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4 potential January signings who could set the Premier League on fire

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6.56K   //    19 Nov 2018, 19:42 IST

Pulisic is reported to be close to signing for Chelsea
Pulisic is reported to be close to signing for Chelsea

Premier League action is currently on recess, on account of the last international break of the year, and the scouting and recruitment machinery of Premier League clubs has kicked into action.

The January transfer window is fast approaching, and this hiatus had given PL clubs a much needed break to assess their season so far and make a call on fixing their squads by making a substantial investment on new recruits this January.

There is only a 5-point gap between table-toppers Manchester City and fourth-placed Tottenham, so a successful transfer window can be the difference in determining whether a top-four club pushes for the title or is limited to fight for a Champions League spot.

In little over a month the transfer window becomes active, and some big transfers are expected. Although a major overhaul at any of the PL clubs seems unlikely.

But over the years, the January transfer window has been gaining importance, with clubs not reluctant to splash the cash to secure top players. Key players like Lucas Moura, Aubameyang, and Laporte all joined the Premier League last January.

So we can expect similar big money moves in the PL next January as well. Thus lets take a look at the 4 potential transfer targets whose moves this January could set the Premier League alight.


#1 Christian Pulisic

Pulisic is reportedly set for a move to Chelsea
Pulisic is reportedly set for a move to Chelsea

Christian Pulisic has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent days.

The Borussia Dortmund academy graduate is out of contract in 2020, and with contract negotiations between the club and player failing (h/t Dailymail), Dortmund are looking to cash in on the highly rated forward.

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Though die Schwarzgelben have been off to an explosive start in the Bundesliga this season, the American hasn't been that much utilised this campaign, probably due to the meteoric rise of another young talent, Jadon Sancho.

Chelsea are believed to be the front-runners in landing the 20-year-old who recently claimed that he would like to play in England one day, fueling speculations (h/t The Guardian).

He is an exceptionally talented player, and could be a perfect backup for Willian or Hazard. He is versatile upfront, and can play in a more central attacking midfield role as well.

He could provide Sarri with the speed, work-rate, and creativity on the flanks, or through the middle, given The Blues are ready to shell out £70 million for the rising Bundesliga star.

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