Transfer Deadline Day: Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea big odds to spend

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will be talked about on deadline day, but will it be in a positive context?
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will be talked about on deadline day, but will it be in a positive context?

Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea are all odds-against to add to their squad on transfer deadline day...


Tottenham
6/4 to sign someone
1/2 to sign nobody

Nobody does transfer deadline day like Betfair who, as well as having no less than 33 markets asking where players will be when business closes, offer odds on who will make the most additions, who will complete the final signing, whether the transfer record will be broken, what Jim White will say and whether or not each of the Big Six clubs will recruit anybody.

In the latter markets, London's elite are considered more likely to invest on Wednesday than the north west juggernauts, but none of them are odds-on to strengthen...

Tottenham
6/4 to sign someone
1/2 to sign nobody

Spurs have strengthened in midfield and up front, but they have seemingly been searching for wide reinforcements all summer and are yet to deliver any; indeed they have weakened in that area by selling Nacer Chadli to West Brom, so at least one more August arrival wouldn't be a surprise.

Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou has appeared to be on the cusp of a move to White Hart Lane for ages, with the switch thought to be reliant on Clinton N'Jie agreeing a loan in the opposite direction, while Crystal Palace fan favourite Wilfried Zaha has also emerged as an option.


Arsenal
2/1 to sign someone
4/11 to sign nobody

Arsene Wenger is going to give Arsenal supporters the centre-back and striking purchases that they have been pining for since May (well, technically even longer) with the veteran boss confirming that Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi and Deportivo's Lucas Perez are heading over from Spain.

The Frenchman's willingness to speak about the deals before finalisation suggests that they must be imminent, with the Gunners expected to spend around £52 million, so presumably the reason why they are as big as 2/1 to buy on deadline day is the suspicion that everything will be done with 24 hours to spare.


Chelsea
2/1 to sign someone
4/11 to sign nobody

As Antonio Conte's sudden Juventus exit in July 2014 was reported to be linked to dissatisfaction at transfer policy, you can't imagine him being too impressed at getting to deadline day eve with N'Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi the only enhancements on a side that finished tenth last term.

The Italian has been quite critical, albeit directing his frustrations at the "crazy market" rather than his employers. He is on record as stating that "we understand our targets are very difficult to reach" so the question is whether it is the leading names on their shortlist or nothing, or whether they will compromise on quality and try to push through Plan Bs. If you think the latter, tuck into the 2/1.


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