It’s the transfer deadline day and there are still many deals to be done and a lot of drama to unfold.
Arsenal are looking to get the players out of the gate and Man United fans really want the club to sign a defensive midfielder even though they will have to lose players first.
It has arguably been one of the best transfer windows in years, with many of the biggest names in football moving to new clubs.
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Manchester United, Lionel Messi left Barcelona for PSG and Manchester City broke the UK transfer record to sign Jack Grealish for £ 100million.
As time is running out for players to seal a late move, talkSPORT.com takes a look at who could play in the club’s new colors after the August 31 deadline …
Kylian Mbappé: PSG, 22 years old
The French superstar has been in the capital since signing from Monaco in 2017 and is in the final year of his contract.
Reports have indicated that he will not sign a new deal despite being offered a new contract by the club and that he is expected to leave the club either in this window or for free in the next.
Real Madrid have already tested PSG’s resolutions with two offers, the first was € 160m (£ 137m) and a second was € 180m (around £ 154.4m).
The deal is now apparently on the line, as French outlets say Los Blancos are now preparing a massive € 200million (£ 171.5million) bid.
Dan James: Manchester United, 23
James is the man to make way for a potential deadline day signing at Old Trafford.
The winger is on his way to Leeds on a £ 24million move, two years after his transfer to Elland Road collapsed at the last minute.
This means Jesse Lingard is likely to stick around. After the summer arrivals of Jadon Sancho and the return of Ronaldo, as well as the form of Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes, Lingard’s playing time seems limited.
However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be counting on him ahead of what will be a long season for the club as they juggle European and Premier League football. Lingard expires in 2022.
Houssem Aouar: Lyon, 23 years old
Lyon’s number 8, Aouar has generated a lot of interest from various clubs in recent seasons, with Arsenal taking a strong interest in the midfielder’s services.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has announced that he has been offered to both Tottenham Hotspur and the Gunners and may yet seal a move to either of the North London clubs in the remaining time .
He could also prove to be a real bargain as he is apparently available for as low as £ 21.5million as the player entered the final two years of his contract.
That being said, Spurs have said it is not a priority that could pave the way for their rivals to secure the deal.
Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea, 20
Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi is another who could be in the best position to move away from their childhood club.
Several outlets have shown that one club is seriously interested in the player, namely Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Following Jadon Sancho’s loss to Manchester United, a move for Hudson-Odoi makes a lot of sense as they seek to fill the void created by the former winger.
A loan offer has reportedly been made by Dortmund and the player is eager to move, but there are still complications in the deal as Chelsea are not decided whether to keep him or not.
Moreover, Leicester are a Premier League side that would be enthusiastic.
Richarlison: Everton, 24
If Mbappe were to leave Parc des Princes, Brazilian striker Richarlison would have to leave Merseyside for Paris.
Of course, that decision is heavily dependent on the Frenchman leaving for Real Madrid, but if a deal is made, manager Mauricio Pochettino could take a step for the Everton forward.
The Merseyside club have reportedly placed a £ 85million price tag on his head as they look to make a substantial profit since signing from Watford in 2018 for £ 35million with costs as high as 50million of pounds sterling.
Richarlison was also furious at the weekend after the ball was taken from him as he wanted to step up to take a penalty against Brighton instead of regular designated kick taker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Kieran Trippier: Atlético Madrid, 30 years old
Having been linked with a move away from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid all summer, Trippier could still leave the Spanish capital.
A move by Trippier could mean a lot to manager Mikel Arteta as the club seek to rectify this issue for their defense.
Hector Bellerin has been injured and the club apparently want to move him forward and they want a start.
If he leaves, it could pave the way for the former Spurs defender to return to north London, although he is linked with a move to Manchester United for most of the window.
Ruben Neves: Wolves, 24 years old
“Sign a DM” was all the rage on Twitter Monday night and there are signs Wolves will let the 24-year-old midfielder join United.
He was a favorite on the morning of deadline day to complete a last-minute move, which could be made easier by the fact that compatriot Renato Sanches is on his way to Wolves.
If a move for Cristiano Ronaldo can be passed quickly, that shouldn’t be a problem, right?
Jules Koundé: Chelsea, 22 years old
The Blues will try to sign the defender again.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano noted the complications of reaching a deal on Monday, but said there was hope something could be worked out.
It looks like the goalposts have been moved several times by Sevilla, although a deal for Atletico Madrid man Saul has been struck, it seems.