Transfer Deadline Day 2013: Live News, Rumours, Reaction for Summer Window Close
Join us for the frantic conclusion to the summer transfer window, with clubs from England and around Europe scrambling to complete deals before the 11 p.m. BST Monday deadline
We'll have all the major updates as they come in (and some minor ones too). The headlines so far:
Sky Sports are reporting that Everton swooped for James McCarthy before the deadline!
Niko Kranjcar signs for QPR. Just in time.— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) September 2, 2013
...and the transfer window is shut! Deals can still filter through as long as the preliminary paperwork is in place with the FA, so stay tuned for the next hour where we will mop up any loose ends!
Dave Whelan so see-through. Rings Sky in a 'huff' to announce McCarthy deal is dead. All to apply pressure on Everton for more £— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) September 2, 2013
So we're just waiting for some news on a certain Belgian midfielder, with reports flying around he's close to securing a move to Manchester United.
Ex-Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura exchanging Notts Forest for Crystal Palace. Not the most tactically disciplined but talented.— Alex Richards (@AA_Richards) September 2, 2013
Breaking: United to make a late move for Sir Alex Ferguson— Will Tidey (@willtidey) September 2, 2013
Here's the statement on Ozil on Arsenal's official website:
“I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League. It will be great for my own personal development as a player and I am particularly looking forward to working with Arsène Wenger.
“From our negotiations it is clear the Club has huge ambition and I look forward to being part of an exciting future.”
It's done! Mesut Ozil joins Arsenal! Sky.de are carrying quotes from the German playmaker, and an announcement from Arsenal is imminent.
As confirmed by Sky Sports below, Sunderland have picked up Andrea Dossena from Napoli. Liverpool fans will remember him for an ill-fated spell at Anfield several years ago.
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