With just two weeks left of the transfer window, teams are urgently looking to see what deals can still be done.

Many big clubs are looking to bring in more players to make up for a poor start while the smaller clubs wait, simply hoping that they can hold on to their stars.

Ligue 1 has been a regular provider of Premier League talent in recent years, with stars such as Eden Hazard, Hugo Lloris and Olivier Giroud just a few of those who have made the switch across the channel.

And the traffic isn't always one-way, with big English names such as David Beckham, Joey Barton and Joe Cole having spent time playing in France's top league.

So who might be next to make a move across the English Channel? Here are five moves that could well go ahead before transfer deadline day.

Mamadou Sakho | PSG to Liverpool

The PSG defender Sakho handed in a transfer request last week, sparking interest from clubs around Europe in the France international.

Liverpool are one of those interested clubs and even made an unsuccessful £8 million bid already for the player, who has fallen out of favour since Laurent Blanc's arrival in the French capital.

Brendan Rodgers will need to bid higher if he's to have a bid accepted and may also need to out-bid other interested clubs, but if the Anfield side come up with the money then they could be making a very talented signing who will be keen to impress in the run-up to the World Cup.

Bafetimbi Gomis | Lyon to Newcastle

Lyon striker Gomis has been linked with a move to Tyneside for the past couple of weeks, but Newcastle still look far from signing the Frenchman.

Gomis has been with Lyon for four years, scoring 72 goals and would be a welcome addition up front to Alan Pardew's squad after the sale of Demba Ba in January.

The striker has admitted, however, that he would like to move to the Bundesliga if he departs the Stade de Gerland, putting the move in doubt. He has also been offered a one-year extension to his contract.

If Newcastle get closer to deadline day and the Lyon man is still on the market, this move could go ahead after all.

Yoann Gourcuff | Lyon to Arsenal

Another Lyon playmaker linked with a move away from Ligue 1 is midfielder Yoann Gourcuff.

The 27-year-old has been linked with Arsenal and after the side lost at home to Aston Villa on the opening day of the Premier League season, that interest will surely become more serious.

Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, has admitted that "anything is possible" and that the player - who has scored two and assisted twice in Lyon's two wins - may well be wearing different club colours in the near future.

This move is far more likely to go ahead than that of Gomis and would be a huge loss to the early Ligue 1 leaders.

He is likely to start against Real Sociedad on Tuesday night, making him cup-tied, should he sign for Arsenal with both teams progressing.

With a tough Premier League campaign ahead, however, Arsene Wenger may yet pull out all stops to make Gourcuff his first big signing.

Morgan Amalfitano | Marseille to Hull City or West Brom

The Marseille right-winger has been heavily linked with Hull City this summer, yet he may even make a move to a different Premier League club after West Brom reportedly made a bid to bring him in on loan.

The Frenchman is keen to move to the Premier League - where his younger brother is on Newcastle's books - and the French club have said that he can move, despite having two years left on his contract.

This could turn into a battle between the two clubs in the coming days to sign the man who has been capped once by the national side.

Yohan Cabaye | Newcastle to PSG

The last player on this list is also the first one who could be moving in the other direction - from the Premier League over to Ligue 1.

Arsenal made an unsuccessful £10 million bid for the Frenchman who has made 60 appearances since arriving at Newcastle in 2011.

That bid will have interested PSG, who are keen to strengthen further after taking just two points from their opening two Ligue 1 matches, while Monaco, Lyon and Marseille have each taken six from arguably tougher opposition.

Coach Laurent Blanc was even quoted by Sky Sports as saying he "loves" Cabaye and it was Blanc who handed him his first cap.

Should Arsenal once again be unwilling to splash the cash to land the Newcastle man, then the Ligue 1 champions may well be the ones to swoop in and spend the necessary amount to strengthen their squad.

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