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Football: PSG, OM, England... what should we expect from the winter transfer window?


This Sunday January 1st opens the traditional winter transfer window which will offer clubs the possibility of filling their workforce with a view to a

A World Cup in the middle of autumn, matches during the holidays in France and a much more compact first part of the season than usual with only about fifteen days played.

If this 2022-2023 financial year is that of all the upheavals, certain uses are anchored in marble: on January 1, the first transfer window of the year will open.

A winter transfer window usually calmer than its summer counterpart, which essentially allows some adjustments to be made within the workforce.

Here's an overview of what's to come on the transfer front this winter.

In France: little movement in Paris, reinforcement expected in Marseille

Asked about the question, after the narrow success of the Parisians against Strasbourg last Thursday (2-1), Christophe Galtier confirmed the trend that was emerging.

PSG should not splurge this winter.

“There will be no arrival if there is no departure.

We'll see how things evolve.

I am in any case very satisfied with the workforce that I have, a group that has been working very well since the recovery, ”said the Parisian coach at a press conference.

A real sea serpent since last summer, the arrival of Slovak defender Milan Skriniar in Paris is still at a standstill.

And the return to business of Presnel Kimpembe (injured) in a few weeks should not encourage Paris to move heaven and earth in this sector.

For his part, the Marseille rival finds himself faced with the serious injury of Amine Harit, the almost official departure of the Brazilian Gerson and the loan of Colombian striker Luis Suarez to Almeria.

OM therefore went in search of several reinforcements in the areas of play concerned.

And according to L'Équipe, Matteo Guendouzi would be ardently solicited by several European teams but would rather lean towards a departure next summer.

Case to follow.

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Elsewhere, it is towards Angers that observers of the transfer window will have their eyes riveted from Sunday.

The Moroccan internationals Azzedine Ounahi and Sofiane Boufal distinguished themselves at the World Cup with their selection and logically arouse envy.

In Lyon, Laurent Blanc appealed to his leaders this week, calling for an "improvement" in his workforce.

Finally Lorient, author of a remarkable start to the season, approaches this transfer window with apprehension during which several elements could leave the ship.

Abroad: England master of the clocks

With a comfortable financial surface, Premier League clubs often act as the detonators of the various transfer windows.

On their movements, will depend those of the teams having seen their best elements spinning on the side of England.

According to L'Équipe, Leicester has just made an offer of 20 million euros to Angers for Ounahi when other clubs are taking a close interest in Terem Moffi, the Lorient striker who has scored 10 goals in 15 Ligue 1 this season.

In search of a central defender, Chelsea are reportedly targeting Monaco stopper Benoît Badiashile according to L'Équipe and Portuguese daily A Bola claim the Blues would be willing to break the bank for Argentine world champion Enzo Fernandez.

Liverpool have already launched hostilities by offering Dutch striker Cody Gakpo for a sum of between 30 and 40 million euros and Arsenal is preparing to launch the big maneuvers for the Ukrainian nugget Mykhaylo Mudryk, certainly one of the biggest transfers of the winter if it were to materialize.

In Spain, AS affirms that Real Madrid are insistently flirting with Jude Bellingham, the English midfielder of Borussia Dortmund who should nevertheless remain in Germany until next summer.

Elsewhere, the bids are starting to climb for Josko Gvardiol, the defender of Leipzig, dazzling at the World Cup with Croatia.

Among the French: no big transfers to be expected

On the tricolor side, no major upheaval on the horizon.

In the sights of Inter Milan, Marcus Thuram could, according to Bild, stay in Mönchengladbach until the end of the season.

According to information from The Athletic, N'Golo Kanté is on the way to an extension at Chelsea.

Same thing for Olivier Giroud at AC Milan, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano who also announces a possible extension at Bayern Munich for Lucas Hernandez.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-12-31

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