As can be expected, the transfer rumour mill has hit overdrive in the last few weeks as we approach the winter transfer window.

With the Premier League title race proving to be one of the most heated in the history of the competition thus far and European big guns all keen on improving their squad with an eye on the Champions League, January promises one thing; a host of high-profile changes.

And whilst much of the speculation concerning players moving to one club or another may be premature, there are those who have attracted the interest of a string of big teams.

As we near the New Year we take a predictive look at some of the transfer battles that are to rage next month.

Click on to see our top ten transfer battles to take place in January...

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