Deadline day is upon us, and we’re expecting Preston to pretty busy – both in terms of incomings and outgoings.

It’s already been a productive month for North End, with five signings added and five players leaving either on loan or permanently.

Yet we now enter deadline day with a number of irons in the fire – let’s see five deals Preston could strike in the final hours of the January window…

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Ben Davies to Liverpool

The big news from Sunday evening surrounded defender Ben Davies and his move to Liverpool. The 25-year-old is undergoing a medical with the Reds today ahead of a life-changing move to Anfield, with Celtic missing out at the very last minute – and it means Preston bringing in £2million and a new signing…

Sepp van den Berg from Liverpool

Liverpool are reportedly sending Dutch defender Van den Berg to Preston as part of the Davies deal. The teenage centre back looks poised to join on loan until the end of the season, gaining valuable first-team experience whilst slotting in where Davies has moved on.

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Cedric Kipre from West Bromwich Albion

West Brom defender Kipre remains a target for Preston, but it’s unclear how this will be juggled. Preston only have one loan spot left in their matchday squad, so it’s unlikely that both Kipre and Van den Berg will arrive. Maybe Kipre can be a permanent move, but that’s also hard to see… a situation to keep an eye on today.

Josh Earl to Burton Albion

With Greg Cunningham signed up, left back Earl looks primed for a loan exit today. We’re still expecting him to go out to a League One club, most likely Burton Albion. Earl needs games, and now he’s third-choice in the left back pecking order, a deal should be sorted today for him to go and play first-team football elsewhere.

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Anthony Gordon from Everton

Preston need a winger, and there has been a real push to bring in Gordon on loan. This does somewhat depend on whether Bernard leaves Everton for Al-Nasr, and whilst Gordon is direct, exciting and tricky, the interest again leaves North End up against it in terms of the loan situation, with no chance of Everton selling their teenage wide man.

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