Football transfer window closed

The football transfer window has officially closed. We take a look back at the players who have come and gone from the region's football clubs.

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Boro complete Dyer deal

Kieron Dyer (pictured) has joined Middlesbrough Credit: PA

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.

Pardew says Newcastle business done

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."


Graham completes Sunderland switch

Danny Graham has completed a £5 million move to Sunderland Credit: Sunderland AFC

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 agree Graham fee

Sunderland have agreed a fee for Swansea striker Danny Graham Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Transfer deadline day arrives

Sunderland are understood to be chasing Gateshead-born Danny Graham Credit: Press Association

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.

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