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The transfer window is nearly shut and teams are scurrying about to get those last-minute deals done. We take a look at some of the transfers that could go through on Deadline-Day.

 Brendon Netto
 Special | Europe
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The January transfer window is drawing to a close and its conclusion is being greeted with the usual flurry of hasty transfer activity. One can always expect a few huge deals to go down on Deadline-Day and we at Goal.com have decided to compile a list of some of those high-profile potential transfers to keep an eye on before the window shuts. Here are some of the deals that could through:-

 

1. Kaka - From Real Madrid to AC Milan

Age: 30

Latest Developments:

The talk over the proposed loan move for the Brazilian has died down of late but they certainly aren't off the table. Negotiations continue but the deal has been held up due to fiscal reasons. Real Madrid would be pleased to see him leave with his enormous wages while Milan would be delighted to have their golden-boy return home so both parties will definitely work hard to make the transfer happen.

The player himself has agreed to a €4 million pay-cut in order to facilitate proceedings. However, with Mario Balotelli's imminent transfer to Milan from Manchester City on the cards, one wonders whether the Italians will have the funds required to recruit Kaka as well.

How he would fit in:

Kaka should be comfortable back in the red and black of Milan. When he has played for Madrid of late, he's still shown signs that he has what it takes but has simply been ousted by the sheer level of competition in the Spanish capital. Milan are a side lacking in quality and playing catch-up in the Serie A so Kaka's arrival would be most welcome. He is best used in an attacking midfield role but he is more than capable of playing on either flank.

Current season statistics:

Appearances Goals Assists
12 2 2

 

2. Peter Crouch - From Stoke City to Queens Park Rangers

Age: 32

Latest Developments:

It's no secret that QPR boss Harry Redknapp is an admirer of Peter Crouch having worked with him at Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur. He's maintained a good relationship with the striker and is now looking to lure him back to London in order to keep QPR in the Premier League. Stoke City are open to the possibility of the transfer with Tony Pulis admitting that he would let the English international move on if he wanted to.

How he would fit in:

QPR have a good number of strikers on their payroll but they aren't exactly what Redknapp is looking for. Andy Johnson has been injured for a while and Bobby Zamora hasn't been the same player since his move from Fulham. Djibril Cisse has come the closest but Jay Bothroyd is just another example of an average striker being paid more than he's worth at Loftus Road.

Loic Remy played as the lone striker in the last couple of games but it isn't a role tailor-made for him while it is for Crouch. The towering striker would do well upfront with the likes of Adel Taraabt and Remy offering him support. In a relegation dog-fight, an aerially dominating figure like Crouch is often the order of the day.

Current season statistics:

Appearances Goals Assists
25 6 4

 

3. Danny Graham - From Swansea City to Sunderland

Age: 27

Latest Developments:

Danny Graham was a regular in the Swansea City attack last season but the arrival of the prolific Michu has seen him have his chances restricted this time around. Sunderland have expressed a keen interest in him while Norwich City have also had a look in. However, Michael Laudrup stated last week that the striker is no nearer to an exit.

How he would fit in:

Probably the worst kept secret in the Premier League is that Sunderland won't score many goals without Steven Fletcher. He's been 'the poor man's Van Persie' this season and Sunderland would be firmly placed in the relegation zone if not for his goals. Signing Graham would make the team less reliant on the Scot.

The new arrival would also give Martin O'Neil the option of changing the system and playing two upfront. In any case, Graham would have to be guaranteed time on the pitch if he''s going to make the move to the Stadium of Light.

Current season statistics:

Appearances Goals Assists
23 7 3

 

4. Younes Belhanda - From Montpellier to Fenerbahce

Age: 22

Latest Developments:

Arsenal and Tottenham were rumoured to be hot on the heels of the Montpellier attacking midfielder in the summer but at the moment, a move to Fenerbahce appears to be the one he's ready to accept. Galatasaray midifelder and Morocco team-mate, Nordin Amrabat says Belhanda is keen on a move to Turkey. According to a Moroccan website, he has been linked with a move to Manchester United as well.

How he would fit in:

The 22 year old was Ligue Une's Young Player of the Year last season and should have no problem settling into a team challenging for the domestic title. He will be in good company as well with former Premier League stars Raul Meireles and Dirk Kuyt also plying their trade there.

Current season statistics:

Appearances Goals Assists
24 8 4

 

5. Christopher Samba - From Anzhi Makhachkala to Queens Park Rangers

Age: 28

Latest Developments:

Harry Redknapp has admitted to being interested in the possibility of signing Christopher Samba. Howver, he has stressed that they are nowhere close to making that happen at the moment and he's leaving it in his chairman's hands for now.

How he would fit in:

Samba was one of the most dominating defenders in the Premier League during his time at Blackburn Rovers and he could be the perfect that to consolidate QPR's defense. Ryan Nelsen played his last game for the club against Manchester City and his absence could be more than made up for by signing his former central defensive partner at Blackburn.

Current season statistics:

Appearances Goals Clean Sheets
29 3 14


6. Tom Ince - From Blackpool to Reading

Age: 21

Latest Developments:

Liverpool showed a keen interest in the winger earlier this month but that appears to have fizzled out. Meanwhile, Reading have made an official 8 million bid for Tom Ince. However, it looks as if the youngster is holding out for Liverpool to enter the fray with an official bid.

How he would fit in:

Reading maybe one of the favourites to be relegated from the Premier League this season but that doesn't mean they can't play attacking football. In fact, it's their defending that's let them down. The style of play would definitely suit Ince and he would be afforded regular playing time, something he may not be guaranteed at Anfield.

However, he may be better off staying put and continuing to do well in the Championship in the hope that other Premier League clubs make offers for him in the summer instead of joining one that might soon land him back in the second tier of English football.

Current season statistics:

Appearances Goals Assists
30 15 10

 

7. David Villa - From Barcelona to Arsenal

Age: 31

Latest Developments:

Easily the most on-again, off-again transfer saga this month. Basically, Arsene Wenger is interested in the striker but Barcelona have been reluctant to let him go mid-season. Latest reports say that Arsenal have launched a last-ditch bid to sign the Spaniard. From a personal point of view though, Villa's wife just gave birth to their son recently and a move may not be convenient at this moment in time but he has also been frustrated with the lack of opportunities at the Camp Nou. Make of it what you will.

How he would fit in:

There's no doubt that despite his recent injury woes, Villa is absolutely world-class and Arsenal's strike-force has been missing that kind of quality this season. He is Spain's all-time top goal scorer for a reason and his recruitment would be a massive boost for Arsenal.

They have lacked a consistently-prolific goal scorer with a natural finishing ability and that's precisely what Villa offers. He would add that bit of polish to the attack and help them in their bid to qualify for the Champions League. He is also versatile and can play anywhere across the front three.

Current season statistics:

Appearances Goals Assists
23 10 4

 

 

 

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