With 2 hours to go, the transfer window is really hotting up especially if rumours of a Spurs move for Kaka appear to be correct Harry Redknapp was giving nothing away but its always hard to know with him.
Meanwhile elsewhere around the country, according to reports in England, Newcastle have made a late bid for Birmingham’s Liam Ridgewell. A host of top-flight clubs have been linked with the defender, who handed in a transfer request on Tuesday in a bid to force a move.
Alan Pardew had also made a late loan move for FC Twente striker Bryan Ruiz. Fulham looked to be in the driving seat when they had a 10 million bid accepted however Newcastle have now matched that offer and will try and tempt the player to St James Park.
Some good news for Fulham though as they have had a 4 million bid for Alan Hutton accepted although they might have left it too late to snatch him from Villa. Still in London and Shaun Wright Phillips is having a medical at QPR ahead of his move from Manchester City.
While further North Stoke City have made a late move to bag Adam Johnson on loan from Manchester City. Stoke have been busy with Cameron Jerome, Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios all finalising moves to the Britannia.
Mixed news for Arsenal fans’ as the club drop their interest in Mikel Arteta and instead open talks with Yossi Benayoun
Blackburn have released controversial striker El Hadji Diouf from his Ewood Park contract. The player has not been linked with any club at this time but of course he will now be bound by the end of the transfer deadline
Meanwhile a couple of confirmed deals with Celtic signing Moroccan left-back Badr El-Kaddouri on loan from Dynamo Kiev, Chelsea youngster Patrick Van Aanholt joining Wigan on a season long loan and Owen Hargreaves signing a one year deal with Manchester City.