Top Five Most-Wanted: Giroud, Promes, Ayew & Mahrez all feature

Cian Carroll | 31 January 2018

Hitmen on the wanted list

As the January Transfer window draws to a dramatic close on Wednesday, Premier League clubs eye up final day deals.

There are a handful of big-name deals nearly over the line. But a few will go right to the 11pm wire.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal looks like a done deal. However, the futures of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi seem to be hinging on that transfer.

The Coral News Team round up five of the star names teams will be after,

Olivier Giroud

The France international has long been linked with an Arsenal exit having only featured sporadically this season.

The 31-year-old has definite Premier League pedigree with 73 goals in 179 appearances for the Gunners.

He’s great in the air, has a fantastic touch, and holds the ball up well. Unfortunately, he tends to slow this Arsenal side down. But included in a side willing to put plenty of crosses in, he’ll be lethal.

Giroud is known to like London so it’s likely he’ll stay in the city.

Likely destination: Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund

Quincy Promes

The Spartak Moscow flyer has pricked the ears of a few Premier League clubs over the last 24 hours.

At 26-years-old, Promes is primed for a move to England’s top flight after an impressive spell in Russia.

Spartak are reportedly reluctant to sell their star forward but a fee of around £30m should see a deal done.

The Dutch international can play as a wide forward or centrally with a style in the mould of a Gareth Bale.

Likely destination: Southampton, Everton

Andre Ayew

Despite a promising start to his West Ham United career, Andre Ayew has found life increasingly difficult at the London Stadium.

The Ghana international has started just nine Premier League games this season. David Moyes looks likely to let Ayew go to bring in much-needed funds.

Another wide forward who can play anywhere across the front-line, the 28-year-old provides versatility and a goal-threat.

Likely destination: Swansea City

Riyad Mahrez

This one has been bubbling for a while now with Mahrez constantly linked with a move away from Leicester City.

The Foxes are believed to be willing to part with the Algerian star for around £90m. The 26-year-old is Premier League hot property with a number of big guns interested.

His ability to score and create goals is much-vaunted and he would be a cracking addition to any top side.

Likely destination: Manchester City, Liverpool

Michy Batshuayi

Unfortunately, it’s not worked out for the Belgian ace at Stamford Bridge has is now just 8/13 to leave Chelsea.

Antonio Conte doesn’t seem to trust the 24-year-old and has been linked with a host of more senior target-men.

However, with a fearsome strike record, Batshuayi will have a long list of potential suitors.

The former Marseille star is a Romelu Lukaku replica and will score goals in most good sides set up to play attacking football.

Likely destination: Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspur

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