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 hectic 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 …
Salah has pressured Liverpool to resolve his contractual situation as he comments on reports linking him to a move to Barcelona.
The superstar forward is entering the final 18 months of his contract at Anfield and would be happy to stay.
“I’ve said it a few times, if it’s up to me, I want to stay at Liverpool,” said Salah.
“But the decision is in the hands of management and they need to resolve this issue.”
The 29-year-old also brought up the Barcelona rumors during an interview with Egyptian channel MBC Masr TV.
Salah said: “I have read what has been said about Xavi’s interest in signing me.
“It’s something that makes me happy that a team like Barcelona are interested in me, but I’m happy at Liverpool and we’ll see what happens in the future.
“At the moment, I prefer to stay in the Premier League because it is the strongest league in the world.”
The Frenchman admitted he couldn’t rule out extending his stay at Paris Saint-Germain despite continued ties to Real Madrid.
“I don’t know,” Mbappe told Amazon Prime when asked about his future. “Today I have to take the time. It is not easy. Either way, I’ll play for a big club.
“At first I was disappointed [not to leave]. But hey, I’m not in the third division, I’m in a club that wants to win the Champions League.
“I am Parisian, I have my family, I feel good, I have always said it. I just wanted to find out something else.
Newcastle United are keen to take a step for Kieran Trippier.
Eddie Howe is looking to bolster his defense at St James’ Park and had identified the Atletico Madrid star as a potential option.
According to The Sun, a deal to sign the 31-year-old could cost as much as £ 25million.
Manchester United have identified John McGinn as a potential transfer target, according to The Sun.
The Aston Villa star is considered one of the best midfielders outside of the top six and could be in line for a big move to Old Trafford.
He is believed to be presented as an ideal replacement for Paul Pogba who seems more and more likely to move on.
Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign Ousmane Dembele.
The Barcelona star is attracting huge interest from Premier League clubs, with Manchester United and Newcastle United also interested.
With a contract expiring next summer, that means some sort of bidding war could emerge to attract the striker’s services.
Liverpool are again interested in signing the Lille midfielder, according to Spanish media outlet Fichajes.
Sanches, 24, valued at around £ 34million, has been linked with a move to Anfield for years after relaunching his career in France.
However, the Reds will face FOUR other clubs, including Manchester City and Newcastle for the Portuguese star.
Barcelona and AC Milan are said to be the other two teams set to compete with the Premier League trio for the signing of Sanches.
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.
However, Evening Standard claim Lille striker Jonathan David, 21, also fits the profile of the type of attacker Arsenal is looking for.
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.
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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.
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.