Transfer Talk: Spurs seek Sanabria to soothe striker shortage

play
Transfer Rater: Vela to Barcelona? Modric to Inter Milan? (2:01)

With the January transfer window in full swing, take a look at whether or not Carlos Vela, Alvaro Morata and more will be making moves. (2:01)

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is open. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to or out of your club this month.

TOP STORY: Spurs set to snag Sanabria

Tottenham are looking to limit the effect Harry Kane's injury will have on their season by signing a striker this January.

They have already revived their interest in Brazilian winger Malcom, who is now at Barcelona, but are also looking at the possibility of signing Antonio Sanabria from Real Betis, according to the Independent.

The Paraguayan forward was a target for Spurs two years ago when he left Roma for Betis, and they have renewed their interest and are attracted by the 22-year-old's £26 million release clause.

With Son Heung-Min at the Asian Cup for the rest of the month, the timing of Kane's injury couldn't have been worse, but at least the transfer window is open for Tottenham to deal with the issue -- but will they?

Higuain to complete Chelsea move

Gonzalo Higuain will fly to London in the next 24 hours to complete his move to Chelsea, according to the Mirror.

The Argentine striker is seen as the solution to Maurizio Sarri's problems up front, and will join on loan from Juventus, having spent the first half of the season on loan at AC Milan.

The 31-year-old played for Sarri during his time at Napoli, and will be reunited with the Italian boss even if only for a short time. This means he should have no problems fitting in immediately, as Sarri's tactics are much the same now as they were in Serie A.

Higuain's brother Nicolas, who also acts as his agent, is already in England to sort out the deal.

Paredes next in line for Chelsea

Sarri is also set to bolster his midfield ranks with the signing of Leandro Paredes from Zenit Saint Petersburg this month, according to the Express.

play
2:14

Why Atletico Madrid may fit the bill for Morata

With Alvaro Morata's Chelsea future uncertain, Sid Lowe has his say on why a move back to Spain might be the solution for the struggling striker.

The Chelsea manager has recently spoken about his reliance on Jorginho in the deep-lying midfield position, and the arrival of Paredes would allow the integral Italian to be rested.

Paredes would offer a similar style to Jorginho, but might also be more expansive with his playmaking, which would be useful in certain games.

The transfer is set to cost Chelsea £31m, and their new boss is showing that he's not messing around when it comes to making his mark on the club.

They had targeted Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella as well, but the Russia-based Argentine proved more attainable.

Football Whispers' top emerging whispers

Football Whispers' transfer algorithm gives the likelihood of rumours happening a score out of 5.

Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid - 4.3

With a deal for Gonzalo Higuaín in the works at Chelsea, their out-of-favour Spanish striker is on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid for £45m, according to Sky Sports.

Malcom to Tottenham Hotspur - 2.7

Tottenham are looking at the possibility of signing reinforcements in attack due to Kane's injury, and the Independent believes Barcelona's Brazilian winger Malcom is an option at £39m.

Michy Batshuayi to Everton - 2.4

The Belgian striker is nearing a move to Monaco, but Everton have emerged as a possible destination for the 25-year-old, with a £40m deal reported by the Star.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United - 2.0

The Crystal Palace right-back is enjoying a breakthrough season in the Premier League and is now drawing interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, as well as Manchester City, according to the Mirror.

Eder Militao to Real Madrid - 2.0

Spanish outlet AS reports that Liverpool could lose out on the versatile Brazilian defender to Real Madrid, who are ready to pay his £44.7m release fee.