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Monday, 30 December, 2002, 07:43 GMT
Clubs in for January sales
For the first time in the English game, clubs are preparing for the opening of the January transfer window.
In the past, transfers have occurred frequently throughout the season, but now clubs can only buy and sell in January.
BBC Sport Online looks at which clubs want to bring in new blood - and which clubs are desperate to offload.
But the injury to goalkeeper Rami Shaaban may force a rethink, and a £2m swoop for Fenerbahce's Turkish international Rustu Recber.
Alpay, Bosko Balaban, Mustapha Hadji or Juan Pablo Angel could be making way for one of Olivier Dacourt, David Batty or Muzzy Izzet.
Steve Bruce is not expected to splash the cash, but Lens' Senegal international defender Ferdinand Coly is expected to join for a six-month loan on 1 January, with Cameroon's Bill Tchato also set to sign.
Veteran striker Craig Hignett may find himself on the move, if the right offer comes in.
Money is not exactly flowing at the Reebok Stadium, so £2.5m Michael Ricketts could be sold to fund a defender or two.
Alan Curbishley is running the rule over Celta Vigo's South African international Benni McCarthy, and could try to bring him in on loan.
Claudio Ranieri would not think twice about offloading £40,000-a-week Winston Bogarde - and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen could go in a big money deal.
A £160,000 swoop for Celtic midfielder Colin Healy is likely to be Moyes' main dealing in January.
Like Chelsea, Fulham would like to reduce their wage bill, with £40,000-a-week Steve Marlet the man most likely to be off if the right offer comes in.
Mark Viduka and Olivier Dacourt may also leave for the right price, and the money they generate could open the way for a swoop for Brazilian World Cup winner Kleberson.
Multi-million pound bids for Leeds' Harry Kewell, Charlton's Paul Konchesky, Blackburn's Damien Duff and Basle midfielder Hakan Yakin are all thought to be under discussion at Anfield.
Expect bids for Brazil's World Cup winner Cafu and German goalscorer Miroslav Klose, while Keegan is also keen on Marseille midfielder Djamel Belmadi.
Deportivo La Coruna's Diego Tristan and Eidur Gudjohnsen are also highly-prized by Sir Alex Ferguson and the striker-hunting Scotsman could consider a swoop for David Bellion.
Kevin Phillips and Francis Jeffers are both likely to be out of his price range, and Derby's Malcolm Christie will not come cheaply either. Dean Windass and Noel Whelan could be on their way out.
Robson will not be keen to sell Dyer, but his wants list - including Ukranian international Andrei Husin, West Ham's Trevor Sinclair, Leeds' Lee Bowyer, Chelsea's John Terry and Shakhtar Donetsk's Isaac Okoronkwo - may require some fund-raising.
The fiery Scotsman's main job could be to ensure Saints hold on to hot properties James Beattie and Wayne Bridge - although he would probably be happy to see Kevin Davies go.
If Phillips is snapped up by Manchester United or Middlesbrough, the money could be spent on a big-name replacement, although no-one specific has been mentioned.
Sergei Rebrov is also up for grabs at the right price, while Lee Bowyer and Kevin Phillips have been mentioned as possible targets for Hoddle.
West Bromwich Albion
Derby's Malcolm Christie is one of their targets, although CSKA Sofia midfielder Artim Sakiri, Bruges defender Peter van der Heyden and Chelsea's Bernard Lambourde are more likely to move to the Hawthorns.
West Ham United
Also expected to move to Upton Park on loan is Maccabi Haifa striker Yakubu Ayegbeni, while Les Ferdinand is expected to switch from Tottenham Hotspur, if he does not go to Portsmouth.
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