January Transfer Window: Best Player Targeted at Every Position
The Winter transfer window is officially open as of Jan. 1 at 12:00.
As usual, it is expected to be a hectic transfer window; clubs all around are hoping to boost their rosters in the short period, perhaps with loans or emergency purchases.
Who can forget last season's January transfers? Torres? Carroll?
Ongoing transfer sagas look to continue as rumors and announcements of moves seem to take over the headlines.
Nevertheless an exciting time, so you'd better be ready for when we enter the thick of it!
Who do you want on your team for the second half of the season? Here's a look at the best players in each position who will most likely be targeted in the coming weeks:
Goalkeeper: Tomasz Kuszczak
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The 29-year-old shot-stopper is looking for a way out of his current club, Manchester United. Rumors are circulating that Greek champions Olympiacos have been keeping an eye on the Pole, who is currently third choice at Old Trafford.
Spanish U-21 international David de Gea, brought in from Atletico Madrid over the summer, and Anders Lindegaard, debuting for the first time in the Premiership this season, have intensified Kuszczak's nightmare, only having played five times last season.
Late last year, it was revealed that the Polish international hoped to head to Leeds United on loan, but Sir Alex Ferguson blocked the move, leaving Kuszczak Doncaster Rovers or Sheffield United as his only choices.
It seems likely that the 'keeper will either sign with Olympiacos or remain in England, on loan in League One or Championship, especially after claiming he has become a slave to the English Champions.
Defender: Gary Cahill
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Fans were surprised at the end of the season when Bolton managed to laugh off bids from clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham. Now Chelsea have entered the race for the Sheffield-born center-back and they look set on the England international.
Current Bolton manager Owen Coyle has expressed that he will not stand in the way of Cahill heading to a bigger club and with Portuguese tactician Andre Villas-Boas making his interest known, a move seems imminent.
Coyle has recently revealed that Bolton and Chelsea reached an agreement on a fee; now all that is left is for Cahill and the club to work it out.
Midfielder: Wesley Sneijder
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Over the summer, Manchester United tried and tried, but nothing materialized of their attempts to sign Internazionale midfielder Wesley Sneijder. Now they are back in the hunt.
It's been reported that talks will take place this week for the Dutchman and a £25 million bid has been made.
But Claudio Ranieri isn't willing to let his 'crown jewel' go and will fight to keep the 27-year-old in Milan for as long as possible. How long that will be is up in the air.
Striker: Carlos Tevez
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After an extremely tedious and drawn-out saga of Tevez and City, it is finally the time for the striker to find another club. It is difficult to predict as of now, but there have been rumors of a move to Italy or South America.
Tevez's irresponsible actions have angered Man City officials to such a degree that they won't even accept a loan deal for him; he has to leave and never return!
AC Milan are interested in a loan and assert that they refuse to alter terms of the possible move. Whereas clubs such as Juventus and PSG were reported to be interested in him earlier in December, it seemed to have cooled.
Brazilian heavyweight Corinthians also are looking for a loan deal, which appears to benefit Tevez the most as his family is in Argentina, one of the issues he faced while at City.
Though there are attitude problems, Tevez is nevertheless a great striker and it would be unfortunate to see him exit European football.