The transfer window was made a compulsory part of the Premier League from the 2002-03 season, and the summer (Aug 31) and winter (Jan 31) transfer deadline days have witnessed alot of frantic activities in the last few years.
In our first ever Picture Special, we look back at the ten famous last-minute deals that took place in the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney (Everton to Manchester United – £25.6m) August 31, 2004
Ashley Cole (Arsenal to Chelsea – £5m plus William Gallas) August 31, 2006
Carlos Tevez & Javier Mascherano (Corinthians to West Ham United) August 31, 2006
Marouane Felliani (Standard Liege to Everton – £15m) August 31, 2008
Robinho (Real Madrid to Manchester City – £32.5m) September 1, 2008
Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester United – £30.75m) Septemer 1, 2008
Andrey Arshavin (Zenit St. Petersburg to Arsenal – £15m) January 31, 2009
Rafael Van der Vaart (Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur – £8m) August 31, 2010
Andy Carroll (Newcastle United to Liverpool – £35m) January 31, 2011
Fernando Torres (Liverpool to Chelsea – £50m) January 31, 2011