22.45 BST: Right folks, things winding down now on Saturday, but join us again on Sunday as we expect you to bring confirmation of Bayern Munich's signing of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona. See you then!
23.59 BST: A juicy one to end today's wrap of transfer news, with Arsenal reportedly set to launch a bid for Liverpool's Luis Suarez as a deal for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain stalls, according to the Guardian. FULL STORY HERE.
22.36 BST - DONE DEAL: Sao Paulo left-back Bruno Cortes has joined Benfica on a season-long loan, which could be turned into a permanent move should he impress in 2013-14. Cortez said: "I’m very happy to be a very great club like Benfica. It’s a dream come true.
22.04 BST - DONE DEAL: Roma have splashed out €13.5 million on Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia from Udinese.
21.17 BST: UAE side Al Wasl - formerly of Diego Maradona management fame - are chasing ex-Tottenham and Portuhal striker Helder Postiga, according to Sport360°. Postiga currently plays for Real Zaragoza,
20.55 BST: Italian site Tutto Mercato Web claims that Chelsea are preparing a €13 million swoop for Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who was unsuccessfully targeted by Manchester City last summer.
20.30 BST: VIDEO: Japan international Shinji Okazaki has been unveiled by German club Mainz.19.52 BST: Leroy Fer delighted to have completed his move to Norwich it seems:
So proud to be a Canary! The fans are already amazing!!! Looking forward to the 1st training and the PL-games! Feeling blessed. #ThankGod— Leroy Fer (@LeroyFer8) July 13, 2013
19.18 BST: QPR have said that Adel Taarabt, the star of the Rs promotion to the Premier League back in 2010-11, will be allowed to go on loan next season.
18.28 BST: Wilfried Zaha says he has no intention of going on loan this season as he wants to prove himself at Man Utd: "I've grafted to get here so Manchester United is where I want to stay. I have moved away from most of my family and friends but it's progress. Everyone understands that. I wanted to make the move here because it's what is best for my career." FULL STORY
18.04 BST - DONE DEAL: Norwich have confirmed the signing of FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer on a four-year deal.
17.18 BST - DONE DEAL: Jeffrey Bruma has signed a permanent deal with PSV Eindhoven. The former Chelsea youngster has signed in a £3m transfer.
16.45 BST French press reports that Didier Drogba who left Chelsea last May after winning them the Champions League, could be about to return to the club just a year later. Le10Sport say Jose Mourinho is going to try and prise the Galatasaray forward back to the west London club.
16.37 BST Porto defender Rolando has been subject to interest from Galatasaray and Zenit St Petersburg, A Bola have reported. The 27-year-old is available for around €5m as he is not guaranteed first team football at his current club.
16.32 BST Chelsea and Galatasaray are battiling it out for £7m Sporting Lisbon winger Bruma according to his agent. Speaking to Antene 1 Catio Balde said, 'there are offers from foreign clubs, from Chelsea and from Galatasaray, worth £7m.' Here's what Blues fans have to look forward to if it goes through.
16.28 BST Reports in the Mirror say Cardiff City want Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira on loan for the season but Spurs have entered the fray, looking for the 21-year-old's signature.
16.24 BST According to Voetbal International, Tottenham are just €2m short from signing Nacer Chadli. The highly rated winger is valued at €9m but Spurs have only offered €7m. Personal terms are said to have already been agreed.
16.15 BST Ajax forward Siem De Jong wants the club to offer him a new contract despite other hot prospects, Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen seeking pastures new. He told Algemeen Dagblad that if the club offered their young stars contracts earlier, they would be able to keep a competetive team together.
16.07 BST Olympiakos striker Rafik Djebbour was on the verge of a move to English Championship side Nottingham Forest before refusing to complete a medical, say thr Daily Star.
16.02 BST Reports from Russia suggest Niko Kranjcar's Ukranian nightmare at Dynamo Kyev is about to come to an end. The former Tottenham player went there in search for first team football but found himself out of the starting line-up an dmore recently replaced altogether by the signing of Younes Belhanda. Reports say he has 'four or five' interested parties.
15.59 BST Torino are trying to sign Greek full-back Vasilis Torosidis from Roma. Sky Sport Italia say the defender can be bought for around €3.5m.
15.51 BST Fiorentina are set replace outgoing Stevan Jovetic with Palermo's Josip Ilicic. The player's agent has confirmed to Radio Blue that the playmaker has his heart set on a move to the Viola.
15.46 BST Lens central midfielder Alexandre Coeff is on the verge of signing for Italian side Udinese according to France Football.
15.41 BST Pescara playmaker Juan Quintero says he is delighted to have signed for Porto and claims he has already agreed a four-year deal with the Portuguese champions.
15.34 BST Barcelona's number one target is Thiago Silva. Next is Marquinhos and third is David Luiz, according to Mundo Deportivo.
15.28 BST Luca Antonini could be on his way to Monaco despite the French club saying their business this window is over.
15.17 BST: It has emerged that Juventus were forced to accept a bid for Emanuele Giaccherini from Sunderland as the winger wanted guaranteed first-team football which Juve could not offer him.
15.10 BST: DONE DEALS Hibernian have signed strikers Kevin Thompson and Rowan Vine. Hibs have extended the contract of Thompson for a further year and brought in former St Johnstone man, Vine, on a one-year deal also.
15.00 BST: Man Utd and Arsenal are supposedly to roll back the years and do battle to sign highly rated Ukranian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka. The 23-year-old Dnipro Dniproprovestsk winger is said to be open to a move abroad.
14.56 BST: Juventus are expecting to receive an offer for striker Fabio Quagliarella as Norwich City continue to spend big in the transfer window. A £6m bid is expected according to the Mirror.
14.43 BST: Liverpool target and Borussia Dortmund player, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, says he hopes to repay the Bundesliga side's faith in signing him from Shakhtar Donetsk.
14.36 BST: Former Hamburg midfielder Thiago Neves is set to end his tenure in Saudi Arabia with Al-Hilal and join Fluminese in a €6m deal.
14.31 BST: News breaking in Italy at the moment that Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo has rejected a €20m move to Southampton. He hasn't even discussed personal terms with the south-coast club because he is holding out for a move to a Champions League team.
14.24 BST: Sam Allardyce is looking to raid Inter Milan for central midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic. The Serbian only signed in January for the San Siro club but could be offloaded for as little as £5m according to the Metro.
14.04 BST: Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco will not be leaving the Bianconeri according to his agent Andrea D'Amico. He told Calcio 24 News, 'He is a [Juventus] player and is happy to be part of the Italian champions.' There had been rumours of a swap deal with Bologna in the pipeline involving Alessandro Diamanti joining the Turin club in exchange for Giovinco.
13.59 BST: Speaking to Arsenal's official website, Arsene Wenger has stressed he is not looking for lots of players in the transfer market, just quality ones. He said, 'what is important is that we don’t need numbers, we need quality.'
13.54 BST: QPR are at it again. Javier Saviola, once the most expensive teenager ever, has played for Barcelona and Real Madrid but could now find himself in the English Championship as QPR look set to pounce on the 31-year-old free agent.
13.45 BST: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez just can't keep his mouth shut. Following the signing of Asier Illaramendi, he has hinted that Los Blancos will 'continue to work hard to ensure Carlo Ancelotti's spectacular dream' is realised. Cue more Gareth Bale rumours.
13.37 BST: Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says he is still after two more strikers. He has been frustrated with his pursuit of Aston Villa's Darren Bent but still has the England international high on his priorities.
13.33 BST: New Borussia Dortmund signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is apparently faster than Usain Bolt over 30m.
13.04 BST: Uruguay defender Diego Lugano expects to return to PSG following his loan spell at Malaga last season, but does not intend to see out the summer. He told Urogol, 'I will return to PSG and do the pre-season with the intention of leaving.'
12.58 BST: DONE DEAL Italian legend Fabrizio Miccoli has signed for Melbourne Victory on a free transfer.
12.53 BST: DONE DEAL West Ham's former record signing, Savio Nsereko (remember him!?) has joined Israeli outfit Hapoel Ironi Akko. They finished bottom of the Israeli Premier League last season. The former £9m-man has not scored since he was a teenager for Brescia despite having played for Bologna, Juve Stabia, 1860 Munich, Chernomerets Burgas, FC Vaslui and German fourth tier side SpVgg Unterhaching at the tender age of just 23.
12.50 BST: The rumour mill is in full swing and it appears QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar will move to Napoli by the end of the day.
12.45 BST: Internacional striker Leandro Damaio continues to be a target for Napoli but president Giovanni Luigi says the Italian club will have to stump up the full €25m asking price according to Corrierre Dello Sport. Reports from Sky Sports Italia suggest Napoli representatives have flown to Brazil to thrash out a deal.
12.31 BST: More from the Italian press as Tuttosport claim Juventus are to mount a second bid for Aleksandar Kolarov of Manchester City. He is apparently seen as an ideal replacement for Emanuele Giaccherini in the left wing-back position.
12.25 BST: Huge news coming out of Italy as reports from ItaSportPress claim Inter Milan are ready to bid €40m for Cesc Fabregas. Barcelona have already had to rebuff interest from Arsenal this summer but it seems the Italian giants are ready to test their resolve with a huge bid for the 26-year-old.
12.20 BST: PSV Eindhoven are set to sign two players for a combined €1.6m fee. Sporting Lisbon's Stijn Schaars and Santiago Arias are set to make the switch to Holland if reports from Voetbal International are to be believed. The midfielder and defender respectively are expected to sign next week.
12.16 BST: Catalan radio statio RAC1 and El Mundo Deportivo have both reported that Bayern Munich director Karl-Heinz Rumenigge has personally contacted Sandro Rosell to thrash out a deal for Thiago Alcantara
12.10 BST: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is apparently willing to cut his €15m wages per year to a charitable €12m in order to push through a move to Real Madrid. Marca say the unsettled striker wants to re-unite with coach Carlo Ancelotti at Los Blancos.
12.04 BST: PSG striker Kevin Gameiro has told L'Equipe he is in talks to sign for Spanish outfit Sevilla. He struggled for game-time this season following the big money arrivals and with Cavani set to join the ranks in Paris, it looks like his PSG career is over.
11.59 BST: Highly-rated young winger Andre Ayew has told L'Equipe he has no desire to leave Olympique Marseille but if he were to go he'd want to a move to the Premier League. Here's what he might bring to the party.
11.53 BST: Celtic boss Neil Lennon has for the first time conceded that star striker Gary Hooper has probably played his last game for the club. With Norwich and QPR set to pounce, Celtic are willing to cash in on the Englishman rather than see him leave on a free next summer.
11.40 BST: Despite almost completing the deal for one star from the Eredivisie, Norwich City look set to miss out on Toby Alderweireld of Ajax. The Belgian's agent Soren Lerby said, 'The problem was not that Norwich didn't fit Toby's ambitions, but we simply failed to agree terms.'
11.31 BST: Having missed out on Blackpool's Thomas Ince, Cardiff City are now after ALbert Adomah from Bristol City. The Ghanaian winger would be a much cheaper option at just £1m according to the Daily Telegraph.
11.25 BST: And a rumour straight out of left-field which is likely to be no more than lazy journalism on somebody's part, Kyle Walker has emerged as Jose Mourinho's No.1 target and is looking to grab the full-back for £15m. Highly unlikely.
11.21 BST: Reports are gathering apace that Leroy Fer, most famous for buying his girlfriend a horse even though she lives in a block of flats, looks like he is on his way to Norwich City. De Telegraaf reports FC Twente are ready to cash in on the highly-rated midfielder for just €4.3m.
11.14 BST: Fiorentina look set to keep hold of forward Adam Ljajic after Corriere Fiorentino have reported he is set to sign a new contract. Ljajic was going to AC Milan but because Robinho's move to Santos had broken down, the Serbian will now remain at the Viola.
11.08 BST: Manchester City stalwart Pablo Zabaleta has fuelled speculation about his future by saying he wants to play in Italy. Read the full story here.
11.00 BST: Bayer Leverkusen are after Atletico Madrid's Javi Manquillo according to AS. He will act as a direct replacement for Dani Carjaval who has re-joined Real Madrid.
10.49 BST: DONE DEAL Benfica continue to re-inforce their squad as they confirm the signing of Brazilian defender Bruno Cortez from Sao Paulo on loan for the season.
10.41 BST: Italian goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino is looking for a club in Serie A following relegation with Palermo last season. His agent says he is 'one of the top five goalkeepers in Italy' and has a number of clubs interested in his services according to Football Italia.
10.36 BST: In Italy now and Robinho has hit out at reports his demands to join Santos were too excessive. He says he was willing to take a 35% pay-cut from his current AC Milan contract and it is the Santos and Milan board who couldn't agree a fee.
Now that Thiago Alcantara has said he wants to join Bayern, attention of #MUFC fans might now turn to Ezequiel Garay.— Howard Nurse (@howardnurse) July 13, 2013
10.30 BST: It is all going on at Man Utd today as boss David Moyes hints young strikers Macheda and Bebe could be leaving Old Trafford. Read the full story here.
10.27 BST: Another Man Utd midfield link as the Daily Express say they're in for Antonio Candreva. The Lazio midfielder is said to be Moyes' first choice if the Thiago deal officially falls through given Bayern Munich's sudden interest.
10.20 BST: The London Evening Standard are reporting that Spurs have accepted a bid from Sunderland for Tom Huddlestone. The midfielder has suffered with injuries in the past two seasons and Tottenham are willing to let him go for £5m. Huddlestone is said to be on his way to Wearside to speak to Black Cats boss Paolo Di Canio.
10.13 BST: Italian legend Francesco Totti made comments in a press conference recently suggesting 'this Roma shirt would be my last.' In response, Roma owner James Pellotta is set to offer him a new contract beyond his current one that expires next summer.
10.08 BST: Reports last week suggested Marseille were unsure as to the permanent signing of QPR 'badboy' Joey Barton. Well, The Times are now saying an agreement has been reached between the player and the French club and his transfer will be confirmed sooner rather than later.
10.03 BST: Fulham have a new owenr and are now looking for a new centre back. Having already signed three players this transfer window, the Daily Mirror say boss Martin Jol is looking to bring Liverpool outcast Sebastian Coates to the West London club.
09.58 BST: Luis Suarez's future at Liverpool still hangs in the balance after Brendan Rodgers claimed he talks to the Uruguayan 'almost every day' in a bid to persuade him to stay. Read the full story here.
09.47 BST: Swansea City's Spanish contingent will not be growing according to boss Michael Laudrup. He says they have 'reached the limit' on Spanish players in the squad but defended his buying policy by saying, 'We can have two players at the same level and one will cost £4m and the other £8m – which would you choose?' To be fair, he's not wrong.
09.39 BST: Sevilla manager Unai Emery has all but confirmed Alvaro Negredo will be leaving the club this summer as it is 'best for everybody'. Read the full story here.
09.31 BST: Having missed out on No.1 target Thiago Alcantara, Manchester United are set to launch a €35m bid for Real Madrid's Luka Modric report the Daily Star. Moyes sees him as the ideal man to replace the creativity of the retired Paul Scholes next season.
09.23 BST: Sunderland are going to cool their interest in Udinese's Matej Vydra according to the Shields Gazette. The local paper say the club is happy with it's striking optons following the signing of Jozy Altidore and with a bid accepted for Juventus' Emanuele Giaccherini, boss Paolo Di Canio is apprently satisfied.
09.09 BST: Barcelona's seemingly eternal chase for a new central defender continues today. Marca reports that the Catalan club are willing to miss out on Roma's Marquinhos to PSG so that it clears the way for Thiago Silva to leave the French champions and join the Spanish ones.
07.10 BST: You just can't keep QPR down. Despite being relegated to the Championship, Tony Fernandes is keeping the club in the headlines with the Mirror claiming the club are trying to lure former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Javier Saviola to Loftus Road. Wasn't the club supposed to be lowering the wage bill?
06.50 BST: Norwich's summer of spending is no way near finished with the Mirror reporting that the Canaries are set to make a move on Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella. The Turin giants have signed Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente recently and the Italy international may want a move away from the Serie A champions.
05.50 BST: More from Arsenal. Brazilian press are reporting the Gunners are close to signing young striker Bernard. O Tempo are claiming Arsenal will offer Atletico Mineiro close to €25 million for the 20-year-old.
04.54 BST: Arsenal are tracking Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul according to The Sun. But in a blow for the Gunners, the 25-year-old, currently recovering from shoulder surgery, remains focused on leading Newcastle back towards the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City have set their eyes on grabbing Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the unsettled striker close to quitting French champions Paris Saint-Germain. According to the Mirror, 31-year-old Ibrahimovic has already fallen out of favour with new PSG manager Laurent Blanc and is considering his options ahead of the new season. Rumours are suggesting the volatile marksman feels slighted after the club's chase for Uruguay international Edinson Cavani, with the former Inter Milan, AC Milan and Barcelona player refusing to return former France manager Blanc's phone calls. And the speculation has opened the door for City to swoop with Manuel Pellegrini keen to add to his frontline and replacing the hole vacated by Carlos Tevez.
Tottenham have their targets locked on Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke with both The Telegraph and the Daily Mail reporting Spurs are preparing a £20 million bid for the 22-year-old. The north London club are desperate to add to their striking options and have jumped at the opportunity to sign the Belgium international, who recently handed in a transfer request to manager Paul Lambert. But Villa have a £25 million valuation set on Benteke and sources are adamant the club will not budge for anything less - even a cash-plus-player package will not temp Villa to part company with their leading striker.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner could be on his way to Premier League new boys Hull. According to The Sun, Hull manager Steve Bruce is a big fan of the Denmark international and will jump at the chance to sign the 25-year-old after the collapse of his move to Germany. Bendtner was just days away from completing a move to Eintracht Frankfurt before a breakdown in negotiations left the striker looking for another new club.