12pm Deadline Day news: Featuring Holtby, Berbatov, and Butland

Features Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, QPR, Liverpool, Arsenal, Southampton, Stoke and Crystal Palace.

Latest developments and done deals:

Lewis Holtby has been caught on camera training with Fulham by Sky Sports News. He is set to complete a loan move from Tottenham at Craven Cottage. BBC Sport have reported it's a done deal.

Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov was rumoured to be interesting former club Spurs, but BBC Sport have indicated that Monaco are now in pole position to sign the forward who is out of contract in the summer. 

Adel Taraabt's transfer to AC Milan has been confirmed after he appeared on their website yesterday. He was on loan at Fulham from QPR, but he has joined the Serie A giants on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy.

Liverpool are still waiting for an answer from Ukrainian side Dnipro over whether winger Yevhen Konoplyanka will be able to make a £15m switch to Anfield. The winger's agent James Lippett, tweeted: 'Hoping to broker a big deal.

'Some of the complications surrounding transfers are literally unbelievable.

'The English club is doing everything possible to get the deal done.'

Crystal Palace have had a £3m bid for Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennesey accepted according to both the BBC and Sky Sports.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland could be set for a spell on loan away from the club with Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen according to reports.

Done deal: Sunderland have confirmed the £2.5m signing of Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt. The former Chelsea man will reunite with his former boss Gus Poyet at the Stadium of Light.

Arsenal have made a move for Spartak Moscow midfielder Kim Kallstrom, with the Swedish international seen as a player who can fill in during Aaron Ramsey's absence.

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong looks set to leave the Emirates Stadium, with Championship side Barnsley poised to clinch his signature.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Inter Milan's Algerian stiker Ishak Belfodil will not be arriving at Loftus Road after prolonged talks with the Italian club.

Fulham have submitted an improved bid for Swansea City left back Neil Taylor, having seen their initial bid for the Welshman rejected.

Done deal: Cardiff have now announced the loan signing of Wilfried Zaha and the permanent addition of full back Fabio, both from Manchester United.

Harry Redknapp could be very busy on deadline day, with a loan deal for Manchester United defender Michael Keane now in the pipeline.

Ongoing developments:

West Ham remain interested in Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou, as Sam Allardyce looks to pip Fulham to the signing of the Olympiacos man.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce suggests that striker Matty Fryatt will be staying at the KC Stadium, and “can't see anything happening with him”.


Joleon Lescott will not be leaving Manchester City unless someone replaces him. But many reports in this morning's papers have indicated Eliaquim Mangala of Porto could be arriving at the club. West Ham are said to be interested in Lescott but assistant manager Neil MacDonald didn't discuss that particular transfer at his press conference.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says record signing Dani Osvaldo won't play for the club again, suggesting the striker will return to Italy with Juventus. Osvaldo is in Turin having a medical with the Serie A champions.

QPR and Middlesbrough are still fighting it out for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, with QPR now favourites to land to Irish international.

Despite rumours suggesting that Spurs would recall midfielder Jake Livermore, it seems the 24-year-old will be staying at the KC Stadium, according to manager Steve Bruce.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has now ended speculation of a move for Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler, saying the German international will now stay with the Bundesliga club.


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