Clubs have until Tuesday 11pm to finalize any transfer deals. Club chiefs are expected to work around the clock in order to help their teams in one of the most competitive Premier League seasons ever.
This has been one of most extraordinary transfer windows, featuring a series of huge-money moves.
Manchester City set a British transfer record by landing Jack Grealish at Aston Villa. However, they failed to capture Harry Kane.
Chelsea broke the club transfer record by bringing Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge, and Liverpool added defensive reinforcements with Ibrahima Konate.
After spending a lot of money on Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tottenham, Manchester United will be welcoming Cristiano Ronaldo to their club.
Arsenal has already signed five players and they will need more after their poor start.
Express Sport examines four possible transfers that could occur in the last 24 hours.
Jules Kounde will visit Chelsea
Chelsea and Jules Kounde have been closely linked all summer. He looked sure to sign earlier for the Blues.
Sevilla’s 22-year old centre-back was the one who started Sevilla’s two La Liga matches of the season, but was knocked out by Elche on Saturday. Speculations about his future are intensifying.
Kounde is subject to a PS68million release clause. Sevilla demands that the Blues fully pay this amount.
Although it seems increasingly likely that Chelsea will be left out, given Londoners’ financial situation, it is possible for them to make an exception and do a deal late.
Manchester United: Kieran Trippier
After his sterling performance at Euro 2020, Man Utd has been in pursuit of Kieran Trippier.
Trippier could be a challenge for Aaron Wan Bissaka as right-back and give United the opportunity to play five back.
Atletico Madrid’s full-back, who can also be used on the left flank of defense, would provide Solskjaer some offensive prowess to the flanks.
United, however, are not willing to pay Atletico the high asking price of a player aged 30 who will be out of contract by 2023.
The Red Devils are yet to decide if they will raise the money or allow Diogo Dalot to stay at Old Trafford and play second fiddle to Wan Bissaka.
Adama Traore to Tottenham
Last week saw the signing of Adama Traore from Tottenham. The winger was believed to have been keen to keep in touch with Nuno Espirito Sante, his ex boss.
Negotiations have been halted as Spurs want to sign the player for an initial loan agreement with an option of buying.
Wolves would prefer a direct transfer to PS40m, so Daniel Levy may have to take a difficult decision in the next hours.
Spurs could be given a boost this summer by adding powerhouse Traore to their pursuit of Champions League qualification, with Kane still in London and Son Heungmin looking in great form.
Arsenal: Houssem Aouar
Arsenal’s creative problems seem to be getting worse on a weekly base and this season they have yet to score in the Premier League.
Although Martin Odegaard has been signed by the Gunners this summer, club leaders are keen to add strength before Tuesday’s deadline.
Lyon has placed Houssem Aouar on its transfer list and may make it available for an initial loan without the obligation to purchase.
If given the opportunity to show his skills at Emirates Stadium, the 23-year-old could be a chief creator.
Publiated at Tue 31 August 2021, 03:37.48 +0000