Harry Redknapp closes in on yet another signing

Birmingham are closing in on Brentford’s Jota, according to Sky Sports News HQ, who understand a £6million fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

Jota has been the subject of interest from Fulham and Middlesbrough in recent weeks, while Premier League Burnley and Swansea were also interested in the Spaniard, but neither firmed up their interest.

It is believed that Middlesbrough and Fulham were keen to follow up their interest, but the price they were quoted, was higher than the £6 million that Birmingham are paying.

Jota has been influential for the Bees throughout his stint in West London, playing a key role in Brentford’s push for promotion in the 14/15 season, where he set the league alight.

Upon his return to Griffin Park last season, after spending time with Eibar, Jota slotted back in seamlessly, scoring a hatful of goals to end the season with, which appears to have earned him a move.

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Leicester winger subject of huge bid from Bournemouth

Leicester City winger, Demarai Gray, is the subject of a £25 million bid by Bournemouth, according to Sky Sports News HQ.

Gray is understood to be keen on a move to the South Coast, but the Foxes are keen to hold on to their rising star.

The former Birmingham winger hasn’t featured much for Leicester during his 18 months with Leicester, as Claudio Ranieri preferred to utilise Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton.

With a question mark still hanging over the head of Riyad Mahrez, it seems unlikely that Leicester will let Gray leave, but if the player decides to push for the move, then it could be a late one that goes through.

Gray has made 42 appearances for Leicester in his 18 month stint, scoring two goals in the process, but his influence to the Foxes side has been wider than just goals and assists.

Working under Ranieri, Gray has vastly improved the defensive side of his game, which makes him almost the perfect fit for Bournemouth

QPR complete the signing of David Wheeler

Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of Exeter midfielder David Wheeler. The tricky winger leaves St James’ Park after four years with the club, and helped lead them to last seasons League Two play off final where they lost out to Blackpool. 

Wheeler chipped in with 21 goals in all competitions last season and with that tally, he was the clubs top scorer. If he can repeat this feat for QPR then he could prove to be a huge asset. Alongside his scoring ability, Wheeler offers versatility as he can play a number of positions including up front and wing back.

Wheeler completes his move to QPR for an undisclosed fee, and will have to adapt to life in the Championship, but if he settles in and shows the form he has shown for Exeter City he is sure to be a fans favourite.

QPR fans are you happy to bring in David Wheeler on deadline day? Can he adapt to playing Championship football? Let us know in the comments below…

Where will this Chile international be come 11pm tonight?

Alexis Sanchez has been at the heart of the transfer news over the past few days, and his future at Arsenal remains up in the air.

Manchester City tabled a £50m bid for the Chile international earlier this week, but Arsenal turned that down and the Citizens have yet to come back with a second bid, despite reports saying that they are very keen on landing Sanchez.

Rumours earlier in the week were that winger Raheem Sterling was going to be used as part of the deal to lure Sanchez to the Etihad, but those rumours were quickly knocked back by City, saying that he was not going to be leaving the football club.

With over 12 hours of the transfer window left, it remains to be seen where Sanchez will end up come 11pm this evening.

Manchester City fans do you need Alexis Sanchez? If he were to sign where would he fit in? Let us know in the comments section below…

Swansea should turn their attentions to this former striker

Swansea City have made a decent start to their Premier League campaign. After claiming a terrific draw on the road against Southampton on the opening day, the Swans were then beaten at home by Manchester United, but responded in terrific fashion as they went to Selhurst Park and beat Crystal Palace 2-0.

After losing their star player Gylfi Sigurdsson earlier on in the window to Everton, the club have been trying to identify targets to bring in. Reports circulating are that Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches will be coming into the club to replace Sigurdsson, but in other news it seems like Chelsea are looking to take Spanish striker Fernando Llorente to Stamford Bridge.

The striker played a vital role in Swansea surviving in the Premier League last season scoring 15 goals in just 33 games, but will the lure of playing for the current Premier League champions and going to play under Antonio Conte be too tempting?

If Llorente is to leave the Liberty Stadium, then the Swans should turn their attentions to former striker Wilfried Bony.

Wilfried Bony – The Ivory Coast striker joined Manchester City from Swansea in 2015, but has struggled for regular game time at the Etihad Stadium having made just 36 Premier League appearances for the Citizens.

His last season at the Liberty stadium saw him score 11 goals and many Swansea fans were disappointed to see him leave the club.

Having fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City, Bony is going to struggle to get a run in the first team so a move back to South Wales could help him rekindle his form and also help Swansea this season push on up the Premier League.

Swansea City fans would you like to see Wilfried Bony back in a Swansea shirt? Would he be the ideal replacement for Fernando Llorente if he were to leave? Let us know in the comments section below…

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