Saturday transfer clockwatch

Last updated: 31st January 2009

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22.55 Czech Republic international Radoslav Kovac is keen to forge a successful career in England after joining West Ham on loan.

22.45 Mick McCarthy has spoken of his delight as Wolves close in on the signing of Hearts defender Christophe Berra.

22.37 Motherwell striker Chris Porter is confident he is joining a 'big club' after agreeing a deal with Championship strugglers Derby County.

22.22 Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has insisted he did nothing wrong by commenting on his admiration for Liverpool striker Robbie Keane.

22.16 Brighton & Hove Albion boss Micky Adams insists his decision to increase his strike options will not lead to Glenn Murray's sale.

21.45 Hibernian boss Mixu Paatelainen is confident Steven Fletcher will not leave before the transfer window closes.

21.31 Benfica have declared that it is now up to Blackburn to agree a deal with Marco Zoro after the defender was given permission to speak with the Premier League club.

21.27 Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson could bring in up to four new players before Monday's transfer deadline and has been linked with Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson.

20.31 Wigan Athletic winger Antonio Valencia has rejected the chance to join Spanish giants Real Madrid before the transfer deadline.

19.22 Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he is trying to bring in two more players on loan before the close of the transfer window.

18.43 West Ham United are hoping to bring in one more player before Monday's transfer deadline according to Steve Clarke.

18.27 Fulham are in talks with Inter Milan over a loan move for veteran midfielder Olivier Dacourt, understands.

18.13 Speaking after Arsenal's 0-0 draw at home to West Ham, Arsene Wenger confirmed there has been no further progress in his bid to sign Andrei Arshavin.

17.59 Cardiff City have signed Quincy Owusu-Abeyie on loan from Spartak Moscow for the rest of the season.

16.51 Mark Hughes admits he is looking to add a physical edge to his side after watching Manchester City lose 1-0 at Stoke City, with a bid for Roque Santa Cruz on the table.

15.49 understands Dean Shiels has agreed personal terms ahead of a move to Doncaster Rovers and the striker is expected to finalise the switch on Monday.

15.33 Scunthorpe United have brought in Arsenal teenager Henri Lansbury on a month's loan.

15.18 Fulham have completed the signing of Giles Barnes from Derby County on loan until the end of the season with the option of a permanent move.

14.28 Brighton are set to bolster their attacking options after agreeing a deal for Oldham's Craig Davies.

14.04 Newcastle winger Charles N'Zogbia expects to be a Wigan player by the end of the weekend.

13.46 West Ham midfielder Julien Faubert has joined Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season.

13.00 Derby have completed the signing of Motherwell striker Chris Porter.

12.38 Matthew Upson has ruled out an Arsenal return because he is enjoying being a part of Gianfranco Zola's West Ham revolution.

12.12 Fiorentina have temporarily ended negotiations for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

11.50 Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura can return to his homeland if he does so desire, says Celtic boss Gordon Strachan.

11.33 Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan international star Diego Forlan intends to leave the club in the summer, AS daily reported Saturday

11.11 Wolves are poised to complete the signing of Hearts captain Christophe Berra.

11.00 Remember to check our updated Paper Talk for all of today's stories from Fleet Street.

10.31 There's an interesting story in The Times this morning. Apparently Manchester City made a firm enquiry to Chelsea over the possible availability of John Terry. Needless to say Chelsea gave the approach short shrift.

10.15 Gordon Strachan has given Shunsuke Nakamura his blessing to quit Celtic at the end of the season.

10.00 Celtic are deciding today whether to continue their pursuit of Steven Fletcher or look elsewhere, after their bid to sign the striker was knocked back by Hibernian.

9.40 Derby are today poised to complete the signing of Motherwell strikerChris Porter.

9.20 An early line coming out of today's tabloids speculates Sir Alex Ferguson is scrambling around for a spare �million in order to land Wigan winger Luis Antonio Valencia. Manchester United face competition from Real Madrid, who remain long-term admirers.

9.15 Our comprehensive Transfer Centre news list provides all the latest stories on a daily basis. You can even search our archive by division and by club so you can check out who your team are being linked with. And don't forget to check out our Paper Talk so you can find out the gossip from the tabloids.

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