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Seven Premier League deals that could be done before the January transfer deadline

Premier League clubs have been uncharacteristically quiet so far this January transfer window. But as we approach the closing stages, there’s anticipation for a potential surge in last-minute activity. 

We’ve previously identified one essential signing for every Premier League club this January, but the final two days of the window presents an opportune moment to explore seven potential deals that could materialise before the deadline.

Jhon Duran – Aston Villa to Chelsea

Chelsea’s desperate need for a prolific striker has drawn their attention to Aston Villa’s out-of-favour centre forward, Jhon Duran.

The Blues rate the 20-year-old striker very highly, and Villa would not be opposed to striking an agreement despite only signing the player last January.

Duran is currently injured, but Chelsea remain keen, and a potential transfer could materialise if both sides find common ground on the terms of a deal.

Conor Gallagher – Chelsea to Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea’s stand-in skipper Conor Gallagher has been repeatedly linked with a Stamford Bridge exit, given his contract runs out at the end of next season.

Without any indication of a contract renewal, Chelsea could decide to cash in on their academy graduate either this month or in the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur hold a longstanding interest in the tireless midfielder. But they could be drawn into a bidding war with West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion also eyeing a potential deal.

Armando Broja – Chelsea to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Armando Broja could follow Gallagher through the Stamford Bridge exit this month amid interest from several Premier League clubs.

The 22-year-old has been a shadow of himself since recovering from a long-term injury, returning just two goals in 19 appearances across all competitions this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham are reportedly considering a deal, but it remains to be seen if an agreement can be reached this month.

Giovanni Reyna – Borussia Dortmund to Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest are on the cusp of sealing a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna, which could represent a massive coup for the club.

The talented 21-year-old has struggled to assert himself in the first team at Signal Iduna Park, and his search for regular football could see him trade Germany for the Premier League this month.

Forest are pushing for an initial loan deal with a purchase option, and a deal could be finalised before the winter deadline.

Antonio Nusa – Club Brugge to Brentford

Brentford appear to have stolen a march on capital rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the race for Club Brugge starlet Antonio Nusa.

The Bees already have an agreement with their Belgian counterparts and are trying to wrap up the deal. But until the ink is dry, the race remains open.

Nusa is destined to land in the Premier League this month, but it will be intriguing to see where he ends up with Newcastle United and Liverpool also linked.

Miguel Almiron – Newcastle United to Al-Shabab

Newcastle may be forced to sell some of their key players to comply with the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules (PSR), and Miguel Almiron could be the first on the chopping block.

The 29-year-old was absent from Newcastle’s FA Cup fourth-round win over Fulham on Saturday, but Eddie Howe was quick to put it down to illness.

Saudi Pro League club Al-Shabab have already expressed interest, so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Almiron completes a move to the Middle East this month.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall – Leicester City to Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton are in talks with Championship leaders Leicester City over a potential deal for the highly sought-after Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

The 25-year-old is one of the key players driving Leicester’s bid for an immediate return to top-flight football under Enzo Maresca, and losing a player of his calibre could hurt the club’s chances.

However, Leicester’s PSR situation could force their hand if a suitable proposal arrives. Both clubs are still apart in valuation, but there’s a decent chance a deal is finalised before the deadline.

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