Everton made headlines today as they bolstered their defensive options with the addition of John Heitinga from Atletico Madrid for a fee of £6 million. The Holland international had joined the Spanish capital club just last year, but will now reinforce the Toffees as they look to mount a challenge in the Europa League.
Portsmouth have added yet another player to their ranks, this time Watford defender Mike Williamson, who joins for a fee in the region of £3 million. Meanwhile, Pompey have sent David Nugent out on loan to Burnley, with the Clarets securing an option to make this move permanent at the end of the season, and signed former Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim.
Manchester City have been credited with an interest in Inter's unsettled winger Ricardo Quaresma, whose agent came out on Monday to say the former Sporting prodigy might not have to wait for the January transfer window to depart the Italian champions.
Aston Villa have made official the signing of defender James Collins from West Ham and are due to announce the capture of Manchester City's Richard Dunne.
Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland were reported to be close to making a swap deal involving Alan Hutton and Anton Ferdinand, but negotiations have allegedly broken down.
Martin Petrov will remain at City as his reported transfer to Tottenham failed to materialize. However, all is not bad news for Spurs as they have landed Niko Kranjcar from Pompey.
Bolton have confirmed that Nantes hot-shot Ivan Klasnic will ply his trade at the Reebok Stadium this stadium after joining on a season-long deal.
In Italy, Inter could prepare a January move for Lazio star Goran Pandev as they look to replace Samuel Eto'o, who will be away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations. However, the Nerazzurri reportedly face competition from Fiorentina, who will reportedly sign Boca Juniors' 18-year-old defender Ezequiel Munoz when the transfer window reopens.
In Germany, Hertha reinforced their squad with the signings of Florian Kringe, Adrian Ramos and Cesa, whereas in Belgium, champions
Standard Liege have snapped up free agent Ricardo Rocha, previously of Tottenham.
Elsewhere, defender Miguel Torres has left Real Madrid for Getafe and Anthony Mounier has joined Nice from Olympique Lyonnais.
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