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8pm deadline day news: Ozil, Fellaini and Odemwingie

Cardiff, West Brom, Swansea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton, Hull, Norwich, QPR, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, and Stoke all feature.

Breaking developments

Cardiff have signed Peter Odemwingie from West Brom, confirmed the 32-year-old striker’s agent this evening after being granted a work permit by the home office earlier today.

Swansea have signed Alvaro Vazquez on loan from Getafe. Manager Michael Laudrup rates the 22-year-old striker highly from his time at Espanyol.

In the pipeline

Arsenal are expected to officially confirm the signing of Mesut Ozil imminently. The 24-year-old playmaker is expected to join the Gunners for a record-breaking £43 million fee.

Manchester United are ‘closing in’ on Marouane Fellaini of Everton, according to reports, although his teammate at Goodison Park Leighton Baines is expected to stay.

Meanwhile, United could pay £36 million buyout clause for Anders Herrera of Athletic Bilbao, but they must pay the full price up front.

West Brom striker Shane Long is headed for ‘talks’ with Hull City, according to Sky Sports sources. The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland striker has left the hotel, according to reporters, on his way to put pen to paper with the newly promoted Premier League side.

Meanwhile, Norwich are ‘chasing Ricardo vaz Te on loan from West Ham, according to reports, after the 26-year-old requested a transfer from the Hammers.

In the Championship, Harry Redknapp is hopeful of bringing Niko Krancjcar to QPR along with Tom Carroll from former club Tottenham, as his son Jamie Redknapp revealed.

Done deals

Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of Emiliano Viviano on loan from Palermo with the prospect of making the move for the 27-year-old Italian goalkeeper permanent eventually.

Crystal Palace confirmed the signing of Barry Bannan from Aston Villa for an ‘undisclosed fee’ on a three-year contract for the Scottish midfielder.

He told Sky Sports News: "I'm proud, obviously. It's been a long day, but now I'm a Crystal Palace player I'm very happy.”

Meanwhile, Aston Villa signed Libor Kozak from Lazio on a four-year contract. The 24-year-old striker was the top scorer in the Europa League last term.

Earlier today

Stoke signed Stephen Ireland on loan from Aston Villa. The former Manchester City midfielder will remain at the Britannia for the rest of the season.

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