The nine stunning January transfer window deals that could still happen - including Chelsea & Man Utd coups

The January transfer window still has plenty of drama left to unfold.
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We are almost three weeks into the January transfer window, and in truth, it has been a disappointingly quiet one. With the exception of the odd swoop here and there, most Premier League clubs - and certainly a majority of the big hitters - are still yet to properly get involved in the customary wheeling and dealing.

But never fear, for while the window is open, there is always hope of something unexpected and mad coming to fruition. Time may be ticking away, but there are a number of high profile deals which could get wrapped between now and the end of the month.

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With that in mind, we've taken a look at nine of the most eye-catching below, from towering defenders to tricky wingers to centre forwards who feel as if they have half of the professional game desperately chasing them...

Ivan Toney

Perhaps the most intriguing name on this list. After months on the sidelines due to a ban served for gambling-related offences, the Brentford striker finally returned to the first team picture this week, and already speculation about his future is rife. Arsenal have been touted as one possible destination, as have Chelsea, while the Bees are expected to hold out for a fee of around £100 million before considering a sale. Whether it happens in January, or during the summer, Toney is likely to be on the move sooner rather than later.

Kalvin Phillips

Painfully surplus to requirements at the Etihad, Phillips is set to be granted a loan exit by Manchester City in the coming weeks. Italian giants Juventus were initially linked, as were Newcastle United, but while neither can be ruled out of the running entirely, it does feel like those particular branches of speculation have died down somewhat. More recently, Crystal Palace have emerged as possible contenders for the midfielder's signature.

Serhou Guirassy

The man who everybody is supposedly chasing. Guirassy has scored 17 goals in 14 Bundesliga matches for VfB Stuttgart this season, and is said to have a release clause of just £15 million or so written into his contract in Germany. West Ham have been heavily linked, as have two other Uniteds, Manchester and Newcastle. One way or another, expect to see the Guinean sensation in the Premier League before the transfer window slams shut.

Conor Gallagher

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Despite his obvious importance to Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea project, and the undeniable quality of his output at Stamford Bridge in recent months, there was a point in January where it felt as if Gallagher might genuinely be sold to bitter rivals Tottenham. Those rumours have dimmed a little in recent days, but with Todd Boehly at the helm, anything is possible right up until the moment that the window closes.

Joao Gomes

If Spurs can't prise Gallagher away from Chelsea, they may well push ahead with a deal for Wolves midfielder Joao Gomes. The 22-year-old has impressed during his first year in English football, and could be available for around £30 million if Tottenham are willing to test Wanderer's resolve.


Another promising Brazilian midfielder who has been heavily touted for a transfer this month, Andre helped Fluminense to a first ever Copa Libertadores last year, and has repeatedly been linked with the likes of Fulham and Liverpool. It is only a matter of time before he makes his big move to Europe, and whoever snaps him up is going to be nabbing themselves a player with near boundless potential.

Jean-Clear Todibo

Todibo has been pulling up trees for OGC Nice in his home country, and has reportedly caught the eye of both Tottenham and Manchester United. Chances are that both sides will keep their powder dry on any potential bid until the summer - and the arrival of Radu Dragusin in north London could preclude Spurs from any pursuit entirely - but this is still one to watch as the window enters its final, frantic stages.

Victor Osimhen

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Given his exorbitant price tag, this may a shout that is more speculative than most, but Osimhen will eventually leave Napoli, and there is a version of events in which it happens this month. The Nigerian has been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United in recent months, but whether any of those can afford to pay well in excess of £100 million this winter remains to be seen.

Jack Clarke

By no means the biggest name on this list, but Clarke is a target for the likes of West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Brentford this January, and if he does leave Sunderland, whoever lands him is going to be securing themselves a very, very fine player indeed. As for the Black Cats, his potential departure would put a significant dent in their Championship promotion hopes.