The odds compilers at bwin.com have taken a long look at seven of the biggest transfers involving Premier League clubs that could still be concluded before the end of the window.
Each of the seven deals assessed has been attributed a vast amount of column inches but not all are considered odds-on certainties for completion prior to September 2.
Saido Berahino – West Brom to Tottenham @ 1/4
West Brom have relented in their attempts to keep the striker to the extent that they have let the Lilywhites know exactly how much they want for him – £25m (so say the Daily Star).
However, the London club are now thought to be considering alternatives, with ‘reservations’ over making a third bid according to Sky Sports.
David de Gea – Man Utd to Real Madrid @ 3/10
All had gone quiet on this summer blockbuster until a few hours ago, when the Daily Mail reported that Real are to make a final bid for the Spain gloveman.
Son Heung-min – Bayer Leverkusen to Tottenham @ 3/10
The South Korean is wanted as replacement for Erik Lamela, who is in ‘advanced talks’ with Inter Milan according to the Daily Mirror.
It has been reported that Tottenham will have to pay £22m for the 23-year-old international.
Kevin de Bruyne – Wolfsburg to Man City @ 2/5
Was due to top our thermometer this morning at 3/20 with a deal supposedly agreed and the midfielder on his way to Manchester for a medical.
However, Wolfsburg have since announced they are in ‘no rush’ to conclude a deal, with De Bruyne expected to play against Schalke this weekend.
John Stones –Everton to Chelsea @ 17/20
As recently as yesterday, Stones had been a great deal nearer the sweltering end of the spectrum after handing in a transfer request.
Everton have since rejected his gambit, sending the price of his projected move to Chelsea out from 13/100 to 17/20.
Paul Pogba – Juventus to Chelsea @ 3/1
Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for the French international but there is precious little substance behind the headlines.
Juve are depleted in midfield having lost Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal this summer, while likely replacements Sami Khedira and Claudio Marchisio are currently injured.
Alex Song – Barcelona to West Ham @ 4/1
Having seemed on the brink of making last season’s loan move permanent for much of the summer Song is now back at Barcelona after a breakdown in negotiations.
The Sun, meanwhile, have reported that the midfielder has emerged as a target for Juventus.