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Five players linked with deadline day moves

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is being linked with a deadline day move

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is being linked with a deadline day move

Today is one of the most exciting days of the English football calendar, as the transfer deadline window draws close to shutting.

The transfer deadline is 11PM and there is bound to be a host of big moves before the window shuts.

Here are five players being linked with last minute moves:

Radamel Falcao (Monaco to various)

Radamel Falcao is rated as one of the most prolific number nines in European football. The Colombian has just returned to action after a knee injury kept him out of the second half of last season and the World Cup.

Despite that injury last season, Falcao is still in-demand and the 28-year-old is being linked with a host of clubs.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal are all believed to be interested in signing the striker, although Real Madrid have also been linked with the striker.

The Colombian international would not come cheap though, as a mooted loan fee of £20million or a prospective fee of £55million are both major outlays for most clubs.

Danny Welbeck (Manchester United to Tottenham)

Danny Welbeck is being heavily linked with a loan move to White Hart Lane. The versatile England international is behind the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in the striker’s pecking order at Old Trafford.

Welbeck is versatile, but does not fit into United boss Louis van Gaal’s preferred 3-5-2 formation. The striker has been frustrated at the lack of regular first team football in recent seasons. Spurs are slightly lacking in attacking options, with Spanish striker Roberto Soldado struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League. Emmanuel Adebayor is current first striker at White Hart Lane.

Javier Hernandez (Manchester United to Real Madrid)

Hernandez is another player living in the shadows of Van Persie and Rooney at Old Trafford. The Mexican is now more renowned for coming off the United bench, than for scoring goals on a regular basis.

Hernandez has struggled to play regular football for the Red Devils in recent seasons and has long been linked with a move away. Reports from Spain suggest that European champions Real Madrid could be set to sign the Mexican international before the transfer window shuts.

The likes of Juventus and Valencia, but it is believed that Real Madrid are now close to completing a season-long loan move to the Bernabeu.

Jermain Defoe (Toronto to unknown)

England international striker Jermain Defoe has spent just five months in Toronto with the MLS outfit Toronto FC, but the Canadians have confirmed that they have received a number of offers from Premier League clubs.

It was a major surprise when Defoe chose to move to Toronto, especially as he was still on the fringes of the England squad. His record in the MLS is good. He has found the net 15 times in just 16 league appearances.

Defoe has always scored goals wherever he has gone and has been unlucky at times not to get the recognition he deserves. It seems at 31 years-old the former-Spurs striker could be returning to the English top-flight.

The diminutive striker could be a very good signing for a lot of Premier League clubs and he still has the ability to score goals at the top level.

Toby Alderweireld (Atletico Madrid to Southampton)

Southampton has lost a number of players this summer, mostly to Liverpool. The Saints are looking for a replacement for Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren, who joined the Reds. It seems that Belgian international Toby Alderweireld could be that replacement.

The former-Ajax is believed to be on his way to the south coast to discuss terms over a loan deal. Alderweireld has previously been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.

Alderweireld struggled to establish himself at Atletico Madrid last season with the side from the Spanish capital having the best defence in La Liga.

Exciting

Transfer deadline day is always exciting and there is bound to be a lot of major moves before the transfer window shuts at 11PM. Stay with Soccernews as my colleagues bring you all the major transfer news on deadline day.

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Mon 1 September, 2014
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