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Team of possible transfers

Published 18/08/2015

The saga over David de Gea's future looks set to go to the wire
The saga over David de Gea's future looks set to go to the wire

Press Association Sport has created a team of transfers that could happen before the 6pm deadline on September 1.

(4-4-2 diamond) De Gea; Byram, Otamendi, Stones, Cole; De Bruyne, Carvalho, Januzaj, Pedro; Berahino, Benzema.

GK: David de Gea (Manchester United) - coveted by Real Madrid all summer, but United insist they will not sell unless they get at least £35million for the Spaniard.

Likelihood of transfer happening: five out of 10.

RB: Sam Byram (Leeds) - exciting 21-year-old right-back with one year left on his contract. Has been watched several times by Everton.

Likelihood of transfer happening: six out of 10.

CB: John Stones (Everton) - Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea lack pace at centre-half and is desperate to sign the young England defender despite Everton insisting they will not sell.

Likelihood of transfer happening: eight out of 10.

CB: Nicolas Otamendi (Valencia) - Manchester City are said to be on the verge of signing the Argentinian centre-half, who may prove to be a dependable partner for Vincent Kompany.

Likelihood of transfer happening: nine out of 10.

LB: Ashley Cole (Free agent) - Everton are said to be interested in signing the recently released left-back as a short-term replacement for the injured Leighton Baines.

Likelihood of transfer happening: five out of 10.

RM: Kevin de Bruyne (Wolfsburg) - Manchester City are looking to sign the Belgian, who was named Bundesliga player of the year last term.

Likelihood of transfer happening: nine out of 10.

CM: William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon) - seems exactly the kind of player Arsenal need to protect their back line, but Real Madrid are also interested in the 23-year-old Portuguese.

Likelihood of transfer happening: two out of 10.

CM: Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) - of interest to Sunderland, who want to give the 20-year-old Belgian regular first-team football as part of a loan deal.

Likelihood of transfer happening: five out of 10.

LM: Pedro (Barcelona) - the Spaniard wants regular first-team football and Manchester United are working hard to seal a deal for the forward, who has a release clause of 30 million euros (£21.1million) written into his contract.

Likelihood of transfer happening: eight out of 10.

CF: Saido Berahino (West Brom) - Tottenham have had a bid for the England Under-21 international rejected as they look to provide back-up for Harry Kane.

Likelihood of transfer happening: eight out of 10.

CF: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - Arsenal are known admirers of the striker, who continues to be linked with a move away from the Bernabeu despite enjoying six relatively successful years at the club.

Likelihood of transfer happening: six out of 10.

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