4 Major transfers that could take place before Deadline Day
It’s that hectic time of the year in England where clubs have until 11pm on Thursday 31st of January to add to their squads. We have already seen Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic and immediately loaning him back to Dortmund, Fabregas linked up briefly with Thierry Henry at Monaco and Ryan Babel’s return to the Premier League with relegation-threatened Fulham. This year’s January window has been relatively quiet compared to previous years with Gonzalo Higuaín's switch to Chelsea being the highest profile move. With deadline day fast approaching, we look at 4 major transfers that could take place within the next two days.
# Ivan Perisic To Arsenal
It was reported on Saturday that Arsenal were in talks with Inter Milan over the signing of Ivan Perisic. With Arsenal only able to offer loan deals this window they have offered a loan with an option to buy at the end of the season for a fee around £35 million pounds. Inter Milan have rejected the offer as the Italian club are looking to sell him permanently. Manager Unai Emery has told the media in his pre- match press conference that he is looking to sign two players before deadline day. It is also worth noting that the player has handed in a transfer request as he bids to push through a move before deadline day.
# Callum Hudson-Odoi To Bayer Munich
The biggest transfer saga of this window involves the Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi seeking a move to Bayern Munich. The Chelsea winger has made it clear that he wants out of Stamford bridge as looks for more game time in Germany. Over the past six months young English players such as Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson have flourished in Germany. The Chelsea player clearly feels that he will develop better in Bavaria than at the Blues. Chelsea have already rejected two bids in excessive of £20 million pounds. The 18-year-old has entered into his last 18 months of his contract and with the player refusing to sign a new deal. Chelsea may have to cash in before deadline day.
# Youri Tielemans To Leicester City or Tottenham
It has been reported yesterday that Leicester City were in talks with Monaco over the transfer of midfielder Youri Tielemans. According to various reports, the Foxes have been monitoring the Belgium international for some time and a fee around £20 million pounds was being discussed. However as of today, Tottenham Hotspur are also looking to bring the talented Belgian to the Premier League. With Spurs selling Moussa Dembele earlier in the transfer window, the club have identified Tielemans as his ideal replacement. But Leicester City remain favourites to sign Tielemans with Adrian Silva possibly going the other way as a swap deal.
# Denis Suarez to Arsenal
Denis Suarez is closing in on a loan move to Arsenal. Like the Perisic deal Arsenal are unable to make permanent signing’s this month so a loan with an option to buy for a fee around £20 million is being discussed. Barcelona have tried pushing for a permanent move for Suarez this month and have had offers from Real Betis and Sevilla. However, the player has his heart set on a move to Arsenal to be reunited with his former Sevilla manager Unai Emery. It has been reported that the Barcelona midfielder will first sign a new contract before departing on loan to the Gunners for the rest of the season.