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With the end of the transfer window nearing, we have a bumper edition today full of the best of Twitter, with Nicklas Bendtner, Rio Ferdinand and Mrs Van der Vaart all featuring

Transfer deadline day is upon us, and there are movers and shakers aplenty, with players coming and going all across the country and the continent.

With this in mind, we take to the Twittersphere to round up the best of the reaction to all the late deals, with Nigel de Jong's departure hitting many team-mates at Manchester City hard, while Rio Ferdinand offers his views on the transfer window and Michael Owen begins to get itchy feet.

"@bbcfootball seen Michael Owen arriving in a Clio at Bath City FC training ground - big move.” inaccurate, we dont have a training ground!"

Bath City move to dispel rumours of an impending transfer for free agent Michael Owen.


"@NDJ_Official Sad to see my brother in arms leave the club. He has been part of a successful era at MCFC. Nigel, I wish you good luck!"

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany bids farewell to midfielder Nigel de Jong, who completed his move to AC Milan.

"Gutted to see @NDJ_Official leave, not just a great player but a massive personality in the dressing room."


Kompany's central defensive partner Joleon Lescott also got in on the act of wishing the departing player well with the future.

"Thank you Spurs, and all the fans for an amazing time!You guys have the greatest team in England. Will ♥you always#coys Time to go home now♥"

Sylvie van der Vaart, the wide of Tottenham man Rafael, tweets her love for the club after they allowed the Dutch international to complete his move to Hamburg in Germany.


"Was good to see stan petrov today looking really well and cheering me up! What a gentleman #supportstan!"

Aston Villa youngster Gary Gardner isn't on the move but shares some good news as Stilian Petrov visits the Villans at training.


"Jordan Rhodes sold for 8m,big doe for a kid who hasn't played PL yet,loads of potential tho. Great coup for WHUFC getting Carroll."

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand offers a few thoughts on the busiest day in terms of deals in the top flight.


"Running round the house pretending I've just scored and practising goal celebrations #notgonnalie"

Sammy Ameobi doesn't get carried away with the deadline-day hype, and runs around his house like a 5-year-old instead.

"Deadline day is that exciting, i just dropped my packet of salt and vinegar at the news Kieran Richardson has signed for Fulham."

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker is simply staggered that the Sunderland utility midfielder has moved south on deadline day.


"Haha! Just going through some tweets! Apparently I'm leaving, ur avvin a laff aint ya! Cos a striker comes in doesn't mean I have to leave!"

West Ham striker Carlton Cole reacts to rumours that he's set to leave the club after the arrival of Andy Carroll at Upton Park.


"Delighted to have signed for stoke city. Looking forward to a successfull 4 years and beyond. See Ure great support at Wigan tomorrow."

Charlie Adam reveals his delight at moving from Liverpool to Stoke this afternoon.


"Welcome to our new number 9, Berbatov.. What a player.. Excited to play with him"

John Arne Riise extends a warm welcome to new Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov, after he joined the club from Manchester United.


"Absolutely devastated with my injury, 1 this is for sure i wont lie down and feel sorry for myself, i will come back fitter and stronger."

Ryan Taylor vows to return strongly after being laid low by a knee injury in Newcastle's Europa League win in mid-week.

"Of course I am sad to leave Spurs and especially all the fans which have been nothing but great!!

"Thanks to the best fans in England for an amazing time!! All your tweets and messages really mean a lot to me!"

Rafael van der Vaart, much like his lovely lady, has kind words for Tottenham fans after leaving the lcub on deadline day.

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