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Thursday transfer round up - running out of time?

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With Sky Sports News deadline ticker edging closer to showing just three full days remaining, our final negotiations will need to be concluded swiftly in order to be completed in time.

Sam Allardyce has already said today that 'time has run out' on our attempt to land Roque Santa Cruz, and given Matt Derbyshire has today joined Olympiacos Blackburn have very little time to land a replacement for Santa Cruz now.

Rumours also linked the striker with a move to Tottenham today, and if Hughes's interest in the player remains, then it looks as though we will have to get close to £20 million as his value will surely increase as we approach the Monday deadline.

Still no concrete news regarding Shay Given, with Joe Kinnear labelling our supposed offer of £5 million an 'insult'. However, Sky Sports News were confident enough to suggest a deal should be complete within the next 24 hours.

These two transfers have remained constant throughout the whole of the window and are still expected to be concluded before Monday's 5pm deadline. With Saturday's game against Stoke fast approaching, it is looking increasingly likely like it will be a busy newsday on Monday.