Transfer Update: Ruiz situation unsettled, Parker joins Spurs and more

Transfer Update: Ruiz situation unsettled, Parker joins Spurs and more

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Transfer Update: Ruiz situation unsettled, Parker joins Spurs and more

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Bryan Ruiz' expected move to Fulham might not happen after all.

Newcastle United has swooped in with a bid that is said to have trumped that of Fulham, meaning that the Costa Rican attacker could be on his way to St. James Park instead of Craven Cottage as had been reported on Tuesday.

Fulham is still in the mix after submitting a reported bid of £10.6 million to FC Twente for the attacker's services, but the Ruiz' situation is far from settled as the hours tick down until the transfer window closes.

Here are a few more items from a wild transfer deadline day in Europe:

PARKER JOINS TOTTENHAM

Scott Parker has gotten his wish.

A day after submitting a transfer request to West Ham, Parker has joined Tottenham on a permanent transfer.

The 2010-11 PFA Player of the Year, Parker provides a boost to Spurs' midfield, which is set to lose Honduran international Wilson Palacios to Stoke City.

In a separate transaction, Tottenham sent David Bentley to West Ham on a season-long loan.

ARSENAL IN TALKS FOR BENAYOUN, ARTETA

Arsenal has drawn the attention of most fans during the final stages of this transfer window, and after coming to agreements with Park Chu-young, Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos, the club appears to have its sights set on securing Yossi Benayoun on loan from Chelsea.

Arsenal had reportedly submitted a £10 million bid for Everton central midfielder Mikel Arteta before withdrawing interest later in the day only to have talks re-opened when Arteta expressed his desire to leaving Goodison Park.

CROUCH, JEROME EXPECTED TO SIGN WITH STOKE

Stoke City set out to improve its forward corps, and it appears to have done just that by nearing deals with Birmingham's Cameron Jerome and Tottenham's Peter Crouch.

Neither deal is final as of yet, but the details are expected to be hammered out prior to the transfer deadline.

QUICK KICKS

Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan put the finishing touches on a two-year deal with Inter Milan, completing his move from Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid re-filled its Diego quota by adding the Brazilian playmaker on loan from Wolfsburg.

Owen Hargreaves' move to Manchester City has been completed.

Young Costa Rican star Joel Campbell has been sent on loan to French club Lorient from Arsenal for the season, while French U-20 striker Gilles Sunu has joined Lorient from Arsenal on a four-year permanent deal.

Jonathan de Guzman, brother of Toronto FC midfielder Julian de Guzman, has joined Villarreal from Real Mallorca.

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What do you think of the latest transfer news? Where do you hope Ruiz ends up? Can you see Parker thriving with Spurs? Do you think Arsenal has done enough during this window? Is Stoke a threat in the Premier League?

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