The January transfer window has been rather underwhelming in the Premier League to date, but there continues to be rumours linking some big names with late moves.
We’ve looked at five Premier League players who could change clubs before Thursday’s 11pm deadline for business.
Armando Broja could be a casualty of Chelsea’s need to bring in funds, with an academy graduate with high value and significant interest an obvious option to balance the books. Broja has been unable to establish himself in West London over the last two seasons, with a serious knee injury halting his progress.
Loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem and Southampton have shown a player rich in potential and there are a number of top-flight sides interested in a January deal. Wolves and Fulham are understood to lead the chase to sign the Albania international, while West Ham are long-term admirers and Aston Villa have also been credited with interest.
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Chelsea value Broja in the region of £50m, a fee that looks prohibitive for most clubs this month. Another loan, perhaps with an obligation to buy, could materialise in the final hours of the window.
Another potential outgoing at Chelsea, Conor Gallagher’s impressive form this season has done little to reduce rumours around an exit.
Another academy product that would count as complete profit on the balance sheet, Gallagher has attracted interest from teams towards the top of the table. Three teams from inside the Premier League’s top half have made enquiries into the availability of the England international, with Spurs heavily linked with bringing the 23-year-old across the capital.
Gallagher’s all-action style and ball-winning in advanced areas of the pitch seem an ideal addition to Ange Postecoglou’s midfield, should a deal materialise.
Gallagher has 18 months remaining on his current contract at Chelsea and the Blues could cash in before his value decreases in the summer.
Jhon Duran’s potential has failed to convince Unai Emery at Aston Villa, with reports that the Spaniard has failed to take to the 20-year-old striker.
Duran has scored four goals amid limited opportunities this season, starting just six times in all competitions and failing to do so in the Premier League. Ollie Watkins’ undisputed status as first-choice forward has restricted the minutes of the talented Colombian, whose potential availability has piqued the interest of Premier League rivals.
Aston Villa are the latest Premier League club showing an interest in Chelsea striker Armando Broja.
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West Ham saw a loan approach rejected and could return with a renewed approach, while Chelsea are admirers of Duran and in the market for attacking reinforcements. The youngster could become the latest prospect to move to West London, as Chelsea continue a transfer policy of signing players with an eye on the future.
Newcastle’s need to raise funds has led to approaches for senior stars this month, with Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson the subject of bids from rival teams.
Bayern Munich have withdrawn their interest in the former after agreeing a deal for Sacha Boey, though Wilson’s future is less clear. The 31-year-old has been forced to fight for a first-team place with Alexander Isak at St James’ Park and might move on to secure regular minutes in the build-up to Euro 2024.
Though a short-term solution, Wilson could provide an injection of experience and quality into the forward line of several top-flight clubs, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham all linked with a deal.
Wilson has scored seven goals from seven league starts this season, at an average of a goal every 103 minutes. Only Manchester City’s Erling Haaland can better that ratio among players to have scored 7+ goals in the Premier League in 2023/24. A fee of around £18m has been mooted for the England international, who has scored 46 goals in 102 games since joining Newcastle from Bournemouth.
Jacob Ramsey’s future has become a headline feature in the transfer window’s final days, amid suggestions that Aston Villa could cash in on the highly-rated academy graduate.
Villa are another side that needs to bring in funds before June, in a bid to be compliant with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules. Ramsey has emerged as one of the most exciting talents in the Premier League at Villa Park, where he has won the club’s Young Player of the Season award in consecutive campaigns.
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The 22-year-old has admirers in Spurs and Bayern Munich, while Newcastle are said to have made an approach. Ramsey’s exit would be a sizeable blow to Aston Villa, despite an injury-hit season to date, though a large fee would ease concerns regarding financial breaches.
Ramsey scored six goals and laid on seven assists in the Premier League last season, before winning the u-21 European Championship with England in the summer. He is said to be valued in excess of £50m at Villa.
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