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10 big transfers that could still happen before the window closes

Robbie Brady and others who could be on the move before the deadline passes.

1. Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea to PSG

Chelsea v Peterborough United - Emirates FA Cup - Third Round - Stamford Bridge Source: PA Wire/PA Images

EVEN ON OCCASIONS when Diego Costa has been absent, Michy Batshuayi has found his game time limited at Chelsea. The latest reports suggest PSG are among a number of sides interested in taking the Belgian international on loan, while it is understood that Antonio Conte is keen on a more experienced back-up striker, with Swansea’s Fernando Llorente one name persistently mentioned.

2. Dimitri Payet: West Ham to Marseille

Leicester City v West Ham United - Premier League - King Power Stadium Source: PA Archive/PA Images

There has been much speculation surrounding Dimitri Payet’s future, after West Ham boss Slaven Bilic revealed during the week that he is refusing to play for the club. Vice-chairman Karren Brady aimed a less-than-subtle dig at Payet on Saturday, with the France international reportedly keen on linking up with former club Marseille.

3. Robbie Brady: Norwich to Burnley

Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City - Sky Bet Championship - Loftus Road Source: EMPICS Sport

Brady was heavily linked with Leicester during the summer, though the Foxes are understood to have balked at the Ireland international’s price tag. Of late, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Aston Villa are among the clubs rumoured to be interested in the £13-million-rated Dubliner.

4. Ashley Young: Man United to Shandong Luneng

Britain Soccer Premier League Source: Jon Super

While a number of high-profile players have made the move to China, as of yet, no big-name English player has gone to play in Asia. That could be about to change, however, with Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng thought to be preparing a move for Ashley Young, who has struggled to get regular game time at United with Jose Mourinho in charge.

5. Ben Davies: Tottenham to Man City

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - White Hart Lane Source: Dominic Lipinski

It’s no secret that Pep Guardiola is an admirer of defenders who are good on the ball. Tottenham’s 23-year-old Davies, who can play left-back or more centrally, certainly fits the profile. And City are thought to be considering a move for the Welsh international, after their efforts to sign Bayern Munich’s Holger Badstuber came up short.

6. Memphis Depay: Man United to Lyon

Britain Soccer Europa League Source: Jon Super

Man United appear happy to sell Dutch international Memphis Depay with the player not getting much of a look-in at the club this season. Lyon are believed to be the main side in contention to buy the £15m-rated 22-year-old winger.

7. Scott Hogan: Brentford to West Ham

Brentford v Bristol City - Sky Bet Championship - Griffin Park Source: EMPICS Sport

Hogan was left on the bench for Brentford’s loss to Newcastle in the Championship yesterday, and a £15m deal to take the Irish-qualified striker to West Ham is reportedly close to being confirmed.

8. Grzegorz Krychowiak: PSG to Arsenal

Paris Saint-Germain v Arsenal - UEFA Champions League - Group A - Parc des Princes Source: EMPICS Sport

PSG only signed Grzegorz Krychowiak last summer for a reported fee of £22m, though the move hasn’t worked out for the Polish international, with the French club now willing to sell the out-of-favour 26-year-old for a similar fee to that which they bought him for. Both Arsenal and Man City are rumoured to be contemplating putting in a bid for the player, who is a defensive midfielder that can also slot into the backline.

9. Julian Brandt: Bayer Leverkusen to Liverpool

Leverkusen Atletico Soccer Source: John Raoux

20-year-old German winger Julian Brandt sounds like a classic Jurgen Klopp signing, with the ex-Dortmund boss having already raided the Bundesliga for its most promising young talent on more than one occasion. Chosen in Germany’s preliminary squad for Euro 2016, the Reds may need to act fast if they are to sign him, with Man United and Bayern Munich also reportedly interested in Brandt.

10. Joe Hart: Man City to West Ham

Italy Soccer Italian Cup Source: Antonio Calanni

The England international is widely thought to have played his last game for Man City, after Pep Guardiola sent him on loan to Torino in the summer transfer window. West Ham dropped their number one Adrian earlier this season, and despite Irish international Darren Randolph doing quite well in his place, Hart is reportedly a target for the Hammers.

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