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Transfer Deadline Day: 10 moves still expected to happen with Arsenal and Chelsea involved

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The January transfer window slams shut in less than a week – and Premier League clubs are still aiming to welcome new faces.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been busy throughout the last month. No club has spent more than Chelsea, however, with Todd Boehly financing what could be a record-breaking winter spend with the likes of Mykahylo Mudryk, Noni Madueke and more arriving at Stamford Bridge for huge fees.

Despite that, there could be even more new signings completed between now and deadline day with most if not all Premier League clubs still aiming to add to their squads. Take a look at the standout targets below…

Ivan Fresneda – Real Valladolid to Arsenal

Having already sealed the signatures of Leandro Trossard and Jakub Kiwior, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is aiming to secure the signing of Ivan Fresnedo. The Gunners are competing with Borussia Dortmund for the signing of the 18-year-old.

It has been suggested that a £13m offer would be enough to tempt his current employers Valladolid into a sale, albeit Arsenal facing a decision to make over their interest.

Malo Gusto – Lyon to Chelsea

On the topic of defenders, Chelsea are also aiming to add to their ranks despite their huge spend this month. Lyon right-back Malo Gusto has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge – the Blues anticipated to spend £30m on his services.

Lyon could be tempted into sale but are reportedly keen to keep him on loan for the remainder of the campaign. It remains to be seen whether the Blues would be willing to let that happen.

Chelsea are chasing Malo Gusto as their latest big-money signing
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Anthony Gordon – Everton to Newcastle

Sticking with expensive Chelsea targets, the London side could potentially be set to lose out on one of their long-term targets. Reports have suggested that Newcastle are closing in on a deal for Everton forward Anthony Gordon.

The 21-year-old has sat out of training for the past few days as the Magpies aim to seal a deal for his services. It is suggested that Newcastle are ‘confident’ of beating Chelsea to his signature.

Harry Souttar – Stoke to Leicester

Following a disastrous start to the campaign which leaves them looking over their shoulders regarding relegation, Leicester need to bolster their defensive ranks and could ironically turn to the Championship in which to do that. Stoke centre-back Harry Souttar is among their targets.

The Australian shone at the World Cup in Qatar and would join Victor Kristiansen in making a move to the King Power Stadium. Leicester have yet to agree a fee with Stoke so need to get moving in the final days of the window should they hope to seal a deal.

Pedro Porro – Sporting Lisbon to Tottenham

In one of the most remarkable stories from the final days of the transfer window, Spurs secured a deal for Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal. Having travelled to England to undergo a medical with Everton, he has now secured a move to Tottenham.

The North London side are set to follow up his arrival with the signing of Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro. He has a £40m release clause written into his contract in Portugal with Spurs expected to hold further talks regarding a deal.

Cedric Soares – Arsenal to Fulham

Having fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, Cedric Soares is set to move elsewhere in an effort to earn more first team football. The Portuguese is reportedly on the verge of a switch to London rivals Fulham.

The Cottagers are expected to secure his services on a loan deal until the end of the campaign and will foot the vast majority of his £100k per week wages.

Cedric Soares is set to move across London to Fulham
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Matias Vina – Roma to Bournemouth

Having only made three appearances for Roma in Serie A this season, the Uruguayan is another that is set to move in January in an effort to earn more first team football. The 25-year-old is on the verge of a loan switch to newly-promoted Bournemouth.

He was part of the Uruguay squad for the World Cup in Qatar so will add a considerable amount of experience to the Cherries side as they aim to navigate away from the threat of relegation.

Keylor Navas – PSG to Nottingham Forest

Following the injury sustained by regular number one Dean Henderson, Forest are aiming to sign a replacement with former Real Madrid and current PSG star Keylor Navas among the options being considered.

The 36-year-old has been afforded just two appearances for PSG this season having lost his starting berth to Gianluigi Donnarumma. He currently leads the list of potential goalkeepers with a move to the City Ground potentially in the works over the final few days of the transfer window.

Matteo Guendouzi – Marseille to Aston Villa

A player not unfamiliar to fans of the Premier League, Guendouzi previously had a spell with Arsenal before being sold to Marseille. The Frenchman has impressed in Ligue 1 and one of his former managers is seemingly plotting a reunion.

After taking over at Aston Villa, Unai Emery is reportedly plotting a move for him. Reports have suggested that the Premier League outfit have already lodged an offer for Guendouzi’s services so it remains to be seen whether they can complete a deal between now and the end of the transfer market.

Felipe – Atletico Madrid to Wolves

Despite having already signed Craig Dawson from West Ham, Wolves reportedly remain keen on bolstering their defensive options. Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian centre-back Felipe is among those on their list.

They are attempting to seal a deal for his services over the next few days but it might be slightly more difficult than first though. Atleti at first want a replacement signed before they let Felipe go – Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu being considered for a January move.

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