The January transfer window is fast approaching and Premier League clubs are busy making their plans to spend this winter.
The mid-season market is always a hectic time for top-flight clubs as teams look to bolster their ranks for the second half of the campaign.
It’s more difficult to do business in the January window but several sides across the country may be forced to open their chequebooks after Christmas.
What are the latest rumours and headlines? talkSPORT.com takes a look…
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly pushing for Manchester United to appoint current Spain boss Luis Enrique.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been shown the door at Old Trafford and United have now begun their search for a new manager.
Brendan Rodgers, Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag are among the leading names to become the new Red Devils chief.
But Sky Sports claim Ronaldo wants former Barcelona manager Enrique to take charge.
It is said United are expected to consider Enrique as a possible replacement for Solksjaer and Ronaldo believes the Spaniard is the right calibre of coach to help the club push for silverware again.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in signing the midfielder when he becomes available on a free transfer in the summer.
Spurs are leading a queue of top-flight clubs including Newcastle and Everton in the race to land Lingard, according to ESPN.
The England international has put a host of clubs on red alert following reports that he is expected to leave Old Trafford.
Lingard, 28, has been a bit-part player since returning to Man United after his loan spell at West Ham ended.
Tottenham are leading the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso, according to Football Italia.
The Frenchman, who is a target for Inter Milan and Juventus, will also be available on a free in the summer.
Chelsea’s winger could be on his way to Liverpool as the American’s game time continues to be limited at Stamford Bridge, report the Star.
The report adds that Thomas Tuchel could look to cut his losses on the 23-year-old after fitness and form has restricted him to just two league appearances.
Liverpool meanwhile are considering long-term replacements for both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah with Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma another target.
And Jurgen Klopp has worked with Pulisic before when the pair were at Borussia Dortmund together.
Tottenham are weighing up a move for the England number one, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Pickford has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers outside of the top six and with Antonio Conte looking to revamp his squad it means that new faces could be set to come in.
With question marks over Hugo Lloris’s future it means that the Everton man could be a direct replacement.
Chelsea are unlikely to allow Hakim Ziyech to leave the club on loan next month.
Speculation had been building over the winger’s future at Stamford Bridge with the prospect of a move away being a distinct possibility.
However according to the Daily Telegraph it seems that a move away in the next couple of months is unlikely.
“At the moment here in Cobham there are no thoughts about his future,” said Thomas Tuchel this week.
“There are no thoughts about a potential change, swap deal or whatever in the winter. I have talked to nobody about that here in Cobham.
“Hakim was not in my office expressing a wish like this so right now, he is a full member of the squad.
“He is an important guy, a very talented guy, a very ambitious guy, and he’s a full part of our squad. He was last season, he is this season and we expect the very best of him all the time.
“But it’s tough competition. I cannot let everybody play all the time 90 minutes, it’s simply impossible.”
Sean Dyche has played down speculation regarding the Burnley star’s future at the club.
Tarkowski is out of contract next summer and has been heavily linked with a move away from Turf Moor with Newcastle United among those interested.
However according to Dyche, his situation at the club doesn’t mean anything.
Erling Braut Haaland
Manchester United and Chelsea have been told that a move for the in-demand striker will cost them £64million next summer.
According to The Sun, the Borussia Dortmund star has a release clause that kicks in at the end of the season which means that there’s likely to be a huge race for his signature.
Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are all keen, however it’s claimed that the Spanish side have accepted that the 21-year-old is likely to be playing in the Premier League next term.
The Magpies are planning a triple raid on Italy’s Serie A as they turn their attention to the January transfer window.
According to The Times, moves for Stefan de Vrij and Marcelo Brozovic from Inter Milan are a priority, as is a switch for Lazio’s goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.
Eddie Howe is looking to strengthen the spine of his team as they prepare for a relegation battle in the second half of the season.
The Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted that the Manchester United man could move on in the January transfer window.
According to Rai, via Goal, Pogba could be allowed to leave Old Trafford at the start of 2022 ahead of his contract expiring in the summer.
Raiola said: “December is the month of dreams… and I can’t stop dreams, but it is better to not speak about Paul. If some former Man Utd players don’t speak about me and Paul, they won’t work anymore.
“It’s too early to speak about Paul Pogba’s contract. Let’s see what happens. I can’t stop anyone from dreaming.”
Arsenal are only willing to offer the striker a short-term deal to stay at the club beyond next summer.
According to The Athletic, Lacazette will have a decision to make over his future as he enters the final months of his deal.
With the Frenchman now 30 years of age it seems that the Gunners are reluctant to tie themselves into a long-term deal for the player.
Real Madrid won’t be making a move to sign the French forward in the January transfer window with the player available on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Florentino Perez released a statement to Spanish journalist Ramon Alvarez, saying: “The state-owned clubs don’t sell their players. It’s a madness.
“Now we offer €200 million for a single player and they don’t sell him. When players finish their contract, it’s better.”
Liverpool are also interested in his services and will be watching on as they consider a potential move.
Newcastle United are unlikely to complete a deal to sign the Brazilian star in January, according to Spanish publication Sport.
The Barcelona star has been heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park as they plot a flagship signing to kickstart the new era as the richest club in world football.
Coutinho had been linked with a move but the playmaker is determined to stay at the Nou Camp and will therefore reject any approaches to move away.
Wolves are open to selling the winger in the January transfer window as talks over a new contract stall, according to 90min.
Traore has endured a mixed time since moving to Molineux having failed to live up to his undoubted potential on a consistent basis.
Barcelona and Liverpool are both said to be interested in a move for the 25-year-old and could try their luck as his future continues to go unresolved.
Everton are considering a move for Calum Chambers in January.
According to reports from The Sun, the Toffees are in the market for a full-back and could be tempted by a £5million move for the Arsenal man.
Chambers is in the final months of his contract in North London and therefore could be allowed to move on for a nominal fee.
Barcelona are ‘working silently’ on a deal to lure the Liverpool superstar to the Nou Camp, according to Catalan outlet El Nacional.
New Barca boss Xavi is said to want the 29-year-old – who is yet to agree a new contract at Anfield – ‘at all costs’.
Egypt forward Salah, who signed for £36million from Roma in 2017, has just over 18 months to run on his existing deal at Liverpool.
Liverpool have recently announced extensions for Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Juventus are keen to offload the 21-year-old Sweden winger, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.
The report adds that a swap deal with Arsenal for record signing Nicolas Pepe, 26, has been suggested but the Old Lady prefer cash.
Kulusevski – who is also a target for Tottenham – revealed he grew up loving Arsenal in Swedish podcast Lundh back in October 2019.
He said: “My favourite team is Arsenal, because I like everything about the club, the city, the players and the way they play football.”
Italian outlet Calciomercato claim Newcastle are interested in a move for the Juventus and France midfielder.
However, speaking to TeleFoot, Rabiot said: “I’m happy in Turin. I see my future at Juventus, of course!”
The 26-year-old, who was previously at Paris Saint-Germain, still has 18 months remaining on his contract with the Old Lady.
Donny van de Beek
Wolves are eyeing a deal for Manchester United outcast Van de Beek, according to Birmingham Live.
The 24-year-old midfielder joined United from Ajax for £35million in the summer of 2020, after playing an integral role in the Dutch’s side impressive run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.
The Dutchman, though, has struggled to live up to expectations at Old Trafford and registered three Premier League starts last season.
Everton were linked with a transfer bid for Van de Beek – who reportedly recently changed agents to help him find a new club.
Manchester City have reportedly revived their interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane ahead of the January transfer window.
The Premier League champions tried to sign the 28-year-old over the summer, but despite bidding as much as £125million, chairman Daniel Levy stood firm.
Kane bagged a perfect first-half hat-trick for England in their 5-0 thrashing of Albania but his club form has been uncharacteristically poor this season.
The Spurs star has just one goal in his opening ten Premier League matches – and ESPN report that City are planning to reignite their interest in January.
Real Madrid are reportedly keen to make a January move for Leicester defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.
Fichajes claim the LaLiga giants are big fans of the 24-year-old Nigeria international.
Ndidi is under contract at Leicester until June 2024 and is valued in excess of £60million.
The Foxes signed the midfielder from Genk for £17m in December 2016.
Manchester City are willing to sell Raheem Sterling if a bid of £45million is tabled.
Barcelona have been frequently linked with a move for the England forward while Newcastle and Arsenal are also said to be keen.
The Metro claim City value Sterling at around £45m, £5m less than what they paid Liverpool for him in 2015.
The 26-year-old has fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola and is interested in taking up a new challenge.