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 …
Ralf Rangnick is reportedly aiming for a move for Amadou Haidara to implement his pressing style at Manchester United.
Rangnick moved for the 23-year-old Mali international while at RB Leipzig in 2018 and has played 95 times in three years at the club since.
According to The Times, the German now wants Haidara at Old Trafford after joining the club.
Haidara is valued at around £ 33million and is in contact with Leipzig until June 2025.
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 playing 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.
Former 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 striker 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.
Newcastle United are leading the chase to sign Ousmane Dembele, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Barcelona star has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou with his contract which will expire next summer.
Manchester United are said to be enthusiastic as well, but the Magpies would be the most likely destination.
West Ham is set to take another step for James Tarkowski in the January transfer window, according to The Sun.
The Burnley defender is approaching the final months of his contract at Turf Moor and looks more and more likely to move on.
With the Hammers having already held an interest, David Moyes will be looking to gain the upper hand in the competition with a discounted move for the player.
Newcastle United could still make a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho in January, according to El Nacional.
The Barcelona star has been heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park in recent months, but reports have cooled with news that the player may not be interested.
However, that position may change if the Magpies make a formal offer in the New Year.
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.
Wolves are set to sell the winger in the January transfer window as talks about a new contract dropout, according to 90min.
Traore has had a mixed time since arriving at Molineux, failing to consistently reach his undoubted potential.
Barcelona and Liverpool are both reportedly interested in a transfer for the 25-year-old and may take a chance as his future is still unresolved.
CalcioMercato now claims Jurgen Klopp is looking to exploit Wolves’ willingness to sell Traore after being put off by the £ 42.2million price tag this summer.
Liverpool are set to lose Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in January due to the Africa Cup of Nations and the Spaniard could replace them.
Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent: “How much could they get him for, Adama?”
“In this team, he could also be unstoppable by the way.
“His problem is consistency, but I think in this Liverpool team, where they play high press and high energy, he could be good for them.”