Moves To Expect This January Transfer Market

by Niccolo Conte on January 1, 2011 · 0 comments

cassano ronaldiinho Moves To Expect This January Transfer MarketWith a new year upon us, the Jan­u­ary trans­fer win­dow will be open­ing up soon. While nor­mally we don’t see super-stars switch alle­giances in this period, but 2011 could be dif­fer­ent. The names of Klose, Toni, Gilardino, and Kaka have been cir­cu­lat­ing, but can we really expect these play­ers to move in January?

Start­ing at the top of the table, AC Milan seem omnipo­tent with the team they already have. Ronald­inho will prob­a­bly be leav­ing for Gremio (the club where he started his pro­fes­sional career)  in Brazil. While the Brazil­ian would be glad to return home, AC Milan are try­ing to squeeze any­thing out of Gremio, and Gal­liani has put an 8 mil­lion Euro price tag on Ronaldinho.

AC Milan fans shouldn’t worry that one of their Brazil­ians will be leav­ing, the replace­ment is already train­ing with the team in Dubai. Anto­nio Cas­sano seems to be the per­fect replace­ment when Ronald­inho leaves, and he is prob­a­bly and even bet­ter part­ner for Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic up front. But AC Milan are look­ing to sign another cre­ative Ital­ian, Andrea Laz­zari, to help out the already over­pow­ered attack­ing sec­tor of the team. Mas­si­m­il­iano Alle­gri shouldn’t have too much trou­ble bring­ing the 26 year-old to the San Siro con­sid­er­ing that he coached him last season.

The rossoneri will also try to do some work regard­ing Kevin-Prince Boateng who belongs to Genoa but is on loan at AC Milan. It is very pos­si­ble that Milan will try to give half of Alberto Paloschi for half of Boateng, but we will have to see what Genoa want from Milan for the Ghana­ian mid­fielder. It should be a fairly quiet trans­fer mar­ket for AC Milan, but you never know with Berlusconi.

Lazio are look­ing to buy this trans­fer mar­ket, and there are mul­ti­ple names cir­cu­lat­ing as to who they want as their new center-forward. While Bay­ern Munich’s Klose would be the dream, it is more likely that Man­ches­ter City reject Santa Cruz could join. Sadly there have been prob­lems regard­ing that deal as well, and it seems like Santa Cruz isn’t inter­ested in a loan or trans­fer to Lazio. So now the name which has been men­tioned is Fed­erico Macheda’s. The young Ital­ian cur­rently at Man­ches­ter United could return to Italy for a loan (or per­ma­nent trans­fer) deal.

Inter Milan are search­ing for a few play­ers to buy, and while the names of Kaka and Fer­nando Tor­res have been men­tioned, it is doubt­ful that Moratti will be splash­ing the grotesque amount of cash needed for those play­ers. Instead Inter are chas­ing Zac­cardo to strengthen the defence, and the wild idea of Patrice Evra of Man­ches­ter United has been float­ing around. Ili­cic of Palermo is unlikely to be bought in Jan­u­ary and so is Udi­nese’sSanchez, both might be addi­tions made this upcom­ing sum­mer. For now Inter have got Ranoc­chia from Genoa, but there could be few other sign­ings until the sum­mer of 2011.

Juven­tus are look­ing at some pos­si­ble deals, but noth­ing has mate­ri­al­ized yet. While the big rumours have been around a pos­si­ble swap Gilardino-Amauri, it is more likely that the Fiorentina for­ward arrives for a hefty trans­fer fee, with­out a swap. What is needed for Gilardino’s arrival is some cash, and Juven­tus might find it in the form of sell­ing Sis­soko. The Malian has been observed by Wolfs­burg, and a deal worth around 10 mil­lion Euros could be struck some­time soon. The money from sell­ing the mid­fielder could be used to get a proper for­ward to fin­ish off all of Krasic’s delight­ful crosses, Edin Dzeko maybe?

Roma has sold Julio Bap­tista to Malaga for around 2 mil­lion Euros and it seems like the gial­lorossi have man­aged to agree a deal with Behrami of West Ham. Another unhappy Brazil­ian at Roma had appar­ently decided to leave, but it now seems that Adri­ano will be stay­ing with Roma. Unless it is a suc­cess­ful sea­son for him, expect him to leave for Brazil this upcom­ing summer.

Which pos­si­ble tran­fser are you look­ing for­ward to most? Share your com­ments below!

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