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Premier League transfer news, gossip: Welbeck, Falcao, Defoe

By NDJSport  |  Posted: September 02, 2014

  • Radamel Falcao completed a £6 million loan move from Monaco to Manchester United

  • Arsenal signed Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck in a £16 million deadline-day transfer

  • Toronto FC's former Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe could not find any takers

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A RECORD £835 million was spent by Barclays Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United were responsible for a huge portion of that as they completed the £13.8 million signing of Ajax and Holland star Daley Blind and the £6 million loan switch of Monaco’s Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on deadline day.

New United manager Louis van Gaal had already contributed a British record £59.7 million to the total when he brought in Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

The other big deadline-day transfer saw Danny Welbeck make a £16 million move from Man United to Arsenal. Fellow United striker Javier Hernandez also left Old Trafford on loan, joining Real Madrid.

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Manchester City and England defender Micah Richards joined Italian side Fiorentina on loan, while Hull brought in four players – Abel Hernandez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Gaston Ramirez and Mo Diame.

One player who could not secure a deadline-day move was former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe. The Daily Telegraph reports that the Toronto FC player travelled back to England from Canada but could not find a Premier League club to take him on.

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