Our best XI of Premier League transfer that could still happen

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Here’s our best starting XI, made up of players yet to be sold to Premier League clubs this summer.

Since the summer transfer window opened in June, we’ve welcomed some of the world’s most exciting talent into the Premier League, while others have found new shores.

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With less than a month to go before the window closes again, many teams are scrambling to sign and close whatever last bit of business they have.

Ahead of the deadline, we took a look at the starting line-up of players who could still move to Premier League clubs this month…

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Alex Smithies – Leicester

Leicester City are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper after club legend Kasper Schmeichel joined OGC Nice this summer.

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The Foxes are reportedly nearing their first signing of the summer in Alex Smithies, who is likely to join as a third pick.

The 32-year-old was sacked by Cardiff City at the end of last season and joins the King Power Stadium on a free transfer.

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Smithies brings plenty of experience to the table, having made his Huddersfield Town debut aged 17 and playing over 250 times for the Terriers before joining QPR in 2015.

The shot-stopper has previously played in the Premier League, having joined the Bluebirds when they returned to the top flight four years ago.

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Max Aarons – Manchester United

Manchester United could use a new right-back after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fell down the pecking order in the last year or so, while Diogo Dalot is not performing at the level expected of him at Old Trafford.

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The Red Devils have previously been linked with Norwich City defender Max Aarons and they are reportedly considering a move for him again in the latter stages of the transfer window.

The 22-year-old has previously been linked with top clubs across Europe but has so far stayed with the Canary Islands but could finally move away after being relegated to the Championship.

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Wesley Fofana-Chelsea

Wesley Fofana is looking increasingly likely to leave Leicester City this summer after Chelsea saw two rejected offers for the defender.

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Brendan Rodgers has claimed both offers have been missed by the Blues, although the west London club are looking to test their resolve with a third offer.

Fofana spent most of last season sidelined after breaking his leg in a pre-season friendly but he is still seen as a very promising centre-back and is said to be eager for a transfer to Stamford Bridge.

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Tyrone Mings – Wolves

Wolves are believed to be keen to bolster their defense this month following the departure of Conor Coady to Everton.

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After Tyrone Mings was benched following the arrival of Diego Carlos for Aston Villa’s opener against Bournemouth, the England international is now being linked with a move through the Midlands and Wolves are currently the bookmakers’ favorite to snap him up .

However, it seems unlikely that Villa will be willing to sell the defender given his importance to the team – especially after the defense’s terrible performance against the Cherries.

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Sergio Gomez-Manchester City

Manchester City have agreed a £11million deal for Anderlecht defender Sergio Gomez, according to Sky Sports.

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Pep Guardiola has been keen to bring in a new left-back following Oleksander Zinchenko’s move to Arsenal, but the report claims he is seen as a development player and could be loaned out to one of City Group’s other clubs rather than being used as a backup at the Etihad Stadium .

The 21-year-old was due to arrive in Manchester in the next few days for a medical and it’s likely the transfer will be completed by the end of the weekend.

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Frenkie de Jong – Chelsea

Frenkie de Jong’s future at Barcelona is still up in the air but it looks like he is more likely to join Chelsea than Manchester United.

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The Red Devils have been chasing the midfielder all summer and agreed a deal with the Catalan club months ago. However, De Jong has expressed his intention to stay in Spain and was not at all interested in moving to Old Trafford.

However, Chelsea are believed to be on the verge of agreeing a deal with Barcelona and it has been reported that De Jong would prefer a move to Stamford Bridge to a rival, so it’s now a waiting game to see if June 25 will be successful -Year-old comes will collapse before the deadline.

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Youri Tielemans – Arsenal

Youri Tielemans has been linked with Arsenal all summer and while he always seemed ‘close’ to a move, he still remains a Leicester player.

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The Foxes are believed to be asking around £32million for the midfielder, which the Gunners feel is too expensive given his contract expires next summer.

While both the player and the club want the move, the latter can go on the wire.

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James Maddison – Newcastle

Newcastle United have so far seen two offers for James Maddison rejected by Leicester, with the second offer being valued at around £50m.

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It’s understood the Foxes are holding out closer to £60m – although given his importance to the team in recent years, they will definitely be keen on holding onto him.

All has gone quiet at the Newcastle front this week so we’ll have to wait and see if they’re willing to spend more money on the midfielder.

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Ismaila Sarr – Leeds United

Ismaila Sarr has been constantly linked with a move from Watford since relegation but he is yet to secure a move and has featured in both of the Hornets’ league games so far.

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With both Liverpool and Manchester United linked with the striker, it’s now Leeds United who are believed to be the closest match.

According to French publication Foot Mercato, the Whites have negotiated with Watford and are nearing a deal to bring him to Elland Road.

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Leeds or not, Sarr’s return to the Premier League this summer is looking increasingly likely.

Emmanuel Dennis – Nottingham Forest

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Another Watford player who could return to the top flight is Emmanuel Dennis, who has been linked with Nottingham Forest, Everton and West Ham.

The forward scored 10 goals and assisted another six as the Hornets were relegated last season and it’s surprising he’s still not signed.

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However, Forest are now keen to bring him to the Midlands and have placed a £20million bid for the Nigerian, according to The Athletic.

It’s unclear how much Rob Edwards’ side will ask for Dennis, but it will be a significant increase on the bargain £3.6million they paid for him last year.

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Cody Gakpo – Manchester United

After beating the price for Ajax striker Antony, the Red Devils claim they are now preparing a move for Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven.

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Erik ten Hag knows the 23-year-old all too well from his time in the Netherlands and they share the same agency.

Priced at around £35m, Gakpo would be a much cheaper option for United than Antony.

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