We have reached deadline day of the January 2019 transfer window and there are plenty of rumours doing the round in the media about prospective transfers. Here are a number of the possible deadline day deals:
Youri Tielemans (Monaco to Leicester)
The highly-rated young Belgium international is currently at Monaco after a big money move from Anderlecht. However, things have not worked out for the 21-year-old in the principality, so he looks set to move on before the window shuts.
Sky Sports are reporting that the Foxes are the favourites to sign the midfielder, with a loan deal until the end of the campaign mooted, and a permanent transfer next summer. Portuguese midfielder Adrien Silva could also be included in the deal, as he has struggled to make an impact in the Midlands.
Maxi Gomez (Celta Vigo to West Ham)
The Hammers are reportedly close to agreeing a deal of around £40 million with Spanish club Celta Vigo for the Uruguayan striker. Gomez has alerted a number of Europe’s top clubs with his form in La Liga, as he has scored nine goals in 19 top-flight appearances.
Media reports suggest Gomez will remain at the Spanish club until the end of the campaign before making the move to the capital next summer.
Idrissa Gueye (Everton to PSG)
This story seems to have dragged on for the past week now. Everton have rejected an initial bid from the French side believed to have been in the region of £21.5million. However, there is a suggestion that the French champions are set to up their bid for Gueye.
Everton boss Marco Silva has recently stated that he does not want the midfielder to leave. However, that it is out of his hands as the clubs hierarchy could accept any incoming bids.
Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea to Everton)
Reports in the last few days have indicated that Everton are interested in signing Chelsea’s Belgian striker. However, the Blues are not believed to be willing to loan out Batshuayi again after recent loan moves to Dortmund and Valencia.
Media reports claim that Chelsea wants £35million for the striker, who has struggled to play regular football at Stamford Bridge. Marco Silva has already stated the clubs financial circumstances will not allow them to move in the market. However, if Gueye completes a move away then that would free up the cash to sign Batshuayi.
The Toffees are currently the favourites to sign the striker on deadline day at evens. Much could depend on the Gueye situation. West Ham are also reported to be interested in signing the former Dortmund loanee.
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United to Shandong Luneng)
The Belgian international is set to make a potential lucrative permanent move to Chinese club Shandong Luneng. The former Everton star has already had a medical. The midfielder is now believed to be travelling to China to complete a move. Fellaini has some time to complete the deal, as the transfer window in China does not shut until February 28th. However, the deal is not expected to take long to complete.
Miguel Almiron (Atlanta FC to Newcastle)
The Magpies are close to completing a £20million move for the Paraguayan playmaker, who has flourished in the MLS. The 24-year-old had previously been linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal. However, it now seems Newcastle have secured the attacking midfielder’s signature. Almiron is on Tyneside ahead of discussing personal terms and a medical. Neither are expected to hinder any potential deal.
More to come before the window shuts
With just hours before the transfer window shuts, there is bound to be much more activity in the transfer market, as there always is on transfer deadline day. Stay with Soccernews and my colleagues will keep you up to date on all the moves.
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