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With little time left in the window, England's top clubs are still looking to bring in new faces, from Arsenal's pursuit of Julian Draxler to the tug-of-war over Yevhen Konoplyanka

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As the clock ticks down to Friday's transfer deadline, there are still a host of Premier League sides looking to add reinforcements before the window slams shut – but which target are you most excited about?

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ZOUMA SET FOR CHELSEA
RUMOURS: The Blues have agreed a £12.4m deal with Saint-Etienne for the 19-year-old
Arsene Wenger, whose side were toppled from top spot this week, is hopeful of making a late swoop, with Schalke's Julian Draxler top of his wishlist. Arsenal sent a delegation to Germany to try and seal a deal for the highly rated 20-year-old, who has excelled in the Bundesliga.

The Gunners are also interested in Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi to solve their growing midfield crisis. The French destroyer is out of contract in the summer, with a host of clubs interested in signing him on a free transfer, but Wenger is prepared to pay a significant fee to get him now.

Not satisfied with having signed Juan Mata, Manchester United have been rebuffed in late attempts to bring Porto's Fernando and Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao to Old Trafford. The Red Devils' midfield is calling out for reinforcements, and the 26-year-old Brazilian could be just the cure.

Liverpool and Tottenham, meanwhile, are battling it out to sign £16 million Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka from Dnipro. Brendan Rodgers had spoken of his desire to land a “major signing” before Friday, though Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood did not sound optimistic of his side's chances of hijacking the deal, saying: “I don't see it happening”.

Manchester City thumped Tottenham 5-1 to move to the Premier League summit on Wednesday, but they are still looking for ways to improve the team. Manuel Pellegrini has given the greenlight for a £38m bid to sign Porto's Eliaquim Mangala, and he will be hoping the Frenchman can sure up an occasionally vulnerable backline.

Last but not least, Kurt Zouma has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and Chelsea appear to be at the front of the queue. Though Saint-Etienne are reluctant to sell, the centre-back says he has already spoken to Jose Mourinho about a move: “If you tell me to go to Chelsea, I’ll go there immediately!"

HAVE YOUR SAY

So, which late target do you most want to see grace the Premier League? Can the dynamic Draxler boost Arsenal's title charge? Will crafty Konoplyanka decide the top-four race? Can Mangala and Zouma plug Man City and Chelsea's occasionally suspect defences?

Let us know your thoughts by voting in our poll and leaving your comments below. You can also get in touch via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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