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Fernando Torres has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal after Chelsea signed Samuel Eto'o.PA PhotosFernando Torres has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal after Chelsea signed Samuel Eto'o.

Fernando Torres could make a last ditch attempt to leave Chelsea after the Blues signed striker Samuel Eto'o and it is believed the club will have no hesitations in letting the Spaniard go. Meanwhile, Kaka wants out of Madrid after four years, Gareth Bale agrees personal terms with Real, and Spurs announce signings of Lamela and Chiriches.

22:39 BST DONE DEAL: Southampton have confirmed midfielder Dean Hammond has left the club to join Championship side Leicester on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

22:13 BST DONE DEAL: VfB Stuttgart captain Serdar Tasci, 26, has left the club after 14 years and joined Spartak Moscow. Stuttgart had failed to progress to the Europa League group stages on Thursday and earlier this week sacked their coach Bruno Labbadia. In three Bundesliga games, they have not won a single point.

21:41 BST: Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is set to sign a 1-year loan deal with Sunderland according to a report in the player's homeland.

21:00 BST DONE DEAL: Spurs have completed the signing of Christian Eriksen from Ajax Amsterdam for an undisclosed fee, taking their spending in the window to £110 million.

20:04 BST DONE DEAL: Monaco have announced the signing of Geoffrey Kondogbia from Sevilla. The Ligue 1 side opted to pay Kondogbia's €20 million release clause and the 20-year-old, who had also been linked with Arsenal, has penned a five-year contract.

19:36 BST: Sky Sports are reporting that Liverpool have made a bid for Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori - and it has been accepted.

18:55 BST DONE DEAL: Cardiff have announced the signing of Uruguay Under-20 central defender Maximiliano Amondarain from CA Progreso, in Montevideo, on a four-year deal. Maxi was part of the Uruguayan U20 squad that finished runners-up to France in July's 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.

17:41 BST: An update for you now on the Kaka situation... AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has ruled out a move for the Brazilian following the arrival of Alessandro Matri at the San Siro.

17:18 BST: AS also claims Gareth Bale will undergo his medical at Real Madrid on Monday morning.

16:52 BST: Potentially some huge news for you now... AS reports that Real Madrid will announce the signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham before 11pm local Spanish time tonight. The Wales international will apparently be officially presented on Monday.

16:35 BST: Cristian Tello has signed a new Barcelona contract, finally ending hopes elsewhere he could be tempted away for a fee of only €10 million. FULL STORY HERE.

16:32 BST: Eriksen deal stalling as Ajax need some form of replacement? Chelsea not willing to provide it. Perhaps they see that too?

16:23 BST: David Moyes is expecting a busy few last few days of the transfer window but admitted he is not certain that Manchester United will finally manage to make a major signing. FULL STORY HERE.

16:08 BST: Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has turned down an offer from Manchester United, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport. Roma accepted a bid, reported to be in the region of €12 million, from the Red Devils, but the Italy international has turned down the chance to move to the Premier League, preferring instead to make up for a poor last season with the Giallorossi and help them back into Europe next season.

15:58 BST: Wolfsburg have announced that 21-year-old defender Robin Knoche has signed a new deal at the club until 2017. The young German came through the ranks at the club, after youth experience with Germania Lamme and SV Olympia Braunschweig, but has found his first team opportunities limited up to now. We should see him breakthrough this season or next.

15:46 BST: Courtesy of ESPN FC's Spanish football correspondent Dermot Corrigan.

15:40 BST: Spurs fans now waiting for news on Christian Eriksen. But the club have smashed their record transfer fee for the third time this summer, firstly on Paulinho, then Soldado, and now Lamela. Incredible business, but let's not forget their main man is on his way out. Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid is creeping closer and closer.

15:33 BST: Hertha Berlin and Hamburger are to swap players. Midfielder Per Skjelbred, 26, is set to switch to the German capital and attacker Pierre Lasogga, 21, will be heading in the other direction. Both players will join their new clubs on loan until 2014. The deal should be announced today, Bild reports. They also claim that demoted Hamburg centre-back Slobodan Rajkovic, 24, could be headed for FC Augsburg, who have already been linked with Paul Scharner and Alexander Madlung.

15:17 BST: BREAKING! BBC Sport now have a report on Gareth Bale agreeing terms with Real Madrid ahead of his world record move. Just an agreement with Spurs over the fee remains.

15:08 BST: Erik Lamela completes his move to Tottenham Hotspur for a club record fee. Further reports suggest he was registered in time to appear in Sunday's north London derby.

15:05 BST: This is a new one for transfer window madness. Gareth Bale's new boots have apparently turned up for Madrid. AS report the story which includes a picture of said package from Adidas. Admittedly anyone could have created such a package receipt, which you can see on the AS website.

15:00 BST: Edson Braafheid wants to leave the dreaded Hoffenheim "Training Group II". The former Netherlands international has been linked with PAOK Saloniki, but a transfer appears to be stalling because Hoffenheim still want a transfer fee for the demoted defender. "The situation stresses me. On the one hand Hoffenheim want to get rid of me, on the other hand they still want money. I don’t get it," frustrated Braafheid told Bild.

14:52 BST: Herrera does not want to join Man United?

14:43 BST: Gareth Bale update for you all.

14:40 BST: BBC Sport report that former Reading left-back Nicky Shorey has joined League One side Bristol City on a short-term contract.

14:33 BST: Chalobah earns himself a new deal. Promising youngster.

14:31 BST: Meanwhile, as reported earlier, Milik goes to Augsburg on loan.

14:30 BST: Little bit late with this confirmation. Derdiyok completes his loan move back to Bayer Leverkusen.

14:29 BST: L'Equipe reports that Geoffrey Kondogbia's transfer to AS Monaco will be completed today and that he will sign a five-year deal. The French newspaper also reports that Roma are likely to miss out on Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho, but that AC Milan are likely to make a bid in the coming hours. Meanwhile, Le Parisien reports that Liverpool are set to make a €13million bid for the player, a fee that PSG were not really expecting, considering that Sakho is out of contract in a year. His future looks very uncertain at the moment.

14:18 BST: Pablo Piatti looks destined to be leaving Valencia for a loan spell at Getafe, which would free up Alvaro Vazquez to join Swansea for a fee of around €4million. The 24-year-old joined Valencia in 2011 from Almeria.

14:10 BST: Here we go, young Christian Tello signs his new contract.

14:08 BST: Manchester United young striker Angelo Henriquez on his move to Zaragoza: "I am at the disposition of the coach for whatever he wants. Although I like to play with a lot of movement, I am always looking for goals."

13:52 BST: The Independent reports that Joleon Lescott is keen to agree new contract with Manchester City.

13:38 BST: Here it is. AC Milan confirm the signing of Juventus striker Alessandro Matri. The 29-year-old had renewed his contract at Juventus in April 2012.

13:33 BST: It's all happening. Here's Matri at Milan. One in, one out for them. Kaka still to come they hope.

13:28 BST: KP Boateng is being unveiled at a press conference now. Schalke general manager Hosrt Heldt says: "It was not hard to convince Boateng to join. The hard part was convincing AC Milan."

13:22 BST: Sky Sports are reporting that Porto youngster Christian Atsu is completing a medical at Chelsea, ahead of signing a five-year deal with the Blues. Atsu will become the eighth attacking midfielder/winger that Chelsea have in their first team squad. That's not including the other three they have out on loan (Marko Marin, Lucas Piazon, and Gael Kakuta.)

13:15 BST: Kevin-Prince Boateng ready to be unveiled at Schalke!

13:10 BST: Crystal Palace getting involved on a busy day.

13:05 BST: According to talkSPORT, Bayer Leverkusen are considering a move for West Ham target Hugo Almeida.

12:58 BST: Sky Sports report that Everton have enquired about signing James McCarthy from Wigan. Watch the 22-year-old against his potential new club below:

12:41 BST: Here is the full story on Tottenham Hotspur completing the signing of centre-back Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest.

12:28 BST: According to talkSPORT, Liverpool have intensified their efforts to land Mamadou Sakho and are willing to fork out over £11 million to sign him from Paris Saint-Germain in the next few days.

12:24 BST: It looks like it has to be the buy-out clause or nothing.

12:15 BST: Will update you with quotes and pictures of this later.

12:12 BST: Expecting another announcement from Celtic soon, regarding Teemu Pukki.

12:11 BST: Nani has agreed a new contract with Manchester United, according to Juventus, one of the clubs who had considered signing him. FULL STORY HERE.

12:08 BST: Hamburg midfielder Robert Tesche does not want to sign a contract at FC St.Pauli. The 26-year-old, who is available on a free, does not want to play second league football, Bild reports.

11:58 BST: DONE DEALS! Some lower league deals that have come through. Sheffield United have signed Oldham forward Jose Baxter for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. Meanwhile, York City have signed midfielder Ryan Brobbel from Middlesbrough on a one-month loan deal. Also, Northampton Town have signed former Sheffield United midfielder Matty Harriott until the end of the season.

11:46 BST: According to, Galatasaray have made a €10 million offer to Sporting Lisbon for young attacker Bruma. The 18-year-old is also a Chelsea target, however with their chase of Christian Atsu of Porto, they seem to have lost interest in Bruma. Enjoy this premature "Welcome to" video:

11:30 BST: Almost a done deal regarding Alderweireld. The centre-back has been chased by Liverpool and Arsenal.

11:26 BST: DONE DEAL! Spurs have announced the signing of Vlad Chiriches.

11:23 BST: Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes his old team should go "all-out" to sign Real Madrid star Luka Modric. You can listen to Bosnich on talkSPORT.

11:18 BST: Jerome welcomes his brother back to the Bundesliga.

11:11 BST: Lots of great content being published on the website. The latest story involves Liverpool. They are reportedly chasing deals for Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given and Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori ahead of Monday's transfer deadline. FULL STORY HERE.

11:05 BST: Spurs fans! A rumour circulating on Twitter suggests the new 3rd kit will be unveiled as part of the announcement of the triple signing of Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches and Christian Eriksen. What a Friday it could be for Spurs. They'll want to announce those deals within the next hour though, otherwise the players are ineligible for the north London derby on Sunday.

10:58 BST: As reported earlier we are awaiting confirmation of Alsesandro Matri's move to AC Milan, it appears he is currently undergoing a medical ahead of a move from Juventus -- a deal which should end the Bianconeri's transfer dealings for the summer. FULL STORY HERE.

10:51 BST: Daniel Agger has said he is flattered to have attracted interest from Barcelona but said his future is in Liverpool's hands. FULL STORY HERE.

10:48 BST: Everton are remaining tight-lipped about reports that they have rejected an improved, £36 million bid from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. FULL STORY HERE.

10:41 BST: Japan captain Makoto Hasebe could still make the switch from Wolfsburg to 1.FC Nuremberg. The 29-year-old wants to leave Wolfsburg following the arrival of Luiz Gustavo. Nuremberg want Hasebe, but Wolfsburg have so far said they won't sell the player, but Nuremberg general manager Martin Bader remains optimistic: "We are still in contact with Makoto. Maybe we'll have the opportunity to sign him in the next few days," he told Nurnberger Nachrichten.

10:29 BST: DONE DEAL! Oldham Atheltic have secured the loan signing of Albert Runsak from Manchester City.

10:26 BST: Schalke confirm! AC Milan making room for Kaka?

10:25 BST: Steve Clarke has confirmed that he is interested in signing Chelsea winger Victor Moses -- and expressed concern that West Bromwich Albion have not done enough in the transfer market. FULL STORY HERE.

10:12 BST: Arsenal fans can expect more transfer activity from the Gunners. Arsene Wenger: "Yes we will try to make more signings. I don't know when they will happen."

10:10 BST: Denmark captain Daniel Agger believes compatriot Christian Eriksen can succeed at Spurs should he complete his transfer from Ajax. "It is a big challenge to get used to the pace," the Liverpool defender told Ekstra Bladet. "The Premier League is extremely strong, but I hope and believe that he can handle the challenge."

10:02 BST: The front covers in Spain all feature the same story. Kaka on his way out. FULL STORY HERE.

10:00 BST: Real Madrid vice-president Fernando Fernandez Tapias remains hopeful an agreement over Gareth Bale will be reached but said there are "problems" as Tottenham Hotspur are dragging their feet over the deal. FULL STORY HERE.

09:52 BST: Not sure many expected KP Boateng rumours to be true, but if he's having a medical, what a signing he could be for Schalke.

09:51 BST: Eren Derdiyok, 25, has returned to Bayer Leverkusen after a year at TSG Hoffenheim, which had ended in demotion into the infamous "Training Group II". The Switzerland international joins Leverkusen on loan until 2014. This could also pave the way for the Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik, 19, to make the switch from Leverkusen to FC Augsburg to win some much needed match practice in a loan spell. kicker have a report.

09:40 BST: According to Cadena Cope, Marca and AS, Manchester United have made a €27million offer for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera. The 24-year-old's release clause is set at €36million.

09:26 BST: Another big breaking story that has emerged today is regarding the future of Kaka. The Real Madrid playmaker hasn't had the easiest four-year spell in Madrid and now it seems he will leave, with previous club AC Milan again the front runners to capture his signature. Arsenal and Manchester United are just a couple of the clubs that are also linked with the Brazilian.

"The club knows I want to leave and I would like them to help me find a solution for my exit, things are difficult for me here, there is less room in the squad all the time. I am ready every day to train and work but that does not mean that I am happy. I cannot go to Brazil because the market is closed, the exit would be within Europe, I don't want to talk about clubs because I have none at this stage."

You can read reports from Marca and the BBC here.

09:11 BST: Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas has had a little swipe at what happened with the Willian transfer. When asked about the medicals of Lamela, Chiriches and Eriksen, he had this to say: "At the moment I can't tell you anything because players can have medicals and can end up in different places."

09:00 BST: Are Madrid right to sign Bale for so much?

08:58 BST: Sky Sport's Spanish football presenter Scott Minto has been quoted as saying: [Bale] is a Florentino Perez signing, which he wants to do and make it a world record fee, but [Cristiano] Ronaldo doesn't want that." You can listen to Scott on talkSPORT.

08:40 BST: Juventus striker Alessandro Matri is set to be unveiled as a new AC Milan player today. The deal has been widely reported as confirmed, but we still wait an announcement from either club. The 29-year-old has been deemed surplus-to-requirements at the Turin club who have brought in Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.

08:25 BST: A big story emerging today is this from Bild. They report that Schalke want Spurs outcast Emmanuel Adebayor, 29. The German club have been the subject of countless rumours, having been linked with Lukas Podolski, Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto'o, Fabio Quagliarella, and now Adebayor within a week. Add to that another name, Kevin-Prince Boateng, who has also now been linked with a move to the Gelsenkirchen club.

Meanwhile, midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta, 27, could still leave Schalke. As the club still chase the more realistic target of Valentin Stocker of FC Basel -- their Champions League group rivals.

07:00 BST: Manchester United have tabled a £25 million offer for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, according to Marca. The Basque club are unlikely to accept as they are holding out for £30 million.

05:10 BST: SBS reports Crystal Palace have made a third and final offer for Melbourne Victory and Australia midfielder Mark Milligan. It is said the bid matches Melbourne's asking price of AU$1.5 million for Milligan.

According to the Mirror, Chelsea are ready to listen to offers for Torres, who would face a tough battle for regular football if he were to stay at Stamford Bridge, with Eto'o joining Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku as challengers for a spot in Mourinho's attack. Although Ba has been linked with a return to Newcastle, Jose Mourinho is most willing to see Torres go, but it's unlikely that the striker will attract an offer around the £50 million he joined from Liverpool for.

The Metro reports Liverpool and Arsenal are strong contenders to sign 29-year-old Torres. Earlier in the transfer window, he was linked with a return to Atletico Madrid, but David Villa's move to the Spanish side appears to have brought those rumours to a halt. Torres is likely to seek playing opportunities elsewhere and remain in Vicente Del Bosque's plans for next year's World Cup.

Liverpool are hopeful of giving summer recruit Simon Mignolet some stiff competition to retain his spot, with Aston Villa outcast Shay Given now a target, the Sun reports. Given has been told he is no longer required at Villa Park and looked likely to move to Doncaster Rovers on loan before the Reds emerged as potential suitors. Brad Guzan secured the number one spot for Villa last season, but Brendan Rodgers believes Given would be a good back-up for the Anfield club.

Things are getting desperate for Arsenal with just three days remaining in the transfer window, but Arsene Wenger is hopeful of a last minute splurge on Real Madrid trio Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria. The Daily Mail says Wenger would be prepared to spend Arsenal's £70 million budget on all three players, although there has been little suggestion that the Spanish side are willing to part ways with the attackers. Real may be more likely to sell if they secure Gareth Bale this weekend, but it appears the targets are Wenger's final attempt at recruiting this summer.


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