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Happy Harry!

QPR have completed the signing of Brazilian international Sandro from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 25 year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal, after Rangers agreed an undisclosed fee with Spurs for the midfielder’s services.

He’s been a massive target of mine all summer and I honestly didn’t think we’d be able to pull it off – it’s a real statement from the club, from the owners, to bring in a player of his undoubted ability.

He brings energy, aggression, power and quality. They call him the Beast. He’s not only a top quality footballer, but a fantastic boy as well. He’ll lead by example for us.

Tottenham fans loved him and I’m sure the QPR fans will too.

– Harry Redknapp, QPR manager
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Redknapp: "He’s not only a top quality footballer, but a fantastic boy as well. He’ll lead by example for us." http://t.co/hEujjnNnKP

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Deadline looms as QPR sign Sandro

With little under an hour until the transfer window closes, many managers are going to the wire.

This is the situation for London clubs:

ARSENAL It seems Arsene Wenger may be poised to act despite being at a charity football event in Rome. The Gunners have agreed a deal in principle to sign Manchester United's Danny Welbeck. However, talks remain ongoing and Arsenal may be going to the wire to get the deal over the line.

CRYSTAL PALACE Neil Warnock has said he wanted as many as four new faces today and has already brought two in as Tottenham's Zeki Fryers and Wigan's James McArthur have completed their moves after being spotted at the training round earlier.

QPR It's one of Harry Redknapp's favourite days although he uncharacteristically refused the offer of an interview from out of his car window. The club earlier agreed a fee of around £10million for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini although it is understood he has failed to agree personal terms. There is better news as Sandro joins the club! Jermain Defoe could join him, with QPR owner Tony Fernandes optimistic over bringing thim to the club. Nico Kranjcar could also complete a move too but a deal for Lassana Diarra has died.

CHELSEA Marco van Ginkel is the second Blues player to head to Milan in this window, following Fernando Torres on a one-year loan deal.

TOTTENHAM Lewis Holtby has left the north London club to join Hamburg on loan for the season although Spurs have boosted their midfield numbers with the signing of Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier.

Has Arsenal secured Danny Welbeck?

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Could Danny Welbeck be moving to Arsenal? Credit: PA

Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck as talks continue to complete the deal before the close of the transfer window.

The 23-year-old appears set to be given the opportunity to leave Old Trafford.

The Gunners must secure a deal before the 11pm deadline.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is at a charity football event in Rome.

Brentford sign striker Betinho

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The striker has joined the club on loan for the whole season Credit: Brentford FC

Brentford have signed striker Portugal Under-21 international Alberto Coelho from Sporting Clube de Portugal on loan for the 2014/15 season.

The 21-year-old attacker, better known as Betinho, arrived in London this morning to complete the move.

He will be part of the Brentford squad for the 2014/15 Championship campaign.

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Crystal Palace sign James McArthur

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James McArthur has signed a three year contract Credit: Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have completed their second signing of transfer deadline day by snapping up midfielder James McArthur from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

26-year-old McArthur has signed a three year contract and travelled down on Monday to meet up with Neil Warnock at the Beckenham Training Ground.

Capped 15 times by Scotland, the midfielder began his career with Hamiton Academicals where he spent five years before making the move south of the border to Wigan Athletic in July 2010.

Alexander Kacaniklic signs new contract with Fulham

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The player has extended his contract at Fulham Credit: Fulham FC

Fulham has confirmed that Alexander Ka?anikli? has signed a contract extension which sees him committed to the club untilJune 2016.

The Sweden international winger has now moved to FC Copenhagen on a season-long loan deal.

Kacaniklic has made 29 appearances for the Whites in all competitions, and everyone at the Club has wished him the best of luck in Denmark.

Zeki Fryers joins Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have made their first purchase of transfer deadline day by bringing in Tottenham Hotspur left-back Zeki Fryers for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a three year contract with the Eagles and becomes Neil Warnock's second signing during his second stint as manager, following Wilfried Zaha's loan move on Thursday.

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Zeki Fryers is moving to Crystal Palace from Tottenham Credit: Crystal Palace FC

I am very excited to be here and it's a fresh start for me now. I can't wait to get out on the training pitch and show what I can do.

I have met Neil Warnock this morning and we had a good chat about the game and things on and off the pitch. I am really looking forward to working with such a great manager and getting to know my new team-mates.

– Zeki Fryers

Tottenham have wished the defender all the best on his move.

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We have reached agreement with Crystal Palace for the transfer of Zeki Fryers. We wish him all the best. http://t.co/NKDABZ3mVK

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'Boris Island' plans to be rejected

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Lord Foster outlined plans for the Thames estuary airport Credit: Foster & Partners

The Mayor of London's plans for a so-called 'Boris Island 'Thames Estuary airport plan will be officially rejected tomorrow.

The Airports Commission is expected to give the thumbs down to the plans, which would have seen a four runway airport built to the east of the capital.

Official confirmation will come from the Commission's Chief Sir Howard Davies but already aides close to Boris Johnson have admitted plans for the island airport are unlikely to be considered by Government.

We strongly suspect that the Airports Commission has decided not to short-list the estuary option.

If so, it will be a sadly short-sighted decision but far from the end of the process.

Airports policy has been stalled for nearly five decades, ricocheting like a billiard ball between Heathrow and Gatwick.

We have one opportunity to break out of that but it seems the commission has taken us back to the same old, failed choice. But the final decision will lie with the Government and a key question now is whether the commission will play much of a role in that.

– Daniel Moylan, Mayor's chief aviation adviser
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Heathrow is proposing to build two new runways Credit: PA

The rejection of the scheme will leave just three options, two additional runways at Heathrow and one at Gatwick.

The Mayor has already announced he is seeking to be the candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip at next year's general election.

The constituency borders on Heathrow and contains many people who depend on London's main airport for their livelihoods.

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Plans for a so-called 'Boris Island' are expected to be killed off tomorrow Credit: PA
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