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(2010-12-23 02:00:57)








分类: 足球
January transfer window:
what each Premier League club needs, who they want and who they will end up with

In demand: Scott Parker looks set to leave West Ham but where will he end up?


What they need: It's getting boring saying it, but they still need a dominant centre-half who can organise the defence, despite the expected return of Thomas Vermaelen from injury. And now that Alex Song fancies himself as an attacking midfielder, they could also use an anchor man to sit in front of the back four.

Linked with: Gary Cahill, Per Mertesacker, Joleon Lescott, Sime Vrsaljko, Kevin Gameiro.

What they will end up with: Arsene Wenger has already said he does not intend to spend in January, but has reached a deal to sign 18 year-old Japanese midfielder Ryo Miyaichi.

Aston Villa

What they need: Gérard Houllier is looking for an attacking midfielder who will “go to war” with him. Stephen Ireland and Steve Sidwell both look set to go so a replacement is a must. In an ideal world he would also bring in a new striker, as John Carew is also likely to leave. Defence is the only area Houllier has said he is happy with.

Linked with: Joey Barton, Alan Gatagov, Robbie Keane, Mike Frantz.

What they will end up with: At least two new faces, most likely from abroad. Houllier is keen to strengthen in January, having not had the chance to take on reinforcements after joining at Villa Park in September, and owner Randy Lerner is expected to provide some funds.

Birmingham City

What they need: Cameron Jerome, Nikola Zigic and Matt Derbyshire are all struggling to produce at the business end of the pitch (Birmingham's highest scorer is a midfielder with four goals), so it would seem clear that Alex McLeish needs a more clinical forward. The defence and goalkeeper are sorted. A natural left winger would be a useful addition.

Linked with: David Bentley, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Robbie Keane.

What they will end up with: Alex McLeish has indicated that he wants to use the loan market to improve his squad. The board are prepared to spend within reason, but will be frightened off if Spurs price Bentley and Keane too high.


What they need: Despite their superb start to the season, Ian Holloway's squad needs more depth and some experienced defenders would help in that regard.

Linked with: Alex Smithies, Luke Varney (permanent deal).

What they will end up with: The permanent signing of Varney looks likely, and retaining the services of Charlie Adam would be a big boost. Holloway is expected to scour the lower leagues again as he continues to work miracles at Bloomfield Road.


What they need: Given that Sam Allardyce was sacked for failing to produce sexy football, it would seem Rovers' owners Venky's will seek to sign one or two more creative players in January, although their expectations seems wildly unrealistic.

Linked with: Robbie Keane, Roque Santa Cruz, Geovani.

What they will end up with: Chris Samba has already signalled his intention to leave, but one or two new faces can be expected. Geovani, the choice of player agency Kentaro, would seem to fit the bill.


What they need: Owen Coyle's overachieving side have been a breath of fresh air this season, but they would benefit from the addition of a creative central midfielder and a pacy striker as an alternative to Johan Elmander and Kevin Davies.

Linked with: Jaime Ayovi, Bradley Johnson, Gary O'Neil.

What they will end up with: Bolton would get a major boost if Elmander signs a new deal to stay at the Reebok, and while money is likely to be tight, expect Coyle to work the transfer market to bring in a couple of new faces.


What they need: Another striker to deputise for malaria-stricken Didier Drogba and the out-of-form Nicolas Anelka, and a centre-back to reinforce a defence that struggled in the absence of John Terry and Alex.

Linked with: David Luiz, Victor Ruiz, Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez, Fabio Coentrao, Romelu Lukaku.

What they will end up with: Luiz is available but at a price - Benfica have quoted £34m and it remains to be seen whether Roman Abramovich will part with that kind of money. Dzeko appears set to join Chelsea.


What they need: A striker that scores goals. Yakubu, Jermain Beckford and Louis Saha have struggled in front of goal, leaving Everton impotent and in desperate need of someone to add a cutting edge.

Linked with: Landon Donovan, Nicklas Bendtner, Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz.

What they will end up with: David Moyes says he wants to sign up to three players in January, but with little money available, the Everton manager will use the loan market in a bid to bolster his squad. Getting Steven Pienaar to sign a new deal would be a real positive, too.


What they need: With Bobby Zamora out until February at the earlier, Andy Johnson a pale imitation of his former self and Moussa Dembele picking up a string of injuries, Fulham urgently need a reliable striker who can turn their draws into victories.

Linked with: Roque Santa Cruz, Guillermo Ochoa, Landon Donovan, David Bentley.

What they will end up with: Mark Hughes has a good relationship with Santa Cruz and Bentley and could use that to his advantage to bring in some much-needed quality during the January window.


What they need: The club's supporters may not be happy with entrusting Roy Hodgson with a transfer budget, but Liverpool desperately need a striker to provide back-up to Fernando Torres, a right-back to replace the unhappy Glen Johnson, a left-back, a centre-back and some genuine wingers.

Linked with: Matt Jarvis, Peter Crouch, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Emmanuel Adebayor, Ashley Young, Charles N'Zogbia.

What they will end up with: Young only has a year left on his contract and could be persuaded to swap Villa Park for Anfield, while any move for Adebayor is likely to hinge on his wage demands.

Manchester City

What they need: Despite the embarrassment of riches at Eastlands, City will feel they need another striker to lift the burden from Carlos Tevez and a dominant centre-back. But with money no object, they can afford to replace the entire team if they felt the urge.

Linked with: Edin Dzeko, David Luiz, Pepe, Andres Iniesta.

What they will end up with: Such is the financial backing City have, they are likely to land top targets Dzeko and Luiz. But why stop there? It seems entirely feasible City will keep on spending with the title in sight.

Manchester United

What they need: With United sitting at the summit of the Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson will not feel under any undue pressure to add to his squad. But with Jonny Evans struggling this term, the United manager may look to add a centre-back and an attacking midfielder if he can strike the right deals.

Linked with: Lassana Diarra, Pepe, Danny, Neven Subotic.

What they will end up with: Ferguson tends not to do any major business in January, preferring instead to add players for the future and there is nothing to suggest he plans to break from tradition this year.

Newcastle United

What they need: A new owner, many Newcastle fans would suggest. But failing that, new manager Alan Pardew will look to strengthen his side's defence and try to find a top-class partner for Andy Carroll.

Linked with: Jose Fonte, Rickie Lambert, Charlie Adam, Luke Varney.

What they will end up with: Mike Ashley is unlikely to underwrite a major spending spree, so Pardew will have to wheel and deal. If Joey Barton leaves, Pardew will be forced into the market for a ready-made replacement.

Stoke City

What they need: Now an established Premier League outfit, Stoke could do with more creativity in their midfield, where too much rests on the shoulders of Matthew Etherington.

Linked with: Bradley Johnson, Charlie Adam, Wayne Bridge, Sebastien Larsson.

What they will end up with: Not much, by the sounds of it. Chairman Peter Coates says January "is not a great time to buy" due to inflated prices, and Stoke manager Tony Pulis is satisfied with the strength of his squad. Some cut-price deals cannot be ruled out, though.


What they need: Steve Bruce will be keen to hang on to the impressive Craig Gordon, who is said to be attracting interest from other top-flight clubs. With three centre-backs injured or returning from injury, a defender would come in very handy too.

Linked with: Onuoha (permanent), Charles N'Zogbia.

What they will end up with: Sunderland would also love to seal a permanent deal for Nedum Onuoha, and with the club in contention to qualify for the Europa League, Bruce will hope to convince owner Ellis Short to provide the funds to add to his squad. Manchester United's Jonny Evans is a loan target.

Tottenham Hotspur

What they need: Spurs may be playing some of the best attacking football in the league, but they are leaking goals. With Ledley King injured, and William Gallas getting no younger, a centre back is a priority. And if Robbie Keane departs, Harry Redknapp will hope to sign a striker, too.

Linked with: Andy Carroll, Gary Cahill, Joleon Lescott, Scott Parker.

What they will end up with: Newcastle insist they are not prepared to sell Carroll, while Bolton have taken a similar stance over Cahill. But Lescott is understood to be available, and would be able to cover at left-back, too, though whether City would sell to a title rival is questionable.

West Bromwich Albion

What they need: Roberto Di Matteo could do with a striker to cover for Peter Odemwingie, who keeps getting injured. A creative midfielder to share the burden with Chris Brunt would also help the Baggies in their battle to beat the drop.

Linked with: Dale Jennings, Luke Varney, Georgios Samaras.

What they will end up with: Varney says he is not interested in a move away from Blackpool, while Di Matteo says he is happy with the club's season so far and does not plan to strengthen in January.

West Ham United

What they need: To keep hold of Scott Parker must be a priority, although whether the club's board will trust Avram Grant with the funds to add to his squad must be in question. West Ham need a striker, wingers, full-backs, defender: you name it, they need it.

Linked with: Steve Sidwell, Dieumerci Mbokani, Robbie Keane, Joey Barton, Chrstian Poulsen.

What they will end up with: If they can resist any offers for Parker, and add Barton, Sidwell and Keane they could consider it an excellent transfer window. Whatever happens, West Ham need new faces to help them beat the drop.

Wigan Athletic

What they need: With Chris Kirkland out on loan at Leicester, Roberto Martinez will look for a goalkeeper to strenghen his squad. The Spaniard would also welcome the addition of a new forward, having scored just 13 goals in 17 league matches this term.
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Linked with: Tuncay Sanli, Tomasz Kuszczak, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

What they will end up with: With injuries to his strikers, Martinez should be able to persuade Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to part with the exciting Emmanuel-Thomas on loan, while Tuncay is also a realistic option. And with Manchester United having signed Anders Lindgaard, Kuszczak is likely to be available.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

What they need: Mick McCarthy must add some steel to his back line, and find a striker that can score the goals to get them out of the relegation zone. Could former player Robbie Keane be tempted back to Molineux? Meanwhile Stephen Fletcher, their record signing, could try and leave.

Linked with: Keane, Robbie Findley, David Wheater.

What they will end up with: Keane is unlikely, but Wheater is a realistic target available at a reasonable price. Keeping hold of Matt Jarvis could be problematic, though.


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