THE fact Clint Dempsey is after a move away from Fulham is no secret.
First Aston Villa agreed terms only to be rebutted earlier today, then Liverpool tried to strike a deal – but now it seems Spurs are set to land the American attacking asset.
The rumours are that a deal has already been struck and a superfast medical is being arranged as we race towards the 11pm deadline…
ODDS are dropping like, well, a rather clumsy striker, on a move being made today for Emile Heskey.
The former England striker is rumoured to be on the verge of a transfer to Charlton Athletic, after leaving Aston Villa earlier this year and becoming a free agent.
What a heart-warming sight it would be to see Emile plying his trade one for one last hurrah in the Championship.
TAXI for Maicon! Manchester City have completed the signing of experienced Brazil full-back Maicon from Inter Milan.
The Barclays Premier League champions have announced that the 31-year-old has signed for an undisclosed fee on a permanent contract of unspecified length.
Maicon was one of five new faces manager Roberto Mancini was hoping to bring into his squad on transfer deadline day.
More interestingly, the move may be the catalyst for Micah Richards leaving for pastures new, with Newscastle rumoured to be interested in the England player.
SPURS look set to finally land long-term transfer target Hugo Lloris today.
The 25-year-old French number one is set to have a medical after Lyon and Tottenham reached an agreement, according to the French media.
The medical is set to take place this afternoon, ahead of a deal later today which looks likely to shunt the likes of Brad Friedal, Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudocini down the pecking order if not out the door.
RUMOURS abound – seemingly fuelled by confirmations from overseas – that Spurs midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart is currently enjoying the in-flight nibbles on board a plane to Hamburg.
The player, who has been used sparingly by new Tottenham boss Andre Villas Boas, is all set to sign for the German side today, according to HSV’s supervisory board, it has been reported.
LIVERPOOL midfielder Charlie Adam could be munching on oatcakes before the day is out after being spotted in Stoke-on-Trent.
With Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool side being restructered by new boss Brendan Rogers, it looks likely that the Scot – who was a sensation for Blackpool a few seasons back – will be snaffled up by Stoke City in a shrewd piece of Pulis business by the Potters.
Bad news for set-piece specialist Adam, though – they prefer throw-ins round them parts.
Fingers crossed the move starts the transfer deadline day roundabout nice and early…
FULHAM boss Martin Jol believes the club have shown they mean business as they look set to sign Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.
The 31-year-old moved to Old Trafford in 2008 for over £30m from a Tottenham side then managed by Jol, picking up the Premier League Golden Boot for the Red Devils during his spell at the club.
And after the Bulgarian scuppered an agreed deal with Fiorentina at the 11th hour going missing on a flight to Florence laid on by the club and the Italians having already paid the first installment over to Manchester United – Fulham are now likely to land their man for no more than £5m.
Jol said: “I tried to do something months ago and it didn’t come off and I came back so for him it was a right moment to make a decision and he made the decision for a move to us.”