January Transfer Window

English Premier League

Man United tipped to beat City to Sanchez signing

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London (AFP) – Manchester United appeared to be closing in on Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on Monday, leading the chase to sign the Chile international ahead of long-time suitors and local rivals Manchester City.

If the transfer goes ahead it r move of the January transfer window invwould be the second blockbuster move of the January transfer window involving Premier League clubs following Philippe Coutinho’s big-money move from Liverpool to Barcelona.

Man United tipped to beat City to Sanchez signing

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London (AFP) – Manchester United appeared to be closing in on Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on Monday, leading the chase to sign the Chile international ahead of long-time suitors and local rivals Manchester City.

If the transfer goes ahead it r move of the January transfer window invwould be the second blockbuster move of the January transfer window involving Premier League clubs following Philippe Coutinho’s big-money move from Liverpool to Barcelona.

January shopping list for Europe’s top clubs – Kepa for Madrid?

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Paris (AFP) – Liverpool’s £75 million ($100 million) splurge on Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk indicated that the English Premier League will again be where most money is spent in the January transfer window.

But some of Europe’s top clubs will be active this month looking to strengthen their squads for the run-in.

Premier League clubs ready for January sales

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London (AFP) – With the January transfer window opening on New Year’s Day, the Premier League’s superpowers are ready to flex their financial muscles in a frenzy of spending.

Liverpool set the tone before the market had even officially begun when they splashed out a world record fee for a defender, paying £75 million ($100 million) for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk.

Everton could be forced to spend to survive – Unsworth

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London (AFP) – Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth says the club could be forced to spend again in the January transfer window if they are to pull themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone.

The Merseyside club, who sacked manager Ronald Koeman last month, were soundly beaten 4-1 by Southampton on Sunday and are just two points clear of the bottom three.

Everton could be forced to spend to survive – Unsworth

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London (AFP) – Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth says the club could be forced to spend again in the January transfer window if they are to pull themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone.

The Merseyside club, who sacked manager Ronald Koeman last month, were soundly beaten 4-1 by Southampton on Sunday and are just two points clear of the bottom three.

Giroud Has No Plans To Leave Arsenal In January

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Olivier Giroud says he has no plans to leave Arsenal during the January transfer window, despite his inability to break into Arsene Wenger's Premier League line-up.

Giroud has not started a single Premier League game this campaign, as Wenger prefers Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette, prompting speculation of a transfer when the winter market opens.

Moyes identifies his top 3 January targets, West Ham ready to sell this star to fund moves

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West Ham manager David Moyes is prepared to get rid of the underperforming players before adding to his squad during the January transfer window.

According to Daily Mirror, club record signing Marko Arnautovic could be sold in order to fund a move for Harry Arter.

The 28-year-old Austrian has failed to live up to the expectations at West Ham so far and Moyes has been given the green light to make whatever changes he sees fit.

5 January transfers that could take the Premier League by storm

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Juan Cuadrado

Age: 26
Position: RM
Transfer fee: £23.3m

After excelling at the 2014 World Cup for Colombia, Juan Cuadrado was highly regarded after in the summer transfer window.

It is Your Fault Players Are So Expensive

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Following on from yesterday's topic, it seems an unwritten rule in football that the higher up the pitch you play, the greater the price tag. This is a generalisation of course, but it is an undeniable fact. Strikers command the highest prices and goalkeepers seem ludicrously cheap when you consider they have it every bit as much within their power to win or lose a game for the team.

Jose Mourinho on Chelsea’s transfer plans for January

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Jose Mourinho on Chelsea's transfer plans for January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The January transfer window provides clubs with the opportunity to review their plans at the start of the season and see if they are going according to plan or not. Bringing in a couple of players in the middle of the campaign enables teams to sort out injuries worries if any, and also add big-names for the long-term.

Manchester United Transfers: Three players Van Gaal should sign in January to transform Red Devils’ season

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Manchester United Transfers: Three players Van Gaal should sign in January to transform Red Devils' season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have failed to impress since the start of the season, despite having a new manager in charge and spending heavily in the summer transfer window.

Three Players Chelsea Can Sign In January

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Three Players Chelsea Can Sign In January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have undoubtedly been the standout team in the Premier League so far. Unbeaten after 11 games, the Blues sit pretty at the top and have already pulled well clear of their rivals. Defending champions Man City are 8 points behind, while Man United are a massive 13 points adrift.

Wenger identifies player to solve defensive crisis, plans January move

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Wenger identifies player to solve defensive crisis, plans January move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will sign a defender when the transfer window re-opens in January as the Frenchman would be hoping to solve his side's defensive crisis.

According to The Telegraph, the Gunners are looking to bring Celtic star Virgil van Dijk to the Emirates in the mid-season transfer window.

Manchester United

United open to January transfers amid Sanchez rumours

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are prepared to do business in the January transfer window should a “fantastic opportunity” arise as speculation intensifies that Alexis Sanchez is on his way to Old Trafford.

Two weeks ago Mourinho thought it was unlikely there would be any arrivals at this month but Sanchez’s apparent availability may have changed all that.

United open to January transfers amid Sanchez rumours

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are prepared to do business in the January transfer window should a “fantastic opportunity” arise as speculation intensifies that Alexis Sanchez is on his way to Old Trafford.

Two weeks ago Mourinho thought it was unlikely there would be any arrivals at this month but Sanchez’s apparent availability may have changed all that.

Fringe Man Utd defender wanted by Serie A clubs

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Manchester United are set to do a fair bit of business during the January transfer window, at least if reports are to be believed. A number of players have been both linked with a move to and away from the... Continue Reading →

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Spurs must use January transfer window to get ahead of rivals, says Pochettino

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Pochettino admits the need to do early transfer business this January, to avoid interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea. The manager has suggested that Tottenham have suffered because their transfer business has not been efficient.

“We need to sign players in January and bring them in six months before,” Pochettino said.

Man Utd keeper set for January transfer

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone could make a permanent transfer to Aston Villa in the January transfer window, according to the Manchester...

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Derby Day Defeat

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Derby Day Defeat

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Henrick Larsson: an inspired January move

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Moments of inspiration are hard to come by during the January transfer window. Indeed, with numerous Premier League teams too often guilty of committing to overpriced and under researched transfer deals the month after Christmas, Manchester United have typically avoided high-profile dealings in the window altogether.

Beware of the January transfer window

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Rarely has a Manchester United squad entered January in more urgent need of an injection of quality than David Moyes' 2013/14 vintage. The Old Trafford side have spluttered through the first half of the season, possessing a squad made up of a makeshift central midfield, uninspired set of wingers and shaky group of fullbacks.

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Bayern’s Heynckes rules out Vidal Chelsea move

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Doha (AFP) – Jupp Heynckes said Saturday there had been no contact between Bayern Munich and Chelsea over Arturo Vidal and the Chilean international would not be sold during the January transfer window.

The veteran coach was responding to media reports over a possible transfer of the midfielder, which Heynckes dismissed as “pure speculation”.

Guardiola wants Mendy replacement in January

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has indicated his main priority in the January transfer window will be to buy a replacement for injured defender Benjamin Mendy.

France left-back Mendy will be out for the next six months after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during City’s victory over Crystal Palace on September 23.

Guardiola wants Mendy replacement in January

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has indicated his main priority in the January transfer window will be to buy a replacement for injured defender Benjamin Mendy.

France left-back Mendy will be out for the next six months after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during City’s victory over Crystal Palace on September 23.

Chelsea

Conte Complains Again About Chelsea Transfer Process

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The January transfer window has just opened and already Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is complaining, saying that he is 'rarely given the players I ask for'.

Conte has handed a January wishlist to Chelsea's board having repeatedly stressed how short on numbers his squad is, but he believes that progress on his targets is going too slow.

Juan Mata: An overexcited analysis

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Followers of football, it is said, have some of the shortest memories around. If the transfer saga involving Juan Mata, who today completed his £37 million move to Manchester United to Chelsea, is anything to go by, they might be getting shorter by the month.

To a certain extent, Chelsea fans can be forgiven for their sluggish recollection ability.

Arsenal

Olivier Giroud WILL listen to offers as he looks for “a better playing project”

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The agent of the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, has made it clear that if some good offers come in for his client during the January transfer window then they will sit down and discuss with Wenger about the options available to the French International striker, despite Wenger's announcement that Giroud will not be sold next [.

Serie A striker the wrong January transfer target for Arsenal?

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According to some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, the Italian club Internazionale are so concerned about Arsenal signing their Argentina international star in the January transfer window or during next summer, that they are set to offer Mauro Icardi a new and improved contract. A report by The Mirror claims that Inter are planning [.

Will Arsenal be forced to sell Alexis in £20M January sale?

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Manchester City are claimed to be eyeing a£20 Million deal with Arsenal for Alexis Sanchez come the January transfer window. The Citizens looked set to land the Chilean forward on deadline day last week, having agreed a£60 Million deal with the Gunners, only for the North-London side to fail to to bring in his replacement, [.

Carl Jenkinson reveals why he didn’t leave Arsenal in January

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Arsenal saw very little in terms of players coming and going during the January transfer window. Arsene Wenger signed just non-league Cohen Bramall, whilst there was no more movement than a few loan deals on the outgoing front. One player who was reportedly close to leaving the club however, was boyhood Gunner, Carl Jenkinson.

Can we buy on Ebay?

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I have bought over 300 items from Ebay and have a 100% rating, granted throughout those 300 items I have been disappointed with one or two items. Buying things from photo's and a short description, can leave you exposed to the odd dodgy item but read the description and many times you read in them what you want to read, only when you log back in and read it all over again you can often find something you missed.

Southampton

Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk hints at January transfer

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Wantaway Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has indicated he will again seek a transfer in the January transfer window. The Netherlands...

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New Year, New Faces?

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Written by Ashwin Raja.
The end of the year always brings with it a feeling of joy and optimism. After all, it's the season of hope and merriment. It's no different for the footballing world either. The teams that are riding on a high will hope to see their form continue, and bear fruit as silverware at the end of the season.

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Newcastle Could Bring In This New Striker Target During January Transfer Window

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Club Call are reporting the Newcastle scouts were watching CSKA Moscow striker Aaron Samuel Olanare (Aaron Samuel) earlier this week when they were at Benfica's Stadium of Light watching the game against [...]

Do we need a Centre Back or a Defensive Midfielder? Vote.

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To CB or DM, that is the question?

We are rapidly approaching the January transfer window and let's be honest we are aquiver with excitement (slight exaggeration!) We have a gaping hole in our squad and AW is sure to fill it, but how?

CB:Do we need another centre back?

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The Curious Case of David Bentley

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Once touted as a long-term replacement to David Beckham on the right of England's midfield, the career of former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur winger David Bentley seems to have gone seriously off course, writes Andy Greeves.

Ten years ago, David Bentley scored the first goal of his professional career for Arsenal against Middlesbrough on January 24, 2004.

The dangers of desperate spending

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Piers Barber FollowPierson Twitter Sir Alex Ferguson was a manager defined by his ability to manage change. Although he occupied the head role at the same club for 27 years, he effectively...

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