The January transfer window is fast approaching and Premier League clubs are busy making their plans to get through this winter.
The mid-season market is always a turbulent time for top clubs as the teams look to strengthen their ranks for the second half of the campaign.
It’s harder to do business in the January window, but several parties across the country could be forced to open their checkbooks after Christmas.
What are the latest rumors and headlines? talkSPORT.com takes a look …
Arsenal want Everton and England striker to replace 30-year-old forward Alexandre Lacazette, according to the Mirror.
Calvert-Lewin, who is on contract until 2025, has spent most of the season injured and the Toffees are desperate to welcome him back.
“Some clubs sold players at the right time, and with the money they received they made the team better,” said Rafael Benitez.
“This is something we have to learn. The owner is willing to spend the money but we cannot go by all the time without bringing in the money.
“So I think we have to be smart going forward, but for now, right now, we have to make sure that we can get the best out of our players.”
Newcastle are targeting the Manchester United midfielder as well as three other England players in January.
The Telegraph claims the Magpies are chasing Lingard, 28, Tottenham star Harry Winks, 25, Chelsea ace Ross Barkley, 27, and Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid.
The report also states that Liverpool defender Nat Phillips and Burnley mainstay James Tarkowski are other names that have been discussed.
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick “wants to discuss” a shock transfer for Chelsea striker Timo Werner.
The German would be keen to buy the Blues striker having already done so when he was sporting director of RB Leipzig.
Given that Chelsea signed him last summer and then signed Romelu Lukaku in the 2021 summer transfer window potentially shows that the club’s hierarchy doesn’t have much faith in the 25-year-old who only has seven Premier League goals to his name since his arrival.
According to BildRangnick is keen to give his former player the chance to relaunch his career at Old Trafford.
Leicester City are planning a move in January for the wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan, according to Football Insider.
The South Korean international, 25, is on loan to the club from RB Leipzig, but Molineux’s side lack funds to make the deal permanent.
Wolves retain an option to buy £ 13million next summer, but Leciester is looking for offensive reinforcements with Jamie Vardy turning 35 in January.
And the Foxes could persuade Leipzig to sell with an offer of £ 18million next month.
Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign Philippe Coutinho, according to Spanish media SPORT.
The Barcelona star has been heavily linked with a return to England with Newcastle United linked with a move in January.
However, with United gearing up for a new era under Ralf Rangnick, that means the prospect of signing the 29-year-old could be appealing.
Chelsea and Liverpool are both considering a move for Ronald Araujo, according to Spanish media SPORT.
The Barcelona star is attracting high profile attention due to his Camp Nou form and it looks like a move to the Premier League could be an option.
The 22-year-old is a Uruguayan international and is considered a center-back on the ball.
Ajax are considering signing Steven Bergwijn, according to reports in the Netherlands.
The Tottenham striker has struggled to establish himself as a regular holder in north London and faces a big sizable challenge to do so under Antonio Conte.
The Dutch giants are said to want a loan until the end of the season.
Arsenal and Tottenham are both reportedly interested in Alexander Isak.
North London rivals see Isak as an alternative to the much-requested Dusan Vlahovic, who is set to ignore a move to England, Eurosport said.
Isak currently plays for Real Sociedad in La Liga where he has scored six goals in 16 appearances in 2021/22.
The report claims that if the 22-year-old comes to England, he wants to go to a club where there is a clear path to play regular football.
The veteran Real Madrid midfielder is open to joining Manchester City as a free agent next summer, according to Spanish media SuperDeporte.
The 36-year-old is tempted by the prospect of returning to the Premier League, with a view to moving on to MLS City franchise club, New York City.
Ex-Tottenham star Modric is reportedly considering his options after talks about a contract extension at the Bernabeu halt.
Ben Brereton Diaz
Southampton are reportedly interested in signing the forward from the Blackburn Rovers and Chile.
But the Sun claims Seville have led the race to sign the 22-year-old whose £ 20million price tag may be too much for the Saints.
Brereton Diaz has scored 16 goals in 22 games for Blackburn this season and the Championship club are under pressure to balance their books.
Barcelona have reached an agreement with Ferran Torres over a transfer to Camp Nou, according to Marca.
The Spaniard is set to move to the Catalan giants, but no deal has been reached with the Premier League champions.
With Xavi’s team on the hunt for offensive reinforcements, this could be a business to watch.