Live blog: Here’s all the big transfer news ahead of deadline day

A few big-money Premier League transfers are expected to go through before deadline day.

Live blog: Here’s all the big transfer news ahead of deadline day

Update 5.45pm:

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Riyad Mahrez has emerged as a potential late target for Manchester City in the January transfer window.

Press Association Sport understands City are interested in the Algeria playmaker, who was linked with Liverpool earlier this month, and have not ruled out making a bid.

Leicester have not received any offers for the 26-year-old this month but their stance has not changed since last summer, when they rejected interest from Roma.

The club do not feel they need to sell and it would take a fee in excess of the £75million Liverpool recently paid for Virgil van Dijk - a defender - to even consider it.

Update 4.26pm: Swansea midfielder Roque Mesa has joined Sevilla on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club have announced.

Mesa has made 16 appearances for the Swans since his £11million summer switch from Las Palmas, his last coming in the 2-1 FA Cup win over Wolves on January 17.

The 28-year-old has not featured in the Premier League since being substituted at half-time in manager Carlos Carvalhal's first game in charge, a 2-1 win at Watford.

Update 3.14pm: Antonio Conte has refused to confirm speculation that Chelsea are set to complete a deal for Roma defender Emerson Palmieri.

The Blues need cover at left-back for Marcos Alonso, having allowed Kenedy to join Premier League rivals Newcastle on loan until the end of the season, and have been heavily linked with a move for 23-year-old Palmieri before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

"If you remember, I said in case the club decides to send on loan Kenedy, we have two options, to buy another player or to work with a young player, like (Dujon) Sterling," said Conte.

"But I don't know (if a player will join), if there is news then the club will inform you about new players.

"I will be happy in both cases, if the club decides to add players but otherwise I'm very happy to continue to work with these players because they show me every day great behaviours, great commitment."

Another player heading out on loan from a Premier League side is Josh Tymon, the 18-year-old Stoke left-back has joined MK Dons until the end of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Celtic will have to stump up more cash if they want to sign Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson as a replacement for the injured Craig Gordon.

Update 1.14pm: Manchester City have completed the signing of French defender

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Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.

The Premier League leaders are said to have paid the £57million release clause in the 23-year-old's contract.

It makes Laporte City's record signing.

His fee surpasses the £54million they paid to bring Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg.

The 23-year-old, a France Under-21 international, has joined City on a deal until 2023.

Laporte will provide competition for John Stones, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala in the centre of Guardiola's defence.

Update 1.12pm: West Bromwich Albion are said to have turned down a bid from Derby County for Republic of Ireland international

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James McClean.

The Championship promotion chasers were thought to be interested in securing the Derry native's services on loan for the rest of the season.

Update 12.30pm: Southampton's attempts to sign Quincy Promes are being met by resistance from Spartak Moscow, Press Association Sport understands.

With the coffers swelled by the recent record-breaking £75million sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool, struggling Saints are attempting to strengthen their squad before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

Monaco striker Guido Carrillo has already arrived this month for a club-record fee and Mauricio Pellegrino would like to bolster his struggling side's attack further with Promes.

The Holland international is understood to be interested in a move to St Mary's, but negotiations are proving tough due to Spartak's understandable reluctance to sell their star turn.

Original story (11.14am): Arsenal must remain patient in their pursuit of

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Press Association Sport understands a deal has been agreed in principle between the clubs, subject to Dortmund bringing in their own forward.

The German club have been linked with Gunners striker Olivier Giroud and Chelsea frontman Michy Batshuayi as possible replacements for the Gabon international.

One player Arsenal will not be signing before Wednesday's 11pm deadline is Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.

The Ligue 1 champions' vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has reiterated that the France international - also a reported target for Liverpool - is not for sale this month.

"He will stay at Monaco until the end of the season 100 per cent," Vasilyev told French radio station RMC. "If Liverpool or Arsenal come with a big offer before the end of the market? This is not relevant."

Leicester forward Ahmed Musa has re-joined CSKA Moscow on loan for the rest of the season.

Meanwhile, Brentford have won the race to sign Irish attacker

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Chiedozie Ogbene

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