Ten surprise transfer rumours ahead of January – could these really happen?
With the January transfer window edging nearer, more and more stories are emerging about which players could be on the move this winter, with some more unusual than others.
It is often clear which teams are likely to be busy, and which areas they need to strengthen, but every once in a while some transfer sagas develop that steal the headlines as few could have seen them coming.
Some recent rumours fall into that category and could shock some this January if they do go through, with these ten picked out as our pick of the most likely to shock the footballing world if they become a reality…
10) Cech to Arsenal
In a surprise twist, Arsenal have recently been tipped as the favourites to sign out-of-favour Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech this January. The long-serving Blues star has lost his place to Thibaut Courtois this season, but remains a top class talent and one the club surely wouldn’t want to see sign for a rival. Still, it is thought that they would be willing to let Cech join Arsenal for around £7m.