4pm Deadline Day News: Including Ozil, Ba, Vasquez and James McCarthy

Featuring Manchester United, Everton, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

Breaking News:

Arsenal continue to talk with Chelsea over the potential signing of Demba Ba. The Gunners are keen on a season-long loan but Chelsea are holding out for a permanent move. They have no problem selling to a rival, as they will accept anyone who matches their valuation.

Sky Sports News (Guillem Balague) reports that Manchester United are willing to pay Ander Herrera’s buy out clause of €36m (£30.5m). They will have to pay it full in cash and it was reported earlier that the player wants to move to Manchester.

Sky also reports that there are ongoing talks between Everton and Manchester United over the potential sale of Marouane Fellaini.

Meanwhile Everton are currently looking to bring in Wigan’s James McCarthy, they had a bid rejected yesterday and Dave Whelan is looking for a fee of £14m for the midfielder.

Aston Villa, meanwhile, are holding talks with Lazio over a deal for forward Libor Kozak.

Ongoing Developments:

Swansea City have agreed a deal with Getafe’s striker Alvaro Vasquez. It is initially a loan deal.

Barry Bannan was at Crystal Palace’s training ground undergoing a medical ahead of a move to the Eagles, on a three-year deal.

Mesut Ozil is having a medical in Munich ahead of a move to Arsenal and Bild reports that the deal will be announced within an hour.

Tottenham's Lewis Carroll is on the verge of completing a season long loan move to Championship club Queens Park Rangers.

Nicklas Bendtner is close to completing a move to Crystal Palace, after a agreeing an exit route from Arsenal. The Gunners are close to completing a deal for Palermo Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano on a season long loan, with an option to make it permanent, the fee is believed to be an initial £1m fee.

Done Deals:

Gareth Bale has passed a medical and completed his world-record transfer to Real Madrid. He was presented in front of 20,000 fans at the Santiago Bernabeu. He said it was a dream move for him having followed the club since he was 11.

Liverpool have completed deals for Tiago Ilori, Mamadou Sakho and Victor Moses, the latter on a one-year loan deal from Chelsea.

Adrian Mariappa has completed his move to Crystal Palace from Reading.

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