5 Premier League transfers to look out for before deadline day

With just one week until deadline day, Premier League clubs will be looking to bolster and finalise their squads. Here are five transfers that you may see before the window closes on February 1.

Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund to Nottingham Forest)

Nottingham Forest are looking to add Borussia Dortmund’s young American, Giovanni Reyna, on loan until the end of the season, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 16th placed Premier League side currently have 10 players out injured or at the ongoing Africa Cup Of Nations and are in desperate need of reinforcements. 

Reyna currently finds himself on the fringes of the Borussia Dortmund first team. The 21-year-old has made just two starts for the German club this season, with an additional 11 appearances as a substitute. His playing time has been limited, partly due to a series of injuries that saw him miss the opening month of the season. 

While Forest seek to enhance their attacking options, the club is not without its challenges. Earlier this month, the team was referred to an independent commission over a breach of the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability regulations. The outcome of this process could potentially result in consequences such as points deductions or fines for the club.

Morgan Rogers (Middlesbrough to Aston Villa)

Aston Villa have set their sights on Middlesbrough’s Morgan Rogers, with the 21-year-old impressing since his summer move from Manchester City. Rogers’ impactful performances, contributing to 16 goals in 33 games, has attracted the attention of Villa as they aim to bolster Unai Emery’s squad for the second half of the season. 

However, the negotiation process has faced hurdles, with Middlesbrough reportedly setting a valuation of around £10 million for the forward. Villa’s initial two offers fell short of this asking price, leading to ongoing discussions and a potential third bid from the Premier League side, according to Birmingham Live.

Armando Broja (Chelsea to Wolves/Fulham)

Chelsea are reportedly open to the sale of 22-year-old striker Armando Broja before the January transfer window concludes, according to Sky Sports. The Blues are said to be seeking a hefty £50 million for the Albanian international, and two Premier League clubs, Fulham and Wolves, are actively exploring the conditions of a potential deal. This move by Chelsea comes following considerations of the profitability and sustainability rules.

Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest to Newcastle United)

Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing Nottingham Forest’s forward Morgan Gibbs-White, according to Team Talk. The Magpies, contemplating the potential departure of Miguel Almiron to Al-Shabab as reported by Ben Jacobs, are looking to add to their squad. The 23-year-old arrived at Forest from Wolves 18 months ago in a deal totaling £42 million, comprising £25 million upfront and an additional £17 million in add-ons. Despite Newcastle’s interest in Gibbs-White, the road to securing his services is expected to be a challenging one. The Reds will be reluctant to sell one of their most important players mid-season.

Kyle Bartley (West Brom to Luton Town)

Luton Town has emerged as a potential destination for veteran West Bromwich Albion defender Kyle Bartley, according to the Telegraph. The 32-year-old’s contract with the Championship club has only six months remaining. The Hatters are currently still without captain and experienced centre back Tom Lockyer. As well as this, according to Give Me Sport, Premier League rivals Aston Villa and Crystal Palace both are interested in defender Gabriel Osho. Bartley would be a smart signing to replace Lockyer for the foreseeable future as well as provide cover if there was any outgoings or injuries for Luton.

Get Football | Ewan Minns

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