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Premier League players who could still move in the transfer window, including Mesut Ozil, Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen

The Premier League transfer window closed last Thursday and saw a flurry of activity on deadline day.

Arsenal managed to reinforce their defence with the signings of Kieran Tierney and David Luiz, while Alex Iwobi left the Emirates to join Everton.

Romelu Lukaku got his move to Serie A and immediately usurped Mauro Icardi as Inter Milan’s new no.9, but there was heartache for Tottenham fans as an ambitious move for Paulo Dybala fell through.

Paul Pogba could well leave Manchester United before the end of the transfer window
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And while Premier League clubs can no longer splash the cash to bring in new players, the best of the rest in Europe can still sign players.

In Italy, the Serie A window slams shut on August 23. But the rest of Europe’s top five leagues (the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and LaLiga) can still do business right up until September 2.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed his frustrations with the Premier League for allowing this to happen.

He said: “I think the Premier League cannot give this advantage to the European clubs.

“That is another point to talk about, to argue that we are at a disadvantage to European clubs because they have 20 days more to operate. I think that was a big mistake for the Premier League to allow that – we open the door to different clubs in Europe to try to create confusion within your squad.”

So which clubs could capitalise on the confusion Pochettino is referring to and which players could potentially leave?

Below, has looked at six players who could yet make huge moves in the transfer market and quit the Premier League.

Paul Pogba, Manchester United

Interested Clubs(s): Real Madrid, Juventus

Market Value: £92.5million (according to

Pogba was applauded off by Manchester United fans after the victory over Chelsea
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The France World Cup winner gave a cryptic answer when asked about his Manchester United future in a recent interview.

“Obviously there have been things said, but only time will tell. This question mark remains,” said Pogba.

“However, I am here in Manchester. I enjoy playing with my team-mates and I always want to win every game. I always give it everything.

“I am always good whenever I play football. It is what I love — it’s my job. I give the maximum each time.”

Christian Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur

Interested club(s): Real Madrid, Juventus

Market Value: £92.5million (according to

Eriksen came off the bench to have a huge impact against Aston Villa
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Tottenham are keen for Eriksen to sign a new contract and have reportedly offered him a £200,000-a-week deal.

The playmaker has just one year left on his current contract and they face the prospect of losing him for nothing next summer if he does not sign.

Chairman Daniel Levy could be forced to cash in now to avoid that eventuality, which would be a big blow for Mauricio Pochettino.

Real Madrid have been interested in the past while Juventus are already said to be keen on signing him on a free transfer in 2020.

Mesut Ozil, Arsenal

Interested clubs(s): DC United, Galatasaray

Market Value: £23million (according to

Mesut Ozil could well be on his way out of the Emirates
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Ozil’s future at Arsenal has been in doubt ever since Unai Emery took charge, with the World Cup winner failing to nail down a regular first team spot under the Spaniard.

Now 30, Ozil is likely to be hitting his peak years but his inconsistency has frustrated fans and managers alike. The off-field incidents which have hindered his season thus far also show no signs of dissipating.

MLS side DC United have reportedly been in contact with the Gunners, while a host of Turkish clubs have maintained an interest.

Given the huge outlay on Nicolas Pepe, getting the former Germany international’s mammoth £350,000-a-week wages off the books would be ideal.

Danny Rose, Tottenham Hotspur

Interested club(s): Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus
Market Value: £23million (according to

Rose was put up for sale by Spurs this summer
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Mauricio Pochettino put the left-back up for sale this summer after 12 years in north London.

A deadline day move to Watford seemed set to happen, with the England international even turning up at the Hornets’ training ground.

Rose is entering the final year of his contract and has suitors from Europe who are clearly fans of his swashbuckling style.

The 29-year-old missed the club’s pre-season tour in order to secure a move away, even though he started the opening Premier League game of the season against Aston Villa.

Dejan Lovren, Liverpool

Interested club(s): Roma

Market Value: £18.5million (according to

Dejan Lovren could be set to leave after five years at Anfield
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Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is reportedly in talks over a move to Roma.

The 30-year-old was not included in the squad for the Super Cup match against Chelsea on Wednesday with Liverpool citing illness as the reason for his absence.

However, The Times correspondent Paul Joyce has said the Croatia international wants to leave after understanding he is Jurgen Klopp’s fourth choice defender.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all ahead of him and Lovren, who signed for Liverpool from Southampton in 2014, also failed to make the squad for Friday’s 4-1 win over Norwich.

Tiemoue Bakayoko, Chelsea

Interested club(s): Monaco, Galatasaray

Market Value: £32million (according to

Bakayoko’s Chelsea career has been the stuff of nightmares so far
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The Monaco side which raced to the Champions League semi-finals in 2017 may well have been torn apart that same summer, but there were a host of stars who have taken their games to the next level.

Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho and Benjamin Mendy have all gone on to have better careers since leaving the principality, but Bakayoko has endured a nightmare since completing a £40m move to Stamford Bridge.

The one-cap France international was shipped out on loan to AC Milan last season and looks set to finally end his nightmare in west London, despite Frank Lampard insisting a host of players would get a second chance under his leadership.

His former side are reportedly keen to take Bakayoko back to Ligue 1, while Super Lig side Galatasaray are also reportedly interested.


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