Transfer deadline day, winter 2021: Ramos, Davies, Alli and more – live!
Liverpool are expected to wrap up that £2m move for the Preston defender Ben Davies, who had been all set for a move to Celtic until Jürgen Klopp and co got on the blower over the weekend. Elsewhere, there is three-way tug-of-war for Arsenal’s Mr Versatile: Ainsley Maitland-Niles. That is a big part of the reason Ralph Hasenhüttl is so keen to bring in the full-back on loan, while Leicester and Newcastle are also trying to twist his arm. José Mourinho says he expects Dele Alli to stick around at Tottenham but a move to PSG is not off the table yet.
So, this is it. This time last year Premier League clubs had already splashed more than £200m on shiny new toys but this season, understandably, they are less willing than ever to break the bank. Only four teams have paid a fee for a player to date. Without the prospect of Andrey Arshavin battling the elements to land a move to Arsenal and Fernando Torres swapping blue for red, we are left with a string of rather lukewarm questions: will Liverpool get a £2m deal for Ben Davies over the line? Where will Ainsley Maitland-Niles end up come midnight? Who will Big Sam rope into the relegation fight at West Brom? Will Dele Alli stay put at Spurs, after all? And might there be another twist in the Joshua King saga?Continue reading...