10 Players to watch in the January Transfer

Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian appears to be one step closer to signing for Barcelona after the La Liga side and Liverpool have reached an agreement which will see the 25-year old move for a staggering £145m with £105m of that paid up-front. Reports suggest that Barca could have the deal done by the end of the weekend.

Thomas Lemar

Klopp has been keen to move quickly as Liverpool prepare for Coutinho’s exit and Liverpool are targeting a number of suitable replacements with Monaco’s Thomas Lemar a strong contender. Monaco have already rejected a bid in the summer from Liverpool for the 22-year old in the region of £75m.

But Liverpool have stiff competition to sign the Frenchman midfielder, with Conte and Arsen Wenger both keen to poach the player away from Monaco.

Danny Rose

Jose Mourinho has been left frustrated with the Manchester United board as the Spaniard is targeting a £50m move on Danny Rose to strengthen United’s defense.

It’s doubtful Spurs will want to let Rose go in the January transfer but may be tempted if Mourinho were to offer Spurs valuation.

Alex Sandro

While the Hazard debacle of moving to Real Madrid continues to frustrate Antonio Conte, Chelsea are at least moving forward with a offer to sign Sandro from Juventus and the Italian giant’s appear to agree on the deal provided the player make a transfer request.

Conte will have to fend off Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain who are both eager to sign the diverse full-back.

Riyad Mahrez

Liverpool have also begun talks with Mahrez as a suitable replacement for Coutinho if the Red’s have to wait until the summer to sign Lemar from Monaco.

Mahrez has also been linked to Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea over the coming months, so Klopp will have his work cut-out from him. Given that Mahrez will not sign a new contract with Leicester, they may want to take advantage of the window to get the best price for the Algerian.

Alexis Sanchez

The saga continues at Arsenal with Wenger now accepting the fact he may loose the Chilean in January. Both Sanchez and Ozil have yet to re-new their contracts meaning they could leave on a free in the summer.

Manchester City looks the likely target to agree terms with Sanchez for a fee of £35m which is incredibly low given that The Blues made an offer of £60m in the summer which was rejected by Wenger. They’re hoping to secure the deal this month to fend of a move from PSG next summer.

Harry Kane

Kane has had a sensational year scoring 24 goals this season and beating Alan Shearers all time goal record. Manchester United are ready to beat Real Madrid to securing one of Europe’s prolific goalscorers.

Mourinho is prepared to hijack Real’s attempt to sign the England striker but would need a fee in the region of £100m+ before Spurs would even consider such a move.

Inigo Martinez

If Pep Guardiola wasn’t impressed enough with Man City’s defensive record this season the Spaniard is eyeing-up a move on center-back Martinez. But Real Sociedad have made it clear that City must pay £28m release fee.

The 26-year old was linked to a move in the summer to Barcelona but the Catalan’s failed to match the release-fee.

Moussa Sissoko

Spurs are set to off-load Sissoko for £30m after the French midfielder failed to impress during the start of the season.

Rumours are that Crystal Palace have made an offer but it’s much less than Spurs asking price.

Mousa Dembele

The 31-year old midfielder has entered he last 18 months of his contract and has struggled to stay fit while at Tottenham. Series A rivals Inter and AC Milan are in front position to sign the Belgium player.