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It’s summer transfer deadline day and an array of signings will be made today, while some, unfortunately will be missed at the zero hour.

Here are 15 that will likely be activated before 11.30pm (British time) today. Chances are that they have been sealed at the moment of reading this, or perhaps one gets done within the twinkle of an eye, literally. The rush is that intense on such a day.

Axel Witsel
From : Zenit
To : Juventus

The Belgium international can still be sold for a fee as opposed to leaving on a free next summer when his contract expires.

His most likely destination is Turin where he tops the list of replacement lined up for Paul Pogba.

Blaise Matuidi
From : PSG
To : Juventus

Seen as a sort of plan B if the move for Witsel fails, the PSG and France international defensive midfielder is also a box-to-box pro with similar features and strengths to Pogba.

No longer assured of regular playing time at the French capital, Matuidi will be more than happy to make an exit today or face the risk of struggling for game time for the remainder of the season.

David Luiz
From : PSG
To : Chelsea

The prodigal son might finally return home after all. He left the west London side some 3 seasons ago to become the most expensive defender in history and could come back as the most expensive defensive signing Chelsea in history.

Conte’s search for a solid central back has seen him regard the Brazilian as a feasible option as every other option has failed thus far.

Eliaquim Mangala
From : Manchester City
To : Porto

Despite becoming the most expensive defender the club ever made, the France international failed to live up to expectations.

Definitely not a fan of mediocres, Pep has made it known he is not part of his plans and should seek another club. Mangala wants a return back to Porto where he came from and could secure a loan deal today.

Jack Wilshere
From : Arsenal
To : Milan, Watford, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Man City

Injuries have been the undoing of the once highly-rated and promising England international. A move away from the Emirates where the injury demons inhabit could turn his career around.

So does everyone aware of Wenger’s methods of fitness think. And a couple of sides are interested in a loan or permanent move.

Julian Draxler
From : Wolfsburg
To : Real Madrid, PSG

The dazzling winger wants to leave the German side this summer, and with the club’s management stalling as per letting go, a move could be finalized today.

Real Madrid and PSG are the only sides that can be able to get such transfer done on a day like this. The talented Draxler deserves a better club. His wishes could come true or fall through today.

Juan Cuadrado
From : Chelsea
To : Juventus

The Colombian has never felt at home at Chelsea since arriving from Fiorentina on winter transfer deadline in January 2015.

Having had a great loan spell at Turin last season, the 2014 world cup revelation will like to return to another spell and possibly secure a permanent transfer eventually.

Lassana Diarra
From : Olympique Marseille
To : Sevilla, Galatasaray

The former Real Madrid star almost saw his career end last summer until he secured a free transfer to the Ligue 1 side.

His stocks have since risen and is on the verge of completing a transfer away, with Turkey and Spain the most likely destinations.

Lazar Marković
From : Liverpool
To : Newcastle

Having failed to get his career going at the Merseyside club, the youngster has been deemed very surplus to requirements.

A permanent sales to Newcastle looks to be on the books and that could be sealed today.

Mamadou Sakho
From : Liverpool
To : Stoke, Roma, Sunderland

A loan move away from Anfield is all the embattled France international needs to prove to Jurgen Klopp that he still has a future at the club.

There are currently 3 options on the table as he hopes to get that done.

Marcelo Brozović
From : Inter
To : Chelsea

Finally, the highly rated defender could secure a move to Stamford Bridge after the links in past transfer windows.

Conte badly wants that defensive power and Brozovic has been identified as an option. We will get to know how that goes today.

Mario Balotelli
From : Liverpool
To : Nice

Bad boy Mario can still make something out of his dwindling career. The 26-year-old has just 2 league goals in the last 2 seasons.

A loan move to Nice presents him a final opportunity to prove his worth and regain lost grounds in order to put his name once again on the list of hot strikers.

Moussa Sissoko
From : Newcastle
To : Inter, Juventus

The French man has been permitted by Didier Deschamps to go sort himself out, and a move away from the Magpies will definitely be secured today.

We just don’t know exactly where it will be to for the powerful midfielder.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
From : Borussia Dortmund
To : Real Madrid

The reigning African best player of the year could secure a move to Madrid today as reports suggest.

It’s a dream move and personal ambition for the goal poacher that will likely come true today or another day if he keeps his great form in front of goal.

Samir Nasri
From : Manchester City
To : Sevilla, Besiktas

Overweight and surplus to requirements. The ex France international is set to leave the Etihad today, and Turkey or Spain looks like the next stop as clubs run around to complete paperworks.

Paul Koroma

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. Soccer allows me to push the limitation of creativity and express myself without saying a word. Soccer is my addiction. I train. I play, and I repeat every single day.

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