As the January transfer window draws closer, rumours are beginning to circulate surrounding potential deals. With the likes of Southampton and West Ham currently sitting in the top four, some of the Premier League big-boys will have to strengthen in January if they want things to improve during the second half of the season.
Here are some of the rumours to emerge over the past few days:
According to the Daily Express, Chelsea and Manchester City are set to activate Koke’s £48 million release clause, as Atletico Madrid are unwilling to accept anything less for the 22-year-old.
Liverpool may be set to lose Glen Johnson when his contract runs down next summer, with Roma keen to add another Englishman to their ranks. Although, the blow may be softened by the news that Brendan Rodgers is keen on bringing Benfica and Uruguay right-back Maxi Pereira to Anfield.
Although, Liverpool may be set to lose another star on a free next summer, according to the Daily Mail. Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is set to offer Steven Gerrard the chance to continue at the top level, should he fail to agree a contract extension with Liverpool.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United fans will be happy to hear that Borussia Dortmund are willing to sell star defender Mats Hummels. Although, the Premier League clubs will have to splash a whopping £47 million to land the German international.
According to the Sun, Chelsea veteran Petr Cech could be set for a move across London. The long-serving keeper lost his place to Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea goal and could move to Arsenal in a £7 million deal, in order to find regular first-team action.
Schurrle’s potential switch to Borussia Dortmund has stolen the headlines over the past week, but according to the Daily Express the World Cup winner could make the switch to Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Liverpool or Tottenham in a £25 million deal.
Former Chelsea star Juan Mata could also be on the move, with Atletico Madrid prepared to pay £20 million to land the Manchester United attacking midfielder. Mata has struggled to cement his place in the United first-team and could be available on the cheap, despite arriving at Old Trafford in a £37 million deal less than a year ago.