Best XI of players that Premier League clubs can still sign in domestic transfer window including Benrahma and Brooks

THE summer transfer has finally closed after a hectic few weeks – or has it?

While the main window has shut, clubs are still able to get a host of deals over the line.

Teams are allowed to hunt freebies – such as Mario Gotze, Jack Wilshere and Daniel Sturridge – and sign them at any time.

On top of that though, there is a "domestic only" window now open – running until 5pm on October 16.

In this instance, Premier League clubs are allowed to sign players from the Championship – or below – ONLY.

That means no foreign signings and no bringing in other Premier League players.

Clubs must raid free agency, the Football League or non-league – or simply go without.

We take a look at the best XI of Football League stars who COULD be on the move before the domestic window closes.

GOALKEEPER – Jack Butland

Current club: Stoke

Linked with: Everton

THE England stopper has seemingly been destined to leave Stoke foryears – yet still, he's at Stoke.

Butland transfer chatter has been uncharacteristically quiet this summer.

But with Everton desperate for some competition for error-prone Jordan Pickford, they could turn to the now-only-£8million-rated Butland.

RIGHT-BACK – Max Aarons

Current club: Norwich

Linked with: Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham

THE Norwich full-back has been chased by seemingly every European giant this summer, including Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

It's looking increasingly unlikely he will now move, with time running out and the Canaries keen to hold out for around £25m.

But with a host of clubs interested – and nowhere to look but the Football League – Aarons could yet still get a move back to the Premier League.


Current club: Middlesbrough

Linked with: Burnley, Everton, Newcastle, Southampton

THE Boro star is another to have been frequently linked with a move away from the Riverside.

Burnley were leading the race, with Sean Dyche fearful of losing James Tarkowski.

With the Clarets holding firm despite offers from multiple clubs – including West Ham – Fry may pop back up on the radar of Everton, Newcastle and Southampton.

CENTRE-BACK – Joe Worrall

Current club: Nottingham Forest

Linked with: Burnley

ANOTHER linked with a move to Turf Moor, Dyche was monitoring Forest star Worrall.

Now unlikely to leave, with Tarkowski staying put, reports have claimed Burnley had offered the Championship side £4m plus Ben Gibson earlier this summer.

LEFT-BACK – Diego Rico

Current club: Bournemouth

Linked with: Sheff Utd

CHRIS WILDER is desperate to bolster his squad and prove their incredible 2019-20 season wasn't a flash in the pan.

And reports claim the Blades chief is targeting Rico of recently-relegated Bournemouth to slot into his favoured left-wing-back role.

CENTRE-MID – Todd Cantwell

Current club: Norwich

Linked with: Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle

A HATFUL of top-flight teams have been after Cantwell this summer – including Leicester, who feared losing James Maddison, and Newcastle.

Leeds now appear to be leading the race after their move for Bayern Munich star Michael Cuisance collapsed in the 11th hour.

CENTRE-MID – David Brooks

Current club: Bournemouth, Sheff Utd, Tottenham

Linked with: Man Utd

BROOKS has been linked with a number of clubs, most-notably Man Utd.

However, Bournemouth are determined to get £50m for their versatile midfielder, putting off even mega-rich United.

RIGHT-WING – Ismaila Sarr

Current club: Watford

Linked with: Aston Villa, Liverpool, Man Utd

ANOTHER winger on the radar of Man Utd, Premier League clubs are hoping to lure £40m-rated Sarr back to the top flight after being relegated with Watford.

Sarr was electric as Watford stunned champions Liverpool 3-0 last season, alerting a number of clubs to his undoubted potential.

LEFT-WING – Said Benrahma

Current club: Brentford

Linked with: Aston Villa, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham

QUITE possibly the most-talented player in the Championship, Benrahma was expected to leave Brentford this summer.

However, Benrahma talked himself out of a move to Palace due to his sky-high wages demands.

The Eagles could make another move – but only if they can offload Andros Townsend first – with Aston Villa and Fulham also linked.

Chelsea were rumoured to be interested earlier in the summer before their monster splurge on the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.

STRIKER – Troy Deeney

Current club: Watford

Linked with: Leicester, West Brom

THE Watford captain is another tipped with a move away from Vicarage Road.

Leicester want Deeney to provide back-up to on-fire Jamie Vardy, while West Brom are also in the hunt for a new striker.

STRIKER – Josh King

Current club: Bournemouth

Linked with: Aston Villa, Man Utd, Tottenham, West Brom, West Ham

BOURNEMOUTH are doing a good job of keeping their star players at the club, despite relegation.

But King appears desperate to move, most-strongly linked with Old Trafford.

After United signed Edinson Cavani on deadline day and Spurs signed Carlos Vinicius, it now seems more likely King will join one of Villa, West Brom or West Ham.

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