7am Deadline Day News: Morata, Holtby and United in for Townsend?

Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur all feature.

Here are the breaking developments, deals in the pipeline and done deals for 7am on deadline day.

Breaking Developments

Arsenal could move for Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata today. The Daily Mail reports Arsene Wenger will have another go at signing the Real Madrid forward on loan with Barcelona unwilling to let Cristian Tello leave.

The Metro has reported that Manchester United could make a sensationalist deadline day move for Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend.

Liverpool reportedly have a clear run at signing Yevhen Konoplyanka from Dnipro after Tottenham dropped out of the running.

Chelsea are expected to complete a deal to sign 19-year-old Saint-Etienne star Kurt Zouma, before loaning him back to the French team.

Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos has reportedly ruled out a deadline day move to Manchester United but David Moyes’ men could still do a deal in the summer.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew remains ‘hopeful’ that the Toon can push through a deal for midfielder Clement Grenier although his agent said a move wouldn’t happen.

In the Pipeline

The Mirror reports that Tottenham’s Lewis Holtby will move to Fulham on loan for the rest of the season, with a potential £8 million deal in the summer.

A Fulham player who could be heading the other way is Dimitar Berbatov, with the Telegraph suggesting the Bulgarian will be ‘stationed’ in London today.

Tottenham are also reportedly interested in doing a deal for Manchester United winger Nani, offering to cover his wages in a bid to secure a loan deal over the second half of the season.

Keep an eye on Manchester City today as reports suggest they could make a double signing of Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando from FC Porto in a deal worth around £35 million.

Manchester United could have another go at trying to sign Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao today. However, a deal may not be possible with Carlo Ancelotti reportedly wanting the Portuguese defender as cover at left-back.

Crystal Palace are reported to have offered £700,000 for Celtic star Joe Ledley last night.

Done Deal

OFF: Arsenal’s planned double swoop for Juventus’ Mirko Vucinic and FC Schalke’s Julian Draxler appears to have fallen through though the Gunners could still sign Draxler in the summer.

Fulham have signed VFB Stuttgart midfielder William Kvist on loan until the end of the season.

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha has moved on loan to Cardiff City for the rest of the season.

Chelsea have seen Jonathan Muelba leave the club permanently for Bournemouth while Billy Clifford has joined Royal Antwerp on loan.

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