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12 stars who can move ahead of England's extended transfer deadline

Manchester United’s rising star, Brentford’s main attraction and a few Premier League veterans… the players who can still make a move ahead of England’s extended transfer deadline

  • Transfers between top flight clubs and much of Europe had a Monday deadline
  • However, Premier League sides can still buy talent from England’s EFL clubs
  • The domestic transfer window in England will close on Friday, October 16
  • Sportsmail looks at the stars who can still complete transfers within next week

The window involving transfers between top flight clubs across much of Europe may have slammed shut on Monday night, but deals involving Premier League sides are not over just yet.

EFL teams can still do business with each other, as well as their top-flight counterparts, up until 5pm on October 16, meaning yet another – albeit smaller window – is still operative for the Premier League sides to strengthen with lower league talent.

Here, Sportsmail looks at 12 possible deals that could still go ahead in the next 10 days of the transfer window.

Josh King

The Bournemouth striker has long been linked with a move away from the Vitality Stadium, with Manchester United having been looking to re-sign him as recently as January.

Tottenham were also interested in the summer before they landed Carlos Vinicius on loan from Benfica. Although both were only keen on the 28-year-old to act as cover, it demonstrated that he was considered worthy of a place in the top flight.

King turned down moves to Serie A during the window with hopes of sealing a top flight return. Aston Villa and West Ham United are potential suitors. 

Aston Villa and West Ham may consider a swoop for Bournemouth striker Josh King

Having only arrived at Chelsea in the summer from Nice, Sarr already appears on the move as Frank Lampard hopes the 21-year-old can gain first-team experience elsewhere.

Sarr looked set to complete a season long loan switch to Porto on Monday but no confirmation had been made before the end of the day.

Portugal’s transfer window is open for a further day, which is the Tuesday cut-off UEFA have set to clubs competing in the Champions League and the Europa League to register their squads.

Lampard is also keen to shift Emerson out of the club and he too could be off on loan to Porto, who are seeking a new left back after selling Alex Telles to Manchester United in a £15.4m deal.

Malang Sarr arrived from Nice in the summer but is set to join Porto on loan from Chelsea

Felipe Anderson

Another player hoping to benefit from the late closure of the Portuguese transfer window is Felipe Anderson.

The £36m midfielder has become a misfit at the London Stadium following his 2018 arrival and, like Sarr, is on the brink of a switch to Porto on loan.

Unlike Sarr, David Moyes isn’t likely to be expecting Anderson to return to east London in the future having fallen down the pecking order at the Hammers. 

Felipe Anderson could also be poised for a Porto loan move from West Ham United

Danny Welbeck

Unfortunately for Welbeck, his time at Watford has been plagued by injuries since joining in 2019, resulting in him only scoring twice in just 18 Premier League games.

Regardless of his undoubted talent, earning £100,000-per-week in the Championship left the side relegated from the Premier League in the summer with plenty of financial concerns following the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hornets have allowed him to depart on a free as a result, and with a player who when fit and on his game has proven handy for England at international level, a few top flight sides might fancy taking a gamble on his fitness with no transfer fee to lose. 

Watford have allowed Danny Welbeck, who earns £100,000 in the Championship, to leave

Said Benrahma 

There are few talents bigger than Said Benrahma in the Championship, but while many top flight clubs are interested none have blinked in making the first move.

The skilful midfielder was influential in Brentford’s run to the play-offs last term and he has carried on in the same vain this season, scoring a wonder strike against Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

His demands of a wage packet worth £16m over five years have prevented Premier League clubs from making an official approach, with Crystal Palace and Fulham the keenest to land him from the Bees in a deal of around £20million.

Brentford’s Said Benrahma has emerged as one of the best talents in the Championship

Ismaila Sarr

Another Watford star who could be on the move is Sarr, who was the subject of a rejected loan bid from Manchester United on Monday, even though the Red Devils also offered a £25million option to buy.

Despite signing Edinson Cavani, Sarr, 22, could be seen as a longer term solution in the Old Trafford attack.

Watford are reluctant to sell but will do business at the right price, with Liverpool also monitoring his availability before they bought Diogo Jota from Wolves.

Watford forward Ismaila Sarr was subject of a failed bid from Manchester United on Monday

Joe Rodon 

Tottenham enjoyed a productive transfer window but would have liked to have signed a defender to make it a near perfect one, following a summer which saw them sign six players including the return of Gareth Bale.

Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar was a target but the north London outfit couldn’t reach an agreement over a transfer before Monday night’s deadline.

Spurs may instead turn to Swansea defender Joe Rodon.

The Championship side are thought to demand a fee of £18m for his services with Spurs considering a swoop for the 22-year-old who has also interested West Ham. 

Tottenham’s search for a centre-back could take them to Swansea City’s Joe Rodon

Jack Clarke

Tottenham’s new arrivals means there is a surplus of talent at White Hart Lane that now need to find first-team football.

Clarke joined Spurs last summer from Leeds for £10m in one of Mauricio Pochettino’s last transfers as manager but then struggled for game time on loan at Elland Road and then QPR.

The 19-year-old does not yet fit into Jose Mourinho’s first team plans, and the current Spurs boss would prefer him to earn more game time in the second tier this term. 

But Jack Clarke could be among those exiting White Hart Lane in search of first-team football

Todd Cantwell

Despite Norwich City’s dismal Premier League relegation last term, Cantwell was identified as a talent that could hold his own in the top flight.  

The energetic 22-year-old has plenty of interest from top-flight clubs with Leeds making enquiries to sign him in recent weeks.

Cantwell has been left out of Norwich’s squad for their previous two Championship matches, fuelling interest of a potential move away from Carrow Road. 

Leeds are interested in Todd Cantwell who impressed in the Premier League with Norwich

Troy Deeney

Another striker in the Josh King mould of being proven at Premier League level and having just dropped down to the Championship.

The striker is keen for a return back to the top flight having been at Vicarage Road for a decade.

West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic was reluctant to sign the 32-year-old but their need for a striker could yet lead to the Watford captain.

After 10 years at Vicarage Road, Troy Deeney hopes for a return to the Premier League

Craig Dawson

There could be a mass exodus from Vicarage Road over the next 10 days, with Dawson also attracting top flight interest.

West Ham had been the most keen among the top flight in the former West Brom star having missed out on Burnley’s James Tarkowski. 

The defender is 30 now and has been relegated twice but he remains proven in the top flight and is also fancied by Burnley and Fulham.

Craig Dawson’s Premier League experience as a defender has interested West Ham United

Brandon Williams

One man at Manchester United perhaps left unhappy at Alex Telles’ arrival from Porto could be Williams who may now have his first-team chances severely limited under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The left-back was already behind Luke Shaw in the pecking order and will now fear his development at Old Trafford being stunted as a potential third choice.

Southampton were interested prior to Monday night’s deadline but a loan move to a Championship club chasing promotion could prove invaluable to his development as opposed to reserve team football for the 20-year-old – even if it is a short term move until January. 

Brandon Williams could struggle for game time at Manchester United this season




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