Hottest Deadline-Day Transfer Rumour for Every Premier League Club

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistAugust 31, 2014

Hottest Deadline-Day Transfer Rumour for Every Premier League Club

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    The transfer window is almost over and done with and deadline day is just about upon us.

    Despite a summer of transfers totalling hundreds of millions of pounds in the Premier League, there is still a huge amount of speculation remaining over potential late deals surrounding almost every club.

    Here's our final look at the entire top flight in England and the biggest rumour remaining for each club.

Arsenal: William Carvalho

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    Arsenal's long-running chase for Sporting CP's midfield enforcer William Carvalho looks set to run right up to the deadline, with new reports stating they are ready to bid £20 million for him.

    Rob Draper of the Mail on Sunday reports that Wenger won't pay the release fee for the Portugal midfielder, which is almost double that amount, but that he does want a new holding player before the deadline.

    Luiz Gustavo is also an option, per the Mirror.

Aston Villa: Tom Cleverley

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    Aston Villa's next signing looks set to be Manchester United's Tom Cleverley.

    The England international is deciding whether to head to Villa Park in a £7 million move, according to Brendan McLoughlin of the Mirror, having spoken with assistant manager Roy Keane about the move.

    The report states that Cleverley might be hoping for a loan move and then a free transfer away from United next summer, rather than commit to a long-term deal now.

Burnley: George Boyd

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    The Daily Mail (h/t Hull Daily Mailhas reported that Burnley have made a move for Hull's George Boyd.

    The promoted side have been struggling to attract new signings this summer, and most of their recruits have come from the second tier, so a move for the attacking midfielder would be a welcome boost.

    A £3 million fee is mentioned.

Chelsea: Loic Remy

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    Chelsea are all clear to go on and make Loic Remy their final signing of the summer.

    The QPR forward would be a replacement for Fernando Torres, who left for AC Milan on loan earlier in the week, and Metro reports that Chelsea's £8 million move for Remy is close to going through.

    Remy was left out of QPR's match over the weekend, while Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 in a thriller.

Crystal Palace: James McArthur

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    Crystal Palace look set to clinch the signing of Wigan Athletic midfielder James McArthur.

    That's according to the latest reports from the Daily Star, which states that Palace are in the driving seat ahead of Leicester City, who had a bid accepted for McArthur but could not agree the payment structure of the deal with the player's current club.

    Jack Cork is another midfield target for Palace, per the South London Press.

Everton: Clement Chantome

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    Everton have been active in the market this summer and are being linked with a move for PSG midfielder Clement Chantome.

    TalkSPORT reports that the Toffees will have to move fast to seal a deal for him, though, with Olympiacos also looking to seal a £3 million transfer.

    Everton are thought to be open to either a loan or a permanent move.

Hull City: Abel Hernandez

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    Abel Hernandez only requires a work permit before he becomes a Hull City player, reports Goal.com.

    The Palermo and Uruguay striker has agreed personal terms and passed a medical but is awaiting the outcome of an appeal for his permit before he is allowed to play in Britain.

    Hull narrowly missed out on a place in the Europa League group stage this season on away goals.

Leicester City: David McGoldrick

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    Leicester City have made an offer for Ipswich Town's David McGoldrick, but they will need to make a bigger bid to prise him away from the Championship side.

    The East Anglia Daily Telegraph reports that Ipswich are reluctant to sell, though a huge bid would likely see the talented forward depart.

    Leicester still want further recruits in order to survive in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool: Sergio Romero

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    Sergio Romero is Liverpool's only apparent deadline-day target, with the Reds having done most of their business already.

    Metro cites reports in Italy as noting that the Argentine goalkeeper's agent is talking with the club over the proposed move from Sampdoria.

    The Reds' current No. 1 is Simon Mignolet, with Brad Jones the Belgian's back-up.

Manchester City: Micah Richards

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    Manchester City's biggest rumours late on in the window surround outgoing players.

    Micah Richards is one name being linked with a move away, with Sunderland likely suitors, according to reports from Simon Mullock of the Mirror.

    The move may be on loan, with City wanting £8 million for a permanent deal for a player whose contract runs out next summer.

Manchester United: Daley Blind

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    Manchester United look certain to make Daley Blind a deadline-day signing, but it's not quite over the line yet.

    Manchester Evening News' Chris Slater reports that the versatile Ajax man was in Manchester for his medical and is staying at the same hotel as fellow new arrival Luke Shaw and manager Louis van Gaal.

    Blind can play as a full-back, wing-back, holding midfielder and, if necessary, a centre-back.

Newcastle United: Hatem Ben Arfa

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    It looks as though Hatem Ben Arfa, who was previously Newcastle United's star player and key creator, is no longer going to play a part for the first team and can therefore leave as soon as an offer is made.

    Lee Ryder of Chronicle Live reports that Birmingham City may make a move to bring him in on loan for the season.

    Whether Ben Arfa would be keen on dropping down a league is another matter.

QPR: Fabio Borini

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    QPR seem resigned to losing Loic Remy, but they are looking to replace him with Fabio Borini.

    Daily Star reports (h/t HITC) that QPR will be one of several clubs looking at the Liverpool forward, who has been told he can leave by his manager, Brendan Rodgers, in the wake of Mario Balotelli's arrival.

    A season-long loan deal seems possible for Borini, though Liverpool would prefer a sale.

Southampton: Nathan Redmond

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    Southampton's rebuild following all their big summer departures looks like continuing with Norwich City's young attacker Nathan Redmond.

    Redmond, a winger who has also previously operated as a forward, is being targeted in a £9 million move according to the Eastern Daily Press.

    Norwich and Redmond were relegated to the Championship at the end of last season.

Stoke City: Juan Agudelo

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    Stoke City might not be signing anybody else this window but one or two players could be leaving.

    Juan Agudelo is wanted by 1860 Munich in Germany, according to the Stoke Sentinel, as he does not have a work permit to play for his club.

    Agudelo was on loan at Utrecht in the Eredivisie last season.

Sunderland: Ricky Alvarez

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    Sunderland look close to signing Inter Milan attacker Ricky Alvarez as they continue to build their squad for the new season.

    The Sunderland Echo reports that Gus Poyet wants him to play on the left side of the front players and that he has already had a medical.

    Alvarez will join on loan with a view to signing permanently at the end of the season.

Swansea City: Andre Ayew

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    The South Wales Evening Post reports that Swansea are after two more signings before the deadline of the transfer window and that one will be Andre Ayew.

    The Marseille winger was in action for Ghana during the World Cup and has been linked with Premier League clubs before, and Swansea now appear ready to make the move a reality.

    A left-back is also on Garry Monk's wish list.

Tottenham Hotspur: Danny Welbeck

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    Greg Stobart of Goal.com reports that Tottenham Hotspur want Danny Welbeck on loan from Manchester United.

    With United's front line looking impenetrable for the English striker at present, a loan move looks likely, and there are plenty of top-flight clubs in England who would like to take him away from Old Trafford.

    Welbeck arriving at Spurs could mean an exit for Roberto Soldado.

West Bromwich Albion: Nobody

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    Chris Lepkowski of the Birmingham Mail brings us the big news from West Brom: there's nothing more happening this window.

    Usually we'd try and fit in another rumour anyway—no matter how far-fetched—but Alan Irvine was comprehensive in his assessment of WBA's transfer window, per the aforementioned Mail article.

    We’re done now. Positions have been filled. There are players we need to give time to settle in. We have a balanced squad now.  We need to get everyone fit and working together.

    We have players who aren’t fit. We lost 13 players. We had to replace those. Those we’ve been able to sign, it’s taken longer to get them in—nobody’s fault—that’s the way it is. We’ve brought in a number of lads who weren’t attached or training with the clubs. We need to get them up to scratch. We need to get everyone together and work.

West Ham United: Mohamed Diame

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    We finish up, as usual, with West Ham, who look set to sell Mohamed Diame before the window shuts.

    Alan Nixon of the Mirror reports that QPR want him to aid their relegation fight, with the midfielder having a buy-out fee of around just £3.5 million.

    West Ham signed Alex Song before their weekend fixture so look set for central options for the season, though Diame did feature in attacking midfield at times last term.