With the January transfer window, clubs will be fearing bids will come in for their top players. With some managers already issuing ‘hands off’ warnings to other clubs, it will be a long, long month for managers of teams with players in form. Most notably, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez – Claudio Ranieri branding them ‘priceless’ as a number of top Premier League clubs prepare to line up bids for the in-form pair.
Just as they did in the summer, rumours have been circulating concerning a bid from Manchester United for striker Harry Kane. The in-form Englishman who has netted 9 league goals for Tottenham so far this term has been linked with a number of clubs however vows to remain loyal to his boyhood club.
Tottenham are, again, rumoured to bid for West Brom stiker Saido Berahino this January in an attempt to take pressure off of Harry Kane up front. Following strong links with the club and the young, unsettled Englishman in the summer, he may well be ready to leave the Hawthorns.
Chelsea are reportedly considering bids for Juventus midfield dynamo, Paul Pogba, and Atletico Madrid forward man Antoine Griezmann. In order to finance this, they may well sell the disappointing Eden Hazard.
Liverpool have reportedly had a £5.14 million bid accepted for 19-year-old, Red Star Belgrade midfielder and potential Gerrard successor, Marko Grujic. His father has allegedly confiscated his passport in an attempt to block the move. Liverpool are also supposed to make a move for Fiorentina striker Guiseppe Rossi whose agent has revealed that “he will 99% leave Fiorentina in January.”
Links have been made for a potential move for Porto midfielder Danilo Pereria and a supposed fee agreement over FC Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny. The Gunners who have suffered injuries to the likes of Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin look to strengthen their midfield as they prepare to mount a series title challenge.
In other, confirmed news, Matt Jarvis has secured a permanent move to Norwich City FC from West Ham United for an undisclosed fee. The winger has scored 1 goal in 5 league appearances so far this season.