Transfer Deadline Day: Who's in and who's out?

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Which players could leave?

It’s a testing time to be an Arsenal fan at the moment; faith more than anything is required as big names head for the exit.

Robin van Persie had the Gunners in a head lock, Alex Song was let go and now Theo Walcott could leave with the Times reporting he has turned down an offer to extend his current deal which runs out next summer.

Fringe players Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh should be sold with the latter seemingly heading to Besiktas. Park Chu-Young could leave for Celta Vigo but Johan Djourou should stay put despite the club wanting to get rid of him.

Which players could join?

Ibrahim Affelay appears to be an option, especially if Walcott leaves, and is available on loan from Barcelona, however Tottenham’s interest may prove troublesome.

Fernando Llorente could be an option as a Van Persie replacement but he appears to heading to Juventus. A more realistic option could be Eden Dzeko, who has been touted as a potential makeweight if Man City make a move for Walcott.

The north London outfit appear content with their midfield options having missed out on Nuri Sahin – but Wenger says he is still in the market for new faces so that could change.


Which players could leave?

A host of players have either been farmed out on loan or let go so far this summer, so few people are expecting many more to leave in the coming days.

Daniel Sturridge has become an even more peripheral figure in Chelsea’s opening three games of the season having threatened to leave last term after being cast out wide before being relegated to the bench. Liverpool and Tottenham have been linked with a move for the young striker, as have Manchester City.

Michael Essien says he is content to stay put at Chelsea and won’t move on despite being a less central figure at Stamford Bridge these days. Gael Kakuta says he wants to move on and could be allowed to head back to France, while it seems inevitable that Yossi Benayoun will also leave.

Which players could join?

Plenty of business has been done at the Bridge this summer so the next few days could be rather quiet.

Chelsea look set to miss out on Porto striker Hulk as Zenit St Petersburg close in on their man while another bid for Andre Schurlle could be on the cards, although Bayer Leverkusen have maintained all summer that the German is not for sale.

January seems a more likely window for Chelsea to add to their squad now, especially given the positive start they have made to the new season.


Which players could leave?

In what looks like shaping up to be one of the main sagas of deadline day, Andy Carroll’s move away from Liverpool could go down to the wire. The big forward has started on the bench for the Reds in both their games so far and Brendan Rodgers has made it abundantly clear that he is available. A loan is still an option, but Newcastle have a lot of work to do if they want to get their man.

Joe Cole is another man who could leave on loan but his move to West Ham appears to be a non-starter. Daniel Agger looks safe from the clutches of Manchester City for the time being. Newspaper reports yesterday suggested a couple of Kenny Dalglish’s big name signings, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing, may not be – although they should stay put for the time being. Jay Spearing is close to a move to Bolton.

Which players could join?

Brendan Rodgers is still desperate for new arrivals and is set for a frantic couple of days. Liverpool have been linked with Theo Walcott all summer and now there appears to be some weight to that story, while Ibrahim Afellay is also an option.

Beating Arsenal to Nuri Sahin was a real coup and they appear covered in midfield, while further forward the deal to take Clint Dempsey to Anfield is dragging on but should be completed in time.

Manchester City

Which players could leave?

If Manchester City have to get rid of players in order to buy, luckily they have plenty of options on that front. Kolo Toure could leave despite being given a start against Liverpool, while Stefan Savic is off to Fiorentina as part of the deal which sees Matija Nastasic heading in the opposite direction.

City still have a few remnants of the past to get rid of, most notably Roque Santa Cruz. Edin Dzeko and Nigel de Jong have both been linked with moves away from the Etihad and both could leave, however both seem more likely to stay put.

Which players could join?

Roberto Mancini has been incredibly frustrated in his pursuit of signings this summer, and there is a real danger City have left it too late and missed the boat.

Javi Martinez has had a medical with Bayern Munich, while Daniele de Rossi says he is staying put at Roma. A move for Benfica’s Javi Garcia could be on the cards but Edinson Cavani has agreed a new deal with Napoli which vastly inflates his buy-out clause.

The deal for Scott Sinclair has stuttered and City may now switch their attention to landing Theo Walcott instead.

Manchester United

Which players could leave?


Dimitar Berbatov should be the only Manchester United player to leave in the final days of the window. The Bulgarian striker looks to have secured a route out of Old Trafford and should sign on the dotted line for Fiorentina sooner rather than later for around €5 million.

Wednesday’s papers all carry stories claiming Wayne Rooney could be heading for a sensational exit from Manchester United in the next few days, although that appears more unlikely than Sir Alex Ferguson quitting to take over at Manchester City.

Which players could join?

In short none. Sir Alex Ferguson has already insisted that he was done shopping for the summer and was happy with his lot – and the fact he seemingly passed up on Moussa Dembele who was available for a relatively low £15 million indicates that he means what he says.

Defensive injuries mean Michael Carrick has been forced into action at the back in recent weeks but Ferguson is well stocked in defence when he has a full squad.

It appears as though United fans who are waiting for a midfield maestro to finally take over from Paul Scholes may have to wait until January at the very earliest.


Which players could leave?

White Hart Lane should resemble Piccadilly Circus in the coming days; there should be plenty of players heading in either direction.

Stoke are hoping to snatch Michael Dawson from under QPR’s nose while Tom Hudddlestone should depart on loan despite his move to the Potters breaking down, although a temporary switch to Fulham appears out of the equation as Spurs have had a straight £15 million bid for Moussa Dembele accepted by the Cottagers.

Jermaine Jenas and David Bentley could also be on the way out to different Premier League clubs, while it would not be a surprise if one goalkeeper, probably Heurelho Gomes, left in order to make room for Hugo Lloris.

There is also rather large question marks over Jermain Defoe, Rafael Van der Vaart and Aaron Lennon, although three senior players leaving in quick succession appears unlikely.

Which players could join?

Where to start? The deal for Moussa Dembele is almost completed while Lyon’s Hugo Lloris should also arrive soon.

An offer for Willian was said to have been accepted yesterday although so far there is no confirmation of that. The deal for Yann M’Vila appears to have gone a little cold as Rennes insist they are more than capable of keeping hold of the Frenchman while Joao Moutinho appears to be too expensive, although a last-minute raid is not out the question.

A deal for Leandro Damiao is off, but Russian starlet Alan Dzagoev and Ibrahim Afellay have been linked with Spurs although only the latter seems a feasible target.

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