Arsenal have ended their interest in Demba Ba after it was revealed that Chelsea were against selling to a rival, but Tottenham remain optimistic that they can land the player who is out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku could be on his way to Goodison Park as Everton manager Roberto Manager looks to boost his forward line, but there are reports surfacing that the striker is on the way to West Brom, with whom he was on loan last season, stating that the Midlands club are his preferred suitors.
Manchester United have seen a bid in the region of £40m for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira rejected as they continue their hunt for creative midfielders.
James McCarthy’s move from Wigan to Everton looks to have been put on hold after Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan confirmed that the club haven’t met the valuation of the player and that there is not enough time to finish the deal, Whelan was said to be ‘staggered’ after the initial bid was to be spread over the next four years.
In the pipeline
Manchester United are facing a race against time to sign Marouane Fellaini after the player handed in an official transfer request to Everton manager Roberto Martinez, the Toffees have said that the player will not go if they cannot find a suitable replacement and with a deal for Wigan’s James McCarthy in the balance, time could be running out for David Moyes.
The biggest deal of the day involving the £40m transfer of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid to Arsenal is dragging on as personal terms are yet to be finalised, reports from the ground however suggest that the deal is close however.
Hull have confirmed that they have had a £5m, club record bid for West Brom striker Shane Long accepted, circumstance to their other business being concluded.
Norwich are thought to be in talks with West Ham over a potential move for Ricardo Vaz Te on a season long loan.
Atletico Bilbao are confident of keeping hold of Ander Herrera, after Manchester United appear to be refusing to pay the whole £36m up front, but United will keep tabs on him should their attempts to land Marouane Fellaini fail.
Wigan sign Nick Powell from Manchester United on a Season Long loan
Tottenham Defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has confirmed that he will move to Queens Park Rangers after posting a tweet reading: ‘Lets go to QPR ! I ll keep one eyes on u spurs hv a good luck this season’
Aston Villa sign Lazio striker Libor Kozak on a four-year deal
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