|Manchester City's, Matija Nastasic|
Matija Nastasic, Manchester City-the 21 year old Serb has yet to feature in a match this season (not counting the Community Shield) and Manchester City manager, Pellegrini has said that he is looking to sell the Serb. Nastasic is still very young and could most definitely benefit from being out there on the pitch. It is pretty fascinating that even with the injuries that City has had in that backline, that Nastasic does not get any time on the pitch. He could be a big boost for a team looking for a defender who is quite good in aerial duels. The only real knock on Nastasic is that he commits quite a few fouls and has been yellow card prone. Do not rule out Nastasic getting loaned out until the end of the season either.
Possible suitors: Roma, Juventus, Inter Milan and Arsenal
Possible outsider: Liverpool
Sebastian Giovinco, Juventus-has been rumoured to be leaving Juve for a couple of years now and this could possibly be the final straw. Similar to Nastasic, Giovinco has not gotten the playing time that he desires, so naturally a transfer could be eminent. Giovinco is quite gifted at set-pieces and he is a very good dribbler of the ball. Giovinco also does not mind getting back and defending for his team, which every manager appreciates.
Possible suitors: Arsenal, Fiorentina and Liverpool
Possible outsider: Sampdoria
Adel Taarabt, Queens Park Rangers-he has been a problem child in his time with QPR (ask Harry Redknapp about that), but Adel is still a very skilled player, who can make a difference on the pitch. Adel was loaned out to AC Milan last season and he actually played very well for the Italian side, scoring some goals and setting up teammates. Adel is a fantastic dribbler who can really pass the ball (underrated aspect of his game), and his free kicks are also a thing of beauty, when given the chance.
Possible suitors: AC Milan, Swansea
Possible outsider: Southampton
Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund-has been hampered by injuries in the last little while, but it has not stopped clubs from acquiring about his services. Hummels is one of the best defenders in the world and if Dortmund continues to fall in the standings, he could very well be gone in January. Hummels’ ball interception and tackling are his key attributes and the two things that make him a great defender. He also likes to dribble the ball, which can get him into trouble on occasion. That being said, Hummels would be an outstanding acquisition for any club.
Possible suitors: Arsenal, Manchester United and Barcelona
Possible outsider: Manchester City and Real Madrid
Raphael Varane, Real Madrid-could be destined for a move this winter, even though he has received a fair amount of playing time this season (17 matches played in four different competitions). Varane was supposed to be the next big centreback in football, but Real Madrid has stunted his growth by not giving him the necessary playing time that he needs. A move to a new club would definitely be a fresh start for the 21 year old French man.
Possible suitors: Manchester United, Arsenal
Possible outsider: Juventus
Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina-he was rumoured to be leaving this past summer after the World Cup, but he stayed at Fiorentina, which was a smart move. Cuadrado is a special talent because he can play almost anywhere on the pitch, which makes his price rise a bit. His dribbling and passing are probably his best attributes, and he gets fouled quite often due to his creativity and catching defenders off-balance.
Possible suitors: Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool
Possible outsider: Atletico Madrid
Wilfried Bony, Swansea-he is certainly the best striker in the BPL that currently does not play for one of the big four teams. Bony’s finishing ranks up there with the best of them and has been a very important part of this Swansea team for the last two years. I can only imagine what Bony would be able to do, if he were to be given better and more quality players. Personally, I do not think Bony will leave this winter, but the summer is a strong possibility.
Possible suitors: Arsenal, Manchester City
Possible outsider: Liverpool
Lukas Podolski, Arsenal-he has voiced his displeasure at not getting playing time and he will most likely get his Christmas wish this winter. Podolski is a great finisher when in the right position; he also does a great job of getting teammates involved on the offensive end with his passing. His experience and leadership will be welcome on any team he chooses to go to.
Possible suitors: Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Borussia Monchengladbach, NapoliPossible outsider: FC Cologne