With Christmas and Boxing Day officially in the rearview mirror, the new year is just around the corner, and we all know what the new year brings with it: the January transfer window.
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A roundup of the biggest transfer rumors floating around the Internet this crazy Boxing Day…
Just six months after leaving Porto for Atletico Madrid, Jackson Martinez is wildly out of form and said to be extremely unsettled, thus hello, Jackson Martinez transfer rumors. The Mirror tells us that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are two Premier League sides interested in the 29-year-old Colombian striker. After scoring 32 goals in 41 games (all competitions) for Porto last season, Martinez has made barely a dozen appearances for Atleti, scoring just three times. If truly available, Atleti would likely have to take a fair loss on the $43 million they spent to acquire Martinez in the summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal will make just one signing during the January window, but at least this time it’ll be for a player in a position where they desperately need reinforcements — central midfield. 23-year-old Mohamed Elneny is one linked to the Gunners for a fee of $10 million. The Egyptian midfielder currently plays for Basel, where he’s regularly feature for the Swiss side in the UEFA Champions League. Elneny will remain cup-tied in the CL this season, though, meaning he’ll be ineligible to represent Arsenal in the competition this year, if a move comes to fruition.
The Daily Star is reporting that Real Madrid will not make another move for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea during the January window, but that they will attempt to bring the 25-year-old Spaniard back to his hometown in the summer.
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis is said to be quite the admirer of Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy, with the Daily Star linking the Frenchman with a loan move to The Hawthorns in January. After seeing his side hammered by Manchester City on Saturday, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is ready to spend wildly in January as the Black Cats attempt to stave off relegation once again.