Crystal Palace are racing to complete a loan deal for Michy Batshuayi before the transfer window closes, with the Belgian striker having agreed terms to join the Eagles.
It has been a dramatic deadline day for Batshuayi, who was keen to join Tottenham before Chelsea blocked the move because they did not want to deal with a direct rival.
In the last half an hour, Crystal Palace have been given the chance to sign Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season. He’s a player #CPFC have considered all window. Talks ongoing, no guarantee it will happen - clubs need to agree + lots of paperwork #CFC— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2019
Ornstein insists that there is no guarantee of the deal going through before the transfer window shuts, with both clubs needing to come to an agreement and plenty of paperwork to be completed.
If a deal sheet is submitted to the Premier League before the 11pm deadline, Palace will get an extension until 1am to complete and submit all paperwork.
Palace are desperately in need of a striker, with those at the club having scored just one Premier League goal between them this season.
Connor Wickham and Christian Benteke have only recently returned from injuries, Alexander Sorloth has been loaned out to Genk, and Jordan Ayew has not had the expected impact since his summer move from Swansea.
Batshuayi has scored 19 times since joining Chelsea from Marseille in 2016, including the goal which clinched the Premier League title in 2016/17.