Real Madrid have announced an agreement to sign highly-rated teenage defender Jesus Vallejo from Real Zaragoza.
Aston Villa have continued their spending spree after securing the services of Rudy Gestede from Blackburn on a five-year contract.
Wes Thomas has joined Blackpool on loan from npower League One side Bournemouth.
The 25-year-old striker played under Seasiders boss Michael Appleton earlier this season, scoring three goals in six league games for Portsmouth, and will stay at Bloomfield Road until January.
Thomas began life in non-league football, but has since worked his way up the League pyramid with spells at Dagenham, Cheltenham, and Crawley.