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- Business believed to be complete for Albion
- Eleven signings in all this window
- Maksimenko goes to VVV-Venlo on loan
- Ex-Albion boss Oscar could join Watford
- Crawley let Essam go
- No further activity likely at Reds
Let's close this blog down.
Thanks for reading and your comments.
We will of course bring you the news via this website and social media should anything suddenly happen this evening.
But it's not going to now!
Andy Naylor is leaving the building.
Anyway, I'll leave this open for now.
If anything sparks into life either at the Amex or Crawley we will direct you back in this direction via our social media accounts.
Brian back again.
I think Albion In Staffs has got it right. in terms of the summer business
Though time will tell, of course.
I just wondered whether one or two more might go out today but there is still time for that in the loan market.
Speaking to David Stockdale on Saturday, he was suggesting Christian Walton would benefit from a loan deal.
More of that later in the week.
And I bet Albion In Staffs was happy with the cup draw too!
7:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14
Albion In Staffs says
After the business previously done, I'm not in the least concerned we're currently inactive on deadline day. The final hours are all hype and trousers with fans whipped into a fervour for a signing for the sake of it.
I know some want a 'big striker' but again, I'm entirely happy with the options - yes, including COG who can do the job. So no panic from me that we're not making the (ridiculous) yellow TV ties jiggle with excitement by making another headline to fill 20 seconds.
A long time coming, but happy with what we've done.
Andy Naylor here with an Albion update. Reliably informed nothing doing at the Amex. Early shutdown on deadline day.
More news from Championship as Leeds confirm the signing of Brian Montenegro.
West Ham fans may recognise the 21-year-old, who joined the Hammers on loan three years ago.
However, he rarely featured for the club and was not offered a permanent deal.
That has not put off managerless Leeds, though, as they have snapped up the striker from Nacional Asuncion, subject to international clearance.
Back on the tour of the Championship, looks like Boro's Jason Steele will be the man to fill Blackburn's goalkeeping needs on a loan deal.
Re the last comment by Ballantrae, one wonders whether Danny Pappoe could eventually have a future in the first team squad. Big defender with a decent touch on the deck.
I would agree that Rea has potential as a defender or deep-lying midfielder from the bits I've seen.
But we're talking longer term.
Those who have seen more might not agree! ,
5:20pm Mon 1 Sep 14
With 5 .40 minutes to go It looks pretty certain that the Albion will not be making any signings today.
So the only action looks like being Maksimenko's season long Loan deal.
A little disappointed we are not getting some young defender in as a result of the club not securing the young Irish defender Lenihan especially in view of Maksi's Loan.. I
I suppose we can always use the Loan Window if we need somebody if anything happens to one of our Centre Backs. Alternatively we could promote Rea from the DS.
Switching Sky off now.
Latest re: #bhafc is all-quiet in terms of any more ins or outs. That can still change with one phone call between now and 11pm.— @AndyNaylorArgus 01 September 2014
Royston Drenthe to Sheffield Wednesday!
The former Real Madrid man has just announced his own loan deal from Reading.
Quite a high maintenance player but he had a major impact off the bench at the Amex last season.
Talking of Bolton strikers who might or might not like the Amex, David Ngog is on his way to Stade de Reims as a free agent. Two-year deal. He was most recently at Swansea.
Looks like there are a handful of Championship clubs still with a bit to do.
Blackburn want a goalkeeper and could try to remedy that by 11pm.
And Cardiff look like getting through a deal for a new defender in time.
Bruno Ecuele Manga of French top-flight side Lorient is the man having a medical. My invaluable France Football new season special tells me Manga has 37 caps and five goals for Gabon and 115 top-flight appearances in France.
We might yet see Jermaine Beckford at the Amex this season.
The Bolton striker - who appears to be having one or two issues up there - has been having talks with Fulham.
Beckford used to love Withdean but was unused sub at the Amex with Bolton recently and has been (wrongly) sent off there for Leicester before.
Moving further west......
Brian Owen back at the keyboard with a South Coast development you may have seen while I was away.
Peter Brezovan's brief stint at Portsmouth is over.
They took him as non-contract cover while another ex-Seagull Michael Poke was injured.
We are still here, trying to complete tomorrow's sport pages for The Argus, while keeping an eye on what's going on in the transfer window.
It's all quiet on the Albion front.
The latest rumour concerns Wales midfielder Jack Collison joining Cardiff.
The 25-year-old is a free agent after leaving West Ham in the summer and as a result does not have to sign before the 11pm transfer deadline.
Look out for some interesting stuff on Albion's two-goal hero Lewis Dunk in The Argus tomorrow.
We will do our best to cover while Brian takes a break.
Hearing Championship Wigan have signed the highly-rated midfielder Adam Forshaw from Brentford, manager Uwe Rosler's old club.
Right, I'm off for a little while.
Andy Naylor remains here until 11pm and I'll return this evening.
The blog will tick over as and when applicable.
Story so far - Maksimenko out on loan, Essam leaves Crawley.
And a load of business before deadline day.
That undisclosed fee for Obika is £200,000.
His time at Albion was one of 11 loan spells he had away from Tottenham.
DONE DEAL: Town have signed striker Jonathan Obika from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee. #STFC http://t.co/AEo30AGOEm— @Official_STFC 01 September 2014
Not so many smiles for the bleep test! #WeAreScotland http://t.co/gcofwmzu4f— @VauxhallScot 01 September 2014
Doesn't look like i'm going to have to stay up late like on the last transfer deadline day. All quiet on the Crawley front— @stevehollis75 01 September 2014
Playing catch-up a bit after dealing with the loose ends of the Maksimenko deal (updating website, getting some photos from Venlo, etc), you’ll probably know that Middlesbrough have secured Belgian international Jelle Vossen on a season-long loan from Genk.
Boro fans seem jubilant after their team’s activity in the summer market.
Meanwhile Derby skipper Richard Keogh could be on his way to the Premier League after all.
The man whose weak clearance cruelly led to QPR’s winner at Wembley in May – after he had enjoyed a fine season - is wanted by Burnley, who have already had a £1.5 million bid turned down.
The Clarets seem to think there is a realistic chance of getting him by 11pm.
Maksi is dus nu onderweg naar Riga in Letland. Hij speelt komende dagen tegen Azerbeidzjan en Kazachstan. http://t.co/EuJzs6MLyk— @vvvvenlo 01 September 2014
Back to Maksimenko, Danny Holla had a loan spell with VVV-Venlo two years ago. #bhafc Been impressed by Holla in the holding midfield role.— @AndyNaylorArgus 01 September 2014
Maksimenko loan deal makes sense.
Vitalijs Maksimenko has gone out on loan for the rest of the season.
The defender joins second tier Dutch outfit VVV-Venlo
Change of tack from Crawley.
Sounds like there is no activity expected before the window SLAMS shut at 11pm.
More likely to be loan business when that window of opportunity opens.
Andy Naylor is in the building.
Spanish defender Miguel Ignasi used to be linked with Brighton a lot when Gus Poyet was manager.
I vaguely remember putting it to Poyet once and he seemed a bit surprised.
Anyway Ignasi, who remains on the books of Arsenal, is being linked with a £1.5 million move to Norwich today by Jim van Wijk of the Press Association.
Anyway, on to Wigan.
They have confirmed the addition of striker Andy Delort from Tours in the French second tier.
Delort was interesting Charlton but was actually paraded around the DW on Saturday. He has now signed.
The other English club after Oscar are Leeds.
Doesn't sound like there is any offer in Spain.
Being told from Spain that Oscar Garcia is leaning towards joining Watford. He is reported to also be interesting another Championship side and a club from Spain, neither of whom have been identified.
Is there any reason why all the TV presenters and reporters are wearing yellow ties?
Andy Naylor is due in soon so let's see if he has joined the trend.
“@BenFoster: I swear if I catch my son dancing behind a reporter on sky like these kids are I'm gonna 2 foot him.”— @billydavies1998 01 September 2014
Our Crawley man Steve Hollis has interpreted Connor Essam's departure today as a way of clearing space for incoming activity.
In the Championship, Blackburn have signed Everton defender Shane Duffy, 22, on a three-year deal.
Defender Connor Essam has left Crawley.
Contract cancelled by mutual consent.
He was signed by Richie Barker midway through the 2012-13 season but only made 12 appearances for the club.
Fair comment, Ballantrae, re Ward on that "players out" list.
Ward shouldn't really be on there should he?
Though he feels like a player they lost after that summer saga!
Middlesbrough, who seem to have been pretty busy this summer, have signed Dutch winger Yanic Wildschut subject to international clearance.
The under-21 international arrives from Heerenveen having come through the Ajax academy.
Will Hoskins got on as sub for Oxford as they picked up their first point of the season on Saturday by drawing 3-3 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge. The summer departure from the Amex went on at 2-2.
He converted a penalty in the Capital One Cup shoot out at West Brom last week on his debut.
In case you missed it, Hoskins sent out this tweet on signing for Oxford last week.
RT @W_Hoskins: A special thank you to all the fans at Brighton. Through my unfortunate unlucky time there you stuck by me and I'm grateful …— @AmexNECorner 26 August 2014
#wafc have accepted a bid of £7million from Crystal Palace for midfielder James McArthur, the Wigan Evening Post understands.— @PKendrickWIG 01 September 2014
Another summer departure David Lopez made his debut for Lugo in the Spanish second tier yesterday.
He went on as a 69th-minute sub in the 1-0 win at home to Valladolid which was secured by a late goal in front of just over 3,000 fans.
David has also done his ice bucket challenge.
He nominated Andrea Orlandi (among others) to go next.
...though Rob Tanner at the Leicester Mercury has just said McGoldrick is "extremely unlikely " to join the Foxes today.
A little look at the Championship...
Derby reported to have made a bid for Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie, who would fit into their attacking style.
And Ipswich being linked with ex-Albion loanee Chris Wood if, as seems likely, they lose David McGoldrick to Leicester. Haven't Leicester got enough strikers?
This may be of interest. It's not top of our agenda but we might have more on this from our own sources later.
Albion go to Vicarage Road on October 4.
So Obika to Swindon for £200K, then...
I'm going to get on with a few other bits and pieces while we await any transfer events.
But I'll leave you for now with this, in case it has passed you by and you like to keep up with Albion players who have left during this window.
It's Andrea Orlandi's weekly blog, which has been running for the last three weeks or so.
He mentions a claim to fame at the end - although on a technicality I would point out that Ulloa also has a Spanish passport.
Poor Leo, truly the forgotten man. Whatever happened to him?
Morning all, Brian Owen here in Hollingbury.
Ulloa has been added to that list!
Good start! Or wishful thinking - probably the latter.
However, it leads nicely on to news of another striker we have seen in these parts in recent months...
Could be intriguing manager transfer news. Oscar Garcia a leading contender for Watford vacancy. #bhafc go there next month.— @AndyNaylorArgus 01 September 2014
2/2 that is if Crawley decide to cash in on Joe Walsh early enough so they have time to get in two or three with the money raised— @stevehollis75 01 September 2014
Could be a relatively quiet deadline day for Crawley due to lack of funds although there is one scenario where it could get busy 1/2— @stevehollis75 01 September 2014
A reminder that so far it is 11 in, 11 out for the Seagulls including loan deals and players who were released.
That is if we only take into account players who have been involved in matchday squads.
IN: Stockdale, Hughes, Bennett (loan), Toko, Holla, McCourt, Gardner (loan), Teixeira (loan), Colunga, O'Grady, Baldock.
OUT: Kuszczak, Brezovan, Upson, Orlandi, David Lopez, Rodriguez, Buckley, Fenelon (loan), Ulloa, Dickenson, Hoskins.
On top of that, development squad winger Jeff Monakana has gone on loan to Aberdeen.
Albion added former Chelsea duo Danny Pappoe and George Cole to the development squad.
Here's one you might have missed yesterday evening...
Ever wondered what it was like to field at slip when Sachin Tendulkar was in his prime?
Or to keep goal for Germany in a game against San Marino?
Or even to play on the wing in one of those “boring” England teams David Campese loves to moan about?
We might find out today in our deadline-day transfer blog.
A bit like those three sporting roles mentioned above, we are not expecting an awful lot to be thrown our way.
I’m sure there are Albion fans who would be quite happy if the status quo were maintained all the way to 11pm.
We’ll also be taking in deadline-day events elsewhere, mainly Crawley and Albion’s rivals in the Championship.
And perhaps we will engage in a bit of chat about the season so far as action on the field comes to a pause for the international break.
We’ll keep the blog running all day so check back with us from time to time.
We will also point you back in this direction via Twitter and Facebook should things hot up.
(Have you liked our new Albion page on Facebook yet, by the way?)
But most of all we’ll be attentive for any transfer news which could still happen for the Seagulls, in or out.
And we won’t drop the ball when it comes our way!