Transfer Deadline Day 

The end of the January transfer window is upon us and considering many teams success of past dealings on deadline day, with some brilliant additions and regrettable blunders, BestofBets.com have looked at the most likely transfers to go through before the window shuts tonight.

It appears to be a busy day of ins and out at Stamford Bridge. Starting off with Jorginho who’s been linked with a move away from Chelsea to join Arsenal. Apparently his fee has been approved by both clubs and with odds as short as 4/7, is seems to be a done deal, which would make the Italian the sixth player over the age of 30 to join Arsenal since 2015. Also, along with Petr Cech, David Luiz and Willian, Jorginho would be the fourth player to have joined from Chelsea.

Players over 30 to join Arsenal since 2015: 

  • Petr Cech (Chelsea to Arsenal, 2015)
  • Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus to Arsenal, 2018)
  • Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal, 2018)
  • David Luiz (Chelsea to Arsenal, 2019)
  • Willian (Chelsea to Arsenal, 2020)

Chelsea have bid a British Record £115 million for Benfica ace Enzo Fernández as this becomes one of the likelier transfers to get through. Odds are 1/4.

Moisés Caicedo has a slight chance of turning up for a pre-arranged photoshoot involving a scarf whilst Conor Gallagher is the subject of a hefty Everton bid and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a target for Newcastle on loan.

What a day like this really needs is a left-field move and N’Golo Kanté joining Liverpool from Chelsea would certainly be that, but it seems a touch pie in the sky but stranger things have happened during deadline day so never say never.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s Youri Tielemans, who is out of contract in the summer, may head to Manchester United on deadline day. Christian Erikson, who’s become a cornerstone of Erik ten Hag’s squad since arriving at Old Trafford in the summer, picked up an injury over the weekend so adding Tielemans to be squad makes a lot of sense. Odds 11/4.

Should Man United want to sign Harry Kane, they’ll have to part with a whopping £120m.

It also transpires that Harry Maguire does not fancy a few months in Italy after the defender reportedly turned down the chance to join Internazionale on loan. Another Manchester United squad player attracting loan interest is the winger Anthony Elanga, who has 10 offers on the table but Erik ten Hag wants to keep him around.

And with the imminent departure of Jonjo Shelvey, Newcastle need a new central midfielder. They have earmarked Sheffield United’s Sander Berge as the man for the job.

Nottingham Forest could be set for another trademark busy deadline day. FC Cincinnati striker Brenner is one potential arrival. If he joined, Brenner would be the third Brazilian to move to the City Ground this month, although he could be the fourth if the Atlético Madrid centre-back Felipe signs beforehand. They need to get rid of a few players because their squad is bloated. Lewis O’Brien should move out on loan to Sheffield United or West Brom, while Steve Cook is a target for Stoke. The centre-back could be a replacement for Harry Souttar who is a target for Leicester. The Premier League club have, supposedly, made a £12m bid for the Australia international.

In order to boost their attempts to beat the drop, Southampton have earmarked Lyon’s Moussa Dembélé as a last-minute target. Alternatively, they could bring in the Genk striker Paul Onuachu after making a bid on Monday.

Bournemouth’s new owners have been desperate to flex their financial muscle since their recent takeover. Ilya Zabarnyi looks set to be the latest player to put pen to paper on the south coast after a deal was agreed with Dynamo Kyiv. He will be joined at the Vitality Stadium by the Roma defender Matias Viña, who signed on Monday night, and Sassuolo’s Hamed Traorè.

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