And so the transfer window creeps towards its close. Premier League managers, directors of football, chief executives and various scouts are beavering away trying to uncover the gem of a deal or young star that their rivals have been unable to secure.
While all this goes on, there are a few matches to take care of in the Premier League, but teams such as Manchester United and Arsenal look as though they still need to get a bit of business over the line before the window SLAMS shut at 11pm on Monday.
With all this in mind we are bringing you a round-up of the most intriguing transfer stories from around the press and internet from today and we will start off with...
Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Shinji Kagawa, as he has agreed terms over a four-year contract to return to his former club.
The deal will be worth only £6.3million, nearly half the £12million Manchester United paid to sign him from the Bundesliga side in 2012.
Kagawa has never really settled at Old Trafford sine he arrived, with injuries and both Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes struggling to find a suitable role for him in the team.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra is closing in on a switch to QPR after he fell out with his coach at Lokomotiv Moscow and refused to train, leading him to be released.
Harry Redknapp was his manager when he was a player at Portsmouth, where he moved after failing to settle at either Emirates Stadium or Stamford Bridge, before completing a switch to Real Madrid.
Diarra has agreed to compromise on wages after arriving in London to complete a medical
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