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Five transfers we can expect from a frantic deadline day



Hazard could be Arsenal's main signingWith today being one of the most frantic days in English if not European Football everyone is looking ahead to who their club could sign, where they think there manager needs to add.

Although I have little inside info from the clubs themselves I do hear little bits of gossip and often hear of rumours before they hit the mainstream news.

I am going to look ahead to the 10 deals I think could very well happen by 11pm tonight, as I said there is no inside knowledge so I would not go out and bet your hard earned wages on what I say.

Gary Cahill- Tottenham

Bolton realistically can not afford to lose a £10 million plus asset for nothing similar to the situation Arsenal were in Samir Nasri, due to this there valuation will of the player will drop from a reported £17 million to around the £12 million mark.

At this price many clubs would be interested in the former Villa man, although unsourced reports are suggesting Arsenal have ended their pursuit of Cahill I still think they may have a say if his price is indeed dropped, however Tottenham tend to not haggle too much over price which could mean this would be Bolton’s preferred destination if any sale were to take place.

Whether it be to one of these sides or not I will be surprised if Cahill is a Bolton man this time tomorrow.

Someone big – Arsenal

For the first time in history I don’t mean someone big in size is needed after a deal for Per Mertesacker looks set to be complete. Arsenal have been linked with many big name signings since the clubs embarrassment at Old Trafford and the loss of star men Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

I think Wenger would like to get the fans on side by bringing in a big money signing.
If reports in Germany are to be believed Arsenal yesterday had a 35 million Euro bid rejected for Dortmund starlet Mario Goetze which would tie in with my idea that Wenger is trying to bring excitement to the fans.

I expect this signing to be a creative midfielder, Wenger has travelled to France to commentate on the France Euro 2012 qualifier on Friday many are expecting him to attempt to tie up this marquee signing whilst he is in France which is why he has travelled so early, if this is true expect bids for either Marvin Martin or Eden Hazard.

Peter Crouch- Sunderland or Stoke

I cant quite decide where I think Crouch will end up. his current manager Harry Redknapp gave an interview earlier today stating that it is up to Crouch if he wishes to leave and Tottenham are open to offers for the former Liverpool man.

Both Sunderland and Stoke have been actively seeking a striker as we have neared the end of the transfer window and have both been linked with Crouch.

Stoke have been more proactive in their hunt for a striker but it is believed Crouch is unwilling to go there. This should leave Sunderland as favourites but money will talk I feel, being one of his previous clubs QPR enter the race to sign Crouch but I am unsure if new chairman Tony Fernandes will be willing to spend the quoted £11 million figure on a player who realistically will have no resale value.

If I had to put money on it I would say Crouch will end up at Sunderland either way I expect to see Crouch leaving Tottenham today.

Yossi Benayoun – somewhere

As I write this Benayoun has just tweeted “I am supposed to fly in the morning to London to speak with Chelsea and try to close a contract in one of the teams mentioned”

This does not help much as lazy journalists have linked him with pretty much every half decent side in Europe; he is a good player available on the cheap so journalists have had a field day.

One thing is for certain should the information he has given off via Twitter be correct then someone will be getting a very good squad player for not much money.

Reports/ bookmakers are touting Tottenham and Arsenal as likely destinations for the Israeli international; I would be shocked if Chelsea would let him leave to potential rivals however they could be making space in their squad and freeing up wages for an incoming star.

Craig Bellamy- Liverpool/ Tottenham

I am firmly of the belief Bellamy will leave City due to the club admitting he will be omitted from the clubs 25 man squad, Bellamy will be available on the cheap he just needs to find a side willing to cover his wage demands.

Bellamys former club Liverpool have been reported by the press as a likely destination for the Welshman as despite the undoubted quality of the Liverpool squad they do not have a speed merchant in attack.

Although the reports have been for Bellamy to become a Liverpool player I think Tottenham may make a late attempt to secure Bellamys service as Redknapp likes to do, at the start of the window Tottenham were crying out for a striker and secured one on loan in the form of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City, however as Crouch is expect to depart it still leaves space for one more and Bellamy would give a different option from anyone else at the club with his pace and direct running at central defenders.

I am aware there are transfers that are nailed on but I did not want to report the obvious, Scott Parker will go to Tottenham but you probably already know that, I want you to read this article having to consider something new and not just read the same old stories.

What are your thoughts? Are any of the transfers I mentioned above likely in your opinion? Are there any transfers you feel will happen on Deadline day? Who does you club need to sign leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.

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  1. ruemu

    August 31, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    I prefer M’villa and Hazard in midfield, and any other player!

  2. JKS

    August 31, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    HaHa is this a joke – you start off with I have little inside info from the clubs themselves but anyone who knows football could have predicted these. I love these 2 – Someone big – Arsenal and Yossi Benayoun – somewhere, classic!!

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