Undoubtedly the biggest story of the past hour has been the confirmation that Arsenal have captured Sweden international Kim Kallstrom on a temporary basis until the end of the season.
Arsene Wenger told the club's official website: 'Kallstrom is a hugely-experienced player. He is a midfielder with proven quality at both club and international level. We welcome Kim to Arsenal.'
On loan from Spartak Moscow, Kallstrom added: 'Arsenal is an amazing club with a lot of great players and a coach who has done really well here for a long time. I am so pleased to come here to learn as much as possible. I’m here to do my best for Arsenal and to help out the team, so we can achieve good results for the last part of the season.'
Across North London, Tottenham Hotspur may have been close to conducting transfer business, also, as fringe goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes had been approached regarding a move - a return to Brazil as Gremio were interested. He told Radio Gaucha that former AC Milan shot-stopper Dida was preferred: 'I had some talks with Internacional before they signed Dida, in the end they chose Dida, who is a great goalkeeper.'
Earlier in the hour, Dani Osvaldo was confirmed to have passed his medical examination at Juventus and joins the Turin side on a loan deal.
An official statement from Juventus stated: '[We] can today confirm that terms have been agreed with Southampton on a free loan deal for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. The agreement also includes the option, to be exercised before May 13 2014, for the purchase of the player's full registration rights at a price of 19m euros, to be paid over the course of three years.'
And finally, Liverpool continue their pursuit over the acquisition of Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, say Sky sources. With just three hours left in the window, this deal could go right to the deadline as paperwork is yet to be completed and the two clubs are still in dialogue over the valuation of the player - with Dnipro desiring £15m.
A medical examination would be completed in Ukraine, rather than in England, but Brendan Rodgers has been complimentary over the 'staff over there'.
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