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With just days to go until the summer transfer window closes, the likes of Yann M’Vila, Gaston Ramirez, and Hulk continue to be linked with moves to the Premier League

Here’s’s look at five players currently playing overseas who could be plying their trade in the Premier League when the summer transfer window closes at 23:00 BST on Friday…

Gaston Ramirez (Bologna to Liverpool, Tottenham, or Southampton)
This one rumbles on! Liverpool were favourites to sign the highly-rated 21-year-old until newly-promoted Southampton emerged as shock contenders to sign the winger last week.

Since then, the player has confirmed he was ready to move to St Mary’s, which led to Bologna president Albano Guaraldi blasting the player for giving two interviews in which he claimed a deal was close.

Fans have protested about the potential sale of the player, while agent Pablo Betancourt has in recent days admitted that a move to Southampton is unlikely to happen and that Ramirez may remain with Bologna this season unless their valuation – believed to be around £16m – is met.

However, Liverpool and Spurs are still showing interest, while Guaraldi has revealed that the player is prepared to go on strike in a bid to force through a move.

UPDATE: Reports in Italy on Monday afternoon suggest Ramirez’s move to Southampton could be back on – see Related Articles for more!

Yann M’Vila (Rennes to Arsenal or Manchester City)

Arsenal have been keen on M’Vila for some time and manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is looking to strengthen his midfield following the £15million sale of Alex Song to Barcelona.

Rennes general manager Pierre Dreossi last week admitted he expects the Gunners to make contact in the coming days over the 22-year-old, who has also been linked with Tottenham and Manchester City, who are keen on the France international after being snubbed by Roma’s Daniele De Rossi last week.

Should M’Vila move to England this week, Emirates Stadium looks the most likely destination, however, especially after Wenger admitted on Sunday afternoon that he was looking for a defensive midfielder.

Hector Herrera (Pachuca to Liverpool or Manchester United)
Many reading this probably hadn’t heard of Herrara until he starred for Mexico at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Pachuca claimed last week that both Liverpool and United have been in touch about the 22-year-old, although United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has played down reports linking him with the midfielder.

Herrara is open to a move to England though, admitting in the past few days: “From what I’ve heard there has been some news, but I have had no approach from the Pachuca club president or the people from Manchester.”If given the opportunity to emigrate to European football of course I’d go but I have wait to see what the club officials say.”

Whether a deal happens in this transfer window remains to be seen.

Hulk (Porto to Chelsea)
Roberto Di Matteo has spent £80million this summer but a striker is still on his shopping list. Providing Chelsea can agree a fee with the Portuguese giants over the powerful Brazilian, we still expect Hulk to be on his way to Stamford Bridge this week, although reports suggest Napoli forward Edinson Cavani is an alternative option for the big-spending Blues.


Leandro Damiao (Internacional to Tottenham)
Several Premier League clubs have shown interest in Damiao, who along with Hulk impressed for Brazil at the Olympics recently.

Should the forward move to England, White Hart Lane seems like the most likely destination, especially as manager Andre Villas-Boas could do with another attacking option.

Will the north London club be prepared to stump up £20million for Damiao though?



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    Ian Horne
    Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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