Deadline Day, morning roundup: Bony, Wilshere, Sissoko, Slimani, Brahimi

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With less than 11 hours to go until the summer transfer window slams shut, plenty of deals are in the offing around the Premier League.

On Wednesday morning players started to travel to, and around, England as clubs made their moves.

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Below is a quick update on several key players who seem likely to be on the move at some point on Transfer Deadline Day.

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Jack Wilshere (Arsenal to Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Roma) – With up to 22 teams showing an interest in Wilshere, it looks like only three remain in the running. Bournemouth and Palace are battling it out for a season-long loan of Wilshere, while reports in Italy say AS Roma are fighting hard to get Wilshere on board. The 24-year-old needs to play regularly wherever he ends up ans although Palace is situated in London, close to his home, Bournemouth’s style of play would perhaps suit Wilshere more. As for Roma, it would be a change of scenery for the Englishman but the Italian giants can offer UEFA Europa League action and a new experience for Wilshere and his young family. He has already met with Alan Pardew and Eddie Howe and will decide on his loan move at some point today.

Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon to Leicester City) – The powerhouse striker has been given permission to leave Algerian’s national team camp to have a medical with the Foxes. It is believed Leicester have agreed a club record $39.4 million fee with Sporting for the 27-year-old. Slimani has an impressive scoring record in Portugal and at international level and would provide much-needed support for Jamie Vardy up top. A player with UEFA Champions League experience looks like he’s heading to the King Power Stadium, but the Foxes will now have to get the medical sorted ASAP to get this deal over the line.

Wilfried Bony (Manchester City to Stoke City) – Early on Deadline Day Bony tweeted the message below. Now, he’s popped up at Stoke City”s Clayton Wood training ground. It is believed the Ivorian striker is close to sealing a season-long loan move to the Potters after falling out of favor with new Man City boss Pep Guardiola. Bony is a man with something to prove and Stoke badly need a target man. Great fit for everyone if it goes through.

Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli to Everton) – Toffees in talks with Naples based club over a $28 million move for the striker who can also play in wide positions. The 25-year-old is said to be keen on a move to Everton but Napoli want to find a replacement in the closing hours of the window before they sell. May go down to the wire.

Didier Ndong (Lorient to Sunderland) – A club record fee of $21 million has reportedly been agreed for the Gabon international with David Moyes scrambling around to sign new players. Defensive midfielder Ndong is expected to have a medical and sign today.

Bruno Martins Indi (Porto to Stoke City) – Another loan signing is at Stoke tying up the loose ends as Dutch international center back Bruno Martins Indi will join the Potters for the 2016-17 season. A star during the 2014 World Cup, Martins Indi can play at center back and left back and will add plenty of power to Stoke’s defense.

Yacine Brahimi (Porto to Everton) – Algerian winger could arrive at Goodison if the deal for Gabbiadini doesn’t get over the line. An exciting winger with UCL experience, Brahimi could cost the Toffees a club record $45 million. Looks like Ronald Koeman is expecting a busy final day of the transfer window.

Enner Valencia (West Ham United to Swansea City) – The Swans were said to be interested in Valencia earlier this summer and West Ham are willing to let the Ecuadorian international leave on loan with Simone Zaza arriving from Juventus last week. Valencia has scored just 10 goals in 64 appearances for the Hammers since arriving in the summer of 2014 after a promising World Cup.

Lamine Kone (Sunderland to Everton) – This deal could still be on as Everton placed a bid for Kone two weeks ago and the player himself handed in a transfer request. Moyes really can’t lose any players for the Black Cats but if Everton met Sunderland’s valuation of $30 million for the Ivorian center back then it may be too good an offer to turn down. Chelsea have also been sniffing around.

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United to Tottenham Hotspur) – This deal was all the buzz early on Deadline Day with Newcastle asking for $39.5 million for Sissoko and willing to receive five installments of $8 million for the French international. Tottenham are said to value Sissoko at around $22 million and have since cooled their interest. May they go back in late in the day?

David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea) – It is reported that PSG do not want to sell Luiz even if the player wants a move back to Chelsea. Apparently Chelsea offered $39 million for Luiz late on Tuesday as they aimed to buy him back after selling him to the French champions for $62 million in 2014. The center back is a fans favorite at Stamford Bridge but it seems like this audacious bid is too little too late, however it is reported that the two clubs remain in talks.