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Barnsley: The Tykes have signed Danny Drinkwater on loan from Manchester United and Cameron Park on loan from Middlesbrough. Drinkwater's deal is until January whilst Park has signed a three month deal.

Birmingham: The Blues have signed Senegalese international midfielder Guirane N'Daw on loan from St.Etienne until January. The deal includes the option to extend the 27 year old's spell at the club until the end of the season.

Brighton: The Seagulls have signed midfielder Ryan Harley from Swansea for an undisclosed fee.

Bristol City: Midfielder Lee Johnson has joined Chesterfield on loan, but defender Liam Fontaine's move to Southampton has fallen through.

Burnley: Eddie Howe's side have signed striker Zavon Hines from West Ham and loaned out centre half Leon Cort to Charlton.

Cardiff: Midfielder Peter Whittingham has signed a new three year deal with the club, whilst the Bluebirds are also believed to be close to landing Coventry defender Ben Turner for £750,000 plus striker Jon Parkin.

Coventry: The proposed takeover of the club by Gary Hoffman has collapsed.

Crystal Palace: The Eagles have signed centre half Anthony Gardner on a free transfer from Hull.

Doncaster: Rovers have signed Chelsea striker Milan Lalkovic on an initial one month loan deal.

Hull: Midfielder Jimmy Bullard has left the club and joined Ipswich after having his contract at the KC Stadium torn up.

Ipswich: The Tractor Boys have also signed striker Daryl Murphy on loan until the end of the season from Celtic and completed the permanent signing of defender Ibrahima Sonko.

Leeds: Simon Grayson's side have pulled out of a deal to sign Tamas Priskin on loan from Ipswich, but have allowed Mike Grella to move to Brentford. However, the big news at Elland Road is that winger Max Gradel is set to join St.Etienne today.

Leicester: Striker Martyn Waghorn is expected to leave the Foxes today, whilst Sven continues to search for a new 'top class' striker - he had a £6.5 million bid for Rangers' Nikica Jelavic rejected yesterday.

Middlesbrough: Boro have signed Belgium midfielder Faris Haroun, whilst striker Lee Miller has joined Carlisle for an undisclosed fee and defender Jonathan Grounds has joined Chesterfield on loan.

Peterborough: The Posh have signed Chelsea defender Ben Gordon on loan until January as well as completing the signing of Blackpool target Daniel Kearns from Dundalk for an undisclosed fee.

Portsmouth: Pompey have signed striker Marko Futacs from Werder Bremen for an undisclosed fee.

Reading: The Royals have completed the signing of ex Blackpool centre half Kaspars Gorkss for an undisclosed fee as well as completing the signing of Rotherham striker Adam Le Fondre.

Watford: The Hornets have signed Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann on loan until January.

West Ham: Winger Pablo Barrera has joined Zaragoza on loan for the season whilst Scott Parker is also expected to leave Upton Park today. However, the Hammers have strengthened their hand by signing striker Sam Baldock from MK Dons, striker Brian Montenegro on loan from Club Deportivo Maldonado and midfielder Papa Boupa Diop on a free transfer.



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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Wednesday August 31 2011
Time: 8:47AM

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