Despite the transfer window closing there are still players on the move. Premier League duo Tottenham and Fulham have allowed players to leave on-loan. Blackburn have signed their former midfielder David Bentley until the end of the season.
Bentley was regarded as an up-and-coming youngster when he left Rovers for White Hart Lane for £15million in 2008. However, the former-England international never settled at Spurs and his career has been on hold for the last couple of seasons.
The 28 year-old has had loan unsuccessful loan spells at Birmingham, West Ham and Russian club FC Rostov in the last few seasons. He has now returned to the club where he made his name and will be hoping to revive his flagging career at Ewood Park.
Meanwhile, Fulham have agreed a deal with Swiss club FC Luzern for midfielder Pajtim Kasami. The Swiss under-21 international has returned home on-loan for the remainder of the season. Kasami joined the Cottagers in 2011, but has struggled to command a regular place in the Fulham team and has made just eight first team appearances.
Kasami is highly-rated though and represented his country at the London Olympic Games. The youngster should gain valuable first team experience in his home country and return to Fulham in the summer a better player.
Liverpool have parted company with two big name players before the transfer window shut. Liverpool’s club record signing Andy Carroll has joined West Ham on a season-long loan deal, with a view to a permanent move next summer.
Carroll was considered surplus to requirements at Anfield under new boss Brendan Rodgers and was told he could leave this summer in search of regular first team football. Carroll’s future at Anfield has been in doubt all summer and he has been linked with a return to hometown club Newcastle.
Liverpool have also sold midfielder Charlie Adam to fellow Premier League club Stoke City for £4million. Adam was brought in last summer from Blackpool by Kenny Dalglish but has never found his best form at Anfield.
Adam was also linked with moves to Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton and Fulham. However, the Potters have now secured his signature.
Real Madrid have finally completed the protracted transfer of Croatian midfielder Luka Modric from Tottenham for a fee in the region of £33million. The Spanish champions had made the 26 year-old their priority signing this summer and have finally concluded the deal.
Modric has been at loggerheads with his club over his future all summer and had been frozen out of the Tottenham squad after admitting that he wanted to leave North London. Modric has signed a five-year contract with the Spanish giants.
Tottenham look set to use some of the Modric’s transfer fee on signing Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris. The French club are believed to be demanding 11.9million for the French international keeper, but the two clubs are in negotiations over a deal.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is looking for a younger replacement for current first choice keeper Brad Friedel, who is now 41 years-old.
Tottenham have agreed a £9million fee with QPR for centre-back Michael Dawson, despite previously stating that defender would be their captain this season. The 28 year-old now appears out of favour, after being left out of Tottenham squad to face Newcastle in their opening game of the season.
QPR are looking for defensive reinforcements after suffering a 5-0 home hammering at the hands of Swansea City on the opening day. Dawson is highly-rated by Spurs and his sale would come as a major surprise to the White Hart Lane faithful.
One player heading into White Hart Lane this summer is former-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The Togo striker was on-loan at Spurs from the champions last season and has now completed a permanent move.
The transfer fee has yet to be revealed, but Adebayor has signed a four-year contract with Spurs and will be hoping to carry on his good form from last season.