Transfer deadline: The deals
The European soccer transfer deadline comes into play tonight and the market has gone wild, as clubs try to shore up weakened defences and bolster feeble attacks - but have they not had all Summer to do that? Let us see some of the deals.
Austrian international Daniel Royer is joining Hannover (Germany)
Manchester City gains Owen Hargreaves from rivals Uniter
Chelsea FC snaps up Portuguese midfield player Raul Meireles (ex FC Porto and Liverpool FC) and FC Porto player Orlando Sá joins Fulham FC. FC Porto wing-back Álvaro Pereira signs for Chelsea FC.
Brazilian midfielder Dudu signs for Dinamo Kiev (Ukraine), joining from Cruzeiro.
Queens Park Rangers, recently promoted to the English Premier League, signs Shaun Wright-Philips
Arsenal, with a disastrous opening to the season (the last game was lost 8-2 to Manchester United) has been linked with Everton's Spanish midfield player Mikel Arteta. Chu Young-Park (Republic of Korea) joins Arsenal from Monaco.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia