Transfer deadline day: The biggest deals that could still happen

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The transfer deadline is under eight hours away and total spending in the Premier League has rocketed past the £1 billion mark for the first time in its history.

But despite the lack of time and the huge money already invested, a number of clubs are still trying to get big transfers across the line before 11pm.

As anyone at Real Madrid will tell you, once the countdown reaches zero, there are no exceptions. David de Gea's paperwork was submitted to FIFA at 11.02pm last year and the Spanish goalkeeper remains at Manchester United.

But the prospect of failure and humiliation is not deterring some of the Premier League's biggest clubs with negotiators rushing up and down the country in an attempt to get transfers done.

We have listed six big transfers that could still go through before the end of the day. Enjoy.

Arsenal – Jack Wilshere (loan exit)

The Gunners made Jack Wilshere available for loan on Monday and received 22 separate offers on Tuesday. As it stands, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and AS Roma are the three clubs still in the race. BBC journalist David Ornstein says terms with Roma have been agreed but there is a huge twist. Just look at his tweet below:

Read the latest on Jack Wilshere's potential move!

Chelsea – David Luiz (PSG)

Antonio Conte spent most of the summer chasing Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly and has since given up. But that doesn't mean Chelsea's search for a new centre-back has finished. And their long search has seen them come full circle. On Tuesday night, they reportedly launched a bid for David Luiz, the same man they sold to PSG in 2014.

Their £32m bid was rejected but the French club will do business for £40m. With Luiz keen on a move, this one could go right down to the wire.

Read the latest on David Luiz's potential move!

Liverpool – Mario Balotelli (Nice)

Liverpool have been trying to find a buyer for the Italian all summer and have only now found a club willing to take him on a permanent basis. But Balotelli could well be joined by three of his Liverpool team-mates with Jurgen Klopp hoping to get Lazar Markovic, Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori out of the club before 11pm. Good luck, Jurgen!

Read the latest on Mario Balotelli's potential move!

Tottenham Hotspur – Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle)

Tottenham look to be the most active of the big Premier League clubs today and Moussa Sissoko is top of Mauricio Pochettino's list. Word has it that the France international has left training with Les Bleus to sort out his future but no deal has been agreed between Newcastle and Spurs. The Magpies want £30m.

Considering Daniel Levy is in charge of negotiations, and there is also interest from rivals Chelsea, Pochettino could well find himself frustrated.

Read the latest on Moussa Sissoko's potential move!

Manchester United – Bastian Schweinsteiger (Unkown)

This is one deal Jose Mourinho wishes he could get done before the window but the odds are stacked against him. The Special One has done his best to make Bastian Schweinsteiger feel unwelcome at Old Trafford, throwing him out of the senior dressing room and telling him he won't be playing this season.

However, the German has reportedly rejected a free transfer move to Sporting Lisbon. He is in Germany ahead of an international friendly against Finland, so late interest from a Bundesliga club could yet see him depart.

Read the latest on Bastian Schweinsteiger's potential move!

Leicester City – Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon)

How could we forget the reigning Premier League champions? Apparently Claudio Ranieri has no intention of resting on his past glories and is ready to smash Leicester's transfer record by signing one of Riyad Mahrez's international team-mates.

Islam Slimani, who scored 27 times in the Portuguese league last season, is arguably just as good as Mahrez and is on his way to the King Power Stadium for a medical.

Read the latest on Islam Slimani's potential move!

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