nearly news on transfer deadline day
Up to the minute (well, nearly) news on transfer deadline day
August 31, 2011 12:28 by Irish Examiner Sports
12.22am: That’s it for tonight folks. Thanks to everyone who looked at the page and in the words of Mr Sneijder: “Have a good night everyone.” See you all back here in January.
12.00am: QPR have confirmed the signing of defender Anton Ferdinand from Sunderland. Decent window for the Premier League new boys Ferdinand, Shaun Wright Phillips, Joey Barton and Luke Young. Solid signings
11.59pm: Rangers have announced that James Beattie has left the club while John Fleck and Kyle Hutton have gone on loan.
11.49pm: Fulham have confirmed the free transfer signing of former Porto striker Orlando Sa on a three year deal.
11.38pm Stoke confirm that Peter Cr pandora ring ouch has signed in time and will pay Sputrs That’s a club record fee. Birmingham’s Cameron Jerome also becomes a Potter for around
11.34pm Dutch international Royston Drenthe joins Everton on loan from Real Madrid, the Spanish club says
11:29pm: Arsenal have now confirmed the signing of midfielder Mikel Arteta from Everton on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee.
11.28pm: Spanish defender Pablo Ibanez has left West Brom to join Birmingham for an undisclosed fee.
11.24pm: In an eerie echo of Fernando Torres January switch, the Blues left it until just before the deadline to complete a deal for Meireles.
11:22pm: That Bendtner deal is a season loan by the way.
11.21pm: Everton have confirmed the signing of striker Denis Stracqualursi on a season long loan from Argentinian side Tigre.
11.16pm: It appears Arsenal have now signed Arteta.
11.12pm: Oh, he knew what he was doing all right Chelsea announce the signing of Raul Meireles from Liverpool.
11.10pm: Nicklas Bendtner, having earlier been offered to Everton as a makeweight in a possible Arteta deal by Arsenal, pandora ring has now completed a move to Sunderland.
11pm: That’s the fun and games over until January as transfer window slams shut. Late deals still to be confirmed Arteta and Crouch pandora ring most notably.
10.55pm: It’s official. Chelsea have confirmed midfielder Yossi Benayoun has joined Arsenal on loan for the remainder of the season.
10.53pm: For anyone who wants to be the first fan in a new Craig Bellamy Liverpool shirt, his squad number will be 39.
10.51pm: Israel international Yossi Benayoun says he pandora ring has joined Arsenal from Chelsea on loan. He wrote on Twitter: sign with Arsenal, very happy and excited about it, but now my head is only in the game against Greece on Friday, thanks for the support. What a pro!
10.49pm: No sign yet of white smoke at the Britannia as Peter Crouch continues to discuss his move from Spurs to Stoke.
10.48pm: Mikel Arteta has just turned up back at Everton has he forgotten his boots or will he be using the chairman’s office to talk turkey with a certain Frenchman?
10.44pm: Chelsea reportedly had a bid rejected for Meireles yesterday but, having seemingly missed out on Tottenham Luka Modric, they may well have met Liverpool asking price.
10.43pm: This one has been on the cards for some time Blackburn have confirmed the signing of Birmingham defender Scott Dann on a four year deal.
10.41pm: There appears to be method in the boy Meireles’ madness as SSN link him with a last minute move to Chelsea. Can they get the deal done in 19 minutes?
10.36pm: Manchester City winger Shaun Wright Phillips has joined QPR, the London club vice chairman Amit Bhatia has confirmed via Twitter.
10.34pm: Liverpool have confirmed that midfielder Raul Meireles has submitted a written transfer request. Brinkmanship of the highest quality from the former Porto man.