Peter Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion)
Russian born Peter Odemwingie may be approaching the age of 32 but that hasn’t stopped him being one of the most in demand strikers of this transfer window. Odemwingie; who recently took to Twitter to express his desire to leave current club West Bromwich Albion, has proved that he is a proven goalscorer in the Premier league with 30 goals for West Brom since joining in 2010 from Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow. This has prompted bids from QPR believed to be in the region of £3 million which have subsequently been turned down by the Midlands club. One thing is for sure we have not heard the last of this transfer saga and it may well go right down to the wire.
Jack Butland (Birmingham City)
England international Jack Butland looks set to leave current club Birmingham City this window with a number of clubs queuing up for the 19 year old. Butland was a surprise inclusion in England’s Euro 2012 squad after Norwich City’s John Ruddy pulled out due to a hand injury. Standing at 6’5 tall, Butland is a formidable stopper with his best years in front of him. Birmingham’s current financial problems mean he may have to move on sooner rather than later, the question however is; where to?
Gary Hooper (Celtic)
Former Scunthorpe United forward Gary Hooper looks set to leave Celtic Park this window with a host of clubs lining up a move for the 25 year old. Hooper; who has scored over 50 goals since joining Celtic seems keen to take the step up from the SPL to the Premier league despite Celtic still holding their own in the Champions League. With bids in the region of £7 million being lined up this transfer looks set to go down to the last day with Norwich, Sunderland and a host of other Premier league clubs all rumoured to be interested in the player.
Tom Ince (Blackpool)
Son of former Manchester United ‘governor’ Paul Ince, this looks set to be one of the most prolonged moves of the transfer window with a long saga unfolding before the 20 year old. Former club Liverpool remain favourites to sign Ince with other Premier league clubs ready to step up their interest in the coming days. Top performances for current club Blackpool has meant a number of clubs becoming aware of his talent but with his Father, Paul’s advice to seek first team football, where will Tom Ince end up?
Mario Balotelli (Manchester City)
Possibly the most controversial player in Premier league history could be set to leave league champions Manchester City with AC Milan registering a firm interest in the Italian. Despite Manager Roberto Mancini denying a possible exit for Balotelli the rumour mill continues to churn out reports suggesting otherwise. Ill discipline and poor performances has saw the 22 year old slip down the pecking order at Eastland’s meaning a possible move away could be appealing to the player.
David Villa (Barcelona)
World cup winner David Villa could be heading to the Premier league with Manchester City and Arsenal his most likely destinations. The Spanish forward has fell out of favour at the Camp Nou, meaning a move away looks increasingly likely for the former Valencia man. Wenger has moved to deny any such move but with the Gunners struggling to maintain consistency in the league could David Villa be the answer to these problems?
Written by Iain Nicholson