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Here Are The Biggest Transfers That Could Happen In The January Window

The January transfer window is now open and it gives Premier League clubs the chance to recruit and offload players for the second half of the season.
GoalBall looks at which stars may be on the move in the new year.

Toby Alderweireld Set To Sign £60m Move to Manchester United
Spurs have triggered an extension clause in Alderweireld’s deal, which ties him to the club until 2020, but they are just protecting themselves considering the defender would have been out of contract in the summer.

He can leave for £25million, his release clause, and it would be a massive surprise if Manchester United do not come in for him again.

The uncertainty at Old Trafford after Jose Mourinho’s sack could affect their chase of the defender but it would be a surprise if there was no interest.

Isco. The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour under new Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari and may perhaps be a makeweight in any future deal for Eden Hazard.

He has not started in La Liga under Solari and made just two starts in the Copa Del Rey and Champions League.

Isco is experienced enough but could command a big fee, although the midfielder may bide his time to see if Solari stays beyond the summer.

Brahim Diaz. Going to the Bernabeu is Brahim Diaz with Marca saying a permanent move is almost done.

The Manchester City youngster has been at City since signing as a youth player in 2013, but the 19-year-old grown frustrated at his lack of playing time and it looks like another promising young player is set to leave the Etihad following Jadon Sancho’s departure in 2017.

Ivan Perisic. The midfielder is said to be interesting Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, along with Manchester United.

The Croatia international rejected United in 2017 to stay with Inter so it might be a fight to convince him to leave the San Siro.

But reports in Italy claim Inter are prepared to cash in on the Inter Milan player who could cost around £45million.

Christian Pulisic To Replace Victor Moses at Chelsea. Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with an interest in Pulisic with Stamford Bridge being his most likely destination.

The Borussia Dortmund winger is set to leave the Westfalenstadion after the emergence of Jadon Sancho and has 18 months left on his contract.

Bayern Munich was also reportedly interested but that has cooled ahead of January.

Yaya Toure Quits Olympiakos After 3 Months. In what is expected to be an expensive window, Toure is available on a free transfer after leaving Olympiakos.

The 35-year-old’s three-month stay in Greece ended in December after just two starts and two substitute appearances.

The midfielder has Premier League experience, winning the title three times with Manchester City. Toure will command big wages and has been linked with West Ham and Crystal Palace.

Arsenal Set to Offload Aaron Ramsey. Ramsey will be available for free in the summer, with Arsenal deciding not to offer him a new contract. He will be able to discuss moves with clubs outside the Premier League in January and Bayern Munich and Juventus have both been linked with the midfielder.

In spite of his impending exit, the Wales international has still featured in 16 of Arsenal’s 19 Premier League matches this season though he has started just seven of them.

Callum Wilson. The 26-year-old issues have seen them turn their attention to Bournemouth hot-shot Wilson.

The Chelsea striker has scored eight goals this season and was also on target against the United States on his England debut in November.

The Cherries will fight to keep Wilson but could find it hard if Chelsea put their money where their mouth is.

Milan Ready January bid for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas has started just once in the Premier League this season and warned Chelsea he will attract “many clubs” in January.

The World Cup winner’s deal runs down at the end of the season and the midfielder can sign a pre-contract agreement from January 1.

AC Milan and Monaco have been heavily linked with interest while Manchester City has been linked as they search for a back-up to Fernandinho.

Emiliano Sala. Cardiff is chasing Sala and the deals done by the struggling clubs in January will have a bearing on who survives.

The Nantes forward has scored 13 times in France this season and a goalscorer is what every side craves, with Cardiff averaging less than a goal a match.

With nine points separating the Premier League’s bottom seven teams January is a crucial time.

Dominic Solanke

This could be one of the first deals to get over the line in January with the Nigerian already reportedly undergoing a medical ahead of a loan move to Crystal Palace.

The 21-year-old has struggled for first-team action at Anfield since moving in July 2017 and a move to Palace would be the perfect chance for him to prove he can perform at the highest level.

It would also relieve Roy Hodgson’s striker crisis with winger Andros Townsend playing the position recently.

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