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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 January 2007, 14:52 GMT
January sales
On Wednesday the shutters come down on football's January sales.

LATE MOVERS
January 31, 2006:
Rob Earnshaw (WBA-Norwich), David Bentley (Arsenal-Blackburn), Michael Brown (Spurs-Fulham), DJ Campbell (Brentford-Birmingham)
January 31, 2005:
Andy Reid & Michael Dawson (Nottm For-Spurs), Barry Ferguson (Blackburn-Rangers), Nicolas Anelka (Man City-Fenerbahce)

But before then expect plenty of movement as those nervous managers do some last-minute shopping ahead of the season run-in.

On the final day of the January transfer market in 2006 there were 23 deals involving Premiership clubs.

BBC Sport looks at what each Premiership club has already splashed the cash on, what they still need and who could be on the move during the final hours of the transfer window.

ArsenalAston VillaBlackburnBoltonCharltonChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UnitedMiddlesbroughNewcastlePortsmouthReadingSheffield UnitedTottenhamWatfordWest HamWigan Click on your club's badge to see who they need

ARSENAL

Who have they signed already?
Nobody, although with Julio Baptista, Robin van Persie, Alexander Hleb and William Gallas all currently injured, Arsene Wenger has hinted he might enter the transfer market.

What they need?
Goalkeeper, cover at left-back and some experience. Wenger says he will not "panic buy" but also admitted he could not rule out a signing to ease his injury problems.

Who have they been linked with?
Nigel Reo-Coker, Gareth Bale, Craig Gordon, Leighton Baines, Glen Johnson, Hatem Trabelsi, Gokhan Zan, Marauis Alexi, Lucian Filip, Aldo Duscher.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Isn't it time we trusted Wenger to make informed decisions regarding who he buys or sells?"
kiri-kiri

ASTON VILLA

Who have they signed already?
Villa have spent the most of any Premiership club on a single player - almost 10m on Watford's Ashley Young. And manager Martin O'Neill may have picked some gems elsewhere with full-back Phil Bardsley coming on loan from Manchester United and Norwegian striker John Carew arriving from Lyon in a swap deal with Milan Baros.

What they need?
Experience and more strength in depth. With Randy Lerner's money burning a hole in O'Neill's pocket there could yet be more arrivals in the midlands.

Who have they been linked with?
More like who haven't they been linked with? Here goes: Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, James Milner, Matthew Upson, Curtis Davies, Darren Bent, Andy Griffin, Matt Murray, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Joey Barton, Darren Bent, Zoltan Gera, Richard Stearman, David Nugent, Garry O'Connor, Neil Eardley, Markus Katzer, Lucas Neill, Shaun Maloney, Bobo Balde, Alan Smith, Paul Hartley.

Who do you want them to buy?
"I think Smith would be awesome for us."
AVFC_84

BLACKBURN

Who have they signed already?
With a lot of the focus on the departing Lucas Neill it is easy to forget there have been arrivals at Ewood Park. The new faces in defence are Stephen Warnock, Christopher Samba and Bruno Berner, while in midfield the welcome mat was rolled out for an old face returning to the club in David Dunn.

What they need?
It looks as if Mark Hughes may have completed his shopping for the month.

Who have they been linked with?
Teddy Sheringham, Andriy Nesmachnyi, Michael Ball, Yiannakis Okkas, Amr Zaki, Jason Koumas, Tomas Sivok, Lee Hendrie, Jermaine Easter, Sylvain Distin.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Surely the only signings we need to make are a left-back and a right-back."
only1jw

BOLTON

Who have they signed already?
Having spent big in the summer Sam Allardyce has been rooting through the bargain basement and has come up with Slovakian duo Lubomir Michalik and Zoltan Harsanyi from FC Senec.

What they need?
With a centre-back and a striker adding a bit of strength in depth, now is the time to turn the attention to midfield.

Who have they been linked with?
Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano, James Beattie, Aldo Duscher, Branco Ilic, Jamie McCarthy, Ben Watson, Giles Barnes, Bernard Mendy, Michael Mifsud, Sally Sarr, Wes Brown, Keith Gillespie, Jlloyd Samuel, Anthony Gardner, Fousseiny Diawara, Sylvain Distin.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Finally we have signings. It's a good thing they were not panic buys but rather players who are young and can contribute to us in the long term just like many of Sam's recent buys."
boltonthegame

CHARLTON

Who have they signed already?
Madjid Bougherra and Ben Thatcher have joined on full transfers while midfielder Zheng Zhi has arrived on loan.

What they need?
Manager Alan Pardew has a reported 2m to spend and he needs to split it wisely between attack and defence.

Who have they been linked with?
Hayden Mullins, Marlon Harewood, Bobby Zamora, Emile Heskey, Julian de Guzman, James Milner, Steve Finnan, Carlos Edwards, Freddy Eastwood, Ray Jones, Scott Brown, Kevin Thomson, Collins John, Julian Gray, Stefano Seedorf, Frederic Piquionne.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Midfield creativity wouldn't go a miss...have a feeling Pards is working on that one."
superCAFC4LIFE

CHELSEA

Who have they signed already?
Nobody.

What they need?
A right-back and some cover for central defence. Despite the ongoing shenanigans between owner Roman Abramovich and manager Jose Mourinho, with a bottomless pit of money they could yet still boost their ranks.

Who have they been linked with?
Micah Richards, Tal Ben Haim, Alexander Pato, Fernando Higuain, David Villa, Fernando Torres, Matthew Upson, Daniel Alves, Miguel, Dean Parrett, Ricardo Quaresma, James McCarthy, Oguchi Onyewu.

Who do you want them to buy?
"I'd like Woodgate but suspect Boro wouldn't let him go."
JustAnOpinion

EVERTON

Who have they signed already?
They have completed a deal to sign Benfica midfielder Manuel Fernandes on loan until the end of the season, according to the Portuguese club. Plus, there is money in the kitty following the sale of Simon Davies to Fulham so there could be some more action, despite manager David Moyes being notoriously reluctant to buy players in January.

What they need?
Right-back and potentially a powerful central midfield figure. The striker department could do with strengthening now Andrew Johnson is sidelined, unless James Beattie is given the chance to step up to the plate.

Who have they been linked with?
Madjid Bougherra (signed for Charlton), Nigel Reo-Coker, Danny Murphy, Alan Smith, Lars Jacobsen, Billy Jones, Kevin Nolan, David Nugent, Dean Leacock, Matthew Etherington, David Healy.

Who do you want them to buy?
"I believe now is the time to splash the cash and move to the next level."
Ricky8r

FULHAM

Who have they signed already?
Boss Chris Coleman has added to his attacking options with the signings of wide men Simon Davies and Clint Dempsey as well as midfielder Alexei Smertin and striker Vincenzo Montella on loan from Roma.

What they need?
With the attack and midfield sorted a central defender is now the priority.

Who have they been linked with?
Alexei Smertin, Danny Murphy, Titus Bramble, Ray Jones, Shaun Maloney, Mika Vayrynen, Patrick Kosnorbo, Matthew Etherington, Carlo Nash, Carlo Cudicini, Robert Green.

Who do you want them to buy?
"We have a very good record of taking on players who were not doing very well and turning them into good players."
Cottage_Old_Boy

LIVERPOOL

Who have they signed already?
One of a number of clubs still awaiting any new faces. The cash injection from the proposed takeover by Dubai International Capital looks to be going through too late for this window, although there is still money to spend.

What they need?
A striker who can finish on a consistent and clinical basis, a winger and a versatile defender.

Who have they been linked with?
With uncertainty over who will own the club in the next few weeks they look unlikely to make any major moves, but links include David Villa, Robert Ayala and James McCarthy.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Who else thinks we should be making a serious bid for Coloccini? The guy is all round quality."
International Beer

MANCHESTER CITY

Who have they signed already?
Djamel Abdoun - AKA the new Ronaldo - is the sole new face to date. With ongoing takeover talks yet to be concluded manager Stuart Pearce has little cash to bring in reinforcements either - but a striker is top of his list.

What they need?
A striker - desperately - and a creative midfielder.

Who have they been linked with?
Michael Ball, Mido, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Olivier Thomert, Billy Sharp, Greg Halford, Alfonso Alves, Ivan Klasnic, Robert Koren, Tim de Cler, Edson Braafheid, Jermaine Easter.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Not too bothered about Distin going if we get the right player to do a swap with."
captaindunne

MANCHESTER UNITED

Who have they signed already?
When you are top of the table there is no need to go overboard. Striker Henrik Larsson has come on loan.

What they need?
Owen Hargreaves is top of the wish list, but will Bayern Munich budge over their valuation and let the England international midfielder go? And then there is the continual speculation regarding Southampton right-back Gareth Bale.

Who have they been linked with?
Owen Hargreaves, Gareth Bale, Antonio Puerta, Fernando Torres, Jermain Defoe, Aldo Duscher, Nigel Reo-Coker, Antonio Rio Mavuba, Jamie McCarthy.

Who do you want them to buy?
"All I could see from Bale was the ability to give the ball away and throw his arms in the air and dive.."
Newton Heath LYR FC

MIDDLESBROUGH

Who have they signed already?
Money has rarely been a problem for Boro, even if chairman Steve Gibson has reined in the spending in recent years, but boss Gareth Southgate seems reluctant to get involved in the market, only bringing in South Korea striker Lee Dong-Gook.

What they need?
Some inspiration. A midfielder in particular would help in the second part of the season.

Who have they been linked with?
Jeremie Aliadiere, Craig Gordon, Joey Barton, David Nugent, Giles Barnes, Martin Lejsal, Wes Brown, Shaun Maloney, Zoltan Gera, Jeremy Aliadiere.

Who do you want them to buy?
"I'd like to see Mendieta gone, and would only consider selling Maccarone if we got 1m or 2m for him - not the free transfer that is rumoured."
Smog Is In The Air

NEWCASTLE

Who have they signed already?
Standard Liege defender Oguchi Onyewu. Magpies boss Glenn Roeder wants a striker on loan, apparently. But who wants to let go of a top marksmen at this time of year?

What they need?
Right-back, left-back, centre-back, striker. Judging by the injury crisis, maybe an entire new squad.

Who have they been linked with?
Gareth Bale, Giles Barnes, Peter Crouch, Joey Barton, Stephen Warnock, Tal Ben Haim, Wayne Bridge, David Nugent, Matthew Upson, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Fabricio Coloccini, Wes Brown, Oguchi Onyewu, Anton Ferdinand, Curtis Davies.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Chelsea striker Soloman Kalou and Ajax striker Ryan Babel are loan targets from sources I have read."
ToonGuffer

PORTSMOUTH

Who have they signed already?
Harry Redknapp was the biggest spender last January and he has dipped his toe in the market this time - bringing Djimi Traore, Lauren and Rennes loanee Arnold Mvuemba to the south coast.

What they need?
With the club pushing for a place in Europe it is hard to pick any holes in the squad - so long as they keep hold of Kanu in attack.

Who have they been linked with?
Jermain Defoe, David Nugent, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Matthew Upson, Stephen Appiah, Michael Ball, Manuele Blasi, Scott Brown, Sulley Muntari, Chinedu Ogbuke, Younes Kaboul.

Who do you want them to buy?
"All we need now is to try and sign Glen Johnson, but knowing chelsea this will be hard."
CowplainPaul

READING

Who have they signed already?
Manager Steve Coppell has a reported 6m at his disposal but with the team looking solid in the Premiership has felt no reason to persuade his chairman John Madejski to get the cheque book out. However, he has brought Australian teenager Oliver Bozanic on a two-and-a-half year deal.

What they need?
More cover all round for when, or if, injuries strike.

Who have they been linked with?
John Mensah, Matthew Upson, Tom Soares, David Nugent, Michael Duberry, Clinton Morrison, Mark Little, Alan Bennett, Leon Barnett, Seb Hines, Greg Halford, Daniel Bocande.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Looks like Sidwell is definitely going to be off in the summer on a free transfer."
supercalifragilisdeivaringermarrson

SHEFFIELD UNITED

Who have they signed already?
The board earmarked 5m for Neil Warnock to spend and the Blades boss duly spent it and kept his promise that he would be ushering a number of players towards the exit. Five were shown the door to make space for five new faces - Matthew Kilgallon, Jon Stead, Mamadou Seck, Luton Shelton and Ahmed Fathi.

What they need?
It does not matter. Warnock has said that is it in terms of new arrivals.

Who have they been linked with?
Alan Smith, Ray Jones, Greg Halford, David Nugent, David Healy, Ahmed Fathi, Goran Gavrancic, Michael Mifsud, Amr Zaki, Ibrahim Said, Collins John, Karl Duguid, Chris Eagles.

Who do you want them to buy?
"I think Zoltan Gera of West Brom would be a good signing."
ZBrillBladeTim

TOTTENHAM

Who have they signed already?
The big bucks went on Portuguese international defender Ricardo Rocha who was reported to cost in the region of 3.3m. Beyond that they have picked up players with potential in Sunderland keeper Ben Alnwick and French forward Adel Taarabt. Veteran midfielder Edgar Davids has left the club, returning to Dutch side Ajax.

What they need?
They still look short on the left side of the pitch, in both defence and attack.

Who have they been linked with?
Matthew Upson, Curtis Davies, Gareth Bale, Giles Barnes, Adil Chihi, Stefan Maierhofer, Olivier Thomert, Preston Edwards, Joe Cole, Peter Crouch, James Beattie, Dean Parrett, Damien Duff, Gabriel Heinze, Micah Richards.

Who do you want them to buy?
"If we sign Bale I think we loan him back to Southampton until the summer and then bring in a genuine left-sided player."
foreverlilywhite

WATFORD

What have they already signed?
The sale of Ashley Young to Aston Villa means there is money rolling around the coffers, but so far they have barely eaten into that and have instead shelled out small amounts on Rotherham duo Will Hoskins and Lee Williamson and strikers Moses Ashikodi and Steve Kabba.

What they need?
Plenty more. A striker. A midfielder. Oh, and a defender.

Who have they been linked with?
Billy Sharp, Carlton Cole, Carl Cort, David Healy, Emile Mpenza, Keith Gillespie, Karl Duguid, Khalilou Fadiga.

Who do you want them to buy?
"The sale of by far their best player shows that they are looking to next season rather than giving it everything they've got to stay in the Premiership this season.."
Finn723

WEST HAM

Who have they signed already?
New Icelandic chairman Eggert Magnusson has lived up to his promise of giving boss Alan Curbishley the "money he needs" and has flashed the cash to attract Luis Boa Morte, Nigel Quashie, Calum Davenport and Lucas Neill to the club, while striker Kepa Blanco has arrived on loan.

What they need?
Injuries mean another centre-back remains a priority.

Who have they been linked with?
Matthew Upson, Mark Viduka, Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Darren Bent, Luke Young, Jonathan Fortune, Rolando, Ruud Knoll, Jermaine Pennant.

Who do you want them to buy?
"Don't panic buy, just get the players heads together and make then work for our club."
alwaysahammer

WIGAN

Who have they signed already?
Veteran defender David Unsworth on a free from Sheffield United, Scandanavian duo Kristofer Haestad and Andreas Granqvist and Caleb Folan from Chesterfield for 500,000.

What they need?
Anyone who can stop the rot of seven straight defeats that leave them teetering on the edge of the relegation zone. More strength in depth and a real goalpoacher in attack.

Who have they been linked with?
Nathan Ellington, Roy O'Donovan, Ray Jones, Darren Purse, Seydou Keita, Garry O'Connor, Shaun Maloney, Scott Brown, Kevin Thompson, Geremi, Collins John, Thimothee Atouba, Papa Bouba Diop, Ray Parlour, Marlon Harewood, Lee McCulloch.

Who do you want them to buy?
"I am becoming increasingly frustrated by Wigan's lack of activity in this transfer window."
tomlyonlatics



SEE ALSO
Transfers - January 2007
01 Jan 07 |  Transfers
Transfers January 2006
01 Feb 06 |  Transfers
Transfers - January 2005
01 Feb 05 |  Football
Potential SPL transfer targets
31 Dec 06 |  Scotland


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