January transfer window 2022: Who could be on the move?

Could Ben Brereton Diaz be heading to Leeds, Dele Alli to Newcastle or Anthony Martial to Atletico Madrid?

There is only one team people will have their eyes on in this transfer window and that is Newcastle.

Following their new-found wealth, the Magpies have dominated the gossip pages and been linked with a host of new signings, so how much cash will manager Eddie Howe splash?

With other clubs also looking to add to their squads, BBC Sport takes a look at players who could move with the January transfer window about to open.

Premier League

ANTHONY MARTIAL (26, forward, Man Utd)

Linked with:external-link Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Newcastle, Arsenal

France international Martial wants to leave Old Trafford, according to his agent, having started just two Premier League games this season.

The former Monaco player endured a difficult time last term too, netting just seven times in all competitions, but potential suitors will be lining up to secure his services.

DELE ALLI (25, midfielder, Tottenham)

Linked with:external-link Newcastle

Much like under Jose Mourinho, Alli has seen opportunities for game time limited under Antonio Conte and the Englishman has started just seven league games so far this season.

This time last year, Alli was being linked with a move to French powerhouse Paris St-Germain, but it seems like he may have to make a move to the lower end of the Premier League to revive his dwindling career.

NATHANIEL PHILLIPS (24, defender, Liverpool)

Linked with:external-link West Ham, Eintracht Frankfurt

West Ham have injury issues in central defence and need to bring in cover, with Phillips – nicknamed the ‘Bolton Baresi’ – top of the list.

The Liverpool defender broke through last season to aid the Reds in their own defensive crisis and wants first-team football, but is fifth choice at Anfield.

ANTONIO RUDIGER (28, defender, Chelsea)

Linked with:external-link Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Man Utd

Tough-tackling centre-half Rudiger’s contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the season and it looks increasing likely he will leave Stamford Bridge.

But clubs may look for a cut-price deal in January to bolster their defence with La Liga leaders Real Madrid reportedly…


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