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Who does your Premier League team need to sign before the January Transfer Window deadline?

Who does your club need?

With just hours until the transfer window closes, Premier League clubs are stepping up their efforts to bring in new players before the deadline.

So who needs what? And who are the likely targets?

Here's our club-by-club guide…


Mohamed Elneny signs for Arsenal at the club's London Colney training ground
Image: Arsenal signed Mohamed Elneny earlier in this window

Arsenal have bolstered their squad with the addition of Egypt international Mohamed Elneny, with Arsene Wenger praising the midfielder following his debut in the FA Cup win over Burnley on Saturday.

There have been plenty of rumours suggesting more new faces could be on the way, but the Gunners may well leave any more business until the summer, especially with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin and Tomas Rosicky recently returning from injury.

Aston Villa

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Loic Remy rarely threatened at St James' Park
Image: Aston Villa boss Remi Garde has spoken of his admiration for Loic Remy

Bottom club Aston Villa have had their work cut out attracting players this window and chairman Steve Hollis told Sky Sports they are unlikely to spend heavily. A loan move or two could therefore be their best bet. Villa have scored the fewest goals in the Premier League, so a goalscorer is likely to feature highly on their wish list, and Remi Garde has made no secret of his interest in Chelsea's Loic Remy.

In defence, a temporary switch for Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy is a possibility. The French international has fallen out of favour at the Emirates Stadium and admits he has already been in touch with Garde. Villa could also recruit a goalkeeper, though Garde has downplayed talk of a move for Hajduk Split shot-stopper Lovre Kalinic.


Curtis Davies and Adama Diomande celebrate Hull's win
Image: Curtis Davies (L) is out of contract this summer

The Cherries have been one of the busiest clubs in the window, sealing the big-money signings of Benik Afobe from Wolves and Lewis Grabban from Norwich while also securing a loan deal for Juan Iturbe from Roma as they look to extend their stay in the Premier League.

Having bolstered their attack, attention could now turn to a defence which has conceded 38 goals in 23 Premier League games. The Daily Mail have linked them with Wolves captain Danny Batth, and last month the Daily Mirror suggested they could target Hull's Curtis Davies, who is out of contract in the summer.


Alexandre Pato of Sao Paulo in action
Image: Alexandre Pato has joined Chelsea on loan

Struggling Chelsea are hoping that strengthening their strikeforce will help them climb up the table. The Blues have been linked with a host of names in recent weeks and snared Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato a few days ago.

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Paris St Germain duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani have also been mentioned, with both players facing uncertain futures in the French capital, and Sky sources say the Blues are one of several clubs monitoring West Brom's Saido Berahino.

Crystal Palace

Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor
Image: Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are another side in need of a striker. Frontmen Connor Wickham, Dwight Gayle and Fraizer Campbell have managed just a single goal between them all season, Patrick Bamford has had his unsuccessful loan spell terminated, and only three Premier League sides have netted fewer goals so far this season.

Alan Pardew has managed to bring in former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, but he has also been linked with a loan move for his former Gunners team-mate Nicklas Bendtner.


Zach Clough has been with Bolton since he was nine years old
Image: Newspaper reports claim Everton are monitoring Zach Clough

Everton were beaten by West Ham to the signing of Sam Byram from Leeds United, but they could yet splash out having made £8.5m from Steven Naismith's sale to Norwich. One player persistently linked with the Toffees is Andriy Yarmolenko, but Dynamo Kiev are reportedly reluctant to sell the winger.

Newspaper reports have suggested Everton are also monitoring a number of Championship players, including Bolton's Zach Clough and Derby County's Will Hughes. A total of 34 goals conceded raises questions of their defence, but Roberto Martinez will be hoping Phil Jagielka can help steady the ship following his return from injury.


Claudio Ranieri looking to improve Leicester's strikeforce
Image: Claudio Ranieri is looking to improve Leicester's strikeforce

The Foxes have already completed the signing of highly-rated winger Demarai Gray from Birmingham City, as well as centre-back Daniel Amartey from Copenhagen, and Claudio Ranieri has previously said he is "very confident" of bringing in a striker to provide support for Jamie Vardy as they look to sustain their remarkable Premier league title challenge.

Earlier this month the Daily Mirror reported Leicester were interested in Porto frontman Vincent Aboubakar.


Alex Teixeira of Donetsk
Image: Liverpool are still hoping to sign Alex Teixeira

Liverpool have already confirmed deals for Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic and QPR centre-back Steven Caulker this month, but they're not finished yet, with Jurgen Klopp eager to bring in an attacker to ease their injury crisis up front and end their struggles in front of goal.

The No 1 target appears to be Shakhtar Donetsk's Alex Teixeira but the move has stalled after the clubs were unable to reach agreement over a fee. Could it yet be revived? 

Manchester City

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates
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Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City have no plans to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window, despite their patchy form and injury concerns over strikers Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony.

City spent heavily in the summer on the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, and with a change of manager a rumoured possibility at the end of the season, they may choose to hold off on any more spending until then.

Manchester United

Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United walks off after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton
Image: Could this be a quiet window for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal?

Manchester United have come in for heavy criticism for their playing style under Louis van Gaal this season, but, like their rivals City, they are likely to wait until the summer before making major changes to their squad.

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There could be some late activity, however, with Van Gaal admitting they are on the look-out for cover at full-back after Ashley Young joined an injury list which already includes Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia.


Tottenham's Andros Townsend.
Image: Andros Townsend has joined Newcastle from Tottenham

It has been a busy transfer window for the Magpies, with Jonjo Shelvey arriving in a £12m deal from Swansea, Henri Saivet joining for £5m from Bordeaux and Seydou Doumbia arriving on loan from Roma.

Andros Townsend has arrived from Tottenham and Steve McClaren also retains an interest in West Brom's Saido Berahino.


LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16:  Patrick Bamford of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal
Image: Chelsea's Patrick Bamford cut short his loan spell with Crystal Palace and is now at Norwich

Norwich have made five new signings this month and manager Alex Neil says they are still looking to do "a couple more bits of business" to boost their survival chances.

A move for Utrecht striker Sebastian Haller appears to have fallen through, but the Canaries have managed to bring in Chelsea's Patrick Bamford, who recently returned to Stamford Bridge having failed to make an impact on loan at Crystal Palace. 


Giannelli Imbula joined Porto from Marseille last summer
Image: Porto's Giannelli Imbula has been linked with several Premier League teams

Southampton will be hoping for a strong finish to the season after an inconsistent start. The £4m arrival of Charlie Austin from QPR has provided extra firepower in attack, and they have also rejected interest in Shane Long and Sadio Mane.

Ronald Koeman has been coy on the subject of new additions in recent weeks, although reports from France suggest they are interested in Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula.


Southampton striker Shane Long celebrates after scoring
Image: Could Shane Long swap the red and white stripes of Southampton for the red and white stripes of Stoke?

Stoke sit in ninth place and just nine points off the Champions League places, but they have been inactive in the transfer window so far. That could change before the deadline, however, with Sky sources saying they are interested in rivalling Southampton for the signature of Giannelli Imbula.

Hughes has refused to be drawn on links with Imbula, Shane Long and Saido Berahino, but he has rejected reports that they are interested in Burnley's Michael Keane.


Swansea forward Andre Ayew
Image: Swansea forward Andre Ayew is likely to command a high fee

Sunderland have already brought in five players this window: Jan Kirchhoff from Bayern Munich, Dame N'Doye from Trabzonspor, Lamine Kone from Lorient, Wahbi Khazri from Bordeaux and goalkeeper Steve Harper, but Sam Allardyce is eager for more new signings as they battle against the threat of relegation.

Specifically, Allardyce wants "another defender and another attacking player". The Black Cats have been strongly linked with Swansea's Andre Ayew, but Allardyce has insisted no offer has been made for the forward.


Joe Allen celebrates after giving Liverpool the lead
Image: Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has been linked with a return to Swansea

The only new arrival at Swansea this month has been in the dugout, with Francesco Guidolin named as their new head coach. Will the Italian seek to strengthen his squad before Monday's deadline?

The departure of Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle has left them with cash to play with, and Alan Curtis has admitted they are interested in bringing Liverpool's Joe Allen back to the club. With Aston Villa the only club to have scored fewer goals than them this season, they could also move for a striker. Espanyol's Felipe Caicedo is a name in the mix.


Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match against Stoke City at The Hawthorns on January 2
Image: Saido Berahino handed in a transfer request in the summer

Could Tottenham be tempted into some late activity? Mauricio Pochettino tends to keep his cards close to his chest with transfers, although he did recently admit that he would love to see Gareth Bale back at White Hart Lane in the future.

Even the most optimistic Spurs fan would concede that the Welshman is unlikely to return any time soon, but Spurs have been linked with some more realistic targets, too. Sky sources say Saido Berahino remains a target but young Fulham striker Moussa Dembele's move appears to have broken down.


Jerome Sinclair of Liverpool (second left) holds off Jordan Tillson of Exeter City during the Emirates FA Cup third round match
Image: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair (centre) is out of contract in the summer

After a hectic summer transfer window, Quique Flores' Watford have re-entered the market this month, with winger Nordin Amrabat arriving from Malaga, goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon joining the club from Sunderland and midfielder Mario Suarez coming in from Fiorentina.

Sky sources revealed Watford enquired about Tottenham's Andros Townsend before his move to Tyneside and the Hornets have reportedly tried to sign Liverpool youngster Jerome Sinclair, whose contract at Anfield is due to expire in the summer.

West Brom

Image: QPR's Matt Phillips has impressed in the Championship

The only major storyline at The Hawthorns this month concerns the future of Saido Berahino, with Tony Pulis admitting that transfer saga could go down to the final day.

As for incomings, Sandro has arrived on loan from West Brom, but other speculation has been relatively scarce. West Brom have created the fewest scoring chances in the Premier League this season, though, so some attacking spark would not go amiss. Pulis admires QPR winger Matt Phillips, and there has also been talk of a move for Besiktas winger Kerim Frei.

West Ham

Burak Yilmaz (R) is attracting interest from West Ham
Image: Galatasaray's Burak Yilmaz (R) is attracting interest from West Ham

The Hammers kicked off their January spending with the signing of Sam Byram from Leeds United last week, and Emmanuel Emenike has also arrived on loan from Fenerbahce.

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Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic has dismissed speculation linking West Ham with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge as "paper talk" but Sky sources understand West Ham are interested in Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz.

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