Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Edwin Van Der Sar targets Scheichel's Records

Edwin Van der Sar believes if he maintains another clean sheet today it will be a very big warning to all title rivals especially Liverpool. Sir Alex Ferguson has put him on the same goalkeeping pedestal as Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel.

But while their abilities are comparable, Ferguson says the two could not be more different in style and personality. Whereas Schmeichel, who starred for United between 1991 and 1999, was Mr Mad and had frequent bust-ups with his defenders in his pursuit of defensive perfection, Van der Sar is Mr Cool, preferring composure to kicking backsides.

“They’re two different goalkeepers and it’s very difficult to compare,” said Ferguson.

“Peter was a fanatic goalkeeper who let his physical and emotional energies show. Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister [United’s central defenders in the early to mid-Nineties] got a terrible time off him. He would come out and give them a real rollocking and they would say, ‘Get back in goal you Danish so and so.’ When they really didn’t like him they called him German.

“Schmeichel made saves out of this world and his presence was so huge in major games. We never thought we’d get a keeper that would get anywhere near Schmeichel, but with Edwin we see a different type of keeper, a technician. He’s about concentration and composure, calming everyone around him. He never looks under pressure.”

Van der Sar has already broken Petr Cech’s Premier League record, Steve De’Ath’s all-time English league record and Bobby Clark’s all-time British (both the English and Scottish Leagues) record in a shut-out run that has lasted 1,212 minutes, stretching back to Sami Nasr’s goal in the 48th minute of United’s 2-1 defeat at Arsenal on November 8.

Eduardo Da Silva's First Post Injury Interview: "I will never watch that Video Again;

He is also dissapointed that till date, he is yet to hear from martin taylor who has failed to call him and apologize.

Eduardo Da Silva, Arsenal"s brazillian Born croatian striker returned to reconing after about a year of a gruesome injury courtesy Martin taylor of Birmingham. He has vowed never to see that video of what happened to him on that faithful day.
As Eduardo finished his lunchtime pizza in a homely North London restaurant, he declared: “I’ve never seen it, I don’t want to.
“I will NEVER watch a film of what happened at Birmingham when I was tackled.
“I never read a newspaper, I never watched a sports news bulletin, I never even logged on to the internet. I didn’t want to know anything about how my injury happened. It was a news blackout.”
Some over-the-top fans even sent death threats to Taylor because the injury to Eduardo was one of the worst ever witnessed.
The Brazil-born hitman, 25, added: “When I was discharged from hospital, I’d lay on my bed at home eating popcorn with my leg up in the air, watching film after film.
“I ate lots of popcorn as I watched a LOT of films — but that incident? No, never. I wasn’t even tempted.”

He added: “When I played against Cardiff in the FA Cup and scored twice the other night after so long out, I felt like I was reborn.
"On February 23 it will be exactly a year since my accident. I have gone through a lot of emotions and a lot of hard work but hearing the fans sing my name at The Emirates was a magical moment.
“Lots of people were talking and I heard someone say I could lose my foot. I wondered what they meant.
“I lay there, I didn’t even try to wriggle my toes, I forgot about the pain, I forgot about everything.
“At that moment, I was so uncertain of the future. I was gripped by fear. I was unsure of what would happen. Medics gave me pain relief, so much pain relief — morphine — that my head went a bit dizzy and I can remember holding on to the arm of our physio very tightly during the journey.
"Within an hour of reaching the hospital I was being prepared for my operation. The surgeon was fantastic, I’m told that he had worked a lot with soldiers who were injured during conflict.
“He put a metal plate in to help repair my fibula. That — and the screws holding it in place — will stay inside my leg for ever.
“The first person I saw when I came round after the surgery was my wife, Andreja. It was so good to see her face and at that precise moment I made a decision that I would be back playing football no matter what happened.
“Motivation to beat the injury came from Andreja, my daughter Lorena, my family and everyone who was helping me get over the injury.”
When Eduardo scored against Cardiff on Monday in the FA Cup game, he ran to the touchline and gave Arsenal fitness coach Tony Colbert a big bearhug.
The player explained: “Tony was there doing all the physical recovery work with me. He played a big part.
“But, in truth, when I scored I wanted to give EVERYONE a big hug. I wanted to hug everyone at Arsenal who had helped me. I wanted to hug the doctors who operated on me, the nurses who looked after me and, of course, all my family.
"It was a long haul back to fitness. After weeks in plaster I encased my ankle in a special plastic boot full of air pillows and even then I had to walk with crutches.
“The hardest part was going to training and seeing the rest of the squad running, laughing and joking, kicking a ball. I had to bide my time.
“I’ll never forget when I kicked a ball again for the first time. I was smiling, I really thought I’d be able to play a full match the following day.
“When I made my first tackle, I wasn’t nervous. I behaved as normal, as if nothing had happened to me.
“The boss Arsene Wenger was of course very good to me. And he was patient. I was never rushed.
“Before I played on Monday, I’d only played two reserve games but Mr Wenger knew I was eager and ready. He waited until five o’clock to tell me I’d be starting the match.
“Many things went through my mind but none of my thoughts were negative. When I walked out through the tunnel, it was the best feeling ever.
“And when I heard the crowd sing my name, it was special. The chants of ‘Eduardo, Eduardo’ meant I was back.”
The Croatian international is not also happy that up till this moment Martin Taylor is yet to call him and apologise.
Eduardo said: “Some friends told me he was saying he’d spoken to me — but he never did. I’ve never met him.
"And someone at Arsenal received an email from him when I played for the reserves at Barnet a short while back and it said he was pleased I was playing again.
“I have received lots of mail from other people. I’ve had around 25,000 emails — from Croatia, Brazil and England — wishing me a speedy recovery and I’ve had letters by the sackful.
"But he’s never sent anything directly to me.”
The Croatian star’s nightmare began last February when his leg and ankle were broken by Taylor’s red-card lunge during a league clash at St Andrew’s.
Taylor, 29, has always maintained he never set out to hurt Eduardo and says he was distraught at what happened.
Eduardo added: “I did not see the tackle coming, so there was no way I could ride the challenge because I was not expecting it. When I was tackled I heard a crack.
“All I can say was that I had the ball under control for what seemed like a long time.
“But I don’t want to talk about the incident. It’s probably best left alone now.”

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bayelsa United Not About to Drop Yet

Bayelsa United are in an increadible run of form and don’t seem ready to slip up just yet from the top of the Globacom Premier League table.

A barren draw at the Old Parade Ground, against Abuja FC on Sunday kept them yet with a tight grap at top.

Warri Wolves who have proven to be their hottest rival for the top spot this term , however,lost 2-1 to Zamfara United. The result meant that Bayelsa United extend their lead on the table, despite Sharks 2-1 win at home over Sunshine Stars.

Sharks are now tied on 35 points with Warri Wolves.

Rangers earned a valuable point in their trip to Makurdi against Lobi Stars.

The result worsened Lobi Stars campaign this term which is being decimated by poor results and internal wranglings.

The Coal City Flying Antelopes are gradually pushing their way to the top zone.

Heartland and Kano Pillars are on continental assignments as a result of which they stayed out of action in the domestic top flight for the second consecutive round of matches.

Pillars have 34 points with two games in hand while Heartland have 33points with same number of matches in hand. In the real picture it seems Pillars are the real title contenders. However, Bayelsa United has continued to prove pundits wrong with their outstanding run.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Amodu Annoys Fans: Says Super Eagles were Excellent

Nigeria’s Coach Amodu Shuaibu has provoked a lot of fans when he said in an interview after what many fans think was a lack luster perfomance of the Super Eagles that he is 75% happy with Eagles at milwall against Jamaica.

He poured praises on the players barren draw against the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica at the New Den Stadium, London on Wednesday and further to sat that the game was not a do or die affair but just a chance to test the players and try out a few tricks with his boys ahead of the commencement of the last phase of qualifiers to the 2010 World Cup stated

I was 75% happy with our perfomance. What I’m looking to add now in the World
Cup qualifying games is more incisiveness up front.

This game was not all about winning; it was an opportunity to see some players,”
Amodu added.Despite Amodu’s excellent ratings of the Eagles, Jamaica displayed a
spirit that can only augur well for the future.

The Raggae Boyz began to threaten the Nwankwo Kanu captained side as early as in the ninth minute when Tyrone Mears, on his debut for Jamaica sent a sweet cross from the right which found Marlon King, who delicately flicked to Demar Phillips, but his firm strike was blocked by an unflinching Danny Shittu.

The condemnation the Nigerian side received from the former BCC Lions and Orlando Pirates supremo seem to have emanated from the wave of attacks the forward men spearheaded by Ikechukwu Uche, Victor Nsofor and Osaze Odemwingie started in the 29th minute.
Many believe that amodu is not even close to the truth as what they saw there was more of the same.
He did not take any risk with players who were invited. But sticked with his usual line up whose performace was criticized against the colombians earlier on.

Many people are already calling on Amodu Shuabi to be replaced by Sampson Siasia who they believe have the technical know how and the diciplice to make the Super Eagles a great team once more.

The game watched by 5,078 crowd on Wednesday proved largely competitive and entertaining but was not enough to see the team retain it's plcae on the monthly FIFA ranking as they went down immediately the next day from previous 17th to 23rd in the world.

Do you think Amodu can do well in south Africa 2010 assuming we qualify?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Togolese and Arsenal Forward Emmanuel Adebayor Wins CAF Award

Emmanuel Adebayor Adebayor won the award ahead of Mohamed Aboutrika
Togo and Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor was named the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year on Tuesday night in Lagos Nigeria. The award sponsored by Globalcom Nigeria had a lot of dignitaries in attendance.

He took the award ahead Mohamed Aboutrika of Egypt who had earlier won the BBC African Footballer of The year 2008 award.

This latest award comes a little over a month after being named the African Player of the Year 2008 by Super Magazine.

The award was voted for by the national team coaches of the 54 CAF member nations and the striker beat off the attentions of Chelsea star Michael Essien to lift the crystal trophy.

Blues forward Salomon Kalou was named the CAF Young Player of the Year.
Caf's figures gave Adebayor 74 points to Aboutrika's 53.

Adebayor scored total of 30 goals last season in the premierleague and for Togo.

"I'm highly honoured by what I have done in African football," said Adebayor at the awards ceremony in the Nigerian city of Lagos.

"Now that the World Cup is coming close and is in Africa, we'll work hard to win the championship."

Aboutrika won the Inter-Clubs Player of the Year award, for locally based players.

His club, Al Ahly, was voted Club of the Year, while Africa Cup of Nations winners Egypt won the National Team of the Year award and their coach Hassan Shehata was voted Coach of the Year.
Caf Award Winners:
Caf Player of the Year Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal and Togo) Inter-Club Player of the Year Mohamed Aboutrika (Al Ahly) National Team of the Year Egypt Club of the Year Al Ahly (Egypt) Young Player of the Year Salomon Kalou (Chelsea and Ivory Coast) Women's footballer of the year Alice Mattlou (South Africa) Coach of the Year Hassan Shehata (Egypt)

The Togolese who has a Nigerian origin (ftaher from Osun state in Nigeria), was there for the award with his mother and brother. He dedicated the award to his mother. We did not see other players like Cesc and Coach Arsene Wenger, who were rumoured will accompany Adebayor to the awards.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The games have been played. The scores have been tallied. The winners have been celebrated. Now, the king is about to be crowned.

The Glo-CAF awards have come around once again, and we have three of Africa’s finest players on the forefront as nominees. Representing Ghana is Michael Essien, Emmanuel Adebayor is standing for Togo, and Mohamed Aboutrika is holding the flag for Egypt.

While all these players have some really exceptional qualities that qualified them for this stage, one of them will still be chosen as the Confederation of African Football Player of the Year Winner. This choice will be made based on qualifications.

On running a cursory survey on the general disposition towards the match, it will quickly be made obvious that most people favour Adebayor for the title. According to these supporters, the reasons are quite obvious.

Togolese player, Emmanuel Adebayor, has shown great and dazzling prospects in the last year following the departure of his France International team mate, Henry Thierry, who left their English Premier League Club, Arsenal, in favour of Spanish club, Barcelona FC. Following the exit of Henry, Adebayor has really upped the ante in his club, boasting of a repertoire of about 30 goals tally in the past year.

He not only boosted the morale of his Premier League Club, but also motivated the Hawks of Togo, where they were able to get to the qualifying round of the 2010 World Cup and The African Cup of Nations.

His chances of winning have been further enhanced by the support he has received from Football giants Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o. Drogba and Eto’o are also past winners of the CAF Player of the Year Awards.

Drogba said Adebayor deserved the award because of his output and performance in the past year. He highlighted the fact that Adebayor’s performance in Arsenal in the past year was worth rewarding.

Samuel Eto’o, who has won three of Africa football’s Star Individual prize, said that while he and Drogba were recovering from their injuries, Adebayor was busy conquering Europe.

Adebayor’s closest opponent for the title would be the Al Ahly forward, Mohamed Aboutrika. He has shown consistency for the past four years, and has shown much impact in the area of African football. He scored the only goal in the final rounds in the 2008 Nations Cup in Ghana. That was against Cameroon.

Nine months after that he stood proud after leading the Red Devils of Cairo in the defeat of another Cameroonian team, Cotonsport of Agora, to win the trophy of the African Championship.

Despite all these achievements, some spectators feel that the fact that Aboutrika plays only in Africa, and not in Europe, would be a severe disadvantage. However, former Super Eagles of Nigeria Captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, said that that should be an advantage, and not a disadvantage.

The fact that Ghanaian and Chelsea Player, Michael Essien, plays the defending position, and as such is in a disadvantage when it comes to goal-scoring, makes some think he would not win the award.

Whatever, the case, if either Emmanuel Adebayor, Mohamed Aboutrika or Michael Essien is selected winner of this award, it would really be something, as neither of them has been a past winner of the Globacom-CAF prestigious award.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Nigeria’s camp bubble in London as Mikel arrives Camp

Uncharacteristically, Mikel Obi became the first player to hit the Super Eagles Hilton Docklands Hotel lodgings ahead of Wednesday's international friendly against Jamaica.

His arrival appears to mean that the young lad has out ground all the delinquencies of youth and now ready for serious business with the super Eagles as they fight for a ticket to the World Cup in South Africa 2010. The 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship silver medalist arrived at the west London hotel at 12 noon Nigerian time..

The lad has been absent from the squad for a very long time and seems to be missing all the action. He has already missed out in action against Equatorial Guinea in Malabo, against South Africa in Port Elizabeth and against Sierra Leone in Nigeria, as well as the international friendly against Colombia in Bali in November.

Other players like Osaze Odemwingie, Obinna Nsofor, Femi Ajilore and the goalkeeping pair of Austin Ejide and Dele Aiyenugba are now also arriving Camp.

Players invited by coach Amodu include; goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide and Dele Aiyenugba; defenders Taye Taiwo, Danny Shittu, Obinna Nwaneri, Joseph Yobo, Onyekachi Apam, Dele Adeleye, Olubayo Adefemi and Chidi Odiah; midfielders Femi Ajilore, Sani Kaita, Mikel Obi, Seyi Olofinjana, Kazeem Ayila, Kalu Uche and Paul Obiefule and; strikers Nwankwo Kanu, Ikechukwu Uche, Joseph Akpala, Mike Eneramo, Osaze Odemwingie and Obinna Nsofor.

Kalu Uche Can’t Stop Scoring

One Nigerian that has taken the Spanish Primera Liga by storm this term is Kalu Uche who scored after just 26 minutes on Sunday as he continued his fine run for Almeria.
However, his goal was not enough to see them through as they lost 3-2 to Malaga despite going two goals up earlier on.

In France, Onyekachi Apam found incredibly found a goal for OGC Nice who went two men down losing at home to league champions Lyon.Taye Taiwo was immense in Olympic Marseilles's 1-0 victory over Bordeaux.

Adebayor Out for 3 weeks

Adebayor has scored 12 goals for Arsenal this season and did so 30 times last season. However, recently he seems to be struggling for form and many fans have attributed it to lack of credible competition upfront.
The team has had to depend too much on Robin van persie who seems to be having a rare Injury free season this term.

The Arsenal hitman, Emmanuel Adebayor has been ruled out of action for three weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Tottenham.

He was stretchered off after pulling up in the 35th minute of the north London derby.

Adebayor will now miss league games against Sunderland and Fulham, the FA Cup replay with Cardiff and the Champions League game with Roma all of which are very critical to the North London Club.

It would have been time for regrets and more frustration for fans had they failed to get the signature of Andre Ashavin as they were set to miss out. Good enough, it seems just the right time as Eduardo returns to full fitness despite lacking games. The Croatian international has been invited for his country’s forth coming international friendly and Arsene Wenger thinks it will be good for him to get a few more games under his belt just before a full premiership return.

Croatian striker Eduardo returned to the squad for the first time since breaking his leg almost a year ago, while young Mexican forward Carlos Vela has struggled to force his way into the first team. But Arsene insists he has enough strikers available for the task ahead.

"Adebayor is out for three weeks with a hamstring," Wenger said.

"We have Carlos Vela, we have Nicklas Bendtner, we have Eduardo we have Andrey Arshavin and we have Robin van Persie. We have plenty of strikers.

Can Ashavin step in after all the expectations?

Former Arsenal Captain and Portsmouth Gaffer, Tony Adams Sent Packing

In the last eight games involving Portsmouth, only one has not been a loss. Following Saturdays 2-3 loss to a rampaging Liverpool side Tony Adams has been shown the way out from the Pompey job and rumor has it that Avram Grant, former Chelsea man who took over from Jose Mourinho is being lined up for the job.

A statement released by the club claims it was a "difficult decision", taken after Pompey won just two out of 16 Premier League games since Adams took charge.

Adams said he was surprised to be sacked despite agreeing Pompey hasn’t been having good results since he took over from Redknapp about four months ago.

"Results have not been good, it must be said, but we're not getting done sixes and fours and performances on the whole have been good."

One should only be surprised he was sacked after claims by management, sacking him wasn’t an option.

"In the running is Avram Grant, who was director of football at Fratton Park three years ago, ex-West Ham boss Alan Curbishley.

"Grant is considered to be the favourite."
Prior to the defeat by Liverpool - their seventh loss in eight games - Adams had insisted he had the backing of the club chiefs.

Portsmouth are currently 16th in the table, one point above the relegation zone, with 14 games to play.

The club's statement added: "The owner and the board feel they have been as supportive as they can during a period when results have been poor.

"The priority for the club is to remain in the top flight and we feel the appointment of a new manager will give us the best opportunity to enable us to do this."

Adams was appointed at the end of October when Harry Redknapp, who guided Pompey to FA Cup glory last season, decided to take the Tottenham job.

Portsmouth have put in some terrific performances but they just could not get a win, and individual errors have cost them dearly in several games this season. In all, it seems like management appears to be talking with both sides of their mouths. Who sells his best players and expect to perform well in the league. In January alone, we have seen Diara and Jermaine Defoe sold out to Real Madrid and Tottenham respectively despite bringing in Pennant from Liverpool.

One would have expected that Pennant should have been brought in only to add to the existing legion-Poor Tony.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Arshavin Moves to Arsenal as Anichebe Prepares for Hull City Switch

Arsenal completed the signing of Zenit St Petersburg forward Andrei Arshavin only minutes before the transfer window slammed shut. Arshavin has signed a deal worth £70,000 a week, which ties him to the Emirates Stadium until 2012.
The Gunners have paid £10m for Arshavin, rising by a further £2m based on success-related clauses being met. Arshavin is said to have been so keen to move to to the Emirates. So keen was Arshavin to complete his move to Arsenal that he hired a private jet to fly him into London on Sunday night.

He has also accepted a £20,000 a week pay cut to join Arsene Wenger's men.
The sticking point in the deal was a huge loyalty bonus received by Arshavin upon signing for Zenit. It was awarded on the understanding that he would complete his four-year contract but having spent a little over two-and-a-half years in St Petersburg the club's board demanded the difference be returned by the player.

Zenit spent Monday ringing round Premier League clubs - targeting Tottenham in particular - in a bid to find a buyer who would pay more than Arsenal. But as it seems now, Arsenal won and zenith couldn't get the prohibitve fee they've been looking for and were forced to sell at just 12M pounds compared to the initial 20M they were asking for in the summer.

In order news, Nigeria's Victor Anichebe's move to Hull city is about to be announced. A few teams in the Premiership are awaiting FA confirmation.

So much for a mad tranfer day dealine where Premier League clubs splashed a record £178m in the January transfer window, compared with £146m in 2008, £63m in 2007 and only £35m when this was introduced in 2003. Thism kind of spending spree makes us wonder if there really is a credit crunch. Probably not in the Premier league.

We are expecting Arshavin's tranfer to be announced any moment from now.

Monday, February 02, 2009

5pm - THE TRANSFER WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED! - New Arshavin news Yet!

4.56pm - Ipswich defender Richard Naylor has signed a 2½-year contract with Leeds.
4.55pm - Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam has signed for Blackpool on loan.
4.54pm - Chelsea midfielder Jimmy Smith has gone to Leyton Orient on loan.
4.52pm - Blackburn striker Jamie Clarke has joined Rotherham on a free transfer.
4.50pm - Chelsea have denied TV reports they want to sign Inter Milan winger Ricardo Quaresma.
4.41pm - Despite reports, Roque Santa Cruz will NOT be joining Manchester City from Blackburn.
4.38pm - TV reports say Inter Milan winger Ricardo Quaresma is a last-gasp target for Chelsea.

Transfer Deadline Day-30 mins to Go! Asharvin Completes Arsenal Medical but........

4.33pm - Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair will stay at Birmingham for the rest of the season.
4.30pm - Manchester City have rejected Newcastle's £8million bid for midfielder Michael Johnson.
4.27pm - Olivier Dacourt has signed for Fulham from Inter Milan on loan.
4.23pm - Andrei Arshavin has completed his medical at Arsenal - but Zenit are still holding out for a payment from the player himself.
4.18pm - Youssouf Mulumbu has signed on loan for West Brom from Paris St Germain with a view to a permanent deal.

Transfer Deadline day-All Transfer talk and Rumours

3.55pm - Liverpool reveal they have agreed a fee with Tottenham for Robbie Keane.
3.54pm - Arsenal have finally found a comprimise for Andrei Arshavin and the deal should go ahead before the 5pm deadline.
3.45pm - Wigan have signed Charles N'Zogbia from Newcastle. Ryan Taylor joins the Magpies as part of the deal.
3.37pm - Arturo Lupoli is a reported target for Sheffield United who want him to replace James Beattie.
3.35pm - Giovani Dos Santos' proposed £7million switch to Portsmouth from Tottenham is off.
3.30pm - Wigan chairman Dave Whelan confirms Charles N'Zogbia will sign for Wigan today with Ryan Taylor heading in the opposite direction.
3.28pm - Norwich have taken Fulham's Aussie defender Adrian Leijer on loan.
3.20pm - Portsmouth youngster Khaleem Hyland has joined Belgian club Zulte Waregem on loan for six months.
3.11pm - Andrei Arshavin's switch to Arsenal from Zenit St Petersberg could be back on. A deal could be agreed if the Russian club settle a dispute with Arshavin over a loyalty payment.
2.43pm - West Ham defender Calum Davenport could follow Tal Ben Haim to Sunderland.
2.34pm - Leeds United have snapped up USA youth international Mike Grella on a free transfer from Toronto FC.
2.27pm - Sunderland have sealed their move for Manchester City defender Tal Ben Haim.
2.18pm - The Premier League have given permission for deals to go through after 5pm, provided they receive email notice that the moves have been confirmed in principle beforehand.
In addition, clubs will have to prove that the adverse weather has caused the delay.
2.13pm - Striker Henri Camara has left Wigan for Stoke on loan.
2.10pm - Everton have completed their move for Manchester City striker Jo. The Brazilian has joined on loan for the rest of the season.
2.08pm - Blackpool have made their sixth signing of the January transfer window after midfielder Francesco Carratta joined on a free transfer from Royal Antwerp.
1.51pm - Stoke have made a late attempt to capture Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley. The Potters are also interested in bringing Henri Camara and Nicky Shorey to the Britannia.
1.45pm - Doncaster have swooped to sign striker Dean Shiels from SPL side Hibernian.
1.15pm - Liverpool have confirmed they are in talks to sell Robbie Keane to Tottenham. A club spokesperson said: "We've allowed Robbie to talk to Spurs but we've not yet finalised a deal with them for the player."
12.50pm - Barnsley have completed a double loan swoop for Andranik Teymourian from Fulham and Adam Hammill from Liverpool.
12.47pm - Portsmouth have signed Greek defensive midfielder Angelos Basinas from AEK Athens. The Euro 2004 winner, 33, has penned an 18-month deal at Fratton Park.
12.45pm - Liverpool's Hungarian keeper Peter Gulacsi has joined League One Hereford on loan for the rest of the season.
12.40pm - Charles N'Zogbia is having a medical ahead of his switch from Newcastle to Wigan.
12.35pm - TV reports suggest Liverpool striker Robbie Keane is having a medical at Tottenham.
12.30pm - Barsnley have signed Coventry striker Michael Mifsud on loan until the end of the season.
12.25pm - Nottingham Forest have failed with an offer for Hibernian captain Rob Jones.
12.21pm - Hearts skipper Christophe Berra has completed his move to Championship leaders Wolves.
12.15pm - Fulham boss Roy Hodgson ends speculation linking the Cottagers with a move for Leeds United starlet Fabian Delph. He says: "We’re not looking for 19-year-olds like Delph who may be good some time in the future."
12.11pm - Manchester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel wants to leave the club on loan. He is currently third choice at Eastlands behind new signing Shay Given and England Under-21 star Joe Hart.
12.03pm - Manchester City striker Jo is at Everton's training ground ahead of a potential loan move.
11.50am - Sunderland defender Michael Liddle’s loan deal at Carlisle has been extended until the end of the season.
11.40am - The Premier League have confirmed they are in talks with the FA and FIFA over whether an extension to the transfer window deadline can be given.
The adverse weather conditions are hindering the ability for clubs to arrange medicals and negotiate personal terms with players.
11.20am - Blackburn could move for Schalke striker Kevin Kuranyi if they lose Roque Santa Cruz to Manchester City.
11.15am - Bolton are weighing up a last-minute move for Lyon's Brazilian striker Fred.
10.53am - Ricardo Quaresma left out of Inter Milan's European squad amid talk of a bid from Tottenham
10.46am - Television reports claim Andrei Arshavin has failed to agree terms with Arsenal.
10.21am - Hull City have failed in a bid to bring Italian veteran Christian Panucci to the club.
10.05am - Portsmouth have offered Sean Davis a new 3½-year contract after rejecting a bid from Bolton.
9.53am - Rangers striker/midfielder/winger Alan Gow has joined Norwich City on loan for the rest of the season.
8.32am - Rumours abound that Tottenham will go back to Liverpool with a cash bid for Robbie Keane.
Overnight - Shay Given has wrapped up a move to Manchester City from Newcastle.
Portsmouth sign Bayer Leverkusen striker Theofanis Gekas on loan.

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