Five Premier League midfielders looking for loans this week, where they could go

Could these Arsenal, Southampton and Everton outcasts be Championship-bound?

The emergency loan window closes for what could be the final time on Thursday, leaving the clock ticking for a number of Premier League midfielders who've found themselves out of favour this season.

With that in mind, we at HITC Sport have peered into our crystal balls and picked out a handful who could be looking for moves this week:

Darron Gibson (Everton) - It's been an arduous few seasons for the Republic of Ireland midfielder, who still has slim hopes of a Euro 2016 call-up. In February, the 28-year-old, who's on the verge of returning to full fitness, was urged to go out on loan by his international boss Martin O'Neill, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

Shaun MacDonald (Bournemouth) - With the Cherries all but safe, they may wish to dispose of some of their fringe players ahead of the summer window. MacDonald, who's played 25 minutes of Premier League football all season, could be one of them. The Welshman is out of contract in 15 months' time.

Harrison Reed (Southampton) - It was hoped the Saints academy graduate Reed would push on this season but, sadly, this has not been the case. Despite being fit throughout the campaign, the 21-year-old has played 28 minutes of Premier and Europa League football.

Serge Gnabry (Arsenal) - The German's loan to West Brom did not go as planned and was subsequently cut short in January. After an injury-plagued 2014-15 campaign, winger Gnabry could have done with more than the 135 minutes of football he received at The Hawthorns, and a short stay in the second tier would surely prove beneficial.

Steven Berghuis (Watford) - The Dutch winger's spell at Vicarage Road has been something of an anti-climax, so much so the Hornets signed Malaga's Nordin Amrabat in January, having been seemingly unimpressed by Berghuis. The 24-year-old hasn't appeared in a league fixture since October and the Championship could be a good place for him to learn the ropes of English football.

Where could they go?

For central midfielders Reed and MacDonald, Wolverhampton WanderersBristol City or Brentford could be possible destinations, while Gibson was previously linked with Sheffield Wednesday by the Star. Bees boss Dean Smith told Get West London he's chasing defensive-minded midfielders and wide players this week, so any of the above may suit - providing the finances are right. Preston, who have Chris Humphreys injured, could target either of the two wide players.

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