Transfers, Deal or No Deal.

Last updated : 31 January 2007 By ChalkDust

So then with the transfer window due to shut at midnight on 31 January it seems that the phone lines up and down the country will be on meltdown as managers look to strengthen their squads.

So where does Crewe and boss Dario Gradi fit into all of this? Well with the club already shipping in well over 50 goals this season in all competitions Gradi may look to bring in some defensive cover. Burnley's Stephen Foster has already been linked to come on loan and the former Crewe player could quite easily partner Billy Jones in the heart of the defence if Crewe can pull this loan deal off.

Other players linked in recent weeks with a possible move to Crewe are Burnley's John Spicer who was approached by Gradi and was given the weekend to mull over a move, still the club are still hopeful he will become a Crewe player on loan.

Bury's defender Tom Kennedy has also been linked with a move to Gresty Road over most of the season as well as Grimsby Town's midfielder/defender Tom Newey. Other players have been watched through out the season and Crewe have also been watching Shrewsbury Town's highly rated midfielder Dave Edwards but it seems that the asking price has scared a fair few clubs off.

With a host of scouts again at last nights match rumours still persist about Billy Jones and Luke Varney two of Crewe's brightest prospects. Jones who is out of contract in the summer would be one player that could move before the deadline and after some fine performances in the last two games has don that prospect no harm. Derby County have been reported to be very keen on the U-20 England player and manager Billy Davies does have a war chest to try and get Derby County to the Premiership. Davies has already spent near on £4m on players and has gone on record that he would like to bring in two more players before the window closes.

Also in recent weeks Sheffield United have been linked with Luke Varney who grabbed his 20th goal of the season against Doncaster Rovers and yet again battled all night and no doubt gave the many scouts plenty to report to their respective managers.

Lee Bell who is on the transfer list looks set to join Burton Albion today on a free transfer and Tony Grant is still being linked with a move to Championship side Leeds United.

Neil Cox's request of a loan move looks to have died a death especially after the club skipper made an appearance in last nights Johnstone's Paint Trophy in an unaccustomed roll of midfield. Darlington, Torquay and Macclesfield Town had all been linked with a move for the former Premiership defender.

Jones:- No Deal
Otsemobor:- No Deal
Vaughan:- No Deal
Varney:- No Deal
Cox:- No Deal
Grant:- Deal
Bell:- Deal

So overall Crewe MAD's assessment of the final day of the transfer window may see two players leave and two players in.