With the January transfer window set to open and Premier League sides surely having one eye on the market, here are ideas of an ideal signing for each of the 20 top-flight teams.

Liverpool – With the Reds flying at the moment, any signings are more likely to upset the applecart – wait until the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur – Central midfield is the key area for me. Injuries to Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele have left them short in this area.

Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon would be the ideal man, but Daniel Levy would surely have to part with £50 million or so to get him.

Manchester City – Desperately need somebody to compete and deputise with Fernandinho – Ndombele or Ajax’s talented Frenkie de Jong could be the answer.

Arsenal – With a suspect rearguard and key injuries in this area, the Gunners need a centre-half and are rumoured to be looking at Eric Bailly.

I think the Gunners should think bigger and go for the excellent Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.

Chelsea – Scoring is the biggest problem here, rumours of Gonzalo Higuain persist.

I would rather go for Callum Wilson, who has pace and presence proven in the Premier League and is home-grown.

Manchester United – A difficult situation with an interim manager, but centre-half has to the priority.

They should try and prise Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham or Nikola Milenkovic from Fiorentina.

Leicester City – Since selling Ngolo Kante, Leicester’s central midfield is lacking something.

They should look to the Tottenham pair Wanyama or Dembele to add some steel and experience in that area.

Everton – After a summer of heavy spending, the Toffees are better off letting the existing players settle in.

West Ham United – Just like Everton, any more purchases at this stage may prove to be more disruptive than an improvement.

Watford – A centre forward to finish off the plentiful chances they create, the Horners should look to the Championship and Brentford’s Neal Maupay.

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Another club that needs goal scorers.

They might look to Portugal again at SC Braga’s Dyego Souse or Sporting’s Bas Dost.

AFC Bournemouth – A defensive midfield player would be ideal, perhaps Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny could be the answer?

Brighton & Hove Albion – A creative central midfield player is a necessity if Brighton are to improve, they should try a cheeky bid for Cesc Fabregas on loan.

Crystal PalaceRumours persist of a loan deal for Liverpool’s young forward Dominic Solanke, he would be ideal in my opinion.

Newcastle United – They need an attacking midfield player desperately, they should take a close look at Blackburn’s Bradley Dack.

Southampton – Another that could improve in key areas, I suspect new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl may try and raid his old club RB Leipzig.

Talented youngsters like Timo Werner or Yussuf Poulsen would give Danny Ings much-needed support.

Cardiff City – Goals win matches and City struggle here. If they are willing to push the boat out, Scott Sinclair of Celtic would be a great signing.

Burnley – Burnley are shipping goals and not scoring any so either end of the pitch could be strengthened. Gary Cahill at centre-half or Norwich City’s inform striker Teemu Pukki would fit the bill.

Fulham – Need defenders, they leak far too many goals. Cahill would again add experience and know how.

Huddersfield Town – The Terriers cannot score enough goals and desperate need another option in attack. Maybe they should try for the Championship’s top scorer Maupay.

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