What to look out for in the final week before the transfer window slams shut
23:23 GMT, 23 August 2012
There is just a week to go until the transfer window shuts, seven days for clubs to bolster their squad and players to get the move they have always dreamed of. Simon Jones, Matt Barlow and Alex Kay look at who could be moving and where they might end up.
I'm a footballer, get me out of here!Heurelho Gomes
PL Appearances: 95
Why’s he going The Brazilian is behind Brad Friedel at Tottenham and Andre Villas-Boas is looking for another keeper too. His former club PSV or Corinthians are keen on a 3million deal.
Frozen out: Heurelho Gomes is not in Spurs' first-team plans
Club: Aston Villa
PL Appearances: 92
Where’s he going Frozen out by Paul Lambert, the Scotland full back is interesting Stoke boss Tony Pulis for 3m.
PL Appearances: 178
Where’s he going Surprisingly cast aside by Villas-Boas, Dawson is keen to play and is wanted by QPR, Stoke and Sunderland.
Switch: Michael Dawson will leave Spurs
Club: Manchester City
PL Appearances: 292
Where’s he going Out of favour under Roberto Mancini, Toure could head to Lazio for 3m.
Club: Aston Villa
PL Appearances: 211
Where’s he going The former England left-back is another Lambert wants out of Villa Park.
He could drop a division and return to Blackburn on a loan.
Down: Stephen Warnock might go to the Championship
Expect to see these players at a club near youJulio Cesar
Club: Inter Milan
Brazilian goalkeeper who won the Champions League in 2010. He has made 64 appearances for Brazil.
What’s he worth 3m
Where’s he going QPR have the firmest interest.
Defensive midfielder with terrific work ethic who loves a robust tackle.
What’s he worth 17m
Where’s he going Arsenal and Man City are keen.
Right back who possesses a lot of speed. Was originally a midfielder but, after suffering injuries, has been converted to a right-back.
Blue boy Cesar Azpilicueta (right) could move to Chelsea
What’s he worth 7m
Where’s he going Chelsea have almost completed his signature.
Prolific striker who is comfortable on either foot, he is best as a target man. Has scored 20 goals in 29 matches in 2012.
What’s he worth 20m
Where’s he going Tottenham are close to a deal.
Tall central defender who was highly impressive after moving from defensive midfield back to defence last season under Didier Deschamps.
What’s he worth 4.5m
Where’s he going Many of the London clubs have shown an interest but QPR’s is most concrete.
Incoming: Stephane Mbia makes a tackle
Five things you will seeFrantic calculations concerning 25-man Premier League squads followed by a surge of activity of loaning in and loaning out, while double-checking the loan rules, one from each club etc. Fax machines* jamming and servers ‘going down’ as the end of the month looms in an end-of- August version of the millennium bug. *ancient form of telecommunication, now defunct, except in football. An injury of some sort to Abou Diaby, sparking a series of contradictory remarks from Arsene Wenger about the need to acquire (or not) reinforcements and speculation which probably features Europe’s most linked footballer Yann M’VilaA sky full of helicopters and silhouetted figures moving furtively behind partially drawn blinds in the offices above the entrances to football clubs.
Yossi Benayoun's annual transfer.Five things you won't seeConfessions of a panic buy. No sir, not here. He’s always been our very first choice. Tapping up. It doesn’t happen. Move along now.A ring round Premier League clubs from Porto president Pinto da Costa to say he’s had a rethink and will drop the asking price for Hulk out of respect for him.Harry Redknapp rolling down his car window for a chinwag with the fella from Sky Sports News. Unless they doorstep him in Dorset (which could be called Dorsetstepping), which you wouldn’t rule out. Lionel Messi.