By News Team
Last Updated: 1st February 2021
The end of the transfer window is nearly upon us and it has been relatively quiet on that front this winter, especially among Premier League clubs…
However, there’s still time for that to change as we look at the potential big-story switches that could happen on Transfer Deadline Day.
The fleet-footed France striker was the hottest property in world football after Les Bleus romped to 2018 World Cup glory at the age of just 18. While there have been struggles with injuries since, Mbappe would still be the most prized signing of all for many clubs.
Liverpool have fancied their chances of luring him to the Premier League but a better fit, if he is to leave PSG, would surely be Manchester City or either of the two Spanish giants Real or Barcelona.
Whatever happens Mbappe will surely not be going anywhere until the summer. Only Messi would cost more to buy than Mbappe and clubs are seemingly unwilling to pay big bucks currently.
Madrid are 25/1 to sign him this window, with Liverpool 40/1 and Barcelona and City at 66/1. At this late stage no deal will be done, with Mbappe more likely to sign a contract extension at PSG than anything else.
This is one transfer that may have to wait for the summer window.
Erling Haaland is one of the most exciting, young strikers in Europe and no doubt all of the continent’s top sides would love to sign him from Borussia Dortmund.
Given Haaland’s incredible form since signing for Dortmund last year, the German club are understandably keen to keep hold of him, but that’s not stopping Europe’s best being linked with the attacker.
Spain’s two giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona, are both favourites to sign Haaland on deadline day at 25/1. A summer move, however, could be more likely, with reports claiming Haaland could be available for £66 million at the end of the season, with Dortmund looking to raise some cash.
United and City could also be in the hunt for the forward, with both clubs priced at 33/1 to sign him on deadline day. If not, they will certainly be keeping tabs of the situation in the summer.
The Aston Villa captain and talisman has been linked with a big move to Old Trafford but there appears little chance of that happening this window.
Grealish near single-handedly kept Villa up last season and is now firmly established as one of the stars of the Premier League. Manchester United were reported to be ready to make a move for the playmaker in the summer but it fizzled out and Villa’s wealthy owners are under no pressure to sell.
There are still a few rough edges to the diamond that Grealish undoubtedly is but he has already scored six goals with nine assists this term and continues to impress. Villa are hunting a place in Europe but their season would surely go into freefall if they sold their prized asset.
The midfield menace has a contract at Villa Park until 2023 and very few clubs could now afford the likely £100 million price tag.