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7pm Deadline Day News: Kalou, Osvaldo and Berbatov

Southampton, Chelsea, Fulham, Manchester City, Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool all feature.

Breaking news:

Fulham’s Dimitav Berbatov has completed his medical ahead of his proposed move to French side AS Monaco.

Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare has revealed the Rome-based club are very close to sealing the deal for Chelsea’s Gael Kakuta. The youngster recently riled the Chelsea staff by terminating yet another loan spell – and now his future at Chelsea looks all but over.

Sunderland have decided against taking Stoke City’s Geoff Cameron as part of a potential Lee Cattermole deal – however the Black Cats have agreed to a straight fee of £5m. Expect more news to follow.

Manchester City target Eliaquim Mangala has been pictured on his way to Martimo by team-mate Steven Defour. A deadline day deal for the highly-rated centre back will not happen.

Arsenal have reportedly made a loan offer for ex-Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, despite Lille’s boss dismissing a deadline day departure for his top goalscorer earlier in the day. The offer has been declined.

On-going developments:

West Bromwich Albion are in-talks with Norwich City over want-away midfielder Wes Hoolahan. Aston Villa are also reportedly keen, however the Baggies appear in pole position to land thr Irishman.

Liverpool haven’t yet given up on Ukrainian international Yevhen Konoplyanka as they look to complete a late £15m deal – however, Sky Sports reveal there are complications over negotiations and there is still plenty of work to be done before the 11pm deadline.

Swansea are reportedly still in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over a possible loan deal involving Belgian international Nacer Chadli.

According to RMC, Stoke City and Rennes have a verbal agreement over Jonathan Pitroipa. The Burkina Faso winger is still in France at the moment – with this potential deal likely to go down to the wire.

Celtic’s Joe Ledley is on his way to Crystal Palace for talks over a £750,000 – with the Welshman keen on plying his trade in the Premier League. A deal is likely to be completed over the next couple of hours.

In European news, according to Kicker Atletico Madrid have reportedly agreed a deal with Wolfsburg for attacking midfielder Diego – with a fee of €1.5m being branded about.

Done deals:

West Ham United have completed the loan-signing of Colombian left-sided player Pablo Almero. The 27-year-old had barely featured for Napoli under former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez and will provide good options at both left-back and left-wing for Sam Allardyce.

According to the latest tweet on the Juventus Twitter feed, Dani Osvaldo has completed his loan move from Southampton. The six month loan deal includes the option for a permanent deal.

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