For many fans, the end of transfer deadline day cannot come soon enough. But for football clubs and managers around the world, the final day of the summer transfer window can be the most frantic and busy of their entire summer.
Last-minute deals are being put together, while various questions and concerns arise with the mention of even the most minute rumor.
Simply put, it's chaos.
Read on to find a complete English Premier League club-by-club guide to all the latest transfer rumors and speculation that might just happen over the final day of the summer transfer window.
Please note: Potential transfers are bound to be completed or denied as this article is being written and published. I have done my best to update it, but there will be old information that is revealed throughout the day. Enjoy!
Theo Walcott was reportedly on the move this summer after rejecting a new contract with Arsenal (per The Telegraph), but it seems that he will stay on at the club after Arsene Wenger dropped the ultimatum he had with the winger (per The Daily Mirror).
According to Metro, Arsenal are also believed to be considering Ibrahim Afellay after Barcelona gave him permission to go out on loan this summer.
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko could be also be making a move to the Emirates (per The Guardian). Arsene Wenger is believed to be interested in signing the £18 million-rated forward.
Juventus have also reportedly turned to Nicklas Bendtner after missing out on signing Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov (per Sky Sports).
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is reportedly interested in signing Christian Benteke (per Press Association) in order to cover his side should injuries flare up at all this season.
Reports are that Middlesborough defender Joe Bennett is on the way—potentially ending Stephen Warnock's career at Villa Park.
Southampton star striker Rickie Lambert is also being linked to Villa by The Daily Mirror, should they be unable to wrap up a deal with Benteke.
Chelsea's hopes of landing Hulk on the final day appear to be all but over after his current club rejected a £50 million offer from Zenit St. Petersburg for the Brazilian striker (per Talksport).
The Daily Mail reports that Fenerbahce are interested in signing Raul Meireles and Michael Essien—more so in Essien, who is valued at around £8 million.
Meanwhile, Goal continues to report that Inter Milan defender Maicon could be on the move over the summer transfer window—believed to be the subject of interest from both Chelsea and Premier League champions Manchester City. And according to ESPN, Manchester City might just have beaten their Premier League rivals to the defender.
Chelsea are also thought to be in a tight battle with Tottenham Hotspur over Loic Remy, according to The Express.
The Independent reports that Everton have lost out in the race for talented teenager M'Baye Niang, with the 17-year-old all set for a move to AC Milan.
They also report that the club will not be selling Leighton Baines on the final day of the transfer window, according to Steve Round (per Independent).
However, a player they are interested in is Wolverhampton Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has reportedly been a transfer target for David Moyes for some time now (per The Daily Mirror).
Fulham are also believed to have made a £6.5 million bid for Bafetimbi Gomis, a 27-year-old striker from Lyon who was also thought to be a transfer target for Newcastle United (per The Daily Mail).
Dimitar Berbatov is also set to undergo a medical at the club, according to ESPN.
Two strikers have emerged as possible candidates for Liverpool should they be forced to sell Andy Carroll on the final day of transfers.
Obviously, that will all depend on whether or not Brendan Rodgers sells Carroll.
Manchester City have picked up Swansea winger Scott Sinclair, according to Sky Sports, on a deal believed to be worth around £7 million, after it seemed that the Citizens were going to be unable to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.
City are also thought to be stepping up their interest in Maicon—also a Chelsea target—who would provide good competition for Pablo Zabaleta in defense (per The Guardian). ESPN has also just posted via Twitter that the Citizens have wrapped up a deal with the defender.
Malaga are also believed to be the favorites to land City striker Roque Santa Cruz, according to Talksport.
While Sir Alex Ferguson has indicated that Manchester United would not be signing any more players over the summer transfer window (per The Telegraph), the Red Devils' boss is seemingly still open to selling off players on the final day of transfers.
Dimitar Berbatov is believed to be one of those most likely to leave on the final day, with the striker reportedly wanting to wait as long as possible on deadline day until making a decision, in order to receive the best offer possible.
As mentioned previously, ESPN have posted via Twitter that Berbatov is undergoing a medical at Fulham.
Nani is also thought to be a player on the outs at Old Trafford, though it is unlikely that United will get rid of the winger this summer.
The Portuguese international is wanting talks over a new contract with the Red Devils (per Goal), which could happen once the transfer window has closed.
Will Andy Carroll be making a return to Newcastle? That's seemingly the question that dominates all Magpies transfer discussion on deadline day.
The Journal reports that Newcastle have ended their chase in Gregory van der Weil and Mathieu Debuchy so that they can fully pursue Carroll—seemingly only having strikers on their radar for the final day of transfers.
On the way out, though, could be Cheick Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini, whom Alan Pardew will reportedly sell if he can get offers high enough for them (per The Independent).
Norwich are also hoping to continue their raid on Blackburn by landing Steven N'Zonzi on loan for the season, according to The Sun.
Sky Sports is also reporting that Norwich have tabled a bid for Brighton front man Craig Mackail-Smith, who recently netted a brace in his most recent match.
Queens Park Rangers are believed to be interested in Porto defender Rolando (thank you for not auto-correcting that, computer) according to West London Sport.
Mark Hughes' men are also reportedly interested in signing Cristian Ansaldi according to The Sun, though Chelsea are also thought to be interested in the 25-year-old.
Esteban Granero has also been touted as a potential transfer for the London club, who are believed to have launched a £9 million for the Real Madrid star (via Daily Mail). And according to the Daily Mirror, they have indeed landed Granero, via the news on their Twitter account.
West Ham's Carlton Cole is being touted as a potential transfer target by the Daily Mirror for Reading, who have already made a host of summer signings. Reports suggest that Reading would be willing to pay £5 million for the striker, as well as paying his current salary at West Ham—believed to be around £3 million.
The club are also thought to be trying to take advantage of Marseille's current financial problems by picking up Jordan Ayew on a £4 million deal (per the Daily Mail).
And all this after manager Brian McDermott had stated on Reading's official website (via Sky Sports) that the club were unlikely to sign anymore players over the summer transfer window.
Southampton are reportedly working hard to hang onto star striker Rickie Lambert after the goal-scoring hero from last season was believed to be a transfer target for Aston Villa (per the Daily Mirror).
The club are also thought to be working exceptionally hard to wrap up a deal with Bologna midfielder Gaston Ramirez after the 21-year-old refused to play for the Italian side (via Daily Mail).
Tom Huddlestone is thought to be the club's main transfer target for the final day of transfers. Stoke were reportedly impressed by the Tottenham midfielder at training last week (via This is Staffordshire).
Good news for Stoke though, as they have reportedly signed American midfielder Maurice Edu on a three-year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee (per Goal). The now-former Rangers midfielder will complete a medical and complete his transfer over the next few days.
Some of the Premier League's biggest names are believed to be transfer targets for the Black Cats, who are looking for another strong season under Martin O'Neill.
Sunderland are thought to be trying to steal Clint Dempsey from under Liverpool's noses (via Talksport).
Their deal for Michael Dawson has reportedly stalled, with the defender likely to remain at White Hart Lane for the 2012-13 English Premier League season (via Independent).
Swansea have made another stellar signing from La Liga. This time, it's Spanish international and Valencia midfielder Pablo Hernandez, whom the Swans have signed on a club record £5.5 million deal (per the Daily Mirror).
The club will also make a £2 million bid for Crewe captain Ashley Westwood (per the Daily Mail).
The South Wales Evening Post also has the club interested in Marvin Emnes and Tom Ince.
Tottenham Hotspur still have around half of the money from their Luka Modric sale to spend, and the club is thought to be interested in using it on either Willian or Joao Moutinho.
The north London club have reportedly had a £12 million bid for Willian rejected (according to Goal), and have turned their attention to his teammates Douglas Costa and Fernandinho as potential replacements.
Meanwhile, Joao Moutinho still remains a genuine possibility for Spurs given Andre Villas-Boas' pre-existing relationship with the midfielder (per the Daily Mirror), though it is not yet known whether they are willing to meet Porto's valuation of the player.
Essentially, everybody is on Spurs' transfer radar on the final day with Yann M'Vila, Hugo Lloris and Leandro Damiao all also thought to be potential transfer targets for Villas-Boas (via the Daily Mirror).
It's a matter of one player in and one player out for West Bromwich Albion, who will be looking to consolidate on their solid start in the English Premier League by boosting their squad with new talent.
Opening-day goalscorer Peter Odemwingie is believed to be a target for West Ham United, who have all but accepted they will not be landing Andy Carroll on loan this summer (per the Daily Mirror).
However, the Baggies are thought to be interested in Cristian Ansaldi, who continues to impress in defense for Rubin Kazan (per The Sun).
I know, despite that last statement, I'm now going to contradict myself by stating that the Daily Mail is reporting that West Ham still believe a deal for Andy Carroll is possible.
Having said that, the article does indicate it would only take place if the Reds signed Theo Walcott, which we now know isn't happening.
West Ham are thought to be considering a move to bring favorite son Joe Cole back, thus ending his horror spell at Liverpool (per The Sun).
What is for sure is that Cole would have to take a serious pay cut if he were to play with the Hammers, with his current £90,000-a-week deal unlikely to be met at the club.
Manager Sam Allardyce has also ruled out a move to Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, leaving just Fulham and Fiorentina interested in the Bulgarian international (via ESPN).
With Victor Moses successfully completing his long-anticipated transfer to Chelsea, Wigan Athletic are believed to be interested in signing Lee Chung-Yong as his replacement on the wing, according to the Daily Mail.
The Bolton winger is under contact with Bolton until 2014 and valued at around £7 million.
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