Transfer Deadline Day – As it happened

The summer transfer window for 2013 has finally shut after a 2 day extension to the deadline day. As usual, teams were desperate and had to react as quick as possible to complete necessary paperwork and clinch the signatures of players. Some clubs had once again broken financial records and this deadline day was no different to any other.

After ongoing speculation, The Gunners managed to break the bank to acquire Mesut Ozil in a region understood to be around £42.5 million. This had smashed Arsenal’s previous record by over £20m and is now the second highest negotiation in the Premier League, behind Chelsea’s acquisition of Fernando Torres for £50 million.

Manchester United had failed to land Andres Herrera from Athletic Bilbao as talks had broken down. However, deep into deadline day, United had captured Marouane Fellaini for £27.5 million. This deal was helped by the player himself as reports suggested that the Belgian handed in a transfer request before the transfer window closed. Speculations on social networking sites also suggested that United had got Fabio Coentrao on a season long loan from Madrid but this news was unconfirmed by Sky Sports.

Elsewhere in the country, a lot of teams including Southampton and Man City had done business earlier on in the window and as usual, clubs around the country were signing players. On the other hand, Liverpool managed to finalise their last 3 signings, who were all spectators in the match at Anfield on Sunday.

Now with the transfer window shut, managers will have to work with the players they now have until January 1st, when the window re opens for one month. Although the window is now officially closed, some negotiations remain unknown and these deals shall be confirmed by Sky Sports hopefully in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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