Jiminez has joined West Ham from Inter on loan and Sturridge has agreed terms with Chelsea. That deal won't be finalised until a tribunal decides on a fee, with Man City and Chelsea not reaching an agreement on how much the player is worth.
Paulo Sousa has taken the Swansea job and Mowbray seems likely to raid England's lower leagues with Celtic, Swindon's Simon Cox apparently ready to tie up a £2.5m move.
Michael Essien's agent has apparently (emphasis on apparently) said his client would of course consider any approach from Barca or Real Madrid. Sounds like either a load of made-up rubbish or the sort of platitudes agents come up with when pushed on a subject, but it's enough to almost have me in tears anyway.