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2020 January Transfer Window: Premier League Club Guide

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January opens the transfer window for the second half of the season, with the Premier League and Europeans getting players to strengthen their teams. The window is already open for the French, Scottish, German, English, and Chinese clubs, with Spanish and Italian clubs waiting to join on 2nd January. 
Expect to see some serious transfers with the likes of Arsenal hunting for a defender and Manchester United for a striker after their target, Erling Haaland, chose to join Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere, Chealse will be comparing Bundesliga, Jadon Sanch and Timo Werner. So far, Liverpool has already signed Takumi Minamino. Another interesting transfer you should be aware of when placing your bets on sites like ComeOn odds, is that of former Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge. The million-dollar question is, will he join Aston Villa or Marseille? 
Below we look at which clubs need to bolster their squads during this transfer window and which payer they may go for. 
Aston Villa
The club spent over £100 million pounds during the summer transfer window but still needs to spend more if they are to get out of their relegation problems. With John McGinn out for three months due to injury, the club needs to find strengthen their frontline as well as relieve the pressure on Wesley. Among their targets is  Werder Bremen’s winger, Milot Rashica. 
Arsenal has deficiencies for both midfield and centre-back; positions that would perfectly be filled by Thomas Lemar of Atletico Madrid and Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig. However, buying these two would cost the club approx. £100 million, money that the club doesn’t have. The club may get some money by letting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go, but that wouldn’t be a worthy sacrifice. 
Lifting of the club’s transfer ban creates a good opportunity for Frank Lampard to improve his striking team. With over £150 million to spend, the club is eyeing several players including:
  • Samuel Chukwueze of Villareal  
  • Jadon Sancho of Dortmund
  • RB Leipzig’s  Timo Werner
  • Fyodor Chalov of CSKA Moscow
  • Wilfried Zaha and Moussa Dembele, both of Lyon 
The club will be releasing Olivier Giroud.
Although the club doesn’t need any new players this January, Jurgen Klopp has already signed Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg. Klopp, however, admits that it’ll be tricky to fit the Japanese midfielder since the team is already performing well. There’s also the likelihood of the team signing Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, and that’s all the deals the team is expected to make this season. 
Manchester United
Ole Gunnar has a budget of £150 million set aside in case any of his summer list players become available. These include:
  • James Maddison of Leicester
  • Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund
  •  Decline Rice of West Ham
  • Christian Eriksen of Tottenham
However, the midfield is the club’s weakest division and the manager should, therefore, prioritize on Eriksen, Rice, and Madison. The manager isn’t expected to let any player go unless he gets a good deal on Nemanja Matic or the player demands to go. 
Manchester City
Guardiola insists that he isn’t signing new players despite Aymeric Larpote’s knee injury. This comes even after the team has suffered poor defence due to lack of good replacement. But in case he changes his mind, the manager will spend £50 million to buy a new player. It won’t be a surprise though, considering it’s the transfer market season. 
Wrapping Up
The transfer window will close on Friday 31st January 2020 at 11 PM for Germany, Italy, France, and Spain, while Portuguese teams have until the following day to complete the signing. For the Chinese Premier League, the transfer window closes on February 27, while it closes on February 21 for the Russian teams. If any team wishes to make any deals after the deadlines, then it can do so via the “Deal Sheet.”
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