Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind to Manchester United. Hull City’s shattering their transfer record to do business with Palermo for Abel Hernandez. Rumors of an Andros Townsend and money swap for Jay Rodriguez.
Wow. Exhale. Inhale again… and indulge in one last sprint through the rumor mill ahead of the 6pm ET deadline for business.
QPR’s move to pick up Jermain Defoe — and the player’s desire to return to London — may have to wait until January, according to the BBC. The British outlet says both QPR chair Tony Fernandes wants the striker just as much as they striker want him, but Toronto FC isn’t ready to sacrifice their season-ticket selling point in the middle of an MLS playoff chase. It’s a double-whammy for QPR, who have not been able to convince Fabio Borini to leave Liverpool for Loftus Road.
Meanwhile the Falcao loan could mean Danny Welbeck is free to leave, but could a move to rivals Arsenal really go down? A $5 million loan deal could turn into a $35 million buy if things all work out for Welbeck and Wenger. The Daily Mail says it’s on.
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Sky Sports sources are reporting that mercurial Newcastle wizard Hatem Ben Arfa could be making a loan move to Hull City. The Frenchmen has had his fair share of struggles with Alan Pardew, but could the Magpies really give up that piece of attacking flair (especially if Pardew’s seat and job status aren’t exactly cool right now). Could it be the arrival that moves Hull ahead of teams like Newcastle in the PL pecking order?
Manchester United had apparently found a home for Tom Cleverley at a transfer fee they liked, but that was apparently before Aston Villa learned just how much money the Englishmen wanted in wages.
Arsenal have made a move, but it’s a departure — don’t you hate when writers do that? Twenty-one year-old defender Ignasi Miquel moves to Norwich City on a three-year deal.
Don’t forget to tune in to the “Transfer Deadline Day Show” on NBCSN (Monday, 6-8 p.m. ET).