a couple more million for Dempsey. How the mighty have fallen. Unless Liverpool have something big lined up in the next hour or so this could be disastrous for Liverpool.

    1. Yeah, it’ll hard for Liverpool to find a replacement to score all those goals that Carroll scored last season. Liverpool has already spent a good deal of money this transfer season.

  22. Seriously, Dempsey…what happened to Moutinho? i would rather have not signed anyone. what are they thinking?

    Terrible deal

  23. Essien is going to Real Madrid on loan according to Sky Sports radio.

    Benayoun on loan to Liverpool. Not sure what to make of this one.

  24. Maybe levy is gonna turn around and sell him to Liverpool in the final hour of the window?

    I hope hope hope hope hope hope Levy sells him right now to Liverpool..


    (hitting refresh on the skysports transfer update page)





    Damn it!!

  25. Chelsea looked like crap. They need more firepower up front. I don’t think El Nino will be consistent for them and will disappear in big games. Obviously impressed with Falcao, haven’t seem him play live to many times and he is the real deal, up there with the top Strikers in the world.

    Been a fun day watching these transfers either happen or not happen. I think if Spurs can come to an agreement with Moutinho and if the Dempsey rumors are true then thats some good business and they could be in for the title this year.

  26. Dempsey to Tottenham confirmed by SSN for 6million.
    Is it just me or does Berbatov look less than excited to go to Fulham? I suppose he never really looks happy anyway.

  27. I’m not sure what Liverpool was thinking doing nuthing today and not getting some sort of replacement for Andy Carroll. They are seriously light up front and to expect Saurez who is invisible in some games and an unproven Borini to carry them all season is mad.

    I really dont understand why they went cheap on the Dempsey deal. A lot of people are down on him and saying hes not worth it but hes a proven goal scorer in the league and for under 10 million getting him would be just what the Reds needed. I’m not sure if being an American is the reason for his low price but if he was a Englishman or any European after a season like he had for Fulham last year he would have been sold for 15 mill. Think Spurs were the big winners of deadline day, especially if they pull of the Moutinho deal.

    1. Not to mention that Dempsey would provide a great link between midfield and Suarez. Suarez has been all alone up front for quite some time and doesn’t look like he’s going to be getting any help any time soon.
      I would say that Dalglish’s past spending has soured the new owners to wanting to spend any more money. Trying to be too shrewd.

  28. Benayoun actually joining West Ham rather than Liverpool. Good move by West Ham especially since Chelsea will pay part of his wages.

    Spurs have done very well with Lloris, Dembele and Dempsey. Dempsey and Dembele have played together so that’s a plus too. Big losers are Liverpool who didn’t want to pay 6 million which is what Spurs paid. He scored 17 goals last season.

  29. I can’t believe that Arsenal didn’t move for a replacement for Song! Leaving the protection of our defense in
    Abou- always injured and not good enough – Diaby will see us miss out on the ball winning defensive midfielder that we really needed. Aside from that, I’m not going to even touch on our lack of wide defenders (in Sagna’s absence). So much for Wenger’s comments earlier this week about more signings.

    Oh well, at least Bendtner is gone.

  30. Well, it’s all over!

    Now let’s get back to talking about tomorrow’s games. Some good games to watch, West Ham vs Fulham strat us off, then West brom vs Everton and Swansea vs Sunderland look good too.

  31. Kept checking in all day…

    Kept thinking there was some super-secret, last minute deal in the works…

    No luck. Disappointing.

    It’s going to be a long season for the Gunners.

    Congrats to both Spurs and Fulham… you both did well today in my book.

    1. Looks like a lot of disappointed Arsenal and Liverpool fans are out there. The game on Sunday will be an interesting affair…

  32. I really really love the Lloris signing, so relieved.. Brad did ok last year but those collapses against Man Utd, Man City, the arse and Norwich were to much to bare.

  33. I am pleased that Spurs got around to getting a new goalkeeper since I think that was an area of concern for the future. I heard rumor of Dempsey going to Spurs, so not completely shocked and I think he could be an asset to the club. I am sad to see VDV leave and I don’t buy the whole story he wanted to return to Germany because of his wife. In time he wanted to return to Germany but had stated he was happy at Spurs. I think there is more to that story and I bet any it has something to do with AVB and Levy. For all the talk of Levy wanted to use the young players of Tottenham, while they are being sent out on loan just like before. Levy must be on life support with all the spending. However, with the sales I am sure Levy’s master Lewis and the rest of the investors at Tavistock Group won’t mind. Levy can wash his hands now. If AVB screws up, Levy has that ace and will tell him I gave money and players, so all the blame will fall on AVB. Time will tell.

  34. According to the Guardian, Liverpool only bid 3 million for Dempsey. If true, that is shocking. Fulham felt insulted by the bid and told Dempsey about it which is why he decided to join Spurs. FSG have a lot of explaining to do.

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