Transfer deadline day: Latest betting
With transfer deadline day offering its usual mix of rumour, speculation and frustration, we profile a few potential moves – and the accompanying odds – as clubs race to finalise their squads for the first half of the season.
Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun looks certain to leave Chelsea today, with Sky Bet making Tottenham his most likely destination, pricing a move to White Hart Lane at 1/3. French side Lille come next in the betting at 7/2, followed by Arsenal at 5/1.
Staying in North London, Spurs look to have won their battle to hold on to wantaway playmaker Luka Modric, with Stan James offering just 1/14 that the Croatian is still at the club come the end of the current transfer window. Modric is 6/1 to leave before the end of today.
A busy window for Tottenham has also seen them heavily linked with Bolton defender Gary Cahill. Paddy Power are offering odds of 5/6 on the centre back joining Harry Redknapp’s side, while the England man is 11/8 to remain at Bolton.
Yet more potential Spurs activity sees Sky Bet pricing a Peter Crouch move to Sunderland at 1/2, with a switch to QPR offered at 13/8. A Crouch transfer to Stoke is available at 9/2.