With the hustle and bustle of the World Cup still in full flow, transfer news continues to fly under the radar but as the January window rapidly closes in, the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are already formulating plans behind the scenes. Amid a surprising shift in the Premier League‘s balance of power, there is plenty of incentive for sides to strengthen after the New Year.
United are within touching distance of the top four but manager Erik ten Hag still has plugs to fill in his squad, not least due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s bitter departure. Liverpool, meanwhile, are rumoured to be eyeing up a midfield reinforcement with Sofyan Amrabat and Jude Bellingham both in the crosshairs.
Chelsea spent frivolously over the summer and Todd Boehly could reach for his chequebook once again to back manager Graham Potter, who is still relatively new to the job. Manchester City have said that it’s unlikely they venture out into the January market, while table-toppers Arsenal may wish to spend and give themselves the best shot of lifting the title.
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