With Christmas Day almost upon us, so is the New Year, which means the opening of the 2018 January transfer window.

Yes, it is the final chance for Premier League clubs to buy, sell and trade players before the end of the 2017-18 season, whether your team is fighting for the title, or battling relegation.

With Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in cruise control and looking strong favourites to lift the top-flight title next year, rivals Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Arsenal will surely be looking to strengthen effectively in a bid to cut the gap as much as possible in 2018.

Could Henrikh Mkhitaryan be offloaded by Manchester United next month?

Meanwhile, the likes of Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United, Stoke City and AFC Bournemouth will be hoping to secure impact signings in the New Year in a bid to preserve their Premier League status come May.

Some players linked with January moves include Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan (above) and Luke Shaw, Chelsea defender David Luiz, AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, Arsenal forwards Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott (featured image) and Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, but who are the Top 5 transfer targets for Premier League clubs?

Here at Shoot! we have put together our Top 5 shortlist ahead of January 1…

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