Tuesday 24 April 2018

25 of the most likely deals this month

We are now half-way through the winter window, and Premier League clubs are braced for a busy fortnight

Oguzhan Ozyakup, Besiktas: Arsène Wenger could make a dramatic U-turn and re-sign Ozyakup, who spent four years at the Emirates before being deemed surpulus to requirement and sold to the Turkish Super Lig club for around £350,000 in 2012.

Ezequiel Lavezzi, PSG: Always linked with a move to the Premier League; this time it's Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea who are supposedly interested.

Marcelo Brozovic, Dinamo Zagreb: Arsenal are also in pole position to sign Brozovic ahead of Chelsea after Jose Mourinho's sacking, although Inter Milan have first refusal

File photo dated 12-09-2015 of Everton's Steven Naismith (centre) celebrates his hat-trick with team-mate Aaron Lennon in front of the home fans during the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 17, 2015. The Blues lose again as they are beaten 3-1 at Everton, Steven Naismith with a hat-trick. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea Timeline. Photo credit should read Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Steven Naismith, Everton: Swansea have joined Aston Villa in the race to sign the Everton forward. The Scot has been linked with Norwich, but that deal appears to have hit the skids and the Welsh side are looking to take advantage.

Yoshinori Muto, Mainz: Just six months into life in Germany, the Japanese star has already attracted the attention of Man Utd. He would command a fee close to £15 million.

Ademola Lookman, Charlton: The 18-year-old forward is wanted by Manchester City and Chelsea, with Everton and Tottenham also expressing an interest.

Alekasndar Dragovic, Dynamo Kiev: Louis van Gaal could be close to agreeing a £16m deal for the defender, who is regarded as a tough-tackling centre back.

William Carvalho, Sporting Lisbon: Arsenal have been strongly linked with signing the defensive midfielder as a replacement for the injured Francis Coquelin.

Islam Slimani, Sporting Lisbon: Crystal Palace and Man Utd are keen on the Algerian striker, who would cost around £10m.

Mario Gotze is a wanted man

Mario Gotze, Bayern Munich: Bayern Munich chiefs have failed to rule out the prospect of the midfielder sealing a transfer to Liverpool.

Jerome Sinclair, Liverpool: Watford are keen to secure the signature of Liverpool's teenage striker this month, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

Mathieu Debuchy, Arsenal: Aston Villa boss Remi Garde has spoken to Arsene Wenger about the 30-year-old France right-back, who could be allowed to leave this month having made just seven appearances for the Gunners this season.

Kevin Mirallas, Everton: AC Milan are considering a bid for the out-of-favour winger.

Ilkay Gundogan, Borussia Dortmund: The £16m midfielder remains a target for Arsenal

Andros Townsend has grown frustrated with his lack of opportunities at Spurs this season, having started just three games

Andros Townsend, Tottenham: Swansea, Newcastle and Sunderland could all still move for the midfielder after a difficult first half of the season at White Hart Lane.

Charlie Austin, QPR: Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he won't be sold, but Newcastle, West Ham, Aston Villa and Tottenham are expected to test QPR's resolve.

Simone Zaza, Juventus: The 24-year-old Italian striker has been linked with a move to Watford and Crystal Palace. The Eagles could add a Zaza to their Zaha.

Alexandre Pato, Corinthians: Rebuilding his reputation on loan at Sao Paolo after a spell with AC Milan, and available to a Premier League club if they're willing to take a £15m punt. And it sounds like Chelsea are!

Alex Teixeira, Shakhtar Donetsk: The Brazilian forward is another attacking option who’s been cited as a possible saviour for Chelsea

Giuseppe Rossi, Fiorentina: Liverpool have been linked with an £18m bid for the injury-prone former Manchester United striker.

Lucas Moura, PSG: Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with the talented but inconsistent Brazilian forward

Stefano Okaka, Anderlecht: The Italian striker scored the winner against Spurs earlier in the season, and is attracting interest from Swansea.

Victor Wanyama, right, believes Southampton need more time to gel after another summer of change

Victor Wanyama, Southampton: Powerful central midfielder has been linked with, you guessed it, Arsenal.

Michy Batshuayi, Marseille: Spurs and Crystal Palace are among the clubs interested in signing the Belgian forward.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Borussia Dortmund: A recent report claimed Manchester United have entered a 'big-money battle' with Arsenal and Chelsea, although the player himself has suggested he is happy to stay put.


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