Transfer and team news is starting to pick up for Chelsea, but it's also starting to pick up for many other clubs who didn't do all their shopping early in the window. I thought I'd throw together a few links to give you a look at what some of the competition is looking at lately.
The big news of the day is that Manchester City seem to have agreed on a fee to ship Carlos Tevez to Brazil. He's always been great at hitting us on the counter, so I'm not upset to see him leave at all (he's not that pleasant to look at either). They may well be replacing him with fellow Argentinian Kun Aguero though, adding more top class youth to a talented young squad.
Owen Coyle is quickly gaining a reputation of getting the most out of young players. FC Bracelona product Jeffren Suarez was blocked (and potentially forever if the Sanchez deal is finalized), and it looks as if talks are getting serious about bringing him to the Premier League. This is one I'd love to see happen, as after what they did with Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge I'm developing a real soft spot for Bolton.
Arsenal have finally completed their signing of Lille's Gervinho. They seem to be on the verge of adding another under the radar youngster as well. Joel Campbell is probably a name you haven't ever heard of, but that's usually the Wenger way. The teenager has all the physical tools to excel, but Arsenal is a huge step up from competing in Costa Rica. Also in Arsenal news, Denilson is likely heading back to Brazil in a loan move that could become permanent. Making a living playing in South America seems like it's becoming a more viable option lately.
Aston Villa have potentially gotten a real steal when they acquired Shay Given for only 3.5 million pounds. He's likely an upgrade to Brad Friedel, who'll now be competing for playing time at Tottenham. Now Villa just need to be as successful replacing Stuart Downing and Ashley Young. Their bid for Charles N'Zogbia seems to have been rejected, now they are being linked to surprise Copa America hero Juan Manuel Vargas.
QPR may have just been promoted, but their best player is aparently ready to leave them before taking a crack at the Premier League. Newly rich PSG are hot on the heels of Adel Taarabt, and the manager confirms he's likely leaving the club. I was actually quite interested in him as a low priced option, but that seems unlikely now.