The winter transfer window is less than one month away and transfer rumors are already flying around. According to popular media outlets, many big clubs are in for some top names in the market.
5. Virgil van Dijk (Southampton to Liverpool)
The Dutch central defender was to join the Merseyside club after he rejected the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea. However, things took a turn when Southampton, the player’s current club, filed a case against the Reds for tapping him up.
Reports suggest that Liverpool will approach Southampton for van Dijk again in January. This time Southampton could be forced to sell as they have to find a solution for their goalscoring problems.
4. Leon Goretzka (Schalke to Arsenal)
Leon Goretzka is one of the most exciting central midfielders around at the moment. The German is linked with the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool. Goretzka runs out of his contract with Schalke next summer and the player does not plan to sign a renewed deal.
Goretzka, who is defensively strong and good on the ball, could be the right midfielder for Arsenal.
3. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool to Barcelona)
Everyone is aware of how much Barcelona wanted Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. The Catalan club was willing to pay an astronomical fee of £130m for the Brazilian. Despite the fee by the Spanish club being very tempting, Liverpool managed to hold on to their number 10.
However, it looks like Barcelona are planning to come back for Coutinho in January. Another huge bid from the Ernesto Valverde-managed side might lead to Coutinho, who already has his heart set on playing with Lionel Messi.