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  • Confirmed: Sunderland sign Liam Bridcutt
  • Off: Lee Cattermole to Stoke City falls through
  • Impending: Middlesbrough to sign Danny Graham on loan from Sunderland, exploring possibility of keeping Shay Given until the end of the season, Marvin Emnes to Swansea on loan
  • Unlikely: Newcastle not expected to add anybody before 11pm deadline


Peterborough have confirmed Lee Tomlin's last-gasp move to Middlesbrough. It's a loan deal, with a view to a permanent move at the end of the season.

Tomlin is a 25-year-old striker who has scored ten goals in 25 appearances for the League One side this season. Mind you, he's also received three red cards.



Sounding like there's one other Middlesbrough deal that went to the wire.

As revealed here on the blog earlier, Boro have spent the last few hours trying to engineer a deal for Peterborough striker Lee Tomlin.

The Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has admitted his club accepted a bid for a player, but admits he currently does not know whether the paperwork went through on time.

And so the wait goes on....


Tweet from Hartlepool's James Poole ‏@JaPoole10 "Buzzing for my good pal @JackBaldwin_6. Will miss him a hell of a lot but Peterborough have got themselves some player!"


New Middlesbrough signing Danny Graham has lost his way since leaving Swansea, failing to score in half a season or so with Sunderland and rapidly falling out of favour at Hull.

He's got a proven track record at Championship level though, and will be determined to get his career back on track.

You'd certainly back him to score more goals in the second half of the season than Emnes would have done.


Finally, the worst-kept deadline day secret is out. Sunderland have confirmed that Danny Graham has joined Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the season.

Graham started his career at Rockliffe Park, so although it's taken quite a while, things have finally gone full circle now.


Darlington and Stockton Times: GOING BACK TO BORO: Danny Graham, now with Watford


Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper has been speaking about Jack Baldwin's surprise move to Peterborough.

Cooper said: "We didn’t want to sell Jack but when the approach was made by Peterborough earlier this week he made it clear that it was an opportunity he was interested in.

"We have spent time trying to encourage him to stay but once his mind was made up to progress his career in League One, our job was to get the best possible deal for Hartlepool United.

“I spoke about it with the Chairman and the Chief Executive and we all agreed that the deal we’ve been able to finalise tonight after several days of negotiation was in the best financial and beneficial interests of the Football Club and the player.”


There's been one big shock right on the 11pm deadline with Hartlepool United selling centre-half Jack Baldwin to Peterborough United for £500,000.

It'll be a huge loss for Pools, who have lost one of the most highly-rated young defenders in the Football League.

But £500,000 is an awful lot of money to turn down - and in the end, Pools just couldn't do it.



It'll be interesting to see whether Emnes gets much of a look in now that he's left Middlesbrough for Swansea.

They've been tracking him for the best part of three seasons, only for their interest to ebb at various stages.

Former Boro chief scout Dave Leadbetter has never stopped banging the drum though, and Emnes has finally decamped to South Wales.

He'll have to play a damn sight better than he has so far this season if he wants to make it in the Premier League though.


Swansea have confirmed Marvin Emnes' loan move from Middlesbrough on their official website.

The move is subject to international clearance and rubber-stamping from the Premier League, but both of those things should be a formality.

It's a loan until the end of the season - but there's an option to make things permanent come the summer.

Darlington and Stockton Times: In form: Marvin Emnes has started the season with four goals in two games


Swansea statement on Emnes move from Middlesbrough: "Marvin Emnes is set to return to Swansea City after agreeing a loan deal from Middlesbrough that is now subject to Premier League and international clearance.
"Emnes, who proved a popular figure with the squad during his earlier spell with the Swans, knows the set-up and style of play well.
"That familiarity should enable him to settle in immediately as the Swans embark on a busy schedule in the Barclays Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup.
"The former Sparta Rotterdam star will provide competition out wide for manager Michael Laudrup, while he will also bolster the Great Dane's options up front."


Stand by Middlesbrough fans. Marvin Emnes' loan move to Swansea City is about to be confirmed - as is Danny Graham's loan move to the Riverside.


One deal with Sunderland connections - Oldham Athletic have just signed Jon Stead on loan.

Hands up Sunderland fans if you were there to see him score?

Darlington and Stockton Times: Jon Stead


Middlesbrough are still locked in talks aimed at bringing in Danny Graham, who has spent the first half of the season on loan at Hull City from Sunderland.

They're still hopeful, but it sounds like it's proving a tricky deal to pull off because three clubs are involved and Graham's wages are quite high.

As a result, they're looking at alternatives, and Peterborough's Lee Tomlin, who has been a target in the past, is back on the agenda.




Away from the North-East, Crystal Palace are putting the seal on deals for Tom Ince, Joe Ledley and Scott Dann.

That's looks like a pretty good day for a club who are giving themselves every chance of avoiding the drop this season.

Meanwhile, at another London club, Dimitar Berbatov has left Fulham to join French side Monaco.


Stoke chairman Peter Coates has just spoke to Five Live about the breakdown of Lee Cattermole's proposed move from Sunderland.

Coates said: "We thought that was going to happen. It hasn't happened and we are not quite sure why. We don't know why it hasn't gone ahead.

"I'm not quite sure why there's been a change. We thought there was a deal on, but now there isn't. I can only assume it came from Sunderland rather than the player."


Darlington and Stockton Times: Lee Cattermole


There's two hours of the window still to go, but it's looking like that's it as far as Sunderland are concerned.

Lee Cattermole and Craig Gardner are both expected to remain at the Stadium of Light, and there aren't likely to be any last-minute arrivals to follow Liam Bridcutt's £3m move from Brighton this morning.

All a bit of a damp squib in the end, but Sunderland's squad certainly looks stronger at the end of the month than it did at the start of it.


I've never known so much confusion about the identity of one player's agent.

Sky were suggesting the Lee Cattermole deal might be back on because a certain agent turned up at Stoke's training ground - but he's not the person who represents the Sunderland midfielder.

Other than that, though, bang on.

As things stand, Sunderland are adamant that Cattermole will still be their player when the transfer window closes in two-and-a-half hours time.


If, as looks increasingly likely, Marvin Emnes joins Swansea, it's expected to be initially on loan until the end of the season.

The Dutchman has had his moments for Middlesbrough, but he's never quite lived up to the promise he's sporadically displayed.


Darlington and Stockton Times: In form: Marvin Emnes has started the season with four goals in two games


Away from the North-East, there's breaking news in West Yorkshire that suggests Leeds United have sacked Brian McDermott.

Apparently, their new Italian owner is set to install former Middlesbrough defender Gianluca Festa as their new boss.


Here's the thoughts of Brighton Argus writer Andy Naylor on Sunderland signing Liam Bridcutt from Albion.

Brighton writer Andy Naylor: Bridcutt is 'ideal' for Sunderland


Sounding like Marvin Emnes' proposed move from Middlesbrough to Swansea is well down the line now.

Boro have been toying with the idea of selling Emnes for God knows how many transfer windows - with Swansea generally the club on the opposite end of the phone - but it finally looks like the dreadlocked Dutchman is going to be heading for South Wales.

Danny Graham is expected to sign on loan from Sunderland, via Hull, before tonight's deadline - but might Emnes' departure mean the money is suddenly available for two forwards to come in?

Watch this space...


Sunderland's Gus Poyet has taken time out to talk about Nacho Scocco and Liam Bridcutt, who have both signed for the Black Cats over the last 24 hours.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Disaster banner Bridcutt's disaster.jpg for the homepage

Poyet said: “The idea with Liam is many, many things. One, how important it is to have a British player.

“It’s important that we got him at that age and at the price we got him for, and he knows the way we want to play and understands the game.

“When you put it all together, it’s a great acquisition.”

He added: “We grew up at the same time at Brighton – growing together as a team, a group of players and a group of staff, understanding of the game and making him better and better.

“He was part of that process, which will make it easier for him to play with us.”

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland confirm Scocco signing

“Nacho is a player who can bring plenty of things around the box,” Poyet added.
“We need to use him at the right time in the right games for him to start getting into English football.”



Sources in Wales (Twitter) say that Swansea City are close to securing a deal for Marvin Emnes. Boro will be pleased that it would free up funds, but who have they got lined up?




Hearing there could be an old chestnut warming up on Teesside ... will it finally get done?

Swansea are believed to have revived interest in Middlesbrough's Marvin Emnes, but time is running out if a deal is to be done.  


There was talk - seemingly scurrilous - that Connor Wickham has returned to Sheffield Wednesday on loan. I've had nothing confirmed here, and I believe it would be unlikely as Wednesday have already signed Benik Afobe from Arsenal after Sunderland recalled Wickham last week.



Lee Cattermole is staying at Sunderland, after his potential deal with Stoke City has fallen through.

Big news, that.


PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye (still sounds odd) will make his debut tonight for the Parisiens. Meanwhile, his old club, Newcastle, look set to sign nobody in his stead. Sounds remarkably familiar to 2011 when they allowed Andy Carroll to leave without a replacement.

Is Shefki Kuci available?


Sunderland have had a bid for Geoff Cameron - the USA international Stoke defender - rejected by the Potters.

He played right-back on Wednesday night but I believe he can also play centre-half. Decent player.

It's not happening though.


Sunderland have had a bid for Geoff Cameron - the USA international Stoke defender - rejected by the Potters.

He played right-back on Wednesday night but I believe he can also play centre-half. Decent player.

It's not happening though.


Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has rejected a move to Trabzonspor for "football reasons".


Interesting noises about Sunderland midfielders Lee Cattermole and Craig Gardner. It is understood that both could move out tonight, which would leave the Black Cats midfield extremely thin on the ground. With that in mind, Gus Poyet surely must have replacements in mind?


In non-North-East transfer news, Osvaldo - Southampton's record signing - has joined Juventus on loan. That is after he was suspended by the Saints for an altercation with Jose Fonte during training.


Sources (I mean Twitter) are telling me (Twitter) that Danny Graham and Luciano Becchio are close to securing moves to Middlesbrough.


Here's Sunderland midfielder David Moberg Karlsson looking surprisingly delighted to be signing on loan at Kilmarnock.
I say surprisingly, most footballers now appear to look furious when they are paraded holding on to their new club's shirt as if a pigeon had just soiled on it.


Here's the latest from Scott Wilson on the Shay Given situation

Middlesbrough's Given talks hit a snag

Darlington and Stockton Times: Shay Given


Big question on everyone's lips tonight involves Lee Cattermole and Stoke.

That question being: How will he get to Stoke from the North-East?

Commonly-held opinion is that he'd go across the M62 and down the M6 before linking on to the ring road from there, but for me that would be foolish. A1 is the only way, avoiding the roadworks in place over the M62 and coming off at the A50. It's plain sailing for him from there.


A fee has been agreed between Sunderland and Stoke for Lee Cattermole. It was coming, but it looks like it has finally arrived.

He must now decide whether to scrap the chance of a Capital One Cup final appearance for a deal at a club who clearly want him long term.


Stoke City have agreed a fee for Lee Cattermole, so that's a deal that will now happen before the 11pm deadline.

Cattermole is already in the Potteries, so there should be plenty of time for him to pass a medical and agree personal terms.

The big question now, will Sunderland sign another midfielder?


Darlington and Stockton Times: Lee Cattermole has signed a deal with Sunderland


Looks set for a long night on the transfer front. Sunderland and Middlesbrough deals are likely to go right to the wire. 

Different things flying around now ... most rubbished. But things can soon change. 



Cardiff have apparently had a £4m bid rejected for Leeds striker Ross McCormack



Not great news on the Shay Given front with Middlesbrough I'm afraid as talks with Aston Villa appear to have hit an impasse.

Boro are trying to set up a new loan deal that would see Given remain at the Riverside until the end of the season.

However, that would mean Villa losing the right to recall the Ireland international if they wanted to, and they're reluctant for that to happen.

If there isn't a new loan arrangement today, then Given will have to return to Villa Park when his existing loan expires on February 28 - and there'll be no chance of them extending it beyond that point.


Darlington and Stockton Times: STAR PERFORMER: Shay Given’s penalty save from David Nugent was the highlight of the match for Boro who saw their excellent unbeaten run ended by top-of-the-table Leicester


Continuing their busy day, Fulham are after Everton's Johnny Heitinga


It looks like Man City are done for the day after they failed to sign Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando from Porto, it appears the Portugese club's asking price was too high.


There's just under seven hours to go on trandfer deadline day and there's still a lot to be resolved;

Will Cattermole stay as Sunderland?

Where will Tom Ince decide to go?

Will Newcastle sign anyone on the last day?

Can Middlesbrough finally sign a much needed striker?





Some extra snippets from Gus Poyet's press conference at Sunderland:

Suggests that if Cattermole leaves, he'll try to push through a deal for a British midfielder

Says he has no concerns about starting Bridcutt in the derby

Admits Steven Fletcher is an injury doubt for the derby



An unknown club has made a bid for Norwich man Wes Hoolahan.



Gus Poyet says that after having their initial offer for Lee Cattermole rebuffed yesterday, Stoke have come back today with an 'impressive' offer.

Poyet says it's a 'very difficult decision.'

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAMILIAR FACE: Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck, right, who spent a season on loan at the Stadium of Light, battles for the ball with Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole during their Capital One Cup semi-final at Old Trafford last night




After already confirming the arrival of Lewis Holtby earlier today, Fulham have also signed striker Konstantinos Mitroglou from Olympiakos.



A complicated deal for Danny Graham should be concluded tonight. Middlesbrough - and crucially Graham - are expecting things to happen later tonight.

At Sunderland, Gus Poyet has gone in to TV press conference and will be with us soon. I hope there's something decent to tell you soon.

He is likely to confirm Cattermole talks with Stoke after the Potters' confirmartion they are trying to get him today.


After hearing of a possible hold up in the Ince to Crystal Palace move, Stoke have apparently re entered the race for his signature.


West Brom boss, Pepe Mel has confirmed the clubs interst in Espanyol striker Thievy Bifouma who has four goals in La Liga this season.


Still no sign of Poyet an hour after his press conference was due to start...


So Stoke are expressing growing confidence about signing Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole today.

Talks between the clubs have been taking place all day, with the Black Cats believed to be holding out for at least £5m for the Teessider.

Gustavo Poyet should address the issue at his afternoon press conference....but is currently an hour late.






Jozy Altidore's agent has dismissed the rumours linking the American with PSV.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Jozy Altidore



Sunderland have loaned out a number of players so far today including Watmore, Diakite and Karlsson. It remains to be seen whether the likes of Wickham and Graham will also leave on possible loans.

Newcastle have yet to reinvest any of the £19m they received for Cabaye, could they yet bring in a midfielder?


In place at the Academy of Light waiting to hear what updates there are from Gus Poyet.

He was due in at 2pm, but apparently he is still sat in his office. Must have his phone constantly ringing, can't get a break, with all of the deals going on.

Or he is just having a cup of tea and teasing the waitng press ...


Brian McDermott believes Leeds will keep a hold of Ross McCormack beyond the January transfer window, despite interest from Sunderland.




West Brom are trying to get a replacement for striker Shane Long before the window ends with Anelka subject of an FA charge and Stephane Sessegnon not in favour at the Hawthorns.

Darlington and Stockton Times: OLD BOY: West Bromwich Albion’s Stephane Sessegnon, looking up, after scoring against his former club


Despite already making two deadline day signings Cardiff are reportedly after another two, a centre-half and a striker.


Fulham continue to be busy. After letting Berbatov go to Monaco and bringing in Lewis Holtby, they are continuing to pursue Swansea fullback Neil Taylor.




Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan has been transferred to Nottingham Forest until the end of the season.

The Welshman joined Forest on loan earlier this season, and will now remain at the City Ground for the remainder of the campaign, with the Championship club effectively taking over the final six months of his Sunderland contract.

Vaughan, who scored in last season's Tyne-Wear derby win over Newcastle, has made six appearances so far this season for Billy Davies’ men.

Darlington and Stockton Times: JOYOUS MOMENT: David Vaughan (left) celebrates with Seb Larsson





Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed the signing of 23 year-old Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths, subject to a medical.


Manchester City target Fernando has been left out of the Porto squad for tomorrows game, it could be a sign that City are closing in on the Brazilian midfielder.


After missing out on Draxler, Arsenal are apparently chasing the 31 year-old Swede Kim Källström, maybe not quite the big signing Arsenal fans were expecting.



Boro's search for a striker continues, have they left it too late?

Darlington and Stockton Times: SO CLOSE: Sunderland new boy Danny Graham, centre, rues a missed chance during the premier league match at Reading's Madejski Stadium on Saturday


STOKE CITY have stepped up attempts to land Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole.

The Potters' boss Mark Hughes is believed to have made a second bid following confirmation that Liam Bridcutt has joined the Black Cats.

It is not known if the latest offer has been accepted at the Stadium of Light, although there is a growing feeling that £5m rated Cattermole will leave before the end of the day.

Sources in Staffordshire suggest that Cattermole is the midfielder Hughes wants today and he is determined to land his man.

If Sunderland do sell, Gus Poyet could still make a further move himself. Ross McCormack, the Leeds striker, is someone under strong consideration.



The 19 year-old Watmore joined from Altrincham last summer and has appeared once for Sunderland this season.




Sunderland confirm that Modibo Diakite has joined Italian side Fiorentina on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer.

The centre-half has made eight appearances for the Black Cats since his arrival from Lazio last summer.



We're reliably informed that Newcastle have not received an £8m offer for Papiss Cisse, and that the Senegal international will not be going anywhere today.

So even though it's just after lunch-time, it looks as though deadline day could be pretty much done and dusted at St James' Park.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Papiss Cisse's opening half strike clinched victory for the Magpies




Sunderland winger David Moberg Karlsson has signed for Kilmarnock on loan.



David Moyes says he believes Manchester United's Janaury transfer business is complete.


Gus Poyet will hold his pre Derby day press conference shortly when we should find out if there is any truth in the Lee Cattermole to Stoke rumours after Sunderland completed the signing of fellow defensive midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Darlington and Stockton Times: CHANGE NEEDED: Lee Cattermole admits that Sunderland need to start a winning run soon


There's growing talk in Holland of PSV Eindhoven wanting to take Jozy Altidore on loan from Sunderland.

The Black Cats were willing to sell Steven Fletcher today, so they'll be equally willing to listen to offers for Altidore, who has been something of a flop since making a £6.5m move from AZ Alkmaar.

Darlington and Stockton Times: BRIGHT OUTLOOK: Jozy Altidore



There's still some speculation that Papiss Cisse could make a deadline day move away from St James', surely not...

Darlington and Stockton Times: Papiss Cisse had refused to wear the logo of club sponsors Wonga on his shirt



Newcastle have finally come out to quash suggestions of Hatem Ben Arfa leaving today.

Alan Pardew is adamant he doesn't want to lose Papiss Cisse either, but talk of ongoing interest from Europe refuses to go away.


Lewis Holtby has completed his switch to Fulham from Spurs on loan for the remainder of the season.




Kilmarnock tracking David Moberg Karlsson ... can't see Sunderland getting much back from their £1.7m investment. 



Crystal Palace look set to secure Jason Puncheon on a permanent deal which will allow them to sign Tom Ince on loan from Blackpool for the rest of the season.



Former Newcastle defender Aaron Hughes has joined QPR on a short-term deal unitl the end of the season.


Fulham have been busy so far with Berbatov having a medical at Monaco and Lewis Holtby training with the club today before finalising a move from Spurs.


As of yesterday afternoon, Danny Graham was close to a Boro move. Then it looked as if it could be off because of the complexities of the deal from Hull, which also involves parent club Sunderland.

Darlington and Stockton Times: STRIKE DUO: New Sunderland signing Danny Graham hopes to form a partnership with Steven Fletcher

Then Kevin Doyle seemed the most likely. Then both of them together, wouldn't that have been good?

But Doyle is now heading for QPR after late interest from Harry Redknapp.

That means Boro are having to put all their eggs in to ther Graham basket, so to speak! Remember August? I can see this Graham deal - or whoever - going right to the wire. Confirmation might not even arrive until after 11pm.

Interestingly, Connor Wickham hasn't gone anywhere yet either. Boro are interested. Maybe that is one for after the window shuts, on loan, if Doyle does end up at QPR.




At the moment, the Hatem Ben Arfa rumours are exactly that - rumours. But knowing Newcastle's track record for selling big names, you couldn't rule anything out on the final day of the window.

Surely even Mike Ashley couldn't sell Cabaye and Ben Arfa in the space of a week though? Could he?

Darlington and Stockton Times: NO RETURN TO THE FIRST TEAM: Newcastle attacker Hatem Ben Arfa isn't fit enough to start at Swansea tomorrow



An injury to Charlie Austin has meant QPR have made moves for a striker. Harry Redknapp has made Kevin Doyle a strong target.

Doyle is understood to be interested in a move to Loftus Road and that could have dented Middlesbrough's chances of landing him. If he does end up going to QPR, Boro must do everything tey can to land Danny Graham.

Forest still keen on Graham ... confused? You will be by 11pm. 


Annoyingly for Newcastle fans, instead of talk about incomings it all seems to be about outgoings.

As well as the Cisse talk, there is also pllenty of foreign based suggestions that Hatem Ben Arfa has been offered to Inter Milan and Monaco. Those are unconfirmed by Newcastle.




Wilfried Zaha, a former Newcastle target, has completed his move from Manchester United to Cardiff City. 






Dundee United have loaned Curtis Good from Newcastle until the end of the season. Hardly impacts on things, as the Aussie was nowhere near the first team this season at St James' Park.

All quiet on Tyneside otherwise. No mutterings of a new arrival.


Here's the full details of Liam Bridcutt's move to Sunderland. He's always been a firm favourite of Gustavo Poyet, and will wear the number 26 shirt for the Black Cats.






And as reported in the Echo this morning, Faris Haroun has joined Blackpool after agreeing a mutual parting of the ways at Boro.

It just never happened for him there - but having his wages off the bill will be useful as the day goes on at the Riverside


So that's the first North-East deal of the day confirmed in the shape of Liam Bridcutt. Who, where, next? 

Middlesbrough likeliest to be the next to confirm something ... even if it is 11pm tonight!


DEAL DONE: Sunderland have confirmed Liam Bridcutt's signing from Brighton. The midfielder joins on a three-and-a-half year deal, for an undisclosed fee, which is understood to be £3m.


Sunderland are likely to be busy today, with various deals in the pipeline.

Liam Bridcutt's £3m move from Brighton should be confirmed shortly, but that might not be it if other players leave.

The Black Cats are monitoring Ross McCormack's position at Leeds, and will make a move if Steven Fletcher departs.

Lee Cattermole's future is also up in the air, with Stoke City pushing hard to sign the midfielder.

Meanwhile, Modibo Diakite is currently undergoing a medical at Italian side Fiorentina before completing a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer.


11:37pm Thu 30 Jan 14

behonest says

The derby on Saturday, that is!


11:37pm Thu 30 Jan 14

behonest says

Does anyone know if any pub is showing the game live, in the Bishop Auckland/Barnard Castle/Darlington area?


Kevin Doyle and Danny Graham are the main targets for Boro. It's worth noting, like previously reported by The Northern Echo, that Cardiff's Andrea Cornelius is also an option.

The £8.5m buy from Copenhagen has seen his proposed loan move back to Denmark fall through because of his wages. That could still lead to a switch to Teesside late on.

Another name to have emerged is Feyenoord's Lex Immers. 

But Middlesbrough are only allowed one more British based loan deal. That would mean if Middlesbrough are to bring in more than one player today, it is likely that one or two will be permanent additions. That is not ideally what Boro want.









Kevin Doyle has had an approach from QPR apparently. That could be a blow to Boro. 

I can see it being a really late night at Rockliffe. It's shaping up that way. 

Darlington and Stockton Times: Kevin Doyle




Twitter: QPR join Middlesbrough and Reading in a race for Wolves' Kevin Doyle.


Reports Sunderland defender Modibo Diakite has arrived in Italy to undergo a medical at Fiorentina.





Nationally West Ham are close to completing a deadline day deal for Napoli defender Pablo Armero, league leaders Manchester City are targetting Porto pair Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando and ex-Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has secured the signing of Joseph Yobo for Norwich.






And then there's Newcastle. Perhaps biggest development there today will be whether or not Papiss Cisse stays or goes ...




And what's happening at Sunderland before the action begins again today ...










The Echo sports desk will be dipping in and out of this blog throughout the day. 

Paul Fraser will be up to get a live update from Gus Poyet at 2pm. Poyet could still make a deadline day move for Ross McCormack if Steven Fletcher or Lee Cattermole moves on.

Middlesbrough look set for a busy day. Danny Graham and Kevin Doyle most likely arrivals. Also interest yesterday in Graham Dorrans.

Boro also need to do a deal for Shay Given to keep him until the end of the season from Aston villa.

At Newcastle nothing seems on at the moment. There could still be late movement for Papiss Cisse if tentative interest strengthens. 

Watch this space. It's deadline day! Anything can happen ...

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11:37pm Thu 30 Jan 14

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Does anyone know if any pub is showing the game live, in the Bishop Auckland/Barnard Castle/Darlington area?
Does anyone know if any pub is showing the game live, in the Bishop Auckland/Barnard Castle/Darlington area? behonest
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11:37pm Thu 30 Jan 14

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The derby on Saturday, that is!
The derby on Saturday, that is! behonest
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