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10 Best Players on the Move in the Transfer Window and Where They'll End Up

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterJanuary 3, 2015

10 Best Players on the Move in the Transfer Window and Where They'll End Up

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    With the January transfer window less than one month away, Bleacher Report takes a look at 10 players almost certain to move on from their current clubs.

    There's been plenty of speculation—and that speculation will only intensify over the coming weeks leading up to Christmas—that the likes of Radamel Falcao and Ashley Cole among others will be seeking pastures new.

    So who's a dead cert?

Radamel Falcao

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    We'll start with the obvious—Radamel Falcao is probably going to be joining Chelsea this January.

    According to Neil Ashton of The Daily Mail, Roberto Di Matteo presented Roman Abramovich with a list of potential summer targets after the UEFA Champions League win and the Colombian's name was first.

    The Russian owner might be infatuated with Fernando Torres, but it's clear from the first half of the season he's failed to shake his penchant for underperforming.

    Rafa Benitez is not a miracle worker, which is what's required to get the former Liverpool hitman firing. Best to just get a better one?

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

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    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's contract expires this summer and could, therefore, be available in January for as little as £6 million (via The Daily Mail).

    Arsenal and Liverpool have both expressed interest in him so far, with Brendan Rodgers' side the most like to break the bank for him.

    He's a natural finisher who could immediately improve either team, but Arsenal may be a more likely destination.

Wesley Sneijder

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    Wesley Sneijder's time at Internazionale is over.

    He's refusing to sign a new contract, Inter are refusing to play him and he won't lower his current wage either. It reeks of Julio Cesar.

    Best resolution for everyone would be for the Dutch No. 10 to leave in January. AC Milan in addition to several Turkish clubs have expressed solid interest (via The Daily Mail).

Nene

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    Wesley Sneijder's replacement could be Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Nene.

    The Brazilian enjoyed an incredible season last year, but has been shifted to the sidelines following high profile arrivals in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

    Internazionale and AC Milan are both interested, sparking a potentially intriguing battle between the two Italian rivals (via SoccerNews.com).

Fernando Llorente

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    Goal.com have exclusively revealed Juventus' supposed €7 million package to secure Fernando Llorente's signature this winter.

    El Rey Leon has stated he will leave in the summer for free, but the Old Lady's needs are clear and will want to secure the Spaniard so he can spearhead them toward consecutive Serie A titles.

    After falling out with Marcelo Bielsa, there's only one conclusion. The sooner this one's dealt with, the better.

Wilfried Zaha

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    Wilfried Zaha's first England cap may have added £2 million to his price tag, but that won't dissuade the cluster of English Premier League clubs chasing his signature.

    The Daily Mail reckon Arsenal are in the driving seat despite interest from Manchester City and Manchester United.

    Where would he suit best? Manchester United seems a good theoretical fit.

Isco

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    Samir Nasri's torrid form has only served to increase the urgency of Manchester City's pursuit of Isco.

    The Malaga playmaker has been setting Europe alight with some scintillating performances, while the los Boquerones chiefs have been working hard to extend his contract and raise his buyout clause.

    Goal.com believe the Citizens will meet the €17.5 million clause before the Andalusian club get the chance to raise it.

Robinho

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    According to SkySports, Robinho could be on his way back to Brazil after an injury-hit season in Milan.

    Gremio, Atletico Mineiro and Sao Paulo have made contact in search of a cut-price deal, and the former Manchester City star will want to get regular first-team football to make sure he's up to scratch for the 2014 World Cup.

Nani

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    Nani's future at Manchester United just looks bleaker by the second.

    The latest indicator that he won't be playing football at Old Trafford in 2013 is that he's been left off the club's official calendar (via The Daily Mail).

    He's struggled to make an impact this season as Sir Alex Ferguson has either opted for Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia or used a narrow midfield diamond.

    Zenit St. Petersburg and Paris Saint-Germain are credited with interest.

Victor Wanyama

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    The Guardian are reporting that Manchester United want Celtic's midfield destroyer Victor Wanyama for £12 million.

    Neil Lennon is aware of other clubs' interest and already stated an asking price of £25 million, so perhaps there's some negotiating to be done.

    The Kenyan is an excellent combative option that Sir Alex Ferguson currently lacks, and it appears Kevin Strootman won't be available till the summer due to his settling concerns (via The Daily Mail).

Notable Exceptions

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    There are some transfers that are touted and touted to the point the media make them seem like certainties, but ultimately there's simply no chance of them going through.

    Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool is as unlikely as Kaka finding someone to pay his astronomical wages.

    Similarly, Adrian Lopez is pretty unlikely to leave Atletico Madrid if Radamel Falcao does too, while Arsenal will probably bow to Theo Walcott's contract demands whether he's worth £100-per-week or not.

     

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