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Coventry should look to re-sign this experienced midfielder

Coventry City made a decent start to their League Two campaign as they won back to back games in their first two outings. Since then though the club lost their next two league fixtures at home to Newport County and away to Yeovil Town, and lost their opening EFL Trophy game to Shrewsbury Town.

With the run of defeats, it is clear that manager Mark Robins is going to have to enter the transfer market to recruit new players to ensure that the ‘Sky Blues’ are competing towards the top end of the League Two table, come the end of the current campaign.

With that in mind the club should look to bring back experienced midfielder Carl Baker.

Carl Baker – Deemed surplus to requirements at his current club Portsmouth, Baker will be looking for another club ahead of Thursday transfer deadline. Having played for Coventry between 2010 and 2014, the attacking midfielder knows the club well and could provide vital experience in the midfield to help Coventry succeed this season.

Whilst with the Midlands outfit Baker was at the most prolific time throughout his career in front of goal as he found the back of the net on 28 occasions, showing that he certainly has an eye for goal.

A move back to Coventry could certainly turn out to be a great deal for both parties, but with only over a day of the transfer window left, Coventry are going to have to move quickly to land Baker.

Coventry fans would you like to see Carl Baker re-sign for the club? Would he provide the difference in the midfield? Let us know in the comments below…

Wolves eye up late move for influential Premier League midfielder

Wolves are in talks with Jack Colback over a potential loan move, according to The Daily Mail.

The Newcastle midfielder is keen to leave St James’ Park in the last 24 hours of the window, and Wolves are eager to add him to their ranks as they seek to push for promotion.

The 27-year-old had attracted interest from Hull City earlier in the window, but it now looks that Wolves have won the race to land the former Sunderland man.

Colback was part of Newcastle’s promotion winning side last season, as the Toon Army romped to promotion.

Wolves have invested heavily in their squad this summer, adding one of Europe’s best young talents in the form of Ruben Neves among others.

Colback certainly wouldn’t be guaranteed a starting spot in the Wolves midfield, but with Dave Edwards departing for Reading in the week, a replacement is certainly needed.

The former Sunderland playmaker is competent on the ball, but he also offers that engine that Wolves lost by selling Edwards; certainly an astute singing by Wolves.

Burnley close in on Nahki Wells

Burnley are closing in on the signing of Huddersfield Town striker, Nahki Wells, according to Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre Blog (12:59PM).

A move for Wells comes as Burnley seek to replace Andre Gray, who departed for Watford earlier this summer for £18.5m and the Clarets now appear to have found their replacement.

The Bermudan netted 10 times last season in Huddersfield’s charge to promotion, but amid a huge turnover of players at the John Smith’s Stadium this summer, Wells has fallen well down the pecking order.

Wells has been a long term target of Burnley’s and he was widely expected to make the move to Turf Moor in his days at Bradford, but the move never materialised.

The Terriers striker will add a different dimension to the Clarets’ attack, the electrifying pace to stretch a game, which none of Burnley’s other striking options currently have.

Wells’ arrival could spell the end of Ashley Barnes who now looks set to be surplus to requirements in East Lancashire.

Burnley are believed to have slapped a £10 million price tag on the head of Barnes, with Huddersfield and Newcastle amongst the sides interested.

Arsenal should look to add this proven Premier League defender to their ranks

Arsenal have made a poor start to the new Premier League season, winning just one of their opening three games, and have conceded eight goals.

Following their 4-0 thrashing by Liverpool on Sunday, many supporters were again calling for change to the clubs management and hierarchy. New striker Alexandre Lacazette was left on the bench, whilst Alex Oxlade Chamberlain started despite rumours that he was set to leave the club before Thursdays transfer deadline.

Also with reports that Shkodran Mustafi wants to leave after only 12 months with the club, it leaves Arsenal short of centre half’s and needing to head into the transfer market very late on in the window.

With this in mind, the ‘Gunners’ should turn their attentions to Southampton centre half Virgil Van Dijk.

Virgil Van Dijk – The Dutch centre half has been linked with a move away from St Mary’s throughout the summer, with Liverpool expressing an interest, but with Arsenal needing to add quality to their defensive ranks Van Dijk would be the perfect fit.

Having joined Southampton from Celtic in 2015, he has gone on to make over 50 appearances for the club, helping them also to 17 clean sheets. Van Dijk also chips in with a few goals, as he has found the back of the net on 20 occasions for the three clubs he has played for.

With his wealth of experience Van Dijk would be the perfect fit to tighten up the Arsenal backline, but with him being one of the most in demand defenders in the Premier League, Arsenal are going to have to stump big money if they are to land him.

Arsenal fans would you like to see Van Dijk at your club? Let us know in the comments below…

1 day to go – Where do Burnley need to strengthen?

With the transfer window drawing to an abrupt close tomorrow night, Burnley still appear to be short on numbers, but with just over 24 hours to go, have the Clarets left it too late?

Burnley have broken their transfer record so far in this window to land Chris Wood, who opened his account in the Premier League on Sunday, netting a 92nd minute equaliser against Tottenham.

Away from Wood, the Clarets have also landed Jack Cork, Jonathan Walters, Phil Bardsley, Charlie Taylor and Adam Legzdins.

However, losing Michael Keane and Andre Gray has meant that the Clarets have almost been forced into the market to seek replacements, which so far they have failed to do for both.

James Tarkowski has deputised for Michael Keane at the back, but has seemingly struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League.

The former Oldham centre back has big boots to fill after Michael Keane’s departure, which so far he has struggled to do, which could force Sean Dyche into a late move for a defender.

Jozo Simunovic has been linked with a move to Turf Moor, as has Lamine Kone, although at this stage, both are now looking unlikely and it would appear Burnley will move forward with James Tarkowski, Ben Mee and Kevin Long as the clubs main centre backs.

You could argue that in Chris Wood, Burnley have replaced Andre Gray, but the contrasting styles of the two players would say otherwise.

Gray’s blistering pace is something that Burnley have missed in their opening few games and Dyche is clearly looking to add that to the group in the last day.

Nahki Wells has been touted for a move, after a bid for Abdul Majeed Waris was turned down and it now looks like Wells could be a Burnley player come 11pm tomorrow.

One area where the Clarets have been weak for a while now is on the wing.

Signing Robbie Brady in January addressed one wing, but the right hand side is still a weakness for Burnley, with Johan Berg Gudmundsson currently occupying that role, but to little effect.

A pacy winger has been something on all Burnley fans lips for years now, but Dyche has never delivered and looks set not to for at least another window.

All in all, Deadline Day could go either way for Burnley.

It looks set to be a quiet one, but should desperation kick in, Turf Moor could be a very interesting place for the Sky cameras to be!