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Johnson seals his Sunderland move. (©GettyImages)
Johnson seals his Sunderland move. (©GettyImages).

With less than a week to go until the transfer window slams shut for the summer, Premier League clubs now have five days to bolster their squads, and get those players deemed surplus to requirements, off the wage bill.

Over £300million has already been spent in England's top-flight, but don't expect that to prevent more managers from splashing the cash next week.

The 'business end' of the window is fast-approaching, so GiveMeFootball has identified five players you should expect to move before September 1. . .


Dimitar Berbatov | Manchester United

Out of favour at Old Trafford after the arrival of Robin van Persie, the 31-year-old Bulgarian is now arguably Sir Alex Ferguson's fifth-choice striker.

With 12 months left on his contract, Berbatov is available for around £8million - an absolute snip for a player that one the Premier League Golden Boot only two seasons ago.

A return to Tottenham is a possibility, but Zenit St Petersburg are also interested, while Berba might also consider a return to Germany.


Michael Dawson | Tottenham

The 28-year-old was expected to take over the captaincy at White Hart Lane from the recently retired Ledley King. Now, Dawson has been deemed surplus to requirements by Andre Villas-Boas.

Rated at £10million, the former Nottingham Forest defender has no shortage of admirers, with QPR leading Sunderland and Stoke in the race for his signature.


Yossi Benayoun | Chelsea

Omitted from Roberto Di Matteo's first-team plans, it was always going to be difficult for the midfielder to get back in the Chelsea fold, following a season-long loan at Arsenal last season.

The Israeli international boasts a wealth of Premier League experience, and at 32, would be a quality signing for numerous clubs.

A potential return to West Ham might interest Benayoun, or alternatively Olympiacos, who want to strike a £3million deal.


Clint Dempsey | Fulham

Fulham are believed to have reported Liverpool to the Football Association over their attempts to lure the American international to Anfield this summer.

Dempsey has been omitted from Martin Jol's first-team plans after intimating his intentions to leave west London all summer. Brendan Rodgers leads the chase for his signature, and hopes to agree a £7million deal.


Andy Carroll | Liverpool

The England striker has been heavily linked with an Anfield exit ever since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers, despite moving to Merseyside for a club-record £35million fee only 18 months ago.

Newcastle United have shown an interest in bringing Carroll back to Tyneside, but Liverpool are unhappy with the money on offer. If nobody meets the club's valuation, then he could be frozen out until January.

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