THE Premier League’s top clubs are gearing up to splash the cash in what could turn out to be the most exciting January transfer window yet.
Chelsea have been the biggest spenders so far this month with £88million Mykhailo Mudryk their latest recruit.
PAChelsea have been the biggest spenders this month with Mykhailo Mudryk their latest recruit[/caption]
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Meanwhile a host of their domestic rivals are also looking to add to their squads.
Leaders Arsenal are desperate to bolster their attack while Manchester United have already brought in Wout Weghorst on loan.
And it is not only in England that the prospect of big-money moves could occur.
Here SunSport has compiled a best XI of the possible signings that could still take place during this January transfer window…
Jordan Pickford – GK
The goalkeeper has told Everton he wants to STAY at the club but the England number one and the struggling Merseyside club are deadlocked in a row over pay.
And that has alerted Manchester United and Tottenham, who are now both willing to nearly double his £100,000-a-week wages to secure his signature.
It still seems unlikely that Pickford would jump ship this month from the Premier League’s joint-bottom club, but as we know in football, anything can happen.
Pedro Porro – RB
Tottenham are set for fresh talks this week with Sporting Lisbon over the signing of defender Pedro Porro.
But Sporting are reluctant to let the Spaniard go in this window.
So far they have insisted Spurs pay up the full £39.9million written into his release clause.
Josko Gvardiol – CB
Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City have all been linked with the Croatian – who has revealed Liverpool are his “dream club” in the Premier League.
RB Leipzig’s Croatian star’s stock soared even higher thanks to his standout performances for Croatia at the World Cup.
Gvardiol is adamant that he will stay at the club as are Leipzig, but a late big-money offer could quickly change everything.
Piero Hincapie – CB
Spurs boss Antonio Conte has made a new left-sided centre-back one of his main priorities and is among the many admirers of Ecuador international Hincapie.
The 21-year-old caught the eye at the World Cup in Qatar and is on the radar of a number of clubs following impressive performances for Leverkusen since his arrival in Germany in 2021.
Sergio Gomez – LB
Manchester City ace Sergio Gomez is reportedly being targeted by both Juventus and Inter Milan.
Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri wants him to replace Alex Sandro, who might not renew his contract at the end of the season.
City only signed him from Anderlecht last summer but he has yet to make a breakthrough, and Italian media claims they are ready to do business for around £35m.
Gianluca Prestianni – RW
The 16-year-old is currently playing in his homeland for Velez Sarsfield.
Despite his young age, the winger has already made his senior debut for the club.
The two LaLiga giants are continuing to monitor his progress before opting to launch a bid.
Scott McTominay – CM
Newcastle are reportedly chasing Manchester United’s Scott McTominay with the star concerned by his lack of recent match action.
He is “widely liked” by Eddie Howe and the management team at St. James’ Park.
And he is also allegedly open to a move with Newcastle set to launch a transfer bid if they get the green light that he is available from Old Trafford chiefs.
Declan Rice – CM
Leandro Trossard – LW
The Belgian is unsettled at Brighton after falling out with boss Roberto De Zerbi.
Trossard, 28, has been frozen out by the Italian after reportedly being involved in a training ground bust up with a team-mate.
Spurs have allegedly had a £12m bid for the winger rejected already.
Memphis Depay – FW
Newcastle have reportedly launched a transfer bid for Memphis Depay as they look to snap-up the Barcelona star.
And they are ready to battle Atletico Madrid all the way to secure the Dutch forward’s signature this month.
The former Manchester United man, who can play wide or up front, has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp this term under Xavi.
He has been limited to just four appearances all season and has allegedly been told that he can leave during the January transfer window.
Dusan Vlahovic – FW
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is also keen to bolster his attack, and he is ready to launch another move for Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic.
The Serbian, 22, snubbed a switch to the Emirates last January when opting for Turin instead.
But now Juventus could be tempted to let him leave due to the financial problems at the club.
It is claimed the North Londoners are preparing a £71m bid for Vlahovic, who has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
He’s scored 16 goals in 36 games for Juventus.
GettyArsenal are readying another move for Dusan Vlahovic[/caption]