THE transfer window will open in just three days’ time, and Premier League clubs are thought to be lining up their moves.
Speculation has been gradually increasing in recent weeks, and today’s newspapers carry a number of stories linking players with transfers next month.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are among the clubs to feature heavily as they prepare their January deals.
Man United are considering making a £25m bid for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman, who is also wanted by Chelsea. (Daily Star)
Arsenal are planning a £4m bid for West Ham United defender Winston Reid in January. (Daily Mail)
Liverpool are closing in on the signing of West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino in a deal worth £23.5m. (Metro)
Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk is ready to reject the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Man United, who are all lining up £10m bids. (Daily Express)
Arsenal are ready to meet Sporting Lisbon’s £20m valuation of midfielder William Carvalho next month. (The Independent)
Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers are set to battle for the signing of Manchester City forward Scott Sinclair. (Daily Mirror)
Real Sociedad want to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can. (Daily Mirror)
Chelsea are set to bid £7.8m for HNK Rijeka forward Andrej Kramaric. (Metro)
QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt has turned down a move to Atalanta, as he is hoping AC Milan will come in for him. (Daily Mail)
Aston Villa have targeted Fulham’s Lasse Vigen Christensen as a possible replacement for Fabian Delph, who is wanted by Liverpool and Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to commit himself to the club, despite interest from Liverpool and Man City. (Daily Star)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.