Lunchtime Round-Up 1st February

Afternoon all,

I hope you've all recovered from a hectic deadline day that saw £35 million spent on transfer fees and almost £130 million in the whole of January, which is more than double than what was spent last January

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has said that he was given permission by the club to go to London and speak to QPR on deadline day. Over the past week, West brom have accused Odemwingie of acting unprofessional over the whole incident. QPR had already had two bids rejected for the Nigerian, but in the end West Brom stood firm and held onto Odemwingie

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to be out of action for another three weeks after he injured his thigh in City's game vs Stoke last weekend. He also missed City's 0-0 draw with QPR this week. Defensive options at the club seem to be very restricted at the moment as Kolo Toure is on international duty with Ivory Coast and Matija Nastasic is also out due to a knee problem

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is set to be out for six weeks according to Gunners manager Arsene Wenger. Gibbs picked up a thigh strain during Arsenal's remarkable comeback against Liverpool this week and was initially only ruled out for three weeks, but now it looks as if he will be sitting on the sidelines for double that time and is set to miss Arsenal's Champions League ties against German side Bayern Munich

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said that he will stay with the club even if the club misses out on Champions League qualification this season. Suarez has been with Liverpool since 2011 and has been one of the sides key players since the day he signed. And in many peoples opinions he has carried the team at some points, especially this season as he has notched up a total of 22 goals in all competitions

Reading manager Brian mcDermott has revealed that the club failed in an attempt to re-sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. Sigurdsson started his career at Reading, untl he moved across to German side Hoffenheim. McDermott also revealed that the club failed in a bid to bring Blackpool winger Tom ince to the club

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that he is sad to see the exit of Italian striker Mario Balotelli, but he claims that the deal was important for both sides. Balotelli has joined AC Milan for an initial fee of £19 million, with the fee believed to increase to £22 million

New Everton signing John Stones has said that he can't wait to learn from some of the clubs established players. Stones joined the club yesterday for £3 million from Championship side Barnsley on a five-year-deal

Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn rejected the chance to join Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield United on deadline day, prefering to stay with Aberdeen

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has only got four months to convince Sir Alex Ferguson that he doesn't need to sign a new goalkeeper in the summer. United were believed to have been interested in Stoke City's Asmir Begovic, but yesterday Begovic said that he wasn't leaving the club anytime soon

Chesterfield goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell has extended his loan at Blue Square Premier side Stockport County until April 16th