How the Premier League top 6 can make the most of the January transfer window [OPEN]

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With the 2018 January transfer window now open, the top six Premier League clubs battling for the title (Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester United) need to sign new players and sell some to as they battle for trophies in the first half of 2018.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side have already been hailed as Premier League champions this season but there are other titles to fight for.

The FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Europa League are still up for grabs before the 2018 World Cup begins.

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Here are what each of the top six need to do this January;

1. Manchester City

Who to buy?

With Gabriel Jesus set to miss the next two months with injury, the need for Alexis Sanchez cannot be over stated. A move for Johnny Evans will also make a lot of sense with Vincent Kompany’s injury woes continuing

Pep Guardiola has the almost perfect squad of youth and experience in his disposal. Photo: The Sun UK

Who to sell?

Only Eliquim Mangala is in danger of being sold despite impressing when called upon this season.

2. Chelsea

Who to sign?

The most glaring need for Chelsea is a back-up left-back and striker. Alex Sandro (Juventus) and Alex Telles (Porto) left-backs who should be chased. Ross Barkley should also be signed as a backup and he is a different type of player to the midfielders Chelsea have. Antonio Conte’s side are second but are not without their weakness.

Photo: Metro UK

As for a striker, there are few on the market. Bayern Munich have signed Sandro Wagner but for this writer, Cenk Tosun of Besiktas who is set to join Everton could be hijacked.

Who to sell?

Charly Musonda is not getting minutes and he should be sold. David Luiz has fallen out with Conte and a move to Arsenal has been mooted although that looks almost impossible. Michy Batshuayi has failed to convince in Alvaro Morata’s absence or in Conte’s system hence the need to sell him.

3. Manchester United

Who to sign?

Signing Mesut Ozil now will be a risk and also he will be cup-tied. Instead United need to wait to the summer to buy.

Who to sell?

The ever sulking and off form Henrikh Mkhitaryan should be sold to free up space in the squad. Matteo Darmian is not useful or trusted and shoudl also be sold.

4. Liverpool

Who to buy?

With Virgil Van Dijk already bought, Thomas Lemar (Monaco) should be added to what is an already formidable squad.

Who to sell?

The following players need to be sold; Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge, Marko Grujic, Lazar Markovic, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson all for one simple reason; they are not getting enough minutes.

5. Tottenham

Who to buy?

Spurs really need to sign a back up left back following Danny Rose’s injury woes while Ross Barkley (Everton), left-back Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) are obviously needed.

After City, Pochettino’s squad is regarded as the most balanced in the league. Photo: Sky Sports

Who to sell?

Looking at Spurs, they do not need to sell however winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou have not proven himself despite his obvioud talent.

6. Arsenal

Who to buy?

Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla) have been targeted and are all needed however would all these players want to join in January? The obvious answer is obviously no.

Who to sell?

The most advisable thing Arsene Wenger can do is to keep all his players and allow those who want to leave do so in the summer. Why? because his side are still in four (three if you believe Man City have won the Premier League) and they need a large squad.

However with that aside, it looks like the following players need to be sold from what is a very large squad; Alexis Sánchez, Calum Chambers, Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy, Chuba Akpom.

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