Five transfers we EXPECT to happen in January: Chelsea, Liverpool & Spurs to splash cash, while Arsenal trim squad

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Christmas is here, which means they are no more windows to open on your advent calendar.

The transfer window will be open this time next week, though, and, with many clubs needing to do business, it promises to be a busy January.

Transfer windows always throw up surprises, but here are five moves we firmly EXPECT to happen next month.

5. Saido Berahino – West Bromwich Albion to Tottenham Hotspur

This transfer was talked about all summer, but Spurs failed to meet West Brom’s valuation.

Tottenham’s need for another striker remains, especially as Clinton Njie recently underwent surgery, while the Baggies may be willing to lower their demands after their prized asset managed just three goals in his first 12 appearances in the 2015-16 campaign.

skyBET make Berahino odds-on to be at White Hart Lane by the end of January.

4. Jamie Vardy – Leicester City to Chelsea

Vardy has been sensational for Leicester this season and many people would argue that he would be foolish to leave the King Power Stadium.

However, money talks. Manchester City and Chelsea both want the English goal machine.

Chelsea’s need for Vardy is much more pressing than City’s and, with Guus Hiddink keen to make him his first signing, this could be wrapped up quicker than you can “chat shit, get banged”.

Riyad Marrez and Jamie Vardy


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3. Marko Grujic – Red Star Belgrade to Liverpool

Red Star are skint and they have agreed to sell 19-year-old Grujic to Liverpool for £5.1m.

Grujic will likely return to Red Star on loan, before joining the Reds for pre-season training next summer.

Although Grujic’s dad has voiced concerns over the proposed move, it remains on.

2. Calum Chambers – Arsenal to Southampton

Chambers has struggled to establish himself in Arsenal’s first-team since his £16m transfer from Southampton in July 2014.

With game time at a premium and his former club fearing that they may become dragged into a relegation battle, Chambers looks set to return to St Mary’s on loan until the end of the season.

Calum Chambers Arsenal


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1. Diego Costa – Chelsea to Atletico Madrid

Another player on the verge of return from whence he came.

It would be unfair to describe Costa as a Chelsea flop after he scored 20 goals to fire the Blues to the Premier League title last season.

However, he has been dreadful this term and his days at Stamford Bridge are surely numbered.

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