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Five Premier League players who could still be offloaded before the European transfer window closes

The transfer deadline may have slammed shut for Premier League clubs, but their European counterparts can still buy players from England until early next month.

The futures of several Premier League stars still appear uncertain, and some could leave before the deadline for European clubs on September 2.

Here are five Premier League players who could still be offloaded before the European transfer window closes…

Shkodran Mustafi

The much-maligned defender has been linked with a move away from the Emirates, with Arsenal prepared to sanction the sale of the German international who has been deemed surplus to requirements by Unai Emery.

Mustafi has failed to convince since a £35m move from Valencia three years ago, whilst his error-prone displays have seen him often targeted for criticism by the club’s supporters.

Believed to be on a contract worth £80,000-a-week, Arsenal want to remove the 27-year-old from their wage bill and there has been tentative interest from clubs in Germany and France.

Arsenal are believed to want to recoup as much of their considerable investment as possible, though a loan with an option to buy looks most likely in the coming weeks.

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Michy Batshuayi

The Belgian international returned to Chelsea this summer after yet another loan move away, hoping to impress new manager Frank Lampard and finally establish himself at Stamford Bridge.

Despite Gonzalo Higuain’s return to Italy, Batshuayi still seems to have found himself behind Olivier Giroud and fellow returning loanee Tammy Abraham in the pecking order at the club.

Now 25, the forward could look to leave Chelsea in search of first-team football on a permanent basis, having previously enjoyed loans at Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace.

Italian side Roma have been linked as they eye a potential replacement for Inter Milan-bound Edin Dzeko.

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Dejan Lovren

Italian sides AC Milan and Roma are reportedly battling to sign the Liverpool defender, who has slipped behind Joe Gomez and Joel Matip in the race to partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Jurgen Klopp’s defence.

Liverpool have reportedly set an asking price of €20m for the Croatian centre-back, who could be set to leave the club after five seasons at Anfield.

The 30-year-old was left out of the Liverpool squad for their Premier League opener with Norwich and has not travelled for Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea, fuelling speculation he is on the verge of a switch to Italy.

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Alexis Sanchez

It simply hasn’t worked out for Alexis Sanchez at Manchester United, who’s form has fallen off a cliff since his high-profile move to Old Trafford from Arsenal in January 2018.

Just three league goals have been scored in that time, a meagre total for a player on a Premier League-record £500,000-a-week contract.

The Chile forward seems ill-suited to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s style and intended direction for United, and it has been reported that he could be allowed to leave the club on loan before the European deadline.

Roma, who seem to have been linked with all of the aforementioned stars, have been linked, though United are likely to have to pay a significant portion of Sanchez’s huge wages should he leave the club.

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Victor Wanyama

The Kenyan powerhouse has been told he can leave Tottenham this summer, having seen his chances of first-team football limited by the arrivals of midfield duo Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso.

The former Celtic and Southampton midfielder has been with Spurs since 2016, though Mauricio Pochettino now possesses a wealth of options and has deemed the 28-year-old surplus to requirements.

Wanyama was an unused substitute during Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, and Turkish side Galatasaray are reported to have flown into the UK for talks over a proposed deal.

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