Transfer Deadline Day: Possible Premier League movers, including Fellaini, Carrasco and Tielemans

Sporting Life looks at potential transfer Deadline Day movers
Sporting Life looks at potential transfer Deadline Day movers

The January transfer deadline is fast approaching - here are some of the major moves which could happen today.

English clubs have until 11pm GMT on Thursday (January 31) to do their business and, like a last-minute Christmas shopper, late deals are inevitable despite having a month to secure targets.

We take a look at some of the big names set for moves to and from the Premier League...

Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini: The Belgian midfielder (right) pictured in training with Alexis Sanchez in January
Marouane Fellaini (right): Pictured in training with Alexis Sanchez in January

The Belgian midfielder's departure from Manchester United is fast becoming a case of when, rather than if.

Discussions are said to be ongoing with a Chinese club, reportedly Shandong Luneng Taishan, and Sky Italia claim the 31-year-old has signed a three-year contract.

He was not in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad as the Red Devils drew with Burnley on Tuesday and the former Jose Mourinho favourite looks destined to depart.

There will be no particular rush on completing the deal from the Chinese side, with their transfer window open until February 28.

Fellaini first arrived in England with Everton in 2008, making 177 appearances for the Toffees before following David Moyes to Man United. He also made 177 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 22 and assisting 12 goals as he proved to be a pivotal member of the squad during Mourinho's reign.

On Tuesday he was 7/4 with Sky Bet to join a Chinese club before going to odds-on and the bookmaker have since taken the market down with a move on the cards.

Yannick Carrasco

Yannick Carrasco: Swapping Chinese Super League for the Premier League?
Yannick Carrasco: Swapping Chinese Super League for the Premier League?

Fellaini is one Belgian heading to China and Carrasco is one Belgium set to go the other way.

The 25-year-old impressed at the World Cup six months after joining Dalian Yifang with Nicolas Gaitan, going on to score seven goals in 26 games for the Super League side.

Sky Sports say the Gunners have turned to the 25-year-old after they were frustrated in their attempts to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.

Arsenal made an offer to take the Croatia international on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the summer, according to Sky in Italy, but the Serie A side turned it down.

Sky Bet make AC Milan odds-on favourites to sign him this month, either on loan or permanently, with Arsenal 9/4 and 3/1 available for him to stay Dalian Yifang.

Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi (centre): The Belgian scores against Young Boys in the Champions League
Michy Batshuayi (centre): The Belgian scores for Valencia in the Champions League

West Ham are considering making an approach to take Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan, say Sky.

The Belgium international, also a reported target for Everton, has spent the first half of the season on loan with Valencia but has not played since a 2-1 defeat to Sporting Gijon on January 8 as the Spanish side attempt to cut short his spell.

West Ham are in the market to add depth to their forward line this month.

Chelsea's preference is to sell Batshuayi on a permanent deal, rather than to agreeing to another loan.

Any Everton move for Batshuayi would hinge on the on the club being able to sell Turkish striker Cenk Tosun.

Crystal Palace have enquired into the availability of Tosun, who has scored only seven goals in 33 appearances since joining Everton from Besiktas for £27m last January.

Lucas Perez

Lucas Perez of West Ham celebrates after scoring a goal
Lucas Perez celebrates after scoring a goal for West Ham

He only joined West Ham from Arsenal in the summer, but Lucas Perez could be on his way out of London, and the Premier League.

The Spanish forward, who scored five goals in 15 appearances for the Hammers since arriving for a reported £4m, could be heading to the Bundesliga.

Schalke are in talks with the club about bringing the 30-year-old in on an initial loan deal with an option to make his move permanent for £4.5m in the summer.

Idrissa Gueye

PSG have already seen a £21.5m bid rejected for the Senegalese midfielder, who has handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to Parc des Princes.

Reports in France suggest that Everton chiefs were ready to reluctantly accept an offer before manager Marco Silva threatened to resign if a deal materialised.

The Ligue 1 champions want Gueye despite signing Argentinian midfielder Leandro Paredes earlier this week and it will be interesting to see if Everton remain firm on their stance in order to keep Silva happy.

In their latest January transfer window specials, Sky Bet make Gueye 8/11 to stay on Merseyside and evens to join PSG.

Sky Sports also say Manchester City and Arsenal are interested in the 29-year-old.

Vincent Janssen

Vincent Janssen
Vincent Janssen

Real Betis are in talks with Tottenham over the loan signing of striker Vincent Janssen, according to Sky Sports.

Betis are said to be offering a loan deal, with an option to buy the 24-year-old, who Tottenham value at £15m.

Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday that the La Liga club had made an approach for Janssen as he is considered surplus to requirements at Tottenham.

The Netherlands international, who joined Spurs from AZ Alkmaar on a four-year contract in 2016 for a fee understood to be £18.6m, has not featured at all for Mauricio Pochettino this season after struggling for fitness due to a foot injury.

Maxi Gomez

West Ham are close to agreeing a deal with Celta Vigo that would see striker Maxi Gomez arrive in the summer. Gomez will remain at Celta Vigo for the rest of the season.

The compromise means West Ham are expected to pay less than the £43.3m release clause - thought the fee will be around £40m.

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou

Tottenham forward Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is in talks with Monaco over a loan move.

The 23-year-old has failed to make an impact at Spurs since joining from Marseille for £9million in the summer of 2016 and looks set to return to his homeland.

He made his first start in two years in Sunday's FA Cup defeat at Crystal Palace, but put in a dismal display which might have convinced boss Mauricio Pochettino to let him go, despite a shortage of attacking players.

Pochettino had previously intimated that Nkoudou, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Burnley, was part of his plans in the wake of injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli and he set up Harry Winks' last-gasp winner against Fulham 10 days ago.

But Spurs are in talks with the Ligue 1 side, who have recently sacked Thierry Henry and replaced him with former boss Leonardo Jardim, and a deal looks set to get done before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Adrien Silva-Youri Tielemans swap?

Adrien Silva and Youri Tielemans: Swapping clubs this January
Adrien Silva and Youri Tielemans: Swapping clubs this January?

Leicester's Portuguese midfielder has attracted interest across Europe and Monaco looks to be the most likely option, according to the betting.

The Ligue 1 club, who re-appointed Leonardo Jardim as their manager last week, are 1/8 favourites to secure his signature either on loan or permanently before the end of the window.

There has been talks of a swap with Leicester, with Youri Tielemans going the other way.

The Belgian midfielder, 23, has attracted the interest of Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham and Newcastle in recent days but it looks like the Foxes who could win the race to sign him.

A deal was said to have been agreed on Tuesday but it looks like it could run into Deadline Day with Leicester in action at Liverpool on Wednesday.

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Odds correct as of 1800 GMT on 30/01/18

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