With hours to go until the end of the January transfer window, Sky Sports News reporters give their insight into the possible incomings and outgoings at every Premier League club come Friday…
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth: “Arsenal have been in the market for a central defender for the entire window, and with three days left they managed to get Pablo Mari from Flamengo. They’re still in the market for another defender, and it looks like they’re looking at Cedric Soares from Southampton.
“This would be quite a canny buy for them actually, because he’s only got six months left on his contract and they would be able to negotiate a good fee for him. These two potential signings go hand in hand in that we’ve been told throughout the window that Arsenal won’t be making any signings that require significant investment, and these two would fall into that category.
“As far as outgoings are concerned, there are still doubts lingering over the future of Dani Ceballos. He is still looking to cut his loan spell short at Arsenal. He wants to play Euro 2020 and doesn’t know whether he’s going to get enough football to force his way into the squad, so he has been looking into the possibility of going back to Real Madrid.”
Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett: “Aston Villa’s turnaround in form has calmed the nerves and reduced the urgency to sign another centre-forward. But the fact remains that only one of Villa’s last ten goals has been scored by a striker, and new signing Mbwana Samatta’s debut in the Carabao Cup semi-final was his first football since Boxing Day.
“As a result, Villa are still in the market for another frontman, with Dean Smith quietly confident they’ll get another over the…