When you get towards the end of a transfer window it’s the Premier League which tends to hog the headlines.
Bizarrely, however, it seems we are set for the quietest ever transfer window.
And when you look at it, there are a couple of specific reasons why the big clubs are almost certain to wait until the summer.
Firstly, all the Premier League clubs will have a lot of extra money at their disposal come the summer.
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And secondly, next season comes off the back of a European Championships when, very often, players who are not on the radar now come to the fore with impressive performances.
So let’s have a look at it club by club.
Arsenal never spend seriously in the January window. In fact, Arsenal fans would argue they never spend seriously in any window – but definitely not January.
Manchester City have a manager who looks like a dead man walking in Manuel Pellegrini, with Pep expected to take over in the summer and, of course, Guardiola will to bring in his own players.
Manchester United are in a very similar situation to their neighbours and they’ve spent a lot of money. It seems only a matter of time before Van Gaal exits and if Mourinho is the man to take over – as the betting suggests – then he will definitely want to bring in his own type of players.
Liverpool, under Jurgen Klopp, seem to have decided he will give this group of players until the end of the season to prove their worth.
He may get Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk before the end of the window, but generally the big captures at Liverpool will probably come in the summer.
Tottenham are another side who probably don’t need a big signing for dressing room unity.
They have a group of young, athletic players who have been nurtured by the club, and that type aren’t the usual focus in a January window.
Then we have Chelsea.
At the moment we haven’t got a clue who will be in charge going forward, or who the players leaving and coming in will be, because there is a lot of change in the offing.
The only clubs who have been making signings are those who are desperate to stay in the Premier League – Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich.
With those down at the bottom, I would suggest a few more new names might arrive before 11pm on Monday.