January not only brings a new year, but also a new transfer window. Teams are looking to fill the void in their squads due to injuries and player moving elsewhere. Let’s review the situation and the possible upcoming transfers.
The story of this period is starred by Diego Costa. After an arguing with Antonio Conte, the forward was excluded from the squad, although he was able to rejoin a few days later. Much has been said about his future. It seems almost clear that he won’t continue at Chelsea by next season. But a possible move in this month have appeared, due to a millionaire offer from Chinese side Tianjin Teda. Nothing has been said about the future of the Brazilian player, but an offer from a Chinese side always includes a huge salary which may tempt any player, like Carlos Tevez and his recent move. Antonio Conte seems to not be worried about this. Instead, he is interested in bringing to Chelsea the midfielder from PSG, Marco Verrati, who is having problems in the French squad.
Another possible transfer is the signing of Leon Bailey (19). The Jamaican is having a wonderful spel at Belgium side KRC Genk and has attracted the eyes of various big clubs in the Premier League. Chelsea will have to fight with Manchester United and Liverpool which have showed interest in this young winger as well.
Another player that has been in the spotlight is Dimitri Payet. The player has been in really good form, especially in the Euro 2016, and his situation at West Ham United has come to an end. The player himself has said that he wants to leave as soon as possible, and for a while he must have been playing William Hill bingo to keep himself occupied. A move to the French side Olympique de Marseille seems on the verge, but an agreement between both teams is not as close as it may seem.
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Manchester United is looking to make a big move for Antoine Griezmann, and reports that talks between MUFC and the player has come to an agreement in his contract are strong. However, this signing will take place on the summer window. For this window, the young left-back from Celtic, Kieran Terney (19) is in the radar of the red devils and an agreement could be announced in the coming days.
A few blocks away, Manchester City is looking for competition for the Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. It’s being said that Guardiola isn’t happy with the current form of him, and a replacement could be signed in these days. Ederson Moraes (SL Benfica), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland) and Gerónimo Rulli (Real Sociedad) are names that have been heard at MCFC office.
Liverpool and Tottenham may battle for a player: Jese Rodriguez. The former Real Madrid winger, playing for PSG, also has desires to leave France and both teams are interested in his services. Tottenham, also, needs a defender to replace Jan Vertonghen after his injury. Andrea Rannochia, from FC Internazionale, may be the name.
Arsenal is going to receive an offer from FC Juventus to buy Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is a key piece for Arsene Wenger, and a transfer is very hard to succeed. However, the Italian side not only will put money on the table, they’ll also offer the services of Miralem Pjanic. Arsene has showed interest in this player before, and may be the key in the negotiations. Another player that has attracted interest is Isco, from Real Madrid. The playmaker may suit perfectly the play style of the Gunners. Any movement from Arsenal, however, is yet to be done.