English Premier League 2013/14 Transfer Deadline Day Rumours
This may be the last time you see Ozil in a Real Madrid shirt after Arsenal agreed a deal with Real Madrid for £42.5 million for attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil as all Gunner fans await confirmation of the transfer deal. (Photo: http://www.london24.com/sport/ / Matty Adams)
English Premier League 2013/14 Transfer Deadline Day Rumours: Monday 2nd September 2013
Over the years, transfer deadline day has always produced drama as football clubs up and down the country attempt to tie up last minute deals in order to get the desired players they want to help them succeed in the upcoming Premier League season. In January earlier this year, Balotelli joined AC Milan on the final day from Manchester City for £19 million. Newcastle United signed 6 players on the final day. In 2008, Robinho smashed the British transfer window record when he joined Manchester City for £32.5 million from Real Madrid. In 2004, Rooney made his only ever switch to Manchester United from Everton for £20 million and in 2006 Carlos Tevez joined West Ham United from Corinthians for an undisclosed fee.
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Expect today's deadline day to be no different as several deals have already been completed in order to aid Premier League sides to a better chance of achieving their goals this season. Gareth Bale smashed the world transfer fee record departing Tottenham for a dream move to Real Madrid for £85.3 million making him the world's most expensive player. Kaka has joined AC Milan from Real Madrid becoming the first exit at Madrid upon Bale's arrival. Liverpool, currently top of the Premier League, have been ther busiest Premier League side on deadline day so far by signing three new players in the form of Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea as well as central defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori. Stoke City have signed Werden Bremen winger Marko Arnautovic and West Brom have signed Morgan Amalfitano.
Here are all the rumoured transfers for each Premier League side on transfer deadline day.
Arsenal: Arsenal have been at the centre of the headlines of deadline day after news broke out about Gareth Bale moving to Real Madrid for £85.3 million. This meant Ancelotti had too many attacking midfielders available at his expense and names like Ozil and Benzema were becoming more frequently talked about with the Real Madrid exit door. Ozil appears to be following Kaka and leaving the club with Arsenal making a £42.5 million bid finally utilizing their funds and Ozil appears to have agreed a medical with the club. Other names being linked with Wenger's side are Demba Ba in a potential loan move from Chelsea and a potential new keeper in Emiliano Viviano from Palermo to replace Szczesny.
Aston Villa: Villa have only been linked with one man throughout the entirety of the final day. He comes in the form of Czech striker Libor Kozak from Lazio for a rumoured £7 million. Lambert won't need to add any more players to his squad really after bringing in 9 new additions already.
Cardiff City: Over the Summer, The Bluebirds have smashed their transfer record twice with the signings of Andreas Cornelius for £8 million and then Gary Medel for £11 million. They won't be breaking the bank again but they are battling Swansea for the signature of wantaway West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie for £2.5 million. They appear favourites to sign him as well.
Chelsea: Following the recent signings of Samuel Eto'o and Willian for the Blues, Mourinho has been pretty quiet on the final day. Rumours are circulating about Juan Mata's future and he is a potential target for Arsenal, Manchester United and favourites Paris Saint Germain. Victor Moses has already joined Liverpool on loan and Demba Ba may be joining the Gunners on loan too. Don't expect anyone new through the doors of Stamford Bridge tonight.
Crystal Palace: Ian Holloway has been trying to seal a deal with former Juventus and Sunderland forward Nicklas Bendtner. They have also targetted Ricardo Vaz Te from West Ham in order to find back up for Gayle and Chamakh for The Eagles. Holloway has already secured the signature of Jack Hunt in a £2 million deal from Championship side Huddersfield Town. Barry Bannan could also become a new addition at Selhurst Park.
Everton: Roberto Martinez has one day left to fight off Moyes' interest in Fellaini and Baines who both want out of Everton in order to progress their careers at United. Martinez has been preparing replacements just incase they do exit the club and has been strongly linked with a loan move for Gareth Barry of Manchester City who has fallen well down the pecking order with City's new arrivals. Everton have also been chasing Wigan's James McCarthy with a bid of £10 million already being rejected by Wigan. Everton have been linked with Thomas Ince too as well as Porto's Brazilian star, Fernando.
Fulham: Fulham have been quiet all day with only rumours circulating a potential exit for Hugo Rodallega to link up with Steve Bruce at Hull City to solve The Tigers striking problems.
Hull City: Bruce has been on a major hunt all Summer for a proven goalscorer and The Tigers are hopeful of wrapping up a deal tonight with three strikers being linked to the club. Nicklas Bendtner of Arsenal, Hugo Rodallega of Wigan and Gado of Al-Ahly. Bendtner looks favourite out the three to link up with his former Birmingham boss at the KC Stadium.
Liverpool: The Reds have already brought in three new signings today - Victor Moses, Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori and could potentially add one more striker with rumours growing stronger and stronger that Borini could be going out on loan to Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland side who simply can't stop signing new players. Iker Muniain could be a potential late name signing for Rodgers as well as Shay Given who would provide back-up to Liverpool number one Simon Mignolet. Also, don't rule out a Luis Suarez exit just yet if Mesut Ozil's deal goes through.
Manchester City: Don't expect no major signings from Pellegrini on the final day. His transfer activity business is as good as finished for this Summer however rumours were circulating earlier that El-Shaarawy could be leaving AC Milan to play at the Etihad.
Manchester United: David Moyes has so far brought in one player for the champions since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at the start of this season. He chased Fabregas in the early stages of the Summer and in recent weeks has declared bids for Fellaini and Baines from his old club Everton which have been rejected. Moyes still hopes to sign both men by tonight's 11pm deadline however as time ticks on, this becomes less and less likely. United tried to outbid Arsenal for Ozil earlier but it appears as if the German is on his way to the Emirates and United have also bidded for Athletico Bilbao playmaker Ander Herrera for around £35 million.Moyes is hopeful of a new midfielder but only time will tell.
Newcastle United: Newcastle have experienced an extremely quiet transfer window and were rumoured to be chasing Demba Ba until Arsenal stepped up their interest for the Chelsea man. The only player the Geordies have bidded for today is Jonathan Bond who is a goalkeeper for Championship side Watford as back-up for keeper Tim Krul. It also appears as if Yohan Cabaye will now be staying after Arsenal's progression with Ozil has become a lot more advanced today.
Norwich City: The Canaries have been busy all Summer with the key arrivals of Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Nathan Redmond and Fer and therefore a quite deadline day is expected for Chris Hughton however he may put in a late bid for Toby Alderweireld. Atlanta winger James Troisi could also be an option.
Southampton: Saints have experienced a very busy Summer breaking the bank and spending their transfer funds in order to get results. Wanyama, Lovren and in particular Dani Osvaldo all look excellent signings and should keep Pochettino's men in the Premier League this season. Rumours were circulating this morning he may even put in a alte bid for Pablo Piatti of Valencia to increase his midfield options.
Sunderland: There has been nobody more active in the transfer market this Summer than Sunderland. Paolo Di Canio has secured 12 new signings, the latest being Ki Sung-Yueng on loan from Swansea City. Di Canio looks grab another late loan deal by securing the signature of Liverpool striker Fabio Borini as well as signing another former Liverpool player in the form of Andrea Dossena which would take the Mackem's total of new players up to 14. Rumours have also surfaced that Sessegnon will be on his way out of Wearside for a bid in the region of £5 million to West Brom.
Stoke City: The Potters managed to secure the signature of Marko Arnautovic earlier from Werder Bremen and are currently on the verge of landing a loan deal with out of favour Aston Villa winger Stephen Ireland. Jack Butland could be headed for a loan deal exit after falling second to Asmir Begovic in the pecking order at Stoke City between the sticks and Sheffield Wednesday are rumoured to be interested.
Swansea City: The Swans are currently chasing the signature of Peter Odemwingie who appears to be favouring The Bluebirds Cardiff City. Michael Laudrup had set his sights on signing one more striker and a deal appears to be done for Getafe striker Alvaro Vazquez on loan.
Tottenham: With the sale of Gareth Bale now official, Spurs major transfer activity this Summer now appears to be over after spending the most money out of any team in the division. They bought several new players towards the end of last week including Lamela, Eriksen and Chiriches. Therefore any new incomes will be unlikely however Spurs have been linked with a rumoured loan deal for Zenit's Hulk. Massimo Luongo followed Bale out the exit door at White Hart Lane by joining Swindon Town for £400,000 and Tom Carroll may be going out on loan to Queens Park Rangers.
West Brom: West Brom have finally decided to become quite active in the transfer window being linked with a few players on the last day. They brought in Morgan Amalfitano earlier and it wasn't long announced that keeper Lee Camp has joined the Baggies signed on a free transfer. Stephane Sessegnon also looks set to be Clarke's third deal of the day as they look to secure the final details in a £5 million switch from Sunderland. Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe have also become rumoured targets for The Baggies.
West Ham United: Sam Allardyce may have already signed Andy Carroll on a permanent transfer for £15 million but he is currently out injured and The Hammers need a striker now. Fabio Quagliarella of Juventus is being strongly linked with Sam Allardyce's men in a loan move. Rumours have also circulated about a possible return to Upton Park for Jermain Defoe.
The transfer windows shuts at 23:00PM tonight.
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