Ok here is the scoop according to the BBC. Although the Spanish deadline is closed English clubs can still purchase from Spanish clubs but they can not sell which means that Mascherano is staying and we might still be in the running for other players. However, realistically I do not think it will happen.
In other news.
Aquilani is progressing and might play his first game at the end of September instead of October.
Stevie G. and Glen Johnson were called up for the England squad. Capello is making a mistake, Gerrard and Johnson SHOULD BE THE ENGLAND SQUAD all the others can sit on the bench.