January transfer window: Signings every Premier League club needs to make before January 31 + done deals (update)

January transfer window: Signings every Premier League club needs to make before January 31 + done deals (update).

JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW – With just days to go before the deadline, Euro Weekly News looks at signings every Premier League club needs to make before January 31. UPDATE – DEADLINE DAY DONE DEALS INCLUDED (as per Sky Sports News)


Main January ins:
Main January outs: Sead Kolasinac – Marseille, free; Calum Chambers – Aston Villa, undisclosed; Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Roma, loan; Pablo Mari – Udinese, loan; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Barcelona, free
What they need: Striker, midfielder
Main rumours: Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, Arthur Melo from Juventus, Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton, Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad, Jonathan David from Lille
Summary: Arsenal have been linked with several midfielders so far in the January transfer window and were linked with Juve’s Arthur Melo early on, however, that deal hasn’t materialised yet – despite manager Mikel Arteta promising to sign ‘world-class’ players this January.
The Gunners, after their goalless draw against Burnley on January 23, have also failed to score in four consecutive games for the first time since December 2005.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has departed, leaving the side without many striking options. Want-away Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele could well slot into the side but he comes with his own baggage – injuries and drama – that may prove a headache for Arteta.

Aston Villa

Main January ins: Philippe Coutinho – Barcelona, loan; Calum Chambers – Arsenal, undisclosed; Lucas Digne – Everton, £25m; Kerr Smith – Dundee United, £2m; Robin Olsen – Roma, loan
Main January outs: Matt Targett – Newcastle, loan; Anwar El Ghazi – Everton, loan; Keinan Davis – Nottingham Forest, loan; Wesley – Internacional, loan; Aaron Ramsey – Cheltenham, loan
What they need: Midfielder
Main rumours: Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus
Summary: Steven Gerrard has done some great business in the January transfer window so far with the acquisitions of Coutinho and Digne, but is still looking to add to his squad.
Defensive midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, who is valued at around £16m and has started in 12 of Juventus’ 22 Serie A matches this season, could provide a good balance to the attack-minded Coutinho.


Main January ins: Jonas Lossl – FC Midtjylland, loan; Christian Eriksen – unattached
Main January outs: Jan Zamburek – Viborg FF, undisclosed; Nathan Shepperd – Dundalk, undisclosed; Joel Valencia – Alcorcon, loan; Patrik Gunnarsson – Viking, undisclosed
What they need: Midfielder, wing-back/winger
Main rumours: Aaron Hickey from Bologna, Mhkaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, Keane Lewis Potter from Hull City, Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest
Summary: Christian Eriksen has completed a sensational return to the Premier League after signing for Brentford on deadline day.
The Bees are thought to be interested in highly-rated Scottish defender Aaron Hickey, who currently plays for Bologna, according to Sky Sports News.


Main January ins: Kacper Kozlowski – Pogon Szczecin, £8m; Deniz Undav – Royale Union Saint-Gilloise – £6m; Benicio Baker-Boaitey – Porto, loan
Main January outs: Aaron Connolly – Middlesbrough, loan; Jurgen Locadia – VfL Bochum, undisclosed; Dan Burn – Newcastle United, £13m
What they need: Forward
Main rumours: Julio Enciso from Libertad Club
Summary: Graham Potter has done wonders with the squad he has and no big transfers are expected. However, they could bring in another player for the future with 18-year-old Paraguayan attacker Julio Enciso, who would cost just under £6m, linked with a move to the Seagulls.


Main January ins: Wout Weghorst – Wolfsburg, undisclosed
Main January outs: Chris Wood – Newcastle, £25m
What they need: Striker, midfield
Main rumours: Mislav Orsic from Dinamo Zagreb
Summary: After losing Chris Wood, their record goalscorer in the Premier League, to Newcastle, under-pressure manager Sean Dyche is eyeing up some attacking options with 29-year-old Wout Weghorst joining for a fee understood to be around £12m, according to Sky Sports News.
Weghorst had scored 59 in 118 appearances since joining the German club in 2018.


Main January ins:
Main January outs:
What they need: Defender, striker
Main rumours: Borna Sosa from Stuttgart
Summary: The Stamford Bridge club are set to face a mass exodus of defenders in the summer with captain Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger all rumoured to be heading out the exit door this summer.
Manager Thomas Tuchel is now likely to begin the recruitment process early with 24-year-old Stuttgart full-back Borna Sosa, believed to be valued in the region of £25m, being lined up.
The well-publicised Romelu Lukaku drama might also mean that the London club could be in the market for a new striker, although any potential signing will most likely happen in the summer.

Crystal Palace

Main January ins: Jean-Philippe Mateta – Mainz 05, undisclosed
Main January outs:
What they need: Striker, midfielder
Main rumours: Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal, Donny van de Beek from Manchester United
Summary: Patrick Vieira is in no rush to sign any players in this transfer window after strengthening the Palace squad in the summer. However, they have continued to pursue Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah, although the Gunners have apparently rejected their approach for the 22-year-old.
Donny van de Beek has also been mentioned as a potential signing. The Dutchman has struggled since his move to Old Trafford but may see Crystal Palace as a step-down.


Main January ins: Nathan Patterson – Rangers, £16m; Vitaliy Mykolenko – Dynamo Kyiv, undisclosed; Anwar El Ghazi – Aston Villa, loan; Dele Alli – Tottenham, £40m; Donny van de Beek – Manchester United, loan
Main January outs: Lucas Digne – Aston Villa, £25m
What they need: Midfielder, defender
Main rumours: Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea, Kenedy from Chelsea, Ross Barkley from Chelsea
Summary: Following the sacking of Rafa Benetiz earlier this month, the Toffees have been more concerned with appointing a new manager than signing new players. However, they have added to their squad with the notable signings of Patterson and El Ghazi.
But now ex-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has taken the job at Goodison Park, the former England international looks likely to bring in some of his old Stamford Bridge players.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy and Ross Barkley have now all been linked with a move to the club.

Leeds United

Main January ins: Mateo Joseph Fernandez – RCD Espanyol, undisclosed
Main January outs:
What they need: Striker
Main rumours: Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal
Summary: It is no secret that Leeds have been struggling for goals and have desperately missed Patrick Bamford, who has missed most of the season through injury.
In fact, despite only making six Premier League appearances this season, Bamford is the side’s third-highest domestic goalscorer (two) behind Raphinha (eight) and Jack Harrison (four).
As a result, Eddie Nketiah has been linked with a move from Arsenal, which would hopefully help ease their goal worries.
However, the main cause for concern for Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is trying to keep hold of want-away star Raphinha. The 25-year-old Brazilian international has been linked with a move to Liverpool and LaLiga side Barcelona.

Leicester City

Main January ins:
Main January outs: Filip Benkovic – released
What they need: Defender
Main rumours: Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen, Seko Fofana from RC Lens, Daniel Quick from Crystal Palace, Jesse Lingard from Manchester United
Summary: Brendan Rodgers’ side are said to be looking for a defender after conceding 37 Premier League goals this season – only Brentford (38), Leeds, Watford (both 40), Newcastle (43) and Norwich (45) have conceded more goals.
Rodgers is said to be an admirer of Palace’s 19-year-old centre-back Daniel Quick but faces tough competition from Borussia Dortmund, PSV Eindhoven, Rangers and Southampton for his signature.
18-year-old Aberdeen starlet Calvin Ramsay is also another option being touted with a move to the Foxes, who are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in the Aberdeen defender.


Main January ins: Luis Diaz – Porto, €40m
Main January outs: Neco Williams – Fulham, loan; Nat Phillips – Bournemouth, loan
What they need: Midfielder
Main rumours:
Summary: Liverpool have signed Luis Diaz from under the noses of Tottenham, in a deal that could rise to €60m (£49.9m), according to the Guardian. Jurgen Klopp was forced to accelerate transfer talks due to the interest from Spurs and Manchester United.
According to Sky Sports News, the Colombian international had looked likely to move to the Anfield club in the summer but now the 25-year-old, who has scored 16 goals this season, has joined the Anfield club before the January 31 deadline.

Manchester City

Main January ins: Julian Alvarez – River Plate, £14m (€17m)
Main January outs: Ferran Torres – Barcelona, £54.7m; Patrick Roberts – Sunderland, free
What they need: Striker
Main rumours: Julian Alvarez from River Plate
Summary: Despite losing Ferran Torres to Barcelona, City boss Pep Guardiola has stressed that he has no need to make any signings in January. However, 21-year-old Argentine international Julian Alvarez, who has 61 goal involvements in 96 appearances for River Plate, has made the switch to the Etihad. According to Sky Sports News, he has signed for a fee in the region of £14m (€17m)
Alvarez has signed a five-and-half-year contract with Pep Guardiola’s side and will remain on loan at River Plate until the summer.

Manchester United

Main January ins:
Main January outs: Axel Tuanzebe – Napoli, loan; Anthony Martial – Sevilla, loan; Amad Diallo – Rangers, loan, Donny van de Beek – Everton, loan
What they need: Midfielder
Main rumours: Boubacar Kamara from Marseille, Ruben Neves from Wolves
Summary: After Anthony Martial’s switch to Sevilla was confirmed, Manchester United have apparently lined up Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara and Wolves’ Ruben Neves as two potential replacements.
Kamara is in the last six months of his contract at Marseille and can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs outside of France. Neves, who has scored 19 goals in 170 appearances for the Molineux club, could join the Manchester club but only if the club receives an “extraordinary” offer, club sources have said.

Newcastle United

Main January ins: Kieran Trippier – Atletico Madrid, £12m; Chris Wood – Burnley, £25m; Bruno Guimaraes – Lyon, £40m; Matt Targett – Aston Villa, loan; Dan Burn – Brighton, £13m
Main January outs:
What they need: Striker, defender
Main rumours: Diego Carlos from Sevilla, Dan Burn from Brighton, Attila Szalai from Fenerbahce, Mitchel Bakker from Bayer Leverkusen, Jesse Lingard from Manchester United
Summary: With money to burn, Eddie Howe has been linked with numerous signings in this transfer window and 24-year-old Bruno Guimaraes has signed on the dotted line after the Brazilian returned from World Cup qualifier duties to pass his medical. Dan Burn also makes the switch from Brighton for £13m, according to Sky Sports News.
Newcastle agreed a package of £33.3m plus around £6.5m in add-ons with French club Lyon to make the midfielder their third signing this January, according to Sky Sports News.
The on-again-off-again transfer of Sevilla’s Diego Carlos looks set to have finally come to an end with the LaLiga determined to keep the 28-year-old.


Main January ins:
Main January outs:
What they need: Midfielder
Main rumours:
Summary: Relegation-threatened Norwich City have been not signed anyone during the transfer window and are not rumoured to be close to signing anyone.
Dean Smith would ideally like to reinforce his squad as he prepares to fight to stay in the Premier League, especially after midfielder Todd Cantwell has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs.
Sky Sports News has been told that Norwich would require a bid of £15m – £20m to consider selling the 23-year-old.


Main January ins:
Main January outs: Sam McQueen, retired
What they need: Defender
Main rumours:
Summary: Despite not keeping a clean sheet since November, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s main business is believed to be in trying to secure the permanent signing (or extended loan deal) of Chelsea loanee Armando Broja, who has scored 7 goals in 19 appearances for the Saints.


Main January ins: Dejan Kulusevski (loan), Rodrigo Bentancur (undisclosed) – Juventus
Main January outs: Dilan Markanday – Blackburn, undisclosed; Bryan Gil – Valencia, loan; Giovani Lo Celso – Villarreal, loan; Tanguy Ndombele – Lyon, loan, Dele Alli – Everton, £40m
What they need: Right wing-back, defender, forward
Main rumours: Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina, Jesse Lingard from Manchester United
Summary: Spurs have missed out on two major signings, with Adama Traoré joining Barcelona and Luis Diaz joining Liverpool.
This news will do the club no favours if they want to keep current manager Antonio Conte, who is rumoured to be disillusioned at the lack of transfer activity at the club since his arrival.
Chairman Daniel Levy will need to open up the purse strings in order to keep the Italian manager and the club are believed to be hopeful of signing Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina on a potential loan move, with a €16m (£13.3m) to buy.
On deadline day, Spurs have managed to bring in both Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus – Kulusevski on an 18-month loan deal and Bentancur in a deal that could cost up to £21.5m, according to Sky Sports News.


Main January ins: Hassane Kamara – OGC Nice, undisclosed; Samir – Udinese, undisclosed; Edo Kayembe – Eupen, undisclosed; Samuel Kalu – Bordeaux, undisclosed
Main January outs:
What they need: Defender
Main rumours:
Summary: New manager Roy Hodgson is unlikely to sign anyone else in the transfer window after the club added their fourth signing Samuel Kalu from Bordeaux on January 26.
Hodgson has had an uphill battle to keep the Hornets in the league, but he does have a history of doing just that.

West Ham

Main January ins:
Main January outs:
What they need: Striker, defender
Main rumours: Gabriel Barbosa from Flamengo, Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille, Jesse Lingard from Manchester United
Summary: The Hammers have been linked with a move for Brazil international Gabriel Barbosa from Flamengo. The 25-year-old, who has scored five goals in 17 appearances for Brazil, could make the £25 million switch before the deadline when he returns from international duty.
Defender Duje Caleta-Car has been linked with a move from Marseille, however, the 25-year-old, who is valued at around €20m, will only be allowed to leave on a permanent deal with the London club said to be preferring a loan deal.
Jesse Lingard remains a transfer target for David Moyes’ side after enjoying a successful loan spell at the London Stadium in the second half of last season.


Main January ins: Hayao Kawabe – Grasshopper Club Zurich, undisclosed; Hwang-Hee Chan – RB Leipzig, £14m; Chiquinho – Estoril, £3m
Main January outs: Adama Traore – Barcelona, loan
What they need: Striker, midfielder
Main rumours: Armando Broja from Chelsea, Riqui Puig from Barcelona
Summary: With the club losing Adama Traore to Barcelona, Wolves are in the market for a new midfielder as well as a striker.
According to Spanish media outlet Sport – via Sport Witness – The Wanderers are ‘very interested’ in signing Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig on loan.
The report suggests manager Bruno Lage also enquired about taking the 22-year-old to Molineux on a temporary basis, with an option to buy, last summer.
The side, who are currently 8th in the Premier League, are also believed to be interested in 20-year-old Armando Broja, the Chelsea youngster who is currently enjoying a successful loan spell at Southampton.

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