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Gold denies Modric was a target BIRMINGHAM chairman David Gold has dismissed a suggestion that Croatia playmaker Luka Modric (left) may have been deliberately injured by Lee Bowyer as absolutely ridiculous. The president of the Croatian federation Vlatko Markovic says the injury to his countrys star player Modric -- following that of Arsenals Eduardo in 2008 -- has left him wondering whether Croatias top stars are being deliberately targeted for rough treatment in the Premier League. Gold told Five Live: I thought it was a joke. I cant see an ounce of reality. Bulgar off: Manchester Citys Martin Petrov is at Spurs for a medical while David Bentley, inset, could be heading the other way Clubs drag heals over D-day deals A DRAMATIC last day before the closing of the transfer window was looking anything but dramatic with only two confirmed signings by lunchtime. Stoke landed defender Danny Collins from Sunderland for 2.75m, while Portsmouth have swooped for Manchester City defender Tal Ben-Haim on a four- year deal, subject to a work permit. Wales international Collins, 29, whose fee could rise to 3.5m, is the latest in a busy spending spree by manager Tony Pullis, who has already brought in Uruguayan Diego Arismendi, Robert Huth, Tuncay and Dean Whitehead. He will join fellow former Black Cats Whitehead, Liam Lawrence, Thomas Sorensen, Rory Delap and Danny Higginbotham at Stoke. Ben-Haim, the 27-year-old Israel centre-back arrives at Fratton Park with a point to prove following disappointing spells at Chelsea and City. A successful three-year stint at Bolton attracted the attention of the Blues in 2007 but he lasted just one year in west London before leaving for Eastlands. Andrey is giant concern for Arsenal and Hiddink GUUS HIDDINK is risking the wrath of Arsene Wenger by planning to do everything within his powers to ensure Andrey Arshavin can play in Russias upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Wenger has already lost Theo Walcott for the opening month of the season after he picked up an injury international duty during the summer. And after a scan revealed that Arshavin, who limped out of Saturdays 2-1 defeat at Manchester United, has a significant tear in his groin, Wenger will be furious to learn that Hiddink is willing to risk the Gunners star attacker when he could already be facing two months out. Hiddink said: Im not prepared to say if Arshavin is going to be out of both matches or not. He is one of the leaders in the Russian national team and we are strongly counting upon him. He is repeating his medicals today. We will know more then. And Arshavin himself, is unsure as to the severity of his injury. He said: I cannot calm people down saying that everything is all right with me. I have an injury but there is a question how long will it take to cure it. Meanwhile, Wenger is being linked with last minute deals to sign Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh and Serbia international defender Neven Subotic. BY JAMES GOLDMAN Arsh reality: Andrey Arshavin does not know how long hell be out with a groin strain index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html