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Five transfers to go through this week: Double deal for Arsenal & North-East clubs also busy

CaughtOffside were on the ball last week as we tried to forecast the January movers and shakers.

We managed 3/5 when picking deals which could go through in the first full week of the window, successfully predicting Demarai Gray’s move to Leicester City and Liverpool’s capture of Marko Grujic.

SEE MORE: Five transfers to go through first week of window: Arsenal & Liverpool among early January movers

Here are five more deals which we reckon could be sealed in the next seven days…

Mohamed Elneny – FC Basel to Arsenal

This is one we got wrong last week, but there is every sign that Arsenal will get this deal done very soon.

Sky Sports quote Arsene Wenger as saying that he is “optimistic” that Elneny will be a Gunner by the weekend, with work permit and paperwork issues having delayed his switch to the Emirates Stadium.

Henri Saivet – Lille to Newcastle United

Newcastle might be one of the busiest teams in the Premier League this month as they attempt to spend their way out of trouble, and Saivet seems poised to be the first of several potential arrivals.

Steve McClaren confirmed to The Express on Monday that the Lille winger is having a medical on Tyneside ahead of a £4m move, and suggested that Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey could follow.

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Dame N’Doye – Trabzonspor to Sunderland

It could be a busy week in the North East because Sunderland, who brought in defender Jan Kirchhoff from Bayern Munich last week, could be about to make their second signing of the window.

Sam Allardyce revealed to BBC Sport that a deal is in place to sign Dame N’Doye from Trabzonspor on loan. The striker could not keep Hull City up last season, but Sunderland will hope for better luck.

Lewis Grabban – Roma to Bournemouth

Bournemouth splashed out a whopping £10m on Benik Afobe on Sunday – fee reported by BBC Sport – and Eddie Howe is not yet done investing in a strike force which has been badly hit by injuries.

Grabban played for the Cherries between 2012 and 2014 but was denied a summer return to the club. Now Sky Sports reports that Bournemouth have made a fresh bid and are keen to push through a deal.

Lewis Grabban Norwich City

Mathieu Debuchy -Arsenal to Roma

Arsene Wenger has admitted that the Frenchman could leave Arsenal this January after losing his place to Hector Bellerin, as BBC Sport reports. He may have already played his last game for the Gunners.

The Mirror reported last week that Roma were in talks with the right-back, who will be keen to get his future resolved as soon as possible so he can begin to stake his claim for Euro 2016 selection.

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