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Transfer Deadline Day as It Happened: 9am to 5pm GMT

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalJanuary 31, 2012

Here follows a live blog of January transfer deadline day part one, running from 9am to 5pm GMT. For continued live coverage CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW DEADLINE DAY THROUGH TO ITS CONCLUSION.

Good morning and welcome to transfer deadline day. The January window shuts at 11 p.m. GMT tonight, and we'll be keeping you up to speed with all the key events as they unfold. Every big rumour, every breaking deal as it happens.

This day 12 months ago saw Andy Carroll join Liverpool for £35 million, breaking the British transfer record. It didn't stand for long though. Fernando Torres signed with Chelsea for £50 million and took spending to a record £225 million.

We don't expect quite the same level of spending this time round, but there is sure to be excitement nonetheless.

Stay tuned, and make sure to comment below if you hear of anything we've missed. Either that, or send me a tweet to @willtidey

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