Football Shorts - Deadline day rumours and updates, who? where? when?

It is transfer deadline day, and speculation is continuing to mount by the hour with clubs looking to secure last minute deals.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 31st January 2014, 11:06 am

Liverpool are close to the £15m signing of 24 year-old winger Yevhen Konoplyanka after Tottenham dropped their interest in the Ukrainian International. (The Guardian)

Schalke star Julia Draxler is set to reject the chance to join Arsenal before the 11pm deadline. (Daily Star)

Swansea are looking to sign Blackpool winger Thomas Ince after the Seasiders sack his dad Paul as manager. (Daily Mirror)

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Fulham’s Dimitar Berbatov is set to leave the club today, with a return to Tottenham a possibility. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott is set to see out the remaining six months of his contract after recent interest from West Ham, Fulham and Besiktas. (Football365)

Sunderland are to complete a £3m deal for Brighton’s Liam Bridcutt (Daily Star), and are also the latest side to have shown recent interest in Leeds United top goal scorer Ross McCormack. (Football365)

Italian giants Inter Milan are interested in signing Manchester United winger Nani on loan. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have held talks with Hadjuk Split for younger Mario Pasalic regarding a £3m deal (Daily Mail), and the London club are looking to sign 19 year-old St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma but the French side are asking for £18m. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton turned down a £3m bid from Swansea City for Jack Cork. (Football365)

Everton defender Jonny Heitinga is set for a switch to Fulham. (Daily Mail)

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is looking to sign Valencia’s Sergio Canales on loan to help with their relegation battle (Daily Mirror), and they are also in talks to sign Olympiacos striker Kostas Mitroglou for £12m, previously watched by Newcastle and Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are close to signing Napoli left-back Pablo Armero after Joey Obrien is set to be out for up to 12 weeks. (Daily Star)

Local stuff now, and SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY have completed a loan deal for Arsenal youngster Benik Afobe until the end of the season.

Afobe, 20, has previously spent time on loan at HUDDERSFIELD TOWN.

Two HULL CITY players could be heading for Nottingham Forest- out-of-favour striker Danny Graham and central defender Jack Hobbs, who has already been on loan with them.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says Spurs loanee Jake Livermore will be staying for the rest of the season and doesn’t expect anymore incomings today.

LEEDS UNITED are moving players on rather than bringing them in with Luke Varney set to complete a move to Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers.

The striker asked not to play on Tuesday when Leeds hosted Ipswich Town.

Brighton have had a bid for HUDDERSFIELD TOWN midfielder Adam Clayton reportedly rebuffed.

SHEFFIELD UNITED defender Tony McMahon has joined Blackpool. McMahon had originally joined on a 28-day loan last week but has now signed a contract until the end of the season.

ROTHERHAM UNITED have annouced that James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic will stay at the club until the end of the season.

BARNSLEY manager Danny Wilson said former Doncaster midfielder Martin Woods is training with the Reds, according to Yorkshire Post football writer Leon Wobschall. Wilson is also interested in bringing in Scottish goalkeeper Iain Turner. The Reds boss also wants to extend the loan deal of Liverpool full-back Ryan Mclaughlin.

They have also signed former Huddersfield Town full-back Jack Hunt on loan from Premier League Crystal Palace for the rest of the season.

The Tykes are also hoping to sign Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong on loan until the end of the season.