Here’s a complicated one. Napoli have a reputation for being difficult to do business with and it seems they are proving that correct with Manolo Gabbiadini.
Southampton are keen on a new striker after the injury to Charlie Austin and Napoli were happy to sell – that is until Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis put a halt on things.
The Italian club reportedly want €20m plus add-ons. A deal depends on how desperate Saints are and how easy to work with Napoli are.
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This one has been in the pipeline for a while and looks likely to cross the line before the 11pm deadline.
Hogan, who has scored 14 goals in 27 appearances for the Championship side this season, is a £13m target for the West Ham, who after securing Robert Snodgrass and cutting Dimitri Payet loose, are confident of reaching a deal.
West Ham have so far signed three players while being at involved in arguably the most high-profile saga of the window: Dimitri Payet’s £25m move to Marseille.
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Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic is close to ending a nine-year spell at Chelsea, with manager Antonio Conte green-lighting a move and Zenit close to an agreement.
Ivanovic is no longer needed in the new-look 3-4-3 formation and will leave west London provided the Russian club and get everything together in time.
While Black Cats manager David Moyes confirmed in Monday’s press conference that he is close to signing Everton’s Bryan Oviedo and Darren Gibson, Leonardo Ulloa is further away.
The Argentine striker has handed in his transfer request, but Leicester City are holding out until their valuation is met. A £5m bid ought to do it for the 30-year-old, who has 18 months left on his deal.
This has the feel of a last-minute confirmation.
As does another potential all-Premier League move involving Gaston Ramirez, who is intent on leaving Boro already, despite signing a deal in the summer.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri wants to bolster his creative options, but a £12m bid has reportedly been rebuffed by Boro.
Aitor Karanka’s side may well drag their heels if Leicester’s improved bid doesn’t take their fancy, meaning Ramirez could be set to stay up against his will for the time-being.
Write-up by Felix Keith for Squawka.com
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