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Four deals which should go through before the deadline

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With deadline day less than a week away which players seem certain to be arriving at Swansea City, Chelsea, West Ham and Cardiff City.

With transfer deadline day looming and Juan Mata's proposed £37m move from Chelsea to Manchester United set to act as the catalyst for a few big moves in the final week of the window, with injuries and other factors forcing managers into the market for a final plunge.

Here are the five deals which are expected to go through ahead of next Friday's deadline...

Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian is closing in on a move to Chelsea, with a medical pencilled in for this weekend as the Blues look to immediately inject some of the funds received for the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United, which is also extremely close to completion.

Jose Mourinho acted swiftly to conclude negotiations with FC Basel and tie up Salah, who had been heavily scouted and tipped for a move to Liverpool before the Portuguese swooped in.

Roberto Martinez is confident the deal will soon be signed off for the 6ft8" striker but it may go to the wire with the Ligue 1 side discovering Radamel Falcao will miss the remainder of the season with a knee ligament injury.

Ivan Ramis

Uwe Rosler confirmed at his press conference that two sides have had bids accepted for the Spanish central defender, who appears destined for a move to the Premier League.

Ramis struggled initially during Wigan's ultimately doomed attempt to stave off relegation from the top flight last season and then sustained a season-ending knee injury and has been dogged by fitness problems this term too, missing the majority of the Latics' season.

Rosler conceded one of the clubs were indeed Cardiff City, who are touted as the favourites to seal a deal. Fellow relegation rivals Crystal Palace have also been heavily linked.

David N'Gog

Swansea's interest in the Bolton striker dates back to the latter stages of the summer transfer window but Michael Laudrup eventually settled on Alvaro Vazquez, who has proven a flop. The Spaniard's 17 appearances for the club have yielded precisely no goals and the Swans are in dire need of added firepower to move clear of the drop zone.

N'Gog has scored three in his last four but only has four goals in total across the whole season so far and represents something of a gamble on Laudrup's part for a reputed £4m.

Marco Borriello

The Italian striker is on the verge of joining West Ham on loan, with reports in Italy suggesting a deal is nearing completion. Borriello has hardly been prolific for Roma this season, having scored just once in 11 appearances but has proven an attainable option for the Hammers, who have been frustrated in the chase for Traore.

Having already been rebuffed by the Ivorian and Everton defender Johnny Heitinga, manager Sam Allardyce will undoubtedly be refusing to count his chickens just yet, but it appears as if the Hammers will finally find success in the window, with AC Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino also set to join until the end of the season.

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