JAN­UARY TRANS­FER WIN­DOW

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Arse­nal

Story so far Struck early to agree sign­ing of Egypt mid­fielder Mo­hamed El­neny be­fore the win­dow had even opened al­though his avail­abil­ity was de­layed by work per­mit reg­u­la­tions. With in­jured play­ers re­turn­ing, Arsène Wenger has seen no need to up­set the cur­rent bal­ance by pur­su­ing other play­ers.

Still pur­su­ing The main scout­ing work now re­lates to the sum­mer trans­fer win­dow, with Wenger seek­ing fur­ther cen­tral mid­field re­in­force­ment amid the likely de­par­tures of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and To­mas Rosicky.

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Ever­ton

Story so far Roberto Martínez suf­fered frus­tra­tion in see­ing Sam Byram fall into West Ham’s clutches, but did a de­cent piece of busi­ness in sell­ing Steven Nai­smith to Nor­wich for £8.5 mil­lion. Switzer­land Un­der21 striker Shani Tarashaj and teenage de­fender Matty Foulds have been signed up with an eye on the fu­ture.

Still pur­su­ing An­other ex­pe­ri­enced cen­tre-back would not go amiss, al­though Phil Jagielka is now fit again. Martínez did con­sider a move for Ron Vlaar, but he has since re­signed for AZ, his first club.

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New­cas­tle

Story so far The sign­ing of Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea was a wel­come end to the in­fat­u­a­tion with for­eign im­ports. He has been joined by de­fen­sive mid­fielder Henri Saivet, who will re­place China-bound

Che­ick Tioté.

Still pur­su­ing Have been try­ing to sign Tot­ten­ham winger An­dros Townsend (left), but may have to look else­where be­cause of Spurs’ re­fusal to lower the £14 mil­lion price tag.

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Swansea

Story so far The main Jan­uary ar­rival at the Lib­erty Sta­dium has been man­age­rial, with for­mer Udi­nese man­ager Francesco Guidolin ap­pointed as head coach. Swansea were con­fi­dent enough of their sur­vival chances to sell mid­fielder Jonjo Shelvey to rel­e­ga­tion ri­vals in New­cas­tle.

Still pur­su­ing A strong pres­ence in cen­tral mid­field. Liverpool have told Swansea that they are not pre­pared to let Joe Allen re­turn to his for­mer club at this stage, how­ever. Guidolin would be glad of a re­li­able goalscorer too.

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As­ton Villa

Story so far Rémi Garde has ad­mit­ted that per­suad­ing play­ers to join a club marooned at the foot of the ta­ble has been al­most im­pos­si­ble. His pub­lic pur­suit of Loïc Rémy brought a re­buke from Guus Hid­dink.

Still pur­su­ing They would like to sign Mathieu De­buchy (left) from Arse­nal while Gokhan In­ler is an am­bi­tious loan tar­get. Garde also wants Had­juk Split goal­keeper Lovre Kalinic but he would cost in the re­gion of £5 mil­lion.

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Le­ices­ter City

Story so far Le­ices­ter moved early to sign the highly-rated De­marai Gray from Birm­ing­ham, who has added an­other op­tion to their al­ready for­mi­da­ble at­tack. An­drej Kra­maric has been loaned out to Hof­fen­heim but Clau­dio Ranieri is still search­ing for re­in­force­ments to boost their un­likely ti­tle chal­lenge.

Still pur­su­ing Sey­dou Doumbia from Roma is one of Clau­dio Ranieri’s win­ter tar­gets, while Loïc Rémy could also be in con­tention to join. Gokhan In­ler might be moved on as he seeks reg­u­lar first team foot­ball.

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Nor­wich

Story so far Alex Neil has tried to upgrade his squad to steel them­selves for a tense run in, spend­ing £8.5 mil­lion to bring in fel­low Scot Steven Nai­smith from Ever­ton in the hope he will add goals and ex­per­tise to a tough look­ing sur­vival bat­tle. Nor­wich have also in­vested in Switzer­land in­ter­na­tional Timm Klose, who has played in the Cham­pi­ons League with Wolfs­burg.

Still pur­su­ing Neil would like to bring in a player in the mould of Wes Hoola­han, with the cre­ativ­ity to open up a de­fence, but with younger legs.

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Tot­ten­ham

Story so far No new ar­rivals as yet, un­less you count the re­turn of young­sters Shaq Coulthirst, Grant Ward and Con­nor Ogilvie from loan spells. Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino says he has no in­ter­est in sign­ing a new striker, be­cause he al­ready has Harry Kane, who he rates as “one of the best in the world”.

Still pur­su­ing Ru­mours per­sist about Saido Ber­ahino, but West Brom in­sist he’s not for sale this month. Amus­ingly, the “other” Moussa Dem­bélé, from Ful­ham is a ru­moured tar­get.

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Bournemouth

Story so far Struck early in the win­dow, spend­ing £18 mil­lion on three new at­tack­ing play­ers: Benik Afobe for a club record £10 mil­lion, the re­turn of Lewis Grab­ban from Nor­wich for around £7 mil­lion and Juan Iturbe on a £1 mil­lion loan deal. Yann Ker­mor­gant has gone to Read­ing for £500,000.

Still pur­su­ing De­fen­sive re­in­force­ment is still ideally wanted de­spite the likely re­turn soon of Tommy El­ph­ick but Ed­die Howe has moved quickly and be­lieves he has a squad that can defy the odds – and a se­ries of in­juries – and sur­vive .

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Liverpool

Story so far Have re­mark­ably lit­tle to show for two sum­mers of heavy re­cruit­ment. The loan sign­ing of Steven Caulker will help cover for de­fen­sive in­juries; the £5.1 mil­lion spent on mid­fielder Marko Gru­jic is a longer-term in­vest­ment.

Still pur­su­ing £38mil­lion Shakhtar Donetsk striker Alex Teix­eira. Yes­ter­day re­ports cir­cu­lated that the club have agreed terms with

the Brazil­ian.

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Southamp­ton

Story so far Com­pleted one of the sur­prise deals of the win­dow by re­cruit­ing striker Char­lie Austin for £4 mil­lion from QPR and are also work­ing on a new con­tract for Vic­tor Wanyama. Have re­jected in­ter­est in both Shane Long and Sa­dio Mane de­spite in­ter­est from Liverpool and Manch­ester United.

Still pur­su­ing An­other cen­tre­back af­ter Steven Caulker joined Liverpool. The club gen­er­ally is look­ing care­fully at the younger age groups af­ter a slow­ing of home-grown play­ers break­ing into the first-team this sea­son.

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Wat­ford

Story so far Moroc­can for­ward Nordin Am­ra­bat looks a solid in­vest­ment. Ar­riv­ing from Malaga, he is able to op­er­ate in a va­ri­ety of po­si­tions in at­tack. He cost around £5.8 mil­lion, and joins for­mer Sun­der­land keeper Cos­tel Pan­til­imon as Wat­ford’s only Jan­uary sign­ings.

Still pur­su­ing Liverpool teenager Jerome Sin­clair (left). The 19year-old has yet to sign a new deal, and Wat­ford are very in­ter­ested.

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Chelsea

Story so far The main area of in­ter­est is up front. A deal is agreed in prin­ci­ple for one-time saviour of Brazil­ian foot­ball Pato (below), but has yet to be fi­nalised. For now, young for­ward Chris­tian Atsu has been re­called from his loan at Bournemouth.

Still pur­su­ing They are in­ter­ested in Le­ices­ter’s Jamie Vardy and Car­los Bacca, AC Mi­lan’s Colom­bian striker. They are also stay­ing abreast of the Saido Ber­ahino sit­u­a­tion at West Brom.

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Manch­ester City

Story so far City are in the mar­ket to strengthen their squad with an­other cre­ative, wide for­ward player. Again it has been a quiet win­dow, with clubs at this level not likely to do much busi­ness in Jan­uary. City re­main in con­tention for four tro­phies and will be­lieve they have enough to cope but may re­gret not hav­ing an­other cen­tre-half.

Still pur­su­ing Un­likely to do any sig­nif­i­cant deals this Jan­uary. Talk of ac­quir­ing an­other wide player con­tin­ues, but who is avail­able who would strengthen this squad sig­nif­i­cantly ?

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Stoke

Story so far Quiet. Most of Stoke’s main trans­fer tar­gets are con­sid­ered more likely to move in the sum­mer, so there might be lit­tle to re­port be­tween now and Feb 1.

Still pur­su­ing Gian­nelli Im­bula from Porto has been linked with a club record move, but a deal of that scale would be a sur­prise in Jan­uary. Saido Ber­ahino (left) has been mooted, but is more likely to be an op­tion at the end of the sea­son.

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West Brom

Story so far The main story of note has been Saido Ber­ahino be­ing told he’s stay­ing. The only way that might change is if West Brom re­ceive a vast of­fer – some­where in the re­gion of £24 mil­lion – and Tony Pulis is able to use the money to strengthen.

Still pur­su­ing Matt Phillips of Queens Park Rangers is the most likely ar­rival, if Rangers can be per­suaded to sell. Pulis would doubt­less like to do more but chair­man Jeremy Peace runs a tight ship. Pulis will largely have to work with his cur­rent squad.

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Crys­tal Palace

Story so far Palace were never likely to be ac­tive given they were busy in the sum­mer win­dow while the re­cent US in­vest­ment has been ear­marked for sta­dium de­vel­op­ment. How­ever they need to sign a striker given their lack of goals from their for­ward play­ers but may have to cre­ate room by sell­ing Dwight Gayle.

Still pur­su­ing Num­ber one pri­or­ity is a striker. Talks have taken place to sign Em­manuel Ade­bayor but there are other op­tions, such as Nick­las Bendt­ner, be­ing con­sid­ered. Palace are also con­sid­er­ing QPR goal­keeper Rob Green.

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Manch­ester Utd

Story so far Pre­dictably quiet win­dow for United de­spite their strug­gles. The club would sign a mar­quee name if one be­come avail­able, and there is plenty of money, but the Jan­uary mar­ket is in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult. Lack of goals and cre­ativ­ity is a prob­lem but Louis van Gaal ap­pears de­ter­mined to grind it out un­til the sum­mer.

Still pur­su­ing A left-back. Also a cen­tral de­fender but not, it seems, a striker even if van Gaal has ad­mit­ted he needs more. cre­ativ­ity. En­ter­ing Fe­bru­ary with no new ad­di­tions would be a worry, how­ever.

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Sun­der­land

Story so far Sam Al­lardyce has man­aged to ad­dress the two most ob­vi­ous ar­eas of con­cern in his squad, with for­mer Bay­ern Mu­nich de­fender Jan Kir­choff ar­riv­ing to try and im­prove a vul­ner­a­ble de­fence and for­mer Hull City striker Dame N’Doye ar­riv­ing on loan from Trab­zon­spor to ease the goalscor­ing bur­den on Jer­main De­foe.

Still pur­su­ing Big Sam wants to sign a right-back and a cre­ative for­ward. In­ter­est in Swansea’s An­dre Ayew re­mains, de­spite the fact they have al­ready had one bid of £12 mil­lion re­jected.

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West Ham

Story so far Just one per­ma­nent ar­rival so far, Sam Byram the for­mer Leeds United right back, who cost Slaven Bilic around £3.3 mil­lion. The club are op­ti­mistic of fi­nal­is­ing a loan deal for the Nige­ria striker Em­manuel Emenike.

Still pur­su­ing David Sul­li­van has men­tioned that the club are look­ing for a 20-goal-a-sea­son striker, with Wil­fried Bony (left) the ex­pected tar­get, but a move is un­likely this month.

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