Premier League January Transfer Window Rumours

By Mark Cruise
Fernando Llorente

I’ve never been a fan of the idea of a Transfer Window. It gives a chance for agents to sew discord, to perch on the shoulders of players and make them promises of greener grass elsewhere. Desperate clubs agree to pay over the odds for players in an attempt to sign the one player who will turn things around/be the final piece in the puzzle (delete as appropriate).

Having said that, there’s no gossip like transfer gossip, and with only 2 weeks before the window flies open, it’s always fun to speculate about what the big clubs in the Premier League are going to do.

Manchester United:
United rarely go nuts in the window, but they always seem to have a few pounds lying around if the right player pops up. They seem to be covered in goal and up front, and have key players coming back in defence (Vidic) and Midfield (Fletcher). I would be surprised if The Red Devils make any big signings in January, though Wilfred Zaha may come from Crystal Palace

Manchester City:
It’s more about who is leaving, than coming in. Mario Ballotelli has surely played his last game for the club (though they said that about Tevez). City are well covered everywhere, though will lose the Toure brothers for the African Nations Cup. There are rumours that defender Joleon Lescott is on his way out, but with K Toure away, they may choose to keep him til the end of the season

It’s impossible to know what will happen at Stamford Bridge, because it’s nearly all possible. Chelsea are in desperate need of a centre forward, andAthletico Madrid’s  Falcao is apparently the the man they want with Porto’s Jackson Martinez as a possible Plan B

Tottenham Hotspur:
Spurs narrowly missed out on playmaker Joao Moutinho in the summer. It seems unlikely they’ll get him this time and Ajax’s Christian Eriksen is now the target. They are also fluttering their eyelashes at Fernando Llorente in Bilbao though he says he prefers a summer move.

Depending on what day and what game it is, The Gunners need strengthening everywhere or nowhere. They dont reall need strikers and could really do with a few more quality defenders, but Arsene Wenger is very much his own man and that’s why strikers Demba Ba and Klass Jan Huntelaar are the names being linked to the club

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