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10 Premier League transfers we would like to see in January

We’re just days from the window opening back up.

WITH 2 JANUARY just around the corner, Premier League clubs will be preparing themselves for a busy month in the transfer market.

Some will be intent on splashing the cash in order to improve their respective hopes — whether that is challenging for the title, pushing for Europe or simply staying in the top flight.

For others, the main objective will be holding onto their most prized possessions.

Below, we’ve picked out 10 potential transfers that we hope to see in the coming weeks.

Nolito – Celta Vigo to Arsenal

The Gunners are keen to add to their attacking threat by bringing in 29-year-old Spanish forward Nolito.

The 29-year-old has scored seven goals in 10 matches for Celta Vigo this season and has reportedly attracted interest from Barcelona.

Spain La Liga Soccer Nolito up against Barcelona's Sergio Busquets. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Juan Iturbe – Roma to Bournemouth

The 22-year-old Argentina winger, who was signed by Roma for €22 million in 2014, looks set for a loan move to the Premier League.

Watford appeared to be leading the race for his signature but Iturbe is now expected to link up with Bournemouth.

Italy Soccer Champions League Source: Alessandra Tarantino

Alex Teixeira – Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea

Like one of Chelsea’s star performers Willian, Alex Teixeira is an exciting Brazilian plying his trade in the Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk.

The 25-year-old has been in superb form this term — scoring 26 goals in as many appearance.

France Soccer Champions League Alex Teixeira and PSG's David Luiz. Source: Francois Mori

Charlie Austin – QPR to Crystal Palace

With on-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford opting to return to his parent club, Crystal Palace are in the market for a goalscorer and have money to spend.

QPR’s Charlie Austin, with 10 goals in 16 league appearances, has turned down advances from Premier League sides in the past but could he finally be persuaded?

Soccer - Sky Bet Championship - Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End - Loftus Road Source: Dominic Lipinski

Steve Mandanda – Marseille to Liverpool

Liverpool are believed to be after a new goalkeeper with Jurgen Klopp supposedly unconvinced by Simon Mignolet and back-up Adam Bodgan.

At 30, Marseille’s Steve Mandanda, France’s second choice behind Hugo Lloris, could be a smart option as he is experienced at the top level and his current contract is up in the summer.

France Brazil Soccer Source: Francois Mori

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund to Man United

The Gabon international is one of Europe’s prolific strikers right now thanks to 27 goals in 26 matches in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United could certainly do with that type of ammunition at the moment but they may struggle to persuade the 26-year-old to make the move away from Germany at this moment and time.

Germany Soccer Europa League Source: AP/Press Association Images

Alan Dzagoev – CSKA Moscow to Newcastle

One of the most talented players in the Russian national team, Alan Dzagoev, 25, has played his club football with CSKA Moscow since 2008.

However, Steve McClaren plans to lure the attacking midfielder with a bid of around €13m (£10m) in the coming weeks.

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Russia Soccer Champions League Dzagoev with Daley Blind of Manchester United. Source: Pavel Golovkin

Sandro Ramirez – Barcelona to Tottenham

Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino is after cover for Harry Kane and 20-year-old La Masia product Sandro Ramirez, who can play up front or on wither wing, could fit the bill.

Spurs are believed to be planning a €12m (£8.8m) offer, but Barcelona may want to hold onto the Spanish U21 international.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group E - Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen - Nou Camp Sandro Ramirez and Bayer Leverkusen's Wendell. Source: Nick Potts

And two Irish… 

Alan Judge – Brentford to Swansea or Bournemouth

Dublin-born midfielder Alan Judge have been excellent for Championship side Brentford, who are currently eighth in the table.

At 27, he is reportedly the subject of interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Swansea City and Bournemouth.

Soccer - Sky Bet Championship - Brentford v Birmingham City - Griffin Park Source: Jed Leicester

Aiden McGeady  - Everton to somewhere else

McGeady has played just 45 minutes of club football for Everton this season (in the Capital One Cup back in August) and badly needs a move away in January with Euro 2016 only around the corner.

His old club Celtic have been rumoured to be interested, but remaining in the Premier League would be a better option if possible.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Everton v Sunderland - Goodison Park Source: Barrington Coombs

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