Potential Spurs loan one of three deadline day deals to watch

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It’s almost time to spend the day sorting the genuine football player sightings around the country from the hoax ones for Deadline Day, with a large number of stars expected to switch allegiances before the window closes.

We have a number of prices available on the more regular gossip column appearers finding themselves with new teammates on Thursday, but here is a snapshot into just three of them:

Saido Berahino

The West Brom striker has been the poster boy for underwhelming deadline days in the last two editions.

Last summer it was Tottenham chasing the England U21 international and in January Stoke tried their luck.

Neither side managed to prise Jeremy Peace’s death grip on the player loose, but it appears the Potters will make another attempt this August.

We make Berahino 5/4 to sign for Mark Hughes by the end of the window.

Mario Balotelli

Jurgen Klopp has done sterling work moving Liverpool’s fringe players on for good money this summer, selling Christian Benteke, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe and Martin Skrtel amongst others.

However it’s Balotelli that is proving hardest to shift and the Italian has been linked with a move to an array of clubs on a sliding scale.

French outfit Nice and Palermo back in his homeland are the latest potential landing spots, but it’s 12/1 that Everton spring a surprise and gazump both of them.

Isco

Working a way through the sludge of rumours surrounding Tottenham at this time of year is always energy sapping.

Hakan Calhanoglu, Wilfried Zaha, Moussa Sissoko, Pau Lopez and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou are just a smattering of the names supposedly on their way to White Hart Lane at the moment.

However, without doubt the one that will excite Lilywhites most is Real Madrid’s Isco, who could replace the supposedly Wolfsburg-bound Heung-min Son on loan for the season.

The Spaniard is available at 5/2 to become a Tottenham player on deadline day.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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