Despite a relatively quiet January so far, the end to the transfer window could still hold some surprises, Jim Knight takes a look at some of the contenders for a move
Their "To Leave in the Transfer Window" market will be in-play from 9am until the 11pm cut-off on deadline day, so if the January breeze brings a rumour your way, there’ll be ample opportunity to make it pay.
Despite Claudio Ranieri’s insistence, the bookies still name Thiago Motta among their favourites to jump ship, with Filippo Inzaghi also short priced as he mulls over a move to Lazio.
At odds against you’ll find Belgian prodigy Eden Hazard, who claims he won’t be Premier League bound until the summer; Dimitar Berbatov, following his FA Cup snub; and one-time Ballon d’Or winner, Kaka.
Fernando Torres was 8/1 (9.0) to move as of Monday morning but with the Spanish hitman still struggling for form a year on from his £50 million switch, would Chelsea be prepared to cut their losses if an offer arrived?
Also among the outside bets is another much-coveted midfielder in Mario Gotze, though reports of contract talks have been behind Dortmund’s determination to keep their prize asset. England striker Andy Carroll and Brazilian Ganso would also offer healthy returns to punters tipping his departure.
Rumour-mongers can also request other players to be priced up via @Sportingbet_com on Twitter, so keep your ear to the ground and eyes on Sportingbet.com this Tuesday.
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast
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