Darren Bent insisted he had to leave Aston Villa after too many "slaps in the face".
Brighton defender Greg Halford has agreed to extend his loan deal from Nottingham Forest until the New Year.
Liverpool are closing in on the signing of 24-year-old Rasmus Elm according to reports in the Netherlands.
Manager Kenny Dalglish and chief scout Steve Hitchen travelled to Feyenoord on Sunday to see the AZ Alkmaar midfielder play according to Dutch newspaper De Telgraaf.
However Elm didn't play in the game after becoming a father the night before.
It is thought that the midfielder will cost Liverpool around €7million, and the club hope to complete a deal before he heads to Euro 2012 with Sweden in the summer.