Premier League stars that could move in January

22 August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring the equalising goal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Name: Riyad Mahrez
Club:
Leicester City
Linked with: Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona

22 August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring the equalising goal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

The Algerian winger has enjoyed a brilliant start to the season under Claudio Ranieri. Despite reported interest from Spurs during the summer, Leicester managed to keep hold off the tricky winger.

He scored five goals in his first six games, meaning he is the Premier League’s joint top goalscorer, and set the league alight with his quick footwork and eye for goal.

If his form continues, the Foxes will struggle to fight off suitors. The winger has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Tottenham recently, and even a more unlikely destination in Barcelona.

He is beginning to show consistent quality and looks like he will be sailing the ship for Leicester this season.

Name: Mathieu Debuchy
Club: Arsenal
Linked with: Aston Villa and Southampton

25 July 2015 - Emirates Cup 2015 - Arsenal v Olympique Lyonnais - Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

The French full-back has struggled at Arsenal since joining from Newcastle because of the result of a number of injury problems.

His game time has been limited, which has not been helped by the emergence as Hector Bellerin. The young Spanish right-back has made the spot his own and now looks to be Wenger’s first choice.

Providing the Spaniard is fit, Debuchy would be a solid, Premier League proven player for another team who wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Arsene is unlikely to want to keep an unhappy player around, especially when there will be plenty of suitors vying for his signature.

Name: Harry Kane
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Linked with: Manchester United

15 August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City - Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Whilst this move would be one of the more ambitious transfers of the season, Harry Kane may not finish the season at White Hart Lane.

Over the early stages of the summer, the England international was continuously linked with a move to Old Trafford. The Red Devils look short upfront and could be short of goals with Rooney and Martial under a lot of pressure to perform.

If their joint goal tally is low come January, Louis van Gaal may look to splash the cash on another attacker.

Kane has not hit the same high notes as he did last season for Spurs so far this term, and the North London outfit may be tempted to cash in on their frontman.

Name: Moussa Sissoko
Club: Newcastle United
Linked with: Chelsea and Arsenal

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The French powerhouse was one of few shining lights for Newcastle last season, even when playing in a more orthodox wide position.

During his time at St James’ Park, the France international has shown glimpses of real quality in a team that has often struggled.

After another poor start to the season for the Toon, it looks as if Sissoko’s days at United are limited, with his heart and head looking for that big move.

Chelsea had reportedly shown an interest over the summer, with their midfield in dire need of reinforcements, while  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will also be keeping tabs on his fellow Frenchman.

Name: John Stones
Club: Everton
Linked with: Chelsea

2nd August 2015 - Pre-Season Friendly - Everton v Villarreal - John Stones of Everton - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

It was one of the biggest transfer sagas over the summer, but John Stones’ protracted move from Everton to Chelsea never occurred, despite a number of offers, after the Toffees turned down the defender’s transfer request.

But with Jose Mourinho’s Blues starting the season in poor fashion, looking especially vulnerable at the back, it is likely that the club will go back in for the England international in January.

It will take a big fee to get him (possibly around £40m), but will they finally get their man?

 

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