The January transfer window is just around the corner and the Premier League big-hitters will be looking to put their final plans in place to bolster their squads for the second half of the campaign. Arsenal are currently five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, while Newcastle have stunned their rivals by climbing to third. And Tottenham complete the top four ahead of the return of Premier League football later this month.
Fifth-place Manchester United could be tempted to spend big in the New Year after terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract, while Liverpool, who are sixth, could do with a shot in the arm after winning just six top-flight games all season.
United have been linked with Netherlands right-backs Denzel Dumfries and Jeremie Frimpong in recent days, while they are also on the lookout for a striker. And Dutchman Cody Gakpo will reportedly make his transfer decision after the World Cup.
The in-demand Jude Bellingham, meanwhile, was in scintillating form for England on Sunday as he helped the Three Lions defeat Senegal 3-0 in the last 16 of the World Cup. And the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid will all be licking their lips at the prospect of signing him.
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