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January transfer window guide: What can we expect from all 20 Premier League clubs this winter?

We take a look at the deals we can expect every top-flight team to be working on

The January transfer window is almost upon as we reach the halfway point in what has been one of the most unpredictable Premier League seasons of all time.

Chelsea have suffered the most shocks of this incredible campaign so far and have already been forced into a change of manager after their worst ever start since Roman Abramovich took control of the club.

Arsenal have a great chance of winning a first title since 'The Invincibles' of 2004 and Tottenham have an opportunity to break back into the top four and qualify for the Champions League.

Manchester United have failed to impress and lack attacking prowess with Louis Van Gaal under pressure to improve performances, while rivals City have the best Premier League side on paper but rely heavily on their stars staying fit.

At the other end of the table Aston Villa look destined for the drop while the likes of Swansea and Newcastle may look to add reinforcements to turn their seasons around.

So who needs what? We've taken a look at what could happen at each club.

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Arsenal

William Carvalho

Arsenal always seem to go through the same sequence. They have an impressive squad, excellent playing style, and just as their season starts to hit first gear, they pick up injuries and don't have the depth to cope.

With Santi Cazorla out for roughly three months and other long-term injuries to Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere, Arsene Wenger may look to add a player or two this January.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defensive midfield/Attack

Who could come in? Arsenal have been linked to wonderkid Ruben Neves of FC Porto, who would not come cheap, but at just 18-years-old he would represent a long term answer to Wenger's midfield problems.

Another defensive midfielder linked is 23-year-old Sporting player William Carvalho. The Portuguese international has been linked with a move for a while now and with Coquelin being out until the New Year, Wenger may finally take the plunge.

The French manager may also look to add a forward to his side. Aleksandr Kokorin who was linked to Arsenal throughout the summer and may be on his way to The Emirates stadium as a deal is rumoured to have been agreed between Arsenal and Dynamo Moscow.

Who could leave? Star player and record signing Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a big money move back to Spain with Real Madrid sniffing around, but it is unlikely that will occur.

Not many players are expected to leave The Emirates, but one who could is Mathieu Debuchy. The 30-year-old defender has only been at the club for a year-and-a-half but lost his place last season to the exuberant Hector Bellerin and has failed to regain his place since.

Aston Villa

Ashley Cole
Ashley Cole

After flirting with relegation for the last few seasons, The Villians seem to be heading on a one-way street to the Championship under French manager Remi Garde, who replaced Tim Sherwood as manager.

Their brightest prospect Adama Traore, who signed from Barcelona in the summer, has failed to break into the side and he is the type of threat Villa need to let loose if they want to boost their league standing.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence

Who could come in? Garde has publicly confirmed his interest in signing former Chelsea and Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole, who is out-of-favour at Roma. The 33-year-old former England international would add the experience Villa need defensively.

Dennis Praet of Anderlecht is also being linked with a move to the Midlands. The 21-year-old Belgian playmaker was linked with Villa during the summer and the club may look to make a move for the youngster to add creativity to their squad.

Blues striker Loic Remy is also on the shopping list.

Who could leave? Libor Kozak could leave the club for Celtic this January, as the big Czech forward is out-of-favour and is reportedly free to join the Scottish champions.

Gabriel Agbonlahor is set to be transfer listed by Garde as he is unimpressed with the striker’s training performances.

Bournemouth

Henri Saivet

The Cherries had a hard introduction into life at the top, especially when their top two signings in Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel picked up long-term injuries.

But they have recently turned things around with a 1-0 win at Chelsea and a 2-1 win at home to Manchester United the start of a magnificent revival under Eddie Howe.

Where do they need to strengthen? Goalkeeper/Midfield/Attack

Who could come in? Bournemouth have been linked with Bourdeaux’s midfield pair Henri Saivet, 25, and Wahbi Khazri, 24. Howe may be looking to add some creativity to his midfield but may face a battle with other Premier League teams keeping a close eye on the pair.

The Cherries have also been linked with a move for Birmingham teenager Demarai Gray, but a number of teams are also keeping tabs on the youngster.

The English manager may also look to replace keeper Artur Boruc, as a potential £7million move for Atalanta’s Marco Sportiello is on the cards.

Who could leave? There is not much talk of players leaving The Vitality stadium this January, as Howe looks to keep as much depth to his side as possible.

Chelsea

Antoine Griezmann

With Jose Mourinho exiting the club with the side's season in turmoil it will be no suprise if Abramovich empties his wallet to improve the side in January. Guus Hiddink has already stated he wants to wait a couple of weeks before deciding on acquisitions.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Attack

Who could come in? Atletico Madrid’s Antione Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea look to add a goalscorer to the side. The 24-year-old Frenchman has been in sensational form at Atletico in 2014.

John Stones may be under the radar again as Chelsea continue to struggle defensively. Their heavy pursuit of the 21-year-old Everton defender came to nothing in the summer, but they may be prepared to pay the money following a nightmare first half to the season.

Shakhtar Donetsk's Alex Teixeira is another likely addition.

Who could leave? Diego Costa’s questionable attitude has left the Spaniard under scrutiny and he is now being linked with a move back to Atletico Madrid.

Club captain and legend John Terry is being linked with a move to Galatasaray, with the Turkish side reportedly ready to offer Terry a deal as his contract with the Blues runs out at the end-of-the-season and, as things stands, appears unlikely to be offered a new one.

Juventus are also linked with a move for Brazilian playmaker Oscar, with the Italians rumoured to be ready to part with £29million for the 24-year-old.

Crystal Palace

Simone Zaza

Since Alan Pardew has taken over at the club they have gone from strength to strength. They have been one of the surprise packages of the season.

Where do they need to strengthen? Attack

Who could come in? Stuttgart’s Georg Niedermeier is reportedly set for a move to Selhurst Park for just under £1million, as Pardew may look at the former Bayern Munich man for some defensive cover.

Juventus striker Simone Zaza is also linked with a loan move to Palace, the 24-year-old has failed to cement a spot for the Italian giants and with Paulo Dybala in fantastic form, Zaza may be tempted by the Premier League.

Who could leave? Patrick Bamford is cutting his loan spell short from Chelsea. Middleborough are interested in bringing Bamford back to The Riverside, where he spent last season scoring 17 in 39 games.

James McArthur is being linked with a big move to Arsenal following his fine form this season. The Scot recently signed a three-year contract extension and Pardew will be hoping to keep hold of the midfielder.

Everton

Nemanja Vidic

Following a disappointing season last term, Everton have improved steadily and Roberto Martinez has got his side playing great football again.

The Spanish manager will also have Romelu Lukaku to thank as the Belgian has returned to his scintillating best in the last couple of months.

Where do they need to strengthen? Attack

Who could come in? Calum Chambers has been linked as a potential replacement for Stones, should Chelsea make a move for him. Everton will be reluctant to let Stones leave but if he does, a loan move for Chambers may be an option.

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is also linked with a move to Goodison Park. The 34-year-old Serb would add experience and some aggression to the Everton team.

Who could leave? Kevin Mirallas has been linked with moves away from Everton for the last two transfer windows and his poor form this season may see Everton move him on.

Steven Naismith may also be on his way out, the Scot came close to joining Norwich in the summer and has recently admitted that he is fighting for his Everton career.

Leicester

Nigel De Jong

Leicester provided the great escape last season and 2015 has been their year.

Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy’s have been their deadly duo with their goal scoring and creative form, while summer signing N’Golo Kante has been a revelation.

With growing faith that the title may actually be within reach for Leicester, manager Claudio Ranieri may look to add to his squad.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Midfield

Who could come in: AC Milan’s Nigel De Jong has been linked with a move to the King Power Stadium. The former Manchester City man has experience of winning a Premier League title and could add some more steel to the midfield.

Burnley star Tendayi Darikwa has also been rumoured to be on Ranieri’s list. The versatile full-back only joined The Clarets in the summer but his impressive form has lead to interest from Leicester.

Who could leave? The main fear for The Foxes is that the big guns will be chasing Mahrez and Vardy and keeping hold of their dynamic duo may prove to be the best business of the window.

Liverpool

Neven Subotic

Following another poor run of results, John W. Henry sacked Brendan Rodgers and brought in the charismatic Jurgen Klopp.

Since the German has arrived they won at Chelsea, 3-1, and ripped Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad and are challenging for the top four.

But old habits die hard for the Reds, as the same problems resurface, whether that is defensively or Daniel Sturridge’s injury problems.

Where do they need to strengthen? Goalkeeper/Defence/Midfield

Who could come in? Jack Butland is being linked to replace under-fire Simon Mignolet as the young English keeper is showing why he is rated so highly, putting in a number of stand out performances for Stoke City this season.

Neven Subotic is also linked with a reunion with Klopp, having played for the German at Mainz and then following him to Borrussia Dortmund.

Serbian starlet Marko Grujic is also rumoured to be a target for Liverpool. The 19-year-old is linked with a £5million move to Anfield, but wants to stay at Red Star Belgarde until the summer.

Who could leave? Mamadou Sakho has come of age since Klopp took over and as the French defender returns from injury, Roma are said to be keen on signing the 25-year-old.

Young full-back Alberto Moreno has impressed since joining the Reds and is again linked with a move to Real Madrid. The Spanish left-back was rumoured to be on Madrid's radar when he was at Sevilla and the European giants may renew their interest.

Manchester City

Mauro Icardi
Mauro Icardi

It’s been a really strange season for City, not in a bad way, but not in a great way either.

Injuries to the likes of David Silva and Sergio Aguero have cost Manuel Pellegrini's side points but after spending big in the summer do not expect to see many new faces at the Etihad in January.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Midfield

Who could come in? Mauro Icardi has been linked with a move to Manchester, the 22-year-old is a viable option as Wilfried Bony struggles to find the net in Aguero’s absence.

City are also watching highly rated Uruguayan defender Gaston Pereiro, as the youngster continues to impress for PSV, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over rivals Ajax in October.

Who could leave? Yaya Toure is wanted by Chinese giants Shanghai SIPG as the Ivorian midfielder is reportedly set to be offered a €33million contract to join the club.

Manchester United

David De Gea

Despite a return to the Champions League for United, which ended in an early exit to the Europa League, United fans are still unhappy.

Manager van Gaal is under pressure as the fans want to see more exciting football and convincing performances.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Attack

Who could come in? United were interested in Sadio Mane in the summer and reportedly are still interested however Southampton will not want to sell the Senegalese international.

Romelu Lukaku has also been linked with The Red Devils, with van Gaal desperate to find a goal machine.

United are also interested in ‘the next Cristiano Ronaldo’ from Benfica. Goncalo Guedes is the breakthrough player of the year and the Portuguese 18-year-old is hot property right now and is linked with a £40million move to Old Trafford.

Who could leave? David De Gea remains a target for Real Madrid, despite the deadline move in September narrowly falling through, but it is unlikely De Gea will make a move before the end of the season.

Despite starting the last two matches, Guillermo Varela is could move to Napoli. The Italians are interested in Varela and are hoping his lack of action will play into their hands.

Newcastle

Charlie Austin

Steve McClaren has struggled as Newcastle manager and he feels as if they haven’t yet turned a corner.

Georgino Wijnaldum has been a fantastic signing and looks to be their only spark in the side but McClaren will be hoping for more deals like him.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Midfield

Who could come in? Despite Rob Elliot’s good form, Salvatore Sirigu could be on his way to St James’ Park. The PSG goalkeeper’s spot has been filled by Kevin Trapp and may be looking to get first-team football elsewhere.

Newcastle are also rumoured to be battling rivals Sunderland for French striker Anthony Koura. The 21-year-old would be available for less than £1million but lacks any top flight experience, as he plays in Ligue 2 for Nimes Olympique.

Charlie Austin is chasing a return to top flight football and after continuing to impress at Loftus Road this season he could go someway to boosting Newcastle's chances of staying in the Premier League.

Who could leave? Ayoze Perez came under late interest from Spurs in the summer and after an impressive cameo against them, in which he got the winning goal, they may well come back in for him in January.

Forgotten man Emmanuel Riviere is also linked with a move away from Newcastle. The French striker had a poor debut season, scoring only one goal in 23 appearances and following surgery on a knee injury, he has yet to feature this season.

Norwich

Getty Images France's Sebastien Haller
Sebastien Haller

Things have been tough for the youngest manager in the league, Alex Neil.

Despite picking up some good draws against Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton, the Canaries are struggling to pick up points this season.

Where do they need to strengthen? Attack.

Who could come in? Neil lamented Norwich’s summer recruitment and wants to do better in January. He could be looking to bolster his attacking options as his side are linked with Leigh Griffiths and Utrecht striker Sebastian Haller, with the latter having scored 10 goals this season already.

Norwich also have an interest in a loan move for Simone Zaza, but know they will face a battle with Palace.

Who could leave? Derby are linked with a move for Norwich striker Lewis Grabban. Grabban, who recently fought his way back into Neil’s plans and scored the equaliser against Arsenal, will be hoping to stay in the picture at Norwich.

Kyle Lafferty is also sought after, with former club Palermo and Leeds United supposedly among the clubs interested.

Southampton

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Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman has had a tough second season at Southampton. Despite taking his team to a seventh place finish last season after the loss of so many key players, the loss of Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United seems to be huge.

But the league is so open, they are not far off the European places and a good run of form and a signing or two could see a change in fortunes.

Where do they need to strengthen? Midfield

Who could come in? Andros Townsend is linked with a move to St Mary’s, as the English winger continues to struggle to break back into the Spurs team.

Austin is also linked with a move but the Saints face competition from Newcastle and Sunderland.

Thorgan Hazard, brother of Eden, is also a reported target for Southampton. Hazard has failed to live up to the expectancy and could be available in January,especially if Eden moves on himself.

Who could leave? Sadio Mane is once again linked with a move to Manchester United and the fans will be hoping the club stays firm and keeps hold of him.

Wanyama is again linked with a move away. Towards the end of the window he reportedly put in a transfer request in a bid to join former Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs and interest could well return for Wanyama.

Stoke City

Stephan Kiessling of Bayer Levekusen
Stephan Kiessling

Stoke are no longer known for their long ball exploits.

They have the creativity but they are missing the presence of Steve N’Zonzi, who left the club for Sevilla in the summer.

Where do they need to strengthen? Midfield/Attack

Who could come in? Stefan Kiessling, also linked with Liverpool, is on Hughes’ radar. After the German striker admitted he did not know if he would stay at Leverkusen.

Lewis Cook has also been linked with The Potters and they may test Leeds’ resolve with a bid for the 18-year-old.

Who could leave? Jack Butland has been linked with a big money move to Liverpool and even admitted he is flattered by the link.

Ibrahim Affelay has been linked with a move to Roma recently and the Dutchman’s lack of football for Stoke may see him join the Italian side.

Sunderland

James Collins

The Black Cats always seem to go through the same routine. Have a poor start to the season and rescue it when March comes around.

Sam Allardyce was called in to save the day after Dick Advocaat resigned back in October and results have improved but Allardyce will need to add quality if they want to turn their season around.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Midfield

Who could come in? Linked with Anthony Koura, Charlie Austin and Sebastian Haller, Allardyce appears to be chasing a striker but faces a battle with other clubs for them.

Big Sam is also linked with a move for the experienced James Collins, who he was with at West Ham and Lorient’s Ivorian defender Lamine Kone, to try and improve defensive frailties.

Barnet teenager Daniel Cheema is being linked with Sunderland, but will face tough competition with a number of sides watching the 16-year-old.

Who could leave? Allardyce has recently been critical of Ola Toivonen, who signed in the summer with the Swede failing to nail down a place and impress the boss, but it is unlikely he will be let go of this January.

Jordi Gomez and Vito Mannone are both linked with moves to Italy, with Bologna interested in Gomez and Verona watching former Arsenal keeper Mannone.

Swansea

Russia's Alexander Kokorin celebrates after scoring a header during the Group H World Cup match between Algeria and Russia.
Alexander Kokorin

When Garry Monk first took charge everything looked on the up for Swansea, but a serious of bad results meant the young boss has since lost his job.

Swansea have plenty of quality in their squad but a new manager may look for reinforcements to bolster the squad.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Attack

Who could come in? Alexandr Kokorin of Dynamo Moscow is linked with a move to Wales, with his agent reportedly stating that he’s more likely to move to a smaller team in England than a top one.

The Swans may go back in for Polish winger Maciej Rybus who they were linked to in the summer. Rybus remains keen on leaving Terek Grozny and a potential £3million move could be done.

Who could leave? Andre Ayew has been the one positive of a poor season after his free transfer to Swansea in the summer, but he calls himself ambitious and should a team move in for him, he could make a premature exit.

Tottenham

Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion looks on from the bench
Saido Berahino

After an impressive first half of the season, Tottenham will be dissappointed to finish the season outside the top four and with such an unpredictable Premier League they may be quality confident of a title challenge.

The Argentine manager may keep faith in his squad but probably realises it’s too thin in some areas.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Attack

Who could come in? A surprise name linked with Spurs is Kaan Kairinen of FC Inter Turku. The Finnish 16-year-old can play attacking, central or defensive midfield and is being touted as a big future star, but Juventus are rumoured to be favourites.

Spurs also need to add another striker for cover as Harry Kane remains their only viable option. Saido Berahino who kicked up a fuss in the summer for not being allowed to join the North London side, is again linked.

Who could leave? Andros Townsend looks set to leave after being demoted to the U21 squad. Townsend has not made a senior appearance for Spurs since October and with Newcastle and Southampton interested, the England winger’s time at White Hart Lane is running out.

Moussa Dembele’s recent form has also linked him with a move to struggling Chelsea, however Pochettino is unlikely to want to negotiate a deal with their London rivals.

Watford

Juan Iturbe

After a slow start Watford have enjoyed a great return to the Premier League under manager Quique Flores.

The strike partnership of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo has been a key factor in Watford’s success and The Hornets’ brilliant season so far.

Flores will be hoping to keep his team’s form up and could add some more quality given the opportunity.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence

Who could come in? Juan Iturbe is linked with Bournemouth but Watford are also showing some interest in the Argentinian winger. Should Roma offload Iturbe, they will look to do so abroad and a loan move may be a viable option.

Guillaume Gillet is another one rumoured to be on Watford’s list as potential cover for first choice right-back Allan Nyom. The 31-year-old Anderlecht defender has reportedly rejected an offer from MLS side LA Galaxy, but Flores would face competition from Nantes for Gillet.

Who could leave? Victor Ibarbo has failed to make an impact since his summer loan move from Roma and Flores is said to be ready to end the loan and let the Colombian return to his parent club.

Alessandro Diamanti is also set to leave, having not started a league games since joining in the summer. Udinese are rumoured to be interested, if Watford do end his loan.

West Brom

Matt Phillips

The style of football Tony Pulis' side plays is often criticised but more often than not does the job, although it is hindering players, such as Salomon Rondon, who signed for a club record fee in the summer.

Rondon is often left upfront on his own, Pulis may be looking for a creative player to help, and that may change his style for him.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Midfield

Who could come in? Matt Phillips is set to be on Pulis’ list again, having come close to a move to The Hawthorns in September. The Scottish international could join The Baggies for £7million and should that deal not happen, Kerim Frei of Besiktas is a name rumoured to be the backup to that deal.

West Brom scouts are reportedly watching Ben Godfrey of York City and Pulis may make a move for the young midfielder, who scored his first senior goal last month.

Who could leave? Saido Berahino continues to be the talk of the town and is now being warned about wasting his career by West Brom legend Tony Brown. A move to Tottenham looks more likely to happen, than it did in the summer.

James Chester is worried about his playtime ahead of the 2016 Euros and is worried he will be left out of the Wales squad should he not start playing. Chester may have to look for a move in a bid to make sure his dream of playing in France next summer is not shattered.

West Ham

Keisuke Honda

Slaven Bilic has had a fantastic first half of the season, guiding the Hammers to away wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

The signing of Dimitri Payet changed West Ham’s quality but since his injury, they have dropped off a little.

There has also been a bit of an injury crisis at Upton Park as of late and Bilic may be forced into making some deals in January.

However Jack Sullivan, son of co-owner David, claimed the club had overspent in the summer and it looks as if the East London side will have to make do.

Where do they need to strengthen? Defence/Attack

Who could come in? Japanese attacking midfielder Keisuke Honda was a potential target, as injuries to Manuel Lanzini, Payet and Victor Moses have left West Ham scarce of creative options.

Boca Juniors striker Jonathan Calleri, is also linked with a move to West Ham but a lack of funds have now probably ruled that out.

Who could leave? On loan Argentine Lanzini recently spoke of his pride at being linked with a move to Liverpool, but the 22-year-old also spoke of his commitment to West Ham and any move in January looks to be unlikely.

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