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Middlesbrough have signed former Newcastle United winger Kieron Dyer on a short-term deal.
The 34-year-old has been training with Boro since being released by Queens Park Rangers earlier this month. He could now make his debut against boyhood club Ipswich Town this weekend.
Dyer made more than 190 appearances in eight seasons at St James' Park.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says the club have completed all their January business and that no more players will be joining or leaving St James' Park during this transfer window.
Speaking ahead of Thursday's 11pm transfer deadline, Pardew said: "This year we've obviously done our work early, and we've got the players in that we felt we needed.
"But there's definitely no-one going out, and that's the key. A couple of enquiries, but they were no's."
Magpies owner Mike Ashley was spotted leaving the club's training ground today. Regarding his visit, Pardew said: "Mike was here today because I think he wanted to see the new players and just welcome them to the club.
"We've worked hard to get into this position, and now what we've got to do is make sure the team is strong enough between now and the end of the year."
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has been spotted leaving the club's training ground.
Magpies manager Alan Pardew said the businessman had visited to meet their new January signings.
Watch a video of him leaving in a helicopter:
York City have signed Swansea City defender Curtis Obeng on a short-term loan deal.
The 23-year-old will now spend the next month at Bootham Crescent.
Sunderland's new signing Danny Graham has told Swansea City's official website:
Sunderland have completed the signing of striker Danny Graham from Premier League side Swansea City.
The 27-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Stadium of Light after the clubs agreed a fee of around £5 million for the player.
Sunderland are understood to have agreed a fee with Swansea City for striker Danny Graham.
The Black Cats have been linked with the 27-year-old for a number of weeks and are now firm favorites to sign the Gateshead-born forward.
Graham's former club Middlesbrough are also understood to have agreed a fee with the Swans this morning. However, the player is believed to have rejected any move back to the Riverside.
It is transfer deadline day and our region's football clubs have until 11pm tonight to make any further signings.
Gateshead-born Danny Graham could be among those heading to the North East.
Sunderland are understood to be chasing the Swansea striker.