Transfer deadline day live!

9.54am BST

I was getting all excited about the slim chance of arsenal signing a world class forward but youve ruined that with all your facts, says Ben Lake. I hope youre happy with yourself. This really raises the question of why we didnt sign Remy on the cheap? Surely he would have preffered to lead the line for Arsenal than sit on the bench for Chelsea.

Im not sure if Wenger is a huge fan of Remy.

9.45am BST

Looks as if James McArthur will cost Crystal Palace a club record £7m, the same figure Wigan agreed with Leicester City before they opted instead to secure Esteban Cambiasso, says Dominic Fifield. There had been suggestions over the weekend that Palace might send Adlene Guedioura the other way, with the finer details of the deal still to be finalised. Talks continue with Tottenham Hotspur over Zeki Fryers, whom Palace had initially hoped to secure on loan but may now have to sign permanently. But the young left-back is apparently already at Beckenham in anticipation of the completion of that move to south London.

9.42am BST

Wouldnt it be wonderful if Neil Warnock and Adel Taarabt were reunited at Crystal Palace?

9.40am BST

Juan Mata has done a tweet.

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9.31am BST

There has been interest in Arsenal from Ron Vlaar but word is he is happy at Aston Villa for the time being. Southampton are digging their heels in over Jay Rodriguez but wouldnt mind signing Andros Townsend. And Glenn Murray will leave Crystal Palace if they nab Gary Hooper from Norwich.

9.28am BST

I have just had a word with the other 1,056 and surely Nastasic would be a good signing for either Tottingham or Arsenal rather than for both? parps Duncan Smith. Unless he stays in London and just plays for whoever is at home that week.

9.21am BST

Heres some more on Micah Richards, who is heading to Fiorentina on loan, from Danny Taylor.

West Ham were in for him but there was a loan fee and quite high wages. There was been interest from Sunderland and earlier in the summer Newcastle. He is the longest serving player at City but has had injuries and turned down new contract at the end of last season because he wanted to restart his career.

9.20am BST

One for Watford fans reeling from the departure of Beppe Sanino by the way: they have been talking to the former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia about the vacancy.

9.16am BST

Are there any news on a Van Ginkel move to Milan? says Konstantin Sauer. Id rather keep him with Chelsea if compatible with allowed number of foreign players. There arent too many central midfielders left in the squad.

Hes close to joining Milan but it hasnt been confirmed yet. And Chelsea have Fabregas, Matic, Ramires and Mikel.

9.14am BST

Some things to think about when it comes to paying such a high fee for Radamel Falcao: hes almost 29 and hes had three knee operations in his career. The problem could be his wages. He could end up being the highest paid player in the league if he moves to England and that would be a big risk for a player who, while clearly extremely talented, has had fitness problems.

His is a game based on pace and aggression but would he be able to play with that sort of intensity in the most physically demanding league in the world after coming back from a cruciate ligament injury?

9.05am BST

Heres todays Rumour Mill.

9.02am BST

Micah Richards is on his way to Florence to talk to Fiorentina about a loan with a view to a permanent transfer next summer, reports our chief football writer, Daniel Taylor.

8.55am BST

If it was me making the decisions at Southampton, Im not sure Id accept Tottenhams offer of cash plus Andros Townsend for Jay Rodriguez. Remember when everyone was so hyped about Townsend? We were so young, so naive.

8.49am BST

Heres Jamies story on Arsenal and Tottenhams interest in Manchester Citys Matija Nastasic. Hed be a good signing for both, wouldnt he?

8.47am BST

At long last, Newcastle have unearthed a little gem in Rolando Aarons, says Rob Morgan. Quick , direct , fearless , scores goals and only 18. The best to come through for years. So at some point today, Ashley will sell him.

8.46am BST

Could Micah Richards really be on his way to Fiorentina?

8.44am BST

Apparently its eerily quiet at Upton Park today, even though I can hear passing cars in the background.

8.33am BST

Get your Premier League talking points here! All your talking point needs here!

8.29am BST

Jamie Jackson has been in touch with some news that will be of interest to Arsenal and Tottenham fans. He says that both clubs have made enquiries about the Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic.

8.25am BST

It sounds like West Hams Mo Diame could be off today, with Hull a possible destination for the Senegalese midfielder. This puts a dent in my dream of Sam Allardyce one day fielding an entire team of defensive midfielders.

8.20am BST

Arsenal still havent signed a striker. This is getting ridiculous.

8.16am BST

Arsenal havent signed a striker yet.

8.04am BST

Ive just heard mention of Harry Redknapp. Which is just as well, because we arrived at work together this morning.

8.02am BST

Neil Warnock has told TalkSport that he wants to bring four players to Crystal Palace today. I assume one of them is Paddy Kenny, his inspiration, his muse, the reason he gets up in the morning.

8.02am BST

I love this day, dont you absolutely love this day? says Sky Sports Man.

I absolutely love it! says Sky Sports Woman.

7.54am BST

Oh Loic! How could you!

7.47am BST

Alan Curbishley, still with us …

I was worried that the Sky presenter was going to continue by saying still … with … us … its been how long, Alan? Alan? How long have you been with us? It feels like its been for ever.

7.45am BST

My colleague, Dominic Fifield, recently a cover star in the Crystal Palace programme has been in touch. He says that Palace are looking at Zeki Fryers. Tyrone Mings, James McArthur and a striker, Chelsea are unlikely to do any business and it should be busy at QPR, with Aaron Lennon, Sandro and Jermain Defoe all potentially on their way to Loftus Road. Whos QPRs manager again?

Major honour to be sitting next to this guy today pic.twitter.com/BIVvuaXog2

7.33am BST

Heres what Paul Lambert had to say about Tom Cleverleys possible move to Aston Villa: Theres no update on that. Hes still a Manchester United player. Nothings gone forward on that.

And heres what Steve Bruce had to say about the chances of Cleverley going to Hull: Everyone keeps writing about Cleverley but I cant see it. I dont think it will happen.

7.28am BST

Barry Glendenning has just arrived in the office – our very own Jim White – and has asked why there are already so many people here. Is it deadline day? he queries.

7.27am BST

Excellent pronunciation on Sporting Gijon by Skys man in Glasgow. He really nailed the Hee-Hon.

7.24am BST

I see that Atletico Madrid have signed Alessio Cerci from Torino. Thats one striker who wont be going to Arsenal.

7.17am BST

Alan Curbishley is in the Sky Sports News studio. He thinks that Radamel Falcao fits the bill for Arsenal.

7.15am BST

It is far too early to be watching Sky Sports News. Theyre all so happy and smiley and giddy. Whats wrong with these people?

6.30am BST

Morning! Its the most wonderful time of the year! Will Radamel Falcao move from one rich club to another rich club? Will Arsenal sign a striker? Will Arsenal sign a defensive midfielder? Will Arsenal sign some defensive cover? Will Arsenal sign a dainty creative midfielder? Will Manchester United sign a new defence and a new midfield? Will Tottenham sign Morgan Schneiderlin? Will Harry Redknapp sign Jermain Defoe for the 17th time in his career? Can a man go insane from watching too much Sky Sports News? Find out all that and much more in transfer window deadline day liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When miners and gay activists united: the real story of the film Pride

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In September 2010, the writer Stephen Beresford was about to leave a meeting with film producer David Livingstone when he was asked: “Is there any story you are burning to write?” “Well, there is one,” he replied, hesitating at the door, “but no one is ever going to make it.” He acknowledges now that this is a line you can only use once in a pitch and explains that he went on to tell the story of miners in the Dulais valley in South Wales during the 1984-5 strike the longest in British history and a gay and lesbian group from London that donated more money (£11,000 by December 1984) to their cause than any other fundraiser in the UK, along with a minibus emblazoned with the logo LGSM: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.

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John Kerry says ‘airstrikes alone’ will not defeat ‘genocidal’ Isis militants

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Senior Muslims call for women to have more say in communities

Rotherham abuse scandal highlights the need for female leadership in Muslim organisations

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