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The January transfer window is… open for business.
Clubs have until midnight on Monday, February 1 to squeeze in as much business as possible.
All eyes will be on the likes of Arsenal, West Brom and Barcelona as they look to turnaround disappointing campaigns.
And, indeed, Burnley after their £200million takeover was completed yesterday.
ALK Capital’s Alan Pace, who becomes new club chairman, said: “Today marks a new era for Burnley.
“As we become stewards of this historic football club and build on the impressive work that Mike Garlick, Sean Dyche and everyone at Burnley has done to make it a financially stable, established Premier League club that is a cornerstone of the local community.
“With a rich heritage, a brilliant academy, and a passionate fan base, this club has solid foundations to build upon. This is the start of an exciting journey for the entire Clarets family.”
Elsewhere, Arsenal’s January transfer plans have been revealed by Mikel Arteta with the club’s ‘unsustainable’ squad being cut.
Sead Kolasniac left yesterday for Schalke on loan and the Premier League side will concentrate on offloading their out of favour players.
Arteta said: “We have a large squad, we knew that and a lot of things we wanted to do in the summer, we couldn’t accomplish for different reasons.”
One big name potentially heading to the Prem however, could be Sami Khedira.
The German has revealed his desire to play in England after being outcast at Juventus.
He told The Athletic: “The Premier League is still missing in my collection, to play there would be the icing on the cake.
“I’ve done extra sessions with fitness coaches to get myself ready for the pace and intensity.”