After months of speculation and rumours it is now time for clubs to start making real moves to land their targets and get their squads set for the second half of the Premier League season.
No other club are set for a bigger window than Newcastle United who have been linked with literally hundreds of players since their Saudi-Arabia backed takeover last year and the latest names in the frame are a former Arsenal midfielder and a Dutch international centre back who won the French top flight last season with Lille.
Meanwhile, Leeds United have reportedly reignited their interest in a transfer target from last summer but they face competition from multiple other Premier League clubs including Burnley.
Brighton & Hove Albion are said to be “mulling over” the best course of action regarding tow of their brightest young talents while Manchester City could allow one of their promising youngsters to leave this month.
There are fresh developments in the ongoing saga over Antonio Rudiger’s Chelsea future and it looks like the defender might not be leaving Stamford Bridge after all.
Manchester United are being linked with a striker from Argentina while Tottenham are rumoured to be interested in a big name signing.
Here are the January 1st Premier League transfer rumours:
1. Magpies handed boost in defender pursuit
Newcastle United have been handed a boost in their bid to sign Lyon centre-back, Jason Denayer, with the French club struggling to tie him down to a new contract. The 26-year-old has made 14 league appearances this season, scoring three times. (TEAMtalk)
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2. West Ham rival Everton for Robins teen
West Ham and Everton are reportedly among a number of clubs chasing Bristol City starlet Alex Scott. The 18-year-old has scored three goals and assisted another two in 27 league appearances this season. (Daily Mail)
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3. Red Devils target Chelsea star
Manchester United are eager to sign Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger when his contract expires this summer. The 28-year-old has been rumoured to be looking to depart Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. (Mirror)
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4. Hammers eye Tottenham defender
West Ham are one of a number of clubs targeting Tottenham centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers this summer. The 24-year-old has impressed whilst on loan with Celtic this season. (TEAMtalk)
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