The Premier League deals to watch out for ahead of deadline day

Deadline day remains one of the busiest days on the football calendar, with the January window the final opportunity clubs have to strengthen their teams for the rest of the season.

The window closes for Premier League clubs at 11pm GMT on Tuesday, January 31 — and at varying times on that day for clubs around Europe.

There are a number of intriguing storylines as clubs fighting for titles and European qualification look to bolster their ranks, while their peers fighting for survival desperately scramble for essential reinforcements.

Here are all the deals to keep an eye on at each Premier League club ahead of the deadline.

Arsenal have had bids for Moises Caicedo rejected (Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images)

Moises Caicedo

Arsenal are hunting another midfielder before the deadline — but have so far been thwarted in their attempts to lure Moises Caicedo.

Brighton have already rejected two bids from Arsenal — the first worth £60m and the second worth £65m plus £5m in add-ons. Ahead of the weekend, the 21-year-old central midfielder was told by the club to stay away from training until the transfer window has closed.

Brighton remain insistent that he is not for sale this month.

Ivan Fresneda

Arsenal have been battling with Borussia Dortmund to complete an agreement for Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda.

Earlier in the window, he had a choice to make between the two European giants but The Athletic’s latest update is that he will be staying with the La Liga side until the end of the season.

Declan Rice

In mid-January, The Athletic reported that Arsenal were also plotting a move for West Ham’s Declan Rice. While the understanding was that any deal would wait until the summer, Mikel Arteta has expressed his desire at strengthening his midfield.

West Ham’s predicament — currently just one point outside the relegation zone — means that a deadline day deal is almost impossible but a potential deal in the not-too-distant future remains one to watch.

Unai Emery has bolstered his squad with the signings of left-back Alex Moreno, 29, and highly-rated 19-year-old striker Jhon Duran.

However, the sale of Danny Ings means that the Spaniard may be interested in bringing another attacking player to Aston Villa on deadline day.

Hamed Traore

Bournemouth are set to be busy in the last couple of days of the transfer window.

As revealed by The Athletic, they are working on a deal to sign Hamed Traore, 22, from Sassuolo before Tuesday’s deadline. Bournemouth have been monitoring the attacking midfielder since November and are now confident of agreeing a deal.

Matias Vina

The south coast club were closing in on the loan signing of Roma left-back Matias Vina a few days ago — as revealed by The Athletic — but the deal has yet to be concluded.

Completion of the transfer now seems imminent. The 25-year-old is expected to fly to the UK to undergo a medical before the loan is confirmed.

Philip Billing

There were rumours that Philip Billing would be leaving the club for Villarreal this month but the central midfielder appears to be staying put.

His contract is set to expire in 2024 but the club have been in contact with him over a new deal.

Brentford moved early to get their January business done. 21-year-old wide midfielder Kevin Schade was signed on loan with an obligation-to-buy at the end of the season for €25m.

Any deadline day signings look unlikely but, until the window is shut, anything is possible.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Any further transfers at Brighton will rely on outgoings. As things stand, Roberto De Zerbi is happy with his squad, even after Leandro Trossard’s move to Arsenal.

Moises Caicedo remains a player in demand but, as time runs out, Brighton’s stance remains unchanged; they do not want to sell their star midfielder.

Enzo Fernandez

A return for Enzo Fernandez from Chelsea could be on the cards (Photo: Dan Mullan via Getty Images)

Enzo Fernandez

Following his World Cup triumph with Argentina, Enzo Fernandez has been continually linked with a move away from Benfica.

Chelsea met with the central midfielder and his representatives at the beginning of the month.

The Portuguese club were confident that he would not be going anywhere this month but Chelsea have returned to the negotiating table in the finals hours of the window. Talks have advanced with the World Cup winner and they could yet pull the trigger on his £106million release clause before the deadline.

Moises Caicedo

After missing out on Fernandez, Chelsea turned their attention to Moises Caicedo.

The Athletic revealed that a bid of £55m was lodged for the 21-year-old but was immediately turned down and the interest seems to have subsequently cooled.

Naouirou Ahamada

Crystal Palace have not strengthened their squad so far during this window, but that could soon change. The midfield is a priority area for Patrick Vieira and they are closing in on a move for Naouirou Ahamada.

David Ornstein’s Monday column on The Athletic included an update on that pursuit — the 20-year-old Stuttgart midfielder is set for a medical at Palace after the clubs agreed a £12.5m fee.

Conor Gallagher

A familiar face returning to Selhurst Park would be the fans’ first choice if they were to target a midfielder before the window closes.

Conor Gallagher enjoyed success in south London last season and is a player they would love to re-sign but Patrick Vieira has played down a return.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Like Gallagher, Palace retain an interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka but it is hard to see a move materialising before Tuesday evening.

He has been a key part of the Manchester United side in recent weeks following Diogo Dalot’s injury and Erik ten Hag could not afford to lose him unless a replacement could be sourced.

Kamaldeen Sulemana

Everton will be keen to replace Anthony Gordon but their Financial Fair Play (FFP) issues mean they are unlikely to be able to reinvest the full amount they are paid by Newcastle.

They have, however, shown an interest in Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana, a player also targeted by SouthamptonThe Athletic revealed that they made a verbal offer to the French club on Sunday evening and await a response.

Sasa Lukic

Fulham are one of several Premier League sides looking for a midfielder before the deadline. They remain in advanced talks to sign Sasa Lukic, 26, from Torino as they sustain a charge towards the European places.

Sander Berge

Sheffield United’s Sander Berge is another midfielder of interest. The west London club are currently leading the race for his signature and while other clubs have been linked with a loan move, Sheffield United — currently under a transfer embargo — need cash.

Cedric Soares

Cover at right-back is also a priority at Craven Cottage and Fulham have been in talks with Arsenal over the signing of Cedric Soares. Marco Silva is keen on the 31-year-old having worked with him at Sporting Lisbon during the 2014-15 campaign.

Abdoulaye Doucoure

Another player Silva knows very well is Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Since the start of the transfer window, Everton — where the pair worked together previously — have been willing to let him leave the club, but his wage demands could be prohibitive.

Weston McKennie

Leeds’ move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie is in the final stages.

The Athletic reported on Sunday that the USMNT star will undergo his medical at the club on Monday ahead of his loan arrival. Should Leeds be impressed with the 24-year-old, they hold the option to sign him permanently in the summer.

Diogo Monteiro

As well as McKennie, Leeds are hoping to wrap up a deal for young Servette centre-back Diogo Monteiro. They were preparing a bid for the 18-year-old earlier this month and want to add him to the signings of Max Wober and Georginio Rutter.

Charlie Cresswell

After impressing on loan at Millwall at the beginning of the season, Charlie Cresswell, 20, has fallen out of favour at the Championship club. Leeds may recall the centre-back amid fresh interest from a host of other second-tier sides.

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Leicester have lodged a £20m bid for Jack Harrison (Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Jack Harrison

The Athletic revealed on Saturday that Leicester made an offer of £20m for Jack Harrison.

Leeds are deliberating over whether to sell the winger or tie him down to a new contract as his current deal expires at the end of next season, in 2024. Harrison’s future is certainly one to keep an eye ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

Harry Souttar

While Brendan Rodgers is hoping to add to his attacking reserves, a centre-back remains a priority at King Power Stadium. Stoke City’s Harry Souttar, 24, is a player who has attracted interest from Leicester.

Nat Phillips

Liverpool did business very early in this window, agreeing a deal for Cody Gakpo before it had even opened.

Any more incomings look unlikely but Nat Phillips could leave the club prior to the deadline. The Athletic revealed that Galatasaray are leading the race for his signature with interest also coming from the Bundesliga.

Joao Cancelo

Manchester City rarely leave their business until the final days of the transfer window.

However, the news that Joao Cancelo is set for a loan move to Bayern Munich, as exclusively revealed by The Athletic, could lead the Premier League champions back into the market at the eleventh hour to source a replacement.

Manchester United

After a heavy spending spree last summer, Manchester United have had to be a lot more frugal in January. The loan signings of Jack Butland and Wout Weghorst looks like the full extent of their business for the month.

Newcastle United

Having confirmed the signing of Anthony Gordon from Everton on Sunday, Newcastle’s business for the January transfer window is likely to be done.

Eddie Howe has, however, regularly spoke of his desire to add reinforcements in midfield.

Keylor Navas

Almost a fortnight ago, The Athletic revealed Nottingham Forest’s interest in Keylor Navas and the deal is still alive.

Discussions are continuing between the club and Paris-Saint Germain over a loan for the 36-year-old. The thigh strain sustained by Dean Henderson — which is likely to keep him out until the end of February — has forced Forest back into the market.

Jonjo Shelvey

Nottingham Forest are also hoping to strike a deal for Jonjo Shelvey, 30, in the final couple of days of the month.

They are in talks with Newcastle over a permanent deal as he has fallen down the pecking order at St James’ Park and will soon be out of contract. There is already an agreement on personal terms so, now, the two clubs must align on their valuations.


Kamaldeen Sulemana

A versatile attacking player has been the priority for Southampton throughout January.

After missing out on Nicolas Jackson, they have turned their attention towards Kamaldeen Sulemana and that has resulted in a £17.5m bid that was lodged at the end of last week, as revealed by The Athletic. However, that has subsequently been rejected.

Michael Keane

At the beginning of the month, Michael Keane emerged as a target for Southampton as he struggled to find a place in Frank Lampard’s Everton side.

However, the imminent arrival of Sean Dyche could change his involvement at Goodison Park so a late move for the 30-year-old looks unlikely.

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Tottenham were hoping to wrap up a deal for Pedro Porro before the deadline (Photo: David Martins/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Pedro Porro

Another of the great transfer sagas of the January window. Tottenham have been negotiating with Sporting Lisbon for the majority of the month over a move for Pedro Porro, 23.

However, as revealed by The Athletic on Monday, the deal is now off after Sporting reneged on the agreed terms.


West Ham United

Formose Mendy

West Ham spent heavily in the summer but their Premier League struggles have led them back into the market this month.

They have signed Luizao and Danny Ings, but The Athletic reported interest in Amiens centre-back Formose Mendy, 22, earlier in the month, so that could be a deal to keep an eye on.

Joao Gomes

A busy January at Molineux looks like it will avoid going into the final day.

Wolves confirmed the signing of Flamengo centre midfielder Joao Gomes, 21, at the beginning of the week and that likely brings an end to their business.

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