As we head into the final hours of the January transfer window, clubs have their last opportunity to strengthen ahead of the rest of the season.
Teams at the top will be desperate to add that extra firepower to help them in their quest for titles and European qualification, while those at the bottom will hope a potential new addition can steer them away from relegation trouble.
It has been a surprisingly quiet transfer window, amid various FFP concerns, with both Everton and Nottingham Forest charged with breaching the top flight’s financial rules this month.
This follows Everton already being handed a 10-point deduction for the same offence in November, and highlights the balancing act clubs must play as they aim to weigh up immediate success with financial stability.
However, there are still many deals in the offing that will run right up until the 11PM deadline on Thursday, with several players facing uncertain futures.
In light of that, Mail Sport takes a look at 10 deals that could happen on Transfer Deadline Day.
Kalvin Phillips’ move from Man City to West Ham has been one of the few January transfers
Clubs are balancing transfer needs with FFP concerns after both Everton and Nottingham Forest were charged for breaching the Premier league’s financial rules this month
Armando Broja – Chelsea to Fulham
Chelsea striker Armando Broja has struggled to nail down a regular place this season, scoring just two goals in 19 appearances in all competitions, and clubs are keen to offer the Albanian more opportunities.
Fulham and Wolves were both in for Broja – whose sale would help Chelsea meet FFP considerations given he is an academy graduate – but Gary O’Neil’s side withdrew from the race last week, amid their own financial concerns.
Chelsea value Broja at £50m and although it unclear if Marco Silva’s side will offer that price, they are likely to make a bid, expected to be nearer to £30m, as they look to strike some sort of deal.
Fulham’s top league scorer this season is Raul Jimenez with five goals, and the Cottagers have lacked firepower on occasions. They will hope Broja – who shone for Southampton on loan in 2021-22 – will provide that.
Meanwhile, Blues youngster Andrey Santos is expected to join Strasbourg on loan for the rest of the season.
The Ligue 1 side – who are also owned by Chelsea’s owners BlueCo and managed by Patrick Vieira – will offer Santos regular football after he played just seven minutes during a temporary spell with…