GMS Academy member Mihir Sangodkar takes a look at a selection of Premier League clubs' plans for January....
Demba Ba: Having missed out on a loan deal for the Senegalese front man, the Gunners are lining up a bid to buy him this time around.
Ba has fallen down the pecking order and has been playing second fiddle to Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o at Stamford Bridge. Ba has made a mere three appearances in the Premier League and Arsenal need a backup striker for Oliver Giroud.
Prospective Bid: £10 Million
Javier Hernandez: Another candidate for the backup striker is Javier Hernandez. Hernandez is stuck down the vine after Van Persie, Rooney and Daniel Welbeck.
Chicarito has been impressive this season contributing to victories against Stoke City and Norwich. He is perfect for the job and has a lot of experience as the ‘Super Sub’.
Prospective Bid: £10-15 Million
Konstantinos Mitroglou: Liverpool have been in sensational form in front of goal with both Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez on fire at Anfield.
Mitroglou has the Midas touch in front of goal in the Greek Super League. He will be a bargain buy, if Rodgers can convince the hierarchy.
Prospective Bid: £6 Million
Eliaquim Mangala: Chelsea have been a bit shaky defensively, conceding two goals against both Newcastle and West Brom.
David Luiz has not been sturdy defensively and has lost his place to Gary Cahill. A recent rumour suggesting a potential move for John Terry to Turkey might spur Mourinho to make a winning bid for Mangala.
The Porto defender will be a good addition to the back four at the bridge.
Prospective Bid: £15 Million
Karim Benzema: The Frenchman has found his stride this season, scoring four goals and providing three assists in the last three games. The lack of form last season might have suggested a move away from the Bernabeu.
Chelsea are still searching for a front man to add to Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres. Benzema joined the Galacticos for £30 million and Madrid will be looking to make some money back when they actually sell him.
Prospective Bid: £25 Million
Sami Khedira: The German is unsettled at Real Madrid and a recent report claimed that he was not happy about the criticism levied on him during the losses suffered by Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have been tracking Ramires as a replacement for Khedira and there might be a swap deal including the two.
Prospective Bid: £30 Million or swap with Ramires.
Koke: The 21-year-old has had a terrific season with Atletico Madrid. He has been labelled as the next Xavi and has been topping the La Liga charts for most goals created.
He was scouted by United during the Sir Alex Ferguson era. Moyes wants a creative man at Old Trafford.
Prospective Bid: £16 Million
Leighton Baines: The age old rumour of Baines to Old Trafford might finally materialise this winter and a possible replacement for Evra might finally arrive.
Roberto Martinez managed to keep Baines at Goodison Park and will be hoping for a similar story in the coming transfer window. Martinez strengthened his squad after selling Fellaini last transfer window by adding the services of James McCarthy and loaned Lukaku, Barry and Deulofeu.
Prospective Bid: £15 - 20 Million
Marco Reus: Reus was the bargain buy of the season for Dortmund. His services were secured for a meagre £18 million and only a season later he can secure them as much as £30 Million.
Ashley Young and Nani have failed to make an impact at United this season and Valencia is not his usual spectacular self. Reus can be United’s answer to that. United however will have to thwart the interests of Arsneal and Manchester City for his services.
Prospective Bid: £25 - 30 Million.
Hulk: Spurs have found it difficult to find the goal from open play and the usual avenue of goals has been Soldado penalties.
Spurs are likely to let out of favor Adebayor go and an ageing Defoe hardly helps the cause. Hulk is unsettled at Zenit and is looking for a move to the Premier League. He will however not come cheap. Having broken their transfer record twice during the summer, Spurs will have to probably do it a third time to get the services of the Brazilian.
Prospective Bid: £35 Million
Thomas Ince: Tottenham are interested in getting Ince to White Hart Lane. The Blackpool winger has a year left on his contract and is reluctant to sign a new deal. Liverpool were interested in the winger last season however Blackpool thwarted that interest. Blackpool will want to cash in on Ince and not allow him to leave on free transfer.
Prospective Bid: £5 Million
Fabio Coentrao: Spurs are without a strong recognised left-back following the injuries to Danny Rose and Kyle Naughton.
In such a situation Villas Boas might be inclined to make a bid for the Real Madrid right back. Coentrao has played less than half a dozen games and is looking for a way out of the Spanish capital.
He possesses great ability to cross and make darting runs down the right flank. Spurs have been missing the width and the Portuguese might be the perfect fit to the jigsaw.
Prospective Bid: £20 Million
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