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One major trend emerged from Monday's transfer deadline day — the growing importance of the loan. Nearly half of all deals in a final 24 hours of trading were loans rather than permanent transfers.
It has been a hectic window with records breaking left, right and centre. From the first to the last minute, there were surprises aplenty, right up to Falcao's loan move to Manchester United.
When Nathaniel Chalobah completed his four-month move to Burnley on Monday, it took the number of Chelsea players on loan at different clubs around the world to 22, the equivalent of two teams.
Manchester United scored the biggest coup of transfer deadline day with a surprise loan deal for prolific Monaco striker Radamel Falcao. Here's seven things to know about the Colombian...
JEFF POWELL: After decades of waiting for the fight the whole world wants to see, it now seems that Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao could happen twice in one year.
EXCLUSIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed Radamel Falcao's switch to Manchester United as a 'fantastic buy' for Louis van Gaal.
Javier Hernandez has completed a loan move to Real Madrid with the possibility of making the transfer from Manchester United permanent next summer.
Manchester United have signed Daley Blind for £14million as Louis van Gaal makes moves to sort out the defensive unrest at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have shown their financial muscle by completing a stunning deadline-day deal for Radamel Falcao after moneybags neighbours City were put off by the staggering cost.
Keep track of all the latest results from the men's and women's singles from the US Open. This page will be updated throughout the tournament so you can follow the progress of your favourites.
Arsene Wenger has made a dramatic move to solve his lack of goal power by agreeing a £16million deal to sign England striker Danny Welbeck.
The 29-year-old fell out of favour with Manuel Pellegrini after injury problems and has moved back to Spain with and Valencia are obligated to sign him permanently for £23.8m next summer.  
Celtic completed a swoop for Stefan Scepovic but missed out on a second striker when a deal for Manchester City's John Guidetti collapsed due to the paperwork failing to go through in time.
For a mountainous country that is often snowbound, with a population under eight million, Switzerland is remarkably adept at producing excellent tennis players.
QPR have announced the signing of Dynamo Kiev midfielder Niko Kranjcar on a season-long loan deal. Harry Redknapp managed the Croatian at Portsmouth and Tottenham.
Manchester United youngsters Tom Lawrence and Nick Powell have joined Premier League new-boys Leicester City. Lawrence moves on a four-year deal, while Powell moves on loan.
Hatem Ben Arfa has joined Hull City on loan for the remainder of the season, bringing an end to his exile at Newcastle United, on the night Gaston Ramirez signed for the club.
If the World Cup wasn't enough to whet your footballing appetite this summer, we've got another transfer window jam-packed with Premier League sides looking to revamp their squads. Here's your club-by-club guide to all the moves.
Russian Ekaterina Makarova moved into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open with a 7-6(2) 6-4 win over seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard as the Canadian wilted under the punishing conditions.
MARTIN SAMUEL: Sir Alex Ferguson once said ‘we invest in young players - that is what we are good at — we’re not like other clubs who can spend fortunes.' It's all changed at Manchester United.
Keep track of all the latest hilarious virals and memes that pop up on transfer deadline day as Sportsmail takes a look at the less serious side of the day's business.
Raheem Sterling admitted he had to Google ‘Ricky Villa’ and ‘Ricky Gervais’ after Brendan Rodgers’s tongue-in-cheek response to his miss against Tottenham on Sunday.
Old Trafford sources claim that Tom Cleverley travelled to Merseyside after Everton had a £7.5million bid accepted but the club then made an unsuccessful bid to knock United down to £5m.
Follow Sportsmail's live coverage of Transfer deadline day as sides up and down the country attempt to complete their summer business before the 11pm deadline.
Burnley have confirmed the signing of George Boyd for £3million from Hull City as Sean Dyche looks to bolster his squad on transfer deadline day.
French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has sealed a season-long loan move to Roma from Newcastle. The agreement also includes the option to buy the player outright.
Swansea midfielder Jose Canas has left the club and joined Spanish club Espanyol after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.
QPR have signed Brazilian Sandro from Tottenham Hotspur for £10million after the midfielder spent five years at Spurs. Sandro has been signed by Harry Redknapp for a second time.
Gus Poyet is a relieved man after landing two fellow South Americans, Sebastian Coates and Ricky Alvarez, having earlier warned that failure to sign his targets would be ‘very dangerous’.
Football legends past and present came together to promote peace in Gaza at the Interreligous Match for Peace staged Rome. Stars including Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were on show.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech seems content that he is to remain a Chelsea player at least until January after staying put on transfer deadline day.
Just when you thought Manchester United had done spending, they sign Radamel Falcao. After a summer of huge transfers, how can the club still splurge more? NICK HARRIS explains...
Crystal Palace have signed Kevin Doyle on loan from Wolves and sent Glenn Murray on loan to Reading in a double striker move on transfer deadline day.
A number of Barclays Premier League clubs look like being disappointed by the news that Jermain Defoe looks unlikely to leave current club Toronto FC.
Southampton have completed a double swoop for Belgium international Toby Alderweireld and Red Bull Salzburg winger Sadio Mane.
Welsh rugby has been tearing itself apart of late, but for Matthew Rees the political unrest would have been mere background noise, after his more personal battle for survival.
Daley Blind was handed the Dutch Player of the Year gong as Louis van Gaal received a lifetime achievement award at an annual gala in Hilversum on Monday night.
MIKE DICKSON IN NEW YORK: Serena Williams finally conquered the nerves that have wrecked her year when she beat Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
MIKE DICKSON REPORTS FROM NEW YORK: Andy Murray needed a tide of energy to supress Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in brutal conditions at the US Open.
West Ham United have signed Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano for £1million. Amalfitano spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion.
Luke Donald or Lee Westwood? The man who's never lost a foursomes match in Europe or the rock of so many Ryder Cup wins? That's the tough call for captain Paul McGinley.
Jordan Henderson recognises that the appeal of the Premier League and the phenomenal salaries on offer are major dangers to our national team.
The best racing bets from Tuesday's meetings at Carlisle, Goodwood, Hamilton and Kempton.
Surprising splits within UEFA now make it highly unlikely that the world’s most powerful football confederation will put up a candidate to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.
Luis Suarez has turned up at Liverpool's training ground on transfer deadline day... but the Uruguay star is only there to clear out his locker after his £75million move to Barcelona.
Japanese winger Ryo Miyaichi has left Arsenal to join FC Twente on a season-long loan deal, according to reports in Holland.
PAUL NEWMAN: Peter Moores has defended England’s much-derided approach to the one-day game — and Alastair Cook’s role — but refused to rule out changes before the World Cup.
Stoke City have completed the £1million season-long loan signing of Oussama Assaidi from Liverpool. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium.
Micah Richards has joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan deal after West Ham turned their back on the pursuit of the Manchester City and former England defender.
Germany's Mesut Ozil is unlikely to play in the friendly against World Cup finalists Argentina on Wednesday but could be fit for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Sunday.
Chelsea youngster Marco van Ginkel has completed a season-long loan deal to AC Milan, following in the footsteps on Fernando Torres.
Wigan midfielder James McArthur has completed a club record £7 million move to Crystal Palace on the final day of the transfer window. Neil Warnock beat off competition from Leicester.
Martin Odegaard, Norway’s youngest ever international is not signing for anyone before the end of Monday's transfer deadline day, according to sources very close to the 15-year-old.
Fabio Borini's proposed £10million move from Liverpool to Queens Park Rangers is officially off after the west London club failed to agree personal terms with the striker.
Long-term Everton target David Henen looks set to join Olympiacos from Anderlecht in a £3million deal. Roberto Martinez was not willing to pay more than £1.5million.
It is not always lack of opportunity that thwarts English ambition. Players like Cleverley, Richards and Young have had chances. They just haven’t been good enough.
Hull City have confirmed the signing of Mohamed Diame from West Ham on a three-and-a-half-year contract. The 27-year-old midfielder made 79 appearances for the Hammers.
Leeds and England captain Kevin Sinfield has called time on his international career with immediate effect. The 33-year-old has won 26 England caps and 14 Great Britain caps.
Former England youth international and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has signed for newly-promoted Russian Premier League outfit FC Ufa.
Sebastian Coates has teamed up with fellow Uruguayan Gus Poyet at Sunderland after completing a season-long loan move from Liverpool.
Gus Poyet has snapped up his second South American of the day following Ricky Alvarez’s arrival from Inter Milan. The Argentina winger has penned a season-long loan deal.
Delroy Facey, 34, who played 10 times for Bolton in the top tier of English football has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery.
While Radamel Falcao isn't the defensive player that everyone outside of Ed Woodward's mission control believes Manchester United need, the signing is a goals guarantee.
Argentina talisman Lionel Messi is set to miss the much anticipated friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin injury, in a rematch of the World Cup final from Rio in July.
Lewis Holtby has agreed to join Hamburg on a season-long loan.  The former Schalke midfielder completed his medical on Monday.
Radamel Falcao will join Manchester United on loan on transfer deadline day, but where will the Monaco striker fit in Louis van Gaal's plans at Old Trafford?
It's been a busy transfer deadline day all over Europe, with players coming and going across the Premier League and beyond.
Colchester have promoted academy chief Tony Humes to the role of first-team manager following the departure of Joe Dunne - who left the club after four consecutive defeats in League One.
Tottenham have announced the signing of Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier on a £4.7million move after the defensive midfielder passed a medical. 
Shinji Kagawa was put through his paces on his return to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester United. The 25-year-old re-joined the Bundesliga club for £6.3million.
The Football Association has asked Chesterfield to launch a full investigation into the alleged racist abuse aimed towards their players at Port Vale on Saturday.
England captain Wayne Rooney was in buoyant mood as he linked up with the rest of the squad for the first time since being named captain.
Former Russia and Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis has been named the head coach of the Latvian side Jurmala.
A West Ham fan who raced onto the Upton Park pitch and took a free-kick during the match with Tottenham is facing a possible ban. Jordan Dunn was charged under Section 4 of the Football Offences
Paperwork is now complete and the 24-year-old has penned a three-year deal at the KC Stadium, with option of a fourth year.
Premier League newcomers Burnley have confirmed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan. 
Xabi Alonso insists he is still hungry for success at Bayern Munich despite two Champions League wins, a World Cup victory and two European championship titles.
Swansea have completed the signing of Gambian striker Modou Barrow for £1.5million. The 21-year-old arrives from Swedish club Ostersunds FK on a performance-related contract.
Crystal Palace have signed former Tottenham defender Zeki Fryers for a £3million fee. The 21-year-old has signed a three-year deal with Neil Warnock's side after passing his medical on Monday.  
Fernando Torres' supreme fitness helped him break all previous records when undergoing his AC MIlan medical, boss Filippo Inzaghi has revealed.
Aston Villa's Karim El Ahmadi has re-joined Feyenoord for a £750,000 fee. The midfielder had one year left on his Villa Park contract but had fallen out of contention under Paul Lambert.
Daniel Agger is back in his former club's colours for the first time since 2006 as the Danish defender officially complete his move to Brondby. The 29-year-old spent eight years at Anfield.
As Alexis Sanchez celebrated his first Premier League goal against Leicester on Sunday afternoon, he probably wasn't aware of its significance.
Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen returns with the latest installment of his column for MailOnline Sport. This week he reflects on Manchester United's transfer policy and team building Strachan style.
Jose Mourinho craved a striker and, without a doubt, the Chelsea manager got one when he pulled £32million out and got Diego Costa in return.
Liverpool are in talks over a deal to sign former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes. He is a free agent after being released by his boyhood club this summer.
JAMIE REDKNAPP: After watching Diego Costa closely at Atletico Madrid last season, I picked him as one of my 10 to watch this time around. So far, so good.
Steven Gerrard's retirement from international football will leave a huge hole in England’s midfield. I don’t see any midfielder who can replicate what he does.
It is hard to believe it is 10 years since Wayne Rooney signed for Manchester United. Ten years since that first press conference with partner Coleen sitting shyly in a corner of the room.
So Fernando Torres’s time in English football is over and I am glad he is heading to AC Milan. It was a joy to be on the same team as him during that period.
Some people think Liverpool are mad to bring Mario Balotelli to Anfield, but he is the kind of signing that gets fans buzzing. He is a unique character and has the potential to be a real success at Liverpool.
JEFF POWELL: Manchester United are in a hiatus of transition and will continue to be so while the latest boss, Louis van Gaal, struggles to correct this listing juggernaut.
MARTIN SAMUEL: So here comes another one, just like the other one. The best team in England have the toughest Champions League draw. Again.