Preparations for the January transfer window are in full flow for every Premier League club, with each side identifying several targets that could boost their chances this season. Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all expected to splash the cash in the winter window, though big-money signings should not be ruled out elsewhere.
Mauricio Pochettino’s desire to continue his rebuild at Stamford Bridge was justified further on Saturday when the Blues were beaten 4-1 by Newcastle in a shocking display by his pricey squad. Chelsea are expected to bring in reinforcements at both ends of the pitch, with a No 9 and a central defender both set to be prioritised – but other signings definitely should not be ruled out.
Similarly, United are looking to bolster their frontline as well as acquire the services of a top-quality centre-back in January. Following Antoine Griezmann’s public rejection of a move to the Red Devils, it remains to be seen who Erik ten Hag turns to when looking for a striker to play alongside Rasmus Hojlund or if the Dutchman is willing to bide his time and wait until the summer to push for alternatives.
Arsenal are also in the market for a striker in January, with their narrow 1-0 win over Brentford underlining the lack of cutting-edge in Mikel Arteta’s squad. The Bees continue to insist that Ivan Toney is not for sale, but a significant bid could truly test their resolve and Arsenal are desperate to acquire his services.
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