viernes, 31 de agosto de 2012

Sharp failing to meet iPhone 5 deadline – report - RT

Japanese electronics company Sharp has not yet started to mass produce screens for Apple's next iPhone, even though its 12 days away from hitting the market, according to reports. The supplier's credit rating was cut by S&P to 'junk'.

The Japanese display maker's output of screens has fallen due to high production costs, a source told Reuters on Friday, not specifying however how grave the underproduction is.

In early August Sharp President Takashi Okuda said his company would begin mass production and shipments from its Kameyama plant in central Japan which makes screens for Apple this month, though Reuters reports Sharp has declined to acknowledge that Apple is a customer.

Sharp reported heavy losses recently, and on Friday Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Sharp to junk status.

"Sharp's liquidity position has weakened, and the company is highly dependent on short-term borrowings in light of weak internal cash flow and a less favorable funding environment," S&P said in a statement. Earlier Sharp said it lost about $1.76 billion in the April-June quarter cautioning of a bigger-than-expected full-year loss.

However, Sharp is not the only source of screens for Apple's products. The US tablet computer maker is also buying displays from Japan Display and South Korea's LG. The most anticipated premiere of the year may be on schedule and there will be enough devices in stores for eager customers.

The new iPhone screens will be thinner than those used by its predecessors – with the so-called in-cell panels, with the new technology eliminating the touch-screen layer found in current iPhones. The panels will extend 4 inches corner to corner, appearing 30% bigger than current iPhones, according to Reuters.

Sharp's shares lost 13% on Friday as uncertainty swirled around talks with Hon Hai Precision Industry for the Taiwanese company to buy a 9.9% stake in its fellow Apple supplier.

Nokia, Microsoft head for "Last Chance Saloon" - Reuters Canada

By Sinead Carew and Bill Rigby

NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Nokia Oyj are loading up for their best -- and possibly last -- shot at denting a smartphone market dominated by Apple Inc's iPhone and Google Inc's Android mobile software.

If the new Lumia phones do not appeal to consumers when they are unveiled next Wednesday, it could mean the end for Nokia, and a serious blow to Microsoft's attempts to regain its footing in the mobile market, analysts and investors said.

"This is very high stakes," said Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley. "Nokia bet everything on Windows, and if this doesn't succeed the next step might be having to do what's best for shareholders, and that might include selling off key assets or selling the whole company."

The Finnish handset maker has logged more than 3 billion euros in operating losses in the last 18 months, forcing it to cut 10,000 jobs and pursue asset sales.

Its share of the global smartphone market has plunged to less than 10 percent from 50 percent during its heyday before the iPhone was launched in 2007.

For Microsoft, a successful Lumia launch would convince more handset makers and carriers to support its latest phone software, which is based on the same code as the upcoming Windows 8 computing system, and promises faster performance and a customizable start screen.

Windows phones have only captured 3.7 percent of the global smartphone market, according to Strategy Analytics. Android phones have 68 percent, while Apple has 17 percent.

The new Lumia phones will hit the market just as the world of Android reels from a potentially crushing legal blow, and as Research In Motion Ltd's BlackBerry continues its decline.   Continued...

Cheryl: Will 'talking the face off us - that's why we crashed' - Irish Examiner

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Cheryl: Will 'talking the face off us - that's why we crashed'

Cheryl Cole claims was to blame for their recent car crash because he was talking so much.

The Girls Aloud singer and her manager were involved in an accident in Los Angeles on Wednesday when he hit a parked car with his Cadillac and Cheryl says the Black Eyed Peas star's non-stop chatter caused the incident.

When asked by Capital Breakfast co-presenter Lisa Snowdon if was that bad a driver, Cheryl replied: "That bad a talker, I would say. He was talking the face off us… He was talking about Nasa and Mars and his song."

Both Cheryl and suffered minor injuries and while they are OK now, the 'Under the Sun' singer has got her arm in sling, which she admits it's not very comfortable.

Cheryl - who flew back to London after the accident - said: "You know what, I think it's actually hurting more to have it in the sling than it does when it's not in there. I was just told to wear it for three days. I'm following doctor's orders."

Cheryl - who divorced cheating husband Ashley Cole in 2010 and is now dating dancer Tre Holloway - also revealed how she is writing an autobiography as she's fed up with lies being written about her.

She told ES magazine: "The amount I've had to read and endure and cry about and deal with has become very frustrating. I was always happy to keep my mouth shut, but it's like when a bully slaps someone and finally I've had enough."

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Wildfires rip through Spain's package holiday heartland - Channel 4 News

One person dies and several thousand are evacuated as wildfires rage out of control in the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.

The fire broke out near the port city of Malaga late on Thursday and raced westward, fanned by strong winds and high temperatures.

On Friday it reached the edge of the tourist resort of Marbella on the Costa del Sol.

Two people suffered minor burns when the blaze threatened a housing estate in the north of the resort, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people to a sports centre.

The Foreign Office said "several hundred" Britons have been evacuated from the popular tourist area, including around 300 who have relocated to shelters.

There have been no reports of any injuries to British citizens.

Spanish firefighters attempted to control the fires backed by aircraft and helicopters dumping water on the flames.

"It is dangerous because the fire fighters are risking a lot," a local resident told Spanish news agency Atlas. "Even with the strong winds and clouds they are getting very close. There were fifty planes this morning."

Dry weather

Another resident said: "I am very scared. The fire was at the beginning of the street and we couldn't even hear an ambulance arriving or a siren."

Local authorities do not know how the fire started, but said they hoped to bring it under control later on Friday because the wind had dropped.

Unusually dry weather in Spain has resulted in wildfires burning thousands of hectares of land this summer, and temperatures have hit record highs in some regions.

Thousands of people were evacuated earlier this month in the Canary Islands, while four people died in fires in the border area between France and Catalonia, in northeast Spain, in July.

Millions of tourists visit the Costa del Sol every year and hundreds of thousands of expatriates from northern Europe live on the coastal belt.

Ponzi fraud 'ripped apart' family - BBC News

A father of two has described how his family was "ripped apart" after being left penniless by a fraudulent £10m investment scheme in Majorca.

Charles Dewey, from Somerset, said his family was "left with nothing" after losing £300,000 due to the scam.

A couple from West Yorkshire and a Dorset accountant have been jailed for their part in the Ponzi scheme.

Bradford Crown Court heard that instead of investing clients' money, the trio had used it to fund a luxury lifestyle.

John Hirst, 61, of Huddersfield Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, was jailed for nine years for his part in the Ponzi scheme.

His estranged wife, Linda Hirst, 61, of Woking, Surrey, will serve two-and-a-half years for money laundering.

Richard Pollett, 70, of Poole, Dorset, was jailed for six-and-a-half years. He was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud.

'Nasty lesson'

The court heard the Hirsts enjoyed luxury holidays and lavish wedding celebrations in Las Vegas and Majorca with the proceeds of the scheme.

Mr Dewey said he had moved with his young family to Majorca near where the fraudsters were operating their Ponzi scheme.

He said Hirst and Pollett had "marked" his family as soon as they arrived on the island.

After losing everything, his family had been left living on benefits, Mr Dewey said.

"It's had a huge effect on us really, it's made me doubt people from a trust point of view," he said.

"The destruction of trust is a very nasty lesson to learn aged 50, together with I'm now having to start life again like a student."

Mr Dewey highlighted Hirst as a man who had "ripped our lives apart".

The trio behind the scheme were "evil, evil people", said Mr Dewey.

"They've shown little or no remorse and I think the term they've got is a reflection on what they've done," he said.

While relieved that "justice had been brought to bear", Mr Dewey said he and his family would have to live with the consequences of the scam for the rest of their lives.

Willis mocks in 'Twi-Hard with a Vengeance' - Toronto Sun

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Bruce Willis in 2007's Live Free Or Die Hard. (Supplied photo)

Actor Bruce Willis has poked fun at the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal in a hilarious Die Hard parody.

The action star, reprising his role as tough detective John McClane, sobs over Stewart's break-up from Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson in the clip, which aired during Willis' appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday.

The hardman breaks down in tears as he tries to deliver his catchphrase, "Yippee-ki-yay, motherf---ker!" in the mock trailer for fake sequel Twi-Hard: With A Vengeance.

He wails, "I'm a little distracted lately, I lost some friends... Kristen and Rob, Bella and Edward - they broke up! They were supposed to be together forever, goddamnit!"

Introducing the sketch, Willis joked to host Letterman, "It's a pretty emotional scene, but very tough. There's a lot of action going on."

Stewart shocked fans in July when she confessed to an "indiscretion" with filmmaker Rupert Sanders and publicly apologized to Pattinson.

English GCSE 'properly graded' - Belfast Telegraph

Friday, 31 August 2012

Headteachers have warned they could still mount a legal challenge over GCSE English, as Ofqual said that this summer's results will not be re-graded.

The regulator's initial report found that January's GCSE English exams were "graded generously" but the June boundaries were properly set and candidates' work properly graded. Students who gained their English GCSE this summer will be given an extra chance to re-sit in November, Ofqual said.

But it added that it would not be "revisiting" the June grade boundaries because it would "contradict our responsibility to maintain standards over time and make sure results are comparable year-on-year." The June boundaries were right, Ofqual added.

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) said it was not "acceptable or practicable" to make the students resit examinations. It warned it could still begin a legal challenge against grade boundary changes on the grounds that it had disadvantaged certain groups of students.

Headteachers had called for Ofqual to begin an investigation into this summer's GCSE English results after it emerged that grade boundaries had been moved during the year. As national GCSE results were published last week, angry headteachers claimed that exam boards had raised grade boundaries in English amid fears that too many children were going to get a C.

Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg said that Ofqual's report was not good enough, and called on Education Secretary Michael Gove to make a statement to Parliament on Monday about how the government intends to address concerns about GCSE English.

ASCL general secretary Brian Lightman said: "We are actively considering what legal challenge would be a way of dealing with this, although we would much prefer to solve this through other means. What we are seeking to do here is get justice for young people who have been badly affected by systemic failures that are not of their making."

Ofqual chief regulator Glenys Stacey said the regulator looked carefully at how GCSE English qualifications had been awarded this year: "The issue is not the June but the January boundaries. Again, examiners used their best judgment in setting these boundaries, but they had less data and information to work with."

Ms Stacey said: "We have spoken to exam boards and they have been very responsive. Recognising the strength of feeling, they will be offering early resits for students who sat the June units. We will now go through our analysis and evidence with the representative groups for schools and colleges, so they can see it for themselves. We will also talk with schools, exam boards and assessment experts to see what lessons can be learnt and what can be done better in the future."

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) said it was "extremely disappointed" in the findings of Ofqual's interim report. "The gravity of this situation cannot be overestimated," NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby said. "Our call for results to be re-graded remains. We will press for the report outcomes to be reconsidered and a re-grading to be carried out with the utmost urgency, to bring to an end the uncertainty over so many students' futures."


Major quake off Philippines causes panic but minor damage - Reuters UK

MANILA | Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:58pm BST

MANILA (Reuters) - An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude struck off the Philippines on Friday killing one person, damaging roads and bridges and sending people fleeing to higher ground in fear of a tsunami, a politician and authorities said.

The quake was centred off the east coast, 91 miles (146 km) off the town of Guiuan in Samar province at a depth of about 20 miles (32 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for much of the region, but cancelled it about two hours later.

Philippine authorities maintained their tsunami warning for longer, after ordering residents to get out of coastal areas immediately. They cancelled it more than three hours after the quake.

"Residents can now return to their homes. It's safe now, the danger of a tsunami has passed," the Philippine Institute of Volcanology said.

The mayor of Guiuan, Annalisa Quan, told local radio there was no report of major damage.

The head of the national disaster agency, Benito Ramos, said one woman was killed in Cagayan de Oro town on the island of Mindanao when heavy rain and the quake triggered a landslide that buried her house. A child was injured.

Samar congressman Ben Evardone told local radio some bridges and roads were damaged and people had fled from coastal areas in panic, seeking refuge inland.

"We're used to quakes here so residents immediately went to higher ground," Pinky Almaite, a resident of Sulat, a seaside town in Eastern Samar, told Reuters.

"Many were running as they took with them whatever their hands could carry - flashlights, food, clothes, some even took their cows."

Large parts of Samar and Leyte province had no power or internet connections.

"The only lights you see are from vehicles in the streets headed to higher ground," said a radio reporter in the town of Borongan.

The tsunami warning was initially issued for the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea and other islands in the Pacific including the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Small waves of about 16 cm (6 inches) had hit a southern Philippine island, the seismology agency said, and warned that bigger ones could follow and residents were ordered to get to ground 10 metres (30 feet) above sea level.

The region has been hit by two huge quakes in the past decade. At least 230,000 people in 13 Indian Ocean countries were killed in a quake and tsunami off Indonesia in 2004.

Last year, an earthquake and tsunami off Japan's northeastern coast killed about 20,000 people and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years after waves battered a nuclear power station.

(Additional reporting by Manny Mogato; Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

10 Things We Learned During Billionaires' Battle - ABC News

The $5.6 billion legal clash between Russian oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich offered a rare window into the lives of the fabulously wealthy. With judge Elizabeth Gloster ruling Friday in Abramovich's favor, let's look back at 10 things we learned during the testimony:



Gloster pointed out that almost all aspects of the alleged agreements between Berezovsky and Abramovich were in dispute, largely because many of the alleged deals were made verbally. No one even took notes.

Abramovich said the cloud this created was partly intentional: He claimed he went along with the fiction that Berezovsky owned part of Abramovich's company, Sibneft, because Berezovsky's political capital helped protect the business.



Even when they were doing business, the two men rarely met in conventional places of business. Their meetings took place at all sorts of exotic and exclusive sites: Berezovsky's club in Moscow; on the Riviera; in the French Alps; at the Dorchester Hotel in London; in private planes and super-yachts; and at various heliports and airports.



In one of the trial's most colorful scenes, Abramovich said Berezovsky arrived at a high-stakes meeting in 2000 at London's Dorchester Hotel wearing a dressing gown and looking disheveled. Berezovsky, who did not confirm his wardrobe choice, claimed that the description was an attempt to smear him and paint him as a Godfather-like mafia figure.



Abramovich said Berezovsky was down to his last $1 million when he fled from Russia in 2000.

"He would not have lived long on that," Abramovich testified.



Berezovsky admitted in court that he had promised two potential witnesses 1 percent shares of his judgment — potentially tens of millions of dollars — if he won his case.



It wasn't easy for Berezovsky to serve notice that he intended to sue Abramovich. He told The Associated Press that he carried the legal papers in his car for six months while he tried to track Abramovich down, once making a trip 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of London.

"I even flew to Manchester to game between Manchester United and Chelsea, but he was with 20 bodyguards. It was impossible to give him papers," Berezovsky said at the time.

Berezovsky finally got his chance on London's swank Sloane Square, when he spotted Abramovich shopping in a Hermes boutique. Berezovsky walked in, to the horror of Abramovich's security detail, and served him.



The Russian word most bandied about during the trial was "krysha," which means roof. It also means political patronage that blurred the line between business, politics and shady mafia dealings.

Abramovich testified that in the 1990s, it was impossible for anyone to build up a major business without the help of someone with business and political connections. That someone was Berezovsky, who he claimed demanded millions of dollars in return for protection.

Miners on murder charges in surprise twist of the law - Sydney Morning Herald

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Striking miners react as they are addressed by former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) President Julius Malema outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg August 18, 2012.  The bloody protest by South African miners that ended in a hail of police gunfire and 34 deaths this week could also wound the ruling ANC and its main labour ally, laying bare workers' anger over enduring inequalities in Africa's biggest economy. Thursday's shooting, bringing back memories of apartheid-era violence, underlined that after 18 years in power the African National Congress and its union partner have not been able to heal the fissures of income disparity, poverty and joblessness scarring the country. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Suspects, apparently ... those miners who went on strike and were arrested are now being trialled for murder according to a doctrine that has not been employed since the days of apartheid. Photo: Reuters

TWO weeks after the police opened fire on a crowd of 3000 striking workers at a platinum mine near Johannesburg, killing 34 people, prosecutors are bringing murder charges against a surprising set of suspects: the miners themselves.

Using an obscure legal doctrine frequently relied upon by the apartheid government in its dying days, prosecutors did not accuse the police officers who shot and killed the strikers as they surged forward, machetes in hand. Instead, officials said on Thursday they were pursuing murder charges against the 270 miners who were arrested after the shooting stopped.

It was the latest turn in a story that has unleashed rage in South Africa over inequality, poverty and unemployment. The decision to charge the miners threatened to intensify that rift.

A spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority, Frank Lesenyego, cited ''34 counts of murder that have been laid against the 270 accused''. He said they were being charged under the ''common-purpose'' law, in which members of a crowd - at the time when a crime is committed - can be prosecuted as accomplices.

''The charge is spurious,'' said Pierre de Vos, a legal scholar at the University of Cape Town. ''It will not fly. No court in South Africa on any set of facts will find the miners guilty through the common-purpose doctrine.''

A spokesman for the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Patrick Craven, said: The lawyers must really be very stupid if they think these charges will stick.''

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LIVE: Deadline day - follow all the breaking news as the transfer window closes - Daily Mail

18.52: BREAKING NEWS: Michael Essien is NOT in Chelsea's squad tonight... Could he be on his way to Arsenal?

18.48: BREAKING NEWS: Daniel Sturridge is on the bench tonight for Chelsea for their Super Cup match against Atletico Madrid... surely he won't be joining Liverpool then?

18.42: Colin Young reports that Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has told strikers Fraizer Campbell, Connor Wickham and Ji-Dong Won to fight for their club futures, if he decides to keep them. O'Neill has so far rejected loan offers for all three frontmen he inherited from Steve Bruce but has not ruled temporary deals with Championship clubs as he assesses his squad after the closure of the transfer window. 'There have been tentative inquiries for quite a number of my boys but nothing has developed,' O'Neill said. 'I would not want to leave myself short although we have a number of strikers now with Ji coming back. I am happy we have the people but a number of players I think could benefit from going out on loan. I have to temper that with what is here.'

18.38: BREAKING NEWS: England international Jay Bothroyd is set to join Sheffield Wednesday on loan from QPR. I'd expect to see several more departures from Loftus Road before the window closes given how bloated their squad now is following a dozen arrivals this summer.

18.34: Rafael van der Vaart - who today left Spurs in a 10.2m deal - has spoken of his delight at 'coming back home' after rejoining Hamburg four years after he left the club for Real Madrid. 'It feels a bit like I am coming back home,' he said. 'Everybody knows that I still have a strong bond with Hamburg and it is a compliment when a club wants you every year. This season was the right time.'

On his way: Stefan Savic is set to swap places with Man City-bound Fiorentina defender Matija Nastasic

On his way: Stefan Savic is set to swap places with Man City-bound Fiorentina defender Matija Nastasic

18.31: Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose is at Celtic is ahead of his proposed move to the club. The Hoops have today rejected a bid from Huddersfield for striker Anthony Stokes.

18.27: All is quiet from the western front, but I'm sure that won't remain the case for long. There are no doubt lots of 'I's being dotted and 'T's being crossed right now.

18.16: Here's a reminder of a few of the deals we're waiting to be completed... both Hugo Lloris and Joao Moutinho are locked in talks with Spurs after the club agreed transfer fees with Lyon and Porto respectively. Spurs are also attempting to hijack Liverpool's bid for Clint Dempsey, while the Reds are also pursuing a loan move for Daniel Sturridge. Expected more deals from Man City too, who are looking to tie up deals for Matija Nastasic and Javi Garcia. And, of course, there are bound to be a few surprises!

18.09: DONE DEAL: Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel has returned to Ajax on a free transfer after his contract at Hoffenheim was cancelled. Another player who hasn't yet lived up to his hype.

18.07: DONE DEAL: Gael Kakuta has joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan from Chelsea. His career hasn't take off as it was expected too...

18.00: Norwich City have reportedly made enquiries for Stoke's Cameron Jerome and West Ham's Carlton Cole as they look to bring in a striker before the deadline.

Heading home: Van der Vaart has rejoined Hamburg from Spurs

Heading home: Van der Vaart has rejoined Hamburg from Spurs


17.58: It's time for a quick recap of the key done deals today... Nigel de Jong has left Man City for AC Milan in a 3.5m deal, Scott Sinclair has joined Man City from Swansea for 8m, Charlie Adam has moved from Liverpool to Stoke for 4m, Maicon has left Inter for Man City in a 3m deal, Rafael van der Vaart has rejoined Hamburg from Spurs in a 10.2m deal, Pablo Hernandez has joined Swansea from Valencia in a club record 5.55m deal, and Nicklas Bendtner has joined Juventus on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal.

17.49: DONE DEAL: Everton have signed FC Copenhagen defender Bryan Oviedo. The Costa Rican becomes the Toffees' fourth signing of the summer for an undisclosed fee.

17.48: Stephane Mbia, who is currently having a medical at QPR, has been speaking about his transfer to England: 'I'm very happy to come to England. It is my dream. I want to do my best. I'm just so happy to come, and I want to impress in the Premier League. I just want to play football, which was my dream when I was young. I've come to sign for QPR and everyone is happy,' he said.'

17.41: DONE DEAL: Swindon have made their third signing of the day, bringing in midfielder Giles Coke on loan from Sheffield Wednesday. He joins Adam Rooney and John Bostock at the County Ground.

17.39: BREAKING NEWS: It is understood that Spurs have made a late bid for Clint Dempsey to rival Liverpool's. The American turned down Aston Villa earlier today.

Italian job: Nicklas Bendtner has moved to Juventus on a season-long loan deal

Italian job: Nicklas Bendtner has moved to Juventus on a season-long loan deal

17.35: BREAKING NEWS: Genk and Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 21, is on a plane to Birmingham to try and complete his move to Aston Villa.

17.32: Bendtner has used his Twitter account to express his delight at his move to Juve, posting: 'I can now finally say I am a Juventus player. Very proud and can't wait to wear the stripes! I hope we will have great times together.'

17.27: DONE DEAL: Juventus have confirmed the signing of striker Nicklas Bendtner on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal.

17.22: Colin Young is reporting that Jermaine Jenas did not turn Sunderland down, because they were never interested in him in the first place. Reports earlier in the day suggested a deal over a permanent move was agreed between the two clubs. We're still expecting him to be reunited with Martin Jol at Fulham.

17.20: BREAKING NEWS: Neil Ashton is reporting that Michael Owen is very close to joining Stoke on a free transfer. I'll bring you more on that when I get it.

17.18: DONE DEAL: Burnley have signed Hull winger Cameron Stewart on loan.

Club record: Pablo Hernandez has joined Swansea for 5.5m

Club record: Pablo Hernandez has joined Swansea for 5.5m

17.14: More from Pablo Hernandez on his club record move to Swansea... 'I want to thank the club and Michael Laudrup for making me feel like a very important player. Now I want to repay that faith on the football field. Swansea is a very important football club and will only keep getting better. They were a good side last year and look even better so far this season. I watched the game against West Ham on TV last week and they played some good football. I also liked the atmosphere; the fans are good and together with Michael Laudrup's presence it's an exciting package.'

17.11: DONE DEAL: David McGoldrick has joined Coventry on loan from Nottingham Forest until January.

17.06: John Edwards reports that Nicklas Bendtner's move to Juventus appears all cut and dried after he was booked to appear on their in-house television station early Friday evening. The former Arsenal striker has spent the afternoon undergoing a medical at the Turin hospital Juventus always use for checking prospective new signings and will be taken from there to the club's television studios for a 7.30pm (UK time) interview with their media staff.

17.05: Hernandez sounds delighted about his move to Swansea. 'I am very happy. It's my dream, to play in the Premier League,' the winger has said. Michael Laudrup has made some very shrewd signings this summer to replace the likes of Joe Allen, Scott Sinclair, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Steven Caulker.

Stalling: Joao Moutinho's move to Fulham has hit a snag

Stalling: Joao Moutinho's move to Fulham has hit a snag

17.02: BREAKING NEWS: Spurs' move for Joao Moutinho is reportedly stalling over the Portuguese's personal terms.

17.00: DONE DEAL: We're hearing that Swansea's move for Spain international Pablo Hernandez has been completed. The fee, as ever, will be undisclosed, but it is in the region of 5.5m


16.55: DONE DEAL: Peterborough have signed midfielder Kane Ferdinand (cousin of Rio) on a four-year deal from Southend for an undisclosed fee.

16.54: Reports are circulating that Nottingham Forest are trying to thrash out a deal for Southampton striker Billy Sharp. Sharp only joined the Saints in January, but he has moved down the pecking order this summer with plenty of new arrivals at St Mary's.

16.51: Colin Young is reporting that Jermaine Jenas is likely to opt for a move to Fulham after turning down Sunderland.

Earning his Spurs: Lloris looks set to sign for Tottenham

Earning his Spurs: Lloris looks set to sign for Tottenham

16.49: Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng has revealed that his potential move to Fulham has hit a snag. The Ghanaian has tweeted: 'Have problems with move to @FulhamFC Deal in doubt now'.

16.45: It seems we've hit that stage in the day between fees being agreed for players and medicals and paperwork being completed. Among those we are waiting on are: Stephane Mbia (Marseille to QPR), Javi Garcia (Benfica to Man City), Matija Nastasic (Fiorentina to Man City), Hugo Lloris (Lyon to Spurs) and Joao Moutinho (Porto to Spurs).

16.41: Riath Al-Samarrai reports that Swansea are suffering a bit in the market this afternoon. A deal for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha doesn't appear to be going anywhere and sources at Swansea fear Aston Villa will beat them to the signing of Crewe captain Ashley Westwood.  

16.36: John Edwards reports that Nir Biton's hopes of landing a dream move to Tottenham have been dashed by red tape. The 20-year old Israel midfielder flew to London with FC Ashdod owner Jacky Ben-Zaken but was unable to secure a work permit ahead of the transfer deadline.

16.35: Spurs fans have been having a laugh at the expense of Maicon on the news of his arrival at Man City (see picture below). Maicon was, of course, famously roasted by Gareth Bale in two Champions League ties two seasons ago.

Taxi for Maicon: Spurs fans have a laugh at the expense of Maicon

Taxi for Maicon: Spurs fans have a laugh at the expense of Maicon

16.34: Mark Hughes has confirmed that Esteban Granero has received international clearance in time to be available for tomorrow's game at Man City.

16.30: Man City boss Roberto Mancini has hailed the signing of Maicon, saying: 'We are talking about one top player in Maicon, because he has experience.'

16.27: DONE DEAL: Chelsea defender Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Watford on a loan deal until January.

16.23: Colin Young is reporting that Wolves boss Stale Solbakken is trying to push through a deal for Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan. Tony Pulis has now got more midfielders than I've had hot dinners, so that one wouldn't surprise me.

16.21: Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool's interest in taking Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun back to Anfield on loan. You can understand why some deals are left late, but others - like that one - baffle me. Why not get it done earlier in the summer? Still, it makes for good fun for us!

16.19: BREAKING NEWS: Man City have agreed a 24m deal with Benfica for midfielder Javi Garcia. The Spaniard's deal will go through tonight subject to a medical.

Fee agreed: Javi Garcia (left) is set to join Man City in a 24m deal

Fee agreed: Javi Garcia (left) is set to join Man City in a 24m deal

16.18: Colin Young reports that Middlesbrough hope to have seen off interest in striker Marvin Emnes from Swansea City. Boss Tony Mowbray has said: 'I am not anticipating any late calls unless that is a tactic from certain clubs. I don't think it's a wise tactic because I would suggest we won't be selling as he is a player we would need to replace and it is getting late in the day.'

16.13: Brendan Rodgers has just been quizzed by the press on several players who have been rumored to be joining Liverpool. He gave a flat 'no' to suggestions of Theo Walcott and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar signing, but was happy to discuss the talents of Daniel Sturridge. Hmm...

16.09: Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has confirmed that the club are trying to rush through a deal for Gaston Ramirez. The club having been chasing the Uruguayan for weeks and Adkins has confirmed they are 'very, very close'.

16.04: DONE DEAL: Colin Young reports that Hull have signed midfielder Stephen Quinn from Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee. The Irishman signs a three-year deal at the KC Stadium.

16.02: Well, what a day it's been so far. I can't remember a deadline day being this frantic. The combination of the Euros pushing deals back and the Olympics pushing the start of the season back has led to a busier than ever deadline day.

Done deal: Maicon is unveiled as a Man City player

Done deal: Maicon is unveiled as a Man City player


15.58: Right, that's it from me. My estimable colleague Joe Ridge picks up the baton from here to take us through to 11pm. Bye.

15.54: Stoke have made an inquiry about Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to listen to 8million offers for the England international, who has already turned down a move to Fulham.

Liverpool are not prepared to allow the former Sunderland midfielder to leave on loan, which rules out a move back to Wearside.

15.49: Former boyband member Anthony Costa (of Blue fame, remember?) is at Spurs Lodge, hanging around with the fans at the gates of the training complex. Cringe.

15.48: Hugo Lloris is at Spurs lodge, I repeat...

15.46: Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo has confirmed Joey Barton's arrival depended on Stephane Mbia joining QPR.

Barton has passed a medical and took part in a light training session this morning.

Anigo told reporters: 'The two clubs have reached an agreement. Mbia still has to find one with QPR. Then Joey will be here.'

Oooh la la! 'Beats the rain,' says Joey Barton on his view during the transfer window

Oooh la la! 'Beats the rain,' says Joey Barton on his view during the transfer window

15.39: More news for you QPR fans: Stephane Mbia has touched down in London and is now traveling to a secret location in Surrey to complete his medical. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he's heading to Tesco in Camberley. I could be wrong.

15.30: DONE DEAL: Richard Wright has joined Manchester City.

15.23: DONE DEAL: Dimitar Berbatov is a Fulham player. The Bulgarian joins the Cottagers on a 5million deal, four years after signing for Manchester United for 30.75m.

On the move, Berbatov said: 'I'm delighted to have signed for Fulham and I look forward to playing under Martin Jol once again.

'As soon as I was aware of Fulham's interest my decision to join was an easy one to make. I'm impressed with the set up here and the people have made me feel welcome. There is a close and personal feel around the Club and I can't wait to get started.' 

15.16: Here's some very big (potential) news: Chelsea's hopes of signing Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle before the transfer window closes are fading and so they are planning to turn their attention to former Tottenham target, Marseille striker Loic Remy.

15.12: Gary Neville's two pennies (via Twitter, bien sur): 'What the transfer deadline gives you is a clear indication of which are the badly run football clubs!!!'

Over to you, Tottenham.

United front: Berbatov says he is excited about his future after joining Fulham

United front: Berbatov says he is excited about his future after joining Fulham

15.08: Mail on Sunday's Joe Bernstein writes: 'England's one-cap wonder Jay Bothroyd is expected to join Sheffield Wednesday on loan today after being told he is surplus to requirements at QPR.

'Bothroyd, 30, had several Championship clubs chasing him including Brighton but Wednesday manager Dave Jones is favourite to sign him before tonight's 11pm deadline with QPR paying a portion of the striker's 40,000-a-week wages.'

15.04: Big news for Manchester City fans and this could be the biggest deal of the day: Manchester City and Benfica have come to agreement over Javi Garcia - in the region of 24million.


14.56: Roque Santa Cruz (remember him?) is undergoing a medical at Malaga.

14.53: Newcastle defender Paul Dummett has travelled to Scotland for talks over a loan move with St Mirren boss Danny Lennon. The Wales Under 21 defender, who can play at left-back or centre-half, could be included in the Saints squad to face Aberdeen tomorrow.

14.52: And another one who could be coming into Craven Cottage today is Ashkan Dejegah. The Wolfsburg midfielder is in talks with the club who have been very active in the transfer market. This follows news the club have agreed a fee with Lyon for midfielder Michel Bastos. 

14.51: DONE DEAL: Rafael van der Vaart has signed for Hamburg.

14.50: Nobody panic, but a helicopter has just arrived at Craven Cottage. Is Dimitar Berbatov in it? I don't have a clue.

14.47: Hull City winger Jordan Stewart has joined Championship rivals Burnley. The 21-year-old former Manchester United junior, who has played 50 games for the Tigers, has been allowed to leave by new boss Steve Bruce for an undisclosed fee. The initial deal at Turf Moor is for a loan until January.

To be Frank: Van der Vaart poses with sporting director Arnesen and his new Hamburg shirt

To be Frank: Van der Vaart poses with sporting director Arnesen and his new Hamburg shirt

14.43: There's mixed news from Swansea. The proposed deals for Feyenoord's Cabral and Westwood of Crewe have fallen through, though there is still some hope at the Liberty Stadium that the latter can be resurrected.

Valencia winger Hernandez, meanwhile, is having his medical and international clearance has been granted for Itay Shechter to join on loan from Kaiserslautern.

14.36: Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has launched an attack on Tottenham chairman Daniel levy over the transfer of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to north London.

Aulas said: 'The negotiation with the Tottenham directors has been the hardest I have ever had to undergo in these 25 years.

'We had email exchanges which have been contradicted, so that's made it very complicated. It's difficult. The Tottenham board's theory is to explain that the economic market is very hard and so we have to get used to renegotiating.'

Brinkmanship is the name of the game in that deal.

14.32: Chelsea may have their work cut out prising Andre Schurrle away from Bayer Levekusen, after sporting director Rudi Voller reiterated, as recently as Thursday night, their determination to hang on to him. Voller insisted Chelsea would be wasting their time launching another bid and that Leverkusen's Germany forward would be staying put.

14.29: Alan Pardew has ruled out any last minute deals. The Newcastle manager, who held talks with chairman Mike Ashley after securing his side's place in the Europa Cup group phase, is satisfied his squad can handle a sustained European campaign.

Handy Andy: Carroll has been training at Upton Park following his departure from Liverpool

Handy Andy: Carroll has been training at Upton Park following his departure from Liverpool

14.18: Celtic are celebrating sealing their place in the Champions' League group stage by closing in on Belgium striker Marvin Ogunjimi.

The 24-year old, of Nigerian descent, has been playing for Standard Liege, on loan from Mallorca, and is believed to be in Glasgow for talks with Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

14.15: Aston Villa are set to make a renewed bid for striker Christian Benteke, after his club Genk stepped up their quest for a suitable candidate to replace him.

Genk are believed to be closing in on Mons marksman Jeremy Perbet, last season's Belgian League top scorer and a target for Everton and Leicester earlier this year.

Should they land him, they would listen to an improved Villa bid for 21-year old Belgium striker Benteke, after turning down an initial 6million offer that was exclusively revealed in Sportsmail earlier this week. Villa are desperate for more firepower and made an unsuccessful pre-deadline approach for Fulham's Clint Dempsey.

14.10: Rafael van der Vaart has agreed terms with Hamburg and the two clubs have agreed a fee. All done now, bar the shouting. All the details on that move can be found here.

14.06: Swansea are in discussions for Crystal Palace wideman Wilfred Zaha. But the 6m asking price hasn't gone down well. Could be one that drags on for the rest of the day.

Great Scott! Sinclair has joined champions Manchester City from Swansea

Great Scott! Sinclair has joined champions Manchester City from Swansea


13.57: Right, Manchester City fans, here's an update for you: Maicon will cost Manchester City 4m because he's in the last year of his contract. City will get the same figure from AC Milan for De Jong because he also has 12 months left. Scott Sinclair is 6.2m plus add-ons. Javi Garcia will cost 20m and Matija Nastasic 12m including Savic and both should be confirmed later.

13.42: DONE DEAL: Giovani dos Santos's time at Tottenham has come to an end. The diminutive Mexican has joined Real Mallorca on a four-year deal.

13.32: DONE DEAL: Maicon has joined Manchester City. Gareth Bale's doing a little jig as we speak.

13.30: BREAKING NEWS: Tottenham have agreed a 22million fee for Porto playmaker Joao Moutinho. Boom! Further details yet to unravel, but this is a potentially huge coup for the north Londoners. You can read the latest on that transfer here.

13.28: Stephane Mbia is on his way to London to sign for QPR. But there's something far more interesting coming your way in one moment... (wait for it).

13.22: In other news: Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has lost his case against fellow billionaire Roman Abramovich. Will that news propel the Blues back into the transfer market? Roman's got a few spare billion at his disposal now!

13.20: DONE DEAL: Celta Vigo confirm the signing of Park Chu-young from Arsenal. He will be presented at 5pm Spanish time tonight.

13.18: Danny Rose is heading to the Sunderland from Tottenham, but  Jermaine Jenas's move to the Stadium of Light is off, despite clubs agreeing a deal. Martin O'Neill still hoping to revive deal and convince former Newcastle midfielder to move to North East.

Rosey future? The Spurs full-back ash joined Sunderland on a season-long loan

Give us a smile! The Spurs full-back looks delighted to have joined Sunderland on a season-long loan

13.12: DONE DEAL: Swindon have signed Swansea City defender Fede Bessone on a six-month contract.

13.08: Man City fan Mike Elliott writes: 'I'm happy that Manchester City finally signed Sinclair, but we definitely need Maicon or some other right back.

'Our defence looked a little suspect against Liverpool, but Kolo Toure didn't really help that... I wouldn't mind seeing his name on the transfer list. Why do we have so many left backs, but not right backs?'

13.07: Danny Rose is Martin O'Neill's fifth summer signing following the arrivals of Carlos Cueller, Louis Saha, Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson. O'Neill is now hoping to secure a permanent deal for Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas.


12.54: DONE DEAL: Tottenham full-back Danny Rose has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan. All the latest on the move right here.

12.53: DONE DEAL: Chris David - the Holland youth international - has joined Fulham from FC Twente

12.45: DONE DEAL: Charlie Adam has completed his switch from Liverpool to Stoke on a four year deal. All the news on the Scotsman's switch can be found here.

Done deal: Adam has made the switch from Liverpool to join Stoke City

Done deal: Adam has made the switch from Liverpool to join Stoke City

12.38: Steven Nzonzi's agent spotted entering Stoke's training ground. How many midfielders do they want? Nzonzi is desperate for a new club after a series of fall-outs with Steve Kean at Blackburn last season.

But he must surely look at a Stoke midfield already populated by Glenn Whelan, Dean Whitehead, Rory Delap, Wilson Palacios, recent signing Geoff Cameron and, imminently, Charlie Adam and wonder exactly where he might fit in.

12.35: The exit of Rafael van der Vaart is one thing, but we will certainly miss his wife, Sylvie, too. She's said her goodbyes on Twitter a couple of moments ago: 'Thank you Spurs, and all the fans for an amazing time! You guys have the greatest team in England. Will love you always #coys Time to go home now.'

12.29: DONE DEAL: Aston Villa have confirmed they have completed the signing of Chesterfield striker Jordan Bowery for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

12.25: BREAKING NEWS: Spurs fans were looking at Gylfi Sigurdsson and Mousa Dembele coming in for Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart and feeling slightly short-changed. But news coming in now is that Tottenham have agreed a fee for Porto playmaker Joao Moutinho. Could be as much as 30m. More on that as and when I get it.

12.22: DONE DEAL: Wigan's highly-rated Spanish defender Roman Golobart has joined League One Tranmere on loan.

The 20-year old - Inverness' player-of-the-year after spending last season there on loan under former England centre-back Terry Butcher - will be at Prenton Park until the beginning of October.

Blockbuster move: Moutinho could be heading to join AVB at Tottenham

Blockbuster move: Moutinho could be heading to join AVB at Tottenham

12.16: DONE DEAL: Scott Sinclair has completed his switch to Manchester City.

On confirming his move to the champions, he said: 'I'm just glad everything is settled and that I'm now a City player. There were times when I thought it might not happen so I'm relieved that I'm here and I can't wait to get started.

'Playing alongside some of the best players in the world is exciting for me and when you see two Champions League fixtures against Real Madrid on the horizon, it brings it all home.'

Full details on that switch can be found here.

12.08: Rafael van der Vaart has now landed in Germany as he arrives for his medical. Still nothing coming out of White hart Lane regarding replacements, but there are 11 hours to go - an eternity in the north Londonders' eyes.

12.00: Right, any players who complete their deals after this point will NOT be eligible to play in the weekend's fixtures. Have some of that.


11.53: Hello? It's all gone a bit quiet out there. Few things we're waiting on: Everton to confirm Bryan Ovideo deal, Sunderland are very close to taking Danny Rose on loan and Jermaine Jenas on a permanent deal and Rafael van der Vaart is heading to Germany for a medical ahead of returning to Hamburg. Spurs will end the day with fewer players than Portsmouth at this rate.

Plus the Clint Dempsey saga is sure to take a number of twists before his fate is decided later today. 

11.45: More from Michael Owen on Twitter: 'Don't you just hate it when clubs agree an 'undisclosed fee'? Come on clubs, spill the beans.'

Getting shirty: Richardson has moved south to join Martin Jol at Fulham

Getting shirty: Richardson has moved south to join Martin Jol at Fulham

11.35: DONE DEAL: Kieran Richardson has completed his move from Sunderland to Fulham.

The 27-year old - who was in the final year of his contract on Wearside - has signed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage and with an additional year's option

Fulham Manager Martin Jol said: 'Kieran is a proven top-level player, who has the versatility to play a number of positions.

'He will bring all-round quality which will add strength to our squad and I'm confident that he will adapt well to our style of football, and make an impact for us.'

11.28: And Clint Dempsey's future is anything but decided. Aston Villa moved into pole position, Liverpool are interested but are struggling to get the cash together for him. You can find all the news right here.

11.26: Tottenham have shipped out another midfielder. Yep, another player that helped Spurs finish fourth last year is deemed surplus to requirements. Here's the details on Rafael van der Vaart's impending exit to Hamburg.

11.24: Here are the details on Nigel de Jong's move to AC Milan. Manchester City fans, are you sad to see him go?

11.19: Stephen Quinn to Hull looks a done deal. Had his medical last night and looks set to join Steve Bruce at the KC Stadium. 

Proper Charlie: Adam's career at Anfield looks to be coming to a close after Liverpool agreed a fee with Stoke for him

Proper Charlie: Adam's career at Anfield looks to be coming to a close after Liverpool agreed a fee with Stoke

11.10: More from Swansea who say a 5m move for Middlesbrough striker/winger Marvin Emnes is 'dead' following the deal to sign Pablo Hernandez from Valencia.

Club expect to sign only two more players, with Feyenoord winger Jerson Cabral one target. The Holland Under 21 international would cost in the region of 1.5m, but it is understood he wants to stay in Holland.

The other target is Crewe skipper Ashley Westwood, 22, but he is aware that it is unlikely he will go into the first team. Decisions, decisions...

11.08: Stoke have agreed a fee with Liverpool for midfielder Charlie Adam.

11.07: Roberto Mancini has said he is hopeful of securing the signatures of Inter Milan full-back Maicon, Fiorentina defender Matija Nastasic and Benfica's defensive midfielder Javi Garcia.

Mancini said: 'We are working, we are waiting. I think we have a good chance to close but we need to wait.'

11.00: DONE DEAL: Nigel de Jong has joined AC Milan. The Dutchman was in the final year of his contract at Manchester City.


10.55: Rafael van der Vaart will reclaim his old number 23 shirt at Hamburg after the clubs agreed a 10.3million fee for the Tottenham midfielder. More on that as soon as I have it.

10.51: Lille to keep Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy - leaving Alan Pardew to look elsewhere for possible Ryan Taylor replacement.

'We have had no approach and anyway Mathieu wants to play Champions League with us,' said Lille president Michel Seydoux.

City slickers: Maicon and Nastasic are two players Mancini is hoping to sign

10.43: Chris writes: 'I think Michael Owen has, by and large, conducted himself well throughout his career but today's twitter activity does have an air of desperation around it.

'Even so still think he has a lot to offer. Actually think he could do a job at Liverpool!!'

Worth noting that Owen is a free agent, he can sign for a team whenever he wants - he isn't constrained by the 11pm deadline.

Which segues nicely into this: the deadlines around Europe are: Germany 5pm, Italy 6pm, Holland 6pm, Portugal 11pm, Spain 11pm, UK 11pm, France 4th September.

10.40: Some other odds and ends to tidy up: Leicester striker Jermaine Beckford in talks with Huddersfield. Hull defender Liam Cooper has turned down a loan move to Portsmouth. and Sportsmail understands that Jordan Henderson has turned down switch to Fulham. Wonder if Sunderland would be interested?

10.39: DONE DEAL: Jay Spearing has moved to Bolton on loan.

10.37: Bryan Oviedo's move to Everton is on the verge of being completed. The Toffees have agreed a fee with FC Copenhagen and David Moyes is in London with the player for his work permit hearing.

10.33: DONE DEAL: Former Barcelona midfielder Andrea Orlandi has joined Brighton from Swansea. Orlandi had his Swansea contract cancelled to enable a free transfer after five years in south Wales.

Sticky situation: Oviedo could be joining the Toffees today

Sticky situation: Oviedo could be joining the Toffees today

10.32: Forgotten man John Bostock has left Tottenham on loan (again) and joined Paolo Di Canio at Swindon.

10.28: One man who is gasping for a move to reinvigorate a stuttering career is Jermaine Jenas. Sportsmail understands Tottenham are in talks with Sunderland over a permanent move for the midfielder.

And Martin O'Neill says he wants Connor Wickham, Ji Dong-Won and Fraizer Campbell to fight for their places after turning down loan offers for trio.

10.22: Swansea fans, listen up: It has been confirmed to Sportsmail that a Blackburn bid for forward Luke Moore was rejected this week; Leroy Lita is likely to join Crystal Palace on loan next week; promising right back Curtis Obeng is going out on loan, most likely to Fleetwood Town.

Meanwhile, Garry Monk is wanted by Bristol City and Stephen Dobbie is the subject of interest from Middlesbrough, Bristol City and Burnley.

10.18: James Keatley writes: 'We need a full back and an attacker, we only have Cisse and Ba to rely on up front. Shola Ameobi is a useful substitute at times but due to injuries he's never going to hold down a first team place.'

Come on now, James, most teams would love to have 'only' Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse to rely on.

Hammer time: Andy Carroll arrives at Upton Park ahead of this first training session

Hammer time: Andy Carroll arrives at Upton Park ahead of this first training session

10.12: Schalke confirm Ibrahim Afellay has joined on loan from Barcelona. Played a year under Huub Stevens at PSV.

10.10: Liverpool are weighing up a move for Leandro Damiao. The club have been offered the option of season long loan at cost of 3m with the option to sign him on permanent deal for 13m next summer.

10.08: Regarding the Clint Dempsey to Aston Villa move: The deal was agreed last night. Around the 7m mark, but cash only - no add-ons or swap deal - as in Liverpool and Jordan Henderson. Over to you, Brendan Rodgers!

10.02: Couple of things to update you on: Scott Sinclair is at Manchester City's Carrington training ground and Swansea are hoping to add Jerson Cabral as his replacement.

Elsewhere, Birmingham forward Adam Rooney has been lined up in swap deal with Swindon defender Paul Caddis.


9.58: How's it going for you? Get involved, let me know what you think of your club's moves thus far. Plenty going on right around the country to keep this transfer deadline day lively. Email me:

9.56: Just going to put this out there: Are Tottenham having this gargantuan clear-out to pay for a Joao Moutinho transfer?

In the Nick of time: Bendtner is close to completing a move to Italian giants Juventus

In the Nick of time: Bendtner is close to completing a move to Italian giants Juventus

9.53: BREAKING NEWS: Danny Rose is having a medical at Sunderland. One or two minor details to be tied up, but it looks like being a season-long loan at the Stadium of Light for the Spurs youngster.

9.50: And here's the latest on Aston Villa's shock move for Clint Dempsey. 

9.45: More on that Dimitar Berbatov story right here.