Premier League transfer window club-by-club: What they need and who they are looking for

The Premier League transfer window opens on Saturday morning and closes at 11pm on February 2.

Premier League transfer window club-by-club: What they need and who they are looking for

Harry Redknapp loves a good transfer window

The Premier League transfer window opens on Saturday morning and closes at 11pm on February 2.

Here we looks at what clubs may be planning:


What they need: The Gunners’ defensive shortcomings remain unsolved with a centre-half and a ball-winning midfielder still the priority.

Potential arrivals: Virgil van Dijk, Ron Vlaar, Tyrone Mings, James Milner, Moussa Sissoko, Morgan Schneiderlin, William Carvalho

Potential departures: Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo, Joel Campbell

Aston Villa

What they need: To hold on to Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph, whose contracts both expire in the summer, and sign a winger who can provide better service to Christian Benteke.

Potential arrivals: Ikechi Anya, Matt Jarvis, Darren Fletcher, Lasse Vigen Christensen

Potential departures: Fabian Delph, Ron Vlaar, Darren Bent

Aston Villa's Danny Ings


What they need: Persuading top-scorer Danny Ings to sign a new contract, or at least to stay until the end of the season, is essential with the club unlikely to alter their prudent approach to Premier League spending.

Potential arrivals: Raul Albentosa, Giampaolo Pazzini

Potential departures: Danny Ings


What they need: Not very much. Jose Mourinho insists he has no plans to buy or sell in January although, if the right man became available, extra cover in central midfield could prove useful.

Potential arrivals: None

Potential departures: Mohamed Salah, Petr Cech

Petr Cech has been linked with a number of clubs

Crystal Palace

What they need: The new manager will bring his own ideas for potential recruits but chairman Steve Parish continues to lead the club’s pursuit of at least one new striker.

Potential arrivals: Bafetimbi Gomis, Peter Crouch, Yaya Sanogo, Pape Souare, Darren Bent

Potential departures: Andrew Johnson, Jerome Thomas


What they need: Injuries have contributed to a disappointing first half of the season for Roberto Martinez, who may have to dip into the loan market to secure more cover up front and in defence.

Potential arrivals: Mohamed Salah, John Ruddy, Marcelo Brozovic, Adnan Januzaj

Potential departures: Christian Atsu, Bryan Oviedo


What they need: The Tigers were very active in the summer and want those signings to settle before adding too many new faces but a loan signing is not out of the question.

Potential arrivals: Darren Fletcher, Lee Cattermole, Agyemang Badu, Aaron Lennon

Potential departures: Hatem Ben Arfa, Yannick Sagbo


What they need: Kasper Schmeichel’s injury means a new goalkeeper is required and money may also be available for a forward and centre-back.

Potential arrivals: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Danny Ings, Jermain Defoe, Troy Deeney, Jack Butland, David Marshall

Potential departures: Nick Powell


What they need: More upheaval is the last thing Liverpool want but it may be difficult to avoid given the team’s deficiencies in defence and up front.

Potential arrivals: Petr Cech, Sergio Romero, Ron Vlaar, Fabian Delph, James Milner, Divock Origi, Saido Berahino, Charlie Austin

Potential departures: Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini, Lucas, Glen Johnson

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Manchester City

What they need: A striker, preferably eligible in the Champions League, to provide cover for Sergio Aguero, and an extension to Frank Lampard’s loan deal from New York.

Potential arrivals: Edinson Cavani, David Villa

Potential departures: Matija Nastasic, James Milner

Manchester United

What they need: Louis van Gaal is likely to be busy again in January with at least one central defender as well as a central midfielder required for United to become title challengers.

Potential arrivals: Kevin Strootman, Martin Odegaard, Mats Hummels, Victor Valdes

Potential departures: Anderson, Darren Fletcher, Anders Lindegaard, Adnan Januzaj

Could United nab World Cup-winning Mats Hummels?


What they need: A goalscorer to help Papiss Cisse would be beneficial but chairman Mike Ashley remains open to selling the club’s best players when the price is right.

Potential arrivals: Danny Ings, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Potential departures: Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Tim Krul


What they need: To resist any offers for Charlie Austin and take the pressure off their star striker by signing at least one more centre forward.

Potential arrivals: Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, Mauro Zarate, Ravel Morrison

Potential departures: Adel Taarabt, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Charlie Austin


What they need: The club’s resolve is likely to be tested again over midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin but Ronald Koeman insists the club will only be buying in January, with a striker and winger both on the Dutchman’s wishlist.

Potential arrivals: Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond, Kevin Kampl, Jesus Corona, Philipp Wollscheid, Eljero Elia

Potential departures: Morgan Schneiderlin, Jay Rodriguez, Jack Cork, Artur Boruc, Paulo Gazzaniga

Saints are determined to keep Morgan Schneiderlin


What they need: Injuries to Peter Odemwingie and Victor Moses means Mark Hughes will look to strengthen his attacking options out wide.

Potential arrivals: Aaron Lennon, Junior Hoilett, Nathan Redmond, Matt Jarvis

Potential departures: Andy Wilkinson, Wilson Palacios, Peter Crouch


What they need: The Black Cats had the third lowest scoring total in the league at the turn of the year and desperately need a striker to supplement the misfiring Connor Wickham and Steven Fletcher.

Potential arrivals: Danny Ings, Fabio Borini, Mohamed Salah, Giampaolo Pazzini

Potential departures: Jozy Altidore, Charis Mavrias, Lee Cattermole


What they need: The club are confident of keeping Wilfried Bony but need cover for their in-form striker, who goes away for the African Nations Cup, while another left-back to compete with Neil Taylor would also prove useful.

Potential arrivals: Joel Campbell, Alex Pritchard, Leo Baptistao, Matt Grimes

Potential departures: Bafetimbi Gomis, Alan Tate, Wilfried Bony

Wilfried Bony could be a target for other clubs


What they need: Slimming down a bloated squad will be Mauricio Pochettino’s priority but a defensive midfielder and a striker would certainly prove welcome additions.

Potential arrivals: Morgan Schneiderlin, Fabian Delph, Jay Rodriguez, Hector Moreno, Jackson Martinez, Saido Berahino

Potential departures: Vlad Chiriches, Kyle Naughton, Mousa Dembele, Paulinho, Andros Townsend, Aaron Lennon

West Brom

What they need: Alan Irvine’s replacement will want funds to strengthen the struggling Baggies but there is unlikely to be much activity unless top goalscorer Saido Berahino is allowed to leave for a large fee.

Potential arrivals: Danny Ings, Matt Jarvis

Potential departures: Saido Berahino, Jason Davidson

West Ham

What they need: If the club opt to sell Winston Reid rather than risk losing him on a free in the summer, Sam Allardyce will want defensive reinforcement but the Hammers are unlikely to be busy after a successful window in the summer.

Potential arrivals: Nicolas N’Koulou, Doneil Henry

Potential departures: Winston Reid, Ravel Morrison, Matt Ja

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