Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a deal for Holland international Nigel de Jong, with the Express reporting that the AC Milan midfielder will move to the club for £8 million in the next few hours. The transfer comes after United accepted defeat in their pursuit of Juventus’ Arturo Vidal.
These developments follow reports that Javier Hernandez has left Manchester United, moving to Real Madrid on loan
Birmingham City continue to be linked with a deadline day deal for out-of-favour Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa. Lee Clark has so far refused to rule out a loan move for the midfielder, who has been frozen out by Alan Pardew.
Fiorentina may also be set to step-up their efforts to sign Manchester City defender Micah Richards, with reports from Italy claiming the Viola are lining up a late bid for the defender, who has previously been linked to West Ham and Sunderland.
William Carvalho appears increasingly unlikely to be moving to Arsenal with the Mirror reporting that the Gunners have refused to meet the €45 million release clause on his Sporting Lisbon contract, while the player appears happy to remain at the club.
Lewis Holtby is closing in on a return to the Bundesliga with Goal.com reporting that the Tottenham midfielder has arrived in Hamburg for a medical, ahead of a medical with the German club. The 23-year-old will move to Hamburg on a season-long loan that includes an option to buy at the end of the season.
Elsewhere, Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet is continuing to pursue a deal for Liverpool forward Fabio Borini, having told reporters that both the player and club are keen to complete a deadline day switch.
Few deals have yet to be completed at this early stage in the day, though one looks all but sealed.
George Boyd looks to have played his last game for Hull City, with Tigers boss Steve Bruce revealing that the Scotland international is set to complete his £3m switch to fellow Premier League side Burnley.
The 28-year-old has been offered a three-year deal and more guarantees over first-team football.