10pm FL Deadline Day News: Featuring Gradel, Le Fondre and McCormack

Italian reports suggest Leeds United have signed two, Max Gradel rejects Charlton Athletic advances, Blackpool midfielder and Blackburn Rovers captain to Crystal Palace, Cardiff City in for Reading striker and Middlesbrough want Peterborough United attacker.


Ross McCormack has spoken of his disappointment at the sacking of manager Brian McDermott, indicating that he could now be willing to leave Leeds United, ''I'm very happy and content at the club but in my heart of hearts, it was because of McDermott. There are three hours left so I can't see anything happening. The club have said they're not going to sell me but I can't believe what's happened. It's incredible.''

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UPDATE: Sky Sports understand up to SIX clubs have made contact about Ross McCormack, following Brian McDermott's sacking as manager.

Crystal Palace have agreed a deal with Blackpool to sign midfielder Tom Ince on loan. The England U21 star has been the subject of intense speculation, however, it looks like the Eagles are the team to pull the deal off. Stephen Dobbie will return to Blackpool as part of the deal.



Journalist Alan Nixon has reported via his twitter account, Wigan Athletic are trying to work on something for Craig Dawson now, after missing out on Jack Hobbs - talks are advancing.

In the Pipeline:

According to Sky Sports transfer centre, Cardiff City have lodged a bid for Reading top goalscorer Adam Le Fondre. Whether the offer has been accepted or not remains to be seen. However, he could prove to be a shrewd signing for the Welsh club, if they do get him.

Middlesbrough have been busy today and Sky Sports sources understand they have stuck a late bid in for Peterborough attacker Lee Tomlin ahead of the 11pm deadline.

Former Leeds United player Max Gradel has rejected a move to Charlton Athletic after the clubs agreed a package in the region of just under £1m for the 26-year-old.

Done Deals:

It has been announced that Leeds United are ready to loan Cagliari players Andrea Tabanelli and Danilo Avelar, according to sources in Italy. Both players are around the age of 24 and neither are first team players for Cagliari, with little chance of these signings appeasing the Leeds United fans from McDermott's sacking.

Birmingham City make their third Manchester United signing within a day, as Federico Macheda completes the Red Devils trio of loans.

Celtic confirm the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leigh Griffiths on a four year deal.

Millwall have confirmed the signing of Yeovil Town central midfielder Ed Upson on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee. 

Crystal Palace have signed Blackburn Rovers captain Scott Dann for an undisclosed fee.


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