The January transfer window is just around the corner and several Premier League clubs are already hard at work behind closed doors to establish their plan of action for the mid-season market. Just shy of £300million was spent by teams in England’s top flight in January earlier this year and it seems as though a similar collective outlay could be splashed on new players over the coming weeks as managers up and down the country look to prepare their ranks for the all-important run-in.
Manchester United are widely expected to be active in the market next month as Erik ten Hag aims to improve his squad, with the Red Devils said to be targeting Croatia duo Josip Juranovic and Dominik Livakovic among a handful of other players. A renewed move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was pursued by United over the summer, could also be in the works at Old Trafford amid the continued uncertainty over the Dutchman’s long-term future at the Nou Camp.
Chelsea, meanwhile, were the Premier League’s biggest spenders in pre-season and have been tipped to splash the cash once again in January in order to add some extra quality before the mid-season window draws to a close. The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City will also be hard at work behind the scenes to set out their respective plans of action, but it remains to be seen which club will manage to take the biggest strides over the course of next month.
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