The clock is ticking for clubs looking to bolster their teams, as the transfer window deadline is just 32 hours away. As we move into Wednesday afternoon - Christmas Eve for football fans - we'll bring you the latest news and gossip: To read this morning's transfer news, click here. In Summary: 11AM Palace pondering move for Johnny Russell 9AM Sylvan Ebanks-Blake bid rejected TUESDAY George Boyd deal agreed UPDATE 4.55PM: Cheltenham Town have signed Michael Hector on an initial month-long loan from Reading. The 20-year-old central defender, who has just completed a spell with Aldershot Town, is expected to spend the rest of the season with Cheltenham. Port Vale chairman Paul Wildes has laughed off rumours linking striker Tom Pope with a £50,000 move to Peterborough . Wildes has this afternoon told The Sentinel the Valiants' top scorer is staying in Burslem to help the club's League Two title fight. Meanwhile Stoke are set to hold further talks with QPR about the transfer of Peter Crouch. Leicester City's Jeff Schlupp has caught the eye of Charlton Athletic boss Chris Powell, who has said he would be interested in taking him on loan. Schlupp is currently training with Manchester United and Powell said if nothing came of it he would like to take Schlupp to the Valley. Cheltenham Town have signed Michael Hector on an initial month-long loan from Reading. The 20-year-old central defender, who has just completed a spell with Aldershot Town, is expected to spend the rest of the season with Cheltenham. Hull City have seen an offer for Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake rejected. According to Sky Sports Wolves are reluctant to part ways with the player, who is out of contract in the summer. The club is hopeful he will sign a new deal. But Hull appear to be having better luck elsewhere - Ahmed Fathi is set to join fellow Egyptian international Gedo at the club. The Tigers are understood to be closing in on six-month loans deals for the Al Ahly pair. Crewe assistant boss Neil Baker hopes midfielder Luke Murphy will still be at the club after tommorrow's transfer deadline. Swansea City right-back Curtis Obeng has joined York City on a one-month loan deal. Obeng joined City in January last year, and in October went out on loan to League Two side Fleetwood Town. Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Dean Saunders has warned clubs to make their offers early on transfer deadline day if they want to do business, Sky Sports reports. Saunders does not want his preparation for the game at Leicester disrupted by late bids for his players, and he wants to ensure he has time to sign replacements if anyone is to leave his squad. Queens Park Rangers are set to sign Christopher Samba, who is heading to England to complete a deal. Anzhi Makhachkala boss Guus Hiddink says Samba, a former Blackburn defender, has already set off.
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