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What else will we see from the Transfer Window?

What else will we see from the Transfer Window?

The new season is well underway and, with September fast approaching, clubs will be looking to act on weaknesses exposed within the first few game weeks. The scene is set for an exciting deadline day with a string of high-profile names in demand. Ahead, we take a look at the latest news surrounding the most talked about targets. Who will seal a move before 11:00pm on Thursday 31st?

Philippe Coutinho – From Liverpool/To: Barcelona

Perhaps the longest running saga of the last year or so. Speculation has persisted with many different breaking stories contradicting one another. One moment, the Brazilian has handed in a transfer request, the next moment he’s happy where he is. Liverpool seem reluctant to sell Coutinho and, as time runs out, Barcelona will have to truly break the bank if he is to move. Do not be surprised to see Coutinho still playing in red come September.

Likelihood rating: 2/5

Virgil Van Dijk – From: Southampton/To: Liverpool

After what seemed almost a certainty at the beginning of the window, the big Dutch centre back’s move seems to hang in the balance. Off the back of last month’s alleged illegal approach, some particularly eager Liverpool fans believe they have spotted a car belonging to the club, used for signings, waiting outside a private jet. This may indicate the transfer could be wrapped up before the window’s end.

Likelihood rating: 4/5

Source www.thesun.co.uk

Alexis Sanchez – From: Arsenal/To: Manchester City

This one looked increasingly unlikely as we crept closer to the deadline without any action. However, recent reports indicate that, following Arsenal’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool, Sanchez has handed in a transfer request. Betting odds have been slashed and if the rumours are true, Arsenal will surely look to receive a fee for the Chilean rather than allowing him to leave for free the following summer.

Likelihood rating: 4/5

Thomas Lemar – From: Monaco/To: Liverpool, Arsenal

Another name that has appeared in gossip columns consistently before the opening of this summer’s window back in July. Monaco have been staunch in insisting they will not sell Lemar this summer but, as with Kylian Mbappe heading to PSG, they are expected to bow to financial pressures. Liverpool now seem most likely to get their man, despite early interest from Arsenal after being previously linked with securing the winger’s services.

Likelihood rating: 3/5

Jonny Evans – From: West Brom/To: Man City, Arsenal

A surprise for many Man City and Arsenal fans as they became heavily linked with the 29 year old over the previous week or so. Pep Guardiola, impressed by the centre back’s ball playing skills, looks most likely to secure Evans. The Baggies seemingly have adequate cover now at the back with Ahmed Hegazi also arriving. The way looks paved for Manchester City to secure this transfer.

Likelihood rating: 5/5

Danny Drinkwater – From: Leicester City/To: Chelsea

Antonio Conte received his fair share of criticism for allowing Nemanja Matic to leave for a rival after helping Chelsea regain the Premier League title but looks set to sign another recent title winner. Drinkwater recently handed in a transfer request and may soon be reunited with N’Golo Kante in a different blue shirt. It seems unlikely that Drinkwater will be a Leicester City player next season.

Likelihood rating: 4/5

Source: Sky Sports

Serge Aurier – From: PSG/To: Tottenham

Aurier’s move from PSG to Tottenham reportedly requires only a work permit to be completed. This is actually less straightforward than might seem, with the 24-year-old handed a two-month suspended jail sentence last year for assaulting a police officer. A tweet from Aurier today may indicate that the permit has since come through. Aurier comes with a £23m price tag.

Likelihood Rating: 5/5

Renato Sanches – From: Bayern Munich/To: Swansea

Swansea are being backed for an even more audacious move as favourites to secure the services of Renato Sanches. A loan looks most likely for the young midfielder who struggled in his first season with the German giants. Despite doubt as to whether Sanches will actually leave, the Liberty Stadium seems his most likely destination according to bookies.

Likelihood rating: 3/5

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – From: Arsenal/To: Liverpool, Chelsea

Reports indicated that Chelsea had agreed on a fee with the versatile 24-year-old, however, the player appears to have snubbed a switch to Stamford Bridge. Oxlade is keen to play centre midfield for his new club and Chelsea would likely have been signing him as a new RB. As a result, Liverpool seem likely to secure his services and it is understood Ox would prefer a move to Anfield.

Likelihood rating: 4/5

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