The January transfer window closes on Monday, as time is running out for clubs looking to bring in reinforcements for the final stretch of the season.
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Below, we take a look at three Premier League clubs that still need to do some business before they are locked out until the summer. Remember, tune into NBCSN on Monday at 5 p.m. ET for a live Transfer Deadline Day special, which is also available online via Live Extra.
Spurs sit fourth on the table and are just five points behind leaders Leicester, as this season could be Tottenham’s best chance of winning the Premier League title. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has been open about his desire to sign another striker, but with a deal for Fulham’s Moussa Dembele falling through, Harry Kane is still without a backup. With a new stadium on the way and a manager that has earned great praise for his style of play, Tottenham has become a very attractive option for players. If Spurs went out and spent big on another goalscorer, they would be a legit threat at the top of the table. However, chairman Daniel Levy is known to be a tough businessman when it comes to transfers, which could hold back any last-minute moves.
Liverpool currently sit seventh on the table, but just five points separate the Reds with 12th-place Everton. Liverpool has never finished lower than eighth in a Premier League season, but that record is in jeopardy as Jurgen Klopp continues to adapt to the English game. Everyone knows Klopp’s project will take time to build, and he will likely be busy in the summer transfer window. However, he may need to do some business on Deadline Day, as he is still expected to lead Liverpool into European competition next season. Reports today state a move could be in line for Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev, which would be a positive addition to the side. However, Cheryshev is still far from a deal that would push Liverpool to the top-five.
West Bromwich Albion
West Brom are seven points above the drop in 14th place, but the Baggies could still use some reinforcements. Despite being safe and looking set for another mid-table finish, this is a year where West Brom have a shot at a top-ten finish with the unpredictability of the current Premier League season. However, the club will only be able to make some big signings on Deadline Day if they sell Saido Berahino. The unhappy striker is keen for a move away from The Hawthorns, and he will likely bring West Brom a payday of close to $30 million should he be sold. If Berahino leaves, Tony Pulis will have money to spend to bring in some talent and push for a strong finish to the season.
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