8am Deadline Day News: Featuring Townsend, Chicharito and Morata

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

Here are the breaking developments, deals in the pipeline and done deals for you to cast your eye over this hour.

Breaking Developments

Manchester United are reported to be looking at a sensational swoop to sign Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.

United stay in the news, with Javier Hernandez’ agent confirming the striker will stay at the club despite interest from Germany, France and Spain.

Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a deadline day move for former striker Dimitar Berbatov of Fulham.

Arsenal are reportedly looking at the option of signing Alvaro Morata on loan from Real Madrid after missing out on Mirko Vucinic and Julian Draxler.

West Ham United and Sunderland have both been linked with moves for Leeds United captain Ross McCormack. The Hammers have already seen one bid turned down.

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle could be in line for a return to the Championship with Sky Sport’s transfer centre suggesting Middlesbrough are interested.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has reportedly commissioned a deadline day move for Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole

Newcastle United are unlikely to complete a deal for Lyon’s Clement Grenier today with Alan Pardew admitting a summer rebuild is needed, as well as the player’s agent saying he’ll stay in France..

In the Pipeline

Liverpool are reportedly free to complete the £15 million signing of Yevhen Konoplyanka after Tottenham pulled out of the race for the Dnipro winger.

Chelsea are expected to complete the signing of Kurt Zouma from Saint-Etienne today. The 19-year-old is likely to be loaned back to the Ligue One team for the rest of the season.

There are conflicting reports over Toni Kroos’ desire to join Manchester United today. The Metro has suggested the 24-year-old has opted against an Old Trafford switch.

Lewis Holtby could secure a deadline day move away from Tottenham, with Fulham reported to be working on a loan deal with a possible permanent switch in the summer.

Several reports have predicted potential huge business from Manchester City today with Manuel Pellegrini eyeing up a double swoop for FC Porto stars Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando.

Sky Sports has suggested that West Ham United are making a late move to hijack Fulham’s deal for Olympiakos forward Kostas Mitroglou.

Done Deal

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha has linked up with Old Trafford favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Cardiff City, joining on loan for the rest of the season.

Tom Ince has joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season with the London side paying Blackpool £1 million.

Norwich City have secured the loan signing of defender Joseph Yobo. The former Everton man is with the Canaries until the end of the season.

Sunderland have wrapped up the £7 million double signing of Liam Bridcutt from Brighton and Ignacio Scocco.

AC Milan have completed the loan signing of QPR star Adel Taarabt until the end of the season.

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