A team's fortunes on transfer deadline day can play a significant role in their success during the remainder of the campaign. Whether it be a bargain buy or an expensive foreign recruit, a club's survival, European or title bid can often rest on the success of the final day of the window.
Deadline day has the capacity to deliver diamonds and disasters in equal measure. For every Suarez or Jelavic, who have moved clubs at the eleventh hour and become instant heroes for their new clubs, there's a Carroll or Torres - over-priced panic buys who wilt under the scrutiny of their hyper-inflated transfer fees.
But whatever transfer deadline day lacks in terms of reason and prudence, it more than compensates for in terms of adrenalin-fuelled excitement, particularly as the minutes tick down to the closure of the window at 11pm.
Who will make the big news this year? Which players will leap through the window at the last minute, and, most importantly, how many of Harry Redknapp's 4,357 reported targets will actually join QPR?
IBTimes UK reveals all....
1 of 10 From: Blackpool – To: Liverpool or Reading Liverpool have had two bids rejected for the 20-year-old as January has proved to be somewhat of a waiting game for both parties. Ince, who has scored 15 goals for the Seasiders this season, is valued at £8million by his club, a price that would not scare off Liverpool in their quest to continue the policy of signing young domestic talent. Reading, however, have also gone public in their desire to sign the England Under 21 star. Reuters From: Blackpool – To: Liverpool or Reading Liverpool have had two bids rejected for the 20-year-old as January has proved to be somewhat of a waiting game for both parties. Ince, who has scored 15 goals for the Seasiders this season, is valued at £8million by his club, a price that would not scare off Liverpool in their quest to continue the policy of signing young domestic talent. Reading, however, have also gone public in their desire to sign the England Under 21 star. Reuters David Villa is not a target for Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas says. Reuters From: Birmingham City – To: Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Southampton With Birmingham having transfer-listed their entire squad, Chelsea are looking to take advantage of The Blues desperate state by snapping up the highly-rated England international stopper. With Petr Cech currently out injured and Ross Turnbull providing little authority behind a brittle back-four Rafa Benitez is understood to be keen to add Butland to his squad ahead of attempts to finish in the Premier League's top four. Butland's tumbling valuation due to Birmingham's financial plight means the likes of Everton, Fulham, Liverpool and Southampton have all been alerted to the 19-year old. Reuters Peter Crouch: From: Stoke - to Queens Park Rangers Harry Redknapp, who has a habit of making the odd foray in the transfer market on deadline day is looking to sign the miss-firing Peter Crouch for a third time in his managerial career. Having spent time together in two different spells at Portsmouth and with Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, Redknapp will be hoping to make it fifth time luck as he attempts to guide QPR from the Premier League basement to survival. Reuters From: Internacional - to: Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham are ready to launch a bid for long-term target, Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao. With Jermain Defoe struggling with a pelvic injury and Emmanuel Adebayor away on African Cup of Nations duty, it seems as though Andre Villas-Boas is as keen on the 23-year-old, having told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that Damiao is the only player he would like to sign before the window shuts down. Obediently, Levy consequently offered £15million for the striker, according to reports. Reuters From: West Ham United – To: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Fulham or Tottenham Hotspur Despite reports to contrary, Arsenal are yet to make a bid for Diame. The player have spoken of his desire to stay at East London, however manager Sam Allardyce has admits he is in the dark over the midfielder's future. In order to lure Diame to the club this summer, West Ham were forced to add a release clause to his contract, believed to be around £6m, and given his supremacy in the middle of the park this term, rival clubs are prowling. Reuters From: West Bromwich Albion to Queens Park Rangers Despite reacting angrily on Twitter to having a transfer request rebuffed by West Brom, Harry Redknapp in his pursuit of Premier League survival has seemingly been unperturbed. QPR have already had a £2million offer rejected, with Albion reluctant to let the striker go during this window, despite having Romelu Lukaku, Shane Long and Markus Rosenberg in reserve but the Nigerian's attitude may be the final nail in the coffin for his career at The Hawthorns. Reuters . Reuters From: Celtic to: Norwich Celtic manager Neil Lennon has insisted Hooper will remain a Celtic player as the Scots prepare for the knock-out stages of Champions League. Norwich however believe that a relegation scrap in the Premier League would be more tempting for the striker and have made two bids for SPL's top score last term but are likely to test The Hoops' resolve once again. But with the Englishman having rejected previous contract offers, Celtic may be forced to cave before they miss-out on a huge fee. Reuters From Stuttgart – To: Fulham, Liverpool, Inter Milan or Marseille Despite appearing to be on the brink of signing for Inter Milan, Kuzmanovic could yet make a surprise move to the Premier League, with both Fulham and Liverpool looking to strengthen their midfield. Fulham who are still looking to fill the gap left by Moussa Dembele’s departure to Tottenham Hotspur in August, see the Serbian, who is believed to cost approximately £2.5m, as a potential replacement. Liverpool, themselves are on the verge of signing Philipe Coutinho from Inter, face competition from the San Siro giants, who are keen to fill the gap left by the Brazilian midfielder. Reuters