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Goal.com Transfer Deadline Day - LIVE!
Join Goal.com for an up-to-the-second look at the final day of the summer transfer window. Across Europe and the world, players are finding new clubs, and clubs are frantically looking to bolster their squads - and you can find out all about the movers and shakers, winners and losers here!

Don't forget to follow us on twitter at goal_intl and leave your comments and thoughts about the transfer window this summer.

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00:15 BST

9/1/11

Stay with Goal.com for all the recap of the deadline day transfers, as well as a round-up of all the major movers and shakers in the summer.

Just four months to go before the January transfer window opens, but for now it's goodbye from us!

00:10 BST

9/1/11

All the deals are through, the paperwork is in, and deadline day is over.

There were some surprises and last minute bombshells, such as Raul Meireles to Chelsea and Arsenal pulling the cat out of the bag to secure Mikel Arteta.

There were also anti-climactic stories, such as Wesley Sneijder's decision to remain at Inter, Luka Modric at Tottenham, and Newcastle really didn't force a tug of war with Fulham for Bryan Ruiz.

There were a few jokes flying around, like a shock swoop from Spurs for Kaka, and plenty of official confirmation on twitter.

Overall, however, it was a fairly quiet end to deadline day compared to previous summers. Italy, Spain and Germany stayed out of the rat race, as all roads led to the Premier League eventually.

23:50 BST

8/31/11

There's still 10 minutes to go in the transfer window in Portugal, but it doesn't look like there's much activity going on there.

23:39 BST

8/31/11

How did Chelsea wrap up Raul Meireles' transfer from Liverpool so quickly?

Damien Comolli told French TV that the midfielder's move to Stamford Bridge was all but done at 2100 BST this evening.

23:33 BST

8/31/11

OFFICIAL: As we had expected, Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Mikel Arteta from Everton on a four-year deal.

The transfer fee was not disclosed, but it is expected to be above £10 million.

23:27 BST

8/31/11

OFFICIAL: Real Madrid have confirmed on their website that they have off-loaded Royston Drenthe to Everton.

Reports suggest that it is a permanent move on a free transfer, but Everton have just revealed that it will be a season-long loan deal.

23:21 BST

8/31/11

Arsenal transfer guru Jack Wilshere has just tweeted...

JackWilshere Jack Wilshere
Best news of the day! Brilliant signing! Welcome to Arteta! Great day all round for #AFC this is why #ILoveAFC. Come on you gooners!!!!

We await official confirmation.

23:18 BST

8/31/11

OFFICIAL: Sunderland have snapped up Nicklas Bendtner on loan from Arsenal on a season-long loan deal.

23:11 BST

8/31/11

OFFICIAL: Chelsea have confirmed on the signing of Raul Meireles from Liverpool on a four-year contract. For now, the transfer fee is undisclosed.



23:08 BST

8/31/11

A few OFFICIAL transfers that went through before the deadline: Striker Orlando Sa joins Fulham from Porto; Romanian wing-back Banel Nicolita has moved to St. Etienne from Steaua Bucharest.

23:05 BST

8/31/11

That is that! The summer transfer window has closed for most of Europe, although there could still be a number of confirmed deals trickling through.

22:59 BST

8/31/11

We have an update on the crazy Raul Meireles move from Liverpool, with Goal.com UK correspondent Greg Stobart telling us the Portuguese midfielder will team up with his former gaffer Andre Villas-Boas at Chelsea.

The Blues have tabled a last-ditch £15 million bid for the midfielder, who submitted a written transfer request not 20 minutes ago.

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has turned his attention to the 28-year-old after giving up his pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric but faces a race against time to land his compatriot before the transfer window shuts at 11pm.

22:58 BST

8/31/11

OFFICIAL: Chelsea have confirmed on their website that they have loaned Yossi Benayoun to Arsenal.

22:53 BST

8/31/11

Shaun Wright-Phillips has revealed to Sky Sports that he is joining QPR from Manchester City. Royston Drenthe, meanwhile, is closing in on a move to Everton from Real Madrid.

22:48 BST

8/31/11

OFFICIAL: Liverpool have now confirmed on their website that Craig Bellamy has returned to Anfield from Manchester City and he will don the No. 39 jersey.

22:42 BST

8/31/11

Craig Bellamy has reportedly signed a two-year deal with Liverpool.

It is now also revealed why Raul Meireles handed in his transfer request less than half an hour before the deadline in England. He is bound for Chelsea!

22:39 BST

8/31/11

More from Wesley Sneijder on twitter...

sneijder101010 Wesley Sneijder 
I respect all the Man Utd fans, who supported me the whole transfer window! I'm a winner and I will make you Interisti proud this season!!!!

22:37 BST

8/31/11

Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that midfielder Raul Meireles has handed in a written transfer reqest.

22:35 BST

8/31/11

OFFICIAL: Bryan Ruiz has also confirmed on twittersphere that he will be joining Fulham from Twente.

22:32 BST

8/31/11

OFFICIAL: Yossi Benayoun has revealed on twitter that he has signed for Arsenal.

YossiBenayoun15 Yossi Benayoun
I sign with arsenal,very happy and excited about it,but now my head is only in the game against grecce on friday,thanks for the support.