Latest transfer news: Hull City eye Long as closure of transfer window nears

Irish international Shane Long could be on the move before the transfer window closes.

Latest transfer news: Hull City eye Long as closure of transfer window nears

Irish international Shane Long could be on the move before the transfer window closes.

The West Brom striker has been excused from the Ireland camp in north Dublin and has been allowed to return to the UK after Hull City made a bid for the 26-year-old, while Everton have also expressed an interest.

West Brom are in talks to sign Everton's Victor Anichebe and Italian interanational Fabio Quagliarella and are also close to completing the capture of Stéphane Sessègnon from Sunderland.

If those deals go through, then Baggies manager Steve Clarke will allow Long to leave.

Everton's interest in Long hinges on whether or not they are successful in an 11th hour bid for Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku.

The big move of the transfer deadline day so-far which is expected to be completed soon is Arsenal's €50m capture of Germany international Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms on a deal worth €150,000 per week, but the official confirmation is still pending.

Arsenal have also recruited Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano on a season-long loan, while they are now hoping to complete a similar deal for Chelsea's Demba Ba.

Elsewhere, Stoke City have completed the signing of former Irish internatational Stephen Ireland on a season-long loan deal from Aston Villa.

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