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It’s that time of year again. The January transfer window is open for business and all 20 Premier League sides are looking to strengthen.

As with every season motives are different. Some clubs are trying to stave off relegation, others advance their lot by pushing for Europe. The title race and four Champions League spot remain as wide open as they have in years at the top.

Some managers are known to dislike the winter window, but love it or hate it only the brave or foolish ignore it. Certain teams desperately require strengthening to realize their ambitions and others need to have a quiet month, ensuring they hang on to their prized assets.

Players seeking moves may have extra motivation to do so this January as we are now in a World Cup year. Competition to make the plane to Brazil will be cut-throat for many of the 32 countries involved in the greatest sporting show on earth.

National coaches want their players getting regular football in the run-up to the World Cup. That can cause crazy winter gambles by outsiders to force their way back into the fold in time for June.

All these considerations have been weighed up by the WhatCulture sports team. So, for your delectation we have gone through all 20 English top flight teams, assessed what they need, who they have been linked with and who we would like see join them. We proceed alphabetically, so click next to start with Arsenal.

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Anichebe

Sky Sports News have just confirmed that Steve Clarke is currently attempting to bring Everton striker Victor Anichebe to the Hawthorns, to join Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon, who has been subject to a 6m bid.

Clarke has already brought in Morgan Amalfitano in on loan from Marseille for the rest of the season, and is looking to bolster his attacking options further after his side failed to score int he third consecutive game against Swansea yesterday, when they were beaten 2-0.

Last night, MailOnline said that West Brom had made a bid of 3.5million for the powerful Nigerian striker, who is contracted until June 2015.

That bid was turned down, according to MailOnline, but Sky Sports News have just confirmed that the Baggies are in talks with the Merseyside club for the striker. Any deal would have to be permanent, as West Brom have now used up their allocated number of temporary signings.

He would bring explosive pacy to the Baggies front line, and scored 8 goals in 32 appearances during the 2012/13 season, keeping big money signings Nikica Jelavic out of the side around Christmas, and picking up the Young Player of the Season award last year.

Anichebe could replace Peter Odemwingie, who Sky Sports News are also confirming is in talks with Cardiff City about a move.

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