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5 high-profile transfers that could happen in January

Mahendra Raju
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9.04K   //    03 Jan 2018, 19:28 IST

Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League
Coutinho set to leave Liverpool?

The season is long. The tables across Europe show that there are neither any guaranteed Champions League spots nor any relegation survivors. What is guaranteed is that no club is going to have an event-free transfer window.

The January transfer window provides teams the perfect opportunity to fill the voids that have emerged since the season's inception. While some teams need a surge of life elsewhere, others would be looking to fill their pockets for the summer by offloading their non-performing players.

This transfer window, millions of cash, contracts aplenty and host of rumours will spark to life. Here we look at five highly rated players that could be on the move this January.

#1 Mesut Ozil

Arsenal v Manchester United - Premier League
With a few months left on his contract, Arsenal would look to cash in on Ozil

A lot is being spoken about Mesut Ozil of late. The 29-year-old playmaker has made his intentions clear. Metro reported back in October that the German playmaker has told his teammates he'll be signing for Manchester United.

The Emirates chiefs have given up hope on retaining the services of the former Schalke and Real Madrid midfielder. Arsene Wenger has hardly built a squad to lure Ozil into staying a gunner. Ozil deserves better, is capable of better and he is well-aware.

Highly ranked in Europe, Ozil tops the wish-list of several clubs that offer him the chance of competing in the Champions League. Ernesto Valverde and Jose Mourinho have long been admirers of the man who demands a wage of £330,000 a week.

Although one seriously hopes Wenger has learnt his lessons from the Robin van Persie transfer, the 5-time German Player of the Year could possibly be sporting the Blaugrana shirt this January.

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