50 transfer targets that could be on the move in January.
50. Kurt Zouma – Saint Etienne to Liverpool
Liverpool have been monitoring the French teenager since the summer and could finally be set to make their move in January. They may face some competition from elsewhere in Europe, but their pursuit will be aided by the fact that he will be MIA for the club until the new year as he serves out a ten game ban.
49. Aiden McGeady – Spartak Moscow to Everton
The Irish winger has took to Russian football well since his transfer to Spartak in 2010, but with a young family struggling to adapt to life in the former Soviet Union rumours have continuously linked him with a switch back to the UK. Now Everton could be set hand him a lifeline by giving him the chance he wants in the Premier League.
48. Victor Valdes – Barcelona to Monaco
The Spanish stopper had been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City in the past, but with his contract winding down at Barcelona, he has apparently told French moneybags Monaco that he is all theirs should they manage to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
47. Maxime Gonalons – Lyon to Napoli
The French midfielder had been long on Arsenal’s wish list, but his club decided not to sell over the summer. However, with Lyon languishing near the bottom of the Ligue 1 table Napoli boss Rafa Benitez may use this as the ideal time to pounce and bring the highly rated youngster to Serie A.
46. Ashley Young – Manchester United to Galatasaray
The England man is now just a shadow of the player he was at Aston Villa a few years ago, and right now he is also persona non grata at the club thanks to his diving antics. However, salvation could lie overseas as Turkish giants Galatasaray are hoping to be able to take advantage of his situation.
45. Ola Toivonen – PSV Eindhoven to Newcastle United
The big Swedish international has been waiting to be handed new terms in the Netherlands, only they are yet to turn up. A long mooted move to the Premier League is now in the offing as Newcastle United look set to take advantage of his expiring deal at the Philips Stadion and add an extra boost to their frontline.
44. Willy Caballero – Malaga to Manchester City
With Joe Hart dying a tiny death every week now City are in need of a new custodian that conveys pure confidence. Caballero may not be a world class name, but he is reliable and is a player that Manuel Pellegrini knows well having worked with him at Malaga. A January move is likely to go ahead as his price is set at just £2.5m.
43. Will Hughes – Derby County to Liverpool
The Derby youngster is perhaps the most sought after star outside of the top flight and has been linked with a host of top clubs already. However, it is Liverpool who are in pole position to land his signature as Brendan Rodgers continues to overhaul his squad with younger talent.
42. Sergi Darder – Malaga to Manchester City
The second Malaga star that has been linked with a move to City is the young midfielder Sergi Darder. Spurs have also been linked with making an advance, but City will hold the advantage as Manuel Pellegrini has previously worked with the player and Spurs have a continued and chronic over crowding of their midfield.
41. Felipe Caicedo – Lokomotiv Moscow to West Ham United
The Hammers have been short on strikers this season thanks to the continued injury problems of Andy Carroll and the club were forced to re-sign Carlton Cole on a short term deal. Manager Sam Allardyce is working to a tight budget and has identified the former Arsenal man as a potential target during the January window.