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January transfer special: Arsenal interested in Mahrez

Arsenal could turn to Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez as they look to bring in a winger in January

LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – The start of January means diets, resolutions and, most importantly, the beginning of the winter transfer window.

Every Premier League side will have their own ideas of what they will do over the first month of 2018, whether that means incomings or outgoings as they tackle the second half of the season.

Sportsmail’s Simon Jones has put together a guide to what each top flight club might do in January.

READ: Arsenal could turn to Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez as they look to bring in a winger in January


Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez’s form has slumped and he was axed by Algeria, whose results have declined dramatically since reaching the second round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Need: Winger, midfielder, defender

Targets: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Leon Goretzka (Schalke)

Who could go? Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott (loan), Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny (loan)

Budget: £70m


Need: Full back, forward

Targets: Omar Richards (Reading), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan)

Who could go? Lewis Grabban, Benik Afobe, Harry Arter

Budget: £30m


Brighton – who want to sign a striker in January – could target Moussa Dembele of Celtic. Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: Striker, midfielder

Targets: Moussa Dembele (Celtic), Oumar Niasse (Everton), Ze Luis (Spartak Moscow), Josh Vela (Bolton)

Who could go? Jamie Murphy

Budget: £30m


Need: Left wing, centre back

Targets: Aaron Lennon (Everton), Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), James McClean (WBA), Jozo Simunovic (Celtic)

Who could go? Nahki Wells

Budget: £20m


Chelsea are still interested in signing Juventus’s left back Alex Sandro in the winter window. Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: Left back, winger, striker

Targets: Alex Sandro (Juventus), Philipp Max (Augsburg), Ross Barkley (Everton), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid)

Who could go? Kenedy, Baba Rahman, David Luiz, Michy Batshuayi

Budget: £100m


Need: Goalkeeper, left back, centre back, striker

Targets: Sam Johnstone (Man Utd), Thomas Holy (Gillingham), Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich), James McCarthy (Everton), Mohamed Elyounoussi (Basle), Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina)

Who could go? Jason Puncheon, Patrick van Aanholt, Scott Dann, Jordon Mutch

Budget: £40m


Everton are on the cusp of signing up Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun as they make January moves. Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: left back, defensive midfield, striker

Targets: Cenk Tosun (Besiktas), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Adama Soumaoro (Lille), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Josh Earl (Preston)

Who could go? Oumar Niasse, Mo Besic, Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas

Budget: £70m


Need: Goalkeeper, full backs

Targets: Danny Ward (Liverpool, loan), Terence Kongolo (Monaco, loan), Joe Bryan (Bristol City)

Who could go? None

Budget: £20m


Jonny Evans is a target for Manchester City as they aim to buy another central defender. Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: Full back, attacking midfield

Targets: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Hatem Ben Arfa (PSG)

Who could go? Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa, Leonardo Ulloa, Riyad Mahrez

Budget: £30m


Need: Midfielder

Targets: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Jean Seri (Nice)

Who could go? Divock Origi, Philippe Coutinho, Marko Grujic (loan), Harry Wilson (loan), Danny Ings (loan), Ben Woodburn (loan), Ovie Ejaria (loan), Lazar Markovic

Budget: £80m


Jonny Evans is a target for Manchester City as they aim to buy another central defender. Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: Defender, defensive midfielder, striker

Targets: Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Julian Weigl (B Dortmund), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

Who could go? None

Budget: £90m


Need: Full backs, midfielder, winger

Targets: Danny Rose (Tottenham), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Malcom (Bordeaux), Justin Kluivert (Ajax), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Christian Pulisic (B Dortmund)

Who could go? Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matteo Darmian

Budget: £80m plus sales


Manchester United want full backs and one of the signings could be Tottenham’s Danny Rose. Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: Left back, midfielder, striker

Targets: Kiko Casilla (Real Madrid), Kenedy (Chelsea), Danny Ings (Liverpool), Islam Slimani (Leicester), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

Who could go? Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback

Budget: £15m plus sales


Need: Centre back, striker

Targets: Jack Hendry (Dundee), Alfie Mawson (Swansea), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Moussa Dembele (Celtic)

Who could go? Manolo Gabbiadini, Shane Long

Budget: £80m


Both Southampton and Stoke City could be interested in signing Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool. Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: Right back, defensive midfield, striker, winger

Targets: Daniel Opare (Augsburg), Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings (Liverpool), Etienne Capoue (Watford), Amin Younes (Ajax)

Who could go? Charlie Adam, Glen Johnson, Jese Rodriguez

Budget: £30m plus sales


Need: Right-back, centre-back, striker

Targets: Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley), Daniel Opare (Augsburg), Andre Ayew, Diafra Sakho (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan)

Who could go? Alfie Mawson, Ki Sung Yueng

Budget: £25m


Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon is being eyed up by Tottenham, who want a left back. Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: Left back, striker

Target: Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Malcom (Bordeaux), Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburg), Gorka Guruzeta (Athletic Bilbao)

Who could go? Michel Vorm, Danny Rose, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou

Budget: £35m plus sales


Need: Goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder, forward

Target: Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg), Islam Slimani (Leicester City), Amin Younes (Ajax)

Who could go? Etienne Capoue, Troy Deeney

Budget: £40m plus sales


West Ham are expected to take an interest in Swansea defender Alfie Mawson (centre). Photo/DAILY MAIL

Need: Centre-back, full-back, midfielder, striker

Target: Ben Mee (Burnley), Glen Johnson (Stoke), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle), Danny Ings (Lpool), Richmond Boakye (Red Star Belgrade)

Who could go? Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore

Budget: £30m plus sales


Need: Defender, midfielder, striker

Target: Alfie Mawson (Swansea), Joe Allen (Stoke), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla), Danny Ings (Liverpool), Andre Schurrle (B Dortmund), Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar), Moussa Dembele (Celtic)

Who could go? Diafra Sakho, Andre Ayew, Andy Carroll

Budget: £30m plus sales

-By Daily Mail-