Christian Pulisic, Toby Alderweireld, and Dominic Solanke are just three names tipped for moves when the window opens.
The January transfer window is now open, giving Premier League clubs the chance to recruit and offload players for the second half of the season.
1) Toby Alderweireld:
Spurs have triggered an extension clause in the defender’s deal, which ties him to the club until 2020, but they are just protecting themselves considering Alderweireld would have been out of contract in the summer. He can leave for £25million, his release clause, and it would be a huge surprise if Manchester United do not come in for him again. The uncertainty at Old Trafford after Jose Mourinho’s exit could affect their pursuit of the defender but it would be a surprise if there was no interest.
Isco has fallen out of favor under new Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari and could be a makeweight in any future deal for Eden Hazard.
He has not started in La Liga under Solari and made just two starts in the Copa Del Rey and Champions League. At 26 years old, the midfielder is experienced enough but could command a big fee, although he may bide his time to see if Solari stays beyond the summer.
Going to the Bernabeu is Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz with Marca saying a permanent move is almost done.
Diaz, 19, has been at City since signing as a youth player in 2013 but has grown frustrated at his lack of playing time and it looks like another promising young player is set to leave the Etihad following Jadon Sancho’s departure in 2017.
4) Ivan Perisic:
Inter Milan midfielder Perisic is said to be interesting Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, along with Manchester United.
Perisic rejected United in 2017 to stay with Inter so it might be a fight to convince him to leave the San Siro. But reports in Italy suggest Inter are ready to cash in on the Croatia international who could cost around £45million.
5) Christian Pulisic:
Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United have all been credited with an interest in the Borussia Dortmund winger with Stamford Bridge being his most likely destination.
He is set to leave the Westfalenstadion after the emergence of Jadon Sancho and has 18 months left on his contract.
6) Yaya Toure:
In what is likely to be an expensive window, 35-year-old Toure is available on a free transfer after leaving Olympiakos.
The midfielder’s three-month stay in Greece ended in December after just two starts and two substitute appearances. He has Premier League experience, winning the title three times with Manchester City. He will command big wages and has been linked with West Ham and Crystal Palace.
7) Aaron Ramsey:
The Wales international will be available for free in the summer, with Arsenal deciding not to offer him a new contract. He will be able to discuss moves with clubs outside the Premier League in January and Bayern Munich and Juventus have both been linked with the midfielder.
Despite his impending exit, Ramsey has still featured in 16 of Arsenal’s 19 Premier League games this term though he has started just seven of them.
8) Callum Wilson:
Chelsea’s striker issues have seen them turn their attention to Bournemouth hot-shot Wilson. He has scored eight goals this season and was also on target against the United States on his England debut in November.
The Cherries will fight to keep the 26-year-old but could find it hard if Chelsea put their money where their mouth is.
9) Cesc Fabregas:
The World Cup winner has started just once in the Premier League this season and warned Chelsea he will attract “many clubs” in January.
His deal expires at the end of the season and the midfielder can sign a pre-contract agreement from January 1. AC Milan and Monaco have been credited with interest while Manchester City has been linked as they search for a back-up to Fernandinho.
10) Emiliano Sala:
Cardiff is chasing the Nantes forward and the deals done by the struggling clubs in January will have a bearing on who survives.
Sala has netted 13 times in France this season and a goalscorer is what every side craves, with Cardiff averaging less than a goal a game. With nine points separating the Premier League’s bottom seven teams January is a crucial time.
11) Dominic Solanke:
This could be one of the first deals to get over the line in January with Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke already reportedly undergoing a medical ahead of a loan move to Crystal Palace.
Solanke, 21, has struggled for first-team action at Anfield since moving in July 2017 and a move to Palace would be the perfect opportunity for him to prove he can perform at the highest level. It would also ease Roy Hodgson’s striker crisis with winger Andros Townsend playing the position lately.