Gareth Bale playing key cog in Tottenham’s pursuit of Swansea defender Joe Rodon

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Gareth Bale looks like being key to Tottenham signing Swansea defender Joe Rodon this week.

The main transfer window may have closed but another, allowing business between Premier League and Championship clubs up until this Friday 5pm, is still wide open.

And among our Six of the Best from the EFL who could be heading to the top flight before then, Wales international Rodon tops the list.

The centre-half’s commanding displays at the Vitality Stadium have attracted attention from Spurs, Manchester United and West Ham this summer.

But the North Londoners, thanks to the influence of Welsh pair Bale and Ben Davies, are firm favourites to seal an £18million deal – with Bodon, 22, keen to link up with his compatriots.

Here are five others certain to be in the transfer spotlight over the next few days…

Josh King (Bournemouth): Norwegian forward, 28, is being tracked by West Ham. But his £20m valuation is an obstacle as the Irons will not go above £10m.

Said Benrahma (Brentford): Algerian ace with pace to burn. Fulham are in pursuit of £20m-rated winger, 25, who scored twice against them in League Cup romp but so, too, are West Ham and Newcastle..

Troy Deeney (Watford): Has priceless quality of being a proven Premier League scorer. West Brom and West Ham have inquired and Hornets will to listen to offers for veteran striker, 32.

Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town): Town striker, 23, scored 19 times in last season’s Championship, which is why Premier League new-boys West Brom want him. Could fetch £20m.

Todd Cantwell (Norwich): Finished last season with six Premier League goals, the forward, 22, was omitted from Canaries' last two league games amid strong interest from Leeds.

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