The summer transfer window might have closed in England at the start of September, but there are still chances for players to move on before the end of the month.
Some players have already departed the Premier League since 1st September and they may yet be followed out of the exit door by other top-flight stars.
The deadline for five European nations, including Belgium and Hungary, is on Wednesday 6th September while Saudi Arabia’s cut off point is set for 7th September.
Moves from the Premier League to the Turkish Super Lig have not been uncommon in recent years and the deadline in Turkey is not until Friday 15th September.
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Liverpool were left with a big decision prior to the UK deadline, after Saudi outfit Al-Ittihad offered £150m for Mohamed Salah.
The Reds instantly rejected the bid, with no time to find a replacement, and Salah seemed content to stay at Anfield for at least another season.
Now there are suggestions that the Saudi Pro League side will be back with an increased bid before Thursday’s deadline, with potentially as much as £200m being offered.
Even though that is a huge offer for a player of 31 years of age, Jurgen Klopp will feel there is no way of filling the void left by Salah – who is 16/1 to be the Premier League top goalscorer this campaign.
Although Liverpool do have a plethora of attacking options at their disposal, replacing Salah’s goals would be a tough ask even if the transfer window was still open.
The Egyptian star has scored 19 league goals or more in each of his six seasons at Anfield and has already found the net twice in the opening four matches of this term.
Even after losing big names such as Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo this summer, Brighton have still had to move on some of their fringe players.
The latest to leave the Amex Stadium is Andi Zeqiri, who has joined Belgian side Genk on a permanent deal.
The Swiss international joined the Seagulls back in 2020 and has only made 13 appearances for Brighton, spending the last two seasons out on loan.
Steven Alzate is another that could also leave outside the UK window, with Brighton well off for midfielders with the additions of the likes of Carlos Belaba, James Milner and Billy Gilmour.
The Colombia international has been with Brighton – 5/2 to finish in the top four - for six years but spent last season on loan at Standard Liege and the Belgian side are understood to be keen to sign him permanently.
Another big name at the centre of speculation is Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho, after he was left out of their squad for Sunday’s defeat at Arsenal.
Erik ten Hag pinpointed his efforts, or lack of, in training as the reason for the England star’s omission and Sancho responded by claiming he was being made a ‘scapegoat’.
The Dutch boss has no problem with standing firm on big-name players and this might force Sancho to look elsewhere to get some game time under his belt prior to Euro 2024 – the 23-year-old is 4/1 to be named in Gareth Southgate’s squad next summer.
Turkey could be a loan destination for the former Borussia Dortmund man, with former team-mate Eric Bailly also heading to the Super Lig.
The ex-Villarreal man has agreed to join Besiktas after falling out of favour at Old Trafford, having been with United since June 2016.
The central defender becomes the second Red Devils player to move to Turkey this summer, following Fred’s departure to Fenerbahce – who can be backed at 13/8 to win their domestic title.