Strikers In Demand: The big signing of the window is Dzeko moving to Manchester City, providing a much needed 8th striker on the books…but with bags of potential and a heavy tag around his neck (£27m) City fans will be hoping the Bosnian can push their title challenge.
In the championship there has been a flurry of striker movement to help the push for promotion: out of favour goal machine Matty Fryatt moving to Hull, Norwegian wonder Iversen returning to England with Crystal Palace, pacey Luke Moore boosts the Swansea attack, Jon Parkin filling the gap (literally) at Leicester, while tricky Tommy Smith completed a permanent move to QPR.
Fergie sends Macheda back to Italy for some first team experience after he was loaned to Sampdoria. And who could forget ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Morgan joining Dagenham & Redbridge after politely tweeting that he hopes the Aldershot fans ‘die. They probably never thought they’d see him move so fast…running all the way to Victoria road!
Midfield Reinforcements: Steve Sidwell is on the move in a bid to jump start his premiership career, signing for Fulham for an undisclosed fee until the end of the season. Lawrence completes a permanent move to Pompy and Ben Arfa pledges to become a fully fledged Geordie after impressing before breaking his leg.
Big At The Back: Sol Bamba moves to Leicester from Hibs and scores in the FA Cup with his first touch in English football.
One in and one out for Spurs as they send Kyle Walker to Villa on loan for the rest of the season while completing the pre-contracted move of South African Centre back Khumalo to help their depleted back line.
Across London The Hammers make the first of what they hope will be several moves to strengthen their squad by securing Wayne Bridge on loan for the rest of the season.
Europe: the big influx has come at Spanish side Malaga as they add 5 to their playing staff in the hope of avoiding a relegation scrap. The signings include Brazilian Baptista, Spanish dynamo Camacho, and the hard hitting (get your haircut) Argentinean defender Demichelis.
Leytonstone born Turkish international Colin Kazim-Richards was on the move signing for Galatasaray after his contract was terminated by Fenerbahçe