The curtains will come down on the summer transfer window this coming week, and we sure will see the last minute deals that characterize the final day.
Players and clubs alike are pushing to beat the transfer deadline, and we take a look at some of the transfers that could still happen, despite various obstacles.
Jadon Sancho to Man United
Sancho's supposed move back to the Premier League with Man United is the longest transfer sagas of the current window.
Borussia Dortmund and the English giants have however failed to agree on the transfer fee, with the Germans' valuation the stumbling block.
The club values the winger at around £108 million, while United are willing to offer anything in the region of £75 million.
Despite the huge difference in their valuation, recent reports indicate an agreement could be struck, and just like they did with Bruno Fernandes in January, United could get their man with a few hours on the clock to the deadline.
Expect a #MUFC bid for Jadon Sancho this week. They are not giving up on him.— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) September 27, 2020
Thomas Partey to Arsenal
The Gunners have been chasing the Atletico Madrid midfielder for the better part of the transfer window.
Arteta and company know they can get their man if they trigger his £44.5 million release clause, and have been pushing for some sales to raise the needed cash.
That could happen in the last week with Lucas Torreria interestingly high on the Spanish club's wish-list.
Atletico though believe they can keep the midfield enforcer despite the interest, and we will just wait and see how the story develops.
Arsenal's pursuit of Thomas Partey has started to move in the right direction and #Atleti look as though they may soften their stance, however they want the obligated fee for midfielder Lucas Torreira reduced. The deals would be separate. #AFC 🔴⚪ #Gooners pic.twitter.com/r3nwQsuDMd— The Transfer Exchange Show (@TheTransferEx) September 28, 2020
Memphis Depay to Barcelona
The Dutchman is a wanted man at the Catalan club to replace the departed Luis Suarez. New manager Ronald Koeman has prioritized the signing of the former Manchester United, currently with French side Lyon.
They however will not be able to add new players until they reduce their squad numbers. So far, they've let go of the Argentine and Nelson Semedo, who joined Wolves.
Lyon are said to be demanding in the region of £28m for the attacker, which should not be a problem for Barcelona.
Barcelona are pushing to complete the signing of Memphis Depay after the departure of Luis Suarez, reports Mundo Deportivo ✍️ pic.twitter.com/om5KnJt8FP— Goal (@goal) September 27, 2020
Houssem Aouar to Arsenal
Arsenal have options on their wish-list and Houssem Aouar is one of them.
They have already officially registered their interest in the youngster, with Lyon Club president Jean-Michel Aulas indicating over the weekend that an offer of £32million had been turned down for the classy midfielder.
With Mikel Arteta keen on snapping up the Frenchman, it might happen sooner than later.
Declan Rice to Chelsea
The Blues have been the busiest among England's top clubs in the transfer window, bringing in seven new players.
They however seem to be ready to open their wallet once again, with the West Ham man high up on Frank Lampard's wish-list.
Lampard is reportedly keen on adding the defensive midfielder, who can play in defence as well.
Chelsea are still considering Declan Rice as their main target - #CFC are now working to sell players then will try again to sign him.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 28, 2020
West Ham insist they won’t sell Rice on next days and “he’s gonna stay”. Not easy deal - but still on. 🔵 #Chelsea #WHUFC #transfers
But the Blues will have to let go of a number of players before making any more signings. The likes of Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, and Ross Barkley have all been linked with a move away.