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'Agents haven’t been that busy'

BBC Sport pundit Michael Brown
BBC Sport pundit Michael Brown

I met a scout at a game against Brentford and when he mentioned his club, he said; "We’re frightened to death of breaking any rules, so it looks like we can’t do much at all."

That tells you everything.

Everyone is very limited - there are few ins and outs and a few swap deals but nothing significant.

Usually the big deals have a knock-on effect as it releases a couple and we get movement, but it’s been very quiet and agents have not been that busy.

I think there are lots of late deals to happen but will we see a bigger one? I don’t know.

Chelsea's Armando Broja seems to be getting all of the speculation at this point in the day.

Michael Brown was speaking to BBC Sport's Katie Stafford