Wednesday 13 December 2017

Stoke snap up Crouch for £10m

Stoke made a late raid on Premier League rivals Tottenham to sign midfielder Wilson Palacios and striker Peter Crouch.

The Honduran signed on a four-year deal for £8m while the England international just about beat the deadline to seal a £10m switch. Stoke also confirmed the signing of Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

ASTON VILLA pounced near the deadline to sign Alan Hutton on a permanent deal from Spurs, with Jermaine Jenas also switching from White Hart Lane on a season-long loan deal

TOTTENHAM completed a deal for Scott Parker on a £5m fee from West Ham, but they failed in a move for Gary Cahill.

QPR completed the signing of Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips and ANTON FERDINAND from Sunderland. The the pair become the fourth and fifth major signings of the Tony Fernandes era, following Joey Barton, Luke Young and Armand Traore to west London.

Blackburn signed centre-back Scott Dann from Birmingham on a four-year contract for a fee of £7.7m. Rovers also landed Everton striker Yakubu, who had been on loan at Leicester.

Everton confirmed the signing of striker Denis Stracqualursi on a season-long loan from Argentinian side Tigre. The Toffees also moved for Royston Drenthe on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

Celtic signed Moroccan left-back Badr El-Kaddouri on loan from Dynamo Kiev. The 30-year-old has joined until January, although the Bhoys have the option to buy.

Inter Milan completed the signing of forwards Mauro Zarate and Diego Forlan, while Real Madrid have loaned Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago to Roma.

Bolton strengthened their strikeforce by signing young French forwards David Ngog and Gael Kakuta from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Chelsea respectively. Ngog penned a three-year contract while Kakuta joined on loan until January 1.

Manchester City made Owen Hargreaves the most unexpected signing of the summer transfer window when the injury-plagued midfielder joined on a one-year deal.

Wolfsburg confirmed the arrival of Alexander Hleb from Barcelona and the departure of Diego on loan for one season to Atletico Madrid.

Wigan completed the signing of Scotland forward Shaun Maloney from Celtic on an initial two-year deal. The 28-year-old travelled to Lancashire earlier in the day after the two clubs agreed a fee, believed to be about £1m. Wigan also have signed Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt on a season-long loan.

west ham signed David Bentley from Tottenham on a season-long loan. The Hammers also signed Henri Lansbury on loan from Arsenal and Guy Demel from Hamburg.

Everton's Irish defender Shane Duffy joined Scunthorpe on a month's loan, while

Terry Dixon -- who has suffered a luckless run of injuries since Steve Staunton called him into the Republic of Ireland senior squad as a 16-year-old -- has put pen to paper with Bradford.

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