Arsenal, Stoke, Sunderland and Birmingham all feature in HITC Sport’s 6pm transfer deadline day roundup.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal waves after being subbed during the Premier League match against Liverpool.

Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City have returned with a second bid of an initial £55m to sign Sanchez from Arsenal, but according to ESPN the forward now looks set to stay put.

That is because the Gunners can’t get a deal over the line for Thomas Lemar to sign from Monaco as his replacement, despite having lodged a £92m offer after receiving a cash windfall from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s move to Liverpool.

There will be some attackers leaving the Emirates Stadium this evening, though, with the Mirror reporting Lucas Perez is heading back to Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis are set to sign Joel Campbell.

Both deals will be on loan initially with a view to making them permanent next summer.

Bojan Krkic of Stoke City during the Premier League match against Everton.


The forward is on his way out of Stoke City, according to the Mirror, with the Spaniard about to make the move back to his homeland to join Alaves.

Bojan will join the club on loan until the end of the season, but there is no clause to make that permanent because the 27-year-old believes he still has a future with the Potteries.

This deal is to simply get the ex-Barcelona man back to full match fitness and he felt he needed more regular game time than he was currently getting at the Bet365 Stadium to achieve that.

Jonny Williams of Palace gets away from Max Porter of Bromley during a pre-season friendly match.

Jonny Williams

Crystal Palace midfielder Williams is heading to Sunderland for a medical ahead of a season-long loan move to the Stadium of Light, reports the Daily Mail.

The Wales international has been interesting a number of Championship clubs and at first it was thought he would leave the Eagles on a permanent basis.

However, his valuation proved too high and so Palace have now given the Black Cats permission to enter talks with the 23-year-old over a temporary deal.

Maxime Colin

And finally, in typical Harry Redknapp style it has been a busy day of transfer business at Birmingham City and the Telegraph claims Brentford’s Colin is set to become the next new face.

The right-back is travelling to the Midlands for a medical ahead of a £2m deal and is expected to join his Bees teammate Jota at St Andrew’s, who is on the verge of a £6m move.

That comes after Harlee Dean already completed his switch from Griffin Park to the Blues, while the Daily Mail’s report of a deal for Alex Song of Rubin Kazan is still in the pipeline.