The summer transfer window has only just slammed shut, but already talks surrounding potential winter moves have begun. The January window is often a time of the year when a lot of the bigger clubs refuse to do business as they will have to pay more than the market value for the player they want.
However, with so many big clubs across the world struggling to maintain league form in their domestic leagues, the 2020 winter window could be one of the most thrilling for seasons. Clubs such as Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid could all flex their spending muscles after failing to sustain any kind of form over the early weeks of the season. This form has seen their price become unfavoured by Betting Online UK tipsters to win the most significant prizes. But, which players could these clubs be eyeing up for a move, and which players are most likely to move on.
The Juventus forward was one of the most talked-about players throughout the summer window. But in the end, he was resigned to staying with the Old Lady until at least January despite not being a favoured option for Maurizio Sarri. The Argentine was close to moving to both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, but the attacker's wage demands weren't willing to be matched by either Premier League side. Faced with limited playing time, he could be more persuaded to make a move in January so he can continue with his career on the pitch. Paris Saint Germain will lead the race to sign Dybala, but any movement could revolve around whether Neymar leaves the club.
The Croatian midfielder was heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona throughout the summer as the Catalan giants were gearing up for a big-money move for Neymar. However, no move materialised due to his excessive wage demands. Barcelona may once again look to offload the talented midfielder in the winter and would be willing to accept any offer they deem a realistic price. There will be a host of suitors around Europe, but that number would certainly be reduced when the ones that can't match his wages have been excluded. It's reasonably likely that a move could happen should the right club make a move for Rakitic.
Erling Braut Haaland
This Norwegian striker has burst onto the scene this campaign both domestically and on the continent. It would seem only a matter of time before the striker is snapped up by one of the elite European clubs, and they have already begun to circle. The Red Bull Salzburg striker has already scored eleven goals and made four assists in eight domestic league games this season. But, it was his hat-trick against Genk that caught the imagination. Manchester United have already put the feelers out on a potential move, and Haaland certainly fits the profile of player that Solskjaer would like to bring to the club. Whether any club could get this deal completed in January remains to be seen, but the speculation over his future will persist throughout January.