Let the great New Year sales commence
The transfer window opens today – so, how desperate are your side for new blood and who can be expected to sign? Here is our guide to all 20 Premier League clubs
Their first priority is to keep Nathan Ake (above), who could return to Chelsea. Lys Mousset may leave, while a holding midfielder and an improvement on goalkeeper Artur Boruc would help.
David Ospina looks unlikely to get regular Premier League football at Arsenal. Morgan Schneiderlin would be ambitious.
£30 million. Money has always been made available under Max Demin. Left-back is an area that Arsenal want to improve, although they are unlikely to act until next summer. There is another relative weakness on the left wing, but that situation could be eased by the return of Danny Welbeck.
Jose Gaya (left), of Valencia, is of greatest interest. Wenger remains keen on Marco Reus, although such a big-money deal is far more likely if either Alexis Sánchez or Mesut Özil is sold.
Arsenal Supporters’ Trust estimates £100 million but the club are likely to focus resources on Sánchez and Özil’s contracts. Keep powder dry. 5/10 Manager Sean Dyche is always on the look-out to add quality in any position at an affordable price. Who fits the bill? Joey Barton should join on a free transfer, pending an FA probe into his betting activities.
Around £2-3 million. Nobody. Having sold Oscar for £60 million there is a midfield vacancy, plus manager Antonio Conte likes Leonardo Bonucci (below), who has just signed a new deal at Juventus. Who fits the bill? Bonucci is the ideal but it appears he will remain in Italy. Chelsea will also monitor Alexis Sánchez’s future at Arsenal.
Significant sums if required, especially having banked the money for Oscar.
A left-back – Palace have been without Pape Souaré since September – and a centre-half. They have lost Connor Wickham and Loïc Rémy to injury, so a striker is another priority. Who fits the bill? A loan move for Tottenham’s Ben Davies (above) would be ideal, although it seems highly unlikely that Spurs would let him to go. Rudy Gestede is a striker target.
Around £20 million.
Desperately seeking… Who fits the bill? At left-back, How much can they spend? Their January window can usually be summed up in three words…