Transfer deadline day: Who needs to sign who - a guide to all the Premier League deals

A look at the deals that could go through before the 11pm deadline

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The final day of January transfer window is upon us, and despite the last month proving to be a rather quiet time for any big moves, a flurry of deadline day activity could yet change that.

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Here, The Independent analyses each Premier League team and looks at who they could look to sign before tonight's 11pm deadline.


A prolific striker and a solid central defensive-midfielder.

Targets: Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle).

Aston Villa

Manager Paul Lambert could desperately do with a proven goalscorer.

Target: Demba Ba (Besiktas).



To sign a midfielder, and to keep top scorer Danny Ings.

Target: Graham Dorrans (WBA).


Despite the squad seemingly covered in all areas, a central midfielder would increase Jose Mourinho’s options. With Andre Schurrle set to join Wolfsburg, the Blues are hoping to complete a move for Juan Cuadrado.

Target: Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina) Paul Pogba (Juventus)

Juan-Cuadrado-2.jpgCrystal Palace

A creative midfielder/winger – having already added two strikers.

Target: Wilfried Zaha, permanently (Man Utd).


An experienced centre-back to plug a leaky defence.

Target: Rolando (Porto).

Hull City

A striker and midfielder.

Targets: Dame N’Doye (L Moscow) and Aaron Lennon (Spurs).

Aaron Lennon is on the verge of joining Hull

Leicester City 

The Foxes needed to turn intentions to defence after signing striker Andrej Kramaric, and secured Robert Huth on a loan until the end of the season this morning.

Target: No-one.

Robert Huth is unveiled as a Leicester player


A striker – the Reds forwards have struggled.

Target: Danny Ings (Burnley)

Manchester City

A centre-back and a world-class central midfielder are needed.

Target: Paul Pogba (Juventus).

Manchester United 

A commanding centre-back. 

Targets: Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund); Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Manchester United could make a late move for Mats Hummels

Newcastle United 

A centre-back and striker would ease strain on caretaker manager John Carver.

Target: Jorge Mere (Sporting Gjon).

Queens Park Rangers 

A holding midfielder and striker.

Target: Mark Noble (West Ham), Emmanuel Adebayor (Spurs).


Cover for two of their standout players, Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama.

Target: Filip Djuric (Benfica).

Serbian Filip Djuricic is in talks to join Southampton

Stoke City

A forward – losing Bojan Krkic to injury may force Mark Hughes into action.

Target: Lee Chung-yong (Bolton).


A defender – the Black Cats’ backline is a major cause for concern for Gus Poyet.

Target: Emmanuel Eboué (Galatasaray).

Swansea City 

A striker after the loss of the prolific Wilfried Bony.

Target: Franck Tabanou (St Etienne).


A creative midfielder  or a proven goal poacher.

Target: Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

Kevin Mirallas has been linked with a move away from Everton

West Bromwich 

A playmaker – going forward remains a problem for the west Midlanders.

Target: Matt Phillips (QPR).

West Ham

Cover in midfield and defence in case any injuries derail their fine season.

Targets: A replacement for Darren Fletcher after move fell through. Hugo Driscoll and Ferdinand Hunter