EPL Transfer News: 21 Deadline Deals That May Happen

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentAugust 22, 2011

EPL Transfer News: 21 Deadline Deals That May Happen

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    August 31. The deadline approaches. Has your club made up its mind on who to sign or who not sign?

    Chelsea have signed Juan Manuel Mata, but who do they want to sign next?

    Where's Samir Nasri going?

    Will Manchester United persevere in getting Wesley Sneijder even though Inter Milan have said no.

    With that in mind, will they then turn to a rising Japanese star as an alternative to Sneijder?

    Which London club have their eyes set on making an audacious move for Kaká?

    All these questions will be answered in this article; so here are the 21 deadline deals that may happen.

Samir Nasri

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    From Arsenal to Manchester City

    According to Sky Sports, the deal to bring Samir Nasri to Etihad Stadium is far from finished.

    Manchester manager Roberto Mancini said, "For 40 days I've hoped in two days, three days (it would be done), I don't know why we haven't closed it [signing Nasri]."

    Mancini then voiced his concerns about the possibility of Arsenal playing Nasri against Udinese in the pivotol second leg of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

    It would make Nasri cup-tied for Manchester City and it seems Mancini is insuinating that the deal is off the tables if Arsenal name Nasri against Udinese.

    Signing Nasri would make Manchester City's midfield fantasy like and it would be gold for fantasy managers.

Eden Hazard

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    From Lille to Arsenal

    According to RTBF Sport (h/t football-talk.co.uk), Arsenal will turn to Eden Hazard to fill the void left by Samir Nasri.

    The move makes complete sense given Hazard speaks French, has grown up playing French football, is part of Belgian golden generation, and is former teammates with Gervinho.  

    Though the asking fee of £26 million may irk manager Arsène Wenger who has reiterated a stance of fiscal responsibility, regardless of the transfer kitty at his disposal. 

Luka Modrić

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    From Tottenham Hotspur to Chelsea

    Ewan Murray at guardian.co.uk reported Rafael van der Vaart speaking candidly about Spurs being able to adequately replace Luka Modrić.

    Modrić to Chelsea has been one of the most elongated transfer sagas this summer.  

    Clearly what is happening is Spurs chairman Daniel Levy biding his as the deadline inches closer, in order to force Chelsea to overvalue and submit an inflated transfer fee. 

    We're talking about perhaps £35-40 million, if anything lower, why should Spurs sell their best asset knowing Chelsea's midfield is crying for some creativity?

Wesley Sneijder

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    From Inter Milan to Manchester United

    According to Bob Cass at the Daily Mail, Manchester United will make one final pitch to sway Inter Milan in selling Wesley Sneijder.

    Even if Inter Milan have categorically ruled out selling Sneijder.

    Manchester United are better off developing Tom Cleverley; what do you think?

Shinji Kagawa

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    From Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United

    According to Christian Bailey at Caught Offside, Manchester United will bid for Shinji Kagawa, an alternative to Wesley Sneijder.

    Pure rubbish because Kagawa's presence in Manchester United's midfield would stunt the growth of Tom Cleverley, an Englishmen, who has the potential to emulate Kagawa's achievement.

    Also why would Borussia Dortmund relinquish Kagawa having already given up Nuri Şahin?

    Kagawa is one season ahead of Cleverley; so rather then to get Kagawa, just give Cleverley the chance to shine.

    Though signing Kagawa would also fit perfectly with Mancheter United's business ventures in Asia.


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    From Real Madrid to Arsenal

    According to The People, Arsenal will shock everyone by signing Kaká on loan.

    Whilst Kaká has been out of favour with Real Madrid manager José Mourinho, the Brazilian has shown glimpses of why Real Madrid broke the bank to sign him.

    The move makes sense because Kaká is a big name signing, or be it on loan, he's quality and if he does fail; ship him back to Real Madrid.

Dimitar Berbatov

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    From Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain

    According to Inside Futbol, Paris Saint-Germain made an official bid for Dimitar Berbatov, only for Manchester United to turn it down.

    Sir Alex Ferguson's treatment of the languid Bulgarian would indicate Berbatov leaving Old Trafford, yet Manchester United still need him, presumably as a impact sub.

    This is not good for Berbatov's career and he needs to look out for his needs, and force a move to Paris because Ferguson does not appreciate his talents.

Diego Forlan

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    From Atlético Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur

    According to Cindy Gunnell at fanatix, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign Diego Forlan.

    With the signing of Falcao, the writing is on the wall for Forlan.

    Given how much he struggled in England, it would seem odd for Spurs to take the risk in signing him.

    Surely the Serie A is a better option from an economic and playing perspective for the Uruguayan.


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    From Shakhtar Donetsk to Tottenham Hotspur

    Willian seems to be self promoting himself after he stated, "I like Chelsea and Arsenal’s styles a lot. I’d be very happy to play for Tottenham too and help get them back into the Champions League. They’re a very big club." 

    Last season the Brazilian had a terrific game against Arsenal, and then a month later ran circles around Arsenal Kiev.

    He plays on a extremely gifted and fluid Shakhtar Donetsk side, who also have long time Manchester United target Douglas Costa in the starting 11.  

Kevin De Bruyne

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    From Genk to Chelsea

    According to Inside Futbol, Chelsea will sign Belgian starlet Kevin De Bruyne before the transfer window closes.  

    Kevin De Bruyne played pretty much of all Genk's games as a left sided midfielder cutting into the centre. 

    A member of the Belgian golden generation, signing De Bruyne would pose a problem—Juan Manuel Mata plays in the same position.  

Mounir El Hamdaoui

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    From Ajax to Fulham

    According to talkSPORT, former Ajax manager Martin Jol will attempt to pull off a coup in sigining Moroccan magician Mounir El Hamdaoui. 

    El Hamdaoui is one of the classiest and technically gifted players in world football. 

    One question mark remains is can he replicate his extraordinary form in the Eredivisie to the EPL? 

    A red flag is five years ago, he couldn't make it with Tottenham Hotspur.  

Per Mertesacker

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    From Werder Bremen to Arsenal

    According to Christian Bailey at Caught Offside, Arsenal will look to trade Nicklas Bendtner for Per Mertesacker.

    Though Mertesacker told Sportinformationsdienst (h/t Sky Sports), "I love being skipper of the club and I proceed on the assumption that I will at least see out the campaign in the colours of Werder Bremen."

    Have Arsenal contemplated about signing Philipp Wollscheid?

    Tall, strong, young and classy; no doubt in my mind he'll emulate Mats Hummels as the next best German centre back.

    Why should Arsenal sign an aging, deteriorating centre back in Mertesacker?

Alberto Aquilani

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    From Liverpool to A.C. Milan

    According to Neil McLeman at Mirror Football, Liverpool's Alberto Aquilani has declared he is close to joining A.C. Milan.

    With no light at the end of the Anfield tunnel, it's a good decision from the injury prone Italian.

Mauro Zárate

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    From Lazio to Arsenal

    According to Footybunker, Arsenal have began negotiations with forward Mauro Zárate. 

    Lazio have signalled their intentions in letting the Argentinian go.

    Spain would be a better choice for Zárate, and Arsenal need defenders not forwards.

Stevan Jovetić

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    From Fiorentina to Chelsea

    According to Arthur Williams at fanatix, Chelsea will look to sign Stevan Jovetić after the signing of Juan Manuel Mata has been finalised.

    Jovetić spent last season nursing a cruciate ligament injury, but the season before last, he looked imperious in midfield. 

    The Montenegrian's creativity would be a viable solution to Chelsea's creative-less midfield.

Hugo Rodallega

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    From Wigan Athletic to Tottenham Hotspur

    According to the Metro, Wigan Athletic will brave themselves as Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur bid for Hugo Rodallega.

    The Colombian has been a shrewd signing from the Latics, who may look to reap a substantial profit from the £4.5 million they paid for his services.

    Spurs would be the more logical destination, as there is a forward spot up for grabs, whereas Rodallega is more likely to warm the benches than usurp Luis Suárez or Andy Carroll.

Vladimir Weiss

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    From Manchester City to Dynamo Kiev

    According to Simon Mullock at Mirror Football, Manchester City will sell Vladimir Weiss to Dynamo Kiev for £3 million.

    It's a deal that could revitalize Weiss's career and could be a stepping stone to him becoming a great player.

Mikel Arteta

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    From Everton to Arsenal

    According to Christian Bailey at Caught Offside, Arsenal are contemplating about replacing Cesc Fàbregas with Mikel Arteta.

    Yes, because replacing Fàbregas with an aging and glass like Spaniard who isn't courted by Barcelona, is what Arsenal fans want.

Daniel Pacheco

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    From Liverpool to Rayo Vallecano

    According to talkSPORT, out of favour Liverpool midfielder Daniel Pacheco will be sold to Rayo Vallecano.

    Following teammate and compatriot Daniel Ayala's move to the Canaries, it would have been logical for Pacheco to follow suit, especially since he'd played on loan for Norwich last season.

    Though Norwich manager Paul Lambert has yet to show any urgency in making a move for Pacheco.

Emmanuel Adebayor

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    From Manchester City to Tottenham Hotspur

    According to Sky Sports, the idea of Emmanuel Adebayor being a Spurs player is taken as fact, given left back Benoît Assou-Ekotto's belief in Adebayor to make Spurs a better team.

    It's been a real topsy turvy ride for Adebayor from a bitter exit from Arsenal, that celebration against Arsenal, being outcasted at Manchester City, surviving the shootings, trying so hard for Real Madrid that he did more tackling then scoring, and then not being wanted by Real Madrid.

    It will be interesting to see if Adebayor can play to the same level of selflessness at Spurs as he did at Real Madrid.

Joey Barton

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    From Newcastle Untied to Stoke City

    According to Ralph Ellis at Mirror Football, Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has got the blessing of the dressing room to sign Joey Barton.

    Barton would be a great fit to Pulis' team, but can Stoke afford Barton's wages?


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