By Chris Wright
Joy of joys, it’s time to release the Babelcopter for it’s that time of year again: Transfer Deadline Day™, where absolutely any old rubbish goes right up until the stroke midnight.
As per, Pies will endeavour to bring you the tastiest transfer morsels and official done-deals over the course of Deadline Day™, right up until the point where we get well and truly bored with it (usually around mid-afternoon!).
Refresh the page to see the latest titbits at the top of the pile and feel free to share any juicy rumours you’ve seen bobbing around in the comments below…
If anything, we promise to be a damn sight quieter than the 1,000-decibel bullshit tornado that is Sky Sports News…
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Right, after 11 hours at the coal-face and with all the big moves that were going to happen having probably already happened (bar the big’n), I’m off to 5-a-side. Afraid you’re on your own from here peeps. Best of luck!
It would seem that Jermain Defoe is not going anywhere in this window. Indeed, the Toronto Sun have confirmed that Toronto FC have rejected “multiple offers” for the striker today and have no intention of selling.
That confirmation from Ajax that Blind is now an #mufc player means £800m+ spent by Premier League clubs this summer. Average of £40m each.
— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) September 1, 2014
How about that? Some mind-bogglingly enormous figures right there!
Official: Sunderland have signed Ricky Alvarez – a man once described by Rory Smith as “extraordinarily unreliable” – on a season-long loan from Inter Milan. Alvarez is the Black Cats’ ninth signing of the summer so far…
Sources on Twitter are suggesting that Fabio Borini is asking for £90,000-a-week to join QPR. If so, football is well and truly broken!
Official: Ajax have confirmed via their website that Daley Blind has completed his move to Manchester United after the two clubs agreed a fee (£14million) a couple of days ago.
Sky Sports News are reporting that Valencia are still beavering away on a loan deal for Man City striker Alvaro Negredo. Los Che are quibbling over City’s insistence that an “obligation” to buy the forward at the end of the season be inserted into the small print.
Former Arsenal youth teamer Emmanuel Frimpong has joined newly-promoted Russian Premier League side FC Ufa on a three-year deal .
Danny Welbeck’s agent has told BBC Radio 5 Live that his client will join Arsenal for £18million if the deal is a permanent one and £3million if it’s a loan.
This raised a titter: Apparently the swap deal between AC Milan and Parma for Jonathan Biabiany and Cristian Zaccardo has collapsed despite both players being presented at their respective new clubs!
Forget that, here’s Mo with his new Hull shirt. The Senegalese midfielder has signed a three-year deal at the KC.
Sky Sports News reporting that Hull City have signed Mohamed Diame from West Ham. Yet to be confirmed by either club.
Sebastian Coates has sealed a season-long loan move from Liverpool to Sunderland, as you can probably tell from this photo…
Wilfried Bony’s agent has confirmed to Sky Sports News that the Ivorian striker will be staying at Swansea despite late interest from Tottenham and Monaco.
The Telegraph have a bit more on the Falcao deal, with Manchester United agreeing to pay the striker’s extortionate £346,000-a-week Monaco salary IN FULL on top of a £6million fee. All together, the one-season loan is going to reportedly cost United £24million. Ouch!
The London Evening Standard’s James Olley has confirmed that Danny Welbeck is currently at Arsenal’s training ground (training with England, no?) and would prefer to join the Gunners over Tottenham.
Lewis Holtby has completed his loan move to Hamburg from Tottenham. The BBC have confirmed that the German side have an option