As Tough As Granit
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is seeking solidify his midfield in January according to reports, and the Frenchman is targeting a move for Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Swiss international midfielder Granit Xhaka.
The 23-year-old is a powerful, intelligent presence in the centre of the pitch for club and country, and he was once dubbed ‘a young Bastian Schweinsteiger’ by former Switzerland boss Ottmar Hitzfeld.
Arsenal are 2.65 to win the Premier League
Everybody Wants Jamie Vardy
Not surprisingly, Jamie Vardy’s goalscoring exploits have made him a feature in the gossip columns, with several scouts set to watch him in action for England against Spain tonight.
Representatives from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are believed to be monitoring the 28-year-old, although you can take that with as many pinches of salt as you want.
Vardy is now 3.50 to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer
Vestergaard-ing The Defence
Newcastle’s defence needs shoring up, and Steve McClaren believes that Werder Bremen centre-back Jannick Vestergaard is the man to do it.
The Danish defender is a huge 6 ft 7 ins and he has a huge price tag too, with Bremen set to demand around £15m for his services.
Newcastle are 3.00 to be relegated