Huge Transfers Before Deadline Day - Coutinho, Barkley, Van Dijk, Mbappe!

We've already seen some astounding transfers take place during the 2017 summer transfer window. We've seen Neymar obliterate the world record with his momentous move to PSG whilst Manchester City have spent well over £200m on players such as Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker and Danilo.

Manchester United splashed out £75m on Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea wrapped up the signing of Alvaro Morata.

But, despite the Premier League season now fully underway, there is still a number of potentially huge and exciting transfers waiting to go through.

Let's take a look at some of them and also discuss how each transfer may affect the player's value on Football Index.

Let's start with Liverpool's Brazilian magician Philippe Coutinho who is a big £90m+ trasnfer target for Spanish giants Barcelona. After raking in the unwanted revenue from having Neymar stolen away from them, the pressure is on to find a top class replacement.

And it appears Barca have made Coutinho that man. Despite rumours of handing in a transfer request and rejecting bids of up to £90m, it appears Liverpool still have their work cut out to keep hold of their star man.

The problem for them is that when a player is targeted by Barcelona, they usually get their way and so we can certainly see a move happening. With a price tag that could reach triple digits, there's bound to be a huge amount of media attention - something we've already seen with numerous buzz wins already.

As for his future on the Index, Neymar aside, even Messi at Barcelona has so far failed to make a big impact on the Buzz. With the introduction of Performance Buzz, it may make Coutinho an interesting hold, but we'd expect his price to settle much lower than his current value.

Next up is a player who many thought would have already seen his transfer tied up by now, Ross Barkley. The Everton player is entering the final year of his contract and manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Barkley will be leaving this summer.

The club most likely to snap up the English attacking midfielder is Tottenham Hotspur. However, as with many of the North London club's transfer activities, they tend to take some time to complete and this deal is proving no exception. With Everton rumoured to be asking £35m, it's somewhat understandable that Tottenham are playing the waiting game when taking his contract situation into account.

There have also been links to Barkley from Chelsea and there's no doubt his value would be higher at the Blues. However, when compared to players like Eriksen and Son at Spurs, we'd expect his price to be something similar to those once settled.

Next up is another potential Chelsea target, central defender Virgil Van Dijk. After seeming destined for a huge £70m transfer to Liverpool earlier this summer, the news that Liverpool were being reported for tapping up the player and forced to issue an apology has maybe wrecked the deal.

However, the smart money is still on them potentially making another move and after the questionable defensive display on the opening game of the season versus Watford, may feel the need to speed up the deal.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have entered the fray and with a first game humiliating defeat to Burnley fresh on the mind, may push for one more big money summer transfer.

Van Dijk has seen a number of price hikes making him the most expensive defender on the Index. We'd question his long term value though, even with the potential of Performance Buzz -  so be wary of his future price.

Finally, one last potentially huge summer deal and could we see PSG breaking the bank and laughing in the face of financial fair play in order to sign Kylian Mbappe from rivals Monaco?

Mbappe has been linked with numerous clubs throughout the summer window, most notably Arsenal, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid. With the latter most strongly linked up until the PSG rumours began to rumble.

There's huge media interest in Mbappe as the young French star has potential to be one of the best players in the world. This makes his price prediction a little tricky. At PSG he will almost certainly be overshadowed by Neymar. However were he to sign for Real Madrid, we think there could be some good value in holding him even at around his current fairly lofty value.

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