January Premier League deals set to come as Newcastle move closer to Kieran Trippier, Aaron Connolly move closer to Middlesbrough loan and Everton look to complete Vitaliy Mykolenko transfer
Premier League clubs are just days away from being able to add to their squads when the January transfer window opens in 2022.
The mid-season market is always a turbulent time for top clubs as the teams look to strengthen their ranks for the second half of the campaign.
And given the club’s current difficulties in tackling the Covid crisis, there is every chance that most managers will seize the opportunity to swell their ranks.
talkSPORT.com takes a look at five deals slated for next month …
Newcastle are hoping to make Trippier their first signing under their new owner as the club seek several more deals.
Manager Eddie Howe could have Atletico Madrid right-back in his squad as early as January 3 to help stave off the relegation threat.
Trippier, who was heavily linked with Manchester United in the summer 2021 transfer window, is expected to be the first name to walk through the St James’ Park gate with talks at an advanced stage, according to The telegraph.
The Magpies are set to make Trippier, who has six months to run on his contract with Atletico Madrid, their highest-paid player.
Everton are set to announce the signing of the Ukrainian left-back, with their current Dynamo Kiev manager confirming that a deal has been made.
The 22-year-old is set to move Â£ 17million to Merseyside in January, with major doubts over the future of current star Lucas Digne.
âI am happy that a young player from my team is now moving to Everton. I mean Mykolenko, âhe spoke with UA Football.
âAnother 18-19 year old footballer will take his place. The others in defense are 19-20 years old. Therefore, we continue to play as a very young team.
“They have to work a lot harder than the experienced ones.”
Brighton striker is closing in on Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough loan, according to the daily mail.
The report adds that Boro boss Wilder wants the 21-year-old to step up his offense as he seeks promotion to the championship this season.
Talks are progressing between the two clubs for Connolly, whose only two goals this campaign came in the Carabao Cup in September.
The Republic of Ireland international struggled with fitness and form and ended up behind Neal Maupay and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order.
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The underprivileged Arsenal star is set to join Jose Mourinho’s Roma revolution.
The versatile midfielder has struggled for playing time under Mikel Arteta this season after returning from a loan at West Brom last season.
Everton failed in a summer blow for Maitland-Niles, who are reportedly ready to join Tammy Abraham to switch to the Serie A side.
He has only started twice in the Premier League so far this campaign and has not played for the Emirates since November.
Man United have rejected a loan offer from Sevilla for the Frenchman, but a deal still seems likely with Martial so keen to leave Old Trafford.
Martial, who is reportedly earning Â£ 200,000 a week at Old Trafford, has told manager Ralf Rangnick he wants to leave in order to have more playing time elsewhere.
However, according to multiple reports, Sevilla have only offered to pay half of Martial’s salary as part of the six-month loan offer and United are reportedly unwilling to agree to those terms.
The French striker has become a fringe player in recent years, making just two Premier League starts this season and just four in all competitions.