Chelsea have squandered money this month and could break the Premier League record by signing Enzo Fernandez before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.
The Blues have already spent big money to bring Mihail Mudrik to Stamford Bridge, while Noni Maduque, Joao Felix and Benoît Badiashile are among the other recruits.
Fernandes could follow Benfica on what promises to be a busy day as clubs across Europe struggle to secure overdue deals.
It remains to be seen if Arsenal can tempt Brighton & Hove Albion to part ways with Moises Caicedo.
Joao Cancelo looks set to trade Manchester City for Bayern Munich on loan and Paris Saint-Germain could finally strike a deal for longtime target Milan Skriniar alongside Hakim Ziyech.
Stats Perform has selected outstanding transfers that could have been completed before the deadline.
WILL THE BLUES SHOW THE COLOR OF THE MONEY FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER?
Fernandez became a target for Chelsea after his influential performances for Argentina during their World Cup triumph in Qatar.
The London club has been wasting no time building a new squad since a consortium led by Todd Boly completed the takeover and Graham Potter took over as head coach.
They’ve already made big claims this month, nothing more than luring winger Mudrik out from under the noses of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Chelsea are working to enlist the services of Fernandes for a reported fee of £105.5m (€120m), breaking the Premier League record of £100m paid to Aston Villa by City for Jack Grealish.
CAICEDO IS FORBIDDEN?
Arsenal have already raided Brighton to bring wanted winger Leonadro Trossard to the capital.
The Gunners have failed to offer big money to central midfielder Caicedo, who made it clear last week that he wants to join the Premier League leaders.
Arsenal are said to be ready to test the Seagulls’ resolve again on the final day with a third £75m bid, but Brighton want to keep him until the end of the season.
If they don’t get an offer they can’t refuse, Arsenal could turn to Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans or Chelsea’s Jorginho.
CANCELO – BAVERN
Eyebrows were raised on Monday when it was revealed that Bayern were ready to move Cancela to the Bundesliga from City.
Portugal midfielder Cancelo fell out of favor at the Etihad Stadium following a reported altercation with Josep Guardiola.
A loan deal would be great business for Bayern as they are on the hunt for more trophies and this one is expected to come through.
PSG’S PERSISTENCE MAY PAY OFF, ZIEC WILL FOLLOW?
While Bayern’s move to Cansela is overdue, Skrinjar has long been PSG’s target.
Inter’s centre-back’s contract doesn’t expire until the end of the season, and with the Serie A giants unable to strike a deal with him, it would seem it was only a matter of time before he moved to the next level.
PSG should finally get their man before the window closes as the defender has already confirmed he has agreed terms with Ligue 1 champions. Chelsea winger Ziyech could also head to the French capital.