The summer transfer window is really hotting up with just one day and 4 hours to go until the window slams shut on Wednesday night. Clubs are desperately trying to sign new players and improve their squads.
Arsenal seem to be the busiest club at the minute and are close to signing Werder Bremen centre back Per Mertesacker. The giant German defender is currently in talks with the Gunners and he is expected to sign for Wenger’s side. Chris Samba and Gary Cahill have also been linked with the Gunners but no news on their potential moves yet. Armand Traore has left the Emirates though, he has joined QPR on a three year deal. To replace Traore, Wenger is set to sign Fenerbache left back Andre Santos for £6 million. Another deal that Arsenal are set to complete is striker Park Chu-Young from Monaco.
Daniel Kearns has completed his move to Peterborough from Dundalk for an undisclosed fee.
Stoke are also busy and they are set to announce the signing of Wilson Palacios for a fee of £8 million, while the Potters are also chasing Cameron Jerome, Nicklas Bendtner and Peter Crouch. They were also interested in signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea on loan but the Blues have squashed any potential deal.
Davide Santon is having a medical at Newcastle and should sign soon, while Charlton keeper Rob Elliot is also set to sign for the Magpies.
Former Man United midfielder Owen Hargreaves is being chased by a few clubs with Tottenham and Aston Villa the interested parties, but according to reports Hargreaves is having at medical at Man City.
Speaking of Villa, they are interested in signing Tottenham right back Alan Hutton who would replace Luke Young who joined QPR a few days ago.
In Europe, Diego Forlan has joined Inter Milan and will join Wesley Sneijider at the San Siro after the Dutch midfielder confirmed he would be staying in Italy despite a summer of speculation.
There is still plenty of twists and turns to go, 1 day and 9 hours now to go…
By Ryan Bailey, @ryanbaileysport