Time is running out for Premier League clubs. The January transfer window closes on Wednesday evening, leaving 72 hours to get any remaining business over the line.
There are a number of big-money deals expected to be completed in the coming days and here at Football Whispers we’ll keep you across everything that happens before the window slams shut on January 31.
With the help of our unique transfer algorithm we’ve compiled the ten most likely incoming Premier League deals as things stand. The algorithm gives each deal a number on a scale of one to five with five the most likely to happen and one the least.
1. Badou Ndiaye to Stoke City – 4.5
Galatasaray midfielder Ndiaye, 27, is a Stoke transfer target and the Potters will, according to The Sun, have to pay around £17million to bring the Senegalese to the Premier League. A £14million offer has already been rejected.
2. Aymeric Laporte to Manchester City – 4.3
Manchester City’s need for a centre-back is no secret. With Vincent Kompany no longer to be relied upon thanks to his plethora of fitness woes, the Premier League leaders are relying on John Stones and Nicólas Otamendi staying injury free.
Athletic Bilbao defender Laporte is one of Spain’s finest and City have triggered the 23-year-old’s release clause of £57million. According to BBC Sport, he will undergo his medical in England shortly.
3. Edin Džeko to Chelsea – 4.1
Antonio Conte has wanted an alternative to Álvaro Morata since last summer. Chelsea’s failure to sign Fernando Llorente last summer frustrated the Italian coach who does not trust Michy Batshuayi to lead the line in the Spaniard’s absence.
Reported moves for Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes have since fallen by the wayside. But a deal for Roma’s 31-year-old hitman, Džeko, is still in the pipeline with The Sun claiming the Italians are ‘evaluating’ offers.
4. Quincy Promes to Southampton – 4.0
A deal for Spartak Moscow’s Dutch international Promes is one such option. The 26-year-old has 25 caps for the Netherlands and has hit double figures in each of the last four seasons for Spartak – just the kind of impetus the goal-shy Saints need.
5. Troy Deeney to West Brom – 4.0
The Watford captain has not enjoyed the best of seasons. He has yet to score from open play in the Premier League this season, with both his goals coming from the penalty spot, and has twice found himself suspended.
6. Lucas Moura to Tottenham – 4.0
The 25-year-old, who was a Manchester United transfer target until recently, is expected to join Tottenham for around £25million in the coming days, according to The Sun, having made just five substitute outings for PSG in Ligue 1 this term.
7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal – 4.0
However, despite seeing two bids for his services knocked back, Aubameyang was restored to BVB’s starting XI for Saturday’s clash against Freiburg and the Daily Telegraph report a £55.4million offer has been accepted by the Bundesliga side.
8. Emerson Palmieri to Chelsea – 3.9
However, a move for Roma defender Emerson looks to be on the cards, regardless of whether Džeko moves to Stamford Bridge this month. The 23-year-old, who is expected to cost around £20million, should be in England on Monday, according to the Daily Mail, to complete the formalities on the move.
9. Nicolai Jørgensen to Newcastle United – 3.8
With summer signing Joselu scoring just four times in the Premier League this season, Newcastle United are desperate to bring in a striking reinforcement this month to keep them in the Premier League.
The man they have turned to in the search for goals is Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jørgensen. The 27-year-old has seven Eredivisie goals in 14 starts this season, building on the 21 he managed last term. According to The Times, Newcastle’s £20million offer was rebuffed but Rafael Benítez wont admit defeat.
10. Rob Holding to Burnley – 3.8
According to the Daily Mail, the Clarets will attempt to do so by taking Arsenal defender Holding on loan for the second half of the campaign. The 22-year-old has made just five Premier League starts for the Gunners this season and would relish regular minutes.