AFP Sport looks at five star players from the Premier League who could be on the move before the transfer window closing on Thursday evening:
Drinkwater has told Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare he wants to move to Stamford Bridge. But Leicester have snubbed one offer from Chelsea, who are likely to have to pay over £30 million for the England international.
The 24-year-old appeared set to join Chelsea earlier this week after the champions had a bid accepted. Reports on Wednesday claimed Liverpool have agreed a £35 million deal with Arsenal to sign England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Sanchez has rejected the club’s offer of weekly wages reportedly worth £300,000 ($380,000, 320,000 euros) and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has to decide whether to cash in on the Chile forward or lose him for free when his contract expires at the end of the season. Manchester City are leading the to offer £70 million to sign in Sanchez.
The Spain striker’s Frozen out by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte since the end of last season following their very public falling out. Costa preference is to return to his former club Atletico Madrid, but they currently have a transfer embargo. Chelsea have been holding out for £50 million for Costa and he could yet be the subject of a last-minute offer from Everton, boss Ronald Koeman who is willing to land a top striker with £140 million .
Targeted by Barcelona as a marquee replacement for Neymar following the striker’s world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain, Coutinho has made it clear he wants to join the Spanish club. But Liverpool have rejected the Brazil forward’s transfer request, with the club’s American owners insisting he isn’t for sale. Barca have other ideas and it would be no surprise if they return with a blockbuster offer after already failing with a bid of over £100 million.