Saturday, June 23, 2018

Which EPL clubs will be most active on deadline day?

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be one of the big movers on transfer deadline day

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be one of the big movers on transfer deadline day

The transfer window for Premier League clubs shuts on Monday. As always transfer deadline day is expected to be very a busy and exciting one for top-flight clubs.

It is usually a day where anything can happen in the market.


The biggest transfer of deadline day could be the world-record £85million switch of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid from Tottenham, if it is not completed later today.

The Welshman has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital since last season and the move now looks set to finally be completed.

Ironically, Spurs are believed to have delayed a deal to prevent arch-rivals Arsenal strengthening their squad with players from Real Madrid, as Andre Villas-Boas side face a trip to face the Gunners at the Emirates.

The Gunners are being linked with a massive triple move for Los Blancos trio Angel Di Maria, Karim Benzema and Mesut Ozil and any move would now take place after Sundays clash. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger seems to be under-pressure to strengthen his squad ahead of the window shutting.


According to reports from Spain an unlikely scenario could take place where if Benzema does in fact make a move to Arsenal, then Real Madrid could make a big money move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

The Reds have stated the striker is not for sale and the deal looks unlikely, but speculation refuses to go away about the Uruguayan’s future.


According to Sky Sports, it is more likely that players will be heading into Anfield before the deadline passes. Sky revealed on Saturday evening that Liverpool are close to bringing in three players in the shape of Victor Moses, Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori.

All three are highly-rated and would add to the Reds squad. Moses has struggled to gain regular first team football at Chelsea and could be available on a season-long loan deal. PSG defender Sakho has also found first team football hard to come by in the French capital.

The French club apparently do not want the highly-rated 23-year-old to leave the club, but he is determined to seek first team football elsewhere. Sporting Lisbon youngster Ilori is apparently on Merseyside looking to complete a deal.


Manchester United boss David Moyes has kept his powder dry in the transfer window, so far, but could be very busy on transfer deadline day. The Scot is expected to return to old club Everton with a higher bid for duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.

Everton obviously do not want to lose the duo, but could accept a higher fee in order to strengthen elsewhere. United are also being linked with a move for Roma captain Daniele De Rossi, with an initial loan move mooted.

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera will cost United £30million. The Red Devils have already had a bid rejected for the talented 24-year-old, but the midfielder has now revealed that he is unsure on where his future lies.


Back at Everton and boss Roberto Martinez has stated that he has contingency plans in place to replace the pair if they leave. Wigan midfielder James McCarthy is believed to be Martinez’s first choice replacement for Fellaini.

If Baines and Fellaini leave Merseyside then Martinez could be a very busy man on Monday. A striker could also be on the Spaniard’s shopping list.

Victor Moses was believed to be a loan target, but as previously mentioned arch-rivals Liverpool look set to sign the Nigerian winger. A more likely target is Moses’ Chelsea teammate Ryan Bertrand according to the Sunday Mirror.


Beyond last season’s top teams there is expected to be movement elsewhere in the top-flight. West Brom are on the lookout for a striker, after failing to replace the goals of last season’s loan star Romelu Lukaku.

The Baggies are on the trail of Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Sunderland attacking midfielder Stephane Sessegnon according to reports in the Sunday People.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is looking for what he has called a ‘key signing’ before the window shuts. His Newcastle team claimed a vital 1-0 victory over Fulham yesterday, but his team have failed to impress so far this season and towards the end of last season.

The Magpies look likely to make late moves in the transfer market to strengthen their squad. A lot will depend on whether star midfielder Yohan Cabaye stays at the club after speculation linking the Frenchman with a move away from the club.

The Daily Mirror report that the Magpies are looking to re-sign former-striker Demba Ba from Chelsea for a fee of £3million, but face competition from Steve Clarke’s West Brom.


Tomorrow’s transfer deadline day could be one of the most dramatic in recent years. A host of big clubs could be set to be very active tomorrow. Get set for another frantic day of transfer activity. Soccernews will bring you all the latest news on the big moves, so stayed tuned!

Which club will be the busiest on transfer deadline day?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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