Premier League - Deadline day round-up

Tue, 31 Jan 23:30:00 2012

Deadline day round-up: Queens Park Rangers were leading players on an unusually quiet transfer deadline day, signing strikers Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamora from Lazio and Fulham respectively.

Fulham's Bobby Zamora celebrates after scoring against Arsenal during their English Premier League soccer match at Craven Cottage in London - 0

The pair, whose combined cost was around £9 million, will spearhead manager Mark Hughes's bid for Premier League survival.

Fulham replaced Zamora with Russian international Pavel Pogrebnyak, signed on a short-term contract from Stuttgart, and also recruited 18-year-old Australian winger Ryan Williams from Portsmouth.

Everton splashed out an estimated £8 million to land Nikica Jelavic from SPL champions Rangers, marking a significant coup for the cash-strapped club, who had earlier had a bid for Norwich striker Grant Holt rejected.

Tottenham made their typical late foray into the market, snapping up Louis Saha from Everton after the Jelavic deal went through.

Vedran Corluka departed White Hart Lane for Bayer Leverkusen on loan for the rest of the season, while Sebastien Bassong went on loan to Wolves.

In a frantic conclusion to proceedings for Harry Redknapp's side, it was also confirmed late on that Steven Pienaar had signed on loan for Everton and that Roman Pavlyuchenko had returned home to Lokomotiv Moscow on a permanent deal.

Chelsea completed the signing of Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne from Racing Genk, where he will stay until the end of the season.

Manchester City added to their midfield options, bringing Chilean midfielder David Pizarro on loan from Roma.

West Ham gambled on Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison. The 18-year-old is rated as potentially the best player to come out of United's academy since Paul Scholes, but question marks over his attitude have seen him offloaded for a cut-price £650,000 plus clauses. The Hammers also signed Bristol City's Nicky Maynard and Barnsley's Ricardo Vaz Te.

It was one in, one out for United, who brought in Swiss defender Frederic Veseli from neighbours City.

Arsenal were also dealing in youngsters, sending Ryo Miyaichi on loan to Bolton Wanderers for the rest of the season, while bringing in Thomas Eisfeld from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term deal.

The Trotters moved late to complete the signing of striker Marvin Sordell from Watford for an undisclosed fee subject to confirmation from the Football Association and Premier League.

Sunderland strengthened their depleted defence with a pair of experienced campaigners. Wayne Bridge and Sotirios Kyrgiakos moved to the Stadium of Light on loan from Manchester City and Wolfsburg respectively.

While West Bromwich Albion signed Birmingham City's Liam Ridgewell and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Keith Andrews while the Ewood Park club secured the signing of Queens Park Rangers defender Bradley Orr.

Norwich completed the signing of Peterborough defender Ryan Bennett for an undisclosed fee that the Posh are reporting as a club-record sale while Swansea City completed drafted in Wrexham right-back Curtis Obeng.

Internazionale were the busiest continental power, signing three and letting three go. The Serie A giants purchased midfielder Angelo Palombo from Sampdoria, and defender Juan from Brazilian side Internacional. They also brought in Porto midfielder Freddy Guarin on loan.

Meanwhile, Inter boss Claudio Ranieri sold midfielder Thiago Motta to Paris St-Germain, loaned Sulley Muntari to city rivals AC Milan and sent McDonald Mariga to Parma on loan.

Elsewhere, Barcelona released Alexander Hleb, who is expected to sign for Olympiacos as a free agent.


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