Hull have completed the loan signing of playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle, completing a stunning day of transfer activity for the Tigers, who also brought in Abel Hernandez, Gaston Ramirez and Mohamed Diame.
City boss Steve Bruce was the Premier League's most-active manager on deadline day, breaking his club's transfer record for Uruguay international Hernandez, adding fellow Uruguayan Ramirez on loan from Southampton and paying West Ham around 3.5 million pounds for Diame.
Roman Abramovich's money does not just buy the best players; it buys the best negotiators
Over a week before the window actually closed, Jose Mourinho said there would be "no tick tock" for Chelsea, no pressure.
All their business was done. The latter ended up changing, as Loic Remy replaced Fernando Torres, but there was still no pressure -- "no tick tock".
Almost as soon as the deal became public attention it was wrapped up. Chelsea resolved the issue almost before anyone realised it. That st...