It’s fast approaching, it’s almost upon on us, it’s Christmas mark two. It’s deadline day.
After a relatively quiet January, with Juan Mata’s £37.1 million move to Manchester United the most notable deal so far, it looks like a flurry of business could be concluded before Friday’s 11pm deadline.
With no-one outside the top ten assured of safety and the race for the all important European places fiercer than ever several clubs are still in the hunt for ready made replacements, temporary stop gaps, loan deals and marquee signings, so here are five players that might be dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on a contract tomorrow.
Mirko Vucinic – Juventus to Arsenal
Juventus striker Vucinic is out of favour under Antonio Conte, having made just eight appearances for the Old Lady this season. The Montenegro forward has been linked with a number of cubs across the continent, including Internazionale. The 30 year-old almost joined the Serie A rivals last week before a proposed swap deal collapsed, leaving him eager to find a new club and play regularly.
Arsene Wenger, who notoriously keeps his cards close to his chest, is in the market for a striker to provide back up to Olivier Giroud. If The Gunners are to end their trophy drought they need more fire power up front and Vucinic may fit the bill. With a 33.3% conversion rate the experienced hit man still knows where the goal is and would be a decent option to call upon, but the North Londoners will be keen not to have their pants pulled down over a loan fee.